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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September 2014 forecast

                                                                "Hanging in there"

We have many important aspects this month, and the slower moving planets will start to enter Libra, setting off the Uranus-Pluto square several times. This will bring more changes to the world and our lives if it is aspecting your personal natal chart.

Many situations have occurred over the past few months in the world and we have seen the rise of the terror group ISIS and the conflict in the Ukraine continues with no end in sight and these situations are escalating and are indicative of Pluto square Uranus and the grand cross that occurred this spring.

As I have written in the past, the last time we had a transit like this involving Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto was 1934, when we saw the rise of Hitler who came to power. Within 10 years the world had changed in major ways and it will change again, hopefully in a more positive direction, ultimately. The clash between Uranus and Pluto is no laughing matter now, any more than it was during the decade of the Great Depression.

We are slowing building up to another direct hit of the Uranus-Pluto square that will occur late November. As this energy builds over the next few months, the world becomes more intense, major events occur on an international level at affect us all, at home, abroad and in our lives. People become angrier, less patient and more determined to get what they want.

How to channel this energy is an important question. If a square between these two planets is aspecting your personal chart change will occur in your life one way or another. The best way to do this is to take the bull by the horns. What do you need to work on? Are you in a relationship that has been limping along not fulfilling your personal wishes? Do you wish you had another job? Now is the time to act on these questions and move forward with what you know needs to change anyway, rather than letting change happen to you. These planets will bring change and the best thing to do is to move forward gracefully with what will be in your best interest rather than hanging on to a stale situation. Some things we can control, and some we can't. The key is to focus on what we can control, and remember we only control ourselves. Change begins within.

Some people will be able to channel great change and success at this time, and my biggest hope is if you are reading this you will be one of them! But, it will not always be easy. On the other hand, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

This energy will be felt the most strongly this year if you are an Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn and/or have personal planets at 10-13 degrees of these signs. If you do not know what is in your chart my advice is to go to one of the many internet sites that offer charts that spell out the sign and degree of your personal planets and get an astrological consultation. Knowledge is always power.

Many planetary changes occur in September that are important including the fact that Pluto turns direct on September 22, at 8:34 P.M., EST. As Pluto turns stationary direct at 10 degrees Capricorn, events and situations will start to move forward. Astrologer Mitch Lewis writes, " Many things have been buried in the unconscious both personally and collectively. Now they will come out into the open. This is a reversal of energy on a very deep level. Issues of power will come to a head, and if you’ve been waiting for a change in a power struggle, this may be the time. You will no longer be able to hold your feelings and desires inside. They will tend to come out with the reversal of this planet. "

As Pluto moves forward, Uranus continues its backward movement away from its 'retrograde station', to 14 degrees on September 26, and the two planets will meet up at 12 degrees Aires-Capricorn on November 27. They will come together in February 2015, at 14 degrees, 15 degrees in March, and 16-17 degrees in early 2016. By this point the world will be different and so will we.

We can look forward to Jupiter trine Uranus at the end of the month. This transit will bring a natural exuberance, and for some it will bring luck. We may uncover new ways of doing old things and this is a great transit for finance. This will affect you in a positive way if you have planets in fire signs at 13-17 degrees.

Other transits of importance include:

September 2, Mercury enters Libra in the early morning hours. This sign is much more prone to seeking harmony than Virgo. Libra rules marriage and partnerships and our thoughts will turn toward partners of all types and keeping the peace rather than not.

September 5, Venus enters Virgo. Venus rules love and money and does not generally do well in this most demanding and analytical  sign, but Venus and Mercury are in mutual receptivity, each being in the others sign, which will help with communication this month.

This month's full moon occurs at 16 degrees of Pisces on September 8, at 9:38 P.M, EST. Pisces is the natural ruler of the twelfth house which rules the unconscious mind, seclusion, and things that are secret and hidden. This full moon is known as the Harvest moon.

This is not an explosive full moon like some are, but Pisces can be somewhat negative at times (depending on what it aspects in your personal chart). It trines Saturn giving it some stability.

Neptune rules Pisces and relates to the thread of unconsciousness that runs through us and the entire collective.

We may experience tiredness and lack of drive, dreams and visions, compassion and creativity may come to the fore. Pisces is not about the ego, and Neptune is ego less.  Those prone to over drinking or over indulging in substances may do so at this time. Neptune rules, creativity, movies, psychics, visions, religion, water and the oceans to name a few. There may be a great deal going on internally for many of us, and it can be a time of questioning what we really believe on many levels.

However, the next day, September 9, Mercury squares Pluto at and this will set off the Uranus-Pluto square which becomes part of the full moon events. Mercury-Pluto is an obsessive transit and it may be hard to let go of a thought or idea on this day. This is prone to arguments and getting to the bottom of a subject, and best not to engage in a controversial subject unless you really want the answer.

On the world level this transit bodes for finding out about developing situations. The media or those in the media could be in the news and this is a harsh transit as it sets off the Ur-Pl square which means events that happen will be worldwide in nature. We could hear news involving transport, transportation, young people and there will be those who are trying to push their views, ideas and agendas. The full moon in Pisces, conjunct Neptune shows us there will be large numbers of people in the world in dire and bad conditions, and as long as Neptune remains in Pisces this will be the case. We may see adverse water related weather conditions.

September 10, Venus opposes Neptune which could bring news concerning women, and there could be confusing news about money-financial markets. In our personal lives this transit can go one of two ways-it can be a dreamy romantic day/situation, or more likely one where romance will be quite confusing. All of these transits last for a few days. If you meet someone new on this transit things will not be clear, even if you think they are. It is basically a transit of unclarity and deception. Fantasizing is fine, but remember that is what it is and keep your feet on the ground. Mercury sextiles Jupiter also, which is good for communication, but don't put too much hope in things until time allows you to see the results of Venus opposing Neptune. It may simply make an unclear situation seem something it's not.

September 13, Mercury opposes Uranus, setting off the Uranus-Pluto square at 15 degrees Aires, Capricorn. This energy is prone to nervousness, irritation and intensity is speech, thoughts and communication. With this transit, I tell clients to slow down their mind and thinking. Speak what on your mind and you may live to regret it, the key for today is calm and deliberate speech and action. In the world we will hear unexpected news, and there could be problems concerning young people, accidents and news of unexpected events with much communication and debate. This is a difficult transit, especially if it is aspecting your personal chart.

Also on this day, Mars enters Sagittarius at 5:57 P.M., EST and 'the God of War,' will be in this sign until October 26. This is an expansive sign, ruled by Jupiter and we may notice a more direct approach as Sagittarius is a fire sign. It is likely we will see an increase in military situations around the world as Mars is in this sign.

September 14, Mercury enters its pre retrograde shadow period for the next several weeks, and turns retrograde on October 4. Now is the time to wrap projects up, and anything new that you begin over the next few weeks may change when Mercury does turn retrograde.

September 21, Venus sextiles Saturn. This is a positive transit for money, meetings and people and situations relating from your past. It can be positive socially, but for taking a realistic and pragmatic approach.  Also, Mars squares Neptune and this is foggy, depressing and tiring energy. It is discouraging, and anything begun on this transit may not turn out well. Issues may seem clouded and unclear in your life and the world, and we may see water related weather conditions.

September 22, Pluto goes stationary direct and things or situations that have been buried will come out in the open and if there is a power struggle of any type simmering, this will bring things out into the open. We will see many situations escalate around the world as this most powerful of planets turns direct.

September 22, the Sun enters Libra at 10: 29 P.M, EST. Fall officially begins as the Sun enters the sign ruling marriage and relationships for the next 29 days.

September's New Moon occurs September 24, at 1 degree Libra. New moons are generally about new beginnings and this moon is in the sign ruling relationships. The moon sextiles Mars, a good time to start new projects and there are no other adverse planetary aspects this day. If nothing in your chart contradicts it, this should be a pleasant New moon.

September 25, Jupiter trines Uranus and this is the most pleasant aspect of the month, especially if this is aspecting your natal chart. This energy will be building at least a week before this date and at least a week after. Jupiter-Uranus can deal with money and travel, as well as new ideas and beginnings. Jupiter is the planet of money and finance and Uranus is the planet ruling electronics and technology, new situations and freedom and for some this will be very positive and we will see the results in the world as well.  We may see new medicines, technologies, even news relating to space and aircraft, and we may hear of new approaches to problems. The stock market will respond well.

September 27, Mercury enters Scorpio and we get our toes wet with the planet of communication in this sign.  Scorpio is the natural ruler of the eighth house of finance, other people's money, change and transformation and is intense. In just over a week, Mercury will retrograde, and go back into Libra for most of October.

October 29, Venus enters Libra until October 29. Libra rules Venus and this is a good placement, and will be far less critical than Virgo. Venus rules love and money and it is at home in the sign of partnerships and marriage.


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