***all times are PDT***
monday september 17th-
vesta moves out of sagittarius and into capricorn at 8:55pm, shifting the Priestess asteroid Goddess from fire to earth, yang to yin, truth seeking to stabilization. vesta in capricorn is devoted to discipline, self-mastery, integrity and loyalty. she is deeply committed to what she believes in and will make sacrifices in order to do what is right! just watch out for being committed to outdated or old paradigm things/relationships/situations.
tuesday september 18th-
at 11:49am mercury in virgo quincunxes retrograde eris in aries, creating tension between the mind and intellect and the Goddess of Discord and Chaos. communications can get intense and revealing today! steer clear of power struggles but do stand in your power. speak your Truth, hear the Truth- be able to see the Truth in actions when it is not being said in words. discernment is key.
at 4:01pm mars in aquarius squares retrograde uranus in taurus for the 3rd and final time (exact hits were 5/15, 8/1 and today 9/18), creating major tension and friction between the will, warrior and drive and the rebel, revolutionary and Great Awakener. mars just moved back into aquarius and uranus just moved into taurus in may- so there is a new moon/initiatory energy present in this aspect. the positive side of this is being able to do innovative and radically new things in sudden and unexpected ways! the shadow side is we can act in the moment without thinking of the future or where our actions will take us down the line. we need to watch out for reactivity and hastefulness right now or it can cost us! the best use of this astrology is to initiate long term change in the structures and foundations in our lives that are long overdue for an overhaul! balancing responsibility with revolution is key. don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater- but don’t keep that dirty bathwater any longer either!!!
retrograde chiron in aries squares vesta in capricorn at 9:41pm, creating tension between the Wounded Healer planetoid and the Priestess asteroid Goddess. old wounds and pain arise in situations where we have been committed and in integrity but others have not. our connection to our own anger and rage is key right now so we can navigate what arises with consciousness and awareness. this is a time to question paradigms, commitments, obligations and things/situations/relationships we thought would endure the test of time.
wednesday september 19th-
there are no major aspects today.
thursday september 20th-
at 6:52pm the sun cojoins mercury at 28’02 virgo, aligning the conscious self and ego with the conscious mind and intellect. sun/mercury is great for communication, insights, aha moments and information arising. with both bodies making tense aspects to eris, chiron, uranus and saturn in the coming days- there can be some intensity incoming! being willing to be discerning, aware and humble is key. no spiritual bypassing, no blaming or shaming. the key is to see things clearly, take responsibility for your part in it and then do the deep inner work to change!
friday september 21st-
at 2:20pm mars in aquarius semisextiles saturn in capricorn, aligning the will and drive with the planet of self-mastery and karma. mars/saturn is a time to get real and focused on what needs to be done. of course we are about to have mars square uranus- so hopefully we all can access the ability to reign it in and not be impulsive, reactive, restless or selfish right now. saturn demands self-mastery and integrity. if we can stay the course this week- aligned with Truth- we will have created a major paradigm shift for ourselves that is useful going forward!
mercury moves out of virgo and into libra at 8:39pm, shifting the planet of communication and thinking from earth to air, body to mind, yin to yang. mercury in libra is focused on partnership and relationship of all kinds. mercury wants peace, collaboration and compromise. similar to venus in libra in the last month- both mercury and the sun (who moves into libra tomorrow) will be undergoing a series of very intense aspects to chiron, saturn, uranus, neptune, pluto and chiron- which necessarily rocks the boat of complacency. wherever we may be sweeping things under the carpet and trying to keep the peace at any cost- this astrology will bring up what needs to be looked at! watch out for enabling and codependency- as well as lying and not being truthful because you are afraid of the consequences that might ensure. eventually the Truth comes out- may as well speak it right from the beginning!
at 10:55pm mercury in libra opposes retrograde chiron in aries, creating tension between the mind and intellect and the Wounded Healer planetoid. mercury/chiron can make for some intense communications today. old wounds and pain arising around our expression or repression of anger, rage, agency and self focus are up big time. some of us over focus on others at the expense of ourselves- others of us are self focused at the expense of our relationships. we are all seeking better balance between masculine and feminine, assertion and surrender, independence and interconnection. pay attention to the communications up today- as well as thoughts and perceptions arising. they reveal the path to healing right now!
saturday september 22nd-
at 2:31am mars cojoins the south node at 2’53 aquarius for the 3rd and final time (exact aspects were 6/13, 7/18 and today 9/22)- aligning the will, warrior and drive with the karmic south node of the past. the recent mars retrograde was a time to reign in the ego nature and not be reactive, impulsive, aggressive or violent but instead deal with the way we have set things into motion in the past. this is NOT a time to start new things- relationships, businesses and more- but rather a time for completion of the past. with mars on the south node we are all being asked to look at the karma around our expression of masculine energy. add to this the fact that chiron the Wounded healer is in aries (the sign of mars) and we see that we have deep potential for healing around the way we have expressed/repressed/acted out our masculine energy (personally and collectively). but first we have to face the karma of the past that we set into motion. karma simply means that which unfolds based on choices we have made in the past. if we have made conscious choices out of integrity- we have karma that reflects this. if we have been unconscious and out of integrity then our karma reflects this as well. dealing with our karma and facing/being accountable for our past is key to being able move forward and grow into the future. pay close attention to what has been brewing and stirring in your life since mid may to mid june when this whole mars fiasco began. you are being asked to deal with something from the past with consciousness and integrity!!! we all need to come into right relationship with our anger, rage, will, drive, agency, selfishness, sexual energy, and masculine side of self. don’t react today but instead pause to respond. don’t set more karma in to motion but instead complete karma and tie up loose ends from the past.
the sun moves out of virgo and into libra at 6:54pm- marking the solar gate of Mabon/Fall Equinox (solar gate call will be posted a couple days before the sun moves into libra). the coming month has a focus on balance, harmony, peace, connection and collaboration. because the sun follows the footsteps of venus last month and mercury just days ago- in the coming weeks the sun in libra makes A LOT of intense aspects to chiron, saturn, uranus, neptune, pluto and chiron. some tender territory is incoming in relationships of all kinds. this is not a time to sweep things under the carpet or play the doormat. seeing reality rather than fantasizing about some unrealized ideal or some long forgotten past is key in the coming weeks.
at 7:46pm mercury in libra quincunxes retrograde uranus in taurus, creating tension between the lower mind and the Higher Mind in shocking and unexpected ways. mercury/uranus is great for aha moments and bolt out of the blue awarenesses- yet the tense nature of the aspect can bring anxiety, chaos and unexpected information or communications that throw us for a loop. with both bodies in venus ruled signs it’s not likely to be a peaceful, easy going time right now. AND if we can find ways to move through intensity with grace we will make it through. stay open to revelations that change your path or perception of yourself or others in sudden ways.
the sun in libra opposes retrograde chiron in aries at 10:01pm, creating tension between the conscious self and ego and the Wounded Healer planetoid. sun/chiron brings up old wounds and pain around our identity, self-confidence and capacity to relate to the masculine within and without in healthy, whole ways. the sun in libra tends to focus on WE rather than ME. chiron in aries has wounding around the masculine- manifesting as anger/selfishness issues or stuffing anger and not being able to focus on the self. balance is key.
sunday september 23rd-
at 9:46am mercury in libra squares saturn in capricorn, creating tension and friction between the mind and intellect that wants harmony and peace and the Lord of Karma that wants us to get real and see/deal with reality. mercury/saturn can be great for having serious, grounded communications but it can also tend itself to depression, pessimism and negative thinking. only seeing what is wrong and not seeing what is right OR going to the other extreme where we are only focusing on the positive and ignoring the shadow is to be avoided right now! pay attention to the things you say, hear or think right now. they can be heavy but also revealing of reality.
mercury in libra sextiles the north node and trines south node at 10:18am, aligning the planet of communication and thinking with the nodes of destiny and karma. things said, hear or realized today can be very important for our path of growth and evolution. with both nodes in harmonious aspect- we can be given insight or information around the past and how it informs the present and the future trajectory we are headed on. with awareness of all 3 timelines (past/present/future) we can make some big decisions today.
retrograde uranus in taurus trines vesta in capricorn at 10:32am, helping to liberate and free us from karmic patterns, old paradigms and places we have been stuck. vesta in capricorn is deeply committed and stick with things at any cost- but her square to chiron earlier in the week and trine to uranus today show that we are being asked to let something go that holds us back from the growth and evolution we seek. open up to the new! and stop looking at the closed door you just left behind.
at 6:29pm mercury in libra trines mars in aquarius, aligning the mind and intellect with the will and drive. this is a great for communicating and expressing our Truth to others while at the same time staying open to hearing the Truths and perspectives of others as well. libra is very relational while aquarius is very progressive. progress in relationships comes when the lines of communication are open! it’s not so much WHAT we say or do that determines if our words or ideas are received- it is HOW we say or do it.
saturn in capricorn quincunxes the north node in leo at 10:06pm, creating tension and friction between the Lord of Karma and Father of Time and the north node of destiny and evolution. saturn/north node can bring some intense reality checks on our path of growth and evolution. honestly seeing, facing and owning where we hold onto the past and hold ourselves back from the growth and evolution we seek is key right now. there could be some cold, hard wake up calls right now but it could also be super helpful to be shown clearly where we going down the wrong path. course corrects are possibly when we are willing to be accountable, responsible and aligned with our integrity.
have a blessed week!