Welcome to Pandora’s monthly astrology forecast. Here you’ll find news for the year, for the month and for dates this month when important changes are happening in our skies. You’ll also find words and videos explaining what they mean, how to handle them and how to know if they affect your chart specifically.
Long-Term Shifts in 2020
2020 began with a very difficult planetary conjunction that set the tone of the year: Saturn Conjuncts Pluto in January of 2020. Saturn and Pluto connect about every 35 years and when they do, individuals, societies and nations go through massive transformation. The keyword for this transit is “oppression” and it activated something we like to call the “Pandemic Hot Degree” which contains an important spiritual lesson for humanity about power, control, vulnerability and responsibility. Find out more about that and how it affects you specifically in our playlist The Astrology of Pandemic Year 2020. This is the main transit of the year and it’s why 2020 feels so heavy, intense and dark.
During the year, Jupiter and Mars each trigger the Pandemic Hot Degree several times, yielding specific dates to stay aware of your health and your safety. Here’s more about that: The Astrology of the Coronavirus Pandemic. In that playlist you’ll also find news about Mars, currently retrograde, transiting the Pandemic Hot Degree.
As the year continues, Jupiter, in Capricorn, moves in and out of a conjunction with Pluto. Jupiter sometimes brings hope and confidence, making things better–but other times it just blows things up bigger and makes them visible when previously they were hidden. Hopefully this will bring a spark of positivity and shine some light into dark places. During 2020 Jupiter will also be dancing in a harmonious sextile with Neptune, fostering dreams and ideals and growing them further, adding to an increasing feeling of hope and possibility. As the year ends, Jupiter leaves Pluto behind and also exits Capricorn. Upon entering Aquarius in December 2020, Jupiter conjuncts Saturn, a connection that suggests wisdom from experience and an ability to make promises only in line with what you know you can deliver. And that may be the lesson this year.
During 2020, Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter will be in Capricorn, while Uranus travels through Taurus, Neptune through Pisces and Chiron through Aries. This video explains what these long-tern “planetary eras” mean: Planetary Eras: Outer Planets In Signs In 2020.
Bad times (like good ones) inevitably come to an end and in this video, we discuss why and how the oppressive feeling that overshadows 2020 will fade. We give you two reasons why 2021 will be so much better than 2020, and thoughts on exactly when things will get so much better. We suggest some things about the influences that WILL be in play during 2021 (HINT: tech giants will be facing regulation). And we talk about why you shouldn’t plan large projects or engage in large contracts during August of 2021.
Asteroid goddess Ceres governs the things that connect us to the physical world: our physical bodies, the food we put into ourselves and the money we make to sustain ourselves. What happens when Ceres goes retrograde? Our deferred physical self-care and bodily maintenance comes due, our finances get snarled up and require reorganizing, our digestion may be affected. And we may find ourselves sorting through our possessions or questioning values we previously thought were core. Find out all about it and why, in this pandemic year, it really matters.
How do September’s planetary movements affect you?
Mercury spends all of September moving ahead at speed. Isn’t this how it should always be? If only. Because Mercury doesn’t always present such stellar (pun intended) opportunities for development of ideas and swift movement of projects, take advantage of this time to get things into the best shape possible by the end of the month. To make good use of Mercury Direct, look at This Year’s Mercury Retrogrades. Mercury will turn retrograde again in October. Don’t make me say “I told you so” when it happens.
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 23 through September 22.
Summer is now coming to a close as the days grow shorter and the 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.
If your birthday is coming, you’ll want your annual birthday reading (called a “Solar Return” reading) to happen in the month before your birthday–because your birthday is your Personal New Year. It’s the best time for setting resolutions, intentions and new life-directions. Get yourself in alignment with what your Greater Self wants for you this year, beginning with knowing what the plan is.
Here is your monthly horoscope for September:
“Check Impulses Where You Are Invested”
September’s Horoscopes Have Arrived
If you want to know how the sky news of September 2020 affects your sign, check your horoscope here Be sure to check your Rising sign first, then your Sun sign.
Each lunation (new or full moon) has a feeling-state that human beings will be prone to under it, a general mood.
“Dreaming Plus Strategic Action” Full Moon at 10º Pisces on September 1, 2020
This month’s Full Moon kicks off September with a dreamy feel, balanced with a can-do attitude. The Pisces Full Moon enhances your dreaming capacity, helping you to envision what could be, while a Grand Earth Trine gives you the practical wisdom and groundedness to do something about it. With help from Uranus the Innovator and Pallas Athene the Strategist, what dreams might come to pass? Your willingness to roll up your sleeves will decide it.
“Integrity Holds the Key”
New Moon at 25º Virgo on September 17, 2020
September’s New Moon in Virgo brings powerful help for you if you’ve been struggling with the pandemic’s spiritual lesson which is, you’ll recall: “how do we as humans take responsibility for things beyond our control and do it gracefully and graciously?” This Moon finds us at an inflection point, a fork in the road. Under this Moon “Integrity is the Key” which, when you put it in the lock, reveals the best path forward.
Your September horoscope video will tell you more about these Full and New Moons. When checking your horoscope, always check your Rising sign first, then your Sun sign. Your Rising sign’s horoscope will generally work better.
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