Music of the Spheres
Astrological Insights by Susan Heinz
Astrology for September 2013;
(Howard Kaneg’s, mystical, and environmental paintings are featured this month. Howard lives in Santa Cruz and has been an artist and a spiritual seeker all his life. See more of his paintings on santacruzartist.com or on Facebook, Howard Kaneg, artist)
As the Sun moves through earthy Virgo, it is harvest time; a time to attend to the details of your life, to refine your habits and generally put your life in order. As you align with the powerful change agents of this time, or feel the unrelenting pressures that things can not continue as they have been, you may have taken certain actions that have activated the change you are seeking. The new moon in Virgo, on September 5th, highlights opportunities to support these changes, anexcellent time to clearly define your intentions and future plans.
The tremendous planetary alignments of this year (see past articles, www.susanheinz.com) bring about radical change, destruction, and transformation. It is our challenge to maintain our integrity and build a strong inner structure as situations continue to unfold.
As Pluto goes direct this month, releasing pent up forces, conditions that have been unfolding intensify. What can follow is a change in patterns and speedy reorganization, promoting more effective action. Those who have been working with transforming their lives, work, or relationships, can experience rapid change, release, and transformation. Often we experience an up surging of old issues, a positive time for facing them and coming to resolution. The time is highly charged for Earth changes and man made accidents, or seeing more clearly the effects of our past behaviors. Take note of the radioactivity from Fujushima.
The full Moon in sensitive and dreamy Pisces takes place on the 19th. The Autumnal Equinox takes place on September 22 when the Sun moves into Libra and the nights begin to overcome the days. The sign Libra brings to the forefront the importance of inner balance, finding an inner place of calm, as life moves into its next phase.
Twelve opportunities for September: For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): This is a good time to initiate new routines and daily health patterns. You are ready for something to activate and express your creativity. Don’t ignore this. There is the need for play and self-expression. A balance must take place between your responsibility to others and your own need for freedom and doing what you love. Once you decide on change, situations move quickly.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): This month, you shift your point of view. You see the remnants of your old belief systems you are ready to release. September you are busy and feel more in sync with heart, mind, and body. Activity with family increases, with new situations. As much as you are ready to jump in and move energetically in situations, take your time to sense the feelings and needs of others.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): You may be experiencing overwhelm in work or life direction, perhaps an obscuring of clarity. Reel yourself back in. Create some solitude in your home. Attend to your body by grounding and eating healthy foods. Envision your imaginative possibilities and re-imagine your work and daily routines. Your body wants you to slow down.
Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): This has been an imaginative and potentially rewarding time for you. It continues to be very mentally creative. Pay attention to the details of things. Take action to create more financial security and well-being. Be thoughtful with children or loved ones as differences arise. Find a creative outlet for your frustration. This benefits all involved.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): This month, go after what you want, take that action you have been meaning to take. You may feel that someone at home, or in family, resists your needs for change, or movement is slowing down. This is an opportunity to understand where adjustments are needed. It benefits you to continue to work behind the scenes, nurturing yourself and others with kindness. After the 10th things flow more smoothly.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): This is the month to honor yourself. There is a fundamental change taking place in how you express yourself in the world. Now the need to be yourself and your creative ability takes precedence. With Mercury moving into Libra on the 9th through the 22nd it benefits you to be flexible, alert to the unexpected, and willing to let go of previous arrangements.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): The first part of September calls on you to regroup, take an in-breathe and look over how things are unfolding. Love is present this month, taking you into a deeper phase. For some this could be intimate closeness, for others, situations can intensify as your concerns center around your sense of security. You experience differences of opinion. Cultivate patience. Be flexible, but understand your own needs. Creativity can be enhanced.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): Patience is called for this month. You are ready for the changes before you! You have felt very responsible for creating a new life, a new sense of yourself. You may feel frustrated with the people around you and the delays that seem to take place. Don’t take it personally because soon events will unfold rapidly. Remember to rest.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): This month it is best to attend to the deep undercurrents that run through your life in regards to your inner self and family. What you have to offer others includes rich optimism and positive possibilities that uplifts the vibrations of the group and helps others to see more clearly their own vision. Your leadership in new areas supports a renewed sense of purpose.
Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): A friend or family member has come into your life, enhancing it with inspiration, creativity, and love. Because of this your sense of yourself continues to transform. It is an excellent time to expand your mind, to experience new things, and explore. Patience is needed as different points of view, and different needs in relationship arise. Be flexible, open to possibilities that you may never have imagined.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): A partner or friend gives you direction or wants to lead you somewhere. You may have immediately said yes, lets go. There is inspiration, excitement and it stimulates your thinking. Or you may hesitate; feel your responsibilities, the need to maintain the status quo within your work. Find a happy medium. Look for possibilities and be patient with some delays!
Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): This is a creative time for you! You feel freer to express yourself. Relationships are the focus this month. You are offered help in organizing or bringing into focus your intentions or dreams for your life. There may be some challenge with people with whom you work. Your sense of flexibility, clarity of intent, and creative possibilities in the moment solves conflicts.