Friday, September 29, 2023

Aries Full Moon: September 29, 2023


September 29, 2023 

2:57 am PDT  

6 Aries 00 

Two weeks ago, the Virgo new moon was launched.  During this waxing Virgo lunar month we have been chasing details and learning the importance of being exact.  We recognize the power of tying knots and taking care of loose ends.   Now we are at the Aries full moon opposite the Sun in Libra.   Aries is the power of self agency.   Putting self first.  Cutting an independent path.  Finding our warrior for something that is important.  The Sun in Libra is asking what our partner wants.   The power of negotiating.   Being there for someone else.   A full moon asks us to find a way that brings both energies together.   What knots get tied that lean into personal leadership that benefits partners?   How can we speak up for self but also find diplomacy?

Venus rules Libra and Mars rules Aries.   In this chart, Uranus is in square with Venus and quincunx to Mars.   Both rulers are challenged by the planet of change.  If anything bumpy arrives we may need to open up with a response that is different or odd and not our usual reaction.  We could feel challenged by something that comes in from out of the blue.   Venus rules love, money and values.  Mars is strength, power and being a leader.   The full moon is three days long. On this full moon consider what it would look like if you were to do something that is a first for you.  Where do you need to be trailblazing?   If something comes up that is bumpy, do not fear being dogged to fight for where a fight is needed.   Also do not fear using a steady hand to find the diplomatic solution if that is needed.

Venus and Mars semi sextile Mercury, accenting the ability to be sharp in thought, perceptive, quick in insights and comments.  This supports a strong environment for quick pivots.  If you need to shift on the spot the energy is there to do it.   Do you need energy and action to support something or someone you love?  If your values are rattled and need your swift energy this is the moon to go for it. In the middle of bumpiness; tap love, balance and action.   These are important details.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Sept 23 - 29: Astrology This Week


First Quarter Moon 

September 22, 2023

12:31pm PDT 




Focus on:  How are you taking action that broadens your world?  What are you doing to get a higher perspective?  What are you doing to connect with others that have a wild different approach?  What actions are you taking that help you learn something new?  



Special Note


9/22: Equinox 11 :50pm PDT.  Happy Birthday Libra. 

9/23: Venus trine Chiron.  Practicality and joy around self agency & independence in some manner.  

9/24 : Mars oppose Chiron.  Actions for self-versus partner.  Where is the balance?  

9/25 : Mercury trine Jupiter.  New thoughts around beliefs can be fruitful and practical.   



Gibbous Moon

September 25, 2023  

9:44pm PDT  



Focus on:  How are you refining your approach to friends?  How are you refining your circles?  How are you refining your experience of community?  




September 29, 2023

2:57am PDT

6 Aries 00 


Full Moon:  We make the needed adjustments on the things we planted. Usually, emotions are up and running and for those people who perhaps did not utilize the new moon and the rest of the waxing moon, this is when emotions can get the better of us.  There can often be a big emotional break, for no other reason than to get back on track.   Some partnership will offer up some balance.  The moon is bright and full and there is no room for shadows, what is reflecting on you?  


Focus on    Who are you?  Where do you find independence?  Where are you using self-agency?  Where are you finding a fire in the belly?  How are you tapping   


September 29, 2023

2:57am PDT

6 Aries 00 



Full moon to come

9/29: Venus square Uranus.  Love, money values get a shakeup.  Is it needed? 

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Astrology for the Week of September 17 - 24


Virgo New Moon 

21 Virgo 59

September 14, 2023 

6:39pm PDT 

On Monday we continue the Virgo new moon so we still have opportunity to plant seeds. 



This focus:    What’s going on with your daily life?  How do you spend each hour?  Is your schedule efficient?  What is your exercise and health program?   Where do you need to bring a critical eye when you look at your daily life?  What I’s need dots, what T’s need crossing?   How are you tying up or improving loose ends?  How are you harvesting things that are ripe?  


Crescent Moon Phase

September 18, 2023

7:00pm PDT  



Focus on: What are you learning about power? What are you learning about shared resources?  What are you learning about taxes, debt, sex?  How are you learning about what needs to die in order for new to grow?  


Special Focus

9/19: Sun opposite Neptune:  Tap faith, intuition to anything that seems ‘off’.  Avoid collapsing into a tizzy.  But take a break. 

9/20: Sun trine Pluto.  Transformation that is both practical and visionary.  Unloading stuff in order to have a lighter path and future. 


First Quarter Moon 

September 22, 2023

12:31pm PDT 


Focus on:  How are you taking action that broadens your world?  What are you doing to get a higher perspective?  What are you doing to connect with others that have a wild different approach?  What actions are you taking that help you learn something new?  



Special Note


9/22: Equinox 11 :50pm PDT.  Happy Birthday Libra. 

9/23: Venus trine Chiron.  Practicality and joy around self agency & independence in some manner.  

9/24 : Mars oppose Chiron.  Actions for self-versus partner.  Where is the balance?  

9/25 : Mercury trine Jupiter.  New thoughts around beliefs can be fruitful and practical.   


Saturday, September 16, 2023

September 15: Mercury Direct . Phew!




Sep 15:      Mercury station direct 8 Virgo 00

Sep 29:      Mercury shadow ends 


Mercury stationed direct the day after the Virgo new moon.   Once in direct motion, we would be well served to reflect what the last three weeks did to our detailed-oriented brain.  Did we rise to the occasion, or did sloppiness get in our way?   Is there stuff that now needs cleaning up?  Did any perceived kerfuffle turn out to help us?  What details need following up?  Can we use this Virgo new moon to do follow up work?  


Looking back on our calendar and schedule (Virgo’s domain) how did we spend our time?  Was it well served?  Or on reflection did it seem like we wasted time and would have been better served choosing another response or action?   Perhaps we learned something about our goals that got lost in the summer but now on the other side of the Mercury retrograde we are reconnected with a new discipline.  


Mercury in Virgo is always fine tuning us.  We won't have the next Mercury retrograde until the end of the year.   Let’s take what we learned in this one to fine tune us and maybe it will make the next one a wee bit easier.   

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Virgo New Moon: September 14, 2023


Virgo Vestalis Maxima (National Roman Museum) Wikipedia

Virgo New Moon 


September 14, 2023

6:39pm PDT

21 Virgo 59  

The bigness, the drama and the boldness of Leo is in our rearview mirror.    Now we are at Virgo.  Instead of big, Virgo looks at details.  Virgo discerns.   Virgo looks around the joint and says how can we do more with less?   Virgo focuses on every minute, every hour and every day and gives it a critical eye.  Are we being efficient?   Can we do better?   Is this really working?  Virgo oversees the daily routines of life.   


Virgo is the Virgin.  In our modern world we use the word virgin to speak of one who has not had sexual intercourse or a wider interpretation, it is a person who has not done or experienced something.  But in the ancient world, Virgin was much more elevated than a chaste human.  For example, Vestal Virgins spoke of a whole class of people who were devoted to a task.   These women never married or had a family and instead oversaw the sacred fires of Rome.   Vestal Virgins kept the fires burning.   They sacrificed a lot for the community, and they were elevated in society and held in awe.  Ancient Rome understood that Virgo is connected to service that knits together the very fabric of society.    


The 29-day Virgo lunar cycle is an excellent cycle, perhaps the best to start a new diet or new exercise routine.  Virgo is medicine.  This is an excellent time to set medical appointments.  Even if the date falls out of the Virgo cycle, just making the appointment speaks to the power of Virgo.   Paying bills, setting appointments with the accountant will scratch Virgo’s itch for duty and diligence.   Being of service to others and self are important.   In the northern hemisphere Virgo connects to harvest season.  This is when we separate the wheat from the chaff.  Seed and chaff separation is critical because to process and eat the grain kernel the inedible hull needs to be removed.   We have the eye during this 29-days to remove that which no longer serves us. 

You will find my full report  HERE

Monday, September 4, 2023

September 3 - 10: Astrology this Week



September 3, 2023

12:27am PDT       



Focus on:   What advice are you offering that speaks to independence?   Where are you seeking advice on independence?  How are you sharing the power of self-agency?   Where are you seeking information on new paths? 




Special focus:

9/3: Venus station direct (12 Leo 12)  (see separate post) 

9/4: Mercury trine Jupiter.  Very clever, new ideas, things that seem ‘foreign’ may be clever answers. 

9/4: Jupiter station retrograde (15 Taurus 36) (see separate post)

9/6: Sun conjunction Mercury thoughts and communication a bit more clear but not totally transparent.



Last Quarter Moon Phase

September 6, 2023 

3:21pm PDT    



Last Quarter moon:  Now we do the final adjustments to the seeds we planted on new. The final call, the final letters to send, we follow all the trails that came up that still make sense.  And we let the other parts lay fallow. It is a time of action but wise action.  It is a time for living “The serenity prayer” 


God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change Courage to change the
things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference.




Focus on:

How are you gathering info?  How are you stepping up your communication abilities?   How are you taking action that connects with siblings?  What actions are you taking that impact your neighborhood?  



Special focus 

9/8: Sun trine Jupiter.  Joy can be found if we slow down and look at the details as to what brings us happiness? 

Jupiter Station Retrograde: September 4, 2023


Jupiter courtesy NASA/JPL 

Jupiter Retrograde  

June 11:  Shadow begins (5 Taurus 35) 

Sep 4:  Jupiter station retrograde Taurus 34 (15 Taurus 35)

Dec 30 : Jupiter station direct (5 Taurus 35) 

Mar 23 :  Shadow ends (15 Taurus 35) 


The day after Venus stops being retrograde, Jupiter begins its annual retrograde.   It takes Jupiter about a year to get through a sign and about 12 years to get through the zodiac.  Right now, we are revisiting the period between June 2011 and June 2012 when we last had Jupiter in Taurus.   Before that period, it was (roughly) June 1999 to June 2000.    Jupiter is the planet of big.   It is the largest planet in our solar system and so where Jupiter is in your chart you will see some “big”.   Transiting Jupiter through the natal chart will bring “big” temporarily to the house and any natal planets that it contacts.   Where was your big in 2012 and 2000?   Are you repeating themes now?      


On some level we are learning the gravity that comes with focused practicality (Taurus).  There is power of being measured and taking everything step by step.   Taurus understands foundations and building something from the ground up.   Ironically Uranus who can disrupt anything that is not working has been going through Taurus as well and will be wrapping up its period in 2026.   During Jupiter retrograde we may slow down and figure out what works and what needs patience.  This could be the perfect antidote and follow up to anything Uranus changed or broke since it entered Taurus in 2018.   


Where are you rebuilding?   If you are unclear what needs rebuilding the Jupiter retrograde may get your attention.   A lot with Jupiter is about philosophy and there may need to be some philosophies that benefit by being rethought.   Are your big opinions working for you and your goals of building something from the ground up?  Consider what comes up between now and December 30th and if your opinions change and or become more practically aligned with your values.  


September 3: Venus Stations Direct


The Venus retrograde  has been the background music this entire summer.  Once it moved into Leo on June 5th it started talking to us.   

Venus Retrograde dates 

June 5:               Venus enter Leo 

June 5 :              Venus oppose Pluto 00 degrees 05 

June 8 :              Venus square nodes  3 degrees 05

June 11 :            Venus square Jupiter 5 degrees 38 

June 19 :            Venus enter shadow 

July 2 :               Venus square Uranus 21 degrees 46

July 22               Venus retrograde 28 Leo 36

Aug 9:                 Venus square Uranus 22 degrees 55

Aug 13:              Sun Venus conjunction 20 degrees 28 

Aug 22 :             Venus square Jupiter 15 degrees 18 

Sept 3                PDT  Venus direct  12 degrees 12 

Sept 16 :             Venus square Jupiter 15 degrees 19

Sept 29 :             Venus square Uranus 22 degrees 40

Oct 7                   Venus exits shadow 



The Venus retrograde wrapped up halfway through the Leo Lunar Month on September 3, but the shadow continues until Oct 7.   We still have the final Venus and Jupiter square: Watch the spending, eating, socializing and partying.   Both Venus and Jupiter (depending on signs) can tap bacchanalia.  When they are pushing on each other there can be an environment of too much – too much.   It may be good to ask what has come up since June 11th, August 22 and the final round Sept 16. Where have we been or tapped ‘too much’?  On August 22nd, right in the middle of the Venus retrograde and on the Leo waxing moon, may be a good reminder that there is a way to be authentic with your appreciation and express love to others, or self, without going over the top.   The final round of this aspect will be on September 16.  By then we will have learned a lot about love and appreciation and what we are supposed to do about it.