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Eclipses! This month has two eclipses, a Solar eclipse on September 1 at 9 degrees of Virgo and a Lunar eclipse on September 16 at 24 degrees of Pisces. They highlight the Virgo-Pisces houses in your chart and represent a theme of service towards others. Eclipses bring endings that lead to change. They keep the energy choppy and hard to control.

And then there’s the fact that Mercury is in retrograde motion until September 22. This reinforces the idea that you won’t be able do new things or initiate new projects during the first three weeks of September.

Jupiter enters Libra on September 9. Jupiter in the sign of the peacemaker, the negotiator, and the partner should bring positive events and a sense of balance to the world and to individuals. Let’s hope for the best. May the blending of the two benefics, Jupiter in Venus’s sign, bring blessed happenings. Jupiter will be in Libra until next September. This is a year of opportunities for Librans.

September 1 – Moon in Virgo. Today’s New Moon is eclipsed by the Sun. This is a portent for growth. Write down affirmations and then say them out loud to help you make the changes you want. The Sun and Saturn insist that you take action and get all the clutter out of your life. You need to tidy up on all levels and let go off the past and what is no longer working for you. Make plans but no decisions.

September 2 – Moon in Virgo, VC from 6:13 pm until 8:55 pm when it enters Libra. The Sun and Neptune add to the spaciness that follows a big eclipse. You will receive the greatest benefits if you spend time doing practical exercises that enhance your spirituality. Do an act of service and help someone in some way Read your favorite spiritual literature.

September 3 – Moon in Libra. Today is a Venus day when it’s beneficial to devote your time to bringing beauty into your life and the lives of those you love. You have a great opportunity to make peace and to smooth out the rough edges in your relationships. Get out of the house and watch how you run into friends you haven’t seen in a long time.

September 4 – Moon in Libra, VC 6:30 pm. Allow yourself time to be lazy. Put the words rest and relax back into your schedule. Spend time with your partner and do something that both of you love doing. Walk through gardens and visit an arboretum. Don’t get frazzled pleasing people, it’s your holiday too.

September 5 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio 8:38 am. You’ll feel like getting off by yourself to have some time alone. It’s not the day for superficial social gatherings since you want to talk about things of substance. Spend time by water. Your intuition is strong today and it’s a good time for examining your desires.

September 6- Moon in Scorpio. You’ll have the focus to work on an important project. You won’t have much patience for doing something you’re not engaged in. Try not to be negative when you see people and events that don’t please you. Take some deep breaths when you feel frustrated. You can put in a late planting of vegetables and plant a privacy screen.

September 7 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 8:43 pm until 9:20 pm when it enters Sagittarius.  Today is one of those days when you can move forward and leave some aspect of your past behind. Think of a snake shedding his old skin and see where you can get rid of what you have outgrown. Once you do this you will feel stable and settled. Take steps to keep your money and possessions secure.

September 8 – Moon in Sagittarius. Open your horizons and get out of your comfort zone. Today is the last day for the next twelve years when Jupiter is in the sign of Virgo. Expand the part of your life that is shown by where Virgo sits in your chart. If you see opportunities, don’t put them off as they will disappear. It’s a day to move forward.

September 9 – Moon in Sagittarius, VC 8:51 pm. Jupiter enters Libra and he opens up a whole new segment of your life. It is a lucky day when you will be fortunate in love. It’s a good day to discover what new things can bring you pleasure. Think about taking art or music classes. Celebrate this new energy with a close friend or your partner. 

September 10 – Moon VC Sagittarius, enters Capricorn 8:55 am. Saturn and Neptune engage in some friendly competition and urge you to be realistic about bringing the work of your imagination to a solid form. You can ground your vision or can be fooled and waste time in fantasies. It is a matter of being practical and spiritual at the same time.

September 11 – Moon in Capricorn. It’s a day to be serious and take a cold hard look at your life and what isn’t working for you. Where do you need to draw new boundaries? Venus and Pluto ask you to re-evaluate your relationships and winnow out the people who take advantage of you and give you angst. Get tomorrow’s important work done today.

September 12 – Moon VC Capricorn enters Aquarius 5:29 pm. You won’t be able to get much done but you will do a lot of thinking. Your mind is full of ideas, some new, some old, as Mercury and the Sun have their important meeting in the middle of the retrograde cycle. There’s a potential for speaking too fast and causing misunderstandings and squabbles over what you meant versus what the other person heard. 

September 13 – Moon in Aquarius. There is a conflict today between seeing the big picture and having to pay attention to daily life. Part of you needs to go and have adventures and part wants to hold back and be cautious. Try to detach yourself when someone wants to pick a fight or prove that they are right. Escape into a classic science fiction movie or book.

September 14 – Moon in Aquarius, VC 11:31 am. You only have the morning to get the job done. Spend the rest of the day playing with ideas. Join with friends and brainstorm over ways to fix a problem that affects your community. Pick up old proposals and applications and reread them to see if you still have interest. It’s okay to let your eccentricities show today.

September 15 – Moon in Pisces. Chiron is influential today and he wants you to review the therapies, vitamins, and other healing techniques you use and see if they are still good for you. He asks you to listen to what our intuition tells you that your body, mind, and spirit need to keep you healthy. Go out of your way to help someone who is in need.

September 16 – Moon in Pisces, VC3:05 pm. The full Moon is eclipsed today. It is a day to devote yourself to spiritual pursuits. Mediate for as long as you can. The vibrations are gentle and subtle and the mind and heart must be at peace to receive them. Slow your breathing and ask to receive divine wisdom. It is a day to be receptive and not push forward in any way.

September 17 – Moon in Aries. You’ll feel impatient and want to get going and initiate things, but, the eclipse energy is still strong and Mercury is still retrograde. The lesson of the day is about having patience. You need time alone to do what you want to do, and, it will feel good to be by yourself. You need to be physically active and burn up excess energy.

September 18 – Moon in Aries, VC 4:10 pm. It’s a random kind of day when you’ll find your plans will change and morph and you’ll be doing something quite out of the ordinary. You can expect to have one or more wild encounters with people. You may spend more money than you planned for something you really want, but, you won’t regret it.

September 19 – Moon in Taurus. Things are calming down now that the eclipses are over. The Sun and Moon in earth signs ground you and give you a feeling of stability. You’ll want to go slow and take things one step at a time. Be the turtle not the hare if you have a race to win. You can see bargains when you shop.  Buy the new summer equipment that you need now that the season is over.

September 20 – Moon in Taurus. You have the patience to wait a few more days for Mercury to turn direct although you already know what you need to change. Just keep slogging along with what is in place. Take care of houseplants and transplant them to bigger pots. Put in bulbs for a spring surprise. Splurge on your favorite foods and have dessert if you want it.

September 21 – Moon in Gemini. Today is the last day of Summer – :(. It is also the last day with Mercury retrograde – :).  You need to stay alert and double check everything you write, mail, email, and post online. Your mind is moving faster than your attention span and there’s big potential for making mistakes. Hold off on making major decisions or pronouncements. Do write down your great ideas.

September 22 – Moon in Gemini. The Sun enters Libra at 10:21 am. Mercury turns into direct motion at 1:31 am. Today is a transition day when you can get caught in cross currents. The energy of the day encourages multitasking and keeping things light. Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox and the balance of day and night that comes with it.

September 23 – Moon in Cancer. Venus enters Scorpio to deepen your desires. Mercury is free to move forward and he tells you to start making the changes in your life that you’d put on hold. Your emotions are free to express themselves in words and tears. Find solace from your woes in the comfort of home and family and food.

September 24 – Moon in Cancer. It will feel good to work around the house. You can spruce up the yard and garden while you clean up the mess left over from the summer. Start the home improvements you want to do. It’s the perfect day to visit the farms and markets and put food away for the winter. Cook up the fresh produce and freeze meals. Share your dinner with those who you love.  

September 25 – Moon VC Cancer, enters Leo 9:48 am. Let this be a happy day for you. Devote the time to doing the things that bring you joy. Take time to give the children in your life some special attention and enjoy seeing their happiness. The next few days are lucky ones and so prepare to make positive changes in your life. Let your heart show you your new direction.

September 26 – Moon in Leo. This is one of those day you look back on and see that you made the right decision and it had long lasting consequences. The Sun and Jupiter meet in Libra and give you benefits to use in your relationships and to initiate artistic projects. Pluto ends his retrograde period and adds great intensity to the day. Get tomorrow’s work done today.

September 27 – Moon VC Leo, enters Virgo 5:43 pm. Mars enters Capricorn, a sign where he excels, and he will help you accomplish what you want to do. He assists you in your career and helps you focus on work. Don’t try anything new today, just make lists and plans and then go have some fun. It’s a good day to have a party in your workplace.

September 28 –Moon in Virgo. It’s a prime day to devote to your work. Sort through the ideas you thought up while Mercury was retrograde this month and chose which ones to work on. Make a list to prioritize the projects. Save the cleaning up for tomorrow and be active today. Do tomorrow’s important work today.

September 29 – Moon VC Virgo. Do all the clean up, filing, recycling, and discarding today. You can do the damage control from the retrograde mistakes. You have the energy for doing the picky detailed Virgo things that you usually don’t want to do. Tonight is the dark of the moon so get outside and look up at the stars.

September 30 – Moon in Libra. Today’s new Moon is connected to Jupiter which is a pleasant omen for the month ahead. It’s a good day to start a new partnership. You can revive your marriage. It is a day to make peace. You’ll have a new perceptive understanding when in delicate negotiations. Buy something beautiful that you can look at.

































































































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