Important astrological energies for the month of September 2015:
- Venus in Leo turns stationary direct on September 6, 2015. It turned retrograde on July 25, 2015 when it was in the sign of Virgo. It re-entered the sign of Leo on July 31, 2015 when it was in retrograde motion.
- Solar Partial Eclipse (NM) with Sun and Moon in Virgo occurs on September 13, 2015.
- Ceres in Capricorn turns stationary direct on September 14, 2015.
- Jupiter in Virgo forms an opposition to Neptune retrograde on September 17, 2015. It will only form this opposition to Neptune once during this series.
- Mercury in Libra turns stationary retrograde on September 17, 2015. It will turn direct on October 9, 2015.
- Saturn re-enters the sign of Sagittarius on September 17, 2015. It originally entered the sign of Sagittarius on December 23, 2015. However, it re-entered the sign of Scorpio on June 14, 2015 when it was in retrograde motion. It will remain in the sign of Sagittarius until December 19, 2017 when it enters the sign of Capricorn.
- Sun enters Libra on September 23, 2015 and the Autumnal Equinox occurs in the Northern Hemisphere.
- Pluto turns stationary direct on September 25, 2015.
- Total Lunar Eclipse (FM) with Sun in Libra and Moon in Aries. This is the last eclipse of the Tetrad that occurs at this time.
September 2015 – Feeling Pulled in Various Directions
By Misty Kuceris ©2015
The month of September is an active month with Venus turning direct, the last two eclipses of the year occurring, Mercury turning retrograde, and Saturn re-entering the sign of Sagittarius. You may feel pulled in various directions: Wanting to take charge of your life and doing it all on your own; or, realizing that you can’t get anything done without the help of others. Meanwhile, the world is going through several upheavals which make you question whether you’re prepared for the changes that can occur. It seems fitting that the first aspect is made by Mercury forming a quincunx to Neptune retrograde on September 3, 2015. This aspect is more important today than usual because Mercury will be turning retrograde later this month. That means that the aspect will actually occur a total of three times in this sequence. It will occur again on September 29, 2015 when both Mercury and Neptune are in retrograde motion. And, it will occur for the third time on October 18, 2015 when Mercury is once again in direct motion.
When Mercury forms an aspect to Neptune there is a lot of confusion felt, especially when the aspect is a quincunx and Neptune is retrograde. On a subconscious level, you feel as if you just can’t wrap your head around situations in your life. You feel as if other people are in control. On a more conscious level, you realize that others aren’t being honest with you. You feel as if they are either lying or withholding information. Unfortunately, you’re probably right. There is some form of deceit going on even if the other person is not intentionally lying to you. You also need to be very careful not to try to fit the circumstances to your belief system because you’ll be distorting your own truth. You’ll need to watch out on September 29th and October 18th when this aspect occurs again because you may find yourself in the same situation.
On September 6th, Venus in Leo turns stationary direct. It went retrograde on July 25th when it was in the sign of Virgo for a very brief time period. During the time that Venus was retrograde in Leo you needed to consider what risks you were willing to take in order to proceed with your life. You also needed to be very careful with your finances because you didn’t want to get yourself into deeper, if any, financial problems. You may have even had some old lovers re-enter your life so that you could consider what you really needed in your intimate relationships.
Now that Venus is turning direct it’s time for you to consider what’s important as you learn to have fun and also understand what risks can be taken in life. Venus is separating from a quincunx to Pluto retrograde indicating that other people may have tried to manipulate you into doing things their way. However, you are able to withstand that manipulation because you know what you need. You may feel a little selfish but that’s not a bad thing right now. You do need to learn to put yourself first when it comes to taking care of your needs.
Chiron retrograde and Uranus retrograde are about 30 degrees apart which means that when a personal planet makes an aspect to Chiron retrograde, it will shortly make an aspect to Uranus retrograde. On September 8th, Mars forms both a quincunx to Chiron retrograde at 1:48 am EDT and a trine to Uranus retrograde at 3:41 pm EDT. It may be difficult to distinguish these as separate aspects.
When Mars forms a quincunx to Chiron retrograde, you usually feel frustrated. Either other people are giving you grief or you want to injure others. There just seems to be very little support from others for what you want or need in life. It’s important not to let your frustration or anger guide your actions. This may be a good day to pull back and let the world pass you by rather than trying to deal with things.
This need to let the world pass you by may be a good thing as Mars moves into a trine to Uranus retrograde. Normally a trine is considered a beneficial aspect. But a trine also represents the ability of things to happen quickly. With Mars and Uranus involved, that quickness could apply to anger, accidents, or other negative situations. Be very cautious and avoid any potential problems or accidents.
When Mercury forms a square to Pluto retrograde on September 9th, try to remember that Mercury will turn retrograde later in the month and this aspect will occur two more times in this sequence. The second time this aspect occurs is on September 24th when both Mercury and Pluto are retrograde. The third time that this aspect occurs is on October 22, 2015 when both Mercury and Pluto are direct.
When Mercury forms a square to Pluto retrograde, you may feel frustrated because other people aren’t willing to listen to your ideas. Instead, they are trying to manipulate you. They are trying to convince you that only their ideas have value.
You may also feel as if you need to focus on something that’s critical in your life, especially if it deals with relationships. Be cautious. You don’t want to focus so much that you don’t take the concerns of other people into consideration.
If you are going through a deep psychological problem, this could be a good day to pull back and reflect on the problem. You could come up with some valuable insight that will really help you on September 24th and October 22nd when this aspect occurs again. Even if you’re not going through any psychological problems, this is a good day for reflection and inner understanding.
The third eclipse of the year and the second solar eclipse occurs on September 13th with the Sun and Moon in Virgo. The eclipse forms a quincunx to Uranus retrograde indicating that something unexpected is going happen in the world regarding one of the world’s governments. The degree of Uranus vibrates with both the Ukraine chart as well as the Russian chart. So, it could deal with more problems in the Ukraine or Russia. Politically, situations could be very volatile.
Personally you need to expect the unexpected. If you were avoiding making painful decisions, you’ll be forced to deal with them. If you wanted to change situations in your life and didn’t follow through you may now find that external circumstances change the situation. Move cautiously in life since this eclipse also forms an opposition to Chiron retrograde. You don’t want to judge yourself so harshly that you start blaming yourself for difficulties in life. You could use this energy as a means of healing from negative circumstances. This is also a good time period to remove clutter from your life and find ways to simplify your daily routine.
The day after the eclipse occurs, Ceres turns stationary direct on September 14th. Since Ceres is in Capricorn, you need to take a look at your life and how you want to integrate work with your own sense of personal power. There’s a tendency to put work above all other people and circumstances in life. Often the reason is that you’re concerned for the well-being of others. But other people don’t realize that. When Ceres in Capricorn is retrograde, this is a good time period to re-evaluate the balance you have in life between work and personal matters. If work is too demanding, try to find ways to spend more time with your family and friends. With a greater balance between work and personal time, you’ll actually find that you can approach both from a better and healthier perspective.
September 17th will be an important day to mark in your calendar. You will either feel intense energy surrounding you or you’ll feel as if the day is a dud. Why, because on this day, Jupiter forms an opposition to Neptune retrograde, Mars forms a quincunx to Ceres, Mercury turns stationary retrograde, and Saturn re-enters the sign of Sagittarius.
Usually when Jupiter forms an opposition to Neptune, this aspect occurs three times in a sequence. However, this time the aspect occurs only once. When Jupiter forms the opposition to Neptune retrograde you need to find a way to integrate two different spiritual aspects of your personality: the one that wants to go out into the world and preach “the word,” and the one who wants to leave the world and find solace through meditation. Finding this integration may not be as easy as you think. If you have to meet with other people, you don’t want to preach at them. You need to listen to what they have to say. If you can spend time with yourself, you don’t want to feel as if other people have abandoned you since you made the decision to be alone. If possible, take time to reflect on your dreams and how you can implement them in your life. See if they’re realistic. And see if they give you a feeling of satisfaction in life. You don’t really want to act on any dreams right now because there is still a lot of information that you need to accumulate before you can make any decisions. Just jot down your thoughts so you can think about them later.
You could find yourself in a professional dilemma when Mars forms a quincunx to Ceres on September 17th. With Mars in Leo, you want to be generous in helping other people. However, with Ceres in Capricorn you may feel as if other people aren’t willing to let you do what you think you need to do, especially in the work place. Be cautious. Don’t push situations. Move slowly. Make sure that you feel safe in your environment before you take any risks.
The fact that Mercury in Libra is turning stationary retrograde on September 17th helps. Mercury will be retrograde until October 9, 2015. Take time to turn inward and review your relationships with other people. Try to understand the dynamics of your relationships and what each one of you is giving to the other person. Hopefully you will use this time period to listen to what others say so you can gain more insight into your relationships.
The most important energy of this day, September 17th, is that of Saturn re-entering the sign of Sagittarius. Saturn originally entered the sign of Sagittarius on December 23, 2014. It re-entered the sign of Scorpio in retrograde motion on June 14, 2015. When it was back in Scorpio the purpose of Saturn was to make certain that all your financial matters were in order and that other people weren’t using fear to manipulate your thoughts or behavior.
Now that Saturn is back in Sagittarius, the emphasis is on understanding your personal goals as they relate to your spiritual nature. Saturn will now remain in Sagittarius until December 19, 2017 when it enters the sign of Capricorn. Saturn is a 28-year cycle that is active for about 2.5 years.
Saturn represents society and the rules and regulations which govern a nation. It also represents authority figures, especially your father, in your life. It’s how you police your own actions in order to conform to societal values.
When Saturn is in Sagittarius, rules become stronger, especially with religious and government organizations. And, there are more rules governing daily life. You’ll feel as if society is trying to control you more than ever. At the same time, you may actually be giving your government this control because you want to make certain the world is secure and safe. This is a time period where you need to consider what more valuable to you: Your ability to do what you want; or your need to conform to others in your life.
Rituals also become more important when Saturn is in Sagittarius. You may feel that you need to create rituals in your life, whether they are religious or familial. Some rituals are good because they bring you closer to other people. But, some rituals can also stand in the way of progress. Whichever directions these rituals take will be up to you.
And, the reason that September 17th may either be a day of intense energy or a dud? For some people this will be a day where they really learn how to work with others, even on small projects. They may even find themselves in the role of an authority figure when they’d rather just float through life. For other people this is a day where a lot of situations involving other people are working behind the scenes. The actual end results won’t even be known until Mercury goes direct on October 9, 2015. So, pay attention to circumstances in your life even if they don’t seem to come to a conclusion. Understand that you may not have an important decision to make today, but you will during the month of October 2015.
As with Mars on September 8, 2015, Venus will form both a quincunx to Chiron retrograde at 12:43 am EDT on September 22nd and a trine to Uranus retrograde at 11:42 pm EDT. This is slightly different than the Mars aspects because Venus is now in direct motion and this is the third time that Venus is forming these aspects. The first time that Venus formed a quincunx to Chiron retrograde was on July 1, 2015 when Venus was in direct motion. The second time was on August 19, 2015 when Venus was in retrograde motion.
Venus forming a quincunx to Chiron retrograde means that you have an opportunity to correct past problems in relationships or finances. You can go back and make amends. Or, you can decide that perhaps you were correct and you can move on with your life. The ability to move on with your life will be especially easy since Venus will be forming a trine to Uranus retrograde.
When Venus forms the trine to Uranus retrograde, the same thing is true as when it formed the quincunx to Chiron retrograde. This is the third time that Venus is forming a trine to Uranus retrograde. The first time that it formed a trine was when both Venus and Uranus were direct on June 29, 2015. The second time that this trine occurred was on August 19, 2015 when both Venus and Uranus were retrograde.
Perhaps you met someone new and exciting during the first two trines. Now you’ll know whether that person is someone that you can share your life with. Or, perhaps you decided that it was time to do something new in your life: Perhaps change your appearance or go on an international trip. The best thing you’ll find with this trine is that you can move on with your life rather than get bogged down by other people.
The Sun enters the sign of Libra on September 23rd and the Autumnal Equinox occurs in the Northern Hemisphere. This will actually be an important time period because the Sun forms a sextile to Saturn on September 23rd and a conjunction to the Moon’s North Node on September 24th.
This Equinox indicates that it’s important to move forward into the future by understanding the past. But, at the same time you don’t want other people to control you. You don’t want to give away the important aspects of your freedom just so you feel that you have more security in your life.
The year 2015 is really one of change. And, there will be a lot of changes that continue which won’t have a final outcome until 2016 or perhaps not until 2017. The other three cardinal ingress charts have Virgo on the Ascendant for the chart set up for Washington, DC. The September 23rd chart has a Leo rising indicating that right now you’re tired of change and want a little stability in your life. You may be attracted to charismatic leaders who announce they can bring about this stability. But, be very careful. What they promise may not be the reality of what can be achieved.
The day after the Sun enters Libra and the Fall equinox occurs in the Northern Hemisphere, the Sun forms a conjunction to the Moon’s North Node on September 24th. This means that you really have to look at your goals and achievements during the second half of the astrological year. It’s important to pay attention to your relationships. It’s also important for you to include other people in your life if you want to achieve your goals. This is the time period to learn how to negotiate and even accept other people. While you may want to do things your way, you won’t succeed without others. It’s that simple.
It may be important to note that Pluto is actually in station on September 24th when Mercury retrograde forms a square to Pluto retrograde. Pluto will be turn direct on September 25th. This is the second time that Mercury is forming a square to Pluto. The first time that it formed the square to Pluto was on September 9th when Mercury was in direct motion and Pluto was in retrograde motion. Although it’s important for you to involve other people in your plans, it may prove difficult if you want to get your own way. While you don’t want to be manipulated by others, you also have to take the thoughts of other people into consideration. The good thing about this aspect is that you can really delve into your subconscious mind and understand your motivations. Perhaps you may not want to discuss anything with anyone else right now. Perhaps you’re better off just thinking about your plans and how they can also involve loved ones in your life. You may even want to think back on what you learned on September 9th because it could help.
As September 24th draws to a close, Mars enters the sign of Virgo around 10:19 pm EDT. In a lot of ways this can be a very beneficial energy. You find yourself skeptical of other people until you understand their motivations. You want to know all the facts. Plus, you want to be responsible for your own life so other people can’t tell you what to do. Just be careful. When Mars is in Virgo there’s a tendency to try and do everything yourself. You do need to learn to delegate matters to other people. Sometimes their approach is actually better than your approach would be.
When Pluto turns stationary direct on September 25th you may not notice it as much. You may feel that you have a little more energy in your life. Or, you may feel that other people are trying to exert more power. If you have been living your life the way you want, you really won’t feel this energy at all. Or, you may find that this change of direction is felt in how you communicate with other people. Yesterday, Mercury retrograde formed a square to Pluto while it was in station. You may have developed some important insight and now you know how to share those thoughts with others without needing to explain yourself.
Mars entered the sign of Virgo yesterday. Today, September 25th, it forms a square to Saturn which just entered the sign of Sagittarius on September 17th. With Saturn in Sagittarius you need to temper your approach in life. You need to slow down and really look at your long-term goals before you proceed. Normally Mars forming a square to Saturn could be frustrating because Mars wants to just rush forward. But, Mars is in the sign of Virgo which means that you will pay attention to those important details. So, instead of this being a malignant square, it will actually be a benefic square. You’ll be able to look at the details that are important before you start implementing any long-term goals.
The last eclipse of the year, and the last of the tetrad eclipses, occurs on September 27th. This is a total lunar eclipse with the Sun in Libra and the Moon in Aries. A tetrad eclipse occurs when four total lunar eclipses occur in a row during a two-year time period. The previous eclipses occurred on April 15, 2014; October 8, 2014; and April 4, 2015. Because of the astronomical nature of these eclipses, they are also called the Blood Moon. Before the eclipse fully occurs, the Moon turns a deep orange to dark red. Historically this Blood Moon has been associated with major events which occurred in Israel. During the last three Blood Moons events in the Middle East have escalated affecting the entire world from economic trauma, immigration problems, and terrorist actions. Difficulties in the Middle East will not subside during this total lunar eclipse.
When lunar eclipses occur, emotional matters could be obscured in your life. You might not be willing to deal with difficulties. In this case, with the Moon in Aries, it’s important that you understand what you need in life to feel good about yourself. You need to include other people in your daily life and not try to do it all by yourself. The Sun in Libra forms a conjunction to Mercury retrograde in this chart indicating that you may need to go back and correct past problems. Whether you look at this matter from a personal or political perspective, it’s important to deal with problems. Any attempt at avoiding solutions will increase the problem.
On September 29th, Mercury retrograde forms a quincunx to Neptune retrograde. Although this energy was not exact at the time of the total lunar eclipse, it was felt in the eclipse. Basically, you need to be very cautious with all the facts and make certain that you understand what’s going on in your life.
This is not the first time that Mercury has formed this quincunx in this sequence. The first time that Mercury formed this quincunx with Neptune was on September 3rd when Mercury was in direct motion. It will form this quincunx one more time on October 18th when Mercury is once again in direct motion. Perhaps it’s spiritual kismet that the month of September started out with Mercury forming this quincunx and the month is ending with Mercury forming this quincunx.
You may have felt that other people were in control and you were just being led around, not really knowing where you were going. Perhaps you couldn’t wrap your head around situations in your life. You may have felt that other people were deceiving you. You could have been right. Or, you may have heard what you wanted to hear and not really what was being said. Now you have an opportunity to find out if what you heard was truth. You have an opportunity to pull the veil of deceit away from your eyes and bring the information to light. You’ll also see which people in your life are willing to give you aid and support. If you do miss this opportunity today, you’ll have more opportunities in October 2015.