September 3rd – 9th

This week is incredibly active, and the shifts in energy this week can be explosive. No going quietly into the night for us. Rather, this week can have us feeling intense and champing at the bit. People may become hypercritical, looking at the half glass of water as half empty rather than half full.

As of this past Sunday, Saturn has left Leo and is now in Virgo for the next two plus years. This week has Mercury leaving its own Sign of Virgo and moving into Libra. We also have two directional changes as both Venus and Pluto turn from retrograde to direct motion. Added to these significant planetary movements, we have Mercury square Pluto and Mars square Uranus.

With Labor Day in the US officially ending Summer, we may become more involved with our daily routine. We might discover that we have carved out an existence that keeps us constantly on the go. Now is the time to strategize, plan and figure out the best methods to deal with our responsibilities.

This week may have us back on the track with summer a fading memory as we become more serious about our ambitions and the means to realize our dreams.

In planning our week and our future, let’s be sure that we have incorporated time for unexpected situations that might arise.

Monday, September 3rd – Laboring Through – Mercury, Pluto, Mars, Uranus, Venus, Sun, Jupiter, Lunar T-Square, Saturn. And the whole kettle of fish, or everything, including the kitchen sink. This Monday could prove an extremely intense day. In the US, this Monday is Labor Day, a holiday and end of a long weekend which is unofficially the end of summer. After Labor Day, the sense of our hard, cold realities or just getting back on the track tends to strike us full force. This Monday has a great deal of planetary configurations occurring. It is the first full day of Saturn being in Virgo which Saturn will be transiting for the next two plus years. There is also Mercury square Pluto, Mars square Uranus, Sun square Jupiter and a Lunar T-Square with the Gemini Moon opposed Jupiter in Sagittarius and square both Saturn and the Sun in Virgo. Aaargh! This is a day to count to ten, maybe even twenty, before reacting. Our tendency to overreact, to push the envelope, to be belligerent, adamant and aggressive cannot be understated. Perhaps we are looking for that final summer rush, that gusto whereby we engage in getting all that we can from this day. Whatever our intentions, we seem to be going to extremes today. We do need to be especially careful today, for accidents can easily happen under these planetary configurations. Conversations can turn into arguments, self-assertiveness can turn into physical violence, and pleasures can turn into heavy indulgence. Venus does sextile Mars which can help temper the intensity of the day and dampen tendencies to go overboard. But this Monday can produce some nasty situations if we don’t keep hold of our emotions. We could easily act impetuously, rashly, being in the immediate without considering the implications or consequences of our actions. We may be jumping from one thing to another and to another and possibly with no rhyme or reason to our actions.

Tuesday, September 4th – Going Beyond – Uranus, Venus, Mars, Neptune. Tuesday may still have us feeling the intense energies of Monday. But like a hurricane hitting land and losing its force, this Monday can have yesterday’s intensity dying down. This Tuesday has the Gemini Moon square Uranus, sextile Venus, conjunct Mars and trine Neptune. If we are trying to get back on track of our normal, daily activities, we could be a little resentful and even rebellious. We may want to stretch beyond our usual parameters and try something different. We don’t want to feel that we’re tethered to going around in circles doing the same thing day in and day out. We want a sense of autonomy, of freedom, and the ability to do and be whatever and whomever we want. We are likely to feel energized today. Perhaps it’s an adrenaline rush, especially after yesterday’s pump up of energies. We could be juggling various activities, even in spite of the general energy indications for us to be more selective, to pick and choose, where we place our energies. This Tuesday may be a time when we want to test the waters, consider possibilities for our future and investigate options for ourselves. Finding creative outlets for ourselves, adding a little variety and spice to our life, could be called for today. While we may be getting back on track with our normal, daily existence, we are likely to want something more, something different from same old, same old. Today would be a good day for sampling new interests and new activities.

Wednesday, September 5th – Stormy Weather, Settling Down – Lunar T-Square, Pluto, Mercury, Saturn, Mercury Libra. Wednesday starts the day with the Gemini Moon creating a Lunar T-Square in the Mutable Signs as the Moon opposes Pluto and squares Mercury. We could easily be directed by our desires rather than our reasoning mind as we start the day. Our passion to take the whole enchilada in hand could get us into trouble if we don’t consider our parameters and our circumstance. We may want what we want without considering how to go about it. We could easily let slide the details, not take into account specifics and just assume that our desires will win the day. It’s a concept, but probably not reality. Although we’re off and running in the early morning hours, things do settle down. If we haven’t gone off the cliffs, jumped off the ledge or created major problems for ourselves by being overly impetuous, then things can settle down. The Moon moves into Cancer where it sextiles Saturn. We now have the ability to clean up any messes, put things in their right place and have a more appropriate perspective. Wednesday is a day to rein in our emotions and then focus our attention. We can accomplish a great deal in bringing things to completion and to closure if we haven’t raced off in the wrong direction. Mercury also leaves its own Sign of Virgo today and moves into Libra. Our thoughts turn to the important people in our lives and how we can create harmony and balance. As Frank Costanza from the old TV sitcom ‘Seinfeld’ would say: ‘Serenity now!’

Thursday, September 6th – A Different Spin on Things – Sun, Uranus, Moon Void-of-Course. After the hoop-la of earlier this week, the energies are settling down. On this Thursday, we begin the day with the Cancer Moon sextile the Sun and trine Uranus. We may want to get our house in order, see what needs to be done, and then accomplish it. We may not want to necessarily clear the decks, but we are likely to clean things up in order to have space for new activities and new projects. In accord with the saying ‘the cup has to be emptied before it can be filled’, we may want to empty some of the cup of our activities in order to make room for new and different things. The sense of overwhelm that many of us may have been feeling over the recent weeks, even years, by taking on too much may impel us to do an inventory of our lives and see what we want to keep, what we want to discard. A purging is important for all of us. It’s like going through our old baggage, leaving some of it behind, so that it doesn’t taint our progress, much less our future. As Thursday progresses, the Moon goes Void-of-Course for twenty-four hours into Friday making no further planetary connections as it finishes its transit of Cancer and before entering Leo on Friday. The energy dies down and we may find it hard to get much done. We can continue to sort through, take stock and figure out those things that are superficial and those things that are important in our lives.

Friday, September 7th – Friday Get-Togethers – Moon Void-of-Course, Mercury, Pluto direct. Friday starts the day with the Moon Void-of-Course, continuing yesterday’s Void-of-Course with the Moon making no further planetary connections as it finishes its transit of Cancer. During that time, however, Pluto ends its five-month retrograde motion and turns direct. Whenever Pluto turns direction, there can be an explosive release, a violent venting of energies. We should not be surprised if we hear of bombings or explosions during this time. The shift in energy allows us to refocus on what we would consider the quality of our living, the essential aspects of our lives. As the day progresses, the Moon enters Leo where it sextiles Mercury. We may be making plans for a festive weekend, and this evening we could enjoy a get-together with good friends or a special someone. We are looking for pleasurable pursuits and not wanting to go it alone. Even if we are by ourselves, we may be thinking of good times with good friends or picking up the phone and reaching out to touch someone. This weekend can provide some fun times and special moments, especially Friday night through Saturday.

Saturday, September 8th – Lovely Day, Lovely Day – Jupiter, Venus, Venus direct. To borrow from the classic Bill Withers tune, Saturday can be a ‘lovely day, lovely day’. The Moon is in Leo, trines Jupiter and conjuncts Venus. Venus also turns direct today. Spreading our wings and soaring on the air currents may be part of our Saturday. We’re looking for fun, willing to leave our responsibilities behind and putting on hold attending to our errands. Today is a good day to get out of town, take a drive into the country and enjoy ourselves. We’re likely to be feeling very upbeat and optimistic. This may be a day when we look to make a personal makeover, whether we attend to our hair, our wardrobe, or some special little gift to ourselves. We’re feeling generous, good about life and out for having a good time.

Sunday, September 9th – Testing the Waters – Mars, Neptune, Sun, Uranus, Pluto, Moon Void-of-Course, Saturn. This week began with great intensity and could come to a close with a fair amount of energy. Not as intense as Monday, but this Sunday could have us testing the waters, trying new things, wanting to do and to be something and someone different from what we are used to. Today, Mars trines Neptune. Our minds can be going a mile a minute as we consider all the possibilities that lie ahead. The Sun opposes Uranus. While we can come up with some interesting ideas for ourselves, we could also be jumping from one thing to another. If we get hold of our ramped up energies, then we could actually blend the visionary or what we want with the best ways to realize our dreams and come up with that which we want. The Leo Moon does oppose Neptune, sextiles Mars and trines Pluto. We can have the drive and passion to go for that which we want, but we do have to be careful. As both Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw indicated, the two tragedies in life are not getting what you want, and getting what you want. This Sunday is a day when we have to be sure that our eyes are not bigger than our stomach and that we have carefully considered what we truly want in our lives and those things that are only an immediate impulse. The afternoon sees the Moon go Void-of-Course for seven hours making no further planetary connections as the Moon finishes its transit of Leo and before entering Virgo where it conjuncts Saturn. We may be looking to ramp up our pleasures on this Sunday but the end of the day could have us feeling like we’re hitting the wall, waking up to our responsibilities, our familiar conditions and our usual life.