Daily Cosmic Calendar for Monday, Sept. 30th

After two rousing days over the weekend, the cosmos appears to be letting down its guard a little on the last day of the month. Instead, of foisting on humanity tumultuous happenings via planetary alignments at cross purposes, there is a lighter touch in the early going as Venus in Scorpio forms an inspirational, 72-degree contact with Juno in Aquarius (6:03AM). You may recall that only 16 days ago, these two celestial bodies squared off in a 90-degree clash. Now they are working together in tandem — to facilitate feminine interests, reinforce creative artistic expression, and improve the quality of primary partnerships.  A little over nine hours later, ingenious ideas are inundating the brightest minds in the human kingdom via a harmonious trine in fire signs between Pallas in Leo and Uranus in Aries (3:22PM). If you ever wanted to sign up for an advanced course in problem-solving and strategic-thinking, this is the right moment.  However, just when it seems the universal powder keg appears to be dry or empty, along comes the monthly Moon-Mars conjunction in Leo (7:04PM) — repeating the same union in Leo that happened between these two celestial bodies on the first day of September. While the lunar orb merging with the red planet can equate with acts of faith, courage, stamina or heroism, it is just as likely to push some individuals toward reckless behavior, angry encounters with dear ones, and irrational displays of temper. Knowing the shadow side involved in this sky pattern can help you defuse volatile conditions before they heat up toward a firestorm.  The month ends in questionable fashion as the Moon squares Venus (9:49PM) — beginning a void lunar uncertainty zone that lasts until 11:53AM tomorrow when the Moon enters Virgo. Be sensitive and kindhearted to family members on the ropes overnight.  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.