September 2016 Astrology Forecast
The day-by-day astrology forecast for September 2016
September 1: This morning’s New Moon in Virgo is also a solar eclipse. Projects begun before an eclipse rarely proceed as planned and with the Sun/Moon tandem at odds with Saturn, Mars and Neptune, delays and obstacles are assured. The New Moon is also conjunct her own north node, so some quests must be pursued despite difficulties and risks. This is, after all, the heart of harvest season and the time of reaping is upon us. Prepare to work hard. Proceed with care, caution and discrimination, but don’t give up. The cosmos calls for improving skills, increasing efficiency and fulfilling karmic obligations. Taking good care of one’s own physical body is an integral part of living well and staying effective, today and during the coming weeks.
Moon in Virgo, New Moon Solar Eclipse in Virgo 5:03AM, Sun square Saturn.
September 2: The Virgo Sun’s noon hour opposition to Neptune invites some folks to make magnificent acts of self-sacrifice, generosity and/or artistry. Others may feel quite timid and lost as they venture into uncharted territory or deal with unreliable partners. Fortunately, mental Mercury, now retrograde, is joining forces with optimistic Jupiter. The power of positive thinking is undeniable, especially this evening when the Moon meets up with the happy duo. There are silver linings and ancient sources of wisdom to tap into for inspiration. Dinnertime moods are gregarious and celebratory. Weekend travelers are also buoyed by the prospects of a change of scenery.
Moon in Virgo v/c 6:13PM-8:55PM Moon enters Libra, Sun opposite Neptune, Mercury conjunct Jupiter.
September 3: For sprightly early birds the day starts off with hummable melodies and easy smiles. The Libra Moon is conjunct loving Venus, an excellent omen for friendly social ties and a thoroughly enjoyable day. Awareness of others is nimble and astute. A willingness to please as well as instruct or assist pals is noted. Being helpful or adding color and beauty to the world provides much satisfaction. A late afternoon lunar sextile with Saturn favors proper decorum, doing and saying the “right” things. Keep an eye on partners if you’re out late tonight. Look for subtle warning signs of a disconnect and be quick to remedy any misunderstandings or hurt feelings.
Moon in Libra.
September 4: “Life is what happens while you’re making other plans,” opined John Lennon. This day may prove the cultural icon correct. Dawn breaks with the Libra Moon in harmony with Mars, a motivating force. Goals are clear. Workout enthusiasts, hikers and sightseers are eager to be on their way. It’s later in the day that things become unpredictable. Evening sees the Moon in an opposition with Uranus, the planet of unexpected surprises. Plans may fall through. Travelers could face delays, most likely caused by a technical failure. An accident is also possible so stay alert and drive defensively. Tonight is mellow, a good time to lay low, relax and let your mind wander while the Moon is void of course.
Moon in Libra v/c 8:30PM-12:00AM.
September 5: Today starts quietly. This morning the Libra Moon is void of course, which is perfectly fine for laid back vacationers and lazing sleepy heads. By mid-morning Luna has arrived in Scorpio, giving the day greater clarity and intensity. However, with a lack of additional planetary activity privacy needs may outweigh more ambitious or sociable urges. Given that summer’s end is fast approaching, explorations of inner space via meditation and contemplation can be rewarding. If a sympathetic partner or ally is willing to lend an ear and discuss options, a meeting of minds may also be quite fruitful. Dream big tonight as the Moon edges into a dandy trine with mysterious Neptune.
Moon in Libra v/c 12:00AM-8:38AM Moon enters Scorpio.
September 6: After a night of inspired dreaming many folks gracefully ease back into workplace routines. The practical Virgo Sun is ably assisted by the Scorpio Moon, making the transition from vacation mode seem like a natural next step. The Sun and Moon are also well-aligned with empowering Pluto in ambitious Capricorn. It may feel as though you haven’t missed a beat, as productivity is high right from the start. Joint efforts are favored. Powwow with partners late in the day. Honest give and take conversations can be enlightening and prospering for all parties, as well as a healing restorative for strained ties.
Moon in Scorpio.
September 7: An early morning sextile between Venus and Saturn is a reminder to acknowledge those who touch our hearts through love and respect. The aspect also strengthens faith and provides a true moral compass. Fortunate lunar alignments follow, steadily building upon the morning’s positive inclinations. Notably, the Scorpio Moon is favorably aligned with the communication planets, Mercury and Jupiter. Because Mercury is retrograde, a noon hour meeting could be a real eye-opener. A previous assumption may be proven wrong or an associate might backtrack. Be ready to adapt to unexpected changes. Accentuate the positives, regardless of what comes to light or shifts later in the day.
Moon in Scorpio v/c 8:43PM-9:20PM Moon enters Sagittarius, Sun trine Pluto, Venus sextile Saturn.
September 8: The waxing Sagittarius Moon launches the day with verve and enthusiasm, but pace yourself. A mad dash can only be sustained for so long. As morning turns to afternoon the Moon is approaching Saturn and setting off the square between the Ringed Planet and Neptune. Dour Saturn demands consistency, accuracy and patience, and in this case perspective. The challenging square angles evoke Neptune’s penchant to be an agent of confusion, loss and disappointment. Make your opinions known but show understanding to those you disagree with. Everyone rightfully has a point of view, even if it is narrow-minded or incorrect. We’re all doing the best we can with the knowledge we have in the moment. A lunar sextile to Venus brings peace, love and understanding as the hour grows late.
Moon in Sagittarius.
September 9: Bright and early this morning Jupiter enters Libra for a thirteen month stay. This is good news for natives of the Sign of Balance as well as the other air signs, Gemini and Aquarius. The principles of fair play and justice are sure to concern many folks. Prosperity and happiness will carry others. The arrival may easily be overlooked as the First Quarter Moon in Sagittarius pulls attention from philosophical to more pressing day to day matters. Moral principles compete with pragmatic concerns much of the day. A night out with pals can be a good way to unwind.
First Quarter Moon in Sagittarius 7:49AM, Moon in Sagittarius v/c 8:51PM-12:00AM, Jupiter enters Libra.
September 10: Saturn forms a third square with Neptune this morning. Since last fall this persistent and perplexing angle has been a major contributor to a climate of fear and insecurity, sometimes justified but often based on lies, rumors and half-truths. A few inspired souls have harnessed the energy for purely humanitarian or artistic purposes. Kudos to them. After a slow, very quiet start the Moon enters Capricorn during the mid-morning. A testing lunar square to Jupiter follows. This alignment serves as an invitation to wake up, get fully engaged and step boldly into the day. Relationships require special care. Take pains to avoid boasting, stepping on toes or pushing buttons.
Moon in Sagittarius v/c 12:00AM-8:55AM Moon enters Capricorn, Saturn square Neptune.
September 11: Via a conjunction with Pluto, the Capricorn Moon has many people feeling notably thin-skinned. Powerful needs and subconscious longings, as well as hidden resentments may surface at any moment. Because the two conjoined stars are also at odds with Venus, satisfaction and inner peace can be hard to come by. Losses are keenly felt. It’s best to give others space, and claim your own, as needed. Moods lighten during the afternoon. By evening it may seem that a giant load has lifted. Lunar harmony with the Virgo Sun puts most folks at ease. With both “lights” in practical earth signs, it’s a good time to make peace with partners and get busy prepping for the upcoming work week.
Moon in Capricorn, Venus square Pluto.
September 12: Morning activities are stressful. The Moon is at odds with unpredictable Uranus and then goes void of course. A square between retrograde Mercury and feisty Mars can fuel outbursts and make delays more frustrating. It’s not a great way to begin the work week but make the best of it. Slow down. These energies are good for reviewing and rethinking and touching base with coworkers, friends and other associates. Stick to everyday routines. Tonight is a very different story. The Moon enters Aquarius before sundown and promptly forms an uplifting trine to Jupiter. Dinnertime moods are upbeat as conversations sparkle. The Sun overtakes Mercury so be sure to mean what you say. Make good on promises and see things through to completion.
Moon in Capricorn v/c 6:00AM-5:29PM Moon enters Aquarius, Mercury square Mars, Sun conjunct Mercury.
September 13: The morning hours are productive. The waxing Aquarius Moon is in a nifty sextile with Saturn, instilling a motivation to succeed. This is a favorable time for discussions, consensus building and decision-making. Moods change after lunch. The perfectionistic Virgo Sun is in a testing square with fiery Mars. Disagreements may arise over religious beliefs, politics or other, more subtle factors. Before getting into an argument, identify the goal. Approach, timing and technique may be debatable but having clear objectives outweighs and outlasts short-lived criticism. Evening brings sweeter, more soothing and loving skies.
Moon in Aquarius, Sun square Mars.
September 14: Tackle important chores and make plans this morning while the visionary Aquarius Moon is busily engaged. Lunar alignments with Venus, Mars and Uranus promote general goodwill and friendly relations. Meetings and brainstorming sessions are fruitful, ingenious solutions and game-changing ideas likely. Put your technological chops to good use. By noon the Moon is traveling void of course, making the afternoon feel less energized and certain. Momentum naturally fades. The second half of the day remains a good time for informal networking but expect more indecision and procrastinating than action. It’s time to relax a bit and go with the flow. Late tonight the Moon arrives in Pisces and with a Full Moon approaching, excitement is noted.
Moon in Aquarius v/c 11:31AM-10:23PM Moon enters Pisces.
September 15: The waxing Pisces Moon is nearly full. Emotions are complex and deep and may take unexpected turns. The Moon is conjunct Neptune but simultaneously in square with Saturn. Feelings of exhilaration, amazement and unconditional love are very real possibilities but so too are regrets. Living in the past or with false hopes could lead a costly miscalculation. Act the part of savior or saint with full awareness of the risks and responsibilities taken on. If a situation is unclear it may be best to take a “wait and see” approach. Tomorrow’s Full Moon is eclipsed and new details are likely to emerge in time. A late night lunar sextile to Pluto may give an inkling of who and what to believe in.
Moon in Pisces.
September 16: Awooo! It’s Harvest Moon time. This one is eclipsed. The Pisces Moon is full at 3:05 this afternoon, marking the completion of another summer growing season. What an appropriate juncture for a pause to give thanks to life-sustaining Mother Earth and the farmers who grow our food! Every lunar eclipse is an invitation to go inside and explore tender feelings, as well as emerging needs. However, the Sun and Moon are at odds with Mars so it’s best to put off some decisions. Wait a few days for things to settle down. Immediately after the Full Moon the Moon goes void of course, reducing the pressure to act in the heat of the moment. A pending trine between Mars and Uranus favors evening gatherings. Moon-worshippers, party animals and assorted visionaries can enjoy spontaneous celebrations.
Full “Harvest” Moon in Pisces/Lunar Eclipse 3:05PM, Moon in Pisces v/c 3:05PM-12:00AM.
September 17: Night owls may strike upon an original idea during the wee hours of the morning. The excitement of an innovative discovery makes sleep elusive for some. The Aries Moon spurs ambitions, which can be beneficial for a wide range of daytime activities, too. Challenge yourself with a brisk workout, house cleaning, working in the garden or other energy consuming project. Motivation and dedication remain strong through the early evening. Tonight’s plans may change as Venus nears an opposition with unpredictable Uranus. Some ties could feel dangerously frayed but mingling in new social circles proves refreshing.
Moon in Pisces v/c 12:00AM-12:22AM Moon enters Aries.
September 18: Once again, the early morning stars are less than restful. By sunrise the Aries Moon is nearing a conjunction with freedom-loving Uranus, our solar system’s maverick planet. Anything goes today. Expect the unexpected, the weird and uncanny, the stroke of luck or astounding irony. Because the Moon/Uranus duo stands in opposition to Venus, partnerships are volatile. Some lovers feel star struck and blessed, others might swear they’ve been born under a bad sign. Overly controlling or assertively independent behavior will not be well-received. The mid-afternoon is when relationships are most challenging. As evening nears, gentler, more congenial trends are in play. The Moon is void of course providing a mellower atmosphere for both friends and lovers.
Moon in Aries v/c 4:10PM-12:00AM, Venus opposite Uranus.
September 19: The steadying Taurus Moon lends this day a certain grace and composure. A fortunate early morning sextile between Venus and Mars warms ties and intensifies affections. These are good omens for the start of the working week. The Moon’s afternoon sextile to Neptune injects mystery, mysticism, kindness and empathy into ordinary routines and activities. Keep your senses finely tuned. Divine inspiration may strike at any time. Tonight’s atmosphere is also ripe with potential. Research as well as dreams could provide revelations or practical ideas that increase pleasure and profits.
Moon in Aries v/c 12:00AM-12:58AM Moon enters Taurus, Venus sextile Mars.
September 20: The daytime stars are relatively quiet and calm, and so are many moods. Harmony between the Taurus Moon and Virgo Sun bodes well for business and practical affairs. Mental Mercury is hovering stationary, and turns direct later this week. The Winged Messenger is also forming a nifty trine aspect to Pluto for the next four days. People want to know the truth. Put on your Sherlock Holmes hat and do some detective work. Deep personal growth work is transformational and encouraged by the alignment. Expect unusually perceptive insights from friends as well as normally humdrum news sources. A profound change in thinking is under way and this is likely to be apparent tonight. Allegiances may shift in dramatic fashion over the next few days.
Moon in Taurus v/c 11:32PM-12:00AM, Mercury trine Pluto.
September 21: Early risers, fueled by pure optimism, are eager to meet the new day. The Gemini Moon is in a fabulous trine aspect with Jupiter, an excellent omen for learning, traveling and sharing wise, encouraging words. Cheerful moods at the day’s start gradually evolve into less than certain ones. By early evening the Moon is testing Neptune and Saturn. This is not a good time to gamble or take foolish risks. Communications may suffer. Matters aren’t helped by mental Mercury’s pending return to forward motion. The Messenger of the Gods appears to have gotten lost, or distracted and is part of a tricky mutable Grand Cross. Don’t wrestle with thoughts, relax your mind. Watch your tongue. Expect clarity to slowly increase over the next couple of days.
Moon in Taurus v/c 12:00AM-1:53AM Moon enters Gemini.
September 22: Shortly after midnight Mercury returns to forward motion. Hovering in a trine with Pluto, the communications planet may occasion more than one reversal of fortune or change of mind. But that isn’t today’s only news. Today is the autumnal equinox. During the late morning fall begins as the Sun enters Libra, the sign of balance. Daylight and nighttime hours are equal. There are good reasons to greet the new season with confidence. The Sun is conjunct optimistic Jupiter. Mercury is aligned with the lunar north node, illuminating a clear path forward. The Gemini Moon is in harmony with intuitive Uranus, the precocious planet of innovation and evolution. Focus your heart and mind on creating a peaceful, more cooperative world. If you’re up late, pay attention. A potential tiff with a partner could test one’s patience and resolve.
Moon in Gemini, Mercury Direct, Sun enters Libra/Autumnal Equinox.
September 23: Insomniacs and early birds can’t help but see the handwriting on the wall, in capital letters. Mental Mercury forms a revealing trine to Pluto during the predawn hours. If you keep getting the same message, listen up! At nearly the same time the waning Last Quarter Cancer Moon is testing the Libra Sun. Pleasing everyone is not possible this morning. Break free from unrealistic expectations, your own as well as a partner’s, and look for new role models. Loving Venus enters Scorpio during the late morning. Affections intensify and tonight’s lunar trine to Neptune sees enamored romantics acting bewitched and beguiled. For other folks the evening is a wonderful opportunity to take in an inspired artistic performance or enjoy the wonders of Mother Nature.
Moon in Gemini v/c 3:57AM-4:33AM Moon enters Cancer, Last Quarter Moon in Cancer 5:56AM, Mercury trine Pluto, Venus enters Scorpio.
September 24: Early this morning a lunar opposition to Pluto makes it easy to fathom a partner’s hidden motives and secret agendas. But such insights can be provocative. The Moon is in Cancer, one of the Zodiac’s more protective signs. Make sure your observations and suggestions are delivered with tact and sensitivity. Moods may remain edgy for much of the day. Tonight the Moon is at odds with Uranus and a careless remark could set off an unpleasant response. After this final trying aspect the Moon goes void of course, diminishing the inclination to socialize. An early retreat to one’s nest may be irresistible. Fortunately, the Libra Sun is moving into a conjunction with Jupiter and the happy duo do much to defuse tensions with easy-going grace and gentle humor.
Moon in Cancer v/c 9:42PM-1200AM.
September 25: Those looking to catch up on rest will enjoy this morning’s laid back atmosphere, conveniently provided by the void of course Cancer Moon. It’s the perfect scenario for sleeping in or chilling out with a good book. Puttering around the house is another fine option. The Moon’s late morning entry into Leo is a refreshing call to action. Coming in concert with lunar sextiles to the Sun/Jupiter conjunction in Libra, the tenor of the day becomes celebratory. A sporting event or other boisterous gathering is super enjoyable. The party atmosphere has international flair, may lean towards excess, and could continue long into the night. Have fun!
Moon in Cancer v/c 12:00AM-9:48AM Moon enters Leo.
September 26: The Leo Moon forms a trine to dutiful Saturn as the day begins. This alignment is well-timed, coming at the start of the working week. Many folks have their serious game face on. In another corner of the heavens, ambitious Capricorn to be more precise, Pluto resumes forward motion. International markets and corporations are subject to a new round of mergers, acquisitions and scandals. Government officials may also be caught in an unethical intrigue. Pluto exposes corruption and abuses of power. It works best as an agent of mutual cooperation. Combine your talents and smarts with those of co-workers and friends. By working together, much is possible.
Moon in Leo, Sun conjunct Jupiter, Pluto Direct.
September 27: Feisty Mars arrives in gritty Capricorn before daybreak. This placement bodes well for initiating ambitious steps. The waning Leo Moon also trines Uranus during the predawn hours. Early birds are filled with lofty dreams and creative ideas. However, fate intervenes. Before sunrise the Moon goes void of course and efforts lose both urgency and verve. Make this a day of routine work, concentrating on projects already under way rather than starting new ones. Evening sees the Moon slip into Virgo and soon after, form a trine to Mars. It’s late in the game but here’s today’s energizing second wind. A dinner or nighttime event could nimbly fuse career concerns with more pleasurable interests.
Moon in Leo v/c 4:52AM-5:43PM Moon enters Virgo, Mars enters Capricorn.
September 28: The Virgo Moon is nearly at the end of another cycle. Emotional detachment is facilitated but midday events may make it hard not to take misunderstanding and delays personally. Forging ahead could require pressing on despite philosophical differences and settling for less than perfect results. This lunar stage is about maintaining and when possible, reaping or completing things. Do your best and let that be enough. Mental agility is notable tonight. Let your mind run through different scenarios. There are kernels of truth in each of them. Add the best pieces together and a well-constructed plan could take shape.
Moon in Virgo.
September 29: Here we are, once again feeling the fatigue that comes with the end of a lunar cycle. It may be hard to get motivated. Before the Sun peeks over the eastern horizon, the Virgo Moon begins a void of course run that stretches past midnight. This is another reason that many spirits naturally sag, lacking energy, enthusiasm, or both. The lethargic mood could spark discontent, too, but there are good ways to tap into today’s low key potential. Look inward. Consider your personal needs and how you can better meet them. A day off for some personal TLC may be in order. However, if keeping your nose to the grindstone is advantageous, do so. Finishing a project or at least moving it forward, is sure to satisfy.
Moon in Virgo v/c 6:05AM-12:00AM.
September 30: Most any kind of effort feels like a struggle this morning. The Libra Moon is in a testing square with Mars. Partners may be irritable under the pressure. Delays during the commuting hours add to anxieties. The vibes improve mightily as noon approaches. A lunar conjunction with jolly Jupiter ushers in optimistic, generous moods. Around lunchtime relationships become more amiable. Things seem to be trending in a positive direction. By evening the Moon is conjunct the Sun. The powerful and extraordinarily hopeful New Moon stellium marks the start of a fresh activity cycle. The alignment bodes well for diplomacy and a future of shared successes. Everyone is on their way, filled with great expectations and confidence.
Moon in Virgo v/c 12:00AM-3:52AM Moon enters Libra, New Moon in Libra 8:11PM.