STARGAZING — Week of Sept. 18th through Sept. 24th, 2017

Sep 16, 2017 | Monthly Astrology|Stargazing

There is a Grand Earth Trine at the Fall Equinox that brings in the autumn season. That energy is excellent for bringing tangible projects to fruition if you are willing to make a plan and work the plan with no winging it — see what happens! Success should arrive.

Venus will poke that same sensitive spot in the days leading up to the September 19th New Moon. There are four planets in Virgo at this time, and one leaving the sign. Neptune in Pisces comes under attack this week, so make sure you’re not deluding yourself or being lied too. Also, check on your medications. Be very cautious there.

Venus enters Virgo the same day as the New Moon, and becomes a little stiff and practical. The energy is focused, not dreamy eyed and romantic. Don’t allow yourself to get off-balance by being critical, over-worried and asking for perfection. Remember, perfection is only a concept or point of view. Also, open your heart to welcome new people in your life.

The up-side to Venus in Virgo is your physical body and health. Work with expanding your exercise, eating sensibly, and becoming more trim and energetic. The next few weeks are prime for initiating a diet, making healthier life choices, releasing your addictions, and creating a more peaceful and balanced lifestyle.

This New Moon in Virgo on the 19th is the time to celebrate the harvest and give thanks for the blessings in your life. It is also the time to get organized for the changing season. The full moon opposes wounded healer Chiron, a famous centaur who taught healing techniques in spite of being mortally wounded himself. Consider where you can take step to heal yourself or others now. Because Chiron was an immortal god who was mortally wounded, the only way out of his suffering was to surrender his immortality; he was then rewarded by being placed in the constellations for eternity.

Is there some attitude, belief or thing you are ready to release? If you are feeling caught between worlds, decide to be okay with being caught between worlds. Take half steps towards your goal rather than trying to get there all at once. Venus enters Virgo for the next three weeks as well. Do something for your personal spiritual purification in the weeks ahead. Simplify your relationships.

On Wednesday, the final opposition between Jupiter and Uranus takes place. This has been going on for months. Jupiter represents higher philosophy and religion and Uranus wants revolution now. We have seen that going on in extremist beliefs and behavior in politics and religion. On the personal level, take a risk on yourself to create greater freedom in your life. At the same time, Mercury opposes Neptune, where you can miss some important details. Be aware, and try to be as clear as possible with all of your communications.

The planet Jupiter near the end of his year long journey through Libra at the Fall Equinox on the 22nd. Look back on your relationships (and lack of relationships) of all types since last September. Have you completed any shifts that need to take place, or is there some more work to do before Jupiter moves into Scorpio on October 10th?

The moon is in Scorpio at the Equinox, so that will provide a hint of the emotional shifts and release that is ahead. Relationship planets Venus and Mars are moving towards alignment early next month, so that adds extra emphasis in getting your relationships in order. Because they are in Virgo, keep it simple and know the difference between service and sacrifice. You can communicate on deeper levels now, or do projects that require deep thinking or research. Release old thought patterns and communicate with renewed power.

The Moon continues in emotional Scorpio on Saturday, suggesting that you spend time with people you can share with at a deeper level. Saturday is a pleasant day overall, so make yourself available to the world of people who can live at a more meaningful level of life-not those superficial conversations.

Sunday brings a tricky opposition of Mars and Neptune. Don’t be surprised if some deeply held secrets come to the surface. The energy can become a mirror revealing deception and hidden motives for secretive actions. Pay attention to your dreams and intuition. They could help you solve any mysteries or puzzles.