AstroCurrents™ for September 2008: Part One - Focus on Relationships, Expansion, Health and a Full Moon in Pisces

The Astrological events listed below will affect us all, regardless of your sign.

“Our self-image and our habits tend to go together. Change one and you will automatically change the other.”
--Dr. Maxwell Maltz

August 22 Sun Enters Virgo at 8:45 AM, Until September 22

The Sun enters the Sign of Virgo on August 22 and when it does, we all feel the energy of Virgo in our own lives more strongly than other times. You can read more in Monthly Transit Talk (MTT) Describing Virgo Traits as to how this influences us all.

Topics covered at MTT are:

  • Current challenges and what to watch out during this time
  • Likely activities during this time
  • Ways to enhance this month's energies to our benefit
  • The spiritual focus and affirmations for this time
  • Crystals to work with to enhance these energies

“Our only security is our ability to change.”
--John Lilly

Early September has a lot going on that is sure to make this a powerful and even life-changing time at its most intense and interesting and eventful at its least.

The first week of the month Mercury, Venus and Mars are all traveling together in early Libra. This places a great emphasis on all relationships, partnerships and interactions. You may notice that this emphasis is demanding your attention as issues rise right to the surface of your consciousness and daily affairs in the relationship arena. Balance and compromise aren’t easy to come by as you strive to find that center point. Keep looking at both sides as you seek answers and resolutions. That said, these energies require being realistic and honest with yourself.

Mid-week, the Sun will conjunct Saturn and then hours later will trine Jupiter.

It is likely that a decision of import and significance will need to be made that will impact relationships and/or the course of events in some way. This indicates a time when you will be seeing things in a more realistic way~for what they are, rather than through rose-colored glasses. As you face the reality of things, the decisions become clearer.

While this will certainly be impacting your personal and professional relationships, it will also influence those more intangible relationships we all have with a project or a desired goal or even a dream or vision. Simply put: it is time to see with clarity and courage what is before you, which may require letting go of preciously (or stubbornly) held positions or beliefs. There are great forces at work now that support growth and change, but it is very dependent on a firm and realistic foundation of truth and authenticity, for this is where you will be able to build from in the coming cycle.

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."

The issues and challenges that got your focus last week will continue into the week of September 7th, which is also loaded with dynamic celestial influences.

The primary ones are:

  • Mars square Jupiter at 12?32’ Libra/Capricorn (9/7)
  • Jupiter stations direct at 12?32' Capricorn (9/7)
  • Jupiter trines Saturn at 12?32’ Capricorn/Virgo (9/8)
  • Pluto stations direct at 28?29’ Sagittarius (9/8)

This is a rare and powerful combination of energies that can turn things around, get things moving, and create new directions in a rather short period of time. It is important to consider that while movement is happening fast now, these are very likely things that have been “on the move”, needing to change or that you have been working on for several months now, if not longer.

During this time, there are some things to beware of:

  • Don’t push things in unnatural ways or into unwelcome places
  • Avoid confrontations based on ethics or morals. Stay connected to your own without forcing them on others.
  • There can be a tendency to be too aggressive or too bold under these energies. Temper that with common sense and wisdom.
  • Avoid excess and extravagance now. Again, there will be a leaning in this direction. Think twice (or thrice) before going here.

Here are some things to consider:

The Mars square Jupiter this week can be a catalyst for getting things going that may have been stalled. Keywords/phrases are: fiery, dynamic, explosive, breakthroughs, sparks, initiation, action, thrust, stimulus. What has been stuck may well now move swiftly.

The Jupiter station while trining Saturn can be very productive and indicate the beginning of a new phase of growth. To avail yourself of this powerful and expansive energy, determine your goals, lay out a plan, roll up your sleeves, get focused and go for it. This thrust of energy will propel whatever you place your attention on into the future for manifestation and growth.

In the midst of all this Pluto is stationing at the very end of the sign of Sagittarius and is now on the path towards Capricorn where it will enter in late November for years. This in itself is a shift of grand proportion that will impact us at subtle levels. Changes and transformations that are lasting and profound are the theme now.

Dig deep to see what you are about; what the path that you are on is about; what your life is about. These energies will assist you to recognize and utilize the truth.

Trust your instincts as you engage this process.

These are potent forces. Keep in mind:

  • Resistance to shifts that are at hand is futile.
  • Try to stay in the flow and not push the river.
  • Allow changes as they arise.
  • Stay centered.
  • Keep aware of what it is you are focusing on as the energies of manifestation are strong now.
  • Don’t over play your hand.
  • Don’t commit to a path or course of action that will obligate you for a long time to come unless you are certain it reflects who you truly are.

“Good for the body is the work of the body, good for the soul the work of the soul, and good for either the work of the other.” ~Henry David Thoreau

September 15 Full Moon at 22?54’ Pisces at 2:14 AM PDT

This is a potent Full Moon that impacts us body and soul.

The Moon conjunct Uranus at the time of the Full Moon brings with it a potent, almost tangible, surge of psychic energy. Your intuition may be strong as your level of sensitivity to everything around you increases. (You may even feel anxious or nervous). Also, the Sun is quincunx Neptune now, which can have you feeling ungrounded and off center. Just when you think you understand what is going on in or around you, it is easy to get confused and question yourself. It is true that all may not be what it seems.

The Virgo/Pisces Full Moon emphasizes two main themes: service or helping others and your health as it relates to your regimes and habits. So pay extra attention to new info that comes to you regarding these two areas in particular.

Keys to getting through these potent energies are to stay open to new information from perhaps unusual sources, don’t believe everything you hear or see, and most important, strive to view things from new and different perspectives to gain the answers you seek…they may even be right before you, but require a fresh vantage from which to see it.

Here are some questions and things to consider to engage the energies in a positive way:

What can I do now that is of service to others? How can I help? Know that the answer may be simple and uncomplicated (may be even obvious once you “get it”).

Living simply is an art. And this certainly is true about our habits, diets and regimes. Under the influence of this full moon, you may find that you are craving simplicity and for things to lighten up in some way. While it may be too much to ask to simplify major areas in your life now, it can help to just clear off your desk, or turn off the computer, or to eat a few simple meals in a row. What is easy and natural is a good thing now.

Be willing to compromise your position if it will avoid conflicts. Needing to be right vs. doing what is right is not the same thing.

“…I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships.”
--Charles Simic

Sending you Blessings and Light,
~Elizabeth Jones

Be sure and also reread AstroCurrents™ for August 2008: Part Two, to refresh your memory on many influences still in effect from the end of last month.

Looking ahead to part two of September here are the celestial events I will be discussing.

  • September 21 Mars trine Neptune (retrograde) 21?54’ Libra/Aquarius
  • September 22 Sun enters Libra at 8:45 am PDT (Fall Equinox)
  • September 23 Venus enters Scorpio until 10/18
  • September 24 Mercury stations retrograde at 22?50’ Libra until 10/15
  • September 29 New Moon at 6?33’ Libra at 1:13 am PDT

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