Sun’s next stop is the North Node in Libra Sep 24! Mercury, Sun’s faithful companion, has just passed the North Node, and will later retrograde back to meet the Sun Sep 30! The three of them will exchange relationship tips. Sun says trust yourself, come from the heart. The North Node says give and take, listen, share, enhance each other. Mercury wants to talk it through, listen, try out some new ideas, give appreciation and sing praises!
Moon in Pisces, is about to embrace Neptune, in its own sign Pisces, in only hours, at 3:21 PM Pacific, carrying that encounter on to Chiron on Aug 31 at 3:20 PM Pacific. If you Neptunians/Pisceans don’t want a bunch of hugs and food offerings, either run for it or stand tall and don’t act like any kind of wimp. If you adore being smothered and smooched, just stand still and happily keep smiling and saying thank you, thank you! You may get a month of groceries and your laundry taken to be done up right properly. LOL! If only!
Once the feasting is done, photos taken, we realize the great Spirit of family, generation on generation, the magic of Motherhood. There have been sacred women, divine feminine beings, since the beginning of time. Their Light continues to be carried on though women like Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, youngest winner, at 16, of the Nobel Peace Prize. Her chart. Neptune in Pisces knows true reverence, recognizes intrinsic purity. It steeps in the beauty of the Soul, the Child and Mother in us all. It may have deep challenges, confusing layers, nightmares of addictions, but there are Miracles and often an abiding Faith clothes a wellspring of strength we didn’t know we had.
Sun and Jupiter and Moon and Neptune are a fabulous foursome in close degrees with no other planets in the chart involved unless you count the Mercury semi-sextile Jupiter! Sun and Jupiter can get the job done! Moon and Neptune can feed the troops, make melodies, and provide inspiration, body and Soul!
Mercury in Libra semi-sextile Jupiter thinks of the purpose, holds the key to the greater direction. It is adept at connecting well with good people who are wanting the same things. It has the ability to see both sides, keep a reasonable peace while we get to know each other better. It explains different cultural needs, has respect, aims for fairness. Jupiter in Virgo runs the craft guilds and broadcasts about the fine things it makes, services it provides. Mercury sees the quality, and blogs the story, gets the word out. As it thinks round and about, it comes up with further trigger ideas Jupiter can introduce to its system, expanding even further! Jupiter in Virgo requires a profound meaning for what they do as well as doing a mechanically exquisite job.
Mercury is just leaving the Moon’s North node. Once a year it checks in with the Dragon’s Head, Caput. The Moon’s nodes are on a 19 year cycle, so sometimes the conjunction is in the same sign, sometimes not. Since the nodes are generally retrograde, reversing through the signs, the conjunction is usually in the preceding sign. The South Node is thought to signify our past, the North our present and future. The north may be an unsure place, still exploring and learning. With a conjunction, there is always an opposition, so Mercury is querying where things are going while there is an observable knowing where things have already been. The South is always exactly opposite the North Node, so is in Aries, sign of the Warrior, Initiation, Independence, very new beginnings! Libra is more cautious and considerate, cleverly saving its own skin, able to dodge bullets it never admits were fired, avoiding disharmony. Or, it is the attorney naming and fighting battles in behalf of their client?!
Mercury will retrograde Sep 17 and go back to meet the Sun coming forward on Sep 30. The Jupiter collection, and the North Node exchange will be shared into the Light of the Sun, then in Libra. Jupiter’s optimism, plans for the future will be happily received, faith restored, and passed on to many others. North Node in Libra shall have reached beyond the past. Through Mercury it invites Sun to find others of like mind, to make beauty every day. It is blessed to think good thoughts, hold itself to a higher standard, be a peer at a higher level of equals!
Venus retrograde still wants what she wants and she’s going back to get it! Mars is pretty handsome and daredevil courageous in Leo; how can she resist?! Later in the day, after the Moon Chiron connection on the 31st, she reaches him at 10:04 PM Pacific! The 31st is a Monday or I would recommend a party! A rendezvous is minimum! Wine and cheese, gifts, flowers, pretty clothes. The Moon will still be big and bright after the Full Moon. She wants Mars to be successful, offers him a cloak of charm and grace to soothe and smooth his way. She sees his value as a front man, salesman, first responder, and offers him the job. He’s quick and no-nonsense, gets to the point and gets things done, gets people going quick time! He doesn’t mind her overtures, she’s sweet. But if too sugary, he’s outta there!
This pair is inconjunct Pluto in Capricorn. Leo likes the professional success of Capricorn and Cap likes the flair and notice Leo lends to a solid performance! Leo loves spending and giving; Capricorn may not be so inclined to give as much of their hard-earned energy, but rather would place it for most effect. Venus and Mars love a great party, and Cappies like it if it includes the CEO and is for a cause that is to purpose for the company. Pluto in Cap tones down and conserves, focuses powerfully, succeeding at monumental achievements! Venus and Mars in Leo add spice and playfulness, dancing off to the races at the drop of a hat! All work will never be enough! LOL Pluto may see a way to put these two to work, like on the social committee, to the great pleasure of all!
Venus goes Direct, forward from her retrograde, Sep 6, moves into Virgo Oct 8. Her next conjunction is Oct 26 with Jupiter! That is considered a most fortunate combination! Venus brings Love, money and beauty. In Virgo that is to the finest detail, or maybe a host of details that make a greater beauty than of any one detail by itself! The quality of craftsmanship in itself may be the beauty! Jupiter, planet of plenty, and of expansion and growth, ups the amps, makes a template for repeat performances! The technique becomes famous! Jupiter takes it public, demonstrating the potential and it catches fire! The book has a lovely perfect artistic cover, gets published, goes viral! Travel in your line of work; go to health seminars; get training at specialty schools – apply for the instructor’s position!
All these planets have a mission, merging, moving on. Each stop has productive information for the next.
Chiron and Uranus are in a 13 minute magic semi-sextile. They have been in a close pattern since 2008 and will be to 2021, thirteen years! Aug 19 they were exactly semi-sextile and will be within a degree of each other, and exact again Nov 25, the day of the Sagittarius Full Moon, the day before ThanksGiving! Chiron in Pisces, heals and teaches about our Souls, our Spirit, while Uranus in Aries awakens collective consciousness, seeks independence and freedom, a Change Maker. It may be a small aspect, but the ripples across the oceans and airwaves leave no particle untouched. See more!
This combination is ahead of its times, way ahead! The Tipping Point is being transcended. Stand together and keep at it. Let’s change the process of healing itself and share it around the world. Every conscious minute we are all connected. Make it count.
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Virgo New Moon SOLAR ECLIPSE – Pluto T Square!
Saturday September 12, at 11:41 PM Pacific – 20 Virgo 10
Jupiter in Virgo’s first Solar Eclipse, and, the Eclipse is in Virgo!
Photographer Geoff Sims captured the beauty of the Nov 14, 2012 total solar eclipse above Pormpuraaw, Queensland, Australia. ‘We flew across Cape York Peninsula for this eclipse, in search of clear skies and dramatic scenery. A lone tree stood on an otherwise barren plain, providing the perfect silhouette against the lunar shadow.’ Used by permission. See more of Geoff’s fine images!
I always think of eclipses as a transfusion of the mighty forces of Sun and Moon. Moon will be our channel for the people of and our planet Earth to let Sun know what’s up, where the Light is needed. The Sun will be shooting the Moon major energy to lighten the dark places. Moon, the Nurturer, will step it to the frequency our ability has the capacity to receive. She is a storage chamber as well, keeping it simmering, pouring out some of that reserve when ready for more Liquid Sun! Powerful ancient memories will emerge from the Shadows.
Besides being the first eclipse in Jupiter in Virgo, it is the last eclipse and New Moon in Saturn in Scorpio. There is a changing of the guard. The gateways to Virgo are officially opened! How we take care of ourselves is prime. The quality of our work is essential to our Spirits, both what we do and how we do it. We may be showing others that we love them by the little things we do for each other. Caring for our health is a way of giving ourselves a prosperous foundation. The good order of things frees our time to have quality time with each other.
Saturn is in its last 5 days in Scorpio, entering Sagittarius Sep 17 at 7:47 PM Pacific. Virgo tends the last needs, understands the intensity of what Scorpio has tried to put in place for the last 2+ years. Virgo may be called on to tie up loose ends, find out details that anchor Saturn’s hard work in an accessible fashion. This transition to Sagittarius may be a dramatic switch of focus. Saturn can harness runaway Sag energy and guide it well. The future must be potently planned in an arc of timely progression, that the gears may mesh in a smooth steady pace.
Moon and Sun are just 1 degree past opposition Chiron in Pisces and the inconjunct with Uranus in Aries. Chiron and Virgo are interested in healing. Chiron was a Medicine Man centaur, a teacher. Throughout time Virgo has been the herbalist, walking the village with her basket, the midwife, bedside counselor advisor, having wisewoman common sense. Chiron knows by the advance symptoms where the weak spots are. He teaches the healing techniques needed. At the New Moon, a quietening time, minds are more open to hear unfamiliar ideas. Make your visitor comfortable, select a safe place for the exchange.
The inconjunct with Uranus in Aries tweaks our attention slightly off center, inviting us to spare some moments for curiosity. There may be some deliciously shocking ideas in the offing that change our center of gravity! That also means pay careful attention to your driving and steps. There are extraordinary options available, subtle or blatant, that are on the brink of being accepted publicly! They may call for more independence on an immediate basis, but Saturn in Sagittarius will know how to introduce them to mainstream thinking as ideas whose time has come!
Mercury is just past square Pluto, but will retrograde shortly and make the square again! Mercury is opposed to Uranus, but retrogrades before the opposition is exact. They are forming a T Square with Pluto at the point! Uranus and Pluto are both retrograde. Uranus, faster, will come back to an almost one degree of square of each other. Both being slow moving outer planets, the energy will be carried for awhile. They are closest the last two days of Jan to Feb 6, 2016. That period will be a potent reminder for some of the difficulties many weathered 2010 through early 2015. Reconsider your losses, your recovery, that you were, perhaps, even unscathed! Some things you would do differently now; others are surprisingly best that they did happen.
Mercury in Libra opposite Uranus in Aries is an unsettled brilliant landscape! Mercury chatters and scatters not missing much. In Libra it automatically juxtaposes points of view, a rich consideration of premises, meeting tons of people. Uranus is the planet of genius, ahead of their time, exotic, perfectly unpredictable as they see things with split second comprehension! Aries is instantly filled with fiery aspirations and wants to do them now – why wait?!?! First there is one matter, then another. Curiosity is about at 12 on a scale of 10! Mercury can seem innocent enough, but if you want quiet, forget it. It may be apolitical, but Libra isn’t! They could easily slip slide into danger, and flip back out in a nick of time, shaking hands and laughing like crazy! Uranus in fiery Aries is a rebellious combo. They carry their own lighter. Though this aspect doesn’t become exact because Mercury retrogrades, it hints at possibilities that flavor Mercury’s retro scans of relationships, the balance of its life and mind, quality of attention, as it goes back through Libra.
Venus is just past inconjunct Pluto. Part of the last 3 days may have been a little sobering. There may have been some schisms, an inescapable or barely escaped loss of money. The hard work some do is truly impressive. The long term goals achieved by people with disabilities makes us weep in sadness and admiration. We are inspired and feel blessed for our own graces. Venus in Leo can be proud of their prowess, their dynamic attractiveness. They can bring honor and recognition, funding to people and projects that deserve.
Venus is about to trine Uranus, exact Sep 22, last day of Sun inVirgo,the day before Fall Equinox! Venus paints the blog post with Uranian bright colors! Uranus in Aries is remarkable leaders, initiation to brilliant new causes. It rules friendships door to door, worldwide flight and organizations, the internet! A simple Facebook posting can make a huge difference. Make that a series of posts! What you love and who you know affects 100s and more people. Entertainment may be extraordinary. If you have a message, shout it!
Mercury is slowing to retrograde Sep 17, so though closely sextile with Venus, giving a beautiful articulate message, they don’t close the deal because Mercury turns back. The idea is given, Mercury seeks Libra balance and regard, considers who is across the table, but for the time being, Venus prevails in Leo, thinking more of the individual’s contribution in this case.
Sep 16! The major eclipse aspect is Jupiter in Virgo, in its first aspect in Virgo with another outer planet, opposition Neptune. This chart, this eclipse, is the opening gateway to the opposition. This chart gathers information from Chiron, Uranus and Pluto. Jupiter opposite Neptune happens on the last day of Saturn in Scorpio, the eve of Saturn’s entry to Sagittarius. The opposition happens only this once. Oppositions often act like reflections. Neptune is in its own sign Pisces, the deepest Pool of the Soul. It takes us to Spirit, fathoms our dreams, knows our most subtle fears, has the compassion of all Being. It makes Music without words, is Divine Love. Jupiter looks across the table at this panorama of humanity and knows its mission. In Virgo it starts right then and there putting puzzle pieces together, making a fusion of the future. It has a year to do its part. See more!
Now, do you know where YOUR little eclipse glasses are?! Well doggone it, if you are in North America, it won’t matter if you don’t. This one is only a partial eclipse, visible in Southern Africa, the southern half of Madagascar, northern half of Antarctica, and the southwestern Indian Ocean. It’s not our turn. It’s still exciting though, and we will be able to see some great images online, maybe even live from southern observatories!
Polish up your antennae, open your heart, prepare to send your own powerful information, keep focused on our collective consciousness. Virgo is the sign of small animals, pets. Have them with you; be with them. Lay out a simple altar by a tree you have an affinity with. Make a bread offering, lay out sacred plants, a bowl of water. Give thanks in honor of your Medicine Animal and the herbs that serve us.
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Visible in North America! The next FULL MOON, the HARVEST Moon, Total LUNAR ECLIPSE, is on the Aries/Libra axis September 27, 7:50 PM Pacific, at 4 Aries 40.