***all times are PDT***
monday september 28th-
at 1:23pm venus in leo quincunxes retrograde saturn in capricorn, creating tension between the Goddess of Love and Beauty and the Lord of Karma and Father of Time. venus/saturn can bring a heaviness and reality check kind of energy into relationships, finances, our values and more. venus in leo wants to have fun, create, be passionate and expressive! yet saturn comes in and shows us what is not working, what is not possible and where we need to deal with reality. if you feel like you can only see what is wrong and not what is right- know that this too shall pass and just be with what arises today.
venus in leo trines retrograde mars in aries at 6:01pm, linking the Diving Lovers in harmonious ways. when mars went retrograde he had just made a tense aspect to venus but now it’s harmonious- supporting flow and synergy between the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine. yet both venus and mars are in tense aspect to a stationary direct saturn so there are challenges right now in relationships, commitments, partnerships and marriage. getting real, seeing what is, seeing what is not and what can be done about it if anything is key. the best use of the venus/mars trine is getting super clear on our passions, needs and desires and then noticing what or who supports us in living them versus who or who squashes them or holds us back. letting go of that which does not support our growth is key.
at 10:11pm saturn stations direct at 25’20 capricorn, bringing the Lord of Karma and Father of Time to a standstill in the sky. his presence is potent today and the days surrounding putting focus on getting real so we can face and deal with reality on it’s own terms. at his best saturn in capricorn is about self-mastery, integrity, responsibility and success! yet if we are ungrounded, spiritual bypassing or checking out- saturn stationary can bring cold, hard realities into focus. this is a time to face reality, take responsibility for our part in creating it and then do the work to set solid foundations in our lives upon which we can build (which could require destroying old ones that had shoddy foundations). with saturn making his way through the last degrees of capricorn for his final pass through this sign- we are in a very karmic time where all that is unresolved is up for us to address and take responsibility for. if you avoid doing so- this time will be ROUGH. if you stand up to the challenge and stay committed to doing the work- the rewards will be great. this is a great time release baggage and karmic patterns you have been carrying or playing out for possibly LIFETIMES!
tuesday september 29th-
at 1:44pm the sun in libra opposes retrograde chiron in aries, 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.
at 2:49pm retrograde mars in aries squares stationary direct saturn in capricorn (he went direct yesterday- approximately 15 hours ago), bringing a very tense aspect between the two Malefic planets. mars wants to go go go NOW and saturn puts the breaks on. mars is in the moment and saturn is all about dealing with the past and preparing for the future. saturn can restrict or limit mars but he can also provide discipline and mastery. where are you being asked to climb a mountain and you need to endure longer as you have not made it to the top yet? watch out for passive aggression, control and dogma right now. don’t let your inner fire take over and burn everything down but don’t let it be dampened or squashed either!
wednesday september 30th-
mercury in scorpio sesquiquadrates retrograde neptune in pisces at 6:55pm, creating tension between the linear, logical mind and the intuitive and transcendent part of ourselves. luckily they are both in water signs- so tuning into the symbolism, archetypes and psychic undercurrent of things is supported. mercury in scorpio is the researcher and investigator ready to DIG DEEP. yet the tense aspect to neptune can make it easy for us to delude ourselves, spiritually bypass and check out. being willing to see where we might be wrong or not seeing the whole picture is key.
thursday october 1st-
the full moon at 9’08 aries is exact at 2:05pm PDT, marking the midway point of the current lunar cycle we are in that began with the new moon in virgo 9/17. that new moon made lovely aspects to saturn and pluto- but it made tense ones to most of the aries planets (eris/lilitht/mars retrograde), to uranus and Neptune. now we have a full moon in aries conjunct chiron magnifying the Aries Activation and bringing to Light what is needing to be looked at or addressed in this area of the sky and in some particular area of our charts (check weekly horoscopes for more info). aa full moon conjunct chiron magnifies our old wounds and pain and in aries it can also magnify anger, aggression, passive aggression and selfishness. with chiron in aries we are being asked to heal our relationship to the masculine- within and without. with mars retrograde triggering saturn, pluto and eris- we are in a DEEP DIVE getting into core shadow material regarding this. use this full moon to illuminate things and face things- as insight into what mars retrograde is asking of you personally and us collectively can be forthcoming. for more info on this lunation check the lunar insight posted a couple days before the full moon is exact.
friday october 2nd-
at 6:31am sun in libra quincunxes retrograde uranus in taurus, creating tension between the conscious self and ego that wants peace and harmony and the rebel and revolutionary that wants change and upheaval! with both planets in venus-ruled signs relationships are in the midst of activation, shift, ending and/or rearranging. the more complacent we are and trying to keep things together that really should be falling apart- the more upheaval-ish this time will be! stay open to change and instead of bracing to have the boat rocked why don’t you initiate the rocking! where new energy needs to come in and old energy needs to go out- facilitate your own evolutionary process!!!
retrograde neptune in pisces sesquiquadrates juno in scorpio at 9:08am, creating tension between the Higher Heart and planet oof compassion and delusion and the asteroid Goddess of partnership and marriage. we are being asked to take the rose colored glasses OFF in relationships right now- romantic, marriage, committed, business and financial. the tendency to see what we want to see or say what others want to hear can be strong- but what is key is that we stay committed to speaking honestly and seeing Truth- within and without.
at 1:48pm venus moves out of leo and into virgo- shifting the Goddess of Love and beauty from fire to earth, yang to yin, in the spotlight to behind the scenes. venus in virgo is focused on service, health, healing and practicality. she loves to help others but can at times overdo that- so knowing when to help and when people are not ready to help themselves is key. both finances and relationships benefit from being grounded, realistic and sensible. just watch out for being overly perfectionistic, critical and judgmental of self and others under this transit. virgo is the sign of the Divine Feminine- and as venus ingresses into virgo she aligns with the fixed star regulus. major activation of the return of the Divine Feminine and the rebalancing of the scales of masculine/feminine (ultimately it’s about Union of both, not about one overpowering the other) is happening right now. if you have not seen the blog i wrote about regulus moving into virgo in 2012 you can find that here- http://www.divineharmony.org/cosmic-insight-divine-harmony/divine-harmony-astrology-blog/regulus-into-virgo-the-meek-shall-inherit-the-earth/
saturday october 3rd-
stationary about to go direct pluto in capricorn quinxunxes vesta in leo 12:49am, creating tension between the Lord of the Underworld and the Priestess asteroid Goddess. pluto in capricorn is digging into the depths and the shadows- exposing what is toxic, stagnant or stuck in the foundations of our lives personally, politically, environmentally and collectively. vesta in leo is about radiance, leadership and shining brightly- but the tense aspect to pluto can be about the power struggles with authority figures where we are asked to toe the line versus shine our Light and speak/live our Truth. tend to what is in the shadows right now- the shadow faced will lead you back to the Light.
at 10:52pm retrograde mars cojoins retrograde eris 24’07 aries- aligning the God of War (and the Will and Drive) with his sister the Goddess of Discord and Chaos! this is the 2nd of 3 mars/eris conjunctions due to mars retrograde (think back to the first on 8/17 to get insight into what this is about for you personally). eris gets a bad rap- i actually love her. she is the female warrior Goddess best embodied in the archetype of Wonder Woman. mars/eris can be a time of taking definitive action- taking a stand and not allowing injustice to happen any longer! yet the shadow of this combination can be massive aggression, war consciousness, domination and control. watch out for power/control dynamics with others. eris serves to reveal all the shit and shadow no one wants to look out. the key is in realizing that until we face this shit and shadow and deal with it- it always unconsciously controls us and determines our fate. this goes for us personally as well as humanity and our collective experience. we must face the shadow. the only way out is through! (from now until 10/9 we have mars triggering the pluto/eris square and from 9/29 until 10/18 we have mars 2nd trigger of all the bodies he is triggering (jupiter, saturn, pluto and eris) so pay attention to what is unfolding during this period of time)
mercury in scorpio quincunxes retrograde chiron in aries at 10:55pm, creating tension between the mind and intellect and the Wounded Healer planetoid. both bodies are in mars-ruled signs which can make for intense, conflict oriented or aggressive communication. mercury in scorpio wants to get to the Truth but the chiron wounding around right use of anger and will can exacerbate tendencies to either stuff anger and be passive aggressive or overreact in anger and be dominating and emotionally violent. the potential for healing is possible if we bring a lot of consciousness to our words, thoughts and intentions right now. this is the first of 3 aspects as mercury will be going retrograde on 10/13- so pay attention to what is coming up in communication, thinking and information right now!
sunday october 4th-
at 6:32am pluto stations direct at 22’29 capricorn, 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 subconscious, the shadow, fear, obsession, 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 arise right now. stay aware of your own need for power and control and stay out of manipulation- yours or anyone else’s. this is a great day (and week) to dive deep, confront shadow, be ruthlessly honest with ourselves and bring to the Light of consciousness that which is hidden. we are in some very deep times of revelation, Truth coming to Light, endings and letting go of old patriarchal paradigms to create space for the new. use the energy wisely and be willing to confront your shadow and do the work of personal and planetary evolution and transformation!
have a deep and transformative week…