Kindly note that the days and times given below are in PST (Pacific Daylight Saving Time). For Rocky Mountain Time (except AZ which is on PDT) add 1 hour. For Central Time, add 2 hours. For Eastern Time, add 3 hours. For Alaskan Time, subtract 1 hour. For Hawaii-Aleutian Time, subtract 2 hours. For Greenwich, add 8 hours. For Central European time (CET) add 9 hours, for Eastern European Time (EET), add 10 hours.
RUNE OF THE MONTH: Ansuz “Signals, the messenger”. A reminder to be impeccable in our thoughts and words as they create our reality and impact others as well as the world around us. We are also required to pay attention to both the obvious and the subtle messages we receive on a constant basis that validate or invalidate the choices we are making. Our understanding of our path is deepened by walking from moment to moment in attentive, active listening of every inner and outer change.
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Saturn turns direct on September 6th at 2º33’ Capricorn. Its shadow period lasts until December 13th, 2018. This degree is represented by: “A human soul, in its eagerness for new experiences, seeks embodiment”. These past months forced us to examine our relationship to structure, discipline and authority. Clearing our past required hard work. On a renewed foundation, we are now ready to start a new book in our lives.
Pluto turns direct on September 30th at 18º45’ Capricorn, with a shadow period continuing until January 22, 2019. This degree is represented by: “A five-year-old child carrying a bag filled with groceries”. No matter how difficult our challenges seem, nothing required of us is heavier than our shoulders can bear. A new cycle is beginning, allowing us to find and give nourishment by tapping in our deepest resources, our gifts and our talents.
Uranus remains retrograde this whole month. Its shadow period lasts until April 23rd 2019. The degrees covered this month (2º19’-1º29’ Taurus) are symbolized by: “Natural steps lead to a lawn of clover in bloom” and “An electrical storm”. As we simplify our lives, get rid of what no longer serves us, as well as redefine our relationship to money, we access a whole new level of freedom, bliss and magic.
Neptune remains retrograde this whole month until November 25. Its shadow period lasts until March 16, 2019. The degrees covered this month (15º15’ – 14º29’ Pisces) are symbolized by: “In the quiet of his study, a creative individual experiences a flow of inspiration” and “An officer instructing his men before a simulated assault under a barrage of live shells”. Our imagination becomes our reality. Our inspiration opens the veils between dimensions, connecting us to higher spheres of consciousness. Our thoughts and emotions create and define our experiences. This month, what we think and say has the power to push the boundaries of what is possible
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The Moon will be Void of Course (V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):
- From Saturday 9/1 at 10:56 PM till Sunday 9/2 at 1:02 AM: when the Moon enters Gemini.
- From Monday 9/3 at 11:37 PM till Tuesday 9/4 at 5:04 AM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
- On Thursday 9/6 between 5:43 AM and 6:54 AM: when the Moon enters Leo.
- On Saturday 9/8 between 6:31 AM and 7:29 AM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
- On Monday 9/10 between 8:12 AM and 8:20 AM: when the Moon enters Libra.
- From Tuesday 9/11 at 3:57 PM till Wednesday 9/12 at 11:15 AM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
- On Friday 9/14 between 1:54 AM and 5:45 PM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
- From Sunday 9/16 at 4:15 PM till Monday 9/17 at 4:07 AM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.
- On Wednesday 9/19 between 10:10 AM and 4:52 PM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
- From Friday 9/21 at 10:13 AM till Saturday 9/22 at 5:27 AM: when the Moon enters Pisces.
- From Sunday 9/23 at 10:26 PM till Monday 9/24 at 4:04 PM: when the Moon enters Aries.
- From Wednesday 9/26 at 3:28 AM till Thursday 9/27 at 0:16 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
- From Friday 9/28 at 3:36 PM till Saturday 9/29 at 6:26 AM: when the Moon enters Gemini.
- From Sunday 9/30 at 8:38 AM till Monday 10/1 at 11:00 AM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… NO thing!
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Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon:
Moon in Taurus until Sunday 9/2 at 1:01 AM + between Thursday 9/27 at 0:16 AM and Saturday 9/29 at 6:25 AM: Perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, investing in real estate, buying and selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth… Good also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as bodywork…
Moon in Gemini between Sunday 9/2 at 1:02 AM and Tuesday 9/4 at 5:03 AM + between Saturday 9/29 at 6:26 AM and Monday 10/1 at 10:59 AM: Excellent for multi-tasking, curiosity, any form of communication, exchanging information, sending e-mails, calling friends and acquaintances. Great also for social activities, attending conferences, reading a book, watching a documentary, gathering data on various topics, connecting with new people….
Moon in Cancer between Tuesday 9/4 at 5:04 AM and Thursday 9/6 at 6:53 AM: Perfect for family activities, especially those involving children. Good for spending more time at home, cooking, nurturing ourselves and those we love, inviting the people we cherish over for dinner. Excellent also for drawing, creative writing, humor and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….
Moon in Leo between Thursday 9/6 at 6:54 AM and Saturday 9/8 at 7:28 AM: Excellent for anything glamorous, dramatic performances, being in the public’s eye, throwing or attending an elegant party, playing with children, romance and creativity in general…
Moon in Virgo between Saturday 9/8 at 7:29 AM and Monday 9/10 at 8:19 AM: Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning, healthy nutrition, fasting, clearing our closets, cleaning our home, reorganizing our drawers…. Perfect also for detailed work, the focused use of our intelligence, and taking care of small pets….
Moon in Libra between Monday 9/10 at 8:20 AM and Wednesday 9/12 at 11:14 AM: Great for relationships, associations, diplomatic exchanges with others, anything related to beauty (a haircut, buying new clothes, a make-over…), art (especially painting and decorating…), a pleasant social event (concert, art exhibition…).
Moon in Scorpio between Wednesday 9/12 at 11:15 AM and Friday 9/14 at 5:44 PM: Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, shamanism, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, and sexuality, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power.
Moon in Sagittarius between Friday 9/14 at 5:45 PM and Monday 9/17 at 4:06 AM: Perfect for traveling, religious and/or philosophical activities or matters related to higher education and the law. Excellent for lecturing, learning, perfecting a foreign language, exploring other cultures… Perfect also for athletic training and tending to large animals (horses….).
Moon in Capricorn between Monday 9/17 at 4:07 AM and Wednesday 9/19 at 4:51 PM: Good for furthering our ambitions, asking for a promotion, enlisting the support of people in positions of authority, making a good impression, re-structuring our business and redefining our long-term goals…
Moon in Aquarius between Wednesday 9/19 at 4:52 PM and Saturday 9/22 at 5:26 AM: Perfect for philanthropic activities, charitable organizations, meeting with friends, making new acquaintances. Good also for inventions, far out, progressive ideas, inter-dimensional and time travel, anything related to UFOs, computers and technology in general….
Moon in Pisces between Saturday 9/22 at 5:27 AM and Monday 9/24 at 4:03 PM: Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is…
Moon in Aries between Monday 9/24 at 4:04 PM and Thursday 9/27 at 0:15 AM: Perfect for intense physical activities, anything requiring forceful, direct action and self-assertion. Good also for leadership, spontaneity, good will, being a way shower, initiating new projects or bringing our car to the mechanic….
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This month’s intentional meditation started on Sunday August 26 when we took out as many blank sheets of paper as you will have intentions and placed them near a window, on a balcony or in a garden so that they would bask in the light of the Full Moon in Pisces. Once that moment had passed, we gathered our Full Moon charged blank sheets and placed them in a folder.
On Sunday 9/9 on the New Moon in Virgo, take out your blank full moon charged papers and write on each a concise, positive intention. Place them on a balcony, in a garden or near a window so that they are out by exactly 11:01 AM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…
Next month’s intentional meditation, starts on Monday 9/24. Take out as many blank sheets of papers as you will have. intentions and place them near a window, on a balcony, or in a garden so that they bask in the light of the Full Moon in Aries (Harvest Moon) at exactly 7:52 PM. Once that moment has passed, gather your Full Moon charged blank sheets and place them in a folder.
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Monday 9/3: Mercury Sextile Venus (5:58 AM)
A day of pleasant exchanges with others. We feel good. Social interactions are positive. A great day to plan a party or attend an elegant event.
Wednesday 9/5: Mercury enters Virgo (7:39 PM till 9/21)
During the next 3 weeks, we think and express ourselves with intelligence, attention to details and a desire to learn valuable information. A wonderful time to enroll in a new study, to become clearer on our dietary needs and make positive change in our nutrition and exercise regimen.
Thursday 9/6: Saturn turns direct (4:10 AM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Friday 9/7: Mercury Trine Uranus (0:40 AM), Mercury Trine Saturn (5:20 AM), Sun Opposition Neptune (11:27 AM)
A day to expect the unexpected. Our plans could be suddenly rerouted. If we go with the flow, we shall find that these changes open a whole new level of freedom in our lives. With focus, discipline and seriousness, we could be amazed at how much work we are able to accomplish bringing our inspirations and visions into manifestation.
Saturday 9/8: Venus Square Mars (1:39 PM)
In our relationships, particularly of a romantic nature, any tension or frustration that has been building could now reach a breaking point. We should beware of impulsive reactions as we could damage the connection with another beyond any chance of repairing it. Best to channel all this aggressive energy into wild dancing at an exciting party or intense physical exercise.
Sunday 9/9: Venus enters Scorpio (2:26 AM till 10/31)
During the next 6 weeks, our emotions are deep and transformative. We could feel more passionate than usual, seeking a mind-heart-body-spirit connection with a loved one. Relationships are marked by fate, enabling us to see and remove obstacles to intimacy. We become more aware of the power of wealth as well as how to make and save money.
Monday 9/10: Mars enters Aquarius (5:56 PM till 11/15)
During the next two months, Aquarius natives are favored. Humanitarian endeavors are both encouraged and beneficial. Working with ancient and advanced forms of technology helps us attain our goals more vigorously.
Tuesday 9/11: Sun Sextile Jupiter (5:10 AM), Sun Trine Pluto (8:27 AM)
A very positive day. Our power coupled with enthusiasm help us find creative solutions to past challenges. We should however beware of over exuberance or falling prey to an arrogance that would mislead us into believing we are invincible.
Wednesday 9/12: Jupiter Sextile Pluto (0:37 AM), Venus Opposition Uranus (2:01 AM), Venus Sextile Saturn (8:58 PM)
A great day to grow our business by furthering our education and expanding our consciousness. Generosity, tolerance and trust create success in our endeavors. A love relationship requires of us to be very realistic. It could end suddenly, in a shocking way, yet leading to new freedom.
Thursday 9/13: Mercury Opposition Neptune (6:32 PM)
Not a good day to sign contracts or deal with any paperwork requiring attention to details. We could feel very woolly headed, more prone to dreaming our reality than living or creating it. OK for spiritual work inasmuch as we are careful not to fall prey to spiritual imagination. Artists could feel particularly inspired but may lack the discipline to give shape to their visions.
Saturday 9/15: Mercury Trine Pluto (7:52 PM)
A day to stand our ground with power and resilience. Our charisma is tangible, as is our ability to X-ray situations and people. Sharing our point of view with force and conviction attracts the support of others.
Sunday 9/16: Mercury Sextile Jupiter (4:51 AM)
We think and express ourselves positively, focusing on the silver lining of every cloud. A wonderful day to start a new class that expands our consciousness, plan a trip, journey, deal with legal or religious matters or learn a language. We feel optimistic, confident and have faith in life.
Tuesday 9/18: Mars Square Uranus (4:00 PM)
Impulsive reactions, or repressed anger could lead to freak accidents. We should be particularly careful while operating a motor vehicle or using any kind of sharp object. Emotions are volatile. Tempers flare up quickly. Best to stay away from any situation that could potentially lead to violence.
Thursday 9/20: Sun Conjunct Mercury (6:52 PM)
A day of straight forward communications. Good for interacting with others, short trips, making phone calls and catching up on e-mails. Our exchanges with others are direct and positive.
Friday 9/21: Mercury enters Libra (8:40 PM till 10/9)
During the next three weeks, we tend to be more balanced and diplomatic in our personal expression. Faced with conflicts, we seek peaceful, harmonious solutions that benefit all involved. Art, and beauty in general, are attractive. A wonderful time for a make-over.
Saturday 9/22: Sun enters Libra (6:55 PM till 10/23)
Great for artists and beauty lovers. Our approach to life is more balanced and harmonious. A great day to beautify our homes and have peaceful interactions with others. Perfect also for a relaxing holiday.
Sunday 9/23: Mercury Square Saturn (9:46 AM), Mercury Trine Mars (6:30 PM)
A day when we could feel upset and discouraged. Best to stay away from aggressive, nagging, negative people who could affect us more than usual. Speaking our mind with strength and courage, as well as engaging in competitive endeavors, create stimulating circumstances.
Tuesday 9/25: Sun Square Saturn (4:50 PM)
We could feel a little down, isolated and more lonely than usual, today. Support from others comes with difficulty. Relationships are strained and depressing. Best to keep ourselves to ourselves and focus on the not so pleasant work at hand we have been trying to avoid.
Thursday 9/27: Sun Trine Mars (4:35 PM)
A day of dynamic energy and courageous action. Our optimism gives us the drive to enthusiastically do tasks we normally would want to avoid. Any endeavor requiring physical stamina is likely to be crowned with success.
Sunday 9/30: Pluto turns direct (7:01 PM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Wishing you a month of September filled with wonder!
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.
Astrologer, shaman, international conference speaker
Author of Astrology for Enlightenment (Atria Books, Simon & Schuster)
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Phoenix, AZ 85048