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This year, the focus is on closing the door on negative self-talk and opening the door to seeing the beauty bubbling within you. You may face obstacles that keep you stuck in the realm of ideas rather than action. Expressing yourself creatively gets you out of your head and out of your own way. Take a risk through art-making, writing, music or community engagement.
On the romance front, you may be tempted by people you aren’t normally attracted to. These unusual encounters can help you release sexual limitations and recover greater authenticity. If you have children in your life, they can be remarkable teachers of how to use your creativity as a force for social change —and of how to be creative just for fun.
In late Spring, you may feel inspired to broaden your knowledge of the world. Studying subjects like ethics, spirituality, or journalism might be especially suited for you during this time. Whatever the topic, it’s time to break out of your usual ways of seeing the world and get educated on areas of life that are entirely new to you.
In the Fall, you will receive a boost of energy to put your dreams into action. This year is a lot about letting go of cynical tendencies and allowing the contradictions within you to breathe. While it’s easy for you to get caught in either/or thinking, you are learning how opposites create more beauty and balance when they are blended together.
Rhea Wolf © Mother Tongue Ink 2021
Rhea works to tear down the racist patriarchy through words, witchcraft, & workshops. The author of The Light That Changes: The Moon in Astrology, Stories, and Time and Which is Witch zines, Rhea is also a prison activist, mother, and teaches at the Portland School of Astrology.
Weekly Starcodes—Planetary Aspect Interpretations & Predictions
Heather Roan Robbins is a practical, intuitive, choice oriented astrologer, writer, celebrant, and spiritual counselor. Active for 30 plus years, she practices in St. Paul, Santa Fe, and New York City - 914.315.5001 Email Heather.
Make hay while the Sun shines in industrious Virgo this week; get organized and sketch in plans for the fall even though they need to stay flexible and will continue to evolve throughout the season. Get some good solid chunks of work out of the way and clear the decks now before Mercury retrogrades from September 26 through October 18 and asks us to slow down, check our assumptions, and review.
Underneath this Virgoan industriousness feelings will run deep and strong this week as emotional Venus in Scorpio squares serious Saturn and then opposes Uranus, a pattern which can bring up our trust issues as well as our abiding love and respect for those who’ve earned our trust and instigate changes in how we express ourselves.
That emotional tension is softened by Mercury and Mars now in equitable Libra, which adds a touch of hopeful romance, but also increases romantic expectations. For those in the market, keep eyes open for new ways to form connections. To support ongoing relationships, add an extra touch of appreciation and gratitude. Look at how the household chores and emotional weightlifting is shared and make sure it feels good. Right now, we’d really rather not fight, can be conflict avoidant, but may be willing to fight for what is fair and equitable. Exemplify diplomatic honesty and take that willingness to fight for a good cause out into the world.
This weekend begins under a sociable Aquarius Moon which brings our attention to our family, community, and country, great for socializing in a safe and healthy way. By Saturday evening the mood is more introverted as the waxing Moon enters Pisces. We may overflow with all kinds of emotions through Monday’s full Moon in Pisces, so respond to vulnerability with kindness.
An impatient Aries Moon on Tuesday can make our tails twitch, leaving us easily fed up with what seems like hogwash unless we can turn this impatience into productivity. Autumn commences on Wednesday with a bittersweet note as the Sun enters Libra at 1:20 PM MDT and Mercury squares Pluto.
Fox © Robin Quinliven 2016
Communication usually flows through open minds on the week of the equinox, but as thoughtful Mercury also squares Pluto, we may need to deal with issues of power, loss, and personal empowerment. Some event in our life or headlines can remind us that all is not well with the world--we have work to do. It can feel like nobody understands us, or the people in our lives just aren’t listening, which can be depressing and cause us to push people away towards the end of the week as Venus opposes reactive Uranus. Let’s think carefully about what really needs to change and preserve the beauty in our life even as we create difference.
Over the next few weeks Mercury forms a tough square to deep Pluto, turns retrograde, squares it again, turns direct- and backs up over it a third time. Research will be productive, interesting secrets will be exposed, hidden processes revealed, projects completed- all of which can be both liberating and frustrating as thoughtful It can bring up poignant memories and tweak our thinking process. It can stir up habits of depression, worry, or obsession so let’s pay attention how we use our mental muscles, and make good changes.
Friday, September 17: Our thinking grows crisp and sharp midday after a slow morning as Mercury quincunx Neptune. Take advantage of that clear moment. If some old trust stirs as Venus square Saturn, don’t bother getting suspicious but do stay aware and observant. Groups may flow easier than individual connection, we’re not feeling particularly intimate under the Aquarius Moon, but do enjoy company.
Venus square Saturn 12:14 AM, Moon square Uranus 10:44 AM, Mercury quincunx Neptune 10:17 PM, Moon trine Mercury 11:35 PM.
Saturday, September 18: It’s a great day to gather, connect, and schmooze with the community as the Aquarius Moon conjunct Jupiter. Our mood sensitizes midafternoon as the Moon enters Pisces, it’s easy to get awkward if we’re suddenly slightly self-conscious as some emotional process catches up with us. Tonight, people won’t have much tolerance for other’s expectations and need to be exactly where they are.
Moon conjunct Jupiter 3:14 AM, Moon enters Pisces 2:22 PM.
Sunday, September 19: Our sense of time can be way off. We can feel soft and tender on the inside which can make us defend easily on the outside. It’s easy to get our feelings hurt and to be touchy about it, and bliss to feel heard and accepted. Make it safe to be sensitive and beauty flows as the Pisces Moon trines Venus.
Moon trine Venus 8:25 AM, Moon sextile Uranus 4:25 PM.
Moon Sisters © Jakki Moore 2016
Monday, September 20: Early uncertainty expands quickly into possibilities as Mercury trines Jupiter midday. Tempers flare where our feels are hurt-- but gratitude flows where we feel safe. Emotions swelled to high tide as the Moon waxes full in Pisces at 5:54 PM then enters impatient Aries at 9:12 PM. Use that early sensitivity to introspect, then make proactive decisions in response tonight under that Aries assertiveness.
Moon conjunct Neptune 5:39 AM, Venus quincunx Chiron 10:12 AM, Moon sex tile Pluto 10:44 AM, Mercury trine Jupiter 4:52 PM, Moon opposed the Sun 5:54 PM, Moon enters Aries 9:12 PM.
Tuesday, September 21: Urgency nudges us to get moving this last full day of summer as the Aries Moon opposes abrupt Mars. Deadlines loom, though most of them are self-imposed, people will not wait patiently. Investigate what needs to be completed, summarized, or instigated. Strange moods cloud the horizon, communication and travel issues can be problematic; go safely and gently tonight.
Moon opposed Mars 5:02 AM, Moon sextile Saturn 10:43 AM.
Wednesday, September 22: Accidents and angst can increase as Mercury perfects its square to Pluto this morning, so prioritize safety. Be aware of surgical decisions that need to be made, engage endings and new beginnings. Watch the headlines for powerful pivot points. We may feel unusually poignant and melancholic about the change of seasons as the Sun enters Libra at 1:20 PM MDT. The equinox can open the portals for communication, let’s use that productively. Evening brings a healthier and easier perspective after the Moon finishes an opposition to Mercury around 8 PM.
Mercury is square Pluto 7:11 AM, Sun enters Libra 1:22 PM, Moon sex tile Jupiter 5:42 PM, Moon square Pluto 7:37 PM, Moon opposed Mercury 8:04 PM.
Thursday, September 23: Two horses can pull us in opposite directions: the Taurus Moon wants us to just slow down and get comfortable while Venus opposes Uranus and urges us to charge off, walk away from any difficult situations, talk to strangers, and experiment. Our challenge is to find a peaceful place in between. Relationship sparks of all kinds can light up the air, just be intentional about what fires are started.
Venus opposed Uranus 3:40 AM, Moon enters Taurus 6:37 AM, Moon square Saturn 8:39 PM
Poignancy with a punch; as Autumn’s schedule speed up and garden slows down, the planets loan us extra competence but also add some broody undertones. The weekend begins in a focused if melancholic mood, introspective with occasional clouds of resentment as the Moon and Venus both enter suspicious, deep-feeling Scorpio while Mars lingers in a trine to Pluto. Venus in Scorpio for the next few weeks keeps our emotions running in a deep river--strong and self-protective- but we may play our cards close to the chest and not want to talk about what swirls in our depths.
Over the weekend it is good for us to dive deep in there ourselves, take a moment to explore within. Honor tough memories and mourn recent losses, forest fires, covid struggles, or changing laws which can make the world feel smaller and less safe, all while America remembers our painful turning point of 9/11/01. Find or remember our source, a reason for being fully alive.
Saturn and Pluto opposed on 9/11/01, right on the American ascendant and descendant of the birth chart for mythic America. Saturn and Pluto conjunct the beginning of 2020- once again we were faced with a mounting death toll and form of invasion- this time by microbes. Saturn and Pluto together unsettled security and point to death; in response- some people want more control (Saturn) under the illusion that it creates safety. Through 2021 Pluto opposes USA’s natal Mercury, challenging how we think in this country, how we think about the country, how our transportation systems work, and how we communicate with one another. But this Pluto opposition can bring a creative depression and encourage us to deal with those tough issues. All year long we need to review our mission statements, our personal and collective constitution, and get back on track.
We may need to face things we don’t want to face this week but don’t need to catastrophize or see things as worse than they are as even though our imagination works overtime while the Sun opposes confusing, inspiring Neptune. Let’s keep our eyes wide open and take one step at time through a changing landscape. Go quest for a vision.
The Moon enters Sagittarius and brings us back more cheerfully to the present moment on Sunday, encourages us to be honest with one another and cavort in the autumnal wild. Midweek an ambitious Capricorn Moon nudges us to get back to work, but we can’t quite see where we’re going or why as the Sun perfects that opposition to inspiring but obfuscating Neptune. Notice the need to step on the gas and the brakes at the same time; a moment of hesitation could be important and help us rethink a goal or opinion. Mars enters less edgy and more equivocal Libra which can soften our sharp edges and help us be more collaborative but leave us less certain about our next step.
The week ends in a thoughtful note as the Moon enters objective Aquarius while the Sun trines Pluto and asks us where we belong in this one shining world. This offers us a chance to step back and look at how we relate to our community, notice where we keep ourselves at a distance and question whether that’s serving us or not. Let’s aim for balance and clarity and sketch some plans into place before Mercury turns retrograde for three weeks on September 26.
Friday, September 10: We can get on our high horse, be difficult and feel righteous in a flawed response to some unsettling thoughts or tweaked information as Mercury quincunx Uranus while the Moon and Venus both enter suspicious Scorpio. Or we can use this energy to concentrate, find purpose, and appreciate our precious life. Let’s prioritize and choose our focus carefully.
Moon in Scorpio 12:04 AM, Mercury quincunx Uranus 10:17 AM, Moon square Saturn 12:52 PM, Venus enters Scorpio 2:38 PM.
Saturday, September 11: Layers of feelings can either poke an old wound or help us heal as that Scorpio Moon trines Neptune. Whether we’re looking through a political or personal lens we can become painfully aware of water that has already flowed under the bridge It helps to just sit with compassion in our hearts, compassion for all involved. Look for seeds of a new approach tonight.
Moon opposed Uranus 12:36 AM, Moon sextile Sun 8:07 AM, Moon trying Neptune 12:50 PM, Moon square Jupiter 5:07 PM, Moon sextile Pluto 5:13 PM, Moon sextile Mars 11:32 PM.
Sunday, September 12: Take a breather, spend time with animals, children, or the wide green world and don’t try to get too much done as the Moon enters peripatetic Sagittarius. Conversation is wide-ranging, if not as intimate as one my want, take any opportunity to learn. Wandering and wondering are good for the soul.
Moon enters Sagittarius 2:34 AM, Moon sextile Saturn 3:17 PM, Moon trine Chiron 10:07 PM.
Monday, September 13: Intuition and imagination intermingle this morning. The Sagittarius Moon encourages us to speak the truth, but we may not know what that is as the Sun opposes Neptune and can misinform others accidentally unless we confirm all facts. Enthusiastically engage any creative project; for everything else -proceed only where the next step is clear.
Moon sextile Mercury 8:30 AM, Moon square Sun 2:39 PM, Moon square Neptune 3:33 PM, Moon sextile Jupiter 7:37 PM.
Tuesday, September 14: We may wake up slowly, our dreams follow us into our days as that Neptunian influence lingers. The Moon enters industrious Capricorn, cranks up our ambition but we still need to stay situationally aware as circumstances are in flux. Even though we want a practical answer, our spiritual practice or personal philosophy, or some divine magic, can loan us what we need to make it through. Mars enters Libra tonight and softens our brittleness.
Sun opposed Neptune 3:20 AM, Moon square Mars 4:57 AM, Moon enters Capricorn 5:33 AM, Moon sextile Venus 1:20 PM, Mars enters Libra 6:13 PM.
Wednesday, September 15: Mars in Libra helps us work together with more comfort and less aggressive criticality under stress but we may be more thoroughly upset by anything that feels unfair, unjust, or out of whack. We may feel pressured to make a choice, choose a path, close one door so another can open as the Moon conjunct Pluto in Capricorn, but that may not necessarily be so; ask many questions first.
Moon trine Uranus 6:30 AM, Moon square Mercury 3:40 PM, Moon sextile Neptune 7:01 PM, Moon trine Sun 10:06 PM, Moon conjunct Pluto 11:39 PM.
Thursday, September 16: The mists begin to clear, personal issues may feel more settled; it’s time to tend the needs of our family, team, or community. The general attitude can be oddly humorless or overly-earnest. Feel a new certainty about a personal decision as the Sun quincunx Jupiter and trines Pluto. We can give too much advice, be full of great suggestions for other people if our anxiety leads us to think we know what other people should do. Encourage first, offer opinions only if requested.
Sun quincunx Jupiter 8:17 AM, Moon enters Aquarius 9:22 AM, Moon trine Mars 11:18 AM, Sun trine Pluto 7:52 PM, Moon square Venus 10:02 PM, Moon conjunct Saturn 10:13 PM.