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Astrology Transits January 2022 —Change and Transformation

Sometimes we can only find our true direction when we let the wind of change carry us. — Mimi Novic

As we bravely set out into a fresh new year, we can all feel the winds of change blowing. We can feel deep in our bones that something is happening.  We can’t yet figure out what it is; or what it means for us. We may be feeling a little agitated, a little worried, or a little excited.  Most likely, we are feeling all of those emotions at various times or even all at once.

The cosmic energy this year has strong elements of uncertainty, revolution, power struggles and conflicts. But it also has exceptionally loving, spiritual and creative overtones as evidenced by Jupiter moving into Pisces and then moving to conjunct Neptune on April 11, 2022.

January 2022, likewise, opens with an exciting Sun trine Uranus transit. This transit is custom made for shaking off the doldrums. It will energize you to think and act in an innovative way and to bring the conditions you wish to see in 2022.

Venus and Mars will be tag-teaming each other all year and lining up with Pluto as they do so. Pluto rules the masses and change on a global level.  Venus and Mars are personal planets that bring changes in personal consciousness.  Altogether, we are challenged to roll with the global changes in a way that upgrades our personal awareness and responsiveness.

January 1: Sun Trine Uranus at 11 Degrees Capricorn/Taurus. Sun trine Uranus is such an appropriate transit to begin the new year. When the Sun is trine Uranus, we feel a sense of excitement about making changes. As you begin new habits this bright and shiny new year, think of ways to shake things up and use the inventive Uranus energy to bring the changes you want.

January 2:  New Moon at 12 Degrees Capricorn.  Once the New Year celebrations are over, the Capricorn New Moon on the 2nd brings the need to set objectives and intentions for the year. Jupiter at zero degrees Pisces at the same time, adds optimism, expansion and imagination to give those intentions extra power and “oomph.” The key takeaway is to think big and to use your imagination (Jupiter in Pisces), while carefully planning the steps to achieve your goals (New Moon in Capricorn).

January 8: Retrograde Venus Conjunct Sun at 18 Degrees Capricorn. Venus conjunct the Sun fires up your creativity and highlights your relationship to yourself and to others. This is a great time to socialize and to make business connections. Use Venus retrograde in Capricorn until January 28 to reassess your wants, needs and values. Because year 2022 is a time of great change, it is important to know what you want and/or need, so you can focus wisely.

January 10: Sun Sextile Neptune at 21 Degrees Capricorn/Pisces. Your creativity, imagination and intuition are through the roof under this easy connection of the Sun sextile Neptune.  Just for this brief time, let your rational mind take a back seat and let your intuitive mind show you the possibilities of the new year. Mars square Neptune the next day isn’t so easy. A part of you wants to escape and chill out, while another part of you wants to get going and make something happen. Enjoy the calm and blissful feeling of Sun sextile Neptune while you can.

January 11: Mars Square Neptune 21 Degrees Sagittarius/Pisces. Conserve your energy and be nice to yourself when Mars is square Neptune. Your physical energy may be low and self-doubt isn’t far away. This is not the time to give in or to give up but, rather, to confront your fears and to rest up before you re-enter the fray.

January 14:  Mercury Stations Retrograde at 10 Degrees Aquarius. Mercury retrograde in Aquarius moves back into Capricorn on January 26, before turning direct on February 4 at 24 degrees Capricorn. Planets become stronger during their retrograde periods due to their nearness to the earth. Though all of the things you may have heard about retrograde Mercury may apply, there is a blessing to Mercury retrograde. Mercury retrograde slows down communication and gives you a chance to regroup and revise.  Look over plans and documents and correct any mistakes.

January 16: Sun Conjunct Pluto at 26 Degrees Capricorn. Sun conjunct Pluto can bring up all kinds of hidden emotions, stories and regrets. At the same time, retrograde Mercury sesquiquadrate Mars (135 degrees apart) in Aquarius/Sagittarius has you on edge and irritable. Avoid arguments and conflicts during this testy time. Things could blow up all out of proportion to the original conflict.

January 17:  Full Moon at 27 Degrees Cancer/Capricorn. This promises to be a very emotional Full Moon. The Cancer Full Moon opposes the Sun in Capricorn setting up a conflict between the emotions (Moon in Cancer) and the head (Sun conjunct Pluto in Capricorn). My best advice is to allow yourself to feel what you feel (Moon in Cancer), but to let your rational mind bring you back to reality (Sun in Capricorn).

January 18: Uranus Stations Direct at 11 Degrees Taurus. As Uranus stations direct in Taurus, it will begin to move closer to a square aspect with Saturn.  We will continue to feel the dynamic tension between the old (Saturn) and the new (Uranus), limitation (Saturn) and progress (Uranus), that we felt all during 2021.

January 19:  Sun Enters Aquarius.

January 24: Mars Enters Capricorn. Mars entering Capricorn amps up business and career matters. Apply for that dream job, start projects and/or advertise your product under Mars’ energizing rays.

January 29: Venus Stations Direct at 11 Degrees Capricorn.

January 30:  Sun Square Uranus at 11 Degrees Aquarius/Taurus. Its best not to make concrete plans when the Sun is square Uranus as anything can happen under this unfettered aspect. Instead, let your ideas flow and brainstorm with others. You may gain

some absolutely astounding ideas under this “light bulb” aspect.

Moon Movement During January 2022: Note: The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

January 1:    Moon enters Capricorn

January 2:    New Moon at 12 Degrees 20 Minutes Capricorn

January 3:    Moon enters Aquarius

January 5:    Moon enters Pisces

January 8:    Moon enters Aries

January 10:  Moon enters Taurus

January 12:  Moon enters Gemini

January 15:  Moon enters Cancer

January 17:  Full Moon at 27 degrees 50 Minutes Cancer

January 17:  Moon enters Leo

January 20:  Moon enters Virgo

January 22:  Moon enters Libra

January 24:  Moon enters Scorpio

January 27:  Moon enters Sagittarius

January 29:  Moon enters Capricorn

January 31:  Moon enters Aquarius

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I will be presenting a summary of the planetary energy and what to expect in the year 2022 at the Spiritual Center in Carbondale, Colorado on January 9, 2022, at 10:00 am.:

Light and dark in a time of major long-term change:  A look at the United States Pluto return and Jupiter’s conjunction with Neptune. On February 22, 2022 after a 248+ year journey around the Zodiac, transiting Pluto lines up exactly with Pluto in the US birth chart.  A lot of what we have been experiencing as a country, and as an individual resident of planet Earth, will be held up for scrutiny and transformation over the next year and one-half. This is harsh energy, but Jupiter entering Pisces and connecting with Neptune shows the way forward through using our capacity for compassion, heightened intuition, and imagination.

If you are in the area, I would love to see you there. No charge to attend, but a donation to A Spiritual Center would be appreciated.

 

 

 

I will be teaching a beginning astrology class via Zoom starting on February 17, 2022 for eight weeks. I am considering 3:00 pm MST until 4:30 MST each week, but am open to adjusting those times.  Let me know if you are interested and, if so, what times would work the best for you. Reach out to me at  ruby@astrology-classes.com.

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU FOR BEING MY LOYAL FRIENDS AND SUBSCRIBERS. HERE’S TO A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!

Astrology Transits December 2021 — Truth as You See It

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always. ― Mahatma Gandhi

Sagittarius energy adds a bit of a global or universal feeling to the December 2021 energy.  The month opens with the Sun in Sagittarius conjunct Mercury, with Mercury quincunx Uranus.  Ideas, especially new and even startling ideas, are flowing. Sagittarius and its ruling planet, Jupiter, relate to optimism, truth, higher mind and all things foreign. Sagittarius relates to “truth.” Not “truth” that others tell us is right. But our own Truth that we know to be true for us. The Sun connects with the South Node in Sagittarius for the last time until 2029. That connection coupled with the Taurus/Scorpio lunar eclipse from November 19 urges us to release old beliefs and old “truths” that are no longer relevant or true. This month:

  • Live your truth.
  • Try something new, whether new ideas or new actions.
  • Liberate yourself, drop burdens that aren’t yours to carry.
  • Find your sense of adventure in even the smallest things.
  • Expand your mind. Try reading a book that is outside your normal reading list.
  • Tune into abundance (Jupiter). Abundance is all around you.
  • Let more joy, laughter, and optimism into your life.

December 1: Neptune Turns Direct at 20 Degrees Pisces. Neptune can manifest more easily when it is direct. Especially when it is in its home sign of Pisces, as it is now.  Neptune can bring feelings of euphoria and bliss, but it can also bring feelings of loss of control, confusion, panic and hysteria. As I write this a new strain of the coronavirus has shown up in South Africa. Viruses are ruled by Neptune. Look for wild guesses, assumptions, speculation and confusion about what this really means.  Wild stock market swings are likely.

Neptune is also the planet of euphoria, creativity and romance.  We will all be better served by touring an art gallery or listening to inspiring music instead of giving into the darker, fearful side of Neptune.

December 3-4: New Moon Total Solar Eclipse at 12 Degrees Sagittarius. Think exaggerated and expanded everything (Sagittarius ruled by Jupiter) under this Sagittarius New Moon Solar Eclipse.  Because of the Neptune uncertainty (see above) our moods may fluctuate (Neptune) between euphoric optimism and abject dread. Stay the course and walk the middle line between the two extremes. This Sagittarius Solar Eclipse provides the perfect energy to manifest your desires. The explorative, optimistic vibes add just the right fuel to propel you forward when coupled with the Neptunian imagination.

December 13:  Mercury Enters Capricorn

December 13: Mars Enters Sagittarius.

I have always liked Mercury in Capricorn, because Capricorn grounds the sometimes-flighty energy of Mercury. Use this beneficial connection to further serious plans and ideas, especially regarding business matters.

Mars in Sagittarius Conjunct the South Node/Opposition the North Node forms a T-square with Jupiter.  Squares can be challenging, but this one adds the fuel (Mars) and expansive energy (Jupiter) to jump start your ideas and plans. Squares do require you to put in effort to reap the rewards. 

December 18: Full Moon at 27 Degrees Gemini/Sagittarius. Time to “speak your truth” under the Gemini Full Moon (opposite the Sagittarius Sun). You may receive exactly the information you were searching for. Because the Gemini Full Moon is trine Jupiter in Aquarius, be alert to any sudden flashes of insight that come your way. Gemini, as a dual sign, can present choices that need to be made.  “Shall I go?” or “Shall I stay?” or “What shall I keep?” and “What shall I let go of?” Jupiter can bring a layer of protection in whatever choice you make.

December 19:  Venus Retrograde Conjunct Pluto at 26 Degrees Capricorn.  See December 25 when Venus also conjuncts Pluto.  Today, with Venus retrograde, try not to obsess over any slights from friends or loved ones. A slightly miffed feeling could gain intensity and become a big, dramatic mess.

December 21: Sun Enters Capricorn. The grounded Sun in Capricorn until January 20, 2022, turns our attention to business, tradition and family. Decide that you have spent enough on holiday presents and decorations. Your pocketbook will love you! Instead, turn to tradition (Capricorn) to make the holidays bright.  One of my most memorable Christmases featured a decorated Cottonwood tree branch when we were snowed in. That’s the Sun in Capricorn!

December 23:  Nodes of the Moon Enter Scorpio/Taurus. There is a powerful, collective energy shift when the Nodes of the Moon change signs. On a personal level, the nodes help you align with your destiny. Those of you with your natal nodes in either Taurus or Scorpio will feel this shift the most as the Nodes move into Scorpio. NOTE:  The Nodes generally move backward through the Zodiac.

December 24:  Saturn Square Uranus at 11 Degrees Aquarius/Taurus. The Christmas holiday under a Saturn square Uranus aspect promises to be a study in unexpected events versus the need to present an old-fashioned, traditional holiday.  With the emphasis on the mutable Sagittarius/Neptune energy, I strongly urge you to keep those traditions that mean a lot to you, but to make allowances for surprises and an “anything goes” vibe.  Make a choice to have a fun and meaningful time (Sagittarius and Neptune), but keep your ability to laugh at disruptions (Uranus) and/or conflict (Saturn square Uranus).

December 25: Venus Conjunct Pluto at 25 Degrees Capricorn. Be careful with this one. Venus conjunct Pluto can bring on insecure feelings around close relationships. This is a classic indication of being prone to “looking for love in all the wrong places.” If you are in a committed relationship, the possibility of emotional manipulation can rear its ugly head. Instead, use this time to built a deeper level of trust and intimacy within the relationship

December 28:  Jupiter Re-Enters Pisces. Jupiter in Pisces is a great way to finish the month. Jupiter is the co-ruler of Pisces so it is strong here. This placement will bring back a sorely missed attitude of compassion and care for our fellow citizens. Pisces Sun signs will feel a renewed sense of purpose and optimism as Jupiter transits your sign. If you have the Sun, Moon or Ascendant in Pisces, now is the time to Go.For.It! Jupiter in Pisces can be enjoyed until December 27, 2022.

Moon Movement During December 2021: Note: The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

December 1:       Moon enters Scorpio

December 3:       Moon enters Sagittarius

December 4:       New Moon and Total Solar Eclipse at 12 Degrees 22’ Minutes Sagittarius

December 5:       Moon enters Capricorn

December 7:       Moon enters Aquarius

December 9:       Moon enters Pisces

December 11:     Moon enters Aries

December 14:     Moon enters Taurus

December 16:     Moon enters Gemini

December 18:     Full Moon at 27 Degrees 28’ Minutes Gemini

December 19:     Moon enters Cancer

December 21:     Moon enters Leo

December 24:     Moon enters Virgo

December 26:     Moon enters Libra

December 28:     Moon enters Scorpio

December 30:     Moon enters Sagittarius

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I will be presenting a summary of the planetary energy and what to expect in the year 2022 at the Spiritual Center in Carbondale, Colorado on January 9, 2022, at 10:00 am.  If you live in the Roaring Fork Valley, I would love to see you there. No charge to attend, but a donation to A Spiritual Center would be appreciated.

I will be teaching a beginning astrology class in early 2022 via Zoom.  Let me know if you are interested in attending. Reach out to me at  ruby@astrology-classes.com.

 

Here are a few suggestions for books that I recommend for gifting this holiday season. I know all of the authors and have read all of the books. The first one, Magic Mountain, can be ordered here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next a thought-provoking book about the nature of “reality” written by Larry Gottlieb that can be found here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third, a lovely, thoughtful poetry book written by my friend Cathy Berra. Find it here.

 

Astrology Transits October 2021 — Balance and Adjustment

 

Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. – Robert Fulgham

The Sun moved into Libra on September 22 changing the energy from a detail oriented, organizational mode into a relationship mode. We are urged to examine our life with the goal of bringing our various activities and time allocations into balance. The month opened with Mercury retrograde square Pluto at 23-25 degrees Libra/Capricorn. The first few days in October may be filled with tension around decisions and a nagging feeling that “others” are in control of your life. In addition, with Mars and Pluto activated all month, watch your anger level and avoid angry, aggressive words.

In addition, there are an unusual number of inconjunct aspects between various planets throughout the month.  The inconjunct aspect occurs when two planets are 150 degrees from each other. Two planets that are inconjunct have nothing in common and, thus, find it hard to relate to each other.  An inconjunct requires adjustment and more adjustment. So …. All through October you are urged to stay balanced and to make adjustments in all areas of your life. Ask yourself:  “How much am I willing to give?” and within that framework: “How can I make adjustments so that I can negotiate an outcome that everyone can live with?” Let’s hope our governments listen to the message.

Retrograde and forward-moving planets are also very active this month:

  • Mercury turned retrograde on September 27 at 25 Degrees Libra.
  • Pluto turns direct on October 6 at 24 Degrees Capricorn
  • Saturn turns direct on October 10 at 7 Degrees Aquarius
  • Mercury Turns Direct on October 18 at 10 Degrees Libra.
  • Jupiter Turns Direct on October 18 at 22 Degrees Aquarius.

October 2-5: Mercury Retrograde Trine Jupiter at 21-23 Degrees Libra/Aquarius. Mercury retrograde trine Jupiter can lead to grandiose ideas that cannot be confirmed.  Fire up your patience as your expectations may not live up to the reality. It would be a good idea to limit travel (Jupiter) and/or to give yourself extra travel time to reach your destination.

Mercury was in its shadow period on September 27 right on my natal Sun. My house key fell off my keyring and I didn’t notice it, so was locked out of my house.  After getting over the inconvenience (required an adjustment), I realized that keys are ruled by Mercury.  On that note, Mercury retrograde will affect you more if Mercury is conjunct, square or in opposition to a major planet or point in your natal horoscope. 

October 4-10:  Sun Conjunct Mars at 11-17 Degrees Libra. Treat relationship matters carefully when the Sun is conjunct Mars. The Sun represents your ego needs and Mars represents how you achieve those needs. The conjunction of Sun and Mars may push you towards asserting those needs in a way that you may later regret.

October 6:  New Moon at 13 Degrees Libra.  The New Moon joins up with the Sun and transiting Mars to create an energetic, but potentially volatile mix. At the same time, the Moon is inconjunct Uranus.  Wowee!! This combination creates highly charged energy that can propel you forward in unexpected ways or waylay you in a wasteland of nervous, tense, anxiety.  Your best bet is to take a hike or workout vigorously to let off some of the explosive energy. If ever there was a time to “make love, not war,” this is it.

October 6:  Pluto Turns Direct at 24 Degrees Capricorn. Pluto moving direct will be felt more on a long-term, collective level than on a personal level. Your many hours of soul searching and introspection around potential life transformations can now be acted upon.

October 7:  Venus Enters Sagittarius. If Covid allows, check out travel deals or, if necessary,  arm chair travel. College courses and trips to the library are favored.

October 10-11:  Mercury Conjunct Sun and Mars at 15 Degrees Libra. See Sun conjunct Mars above.  When retrograde Mercury joins the party, you may speak in anger and haste. Practice patience and count to 20 (or 40 or 60) before you speak.

October 11:  Saturn Turns Direct at 7 Degrees Aquarius. Saturn is a business planet.  Saturn turning direct in Aquarius will stimulate business and employment matters.  Those businesses providing innovative or technical products and services will advance nicely. Brush off the resume and hit the employment market now.

October 13-16: Venus Sextile Saturn at 7 Degrees Sagittarius/Aquarius.  Sun Trine Jupiter at 21-23 Degrees Libra/Aquarius.  You get a little respite now from the tense, angry energy.  Make amends, if needed, and/or invite someone to lunch or a walk in the autumn leaves.  Mercury is still retrograde, so make sure you both understand where to meet.  Keep the conversation light and optimistic.

October 16-17: Sun Square Pluto at 23-24 Degrees Libra/Capricorn. Sun square Pluto can bring major challenges that result in long-ranging life changes. This is another aspect that pushes you to examine your life. You are nudged toward revamping, regenerating or releasing whatever is hindering your self-expression.

October 18: Mercury Turns Direct at 10 Degrees Libra.

October 18: Jupiter Turns Direct at 22 Degrees Aquarius. We should all notice a positive uptick in energy and progress as Mercury and Jupiter turn direct. Things that have been on hold can now move forward.

October 20: Full Moon at 27 Degrees Aries/Libra. The need for balance and adjustment are highlighted in neon colors under the Aries Full Moon. Aries is about self-assertion, action, personal courage and, sometimes, even aggressively getting what you want.  Libra is about compromise, negotiating, balance and diplomacy.  This Aries Full Moon demands that you strike a balance between the need to be assertive and the need to compromise.  Libras need to consider being more courageous in going after what they want, while Aries needs to learn to work with other(s) in achieving their goals. A Full Moon activates your emotions and highlights your needs. Ask yourself:  “Where do I need to take a stand?” “How can I negotiate the conflict between “my needs” and “your needs”. “What would a fair compromise look like?

You will get a chance to work out the deep details when the Sun and Mars move into Scorpio on October 30 (see below).

October 21-22: Mars Square Pluto at 24 Degrees Libra/Capricorn. Mars square Pluto leads to conflict, aggression, tension and disagreement. Mars and Pluto on the Libra/Capricorn axis may flare up around personal relationships. This is NOT the time to resolve relationship conflicts. Pluto ups the power dynamic, while Mars leads to uncharacteristic angry outbursts and anger generally.  Wait until at least the end of the month to air any grievances. The Cardinal signs (Libra, Capricorn, Aries and Cancer) will feel this friction the strongest.

October 23: Sun Enters Scorpio.

October 30:  Mars Enters Scorpio. As the planets continue their march through the Zodiac, we now begin the Scorpio phase of their journey. Scorpio is about regeneration and deep diving into our psyche to bring about long-lasting change. Everything may become more intense as this energy strengthens from now until the third week in November. The strong Plutonian energy that we experienced this month (Sun and Mars square Pluto) set the stage and conditioned us toward the need for change.

Moon Movement During October 2021: Note: The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

October 1:    Moon in Leo

October 3:    Moon enters Virgo

October 5:    Moon enters Libra

October 6:    New Moon at 13 Degrees Libra

October 7:    Moon enters Scorpio

October 9:    Moon enters Sagittarius

October 11:  Moon enters Capricorn

October 13:  Moon enters Aquarius

October 15:  Moon enters Pisces

October 18:  Moon enters Aries

October 20:  Moon enters Taurus

October 21:  Full Moon at 27 Degrees 26 Minutes Aries

October 23:  Moon enters Gemini

October 25:  Moon enters Cancer

October 28:  Moon enters Leo

October 30:  Moon enters Virgo

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October 9 is my last day at the Aspen Saturday Market.  Stop in to say hello if you are near.  I continue to offer astrology readings by phone Zoom, and also a few in-person readings.

I finished teaching a beginning astrology classes on March 25, 2021.  Let me know if you are interested in attending another class sometime this fall. In addition, I plan to hold a once-monthly astrology meet-up where we can explore all things astrological.  At this time, I am taking a much-needed break, but will resume such activities later this fall. Reach out to me at  ruby@astrology-classes.com.

 

 

 

Astrology Transits September 2021 — Simplicity and Relationshps

I have just three things to teach:  simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. — Lao Tzu

 

The theme this month is simplicity and relationship.  Though relationships are anything but simple, the emphasis on both Virgo (simplicity and organization) and Libra (relationships) set the tone for the entire month of September.

The Sun moved into Virgo on August 23 shifting our focus toward the autumn season in the northern hemisphere. The Virgo energy relates to analysis, simplicity, organization and clearing out what is no longer essential. The Libra energy becomes strong at the autumn equinox on September 21. Libra has a strong theme relating to relationships, fairness, balance and beauty.

August 30:  Mercury enters Libra. Plan social events and work out thorny social conundrums when Mercury is in Libra. When the planet of communication is in the sign of diplomacy, your chances of a win-win outcome is greatly enhanced. Continue to pursue your artistic pursuits, as you will have an enhanced sense of color, form and balance under the transit of Mercury in Libra.

September 2:  Mars Opposition Neptune at 22 Degrees Virgo/Pisces. Its best not to push, but to just take it easy, under this nebulous, foggy energy.  Anger (Mars) may turn to depression and hopelessness (Neptune) when the planet of action (Mars) is playing tug-of-war with the planet of confusion, delusion and illusion.  However, since Neptune is the highest spiritual planet, you may want to turn that unrest into a time of quiet meditation.  Either way, know that this too shall pass as Mars moves past the opposition by September 9.

September 5: Venus Square Pluto at 24 Degrees Libra/Capricorn. Intense, and possibly challenging, interactions with those close to you are in the forecast when Venus is square Pluto. Express yourself, but don’t belabor the point under this strong, intense energy.

September 6:  New Moon at 14 Degrees Virgo; Sun Trine Uranus at 14 Degrees Virgo/Taurus; Venus Trine Jupiter at 24 Degrees Libra/Aquarius and Mars Trine Pluto at 24 Degrees Virgo/Capricorn.  Whew, this Virgo New Moon contains strong energy!!! There’s a lot of planet power lighting up the sky at the new Harvest Moon in Virgo. Let me try to tease out the various energies expressed.

  • New Moon in Virgo. The Moon is conjunct the Sun at 14 degrees Virgo.  I often picture the New Moon as a dancer or actor/actress waiting at the edge of the stage before curtain call. Even though the Sun entered Virgo on August 22, its conjunction with the Moon is when it really sets off new energy and sets the stage for new actions and events around planning and organization.
  • Sun in Virgo Trine Uranus in Taurus. The Sun adds energy and visibility to Uranus’ need to bring in the new and unusual. The earth energy brings stability and focus to help us reinvent ourselves and our situation.
  • Venus in Libra Trine Jupiter in Aquarius brings an easy energy that facilitates our our ability to form and communicate ideas. Beware of becoming overly optimistic especially with regard to financial matters and untested romantic liaisons.
  • Mars in Virgo Trine Pluto in Capricorn brings action (Mars) and power (Pluto) in a grounded focused way. You can accomplish a lot under this aspect. Just be sure to use the energy in a helpful way, not to force others to bend to your will. Power struggles are inherent in Mars/Pluto energy unless you are mindful.

All-in-all, this Virgo New Moon has the power to set you on a new path in a focused, grounded way.  Plan carefully, organize well and you will be well on your way to a better way of living.  Health, pets and employment matters are especially favored under this Virgo Harvest Moon.

 

September 10:  Venus Enters Scorpio.  Venus in Scorpio through October 6 brings intense emotions around relationships and you may be feeling extra passionate and sexual.  When Venus is in Scorpio we want to become closer to others, yet  at the same time, Venus in Scorpio brings out our deep vulnerabilities and fear of giving up our power. Thus, jealousy and distrust can prevail.  Beware of creating crisis where none exists. This is one of those aspects that can be very positive or very destructive, depending on your actions and intentions.

September 14: Sun Opposing Neptune at 22 Degrees Virgo/Pisces.  This is another time, when you might want to withdraw from the everyday happenings around you.  You may be feeling overly sensitive and, yet, unable to assert yourself.  In addition, things and people around you may be confusing and/or downright deceptive.  Because your powers of discrimination are lacking at this time, it is best not to commit to anyone or anything until the Sun moves out of aspect to Neptune in a few days.

September 14:  Mars Enters Libra. Mars in Libra until October 30 focuses on your relationships. Mars is action and our impetus to move forward, while Libra relates to  partnership and cooperation.  The Martian energy becomes muted while in Libra. The danger is that we may not stand up for  ourselves when we should.  The big upside to Mars in Libra is that it makes us more willing to compromise and to work out relationship snags. Use this time to look at your relationships with an eye toward making them better for everyone involved.

September 17: Venus Square Saturn. This is not the best day for relating to others. You may feel removed from others and may feel lonely and depressed. You may find yourself obsessing about your relationships, with a feeling that they are worse than they are.  This is not a day to take action.  Rather, go within and get in touch with your own feelings around your self-value.  Self-reflection and introspection are called for, rather than finding fault with others.

September 20:  Full Moon at 28 Degrees Pisces. The veil between the worlds is lifted when the Moon is full in Pisces.  Tune in to your intuition, meditate, and let divine guidance flow  through you. The Sabian symbol for this Pisces Full Moon is “Light Breaking into Many Colors as It Passes through a Prism.” This is about the ability to break all the colors and nuances of our life down into many parts so they can be analyzed (a function of the Virgo Sun opposite the Pisces Moon).  At the same time, we are urged to bring all of our separate parts together into a single focus and to let our analytical brain rest for a while.  Tune in to symbols, images, color and the messages from other realms and just BE. Those of you who work with crystals may find that work to be especially illuminating under this Full Moon in Pisces.

September 22:  Sun Enters Libra. The Sun in Libra until October 22, brings our attention to partnerships of all kinds. This can be a best friend, spouse, significant other, counselor and/or a business partnership.  Its time to mend and honor  all relationships under the helpful rays of the Sun in Libra.

September 23:  Venus Opposition Uranus. You will be drawn to stimulating activities of all kinds when Venus opposes Uranus.  It can bring a sudden love relationship, but only time will tell whether it will be lasting.  In the meantime, just enjoy the unusual vibes!

September 25:  Mars Trine Saturn at 7 Degrees Libra/Aquarius. This is a superb transit for completing painstaking projects, or those that you have been putting off forever.  Mars gives you energy, while Saturn helps you stick to the project until it is completed. Detail work of all kinds is favored. The Moon in Gemini forms a Grand Trine with Mars and Saturn on September 26, bringing a sense of emotional accomplishment to your hard work.

September 27:  Mercury turns retrograde at 25 Degrees Libra.  Mercury retrograde in Libra until October 19 gives us a second chance to focus on our relationships.  In some cases, we may want to make amends or to clarify relationship issues.  In a few cases, we may find that the relationship is no longer viable and we may decide to let it go.  Some of you may find that an old love comes back into your life.

September 29:  Sun Trine Saturn at 7 Degrees Libra/Aquarius. Sun trine Saturn is custom made for organizing and making an overall plan.  Ask yourself, “Where have I been and where do I want to go?”

Venus Trine Neptune at 21 Degrees Scorpio/Pisces. Venus trine Neptune can bring a lovely romantic relationship.  The danger is that you see what you want to see in the other person, not necessarily what is actually there. Proceed carefully.

September 30:  Venus Square Jupiter. You won’t have a lot of self-discipline when Venus is square Jupiter, so plan something enjoyable and fun. If you go shopping, you might want to leave your credit cards home. You will be prone to over spending on less than stellar quality goods.  Personal relationships are favored, unless you present yourself in an arrogant or grandiose manner.

 

Moon Movement During September 2021: Note: The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

September 1:      Moon in Cancer

September 3:      Moon enters Leo

September 5:      Moon enters Virgo

September 6:      New Moon at 14 Degrees Virgo

September 7:      Moon enters Libra

September 10:    Moon enters Scorpio

September 12:    Moon enters Sagittarius

September 14:    Moon enters Capricorn

September 16:    Moon enters Aquarius

September 18:    Moon enters Pisces

September 20:    Full Harvest Moon at 28 Degrees Pisces

September 20:    Moon enters Aries

September 24:    Moon enters Taurus

September 25:    Moon enters Gemini

September 28:    Moon enters Cancer

September 30:    Moon enters Leo

Schedule your comprehensive astrology reading by sending me an email.  My readings will look at your current life, your year ahead and the once-in-a-lifetime planetary progressions that are affecting you now. Readings are by telephone or Zoom and are recorded. Payment is by Paypal.

I will be at the Aspen Saturday Market through October 9 and  at the Basalt Sunday Market through September 26.  Stop in to say hello if you attend any of these events. I hope to see you there.  I continue to offer astrology readings by phone Zoom, and also a few in-person readings.

I gave a Zoom talk on Chiron on May 23 at the Carbondale Spiritual Center. You can view it on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbibLelZxSA&t=3s.

I finished teaching a beginning astrology classes on March 25, 2021.  Let me know if you are interested in attending another class sometime this fall. In addition, I plan to hold a once-monthly astrology meet-up where we can explore all things astrological.  At this time, I am taking a much-needed break, but will resume such activities later this fall. Reach out to me at  ruby@astrology-classes.com.

If you have not yet viewed my video regarding the energy of 2021 and beyond you can find it on You Tube at https://youtu.be/auaxtvdX4iE