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Astrology for September 2022

The energy of the Pluto Eris square returns and grows for the next couple of months, echoing many of the changes that have taken place over the last few years.  The square doesn’t become exact this time but comes within a couple of degrees – close enough for us to really feel the effects.  Powerful Pluto alongside Eris, the Lady of strife and discord, sounds like a powerfully chaotic time, but as they have been dancing around these few degrees for the last few years, this energy has a familiar ring, we understand what it asks of us.  Their meeting carries potential, it’s a transitional energy that will hopefully leave our inner feminine energy stronger, and us further along our personal evolutionary path. 

Saturn and Uranus are moving closer together, revisiting the energy of last year’s three squares.  This energy invites us to look over our shoulders and make a final check that we have done all that needed to be done under those squares.  Saturn and Uranus have such different needs: cautious Saturn urges us to stay with the past, to keep things the way they have always been, whereas forward thinking Uranus calls to us to take a risk, to try something new … and therein lies tension and conflict.  Which do we choose … or dare we move towards the future building stability as we cautiously progress.  That is the potential of this energy.

The growing retrograde energy continues to build as Uranus and Mercury join Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Pluto, Chiron, and Eris in retrograde motion.  This energy of revisiting what has gone before is definitely a feature of this month.  Mercury’s shadow phase began on 20th August, building towards the retrograde station on 9th September, re-entering Virgo territory on 23rd.  A great time to check the details, cross the t’s and dot the i’s; Libra’s desire to create harmony and keep everyone happy may have left some of these undone.  Particularly in any legal undertakings, it is good to have discriminating Virgo on the case.

On a more spiritual note, Jupiter’s retrograde motion is taking us back towards his conjunction with Neptune that became exact in April.  Jupiter is still in Aries, but we will feel the familiar sense of urgency rising again.  Take full advantage of these two energies drawing closer again to continue the work begun earlier in the year, so that when Jupiter re-enters Pisces next month we are poised to reap the full benefits.  Jupiter and Neptune won’t become exact again, but this year is the only chance any of us alive now will have to experience the full effects of these two planets of spirituality communing together in the full strength of their own sign of Pisces.

The Pisces Full Moon on 10th puts us in touch with our deepest feelings and intuitions; without doubt this can be a pretty intense time.  Dreamtime may be particularly active, perhaps having a raw, sensitive quality that can be unsettling – yet holding the potential to be really healing.  So pay attention to what arises, allowing the gentle Piscean waters to soothe, cleanse and renew our soul energy, paving the way for new growth to arise from our depths.

The Autumn Equinox falls on 23rd when the Sun is directly over the equator, signalling that we begin to head back into the dark months and start to hear the familiar whispers of winter.  The equinox is a time when dark and light are in balance, outer and inner, masculine and feminine, it is a time of equilibrium – like a pause after an inbreath, full of the potential of the moment.  A perfect time to give thanks for the life lessons that have helped us to grow.

The New Moon 25th falls in gentle Libra, beautifully in sync with the energy of the equinox.  Libra is happiest sitting on the fence, keeping all options open, hoping it will all go away, but it won’t, the new season has begun, with all the changes that accompany the change from Summer to Autumn.  Using the Libra New Moon energy to go inward and listen to the whisperings of our soul, to listen and to nurture the new intentions that are formulating, the new dreams that are being dreamed.

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