Shake off any physical, emotional or mental headaches following yesterday’s official Pluto shift and turn from retrograde to direct in Capricorn. As mentioned in the last two calendar entries, it is an illusion to think that Pluto is now zipping along in the zodiac with any speed at all. Instead, it is simply not moving and therefore all of the archetypes and themes related to Pluto are just as active today as they were yesterday. In addition, the dark-of-the-moon potency — something like a glorified void-of-course lunar condition that can create a lot of consternation and head-scratching — is happening almost all-day and simultaneously with an actual void lunar uncertainty cycle in Virgo from 5:16AM (when the Moon forms its monthly union with Venus) to 9:00PM when the Moon enters affable, airy Libra. Forcing your will on anyone or conducting arm-twisting maneuvers on dear ones is a no-no. Working to give you a mental, literary, and educational boost this morning is an inspirational, 72-degree connection from Mercury to Jupiter (5:12AM). The realms of healing and alternative medicine are also back on the agenda since Jupiter forms a 150-degree tie with Chiron (3:06PM). You can make the most of this Jupiter-Chiron connection as long as you go with the flow, relax, and maintain an attitude of non-attachment to any preconceived results. After all of today’s strange gyrations, the main celestial headline is the arrival of the New Moon (energizing 2 degrees of Libra at 11:15PM). Once you experience this Libra New Moon, come up with novel approaches to improve the quality of your primary partnerships during the next four weeks. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
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Tread lightly and softly as the fourth workweek in September gets underway. Nervous tensions may be soaring as the Moon parallels Uranus (1:17AM) and Venus (3:28AM) while the two largest celestial bodies in our solar system — the Sun and Jupiter — play a game of frictional, 45-degree contact (4:48AM). This wouldn’t be so challenging except these three sky patterns are happening on the same day that Pluto pauses to shift from reverse to forward at 11 degrees of Capricorn (5:37PM) while the Sun leaves earthy Virgo to enter airy Libra (7:30PM) at one of the four main turning points of the year, the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. While the Pluto halt in the heavens is considered to be precise at 5:37PM, as explained in yesterday’s calendar entry, this outer planet has really been virtually motionless for the last couple of days and will stay motionless for the next few days. All Pluto themes — death-rebirth, spiritual willpower, mental concentration, laser technology, in-depth research, psychology, purification, transformation, metamorphosis, atomic and nuclear energy, hypnosis, reincarnation, the underworld, phobias, repressed emotions and extremes of any kind — are activated throughout the day. Do everything you can to bypass intense problems and temperamental individuals who could put you on the defensive and wreak havoc in your life. On the other hand, if you are the kind of person who thrives under pressure and can be the Rock of Gibraltar for family members, friends or associates on the skids, then this may be a day when you can shine your light while many souls are lost in the shadows. Consider that while the Sun is beginning a new, 30-day cycle in sociable and artistic Libra, the dark-of-the-moon monthly cycle is simultaneously at work — suggesting the need to complete old business over the next 24 hours and until the Libra New Moon is a reality. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
Weekly Astrology: September 22-28, 2014
Life is too short to wait…
Lighten up, take a risk, and open yourself up to new partnerships this week! There is plenty of incredible cosmic energy in store, and you don’t want to waste it!
Monday, Sept. 22: Sun in Libra and Pluto Direct
On Monday, the Sun enters relationship-oriented Libra, and Pluto turns direct after having been retrograde for several months. You might feel this as a cathartic release — as if the universe is giving you permission to exhale. Intensity was turned deeply inward while Pluto was retrograde, and now Pluto Direct puts you in a position to use what you’ve learned while traveling those internal depths to create positive changes in your world.
Wednesday, Sept. 23: New Moon in Libra
On Wednesday, the New Moon in Libra is far enough away from Uranus and Pluto to support instead of rattle partnership developments.
Thursday, Sept. 25: Jupiter in Leo trine Uranus
What should really make your mouth water, however, is Thursday. On this day, lucky Jupiter in Leo will be at a gorgeous trine to Uranus, the planet of sudden change. With a supportive connection like this you can count on a heavy dose of sudden and incredible luck in a certain area of your life. Understand that you are more likely to receive a reward if you’re willing to take a personal risk. Where in your life do you want to “win big?” It’s time to spin the wheel of fortune!
Saturday, Sept. 27: Mercury in Scorpio
On Saturday, Mercury enters Scorpio, and you can expect communication to focus on the deeper, more important matters.
If you are beginning to tune into some unknown and yet potentially upsetting vibrations rippling through the psychic atmosphere of humanity, there is a celestial reason. Distant Pluto is virtually at a standstill (from the Earth’s perspective) as it prepares to shift officially from retrograde to direct motion in Capricorn tomorrow. With the rise of accuracy in locating planetary positions in the zodiac — now utilizing highly advanced calculations coming from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California — stations or stopping points of the outer planets are listed to the minute of time. However, the truth is that a planet like Pluto — approximately 3 billion miles away from us — is not really moving for several days before and after its seemingly precise pause. Thus, the archetypes of any sphere in outer space — influencing our lives here — are very active for many days in a row, and not just when that planetary body is motionless. Adding to today’s unsettling conditions are a void lunar cycle in Leo lasting until 8:55AM when the Moon enters Virgo. Before that occurs, Venus attempts to work harmoniously with Saturn via a constructive, 60-degree rapport (6:04AM). Despite the helpful small-is-beautiful, superbly organizational, and highly efficient themes of the lunar orb in pragmatic Virgo, nervous tensions may be on the rise as Venus parallels Uranus (10:30AM), the Moon squares Mars (8:07PM) and opposes Neptune just two minutes later (8:09PM) while just 31 minutes afterwards the red planet Mars in Sagittarius squares off with dreamy Neptune in Pisces (8:40PM). None of these alignments are really matches made in heaven and they have the capacity to send you reeling to the back of the class with a dunce cap on your head. Therefore, slow your tempo across the board, and know that tomorrow will be no ordinary Monday. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
Something to Believe In
Lucky Jupiter steps in to ease the stressful Uranus-Pluto square
Weekend Love Horoscope
July 4-6: Romantic Fireworks
Fourth of July weekend promises not to disappoint when it comes to romantic fireworks, although they may not be the kind you’re hoping for.
On Friday, the Moon will enter Libra, and it remains there until it moves into Scorpio on Sunday afternoon. On Friday, there will be a potent opposition between the Sun and Pluto. Issues of security and responsibility will need to be addressed between you and your mate. If your security is threatened, you might retaliate by choosing to renege on an obligation to your partner. This approach will only cause the nasty fireworks to blast off.
On Saturday, the Moon in relationship-oriented Libra will be at a tug of war with both Pluto and Uranus, making the outcome unpredictable. Thankfully, the last connection the Moon makes in Libra is a trine to Mercury early Sunday morning, so you can count on talking about your feelings without hesitation. Sunday afternoon’s intense Scorpio Moon will support going deeper in love — if you dare!
If you are a steady reader of this calendar, then you already know some intense fireworks may be exploding early today. The reason is that during the Moon’s void meandering through Virgo until 2:44AM, the Sun decides to form its annual 180-degree polarity to Pluto (1:04AM). Psychic storm warnings are posted across the board and in every area of life-expression. The odds increase that one or more primary partnerships in your reality are potentially at a white-hot temperature — with the potential for boiling over unless you emphasize peace of mind and emotional serenity. While the monthly Moon-Pluto opposition can equal the Sun-Pluto opposition in strength, it happens approximately 13 times in a calendar year whereas the Sun-Pluto version of this 180-degree aspect is a one-time yearly occurrence. Therefore, projecting anger on others, losing your cool over a trifle, conducting arm-twisting maneuvers and trying to force significant others to do your bidding are taboo. On the other hand, exploring psychology and metaphysics to your heart’s content makes total sense. Once the Moon regains a sense of balance by entering harmonious, airy Libra (2:44AM), it is helpful to look for ways to improve the quality of your key relationships. Let your creative artistry blossom and take a friend to a favorite cafe. Gear up for a rather complex Saturday as the tense nature of the First Quarter Sun-Moon Phase battles for supremacy with the monthly Moon-Mars conjunction as well as two asteroids combining their influence in the friendly confines of higher Libran fairness, justice and respect. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
While the lunar orb in Virgo can make you as sharp as a tack — particularly in practical matters requiring a lot of precision care — this is also a zodiacal lunar placement where self-criticism and criticizing dear ones can sometimes get out of hand. Strive to find the merits in family members, friends and colleagues rather than their flaws. Stop worrying about things you can’t control as usually sensitive, kind and considerate Venus hits a few bumps in the road by making a frictional, 45-degree tie with giant Jupiter (11:19AM) as well as an off-kilter, 150-degree link with distant Pluto (1:16PM). For Venus to be at loggerheads with the King of the Gods from Roman mythology and his brother, the Lord of the Underworld, is to be given a warning signal on the romantic, social, business and artistic fronts. Wisdom dictates taking small steps to achieve your immediate or pressing goals. Eliminate non-essentials from drawers, dressers, cabinets and closets. Stock up on veggies, fruit, herbs, tea, nuts, seeds and seasonings. If you suddenly feel overwhelmed by the power of positive thinking, then you are responding to the Moon’s 60-degree contact with Jupiter (9:22PM) — supplemented by a mind-enriching and intuition-expanding Venus-Jupiter parallel (11:43PM), where the parallel formation via the Celestial Equator is similar in nature to a conjunction on the Ecliptic or the zodiacal circle. Nevertheless, both of these seemingly auspicious alignments may fade away quickly as the Moon-Jupiter connection also starts a void lunar cycle that lasts until 2:44AM tomorrow. Plus, the Sun is on the verge of making its potent, annual opposition to Pluto at 1:04AM on Friday and that polarity can unleash all kinds of psychic and emotional explosions. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]