STARGAZING – YOUR WEEKLY FORECAST
Week of September 17th – September 23rd, 2012
September 2012 looks like a nice flowing month, except for the weather disturbances. The only real intensity is during the third week leading up to the Fall Equinox where there is plenty to focus on, work through, and talk about. Join my Subscription Pages for details.
This week we sense that we must be ready to jump at the possibility of change. We seem confused by alternating waves of certainty and doubt as mental Mercury prompts us to speak without thinking. Although our perceptions are sharp, boundaries are fuzzy. Do not make any rash or long-lasting decisions as feisty Mars as casts a fire under you. You know that it’s time to — so get moving, but nothing is being presented!
It’s time to make changes to your lifestyle! But since you surely know that change is the one constant in life, what makes this time different from the others? That’s easy: Virgo. More specifically, the New Moon in Virgo on September 16th! Any New Moon wants to help you develop an idea that can grow and grow. But far too often, new ideas never really go anywhere. However, Virgo, that nitpicky, detail-oriented, practical-to-a-fault sign simply can’t stand it when a project runs aground for any reason. And since Virgo also doesn’t think much of unrealistic dreams, you’ll avoid all things fanciful and impractical during this next week. Instead, you’ll find yourself drawn to realistic plans that will not only improve your way of life, but by removing some of the stress, your health as well!
Also on September 16th, Mercury moved into Libra, at which point the quick-witted, fast-thinking planet ran headlong into Libra’s slow and cautious deliberations. In the end, at the fall Equinox on the 22nd, you’ll come to fair and just conclusions; but if you’re not careful, you could lose valuable time trying to make the right decision.
Then, on September 17th, Pluto goes direct in Capricorn. This will be a subtle shift, as Pluto’s transformational powers will work in agonizingly slow fashion, bringing meaningful changes to your financial and career aspirations, as well as larger political situations around the world.
Pluto turns direct on September 18th, a development indicating that this outer planet will at least be in a more positive mood than in recent months. But Pluto’s brighter outlook will be immediately tested midweek, on September 19th, as the Uranus-Pluto square becomes exact for the second time this year. This aspect represents a time of major change and disruption, and you’ll find that the tighter you cling to something that needs to change, the more difficult your day-to-day life will become.
Fortunately, the Sun moves into fair-minded Libra on September 22nd, lightening the mood a bit. The Sun also connects with the tempestuous Uranus-Pluto square on September 22nd, but elegant Libra will help soften the blow. The energies are cautioning us to prepare for change. How big of change? Monumental — and this time, it’s personal.
With massive political and economic restructuring ahead of us, it’s easy to feel helpless about the fate of our future. But believe it or not, this Uranus-Pluto energy has proven throughout history to be a catalyst for radical change — GOOD CHANGE. How, and in what area of our life—simple—at the individual level. We throw out the old ideas and attachments we’ve developed in the past and begin building new ones, one day at a time. Each of us needs to control the things in our immediate world and make our own choices.
Even though Pluto just turned direct on the 17th, it’s already set to take the next significant step in its three-year cosmic dance with Uranus! Although Pluto and Uranus form an exact square on September 19th, these two planets are so powerful that the upheaval this alignment brings likely began for you several days beforehand. Any chaos you’ve recently experienced yourself, or any you’ve seen in the news, can likely be attributed to Pluto and Uranus. By the same token, this means that by the time these two planets do form their perfect square, you’ll have already survived its most challenging aspects!
However, on the following day, September 20th, Mercury finds itself opposing both Pluto and Uranus. Tongues will certainly wag, and there’ll be no avoiding serious intensity, opinions, and passion throughout this charged day! It’s the eve of the Fall Equinox as well, bringing in a strong, focused energy.
You can sigh with relief as September 21st brings a welcome respite when vivacious Venus pairs with jolly Jupiter to smooth over any rough edges. Then, on September 22nd, the Sun moves into fair-minded Libra. As an Air Sign, Libra is not terribly inclined toward acting emotionally. However, the sign of the Scales does adore partnerships, so this is an excellent time to work toward improving all your relationships!
I have added insight into your money, sign by sign, for the Fall of 2012, covering the period between the autumn equinox on September 22nd and the winter solstice on December 21st. Despite what you may have read, December 21st is the beginning of winter and absolutely not the end of the world. I am having a Christmas Party that night, and it promises to be a wonderful time with dear friends.
So what transits, among many, will have an impact on your money? There are a couple of eclipses; A solar on November 13th and a lunar on November 18th. Mercury retrogrades in Sagittarius on Election Day, November 6th through the 26th, and Saturn makes a move into Scorpio on October 5th.
Money’s funny, since it makes the world go ‘round. It touches almost every house in your astrological chart, but the Second House concerns money earned and attitudes towards money, and the Eighth House is all about taxes, inheritances, and money you share with a partner. Let’s take a look at your relationship with money this fall of 2012. For a full, personal projection, order a reading at the Psychic Services tab above.
The Air Signs
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Your thinking may be fuzzy when Mercury is quincunx Neptune on Monday. Don’t make any major decisions unless absolutely necessary. The spotlight will shine on you on Monday as well. You’ll be a celebrity in your special corner of the world. Protect your wallet on Monday evening. Don’t lend money to anyone who tells you a sob story. It probably isn’t true! A job project will pick up speed on Tuesday. Get ready to put in extra hours at work. A loved one will ask you for advice, but this person may require more help than you can give. You might feel like you’re on the wrong path when your ruler Uranus squares Pluto on Wednesday. It’s possible that you’ll make some drastic changes to your lifestyle. You may realize that a relationship is out of kilter on Wednesday evening. Take steps to balance the scales in the partnership. A loved one will be in a very disagreeable mood on Thursday. This person will push your buttons! Tough love might be needed in a relationship on Friday. A young person might require some firm guidelines. Your sense of personal wellbeing will soar when the Sun enters Libra on Saturday. Your creative juices will flow to possible success. Channel your artistic talents into moneymaking opportunities. Sell homemade items at a craft show. Take a new approach to a longstanding problem on Sunday. Reach for the stars this weekend.
Your Love Week—Air Signs: You could feel deep rumblings of change going on underneath the surface this week; a disruptive Uranus-Pluto square is zapped by mouthy Mercury on Thursday, possibly sparking a sudden crisis or dropping a surprise in your lap. Yet if you remain positive and open-minded, life-changing breakthroughs are possible. Conversations could be intense on Thursday when the verbal planet Mercury crashes into explosive Uranus and suspicious Pluto. It’s easy to touch a nerve with a careless word or to feel put down by someone’s unkind comment. The temptation to react strongly might be difficult to avoid. That’s fine if you’re willing to shake the core of your present relationship or radically alter your ideas about what you must do to find a new one. Nevertheless, take a deep breath, and remain calm or you might say something you will quickly regret. You can unearth hidden resources, resolve mysteries, and discover new ways to express your creativity. Just remember to honor the emotions in your heart as much as you honor the brilliant thoughts running through your head. The Sun’s shift into Libra on Saturday is bound to boost your spirits, Air Signs. Having more drive, confidence and energy empowers you to take the lead in relationships. But with the Moon’s presence in serious Capricorn this weekend, it’s wise to be cautious and consider the long-term consequences of your actions instead of playing fast and loose. Earning respect takes more time and effort on your part, but produces more enduring results.
Your Money—Air Signs:
From 2008 to 2023, the planet Pluto is busy stirring the pot and hanging things in the world, as we know it. Throughout most of October, you’ll have Venus on your side, Air Signs. Your partner could get a raise or you could see a break in taxes or insurance. On November 16th, Mars moves into Capricorn as well, and you and your partner’s hard work through Christmas will pay off financially. In December, don’t overspend! Use cash to stay within your budget. Good news, Venus enters Scorpio November 21st through December 15th, enhancing your earned-money and responsibilities. Saturn will also be a favorable influence from October 5th through 2015, just to balance things out.
The Fire Signs
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Don’t believe everything you hear on Monday. An associate might whisper lies in your ear. Maintain skepticism when talking to others. Update your life on Tuesday. It’s time to blow the dust off your dreams. Think about volunteering your services to a worthy cause on Tuesday. Think about creating a new priority list on Tuesday. Don’t waste time on activities that don’t interest you. You’ll be in a very upbeat mood on Thursday. It might be difficult for you to concentrate when Mercury opposes Uranus in Aries. Give your brain a rest. Don’t think about anything important. You might even whistle while you work! You’ll create good karma by helping those in need. Say “thank you” to the Universe when Venus in Leo sextiles Jupiter on Thursday as unexpected good fortune will brighten your day! Find ways to enjoy the outdoors on Friday. Open a window and let some fresh air into your home. Stay away from the casino when the Moon in Sagittarius opposes Jupiter on Friday. You could lose a bundle of cash while betting on the roulette wheel. You might confront a challenge on Saturday. Don’t worry. You’ll overcome all obstacles this weekend. A close relationship will need your attention on Sunday. A loved one may want to rehash some old issues. An associate might blindside you on Sunday. Question the motives of others in all situations.
Your Love Week—Fire Signs: Thursday and Friday are fun and flashy with the adventurous Sagittarius Moon encouraging bold action and risky behavior. The rest of the weekend, though, is about restraint and responsibility with the serious Capricorn Moon rewarding acts of patience and maturity. Fiery fun and a ferocious sense of playfulness are in the stars for you Fire Signs on Thursday and Friday. The adventurous Sagittarius Moon heats up your romance to spark some provocative behavior. However, it’s wise to pick your audience and your moments carefully since a misplaced word to the wrong person or at an inappropriate time might produce a very unfriendly response. Demonstrating your integrity is essential this weekend with the responsible Capricorn Moon on Saturday and Sunday. This is a perfect time to resolve problems in relationships with serious conversations and sincere actions. But if you’re single and looking, you might find that a professional chat may lead to a more personal kind of connection. Just be as honest as you can without coming on so intensely that you push an interesting person away. On Saturday, the Sun’s shift into fair-minded Libra may grace you with sweet companionship that requires you to make compromises to keep everyone happy. The Sun’s shift into pacifying Libra on Saturday is ideal for making amends.
Your Money—Fire Signs:
Pluto in Capricorn, 2008 through 2023, could transform your financial life. Watch your pennies before October 3rd while Venus is in Leo, when the chance of spending money for you Fire Signs is great. When Mercury transits secretive Scorpio from October 5th through 29th, you and your partner should keep your money plans private. The solar eclipse on November 13th makes mortgages and loans applied for look promising. Late on October 3rd, Venus enters Virgo and through October’s end, and money making will have a green light, but don’t spend more than you’ve earned. When Venus enters Sagittarius on December 15th, you’ll be putting financial plans in order. Mars injects energy into your money earning between November 16th through Christmas. If you make more, you may spend more, so watch the budget. Pay down those credit cards! You end the year with Venus in Sagittarius and that’s good luck.
The Water Signs
Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
The urge to change your image will kick in on Monday. You might get a whole new wardrobe! You might be tempted to think negative thoughts as well. Take note of all of the blessings in your life and read the list to yourself often. An estranged friend will ask to reconcile when Pluto turns direct on Tuesday. Think about giving this person another chance. Your hard work will finally pay off on this week. You’ll achieve a cherished ambition. Your life will get back on track when Pluto turns direct on Tuesday. A new surge of motivation will guide your actions. Don’t wander in unfamiliar territory on Wednesday. It isn’t wise to put yourself in an unsafe situation. A lover might serenade you on Thursday. If you’re single, a platonic friend may suddenly become a romantic partner. Trust your inner wisdom on Friday. You’ll instinctively know the right answer to a difficult dilemma. A new financial prospect will come your way on Friday. Think carefully before you pass up this moneymaking opportunity. You might have a very prophetic dream on Saturday. Write down your nighttime reveries for future reference. You’ll want some excitement in your life on Sunday. Take safety precautions if you do something risky. Be extremely discreet when the Sun is quincunx Neptune in Pisces on Sunday. Don’t share confidential information with others this weekend.
Your Love Week—Water Signs: This weekend is your time to take a stand in relationships. The Moon enters authoritative Capricorn on Saturday afternoon, which might leave you feeling like you’re under someone’s thumb unless you take charge of your life. Letting others know exactly what you want and don’t want may not feel romantic in the moment. But being perfectly clear about your expectations is a positive start to creating a healthy balance where you have more control over personal matters. It’s time to take relationships to the next level this first weekend of Fall. The Sun enters accommodating Libra on the 22nd, opening the door to deeper connections. Conversation is the key to getting closer, since mind reading is not always a reliable way to communicate. If you’re single, a friendly and objective person could introduce you to someone new or show you another way to look at love. Fairness and frankness are essential ingredients for building a foundation of love. Demonstrating your integrity is essential with the responsible Capricorn Moon on Saturday and Sunday. This is a perfect time to resolve problems in relationships with serious conversations and sincere actions. But if you’re single and looking, you might find that a professional chat may lead to a more personal kind of connection. Just be as honest as you can without coming on so intensely that you push an interesting person away.
Your Money—Water Signs: A Full Moon in Aries on September 29 carries financial news. Mercury and Saturn together, from September 16th through October 5th (when Saturn enters Scorpio), are making you nervous about money. It’s been very tight since last June. You could either have an unexpected bill or receive an unexpected check. Pay attention to your budget when Mars enters Sagittarius from October 6th through November 16th. Saturn enters Scorpio on October 5th, lasting through September 2015, so get it together before the November Mercury retrograde on the 6th, and you’ll weather the three-week storm. Financially, thankfully, you haven’t got much going on. Be careful of overextending yourself during the Mercury retrograde through the 26th, and don’t apply for a mortgage or loan at that time. Keep holiday gift giving to something small and thoughtful. Be creative!
The Earth Signs
Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn
Your thinking may be fuzzy when your ruler Mercury is quincunx Neptune on Monday. Don’t make any major decisions unless absolutely necessary. The spotlight will shine on you on as well. You’ll be a celebrity in your special corner of the world. Tell a loved one how much you care on Monday evening. This person will be grateful to hear the good news. A loved one will ask you for advice on Tuesday, but this person may require more help than you can give. A job project will pick up speed on this week. Get ready to put in extra hours at work. Family matters could take a surprising turn on Wednesday. Get ready for some startling events to occur in your domestic arena. You may realize that a relationship is out of kilter on Wednesday. Take steps to balance the scales in the partnership. A loved one will be in a very disagreeable mood on Thursday. This person will push your buttons! You’ll dig in your heels in a certain matter when Mercury squares Pluto in Capricorn. . Compromise won’t be an option in this particular case. Your sense of personal wellbeing will soar when the Sun enters Libra on Saturday, and Fall begins. Reach for the stars this weekend. Your creative juices will flow on Saturday. Channel your artistic talents into moneymaking opportunities. Sell homemade items at a craft show. You’ll start to feel a new sense of personal power on Sunday.
Your Love Week—Earth Signs: Keeping a lid on your feelings is not recommended with the passionate Scorpio Moon on Tuesday and Wednesday. Trying to avoid conflict by staying silent is likely to lead to more troublesome issues later on. Sure, it’s messy to bring up delicate subjects, yet spilling secrets and facing facts frees your heart. Initiating an honest conversation can help to heal a current relationship or make you more effective in pursuing a new one. The planet Mercury runs into a buzz saw of complexity with stressful aspects to shocking Uranus and secretive Pluto on Thursday. If you’ve been keeping your mouth shut about a critical subject, the truth may pop out unexpectedly. There’s no denying it’s an unsettling week, but you should find some stable ground to stand on once the Moon moves into reliable Capricorn on Saturday afternoon. Clearing the air ultimately should be helpful prior to the potential love fest that might start on Saturday afternoon. The Moon’s shift into earthy Capricorn charges up the rest of the weekend with passion and creativity. The Capricorn Moon brings your emotions to the surface on Saturday and Sunday. Don’t be afraid to show your vulnerability, as this kind of tenderness can make you more endearing to others. Letting people help you for a change is an invitation to intimacy. It also shows that you trust them, which brings you a step closer to love. Sharing power and being mutually supportive will require compromises along the way, but can pay off by leading to a true partnership.
Your Money—Earth Signs: In October, Saturn, the taskmaster, may have taught you a lesson about your attitude towards money. Mercury changes signs, moving into Libra, on September 16th, which puts your focus on money. Venus through the first week of October puts you in a good position to get a loan or mortgage. You have a lot of spiritual awareness energy throughout the Fall, putting your higher mind to work. The October 15th New Moon in Libra brings good news for your finances. At the end of October, Mercury and Mars, along with your shared finances will be highlighted. The November 26th Lunar Eclipse could mean good news for you and your money. Keep an eye out for opportunities. Pluto in Capricorn through 2023 transforms your life, including how you make money.