(sometimes called War or the Crossed Spears, sometimes the Crossroads).
Two arrows, usually shown crossed, sometimes just in the air about to intersect. They are coloured bright red. The gender is male and the number four. Its simple answer is yes.
This rune corresponds to the Sabbat Litha, the summer solstice around 21st June (21st December), when pagans in the UK become more visible as they celebrate, gathering at ancient sites such as Stonehenge and Avebury to greet the sunrise on the longest day. Actually, contrary to popular belief, they are not celebrating the Sun’s rise, but thanking him for his sacrifice and the good fortune they hope to enjoy through the summer, acknowledging his selfless decline towards death. For pagans the real celebration is at Yule, when the sun rises again after the longest night, born to renewed life and strength as the Star Child or Child of Promise.
Meaning: this rune points to troubles ahead, illness, mechanical breakdown, quarrels and other misfortunes. It also carries the meaning that these are not insurmountable, but traditionally this has been a rune of ill omen. In versions where the Crossroads replaces the Arrows, the rune still has an ominous feel about it. Something is about to happen, something that will change your plans, cause you difficulties and force choices on you.
The astrological sign associated with this rune is Aries, and the planet Mars. Its deepest meaning is challenge.
The Star represents a strong connection to the Cosmos, an open gateway to understanding “the big picture.” It is an optimistic card that promises peace, harmony, and hope realized. For the full power of the forces behind The Star to be realized one must have faith and accept that in cosmic terms all things balance out; that disturbances are sometimes necessary to ensure overall harmony. The reward for such faith is vision on a Cosmic scale, and sense of well-being that may well radiate to those around you through your warm, untroubled heart.
Ehwaz represents movement. You may be closing in on reaching your current goals. Your life may be changing for the better. Harmony with others should come easy for you at this time.
The Present Othala
Othala represents a solid, immovable home, prosperity and safety. Good fortune based on your heritage and character is yours to enjoy.
The Future Tiwaz
Tiwaz is the Warrior Rune. It represents pure, masculine power and the ability to successfully fight to meet your goals. However, you must be careful that costs of attaining your goals overshadow their values.
Gebo represents the coming of gifts and favors. While each are usually positive events, they often carry obligations with them. Gebo often represents strong bonds such as deep friendships and marriage.
Additional Information on Today’s Rune, Gebo
Phonetic equivalent: g (as in ‘girl’)
gift, offering, relationship, love, marriage, partnership, generosity, unexpected good fortune
MAGICAL USES:to find or strengthen a relationship, for fertility, to mark a gift or offering, to bring luck
Gebo is a rune of connection, particularly the connections between people. Up until now, our journey has been a solitary one. This rune represents those places where our path intersects with others, and allows us to begin to form conscious relationships. Such relationships are strengthened and sanctified by the exchange of gifts.The use of the gift as a symbol of an oath or a bond is an ancient one. When a lord wanted to ensure the loyalty of one of his subjects, he would give that person a gift. The gift would create a debt on the part of the person receiving it, and this debt would ensure his readiness to serve his lord. Similarly, a gift given between lovers, especially that of the ring, symbolizes the bond between them. Originally, only the man gave the ring in a marriage for much the same reason as the lord giving gifts to his vassals, but today the arrangement is usually more equitable. Gifts or offerings given to the Gods often carry the same meaning, representing the giver’s love for or loyalty to their Gods. The giving of a gift implies the acceptance of a debt with the understanding that the debt will not be repaid. It is this imbalance which forms the bond.
The Chariot is the representation of Victory and the personality traits required to attain victory. The Chariot indicates self-awareness and control. Courage—the ability to overcome fear and confront the unknown head on–is a primary ingredient of any victorious campaign and is denoted by the Chariot. So too is force of will. Often success is as much the product of will power and a refusal to surrender as it is anything else. The Chariot also represents the healthy personality of someone who believes in themselves; someone who can take control of the situation and bring events to a positive end. His successes come in competition with others.
This fall emphasizes duty and humility when it comes to romance. Isn’t it nice to know that you can really count on the one you love? When you’ve had a long day at the office, he or she is there to rub your feet, open a bottle of wine and listen to you share your story. You’ll come home and see that the house is spotless, your dry cleaning picked up and dinner is served. This is the kind of energy you’ll enjoy with both Venus and Mars — the cosmic lovers — in Virgo this fall.
Mars will enter Virgo on September 24 and remains here until November 12, while Venus enters Virgo on October 8 until November 8. Pay attention to the most glorious days of love this fall on September 23, when Venus is at a transformative trine to Pluto and then again on October 25, when Venus and expansive Jupiter embrace. Another day to look out for is November 2, when Venus and Mars embrace. Although this happens in Virgo, don’t think for one moment you won’t enjoy the sexy potential. Virgo IS an earth sign after all!
Relating and relationship is emphasized in other ways this fall when you consider that a supportive Lunar Eclipse in Aries falls on September 27. Perhaps this will make you realize that you’re tired of “going it alone” if you’re single. You might be ready to take the plunge in partnership at the New Moon in Libra on October 12. Don’t worry too much about communication mishaps between you and your mate if you’re already attached. Just put some caution tape around September 17 until October 9 while Mercury is retrograde in Libra. After that, it should be smooth sailing all around.
Aries Horoscope (March 21 — April 19)
You might have a “Eureka” moment near September 27 and finally figure out what it is you really want when it comes to your love life. Even so, it may not be easy to implement whatever it is you’ve figured out until after October 9. Be patient and remember that your partner might need some extra time to adjust to your awakening. He or she is, however, likely to support whatever new beginnings you hope to implement. You’ll see this most strongly after October 12. November 8 through December 4 brings in a whole new phase of harmony between you and your love. Wonderful!
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 — May 20)
Who cares about the weather getting cooler outside? This fall, your love life will be on fire! Sexy Mars enters your true love sector on September 24, where he’ll remain until November 12. Love planet Venus joins the party between October 8 and November 8. With the cosmic lovers in the same area of your chart (not to mention lucky Jupiter) there’s no way your love life will be a “nonevent” this fall. October 23, 25 and November 2 will be your favorite days for romance so be sure to make extra time for you and your sweetheart. In fact, the Full Moon in your sign on October 27 leaves no doubt that your heart will be full of love. A New Moon in your partnership sector on November 10 seals the deal. You’re ready to commit, if you already aren’t. Enjoy extra harmony with your mate after December 4 and into the early days of winter thanks to Venus making her way through your 7th House of Relationships.
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)
Romance might seem confusing in early fall but don’t worry — you’ll gain plenty of perspective after October 9. You just need Mercury to turn direct in your true love sector first. Be patient and avoid making any permanent decisions about your love life until after October 12 for best results. By then a glittering New Moon will shine in your 5th House of True Love, offering you an opportunity to meet someone new or make things right with the one who already has your heart. In fact, it appears that you can’t make a bad decision when it comes to relationships this fall. This is thanks to love planet Venus touring your 7th House of Commitment from November 8 — December 4. Love with substance is yours when Venus kisses Saturn in your partnership sector on November 13. Embrace it!
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)
You’ll be so distracted with family matters early this fall that love might not be high on your priority list. Don’t worry — fall won’t be a total loss for you in the romance department. In fact, late October into November is when things really begin to heat up. On October 23, a conversation about the love you share with your partner will surely leave you feeling fulfilled. If single, a New Moon on November 10 will set the stage for someone extra special to come into your life. This person will be seductive, mysterious and oh so impossible to resist! Romance really hits a high note for you between December 4 and December 30. Good things come to those who wait!
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Decisions about your love life might give you a headache until Mercury turns direct in Libra on October 9. Do yourself a favor and avoid sharing your thought process with your mate too much until after that point. In fact, after October 12, there might be a brand new opportunity to see eye to eye on an important topic. Finances will blossom for you this fall and it appears you’ll want to be extra generous and indulge your lover because of the cash expansion. The end of October will be a great time to do something special “just because.” Your lover will be thrilled at the gesture! If single, an opportune New Moon in your romance sector on December 11 is all you need to make something magical happen with someone new. Wow!
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
This fall expect your love life to reach new heights! Lucky Jupiter is already in your sign blessing you with more opportunity than any other sign. Starting September 24 and lasting until November 12, Mars will enter Virgo adding plenty of stamina and courage to go after what — and who — you want most. Your sex drive will also amp up thanks to this cycle. But wait — there’s more! Love planet Venus will also enter Virgo on October 8, remaining there until November 8. During this stretch of time, you’ll feel as if you have nothing but pleasure coming your way in all areas, but most certainly in love. Pay attention to extra goodness on October 23, when a fated love connection might come your way. Then, October 25 brings you luck in love. November 2 might be a day to anticipate the best sexual experience you’ve had in quite some time. Yum!
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)
A turning point in your relationship is likely near September 27 and overall, it looks promising. Unfortunately, there will be a tone of confusion that might leave you weary and worn out until after October 9. Be extra patient with your partner and accept that he or she might not really understand the meaning behind your words until then. The good news really starts to spread after October 12 beginning with a New Moon in your sign. This is when you can initiate anything you want to connected to your love life and know it’ll be met with success. When Venus moves into your sign between November 8 and December 4, you’ll be able to enjoy extra confidence to attract others your way. If single, there might be plenty of attention from others during this time. Work it!
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
If you’re single as the fall begins, you’ll want to make sure to maximize all of the incredible social opportunity that comes your way. Between September 24 and November 12, it’ll be especially chock full of invitations to parties, events and other venues. Romance with a friend might blossom between October 8 and November 8. Pay attention to what transpires in matters of the heart near October 23 — a conversation with a friend might become a turning point for both of you. Then, on October 25, you might get your wish in love — whatever that might be. If you’re in a relationship, the Full Moon on October 27 will deepen the bond you and your mate share. A New Moon in your sign on November 10 might be a personal fresh start, but could just as easily indicate a brand new relationship forming. You’ll be irresistible between December 4 and December 30 while Venus tours Scorpio. Use your magnetism well!
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
A potent Lunar Eclipse in your true love sector on September 27 might be life changing as it relates to your love life. This Eclipse will make a gorgeous link to Saturn, the planet of maturity and structure, now in your sign. As a result, it’s possible that your feelings for someone close will be illuminated in a way that’s far more substantial than just “fun and games.” If you’re in love, it’ll be time to step up to the plate and declare it. Your friends might have a difficult time supporting or understanding your partnership choices until after October 9. That’s ok — it’s not their journey, it’s yours. The Full Moon in your partnership sector on November 25 highlights relationship matters once more and the New Moon in your sign on December 11 will allow you to take all you’ve learned this fall about life and love and move forward in a bold, exciting new direction.
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You’ll have high hopes for matters of the heart this fall and you should! The cosmic lovers, Venus and Mars, will move through your 9th House of Mind Expansion together from October 8 until November 12. During this stretch you and your sweetheart will explore a new level of spiritual and intellectual depth together. Romance blossoms on October 23, October 25 and again on November 2. If single, a Full Moon on October 27 might bring someone into your life with whom you’ll share a deep physical connection. If you’re already dating someone you’ll enjoy a heightened sensual bond with your sweetheart.
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
If you’re in a committed partnership, this fall will bring significant — and positive — developments for the two of you in terms of finances and intimacy. Additionally, expect to feel more courageous than you ever have to explore the darker side of your relationship. Where you feel most vulnerable with each other is exactly where you have the potential to share the deepest transformative love bond. The key is your willingness to surrender to each other and trust. Happily, this will be well supported — especially on October 23, 37 and November 2. A Full Moon in your true love sector on November 25 may help you find new love if you’re single. A deep mental connection you enjoy with someone special can quickly lead to romance.
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Relationships will be a central focus for you this fall. Lucky for you, the stars are on your side! Jupiter, the planet of expansion, is already in your partnership sector as fall begins. On September 24 and until November 12, Mars will enter the same area of your chart. This will make things spicy and interesting so if you felt that your relationship needed just a little more zest, it’ll be coming your way. Then, love planet Venus enters the same area of your chart on October 8 through November 8. With the two luckiest planets of the zodiac (Venus and Jupiter) together there’s no doubt that a major blessing in love is coming your way. Pay attention to what develops on October 25 when these two benefic planets make an exact conjunction. Also, on November 2, Venus and Mars reach out to each other in a passionate embrace. Sparks will fly!
There is a stronger focus on partnership or one-on-one interactions today, dear Aries. Today is good for bringing a spirit of acceptance to your relationships. You may fully enjoy collaborating on a project or simply throwing ideas back and forth with someone close to you. You are especially cooperative and can be in a frame of mind in which you feel that virtually anything can be settled through negotiation, although you could nevertheless rebel a little if someone seems to be attempting to pull your strings this afternoon. Consider that your own desire for freedom is a sensitive matter these days, and as a result you may be seeing opposition where it doesn’t actually exist.
You can experience a compelling drive to be productive today, dear Taurus. You can accomplish a whole lot now, and this is all good and well if the energy you spin is not of the nervous variety. Don’t spread yourself too thin, and you’ll feel much better by the end of the day. Energy levels may vacillate now, and distractions can be plenty, but if you open yourself to the possibility that all will not go as planned and remain flexible, you can work around this rather well. Watch for exaggeration and unrealistic expectations this week – dream up possibilities but keep things real.
Today is strong for feeling in tune with others and with life itself, dear Gemini, even if this afternoon brings a desire to rebel or change plans. You are expressive and creative. You are naturally attracting positive attention your way, and adding an element of surprise to the mix can have nice results. Be flexible with others, or you may become frustrated with unreliability. While the day may bring unpredictable energy into your world, you might also have a chance to make changes or to become inspired by new ways of thinking, new approaches, and new creative ideas. Try not to move too fast now, however, or jump too quickly into a decision.
Today’s energies are good for your more intimate relationships, including family, dear Cancer, although surprises from the outside may throw off your schedule or make you feel a little nervous at times today. Even so, concentrating on creating more harmony in the home, whether through seeking balance in your interactions with close loved ones, or adding artistic touches to your home environment that create a sense of harmony and balance, can be successful if you are determined to be flexible to changes of schedules. It may be difficult to be patient with superiors or on the job now, but try not to let tensions with authority or outside demands interfere with home life or with down time.
There can be a lot on your mind today, dear Leo, and possibly too much at times. You may need to put your personal issues aside in order to take care of business today, at least until you feel that you have everything under control. Try to pace yourself and aim to be flexible if faced with changes in plans or outsides distractions. Otherwise it can be a decent day for sharing ideas, writing personal emails and notes with added flair, and ironing out differences with siblings, neighbors, and acquaintances. In just two days, however, Mercury will retrograde in the sector that rules these areas of life, and there could be some misunderstandings or the need to rework, redo, or even retract some things you are doing, saying, and considering now. Keep things light and open for best results.
There is a good feeling of aliveness and freshness to the day, dear Virgo, and yet you may be perfectly content to relax and breathe in this energy rather than forging ahead and forgetting to “stop and smell the roses”. This is perfectly appropriate with the Moon in your solar second house. Earthy, sensual activities that remind you how good it is to simply be alive will be most emotionally rewarding now. Entertain large ambitions, but only if you truly have room in your life for more. Business matters tend to go well today with patience, but feelings may be up and down, especially if money matters are brought up.
The tone is emotional today with the Moon in your sign challenging Uranus and Pluto, dear Libra. Restrictions or things that stifle your sense of freedom can be a little hard to take now, but you do have control over your impulses if you seek it. Others may oppose your plans or could be asserting themselves in frustrating ways. There can be a strong desire to take action today, although it may be difficult to know where to channel this energy. Your emotions and personal needs are emphasized, and may very well be worn on your sleeve! While it’s a strong day for self-motivation, this is a somewhat unstable week overall for important new endeavors.
With the Moon in your privacy sector all day, dear Scorpio, you could be a little closed emotionally, but you could also be gaining strength from a feeling of spiritual connection to all life. Desires and impulses are unusual, and you’re tuned in to subtle planes, seeing things you might not usually see. Patience will be rewarding now, but work-related issues can test yours this afternoon. Ideally you are able to set aside some time to yourself, as you are in no mood for competitive or demanding situations. Avoid over-exerting yourself. Try to detach from the world in some manner and retreat into a reflective space. Watch for exaggeration and too-high expectations today and in the coming week.
With the Moon in your solar eleventh house all day, dear Sagittarius, now is the time to be a team player and to recognize and appreciate the value of the group. You might sense, however, some underlying tensions and power games going on, so you will need to stay positive and rise above it. Humanitarian goals fill a need within you right now, and it’s best to focus on these. Vacillating emotions today might stem from deep-rooted fears of change that could upset your sense of security. There is a need to rise above these fears in order for growth to happen. You’re craving something unusual or unconventional in your social and romantic life – traditional is not necessarily very interesting to you right now.
Your attention is on your work or performance today with the Moon in your solar tenth house all day, dear Capricorn, but your personal life can interfere today, or there could be a disorganized feeling inside that prevents you from feeling entirely efficient. The desire to push personal plans ahead can be strong, but be willing to take it slowly. Acting alone may be better than recruiting others at the moment. A gentler approach, if you do want company, would yield the best results. You are especially aware of your image and of your responsibilities today.
You have an emotional need for different and exciting experiences today, dear Aquarius, which can lead you to explore new or out of the ordinary activities. This might also be experienced on the level of the mind. You might be in the position to teach, guide, or instruct others. It’s a good day for drawing upon your intuition to construct ideas and future plans. Movement and fresh air are desirable and helpful now, particularly if restlessness is an issue. Planetary shifts this week can put a veil over our thinking so that entirely new, important endeavors should probably wait for a better time, but there should be nice opportunities to work on projects already in progress.
Emotions run a little more deeply than usual, dear Pisces, and you’re in a good position to make some real sense of them, as there is some level of objectivity to the day as well. Self-discovery can be a theme now, even if you may feel challenged this afternoon by disorganization or outside interference. How you respond or react to stress or demands for change can certainly be an eye opener. It’s not necessarily a day for grand accomplishments, but it’s strong for inspiration, observation, and attracting what you want into your life.
You are an insatiably curious person who enjoys a good investigation, and who loves to unravel a mystery. While you do value a stable lifestyle and some predictability, routine bores you, so you do what you can to mix things up a little. You can be wilful at times, and very determined. However, you often leave projects unfinished because you seem to come up with exciting new ideas fast, and your enthusiasm for old ideas wanes quickly. You are quick-witted, hugely interesting, and you have an independent mind. You have exceptionally strong convictions – some might call you hard-headed! Famous people born today: Amy Winehouse, Clayton Moore, Melissa Leo, Andrew Lincoln, Walter Koenig, Jessica Brown Findlay, Sam Neill.
With Jupiter in your work and health sector now and for the coming year, this can be a time of increased work, dear Aries, but ideally, of increased enjoyment of your work, daily routines, and self-care programs. You’ll have some nice help from Pluto for accomplishing your work and health goals, but this week, you may be dealing with a hurdle. Circumstances are such that it becomes especially important to balance out your life by making more time for spiritual, imaginative, and reflective activities, or you’ll lose some of the motivation and spark you have for your work and body care endeavors. Listen to instinctual needs for time away from your duties either to take care of yourself or of others requiring care. For some, you may be experiencing some restlessness now if your work is not fulfilling you on spiritual and emotional levels. For others, you could be dealing with unresolved issues, fears, or guilt now, and these can stand in the way of your efforts towards wellness. Consider ways to heal self-destructive tendencies. Also, consider that it’s a lack of game plan that’s holding you back, and if so, get to work on clarifying your goals.
With Jupiter now in your creative and romantic sector until next year, dear Taurus, you’re certainly finding new, or rediscovering old, ways to enjoy and express yourself. However, with Jupiter opposing Neptune this week, you could be dealing with some ambiguity in your friendships. Some of you could be feeling that friends are not entirely supportive or reliable. Your new endeavors or relationships could be taking you away from certain friends, networks, or groups, or there may be conflicting goals and outlooks experienced with different relationships. Alternatively, there could be some loss of motivation for a long-term dream or plan if it no longer seems quite as viable. Some people could be letting you down now. Watch for glossing over important, practical details, and resist the appeal of gambling or taking other forms of risks. Young and impressionable Tauruses may be mixing with the “wrong crowd” at this time. Watch also for indiscriminately lending to friends or recreational escapism that goes too far. Do your best to conquer fears that your talents are not special enough and fears of standing out from the crowd. Don’t let a lack of direction, game plan, or structure to leave you behind. You’ll get plenty of help with this going forward.
Uncertainty with career or major life-plan goals, or a lack of solid game plan or structure, can subtly undermine your efforts to improve and enjoy your family and home life this week, dear Gemini. Now and in the coming year, there can be increased enjoyment of, and attention to, your home life and family, but this new drive in your life can meet a temporary challenge now. If you can let things flow instead of pushing for direction or clarity, you’ll be able to get over this hurdle. Even so, it’s important not to completely escape responsibility or jump ship. Aim for balance. Excessive money spent on home improvement, too much emphasis on the home to the point that other areas of your life suffer, or some unwillingness to expand your horizons are things to avoid now, as they can complicate your life unnecessarily. While there can be quite a bit of joy in your personal life, try not to cling so closely to the past that you forget to tend to important life path responsibilities. Insecurity or ambiguity about your future can certainly deflate you, but even if you don’t know where you’re headed right now, it’s important to apply yourself to practical affairs, such as schooling or work, so that your life is in basic order when you do discover your direction.
With Jupiter expanding your personal interests and bringing more opportunities to learn, share, and connect with others, dear Cancer, this can be a busy time for you. This influence can stimulate quite a bit of enthusiasm for learning, writing, and connecting, and is with you for a year, and the Solar Eclipse yesterday gave another push on the matter. However, with Jupiter opposing Neptune this week, you could be feeling a little overwhelmed or blue if you’re tied down and have too little time to feed your desire to escape and explore. Perhaps you’ve already put too much on your plate, or insecurities about your knowledge base are popping up now and preventing you from going forward with gusto. If you’ve been taking on so many daily activities, communications, new interests, and learning endeavors or studies that you are now overwhelmed, consider prioritizing. Be especially clear in your communications and watch for misrepresentation. You could experience some feelings of disillusionment with, or interruptions of, current studies or belief systems. These are temporary and remind you to take better care of your emotions going forward. It’s also a call to try to simplify things and get back some order into your life. Find ways to focus and prioritize so that you can take advantage of opportunities that arise.
There is a big push in your life towards material goals these days, dear Leo, and you can be feeling quite enthusiastic about a particular project or business. Some of you could have a few too many ideas or projects in the works and this can feel a little overwhelming this week, particularly if you discover that you don’t have all the resources or support you anticipated and need. Other Leos might be wrestling with funding source problems and unreliability, or old debt. However, excellent energy is with you for new sources of, or increased, income from your own efforts not only this month and on some level in the coming year as well. Right now, you need to be a little more disciplined. Be on the alert for glossing over or ignoring certain expenses or debts. If you are accumulating personal possessions too quickly, this can lead to clutter and disorganization. If you’re overconfident about your ability to make money, then you might take foolish risks, such as borrowing from your future, and this tendency can be especially strong this week. There can be a conflict over someone else’s resources or money, issues with others squandering your resources, or a frustrating clash of values. Watch for over-indulgence and be extra careful if you are lending or borrowing.
With Jupiter in your sign for a month, dear Virgo, and for the coming year, you’ll be discovering all sorts of new facets to your personality, and confidence is building. A solar Eclipse just occurred in your sign, giving you yet another nudge forward – to go after what you want. However, there is a Jupiter-Neptune opposition this week that can serve as a small hurdle, largely in the form of some soul-searching as to what it is you are shooting for. For some of you, this aspect can take the form of a small disappointment with a partner or relationship status. There can be a sense that you’re without an anchor or game plan. While Jupiter is in your sign and urging you to try new things and to go forward with confidence, someone (or circumstances) may be indifferent or unreliable, or possibly even feel a little threatened by your displays of independence. There may be problems with self-discipline, budgets, and limits to deal with now. Getting these things resolved should be a priority now so that you’re in the best possible shape to enjoy the upcoming Jupiter-Pluto trine and the opportunities for self-development it will bring. Once past this feeling of overwhelmed, and with a greater understanding of your needs and wants, you’ll be raring to go.
With a strong emphasis on your sector of hidden self, privacy, rest, and spirituality these days, dear Libra, you could find yourself very frequently needing extra time to yourself or time to refresh and regroup emotionally. Mental health matters are in strong focus. Some of you could be doing a lot for others. However, a Jupiter-Neptune opposition this week reminds you to seek out balance between doing and resting. Ambiguity in your daily affairs, with work, or with physical health matters can certainly weigh on your mind and interrupt your restful activities. Lack of structure and discipline can eat into your inner world. While your tendency is to play a supportive role to others, if taken too far, you will need to draw some boundaries when it comes to your energy and time. Difficulties keeping up with daily schedules can be an issue. Escapism should be watched for, as this will only serve to exacerbate problems. There is stronger joy in being of service to others, but do be careful that you take care of yourself as well. Neglect may be your biggest enemy this week. It’s not a given, just a potential, so remind yourself to seek out balance.
You have recently begun a year-long cycle that points to prosperity in your social life, dear Scorpio, and the Solar Eclipse yesterday has brought another charge of energy in that direction. However, this week there can be some concerns, guilt, excess, or confusion that needs to be addressed before moving forward more confidently. This can involve a romance, a personal project or goal, or children. Some of you may have been pursuing a project on your own, and this month, you may realize that you’d benefit most either by giving up a current project or goal and pursuing a new one, or accepting that you’d be better off enlisting help. The change is likely to be an empowering one, even if there is some resistance at first. There could be some disappointment or insecurity on romantic or creative levels that is affecting your friendships and your ability to get out, diversify, and enjoy yourself relatively free of restrictions. Watch for an over-emphasis on activities that leave you feeling guilty about not dealing with your responsibilities effectively. There may be difficulties with a romantic partner or children who may be at odds with the energy and time you are pouring into your friendships and causes. Nevertheless, getting over this hump will ease you into an upcoming fabulous Jupiter-Pluto trine that is sure to provide the direction and confidence you may feel is lacking now.
Jupiter has been enlivening your career and reputation sector for the last month, dear Sagittarius, and will continue to bring expansion and growth to these areas of life for another year. This transit is strong for confidence about your ability to lead, direct your life, and advance your professional interests. However, this week a Jupiter-Neptune opposition occurs which can symbolize a hurdle to jump in the form of a test or brief slowdown. It can be disorienting as you may question your ability to take the lead. Disorganization or ambiguity on the home front, or inner insecurities, can leave you feeling less than effective. You may be wrestling with your own insecurities or a lack of solid support, possibly from family, and this can affect your ability to attend to your more worldly concerns in a focused way. There may be difficulties with a family member who is at odds with the energy and time you are pouring into your career or public life. Some of you may be feeling that you don’t have a solid anchor. You may be confused with so many options and possibilities in front of you. This is something that you can and will overcome, and you’ll be better off for it. A game plan that takes into consideration your priorities makes sense now. Today is strong for coming to important conclusions with the help of someone special to you.
While you’ve had some big pushes towards exploring and discovering new things recently, dear Capricorn, this week you may need to battle a tendency to be disorganized in your daily life or fuzzy on your facts. Get over this hurdle, and you’ll be far better prepared for opportunities in October and beyond, when you’re especially credible, taken seriously, and opportunities to advance your interests emerge. For now, you could be feeling some disillusionment with education or personal interests, difficulties with instability in the family unit or with home life/moving house that restrict your explorations, or challenges keeping up with daily life due to interruptions. Watch for misrepresentation by being especially clear in your communications. As well, you could find that you’re procrastinating or responding to distractions simply because you don’t really have a game plan or direction to head. Recognize that any insecurities you may be feeling about putting yourself out there are likely due to disorganization and distraction, which with some effort can be corrected. The more organized you feel, the clearer your conscience and the more confidence you’ll have to do new things and share your ideas with others.
Jupiter has been transiting your solar eighth house for a month, dear Aquarius, and will continue here for another year. This can bring a more joyful inner or intimate life and better support from others. It’s also a powerful time to get into deeper touch with yourself, inner desires, fears, addictions, and vulnerabilities. If there are any insecurities about your ability to stand on your own financially, however, they are likely to emerge this week as Jupiter pulls up to an opposition with Neptune. Taking on too much debt or relying too heavily on others for support may be an issue for some of you. It’s important to remind yourself to avoid excesses that can negatively impact your personal income and to watch for the accumulation of shared debt. Use caution when it comes to lending and borrowing, even as you may be feeling quite generous or concerned about helping out others. As well, you may want to use some discretion when communicating about intimate matters. However, don’t let insecurities hold you back from enjoying your life and your relationships. Consider ways to improve your feelings of confidence about your own talents and resources. One possibility is getting more organized in these areas. Part of your insecurity could be about not knowing the facts if you’ve been avoiding them.
Jupiter opposes Neptune, perfecting in three days, dear Pisces. This can stir up an identity crisis of sorts, as both planets are your rulers and Neptune happens to be in your sign. How much should you be giving of yourself to your relationships can be a question now for some of you. There can be indecision now, and that’s par for the course as you get into better touch with what you need and want from relationships, and how willing you are to share yourself at this time in your life. It will be important to let a partner know what you want, or at the very least, that you’re undecided at this time, which is the more likely scenario. This week, you may be wrestling with your own image and concept of independence, and you may be struggling with whether to allow someone else to take the lead. With Neptune in your sign, you are not always sure of what you want and you can also be a little commitment-shy. Nevertheless, responsibilities call and people in your life seem to be offering you what you need. Some of you could be attracting partners who are more concerned with freedom than with pairing, or who seem to be quite extravagant or full of themselves. There could be troubles associated with an existing partner’s extravagance or demand for freedom, and this can make you feel a little uneasy. Your best bet now is to remind yourself of your own worth and get yourself more organized, as insecurities now may be due to some level of self-neglect or lack of awareness of all that you have to offer.
The 17th will bring a few big astro events: Mercury will turn retrograde, Saturn will re-enter Sagittarius, and a Jupiter-Neptune opposition will perfect. Jupiter in opposition to Neptune has its effects in some ways all month, but particularly this week. We could be going enthusiastically in the direction of Jupiter, only to confront some feelings of not knowing where to begin, face a lack of organization or discipline, or deal with uncertainty inside ourselves or unreliability from others. It’s interesting to note that while Jupiter aspects with outer planets usually perfect three times, this one will come close again in May 2016 but won’t quite make it. It only perfects this once on September 17th. The following are essentially Jupiter opposition Neptune horoscopes for September 2015, and the other events will be explored in coming days.
The Moon is in Libra all day (until Wednesday, September 16th, at 11:42 AM).
The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
A New Moon/Solar Eclipse occurred yesterday, and a First Quarter Moon will occur on the 21st.
Venus turned direct on the 6th and is in its post-retrograde shadow until October 9th.
Mercury is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mercury will retrograde from September 17-October 9 in Libra).
Saturn is traveling through the last degree of Scorpio and will enter Sagittarius on September 17th.
The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto). And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path. It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.
*NOTE*There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.
These two bring another potent combo, Optimism/Delusion. It’s imperative to be as grounded as possible with this one because you can be deceived by others or Self when things appear to be too good to be true (they usually are). Avoid nefarious schemes, unrealistic dreams & shady people. That said, this one is excellent for your spiritual development, meditation, working with or communing with other dimensions. But you can see where that may be inconvenient to the “real world” agenda? The opposition creates this push-pull effect within you, so do your grounding exercises as often as needed and avoid drugs, alcohol & processed foods if you are prone to excess.
The Moon today is in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.
Phase Details for – Monday, September 14, 2015
Phase: Waxing Crescent
Moon Age: 1.09 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 405,484.07 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,467,873.11 km