The next few days are fairly significant in terms of planetary events that will affect our lives here on planet earth. Over the next several days Mars squares Neptune, becoming exact September 21, at 11: 40 P.M., EST, at 5 degrees Sagittarius/Pisces. This influence will continue both before the transit is exact and a few days after.
Mars-Neptune transits are typically tiring, discouraging and prone to misunderstandings as Neptune is the planet of illusion, delusion and confusion. Make sure you have all the facts correct before you act. Unknown situations may become revealed at this time or obscure conflicts could emerge, especially if this transit aspects your personal chart or planets at 3-6 degrees of any mutable sign: Sagittarius, Pisces or Virgo, in which case the events could be significant, and of course it depends on exactly what it is aspecting in your personal chart.
Mars tends to create frustration and anger and in a square to Neptune confusion and unclarity. Neptune is an ego- less planet and the combination of Mars and Neptune is typically not a good one.
The other side of this transit is that it holds the potential for great spiritual awareness and creativity, along with empathy for others.
In the world this will play out in terms of muddled conditions, deceptions, issues surrounding religion, discouraging situations, water related incidents and Neptune rules gasses, chemical weapons and the oceans. Mars rules young men and war situations.
Pluto goes stationary direct September 22 at 8:34 P.M., EST, just hours after this transit and just two hours before the autumn equinox. Pluto will affect us both personally and as a collective as it amps up the subconscious stirrings in both. Things, situations and agendas that have been buried, hidden or underneath the surface burst forth now and true intentions are revealed and this can include lawsuits. This will affect your personally if you have Cardinal planets-Cancer, Capricorn, Aries or Libra at 9-11 degrees. As Pluto goes direct it is moving toward the Uranus-Pluto square that will become exact again in November bringing major change to all in one way or another. We are in historic-life altering times and these transits will bring about many events and changes in our world.
The Fall equinox occurs September 21 at 10: 29 P.M. as the Sun enters Libra, and summer is officially over. The oldest meaning of the equinox is the day when daytime and night are of approximately equal duration.
Libra is the sign of balance, partnerships and marriage and now is the time to find balance in this part of your life and with others.
The first new moon of fall occurs September 24 at 1 degree of Libra at 2:14 A.M., EST. This moon conjuncts the Sun, sextiles Mars and squares Pluto. We will be focused on relationships of all types and this is not limited to romantic situations. Moon-Mars transits show us a time to move forward and take action, and this moon squares Pluto by evening. Moon-Pluto experiences can be intense and deal with issues and obstacles.
Over the next week as these transits unfold Jupiter trines Uranus becoming exact September 25 at 2:17 P.M., EST. Jupiter-Uranus is a positive transit and Jupiter is the planet of gain and expansion. This will affect fire and air signs more than others, especially if you have personal planets (fire/air) at 13-15 degrees. Never underestimate the healing and protective power of Jupiter and it is also the planet of luck. Jupiter-Uranus in the right angles can relate to unexpected windfalls but this is rare. More likely it will be a positive time where new approaches, situations and opportunities can reveal themselves. It may be one of the most positive transits of the year, so make the most of these days.