ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF SEP 4-10 2023
MON SEP 4
Jupiter stations retrograde this morning, as we adjust to Venus stationing direct. This can see a standstill or energy shift. There can be some realities to absorb and adapt to. Jupiter retrograde in Taurus can see a deemphasis on spending and expansion and an increased emphasis on security, saving, and valuing what you have. There can be a need to catch our breath or regain focus. The Moon in Taurus is trine the Sun and Mercury Rx in Virgo, squaring up to Venus in Leo while conjunct Jupiter and Uranus Rx in Taurus. This can see a shoring up and critical analysis of recent events and shifts in dynamics, feelings and circumstances. Things can feel slightly unsettled or weird, but it’s not necessarily unpleasant. There’s an emotional generosity here, but there may need to be limits so that focus can be maintained on practical issues. Venus now direct can see interpersonal, social, creative, romantic or financial issues begin to smooth out. However, Mercury is still retrograde, and is due to conjoin the Sun exactly this week, which can see certain things come to light that can piece together a puzzle or bring focus to things that may have escaped our attention. This can prove to be very enlightening. Joy and pleasure can be found (or rediscovered) in humble and unexpected places over the coming days. Mercury’s link to Jupiter with both being retrograde can see a reinvigoration of something. It will also become equally important to pair things down and simplify them, to avoid spreading yourself too thinly, biting off more than you can chew, or overcommitting to too many things and then wishing you hadn’t. Today can see some surprising news, communications, or interesting plot twists. The Moon goes on to sesquisquare Mars in Libra, indicating that some of these shifts cause a bit of tension somehow, but overall, there is much to feel gratitude for.
TUES SEP 5
The day begins with the Moon in late Taurus conjunct Uranus, sextile Neptune, and trine Pluto, while square Saturn. There can be some doubts, hesitation, or delays, or even a feeling of being undermined or weighed down, but in spite of this, high ideals can be stoked by unexpected shifts, good news, or things working out advantageously. There may be plot twists taking place that can see people feeling privately excited around new opportunities, ideas, or the chance to pick something back up that was previously dropped. Even mistakes can seem to work out better than anticipated. Previously overlooked opportunities or diamonds in the rough can be revisited, polished, dusted off, and given their due, and because of this, people can find that there is much more value there than previously assumed. Like uncovering buried treasure, or finding out you're due for a tax refund. There is a need to avoid too much negative thinking and to stay focused on the opportunity available within blunders. Delayed gratification is a major theme this week, as is dealing with certain reality checks as gracefully as possible, with the emphasis on earth in the configurations. Mercury making a trine to Jupiter can sprinkle some Mary Poppins on to otherwise sobering reality checks, but eventually Mercury will confront an opposition to Saturn, discouraging any full blown evasions from reality, so the sooner you make peace with reality, neat, no chaser, the better equipped you'll be to actually deal with it. The Moon moves in to curious and talkative Gemini at 1:07 PM PST, to trine Mars in Libra and square Saturn in Pisces. This can see a lot of initiative socially and interpersonally, and communications can be highly active in certain directions, while limited or quiet in others. Or conversely, one person can be more eager to make contact and another person can be more quiet, reserved or overwhelmed. There can be some private but intense feelings, drives, or preoccupations with the Moon still in contact to Pluto in late Capricorn while semisquare Chiron. Try not to obsess or overthink things if there are delays in responses. Many people are adapting to shifts in routines or priorities, and with the emphasis on Virgo, people are having to sweat the small stuff. Changes in dynamics or situations can see people formulating new strategies going forward.
WED SEP 6
The Moon is square Mercury Rx in Virgo while sextile Venus in Leo and trine Mars. There can be excitement around social, creative, or interpersonal possibilities, or around the potential of partnerships. There can also be the potential for misunderstandings, speaking without thinking, or forming premature conclusions. It’s possible that in the face of excitement, skepticism or anxiety is naturally aroused, or opportunities are heavily scrutinized. Small details can be taking up large portions of available headspace and hard drive. With so many planets retrograde, try to savor the journey and enjoy the process as opposed to passing premature judgements, as this will allow for maximum bandwidth for absorbing previously overlooked information or missed opportunities. There is an open window here to notice nuance and details that were previously neglected in order to get a more accurate and full picture. The Sun and Mercury perfect a conjunction at 13 degrees Virgo. This degree of Virgo is extremely perceptive. Anything that is not in alignment with your highest good or best interests can be particularly obvious now, and therefore, unlikely to affect you, as it will stand out like a sore thumb and help you avoid pitfalls. Conversely, this degree is also very capable of spotting hidden treasure, rare beauty, talent, wealth, potential. Things that a dopamine saturated world oftentimes misses or overlooks, because it’s not screaming, loud, garish, cheap, neon, or obvious, but is more subtle, quiet, and sorely underestimated, like the intricacies of a spiders web, or the secrets of nature, fecundity, and creativity. Today can see some lightbulb moments, where something is illuminated that was previously overlooked or underestimated, adding more layers of information to the picture. Stuck patterns can be broken, and this evening can see an emotionally healing atmosphere with an emphasis on finding a balance between head and heart and restoring a sense of inward congruency.
THURS SEP 7
This morning can start out on a dreamy, sleepy, sensitive, perhaps somewhat confused or avoidant note, with the Moon square Neptune. There can be a desire to get certain situations back on track or recommit to a dream, ideal, goal, or moral code. Venus in Leo squaring Jupiter can be pulling people in many directions at once, and this can see some people’s social calendars very full. There’s a need here to strike a balance, and to ensure that your heart and soul are really in alignment with whatever you’re doing. There may be a need to reconcile certain things, or simplify in certain areas in order to make sure you’re really deriving genuine pleasure out of things. The Moon heads into comfort seeking Cancer at 10 PM, reentering people into their nesting instincts and emphasizing security, integrity, stability, and mystical inclinations with a trine to Saturn in Pisces. This lunation can be apropos to create space and quiet time free of intrusions, demands or impositions in order to explore feelings, passions, enthusiasms or possibilities in private before the more dynamic and spicy Leo lunation this weekend. Potentials in relationships, partnerships, or collaborative efforts can factor into reflective explorations.
FRI SEP 8
The Moon in Cancer is trine Saturn in Pisces and square Mars in Libra, while going on to sextile Mercury in Virgo and semisquare Uranus in Taurus. This can see a slightly pressed feeling, where the demands of others or commitments made previously can perhaps feel slightly imposing under the light of newly revealed possibilities, circumstances, or unexpected plot twists or shifts in dynamics can cause an inward shift in priorities that can feel somewhat out of step with current trajectories. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it can cause new ideas or buried desires to percolate. There can be some slight frustrations, worries or pent up passions that will require an outlet for expression or release, (most likely under the Leo lunation.) The Moon sextile Mercury can see ideas flow freely, and it can be easier to communicate feelings clearly. Even if there is tension, frustration, (or passion?) under the surface, Mars in Libra is capable of diplomacy and decorum, and the lunar link to Saturn in Pisces is grounded and intuitive, and protective of it’s privacy or inner world. The Moon goes on to sextile Jupiter in Taurus, suggesting there are things to look forward to, and it can feel good to enjoy creature comforts in a private sanctuary, build up anticipation around something pleasurable and mull over possibilities. There can be opportunities to do something a bit different that are presented.
SAT SEP 9
The Moon makes a sextile to the Sun in Virgo and Uranus in Taurus, while trine creative Neptune. There can be an air of preparation and perfecting a craft here, and the imagination can be highly active. Creativity and inspiration can be flowing, and as the day wears on, spontaneity can take hold. The Moon square Chiron can see some vulnerability. Perhaps unexpected situations have certain people feeling out of their comfort zones, usual territory, or terrain. Even if things are exciting, it can all feel a little unreal. The Moon opposite Pluto later on can see some intense feelings, instincts, needs, or desires to grapple with or negotiate. Some people can be feeling a little out of their depth, or simply overwhelmed. Acknowledge whatever truth emerges within you and honor it, (respectfully of course.)
SUN SEP 10
The Moon perfects it’s opposition to compelling, intense Pluto in Capricorn early this morning, and then heads into dynamic and expressive Leo at 9:36 AM PST. Do what you must, as this energy cannot and will not be denied. This is a spicy, creative, and inspired energy, with an emphasis on pleasure and enjoyment. A lunar quincunx to Saturn can see some shyness, doubt, or inhibition, but a conjunction to Venus see’s opportunities to build confidence and increase self esteem without losing a sense of realism or hurling oneself into an egomaniacal hyperdrive. There can also be something to celebrate or smile about, and for some, sparks can fly or chemistry can build, or the muse can pay a visit. There can be strong attractions, flirtations, or creative inspiration. Perhaps even some enjoyable outings or something to feel happy or enlivened about. Venus and Juno are also perfecting a conjunction in Leo today. This can highlight very special relationships, for some, even marriages or engagements. If that’s not the case, the potential in certain partnerships can be keenly felt by the spark of life and creativity that it can breathe into things. Someone can bring out the joy joy feelings in you and make you burst into song and dance. Established partnerships can also be reinvigorated. The coming week can start out on a passionate and enthusiastic note. Even if you’re working, something can have you whistling while doing so.