Important astrological energies for the month of September 2017:
- Mercury in Leo turns stationary direct on September 5, 2017. It turned retrograde on August 12, 2017 when it was in the sign of Virgo. It re-entered the sign of Leo in retrograde motion on August 31, 2017.
- Full Moon with Sun in Virgo and Moon in Pisces occurs on September 6, 2017.
- Mercury re-enters the sign of Virgo in direct motion on September 8, 2017.
- New Moon with Sun and Moon in Virgo occurs on September 20, 2017.
- Sun enters Libra on September 22, 2017 and the fall equinox occurs in the Northern Hemisphere.
- Jupiter in Libra forms an opposition to Uranus retrograde in Aries on September 28, 2017. This is the last time this opposition occurs in this sequence. The first time that it occurred was on December 26, 2016 when Jupiter was direct and Uranus was retrograde. The second time it occurred was on March 2, 2017 when Jupiter was retrograde and Uranus was direct.
Believe in Yourself
By Misty Kuceris ©2017
As the month of September begins, Mercury which is still retrograde will be turning stationary direct shortly. But before that happens, Mars forms a quincunx to Chiron retrograde on September 1st. When Mars forms this quincunx, you need to be very careful with any actions you take. It’s too easy to rush into situations without considering all the consequences. You might cause injury either to yourself or to someone else. Since Mars is in Leo, you feel as if you can do anything. But with Chiron retrograde in Pisces you need to approach situations slowly and with compassionate if you want to accomplish anything today.
With Mars forming a trine to Uranus retrograde on September 2nd, you need to be very careful. This is especially true since Mars is at 28º29” of Leo and Uranus retrograde is at 28º09” of Aries. This trine activates the Total Solar Eclipse which occurred on August 21, 2017. Eclipses tend to obscure matters. But, when that eclipse gets activated, behind the scenes events which occurred during the time of the eclipse tend to surface. With Mars and Uranus retrograde, that can mean some military actions. Or, it means that you may have felt some anger which you didn’t understand. Now the reason for that anger surfaces and you need to decide whether you want to act on that anger.
In a positive manner, new information could surface which makes you review some of your attitudes. You may decide that you need to change your position because of this new information. Or, you may need to contact old allies to see if you can come up with a solution through the help of others.
Just be cautious when you’re out in the world. Sometimes it’s difficult to focus when Mars forms a trine to Uranus retrograde. This lack of focus could lead to an accident so please pay attention to your surroundings.
On September 5th, Mars enters the sign of Virgo and Mercury in Leo turns stationary direct less than two hours later. Later in the day, Venus will form a quincunx to Neptune retrograde.
When Mars is in the sign of Virgo, you feel comfortable in your approach to solving problems. You’re willing to focus on the right details so you can get things done. You try to understand situations so you can use the right approach. You even find it easier to multi-task and get more things accomplished.
Mercury turning stationary direct the day before the full Moon occurs is very important because it will turn direct at 28º25” of Leo, again activating the Total Solar Eclipse that occurred on August 21, 2017.
When Mercury was retrograde and in the sign of Virgo, you needed to review your documents to make certain that all was in order. You may have even needed to make some corrections to those documents. When Mercury retrograde re-entered the sign of Leo, you needed to think about the risks you were willing to take and determine if they were worth it. You needed to review what it could cost you if you took the risks and they didn’t work out.
Now you need to review all those documents and risks again. You need to pay attention to any paperwork to make certain that you didn’t miss some important detail. You may have thought that you were moving on with your life, but now you realize that certain things just need to be redone.
With Venus forming a quincunx to Neptune retrograde later in the day, the Partial Lunar Eclipse that occurred on August 7, 2017 is activated because Venus is at 12º49” of Leo and the eclipse occurred at 15º25” of Leo while also forming a conjunction to Mars in the chart which was at 11º43” of Leo.
When Venus forms a quincunx to Neptune retrograde, you feel confused about your values. You’re not sure what’s really important. You’re not seeing all the facts. Because this quincunx activates the Partial Lunar Eclipse, you may find that old emotions are surfacing and you may feel as if your very value systems are under attack. Or you may even feel that you’re getting so much information that you can’t make any sense of it. Rather than trying to figure it all out, relax and just let those thoughts sit. Don’t try to make any sense of it. Your subconscious mind will do that for you if you can relax. Also, don’t make any major purchases today or sign any important contracts. You could miss some important information and not make the right choices, especially if they deal with your money.
The full Moon, with Sun in Virgo and Moon in Pisces, occurs on September 6th. The Moon is conjunct Neptune retrograde and the Sun opposes Neptune retrograde. Usually when a full Moon occurs you want to release any negative energy in your life. But with the full Moon making aspects to Neptune retrograde you may not know what negative energy to release. The key is to review your dreams and determine if they are realistic. Also, with the Moon forming a quincunx to Venus you need to look at your financial situation to make certain you are doing the best you can to live within your means.
The need to be cautious with your financial matters continues on September 9th as Venus forms a quincunx to Pluto retrograde and Mercury re-enters the sign of Virgo. The good news is that Mercury re-enters the sign of Virgo and you are more willing to pay attention to detail and get those financial records in order.
When Venus forms a quincunx to Pluto retrograde, you feel as if other people in your life are telling you what to do. You don’t feel in control of your own destiny. This is the time to find ways to regain your personal power. Look at your value system and decide what’s important to you. Review your relationships with other people and make certain that you are getting fair value in those relationships.
While Mercury is not always comfortable in the sign of Virgo, the reality is that you are willing to be more realistic about both your finances and your relationships. Mercury initially entered the sign of Virgo on July 25th and went retrograde in that sign on August 12th. It re-entered the sign of Leo in retrograde motion on August 31st and turned direct in that sign on September 5th.
You may want to review any decisions that you made between July 25th and August 31st because those decisions will have an impact on you today. Perhaps you let some important paperwork slide. Now is the time to go back and review that paperwork. Or, perhaps you needed to clean out the clutter and didn’t bother. Now is the time to throw out that clutter so you can simplify your life and move on.
Situations, especially those dealing with finances and relationships, improve on September 12th as Venus forms a trine to Saturn. You feel organized. You understand your boundaries. You know how to move on with your life. You don’t need to rely on anyone else. At the same time, you may feel a little lonely if you don’t let other people work with you on various projects. This is a good day to engage with others so you don’t have to do everything by yourself.
September 14th is another good day to work towards your goals as Venus forms a conjunction to the Moon’s North Node. You know what you want to do and how to achieve your goals. You’ve actually been planning this for a long time. This is a good day to take those long-term goals and put them into action.
A lot of good things can happen on September 15th as Ceres forms a trine to Chiron retrograde and Venus forms a sextile to Jupiter. Some people consider these aspects very important when looking for a lucky day.
When Ceres forms a trine to Chiron retrograde you want to make sure that everything you do creates a sense of healing in your life. Having a safe place becomes more important. Being willing to work with others and listen to their concerns is easier. If you have time, this is a great day to create a sacred space in your home for meditation and relaxation.
With Venus forming a sextile to Jupiter you realize just how blessed you are. You feel the love that other people express around you. You are willing to look at the best in people and realize their importance in your life. You realize that you can achieve a lot if you continue to believe in your abilities.
As Venus forms a quincunx to Chiron retrograde and Ceres forms a square to Uranus retrograde on September 17th, you may doubt some of the choices that you made the day before. You may even wonder if you were too sympathetic to other people and their ideas. But, this is really a day of re-evaluation.
When Venus forms a quincunx to Chiron retrograde, you want to make certain that you approach people with compassion. You don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings and you don’t want your own feelings hurt.
With Ceres forming a square to Uranus retrograde, you wonder if you can rely on other people. You feel as if you need to do everything on your own and not compromise your values. This could be frustrating if you need to work with other people. But, if you can open your mind to new concepts, you may still see the value of what other people have to share. If you can’t see the value of what others say, just let them work on their own as you also work on your own.
You feel a bit better on September 18th when Venus forms a trine to Uranus retrograde. Perhaps an old friend has re-entered your life. Or, perhaps you’ve just received some new information which helps you approach an old problem from a new perspective, enabling you to solve that problem.
Once again, this is a time to be very cautious with your finances. There’s a tendency to overspend and not take all your financial matters into consideration. With Venus in Leo you may find something that you like very much and purchase it only to discover later that it was priced higher than it is worth.
On September 19th, Venus enters the sign of Virgo and Mercury forms an opposition to Neptune retrograde.
Venus is not that comfortable in the sign of Virgo. You feel as if other people don’t value your point of view. You also feel that other people can’t do things as well as you can. If you’re not careful, you find that you end up taking responsibility for the action of others. You really need to learn how to delegate and also simplify your life. Don’t stop yourself from taking action just because you think that you or someone else won’t do it the right way.
With Mercury forming an opposition to Neptune retrograde a few hours later, you may feel more confused about situations in your life. You may have difficulty getting all the facts you need in order to make the right decision. Be very careful with the information you’re receiving. You can’t trust all that you hear. Either people are lying to you or omitting important information that enables you to make the right decision. This is definitely not the day to sign any important contracts, especially those which involve a lot of money.
Although this new Moon, which occurs on September 20th, forms a quincunx to Uranus retrograde and a sextile to Ceres, the Moon goes void-of-course right after the new Moon occurs. You may want to start new projects, but you need to be aware that unexpected circumstances could interfere with your goals. It’s important to pay attention to your environment and make certain that you take care of your family and friends. Be sure to include them in any goals that you set.
The Fall Equinox occurs in the Northern Hemisphere on September 22nd, a few hours after Mercury forms a trine to Pluto retrograde.
When Mercury forms a trine to Pluto retrograde you are able to focus with such energy that you sometimes miss everything else that is going on around you. This can be a positive sign if you need to get a complex task done and you don’t want any interruptions. But this can be a bit more difficult if you’re in a social situation where no one else wants to discuss any serious manner. It’s difficult for you not to take things too personally.
When the Sun enters Libra and the autumnal (fall) equinox occurs in the Northern Hemisphere, you’ve reached the half-way point of the astrological year. (It is called the vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere as this is when spring begins there.)
On a spiritual level, it’s time to review your goals and determine if you’re on the right track. It’s good to include other people in your review. You want to gain a better understanding of your relationships with others. In some instances, you may find that people in your life don’t support your goals. If that’s the case, you need to make some changes in your life. With Mars approaching an opposition to Neptune retrograde in this chart, you may find that your goals aren’t that realistic and other people are trying to help you become more realistic. Or, with the energy of Mercury forming the trine to Pluto, you may be approaching situations without considering the importance of other people in your life.
If you decide that you need to make some changes, it’s important to make them slowly. You don’t want to rush into anything new until you have all the facts. You also want to understand the impact of any changes that you’ll make in your life. If you try to do things too quickly, you won’t consider all the consequences. You could get yourself in trouble. But, if you consider various options you’ll finally come up with a plan that enables you to make the best possible changes in your life.
On September 24th, Ceres enters the sign of Leo and Mars forms an opposition to Neptune retrograde.
When Ceres is in Leo you want to make certain that your environment is pleasant and relaxing. You want to tune into your inner child so you can have fun. It’s important to understand how to balance play and work. It’s also important to realize that taking time to relax can help you succeed in your professional life.
You may have difficulty relating to children if you’re an adult. Why? Because rather than taking on adult responsibilities you try to be friends with the children. That’s not always a good thing, especially if you have children of your own. While you want your children to learn to take risks, you still need to be a guiding force in teaching them how to be safe.
A few hours after Ceres enters the sign of Leo, Mars forms an opposition to Neptune retrograde. Be very careful when you go out into the world. Your attention span is not that great. You may not see everything that is in your environment. This could lead to an accident if you’re not careful.
Your physical energy will also be very low today. You feel a little “out of sorts”: as if you’re walking around in a cloud. Just be careful as you interaction with others because you may be picking up on their energy and not realizing that one reason you’re not feeling so well is because someone negative is around you.
When Mercury forms a square to Saturn, as it does on September 25th, there’s tendency to take things too seriously. You feel as if other people are criticizing your ideas. If possible, relax. Don’t try to push yourself too hard today. Just let whatever thoughts you have surface from your subconscious mind to your conscious reality. You may want to make a note of those thoughts and re-evaluate them after Jupiter enters the sign of Scorpio on October 10, 2017.
You may still feel a little out of sorts on September 27th as Mercury forms an opposition to Chiron retrograde. Again, don’t push yourself too hard. Don’t take things so seriously. Let your mind wander as you find ways to come up with solutions. Apply compassion if you need to make any decisions today. You’ll find that helps you feel as if you can control your environment better.
On September 28th, Jupiter forms an opposition to Uranus retrograde, Mercury forms a quincunx to Uranus retrograde, and Pluto turns stationary direct.
September 28th is the last time that Jupiter forms an opposition to Uranus retrograde in this triad sequence. The first time that Jupiter formed the opposition to Uranus was on December 26, 2016 when Jupiter was direct and Uranus was retrograde. The second time this opposition occurred was on March 2, 2017 when Jupiter was retrograde and Uranus was direct.
Jupiter represents the need for you to establish long-term goals which can bring success in your life. It indicates how you work with others in order to achieve those goals. Uranus represents the need to find new ways to approach old problems. It can also represent the desire to just strike out on your own and not bother working with others.
When Jupiter forms an opposition to Uranus retrograde, it’s important to consider your long-term goals and the path you need to travel in order to achieve those goals. At the same time, it’s important to be open to new ideas which can help you find a way to come up with a new solution. But, you may feel frustrated. You may feel as if some of these new concepts are surfacing too quickly and are interfering with your ability to make plans. So, learn how to filter any new information before acting on it.
With Jupiter in Libra, it’s time to reach out to other people. You have to learn that you can’t do everything on your own. Yet with Uranus retrograde in Aries you’re tempted to follow your own path and not wait for anyone else to join you. If you push too hard to do things your way, you’ll find that other people push back against your actions. They may even push back harder and create friction and frustration in your life.
Other people may not want the changes that you envision. They may feel threatened by those changes and try to stop them. Because this is the third time this opposition is occurring, it would help if you looked back to the other two times, in December 2016 and March 2017, to see if you were considering any important changes in your life at that time. If you were, take time to see where those changes are now. If you weren’t successful, consider why. Where you trying to do everything on your own or did you try to engage other people? Where your goals realistic? Did you develop smaller milestones which could measure the success of your goals? If you tried to do it on your own, now is the time to try and develop alliances with other people. If you didn’t create milestones which could measure your goals, take time to develop those milestones now.
As Mercury forms the quincunx to Uranus retrograde, you may feel as if too many ideas are surfacing and you just can’t make a decision right now. You may also feel frustrated that other people aren’t willing to listen to what you have to say. What is good about this quincunx is that it can help you think about the various answers to the questions posed earlier in the day as you were re-evaluating the influence of Jupiter forming an opposition to Uranus retrograde. Just don’t get into any arguments with others today because it won’t lead to any resolutions. It could just lead to more disagreements and problems.
With Pluto turning stationary direct, you’ll feel an increase in your personal sense of power. Pluto went stationary retrograde on April 20, 2017 and you may have felt at that time as if other people were directing your life instead of you. Now is the time to consider your place in society and how you want to impact your life as well as the lives of other people.
As the month of September ends, Venus forms an opposition to Neptune retrograde and Mercury enters the sign of Libra on September 29th.
With Venus forming the opposition to Neptune retrograde you may feel as if you’re not getting all the information you need from others. Or, you may feel as if they are withholding vital information that you need to make decisions. This could be true so you need to be cautious with any contracts. It’s best if you don’t sign any today, especially if those contracts involve a great sum of money.
With Mercury entering the sign of Libra you want to communicate with others. You really don’t want to be alone. You’re also more willing to listen. By listening to others, you can find a better balance to the energy of Venus forming the opposition to Neptune retrograde. You may not get all the facts that you need right now, but you may find that other people are also wanting to understand situations better and are willing to listen as well.
The key to success this month is to believe in yourself and be open to new approaches in how you implement your plans. Do the best you can to engage other people. Find a way to bring more supportive people into your life. And, take the time to improve your relationships with others.