FRI SEPT 19 Considering that many days in an entire year are filled with a large number of stressful sky patterns, today and tomorrow have a radiant aura surrounding them. Not only is the Moon transiting through the golden rays of light-endowed Leo, but the overall tenor of heavenly alignments is also very favorable. The Moon trine Mars in fire signs (3:42AM) helps to put the red planet in a good mood, and this can enhance your efforts to improve that curve ball, hook shot, golf swing or tennis backhand. Ceres and Chiron – both in water signs and involved with the Moon in an emotionally-satisfying grand triangle two days ago – now put their archetypes together in a positive trine of 120-degrees (5:56AM). This has the capacity to increase productivity in your main fields of expertise as well as providing you soothing relief of physical pains via a comforting massage, whirlpool treatment or holistic therapy that you frequently enjoy. Esoteric teachings and shamanic traditions can also attract your attention as the Sun forms a contra-parallel with Chiron (2:14PM) – an aspect calculated through the declination system, north and south of the Celestial Equator, and functioning as a potential Full-Moon like illumination concerning the inner side of life. Rejoice tonight as the Moon approaches its monthly union with often jubilant and happy-go-lucky Jupiter (forming exactly at 12:30AM on Saturday).
SAT SEPT 20 When the universe appears to be offering you the starry heavens on a silver platter, take advantage of this rare opportunity. As indicated at the end of yesterday’s calendar entry, the fortuitous vibrations contained in the monthly union between the Moon and Jupiter in Leo are happening early on (12:30AM). Make the power of positive thinking work on your behalf to facilitate your grandest dreams of success coming true. Your intuition can also come to life just 2+ hours later when the Moon trines lightning-like Uranus (2:58AM). Advanced studies in science, metaphysics, and high-technology top the charts. The only fairly obvious impediment to forward progress arrives at 3:47AM when Ceres forms an off-kilter, 150-degree tie with Uranus (3:47AM). However, since the Moon has just made a favorable, harmonious trine with this outer planet of eccentric behavior, you can tweak the Ceres-Uranus interaction to assisting you in better understanding parent-child relationships as well as dietary and nutritional needs. Antique hunters and collectible aficionados have a chance to find overlooked treasures at estate sales and art fairs as long as you coast along through a somewhat frictional Moon-Saturn square (11:48AM) in order to tune into the thoughtful and communication benefits coming from a supportive, 60-degree sextile between the Moon and Mercury (9:34PM). Keep a lid on overnight decision-making as this Moon-Mercury liaison – favorable in the hours before it occurs – also begins a void-of-course Moon cycle that lasts until 8:55AM tomorrow when earthy, meticulous Virgo Moon receives its monthly wake-up call.
SUN SEPT 21 If you are beginning to tune into some unknown and yet potentially upsetting vibrations rippling through the psychic atmosphere of humanity, there is a celestial reason. Distant Pluto is virtually at a standstill (from the Earth’s perspective) as it prepares to shift officially from retrograde to direct motion in Capricorn tomorrow. With the rise of accuracy in locating planetary positions in the zodiac – now utilizing highly advanced calculations coming from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California – stations or stopping points of the outer planets are listed to the minute of time. However, the truth is that a planet like Pluto – approximately 3 billion miles away from us – is not really moving for several days before and after its seemingly precise pause. Thus, the archetypes of any sphere in outer space – influencing our lives here – are very active for many days in a row, and not just when that planetary body is motionless. Adding to today’s unsettling conditions are a void lunar cycle in Leo lasting until 8:55AM when the Moon enters Virgo. Before that occurs, Venus attempts to work harmoniously with Saturn via a constructive, 60-degree rapport (6:04AM). Despite the helpful small-is-beautiful, superbly organizational, and highly efficient themes of the lunar orb in pragmatic Virgo, nervous tensions may be on the rise as Venus parallels Uranus (10:30AM), the Moon squares Mars (8:07PM) and opposes Neptune just two minutes later (8:09PM) while just 31 minutes afterwards the red planet Mars in Sagittarius squares off with dreamy Neptune in Pisces (8:40PM). None of these alignments are really matches made in heaven and they have the capacity to send you reeling to the back of the class with a dunce cap on your head. Therefore, slow your tempo across the board, and know that tomorrow will be no ordinary Monday.
MON SEPT 22 Tread lightly and softly as the fourth workweek in September gets underway. Nervous tensions may be soaring as the Moon parallels Uranus (1:17AM) and Venus (3:28AM) while the two largest celestial bodies in our solar system – the Sun and Jupiter – play a game of frictional, 45-degree contact (4:48AM). This wouldn’t be so challenging except these three sky patterns are happening on the same day that Pluto pauses to shift from reverse to forward at 11 degrees of Capricorn (5:37PM) while the Sun leaves earthy Virgo to enter airy Libra (7:30PM) at one of the four main turning points of the year, the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. While the Pluto halt in the heavens is considered to be precise at 5:37PM, as explained in yesterday’s calendar entry, this outer planet has really been virtually motionless for the last couple of days and will stay motionless for the next few days. All Pluto themes – death-rebirth, spiritual willpower, mental concentration, laser technology, in-depth research, psychology, purification, transformation, metamorphosis, atomic and nuclear energy, hypnosis, reincarnation, the underworld, phobias, repressed emotions and extremes of any kind – are activated throughout the day. Do everything you can to bypass intense problems and temperamental individuals who could put you on the defensive and wreak havoc in your life. On the other hand, if you are the kind of person who thrives under pressure and can be the Rock of Gibraltar for family members, friends or associates on the skids, then this may be a day when you can shine your light while many souls are lost in the shadows. Consider that while the Sun is beginning a new, 30-day cycle in sociable and artistic Libra, the dark-of-the-moon monthly cycle is simultaneously at work – suggesting the need to complete old business over the next 24 hours and until the Libra New Moon is a reality.
Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.
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Highlights of the September Cosmic Calendar
By Mark Lerner
While the first week of September holds a fair amount of stellar activity affecting earthly mortals, the initial main challenge of this month occurs on Monday September 8 during the Full Moon – energizing Solar Virgo and Lunar Pisces. What makes this particular enlightening solar-lunar monthly crescendo extra potent are the additions of celestial configurations energizing Chiron, Uranus, and Neptune.
The night before the Full Moon, the Sun forms its annual polarity to Chiron – illuminating the holistic healing and shamanic vibrations that are essential qualities associated with this unusual comet-like body only discovered 37 years ago in 1977. Then on the day of the Full Moon, the Sun makes two types of alignments with revolutionary, radical-change agent and surprise-bringer Uranus while the Moon makes its monthly conjunction with dreamy-visionary Neptune and Chiron itself. In fact, the Moon union with Chiron occurs just 1 hour and 32 minutes before the precise moment of the Full Moon.
The bottom line of the above is that the Full Moon about to influence humanity this month contains all kinds of divinely-inspired antidotes to the afflictions and struggles currently inflaming the surface realm of this profusely-alive planet in the solar system. There are all kinds of arcane reasons why Earth is a celestial body of extraordinary beauty as well as pain and suffering. And every so often, the universe attempts to snatch away the veil hiding these secrets and provide a glimpse of what is truly happening “behind the scenes” and inside the Hierarchical and Shamballa dimensions composing our planetary Heart and Head chakras.
During the following 12 days after the Full Moon, be ready to check out the powerful array of planetary alignments that will make Saturday September 13, Sunday September 14, and Wednesday September 17 deserve extra scrutiny on your part. All of this leads up to the trio of dates – Sunday September 21 to Tuesday September 23 – when the cosmos tries to deliver of series of tests that force you into a major soul-searching experience.
Sunday September 21 begins this trinity of September dates with two major alignments by Venus and a potentially confusing Mars-Neptune square of 90-degrees. You then move on to Monday September 22 when the two largest celestial bodies in our solar system – the Sun and Jupiter – are at loggerheads, Pluto is totally motionless in Capricorn (as it shifts from reverse to forward motion), and the Sun morphs from earthy Virgo to airy Libra – one of the four sacred turning points of the calendar year. At this point, the dark-of-the-moon or Balsamic Phase of the Sun and Moon is in its greatest strength and there is a need to complete key ventures begun during the last few weeks. Tuesday September 23 contains more golden opportunities, as well as potential detours to success, as a long void Moon cycle occurs while the lunar orb unites with Venus, Jupiter connects with wounded-healer Chiron, and the Libra New Moon occurs at the end of the day – aligned with one of the largest Black Holes that we know of in the universe.
During the last week of the month, Saturday September 27 through Monday September 29, are three crucial days when you want to “get it right” as the Moon makes its usually emotionally-intense passage through provocative Scorpio in order to find a more upbeat, cheerful, and optimistic landscape in adventurous Sagittarius. During this time-period at least a dozen strong sky patterns demand your full attention while Mercury, the ancient winged Messenger of the Gods, begins slowing down in its daily speed as it prepares for its next three-week retrograde cycle beginning on Saturday October 4.
When all is said and done during September, be ready to accomplish several important tasks and set important plans in motion during the first three days of October before you reach October 4 when all of humanity encounters one of two, annual Sun-Pluto squares, clashes between Venus and Saturn as well as Mars and Chiron, plus a Mercury reversal that will continue until October 25. Keep the Faith and to paraphrase the John Locke character from the hit TV show Lost*, don’t let anyone tell you what you can’t do…
*Lost ran for six seasons (2004 – 2010) and, in case you never saw it, it is available on Netflix. If you are fascinated by esoteric traditions interweaving with the modern world, enjoy comedy mixed with serious drama and speculations about time-travel and alternate realities, then check out this series.
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