Music of the Spheres
Astrological Insights by Susan Heinz
Astrology for September:
(Susan’s Astrology, Qabalah and Painting classes begin in September. See Qabalah for more info.)
The Blue Moon rising on the evening of August 31st, in sensitive and imaginative Pisces, brings us into September, and the change of seasons. With a number of planets in the water signs, emotional states are heightened. Our sensitivities are increased. As the Sun moves through Virgo, personal refinement and productive hard work will support goals. Mercury enters Virgo on the 1st, making it easier to be studious and pay attention to the details of things. Uranus and Pluto are again in exact square as Pluto goes retrograde on the 17th. Once again we feel the tension of uncertainty and change. As situations breakdown we are challenged to respond with flexibility, creative problem solving, and innovation.
With Mars now in Scorpio, the tenor of the environment intensifies. Here the tone is to fetter out untruths, unconscious tendencies. Confrontations are more likely to take place. The best way to move with these energies is to go deeper into one’s psyche. We can let go of old conditioning and enter the field of interactions in new ways, understanding our needs, rather than reacting without awareness. With strong feelings being triggered, practice detachment, observing interpersonal dynamics and compassion for the human condition.
The new moon in Virgo takes place on the 15th, encouraging us to seed practical dreams, to work with refinement, service, and clearing. Clearing out your home and/or doing a cleansing fast is also recommended during this time.
The Fall Equinox takes place in the morning of September 22. It points out the conflictual battling going on before elections, and in general, the need to get underneath the appearance of things. The energy is expressive and intense. With the equinox Moon in Sagittarius, aligning with the center of our galaxy, it’s time to realize our interconnectedness with all life as we are challenged to adjust to change. There will be no going back to past ways, recent, or more distant. A new vision must be built. With Neptune trining Saturn the time is ripe for grounding a dream or vision.
The full moon on the 29th highlights the challenge of these times as it aligns directly with Uranus and Pluto, in fiery Aries. Sudden unexpected events will challenge us to trust our intuitions, and navigate with more consciousness. To move more smoothly with the energies, set aside time to tune into the creative energies of yourself and the cosmos. This is our Harvest Moon, full of unexpected results.
Twelve opportunities for September:
Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): The beginning of September is time for retreat. You are accessing a deeper level of being, which shifts how you respond to people. Midmonth begins a challenge in relationship, as the desire for more freedom and ease comes up against your deep emotions. The full moon of the 29th carries a lot of intensity. For best results do things differently, see positive outcomes and retain your sense of humor.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): Your sensitivity at the beginning of the month meets with challenges. Use your sensitivity to recognize the energy that you are dealing with. Be a perceptive lens during this month. Needs that are usually put aside are to be acknowledged. Relationships pose complications, because underlying emotions are triggered. Be patient with the process as it will allow you to break free of old patterns
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): At the Blue Moon, let yourself imagine, dream, play music, or write. You feel that your mind is zipping here and there, so ground yourself in your home with a meditation ritual in the morning. This enables you to harness the creativity moving through you. The later part of the month brings more ease and is excellent for communicating, writing, teaching and enjoyment.
Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): At the Blue Moon gift yourself with doing something you love. Let that love fill your heart. Express that love to someone or through the arts. With Mars now in Scorpio you are empowered to express yourself, your deep feelings, your desire to say ‘this is me!’ It is an excellent time to seed a writing project.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): This month, take a look at your finances and set things in order. Ask the questions you need to ask to clarify situations. With a strong Jupiter connection you feel more encouraged, but watch taking on too much. This is a good time for working with details and planning for future goals. Venus now graces the evening skies in Leo. Be thoughtful of relationships as you feel more emotional.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): Enjoy this deep feeling full Blue Moon, as it rises when evening falls. Put your lists aside and go down to the ocean and feel its imaginative and romantic powers. This is a good time to share your deep feelings with another. The new moon on the 15th supports your good intentions. Let yourself stretch into the areas of life you have been wanting to explore. Writing is highlighted.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): The beginning of the month is a good time to step back emotionally or physically, have some reflective time with yourself. Discipline, goal setting, and structure to your day, work best right now. There is the potential for breaking into new areas of creativity. It is necessary now to balance your outgoing energy with an inner listening otherwise there can be challenge in relationship.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): With Mars now in Scorpio, you feel more energetic, and will want to move forward with your plans. Your deep feelings will surface, and you will be more sensitive to people and the environment. You can imagine that your perceptive antennae are out. Let yourself be objective to what is before you and seek to gather insights that will support clarity. You may require more attention now, so ask for it with someone you trust.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): You may find yourself exceptionally busy right now. People seek you out. The challenge here is taking on too much or promising more than it you are able to do. At the Virgo new moon on the 15th it is a good time to review your goals and what you want to accomplish both personally and in your career.
Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): The beginning of the month highlights putting forth great effort in order to accomplish. This needs to be balanced with relaxation and imaginative reverie. It is an excellent time to imagine what you want to manifest and begin to put it in place. Learning, teaching, and travel are emphasized. You are preparing to enter a new phase.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): You find yourself very busy at work. This is a good time to be putting more energy into your vocation. It is best to be very open to new possibilities because your life is undergoing much change. Soon you will be ready to come out as an authority in your field.
Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): This month highlights relationships and especially in your home. There is a lot of coming and going, visitors, and discussion. It is an excellent time to get at the hidden truth of things. People are willing to listen to what you have to say. Now your idealism blends with pragmatism with very positive results.