Sep 5, 2011

Astrological Trends for September 5-11

Cross-posted from Aloha Astro

Enthusiasm, playfulness, and physical vitality are present the morning of Monday, September 5th, as the moon in the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius trines Mercury in the fixed fire sign of Leo. The moon is also quincunx Mars in the cardinal water sign of Cancer. If you happen to be off from work this Labor Day Monday, you may enjoy an outdoor adventure near or on water with friends to make the most of the favorable aspects today. The sun and Venus, loosely conjunct in the mutable earth sign of Virgo, are trine to Jupiter in the fixed earth sign of Taurus. Venus in Virgo is semi-sextile Saturn in the cardinal air sign of Libra. These aspect patterns increase the pleasure of good food and good company - perfect for a holiday gathering. Pluto in the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn square to Uranus in the cardinal fire sign of Aries continues to influence society as a whole or create tension between old and new in whatever area of life they affect in your own natal chart. Pluto sextile Chiron in the mutable water sign of Pisces and Neptune in the fixed air sign of Aquarius are conjunct Chiron in Pisces. Healing transformation that creates a better future is the potential within the Pluto/Chiron/Neptune energy. At lunchtime, the quincunx between the moon and Mars fades and the Sagittarius moon forms a sextile to Neptune in Aquarius. Your physical drive may slow down somewhat after lunch, but the Sagittarius moon sextile to Neptune in Aquarius indicates you will continue to make good memories with your friends as the afternoon and evening unfold.

Heightened conflictual energy between old and new, liberals and conservatives, established patterns of the past and innovative plans for the future occurs on Tuesday, September 6th, when the moon in the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn joins Pluto, intensifying the effect of the longstanding square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto. Additionally, an opposition now between Mercury in the fixed fire sign of Leo and Neptune in the fixed air sign of Aquarius can create confusion, tension, and obstinate attitudes. This is the kind of energy that can make people dig in their heels and hold their position in an argument even when they know they are wrong, so the wisest course of action may be to say nothing at all unless you absolutely must. Red tape and senseless rules are not easy to work around or change now. The Mercury/Neptune opposition will be in effect until September 12th and may feel like a Mercury retrograde period at times due to the distorting qualities of Neptune. Look at every piece of paper, contract, or communication twice. Within the United States, the events of September 11, 2001 may be revisited. While there is nothing wrong with remembering people who have died, I do think there is something wrong with perpetuating negativity or manipulating the public through sensationalism and fear. The Mercury/Neptune opposition may make people inclined to get caught up in drama now. Remember that most of what you see and experience is colored by your thoughts and emotions. You are always at power to choose how you feel, and choosing to feel happy or peaceful can miraculously change any situation. Venus in the mutable earth sign of Virgo is sextile Mars in Cancer all week long, producing demonstrations of practical caring and acts of service. Early this evening, the moon in Capricorn forms two wonderful and supportive trines. The moon trine the sun in Virgo and the moon trine Jupiter in Taurus can increase feelings of security and stability and also help you to work on projects or make wise choices on material needs when shopping or investing money. Both these trines will also help to limit the possible challenges of the square between the Capricorn moon and Saturn in Libra that develops later this evening. If you have a partner, you or your mate are willing to compromise or make allowances for the greater good of the relationship. If you are single, you may not find perfection when looking for a partner now, but you are likely to find a person who is looking for a realistic and enduring relationship.

A "can-do" attitude prevails the morning of Wednesday, September 7th, thanks to the moon in the cardinal earth sign of success-driven Capricorn trine Venus in the mutable earth sign of practical, purposeful Virgo. At lunchtime, the Capricorn moon moves into an opposition to Mars, the planet of action, in Cancer. This can increase the chances of people feeling hurt or resentful and it can also affect material objects. If you allow yourself to feel agitated, you may break things accidentally, so make an effort to remain calm until this opposition is a memory tomorrow. Tonight, the moon in Capricorn forms a quirky and unsettled quincunx to Mercury in the fixed fire sign of Leo. With the moon opposing Mars, and Mercury opposing Neptune, you might not know what to think, do, or say this evening while the planets create a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" energy pattern. The best use of this challenging energy pattern may be to apply it creatively in an artistic hobby where you can try out different words, colors, or sounds that you can change or discard as the mood suits you.

You may find change the logical solution to any problem on Thursday, September 8th, as the moon in the fixed air sign of intelligent, future-oriented Aquarius forms a supportive sextile to radical Uranus in Aries. The moon also makes a semi-sextile to transformative Pluto in Capricorn and semi-sextile to healing Chiron in Pisces conjunct Neptune in Aquarius. A fresh start with a well thought out, firm foundation may be what you need. Later this evening, a conflict may arise between what is possible and what is not, when the inventive Aquarius moon forms a square to practical Jupiter in Taurus. You may also have an urge for something original or untried while the comfort of familiar pleasures say, "Pick me!" Go with the unproven or new and you may find a new favorite.

Do you need to make a presentation, win a debate, or convince someone of something? The morning of Friday, September 9th, is a perfect planetary window of time for you to show your smarts and argue your viewpoint while staying calm, cool, and collected. The rational Aquarius moon forms a supportive trine to precise Saturn in diplomatic Libra and also forms a quincunx to the sun in the practical earth sign of Virgo. Mercury, planet of thought and communication, has left the fixed fire sign of Leo and is now in the much cooler and less dramatic mutable earth sign of Virgo. Mercury in Virgo forms a quincunx to Uranus in Aries until September 13th, helping you find new or alternative ways of doing things and bringing "Eureka!" possibilities. On the global level, there may be new laws introduced or new technology revealed that pertain to healthcare or the environment. The trine between the moon and Saturn fades early this evening, but a quincunx between the Aquarius moon and Venus in Virgo keeps all relationships in the foreground. Love tends to be logical, slightly platonic, or mutually supportive, as in, "you wash my back, I'll wash yours." This may not seem overly romantic to you, but any relationship begun now will be based on a strong friendship, shared priorities, and mutual respect, which can help you and your lover stand the test of time. Use the energy of practical love to post a singles profile or date systematically with the goal of finding the perfect life partner and you may be glad you did.

On the morning of Saturday, September 10th, the moon in the fixed air sign of Aquarius joins Neptune in Aquarius and Chiron in Pisces and forms a quincunx to Mars in Cancer while also forming a quincunx to Venus in Virgo. Combined, Mars, Venus, and the moon form what is called a Yod, or Hand of God aspect pattern, with the moon/Neptune/Chiron conjunction being the focal point. I have a feeling that this will bring a subtle shift to society that we may not notice immediately that has to do with honoring the earth and feminine energy. People may become aware of the need to treat the earth and all her people with greater respect, caring, and compassion. There could be a silent collective agreement that we have come to an ultimatum point and something must be done now if we are to have the planet and society we wish to leave to our children. Mercury in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn and quincunx to Uranus in Aries further emphasizes that the time for new ways of being and doing has arrived. The Yod fades by midday, but has left its mark on your consciousness. You may contemplate the logistics of change and healing in your personal life and the world as the moon enters the mutable water sign of spiritual and inspirational Pisces, where it joins Chiron and opposes Mercury in Virgo. I see this opposition to the Pisces moon as a time for spiritual and emotional triage. The Pisces/Virgo opposition also speaks of the need to practice forgiveness.

A morning of contentment is possible on Sunday, September 11th, when the moon in the sensitive mutable water sign of Pisces forms a supportive sextile to pleasure-loving Jupiter in the fixed earth sign of sensual Taurus. Appreciate all that is beautiful and wonderful in your life now. Early in the afternoon, the Pisces moon forms a quincunx to Saturn in Libra. If you are watching the news or reading the paper, images and stories of September 11, 2001 may leave you with poignant and mixed emotions. It is difficult to understand things that are senseless and violent now while under the influence of the energy of beauty, balance, and spirituality that the Saturn/moon aspect brings. Saturn can be a cold and hard planet when its negative qualities are expressed. This moon/Saturn quincunx offers the choice between forgiving and moving ahead or carrying a grudge and being stuck in the negative vibrations of the past. In the early evening, Venus in Virgo forms a quincunx to Neptune in Aquarius conjunct Chiron in Pisces. This aspect plainly shows that love and forgiveness is the only correct and true path to emotional healing and a healthy, productive society.

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