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Cosmic Weather Report

Astrological highlights by Astrologer and Author

 Danielle Blackwood

September 2019

 

September begins with the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars in the sign of Virgo, giving us the ability to evaluate, sift and sort as we get back to work and school. Tap into this energy to help you get organized and on track for your next chapter. Now is the time to focus on your health from a holistic perspective and set new routines around wellness – including diet, healthy lifestyle and fitness. It’s also the perfect time to remember to schedule routine body maintenance. When was the last time you had a pap test or breast exam? It’s also a great opportunity to begin a new yoga practice or move your existing practice to the next level. It’s the perfect window to go on a cleanse, detox, and reset yourself physically. Virgo is connected to practical hands on holistic healing, and encompasses the use of natural remedies, herbs, acupuncture, massage, TCM, and naturopathic medicine, so it’s a potent moment to bring these aspects into your life, either in your self care routine, or to begin studying these subjects.

Virgo is also connected to the rituals of everyday life, so use this time to revamp your schedule, make plans, make lists. Spend some time decluttering and organizing your home and work place. Perfect and fine tune the workings of your daily life. Make space to include a new or revised daily spiritual practice such as meditation, daily timed writing exercises, walks in nature or ritual work. Virgo underlines the spiritual in everyday activities, as well as making space for intentional solitude. 

The Moon is full in Pisces on September 13th. There are many of aspects happening around this Harvest Moon, and while it is a wonderful time to tune in to creative, spiritual and magical work, it’s important to keep your head. Be careful with drugs and alcohol, and make sure you have a ride home if you over imbibe. Pisces blurs the boundaries, and it’s easy to get swept away. Be aware of something or someone not being quite what they seem. A Pisces Full Moon beguiles and dazzles with smoke and mirrors, and it’s difficult to see clearly underwater. On the other hand, the Pisces Full Moon is a great time for romance, inspiration and journeying.

Goddesses to work with: Kwan yin, White Tara, Sedna, Yemaya, the Leanan Sidhe

Crystals: amethyst, chrysoprase, aquamarine

The day after the Full Moon, Mercury and Venus enter Libra. Mercury in Libra is good for negotiating, finding win/win solutions and making peace. It is an excellent time to do anything which requires diplomacy. Venus is in one of her own signs in Libra (the other is Taurus) until October 8th. Attend to personal grooming and revamp your appearance, Venus in Libra is connected to Sacred Adornment.  Go through your wardrobe and give away anything that no longer makes you feel good. Go shopping and find some new clothes that embody how you want to show up in the world. Same goes for beautifying your space. Designer William Morris famously said. “Have nothing in your home that you do not find to be beautiful or useful”. Create a beautiful altar to Aphrodite. This is also a great time to get back to your art. Give yourself space and time to paint, dance, write – whatever your medium. Take a class in the arts, or otherwise devote yourself to bringing more beauty into your life in every aspect. Venus in Libra lends diplomacy and give and take to relationships. If you’re in a committed relationship, this is a good time to do some fine tuning through counselling. If you’re single, Venus in Libra can be a window to draw the right person to you. When Venus is in Libra, the mood is romantic, congenial and refined.

Saturn stations direct on the 18th. Since it stationed retrograde on April 29th, we’ve been in a cycle of re-evaluating what is important, including commitments, boundaries and what we invest in. For some, the last four months have been a reality check, an opportunity to come face to face with what is. As Saturn stations direct, it’s time to get to work on new and improved structures in our lives, so that we may experience the constructive, positive energy of Saturn which helps us build and manifest something of worth.

The autumn equinox occurs on September 23rd at 12:51 am. It is a time for weighing, assessment and reflection as the balance tips, and we move into the sacred dark half of the year. This is the time that Persephone leaves the topside world to take her place as Queen of the Underworld, and her mother Demeter grieves the loss of her daughter’s absence and nothing grows until her return in spring. This is a good time to pause and turn within.      

The autumn equinox is the beginning of Libra season. Libra is a cardinal air sign, meaning it is a sign that begins a new season (in this case autumn) and resonates with the objective, rational element of air. Libra is about balance and seeking symmetry. Many Librans are artists of some kind, ever seeking the elusive golden ratio. Libra has an eye for beauty and a need for harmony. The sign of the Scales is intimately connected with the idea of relationship and love. Libras are often bridge builders, peace makers and brilliant negotiators. During Libra season, we all get the opportunity to embrace the Arts, beauty, and connection.

The Moon waxes new in Libra on September 28th at 11:26 am. New Moons are a potent time to set new intentions in particular area of your life. Look to your chart to find where you have 5 degrees of Libra. This house or life area is the most fertile ground to plant your new seeds of intention. When the New Moon is in Libra, create intentions around relationship, love (including self love) beauty, connection, creativity and balance.

Goddesses to work with: Aphrodite Urania, Venus, Lakshmi, Radha, Hera, Juno

Crystals and stones: fluorite, lepidolite, prehenite

 

Planetary Ingresses and Lunations September 2019

  • Sept 13th Full Moon in Pisces 21:5 9:33 pm
  • Sept 14th Mercury enters Libra 12:15 am
  • Sept 14th Venus enters Libra 6:43 am
  • Sept 18th Saturn stations direct 1:47 am
  • Sept 21st Jupiter square Neptune
  • Sept 23rd Sun enters Libra (Autumn Equinox) 12:51 am
  • Sept 28th New Moon in Libra 5:20 11:26 am

 

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