Energy shifts and swirls this month of September, as it always does. It carries the vibration of Virgo, which is associated with healing, harvest and purification. September moves through light and dark at equinox, and into the scales of Libra where wholeness is found.
Mercury is a big player this month, turning retrograde, helping us search inwardly for outer expression. Active Mars cruises through chatty Gemini only to pause and retrace its steps late October to early January making the actions of September moments to later reflect upon.
Get your business done and your complicated merchandise (computers, phones, cars etc.) purchased before September 9th when Mercury stations to turn retrograde. Mercury will turn direct October 2nd.
Virgo reminds us to take care of the details of life. These include the molecular structure of things, self-nourishment (massage, yoga, deep baths, long walks); service to other beings – human, animal, and plant; tending to our environments – sweeping, laundry. All this and more is Virgo. The girl on her horse, that’s Virgo. Tap into that part of yourself. Know that by activating your Virgo you’re actively organizing the life you’re choosing to live.
This is a lesson we’re all relearning. Jupiter is retrograde in Aries … we’ve made steps into our new lives and now we take that wisdom inside to assimilate it. Jupiter turns direct at 29* Pisces around Thanksgiving on November 25th. Let this Virgo/Libra month of September help you put it all together. Virgo/Libra partners us with nature. Our organic selves need the friendship of the plants and trees around us. This is an ancient relationship. Renew it. Immerse yourself. Reconnect.
Here’s how the month unfolds:
The month begins with a waxing Scorpio Moon encouraging you to dig deep. Don’t give up, friends!
September 2nd and 3rd the Sagittarian Moon lifts spirits. This is great adventure energy for the USA holiday weekend.
On the 2nd, little Mercury in Libra opposes big Jupiter in Aries. What a teeter-totter! Companionship through independence?
On the 3rd Mars reaches 8* Gemini — the point it will retrograde back to in January. Herein begins the Mars shadow period but not its retrograde phase. Don’t get too hung up this. One way to work with Mars in Gemini is to befriend someone. Consider finding a twin, or maybe a twin flame will show up! Another thing to realize is that all the seeds you’ve been conjuring up now are being blown into the world. Don’t scatter your energy while Mars travels through the sign of the Twins. Ride it as you would a wild wave. Be willing, not willful. Pay attention. As my late husband used to say: “the greatest expense in life is failure to pay attention.”
September 5th is Labor Day here in the USA, and in keeping with the notion of work, Venus takes off her party clothes and puts her gardening gloves on as she shifts from Leo to Virgo.
September 6th, the Capricorn Moon meets Pluto and trines Uranus; notice how you feel about your work and/or duties.
The 8th and the Moon, now in Aquarius meets Saturn. Commitments matter.
The Moon comes to fullness in Pisces on September 10th. Inner messages emerge. Creativity helps you tap into them. Neptune, Pisces’s ruler, is near the fat Moon. Emotions abound. Water matters. Mercury retrogrades at this Full Moon. One way or another, we’ll learn something. Don’t hesitate to slow down and reflect.
September 11th is a sad day here in the USA. The Aries Moon meets Jupiter and it’s easy to feel alone, or, conversely, vitally focused on a new path. Allow yourself to change. Uranus trines the Virgo Sun.
September 12th, healing continues as Chiron caresses the Moon as she passes by.
The 13th through early on the 15th, the Moon moves through solid Taurus and forms loving connections with Venus and the Sun. Ah! Breathe a sigh of relief.
Things speed up over the next few days as the Moon travels through Gemini and meets Mars.
On the 17th the Sun opposes Neptune. Neptune has been retrograde in Pisces since the end of June and will turn direct in early December at 22*Pisces. This month the Sun opposes it on September 17th. Consider this a flashlight shining on the thing you’ve been looking for.
September 18th through the 20th the Cancer Moon pulls us back to love and home and on the 20th opposes Pluto. Open up.
The Sun trines Pluto on the 21st continuing your transformation and intimacy with the natural world.
Equinox occurs the evening of September 22, 2022, as the Sun enters 0*Libra with little Mercury opposite Jupiter, both of whom are retrograde. Your new beginning begins, again. Consider the frontiers and slow down into your perfect balance point. This is a pivotal moment.
Venus opposes Neptune, it’s dreamtime. The imaginal realm beckons. It’s fun playing with your energy field.
The 23rd, Mercury reenters Virgo. There remain some things to do. Read the small print!
The 23rd to the 25th the Moon wanes to darkness through Virgo. The mind, spirit, body and heart connect. Do something magical.
The Moon leaves Virgo to become new for the Libra New Moon on the 25th. The New Moon is similar to the Equinox chart with an opposition to Jupiter. Objects from the Kuiper Belt resonate at these early cardinal degrees suggesting the presence of ancient alien wisdom. Assimilate the downloads. Let your body hold more light. Shadow reveals the corners that need care. Be willing to let yourself receive and to find the place you resonate best.
On the 26th partnerships build with the waxing Moon. It can feel sensitive as Chiron connects from across the sky. These are incredibly healing times!
The 27th and 28th, loving Venus prepares to leave Virgo traveling over the same points Mercury has already traversed twice. Perfection is found.
Venus enters her home sign of Libra on September 29th and comes into an opposition with Jupiter. How much is enough? How much is too much? Tune into your aesthetic.
The month ends on a happy and expansive note. There are other worlds my friend, and they live within you. The Moon enters fiery Sadge trines its ruling planet Jupiter in Aries: new frontiers beckon. Hopefully you’ll have done your Virgo diligence by tending to the earthy components of your life. The Libra energy carries you into eclipse season and the rest of the year. How have you organized things? With whom have you partnered?
Remember – you matter. We are all connected. Earth is our home and love is our destination.