*Any times indicated are for the Pacific Time Zone.
*Refer to “AstroCast” by Kimberly Maxwell for more detailed information as these events unfold.
*Remember, these are just transits and they too, like a kidney stone, shall pass.
September begins with six planets retrograde. The first aspect of the month is Moon conjunct retrograde Neptune. On the 3rd, Venus, the lesser benefic, will station direct leaving five planets retrograde, but for just one day as on the 4th, Jupiter, the greater benefic, will station retrograde, so once again there are six planets retrograde. On the 6th, we have the retrograde Mercury-Sun Inferior Conjunction, one of five aspects that day. On the 14th, we have the New Moon at 21 Virgo 59’ and on the 15th, Mercury will station direct, then there will be five planets retrograde. On the 16th, we have the third and final Venus waxing fixed crisis of action square retrograde Jupiter of this cycle. On the 20th, the Sun will go void-of-course in preparation for their entrance into Libra on the 22nd. On the 29th, we have the Pisces Full Moon, then on the 30th, there will be five exact major aspects and a new “Moon Wobble” will begin, to wrap up the month.
09/01/23 – 1:13 am – fast Moon conjunct retrograde Neptune
This conjunction is at 26 Pisces 46’. The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “A Harvest Moon.” Coming just two days after the August 30, Super Full Blue Moon, this lends credence to it having been an early Harvest Moon. Conjunctions signify the beginning of a new cycle while a “Full Moon,” is an opposition which is the midpoint of the cycle. Pay close attention to any dreams, insights, feelings, or sensations that come to you. Record as much information about them as you can. Your understanding should come later.
09/01/23 – 3:36 am – fast Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following a waxing sextile to retrograde Pluto, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost three hours. Most will still be sleeping. This aspect is the first after a conjunction and symbolizes a time to pause and review any new things you may have started recently and how they are developing. Did more come to you in the night? If so, add it to your notes from earlier. The next aspect in sequence is the “crisis of action square.” Consider what actions you should take next on any newer projects or tasks.
09/01/23 – 6:25 am – fast Moon enters Aries
Aries doesn’t like to waste time considering options. They prefer things fast, and that the first thing considered is usually the right or best thing or action to take. Trust your instinct, but don’t plunge headfirst into everything. Sometimes your first idea isn’t always the best idea. Allow yourself time to visualize your options and potential outcomes before committing.
09/01/233 – 11:50 am – fast Moon cardinal opposition Mars
The Moon is in Mars’ home sign of Aries while Mars is in the sign of His detriment, Libra. Both are cardinal signs and so more accustomed to just doing. Mars judgment isn’t always the best and with Him in the sign of His detriment, His energy may be weaker and His judgment impaired. Avoid hasty or impulsive choices. Take time to consider the possible outcomes of your choices before choosing.
09/02/23 – 2:19 am – fast Moon waning trine retrograde Venus
This is the only aspect today; while it comes in the night, the residual energy should carry through the day and into the evening. The waning trine is the pause and consider what actions you should take next. In the normal scheme of things, this aspect is followed by the crisis of consciousness square. Considering your older work in progress, are there things that you can eliminate, replace, or just set aside? If something isn’t working or doesn’t add value to your life or whatever you are working on, perhaps you should let it go or set it aside for now.
09/03/23 – 4:57 am – fast Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following a waxing crisis of action square to retrograde Pluto, the Moon goes void-of-course for just over three hours. Some may be starting their day while others may still be sleeping. Consider starting your day by sticking with your routine or whatever you had planned. Wait until the Moon is in Taurus before starting anything new.
09/03/23 – 8:00 am – fast Moon enters Taurus
The Moon is now in Her second home. In fixed earth Taurus, this could be a good time for some redecorating or refreshing your home or personal space. You don’t need to go overboard, perhaps just add a touch of fall colors, new or different bedding, or rearrange some furniture.
09/03/23 – 1:36 pm – slowing Moon waxing sextile retrograde Saturn
This relates back to their conjunction on August 30. Did you start anything new around that time? If so, how is it developing? This is the pause and consider what actions you should take at the crisis of action square which is their next aspect in sequence.
09/03/23 – 6:20 pm – Venus stations Direct
Venus, now at 12 Leo 12’ 12”, has completed Her second transit of Her shadow. Venus entered 12 Leo on August 28 and She won’t leave it until September 10, that is 13 days at 12 Leo. Anyone with planets or sensitive points at or near 12 Leo or one of the other fixed signs, Scorpio, Aquarius, or Taurus or one of the other fire signs, Sagittarius, or Aries, are more likely to “feel” this. Now beginning Her third and final pass through Her Shadow, things that may have come up in the past 2 1/2 months, may come up for resolution. It could involve relationships, financial issues, other people, or commitments. You should have gotten at least a “clue” as to what it is during the first or second transit through the Shadow. Whatever it may be, deal with it when it comes up or it will come back to you later and stronger.
For the next 12 1/2 hours there will be only five retrograde planets. Will things feel easier or lighter, probably not. Don’t try to force things to happen. Be methodical as you work your way forward. Take it one step at a time and be sure to check your work frequently.
09/04/23 – 3:29 am – retrograde Mercury waxing earth trine stationing Jupiter
It is Labor Day in the US, and this is the first of five exact major aspects today. The other four are all by the Moon and include three waning aspects and one conjunction. With mostly waning aspects, if you are working today, you may want to focus on older work in progress.
Just 33 minutes later, the Moon will make a waning earth trine to the Sun. Less than one hour later, the Moon will make a waning fixed crisis of consciousness square to retrograde Venus for the second and third aspects of the day, and it isn’t even 6 am yet. With all this happening before most start their day, be sure to note details of any dreams, insights, feelings, or other sensations that come to you in the night or as you wake. The waning trine suggests plan your next action for the crisis of consciousness square. Followed by that square, it is time to decide what to let go of, what adds value and what doesn’t. Be self-critical and deliberate in choosing any actions to take, what to eliminate, let go of, or if choosing not to do something.
09/04/23 – 7:10 am – Jupiter stations Retrograde
Jupiter is at 15 Taurus 35’ as He stations retrograde. The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “An old man, vainly trying to reveal the mysteries.” He will be retrograde until December 30, 2023, when He will finally station direct at 5 Taurus 35’. The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “A bridge being built across a gorge.” What might we intuit from these two symbols? Having crossed the sky from 5 to 15 Taurus once, Jupiter seems to be trying to solve a perplexing problem. To find the solution, He must retrace His steps back to 5 Taurus and then, having seen the way forward, (across the bridge), He retraces His steps to 15 Taurus as He solves those problems that have been holding Him back. Have you been confronted with what seems to be an unsolvable problem or insurmountable obstacle? Expansive Jupiter may provide just the energy and insights you need to solve them. Maintain your focus on older unsolved problems or challenges as you should find your answers over the next four months.
Once again, there are six planets retrograde. Don’t try to force things to happen, most likely, they won’t end well for you. Keep “chipping” away at them. Remember, even the longest journey begins with the first step.
09/04/23 – 10:35 am – slowing Moon waning earth trine retrograde Mercury
This is the pause and plan for the crisis of consciousness square which is their next aspect. You may want to focus on things you have started but haven’t finished yet, particularly if it involves writing or communicating. Choose your words carefully, reread, spell check everything before posting or sending. Just a half-hour later, the Moon will conjunct retrograde Jupiter, still at 15 Taurus 35’, for the fourth and fifth aspects of the day. Conjunctions represent new beginnings. With Jupiter now retrograde, you may want to consider is there something that you wanted to or were supposed to start but forgot too? If so, this may be your best chance to get it started and make it right.
09/05/23 – 12:28 am – average Moon conjunct retrograde Uranus
This is another new beginning, but coming at this time of the night, pay attention to any dreams, insights, or inspirations that you may have. Be sure to record as much information about them as you can, especially if it is a dream, or something that you have had before. Look into your “toolbox,” what has worked before that might also work now? Tried and true, can work for you.
09/05/23 – 6:59 am – average Moon waxing sextile retrograde Neptune
Today gives us an energy shift from waning consolidating to waxing expansive aspects. This is the first aspect after their conjunction. Time to take stock of any new things you have started recently. How are they developing? Are any of them not developing as expected? Do you let them go or do you give them extra attention to get them on track? That is your choice. Their next aspect is the crisis of action square.
09/05/23 – 9:46 am – average Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following a waxing earth trine to retrograde Pluto, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost 3 1/2 hours. You may want to focus on newer work in progress or any recent actions you have taken. Set aside any new things until this afternoon, after the Moon enters Gemini.
09/05/23 – 1:07 pm – average Moon enters Gemini
Now in Mercury’s mutable air home of Gemini, conversations may take center stage for the next couple of days. Mercury is retrograde so choose your words carefully as miscommunication is a very real probability during this time.
09/05/23 – 4:00 pm – average Moon goes Out-of-Bounds North
The Moon is at 1 Gemini 34’ when She goes out-of-bounds. Now free of the Sun’s boundaries, emotions and feelings may seem more raw, even out of control at times. North is the future, the unknown, and so can be scary for some. The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “Santa Claus filling stockings furtively.” It isn’t Christmas yet; however, stockings promise some kind of surprise in the future. You are the master of your fate. Make of it what you will.
09/05/23 – 6:50 pm – average Moon waxing mutable square retrograde Saturn
This is the first quarter crisis of action square. Saturn is retrograde so choose your actions carefully. Consider your options and how each may play out. Then based on your experience, knowledge, and instinct, make the best choice.
09/06/23 – 12:45 am – average (OOB) Moon waning air trine Mars
This is the first of five exact major aspects today, four of them waning aspects by the Moon. With that many waning consolidating aspects, your focus should be on older work in progress, things that can or need to be completed soon.
09/06/23 – 4:09 am – retrograde Mercury Inferior Conjunction Sun
This is the second aspect of the day and is generally considered to be the beginning of a new Mercury-Sun cycle. Their conjunction is at 13 Virgo 37’. The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “A family tree.” Do you have one? Is it small or does it go back many generations? Not only does your tree show how you are related to others in your family, it also shows your history, where you came from genetically. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana. Learn from your past to help guide you into your future as into the north you go.
09/06/23 – 12:06 pm – slowing (OOB) Moon waning sextile retrograde Venus
This is the third aspect of the day and their last aspect before their conjunction. Time to consider what needs to be completed and then get it done. Balance your time with planning what new things you want or need to start at their conjunction.
Less than two hours later, the Moon will make a mutable waning crisis of consciousness square to retrograde Mercury for the fourth aspect of the day. What should you let go of? Is it something tangible or not, perhaps an old habit, relationship, or memory? If it no longer serves you or what you are working on, set it aside or let it go. Don’t be a “hoarder.”
09/06/23 – 3:21 pm – slowing (OOB) Moon waning mutable square Sun
This is another third quarter crisis of consciousness square and the fifth and final aspect of the day. Like the square to Mercury, consider what, if anything, do you have that you should let go of? Unfortunately, with both in mutable, sometimes indecisive signs, deciding may be easier said than done. If you aren’t sure whether to let go of something, consider just setting it aside, you can always decide later. It will be 24 hours before we have another aspect so this energy will last into tomorrow.
09/07/23 – 3:22 pm – slowing (OOB) Moon goes Void-of-Course
You may feel the energy shift as we go from a day of waning consolidating aspects to a waxing expanding mutable crisis of action square. It is another mutable square so deciding what action to take may not be easy. With retrograde Neptune involved, watch out for detours, misdirections, and other Neptunian mischief. After this, the Moon goes void-of-course for over 6 1/2 hours so set aside any new things until tonight, after the Moon enters Cancer or just wait until tomorrow.
09/07/23 – 10:00 pm – slow (OOB) Moon enters Cancer
The Moon is now in Her cardinal water Cancer home. Here, concerns about family and close friends may take center stage. Cancer is known as the motherly, protective, caring sign, but that doesn’t mean She can’t get angry. With six planets retrograde, past hurts may come up again. If so, best to resolve them now or they will keep coming back until you do.
09/08/23 – 3:43 am – slow (OOB) Moon waxing water trine retrograde Saturn
Just 1/2 hour later, the Sun will make a waxing earth trine to retrograde Jupiter. These are the same aspect; waxing trines represent the time to pause and review any recent actions. Decide if you need to make any changes or if everything is developing as planned. Earth and water are complementary elements as the signs will either oppose or sextile each other. Earth serves to contain the water while the water nourishes the earth. What or who do you need to nourish?
09/08/23 – 1:34 pm – slow (OOB) Moon waning cardinal square Mars
This is the third quarter crisis of consciousness square. With both in cardinal, take action signs, deciding what to do and then doing it should be easier. Though it should be noted that the Moon is in watery emotional Cancer while Mars is debilitated in non-complementary cardinal air Libra. If you “know” it is the right thing to do, then it doesn’t have to “feel” right.
09/08/23 – 7:57 pm – slow (OOB) Moon waning sextile retrograde Mercury
This is the last aspect before their conjunction and symbolizes a time to focus on completing things and beginning to plan what new thing you want to start at their conjunction, which is their next aspect.
09/09/23 – 4:38 am – slow (OOB) Moon waxing sextile retrograde Jupiter
Just over two hours later, the Moon will make a waning sextile to the Sun. The waxing sextile is the first aspect after the conjunction while the waning sextile is the last aspect before the conjunction. The waxing sextile suggests taking time to review newer things and plan what actions to take next. The waning sextile directs your attention back to focusing on older work in progress and other work that needs to be completed soon. It is Saturday, so if you aren’t at work, consider how these aspects might apply around your home.
09/09/23 – 7:34 pm – slow (OOB) Moon waxing sextile retrograde Uranus
Stay flexible as energy shifts back to waxing expanding aspects. What have you started recently? How is it developing? Are things on track? Do you need to change something? Is it not what you expected? Now you need to decide what to do next with it as their next aspect is the crisis of action square.
09/10/23 – 2:36 am – slow (OOB) Moon waxing water trine retrograde Neptune
The waxing water trine follows the crisis of action square. Normally, this would be the pause and review any recent actions trine. How are those actions developing? Do you need to make any changes or are they developing as expected? Coming in the night, be sure to note any dreams, feelings, insights that you might have during the night. Extra emphasis should be given to anything that is a repeat, such as a repeating dream as retrograde Neptune is trying to tell you something important.
09/10/23 – 5:47 am – slow (OOB) Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following a cardinal opposition to retrograde Pluto, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost four hours. Set aside any new things that might come up until the Moon enters Leo. If it is something that you must do, then be thorough and meticulous as with six planets retrograde, any omissions or mistakes will be pointed out to you.
09/10/23 – 9:36 am – slow (OOB) Moon enters Leo
Now in the Sun’s home of fixed fire Leo, some may find their attention turning to their appearance or to something they have created. It could be about getting more “likes,” or “followers,” or wanting to change something about themselves. It is better during this time if you don’t offer any criticism, perhaps just offer a suggestion. What if …, How about …, will make you more points than if you tell them what you think they did wrong.
09/11-20/23 – Forecast
This period starts with three aspects on the 11th, followed by one on the 12th, two on the 13th, and the Virgo New Moon on the 14th. Finally, on the 15th, Mercury stations direct and now there are five retrograde planets. On the 16th, we have the third and final Venus first quarter crisis of action square Jupiter. The 17th has just one aspect followed by two on the 18th. On the 19th, we have the Sun opposite retrograde Neptune and then on the 20th, we have five exact aspects, four by the Moon and four waning in nature.
09/11/23 – 5:06 am – slow Moon waning sextile Mars
It may be a Holiday for many, but that doesn’t mean you can take the day off. This is the time to get things finished sextile. You may want to start your day by focusing on older work in progress and those things that need to be completed, either at work or around your home. Take some time to think about what new thing you want to start with the next aspect, the Moon Venus conjunction.
09/11/23 – 5:56 am – Patriot’s Day
It was on September 11, 2001, at 8:56 am EDT, that a hijacked plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center, New Your City. Today is the 22nd Anniversary of this tragedy. Astrologically Mars at 1 Capricorn was out-of-bounds South and conjunct the South Lunar Node at the time the plane struck the tower. The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “Three stained-glass windows, one damaged by bombardment.” In retrospect, this suggests that something from our past was coming back to us, or as they used to say, “the chickens are coming home to roost.” Three windows are involved, but only one is mentioned. Were the other two undamaged or were they destroyed? Perhaps they symbolize the three primary target buildings, the two World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon. One damaged, the other two destroyed. Lest we forget, remember “Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana
09/11/23 – 12:32 pm – slow Moon fixed conjunction Venus
This is the beginning of a new Moon Venus cycle. Is there something new you would like or need to start? Perhaps a new hairstyle, new clothes, or something new for your home or office. If so, stay within your budget. Plan your work, then work your plan.
09/11/23 – 4:54 pm – slow Moon waxing fixed square retrograde Jupiter
This is the crisis of action square. While expansive Jupiter may be involved, He is retrograde, therefore, keep your actions controlled and determined with a clear goal in mind.
09/12/23 – 8:06 am – slow Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following a waxing fixed crisis of action square to retrograde Uranus, the Moon goes void-of-course for over 14 hours. This void-of-course lasts until tonight. You should focus on your work in progress today. With Uranus involved, expect the unexpected. It could be something helpful or not. Do your best to avoid starting anything new until after the Moon enters Virgo. If you must start something new, pay close attention to the details. Make sure you have everything you need to do it. Once you have started it, set it aside as soon as possible. Tomorrow, when you go back to it, review what you have done to be sure that you haven’t overlooked anything.
09/12/23 – 10:18 pm – slow Moon enters Virgo
With the Moon now in mutable earth, analytical, sometimes critical Virgo, apply those qualities to whatever you are working on or doing. Don’t just criticize, offer constructive criticism. If you can’t say something constructive, then maybe you aren’t the one to be criticizing it.
09/13/23 – 3:31 am – slow Moon mutable opposition retrograde Saturn
You may sleep through this, but it will set the tone for the start of your day. This is the midpoint in their cycle. Today should be a good day to focus on any challenges or problems you may be having at work. Saturn retrograde suggests reflecting back when and how the problem or challenge started. If something new comes up, save it for this afternoon.
09/13/23 – 3:04 pm – slow Moon mutable conjunction retrograde Mercury
You may want to shift your focus to any new things that you have to start or do as the conjunction symbolizes new beginnings. With retrograde Mercury involved perhaps there is a writing project that you have been wanting to start. This could be a good time for it.
09/14/23 – 5:27 am – slow Moon waxing earth trine retrograde Jupiter
This is the pause and review any recent actions trine. How are they developing? Do you need to change or make corrections to any of them? That may be where you want to start your day.
09/14/23 – 6:40 pm – slow New Moon mutable conjunction Sun
This New Moon is at 21 Virgo 59’. The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “A Royal coat of arms.” What new thing do you want or need to start? A Royal coat of arms is a symbol of status and power. What is your “power” symbol? How do you incorporate it into your life? New Moon’s have two cycles, the short monthly cycle and the longer 36-month cycle, such as a 3-year plan. You can start something for either or both, the choice is yours.
09/14/23 – 8:38 pm – slow Moon waxing earth trine retrograde Uranus
This is the same aspect as this morning. Perhaps take a few minutes to review any actions you have taken today. Is there anything that you forgot to do or realize you should have done differently? If so, you may want to take care of it now or start with it in the morning.
09/15/23 – 3:30 am – slow Moon mutable opposition retrograde Neptune
This is the midpoint of their cycle. Coming in the night, be sure to record any dreams, insights, feelings, or other sensations that may come to you. With the Moon going void-of-course in about three hours, that could be a good time to review and reflect on your notes.
09/15/23 – 6:49 am – slow Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following a waning earth trine to retrograde Pluto, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost 4 hours. The waning trine is the pause and consider what actions you should or want to take next in preparation for the crisis of consciousness square. This is also a good time to review any notes you may have made last night regarding any dreams or such that you had.
09/15/23 – 10:44 am – slow Moon enters Libra
Some may feel the shift from mutable earth, analytical Virgo to cardinal air, other oriented Libra. This shift is from grounded practical earth to communication, mental activity air. Be sure to think and consider before doing or speaking. If you are having challenges, you may want to consider asking for a second opinion from a trusted friend or co-worker.
09/15/23 – 1:21 pm – Mercury stations Direct
Mercury is at 8 Virgo 00’ as they prepare to change direction. They have been at 8 Virgo since late on September 11, and won’t leave it until early September 19, a total of over 8 days. Those with Mercury stationing in their natal chart or with planets or sensitive points at or near 8 Virgo or any of the other mutable signs, Sagittarius, Pisces, or Gemini, may feel this the strongest. Now ready to make their third and final pass through their shadow, issues or problems that may have come up during the first two passes (the past 6-7 weeks), now need to be dealt with and resolved.
09/15/23 – 6:24 pm – Sun waxing earth trine retrograde Uranus
This is the pause and reflect on any recent actions taken. How are they developing? Did you forget anything? Are those “things” still on track? What, if any, adjustments, additions, or corrections should you make?
09/16/23 – 12:53 pm – slow Moon cardinal conjunction Mars
This is the beginning of a new Moon Mars cycle. Mars, normally wanting to act first and think second, is in the sign of His detriment, Libra. Here, trying to contain His energy may have an explosive outcome, like a balloon over-inflated. Keep your temper in check. Avoid hasty or impulsive decisions. Seek the assistance or counsel of cooler heads, at least for the next 4-5 weeks while Mars transits through Libra.
09/16/23 – 4:57 pm – slow Moon waxing sextile Venus
This is the first aspect after the conjunction. Take time to review any new things you may have started recently. How are they developing? Are they worth keeping, or should they be set aside or discarded? What actions should you take next to keep them on track? The next aspect in sequence is the crisis of action square, so time to start thinking about what actions to take.
09/16/23 – 11:10 pm – Venus waxing fixed square retrograde Jupiter
This is their third and final first quarter crisis of action square for this cycle. The previous crisis of action squares were on June 11, 2023, when both were direct and August 22, 2023, when Venus was retrograde. Was there something that required your action around those dates? Perhaps something that you had to go back and redo, change, or correct? It may be coming up again. If so, review everything about it carefully. Make this the last time you have to “fix” it.
09/17/23 – 6:06 pm – slow Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following a waning cardinal square to retrograde Pluto, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost 4 hours. Remember, don’t start anything new during this time. Set it aside until the Moon enters Scorpio or for tomorrow.
09/17/23 – 9:58 pm – accelerating Moon enters Scorpio
Now in deep, fixed water Scorpio, memories of past mistakes, hurts, unresolved issues may come up. If “revenge” is on your mind, keep in mind these two old sayings, “Revenge is a dish best served cold,” and “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” What do they mean? “Served cold,” suggests that it is best to wait before exacting your revenge. “Dig two graves,” suggests that you need to be prepared to suffer the same fate. A more fitting quote is “Success is the best revenge.” The reality is that this transit of Scorpio lasts just over two days. Instead of allowing others to “live rent free” in your head, use this time to forgive them and if you can’t, let it go, holding on to it won’t resolve anything.
09/18/23 – 2:19 am – accelerating Moon waning water trine retrograde Saturn
This is the pause and consider what actions to take next as the next aspect in sequence is the crisis of consciousness square. What is no longer needed adds no value or can be set aside or disposed of. It is time to let go, give away or give it to the universe to clear and recycle. Coming in the night, this energy may carry into tomorrow so you may want to focus on older work in progress, at least until the afternoon.
09/18/23 – 2:52 pm – accelerating Moon waxing sextile Mercury
As a waxing, expansive aspect, it is time to review how any new things are developing. Are they on track? Consider and prepare for what actions should be taken next as the crisis of action square approaches.
09/19/23 – 3:16 am – accelerating Moon fixed opposition retrograde Jupiter
There are four aspects today, three of them are oppositions. Like a full Moon, an opposition fully illuminates things. All of them today involve retrograde planets suggesting something from the past coming up again. Coming in the night, be sure to record any dreams, insights, feelings, or other sensations that come to you.
09/19/23 – 4:17 am – Sun mutable opposition retrograde Neptune
Did something wake you in the night? If so, be sure to note as much detail about it as you can. What time it was, what it was, what and how you felt. Listen carefully before saying yes or no.
09/19/23 – 5:29 am – accelerating Moon fixed waxing square Venus
This crisis of action square is the only aspect today that isn’t an opposition. Considering the first two aspects today, do you have any notes? If so, what do they suggest you do? What actions are on your “to-do list” for today? Apply and succeed.
09/19/23 – 5:46 pm – accelerating Moon fixed opposition retrograde Uranus
This last opposition today suggests taking time to look back on your day, what you have done, what you left undone, and what you have to do tomorrow. Uranus is sometimes called the “teenager” of the zodiac. Be aware of any “impulses,” that come to you. Don’t over think them but consider them carefully before deciding what to do.
09/20/23 – 12:06 am – accelerating waning water trine retrograde Neptune
This is the first of five exact major aspects today, four by the Moon and four waning. The first three all occur during the night as less than two hours later, while most are still sleeping, the Moon will make the only waxing aspect of the day, a sextile to the Sun. The waxing sextile suggests it is time to review any new things started recently and how they are developing. Note any dreams, insights, feelings, or other sensations that come to you. If something wakes you in the night, note the time, what it was, how you felt and any other details you can recall. Everything may be important!
09/20/23 – 3:21 am – average Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following a waning sextile to retrograde Pluto, the third aspect of the day, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost four hours. Start your day by sticking with your routine or whatever you had planned. Don’t start or change anything until the Moon enters Sagittarius.
09/20/23 – 7:06 am – average Moon enters Sagittarius
Now in mutable fire, philosophical Sagittarius, things may start to feel lighter for some today. Be alert, there is another shift coming soon which may upend some people’s emotions. Your focus should be on older work in progress, things that need to be finished by the end of the week or month.
09/20/23 – 9:26 am – average Moon goes Out-of-Bounds South
The South represents our past, what we know, where we are most comfortable, and at times, most uncomfortable. Is there something about your past that might make you “run” to the unknown future? The Moon is at 1 Sagittarius 15’ as She steps beyond the boundaries imposed by the Sun. The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “The ocean covered with whitecaps,” implying that some troubling memories or persons may come back into your life. Perhaps take some time to consider what or who they may be over your morning cup of … whatever your beverage of choice may be. Perhaps your tea leaves or coffee grounds will shed some light on it.
09/20/23 – 10:58 am – average Moon waning mutable square retrograde Saturn
This fourth aspect is the third quarter crisis of action square suggesting you may want to continue to focus on older work in progress and what actions to take to keep it moving forward to completion. What to keep, what to let go of, what adds value, and what doesn’t. If something is broken, either fix it now or set it aside for later, or just let it go.
09/20/23 – 10:21 pm – Sun waning earth trine retrograde Pluto
This is the fifth and final aspect of the day. Normally, the waning trine comes before the waning square. The day is almost over and if you are still up, you may want to take some time to reflect on your day, what you have done and what you need to do tomorrow. If there are things left undone from today, you may want to put them on the top of your to-do list for tomorrow.
09/21-30/23 – Forecast
This period begins with three waxing aspects by the Moon on the 21st, on the 22nd, the Sun goes void-of-course for just over 11 hours before marking the Autumn Equinox with their entrance into Libra. For the next few days, the energy will shift back and forth between waxing and waning aspects. On the 29th, we have the Super Harvest Full Moon at 6 Aries 00’. The Month will end with five exact aspects, four by the Moon, with three waxing aspects and the beginning of a new Moon Wobble, just two weeks before the New Moon Annular Solar Ring of Fire Eclipse on October 14.
09/21/23 – 2:13 am – average (OOB) Moon waxing mutable square Mercury
It is a waxing, and I’m not referring to your car, day with three aspects. You may want to focus on newer things that are still developing. Coming at this time, this crisis of action square wants you to pay attention to any dreams, insights, feelings, or other sensations that may come to you in the night. They may contain important information for later.
09/21/23 – 1:12 pm – average (OOB) Moon waxing sextile Mars
The waxing sextile comes after the conjunction and before the waxing square. It is time to review any recently started things and to plan what actions to take next to keep them moving forward.
Just over two hours later the Moon will make a waxing fire trine to Venus. This is the pause and reflect on how any recent actions you have taken are developing. Are they on track? Do you need to make some changes? What do you need to do next for their development?
09/22/23 – 6:37 am – accelerating (OOB) Moon waning mutable square retrograde Neptune
First things, first! Note any dreams, sensations, or “a-ha” moments you may have had in the night or on waking. This is the crisis of consciousness square. Being mutable, it may be difficult to decide what to do, what to let go of and what to keep. If you aren’t sure what action to take, perhaps just set it aside and get back to it later. Sometimes, deciding not to do anything is the right decision to make.
09/22/23 – 12:32 pm – accelerating (OOB) Moon waxing mutable square Sun
This is their crisis of action square. Consider carefully what actions you should take as following this, both go void-of-course. The Moon for less than one hour and the Sun for over 11 hours. With the short Moon void-of-course you should set aside any new things until the Moon enters Capricorn. Maybe take a long late lunch, but if you do, order your usual.
09/22/23 – 1:20 pm – accelerating (OOB) Moon enters Capricorn
The Moon is now in the cardinal earth business sign, ruled by Saturn, so be sure to always follow any instructions or rules. Don’t rock the boat! Almost 3 1/2 hours later, the Moon will make a waning sextile to retrograde Saturn, ruler of Capricorn. Time for the Moon to pay Her respects, and rent, to landlord Saturn. If you have been minding your “p’s” and :q’s”, you shouldn’t encounter any problems at this time. The waning sextile relates to the oldest work in progress or other work that is ready or needs to be completed. Time to get it done as the next aspect in sequence is the conjunction or new beginning. You may want to allow time to consider what “new” thing you want, need, or should start at that time.
09/22/23 – 11:50 pm – Autumn Equinox – Sun enters Libra
This marks the time when the Sun will cross the “equator” as they continue to sink lower and lower in the southern sky for those in the northern hemisphere. For those in the southern hemisphere, this marks the beginning of their spring. Now in the sign of the other, Libra, some may find their attention or thoughts being drawn to others or things from their past. In days of old, this marked the time for storing food and other necessities in preparation for the coming winter. For some, this may serve as a reminder that it is alright to seek the advice or assistance of others. The holiday season will soon be upon us. You may want to let others know that you are thinking about them, that they are not alone or unloved. Libra is also the sign of the scales of justice. Obey the law. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
09/23/23 – 11:24 am – fast (OOB) Moon waxing earth trine Mercury
This is the pause and review any recent actions and how they are developing trine. With the Moon involved, feelings may come up; and with Mercury involved they may relate to something written or said. Was it something you did, or didn’t do? Was it something someone else said or did to you? Libra asks that we take time to resolve, compromise, forgive, or find an equitable solution for all parties involved. Be diplomatic!
09/23/23 – 3:12 pm – fast (OOB) Moon waning earth trine retrograde Jupiter
This is the pause and consider what actions to take at the crisis of consciousness square, which is the next aspect in sequence. What to keep, what to let go of? What adds value and what does not? The choice is yours.
09/23/23 – 8:17 pm – fast (OOB) Moon waxing cardinal square Mars
This is the crisis of action square. With both the Moon and Mars in cardinal, action-oriented signs, it is important that you don’t take any impulsive actions. There are still five planets retrograde and they can foreshadow unforeseen complications. Think, plan, review, decide, then act.
09/24/23 – 4:27 am – fast (OOB) Moon waning earth trine retrograde Uranus
Today starts with two waning aspects so you may want to focus your attention on older work in progress that needs to be completed or at least moved along toward completion. The waning trine is the pause and consider what actions to take at the crisis of consciousness square. With Uranus involved, expect the unexpected. Don’t assume that what has worked or happened before will work this time.
09/24/23 – 10:03 am – fast (OOB) Moon waning sextile retrograde Neptune
The waning sextile normally follows the waning crisis of consciousness square; however, we seem to have skipped that step today. This is the check your due dates, make a priority list, and finish what you can aspect. The next aspect is a conjunction, symbolizing a new beginning. But the Moon is going void-of-course, so if you have something new that you need to start, start it in the minutes before the conjunction, otherwise, wait until after the Moon enters Aquarius.
09/24/23 – 1:05 pm – fast (OOB) Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following a cardinal conjunction with retrograde Pluto, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost 3 1/2 hours. Set aside any new things, if you can, until after the Moon enters Aquarius. Focus on your work in progress; it can be either older or newer.
09/24/23 – 4:29 pm – fast (OOB) Moon enters Aquarius
Now in fixed air Aquarius, home of unpredictable Uranus, some may think that their mind is more focused, more determined even. Almost three hours later the Moon will make a waxing air trine to the Sun. Take time to reflect on your day, what you have accomplished, and what you still need to do today or tomorrow.
09/25/23 – 4:17 am – fast Moon returns In-Bounds
The Moon is at 7 Aquarius 09’ as She returns into the bounds of the Sun. Now back in the bounds of the Sun, the Moon may feel as if She is more in control. Some people may feel this as well, but not necessarily everyone. As the day progresses, ask yourself, “Does anything feel any different today?” If so, ask yourself what and why? Be sure to record it.
09/25/23 – 5:10 am – Mercury waxing earth trine retrograde Jupiter
This is the pause and reflect on any recent actions trine as it follows the crisis of action square in sequence. What did you do yesterday? Is there something that you forgot to do or complete? Today is the day for getting it done and back on track. With Jupiter retrograde, His normally expansive energy becomes more focused and with Mercury in their analytical, critical Virgo home, be your own best critic.
09/25/23 – 4:49 pm – fast Moon waning fixed square retrograde Jupiter
This is the crisis of consciousness square. The Moon in fixed air Aquarius gives the mind the ability to hyper-focus while retrograde Jupiter will add to that energy. Focus on what you have done and what is left to do. September is nearing the end, so don’t overlook anything that you need to finish this month.
09/26/23 – 12:13 am – fast Moon waxing air trine Mars
Coming at this time, if you are up or working, step back and review your work, what you have accomplished and what you haven’t. The next aspect involves Venus, perhaps Mars has a message for the Moon to carry to Venus? Pay attention to any insights, sensations, or feelings that may come to you. Just over 1 1/2 hours later the Moon will make a fixed opposition to Venus. Did something else come to you around 2 AM? Do you feel any different? Perhaps you have a message for a loved one, or received one? Can you feel them? Focus on them, see them in your mind’s eye. Allow any messages to come through.
09/26/23 – 5:38 am – fast Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following a waning fixed square to retrograde Uranus the Moon goes void-of-course for almost 12 hours. This void-of-course will last most of the normal workday. As much as you can, focus on older work in progress. Allow inspirations to come to you to help guide you. Perhaps something you did or used in the past is what you need to help get past any obstacles in your path today. Set aside any new things that come up, at least until the Moon enters Pisces. If you can’t set it aside, start by reviewing whatever the new thing is. Make a list of things you will need to do it and a list of the steps to do so. Then, if you can, set it aside for later or tomorrow. If you must do it, pause and review the instructions and your work frequently. Proceed methodically. Avoid impulsive actions.
09/26/23 – 5:18 pm – fast Moon enters Pisces
Now in mutable water, easy flowing Pisces, tensions should lessen. Less than three hours later the Moon will conjunct retrograde Saturn. This begins their new cycle. Maintain your focus. You may feel at times as if you aren’t in control, as if you are being guided by some unseen force or higher power. If you have been questioning your beliefs, this new cycle could be an opportune time to review and research different belief systems. Seek something that resonates with you, something that feels right!
09/27/23 – 4:46 pm – fast Moon waning sextile retrograde Jupiter
This is the closing sextile, time to focus and get things finished to make room for the new cycle and new beginning.
09/27/23 – 11:18 pm – fast Moon mutable opposition Mercury
This is the midpoint of their cycle. If you are feeling out-of-balance, take a moment to relax, clear your mind, and seek inner balance. Don’t expect your world to be in balance if you aren’t.
09/28/23 – 5:35 am – fast Moon waning sextile retrograde Uranus
The day starts with another waning sextile suggesting that you may want to focus on completing those things that need to be completed.
09/28/23 – 10:54 am – fast Moon mutable conjunction retrograde Neptune
This marks the beginning of their new cycle. Perhaps there is a dream you had that you thought about manifesting? With Neptune retrograde, this new cycle may be about getting that dream out and making a plan to manifest it during this cycle.
09/28/23 – 1:58 pm – fast Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following a waxing sextile to retrograde Pluto, the Moon goes void-of-course for over three hours. The waxing sextile follows the conjunction and suggests taking time to review any new things that you have started recently. What actions do you need to take to get them back on schedule or to keep them moving forward? Set aside any new things that come up, unless it is an emergency that can’t wait. Proceed with caution. Make lists. Check your work frequently. Review and revise. Avoid hasty decisions.
09/28/23 – 5:17 pm – fast Moon enters Aries
Things may be looking up as the fast Moon is now in the home of speed, Aries. The challenge here is to avoid impulsive decisions or being reckless. Think before taking any action. Consider the possible outcomes. Consider your options. Trust your intuition.
09/29/23 – 2:58 am – fast Full Harvest Moon cardinal opposition Sun
This Full Harvest or Corn Moon is at 6 Aries 00’. The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “A man successfully expressing himself in two realms at once.” Have you been feeling as if you are being drawn in two opposite directions lately. Needing to find balance in both your work and your personal life? This Full Moon is your sign that you can do it! Be sure to note any dreams, “a-ha” moments, feelings or other sensations such as sights or sounds. Tonight, everything may be important. If something wakes you, note the time and as much detail about what it was as you can. Your notes may prove invaluable later.
09/29/23 – 10:53 am – Venus waxing fixed square retrograde Uranus
This is the crisis of action square, but with Venus direct and Uranus retrograde, some may feel as if they are being pulled in two or more directions at once. With both in fixed signs, focus on what you are feeling and what you feel you should do about it. Focus and choose carefully.
09/30/23 – 3:15 am – Moon Wobble begins
Picking a time for the beginning of a Moon Wobble is a bit of a “crapshoot” as they say. Generally, I start and end when the Sun is 17 degrees from either a conjunction or a square with the Lunar Nodes. However, this time is unique as there is a Solar Eclipse coming up on October 14, at 21 Libra. The Sun is now at 7 Libra 00’, which is 14 degrees from the eclipse and just over 17 degrees from the South Lunar Node. If you haven’t noticed any recent significant chaotic events on the world stage, such as natural disasters or mass casualty events, then you should start watching for them now. If you have heard of any within the past few days, then it may have already started. Stay alert. Be aware of your surroundings. Don’t take any unnecessary chances. Avoid hasty decisions or risky behavior. Watch out for the other guys, the ones who cause accidents or chaos. Always have an exit plan.
09/30/23 – 5:20 am – fast Moon cardinal opposition Mars
This is the first of five exact major aspects today, four by the Moon, with the last three all waxing in nature. This may be a hectic, even chaotic day for some, so give them some space. Talk them “down” easy. Waxing aspects suggest focusing on newer work, things that are still expanding, growing or developing. The Moon is in Mars’ home sign of Aries, while Mars is in the sign of his detriment, Libra, suggesting that He may be in a weakened state, that any action He takes will be less than expected. Like any other opposition, this one is about achieving and maintaining balance.
Less than two hours later, the Moon will make a waning fire trine to Venus for the second, and only waning aspect of the day. The waning trine comes before the waning crisis of consciousness square suggesting it is time to consider older work in progress and plan what actions to take next.
09/30/23 – 9:55 am – Mercury waxing earth trine retrograde Uranus
This is the third aspect of the day. Uranus is the unexpected, and while He is in apparent retrograde motion, He may bring greater extremes. Mercury is the conversationalist. Be careful what you say or agree to. Don’t say yes when you know that you should say no. Sometimes it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
09/30/23 – 2:50 pm – fast Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following a waxing cardinal crisis of action square to retrograde Pluto, the fourth aspect of the day, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost 3 1/2 hours. There may be a tendency to act first and think later. Don’t do it! It takes less time to do something right the first time than it does to have to do it over. Think, focus, consider, do it right and to the best of your ability the first time.
09/30/23 – 6:18 pm – fast Moon enters Taurus
Now in Her second home, fixed earth Taurus, the realm of Venus, some may find their thoughts turning to their appearance or the appearance of their home. Everyone deserves a personal space, even if it is just your favorite chair in a corner. Make it your own.
09/30/23 – 8:45 pm – fast Moon waxing sextile retrograde Saturn
This is the fifth and final aspect of the day and is their first aspect since their conjunction four days ago. Did you start something new around that time? If so, how is it developing? Is it on track? Does it have the potential you thought it had when you started it? If so, consider what actions to take now to keep it moving forward. Plan your work. Then work your plan.
Extended Forecast for October –
October looks to be a busy month beginning with the Moon conjunct retrograde Jupiter, on the evening of the 1st. On the 2nd, there will be six exact aspects, five by the Moon. On the 3rd, Mercury goes void-of-course in preparation for their entrance into Libra on the 4th. Also on the 4th, Venus goes void-of-course. On the 7th, Venus will finally leave their Shadow and on the 8th, She will enter Virgo. On the 10th, Mars will go void-of-course and Pluto will station direct, after which there will be four planets in apparent retrograde motion. On the 11th, Mars returns to His old Scorpio home. On the 14th, there will be a New Moon Ring of Fire Solar Eclipse at 21 Libra 08’. On the 19th, is the Mercury-Sun Superior Conjunction; then on the 21st, there will be seven exact aspects plus the Moon, Mercury and the Sun will all go void-of-course. Mercury will enter Scorpio late on the 21st, while the Sun will make their entrance on the morning of the 23rd as Venus reaches Her maximum elongation behind the Sun zodiacally. On the 24th, there will be six exact major aspects. While I don’t usually talk about them, on the 26th, there will be four exact quincunxes or inconjuncts. This is the 150-degree, not so minor aspect and can be thought of as “irritating,” to say the least. More about that as we get into October. On the 28th, there will be six exact major aspects, including three oppositions, one of which is the Full Hunter’s Moon partial Lunar Eclipse at 5 Taurus 09’. The 29th is another six exact major aspects day, which will include two more oppositions and the Mercury Mars conjunction. October ends on Halloween with just one aspect in the morning, Venus waxing trine retrograde Uranus.