Transits & Forecasts

New Moon in Libra, September 24th, 2014 – Love Conquers All

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“Amor Vincit Omnia”, by Caravaggio.

The pull towards the “we” consciousness is in the Air (in every sense) as we approach the New Moon occuring at 1°08′ Libra on September the 24th, 2014, 06:14 UTC. It’s a special and interesting New Moon in many regards: happening on the heels of the Autumn Equinox, and imbued with the power of Pluto turning Direct, this new lunation stands out because of the lack of major aspects made to any of the planets (if we count out a wide sextile to Mars still in Sagittarius).
Libra is the sign of balance, Love, Grace, Harmony, Beauty and Ideals. It’s a Cardinal sign, thus driven and determined by definition, and carving new Paths is part of its Nature. Libra, like all Cardinal signs, initiates. This Cardinal energy meshes well with a New Moon, a time of new beginnings and intention seeding. In this case, the intention is all about partnership and Love – of course, your notion of Love may vary depending on your overall direction in Life.

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Pluto Direct, September the 22nd, 2014 – A New Cycle of Transmutation

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“The Rape of Proserpine” by Simone Pignoni.

Tides will be turning yet again, with Pluto going direct at 11° Capricorn on September the 22nd, 2014, and it’s especially those with personal planets between 11 and 13 degrees Cardinal, like yours truly, who can expect to be tweaked.Depending on where were you standing in Life back when Pluto entered Retrograde phase on April the 14th, you might have been experiencing either a moment of respite and quiet self-rebuilding, or an intensified excavation of your outdated habits and patterns.

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Mars entering Sagittarius on September 13th, 2014 – Aim High

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Merlin and Lancelot, an Incident from ‘La Morte d’Arthur’. James Archer – 1871.

Mars, planet of assertiveness, objective manifestation, motivation, drive and impulse, is preparing to enter the Mutable, Fire sign of Sagittarius on Saturday September 13, 2014 (21:57 GMT), and the flow of energy is about to shift once again. Fiery, expansive Sagittarius goes well with the masculine, assertive Martian principle, and yet, unlike Scorpio (the sign Mars is moving out of, which also happens to fall under the planet itself’s rulership), it also vibrates at lighter frequencies, allowing action to manifest in an equally powerful, but less tortuous and cut-throat fashion.

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Full Moon in Pisces, September 9, 2014 – The Same Deep Water as You

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“The Morning after the Deluge”, by Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1843

The next Full Moon on September 9, 01:38 UTC (September 8 if you’re from the USA, 9:38 PM ET)  is the last of the three “supermoons” of this year 2014, but that’s not the only special thing about it. Occurring at 16°19 Pisces, it will conjunct the wounded healer Chiron (15° Pisces). It will be a highly emotional Full Moon, stirring deep and shedding Light on our emotional healing (or lack thereof), on our feelings, intuition, our ability to accept where we stand in Life right now (or lack thereof).
Chiron, Pisces and the Moon mesh well together, energetically – and with Saturn at 18° Scorpio, forming a Trine to the Chiron/Full Moon combo, the waters will be deep.

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Venus entering Virgo on September 5th, 2014 – Songs of Faith and Devotion

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“The Painter’s Honeymoon”, by Lord Frederick Leighton, 1864

Planet of Love, affection, social relationships and artistic talents Venus will enter the sign of Virgo on September the 5th, 2014, and move onto the next sign (Libra) on September the 29th.  As someone with her natal Venus in Virgo, I can state without any doubt that this is one of the most misunderstood planetary placements in Astrology. Venus is considered to be in Fall in Virgo, and thus to take on a cold, hypercritical, unemotional tinge. These are some of the expressions of Virgoan Venus, but to consider them exclusive to this placement would be a major mistake.  Venus is an exuberant, sociable energy by definition: when positioned in Earthy, concrete Virgo, she enters a rarefied dimension, her innate lightheartedness taking a backseat to a mature sense of duty and an increased awareness. The Love of Virgo Venus is aware, intellectually lucid, and utterly committed. Virgo is the archetype of purity and knowledge: under this transit, ours and other people’s affection and displays are careful yet conscious and honest.