September 2018 – Use the Past to Succeed

Important astrological energies for the month of September:

  • Saturn in Capricorn turns direct on September 6, 2018.
  • New Moon with Sun and Moon in Virgo occurs on September 9, 2018.
  • Jupiter in Scorpio sextile Pluto retrograde in Capricorn on September 12, 2018. The first time this sextile was formed was on January 15, 2018 when both planets were direct. The second time this sextile occurred was on April 14, 2018 when Jupiter was retrograde and Pluto was direct.
  • Mars in Aquarius sextile Chiron retrograde in Aries on September 13, 2018. The first time they formed this sextile was on May 20, 2018 when both Mars and Chiron were direct. The second time they formed this sextile was on August 3, 2018 when both were retrograde.
  • Mars in Aquarius square to Uranus retrograde in Taurus on September 18, 2018. The first time they formed this square was on May 16, 2018 when both were direct. The second time they formed this square was on August 1, 2018 when Mars was retrograde and Uranus was direct.
  • Sun enters Libra on September 22, 2018 and the astrological year is half-way through. It is the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • Full Moon with Sun in Libra and Moon in Aries occurs on September 24, 2018.
  • Chiron retrograde re-enters the sign of Pisces on September 25, 2018. It turned retrograde in the sign of Aries on July 5, 2018. It will re-enter the sign of Aries in direct motion on February 18, 2018.
  • Mars in Aquarius conjunct the Moon’s South Node on September 26, 2018. The first time they formed this conjunction was on June 8, 2018 when Mars was direct. The second time they formed this conjunction was on July 20, 2018 when Mars was retrograde.

September 2018 – Use the Past to Succeed

By Misty Kuceris ©2018

Technically, Mars turned direct on August 27, 2018. You would think that with Mars now direct, you’re ready to move on with your life, perhaps even implementing new changes. But, after Mars re-enters the sign of Aquarius, it will form a series of triad sequences which means that you’ll continue to feel the energy of Mars retrograde until the last sequence occurs on September 26, 2018. What this means is that you need to take your experiences from the past and find a way to use them so you can create success in your life now.

When the month of September 2018 begins, Mercury enters the sign of Virgo on September 5th. Mercury is comfortable in the sign of Virgo which it rules. When Mercury is in Virgo you understand the importance of a daily routine. You’re willing to do what it takes to complete paperwork and put everything in order. You like being able to find things. And, you want to work efficiently. As strange as this might sound to you, you don’t want to get tangled up in small details that prolong any required tasks.

As you move into the day of September 6th, Ceres enters the sign of Libra, Saturn turns direct, and Mercury forms a quincunx to Chiron retrograde.

With Ceres entering the sign of Libra you realize how important relationships are. You want to please everyone. Being part of a team is very important and the feedback that you receive from others helps you understand what you need to do next in life. You also understand how valuable you are for the team. While you may want to please other people, it’s important that you don’t lose your individuality in your attempts to please others.

When Saturn turns direct you feel a sense of relief. Saturn went retrograde on April 17, 2018. You may not have felt that shift of energy too much in April. But, you may have felt as if events in your life were slowing down a bit.

Now that Saturn is direct you’ll start seeing more of the paradigm shifts that started on December 19, 2017 when Saturn entered the sign of Capricorn.

  • The Berlin Wall was put up when Saturn was in Capricorn and it came down when Saturn was in Capricorn. Now, DAU, a group of artists want to build a wall around a Berlin block in October 2018. According to a Washington Post article, “The artists are focused on creating an experience of traveling to a foreign country and losing the sense of freedom.”
  • What was once a split nation started a unification process as the South African government released Nelson Mandala and legalized several organizations leading to the way for voting rights for all.
  • The Chinese government attacked and killed demonstrators at Tiananmen Square in Beijing and the Dalai Lama escaped the Chinese government when he left Tibet and sought refuge in India: Signs that the Chinese government would be willing to do whatever it takes to increase their control over their people and other lands they believe belong to them.

The biggest danger with Saturn in Capricorn direct is that you may feel as if you need to establish boundaries that isolate you from others. You may get into that mindset of “us against them.” But you may also find a different mindset: That the boundaries you established isolated you to the point that you couldn’t relate to people you love. And, you miss that love. So, you may find ways to tear down boundaries that prevent social interactions. The choice is yours to make.

With Mercury forming the quincunx to Chiron retrograde, you don’t want to say anything that can hurt other people. You want to be liked by others. At the same time, it’s critical that you speak your mind so that you can also let other people know what your needs are.

Mercury forms an earth grand trine on September 7th when it forms a trine to Uranus retrograde and Saturn. Later in the day, Ceres forms an opposition to Chiron retrograde.

With Mercury forming a trine to Uranus retrograde, you’re open to new ideas. You feel as if information is just entering your consciousness and your mind is working overtime. Since Uranus is retrograde, a lot of the information which you’re getting can help you solve some problems from the past.

At the same time, with Mercury forming the trine to Saturn, you’re able to slow down the information you receive and incorporate it into your knowledge base. You’re able to take old experiences from the past and apply them to the new information you’re receiving.

This is a day when you can balance what you know from the past and apply it to what you need to do with your future. You can also resolve some old problems from the past that have been lingering in your subconscious mind. You can also build a new foundation if you need to.

With the earth grand trine that occurred earlier in the day, it’s easier for you to understand just how important it is to maintain your individuality as you relate to others. This is especially true with Ceres forming the opposition to Chiron retrograde. You may not want to cause any pain, but at the same time, you need to get rid of people in your life who are causing you pain just as you need to stand up for your rights.

Venus enters the sign of Scorpio and the New Moon, with Sun and Moon in Virgo, occurs on September 9th. Venus isn’t really comfortable in the sign of Scorpio, its detriment. Venus wants to be involved with other people. But Scorpio is very secretive. When Venus is in Scorpio you doubt everything. You want people to prove it to you before you believe them. You don’t take anything for granted.

When Venus is in Scorpio, it’s important to throw things out of your life that no longer have any value to you. There is a danger of hoarding either things or people. And, it’s difficult to let go of a bad situation because you want to succeed so much. But, you need to know when to cut your losses.

On the other hand, Venus in Scorpio can have its benefits. You’re willing to stick with people and try to resolve problems. You want to understand their needs. You try to find a way to help them when possible.

When the new Moon occurs, you understand why it’s important to let go of situations which cause you harm. You’re willing to clean out the closet, both metaphorically and literally.

The new Moon forms an opposition to Neptune retrograde indicating that you may not have all the facts you need to make decisions. But, the new Moon also forms a sextile to Jupiter and a trine to Pluto retrograde. This means that you’ll be able to dissolve boundaries which prevent you from moving forward. It also means that you’ll be able to tune into your personal power to become more successful. So, while you may not have all the facts, this is still a good time to start taking action.

On September 10th, Venus forms a quincunx to Chiron retrograde, Ceres forms a quincunx to Uranus retrograde, and Mars re-enters the sign of Aquarius.

With Venus forming the quincunx to Chiron retrograde, you may feel as if other people are trying to tell you what to do. And, with Venus in Scorpio, you don’t want to give them too much information. You would rather spend time with yourself than with others. The key is to listen when others speak but don’t give away too much information.

When Ceres forms a quincunx to Uranus retrograde, pay attention to any new information that comes your way. Since Uranus is retrograde, this information will deal with old matters that impact your relationships with other people. You may find that you compromised too much in the past. Or, you may find that you need to compromise now to get what you want in life.

It’s also important that you take care of any mechanical problems before Ceres forms the quincunx to Uranus retrograde. There’s a tendency for old items to break down during this aspect.

Mars re-enters the sign of Aquarius a few hours after Ceres forms the quincunx to Uranus retrograde. Mars initially entered the sign of Aquarius on May 16, 2018 and turned retrograde at 9º of Aquarius on June 26, 2018. It re-entered the sign of Capricorn in retrograde motion on August 12, 2018 and turned direct at 28º of Capricorn on August 27, 2018. With Mars re-entering the sign of Aquarius, you’ll experience situations from your past because Mars will conclude several triad sequences. A triad sequence occurs when a faster moving planet makes the same aspect three times: The first time in direct motion, the second time in retrograde motion, and the third time when the planet is once again direct. In a lot of ways, this triad sequence increases the length of time you feel a planet is in retrograde motion. This triad sequence is more important to your own life experience when the faster moving planet is a personal planet, such as Mercury, Venus, or Mars.

At this time, with Mars re-entering the sign of Aquarius, it’s important to think back to May 16, 2018 and the last several months to determine if any major events occurred during that time period. The most important events would have focused on your health or any activities which involved your initiating action in your life. When Mars is in Aquarius, you want to be part of an organization. You don’t always want to do things alone. At the same time, you need recognition for what you do within that organizational structure. In the positive, you’re willing to seek out new adventures which bring more diversity into your life and introduce you to new people. In the negative, you may feel that new situations challenge your pre-conceived notions and you do everything you can to avoid them. But, with Mars in Aquarius, you have to look at different approaches to situations if you want to succeed.

When Ceres forms a square to Saturn on September 11th, you may feel frustrated that other people aren’t listening to you. Rather, they are trying to tell you what to do. You may even feel as if they are criticizing you too much. Don’t let other people control your environment. Instead, stand up for your rights.

On September 12th, Jupiter forms a sextile to Pluto retrograde, and Venus forms both an opposition to Uranus retrograde and a sextile to Saturn. The sextile that Jupiter forms to Pluto retrograde is the third time this aspect occurs in this triad sequence. The first sextile occurred on January 15, 2018 when both planets were direct. The second sextile occurred on April 14, 2018 when Jupiter was retrograde and Pluto was direct.

Triads that occur when the planets are beyond the personal planets (such as Jupiter on out) usually impact you on a psychological level more than an external level. When Jupiter is involved in a triad sequence you want to understand your long-term goals and find a better path to your future. When Pluto is involved in a triad sequence, you either need to dig deeply into yourself or you need to understand how to use your personal power for personal growth. With the sextile occurring between these two planets, it indicates that by understanding and utilizing your personal power you can create a better path to your success. So, the first step at this point in your life is to think back to January 2018 when this aspect first occurred to determine if you made choices that enabled you to understand your inner most needs. At the second time this sextile occurred, you may have decided that some of your aspirations changed and you wanted to make those changes in your life. Now that this aspect is occurring for the third time, you can reach into your inner most being and understand how to move forward with your life. This can be a great time of spiritual awakening as you determine how to balance what you want in life with what you need in life.

As Venus forms the opposition to Uranus retrograde, you may realize that it’s time to let go of those values systems which don’t give you the support you need. Or, perhaps it’s time to let go of relationships which stand in the way of your success.

It helps that Venus forms a sextile to Saturn later in the day. As this aspect occurs, you’ll be able to find a solution to any problems. You’ll understand how events in the past can help you. You’ll also be able to take these lessons and use them for your future growth.

On September 13th, Mars forms a sextile to Chiron retrograde and Mercury forms an opposition to Neptune retrograde.

This is the third time that Mars forms a sextile to Chiron in this triad sequence. The first time it formed a sextile was on May 20, 2018 when both Mars and Chiron were in direct motion. The second time this triad sequence occurred was on August 3, 2018 when both planets were in retrograde motion. Now Mars is once again direct while Chiron is retrograde.

While Mars represents action, it also represents your personal vitality. Mars indicates how you initiate action in your life and how you deal with traumas. Chiron represents the need to heal from past traumas so that you don’t have to experience them over and over again. Some astrologers consider Chiron the wounded healer. Other astrologers believe that Chiron indicates where you inflict your own wounds. But when Mars forms a sextile to Chiron, the actual energy is to initiate action which can prevent you from inflicting your own wounds and help you move into a sense of well-being and vitality. Perhaps the first time that this aspect occurred you did go through a period of feeling pain. It’s possible that during the second time this aspect occurred you re-experienced that pain through a similar event and were presented with an opportunity to heal from that pain. If you didn’t take that opportunity to heal, you will have that opportunity now. However, if you started the process of healing in August 2018 when this sextile occurred for the second time, you’ll see the positive results of that process today.

As Mercury forms the opposition to Neptune retrograde, be careful with what other people tell you. You may see the positive results of your healing process but other people are skeptical. Or, other people would rather see you hold on to old pain instead of move forward with your life. The key is to stay true to your own beliefs at this point.

You’ll see how beneficial it is to hold on to your own beliefs on September 15th when Mercury forms a trine to Pluto retrograde. You are clear on your intent. You know what you want. You understand your psychological motivations. You’re able to focus and pursue your goals. This is a great day for verbal or written communications. Just list your goals and you’ll find ways to achieve them.

On September 16th, Mercury forms a sextile to Jupiter and Venus forms a square to the Moon’s Nodal Axis a few hours later.

Even though Venus will form the square to the Moon’s Nodal Axis later in the day, today is a day of optimism as Mercury forms the sextile to Jupiter. Yesterday you were able to focus on your goals. Today you’re able to see how those goals play out. You feel good about what you did and what you can do. You see the positive in everything.

With Venus forming the square to the Moon’s Nodal Axis, you’re able to find that balance between your past desires and your future goals. You understand what’s important and what can be released. In addition, you realize how to let go of the fears of your past. You know that you need to step forward, perhaps be in the limelight, and claim your prize. This is the time for you to receive recognition for what you did and what you can do.

Mars forms another triad sequence on September 18th when it forms a square to Uranus retrograde. This is the third time Mars forms this square. The first time that Mars formed a square to Uranus was on May 16, 2018 when both planets were direct. The second time that Mars formed the square to Uranus was on August 1, 2018 when Mars was retrograde and Uranus was direct.

Both Mars and Uranus represent the need to take action: Often too quickly. When these planets form a square, you can feel the tension if you don’t take any action. At the same time, you can get into trouble if you move forward without considering all the consequences. Perhaps the first time this square occurred in May 2018, you rushed into a situation and weren’t ready for the consequences. If that occurred, you may have had the opportunity to correct any errors in August 2018. But if you avoided any corrections in August, you’ll need to correct your mistakes today. Just be careful because you might have difficulty focusing on your goals. The key is to think about all the possibilities that could result from your actions and move forward with the best one.

Mercury enters the sign of Libra on September 21st and you want to find ways to communicate with others. You feel that it’s important to enlist your friends in your projects. You don’t want to do anything on your own. You’re also willing to listen to what other people are saying.

On September 22nd, Mercury forms an opposition to Chiron retrograde, the Sun enters the sign of Libra, and Mercury forms a quincunx to Uranus retrograde. All of this energy will be part of the equinox chart.

When Mercury forms the opposition to Chiron retrograde, you feel as if you need to be very careful with your communications. Other people may misinterpret what you have to say. You don’t want to create problems but sometimes they happen. At the same time, this misinterpretation could work to your advantage. It could put you into the position of explaining what you really mean so you can use your words in a healing manner.

When the Sun enters Libra, half of the astrological year is over. The autumnal equinox is occurring in the Northern hemisphere while the spring equinox is occurring in the Southern hemisphere. Also, the Sun will form an opposition to Chiron retrograde and a square to Saturn. This creates the energy of a cardinal T-square in the chart. You want to move forward with your life but you might feel stuck. You may feel as if other people aren’t letting you proceed.

Usually when the Sun enters this equinox point, it’s time to review the past six months to see if you’re on track or if you need to make changes in your life. With the Sun in Libra, it means that you need to review your relationships, either metaphorically or realistically. Metaphorically reviewing your relationships means assessing how you operate in the world on a daily basis and whether your actions are giving you the results you need. Realistically, it means reviewing your relationships with people in your life to see if you are receiving the support you need to live up to your maximum potential.

When there’s a cardinal T-square involved, you want to look at the signs of the planet to see which sign is not being represented. In this cardinal T-square the missing sign is Cancer indicating that one of your biggest priorities over the next several months involves your family and the need to create a secure environment.

As Mercury forms a quincunx to Uranus retrograde you feel frustrated that other people don’t understand you. You may even feel angry. You need to be careful and not let anger drive your actions at this point. If you do let anger take over, you could either get involved in an accident or do something that you’ll regret later. Stay focused on finding ways to create your secure environment and you’ll be safe.

When Mercury forms a square to Saturn on September 23rd, you take things very seriously. You don’t want other people to criticize you. Yet, you may find yourself doing the criticizing. In the positive, this energy can be used to help you make some important decisions, even if those decisions cause tension.

When the full Moon with Sun in Libra and Moon in Aries occurs on September 24th you realize how important it is to find that balance between supporting others and taking care of yourself. You need to understand what’s important in your life. As with the equinox which occurred on September 22nd, this full Moon is also creating a cardinal T-square with Cancer being the missing sign. Once again it’s important that you focus on your family and find ways to create a secure environment. You may even find that you’d rather spend some quiet time rather than socialize.

Chiron retrograde re-enters the sign of Pisces on September 25th. It entered the sign of Aries on April 17, 2018 and turned retrograde on July 5, 2018 when it was at 02º25” of Aries. Chiron has a very erratic orbit. When it is in the sign of Aries, it’s furthest away from the Sun and stays about eight years in the sign. When it is in the sign of Libra, it remains there for only about 1-1/2 years. Metaphorically this astronomical event is important. With Chiron staying longer in the signs of Aries and Pisces, this means that you need to reflect on your own fears and find ways to release them so you can move forward with your life. With Chiron retrograde in Pisces, you want to understand the depths of your pain so you can find ways to bring healing into your life.

On September 26th, Mars forms the third conjunction to the Moon’s South Node in this triad sequence. The first time this conjunction occurred was on June 8, 2018 when Mars was direct. The second time this conjunction occurred was on July 20, 2018 when Mars was retrograde.

When Mars is forming a conjunction to the Moon’s South Node, you need to reach backwards so you can understand your past experiences. You also need to release any fears which prevent you from succeeding.

Perhaps you were able to assess your past experiences and release your fears in June 2018 when this aspect first occurred. If you were able to do that, you may have started incorporating those past experiences and living without your fears in July 2018 when this aspect occurred for the second time. If you didn’t incorporate your past experiences or release your fears in July, now is the time so you can move forward with your life.

When Mercury forms a conjunction to Ceres on September 27th, you realize how important it is to listen to what other people have to say. Since both Mercury and Ceres are in the sign of Libra, you want to achieve results by working with others. You understand the value of the group so you don’t have to do everything on your own. You are even willing to compromise if that enables you to succeed.

As the month of September ends, Mercury forms a quincunx to Neptune retrograde and Pluto turns direct on September 30th.

Be very careful today with Mercury forming a quincunx to Neptune retrograde. You’re not getting the full story. Other people are trying to deceive you. Or, they are using flattery to get you to do things. This is not a good time to sign any contracts. The good news is that with Pluto turning direct it’s easier for you to see how other people may be trying to manipulate you.

Because Pluto moves so slowly, you may not see a direct result with it turning direct. Instead you just feel more focused. You are also ready to get rid of garbage in your life. You may decide that it’s a great day for cleaning and throwing out things that no longer matter. You also feel how your personal power can increase your sense of well-being. You are also able to take lessons learned from the past and use them to increase your success.