Monthly Forecast for September 2017

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Traditionally a time of getting back to routine after the summer, the September is unlikely to feel very familiar. From the
2nd though the 5th, Mars and Mercury (who is stationing to go direct after his retrograde) trigger the degree of the August 21st eclipse. While a solar eclipse will seed change, it is often when a planet crosses the point of the eclipse that we see the resulting action. Mercury and Mars are both frequently found in the role of eclipse triggers. Keep an eye on the collective as well as your personal life at this time – big changes are likely, and they may occur quite suddenly.

Yet even the sharpest of eyes could miss something – or see something that isn’t there – during the first half of the month. Not only is Mercury stationing, always a time of confusion and misinformation, but the full moon in Pisces on the
9th is less than a degree away from Neptune. With these two cosmic tricksters so prominent, it could be hard to sort out the real nature of the activity we’re seeing. Outright deception is one possibility, but sometimes folks are just wrong, too.

All else being equal, I would usually suggest that a Pisces full moon next to Neptune is a great time to live out a fantasy, go on an adventure, retreat to a cabin by the sea to meditate, or at least take in a good movie. Yet with the eclipse triggered around this time, it’s likely that we’ll have to at least try to deal with reality. A Sun/Saturn square on the
13th could help us to be at least a little more grounded.

Venus becomes more active at midmonth, aspecting Saturn, Jupiter, and Uranus
between the 12th and the 19th. We may see relationship changes happening rapidly during this stretch, especially as Venus is also passing over the eclipse degree, bringing potential to actuality.

Communication is an important skill in relationships, and everything else, but Mercury will not be as helpful as he might, even though he’s moving direct. He meets with Mars on the
16th, and words could be especially barbed. Around the new moon on the 20th, he opposes Neptune then trines Pluto, aspects that could lead to clever but not necessarily truthful declarations. As is the case all month, there’s a lot going on, but it’s hard to know what any of it really means. Step back a bit and gather your wits if things start to get out of hand.

While Mercury spurs verbal exchanges, Mars demands action, and his opposition to Neptune on the
24th could be a time when we act out whatever’s been brewing. Mars/Neptune aspects can go in two directions – either grand plans fizzle, or actions go beyond any reasonable limit. It’s a rather quixotic aspect, and certainly some folks will tilt at windmills.

Things get intense again in the last week of the month as Pluto stations to go direct on the
28th. With Pluto, it’s not so much the direction he changes to as the fact that he stops in the sky and we all feel the Plutonian power. Expect this aspect to play out on the collective level, but be aware that patience may be short as we deal with each other. With Venus opposing Neptune a day later, we may find that we are overly optimistic or pessimistic about relationships, and difficult feelings like jealousy could factor in. On the other hand, for those who are on a steady course in relationship, these aspects can ignite great passion.

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