Neptune at Opposition, Mercury Direct, Autumnal Equinox, Pluto Retrograde
The first part of September 2017 has a unique Mercury-Mars configuration, which may heat up things early on. On September 3, Mercury and Mars make a closer-than-usual conjunction and Mercury turns Stationary direct on Sept 5, just as there is a full moon conjunct Neptune.
Mercury-Mars combinations are nearly always hyper-exciting, giving a tendency towards impulsive or near-hysterical emotional reactions. Life needs a little drama now and then, Mercury and Mars here can put on their regular show.
The full moon conjunct Neptune occurring nearly simultaneously can have the effect of adding weirdness, disorientation, or confusion to the day. Mishaps may have very unusual or hard-to-determine origins, and real solutions may require checking and double checking the results.
Just prior to the above configurations, transiting Jupiter enters sidereal Libra (Raman ayanamsha), which indicates a positive shift for all; exactly how depends on where sidereal Libra is in your horoscope.
On September 13, Venus conjuncts the North Node and the Sun squares Saturn, which may have an unfortunate thwarting action on the beautiful Venus-Node influence. Sometimes love requires us to let go of things, rather than fulfill our desire to embrace things, situations, or persons.
The Autumnal Equinox of exactly equal night and day occurs on Sept 21-22 (depending on your time zone), signaling the turning of the seasons. This means darker and colder up here in the Northern Hemisphere, while it starts to get lighter and warmer for the Southern Hemisphere. As the Sun moves into tropical Libra (as it always does on the Autumnal Equinox), we get a sort of equilibrium: not too warm and not too cold, rather nice.
I’ll spare you my sidereal-tropical rants about the astronomy-astrology this time, but it is my opinion that the tropical zodiac is more calendrical, keeping time; the sidereal zodiac is stellar, more seemingly attuned to fate, the boundaries of life, and destiny.
Day by Day
Friday, Sept 1, Venus conjunct Hyades
Emotional and/or relationship intensity bring on new life developments.
Saturday, Sept 2
We are moving into a significant period from today through next Tuesday, Sept 5. What can happen now may have deep repercussions long thereafter. Today excitement may seem to get almost out of hand, but keeping purposely focused may serve you well today. (Mars trine Uranus)
Sunday, Sept 3
Energy may seek to overwhelm the system, keep steady through the next few days. Interesting things could be happening. Social, cultural and creative affairs are benefited. (Mercury conjunct Mars, Venus quintile Jupiter)
Monday, Sept 4, Moon at South Node 6:41 pm GMT
Jupiter moves into sidereal Libra today (Raman ayanamsha). A bright, happy shift may already be underway for you. Jupiter resides in this sign for the next twelve months, giving extra spin to relationship, artistic, and the more refined look on life.
Tuesday, Sept 5, Neptune at Opposition, Mercury Stationary Direct
Even though we can’t see it with the naked eye, Neptune is now at its highest point in the sky at night, exactly opposite the Sun. Call it a “full Neptune” if you will, with the Earth at its closest midpoint between the Sun and Neptune. Creative, spiritual and extra-sensory affairs and further enhanced. Mercury also turns direct, just after connecting with Mars yesterday, adding to the excitement (or hysteria) of life. This is a unique time to seek to discover and realize your higher purpose, separating yourself out from the status-quo-seeking herd. Beautiful relationship potentials may present themselves, but certainly not without involving problems we have with relationships. (Sun opp Neptune, Sun sesquiquadrate Uranus, Venus quincunx Neptune)
Wednesday, Sept 6, Full Moon 7:03 am GMT
The full moon conjunct Neptune may present some surreal possibilities. What may seem radiantly and beautiful to be so, may simply be another self-projected chimera leading down a path with no real benefit.
Thursday, Sept 7
No peaking influences
Friday, Sept 8
Dangerous combination of aggression and intensity may lead to breakdowns or other incidents; having a clear and peaceful mind may help you navigate through the minefield to the goal. Unusual and exciting relationship development are indicated, helping your to expand your emotional range. (Mars sesquiquadrate Pluto, Venus tridecile Uranus)
Saturday, Sept 9
Tempting life and relationship situations may present themselves. Conscientiousness helps one to live a life free of regrets. (Venus quincunx Pluto, Sun trine Pluto)
Sunday, Sept 10, Mercury conjunct Regulus 5:30 am GMT, Jupiter conj Spica 9:44 pm GMT
In spite of potential misfortunate turns or difficult developments, some amazing developments may turn things completely around. (Mars tridecile Saturn)
Monday, Sept 11
No peaking influences
Tuesday, Sept 12
Troubling attitudes get scrutiny in relationships, patience and love brings about solutions. Getting louder or more intense does not necessarily deliver the message, it’s more about a fight for intellectual dominance. (Mercury sesquiquadrate Pluto, Venus trine Saturn)
Wednesday, Sept 13
Love under tragic or heart-breaking circumstances. (Venus conjunct North Node, Mercury tridecile Saturn, Sun square Saturn)
Thursday, Sept 14
Exciting developments, especially in relationships. Find yourself, connect with that deep, lost part of you. (Sun biquintile Uranus, Venus biquintile Pluto)
Friday, Sept 15, Mercury at Perihelion
Meeting people can bring new bright, beautiful opportunities. Genius is accentuated. Be careful with how money and other precious resources are spent or invested. (Venus sextile Jupiter)
Saturday, Sept 16
Urgency seizes, hot-headedness can lead to trouble. (Mercury conjunct Mars)
Sunday, Sept 17
New emotional expression opens up undeveloped parts of you. Learn to be non-possessive in your relationships. (Venus trine Uranus)
Monday, Sept 18
Hyperbole, exaggeration, and glibness may temporarily help out; but the next set of “amplifications” may have to be bigger than the ones before. Today the Moon occults (completely blocks out) Venus, Mars, and Mercury, providing some exciting moments. (Mercury semisquare Jupiter)
Tuesday, Sept 19, Venus conjunct Regulus
Relationships may seem beguiling, appealing or transcendent. Check and recheck details, guard against bias, self-deception, and dysfunctional behaviors. (Mercury opposite Neptune)
Wednesday, Sept 20, New Moon at 5:30 am GMT
Agitation may promote differences opinion to emerge, which ideally incites us to investigate new areas of inquiry. (Sun quincunx Uranus, Mercury sesquiquadrate Uranus)
Thursday, Sept 21
Emotional and energetic reactions are much more intense and potentially transformative, i.e. ultimately bringing new beginnings. Don’t let single encounters, as deep as they may seem, be the sole indicators of what you’re life will be like with them always. (Sun tridecile Pluto, Venus sesquiquadrate Pluto)
Friday, Sept 22, Autumnal Equinox at 8:02 pm GMT, Moon conj Jupiter 7:51 am GMT
The light and dark are now totally balanced. We’re either moving towards more light and warmth or dark and cold; accept it. Relationships may be moving through difficult spaces, aligning with true love. Obsessive or compulsive tendencies are expanded. (Mercury trine Pluto, Venus tridecile Saturn)
Saturday, Sept 23
Be careful of rash actions, ill-thought-out initiatives, or other recklessness. Learn from examining your impluses. Discover what is real passion and what is just distracting bravado. (Mars semisquare Jupiter)
Sunday, Sept 24
Unusual and disturbing life-developments, swiftly catapult you out of your regular routines which perhaps are needful of changes. Be careful of violence masked as care, love, or help. (Mars opposite Neptune, Mars sesquiquadrate Uranus)
Monday, Sept 25
Getting to the truth may present a struggle, but perseverance may be unexpectedly rewarding, opening up new personal paths. Keep attitudes positive. (Mercury square Saturn, Mercury biquintile Uranus)
Tuesday, Sept 26
No peaking influences
Wednesday, Sept 27, Moon conj Saturn 12:09 am GMT, Moon at Apogee 6:49 am GMT
Unexpected turn-arounds. Sudden gains through relinquishing control. (Jupiter opposite Uranus, Jupiter sesquiquadrate Neptune)
Thursday, Sept 28, Pluto Stationary Direct, First Quarter Moon
Undeniable turns of fate. What ends opens the way for new things to enter the scene.
Friday, Sept 29
Sudden vulnerability, deep emotional reactions. Sudden depth of love. (Venus opposite Neptune, Venus sesquiquadrate Uranus)
Saturday, Sept 30
Extravagance leading to losses, love under false motivations. (Venus semisquare Jupiter)