Forecast for September 2014

Long-Term Shifts in 2014

This year’s triple threat—Uranus, Pluto and Jupiter—has passed with Jupiter’s movement of out of Cancer and into Leo.  Some people experienced Jupiter’s involvement as a confidence-booster, while others found Jupiter only magnified the drama provided by Uranus and Pluto.  Anybody with a planet placed in 10-16º of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn has been having a year of explosive, and even volcanic change.  If that’s you, prepare to emerge as a different person, hopefully a finer version of yourself.  Prepare to earn your wings.  And know that the Pluto-Uranus square will end in March 2015.

After that, things will get a LOT more peaceful. 2015 and 2016 do not show the same heavy level of planetary activity we’ve seen in 2012-2014.

Say goodbye to the Water Grand Trine involving Saturn, Jupiter and Chiron:  Jupiter left Cancer for Leo in July, and now Saturn is moving on towards Sagittarius, leaving Chiron to slowly trek through the rest of Pisces.  Say hello to Jupiter-in-Leo trining Uranus-in-Aries, which is likely to light quite a few sparks, but not to cause any explosions.  It begins September 25.

More about “planetary meetups” now in progress:

Uranus and Pluto Topple the Great Edifice (Part 1), which links to parts 2, 3 and 4.

Want to know more about the planetary influences of this year? Find out more about this year’s trends and pivotal (retrograde) days: Transits in the Year 2014.

This year’s themes affect individual people in individual areas of life according to their own astrology charts.  Will they affect you?  Look here to find out: Are You Currently In Transition?

Mercury Watch

Mercury is moving forward (not retrograde, i.e. backward) at a good clip this month, helping human projects and plans progress smoothly and easily.  Enjoy the increased efficiency at home and work.  However, at month-end you’ll want to prepare yourself for the little planet to turn retrograde in early October.  Find out what it means: This Year’s Mercury Retrogrades.


September begins with the Mutable Earth sign  Virgo. Earth and Mutability are an odd combination, because being an Earth sign makes Virgo grounded and solid, while being a Mutable sign makes Virgo flexible and changeable.  Blend these qualities together and you see that Virgo is the most flexible of the sometimes-stodgy Earth signs and can be very willing to make a change for pragmatic reasons.  Virgo the Organizer is the sign of first harvests, a time of sorting and separating the wheat from the chaff.  This year Virgo runs from August 22 through September 22.

Summer is now coming to a close as the days grow shorter and nights grow longer, leading us to the balance of the year in Libra.  That occurs at the autumnal equinox on September 22.  Equinox means “equal night,” signifying that the light is once again in balance.  Libra is a Cardinal Air sign, bestowing upon its natives grace, wit and a love of social activity.  Libra is naturally artistic, having a built-in sensitivity to beauty.  Libra is also attuned to fairness and justice.


Each lunation (new or full moon) has a feeling-state that human beings will be prone to under it, a general mood.

Full Moon in 16º Pisces:  Monday, September 8, 2014
This Moon is loaded with watery goodness, flowing as it does with a fast-moving Grand Water Trine. This Water Trine captures the last tendrils of goodness from the Saturn/Chiron trine which is now officially over. Asteroids Vesta and Juno add their notes as well and the Moon swirls her waters through all these spaces, bringing a cool, refreshing, emotionally open feeling, equal parts nurturing and cosmic. Any planet you have in 16º of Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius will feel this Moon.

New Moon in 1º Libra:  Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Look to your relationships while the Moon bathes in Libran harmony. Nurture and cultivate all your relationships (both personal and business). Add beauty to your home (it will nurture you back). Attune yourself to fairness and justice and where you give your word, put all your honor behind it. Be yielding, but not too much. Be intelligent, but not too sharp. And above all, sow the seeds of kindness, for they will return when you need them most. Any planet you have in 1º of Libra, Aries, Cancer or Capricorn will feel this Moon.

September’s Full Moon is sometimes called the Corn Moon, for the season of corn harvest.

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9/1/2014, Brainy Mercury bids a fond farewell to analytical Virgo and leaps into lovely #Libra. Enjoy several weeks of silver-tongued charm.

9/3/2014, Sun trines Pluto: Sit down and do a goal-setting process today to remind you of the ambitions that fuel your daily tasks. 5 min. Do it NOW.

9/5/2014, Venus enters Virgo: Don’t carry your preconceived notions into new relationships. Judgment has no place there.

9/7/2014, Sun opposes Chiron: Avoid habitually serving others who seem incapable of helping themselves. Encourage independence.

9/8/2014, Full Moon in 16º Pisces: Emotional explorations both within your own heart and shared with another are likely to go well today.

9/9/2014, Mercury squares Pluto: Penetrating insights and deep truths want to burst out today. Be delicate, be gentle with your words.

9/10/2014, Venus opposes Neptune: Is that person you love all flaws or a heavenly wonder? Today it’s hard to tell, but seek a balanced view.

9/10/2014, Mercury sextiles Jupiter: Think both globally and locally today and let the inspired ideas spill out in waves of enthusiasm.

9/11/2014, Sun sextiles Saturn: Control yourself; do the hard work of facing your demons and emerge with unassailable self-esteem.

9/13/2014, Mercury opposes Uranus: To speak graciously or argue sharply? Words can spark revolutions or bring civilizations into harmony.

9/13/2014, Expect things to lighten up as Mars leaves obsessive Scorpio for light-hearted Sagittarius.  He will be there until Oct 26.

9/14/2014, Venus trines Pluto: Where does love end and control begin? That’s a slippery slope and you may be on it tonight.

9/17/2014, Venus opposes Chiron: Do you feel imperfect, broken, unlovable? Reach for healing from another heart who has been there—and back.

9/21/2014, Venus sextiles Saturn: Take real responsibility for your heart and its needs. Give all the love you can; take the love you need.

9/21/2014, Mars squares Neptune: Mars squares Neptune: Confused actions are likely today, as it’s hard to tell what you are doing. The iron is NOT hot, so don’t strike it.

9/22/2014, Pluto goes direct: It’s time to finish this year’s big, deep changes. Let go and ride out the final stretch: closure is coming.

9/22/2014, Sun enters Libra/Autumn Equinox: Enjoy fall colors (if your home region has them) as the beautiful season of Venus begins.

9/23/2014, New Moon in 1º Libra: Every New Moon is an emotional rebirth. This one happens via partnership, but who will your partner be?

9/25/2014, Today a lovely Jupiter trine Uranus begins. Make a breakthrough this year and expand your horizons. Lasts until June 2015.

9/27/2014, Mercury enters Scorpio today, which always reminds me of Sherlock Holmes. What mysteries might you solve? Till Oct 10.

9/29/2014, Venus enters Libra today, stays till Oct 23. Enjoy art, appreciate beauty and focus on relationship. If you want love, give it.

9/30/2014, Today the same conditions prevail that #Reagan’s astrologer used to help him become the “Teflon President.”

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