September 2020

Early September gives us both laser-like focus and streamlined operations to implement new directions for ourselves. We are likely to be highly productive, extremely effective as we begin the month of September.

We are dealing with an Earth Grand Trine for much of the month, which like having handed to us on a silver platter, gives us great ability at manifestation and practical implementation.

The 1st of September has Mercury trine Pluto. We are astute both in our thinking and in our conversations. We can get to the heart of any matter. In so doing, we could advance our greatest priorities without losing sight of particulars or forgetting any specific details.

The 2nd of September has the Pisces Full Moon [1:22 AM EDT] with the Sun Moon opposition aided by the Sun trine Uranus, and the Moon sextile Uranus. Venus initiates a Cardinal Sign T-Square with the Venus in Cancer opposed Saturn in Capricorn on the 2nd, followed on the 4th by Venus square Mars in Aries and Mercury sextile Venus.

Destiny is calling and asks us to take a different approach, a different trajectory, to free ourselves up in order to fully embrace our destiny, to liberate ourselves from past encumbrances and to soar figuratively with the eagles. We just have to be wary of our own reticence or the shackles of past identities.

The weekend of September 5th – 6th has two major Sign changes. Mercury exits Virgo to enter Libra on the 5th [3:46 PM EDT], followed on the 6th by Venus exiting Cancer to enter Leo [3:22 AM EDT]. In the US, this is the long Labor Day holiday weekend, the unofficial end to the summer and the unofficial start to the autumn season.

We may use this weekend as a crescendo of summertime fun. We are likely to be interested in what is going on with other people, and we may be seeking activities that are re-creational and collaborative. We might be feeling far better about things and use this weekend as a breather from the recent intensity.

Looking on the bright side of life can lift our spirits, enhance our optimism and dash the fearmongering and negativity of the Eeyores and Debbie Downers. Our attitude goes a long way to creating our reality. If we see life only from a negative attitude, we are liable to draw negative experiences into our life. A positive attitude boosts our immune system and opens the door to receive the good things in life.

A ‘can do’ attitude may be heightened on the 9th of September as the Sun trines Jupiter. We are able to put a shine on everything we do, and we might embrace the sentiment that ‘where there’s a will, there’s a way’.

With Mars turning retrograde on the 9th, we could find it important for us to be more effective with less expenditure of energy. Prioritizing our activities and concentrating on the most expeditious ways to accomplish our intentions would avoid heavily depleting our energy and would allow us to concentrate on our most important projects.

We may not be able to do it all, and that fact could be especially evident on the 11th of September when the Sun opposes Neptune. If we have not been attentive to specifics, we might experience the validity to the statement that ‘the devil is in the details.’

Having the Grand Trine by Sign in the Earth Element, we can accomplish a great deal, attend to mundane matters, and be highly productive. But we cannot take our opportunities and abilities for granted. Slipshod methods are liable to come back and bite us in the backside. This mid-September period is a time for us to prioritize our activities, deal with the particulars of each project in which we are involved, and not try to rush ahead glossing over details or negating important factors.

The 12th has the first of the three Capricorn-transiting retrograde planets turning direct as Jupiter shifts direction ending its retrograde cycle to turn direct [8:41 PM EDT]. Jupiter’s change to direct motion will be followed by the other two Capricorn-transiting retrograde planets turning direct, Saturn on the 29th of September, and then Pluto on the 4th of October.

Both Jupiter and Saturn will complete their transit of the Cardinal Earth Sign of Capricorn this autumn, as both will enter Aquarius in December, Saturn on the 17th of December and Jupiter on the 19th of December.

The Sun trines Pluto on the 14th of September. If we have focused on the essentials, addressed the specifics and presented our facts in an appealing manner, we could be highly successful in advancing our interests. We can accomplish a great deal, but it will be important that we not get carried away with ourselves.

Any lack of humility, any scent of arrogance, might have someone, who had advocated for us previously, turn against our projects and stifle our plans as Venus squares Uranus on the 15th. By trying to go too far too fast, we are liable to feel the brakes sharply applied, bringing our activities to a sharp halt or a need for redirection. Sometimes, we need a wake-up call to make us aware that we have gotten ahead of ourselves or run away with ourselves.

The Virgo New Moon on the 17th [7:00 AM EDT] accentuates the Earth Grand Trine and opens the path to a highly productive two-week period. With the Sun Moon conjunction trine Saturn and by orb trine the other two Capricorn-transiting planets of Jupiter and Pluto, and trine by Sign Uranus in Taurus, this two-week period allows us to draw upon our experience, establish a solid template for successful results, and draw upon streamlined methodology. With Mercury square Jupiter we have to be wary of being overly optimistic and confident that we can do evermore. Someone might encourage us to go beyond our capabilities, and consequently some of our best efforts might come crashing down.

We end the summer season with Mercury square Pluto on the 21st prior to the Autumn Equinox on the 22nd. Our conversations may be blunt with us trying to win our point but without the necessary information to back up our argument. We might run afoul of the specifics and seek to win our case by the belligerent force of our presentation and our addiction to our opining rather than drawing upon rational thinking or empirical data.

We might close out the summer season with great intensity, but let’s recognize that the autumn season will begin with the balancing act of Libra. The more that we can cool our jets to conclude our summer, the less antagonisms we are liable to create. We could take heed of what the Brits would say: ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’.

The autumn season beings on the 22nd with the Sun exiting Virgo to enter the Cardinal Air Sign of Libra [9:31 AM EDT]. With the Sun exiting Virgo, we end the Grand Trine in the Earth Element. Just as nature in the early autumn has a balance of conflicting energies with warm days and cool nights, so too for ourselves we might find the early autumn to be a question of balance, the balancing act between our own interests and those interests of other people, the balancing act of our times of re-creation and our times of professional development, even the balancing act of the externalized focus of our egocentric personality and the internalized depth of our soul and spirit.

The question of balance seems especially in play on the 23rd – 24th of September when Mercury transiting Libra triggers a Cardinal Sign T-Square with Mercury square Saturn on the 23rd and Mercury opposed Mars on the 24th. We could feel ‘down’, restricted by our responsibilities and obligations, but still recognizing that an old mindset of the ‘tried and true’, which we realize to have been tried but no longer true, is inhibiting our forward progress. We might ask ourselves whether our freedom of movement is being hampered by the powers-that-be or by our own vulnerabilities. Are we so fearful of stepping out of our familiar, habitual patterns that are so deeply engrained that we prevent ourselves from stepping into a brand new world and a mindset more aligned with the paradigm shift from linear, sequential reality into the asequential reality that exhibits incidents of magic and mini-miracles?

Hopefully, we can make the leap, a liberating jump from being merely passive observers of our living into a proactive stance whereby we take machete in hand, carve our own path, yet still cognizant and respectful of the various twists and turns that may occur along our way. No longer do we have to believe that we are in total control of our life circumstances nor assume that authorities have complete control over our lives. On the contrary, the paradigm shift into asequential reality allows us to step on to the bus of the magical mystery tour whereby things may unfold in the most inexplicable ways.

The excitement in our living is the journey, never the destination.

Even if we are flummoxed by the Cardinal Sign T-Square on the 23rd – 24th and feel as if we have stepped backwards rather than advancing forward, the exit of Mercury from Libra and its entrance into Scorpio on the 27th [3:41 AM EDT] enhances our focus, provides a laser-like concentration and with a persistence to cut to the core and not be beguiled by the appearance or the presentation. Our ideas might be sharp and penetrating and in the process our discussions succinct and less diplomatic than before.

The 28th has Venus trine Mars. Relationships may seem more congenial, our efforts more collaborative, and we are likely to feel that our masculine and feminine natures are more integrated and less at odds with each other. This could be a highly pleasant time when we feel expansive, and willing to express ourselves with confidence and an upbeat spirit and a ‘can do’ attitude. What we do have to be wary of is overconfidence, a narcissistic disposition that things will go our way, and that our charm and our passion will win the day no matter what.

Unfortunately, the ‘no matter what’ could surface on the 29th, a day that has Saturn turning direct [1:11 AM EDT] with Mars square Saturn later in the day. Despite our best efforts and our greatest intentions, we may bump up against obstacles that block our forward movement. We might feel as though our enthusiasm balloon is deflated. Even if we adopt an attitude of ‘being a law unto ourselves’, we are liable to bang up against our obligations or step out of line of standards and regulations.

The whipsaws between expansion and contraction can be severe as we end September, and we are doing so a day before the Aries Full Moon on the 1st of October.

September 2020… Productive and Preparing for the Impending Storm Ahead…