September 7th – 13th, 2020

The astrology for this week of September 7th through the 8th of 2020, which signals the unofficial end to summer and the unofficial beginning of the autumn season, has us effectively attentive to our goals and our responsibilities before we pile on too much with a liability of overwhelm.

The week begins with Labor Day in the US, the last day of the long holiday weekend that is seen as the unofficial conclusion to the summer season and the start of our getting back on track of our normal engagements. Normal in the era of virus contagion and subsequent lockdowns? Whatever our new ‘normal’ might be, we are looking to engage a greater regularity to our daily lives.

The first two days of this week can be highly productive. We can get a great deal done either in the planning stages or in the implementation. The more we are able to accomplish in the first half of the week, the less frazzled we are likely to be as we enter the second half of the week.

We have two major shifts in energy this week. Mars turns retrograde in its own Sign of Aries on Wednesday, followed by Jupiter turning direct on Saturday.

The latter part of the week can have us all over the place, but more likely running in circles like a dog chasing its tail. Taking on too many things may lead to a sense of overload and exhaustion without accomplishing much in the process.

The weekend might be restorative if we stay around our home, put away some of our summer fixtures, and do some of the autumn cleanups.

The roller coaster ride of ups and downs, times of acceleration and times of stagnation, continues this week. Let’s work with the energies to our advantage — move ahead when we have the green signals and slow down or halt our industriousness when we get the red signals. The early part of this week gives us green signals, the latter part of the week red signals, or at the very least yellow cautionary signals to slow down.

Monday, September 7th – Labor with Intent – Lunar Grand Trine, Uranus, Sun, Jupiter, Neptune. Monday begins the day, Labor Day in the US and Labour Day in Canada, with the Taurus Moon and the Moon triggering a Grand Trine in the Earth Element with the Moon conjunct Uranus, the Moon trine the Sun in Virgo, and the Moon trine Jupiter in Capricorn. The Moon sextiles Neptune. Even though it is the last day of the long holiday weekend, this Monday can be one productive day. We might prefer to enjoy ourselves, just hang out, or goof off, but doing so would lose one of those days that rarely come about — a day when we could be operating at our optimum. Our foresight to creatively visualize what we want to do and how we can best do it combines with our ability of practical implementation. This may be one of those days when we have spirit in action. Monday through Wednesday can have us more focused than later in the week, so it would be suggested that we front load what we want to get done and what we need to get done. Things could fit neatly together today, giving us a sense of accomplishment and putting a smile on our face.

Tuesday, September 8th – Work then Play – Pluto, Saturn, Moon Void-of-Course, Venus. Tuesday continues with the Taurus Moon with the Moon today trine both Pluto and Saturn both in Capricorn. The Moon then goes Void-of-Course for over eight and a half hours with the Moon making no further connections to the planets as the Moon completes its transit of Taurus and before the Moon enters Gemini where late today the Moon sextiles Venus. Monday, Tuesday, and even some of Wednesday if we can maintain focus, provide the energy to accomplish a great deal. Whatever we were involved with yesterday, we may start this Tuesday finishing up. We could tie up loose ends, deal with outstanding particulars, and bring certain matters to completion. Although we may feel as though we have been concentrating on work and less play, playtime can come in the evening hours with a delightful conversation with someone. Hopefully, we won’t lose our productive momentum, for tomorrow has Mars turning retrograde and much of our fiery energy may begin to feel stalled.

Wednesday, September 9th – Slow Down You Move too Fast – Mercury, Sun, Jupiter, Mars retrograde. The Gemini Moon today trines Mercury, and the Sun trines Jupiter. Mars turns retrograde. This is a good day for discussions and an upbeat attitude. We may feel that we can accomplish virtually anything and may have our successful efforts the past two days to show for it. It would be wise for us to plan out our day and how we intend to go about our goals for the day. With Mars turning retrograde in its own Sign of Aries, much of our fire can be internalized with less available externally. Today is a day to engage brain with less emphasis on brawn. Certainly, we have seen the fires a’blazing the past two months with Mars transiting its own Sign of Aries, the Cardinal Fire Sign. This fiery quality will continue through the end of this year and into early 2021. We need to get a handle on our self-assertiveness, avoid narcissism, and recognize the liability of people acting out. Haste not only makes waste, for impetuousness can be both destructive and self-destructive. It is important that we not get caught up by the intense energy of these volatile times, but rather slow things down so that we don’t move too fast.

Thursday, September 10th – Mad as a Hatter – Lunar T-Square, Sun, Neptune. Thursday and Friday and even seeping into Saturday are days that could leave our head reeling. It might seem like crazy times, but how is that much different from most of these days during this recent period? Thursday has the Gemini Moon triggering a Mutable Sign T-Square with the Moon square the Sun in Virgo and the Moon square Neptune in Pisces. Tomorrow has the Sun opposed Neptune. We could get so caught up in possibilities and a wide variety of prospects that our discernment becomes lacking. We can be all over the place on this Thursday and Friday, taken more by the appearance or the hype than the true reality of what we encounter. Yesterday asked us to use braking action in our movements and in our decisions. Today any braking action might be negligent as we carom from one situation to the next to the next and so on. Decisions made today might have to be subsequently reworked. Although our head may be spinning, we need to keep ourselves from overly committing or making firm determinations. Like being under a waterfall, it would be far wiser for us today to let the various involvements and experiences wash over us without our trying to hold on to any one thing.

Friday, September 11th – Angst of Remembering – Mars, Mercury, Uranus, Sun, Neptune. Friday begins with the Gemini Moon sextile Mars in the early morning hours. The Moon then moves into Cancer where late in the day the Cancer Moon squares Mercury and the Moon sextiles Uranus. The Sun opposes Neptune. Today is the nineteenth anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. Although much of our focus is present oriented with attention to the protests, riots and society unsettling going on now, our thoughts might recall where we were nineteen years ago and the intense disruption that occurred to our lives as a result. To some large degree, the restrictions to our freedoms and liberties began with the Patriot Act passed in response to the attacks on 9/11, increased restrictions to our freedom of movement that we are presently dealing with in response to the virus contagion. Whether we even consider what went on then or at subsequent times or even now, we may have an unsettled feeling on this Friday. We may question our capabilities, even wondering what we are doing with our life. We could put some energy towards our future plans but much of it conceptual rather than the actual implementation. We have to be wary that we don’t get ourselves in a funk today. We also need to put some distance, more than the social distance of six feet, between ourselves and the Debbie Downers or Eeyores who only look at the dark side of all matters. Even if we put blinders on, willing only to see what we want to see with a liability towards a negative spin, an unexpected incident late in the day might make us aware of the paradigm shift whereby we are stepping away from linear, sequential reality into the asequential reality of things happening in a mysterious, magical, even miraculous manner. What was no longer is and who knows what tomorrow might bring — an exciting time to be alive.

Saturday, September 12th – Feeling Good About Our Balancing Act – Jupiter, Neptune, Sun, Pluto, Jupiter direct. Saturday continues with the Cancer Moon with the Moon today opposed both Jupiter and Pluto both in Capricorn, the Moon trine Neptune, and the Moon sextile the Sun. Jupiter ends its retrograde cycle and turns direct, starting the parade of the retrograde Capricorn-transiting planets turning direct — first Jupiter today, Saturn direct on the 29th, and finishing up with Pluto direct on October 4th. We may have commitments or errands to run today, but we might far prefer time at home relaxing or going to the shore. Perhaps we don’t have to deal with an either / or situation. We can attend to what needs to get done and also have time to enjoy ourselves. It’s largely a question of good time management, figuring out our day, prioritizing our activities, and doing what needs to be done expeditiously, then calling a halt to work type stuff in order to enjoy much of our Saturday in fun and games. We can always come back to the tasks at hand, but often a breather allows us to refresh and reinvigorate. It’s all a question of balance and right proportions.

Sunday, September 13th – Picking Up the Pieces – Lunar T-Square, Saturn, Mars, Moon Void-of-Course. Like yesterday, this Sunday can have us juggling our various obligations with some enjoyable excursion. Sunday continues with the Cancer Moon with the Moon today triggering a Cardinal Sign T-Square with the Cancer Moon opposed Saturn, and the Moon square Mars. The Moon then goes Void-of-Course for almost four and a half hours with the Moon making no further connections to the planets as the Moon completes its transit of Cancer and before the Moon enters Leo. Whereas yesterday might have had us doing a metronome of attending to our obligations to begin the day and to end the day with some fun events in between, Sunday starts with commitments, which once done, allows the rest of the day for us to engage re-creational pursuits. Let’s not grouse or whine about our maintenance, home projects, responsibilities, and our ‘to do’ list, but instead let’s just do them expeditiously so that we can have much of this day for us to engage our creative pursuits. The weekend might be a mixture of attending to daily requirements and taking time to enjoy ourselves, but that is also the essence of life and our doing living.