***all times are PDT***
monday september 22nd-
the first celestial shift of the day and the week is a heavy hitter as pluto stations direct at 10’59 capricorn at 5:36pm, making the lord of the underworld the most powerful planet in the sky! all things plutonian are in focus right now: the depths, intensity, the the subconscious, the shadow, power, control, sexuality, debt and money. opportunities to truly see what lies beneath the surface of structures, order, obligations and dogma in our lives is possible right now! be aware that very deep rooted power/control dynamics can rise up to the surface in all kinds of situations this week. stay aware of your own need for power and control and stay out of manipulation- yours or anyone else’s. the best use of this energy is to empower yourself to make the necessary changes and transformations in your life that you know you need to make!
the sun moves of out virgo and into libra at 7:29pm, shifting the conscious self and ego from earth to air, body to mind, introspection to other-focus. this marks the fall equinox in the northern hemisphere and the spring equinox in the southern hemisphere. with a new season commencing, the winds of change are blowing. this year the equinox occurs during the dark moon, with the new moon occurring the next day (tuesday). this has significant meaning- as dark moons are times of releasing, letting go and purging. so there is something about the coming season that has a focus on what we are letting move out of our lives- which will create space for the new we want to call in later. the coming month while the sun transits the sign of libra we are supported in focusing on our relationships and working to find balance, peace, harmony, compromise and collaboration with others. typically the sun in libra is a great time for relationships and partnerships of all kinds, but we need to keep in mind that in the coming weeks the sun will trigger the uranus/pluto square (first week of october)- so we can also expect some shake ups, wake up calls, breakdowns and breakthroughs to play out in our most important connections with others. navigate relationship territory wisely!
tuesday september 23rd-
the first aspect of the day is exact at 3:05pm when jupiter in leo quincunxes retrograde chiron in pisces, bringing tension and friction between the planet of expansion and excess and the wounded healer planetoid. jupiter/chiron can be useful when it comes to diving down into our stuff and excavating things around the past that we are ready, willing and able to process and release. opportunities to grow beyond our wounds, release pain and suffering we are holding onto, or heal self-esteem/self-worth issues is high right now. yet this is a tense aspect, so often these opportunities come by way of deep activation of that which we do not want to look at or go into. facing what comes up- be it emotional, physical or otherwise- rather than running away, being in denial or avoiding it is key!
the new moon in libra is exact at 11:14pm PDT, commencing a new lunar cycle that has a focus on relationships, partnership, balance, peace, harmony and compromise. a libra new moon is a great time set intentions about what you are calling in when it comes to connections in your life. this new moon is widely conjunct venus to boot- so attending to our relationships, values, self-worth and finances is key in the coming lunar cycle. for more information on this new moon check the lunar insight posted a week or so before the new moon is exact. for a much more in-depth write up on this new moon please click here- http://divineharmony.org/cosmic-insight-divine-harmony/divine-harmony-lunar-insight/new-moon-libra-92314/
wednesday september 24th-
there are no major aspects today. the moon is in airy, balanced, peace-seeking libra all day long. she triggers the uranus/pluto square tonight and into the early hours of tomorrow morning- so be aware the emotions can be intense, volatile and potentially cathartic (if you work with them consciously). since this activation occurs overnight- paying attention to your dreams upon waking for messages from the Unconscious is recommended.
thursday september 25th-
the first aspect of the day is exact at 1:46am when venus in virgo sextiles juno in cancer, harmoniously aligning the Goddess of Love and beauty with the asteroid Goddess of partnership, marriage and commitment. considering the new moon on tuesday was ruled by venus AND aligned with venus- the venus aspects this week are important as they shed Light on how our new moon intentions are unfolding. venus/juno helps us to get more focused on what we want and need in life and in our relationships in ways that support us attaining just that. attending to the details and emotional needs in relationships of all kinds can prove to be supportive, grounding and nurturing today.
the only other aspect today occurs at 11:19am when jupiter in leo trines retrograde uranus in aries, sweetly aligning the planet of expansion and optimism with the rebel, revolutionary and Great Awakener! this is a wonderful aspect for sudden shifts, illumination, travel, exploration and opening up of the mind! with both bodies in fire signs we will access this revolutionary energy best when we align with our spirits, creativity, passions and inner child. this is definitely a time to break free, be spontaneous and have some fun! this aspect will occur three times due to jupiter’s retrograde journey- so we have until late june 2015 to harness the powerful potential of this alignment. make sure you make use of it!
friday september 26th-
the only aspect today is exact at 8:41am when the sun in libra parallels retrograde chiron in pisces, creating an energetic resonance between the conscious self and ego and the wounded healer planetoid. sun/chiron brings to Light of our awareness all our old wounds and pain, with the intention of helping us see where our healing needs to happen and what we can do to implement it. the new moon on tuesday was parallel chiron, so the wounded healer archetype is infused in the lunar cycle we are in right now. both libra and pisces are signs that tend to over focus on others at the expense of the self- so there can be a need to address any wounds and pain we have around codependency, enabling, addiction, victimization, avoidance, denial and playing the martyr. being able to set better boundaries in our life and relationships is key for healthy connections to flourish!
saturday september 27th-
mercury moves out of libra and into scorpio at 3:39pm, shifting the conscious mind and intellect from air to water, intellect to emotion, surface to depths. mercury in scorpio is a great time to investigate, research, probe deep and get beyond the surface of things/appearances so as to get to the Truth. the coming weeks are a great time to move into deeper waters in communication and thinking. mercury will be transiting through scorpio longer than usual because he will be stationing retrograde on october 4th and he will back track into libra and then station direct again on october 25th and move back into scorpio on november 8th. so take note of what you are dealing with this week (and last week) as it’s ground you will be covering again when mercury goes retrograde! as you plumb the depths and get to the root/Source of things, just watch out for the shadow side of mercury in scorpio: the tendency to see only what is wrong (rather than what is right), the desire to see everyone else’s secrets but not reveal your own, and the need to be in control at all times (which can cause power/control dynamics to ensue in communication with others).
sunday september 28th-
the first aspect of the day is exact at 2:05am when the sun in libra contraparallels venus in virgo, creating an energetic opposition between the conscious self and ego and the Goddess of Love and beauty. sun/venus can be lovely in terms of being romantic, compassionate and wanting to help and heal others. but it can get out of balance when we look to parent our partners and friends or look for parents in our partners and friends to take care of us so we don’t have to grow up and do it for ourselves ;)
the last aspect of the day is exact at 7:52am when the sun in libra quincunxes retrograde neptune in pisces, creating tension and friction between the conscious self and ego and the planet that dissolves ego boundaries. similar to friday’s sun/chiron aspect- today we can find ourselves less able to assert ourselves and deal with things head on. being deluded, deceptive, confused or in denial is not going to serve us. addressing any issues we have in regards to wearing rose colored glasses and ignoring reality is key. the Highest expression of this aspect will manifest through creative, spiritual and mystical pursuits- so take time to channel your altruistic energies into these areas of life for best results!
have a lovely week ahead…