General Predictions for September 2018

Affirmations of the month for all 4 Elements:

For Aries, Leo and Sagittarius: I take time to think about the future while enjoying today!

For Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn: There’s nothing I must do to change myself!

For Gemini, Libra and Aquarius: I give thanks and maintain an attitude of gratitude!

For Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces: Relationships are mirrors that reflect who I truly am!

After several months of extreme volatility, September starts with a lively Last Quarter Moon in Gemini. The socializing and communicative Moon gets along with Mars, now moving Direct. Outside of sweets and fun craving Jupiter connection, we should enjoy the weekend.

The first full week is more interesting. Monday is a productive I would even say, a fortunate day for Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, and Leo. Cancer may need a little more rest, while Taurus natives just feel great.

The next few days include Mercury moving into its second natural home, calculating and detail loving Mercury and Saturn stationing Direct after months of retrograding. This is indeed big news and it’s doubly constructive because both planets are in sync, meaning working together for our good. Life is definitely running smoothly.

In fact, the planetary aspects starting on September 6th ask us to pay attention to details, get organized and move forward up until the end of 2018. The only hiccup can come in the form of a foggy, delusional square between the Sun and Neptune. Virgo, Pisces, Gemini and Sagittarius: please use this time for spiritual practice. If you feel you must take a break from life’s harsh realities, do it without chemicals, alcohol or drugs. (Needlessly to say, this is not a great day or two for first dates.) 

Mercury continues to help with matters of communications, travel and commerce as it trines forward thinking Uranus and serious minded Saturn. This is the rare time when inspiration meets perspiration creating authentic progress!

A note of caution for the Earth signs on September 8th and 9th: The New Moon in Virgo comes right after a square between Venus and Mars. I recommend caution in matters of love and finances. Since Jupiter and Neptune are active, you may think you have all the right answers, when you do not.

Venus will enter Scorpio, where the planet of relationships and money gets intense, manipulative and possessive. Now, usually it’s a quick visit into the sign ruled by aggressive Mars, but since we will experience a Venus retrograde cycle in October, the rest of the year except for a few weeks, we will have to learn to live with Venus getting “stuck” in Scorpio. (I’ll write about this retrograde in detail next month.)

The second full week focuses on a gentle, caring attitude and learning how to relax without overacting. Mars enters humanitarian Aquarius on Monday, September 10th.

Between the 11th and the 13th, we have major aspects involving the Earth and Water signs. The hard working Virgo Sun sextiles fortunate Jupiter while making a trine to a deeply transformative Pluto. This trine will make sure that changes go smoothly and without much ego-based conflict.

A rare sextile between Jupiter and Pluto comes together with jealous Venus opposing eccentric Uranus. Watch your possessions.

Thankfully within a few hours, Venus comes to her senses during a grown up Saturn sextile. Of course, the tricky Mercury and Neptune opposition messes up our thinking or brings on miscommunications. Double check details and messages and be careful watch you say on social media.

Furthermore, don’t jump into anything too important with love and/or money, focus on your own growth, get some distance or ask for professional advice. Do not sign contracts unless you absolutely have to when Mercury opposes Neptune.

The First Quarter Moon in fiery Sagittarius involves lots of activities, coming and goings mixed with a dose of fun!

There’s a subtle energy shift during the 3rd full week of September, although a nerve wracking square between Mars and Uranus can signal some resolution to conflict. By the way, this is the last time these two will square off this year and since Mars is now direct, I think we may see positive outcomes.

Don’t waste a productive conjunction between Mercury and the Sun. Mercury will leave home just before the Autumn Equinox and move into airy, diplomatic Libra. Mercury will be joined by the Sun as the Messenger planet is the one to watch on Sunday. We feel positive energy and offer logical solutions. The key words for the next several weeks are Balance and Compromise, but not at the expense of our own good. 

Libra, Capricorn, Cancer and Aries: if you feel overwhelmed by responsibilities or heavy thinking, get some fresh air or exercise.

And now, let’s enjoy the Full Harvest Moon without much drama. Since Saturn is involved, bombarding the Cardinal Signs, I recommend not pushing too hard on Monday and Tuesday. Get extra rest, drink warm liquids or even better, you should get a massage. On the other hand, take full responsibility for your own actions and complete what you started last spring. 

September 27th is a positive, energizing day for projects. The month ends on a quiet note and focuses on Taurus and Gemini matters.

Pluto stations direct. We have a real, lasting opportunity to digest all the psychological changes, transform past trauma into progress and finally pay attention to our authentic Spirit.  

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