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Take a deep breath of relief and then get on with your life. The feeling of slogging through the muck that prevailed this Summer is gone. The light has turned green again and you can move on.

September 1 – Moon in Taurus. Today is a lucky day when you can fulfill your earthly desires. It’s the day of the long weekend to indulge your senses. Forget your diet and eat your favorite foods. Shop for luxuries. Get a massage or facial or take a long bubble bath. Plant bulbs for Spring beauty. Eat chocolate cake to celebrate the new month.

September 2 – Moon in Gemini. Today is the people day of the weekend. You’ll want to talk to friends and acquaintances about a variety of topics. You can get organized now and be able to make both long range and daily plans. You’ll know what you don’t want to continue with after this long crazy Summer. Follow through on the projects you feel enthusiastic about.

September 3 – Moon in Gemini. Today is a pleasant day when you will be happy attending the various holiday events and mingling with people. It’s a great day off and a time to have some fun. If you can’t get out, grab that book you bought at the book sale you’ve been waiting to read and indulge your mind. Clear up any misunderstanding that happened while Mercury was retrograde.

September 4 – Moon in Cancer. It’s back to work, back to school, back to daily life time. Clear out the Summer’s leftover rubble and make yourself comfortable so that you can head into the new month and finally be able to get some things accomplished. It’s a good day for planting and gardening. Check in on family members to share news and make sure that everyone is okay.

September 5 – Moon in Cancer. You’ll feel blessed today and can handle the difficult emotional issues that come up. It’s a good day for therapy to flush out old sentimental debris so that you can see more clearly. Mercury enters Virgo tonight. That’s his home turf and he will help you let go of the Summer’s mistakes. It’s a fresh start from now on.

September 6 – Moon in Cancer, VC from 8:43 am until 9:54 am when it enters Leo. Saturn turns into direct motion which is another signal for moving on. Things may not go as you wish they would, so pay attention to the underlying meaning of what is happening. Stay upbeat and happy and use your creativity to find a new way to do things.

September 7 – Moon in Leo. The Sun and Neptune join forces and they urge you to include more service and volunteer work in your weekly schedule. After you give, then sit down and receive the spiritual energy of the day. It is a perfect day to manifest your thoughts. You can make your ideas stick and last, especially the unusual ones.

September 8 – Moon in Leo, VC from 9:31 am until 10:29 am when it enters Virgo. You’ll do well if you devote the day to cleaning, sorting, recycling, putting away summer toys, and preparing for Fall activities. Put more effort into yesterday’s projects. You are full of common sense and can make good decisions today. Have a discussion with your partner about practical matters and how you divide the work that needs to be done in the house.

September 9 – Moon in Virgo. Today’s new Moon is an indicator that Summer is really over and it’s time to start your Fall schedule and activities. It is a time to focus the mind on the spiritual world while having deep appreciation and care for the material one. It is a powerful to speak affirmations for the purpose of improving and maintaining your health. Mercury enters Scorpio to help you intuit what to say.

September 10 – Moon in Virgo, VC from 11:12 am until 11:20 am when it enters Libra. Contact the people with whom you need to make an agreement. It’s a good day for finding the win-win solution. Work as a team when you need to tackle a problem. Mars re-enters Aquarius tonight, the sign where he spent most of the Summer. You can now revive some of the projects that fell by the wayside.

September 11 – Moon in Libra, VC 6:57 pm. Today is one of the lucky days when you can make a giant step forwards. Take a risk and say what needs to be said to push your relationship to a new level. Make a big career move, especially if you are in a field where you deal with clients on a one-to-one basis. Do it today.

September 12 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio 2:15 pm.  You may have to let go of some of your habitual responses if you want to make your relationships grow. Be ready to accept some odd ideas from your partner. Switch your focus to yourself in the afternoon and work on your own. It’s a fertile day to do more planting.

September 13 – Moon in Scorpio. Pick one piece of work to immerse yourself in and spend the day getting it accomplished. You’ll do best if you choose something you feel passionate about. You also have to do tomorrow’s important work today.

You can escape tonight into the world of fantasy, either in your mind or on the screen. It’s a good night to read spiritual literature and think about setting aside time for daily mediation.

September 14 – Moon VC Scorpio, enters Sagittarius 8:45 pm. Start the weekend as early as you can get away since you can’t get much done today. Make a last-minute plan to go away and have an adventure. You can have a good time outdoors, hiking, boating, or taking a sports intensive. Attend or teach a seminar on a subject that interests you.

September 15 – Moon in Sagittarius. Go on a search for wisdom today. Listen closely to what people say and see if you can find the clues to this big scavenger hunt where the goal is understanding new ideas. Make a plan to put these new concepts to practical use. Reach out to friends around the globe and keep your Skype busy connecting with them.

September 16 – Moon in Sagittarius, VC 7:15 pm. It’s a good day to tackle that big writing project – your mind will see the big picture and be able to synthesize all kinds of information. Climb a mountain if you can or go somewhere high up where you can see for miles. It’s a day to be free to roam and explore new vistas.

September 17 – Moon in Capricorn. Today and tomorrow are days to set all else aside and concentrate on your career. Work hard to put down a good foundation for you to build on. You may have to do some boring stuff like updating your resume and listing your previous jobs. Be precise and edit what you write. The work you do today will bring benefit later on. 

September 18 – Moon in Capricorn. Stay focused and keep working. Apply for the next job up your professional ladder. It’s time to move forward. Be cautious when driving, using sharp objects or flammable materials. Mars and Uranus may distract you as they often like creating a surprising situation. They urge you to think outside the box as you create news goals for the coming year.

September 19 – Moon in Capricorn, VC from 1:10 pm until 7:52 pm when it enters Aquarius. Push on in the morning to accomplish your short-term goal. Use the afternoon for double checking what you’ve done and for putting things in order. Take advantage of every minute of this earthy emphasis which gives you stability and a big dose of common sense.  

September 20 – Moon in Aquarius. It’s a day to stop doing and think. Put your energy towards pondering the big issues in life. The Sun and Mercury meet to give you new ideas on how to make your work and your life more efficient. They tell you what to keep and what to throw away. Decide if and when you need to upgrade your electronic devices. It’s a good day for brainstorming and thinking with a group.

September 21 – Moon in Aquarius, VC 1:13 pm. Today is the last full day of Summer. Leave work, if you can, when the Moon goes VC and get out to enjoy your favorite summer activity. Or, find something that you wanted to do but were afraid of, like flying in a biplane or sailboarding or hiking up into the clouds. Mercury enters Libra tonight and makes your mind able to see both sides of the story,

September 22 – Moon VC Aquarius, enters Pisces 8:27 am. The Sun enters Libra at 9:55 pm. The energy of the day reflects the change of seasons and we have a rare moment of equilibrium. Try to balance an egg on its end tonight to welcome in Fall. This is a good weekend to attend a spiritual retreat, yoga intensive, or just go off by yourself into nature. Plant if you want to.

September 23 – Moon in Pisces. Start the Fall by rebalancing all your major relationships. Have that serious talk about who does what and who gives more. It will be healing to stand up for yourself and express your needs and desires. You’ll find the words to show that you are realistic and practical. Have some fun after the talk. You can plant today.

September 24 – Moon VC Pisces, enters Aries 7:04 pm. The Full Moon, the Harvest Moon, occurs late tonight. Make sure to get out and look at it. Do a meditation on finding inner peace. Devote the day to helping others, volunteering where you are needed, and contributing to charities. It’s a go with the flow kind of day.

September 25 – Moon in Aries. You can get a lot done today but you need to work alone. You don’t have the patience to wait for anyone to catch up to you. You need to do two days’ work today or put things in place so that tomorrow you can just follow through. The Sun and Saturn have a bit of friction and they look to see that you are acting with integrity and honor.

September 26 – Moon VC Aries. It’s hard to stop your forward momentum but that’s what must happen today. Examine the obstacles in your path and figure out a more assertive way to skirt them. Give yourself a personal day to work on yourself. Get an extra amount of exercise and beat your personal best. Watch your temper as you can get aggravated quite easily.

September 27 – Moon in Taurus. The Sun and Mars are dancing and they share their energy with you. Make some smart decisions about your money and possessions. Take action to make renovations that will make more property and/or home more valuable. Plant bulbs for a Spring surprise. You’ll be happy being busy today.

September 28 – Moon in Taurus, VC 6:36 pm. Venus rules the day. Try to put more beauty into your life, which can mean getting rid of clutter and eyesores. Shop for things that feel and smell good – you can spot the bargains. Stock up on freshly harvested produce and do some canning and freezing. Plant today since you can’t over the weekend.

September 29 – Moon VC Taurus, enters Gemini 9:26 am. Have a busy social weekend. Go out and attend something that stimulates your mind. Gather with friends to share experiences. It’s a good day for talking a lot, writing a lot, reading a lot. Have an adventure in the realm of thoughts by seeing a movie or play that’s outside your usual interests.

September 30 – Moon in Gemini, VC 11:38 am. Make your phone calls and send your emails in the morning. Take care of tomorrow’s important communications. Be careful today as Pluto changes direction to start moving forward. This makes for a volatile day so pay attention and focus on the task at hand. Do some breathing exercises if you feel out of sorts.


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