During the month of
transits through Virgo and into Libra.
moves through three signs: Leo, Virgo and Libra.
travels through Libra and into Scorpio where it will retrograde in early
through Capricorn and back into Aquarius for the second time this year.
moves past the first half of its cycle
direct at 2 degrees of Capricorn, along with Pluto at 17 degrees of Capricorn.
It's been a
rough summer for many with all the delays (6 retrograde planets), change
(Uranus into Taurus) and three powerful eclipses. Of course summer does not
officially end until September 22,
when the Sun enters Libra.
will bring several substantial planetary aspects and influences, and we are
headed into a volatile fall/election year.
Uranus entered Taurus, May 15, and Mars entered Aquarius
the next day creating a major clash. We saw deadly clashes in Gaza, a
volcanic eruption in Hawaii, and the political turmoil amped up, just to name a
few situations in the world. Many people saw change and upheaval in their
personal lives including job change, relationship endings, and unexpected,
Mars squared Uranus for the second
time during early August, and in September we will experience the final clash between these
two powerful planets.
Uranus retrogrades to 1 degree of Taurus and Mars re-enters Aquarius for the
second time this year.
On the same
day Venus enters Scorpio, creating a
t-square (3 planets with conflicting energies) with Uranus and Mars.
This will be
a volatile configuration that will be very powerful the 10th-14th.
expect attacks at various levels, and there is strong potential for violence along
with other unexpected events in the US and around the world. Rest assured it
will involve politics and more. We could see a drop or change in the financial
On a personal level, this is a
transit of change,
breaking away from situations that limit your personal freedom and unexpected
events, especially involving those who have fixed planets at 0-3 degrees, or
those with planets in the early degrees of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius.
The Mars-Uranus square is exact September 15-18, but we are
looking at about a two week span, where we will see much tension in the world
and our personal lives, change, and unexpected events. Mars/Uranus transits
generally relate to explosive situations and circumstances, violence,
unexpected change, military or police events, plane crashes, and anger, to name
only a few. We could also see extreme weather or earth related disasters.
In our personal lives we can experience sudden
and abrupt change, or a desire to break free of some situation that has
seemingly held us back whether it is a job, relationship or something else.
Uranus is often called the planet of 'freedom at any cost."
will change again at this time, and you can look back at the previous dates May
15-18, and August 1-4, to determine its affect in your personal chart and
Both the New
and Full Moon this month are stressful this month.
The September 9, New Moon (along with the Sun) falls at 17
degrees of Virgo and opposes Neptune at 15 degrees of Pisces. This creates a
convoluted type of energy that can easily lead to misunderstandings, avoidance,
insecurity, and/or lack of clarity.
My advice is
not to take at face value anything that presents itself as all the facts may
not be in. Things for some may seem worse than what they really are.
The Moon is supported by Pluto and
Jupiter however, and
this gives us an 'out,' to complacency or lack of clarity. Look for the facts,
and they will present themselves, even if not this particular day. The energy
is there to move forward in some way with Jupiter and Pluto.
Neptune opposition can be a positive time for creativity or working to help
others less fortunate. We may see outbursts of compassion in various places and
The Full Moon falls at 1 degree of
Aries on September 25.
Aries is ruled by Mars, the God of War. The Moon forms a t-square, or a transit
involving the energies of three planets, with a square to the Sun, as well as a
square with Saturn. This configuration can pull us in many different
relate to endings on various levels. Relationships that have outlived their
purpose may end at this time, along with other situations. It may seem
negative, tiring and depressing. this moon can link to fears rooted in negative
childhood or other experiences. The
words, 'chill out,' come to mind, and should be good advice on this Moon.
Saturn trines Uranus the first half of the month for the
final time. This has been a big help in 2018 and will not return again soon.
positive and constructive energy. In many ways now is the time to combine old
ideas with the new and come up with something totally different.
This is a
good time for creative self expression as you can find ways of doing things
that don't rock the boat. This is also good for group activity in the
collective, and out personal lives.
mid-month the transit begins to weaken but will remain within orb until
Other transits of significance
Mercury enters Virgo. Thinking becomes more detailed and critical. Mercury is
at home here and conversations can be practical, deeper. Conversation and
thinking can also become more worrisome and overly critical of others.
Saturn turns direct. While
retrograde, Saturn slows down the normal rate of activity so better methods can
be developed and organized. Saturn rules the structures in our lives and allows
us to develop our boundaries.
Wherever Saturn is located
in your personal chart is where you need more work to avoid feeling limitation
in some way.
When transiting Saturn is
retrograde, and we experience a Saturn transit in our personal charts, the
retrograde of Saturn is typically the most difficult period of the transit.
When we experience a harsh Saturn transit, it typically makes three passes over
the course of about a year, one of them typically while Saturn is retrograde.
Saturn turned retrograde March 25, and retrogrades every year for about four
As Saturn turns direct this
can be good news for many issues and situations that have been stuck or in some
way or unproductive, and this is true for both the individual and the
collective. Saturn can represent a reality check in many areas
of our lives and even in the world.
While Saturn was retrograde
many problems were internalized that were cloudy and difficult to figure out.
As Saturn moves direct the answers are put into motion, and many matters
connected with government, the collective and business begin to move forward.
September 7, Mercury trines Saturn. This is a stabilizing transit and
during this time, much can be accomplished with ease.
Also on September 7, the Sun opposes Neptune. This is confusing and
difficult. It is easy to make mistakes, or mis-communicate something. At its
worst this can bring up paranoia, insecurity or lack of clarity.
September 9, Venus squares Mars. This can bring up issues and problems
between the sexes, along with jealousies and other tensions. As this falls on
the day of the New Moon which opposes Neptune, situations may well be unclear,
convoluted, or new information can be revealed. If you are in the dark, do
nothing, as light and clarity will soon return.
September 9, Venus
enters Scorpio where it will remain the better part of the year. Venus is
considered at its detriment in this sign ruled by Pluto. There can be a tendency
while in Scorpio for Venus to operate in a more compulsive or obsessive manner,
with a need to uncover the truth, whatever that may or may not entail.
Venus will retrograde
October 5, at 10 degrees of Scorpio. During this time matters connected to love and money
may shift. Venus retrograde cycles seem to be karmic, and during this time some
relationships will end, while others move to different levels.
The shadow period of the
retrograde cycle begins on September 3, while Venus is at 25 degrees of Libra. Venus will turn direct
again November 16. It will re-enter Scorpio for the second time December 2, and
will not change signs again until January 7, 2019 when it enters Sagittarius.
September 10, Mars
enters Aquarius for the second time this year. It will clash with Uranus
September 16-19. This will be a volatile period, and the last of three squares
this year Uranus makes with Mars.
September 11, the
Sun sextiles Jupiter. Positive and upbeat. Also the Sun trines Pluto giving us
an opportunity to delve deeper into questions and issues.
Jupiter sextiles Pluto. The energy of this transit began several weeks ago and
this is the peak of this energy. This is positive energy for practical
accomplishment. Many things may come together at this time. Also, Venus opposes Uranus today. This
can make us restless and desirous of seeking out new situations. Venus rules
love, money and social values, and many will experience a desire to break free,
break out of ruts and try new opportunities. Plans may not go as anticipated.
Mercury opposes Neptune. This is a confusing, tiring and convoluted transit.
You may badly misjudge something if you are not careful. Miscommunication and
lack of understanding are a great possibility today. Certain issues can be
revealed. Use caution in all communication and driving.
Mercury trines Pluto. This is good for easily getting to the bottom of problems
and communication should take on deeper tones.
Mercury sextiles Jupiter. This is friendly, positive and upbeat energy.
September 20, the
Sun conjuncts Mercury. This is considered a willful transit, and egos may
become apparent. Much communication on many different levels.
Mercury changes signs again and enters Libra. Libra is less harsh than Virgo
and relationships of different types will be on many people's minds during this
September 22, the
Sun enters Libra at 9:55PM, EST and the Libra season, along with fall is
Mercury squares Saturn. This can seem tiring, negative and a bit depressing,
but will pass soon. Mercury also trines Mars giving the planet of communication
a boost, but it can also lead to arguments.
September 24, the
first full Moon of fall occurs.
September 25, the
Sun squares Saturn. This can be a heavy, if not discouraging transit for some.
Some things could end, for most it will be experienced as tiredness, or a focus
on more serious matters.
September 27, the
Sun trines Mars. This is energetic and pro active energy.
September 30, Pluto turns stationary
transits through the natal chart are often described as "change beyond
your ability to control." When Pluto makes a harsh transit in your
personal chart change will occur in your life with or without your help. The
same goes for the positive aspects.
Pluto has been
retrograde since June 2 and retrogrades every year. At this juncture it is very
powerful, especially if it aspects something in your personal chart at that
is now just over half way through its long cycle in Capricorn that will take us
Anything that has
been festering in the unconsciousness may force its way into the conscious at
this time. This is a powerful planetary change and things that have been
hidden, both individually and collectively will start to show itself for what
it is. Lawsuits that have been put on hold may move forward as can anything of
suddenly be revealed or come out of the shadows and we may see situations or
even people turn obsessive in some way as Pluto has an obsessive
quality to it.
Pluto rules the
dark and hidden undercurrents, sex, bullies nuclear energy and raw power or
those who hold such power. It also rules ultimate change and transformation.
Typically when Pluto turns direct we see major events transpire in the world.
If Pluto is making aspects in your personal chart, expect change in some way,
depending on what the aspects are.