weekly astrology blog
a regular commentary on the week's planetary influences
the weekly astrology blog
September 16 to September 22
***all times are PDT; add 3 hours for EDT***
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all times are in PDT. and for those of you new to my column, i write in lower case for a reason as i find it symbolic and resonant with how i view the world. i capitalize certain words in ways to illuminate their power. otherwise, all is equal to me and i write in lowercase :)
monday september 16th-
at 9:55am mercury in libra opposes retrograde chiron in aries, creating tension between the mind and intellect and the Wounded Healer planetoid. mercury/chiron can make for some intense communications today. old wounds and pain arising around our expression or repression of anger, rage, agency and self focus are up big time. some of us over focus on others at the expense of ourselves- others of us are self focused at the expense of our relationships. we are all seeking better balance between masculine and feminine, assertion and surrender, independence and interconnection. pay attention to the communications up today- as well as thoughts and perceptions arising. they reveal the path to healing right now!
uranus parallels pluto at 4:37pm, creating an energetic conjunction between the Rebel and Revolutionary and the Lord of the Underworld. from 2012-15 we had these two square each other. today’s aspect is by declination not degree so it may be less in your face but it is still very much there operating behind the scenes. these two were contra parallel in 2017 which is like an energetic opposition and today they are aligned in an energetic conjunction. this does not happen often- the last parallel/contraparallel was in 1928 and 1932 respectively and the next will be in 2176-2180. because this is so rare we have been feeling it build for the last couple of months and at the start of this week it is EXACT. to be parallel means both planets are the same declineation or distance from the ecliptic. uranus brings upheaval, change and revolution! pluto exposes what is in the shadow and our abuse or other’s abuse of power and control. shadow uranus is addicted to chaos and shadow pluto is addicted to power and subtle manipulation. be willing to ferret out your own shadows first- and then use this energy to illuminate the shadows without as well. revelation leads to transformation if we can face the Truth!
the sun in virgo quincunxes retrograde eris in aries at 10:48pm, creating tension between the conscious self and ego that likes everything organized and perfect and the Goddess of Discord and Chaos who prefers upheaval to sweeping things under the carpet. sun/eris can activate feisty fiery energy today. be willing to see the shadow and work with it consciously for best results. don’t internalize anger and rage but have healthy outlets for it.
tuesday september 17th-
at 1:21pm venus in libra opposes retrograde chiron in aries, creating tension between the Goddess of Love and Beauty and the Wounded Healer planetoid. venus/chiron can bring up some big time old wounds and pain in relationships and in regards to our self-worth and self-love. venus in libra can be over focused on others and what they are doing and how they value us- and the healing happens when she stops looking outside and instead looks within. with the libra/aries polarity- we all want to find balance between our yin and yang, our feminine and masculine. if we are sweeping our anger/will/drive under the carpet and pretending everything is all nice-nice- this kind of aspect will bring up and out what has been swept under the carpet. on the other hand if we are overly aggressive and self-focused the course correction here is to start thinking of others before the self.
mercury in libra quincunxes retrograde uranus in taurus at 1:56pm, creating tension between the lower mind and the Higher Mind in shocking and unexpected ways. mercury/uranus is great for aha moments and bolt out of the blue awarenesses- yet the tense nature of the aspect can bring anxiety, chaos and unexpected information or communications that throw us for a loop. with both bodies in venus ruled signs it’s not likely to be a peaceful, easy going time right now. AND if we can find ways to move through intensity with grace we will make it through. stay open to revelations that change your path or perception of yourself or others in sudden ways.
wednesday september 18th-
at 1:47am saturn stations direct at 13’54 capricorn, right on the karmic south node for one last and final hurrah for karmic completion! with the Lord of Karma and Father of Time into a standstill- his presence is potent today and the days surrounding putting focus on getting real so we can face and deal with reality on it’s own terms. at his best saturn in capricorn is about self-mastery, integrity, responsibility and success! yet if we are ungrounded, spiritual bypassing or checking out- saturn stationary can bring cold, hard realities into focus. this is a time to face reality, take responsibility for our part in creating it and then do the work to set solid foundations in our lives upon which we can build (which could require destroying old ones that had shoddy foundations). with saturn just having made his 3rd and final alignment with the south node- we are in a very karmic time where all that is unresolved is up for us to address and take responsibility for. if you avoid doing so- this time will be ROUGH. if you stand up to the challenge and stay committed to doing the work- the rewards will be great. this is a great time release baggage and karmic patterns you have been carrying or playing out for possibly LIFETIMES!
mercury contraparalless pluto and uranus at 4:24am and 4:46am respectively. we just had uranus parallel pluto on monday of this week for the first time since 1928. having mercury engage with both also by declination can be important. pay attention to the communications you have and the information incoming. with this occurring the day of the saturn station on the karmic south node (which was exact sunday the 15th)- there can be some BIG REVEALS happening in our lives personally, professionally, politically and globally. be wiling to go way beyond the surface so you can clearly see the Truth. steer clear of manipulation and machinations. what you send out you will receive back tenfold!
thursday september 19th-
at 3:27am venus in libra quincunxes retrograde uranus in taurus, creating tension between the Goddess of Love and Beauty and the Rebel, Revolutionary and Great Awakener. both bodies are in venus ruled signs so change is incoming into the feminine, relationships, material life, values and more! uranus in taurus is about a Revolution of Embodiment (see my blog of the same title pinned to the main page of my site for more info). change is present and the Divine Feminine is awakening- in both women and men! being open to change and being willing to let go of that which is not serving is SO KEY right now. DO NOT hold onto things that are toxic for you out of fears around safety, security or money. trust the Universe has your back and that a new beginning will come out of some other beginnings end <3
mars in virgo trines retrograde pluto in capricorn at 8:53am, completing the virgo planets trines to pluto and also completing the activation of all the virgo planets to the entire capricorn confluence! mars/pluto harmoniously aligns the planets of lower will and Higher Will in powerful ways! amazing energy is available to us right now for transformation, change and letting go of the past. mars in virgo is focused on purification while pluto in capricorn is focused on clearing out or detoxing old foundations that are no longer valid in our inner and outer lives. when the lower, egoic will is aligned with the Higher Will- there is no limit to our capacity for evolution and change!
at 9:36pm mars in virgo sesquiquadrates retrograde uranus in taurus, creating tension between the will and drive and the Rebel and Revolutionary. mars/uranus is great for acting in the moment and initiating change. yet the tense nature of the aspect can make for impulsivity, reactivity and aggression so be aware and channel your will, drive and energy with discernment and care.
friday september 20th-
there are no major aspects today. the moon is in cerebral, intellectual and changeable gemini all day long. the moon makes lovely trines to venus and mercury in the morning hours- a great time to communicate and share from the heart and mind. in the evening the moon triggers the jupiter/neptune square (exact tomorrow morning). this can be confusing, delusional and deceptive. be honest and above board or it can cost you. but also be discerning of the Truth of the actions and intentions of others. pay attention to your dreams tonight/early tomorrow morning- they can be revealing!
saturday september 21st-
at 9:44am jupiter in sagittarius squares retrograde neptune in pisces for the 3rd and final time (the first was 1/13 and the second was 6/16). jupiter and neptune are the two planets of spirituality and they are in the signs they rule (jupiter is actually the ancient ruler of pisces but neptune is the contemporary ruler). jupiter/neptune can support inspiration, idealism, mysticism, spiritual openings and creativity! yet the tense nature of the square aspect can make it so that these two similar minded planets/signs overdo their energies- leading to denial, delusion, avoidance of reality, escapism, addiction and spiritual bypassing. this is not a time to float off the planet but instead to ground down into the earth so that we can take our dreams and make them a reality. being willing to see where we are checking OUT instead of checking IN is key. turn to capricorn/saturn for help with that ;)
sunday september 22nd-
at 3:52am mercury in libra squares the nodes of the moon at 13’33 cancer and capricorn- forming a T-square between the planet of mind and thinking and the nodes of destiny and karma. when planets square the nodes we are brought to a pivotal point of choice. do we want to keep on doing the same old same old karmic past patterns or are we ready to grow and evolve in new directions? this is not a time to be stoic, controlling, dogmatic or rigid. the north node in cancer requires that we honor our feelings and emotions as well as those of others! pay attention to your opportunities to shift patterns and karmic trajectories today!
at 9:19am mercury in libra squares now direct saturn in capricorn, creating tension and friction between the mind and intellect that wants harmony and peace and the Lord of Karma that wants us to get real and see/deal with reality. mercury/saturn can be great for having serious, grounded communications but it can also tend itself to depression, pessimism and negative thinking. only seeing what is wrong and not seeing what is right OR going to the other extreme where we are only focusing on the positive and ignoring the shadow is to be avoided right now! with mercury triggering the separating saturn/south node conjunction- communications and information arising can be deeply karmic and heavy right now. pay attention to the things you say, hear or think. they are showing you what needs addressing right now.
have a beautiful week!
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BML (black moon lilith) is being included in the weekly interpretations now. the highest expression of joining these two is symbolized by the high priestess tarot card. she sits between the black and white pillars- the black being the pillar of severity and the white being the pillar of mercy. i use the mean position of BML, which in contrast to the fluctuating motion of the true position, advances steadily.
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