Of significance this week is the entry of three planets into the sidereal sign of Libra.  I Scales of Librause the sidereal zodiac, which is at the very least more astronomically correct, and I find it to be quite effective on a practical level. 

Libra is a sign of distinction amongst the signs, it is neither animal nor person, it is a thing, a set of scales.  Scales represent many things, chief among them balance and poise, a perfect state between left and right.  In that point of balance, judgment can be sound and truth can be arrived upon.

Libra is also a sign that is concerned with happiness and felicity in human affairs, and it is quite naturally connected to relationships.  One of the reasons why we share the same space is to learn how to get along, to tolerate other’s views and even wink and eye at their actions.  In Libra the saying "in beauty, truth; truth, beauty" is perfectly embodied…. 

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Of significance this week is the entry of three planets into the sidereal sign of Libra.  I use the sidereal zodiac, which is at the very least more astronomically correct, and I find it to be quite effective on a practical level.  Scales of Libra

Libra is a sign of distinction amongst the signs, it is neither animal nor person, it is a thing, a set of scales.  Scales represent many things, chief among them balance and poise, a perfect state between left and right.  In that point of balance, judgment can be sound and truth can be arrived upon. 

Libra is also a sign that is concerned with happiness and felicity in human affairs, and it is quite naturally connected to relationships.  One of the reasons why we share the same space is to learn how to get along, to tolerate other’s views and even wink and eye at their actions.  In Libra the saying "in beauty, truth; truth, beauty" is perfectly embodied. 

So this week Venus, Mercury and Mars enter sidereal Libra.  Venus is well placed in Libra (in its astrological rulership sign), Mercury is neutral, but Mars is quite out of place (astrologically called its debilitation).  Mars is basically too selfish to be able to fully utilize Libra’s concern with everybody getting what is theirs; and it is not a subtle or gentle planet as well to incorporate Libra’s gracefulness. 

Therefore this week those with Scorpio, Aries, or Mars prominent in their charts (Vedic, sidereal charts) may be somewhat hampered themselves in directing their highly specialized initiative and drive.  Basically their chief chart dispositor is afflicted and this will indirectly affect them. 

However those with Taurus, Libra, Pisces or Venus prominent in their charts (again, Vedic charts) will be somewhat assisted by this turn of affairs for about the next month.  Think of it something like if you father or mother was stressed out by afflictions in their life, it is also going to rub off somehow on you. 

There is no doubt either that relationships are going to be a prominent issue for more than just a few, a little confused or complex for sure but with the ultimate disposition of this entire configuration by a well-placed Venus concluding on a good note.

Mercury will actually only be in Libra for a few days as it will turn retrograde on Wednesday, Sept 24 until Wednesday, October 15. However there will be two major players, Venus and Mars in Libra for the duration.  

Mon, Sept 15
No peaking influences

Tue, Sept 16
An upbeat, quite indomitable feeling may overshadow all endeavors today creating the context where bravado may replace actual experience and wisdom, but not usually very successfully so.  Spiritual ardor may be magnified. (Sun tridecile Jupiter)

Wed, Sept 17

A spirit of cordiality may be present, giving transcendence to human affairs.  (Venus trine Neptune)

Thur, Sept 18
No peaking influences

Fri, Sept 19
Hysteria and a tendency to take offense may overshadow today’s affairs, but the opportunity is present for radical new directions to turn the status quo on its head.  In other areas inspiration and persuasion are favored, be careful of subtle hidden agendas.  (Mars quincunx Uranus, Mercury trine Neptune)

Sat, Sept 20
Potentially upsetting and energy-dissolving day is possible, expect the unexpected.  Personal energy, vitality, and will may be vulnerable, and tendencies to act deceitfully are energized.  Be extremely wary of lies and deceptions (self or otherwise).  Some may experience great peril.  New and unusual connections may form. (Sun square Pluto, biquintile Neptune, Venus biquintile Uranus)

Sun, Sept 21
Energy and vitality may seem to disappear, but more selfless causes may stir action.  (Mars trine Neptune)

Mon, Sept 22
Deep, hidden away emotions and incites strong physical reactions may emerge, especially so in the context of relationships.  (Venus sextile Pluto)

Mercury will be turning retrograde from Sept 24 to Oct 15. 

Chart of the Week: Sept 20, 2008, Sun square Pluto, biquintile Neptune;
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