In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
Tips for almanac use: All the aspects can be felt in advance of the date of occurrence. It is good policy to view these as due dates for various energies and prepare accordingly for one’s context. Some slower interactions can be felt a month in advance, so it’s wise to read ahead and ritual up. When we proactively manifest these symbols then the world doesn’t have to do it for us.
So, September is advertising way more ease and flow than August as grand-cross, i.e. ‘do or cry,’ season is over, for now. September starts us off on the digestion and integration phase–or is it just recovery for now? Well, we should be tired; if we’ve been keeping up with the astrological demands. So now could be our chance to revitalize and recharge our physical and psychic systems. But, be sure to devote time towards keeping the momentum of change moving along, because it will be needed.
The Sun trines Jupiter on the 2nd, helping us get our physical worlds more on track. It’s a good time to take better care of the body by (re)establishing healthy habits: to decrease the effects of stress and fatigue. Eat light and stay bright.
Mercury opposes Neptune on the 8th, for the 3rd and final crossing; bringing or beginning some resolution to situations that have been frothed about since the end of July. It should help differing perspectives to become clearer and the hyper-sensitivity to wane. But don’t over-think it.
Mercury returns to Virgo on the 8th, after a month of revisiting Leo, where he will stay until the 25th. This will be a welcome change that will get us into a more productive gear. It’s time to tackle those delayed projects and get our worlds more streamlined and efficient. Don’t get nitpicky, but keep busy.
Venus sextiles Mars on the 10th, allowing us to re-imagine what we want and to contrast it with what we are getting. Recent times have been trying, and the emphasis is still leaning towards removing the undesirables from our space: bad habits, old hang-ups, excessive worry, and too many distractions. If this has already been in process, then start contemplating what will fill the newly-opened space. If getting rid of this old stuff has been avoided up until now, then get on with it!
Mercury trines Pluto on the 11th, frothing up some residual crud to get over and clean up. It should be easier to see what has been hidden up until now, and the wiser choice can be more easily made. The time is ripe to flush away a whole big blob of old crap, but you still have to pull the handle.
The Full Moon is on the 12th at 2:27 am in 19 degrees of Pisces. This is another nice lunation: it’s asking us to take care of the emotional reservoirs in tandem with the physical. Pay attention to the body’s messages and to whatever wisdom can be gleaned from dreams. Support the feedback loop between the physical body and the psyche. Dive inside and take a swim.
Mercury trines Jupiter on the 14th, facilitating some better long-range vision and putting current processes into grander perspectives. It can be too easy to get stuck in the details and drudgery of any given effort and lose sight of its true worth. I guess it’s kind of: nose to the grindstone, eyes to the sky.
Venus moves into Libra on the 14th, where she will stay until October 8th. This is a very helpful placement that will bring more easy joy, instead of dangling it in front of us like a carrot for which we must strive. Enjoy good company, close ties and connections of all sorts and work on reinforcing the beauty throughout. These things are essential.
Pluto stations direct on the 16th, starting an even-deeper dredge-the-bottom cycle. Control and fear issues are topping the destroy-now-or-pay-later list. The good thing is that most of the cards are already on the table and now we just have to figure out how to get rid of them. Focus on each card as it comes to you; either integrate it or toss it.
Venus opposes Uranus on the 17th, trying to break us out of our shells and open us to greater connectivity. The challenge is to reach out to the mundane with as much passion as we would to the most unique. Rise above the desire to be above and get horizontal.
Venus squares Pluto on the 18th, pulling fears of real intimacy up for review. Enthusiastic revelry sounds like a good idea, but first we must neutralize the inner timidity. Be bold enough to be receptive and vulnerable.
Mars moves into Leo on the 18th, where he will stay until November 10th. It’s a good time to take concrete strides towards the person that we really want to be. Cardiovascular exercise would be a natural place from which to facilitate this energetic push. Get moving with those inner longings for self-expression and creative vitalization. Be your own audience.
The Sun moves into Libra on the 23rd, emphasizing attentiveness to others and joint endeavors. This time seems centered around supporting others and giving the benefit the doubt to, and supporting the empowerment of, loved ones. Putting our fears and insecurities away will facilitate this—we’re all presumed innocent until proven otherwise.
Mars trines Uranus on the 23rd, adding some wild tendencies to the mix. Patience and caution are highly recommended; especially with other people. It would be wise to channel this energy through exercise or ecstatic dance or yoga. Be creative with yourself.
Mercury moves into Libra on the 25th, where he will stay until October 13th. Listen, and learn from what comes to you. It’s a time for working with how much knowledge can come when we see our worlds as indirect reflections of ourselves. What is the moral of the story for you now?
The Sun opposes Uranus on the 25th, sponsoring a tempest of self-awareness. If we have been working hard to overcome some of our immaturities, then this will allow us to recapture some of the innocence that led to those immaturities in the first place. If, however, resistance has been indulged, then get over those parts of yourself, like, last week.
Mercury opposes Uranus on the 26th, possibly blowing our minds with novel improvements to eternal quandaries. It’s confusing: what to breakthrough and what to pass by. Maybe the trick is non-direct engagement; break-in to our own issues and unravel the threads that bind us get us to get hooked. Either way, be wary and tolerant of others at the same time.
The New Moon is on the 27th at 4:09 am in 4 degrees of Libra. This one is tough, but proportionate to this year’s progress. There has been a call to establish a newer version of ourselves and this lunation is pushing us to let go of the old version. It’s a chance for us to commit to further excellence in ourselves and our capacity to join with others in awesomeness. As a mantra: “I trust in the new.”
Mercury conjoins the Sun as both of them square Pluto on the 28th (2:35 am-1:16 pm). This is potentially ruthless or cathartic; as usual, it depends on our charts and how well we have been handling them. It’s time to cleanse and purge whatever we carry that is not true to ourselves; they may have been crucial to our survival back when, but now they’ve got to go. Try to inject some innocence into the cynical places within.
Mercury sextiles Mars on the 29th, giving us some motivation and drive to get over the hump. But be patient with your energy levels as the body may be less motivated than the mind. Keeping things in the envisioning phase may help.
Venus conjoins Saturn on the 29th, putting a halt to frivolous enjoyment. If it’s not deep, authentic, and mature, it needs some nurture and attention–but with a stern hand. In other words, self-correct for silliness. Also, affirm love and appreciation where appropriate.
The Sun sextiles Mars, also on the 29th, prompting an itch for action. If all has been going well, we should feel freer to be ourselves, with less effort to boot. But adjustments are still beneficial; especially regarding what we think we are expressing versus how it may be perceived. Keep it free, but be attentive to your dance partner.
Life always keeps work on our desk: finish a stack and it tends to supply the next. But, keeping that in mind, be sure to give yourself credit for being awesome and getting it done to the best of your abilities. Anyways, it’s mostly a mellower continuation of ongoing metamorphoses. So, it ends up striking me as a ‘stew and brew’ situation: Most of the ingredients have already surfaced and the idea is to keep stirring while making minor adjustments. Breathe deeply and listen to that intuition.