Important Dates: Labor Day, the 2nd; Grandparent’s Day, the 8th, the Autumnal Equinox on the 23rd, and Rosh Hashanah Begins on the 30th.
How Are the Latest Retrogrades Affecting You?
Beginning in May of this year, we have had an inordinate amount of retrogrades plaque us. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto have been going in and out of retrogrades, not to mention our good friend, Mercury retrograde. These retrogrades do bring some negative and uninvited results into our lives. Let’s see what these retrogrades have been up to.
We all know what Mercury Rx does. It makes miscommunication easy, there are computer, car, and electronic issues that keep us from continuing forward in a job or goal. Things don’t come together easily. There are always hurdles to overcome to get to your original goal and it takes longer to get there. Signing a contract/lease or any important paper during a Mercury Rx would most likely not be in your best interest.
Jupiter Rx may bring good luck through unexpected or hidden means, and unusual circumstances. It can expand situations and make a bad situation worse. Depending upon where it is in your chart, it can make you look inward and discover truths about yourself, and can be an expansion time. If Jupiter goes over your first house cusp, or Ascendant, unfortunately, it makes you gain weight. It also allows you to have a greater world view and makes you think of what your place is in it.
Saturn Rx is a little more menacing. It can make you feel depressed, or make you give up on a project, chore, hope or dream as it seems too overwhelming for you to handle. It can bring in many obstacles for you to obtain your goals and dreams. However, once you overcome the obstacles, you will be on your way to understanding why you had to go through these tests and the positive outcome it provided you. It can be extremely distressing and over-powering; however, if you stay your course and continue to chip away at your goals, you will be victorious. Saturn teaches you lessons you have to learn. If we learn them, they will never have to be repeated.
Uranus Rx may be precarious in regards to accidents or misadventures if you are not careful. Uranus Rx can make you reckless causing an unfortunate accident or circumstance to arise and can make you take reckless chances. It may let you stay in whatever part of life you are in because you think it would be too hard for you to move forward towards your dreams. It may keep you afraid of taking chances and may stall accomplishments, relationships or money-making enterprises.
Neptune Rx is known for its illusion/delusion qualities. So, you can see things much worse or better than they truly are. You are living in a fantasy world and may not be able to distinguish right from wrong, and reality from fantasy. So be careful while making important decisions and ask a trusted friend or family member to help with the decision. It is, however, illustrious time for writing fantastic tales, poetry, or to accomplish many wonderful things in any of the creative arts where you can express yourself freely. It would help in expressing yourself in this fashion if you are unable to talk about an issue or concern with others.
Pluto Rx means this is a transformation time. It breaks down structure in your life and makes it feel as if the rug has been pulled out from under you. It can cause extensive changes in your life and also makes you look inward to see what things you should change within yourself to attract a positive future. It tears down walls, and makes you see the truth all around you and forces you to make alterations in your life. It can be a devastating time, but it also provides you with many new opportunities for the future to get onto a better path and to become a better person.
|MOON PHASE||DATE||DEGREE, SIGN & MINUTES||TIME|
|First Quarter||05||13 Sagittarius 15||11:10 PM|
|Harvest (Full) Moon||14||21 Pisces 05||00:33 AM|
|Last Quarter||21||28 Gemini 49||10:41 PM|
|New Moon||28||05 Libra 20||02:26 PM|
|Planets in the morning sky||None|
|Planets in the night sky||Mercury from the 15th; Venus from the 20th; Jupiter and Saturn. Venus is brighter than Mercury late in the month.|
|Retrogrades||Saturn until the 18th; Uranus, Neptune and Pluto all month.|
|The sun goes into Libra on the Autumnal Equinox on September 23.|
ARIES – March 20 – April 19
You will find that business-related and personal relationships are your main interest this month. Don’t be too sensitive as it seems you take too many issues much too seriously and it’s probably not as it was originally meant. See all sides of a situation before making a decision about the other’s intent. You may be dealing with secrets or untruths, so double check everything before accepting it as fact. A close relationship may suffer if you are not paying attention to another’s needs. Work may not be as satisfying as it once was, but don’t do anything rash. Find another job before leaving your present place of employment. Home life can be a bit stifling and unsettling. Don’t get caught up in the drama and just take care of the things you must attend to.
TAURUS – April 20 – May 20
Money issues and higher education (formal, lectures, seminars, workshops or training) seem to take up much of your time. Seems like a good time to reevaluate what is important to you. Is it possessions and money? Or is it family and friends in your life? Choosing people/family/friends, etc., is not in lieu of money, but you must balance both equally or you may lose some close personal ties. You have new insights into domestic and financial issues and can cut through the red tape of a situation quickly. You can get whatever you want now as you plant the seeds of financial, family and business outcomes a little each day. Your positive energy will bloom like a garden and have many different types of blooms. You find independence in steady, predictable growth.
GEMINI – May 21 – June 20
Travel and education seem to be at the top of your list of things to do this month. Are you thinking of furthering your education? Have you taken the proper steps to do that? Or are you waiting for that perfect vacation that you weren’t able to take earlier in the year? Both are very positive now, so you must decide which area is more important to you. Philosophies and religion may be of interest now if you are questioning some of your older believes. This is a transformation time of letting go of anything you aren’t happy with about yourself and replacing it with ethical ideas and reachable dreams. Reputation and career are important now, so be flexible with others. Many don’t feel the same way about things like you do, so don’t alienate them but learn from their experiences and insight.
CANCER – June 21 – July 21
Your career and how you handle it is very important at this time. Things seem to be going your way and there will be many more opportunities for a better salary or getting the job you actually want if you go about it in a very slow, deliberate way. Don’t be afraid to voice your opinions (respectfully) so that management can see that you have the interest of your company at heart. If you have a home-based business, then you may want to expand, get a website, blog, or write articles that push your business, etc. Good luck is following you, so you should use this positive energy while it is there. This is also a wonderful time to mentor a younger person or take care of family members. You have it all together and can be a very popular person who seems to take care of it all while remaining true to his/her own principles and ethics. Interesting month for you.
LEO – July 22 – August 22
Friendships are essential now. Keep the ones that are special and those whom you can trust, but other people who “seem” to be your friends need to go. Unburden yourself of negative people. Join a few new interesting groups, collaborate on projects and take this time to do some fun things with your friends and family that you may not have had time to do in the past. This may be the best time to launch some of your altruistic and humanitarian dreams. Others always need help and you are in a good position to give of your time and energy now. You can make many of your past dreams and ambitions a reality if you give it a little time – concentrate on you for a change! Its time for fun, trying new things, being with positive people and discovering a new side to yourself. And you may discover new things that you will be interested in for a long time to come.
VIRGO – August 23 – September 22
You are doing too much soul-searching and thinking about too many things that you can’t change or handle. Worries attract new problems and concerns. You must break this cycle. Be positive and see the bright side of life for a change. You will be surprised at how many positive situations are then attracted to you. Concentrate on real issues and not ones that have been around for a long time. The past is gone and you really can’t do anything about it. The future is what you need to concentrate on. You should take control of your life and start attaining your dreams and not let your fears, doubts and anxieties stand in your way. You are terrified to shine and be in the spotlight, but this is where you should be since you have many wonderful qualities and talents that should be recognized. Perhaps you are procrastinating now as well and should do one thing at a time to get that negative energy away from you so you can shine.
LIBRA – September 23 – October 22
You may find yourself rather sensitive this month and may take other peoples’ opinions or thoughts to be a direct attack on you. You may also be going back and forth on important matters and find it hard to make a final decision. Make a decision to see it through so you may get on with your life and have a positive future ahead of you. Once you make a decision on all the information you have, you can then move forward. Slight concerns about your financial stability may come and go in your mind. You know you are stable, but you may ask yourself a lot of “what ifs?” Just deal with issues one at a time as they arise and you will be fine. Some confusion or concern about a romantic partner (or very close friend) may be lurking somewhere in your imagination. Don’t waste too much time thinking about it; if you are concerned, do something about it!
SCORPIO – October 23 – November 21
This is a great time to re-examine your possessions, your financial security and other money-related issues. You have enough stuff right now and should be purging your home and office of things that are no longer needed, wanted or useful. Let go of all emotional ties to stuff and decide on voluntary simplicity in your life. Deal with issues that concern you and don’t worry about all the other negative situations around you. You can’t help everybody. This is a time where you may be very interested in investigations, explorations and inquiries of all kinds. You have traditional values and you will hold onto those qualities to make very important decisions regarding family, especially towards siblings. Don’t overthink things too much as it may make you unhappy, but you are in a position to help now, so do what you can and then direct your energies to your life.
SAGITTARIUS – November 22 – December 20
Family, neighbors, communication and intellect are in center stage now. So, perhaps you’ve always wanted to write or do some artistic work; this is the time to go after your dreams. Not only would this be a wonderful time to start experimenting in the arts, but it will also give you a sense of peace in mind, body and spirit. Dealing with neighbors and family on many levels would work better if you are very clear and precise in your communication with them. Misunderstandings abound so make sure you know what people are saying to you and vice versa. This is also a time to use your intellect, logic and imagination to plan for a future you really want, whether it is with family or not. Jupiter in Sagittarius right now is blessing all of your plans and helping you move forward in a positive way. All you have to do is go after your dreams. All is there for you for the taking.
CAPRICORN – December 21 – January 19
You have finally reconciled home life with your dreams and goals. You are very sensitive to the needs of your family and do all you can to make family life happy, positive and abundant in all things. There may be some bumps in the road during the month, but you are well equipped to handle them. Family members may learn valuable lessons from you as they try to emulate your strength and talents. Your self-esteem is waning a bit as you have too much to do and you don’t have all the time in the world to accomplish these goals. You know you can do anything, but only good results will make you believe all the good you have done. Work can be challenging at times, but all in all, you have a handle on everything, as usual. You may not like taking charge, but need some organizational skills to get things going in the right direction. You need to take things more seriously so that they will get done as soon as possible. You will persevere.
AQUARIUS – January 20 – February 17
Be ready for some fun, adventure and exploits. So many amazing opportunities will be introduced to you to get rid of all the upsetting events in your life. Stop taking things so seriously. Be around people who are fun and who can lift your spirits. You begin to notice that you become more confident and have more self-esteem after having gone through so many ups and downs in the past few months and yet, you’re still here and doing your best every day. Try not to take on all the burdens yourself or just handle one situation at a time until it is finished, and then handle the next one and so on. You may also think of some novel ideas of making a little bit of extra money. Don’t disregard your thoughts on the subject. You are working long hours, but the financial security is worth it to you. Help those who deserve it and know that you can’t help everyone. You are doing your best and you must be satisfied with that.
PISCES – February 18 – March 19
This is an excellent time to get an annual physical if you haven’t had one lately. Anything that may be considered a health issue should be taken care of by a health care professional. This is a perfect time to start eating right, exercising on a regular basis and helping others eat better as well. Also, this seems to be a time of some confusion or mix-ups. However, this is also an intuitive, spiritual and/or religious time. You want to use your intuitive gifts to help others. Learn how to use them properly before trying them on anyone. Be aware that this can be a time of drugs, outrageous dreams, unusual trips. Stay grounded and learn about the part of the white occult you wish to learn. Take classes, workshops or perhaps watch some of the work there is on Youtube to give you background on whatever you are interested in. Artistic pursuits will be very well received and you will feel as if you have accomplished so much in a little space of time.
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