Important energies for the month of September 2014
- Jupiter in Leo forms a quincunx to Pluto in Capricorn on September 5, 2014. This is the first time that this quincunx occurs in this series. The other two times that this quincunx will occur is on February 27, 2015 and on June 21, 2015.
- Full Moon with Sun in Virgo and Moon in Pisces occurs on September 8, 2014
- Sun enters Libra on September 22, 2014.
- New Moon with Sun and Moon in Libra occurs on September 24, 2014.
- Jupiter in Leo forms a trine to Uranus retrograde in Aries on September 25, 2014. This is the first time this trine occurs in this series. It will occur again on March 3, 2015 and June 22, 2015.
Choices Now Impact 2015
By Misty Kuceris ©2014
There is an underlying theme during the month of September 2014 that is important because it creates a global pattern that will occur again in February/March 2015 and June 2015. This pattern is created by Jupiter in Leo as it forms both a quincunx to Pluto and a few weeks or days later a trine to Uranus. On a global level, this pattern indicates that conflict between various leaders of countries or political factions occur as they vie for power. This power struggle can lead to disruption under the guise of creating long-term benefits while not even considering the outcome of their actions. On a personal level (which is discussed in more detail in this article), this pattern indicates that you need to understand what drives you personally in order to know what choices you need to make that are in your best interest. If you don’t bring this understanding into your life now, you could find circumstances and situations in the year 2015 are bringing in the results you want.
As the month of September 2014 begins Mercury enters the sign of Libra on September 2nd. This is an important day to think about relationships in your life and how you want to interact with other people. You may find that you need to negotiate for what you want. Or, you may need to listen to the viewpoint of others in order to move ahead with your life. The good news is that you are more open to hearing what others have to say, just as they are more open to hearing what you have to say.
In the early morning hours, EDT, Jupiter forms a quincunx to Pluto retrograde on September 5th. This is the first time this quincunx occurs in this series. It will occur again on February 27, 2015 and June 21, 2015.
When Jupiter is in Leo there’s a belief that you can achieve anything. You approach the world with a sense of hubris by pushing situations to their limit. You believe in your actions, but you don’t always take other people’s needs into consideration. You over explain. You try to justify your behavior, even if it’s not in your best interest.
When Jupiter forms the quincunx to Pluto retrograde, you may be in direct conflict with other people who also feel that they can push the limits. You could get involved in power struggles as neither side is willing to listen to each other and find a common ground. Or, you could feel frustrated with life because others are pushing back and not following your lead as you strive for success.
Spiritually this is a time to dig deep into your psyche and try to understand your motivations. They may not be bad. They may be based on spiritual needs so your soul and find a path in the material world. But, taking direct action right now may not be the best thing to do with your life. You may be better off finding that balance between spiritual and material needs so you can develop a positive game plan. If people are pushing back, take time to find out why. They may be trying to tell you something important. Or perhaps you’re just rushing into a new situation too quickly and need to pull back. Keep a journal of your experiences today because you’ll go through a lot of the same situations and feelings again in February 2015 and June 2015.
As Venus enters the sign of Virgo on the same day, September 5th, as the quincunx between Jupiter and Pluto retrograde occurs, you may be able to pull back a little and focus on some of those details in your life that can prevent you from rushing forward too quickly and making mistakes. Consider how your daily routine helps you make it through the day, even when you feel a little unorganized. At the same time, consider aspects of your life that could be simplified so you’re not always getting tangled up by small details which really aren’t that important.
Be very careful with your communications on September 6th as Mercury forms a quincunx to Neptune retrograde. If you are looking at relationships from a romantic point of view, you need to re-evaluate your thoughts. It’s not uncommon to feel as if you’ve found your soulmate during this aspect. But, what you see isn’t always what is really there. Or, you may feel as if you’re able to help other people solve their problems, but that may not be the case. Instead, you might put yourself into a position where others are taking advantage of your generous nature. Unfortunately, this is the time to watch your back because other people may not tell you the truth. They may not lie outright, but they may withhold important information from you. This is especially true in any contract negotiations. You’re better off waiting before signing any major contracts. The one nice aspect of this energy is its creative side. You may feel spiritually inspired with new concepts and ideas. Write them down and meditate on them because they could help you understand new aspects of your current situation.
September 8th, the day of the full Moon with Sun in Virgo and Moon in Pisces can either be a tremendous day of healing or a day of emotional distress. The Moon is forming a conjunction to Chiron retrograde and the Sun is forming an opposition to Chiron retrograde. Meanwhile, the Moon is forming a sextile to Pluto retrograde and a trine to the Ceres/Saturn conjunction while the Sun is forming a sextile to the Ceres/Saturn conjunction and a trine to Pluto. If you’re feeling any pain, take the time to review situations in your environment. You want to see what foundations you’ve created to either provide you with emotional support or thwart your abilities to move forward in life. By understanding what you need in your personal space, you’ll be able to bring healing into your life. You may need to make changes with your diet. You may need to take more time to relax and have fun. You may even need to reach out to other people in your life and ask for their help.
September 9th can be another day of healing as Ceres forms a sextile to Pluto retrograde and Mercury forms a square to Pluto retrograde. Pluto represents the importance of understanding your subconscious motivations. It also represents the importance of getting rid of objects that stand in your way and situations that are toxic in your life: Specifically, Pluto is about managing your waste.
Ceres wants to control the external world while Pluto retrograde wants to control the internal world. When these two planets form a sextile to each other, you have the opportunity to pull up information from your subconscious mind and apply it to your daily life. It’s amazing how much you can get done and how well you can improve your environment.
Mercury wants to make logical sense of the information which is being pulled up from your subconscious mind. As this information surfaces, you may feel tension because you need to look at information you’d rather not see. Or, you may finally need to let go of situations which are standing in your way. While it may seem counter-intuitive, it’s actually a good thing to go through this period of tension. As you move beyond the tension, you’ll find ways to increase your self-empowerment and move on with life.
Be very careful with both your finances and relationships when Venus forms an opposition to Neptune retrograde on September 10th. People may try to appeal to your sense of duty as they get you involved in situations which are not relevant. They may want you to sign contracts but they aren’t willing to give you all the details. Or, they may want you to take care of them when they really need to get the situation under their control. The message with this opposition is that you aren’t responsible for other people. They need to be responsible for themselves.
As Mercury forms the sextile to Jupiter on September 10th, you’ll understand just how important it is for other people to accept responsibility in their lives. You may want to tell them what to do. You may even know how to help them correct their problems. But, that’s moving in the wrong direction. Rather, you need to think about your own goals and how you want to achieve them. You may find that you’d like to ask for help, and that’s all right. You may even get that help. If you do ask for help, however, don’t spend time justifying your needs. People that love and support you don’t need that information. Other people that are asking you for that information are just looking for ways to use your words so they can say no.
Choose your words carefully on September 12th when Mercury forms the quincunx to Chiron retrograde. You may not take other people’s feelings into consideration and end up saying hurtful things. You may also feel very sensitive to what others say and take offense. If you don’t have anything positive to contribute, you’re better off keeping your mouth shut. Do, however, take the time to write various thoughts in your journal because you’ll be able to review that information later and see that you have things of value to say that can lead to your healing.
On September 13th, you’ll feel as if you can accomplish anything and just rush into situations as Mercury forms an opposition to Uranus retrograde, Ceres forms a square to Jupiter, and Mars enters the sign of Sagittarius. As difficult as it sounds, this is a day to hold back even though you don’t want to. There’s a danger, if you rush into situations too quickly, that you won’t have all the facts or that you’re too willing to take risks. Let the new ideas rush into your mind, but take time to see how those new ideas fit into your daily life. Access the outcome of risks you’re considering taking to see if you can afford the various outcomes of those risks. Determine how much you want to say to other people as you consider new ideas. But, don’t be surprised if other people can’t understand what you’re trying to say. Many of your ideas are not solidified and may sound a bit strange. If possible, wait until tomorrow, September 14th, when Venus forms a trine to Pluto retrograde before you start implementing or discussing your new ideas with others.
September 14th is going to be a good day for relationships as well as financial matters. Romantically, your passions are high and you are willing to make commitments in your life. Financially, you know how to budget and achieve your goals. You’re able to focus on your needs and even express these needs to others in a way that they understand.
When Mercury in Libra forms a conjunction to the Moon’s North Node on September 16th make a note of what occurs in your relationships with other people because this aspect will occur two more times: On October 20th when Mercury is in retrograde motion and again on October 30th when Mercury is once again in direct motion. Now is the time to think about your future and the direction you want to take. It’s important, because the energies are in Libra, that you include family and other important people in your life when you start thinking about the future. Discuss these matters with people that you trust. Their insight will be very valuable. You may not fully understand the importance of their advice until the end of October, so make a note of what they have to say.
Later in the day, Venus forms a sextile to Ceres and increases your understanding of what is important to you. You may need to compromise on some of your plans, but you’ll find the compromise makes the outcome better. And, you find that people who love you are willing to provide you with support for your ideas.
September 17th could be a more difficult day for you as Venus forms an opposition to Chiron retrograde and a quincunx to Uranus retrograde. You may start doubting some the plans you considered yesterday. You may feel that perhaps you’re asking too much of yourself. But, you may be over sensitive because you’re letting past failures get in the way of future successes. What you really need to do today is two things: consider how important those plans are for your emotional well-being and how costly those plans may be when it comes to your financial commitments. Perhaps the price is too high. Or, perhaps you need to put more cash reserves aside to make certain that you succeed with your future plans. Considering the emotional and financial impacts can turn the energy of this day into a positive experience.
Taking care of your needs becomes very easy on September 19th when Ceres forms a trine to Chiron retrograde. You understand what’s important to you. You know how to take care of your environment. You know what you need to do to heal from slights or other negative situations in your life.
Rushing forward into the world could be a problem on September 20th when Ceres forms a quincunx to Uranus retrograde. You don’t want to take risks which put your environment in danger. And, you don’t want to get into arguments with other people because they aren’t going to listen to what you have to say. Spend time today to clear out the clutter from your life so you can increase the safety of your environment.
On September 21st, Venus will form a sextile to Saturn in the morning hours EDT while Mars forms a square to Neptune retrograde in the evening hours EDT. During the day, as Venus forms the sextile to Saturn, you’ll feel as if you can focus on your goals and make commitments that are appropriate for your needs. As Mars moves into the square to Neptune retrograde you may feel a little confused because not all is as it seems. When this square occurs around 11:16 pm EDT, the Moon in Virgo also forms a square to Mars and an opposition to Neptune retrograde creating a mutable T-square. You’ll find yourself very open to the feelings of other people. So, emotionally you may feel as if you need to pull back. And, that’s a good thing to do at this time.
Pluto turns stationary direct on September 22nd a couple of hours before the Sun enters the sign of Libra and the celebration of the Fall Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere begins. You may not really feel this energy very much. All you may feel is a subtle change of direction where it’s easier for you to focus and get things done.
As the Sun enters Libra on September 22nd, the Fall Equinox begins in the Northern Hemisphere and the Spring Equinox begins in the Southern Hemisphere. This is the half-way point of the astrological year. No matter which hemisphere you live in, this equinox celebrates the need for you to understand your spiritual goals as well as your environmental needs. It also celebrates the importance of communicating with other people in a way that concepts are clearly stated and needs are clearly heard. You may want to rush into situations since this chart also highlights the Jupiter/Uranus retrograde trine which will occur at the end of this month. But, you need to hold back a bit and make certain that you have a strong foundation in your life.
Rushing into situations could be of danger to you on September 23rd when Chiron retrograde forms a quincunx to Jupiter. You need to move cautiously even though you don’t feel like it. This is not a day to take risks, especially financial ones. This is also not a day to start new projects hoping for positive long-term results. If you have to start new projects, pull back and reflect on all the possible outcomes. That will help you with your decisions later.
The new Moon with Sun and Moon in Libra occurs just two days, on September 24th, after the Equinox. Since this new Moon is in Libra, it’s important for you to look at relationships in your life. You need to take time to honor those people who are valuable. You also need to let them know how you feel about them.
There is a lot of tension in this new Moon chart as the Moon’s North Node moves closer to a conjunction to Uranus retrograde. This means that you need to make certain that situations from the past as cleared up and don’t linger. Otherwise situations from the past could come back and haunt you.
On September 28th, Jupiter forms the first of three trines to Uranus in this series. The other two trines will occur on March 3, 2015 and June 22, 2015.
When Jupiter formed the quincunx to Pluto on September 5th, you may have found yourself in direct conflict with other people. But, you may have also taken the time to dig deep within your psyche to understand your motivations. Now, with Jupiter forming the trine to Uranus retrograde you may find the conflict escalating if it were not resolved. On the other hand, you may have taken the time to dig deeply into your psyche and can now take that understand you gained and move forward with your life in a positive manner.
Both Jupiter and Uranus reflect your desire to make changes and move forward with your life. When Jupiter is involved, you may seek ways to work within the system so you feel you have support from other people. When Uranus is involved you may not care about others and just want to strike out on your own without considering the consequences of your actions. But there is also a deeply spiritual aspect to both planets which deal with your situation in the world. You may feel that you want to do something in your life that brings deeper meaning into your life. And, this is a good time to review your various possibilities. As this aspect occurs again in March 2015 and June 2015, you have some time before you determine which is your best choice.
As Mercury enters the sign of Scorpio on September 27th, don’t be at all surprised if you feel that you need to keep information to yourself. There’s a tendency to want more privacy in life. You don’t want to share everything with everyone else. On the other hand, Mercury won’t stay in the sign of Scorpio for very long at this time. It will be turning retrograde on October 4th and re-entering the sign of Libra on October 10th.
As the month ends, Venus enters its ruler, the sign of Libra, on September 29th. There’s a sense of comfort when Venus is in Libra. You want to be involved in relationships. You expect other people to support you. And, when they aren’t willing to support you, you are willing to negotiate with them in order to gather their support.