|By Patricia Herlevi|
However, having said all that, we will still experience power struggles, raging egos and the usual planetary mayhem in September. But the planets give us the opportunity for spiritual growth and grounding our dreams into everyday reality. Like previous months, September offers contrasts and contradictions, especially with movement of the personal planets, the Full Moon in Pisces and Pluto changing directions.
We begin the month with Mars and Saturn still in conjunction with a five degree separation occurring on September 4th. The Mars/Saturn in Scorpio speaks about owning our power and power struggles with others, especially those in authority positions. We could see the student rebelling against the teacher or children rebelling against parents. On a more esoteric note, our inner child rebels against our authoritative psyche. We'll feel like we're pushing ourselves to stay responsible and disciplined and then our saboteur comes out and destroys our hard work. For example, we might jump through all the hoops to land an interview for a job then blow it during the interview by placing our foot in our mouth. Why? Because Saturn feels suffocating and Mars wants to push forward our way or the highway. This represents a tense combination that thankfully passes after the 4th.
Also at the month's beginning, the Scorpio Sun at 8 degrees sextiles Pluto in Capricorn and trines Neptune in Pisces. Again, we can make our dreams reality with a bit of hard work and we have powerful allies on our side in the form of authorities. Use discernment though since Neptune in Pisces is not the best judge of character. Thankfully, the Sun in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn bring discernment to the picture if we only listen to our intuitive hunches. Use meditation to come up with a game plan the first week.
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The Full Moon at 16 degrees Pisces with the Sun at 16 degrees Virgo brings us flowing Earth and Water energies. Astrologer Kelley Rosano says that this Full Moon promises wealth and abundance though normally a Full Moon in Pisces would feel wishy-washy and not grounding. So what's the story with this watery Moon? As I said earlier, the Moon trines Saturn in Scorpio and sextiles Pluto in Capricorn. The Sun trines Pluto in Capricorn (stable earth energy) and sextiles Saturn in Scorpio. 1960s born with Uranus and or Pluto at 11 to 20 degrees Virgo experience a bolstering in career and life paths during this Full Moon. Pay attention to dreams then act on them. Ditto for people born with Pluto in Scorpio at 11 to 20 degrees.
Coming from the 1960s Generation, I want to witness more of us waking up and using our Virgo discernment to fix the world's problems. We were born to do just that so give up the attachments and distractions then get to work already. Let go of everything superficial. And what do I mean by that? If you were on your deathbed what would you regret not doing and what was a waste of your time? Well, you're not on your deathbed hopefully, so do an assessment of your life and toss out anything that doesn't hold water. Let it go. Get away from the television or computer and join your community. There's much healing to be done.
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With the Sun and Venus in Libra at the month's end, watch out for sugar intake. We will crave sweets and sugar can create imbalance now including obesity and diabetes. We will see debates about the safe uses of sugar and salt in the diet. These substances will appear as dietary culprits more than ever. Meanwhile, people will choose refined foods over whole foods because of the glamor attached. The eye is attracted to beauty now despite the sugar and other unhealthy ingredients. We will remember Queen Antoinette's words, "Let them eat cake."
Last but not least, Pluto moves direct at 11 degrees (smack opposite my Mercury but at least trining my Pluto in Virgo). We will definitely feel this giant awakening and bringing his usual chaos to the planet. However, since Pluto sextiles Chiron (retrograde) at least this chaos brings deep healing. Uranus and Neptune stay retrograde through the month so at least we won't deal with any of the perfect storms caused by the Uranus-Pluto Square.
Please note that I am moving at the end of August. Although I am taking the next two weeks off from the blog, I am still giving readings. Sign up at Metaphysics of Everyday Living if you require a map to get you through September's wild and woolly transits.