RUNE OF THE MONTH: Ansuz
This rune stresses the importance of communication. The more we speak our truth with love and listen with respect and consideration to another's point of view, the easier we can reach an agreement that benefits all involved. Judgment should have no place in how we receive another's thoughts and feelings. The more open and transparent we are, the more compassionately we express ourselves, the more peace we generate in the world. And no matter how dramatic our situation may seem, let us never underestimate the power of humor and laughter.
Jupiter is still retrograde this whole month until December 25, between 10º21 and 8º50' Taurus.
These 3 degrees are symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by: "A fully decorated Christmas tree" "A Red Cross nurse" and "A woman watering flowers in her garden". We are still this month in a time of increased abundance. As we count our blessings, focus on what we love, and beautify it, we create more value in our lives. Seeing and enhancing the magic and the beauty that surrounds us, help bring more healing and prosperity to ourselves and others.
Uranus is still retrograde until December 9 between 3º32' and 2º25' Aries.
These 2 degrees are represented in the Sabian Symbols by the following images: "The cameo profile of a man suggesting the shape of his country" and "Two lovers strolling on a secluded walk". As we join our Beloved, our true star family and the land that deeply calls us, we become One with the divine, in harmony with our higher purpose, manifesting our spiritual truth. It is a time of remembering who we really are and embodying that truth, so that we may achieve mastery.
Neptune continues to be retrograde this whole month until November 9.
This month it travels from 29º16' to 28º34' Aquarius. The Sabian symbols associate the following images to these 2 degrees: "Deeply rooted in the past of a very ancient culture, a spiritual brotherhood in which many individual minds are merged into the glowing light of an unanimous consciousness is revealed to one who has emerged successfully from his metamorphosis" and "a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis". As we approach the end of the Mayan Calendar on October 28, 2011, our path to ascension is coming to fruition, bringing us to oneness with the Divine while still retaining our individuality.
Pluto is retrograde until September 16, between 4º56' and 4º53' Capricorn.
This degree is symbolized as follows: "Indians on a warpath. While some men row a well-filled canoe, others in it perform a war dance." The war is against whatever within us is still holding us from our mastery. There is no one way of dealing with the heavier energies within ourselves. Embracing them, working on ourselves and celebrating, are all valid ways of becoming all that we are.
The Moon will be Void of Course
(V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):
Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… Nothing!
Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon
Moon in Scorpio between Thursday 09/1 at 11:48 AM and Saturday 09/3 at 2:02 PM + between Wednesday 09/28 at 9:05 PM and Friday 09/30 at 9:41 PM:
Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, shamanism, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, and sexuality, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power.
Moon in Sagittarius between Saturday 09/3 at 2:03 PM and Monday 09/5 at 7:02 PM + between Friday 09/30 at 9:42 PM and Monday 10/3 at 1:15 AM:
Perfect for traveling, religious and/or philosophical activities or matters related to higher education and the law. Excellent for lecturing, learning, perfecting a foreign language, exploring other cultures… Perfect also for athletic training and tending to large animals (horses….)
Moon in Capricorn between Monday 09/5 at 7:03 PM and Thursday 09/8 at 2:41 AM:
Good for furthering our ambitions, asking for a promotion, enlisting the support of people in positions of authority, making a good impression, re-structuring our business and redefining our long-term goals…
Moon in Aquarius between Thursday 09/8 at 2:42 AM and Saturday 09/10 at 12:25 PM:
Perfect for philanthropic activities, charitable organizations, meeting with friends, making new acquaintances. Good also for inventions, far out, progressive ideas, inter-dimensional and time travel, anything related to UFOs, computers and technology in general….
Moon in Pisces between Saturday 09/10 at 12:26 PM and Monday 09/12 at 11:48 PM:
Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is…
Moon in Aries between Monday 09/12 at 11:49 PM and Thursday 09/15 at 12:24 PM:
Perfect for intense physical activities, anything requiring forceful, direct action and self-assertion. Good also for leadership, spontaneity, good will, being a way shower, initiating new projects or bringing our car to the mechanic….
Moon in Taurus between Thursday 09/15 at 12:25 PM and Sunday 09/18 at 1:05 AM:
Perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, investing in real estate, buying and selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth… Good also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as body work…
Moon in Gemini between Sunday 09/18 at 1:06 AM and Tuesday 09/20 at 11:52 AM:
Excellent for multi-tasking, curiosity, any form of communication, exchanging information, sending e-mails, calling friends and acquaintances. Great also for social activities, attending conferences, reading a book, watching a documentary, gathering data on various topics, connecting with new people….
Moon in Cancer between Tuesday 09/20 at 11:53 AM and Thursday 09/22 at 6:54 PM:
Perfect for family activities, especially those involving children. Good for spending more time at home, cooking, nurturing ourselves and those we love, inviting the people we cherish over for dinner. Excellent also for drawing, creative writing, humor and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….
Moon in Leo between Thursday 09/22 at 6:55 PM and Saturday 09/24 at 9:48 PM:
Excellent for anything glamorous, dramatic performances, being in the public's eye, throwing or attending an elegant party, playing with children, romance and creativity in general…
Moon in Virgo between Saturday 09/24 at 9:49 PM and Monday 09/26 at 9:50 PM:
Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning healthy nutrition, fasting, clearing our closets, cleaning our home, reorganizing our drawers…. Perfect also for detailed work, the focused use of our intelligence, and taking care of small pets….
Moon in Libra between Monday 09/26 at 9:51 PM and Wednesday 09/28 at 9:04 PM:
Great for relationships, associations, diplomatic exchanges with others, anything related to beauty (a haircut, buying new clothes, a make-over…), art (especially painting and decorating…), a pleasant social event (concert, art exhibition…).
Our Intentional Meditation
Our intentional meditation begins on Monday 09/23.
Take out as many blank sheets as you will have intentions, and place them out (on a balcony, near a window or in a garden) to be charged by the Full Moon in Pisces at exactly 2:27 AM. Once that moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the next New Moon in Libra on Tuesday 09/27. Same procedure as above, take out your blank full moon charged papers and write on each a concise, positive intention. Place them on a balcony, in a garden or near a window at exactly 4:09 AM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…
Friday 09/2: Sun Trine Jupiter (8:59 PM)
A very positive day. Opportunities present themselves, our faith opens doors, possibilities for advancement happen, luck accompanies us. Great for higher education, matters related to religion and the law, as well as long distance traveling. Financial matters are also favored as long as we are careful not to fall prey to self-indulgence and excesses.
Saturday 09/10: Venus Sextile Mars (9:23 PM)
A day of beautiful balance between the masculine and feminine aspects of ourselves. Perfect for gathering with friends or a romantic evening. Warmth, care and loving kindness create the peace and harmony that bring our dreams to fruition.
Sunday 09/11: Mercury Trine Pluto (10:27 PM)
A wonderful day for scientific and/or metaphysical research. We are able to X-ray situations and people and get to the bottom of any matter at hand. Clarity of purpose magnetizes the necessary cooperation to effortlessly further our goals.
Wednesday 09/14: Mercury Trine Jupiter (6:43 PM), Venus enters Libra (7:40 PM till October 8)
Our optimism, faith and exuberance are at an all time high. The more we feel that all will be well, the more kindness and generosity we attract from others. During the next 3 weeks, harmony, balance and peace develop in our relationships. We are drawn to art, beauty and colors.
Friday 09/16: Pluto turns direct (11:23 AM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Saturday 09/17: Venus Opposition Uranus (4:06 AM)
A day where we should be careful to not act impatiently or out of ego as this could cause sudden and irreparable separations from loved ones. We seek excitement in our social interactions and could get bored with people who seem always stuck in the same reality. A need for emotional independence or acting unconventionally could cause some tension. Unusual people may seem highly attractive, but these infatuations are likely to be short-lived.
Sunday 09/18: Venus Square Pluto (6:07 PM), Mars enters Leo (6:51 PM till November 10)
This may be a day to lie low as manipulation and lack of cooperation may be more critical than usual. Others may not appreciate our uniqueness. We need to make the effort of relating to them at their level. Compromise brings peace. For the next 2 months, Leo natives and Leo Ascendants are favored. We need to act from our hearts and be generous in our deeds.
Friday 09/23: Sun enters Libra (2:05 AM till October 23), Mars Trine Uranus (4:25 AM)
During the next month, grace, beauty, harmony and peace are highlighted. The more we come from a place of balance, the more flowing our lives are. Artistic talents are profoundly fulfilling at this time. Today, more specifically, we should be careful not to give into impatience or fall prey to anger. Let us be particularly attentive when operating a motor vehicle or using sharp objects. Unusual, exciting activities stimulate us to further assert inventive creativity.
Sunday 09/25: Mercury enters Libra (2:09 PM till October 13), Sun Opposition Uranus (5:16 PM)
During the next 3 weeks, we express ourselves in a more balanced way, taking opposing points of view into account. We are more diplomatic and seek peace in our communications with others. Today, more specifically, we need to keep our impatience in check as we could easily and irrevocably burn bridges behind us. Sudden, unexpected situations could cause us to find fast, creative solutions. A day we may seek more independence than usual.
Monday 09/26: Mercury Opposition Uranus (11:31 PM)
New people met today could prove unreliable. Friendships could end unexpectedly. Sudden news or situations could be disturbing. Cherished ideas could be shattered, freeing us to adopt new perspectives and rethink our world in creative ways.
Wednesday 09/28: Sun Square Pluto (2:35 AM), Sun Conjunct Mercury (1:16 PM)
In the face of manipulation, willpower and ultimatums, it is important to work out ways to cooperate for the good of all concerned. Communicating clearly, setting positive goals, and being cordial to others support our dreams for the future.
Thursday 09/29: Mercury Sextile Mars (0:27 AM), Venus Conjunct Saturn (4:49 PM), Sun Sextile Mars (11:44 PM):
It is important today to channel our mental and physical energy through stimulating endeavors. A great day for signing contracts or getting repairs done. We could also become clearer with regard to an emotional commitment and wish to deepen a relationship with someone we cherish.
Wishing you all the best.
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.