New Moon In Libra: Changes In Relationships

We are concluding the Sun’s journey in Libra with a New Moon in that sign opposingUranus, triggering some of the same themes of previous months as mentioned in those newsletters. New Moon’s signify a ‘new wave’ of energy influencing the upcoming lunar month, and Uranus can be disruptive, rebellious, separating, surprising, freedom seeking, revolutionary, or game-changing to Libran themes of relating, diplomacy, relationships, partnerships, balance, and fairness.

This New Moon is aligned with Jupiter which has recently entered Scorpio (for 13 months) along with Mercury (for 3 weeks), which is where the Sun will also be in 3.5 days following this New Moon highlighting the Scorpio themes more strongly over this upcoming month. While Libra is associated with relating and relationships, Scorpio represents the deeper aspects of these things, such as deep bonding, sex, and shared values/resources, along with deep desires, fears, intensity, investments, taxes, debts, secrets, hidden matters, suspicions, and mysteries. Negative Scorpio traits include jealousy, possessiveness, power, and control. It is raw, primal, powerful, complex, and can even be profound and transformative.

Jupiter is expansive as it is about learning and growing. This can be a great time to apply this towards the Scorpionic themes mentioned above. It can be related to developing a deeper understanding of certain subjects and how things work, which can be done in a way that is penetrating and even obsessive. Venus has recently entered Libra and Mars will be joining as well on October 22nd, keeping its themes alive for a while combined with all the Scorpio vibes. While Mars likes to be direct and assertive, Libra can be indecisive and likes to take things into consideration before acting so that it can make both sides happy. Throughout this period, we may find that our actions require more deliberation, which can be more challenging for highly assertive people.

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Full Moon In Aries: Self-Interests Versus Considerations

There will be a Full Moon in Aries on October 5 at 6:40pm Universal Time. This marks the peak of the current lunar cycle, which started on September 20. During Full Moons, we experience a push-pull between two opposite signs, in this case the Moon in Aries and the Sun in Libra.

The Aries-Libra polarity has been somewhat of a theme since late last year, when Jupiter and Uranus began their opposition in those signs, which is currently concluding during the week of this Full Moon. We can look at this period as a sort of a finalization of this energy, which has been playing out throughout much of the year and especially in recent months.

Aries is about our self-interests, independence, pioneering, and leading. It can be impulsive and take bold action without much consideration. Libra, on the other hand, is about balance, fairness, relating, and overall relationship interests. Consideration of others interests, needs, and perspectives is what Libra does but it can also be indecisive and lack action.

This Full Moon is bringing these two sides to the forefront, and with Uranus and Jupiter’s opposition finishing up in the backdrop, the developments of this polarity playing out carry extra significance. Uranus’ influence in Aries brings themes of freedom, authenticity, innovation, revolution, and even rebellion to the table and also really emphasizes the independent side of Aries. While Jupiter can represent freedom as well, it is also wanting to expand and grow in relationships, partnerships, and bringing in balance. We may feel these sides at odds with each other, but we may also find a way to bring cooperation.

Interestingly, Mars and Venus, the rulers of Aries and Libra, are joining together in a conjunction in Virgo within a few hours of the peak of this Full Moon. This could signify and foster a ‘coming together’ of both sides, either related to our relationships or in other aspects of our lives. With Mercury also in Libra joining the Sun, communication and diplomacy is key as well as thinking in a way that is balanced, considerate, and with the details in mind.

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New Moon In Virgo: Getting Real And Embracing Change

There will be a New Moon in Virgo on September 20, 2017. This is the beginning of a new wave of energy influencing the upcoming month, yet the astrological configurations at this time will have a stronger influence over the following two weeks.

On September 18, less then a day before this New Moon, Mercury finished travelling in the part of the zodiac it occupied during its previous retrograde. These last few weeks (since Sept 5) are known as Mercury’s ‘post-shadow’ period, as there has been more of a forward momentum in response to what transpired during the retrograde and in the aftermath leading up to this New Moon on the 19th.

However, Mercury has also been progressing toward an opposition with Neptune until the 18th/19th, which synchronistically aligned with the end of the post shadow period and transition to a New Moon cycle. In some cases this could still have made the forward momentum of the ‘post shadow’ period a bit confusing or perhaps related it to escapism or deceiving behaviour. However, in some cases, Neptune here along with other planetary configurations could also indicate spiritual healing or awareness that could influence the way we think.

Pluto in Capricorn is currently almost stationary, as it is finishing up its retrograde that started on April 20. It will begin to move forward again on September 28. During the weeks leading up to and following this date (the 28th), Plutonian themes may be surfacing more strongly.

It could be related to power, transformation, death and rebirth, control, hidden matters, secrets, sex, or even money and business. For some people this can be an empowering time, especially for those born in the early 1980s (primarily 1981-1982) or the mid-1960s and mid-late 1950s.

Some of the themes and developments that have occurred between September 17th-19th could be related to what the previous Solar Eclipse in Leo indicated for your personal evolution now and over the coming months. Venus in Leo was at the same spot of the eclipse, triggering it with themes of love, fun, friendships, creativity, and values, along with money in some cases.

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Full Moon In Pisces: Finding Serenity

There will be a Full Moon in Pisces on September 6th but appearing at its fullest as it builds up on the night of September 5th. This is the peak of the lunar cycle that was initiated by a powerful New Moon Solar Eclipse in Leo (August 21st), and it’s occurring less than a day after Mercury went stationary direct following a three-week retrograde period.

This has been a time of changes, insights, adjustments, and setting ourselves up for new beginnings that will develop over the coming weeks and months. This first week of September, in which the Full Moon is occurring, is especially insightful and developmental when it comes to how we are to proceed forward. However, although we may have some increased clarity and forward momentum, there will still be some confusion around details until we start the next Moon cycle on September 20th.

Overall, there has been a major emphasis on the Leo and Virgo energies, as things transition more towards Virgo now. Mars joined the Sun in Virgo a day before this Full Moon and Mercury will return to this sign on September 9th/10th. Overall, this is a time for getting things done and taking action. For some people, this could also be about making your life more efficient, organized, and productive, as well as cleaner, purer, and healthier.

Our Virgoan efforts may possibly be connected to the changes that are occurring as a result of both recent eclipses and Mercury retrograde. Due to the recent Total Solar Eclipse, there is a push toward expressing the Leo energies in new ways, which will occur in whatever area of your life it is activating based on your personal astrological blueprint.

This could have to do with how we express our creativity, authenticity, leadership, love, heart-centeredness, or playfulness, or could even be related to children. Uranus is also strongly influencing this period while in a tight trine with stationary Mercury, as it was during the recent solar eclipse as well. This energy can bring surprises, excitement, breakthroughs, innovation, freedom, or some sort of newer authentic expression.

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Mercury Retrograde In Final Stretch – Sept 1st to 8th Forecast

SEPT 1ST – 3RD Mercury retrograde has returned to Leo (yesterday) and is approaching a conjunction with Mars while both are in a trine with Uranus. We may take action or consider doing something original or that brings us a feeling of excitement or freedom. We may feel a boost of inspiration or creativity, and be bold and courageous in our actions and desires. For some people it can even bring some sort of romantic excitement and new experience. Our minds and communications can be very active at this time and our thinking may extraordinarily quick and creative. There may be positive surprises as well.

SEPT 4TH – 8TH Some of these themes mentioned above will still be present as Mercury will still be in a trine with Uranus, but without Mars. Surprises, insights, realizations, breakthroughs, excitement, and creative innovation can still play out, however with less of the assertive and active energy that Mars brought in the days prior. Mercury ends its retrograde on September 5th, so from this day onward we will begin to have more clarity on how to proceed forward based on what has transpired in the weeks and days leading up to this point.

The themes of the recent Solar Eclipse and what it means for you will likely come up this week as Mercury and Mars are triggering the exact same spot of zodiac where it occurred. Whatever developments, changes, or ways of expressing yourself that unfold at this time, will probably be significant in some way for what you are creating in your life over the next 6 months.

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Solar Eclipse In Leo: Time To Shine In New Ways

We are having a Total Solar Eclipse in Leo on Monday, August 21st in the Western world, and in the early hours of August 22nd in the East. This eclipse has been dubbed ‘The Great American Eclipse’ as its pathway of totality will be cutting across the US from coast to coast. The peak of this eclipse and the exact moment of the New Moon will be at 6:30pm Universal Time, although the start and peak times of when the eclipse is visible depends on your location.

This eclipse will be visible throughout North America, Central America, and in the Northern part of South America, as well as part of Western Europe and the west coast of Africa. However, it would be visible only as a partial eclipse unless you are on the pathway of totality which travels through parts of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and most of South Carolina.

If you are located on the path of totality, you may be able to see Jupiter, Mercury, Mars, and Venus (in that order) in the dark sky as the Sun is completely covered. This will be a great sight to see if the conditions are right. Also, it’s very important to keep in mind that no matter where you are viewing the eclipse, make sure to be wearing certified viewing glasses when looking at the Sun as your eyes can damage without them.

Solar Eclipses are like a supercharged New Moon which occur every 6 months. They happen back to back with a Lunar Eclipse which is a supercharged Full Moon. Eclipse periods coincide with endings and beginnings and in some cases can feel like starting a whole new chapter depending on how they are influencing your natal astrology chart.

They can be a bit of a ‘wild card’ sometimes. The energies are strongest within a month of occurring which is when related events or circumstances may transpire. However, the effects of eclipses can still manifest over the following 6 months and gradually leading up to it.

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Mercury Retrograde Of Summer 2017: Recalibrating For New Beginnings

Mercury Retrograde is here again! This one is a major one as it is occuring during eclipse season and will also be triggering the same areas as the upcoming powerful Solar Eclipse. It is occuring in Virgo and Leo, as we may experience a reorientation of how we work with the energies of these signs.

For some, this could bring up some of the same Virgo themes we experienced strongly from late 2015 and throughout 2016. This could be connected to taking care of ourselves better, or being more grounded, functional, and efficient. Perhaps putting systems in place or being more organized, and improving the way we operate our day to day lives.

However this also marks a transition period in which are shifting our focus more towards integrating Leo and Fire energy more so into our lives which will be a theme until late 2018. Passion, creativity, excitement, authenticity, freedom, inspiration are some of the key words of these upcoming weeks especially during the first week of September when this retrograde finishes.

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Lunar Eclipse In Aquarius: Make Changes and Considering The Big Picture

We are having a Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on August 7th/8th depending on where you are located in the world. It will be visible in most of Europe, Asia, Australia, and most of Africa. Its peak will be at 6:20pm Universal time, but will start just under an hour and finish an hour later.

Eclipses represent changes and shifts in certain areas of our lives and they usually occur in pairs with a Solar Eclipse occurring at the New Moon before or after. Their influence can start weeks or months before, and also set the tone for the following six months until the next series of eclipses.

The influence of eclipse season can be symbolic of turning a page, or even starting a new chapter, in the story of our life. However, some of these themes will continue to play out until late 2018 as we will be having more eclipses in this sign following this one. Much of how each eclipse will influence you specifically depends on how it is interacting with your natal astrology chart.

This series of eclipses is happening in the Aquarius – Leo axis with the upcoming Solar Eclipse occurring in Leo. Eclipses always occur near one of the two lunar nodes. This one will be occurring near the South Node which is associated with the past and certain aspects of this energy that can be holding us back.

Aquarius is the sign of friends, the group, the team, and the collective. It is intellectual, scientific, yet broad minded. Aquarius is progressive, socially idealistic, and concerned with the interests of humanity. Although we may experience some positive new developments in relation to this energy, ultimately this is a South Node Lunar Eclipse which is about making changes or and in some cases even endings related to this.

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Jupiter Square Pluto Is Concluding

Jupiter has been in and out of a square with Pluto since November. It was strong in early spring and is concluding now. The final exact aspect between them is happening today, but has been building up over the last week and will still influence the next few weeks.⠀

Jupiter is the planet of our beliefs, truth, ideals, overdoing, overindulging, opinions, expansion, and freedom. In a square with Pluto, this could bring about obsessions, tensions, fears, manipulation, forcefulness, jealousy, or issues around resources and power in relation to those things. Pluto can even bring up the deeper and darker aspects of ‘truth’ as well. An example of some of this energy playing out is the ‘pizzagate’ story and the controversy around accusations of ‘fake news’ towards both mainstream and alternative media.⠀

In our personal lives, the potential negative manifestations were more likely to occur late last year and earlier this year, yet they can still play out during this time. However, now that it has been concluding there is more potential for resolutions and/or moving beyond those types of challenges that have come up.⠀

It is possible that what has been occurring in your life could be related to some of the themes or beliefs initiated between Fall 2007 and early 2008. However, Its energies this time around could more resemble what was happening from May 2010 until early 2011, especially that summer. Also, the first 4-5 months of 2014 could also be connected to it as well.⠀

Jupiter has been in Libra since last September until this October, a time of expansiveness in social connections, relationships, and anything to do with achieving fairness, equality, and balance. It is possible that these themes could potentially be connected to some of the potential manifestations mentioned above.⠀

This energy can also drive us to feel like we can accomplish more, however in that process we may have to deal with some changes that could come up in the coming weeks considering we are entering eclipse season and Mercury will be retrograde soon.⠀

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Uranus Is Stationary, Going Retrograde

Uranus in Aries starts its retrograde tomorrow but has been slowing down over the last month. As one of the ‘outer’ planets, whenever it goes retrograde it lasts for almost half a year, in this case until January 2nd. Therefore, its retrograde isn’t as significantly noticeable as the closer ‘personal’ planets such as Mercury, Venus, and Mars.

The transitional period in which it changes motion from direct to retrograde is when we may notice its energies the most and any potential disruptive effects. In this case this could of started in the previous weeks and into the upcoming weeks as it appears almost still in the sky which is referred to as a ‘stationary’ period.

During this period we may be experiencing circumstances and reflecting on Uranus-related energies. Uranus is the planet of freedom, innovation, independence, awakening, ingenuity, individuality, and rebellion. It is forward thinking, progressive, inventive, and rules technology, science, and even astrology. It is electric and associated with flashes of intuition which could bring great ideas and some sort of enlightened awareness around something. While it is in retrograde motion, the intuitive, insightful, and inventive side of Uranus tends to be stronger.

Uranus is also going to be playing a bigger role over the coming months because of its connection to the powerful Solar Eclipse on August 21st in Leo and to the upcoming Mercury retrograde. Considering all of this, it is a time for many of us to step more into our authentic and original selves and tap into what makes us unique and shine. Many of us will receive new ideas and insights to help facilitate this process.

There is a lot going on over the next month and a half as we will experience changes and shifts which is ultimately the beginning of another chapter in each of our evolutionary journeys.


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