Greetings dear Ones,
I thank the turning of the planet for these cooling days and nights. Here above the arroyo where I live, the ground drinks thirstily at the water transported from the river two miles below. The energy of earth and Virgo take us to the Equinox on the 23rd reminding us that it’s time to attune to nature’s wordless wisdom. Nature will strengthen, heal and guide you. Virgo works through subtle vibration and this is your chance to tune in to the Earth’s healing pulse. At equinox the energy shifts to the balancing scales of Libra. From earth to air, we are lifted toward co-creation with one another.
Be alert this month. Mars is a big player for the first 10 days while the end of the month sees challenging aspects. Mars’s presence invites action. If it makes sense and needs to be done, then do it. No decision is a decision and that takes and wastes energy. Yet don’t be impulsive or aggressive. Mars is in Virgo hanging out with the Sun and Mercury. In other words, organization and matters related to men are paramount. You can get a lot done in a successful manner at this time. Avoid responding or reacting aggressively and stay out of the heat.
Pay attention the first week of September. There is a great deal of planetary action that has everyone’s personal business being everyone’s business. A lot is happening!
On the 1st and 2nd there’s a mixed cosmic message. One is don’t over-do (Venus/Jupiter square) while the other, (Venus trine Saturn) says go for it, but in a prudent aesthetically pleasing way. Meanwhile chatty Mercury connects with unpredictable Uranus letting us all know we’re moving in a different landscape. Think outside the box.
Keep your head on and your mind clear on the 3rd through 7th as Venus and then thinking Mercury oppose dreamy, and occasionally deceptive Neptune. This is good fantasy-energy, great for art and love, but not grounded in reality. Dream big and embellish your designs. Mercury connects positively with stern Saturn during this time letting you know that you can make your dreams real if you persist and take the time to think practically.
The 7th brings a lot to deal with. Depth is the theme as Venus opposes insightful Pluto and Mercury opposes Neptune. Confusion and betrayal are possible but so too is soul understanding. Yet the Sun and Mars are stabilized by their connection to Saturn. Think long term. Be practical and prudent and go deep.
The 8th the Sun and Jupiter square each other while Mars and Saturn connect favorably. This is great energy for moving through difficult things and initiating change.
Keep your head screwed on and your immune system strong on the 9th and 10th as the Sun opposes Neptune. On 9/11 Virgo energy reminds us that healing is ongoing. Lots of energy and aggression is possible on the 12th when Mars squares Jupiter, and on the 13th Mars opposes Neptune. Be cautious of straining your muscles and be sure to take your vitamins.
The Pisces Full Moon lights up the sky late on the 13th and into the 14th and is full of obscuring energy. Neptune is a key player bringing fog and smoking mirrors. It’s hard to know what’s true. Take time to turn inward and listen to the voice of your heart. It will always guide you. Rest.
Hours from the Full Moon both Mercury and Venus leave anxiety-laden Virgo and enter balanced Libra. This makes it harder to make a quick decision, but it does bring a measure of relief. Communication becomes kinder and wiser. It’s good to work with others. Co-creation begins to happen.
Both Mercury and Venus go on to oppose wounded healer Chiron making the 14th to the 18th tender days. It’s a good rule of thumb to think about the other person as much as yourself thereby avoiding unnecessary pain. On the 18th stern Saturn turns direct. Saturn went retrograde at the end of April holding things in abeyance for a while. This direct motion gives you permission to move forward also.
The 20th is a good day to move past blocks. Mars and Pluto form a favorable angle giving you the go ahead to be bold. This is not the case on the 21st when Jupiter and Neptune square each other. This energy invites wisdom beyond your own but can be confusing. Be inspired instead as you make friends with the mystery. The 22nd Mercury and Saturn square bringing you back to earth with perhaps a touch of melancholy. Don’t be sad it’s over, be glad it happened.
The Sun enters Libra early on the 23rd at fall equinox. Dark and light, night and day are balanced now giving you an opportunity to bring the same balance to your life. Connecting with others expands your life and brings happy possibilities.
The 25th may feel like another melancholy day as Venus and Saturn square. Do something practical and move through the heavy energy by taking care of your environment.
On the 26th Mercury and Pluto get into it giving you a chance to ferret out deceit. Avoid power struggles but do get to the bottom of the mystery.
The Sun gets into a little pickle the 27th to the 29th as it opposes Chiron and inconjuncts Uranus. This is your chance to reach out and connect with someone else to help both of you grow and change.
The Libra New Moon occurs in the middle of this challenging energy on the 28th bringing relief and hope. By bringing balance to your life and by celebrating love in all its forms, this New Moon replenishes and restores. Celebrate friendship!
The month ends on a possibly tense note as Venus and Pluto square one another. It’s time to balance and the check book and get yourself back on track. Keep it simple.
By practicing gratitude for all things, we are carried along in the body of hope. I am grateful for you dear reader. Together we are water and earth, river and air.