***all times are EDT***
PLEASE NOTE- we are now in mercury’s descent as well as the front end shadow of mars retrograde.
i have 2 blogs up about these Underworld journeys which you can read here-
monday september 19th-
at 12:19am retrograde mercury in libra sesquiquadrates retrograde saturn in aquarius, creating tension between the mind and intellect and the Lord of Karma and Father of Time. today mercury triggers the saturn/uranus square that is technically separating but gets VERY CLOSE this month and will be triggered by jupiter in aries as well (9/20-28). feeling like you are between a rock and a hard place- faced with what feels safe and secure but perhaps is no longer life affirming and being shown where you need to change, but it can feel scary. mercury/saturn brings some cold hard truths and get real moments in communication, information, dreams and inner mental processes. pay attention!
mars in gemini quincunxes the mean south node in scorpio at 12:33pm- creating tension between the Will and Drive and the karmic south node in a sign that is mars ruled. this is the 1st of 3 quincunxes as this is a signature in the mars retrograde journey. mars is bringing up and out the shadows hidden in the south node- emotional shadows, power/control dynamics and more. be aware of your communication style as being dominating in communication will not facilitate finding common ground! mars in gemini prefers lightness and the surface- whereas the south node in scorpio demands we deal with what is hidden in the Unconscious and shadows. watch out for making light of things that need to be held deeply.
at 10:03pm retrograde mercury in libra sesquiquadrates retrograde uranus in taurus, completing mercury’s trigger of the saturn/uranus square that began early this morning. sudden bolt out of the blue awareness are possible but this is a tense aspect and those awarenesses can be shocking, destabilizing and seem to come out of nowhere. we are being shown where/what needs to change and where we are resistant to making those changes. this can be a mentally challenging day- so making sure you are doing grounding practices that help you find rooting in yourself can be extra helpful today!
tuesday september 20th-
at 12:44am venus in virgo trines retrograde uranus in taurus, aligning the Goddess of Love and Beauty with the rebel, revolutionary and Great Awakener. in relationships, finances, our self-worth and self-Love- we are being given great freedom, expansion and opportunities for growth! grounding down into our Truth and getting more embodied is supported right now. important relationships coming into your life or deepening right now can be very good for you! allow the winds of change to carry you into new directions and let go of what no longer serves.
retrograde pluto in capricorn quincunxes ceres in leo at 10:34am, creating tension between the Lord of the Underworld and the Great Mother asteroid Goddess. pluto/ceres is intense and can bring up a lot of our wounding and pain around Mother, our childhood, the feminine and more. pluto helps take us through the dark night of the Soul and back out into the Light. but first he shows us what is no longer of value or what is toxic/stagnant/stuck. he comes in to show us where shadows not faced are creating illness, dis-ease and dis-harmony in our bodies, our family dynamics, our relationships and on the planet in regards to Mother Earth and her precious natural resources. transformation and deep and profound healing are possible. but sometimes death is required first! (metaphoric)
at 4:11pm venus in virgo quincunxes retrograde saturn in aquarius, creating tension between the Goddess of Love and Beauty and the Lord f Karma and planet of ‘Get Real’. some reality checks and wake up calls in relationships, finances and more can arise today. we want to see what is without adopting such a critical, pessimistic attitude that we cannot see what is possible. balance is key.
wednesday september 21st-
retrograde jupiter in aries semisquares retrograde saturn in aquarius at 9:07am, creating tension between the two social teacher planets. jupiter wants expansion and growth at all costs- saturn prefers pruning, solidifying and grounding. the two are very opposite in their energies but they share commonality in their sign placements as both aries and aquarius are uber independent and resist any kind of control or limitations put on them. we currently have jupiter triggering the separating saturn/uranus square- starting with jupiter semisquare saturn today and jupiter semisquare uranus on 9/28. the orb between saturn and uranus has been wide but they are closing in on each other and from today through next week jupiter will trigger both within a week of each other (september 21-28) amplifying this massive transit in HUGE ways. jupiter is expansion, saturn contraction- jupiter looks for possibilities, saturn looks at reality. it can feel like being between a rock and a hard place. jupiter in aries wants to start things, initiate and get going! saturn is putting the breaks on and is reigning in our desires. ultimately we need to find balance between expansion and contraction, growth and pruning as they are two sides to the same coin of the circle of life. wherever one has been overdone at the expenses of the other- we can be confronted with karmic blockages that need to be addressed right now!
thursday september 22nd-
at 9:02pm retrograde mercury at 0 libra sesquiquadrates the mean north node in taurus and semisquares the mean south node in scorpio, creating tension between the mind and intellect and the nodes of destiny and karma. pay attention to conversations and communication tonight that can shed light on where you are growing/evolving as well as what is holding you back or keeping you stuck in the past. balance is key but watch out for sweeping things under the carpet so as not to deal.
the sun moves out of virgo and into libra at 9:04pm- -marking the solar gate of Mabon/Fall Equinox (or Ostara/Spring Equinox in the southern hemisphere). the coming month has a focus on balance, harmony, peace, connection and collaboration. in the coming weeks the sun in libra makes A LOT of intense aspects to uranus, neptune, pluto and eris- all the outer/transpersonal planets- as well as jupiter and chiron the rainbow bridge between personal/social and transpersonal. 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.
***the Solar Gate Call for Mabon will be up a few days before the sun moves into libra***
friday september 23rd-
at 2:50am the sun cojoins retrograde mercury at 0’14 libra, marking the midway point of the current mercury retrograde cycle we are in. this often coincides with aha moments, important communications or realizations coming in – so PAY ATTENTION. as this is in libra these can relate to partnerships, contracts, alliances and compromises we are reviewing or redoing. this conjunction is on the aries point (0 aries, cancer, libra or capricorn) which often coincides with world events- so pay attention to the news right now. make sure you are looking beneath the surface to get to the Truth and are not sweeping things under the carpet!
at 8:04am mercury backtracks out of libra and into virgo, shifting our Underworld journey’s focus to rethinking, reviewing and revising our work, daily life, routines, health and well being. are we seeing all the pieces to situations or matters in our lives? is there more to discern and see clearly? use mercury’s 2nd half of his retrograde journey to get clearer.
the sun in libra sesquiquadrates the north node and semisquares the south node at 8:36am, creating tension between the conscious self and ego in the sign of balance and harmony with the nodes of destiny and karma. shadow libra sweeps the shadow under the carpet so as to keep the peace and keep everything on the surface looking pretty. there can be some truths incoming we need to acknowledge in order to move forward and heal. tending to this is key today!
at 6:49pm retrograde pluto in capricorn semisquares retrograde juno in pisces, creating tension between the Lord of the Underworld and the asteroid Goddess of parternship and marriage. this can bring power struggles in relationships- romantic, marriage, business, financial and more. pluto is unearthing shadow and juno in pisces is being forced to take off her rose colored glasses and see the Truth. positively this astrology can be used to get to the bottom of things and with so much pluto energy present this week we want to make sure we are using it wisely- to dive deep, research, investigate, see the Truth. versus misusing the energy for power plays, domination, control and manipulation. stay aligned with your integrity for best results!
saturday september 24th-
at 4:51am venus in virgo opposes retrograde neptune in pisces, creating an opposition between the lower and Higher Hearts. venus/neptune is uber romantic, creative, mystical, idealistic and dreamy. in tense aspect they can also be out to lunch, ungrounded, spiritual bypassing, fantasy based and not willing to see or deal with reality. it’s important that we balance neptune’s compassion, forgiveness and surrender with virgo’s discernment, clarity, boundaries and commitment to being fully present to WHAT IS. don’t check out- check IN!
venus in virgo quincunxes retrograde eris in aries at 9:32pm, creating tension between the Goddess of Love and Beauty and the Goddess of Discord and Chaos. venus/eris can bring some upheaval and revelations in relationships, finances, our values and self-worth or self-Love. seeing what is not whole or integrated helps us to see what shadow is playing out that needs to be addressed. being in touch with our anger, passion, rage and desire is key right now. don’t stuff it, don’t act out in it- but relate to it directly and see how it changes dynamics in your life!
sunday september 25th-
the new moon at 2’48 libra is exact at 2:54pm PDT/5:54pm EDT, commencing a new lunar cycle that is focused on relationships, balance, beauty, partnership and the compromises we make in life. this new moon is conjunct mercury retrograde and venus in virgo- bringing communications around relationships, contracts and agreements into focus. the new moon is tightly opposite jupiter with the exact sun/jupiter opposition tomorrow (9/26). typically jupiter is benevolent and expansive but an opposition between signs that are opposed in their energies (we vs me, relationship vs independence) we can find this lunar cycle exacerbates conflict and different positions in relationships that may very well be unresolvable. jupiter is beneficial in the sense that if he brings it to light it is for your highest growth and evolution. sometimes a jupiter transit cuts ties to things or people that are not healthy for us so that we have space for the new to come in. more on this new moon will be posted in the from of the lunar insight, lunar gate call and lunar horoscopes a few days before and/or on the day of the lunation (horoscopes)
have a blessed week ahead…