Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.
Kindly note that all the days and times given below are in PDT (Pacific Daylight Saving Time). For Rocky Mountain Time, 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 7 hours.
One eclipse this month following the Lunar Eclipse in Pisces on Tuesday August 28. These mark another major turning point in our lives to help us get rid of what no longer serves us in our journey to Ascension. The Solar Eclipse occurs on Tuesday 9/11 at 5:44 AM at 18º25′ Virgo. This degree is symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by “A swimming race”. In any athletic race, only does the best win, the one who has practiced daily, displayed focus, efficiency, discipline and persistence. This Eclipse points to the need for us to be absolutely impeccable. Someone in one of my talks on the Astrology of Ascension asked me where to start. When I answered : “By clearing our closets”, everybody laughed, but I was dead serious and this was not symbolic in any way. We need to throw away, give away, recycle, all the things that have not served us in the past 6 months. We need to re-examine our diets, our exercise programs, how we treat our bodies. We also need to become very aware of the environment and our relationship with the Earth, our Mother.
The Fall Equinox occurs on Sunday 9/23 at 2:52 AM when the Sun enters Libra, marking the official beginning of fall. As the days and nights are exactly equal, we are reminded of balance and equilibrium. And as we are preparing once again to enter deeper into the night, we should express our gratitude for the harvest, physically, as well as for all that we have accomplished since Spring.
Venus which turned retrograde on July 27th, will turn direct again on 9/8 at 9:13 AM having reached 16º36′ Leo. A degree symbolized by “A volunteer Church choir singing religious hymns”. The completion of revisiting a love relationship that we may have thought was forever over, is celebrated by beautiful and sacred songs overflowing with joy and celebration. The love that we are now to share has to be without any hidden agenda, just with the gratitude of being in love and being loved in return without having asked for that reciprocity. It is a gift freely given and received. We could also experience some very special occurrences around money and be given some freebees, or be offered money that allows us to do something that really frees us in harmony with our soul’s purpose, and without any strings attached.
Saturn enters Virgo on September 2nd until October 30th 2009 ! We are now starting a very important two year period of going deeper into our understanding of nutrition, our bodies, how we affect our environment, what we can do concretely on a daily basis to help heal the Earth. This will be an extraordinary period for healers and for those who have been struggling to heal. A deeper understanding of the connection between our minds and matter will also emerge with much more clarity and there will be a collective need to reorganize our lives, our work, and our homes, We could be drawn to live in a new location so that we are energetically in perfect alignment with the Earth.
Uranus is still retrograde this whole month between 17º03′ and 15º55′ Pisces. Respectively: “In a gigantic tent, villagers witness a spectacular performance”, “An Easter Parade”, “In the quiet of his study, a creative individual experiences a flow of inspiration”. Joining in collective celebrations, does not take away the need to continue on our own, individual path. But as we work more and more in alignment with all the people who are opening their hearts and their minds to the unknown in positive expectancy, living with faith and a consciousness of the sacredness of life, the easier, the more miraculous and effortless our personal paths become. As, from the divine within ourselves, we contribute to the collective efforts, the rewards that come to us are beyond what we could have imagined, and help may flow from places we didn’t even know existed.
Neptune is also retrograde still this whole month between 20º08′ and 19º31′ Aquarius. These two aspects are symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by “A disappointed and disillusioned woman courageously faces a seemingly empty life”, and “A large white dove bearing a message”. No matter how grim the circumstances in our lives may seems at times (no money, no relationship, a job we don’t love, a sense of isolation and purposelessness….), we need to remember that above the clouds there is always a blue sky illuminated by the shining, bright and warm Sun. There is a very specific cosmic plan behind the apparent madness and chaotic energies that regularly come to disrupt everything that felt familiar and secure. We are aligning ourselves to our true spiritual purposes and “missions”, and that means being forced to let go of identifications with what we were not but had become too attached to. What is being removed from our lives, never was ours. The purpose of such “losses” is to force us to clearly reconnect to our real truth and remember our priorities.
Pluto which turned retrograde on March 31st 2007, is turning direct again on 9/7 at 7:54 AM at 26º18′ Sagittarius symbolized by “A Sculptor at his work”. In the past 5 months, as we have had to dig deeper and deeper within ourselves, much of our old karma has been cleared. This could also have accounted for a lot of the ugliness that was revealed, the wounds, the pain that seemed more acute than usual so that we would give ourselves the chance to transmute them positively.
M until Tuesday October 2nd at 9:56 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 related topics, connecting with new people… Moon in Cancer between Wednesday 9/5 at 4:08 AM and Friday 9/7 at 9:58 AM : 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, crazy humor and anything requiring imagination… Moon in Leo between Friday 9/7 at 9:59 AM and Sunday 9/9 at 6:09 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 9/9 at 6:10 PM and Wednesday 9/12 at 4:30 AM : Excellent for starting a new fitness program, 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 Wednesday 9/12 at 4:31 AM and Friday 9/14 at 4:36 PM : Great for relationships, associations, diplomatic exchanges with others, anything related to beauty (a haircut, buying a new dress, a make-over…), art (especially painting and decorating), a pleasant social event… Moon in Scorpio between Friday 9/14 at 4:37 PM and Monday 9/17 at 5:20 AM : Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, sexuality and exploring the other side of the veil, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power… Moon in Sagittarius between Monday 9/17 at 5:21 AM and Wednesday 9/19 at 4:51 PM : Perfect for traveling, religious and/or philosophical activities or matters related to higher education and the law. Excellent for lecturing, learning, perfecting foreign languages, exploring other cultures… Perfect also for athletic training and tending to big animals (horses…) Moon in Capricorn between Wednesday 9/19 at 4:52 PM and Friday 9/21 at 11:14 PM : 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 9/21 at 11:15 PM and Monday 9/24 at 5:54 AM : 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 Monday 9/24 at 5:55 AM and Wednesday 9/26 at 7:21 AM : Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, music, dancing, painting, photography, film, dreaming, channeling, swimming, sleeping and connecting to the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is… Moon in Aries between 7:22 AM and Friday 9/28 at 7:16 AM : Great for intense physical activities, anything requiring forceful, direct action, and self-assertion. Good also for leadership, spontaneity, good will, being a way shower and initiating new projects…
Our intentional meditation started last month on Tuesday 8/28 at 3:35 AM with the Lunar Eclipse in Pisces. On Tuesday 9/11, take out your Full Moon charged sheets of paper and on each write a clear, concise and positive intention. Place your intentions out (on a balcony, garden or near a window) so that they can bask in the energy of the New Moon in Virgo at exactly 5:44 AM. After that exact moment has passed, gather your papers, staple them together, write the date and put them away expecting a miracle!
On Wednesday 9/26 place some new, blank sheets of paper out to be charged by the Harvest Full Moon in Aries at exactly 12:45 PM. After that exact moment has passed, gather your papers and put them away in a folder, until the next New Moon which will occur on Wednesday 10/10 at 10:01 PM in Libra.
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Sunday 9/2: Saturn enters Virgo (6:49 AM until Oct. 20th 2009!), Mercury Square Pluto (10:02 PM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph on Saturn. Today, specifically, as many of our cherished ideas are being shattered and some secrets emerge from the depths, we could feel more stressed out than usual. We are cautioned against signing legal documents as blackmailing could infiltrate our dealings with others. If we keep dogmatism at bay and only speak with the utmost sincerity, our words could have a profound impact on our surroundings, enabling us to shift what needs to be.
Monday 9/3: Mars Square Uranus (1:10 PM), Venus Sextile Mars (4:35 PM), Sun Square Jupiter (5:04 PM)
Impulsive actions, irritability and impatience could be the cause of accidents today. We should exercise great caution when driving, as well as handling anything related to fire and electricity. The changes occurring today are likely to be sudden and beyond our control, yet we should be able to adjust to them swiftly. They are opening the door to a new order in our lives. In the early evening, social activities are enhanced. We could meet new people and even enjoy a romantic connection with someone. Financial and artistic projects are favored. Yet, we should be careful not to fall prey to pride, arrogance, seemingly generous gestures and false optimism. Extreme behaviors such as over-spending, gambling or taking uncalculated risks, should absolutely be curbed.
Wednesday 9/5: Mercury enters Libra (5:03 AM until Sep 27th at 10:18 AM)
A few weeks of pacific and diplomatic verbal as well as written personal expression. We shall be drawn to harmonious ways of saying what we have to say. People who are balanced will feel particularly seductive. An attraction to beauty could inspire us to present our ideas more esthetically.
Friday 9/7: Pluto turns direct (7:54 AM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph on Pluto.
Saturday 9/8: Venus turns direct (9:13 AM), Mars Trine Neptune (9:07 PM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph on Venus. This evening is wonderful for healing work and the sacred use of physical energy such as in tantric yoga. We could get involved in secret activities and adventures. Contacts with the other side of the veil, as well as an interest in occult mysteries, are favored by this transit. With a combination of intuition and constructive work, today, we can manifest our dreams.
Sunday 9/9: Sun Opposition Uranus (11:47 AM)
The people we attract today could be highly original but also unpredictable and somewhat unstable, forcing us to face selfishness both in ourselves and in others. There could be a tendency to alienate ourselves from others. We could come to resent and resist someone else’s authority or control. There is a need today to examine our motives with the utmost care. It is best to avoid dealing with financial matters.
Tuesday 9/11: Solar Eclipse in Virgo (5:44 AM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph on the Eclipse.
Thursday 9/13: Mercury Sextile Jupiter (3:43 AM)
A wonderful day to expand our faith and develop a very positive attitude towards life. We express ourselves with directness, courage and enthusiasm, finding new ways of concretizing our
Monday 9/17: Sun Square Mars (1:50 PM), Mercury Sextile Venus (2:28 PM)
We should beware of physical strain leading to exhaustion. Impulsiveness and impatience could cause conflicts with those in position of authority as well as arouse opposition and resentment. To avoid frustration, we should do our best to relax and be considerate of the feelings of others and lean towards moderation as much as we can, as well as express diplomatically things that may be a little difficult to hear. This is actually a good day to gather some friends and have an open hearted conversation that could be heated at times, but will end up in peace and harmony.
Tuesday 9/18: Mercury Trine Neptune (7:02 PM)
A day where we could find that our intuition is heightened, and our telepathic abilities are at their peak. Excellent for a practical meditation, visionary art, channeling, as well as writing or publishing anything that requires creative imagination. Healing is also very much favored today. New, interesting friendships could enrich our lives, giving us the spiritual inspiration to manifest our dreams.
Wednesday 9/19: Sun Square Pluto (8:56 AM)
We should do our best to avoid the danger of succumbing to our aggression, frustration and violence, as these more emotions could cause even physical confrontations with figures of authority. Physical strain could lead to exhaustion. The best is to cultivate moderation, consideration towards others especially in romantic circumstances and do everything we can to remain relaxed.
Friday 9/21: Mars Opposition Pluto (1:33 AM), Venus Opposition Neptune (1:05 PM)
We should do our best to stay away from any kind of weaponry, and exercise more caution than usual when driving. Anger and violence could be rampant today and cause much harm if we allow ourselves to become their victim. Criminal activities should not be underestimated today. We could also encounter some aggressive and autocratic behaviors and face much stubbornness leading to arguments and conflicts where no solution is reached. In the afternoon, we could start experiencing some emotional confusion and all of a sudden not know anymore where we stand with a loved one. We could use our fantasy world to escape some of the more unpleasant realities in our lives, leaving us wide-open to disillusion. There is also the risk of an unrequited love as well as unrealistic esthetic values.
Sunday 9/23: Fall Equinox (Sun enters Libra at 2:52 AM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph on the Equinox.
Monday 9/24: Mercury Sextile Pluto (3:53 AM)
Extra-sensory perceptions are greatly enhanced by this transit. We could effortlessly access ancient wisdoms as well as hidden secrets. Any research pertaining to science or the occult are very much favored today. Our perceptions are deep, blending the analytical and the intuitive. We are likely to find constructive ways of using positively the time spent traveling. We could also become more involved in matters related to our environment, health and nutrition.
Wednesday 9/26: Mercury Trine Mars (10:54 AM)
A great transit to schedule a lecture, as well as to teach, travel and share or gather information on a given topic of interest. We express ourselves with fearlessness, leadership and directness. There is a need to explore new ground. Forgotten concepts could come back with force to the forefront. Matters relating to scientific research, military affairs and/or the police are favored by this transit which is also good for relating positively with brothers and sisters as well as with neighbors and cousins.
Thursday 9/27: Mercury enters Scorpio (10:18 AM until Oct 23, 2007)
In the month to come, our minds will be more thorough. We could become look for what is hidden and uncover secrets. We could become more sensitive than usual to manipulation and express ourselves with more of a need for privacy and intimacy. There is an ability to X-ray situations and people. Our perceptions are bordering on the psychic. Our thinking could be more emotional than usual and we could be touched more deeply by our circumstances than we let on to others. Excellent for occult and/or scientific studies, as well as anything that requires intense concentration.
Friday 9/28: Mars enters Cancer (4:54 PM until Dec 21st 2007)
In the next few months, natives of Cancer will be more favored than usual. All of us will feel that our physical energy and our desires stem more from our emotions. We act with more sensitivity to our own needs first, and then to those of those we wish to protect and nurture. Our empathic abilities are heightened and our compassion quite deep. We could enjoy spending quality time with our little ones, and could take some concrete measures to help orphans, abandoned or abused children. We could also derive tremendous pleasure exploring further, or revisiting, our artistic abilities, -particularly painting and drawing-.
Sunday 9/30: Mercury Sextile Saturn (11:16 PM)
Excellent for clearing our desk of back-logged work, becoming very efficient and organized, as well as creating short and long term goals that further our professional ambitions. Asking for help from people in higher positions is met positively today. Our thinking and the way we communicate, are very grounded, solid, serious and substantial. The constructive solutions we find today to the problems that may arise, inspires much respect. We could accomplish a lot today in a minimum amount of time and win the approval of people in places of authority. It is not difficult today to get down to what is important and to not allow ourselves to be side-tracked by what is not.
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