for September 2010
The sun in Virgo brings refinements
to enhance our lives
We enter the month with Mercury, the planet symbolizing communication, in Virgo and traveling retrograde (apparent backward motion). Whatever we have been working on recently goes through a review period now, during which we access what is viable, and what needs improvements. We also take this time to carry through with completing any unfinished business in our lives. While Mercury is retrograde in Virgo, there is more emphasis on our analytical functions, our power of assessment is heightened, and we can see clearly what may be worth streamlining and improving. If you have the sun, moon or rising sign in Virgo, this will come more naturally, but for the rest of us, it will require heightened awareness.
Streamline now, to enhance future growth
Make corrections and improvements now, and you will have a much easier time implementing upcoming changes. With Mercury empowered by a very favorable aspect from transformational Pluto in Capricorn, any streamlining we do now will bring positive change. Clean out your desk, your closets, and your garage; back up your computers, and complete any unfinished communication. Review and update your business plans or update your resume. Revisit your health and wellness program to see what improvements are needed there. Mercury resumes direct motion on September 12, but stays in Virgo for the remainder of the month, continuing to lend its streamlining and improving abilities for any of our endeavors.
Jupiter and Uranus inspire us to revisit our dreams
Two big planetary shifts occur now. After having been in Aries for a time this summer, Jupiter and Uranus have turned retrograde, reentering Pisces for several months. By the second week of September, much of the intense pressure we have been experiencing this summer will subside. On September 18, expansive Jupiter and revolutionary Uranus form an exact conjunction, heightening our awareness of the power of our beliefs and ideas to shape our destiny. With both planets retrograde, we get an opportunity to take a deep breath or two, and revisit our most recent vision and intentions. We may have charged forward in our lives and begun implementing changes or new ideas, but now we must go back to the original inspiration we had for these changes, and make sure our vision is in alignment with our principles; that it is indeed what we know in our hearts to be true for ourselves.
New moon inspires improvements;
Mercury forges ahead to action
A new moon in Virgo on September 8 gives us the nudge to make necessary improvements that insure we will make better use of our time and resources. Communication with people in positions of power will have beneficial outcomes. If you have been promised a raise or a promotion, this would be a great time to ask for it, or if you have been considering changes or improvements in your business, this would be a good time to get clear on how you will make them. Mercury resumes direct motion on September 12, after which it will seem more natural to move forward, take action and implement those new plans.
Creativity brings positive energy flow
Early September’s planetary aspects throw the doors wide open on creativity. Allow artistic or musical inspiration to flow thorough you, and be willing to express yourself. In mid-September, energy for artistic creativity gives way to more practical concerns. Use your heightened creativity mid-month and through the third week of September to make significant changes and improvements that empower your presence in the world, increasing energy and monetary flow as well as your own personal satisfaction.
Sun in Libra stimulates transformational energies
The sun exits Virgo, entering the sign of balance, Libra, on September 22, and opening the gateway to the Autumnal Equinox, a potent time for future visioning. On September 23, we have the Harvest Moon, which, this year, is a powerful and combustible full moon in Aries, opposite the sun in Libra. Immediately, the sun and moon enter catalytic encounters with Saturn and transformational Pluto that have the power to alter the course of our lives in dramatic ways; perhaps facilitating the experiences for which our souls have been longing for eons. Do not despair as you witness old structures in our society weakening, even crumbling; they must go to give way to a new Age.
Celebrate the changes that awaken humanity
Intense planetary aspects during the last week of September are mitigated somewhat by equally potent and positive energies with Venus, Mars and Pluto that serve to facilitate our growing ability to flow with change and to use our inner spiritual inspiration to recreate our lives. If Spirit were to whisper something in your ear for these times, it would go something like: “Divine child, let go, allow love to shape your life.” We are truly in a “pregnant” time for humanity, and we are on the verge of birthing the reality of our Spirit Being as expressed through an awakened humanity!
Each month there are days that are better for starting new endeavors, forming new partnerships, or signing leases and making important contractual agreements, including buying property, starting a new business or getting married.
Because of the Mercury retrograde factor, there are not many of those days in September. If you must start something entirely new in September, the best days would be September 16, and 18-19. There are a few reasonably good days for advancing ongoing projects: September 3, 5-6, and 9-10. You may expect positive final results despite operational challenges on: September 17, 23-24, and 26-27. All other days in September are best spent focused on existing projects, or on reevaluating and completing old business.
Sun Signs for September 2010
Aries – The September 8 new moon highlights your daily life, health, and work habits, an area already under scrutiny by retrograde Mercury. There is so much currently moving and changing in your life, making it even more important for you to establish a sensible self-care routine. Early September brings welcome opportunities to grow investments, enjoy romantic encounters and meet new friends or join new groups. The full moon in your sign September 23 opens the gates for further expansion.
Taurus – You will enjoy a highly creative month, especially following the September 8 new moon. Creative projects, travel plans or educational adventures are on the horizon! If you manage your time and energy wisely, you can establish new pathways to attract money and additional creative projects. Stay disciplined and keep your sights on your goals. Following the full moon on September 23, take time to reevaluate your goals, keeping your higher principles in mind for all future creation.
Gemini – Following the September 8 new moon, your focus will be on your home and family life. You may wish to redecorate, rearrange furniture, or get your home feng-shui’d , or you may have a new family member or roommate joining you. Either way, your home life promises to be fun and lively. Investments pay off or financial assistance becomes available, and your creativity is at peak performance! The full moon September 23 highlights new friendships, future plans, or group interactions.
Cancer – New doors of communication fly open following the September 8 new moon, sparking opportunities in love-relationships, with relatives, and/or with business partners. Your creative energies are on the rise mid-month, and you may also pursue spiritual studies or a new discipline. The full moon on September 23 brings to light big changes brewing on your career horizon; the time to act may be some months ahead, but your realization of what is needed comes this month.
Leo - New energies arriving with the September 8 new moon fling open the doors to greater financial opportunity and a self-esteem upgrade! Your recent efforts with clarifying and refining your communication style are paying off with a broadening social network, along with greater ease in existing relationships. The September 23 full moon in Aries has you dreaming of far-way places and adventures! If you do not travel in form, at least take some mental adventures with some good books, movies or plays.
Virgo - The new moon on September 8 falls in your sign this month, giving you the impetus for a renewal of your intentions for the year following your birthday. What would you like to create this year? Take the autumn months to meditate, vision, and plan your next steps. Although your financial situation is poised to improve this month, carefully watch your investments following the September 23 full moon; don’t go to sleep on this one. Creative energies run high this month; tap into them and bring out your vision.
Libra – This is a powerful time, in a powerful year for you! If you have come through this summer’s eclipses and planetary challenges with your sense of humor intact, you are doing famously well. The September 8 new moon invites you to take a bit of a spiritual respite and renewal. Saturn in your sign is requiring greater focus on your part, as you seek to transform the foundation upon which you have built your life (no small task!). The full moon on September 23 activates your most intimate relationships, suggesting you enjoy learning to co-create more fluidly.
Scorpio - Expect perhaps many new friends or associates in your life following the September 8 new moon. People from your past could also reappear, or you may need to complete some old relationship business, but whatever must be spoken should come easily on your part. Current challenges require improvement or transformation in your way of expressing yourself, stimulating the release of old patterns or karma, and at the same time, inspiring innovative new discoveries. Mid-month, you hit a high note with romance, self-expression, and creativity. The September 23 full moon stimulates the creation of a new pattern in your life and work routines.
Sagittarius - To say that you’ve been under a bit of financial pressure lately would be an understatement, but the September 8 new moon highlights your work or career, bringing some financial increase. New opportunities come from professional connections, new business strategies, or a job promotion. You have been and will continue this month to be, really looking at your long-range goals, to see what is solid, and what needs to be released. What resolves your dilemma is creatively finding new avenues of expression. Friends and people you know though group organizations are very forthcoming and helpful in bringing compelling opportunities.
Capricorn – You’ve been really sitting in the stew that’s been boiling around your next big life-change. Your business or career is going through a big restructuring, and some basic life changes must be made to accommodate the energy required by new work you are doing. Fortunately, business is flowing well, and the income follows! Your broad knowledge and the wisdom you have developed are in high demand; use your brilliance to be persuasive.
Aquarius – The inner spiritual revolution you have been experiencing is paying off this month with big realizations and breakthroughs in understanding of yourself, and those with whom you are intimate. Be willing to express what you know to be true. The new moon on September 8 highlights the potent healing energy available if you are willing to dive deep and go for it! The September 23 full moon in Aries starts the ball rolling for you to make some fairly sweeping changes in your beliefs or ideals, or to take a strong stand for what you know to be true.
Pisces – The Virgo new moon on September 8 highlights your most personal relationships, and starts the ball rolling with looking deeply at your future path and goals, to see what needs to be transformed. Obvious changes and adjustments in your life-style to promote financial well-being are necessary now, but is there something even more essential that needs to be addressed? How deeply are you sharing your love and wisdom with others? Creative energies mid-month inspire and beckon you into a higher understanding and deeper spiritual realization.