Mars in Virgo opposes Neptune rx in Pisces on Sunday, September 24th at 3:49pm EST. This opposition will reveal areas where we may feel taken advantage of or uncertain, and will act as a mirror for any deceptions taking place. With Mars in Virgo, you may feel inclined to handle things on a more practical base than feeling tempted to react (or overreact).
Merucry in Virgo will square Saturn in Sagittarius at 10:36am EST on Monday, September 25th. Serious expertise and mastery come along with this transit, but it can be a tough one due to Saturn’s dry and calculating nature, which can put the kibosh on Mercury’s usual quick and fun demeanor. Today would be a great day for getting organized, putting information to work, and holding yourself accountable for the things you’ve said.
Jupiter in Libra opposes Uranus rx in Aries on Thursday, September 28th at 12:25am (September 27th PST), encouraging us to honor our unique selves and to forge our own path. These two planets last met in April when Jupiter was also retrograde, so now that Jupiter is direct, this concept may seem easier to achieve. This is also a great transit for breaking bad habits and starting something new. Pluto in Capricorn also goes direct today at 3:36pm EST, turning personal power and business savvy on high. While Pluto was retrograde, we had time to plot and plan for future personal and business endeavors, so now is the time to externalize your visions.
Venus in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces on Friday, September 29th at 8:12pm EST. Idealism runs high with this transit, and you may be feeling outgoing, inspired and artistic. This is not the best transit for spending money, so be conservative with finances today, lest you suffer buyer’s remorse. Mercury enters Libra shortly thereafter at 8:42pm EST, one of two upcoming transits that will help facilitate enacting personal and professional goals that Pluto direct has initiated.
Moon Transits this Week:
Venus in Leo trines Uranus rx in Aries on Monday, September 18th at 12:27am EST. This trine may have us feeling restless with our usual routines, and is calling for a something new and exciting to take relationships, romance, and finances to the next level. This energy is also conducive for cutting out relationships that don’t serve us in order to seek individual freedom.
Next up this week is Venus’s move from Leo into Virgo on Tuesday, September 19th at 9:15pm EST. Unfortunately, Venus is in detriment in Virgo, as its accepting and embracing nature is no match for Virgo’s dry and to-the-point climate. While this aspect may be good for business due to Virgo’s perfectionist ways, relationship-wise, this aspect can create energy that is extra-critical, worrisome, and overall difficult to please.
Later in the day on the 19th, Mercury in Virgo opposes Neptune rx in Pisces at 11:50pm EST. While the energy of this transit is only felt over the better course of two days, it may have us questioning what we know and what is really true. This is significant, as Mercury will later trine Pluto in Capricorn on Friday, September 22nd at 2:01pm, potentially revealing what seemed unknown just a few days before.
The Sun moves into Libra at 4:02pm EST on Friday, September 22nd. The Sun is in fall here, as Libra, being the opposite sign of Aries which represents the mark of the individual, is more focused on the collective. Libra represents moving away from self-focus and into embracing others and assimilating into a group consciousness. Libra also marks the beginning of the Fall season and the fall equinox in which the hours of day and night are equal.
Moon Transits this Week:
Mercury rx and Mars meet up in Leo at 5:38am EST on Sunday, September 3rd. When Mars, our center for motivation, passion, and impulse, combines with Mercury rx, you may feel called to rethink a previous situation and perhaps even attempt to rectify or readdress its outcome. In Leo, we must recognize that we are solely responsible for our actions. This can be a great time for owning up and extending forgiveness, but don’t get sucked into the past trying to make it right. These planets will move quickly and their fused energy will only last a few days.
Tuesday, September 5th has quite a bit going on, starting with the Sun in Virgo opposing Neptune rx in Pisces at 1:28am EST. The heavy water influence of Neptune and Pisces combined slows the fiery and methodical Sun in Virgo way down. All day you may feel torn between languishing and indulging versus getting to work and taking care of business. Enjoy a little down time at some point because Mars moves into Virgo at 5:35am EST and Mercury goes direct shortly thereafter at 7:29am EST. Mars in Virgo will jumpstart any job or project if used wisely, but can also turn into a workaholic if not managed properly. With Mercury going direct, the green light is given for closing sales, making important contacts, and presenting information. Business endeavors will benefit greatly from this focused, inspired, and organized energy today.
The Sun in Virgo forms its last trine of 2017 with Pluto in Capricorn at 6:45am EST Saturday, September 9th. This transit can help illuminate and strengthen your sense of purpose and power, while pushing you to pursue long-time goals and bucket-list items. Mercury re-enters Virgo later in the day at 10:52pm EST, where it is quite at home and eager to assess, organize, and analyze. Use these two transits today to further brainstorming or implementing your plan.
Moon Transits this Week:
Eclipse season is upon us for approximately the next 36 days! While this may sound exciting, don’t get carried away. The only for sure with eclipses is that they express themselves rather erratically. Examining an eclipse’s date, time, and longitude is best done when being compared to an individual chart, being sure to note the house in which the eclipse is occurring within the chart. Typically, eclipses are known to trigger upsets—but whether these “upsets” are either good or bad, positive or negative (for lack of better terms), is usually clearer once the eclipse has passed. Taking a look at the house axis that is stressed by an eclipse in a natal chart is the best place to start, but by no means makes it absolutely clear how the energy will manifest.
The partial lunar eclipse on Monday, August 7th will occur at 15°25’ Aquarius in conjunction with the Full Moon at 11:11am EST. Because eclipses occur in series, typically with a lunar eclipse followed by a solar eclipse (then sometimes followed by another lunar eclipse), the partial lunar eclipse can be considered a precursor for the total solar eclipse that will occur in Leo on Monday, August 21st. While lunar eclipses are typically manifested on a more emotional an internal plane, solar eclipses tend to express themselves externally. Thus, in many cases, the internal motivations of the effects of a lunar eclipse precipitate the external results experienced during the solar eclipse. What makes eclipses significant is their proximity to the North and South Nodes, our centers for karma and energetic intake and output in this lifetime. With a partial or total eclipse, there is upset to these centers, as noted earlier. Remember that eclipses are most relevant when applied to the location in which they will take place in your individual chart.
Following Monday’s lunar eclipse, Venus in Cancer will trine Neptune in Pisces on Saturday, August 12th at 1:17am EST (10:17pm PST 8/10). Energy channels dealing with romantic, artistic, spiritual, and creative will be open for accessing this during this transit. Later in the day, Mercury goes retrograde in Virgo at 9:00pm EST. Mercury in Virgo loves to pay attention to the fine print, and during this retrograde period, that characteristic may become overblown. Take advantage of this time to lock down the details of your life and finances, but don’t become petty over the small stuff unless you want to stress until Mercury goes direct on September 5th.
Moon Transits this Week:
Monday, July 17th will be an intensely emotional day with two major squares taking place. Venus in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces in the morning at 10:33am EST, which might make us feel a little emotionally vulnerable and confused. This transit can make us take the small things and totally over-analyze or blow them out of proportion. Our sense of values may be called to question, and we might realize that material possessions are not fulfilling us in the way that we expect them to. This square will have us yearning for the meaning of things.
Later in the day on Monday, Mars in Cancer squares Uranus in Aries at 9:27pm EST. These two planets are known for being unpredictable, and when they square off, anything is possible. A word of advice and caution: slow down! This is accident prone energy, so you must proceed with the logical mind and an open heart, and not the reactionary ego. Luckily, this right-brained energy is at our disposal when Mercury in Leo trines Saturn rx in Sagittarius the following day, Wednesday, July 19th, at 3:16pm EST. Logic, reason, and diplomacy are facilitated here, and with Mercury in Leo, our delivery will be impeccable. This is the last of four Mercury/Saturn trines in 2017, so use its energy wisely!
Mars enters Leo on Thursday, July 20th at 8:19am EST where it functions quite well. With Mars in Leo, our competitive and instinctual natures are fired up and we’re full of inspiration and ambition. Mars can really get into itself here, so watch for any demanding or self-absorbed behavior, but otherwise enjoy this energetic recharge. The Sun in Cancer squares Uranus in Aries later today at 8:26pm EST, compounding the frenetic energy and excitement.
On Saturday, July 22nd, the Sun enters Leo at 11:15am EST. The Sun is in rulership in Leo, and our true natures take center stage. This is a transit charged with self-confidence, charm, and vivacity. Ever notice that many Leo personalities are larger than life? This is because the Sun is fully charged in Leo and can’t be stopped from shining bright. Party vibes with the Sun in Leo are high, but Leo can be prone to being pushy to get its way, resulting in upsets or spats. Let a Leo know you love ‘em today—they live for that!
Moon Transits this Week
In true Gemini fashion, Mercury starts the week off strong with a trine to Jupiter in Libra on Tuesday, June 13th at 11:45am EST. Communication abilities will be flowing strong today, whether you’re telling people what they want to hear or hearing what you want to hear. Later in the day Mercury squares Neptune in Pisces at 11:29pm EST, offering a reminder that sometimes talk is cheap. Transits like these help explain why Mercury-ruled Gemini has a reputation for talking out of both sides of its mouth. You might want to hold off on making any big decisions today until facts and information are cleared up.
On Thursday, June 15th, the Sun in Gemini opposes Saturn rx in Sagittarius at 6:18am EST for the only time this year. Saturn is still on the path to presenting our realities and responsibilities to us and where we need room for improvement, and these issues will be clearly illuminated by its opposition to the Sun today. Issues of authority and lessons needing to be learned will be a brought to the forefront, whether they are internal or external. Use this transit to do some serious growth, even if it doesn’t feel easy. You’ll want to think about these issues as they pertain to you before Neptune moves retrograde in Pisces on Friday, June 16th at 7:09am EST.
Neptune rx in Pisces will bring us in touch with our unconscious and spiritual side—if we’re up to the task of diving into unknown waters. Creative ideas and inspirations will flourish during this 5 month retrograde period, though the challenge will be to balance these with moving forward in the real world. Places where you might be in denial may surface for you. Neptune in Pisces is prone to getting carried away in fantasy, so don’t neglect to address personal spiritual issues or development during this time.
Moon Transits for this Week:
A solar eclipse occurs today at 9:58am EST, with the New Moon obscuring the light from the Sun and casting its shadow on Earth. Solar eclipses occur when the Moon’s path travels between the Sun and Earth and essentially blocks the light coming from the Sun. Additionally, the Moon lines up with the South Node during today’s solar eclipse. The Moon’s nodes are imaginary points at which the Moon’s orbit intersects with the plane of the ecliptic. In order for a solar eclipse to take place, the New Moon and the Sun must be conjunct one of the lunar nodes. This is why a solar eclipse does not occur every New Moon—there must be a node nearby for the Sun, Moon and Earth to perfectly line up. This alignment, known as eclipse season, happens approximately twice a year and lasts for just over 30 days (34.5 days, to be more exact). Thus, the energetic effects of a solar eclipse can last for over a month, even though the solar eclipse proper lasts a mere 7:30 minutes max.
Sooo...what does this mean? With the solar eclipse taking place at about 8° Pisces, and Neptune lingering dangerously close to both the Sun and Moon, this eclipse is bound to unleash our creative and escapist potential. When the Sun’s rays are obscured and otherwise “filtered” by the Moon, our feminine energy acts as a dream catcher of sorts in an attempt to capture and blend our left-brain (Sun) and right-brain (Moon) on an internal level. We are more prone to consider and confront things from an emotional standpoint instead of a rational one. So while creativity may be heightened, it will not necessarily align with the day to day reality in which we live. This will be exacerbated by Neptune’s close hold on both the Sun and the Moon, blurring the facts and general reality to the point of confusion at times. Neptune is the great embellisher of the zodiac, sometimes in the form of art and accessorizing (Neptune is a great bedazzler--more is more!), other times in the form of bending the truth to justify its questionable actions. Neptune lacks understanding of the point at which the ego defines an individual against a greater whole. This can add to its sometimes humanitarian nature, but can also fuel its proneness for covert action and vicarious experience due to a weak understanding of self.
Modern astrologers associate Neptune as the ruling planet of Pisces, which would indicate that its current placement at 11°35’ Pisces in the Cancer decan gives it lots of encouragement and leeway to take action (cardinal decan). While I do not subscribe to modern astrology and therefore use Jupiter as the traditional ruler of Pisces, there’s no denying that Neptune in its current placement has an intense effect on the solar eclipse. It projects denial of reality and lack of rules (Neptune thrives on the idea of unlimited possibilities) onto both the left- and right-brain, offering an enticing path forward, but one that might be fraught with booby traps or dead-ends. Let’s face it—Neptune is not known for its planning—it prefers to go with the flow. Without the Sun’s rays to brightly illuminate this path, we rely on the darkness of the New Moon to guide us instinctively.
With the South Node in the mix at 3° Pisces, we’re reminded during this eclipse of what our purpose is and where we’re destined to serve. If the North Node represents what we “take in” and experience this lifetime, the South Node marks where we’re responsible for disseminating those experiences. This solar eclipse, with Mercury conjunct the South Node at 1° Pisces, may have us feeling responsible for communicating the visions and realizations that we come to during the next month or so. The challenge will be to decipher what is real and worthwhile, and what is merely a shadow of the truth.
Mars conjunct Uranus today in Aries adds to this feeling of getting off our asses to do something visionary and meaningful, as it sets off a tight opposition to Jupiter in Libra which can magnify our spiritual endeavors and desire for assimilating abstract higher thought into our daily reality. This conjunction and opposition between Mars, Uranus, and Jupiter in cardinal signs occurring at the same time as the solar eclipse is bound to motivate people both spiritually and politically. Expect these motivations to be intense and inextricably linked, lasting for approximately the next month. Pisces, the sign in which the eclipse is taking place, can be a safe haven for like-minded individuals, but can also be an area in which one claims expertise that they may not necessarily have—keep this in mind as you identify how the energy of this solar eclipse is affecting you personally and which bandwagons you feel called to join.
Sunday, February 12th
The urge to collect, gather and hang on will be juxtaposed by wanting to break loose to abandon when the Moon in Venus and Neptune in Pisces oppose one another at 4:42am EST. Throughout the day, you may feel like you have nothing to do and everything to do at the same time, and either way, you have no idea where to begin. You may be captivated by daydreams all while knowing that you have things to do and boxes to check. Taxes, bills, debts obed, people to call back. You may feel vindicated in tallying points in your relationships today and feeling as though not only are you the hardest worker in the office, but you’re never recognized for it.
Monday, February 13th
Today will be more productive as Saturn in Sagittarius enters the picture and confronts the Moon in Virgo at 7:36am, shaking us awake and realigning us with our goals. You may feel like you’re back on the bandwagon and ready to conquer the world, though you better have all your ducks in a row. The Moon enters Libra later in the afternoon at 3:34pm, suggesting that increased balance is available if used properly.
Tuesday, February 14th
When the Moon in Libra opposes Venus in Aries at 5:51am EST today, it makes for a somewhat foreboding Valentine’s day. While you may feel like nothing is more important than being in good company today, Venus struggles to operate in Aries. There may be missed opportunities for compliments, and even an increased possibility of forgetful or tardy valentines. Lashing out may feel right but may prove to be wrong if you find yourself in this situation.
Wednesday, February 15th
If you needed a mulligan for yesterday’s romantic mishaps, today would be the day. The entire day is an opportunity period once the Moon opposes Uranus at 9:01am EST until it enters Scorpio tomorrow morning at 1:41am EST. The Moon later aligns with Jupiter in Libra at 11:54am, promising energetic opportunity and productivity in relationships. We are keen how we encounter the outside world in relation to our friends and family. The Moon sextiles Saturn at 5:30pm EST, so any plans being made are in a good position to be executed or built upon.
Thursday, February 16th
The Moon enters Scorpio today at 1:41am EST, welcoming any information that needs to be acted upon when Mercury in Aquarius sextiles Mars in Aries. Don’t be surprised if politics have you fired up today. You may feel drawn to mobilize toward your particular cause, or perhaps even discover a new cause. This may translate into trying something new or doing something a different way than usual. See where you can go today both mentally and physically.
Friday, February 17th
The Moon in Scorpio makes its last hard goodbye with Mercury in Aquarius is 9:18am EST, then enters an opportunity period before sextiling Pluto in Capricorn at 2:38pm EST. You may feel deeply affected by words or messages that are harboring truth and new ideas today, to the point that you fall into a blackhole of clickbait. Enjoy it for today, but make sure that it’s feeding your soul if you continue to engage.
Saturday, February 18th
The Sun moves into Pisces today at 6:31am EST, bringing in a spiritual and enlightened overall vibe. The general atmosphere may feel more relaxed and a lot more creative. We’re aware of others and may be prone to random acts of kindness. The Moon goes into Sagittarius at 1:52pm EST, adding to the optimism and stoking a sense of adventure and development of inner philosophy. Spiritual growth and development will feel just as satisfying as a night out today.
Sunday, January 29th
The Moon enters Pisces today at 11:10am EST, and comfort can be found in daydream, fantasy, and recession into the self through sleep, meditation, or even unsavory behaviors such as drug use. Internal energy may be lowered, as the Moon in Pisces has very little boundaries, so be on alert for emotional vampires or attacks on your emotions. Mercury and Pluto also meet up later today at 3:21pm EST for the only time in 2017, which is likely to bring up deep issues, particularly related to communication. Combined with the Moon in Pisces, the possibility of lashing out at others (whether in real life or only in your mind) is heightened. Leverage these two energies by being aware of boundaries and how you respond people and situations who try to cross them.
Monday, January 30th
The Moon in Pisces meets up with Neptune in Pisces at 6:17am EST, which some consider the modern ruler of Pisces, so perception is certainly reality today. Remember that Pisces and Neptune like to break down boundaries and cloud our view, so pay close attention to what’s actually real and what just feels real today. It’s likely you’ll feel all the feels today.
Tuesday, January 31st
The Moon in Pisces is confronted by Saturn in Sagittarius today at 7:11am EST, challenging us to determine whether the dreaming of the past few days is actually something worth pursuing. If it is, you better have a plan in place, because winging it is not likely to work in your favor. Luckily, the Moon enters Aries later in the day at 4:46pm EST which motivates us to act, albeit impulsively, on any potential plans.
Wednesday, February 1st
The Moon in Aries is sextile the Sun in Aquarius today at 3:50pm EST, which will want us acting on what we sense should be done and what we know to be a bigger truth. Inspiration for serving a larger cause or the bigger picture flows naturally today.
Thursday, February 2nd
The Moon in Aries squares Mercury in Capricorn at 8:52am EST and then opposes Jupiter in Libra at 9:01am EST, which challenges us to be realistic about what can actually be accomplished, not just for ourselves, but in doing what is right for others as well. Don’t blow things out of proportion if you don’t get your way today or if others don’t agree with your point of view. The Moon moves into Taurus later today at 8:50pm EST bringing us more stability and rationality.
Friday, February 3rd
Venus enters Aries today at 10:51am EST where she is quite uncomfortable. You may feel the need to protect your emotions during this transit, and be aware of how you might criticize yourself. It might not be as serious as it seems. Unfortunately, Venus will go retrograde in March, so she will spend quite a bit of time in Aries over the next few months. While relationships might not pan out, the energy for getting art and self-expression out into the world is ripe for the picking.
Saturday, February 4th
The Moon enters Gemini late today at 11:44pm EST. Enjoy this sociable transit if you plan to go out tonight, but don’t be surprised if you’re tossing and turning tonight with a mind that just won’t quit.
Remember that while these transits will be happening real-time, they are also moving through your natal chart an impacting your native planetary placements. To learn how these transits might impact you specifically, contact me for a natal chart reading!
Sunday, January 8th
Anyone who was feeling the undertow of Mercury retrograde will breath a sigh of relief in knowing that Mercury goes direct today at 4:43am EST! If you were holding your breath during retrograde or revisiting or reworking areas of your life, you can now begin to relax some and focus on implementing the plans you forged. This transit is supported by the Moon moving into Gemini at 5:06pm today, making mental activity second nature. Good ideas might seem like they are everywhere! Mercury moves into Capricorn later this week on Thursday the 12th at 9:03am, which provides a boost of cardinal energy that encourages initiation, organization, and drive to pull through. Don’t get too loose, though, as Mercury is still in a retrograde shadow as it clears its retrograde path, which will take place on Saturday the 14th. Those who were deeply affected by this retrograde will want to be aware that they may still be susceptible to retrograde energy even after Mercury has turned direct.
Monday, January 9th
The Moon steps into the ring today and sqaures up with Venus, Neptune, and Mars, all in Pisces. Expect heavy emotional fog today and reactions that are based purely on instinct and feeling, possibly to the point of feeling victimized if you allow it. With the Moon in Gemini squaring all of these planets in Pisces throughout the day, your best flow of energy probably lies in rational decision making that surveys and analyzes all the facts. Activate your left brain to make it through today.
Tuesday, January 10th
Moon in Gemini opposite Saturn in Sagittarius at 5:32am EST today sets us up for really reeling in all of the ideas we’ve conjured up since the Moon entered Gemini and considering their feasibility for long term implementation. Saturn in Sagittarius wants to cross-check everything that the Moon in Gemini has come up with to make sure that it will stand the test of time. The Moon will also oppose Mercury in Sagittarius today at 4:38pm EST. You may experience challenges to your ideas today--be prepared to make sure they’ll hold up. After opposing Saturn and Mercury in Sag, the Moon is void of course for about 50 minutes before enters Cancer today at 5:49pm where it’s right at home, providing some emotional comfort to relieve the challenging energy oppositions it encountered earlier in the day.
Wednesday, January 11th
Moon in Cancer is trine Venus in Pisces today at 7:51am EST. This lovely energy pattern should bring out the best of you in both the physical and spiritual realms. Aesthetic creativity will come naturally and intuition will be on high alert. Take some time to fluff up your house and home and just enjoy the positivity that comes with this trine.
Thursday, January 12th
Today is LOADED with planetary energy, starting with the full Moon in Cancer at 6:43am EST. The full Moon forms a grand cross in the cardinal signs, resulting in powerful and perhaps uncontrollable energy patterns with Uranus in Aries (unpredictability), Jupiter in Libra (exaggeration), and the Sun in Capricorn (initiation). Normally full moons are a time to survey the results of what you planted during the new moon, but this full moon is still sending out energy waves that encourage us to continue to act in extreme ways, particularly with Uranus being in Aries--a planet and sign that love impulsive action and unpredictably. Venus and Neptune also line up today in a conjunction in Pisces at 4:54pm EST, so the emotional fog keeps rolling in. If you feel like you need to bunker down today, but all means, please do so! All I can say is, good luck!
Friday, January 13th
Friday the 13th, eek! Some minor planetary aspects take place today, but I think it’s safe to say that everyone will still be recovering from the energy of yesterday’s full moon. Cheers to a low-key Friday the 13th.
Saturday, January 14th
The Moon in Virgo forms a trine with Mercury in Capricorn late in the day (10:59 PST for you west coasters and 1:59am EST on the 15th for east coasters), so the focus is on organizing the details and sweating the small stuff! This is what the Moon in Virgo does best, and it’s supported by Mercury in business-loving Capricorn. Gather all your facts and make business contacts today and into tomorrow--you’re bound to look like a superstar who knows their stuff!
Remember that while these transits will be happening real-time, they are also moving through your natal chart and impacting your native planetary placements. To learn how these transits might affect you specifically, contact me for a natal chart reading!
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