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Astrology Transits December 2023 – Seeking Truth and Wisdom

Sometimes it’s not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don’t mean. ― Bob Dylan

 

Sagittarius is the sign of truth, especially “truth as you see it.” Your truth may not be my truth, nor should it be. We are each given a unique and special birth chart as a guidepost to understanding ourselves and our interactions with others. Use this time when the Sun moves through Sagittarius to fine tune your beliefs by questioning everything. In the meantime, experience something new, plan a trip, read a few philosophy books and/or listen to some thought-provoking podcasts.

 

This would be an ideal time to reflect on your journey through the dark night of the soul;and the deep soul searching you may have experienced when several planets were transiting Scorpio last month. Now, as the planetary energy shifts to Sagittarius, it is time to do some judicious editing. What insights were helpful and what insights have no meaning for you, at least at this time. Enjoy the more light hearted energy of Sagittarius.

 

December 1: Mercury enters Capricorn. Mercury in Capricorn turns our attention to practical matters and matters related to commerce.

 

December 3: Venus Square Pluto at 28 Degrees Libra/Capricorn. Venus square Pluto challenges you to re-evaluate your relationships and your relationship to money and security. Be wary of manipulative tactics by you or others. Instead, try to understand and confront the fear that prompts such behavior. 

 

December 3: Mars Quincunx Jupiter at 6 Degrees Sagittarius/Taurus. Mars quincunx Jupiter brings out your fighting spirit. Avoid conflict now. Instead, direct your energy towards positive projects. You can accomplish a lot now if you tweak your approach and proceed mindfully.

 

December 4: Venus Enters Scorpio. Venus in Scorpio brings out the intensity around relationships. Be aware that you and your partner (or others in your life) may be more secretive and/or intense at this time. As Venus is also square Pluto, don’t push too hard. It may be difficult to gauge the intensity surrounding you.

 

December 6: Mercury at 5 Degrees Capricorn Sesquiquadrate Uranus at 20 Degrees Taurus. You may feel like “something has to give” when Mercury is sesquiquadrate Uranus. Your ideas may be challenged resulting in extreme mental tension. Both you and others may express “radical” views that push each other’s buttons. Avoid rigidity (Taurus) in your thinking and talking. By tomorrow, Mercury trine Jupiter leads to positive thinking and good judgment.

 

December 6: Neptune Turns Direct at 24 Degrees Pisces. What did you dream about when Neptune was retrograde? What did you wish to create, but didn’t feel the time was right? You can now put all those dreams into action. Use your intuition to guide you as you manifest your dreams and creative endeavors.

 

December 9: Venus Opposition Jupiter at 6 Degrees Scorpio/Taurus. Venus opposition Jupiter is a party-time transit that indicates pleasurable activities and an optimistic viewpoint. Be careful not to overindulge in food and drink or to overspend.

 

December 12: New Moon at 20 Degrees Sagittarius Quincunx Uranus at 20 Degrees Sagittarius/Taurus. Venus at 20 Degrees Scorpio Sesquiquadrate Neptune at 24 Degrees Pisces. All New Moons are excellent for beginning something new. This Sagittarius New Moon is especially primed to help you release old energy patterns, habits and hurts. Sagittarius is about new adventures, travel and expanding your horizons. Uranus is the sign of freedom and throwing off limitation and worldly weights. Venus in aspect to Neptune brings answers through spiritual insights (Neptune in Pisces) and love (Venus).

December 13: Mercury Turns Retrograde at 8 Degrees Capricorn. Mercury moves backward through Capricorn until it stations direct on January 2, 2024 at 22 degrees Sagittarius. This is another chance to re-evaluate your thoughts and “truths.” Mercury turning direct right after New Year’s Day is excellent for business and career matters in early 2024.

 

December 15: Mars Trine Chiron at 15 Degrees Sagittarius/Aries. Take another look at those you are angry with or alienated from when Mars is trine Chiron. It is quite likely that your anger and frustration (Mars) come from your own internal hurts and trauma (Chiron). Ask yourself what it is about the other person’s actions that stir up your hurtful, sad and angry feelings. Mars trine Chiron can bring a relationship breakthrough when used in this way.

 

December 16: Sun Square Neptune at 24 Degrees Sagittarius/Pisces. Allow yourself to dream and let your thoughts flow unchecked when the Sun is square Neptune. This is not the time for accomplishment or for clarity, but rather a time to let imagination and inspiration have center stage. Record your thoughts, dreams and impressions and refer to them later – perhaps when Mercury is sextile Saturn on the 21st.

 

December 18: Mercury Trine Jupiter at 5 Degrees Capricorn/Taurus. Mercury trine Jupiter is extremely helpful in looking at the big picture. Because both planets are in earth signs, any conclusions reached now are positive (Jupiter) yet grounded (Capricorn/Taurus).

 

December 21: Sun Enters Capricorn at 10:27 PM EST. The Sun at zero degrees Capricorn at the solstice is one of the four very important Aries Points of the Zodiac. Any planet at zero degrees of a sign has enhanced energy and “oomph.” Set your intentions now for the new year of 2024. In my opinion, December 21 is more beneficial for setting intentions and resolutions than New Year’s Day. So set your intentions now and reaffirm them on January 1.

 

December 21: Venus Opposition Uranus at 19 Degrees Scorpio/Taurus. Mars Quincunx Uranus at 19 Degrees Sagittarius/Taurus. With the Sun at the solstice, Venus opposition Uranus and Mars quincunx Uranus, there is an “upset the apple cart” feeling to today’s energy. Unpredictable events may occur. Opportunities may suddenly appear and/or opportunities may suddenly disappear. Venus opposing Uranus and Mars quincunx Uranus can be hard on the nerves. Uranus’ job is to shake things up and bring new ways of looking at things. Even if opportunities disappear, something better is waiting to appear. The Sun in Capricorn tempers the impulsive energy and brings rational and logical thinking, concentration, focus and organization. Steady, focused actions allow you to break through obstacles and bring success.

 

December 23: Mercury Enters Sagittarius. Mercury in Sagittarius sparks your thirst for knowledge, travel and adventure. Let your curiosity flow and expand your horizons. Do at least one thing now that you have never allowed yourself to do before.

 

December 26: Full Moon at 4-5 Degrees Cancer. Sun at 5 Degrees Capricorn Sesquiquadrate Uranus at 19 Degrees Taurus. The emotional Cancer Full Moon focuses its energy around home, family and the very foundations of your life. You may find yourself looking into your family dynamics in an effort to understand who you are today. Ask yourself: Are my self-destructive actions such as jealousy, insecurity and self-hate mine or did I inherit them from old family patterns? A Cancer Full Moon is an absolutely perfect time to let go of old family patterns and self-destructive actions that no longer reflect the real,, authentic you. Moon rituals are especially beneficial under this deep, watery, emotional Full Moon.

December 27:  Sun Trine Jupiter at 5 Degrees Capricorn/Taurus. Mercury Conjunct Mars at 24 Degrees Sagittarius. The Sun trine Jupiter feels like a big smiley face. Mercury Conjunct Mars speeds decision making and propels you into action. Harvest this expansive, optimistic connection by making decisions, and by asserting your ideas. Rapid progress can be made now.

 

December 28: Mars Square Neptune at 25 Degrees Sagittarius/Pisces. This aspect is a little like stepping on the gas while driving through fog. Take time to be quiet and don’t push yourself. Irritations that pop up now, will look much better in a few days.

 

December 29: Venus enters Sagittarius and Sextiles Pluto at 29 Degrees Sagittarius/Capricorn. Venus is sextile Pluto and then moves from Scorpio into Sagittarius. The love planet feels freer and more loving when in the sign of Sagittarius. Leave all of the Venus in Scorpio relationship soul searching behind and just enjoy new adventures with those you care about.

 

December 31: Jupiter Stations Direct at 5 Degrees Taurus. Jupiter direct in Taurus turns your attention to positive ways to build security, wealth, and self-esteem. Jupiter is starting its journey toward a rare conjunction with Uranus on April 20, 2024. Begin to look for new possibilities and opportunities now.

 

Moon Movement During December 2023: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

December 1:          Moon enters Leo

December 3:          Moon enters Virgo

December 6:          Moon enters Libra

December 8:          Moon enters Scorpio

December 11:        Moon enters Sagittarius

December 12:        New Moon at 20 degrees 40 minutes Sagittarius

December 13:        Moon enters Capricorn

December 15:        Moon enters Aquarius

December 17:        Moon enters Pisces

December 19:        Moon enters Aries

December 21:        Moon enters Taurus

December 24:        Moon enters Gemini

December 26:        Moon enters Cancer

December 26:        Full Moon at 4 Degrees 58 Minutes Cancer

December 28:        Moon enters Leo

December 31:        Moon enters Virgo

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UPCOMING ASTROLOGY CLASSES.-  I will be teaching two online astrology classes via Zoom starting in January.

  • a beginning astrology class staring on January 24, 2024  at 6:00 pm MST and
  • an intermediate astrology class where we can get together to learn new techniques, while also practicing reading charts – starting on January 25, 2024, at 6:00 pm MST

Uranus would love to have you participate, since Uranus rules astrology.

 

I am still doing astrology readings by telephone or Zoom. My readings consist of transits, progressions, solar arc directions and solar return (year ahead) in relation to your birth chart. One-hour readings are $160 and half-hour readings are $80. Readings are recorded and payment is by PayPal, Square or Venmo. Send an email to ruby@astrology-classes.com to schedule your reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrology Transits November 2023–Light and Dark

I marveled at the beauty of all life and savored the power and possibilities of my imagination. In these rare moments, I prayed, I danced, and I analyzed. I saw that life was good and bad, beautiful and ugly. I understood that I had to dwell on the good and beautiful in order to keep my imagination, sensitivity, and gratitude intact. I knew it would not be easy to maintain this perspective. I knew I would often twist and turn, bend and crack a little, but I also knew that…I would never completely break. ― Maria Nhambu, Africa’s Child

In many ways, November 2023 is a month of extremes and opposites. Saturn turns direct on November 4 in Pisces. We should all feel an easing of the sense of restriction and limitation that has plagued so many of us since June 18 when Saturn turned retrograde. Saturn in Pisces speaks to taking a reality-based, cold, sober (Saturn) look at your dreams (Pisces) with an eye toward making those dreams come true. You can no longer afford to let your dreams float around you without direction. Retrograde Saturn in Pisces slowed everything down and gave you time to re-evaluate your life path. Saturn in Pisces direct demands that you take the necessary steps to bring your dreams to concrete fruition.

The period from November 11 through November 14, when Mars opposes Uranus and the Sun opposes Uranus in the fixed signs of Taurus and Scorpio is especially fraught with uncertainty, anxiety and sudden change. At the same time, the Sun and Mars are quincunx the North Node in Aries. If that isn’t enough, those aspects take place under a new Moon at 20-21 degrees Scorpio.

These aspects all point to a time of deep change and transformation ((new Moon in Scorpio)) with an overlay of frustration (Uranus) and anger (Mars).

Unexpected, irrational emotions can prompt you to take actions that are not in your best interests. Try to delay important decisions and enter into commitments with caution. Now is a time to keep your wits about you and to not get pulled into the firestorm (Mars).

 

November 2: Sun at 10 Degrees Scorpio Sesquiquadrate Neptune at 25 Degrees Pisces. The Sun in Scorpio in aspect to Neptune brings a watery, intuitive vibe that is good for dreaming and intuitive insights, but not so good for decision making.

 

November 2: Venus Quincunx North Node at 24 Degrees Virgo/Aries. Sun Opposition Jupiter at 10 Degrees Scorpio/Taurus. Venus in Virgo sees the flaws in your significant relationships and someone close to you may disappoint you. Venus quincunx the North Node helps you make a decision on whether the relationship is right for you or not. Sun opposition Jupiter brings a confident spin to everything, so wait a few days before making any life-changing decisions.

 

November 3: Venus Opposition Neptune at 25 Degrees Virgo/Pisces. Venus at 25 Degrees Virgo Sesquiquadrate Jupiter at 10 Degrees Taurus. Continue to put off making life-changing decisions with Venus opposition Neptune and Venus sesquiquadrate Jupiter.

 

November 4: Saturn Turns Direct at 0 Degrees Pisces. Saturn finally stations direct. Hopefully, each of you tuned into the Pisces intuition and imagination during Saturn’s long retrograde from June 8 until today. Use Saturn’s clear and practical energy to help you manifest those Piscean dreams and desires.

 

November 4: Mercury Opposition Uranus at 21 Degrees Scorpio/Taurus. Mercury opposition Uranus is a short-lived aspect that can be challenging because of mental tension, and disruptive viewpoints. This too shall pass and even pass quickly.

 

November 6: Mercury Trine Neptune at 25 Degrees Scorpio/Pisces. Venus Trine Pluto at 28 Degrees Virgo/Capricorn. Venus trine Pluto brings intense relationship issues and feelings to the forefront. Mercury trine Neptune adds a layer of confusion to the mix. This is another time when it is best not to make long-term decisions. Rather, use this time to evaluate your relationships in order to make positive changes at a more opportune time.

 

November 8: Sun Quincunx Chiron at 16 Degrees Scorpio/Aries. You may be looking deeply at current and future relationships under the Sun quincunx Chiron aspect. Loyalties and truthfulness of others may be questioned. Continue to evaluate, but put off acting.

 

November 8:  Venus Enters Libra. Venus Quincunx Saturn at 0 Degrees Libra/Pisces. Venus in Libra quincunx Saturn in Pisces indicates the need for adjustments in your social life and your relationship to yourself and others. Venus quincunx Saturn can bring a bout of self-pity, alienation or loneliness. Though uncomfortable, this aspect can be used to make adjustments in how, why and when you relate to others.

 

November 11: Mars Opposition Uranus at 21 Degree Scorpio/Taurus. Mars opposition Uranus is a dangerous transit. Everyone is feeling restless and irritable and tempers are on a short fuse. Others may challenge you and disruptions are common. Take frequent deep breathes, keep your own counsel and learn to disengage from other’s anger. Because Mars opposition Uranus occurs in the fixed signs of Taurus and Scorpio, there is a real danger of digging deep into your own feeling of righteousness without a spirit of compromise. Tread carefully in all areas of your life. Fixed signs (Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus and Leo) are especially affected by this transit.

 

November 13: New Moon at 20 degrees 43 minutes Scorpio. The Sun, Moon and Mars in Scorpio are all in opposition to Uranus in Taurus at the Scorpio New Moon. Because Scorpio is the sign of deep transformation and the Moon rules your emotions, this Scorpio new Moon may bring up unwelcome and/or troubling thoughts, feelings and desires. The Scorpio new Moon in opposition to Uranus brings intense inner tension and restlessness. The Scorpio New Moon trine Neptune will spark all of your escapist and addictive tendencies, so be extra careful not to indulge in unhealthy food, drink or drugs at this time. Instead, be kind to yourself and tune into your deepest self in a gentle, supportive way.

November 13: Sun Opposition Uranus at 21 Degrees Scorpio/Taurus. Venus at 5 Degrees Libra Sesiquiquadrate Uranus at 21 Degrees Taurus. The disruptive energy continues when the Sun is opposition Uranus. Surprises and upsets are the norm and anything can happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Be especially careful of accidents and refrain from engaging in arguments with others.

 

November 17: Sun and Mars Conjunct Trine Neptune at 25 Degrees Scorpio/Pisces. The Sun trine Neptune stimulates your inner intuition, idealism and dreams, while Mars trine Neptune brings the necessary drive and actions to fulfill those dreams and desires. What do you really want your life to stand for (North Node)? Use this dynamic configuration to bring you closer to your life purpose.

 

November 21: Mars Sextile Pluto at 28 Degrees Scorpio/Capricorn. Mars sextile Pluto brings a renewed sense of energy and drive. Actions taken now can have surprisingly beneficial results. Just be careful not to push too hard or to try to control others. Use this energy to direct your own actions.

 

November 22: Sun Enters Sagittarius. If the last 22 days have seemed a little testy and challenging (maybe an understatement), we all get a reprieve when the Sun enters Sagittarius. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, so the Jupiter qualities of expansion, enthusiasm and the quest for knowledge and adventure applies. Enjoy this Sun in Sagittarius transit by going to someplace you’ve never been before, reading a book in a subject new to you or explore different cultures, religions and/or philosophies.

 

November 23: Sun and Mars Square Saturn at 1-3 Degrees Sagittarius/Pisces. Under Sun square Saturn ask yourself thorny questions such as: “How much responsibility do I need to take, especially as it relates to others?” “Do I really need to work so hard?” “Why don’t I have time for socializing and fun?” Use this somewhat demanding and difficult transit to examine your relationship to responsibility, work versus leisure time and the very structures (Saturn) of your life. On a happier note, Sun square Saturn is extremely helpful in organizing your life to make it easier.

 

November 26: Venus Quincunx Uranus at 20 Degrees Libra/Taurus. You crave more excitement and variety in your life when Venus is quincunx Uranus. Be careful not to jeopardize long-standing relationships due to a short-lived feeling of discontent.

 

November 27:   Full Moon at 4 Degrees 51 Minutes Gemini. The Gemini full Moon and Sagittarius Sun form a T-square with Saturn in Pisces. This Gemini Full Moon stimulates your ideas and conversations. Now is a good time to evaluate your beliefs (Sagittarius Sun) and to take some concrete steps (Saturn) to bring your everyday life into alignment with your beliefs and aspirations (Sagittarius). Many of you may be considering additional training in an endeavor that is near and dear to you. Some of you will be considering teaching what you know. Let go of what you don’t need to make room for such activities.

Moon Transits November 2023: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

November 1:    Moon enters Cancer

November 4:    Moon enters Leo

November 6:    Moon enters Virgo

November 9:    Moon enters Libra

November 11:   Moon enters Scorpio

November 13:   New Moon at 20 degrees 43 minutes Scorpio

November 13:   Moon enters Sagittarius

November 16:   Moon enters Capricorn

November 18:   Moon enters Aquarius

November 20:   Moon enters Pisces

November 22:   Moon enters Aries

November 24:   Moon enters Taurus

November 26:   Moon enters Gemini

November 27:   Full Moon at 4 Degrees 51 Minutes Gemini

November 29:   Moon enters Cancer

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STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING ASTROLOGY CLASSES.-  I plan to teach two classes some time in the fall:

  • a beginning astrology class and
  • an intermediate astrology class where we can get together and learn new techniques, while also practicing reading charts.

Uranus would love to have you participate, since Uranus rules astrology. Send an email to ruby@astrology-classes.com to save your place for the classes.

I am still doing astrology readings by telephone or Zoom. My readings consist of transits, progressions, solar arc directions and solar return (year ahead) in relation to your birth chart. One-hour readings are $160 and half-hour readings are $80. Readings are recorded and payment is by PayPal, Square or Venmo. Send an email to ruby@astrology-classes.com to schedule your reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrology Transits October 2023–Balance & Reflection

As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless — Rodney Yee

Out of clutter, find simplicity. From disorder, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. — Albert Einstein

I put two quotes up this month, because both seem to fit the current energy. I don’t remember a time when we have had so much uncertainty and unexpected events seem to happen out of the blue. The Sun is in Libra until October 23. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, so there is the desire and the energy to embrace others, make peace and tune into the equilibrium of the cosmos.

However, simultaneous with the peaceful Libra energy is the fiery energy of Mars in Libra, Uranus in Taurus and Pluto retrograde in Capricorn, with two eclipses. That is enough to stir things up. Mars calls for action, Uranus stirs things up and breaks chains and Pluto wants total control and/or transformation. My advice for this month is to create a web of peace, beauty and harmony around yourself (Libra). Then when the disruptive energy of Mars, Uranus and Pluto becomes strong from time to time, you have a place of calm, harmony and simplicity to retreat to. However, for maximum spiritual growth, let yourself be open to the transformative message of Pluto, Scorpio and the solar and lunar eclipses.

For everyone with planets near 27 degrees Libra, Capricorn, Aries or Cancer, remember that everything in your life is up for review. The more you can transform what is no longer working the easier and more beneficial these challenging transits will be.

October 1: Mars Quincunx Uranus at 23 Degrees Libra/Taurus. Mars is the planet of action. It allows us to be assertive, action-oriented and direct. Uranus wants us to express ourselves authentically and to honor our individuality. The quincunx aspect brings a disconnect between the two. Mars in Libra quincunx Uranus creates a sense of frustration and impatience. Rather than letting yourself become impulsive and irritated, use Mars quincunx Uranus to generate new ideas, and to break through obstacles in innovative ways.

October 3: Venus Quincunx Neptune at 26 Degrees Leo/Pisces. Pull back from actively making decisions when Venus is quincunx Neptune. Venus in Leo will push you to put yourself front and center, while Neptune wants to withdraw from the world. Use this energy to watch an inspirational film or to have an at-home spa day.

October 4: Mercury Enters Libra. Mercury in Libra begins a more social time. Relationship matters are highlighted. Diplomacy and compromise should come a little easier now.

October 6: Venus Quincunx Pluto at 28 Degrees Leo/Capricorn. Venus quincunx Pluto brings intense interactions with others. An adjustment (quincunx) needs to be made between your ego needs (Venus in Leo) and someone else’s need to control (Pluto). Tread lightly now.

October 7: Sun Quincunx Jupiter at 14 Degrees Libra/Taurus. With both the Sun and Jupiter in Venus-ruled signs, Jupiter’s natural optimism helps smooth over any rough spots today. Since everyone will be feeling more optimistic, you can make headway in negotiations.

October 8: Venus Enters Virgo. Venus in Virgo until November 8 brings a certain amount of discernment to everyday matters relating to money saving and spending, relationship issues and organizational issues. This is also a good time to organize your house or garage and to get rid of the clutter.

October 10:  Venus Opposition Saturn at 1 Degrees Virgo/Pisces. You may be torn between pleasure (Venus) and duty (Saturn) when Venus is opposition Saturn. Be wary of engaging in a “pity party” or feelings of unworthiness. Instead, this aspect is wonderful for tackling jobs you have pushed aside and just doing them. You will feel an enhanced sense of accomplishment when the job is complete.

October 11: Sun Opposition Chiron at 17 Degrees Libra/Aries and Venus at 2 Degrees Virgo Sesiquiquadrate Chiron at 17 Degrees Aries. With both the Sun and Venus making an aspect to Chiron, you may find yourself going down memory lane. As you do so, give yourself permission to let go of painful, unhelpful associations. Insights you gain now will help you heal and move on.

October 12-13: Mars Enters Scorpio and Trines Saturn at 1 Degree Scorpio/Pisces. Mars in Scorpio trine Saturn calls for discipline and endurance. You may have erratic bursts of energy that just wear you out. Its much better to focus your energy in a steady, attentive way. You can accomplish a lot by doing so.

October 14: New Moon Solar Eclipse at 21 Libra. Eclipse quincunx Uranus at 22 Degrees Taurus and Opposition North Node at 25 Degrees Aries. The New Moon Solar Eclipse in Libra is about new beginnings and about relationship, partnership, advisors and even contract negotiations. The Sun and Moon are in an adjustment aspect with Uranus, which in itself is a harbinger of change. Eclipses shake things up, as does Uranus. Ask yourself: “What has become stagnant in my life? How can I breathe new life and excitement into outworn ideas, places and things.

The Libra Solar Eclipse is in opposition to the North Node in Aries. Ask yourself whether you are “going along to get along.” This Solar Eclipse in Libra is about finding harmony between your passive, peace loving side and your fiery warrior side. Libra energy always brings this dynamic to the forefront to be looked at again and again.

October 20: Sun and Mercury Square Pluto at 27 Degrees Libra/Capricorn. Those of you with the Sun or other planets between 22 degrees of the cardinal signs (Libra, Capricorn, Aries and Cancer) and 2 degrees of the fixed signs (Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus and Leo) will feel this square the most. In fact, since Pluto has hovered around 27 degrees of Capricorn for at least two years, you have felt the energy every time a planet transits over Pluto. Pluto calls for extreme transformation. When the Sun transits Pluto you are urged to consider making deep changes. Look to the house where your Sun and Moon fall to understand the area of your life that needs to change.

Under Mercury square Pluto, keep an open mind, let the other person speak and try to learn from the other person’s viewpoint. Power plays and ego trips can come out of the blue when the Sun and Mercury are square Pluto.

October 22: Mercury Enters Scorpio and Trines Saturn at Zero Degrees Scorpio. Planets are emboldened and are stronger when at zero degrees of any sign. Your powers of concentration are enhanced under Mercury trine Saturn. Mercury can sometimes cause scattered thoughts. However, when Mercury is trine Saturn you are able to focus deeply for maximum results.

October 22: Venus Trine Jupiter at 12 Degrees Virgo/Taurus. Venus at 12 Degrees Virgo Sesquiquadrate Pluto at 28 Degrees Capricorn. Venus trine Jupiter is one of those sweetheart transits that help to even out the more challenging energy. Combine that with Venus Sesquiquadrate Pluto, which feels a little intense, and you have a day with positive high energy with a few blips along the way. It’s mostly beneficial – enjoy!

October 23: Sun Enters Scorpio. The energy changes dramatically, when the Sun leaves Libra and enters Scorpio. The Scorpio energy provides a higher level of intensity and individual courage is enhanced. Scorpio is known for mystery and introspection with the ability to dig below the surface and show the flaws. Use this time to bring your subconscious desires to the surface for manifestation.

October 24: Sun Trine Saturn at 1 Degree Scorpio/Pisces. Saturn brings rewards for hard work, responsibility and discipline. Now is one of those times when you can set realistic and achievable goals that have a good chance of manifestation. Put in a little extra effort now to reap your rewards for past efforts.

October 28: Full Moon Partial Eclipse at 5 Degrees Taurus. Mercury Conjunct Mars and Mercury and Mars Opposition Jupiter at 11 Degrees Scorpio/Taurus. This eclipse is the last one in a series of eclipses that occur on the Taurus/Scorpio axis. This eclipse will unearth any feelings of discontent around money and security (Taurus) and bring out deep hidden fears (Scorpio). Though that doesn’t sound so great, it actually is a perfect time to get in touch with your security needs and to more deeply understand your hidden motivations around money and security.

October 31: Venus Trine Uranus at 21 Degrees Virgo/Taurus. Some exciting and unexpected news or events can happen when Venus is trine Uranus. If you like to gamble a wee bit, buy a few lottery tickets. Just remember that Uranus is a wild card, so nothing is for sure.

Moon Movement During October 2023: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

October 1:        Moon in Taurus

October 3:        Moon enters Gemini

October 5:        Moon enters Cancer

October 7:        Moon enters Leo

October 10:      Moon enters Virgo

October 12:      Moon enters Libra

October 14:      New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse at 21 Degrees Libra

October 15:      Moon enters Scorpio

October 17:      Moon enters Sagittarius

October 19:      Moon enters Capricorn

October 22:      Moon enters Aquarius

October 24:      Moon enters Pisces

October 26:      Moon enters Aries

October 28:      Moon enters Taurus

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STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING ASTROLOGY CLASSES.-  I plan to teach two classes some time in the fall:

  • a beginning astrology class and
  • an intermediate astrology class where we can get together and learn new techniques, while also practicing reading charts.

Uranus would love to have you participate, since Uranus rules astrology.  Reserve your spot by emailing me at ruby@astroogy-classes.com

 

I am still doing astrology readings by telephone or Zoom. My readings consist of transits, progressions, solar arc directions and solar return (year ahead) in relation to your birth chart. One-hour readings are $160 and half-hour readings are $80. Readings are recorded and payment is by PayPal, Square or Venmo. Send an email to ruby@astrology-classes.com to schedule your reading.

Astrology Transits September 2023 – Harvest

“What are you planting today to harvest tomorrow?”— Lailah Gifty Akita

There is often a feeling of melancholy when the Sun moves into Virgo. The days are gradually become shorter and shorter and our attention turns to all those tasks, connections and communications unsaid or not completed during the summer. It is time for the harvest, both literally and figuratively. Now is an opportune time to review the last four months. Give yourself credit for what has been accomplished and make plans for the next four months.

Four planets change motion between August 23 and September 16. Mercury and Uranus retrograde indicate that things may not turn out exactly as expected. Clear communication is needed (Mercury retrograde) as is the ability to go with the flow (Uranus retrograde). Events are changeable and not easily controlled. Uranus brings surprises, inspiration and breakthroughs. Tune into the positive energy by letting go of fixed ideas and controlling tendencies. Here is a quick summary of the retrograde planets from May 11 until the end of January 2024.

  • Venus Retrograde: From July 23 to September 4.
  • Mercury Retrograde: From August 24 to September 16.
  • Pluto Retrograde: From May 11 to October 22.
  • Saturn Retrograde: From June 18 to November 4.
  • Uranus Retrograde From August 30 to January 28, 2024
  • Neptune Retrograde: From July 1 to December 6.
  • Jupiter Retrograde: From September 5 to December 31.

 

August 30: Uranus Turns Retrograde at 23 Degrees Taurus. Uranus is retrograde in Taurus until January 28, 2004. Planets move closer to the Sun when retrograde so their effects become stronger. Uranus is the planet of change and sudden reversals. The stock market has fluctuated wildly with Uranus in Taurus. Such stock market swings may intensify when Uranus is retrograde. It is best not to panic on downturns or become overly optimistic on upturns. It’s just Uranus doing its thing.

 

September 1: Mars Quincunx Saturn at 3 Degrees Libra/Pisces. Adjustments must be made when a planet is in a quincunx aspect. Mars quincunx Saturn is perhaps more challenging than most quincunx aspects. Mars wants action and it wants it now. Saturn wants to use a slower, more conservative, more thought-out approach. When the signs of Libra and Pisces are involved, it is even more problematic. Libra has a hard time making decisions. Pisces often doesn’t know why a decision has to be made at all. Put off major decisions until after September 4, when Mercury trine Jupiter makes decision making much easier.

 

September 4: Mercury Trine Jupiter at 15 Degrees Virgo/Taurus. Words flow and optimism is high when Mercury is trine Jupiter. Mercury trine Jupiter is especially conductive to handling money and business communication.

 

September 4: Venus Turns Direct at 12 Degrees Leo. Venus direct in Leo is a signal to move ahead with relationship and financial matters (Venus). However, if you happen to be in a challenging relationship,, practice self-love when making such relationship decisions; especially if you have been sacrificing yourself to keep the relationship going.

 

September 5: Jupiter Turns Retrograde at 15 Degrees Taurus. Jupiter is retrograde in Taurus until January 1, 2024. Use Jupiter retrograde in Taurus to reflect on your values, goals and relationships. Ask yourself: “Am I living my life in a way that aligns with my core values?” “What role does money and security play in my life?”

Because Uranus is also transiting retrograde in Taurus, there may be more fluctuations in money and relationship matters than usual. Use this time to put yourself on a secure financial foundation (Taurus). The fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) will especially feel this energy.

 

September 8: Sun Trine Jupiter at 15 Degrees Virgo/Taurus. Sun trine Jupiter brings a short-lived, but welcome, sense of feeling good about yourself, optimism, and harmony. Because Sun and Jupiter are both in earth signs there is an added bonus of feeling grounded. Enjoy.

 

September 8: Mars at 7 Libra Sesiquiquadrate Uranus at 23 Degrees Taurus. Be careful of accidents, confrontational people and generally an unexpected atmosphere of chaos, anger, tension and ego conflicts. Use this aspect positively by taking steps to liberate yourself from unwanted conditions. Those of you with planets in Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius and Taurus will feel this energy the most.

 

September 14:  New Moon at 22 Degrees Virgo. Sun and Moon (New Moon) Trine Uranus at 22 Degrees Taurus. The New Moon in Virgo Trine Uranus is right in step with this month’s “Harvest” theme. Look back over the summer and see where adjustments need to be made (quincunx aspects). Set your intentions for the month, and even the year, and release them into the ethers. Retrograde Jupiter and Uranus in a wide conjunction trine the New Moon urges you to: “Let go and trust.” Jupiter brings abundance and Uranus brings sudden breakthroughs. Your wishes can manifest when the time is right.

September 15: Sun Trine Uranus at 22 Degrees Virgo/Taurus. Try something new and get moving when the Sun is trine Uranus. A general feeling of restlessness abounds, which requires action and expanding your outlook and horizons. This would be an excellent time to take up a new study that challenges your mind and fixed ideas. Stay tuned for more information on a Zoom astrology class that I am putting together.

 

September 16: Mercury Turns Direct. We all breathe a sigh of relief when Mercury turns direct. Time to take action on all those things you wanted to do when Mercury was retrograde.

 

September 17: Venus Square Jupiter at 15 Degrees Leo/Taurus.  Venus square Jupiter is traditionally a transit of expansion, optimism and general well -being. Relationships are easier now, and finances improve. Avoid overspending when Venus is square Jupiter.

 

September 19: Sun Opposition Neptune at 26 Degrees Virgo/Pisces. Pluto at 27 degrees Capricorn. It’s best not to engage in important conversations now. Mercury is still in its retrograde direct shadow period and confusion and delusion reign when the Sun is opposition Neptune. Pluto trine the Sun brings out aggression and the need to control. Instead, engage in deep introspection (Pluto) and spiritual clearing practices (Neptune).

 

September 19: Mars Quincunx Jupiter at 15 Degrees Libra/Taurus. Mars quincunx Jupiter spells frustration. Mars is screaming that it wants action and it wants it now. It may show a fit of anger in the process. Jupiter expands whatever it touches, so it is only adding fuel to the flame. Planets in quincunx aspect cannot see or hear each other so it becomes challenging to resolve conflicts.

 

September 21: Sun Trine Pluto at 28 Degrees Virgo/Capricorn.  Sun trine Pluto in earth signs is excellent for accomplishment. You are motivated, focused and grounded.

 

September 23: Sun Enters Libra. The overall focus is now on relationship matters and the need for more balance in your life.

 

September 24: Sun Quincunx Saturn at 1 Degrees Libra/Pisces. When the Sun is quincunx Saturn, the challenge is to make an adjustment (quincunx) regarding your ego needs (Sun) and your tendency to denigrate and unfairly criticize yourself (Saturn). We all tend to criticize ourselves more when the Sun is in Libra. Instead, acknowledge your faults, but show compassion and love for yourself.

 

September 25: Mercury Trine Jupiter at 14 Degrees Virgo/Jupiter. I love how the planets mix the challenging energy with the easy, “coasting” energy. Mercury trine Jupiter is one of those coasting aspects where communication (Mercury) flows easily (trine with Jupiter) and a general feeling of optimism and well-being abounds (Jupiter). Retrograde Jupiter asks us to transmute past fears and worries into a more positive vibe.

 

September 27: Mercury Quincunx Chiron at 18 Degrees Virgo/Aries. Old wounds come up for examination when Mercury is quincunx Chiron. Today can bring painful events and worries into focus. Be kind to yourself and others.

 

September 29: Full Moon at 6 Degrees Aries.  This Full Moon in Aries in opposition to the Sun in Libra speaks to partnership and relationship matters. Ask yourself: “Who am I in relationship to others in my life?” “How can I find a balance between my needs and the needs of others?”

Venus square Uranus brings a need for freedom, excitement and change, which can lead to problems in romantic relationships. Instead, Find something new and exciting to do. Or learn about some weird or unusual phenomena (UFOs, Sasquatch, astrology, dowsing?).  Enjoy experimenting with new clothing styles and colors. Venus square Uranus is excellent for updating and refreshing your image.

September 30:  Mercury Trine Uranus at 22 Degrees Virgo/Taurus. Restlessness and a need for mental stimulation are hallmarks of Mercury trine Uranus. Read a book that requires thought about an unusual subject or watch a mind-expanding documentary.

 

STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING ASTROLOGY CLASSES.-  I plan to teach two classes some time in the fall:

  • a beginning astrology class and
  • an intermediate astrology class where we can get together and learn new techniques, while also practicing reading charts.

Uranus would love to have you participate, since Uranus rules astrology.

 

Moon Movement During September 2023: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

 

September 1:    Moon enters Aries

September 3:    Moon enters Taurus

September 5:    Moon enters Gemini

September 8:    Moon enters Cancer

September 10:  Moon enters Leo

September 13:  Moon enters Virgo

September 14:  New Moon at 21 Degrees 58 Minutes Virgo

September 15:  Moon enters Libra

September 18:  Moon enters Scorpio

September 20:  Moon enters Sagittarius

September 22:  Moon enters Capricorn

September 24:  Moon enters Aquarius

September 26:  Moon enters Pisces

September 28:  Moon enters Aries

September 29:  Full Moon at 6 Degrees 0 Minutes Aries

September 30:  Moon enters Taurus

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I am still doing astrology readings by telephone or Zoom. My readings consist of transits, progressions, solar arc directions and solar return (year ahead) in relation to your birth chart. One-hour readings are $160 and half-hour readings are $80. Readings are recorded and payment is by PayPal, Square or Venmo. Send an email to ruby@astrology-classes.com to schedule your reading.