Forecast by Armand Diaz
Keep in mind that these aspects all build in the days leading up to the time when they are exact.
We begin September with two planetary stations. Venus stops on the 3rd to go direct, ending her summer retrograde that began on July 22nd. Romance and finance should both start to move forward from this point – slowly. Jupiter stations to retrograde on the 4th, and when Jupiter is prominent we tend to feel optimism and faith in the future. The first weekend of the month should be fun – especially as we’re fueled by the Moon in Aries and Taurus.
Mercury is retrograde as we begin the month, and he’ll connect with Jupiter on the 4th and the Sun on the 6th, indicating that communication is likely to be energetic and spirited – but quite possibly a little off the mark in terms of the details. The retrograde ends on the 15th, and remember that is in the day or two on either side of his station that Mercurial mishaps multiply.
Venus spends all month in close company with partnership asteroid Juno. The two are conjunct on the 10th and again on the 27th, although they never get far from each other. With Venus now moving direct, this suggests that September could have positive vibes for partnerships. Venus signifies what we want, while Juno is about partnership commitment, so this looks like an opportunity for harmony between what you want and what you have. The two are in fiery Leo, so a useful hint would be to focus on having some fun and being a bit romantic.
The Virgo New Moon is on the 14th. This new moon is always a time to consider what needs to be done by the end of the year. In tandem with the general back-to-work (or school) vibe that ends the summer, we start to make our to-do lists. With Mercury stationing a day later, we might find it a little harder to focus – or we may simply lose the list. This new moon is also closely trine to revolutionary Uranus, so we may be inclined to branch out into new activities, or find new ways to do familiar things. It may be that back-to-work doesn’t mean ‘back to the routine’ at all this year.
The Sun opposes Neptune on the 19th, an aspect that has a somewhat unrealistic vibe which applies mostly to practical matters, while being great for all kind of creative projects and spiritual activities. However, it can also get us to make heroes and villains out of ordinary mortals. Be careful that you don’t project too much onto another, and be aware that some folks might be using you as their screen to project their own issues upon on the days leading up to the 19th.
The Sun goes on to trine Pluto on the 20th/21st, an aspect that asks us for focused action. The caveat is that we need to be sure that we’re not acting on the basis of Neptunian fantasy.
On the 23rd, at 2:49a Eastern Time (7:49a UK/Ireland, 11:49p on the 22nd Pacific Time) the Sun enters Libra: the Autumn Equinox. On this day, the Sun is equally above and below the horizon, and day and night are the same length. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, that means that for the next six months the nights will be longer than the days.
Mercury again trines Jupiter on the 24th/25th, indicating that confusions from earlier in the month might get cleared up now.
Relationships are highlighted as we approach the Aries Full Moon on the. This full moon stresses our need for independence, but in the days surrounding this lunation Venus meets with Juno, and both are squared by Uranus. Partnership status may undergo some rapid changes with these aspects in play. Matters that came up in early July (when Venus first squared Uranus) may get resolved around this time – and with the very energetic Aries Full Moon in the picture, it’s unlikely you’ll have to wait much longer for the results to become apparent.