Are you ready to reap your harvest?
The end of the summer — with its cooling temperatures, growing layers, and darkening, decaying colors — always felt like more of a letdown than anything. However, this September will be anything but a letdown, or even an end, with whirlwind astrological transits that lend spring’s airy quality of endless possibility to late summer’s chill, if morbid, slowed-down vibe.
The month begins with Venus, goddess-ruler of love, family, friendships, and money, finally moving into direct orbit. Acting from love in a clear and direct way garnered few results last month, but you’ll begin to see the cobwebs clear and that golden, autumnal light shine through by September 6.
Though a fun and optimistic month overall, all 12 signs will have to buckle down and get real about their future prospects when karmic ruler, Saturn, sets up camp in Sagittarius on September 17. Now is the time to stand up for what you believe in — you won’t be able to duck this blow. That same day, Mercury will go retrograde in relationship-oriented Libra, shining a light onto what defines our core partnership ideals.
After the Light of the Sun helps the seedlings of the Spring grow and strengthen, the harvest of our bounty is upon us.
Virgo represents this transition from growth into maturity. After the fun and excitement of Leo, Virgo brings us back down to earth and reminds us that there’s still a reality to deal with, and that the practical details of life don’t go away just because we’d rather be having fun.
Systems and processes are important aspects of the Virgo way of going about things. Virgo energy tends to be very organized, and even if that organization isn’t physically expressed, it’s usually pretty astonishing how organized the minds and thoughts of Virgo energy people are. Virgo also seems to indicate an incredible wealth of practical knowledge, which serves people with strong Virgo energy well in getting things done and providing for themselves.
If we consider that Taurus represents what has us feel comfortable and secure in our lives, Virgo would be how we go about bringing those security elements into our lives through our everyday activities. Virgo is the practical application of the information we learn and know in our everyday lives, and it is how we apply that knowledge to make tangible progress in our lives.
So what does all of that have to do with reaping our harvest?
The seeds we planted in the spring during the time of Aries are now coming to fruition. We have the opportunity to see what is showing up in our lives, as well as what has failed to show up in our lives. It’s our chance to see just how healthy our thoughts and actions really have been (and maybe still are), as we now reap what we have sown.
I invite you to think back to what you were (or may have been) clearly and confidently thinking about back in late March and early April.
Did you make any choices for or about any aspect(s) of your life?
Were you planting seeds for what you wanted to create for yourself and your life? If so, what are you seeing now as result?
Have your seeds of thought grown and become ready for harvest in the reality of your life?
New Moon in Virgo
This month we have a New Moon in Virgo on September 9, 18:01 GMT
The astrological pictures for this month start off with the New Moon in Virgo (September 9), which planted the “seeds” of a power-packed month to come. And that promise has been more than fulfilled as we fast approach this Full Moon in 22 degrees of Aries on September 25th… …the Autumn Equinox on September 22nd, 2018.
The New Moon in Virgo symbolise “separating the wheat from the chaff”. This is a month to be particularly discriminating about what ideas, information, and values you allow into your life, for Virgo is a very practical sign. It’s not only about criticizing what we don’t like, it’s about figuring out what you do want and then taking the responsibility to manifest it in your life. If you don’t, someone else will step in to fill the void and take that choice away.
Full Moon in Aries
This month we have a Full Moon in Aries on September 25, 02:52 GMT
September 25th Full Moon occurs in the sign of Aries at 02:52 GMT. As we know, the Full Moon is the culmination or “cresting point” of the 14-day wave cycle which begins with the previous New Moon cycle.
September 22, 2018 Autumn Equinox (Northern Hemisphere) at 14:21 GMT.
The Autumn Equinox is the exact moment when the Sun enters 0 degrees Libra denoting a time of cosmic balance and harmony. This has been celebrated since the dawn of mankind as the “balancing of the polarities of male and female”; yin and yang, darkness and light.
In shamanic and earth based cultures all over the planet, this day was (and is, for many still) commemorated as a major turning point of the year (equinoxes and solstices) and sacred rituals for fertility and abundance are celebrated.
It is the time of “harvesting the grain” and celebrating the fruits of the earth. The Community came together as one to honor the Earth Mother. Children conceived during these celebration times were considered to have “special gifts” of prophecy and healing.
Take the time out of your busy day today to reflect on “all your relations”. How is your relationship with yourself? Are you in balance? What would you like to attract into your life in terms of significant other? Light a candle on your special altar and give thanks for all the blessings in your life, especially for your loved ones. Take the time today to tell your spouse, friend, lover, child or parent how much you appreciate and love them. Buy yourself some flowers….adopt a pet…or donate to a shelter…open your heart to Love……giving and receiving is a delicate balance and does require some practice and lots of patience.
Don’t be hard or critical of yourself if you are “alone” and not with a partner at this time. All living things feel love. Lavish your love generously to nature, to God, to children, animals…..to those who have less than you. In no time, your heart will beat to a different drummer, and the Love of your life will hear its call.
If you don’t have a “special” place or altar in which to do your meditations or journal work, it is very easy to create a “sacred space” in your life. Take one corner of a room, preferably quiet, with no computers or TV nearby, as your space. You can place a small plant there, crystals, sacred stones, special “keepsakes”, whatever you like. The idea is to make it “yours”, and even by just standing or sitting there, you immediately remember and feel your connection to Spirit and to Mother Earth. The rest will just “flow”…no judgement…just “be”!
Here are the main planetary aspects in September 2018:
It’s the second Saturn-Uranus opposition in 2018 and the third of a row of five. The previous ones occured in November 2017 and February 2018, and the following ones will occur in 2019. The exact opposition will take place on September 15th 2018, but it’s possible the effects started manifesting last month.
The configuration is bewildering, there’s a conflict between Saturn that governs structure, tradition and conservatism, and Uranus, the planet of anarchy, change and renewal. The landscape is trying to reconfigure, but the old is resisting, hence disorder and instability.
There will maintain the risk of political, administrative and economical-financial difficulties, of scandals, crises and uncertainty. However, the “earthquakes” accompanying the aspect have the role of breaking routine, forcing some reconsiderations, restructuring or reorganizations, all very necessary. But this is a difficult thing to do and the attempts to do it come with revolt, disorganization, turning value systems upside down, anxiety, doubt and frustration. The effects of the Saturn-Uranus opposition influence all of us, but especially Pisces and Virgo, and then Gemini and Sagittarius.
The exact conjunction will take place on September 17th 2018, with effects on the interval 3rd–23rd of September 2018. The Sun-Saturn conjunction has a negative side related to obstacles, hardships, opposition, delays, rigidity and ill-will. It will be unfavorable to those in high positions and to celebrities, whom it can cause all kind of misfortunes and shortcomings. At a personal level, it’s prone to doubt, pessimism, inhibitions, feelings of guilt, and it tries to undermine the self-confidence of the individual. More often than not, people are under the impression that they are denied access, that the others raise against them and obstacles multiply. This period will demand effort, tenacity, prudence, patience, sensibleness, concentration and organization for it to be overcome successfully. The Sun-Saturn conjunction particularly regards Virgo and Pisces, then Gemini and Sagittarius.
The exact opposition will form on September 17th 2018, with effects on the interval 3rd–23rd September 2018. The Sun-Uranus opposition is a confusing combination that brings along surprises and overturning. It can make us face ideas or events that represent a challenge for the current situation. It enhances the rebel and independent spirit, the desire for nonconformity, revolt, irritation, sudden and impulsive manifestations. Attention especially on behalf of Virgo and Pisces, maybe even of Gemini and Sagittarius!
Note: The Saturn-Uranus opposition, together with the Sun-Saturn conjunction and the Sun-Uranus opposition form a single unit, a powerful and complex combination. In fact, the Sun’s passing over the axis formed by the Saturn-Uranus opposition contributes to it being highlighted and to the amplification of its effects, to which will add the particular effects of the conjunction and opposition it itself will make. Even though the most vulnerable signs are the mutable ones (Virgo, Pisces, Gemini, Sagittarius), the combination is able to influence anyone of us, in one area of life or another. The period of maximum influence of the combination will be in the second decan of September 2018.
The exact square will form on 23rd September 2018, with effects between 20th and 28th September 2018. The Sun-Pluto square inclines to suspicion, tension, taking up force positions, the temptation of control and manipulation. The sexual instinct will enhance, but along with disruptive manifestations, risks of frustrations and dissensions. Competition and struggle over power. Attention especially on behalf of Libra and Capricorn, maybe even Aries and Cancer!
Retrograde Mercury 7th–29th September 2018
Retrograde Mercury affects physical and intellectual reflexes, weakens concentration, lends carelessness and troubles related to communication, traveling and means of transport. Beware of papers, contracts and official documents! Exchange and transfer actions, negotiations or exams can be upsetting. On the other hand, checks, resumptions and adjustments could be favored. Mercury will be retrograde between 7th and 29th September 2018, in Libra and Virgo. It will therefore have a stronger effect on Libra and Virgo, but any of us can feel the effects in certain areas of life.
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