Full article here. September is looking like a pretty amazing month – not too many big planetary aspects creating stress and conflict, but planets changing direction, changing signs, and two SuperMoons (term coined by ) that are also eclipses. Eclipses are indicators of evolution, both personal and global, as well as the unmasking of hidden motivators and blockages from the past that are ready to be cleared.
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Meanwhile, here is the introduction with the major events for September!
The big news in September is the change of directions of three different planets. First we have Venus turning direct on September 6th after a period of retrograde motion since July 25th. Venus presides over all that we value – our relationships, certainly, but also our relationship to money, our possessions, and our own feelings about our ability to attract positive things in life. While Venus is retrograde we often re-evaluate what is important to us, re-connect with old friends and re-assess our financial position. Venus is often associated with reversals in the financial markets and we saw this take place right on schedule.
Mercury (mind and communication) will be retrograde between September 17th and October 9th in the sign of Libra. While in Libra Mercury brings our attention to fairness and ways to achieve balance in our lives – in our relationships, but also in our conversations with others, our business partnerships, and our financial dealings. Libra is ruled by Venus so there is an echo of the importance of Venus with these two planets changing direction.
Saturn (restriction and discipline) first entered expansive Sagittarius in December 2014, and then retrograded back into Scorpio where it has remained for the past few months. It re-enters Sagittarius on the 17th, leaving behind the intensity of Scorpio and the concern over sexual abuse and scandal to begin to trigger issues of religion and dogma, travel, and optimism that is based on fantasy (all Sagittarius themes). (You can read more about Saturn in Sagittarius here.)
Jupiter (abundance and opportunity) opposes Neptune (mystical creativity and spirituality) on the 17th, but this influence will build throughout the early part of September. Jupiter and Neptune are related through their co-rulership of the sign of Pisces – both planets are concerned with matters that take the human being beyond the mundane world and offer an experience of higher mind (Jupiter) and soul (Neptune). The two-three week period around the 17th offers an opportunity to release the shackles of limitation but also the danger of illusion and deception.
Finally, Pluto (power and transformation) turns direct on September 25th. The outer planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) typically spend about half the year in retrograde motion and during this time they travel very short distances. For this reason, retrograde planets have a more intense personal influence than they do when traveling direct. Once Pluto turns direct it will pick up speed and the transformations that have been brewing will become more evident and easier to manage.