Lunabar Moon Almanack for Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Waning, Full Moon Age: 16 days.
Ascending Node is at 18° Sagittarius.
Moon in 10th degree of the Sign Aries, the Ram;
also in 10th deg. of the Constellation Pisces, the Fishes.
Midheaven: 2:10 morn. Moonset: 8:57 morn. Moonrise: 8:03 eve.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
To put others at ease, wear yellow or brown. Checked patterns and flower prints are also good for winning people’s trust.
General Meaning: Fellowship. When communal bonds unite people, great success is possible. But such bonds can develop only when personal interests are subordinated to goals that serve the greater good of all. The broader the basis for action, the greater the benefits that can be achieved. And conversely, the greater the potential good, the more powerful the support behind it. A spirit of cooperation steadies the boat, but it helps to have a beautiful island to row towards.
Learn to respect the strength in diversity, for a community’s true power lies not in its numbers, but in the diverse skills and resources of its members. Just as the stoutest walls are reinforced with many different materials, so the strongest groups allow differences to co-exist inside the whole.
With a unified group solidly behind you, even difficult enterprises can be attempted without great risk.
You may find your interests expanding today, and you’re probably going to be feeling more liberated than you have in a long time. New people, social gatherings, and possibly romance may broaden your horizon. Be careful not to over-indulge or become careless in the midst of so much activity.
About the Number 5
Resourceful, Adventure, Speculation, Travel
Sweet Venus shifts into objective Libra tonight, possibly bringing indecisiveness. Still, intuition is our best guide with the Moon visiting spontaneous Aries, making this a great time to initiate action. Her opposition to realistic Saturn prevents foolish behavior, while an optimistic Mercury-Jupiter trine exudes self-confidence. We realize that we have hard work to do and the sooner we start, the quicker we’ll reach our goals.
You may feel moody now that the Moon is back in your sign, but you’re still able to accomplish a lot as long as you don’t let your emotional melodramas get in the way. It’s easy to become so enthusiastic that you quickly lose your sense of proportion. However, just taking time for a few deep breaths may give you enough of a break to remind you to be practical, even when you’re under the influence of an adrenaline rush.
You may experience relief today, especially if you’re able to process negativity that has been lurking just out of sight. Still, you’re concerned if you cannot get all your feelings out into the open right away. However, your imagination can trick you into worrying about the wrong things now. Don’t waste energy obsessing about what you should say; instead, graciously accept that everything will surface at the right time. Fortunately, you have more time than you think.
Your excitement is contagious today as your key planet Mercury harmonizes with expansive Jupiter; but all the enthusiasm in the world won’t help you get the job done unless you actually follow through with the required effort. An idea might sound so wonderful now that you react impulsively, only to be surprised when you run into obstacles that could have been avoided with forethought. Your work will have more impact if you slow down and take your time.
You might freak out today because others expect you to jump in and assume control of a situation in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable. However, there may be too much at stake for you to resist, so fire up your self-confidence and just take charge. Even if you’re unsure of yourself, the timing is right and you will likely come through with flying colors if you’re willing to take a chance and believe in yourself.
It appears as if nothing will stop you today, but you may need a reality check if you don’t maintain a healthy sense of proportion. Your tendency is to blast ahead now with innocent confidence, yet your blind optimism can lead to trouble. It’s better to see the roadblock (or the cliff) before it’s too late to do something about it. Preventive action is always better than crisis management.
You are super-confident today as rational Mercury creates a fluid trine with buoyant Jupiter. You may believe that nearly anything you set your mind to is within reach. But caution is advised because you can miss a critical piece of information if you already believe you know the facts. Positive thinking can be a major asset now as long as you balance it with a healthy dose of reality.
It seems to be your job to make nice, especially if a friend or partner is upset or angry with someone else. Fortunately, you’re skilled at helping others move past their personal issues so they can establish common ground, rather than intensifying apparent differences. Although the wisest strategy may not be obvious at first, Venus shifts into your charming sign today, enabling you to put everyone involved at ease.
A change in your daily routine sounds exciting today and you’re eager to shake things up just to create a little drama. However, you might underestimate the impact of your actions on others now as trickster Mercury and jovial Jupiter spread their optimism. Be careful; your current buoyancy won’t be enough to smooth over someone’s hurt feelings if you aren’t tactful in your approach. Find a creative outlet for your restless energy, instead.
You are probably feeling pretty good about your job today as a confident Mercury-Jupiter trine activates your career houses. But your impetuous style might backfire if you move too quickly. Your reality filter isn’t working very efficiently now, causing you to see what you want instead of the truth. Getting carried away by the exhilaration of the present moment can be quite uplifting if you remember to keep one foot solidly planted on the ground.
You could be pulled off course today by an urgent need to focus on your home and family. Perhaps starting a constructive conversation is all that’s needed. Although you might insist that you’re ready to make a long-term commitment, you aren’t as certain as you sound. Don’t take on any additional obligations until you find a healthy balance between your desires for immediate gratification and your ambitious future goals.
Although you might think you have already reached your limit, the pace of events picks up another notch today. You can jump from one task to another, leaving a trail of loose ends behind you. Rather than setting unattainable goals, give yourself permission to take as much time as you need. You may be pleasantly surprised with how much you can accomplish once you slow down and center yourself.
Think again before you make any impulsive purchases today because you could act irresponsibly with your money. The temptation to buy something foolish can create problems, even if you don’t see the truth of the situation yet. Just remember that your thinking isn’t very clear now, so wait a few days before needlessly jeopardizing your financial position.
Venus in Libra
Wednesday, September 14, 7:40 pm PDT, 10:40 pm EDT
Amorous Venus entry into her airy home sign generally bodes well for peace, harmony and a more objective view of relationships. All may not be idyllic, though, as the love planet runs a gauntlet of hard aspects with volatile Uranus on September 17, punishing Pluto on the 18th and stern Saturn on the 29th. Addressing underlying issues about freedom, power and control rationally may not be easy, but can lead to stronger alliances.