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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.

 

Astrology Transits November 2018 – Change in Perspective

Sometimes a change of perspective is all it takes to see the light. — Dan Brown

 

Many of us have been in a wee bit of a downer mood during the last month(s).  Venus in Scorpio, turning retrograde, has forced us to think about relationship, money and value(s) issues that we would rather not face.  Old sore spots around any of those issues were brought to the forefront.  We had a tendency to bring old issues up over and over.  Picture a dog licking a wound until the wound begins to bleed.

That was Venus in Scorpio energy.  Now as Venus turns retrograde and moves back into Libra, we have an excellent chance to rethink, redo and remedy any of the sore spots.

As the month of November progresses, first Mercury, then Jupiter, and finally the Sun enter the more light-hearted sign of Sagittarius.  Our perspective shifts away from the darkness that can be part of the Scorpio energy into the more optimistic, talkative, expansive Jupiter-ruled sign of truth, adventure and higher learning.

The North and South Nodes move from Leo/Aquarius into Cancer/Capricorn (the Nodes normally travel backward through the zodiac).  This is a big shift!  See below.

November 1:  Jupiter at 28 degrees Scorpio Trine Chiron in Pisces.  Just before Jupiter leaves Scorpio, it gifts us with a lovely healing trine between Jupiter and Chiron.  Jupiter in Scorpio highlights the darkness and wounds, while Chiron in Pisces is the healing energy. As I wrote this, I had the image of a rainbow in the sky as a healing covenant.

November 6, Election Day in United States.

Sun Trine Neptune at 13 degrees Scorpio/Pisces.

Mars in Aquarius Square Jupiter in Scorpio and Venus in Libra square Uranus in Aries.

Retrograde Uranus Re-enters Aries and Squares the Lunar Nodes.

No doubt about it; this will not be a boring day.  Sun trine Neptune can bring confusion, delusion and illusion, but it can also re-ignite a spiritual ideal if you are ready for it.  On a personal level you may feel increased imagination, empathy and creativity.  Emotions will run high, especially later in the day when the Moon moves into Scorpio and joins the Sun as a New Moon. The general meaning of a New Moon is for a new beginning.  Set your intentions at this time!

Mars in Aquarius square Jupiter in Scorpio and Venus in Libra square Uranus in Aries are just about what you would anticipate for such a contentious election.  Anger, agitation, and acting out (Mars) regarding beliefs and buried intent (Jupiter in Scorpio).

Retrograde Uranus re-entering Aries re-awakens the energy of April and May 2018, just before Uranus entered Taurus for the first time.  On a personal level, look back to that time period to understand how Uranus retrograde in Taurus might affect you.  Remember, any retrograde planet signals a time when you can rethink, redo and rectify past attitudes and events.  Uranus will stay in Aries until March 5, 2019, when it returns to Taurus.  This energy will be felt most strongly by those with planets in late degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Libra, Capricorn, Cancer) and the early degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius).

With all of the Aquarius/Uranus energy, we can expect the unexpected in more ways than one.

An election day chart for the United States (set for New York City, NY) is shown below.

November 15:  Venus Stations Direct at 25 Degrees Libra.

November 16:  North Node enters 29 Degrees Cancer and South Node Enters 29 Degrees Capricorn.  The nodal axis changing signs is a major shift with karmic overlays.  Roughly, it points to where we have been and where we are going.  We have collectively been in a period where the polarity between individuality and “group think” has been challenged and laid bare.  Now, as the nodes move into Cancer/Capricorn the energy is about taking care of ourselves, our nation and our fellow earth inhabitants versus business as usual and the almighty dollar.  The Nodes will remain in Cancer/Capricorn until September 25, 2029.

On a personal level, this shift will be felt most strongly by those with planets near 29 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn) and the very early degrees of the fixed signs (Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus).

Mars enters Pisces on this date, where it will stay until June 28, 2020.  Mars is an uneasy traveler in the sign of Pisces.  Mars wants action, aggression and movement.  Pisces slows Mars down and tempers its masculine energy.  However, I am looking forward to this transit because it should help mitigate the senseless violence that we are seeing all around us.  Mars in Pisces is an extremely opportune time to hold peaceful demonstrations, or to get involved in other kinds of nonviolent activism — with the emphasis on the word “peaceful.”

November 20:  Mercury Turns Stationary Retrograde at 14 Degrees Sagittarius.  Mercury will move back into Scorpio on December 1st and will station direct on December 6 at 27 degrees Scorpio.

November 20:  Mars at 3 Degrees Pisces Square Jupiter in Sagittarius.  Beware of over “everything” on this day.  Be careful of over excitement, over doing, and being overly optimistic.  No, you really can’t run a marathon if you haven’t prepared for it!!

November 22, Thanksgiving Day, Sun Joins Jupiter in Sagittarius.  Sandwiched between Mars square Jupiter and Sun and Jupiter in Sagittarius, this can be a great day with lots of happy, optimistic energy.  Watch out for debating entrenched opinions and beliefs (Jupiter and Sagittarius) over the dinner table.  Much better to refrain from such conversations and to then take part in outdoor sports or some other physical activity (Mars).

November 28:  Sun, Jupiter and Mercury Conjunct in Sagittarius and Venus Opposition Uranus at 28 Degrees Libra/Aries.  The month ends on an optimistic note.  The Venus opposition can bring relationship stress, but it can also be a great day to do something fun and offbeat with someone you care about.

 

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Neptune Turns Direct November 23, 2017

Neptune turns direct on November 23, 2017 at 11 degrees Pisces.  The planet of confusion, delusion, illusion and high spiritual connection has been retrograde since June 16, 2017.

During Neptune’s retrograde period we were urged to rekindle our spiritual leanings and to let our compassionate, mystical side into our consciousness. Our intuition was extra high and we were more attuned to the higher realms.

 

Because Neptune is far removed from reality, some of us may have gave into our addictive, escapism tendencies.  Hard to diagnose health problems may have cropped up.  Or, maybe we were just bone tired for no discernible reason.

 

Neptune, as the ruler of the 12th house, wants us to slow down, draw inward and contemplate. When a planet is retrograde its inherent qualities are emphasized.  It’s as though we need to deal with a double whammy of the retrograde planet’s medicine.

 

Now, as Neptune goes direct, it is time to bring our spiritual and compassionate feelings and inclinations out into the open. Much of the fog and tiredness will dissipate.

 

Neptune rules music, movies, dance, and the arts so Neptune direct provides a spirit of celebration around our creative abilities and talents.  Those qualities have been in an incubation period for the last five months.  It’s now time to dance and sing (literally and figuratively).

 

Neptune direct will be felt most strongly by those with planets near 11 degrees of the mutable signs (Pisces, Gemini, Virgo and Sagittarius).

 

I am now doing readings that look at your year ahead, transits, solar arc directions and progressions at a 15% discount through the end of the year.  These readings make great Christmas gifts!  Contact me at http://astrology-classes.com/contact-us

May 2017, Astrological Transits That We Can Enbrace and Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

   Life is like riding a bicycle.
   To keep your balance you must keep moving.
   Albert Einstein

 

 

 

 

May brings welcome relief from the stagnant, yet chaotic and restless, energy that we all felt in April.  Anger, impatience, tiredness and frustration are now beginning to lift to be replaced by a more optimistic, yet grounded and realistic, energy pattern.

Venus went stationary direct on April 15 and Mercury follows in her footsteps by going stationary direct on May 3.  Jupiter continues its retrograde motion until June 8.  While Saturn and Pluto will remain retrograde, the retrograde energy is not felt as strongly on a day-to-day basis.  Make no mistake, the energy of retrograde Saturn and retrograde Pluto is still felt, it just doesn’t seem as urgent and stifling.

With the faster moving planets all moving forward and Saturn and Pluto retrograde, it is an excellent time to pursue your short-term goals, while also tweaking and improving your longer-term goals. It is easier to do so now with the new, lighter energy.

The Sun sextiles Neptune on May 3 bringer a dreamy quality to the day.  Nothing seems as hard-edged and urgent.  Kick back if you can and just enjoy the day.

That dreamy energy changes on May 9 when the Sun trines Pluto.  This trine gives you superb problem solving ability.  Your ability to concentrate and apply your willpower are intensified under this aspect.  Mercury conjunct Uranus on the 10th brings original, fresh (even surprising) ideas to aid you in sorting things out.

 

The veil is lifted on May 10 when the full Moon at 20 degrees Scorpio sextiles Pluto and trines Neptune.

Moon/Pluto aspects (especially with the full Moon) can bring up intense, buried and sometimes painful emotions.  However, it is an outstanding time to do deep meditation or to probe the depths of your motivations.

Old emotional patterns uprooted now may bring helpful ideas and insights at the May 25 new Moon at 4 degrees Gemini.

 

 

Then around May 11th and 12th we have some crazy Mars see-saw energy.

Mars square Neptune.  Mars square Neptune can bring questions around your life, your life direction and a general feeling of confusion.  This is not a good time to make decisions or to blindly follow the advice of others.  This transit can totally deflate your ego, so remember that it is only temporary (lasting only a day or two at most).  If possible spend time alone rather than mingling with others.

Mars trine Jupiter.  This is traditionally a risk-taking energy.  Risks taken now are likely to turn out well.  You have the desire and courage to make your own luck.  This is an extremely helpful aspect to further your career or to promote your business.

See what I mean by crazy and see-saw energy?  It seems that the universe is telling us to seek solitude so we can deal with any negative feelings and to then move forward optimistically and energetically.  Mercury trine Saturn and Mercury conjunct Uranus during this time period is, interestingly, giving us somewhat the same message.

Saturn trine Uranus on May 18 brings change (Uranus), but because of Saturn’s influence it isn’t a “wham” kind of change.  You have some control over how the change comes about.  This is a relatively slow moving transit so it is good for longer-term changes.  Learning a new craft or skill is especially favored under this transit.

Venus opposition Jupiter and then Venus square Pluto on May 19 through the 25th.

Mars sextile Neptune on May 28 is similar to Mars square Neptune discussed above, but the energy is milder and can be somewhat helpful.  It will bring a lower energy and, possibly, the need for solitude.  It is a good time to tune into your psychic abilities and to practice any spiritual disciplines.

The month ends with Mars opposite Saturn and Mars sextile Uranus.  Mars opposite Saturn acts like this:

  • You throw accelerant on a fire (Mars)
  • You douse the fire with water (Saturn)
  • You add kindling to the fire (Mars)
  • You throw a fire blanket over the fire to put it out (Saturn)
  • Repeat . . . . . .

This one requires lots of patience and you may have to bite your tongue and suppress your anger and simmering frustration quite a bit.

Mars sextile Uranus acts like this:

  • An accident happens (Mars/Uranus)
  • “Well it probably won’t be so bad after all – this insurance company is cooperating and it wasn’t my fault.”
  • Your car breaks down.
  • The repairs aren’t as bad as you thought they would be.
  • Repeat . . . . . .

June brings Venus trine Saturn (actually quite good) and Jupiter turning stationary direct (very good).

Enjoy the forward momentum!