September ’13 Astrology

“Human beings suffer.
They torture one another.
They get hurt and get hard.

History says, Don’t hope
On this side of the grave,
But then once in a lifetime
The longed-for tidal wave
Of justice can rise up,
And hope and history rhyme.

So hope for a great sea change
On the far side of revenge.
Believe that a farther shore
Is reachable from here.
Believe in miracles
And cures and healing wells.” Seamus Heaney*

The revolutionary fervor alive in the world now as well as the ensuing push back have an outer component as well as an inner one as powerful evolutionary forces sweep through our inner and outer worlds. There is the potential for major transformation through the process of meeting significant challenges.This is true both individually and collectively.

With the forces at play in September we are emerging out of a time which has been highly emotional as is so often the case with a strong watery influence. For many people it has felt like a Persephone-like journey through the fog – unable to see the lighthouse.

Now as we move into September the energy takes on more of an earthly influence- bringing the focus to pragmatics. It is a particularly good time to take a good look at daily schedules and set in motion plans for the improving health and work routines. It is also a good month to use Virgo’s powers of discrimination to clean out closets and work areas. Free up energy for new thoughts and inspirations to come.

With the sign of Virgo there can be a high strung and nervous energy about which is best directed into work of this kind. Stay busy. With focus and direction a lot can be accomplished. Answers to big picture questions are more likely to come through attention to small projects.

The New Moon is Thursday Sept 5 at 13 Virgo. Set realistic goals about what you would like to accomplish pragmatically. Commit to the process, anticipate frustration and delays with the Mars/Saturn aspects.

Saturn and Pluto will be harmoniously aligned all month indicating the ongoing help with deep personal transformation – it indicates a time of progress with foundational issues that may be limiting forward evolution.

Mercury will enter Libra and the Pluto/Uranus square on the 9th. There can be surprising news and developments during this time. Extra quiet time all month will be beneficial.

Venus is busy this month -entering Scorpio on the 11th and bringing more depth and intensity to relationships. Venus will be conjunct Saturn from the 11- the 27th this a good time to get serious about values. It can be a challenging time for the romantic side of relationships – as often with this influence – the rose colored glasses no longer appear to be working.

The Moon waxes full on the 19th at 27 degrees of Pisces. This is likely to be a very emotional time.

Pluto stations direct on the 20th – on the heels of the Full Moon. This can add volatility to the backwash of the Full Moon. It is a very powerful time for liberating yourself from the past. Keep intentions clear.

The Sun enters Libra on the Autumnal Equinox the 22nd.

Mercury will enter Scorpio on the 29th.

*Seamus Heaney was the first Irish poet to receive the Nobel Prize since William Butler Yeats. He passed away Friday 8/30 in Dublin. The quote is from his poem,”The Cure at Troy.”