September 2014 Newsletter

Dear Friends Kindly note that the days and times given below are in PDT (Pacific Daylight Saving Time). For Rocky Mountain Time (except AZ which is on the same time zone as CA) add 1 hour. For Central Time, add 2 hours. For Eastern Time, add 3 hours. For Alaskan Time, subtract 1 hour. For Hawaii-Aleutian Time, subtract 2 hours. For Greenwich, add 8 hours. For Central European time (CET) add 9 hours. For Eastern European time (EET), add 10 hours.


 RUNE OF THE MONTH:. KANO, inner peace. Serenity comes from a quiet heart, honest with itself and grounded in its truth. We are being asked to go back to the simplicity of our core, to have confidence in ourselves and know what we know with clarity. A clean conscience leads to a peaceful mind. As we stay anchored in the present, do our very best from moment to moment, we become more centered in that infinite divine lake within that connects us to all that is.

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Uranus remains retrograde this whole month until December 20th. Its shadow period remains until April 7th, 2015. The degrees it travels this month, 15º52’-14º49’ Aries, are represented in the Sabian Symbols by: “Nature spirits are seen at work in the light of sunset” and “An Indian weaving a ceremonial blanket”.  The more we individuate, becoming all that we are in our personal truth, the more connected we become to the sacredness of nature, our true home. It is by performing ceremonies and paying attention to what lies beyond the veil that we can free ourselves from all that never was.

Neptune remains retrograde this whole month until November 15 between 6º07’ and 5º22’ Pisces. Its shadow period lasts until January 2015. The degrees it travels this month are symbolized by the following images: “Illuminated by a shaft of light, a large cross lies on rocks surrounded by sea mist” and “A parade of army officers in full dress”.  The army and religion are two structures that have governed much of society. They are being shown here in their softer aspects, not devoid of the possibility for transformation in our rapidly evolving world. It feels that as the veils between dimensions become thinner, our relationship to what previously could have been a cause  for fear, no longer is perceived by us in that way. As we become stronger spiritually, we are able to see these forces for what they are without being controlled by them any longer.

Pluto turns direct on September 23 when it reaches 10º59’ Capricorn. Its shadow period will last until January 2015. 11º06’-10º59’ Capricorn are symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by the following images: “An illustrated lecture on natural science reveals little-known aspects of life” and “A large group of pheasants on a private estate”.  Pheasants are symbols of love, creativity, and self-confidence. The more we become aware of life in its multidimensionality, the more vitality we have, the more abundance is at our disposal, the more space we naturally take. A time to connect deeply to Mother Earth, to the realms of stones, plants, trees and animals, to listen to their souls and hear their messages.

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 The Moon will be Void of Course (V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):

  • On Monday 9/1 between 8:40 AM and 10:17 AM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
  • On Wednesday 9/3 between 11:06 AM and 3:15 PM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.
  • On Friday 9/5 between 8:08 AM and 4:59 PM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
  • On Sunday 9/7 between 10:19 AM and 4:47 PM: when the Moon enters Pisces.
  • On Tuesday 9/9 between 12:09 PM and 4:33 PM: when the Moon enters Aries.
  • From Wednesday 9/10 at 5:58 PM till Thursday 9/11 at 6:17 PM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
  • On Saturday 9/13 between 6:31 AM and 11:26 PM: when the Moon enters Gemini.
  • From Monday 9/15 at 7:05 PM till Tuesday 9/16 at 8:24 AM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
  • On Thursday 9/18 between 11:38 AM and 8:10 PM: when the Moon enters Leo.
  • From Saturday 9/20 at 9:33 PM till Sunday 9/21 at 8:54 AM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
  • On Tuesday 9/23 between 5:15 AM and 8:59 PM: when the Moon enters Libra.
  • On Friday 9/26 between 5:39 AM and 7:29 AM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
  • On Sunday 9/28 between 1:31 PM and 3:50 PM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
  • Between Monday 9/29 at 8:29 PM and Tuesday 9/30 at 9:41 PM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.

Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… NO thing!

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Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon:

Moon in Sagittarius between Monday 9/1 at 10:17 AM and Wednesday 9/3 at 3:14 PM + between Sunday 9/28 at 3:50 PM and Tuesday 9/30 at 9:40 PM: 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 Wednesday 9/3 at 3:15 PM and Friday 9/5 at 4:58 PM + between Tuesday 9/30 at 9:41 PM and Friday 10/3 at 12:59 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 Friday 9/5 at 4:59 PM and Sunday 9/7 at 4:46 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 Sunday 9/7 at 4:47 PM and Tuesday 9/9 at 4:32 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 Tuesday 9/9 at 4:33 PM and Thursday 9/11 at 6:16 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 9/11 at 6:17 PM and Saturday 9/13 at 11:25 PM: 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 bodywork…

Moon in Gemini between Saturday 9/13 at 11:26 PM and Tuesday 9/16 at 8:23 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 9/16 at 8:24 AM and Thursday 9/18 at 8:09 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 9/18 at 8:10 PM and Sunday 9/21 at 8:53 AM: 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 Sunday 9/21 at 8:54 AM and Tuesday 9/23 at 8:58 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 Tuesday 9/23 at 8:59 PM and Friday 9/26 at 7:28 AM: 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…).

Moon in Scorpio between Friday 9/26 at 7:29 AM and Sunday 9/28 at 3:49 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.

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Our intentional meditation starts on Monday 9/8. Place as many blank sheets as you will have intentions out to be charged by the Full Moon in Pisces at exactly 6:38 PM (you can put them out up to several hours prior to that time). Once that moment has passed (up to several hours later if necessary), put them away in a folder until the next New Moon.

On the New Moon in Libra, on Tuesday 9/23, 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 so that they are out at exactly 11:14 PM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams… 

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Monday 9/1: Mercury enters Libra (10:38 PM till Saturday 9/27 at 3:38 PM)

During the next 3 weeks, we express ourselves in a more diplomatic way. We seek to create harmony in our exchanges with others. Artistic work is favored, as are situations requiring cooperation.


Wednesday 9/3: Sun Trine Pluto (9:08 AM)

A day when the helpful cooperation of others is easily elicited. Our dignity, self confidence and sense of power create positive situations. We lead with an authority that takes into account the highest good of all concerned.


Friday 9/5: Venus enters Virgo (10:07 AM till Monday 9/29 at 1:51 PM)

During the next 3 weeks, our feelings express themselves with purity and practicality. We could be less emotional and more logical, feeling with our heads and thinking with our hearts. In our relationships, we seek quality rather than quantity.


Tuesday 9/9: Mercury Square Pluto (3:38 PM)

We could be confronted today to manipulations, power games or ultimatums. Best to ponder on those challenges to find positive ways of creating unity. A day to go within and ask ourselves profound questions about life. We could unravel many mysteries that were eluding us.


Wednesday 9/10: Venus Opposition Neptune (3:51 AM), Mercury Sextile Jupiter (11:37 AM)

Lies, deceit, confusing messages in a love relationship could leave us quite disenchanted. Best to withdraw and stay away from any drama. If propositions are made that seem too good to be true, they might just be so. In our optimism and enthusiasm, let us not get carried away to promise more than we can deliver, nor believe too much those who do get a little over confident.


Thursday 9/11: Sun Sextile Saturn (8:04 AM)

A day to focus on backlogged work. We are serious, efficient, organized, disciplined and grounded. A great day to be clear on our long-term ambitions and make positive plans for our future.


Saturday 9/13: Mercury Opposition Uranus (1:16 AM), Mars enters Sagittarius (2:57 PM till Sunday 10/26 at 3:42 AM)

During the next 6 weeks, Sagittarians are favored. We should get plenty of outdoor activity and enter enthusiastically many exciting new adventures. Projects related to long-distance traveling, higher education, religion or the law are favored. Today, more specifically, we should expect the unexpected. People may act in crazy ways, be unreliable and impulsive. Changes in plans happen without notice, people come up with new ideas that may not be the most practical, projects fall short of their promises. Best to stay quiet today, in relative seclusion and keep our thoughts to ourselves.


Sunday 9/21: Venus Sextile Saturn (6:03 AM), Mars Square Neptune (8:40 PM)

A great day to be clear on where we stand with regard to a love relationship, either end it or commit deeper to it. It is important that we stay grounded in what we are willing to give and what we need to receive to reach emotional fulfillment. Another could be anxious, unreliable or unstable at this time, requiring of us to be more practical and balanced. Things we were counting on could somehow elude us. As we remain actively involved in manifesting our dreams, sober and considerate of others, we are able to analyze situations with clarity without falling prey to disillusions.


Monday 9/22: Pluto turns direct (5:34 PM), Sun enters Libra (Fall equinox at 7:29 PM till Thursday 9/23 at 4:56 AM)

Regarding Pluto turning direct, kindly refer to the opening paragraph. Today is the start of Fall. During the coming month we seek beauty, harmony and balance. A wonderful time to enhance our physical beauty. Artists and interior designers are favored by this transit.


Thursday 9/25: Jupiter Trine Uranus (11:17 AM)

Any matter related to travel, the law, religion, athletics or higher education is greatly favored today. Our positive attitude opens many wonderful new doors. We collaborate with others with enthusiasm, optimism and integrity. Wonderful for a beneficial, unexpected long distance trip. Any project begun today will create abundance and lead to wonderful long-term results. A turning point day helping us manifest expanded joy, excitement, social contacts and wealth in our lives.


Saturday 9/27: Mercury enters Scorpio (3:39 PM till Friday 10/10 at 10:26 AM)

During the next 2 weeks, we think and express our thoughts with more depth, insight and passion. Our psychic knowingness is enhanced. We seek profound answers to our questions and are most concerned with matters of significance relating to the mysteries of life. Our concentration is intense. Metaphysical issues are more fascinating to us than usual.


Monday 9/29: Venus enters Libra (1:52 PM till Thursday 10/23 at 1:51 PM)

During the next 3 weeks, we are drawn to beauty, harmony and peace. We seek balance in the expression of our emotions. Partnerships come to the forefront. Being in a good relationship feels more important than usual. Interior design, art, creativity, sensuality and anything that helps us be externally more beautiful is favored.

Create a wonderful month of September!

In Loving Light.

 Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.

Astrologer, shaman, international conference speaker

Author of Astrology for Enlightenment (Atria Books, Simon & Schuster, NY)

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