Hello lovely ones and welcome to September 2016! September brings eclipse season and is a game changer of a month where all of our lives will be shook up, however due to mercury retrograde we may experience delays or confusion over the changes that this month will ultimately create.
In September (which starts with a solar eclipse in Virgo) there will be a flurry of activity in the cosmos which will force endings for many and fling others into new beginnings.
Ready or not, change is around the corner.
Below are the key cosmic dates for your diary: -
September 1: Solar eclipse in Virgo
September 10: Saturn square Neptune
September 10: Jupiter goes into Libra
September 16: Lunar eclipse in Pisces
September 21: Autumn equinox
September 22: Mercury stations direct
September 25/26: Jupiter in Libra conjuncts the Sun in Libra
September 27: Mars moves into Capricorn
September 30: New moon in Libra
Eclipses thrust change upon us. They push us outside of our comfort zone. They force us to deal with our karma so that we can embrace our destiny. They (sometimes brutally) fling us into our future when we are stubbornly holding onto our past or refusing to move forward (often subconsciously).
The final Saturn Neptune square is going to test us individually and globally. This tense aspect is causing certain situations/relationships/projects to dissolve (Neptune) so that we can create more realistic structures and boundaries and enduring success (Saturn).
The Saturn/Neptune square continues this theme of endings and beginnings and at times of forced change which may come with growing pains.
Jupiter is in his last steps of Virgo. He will not transit this sign for another 12 years. The Virgo part of each of our charts is receiving a boost from Jupiter. Mercury is retrograde in Virgo and far from being doom and gloom means that past opportunities may return as the blessing of this transit.
Jupiter is going to change signs into Libra bringing SO much good juju for love, relationships of all sorts and the peace movement (much more to say on this in time).
The Autumn equinox signifies the change of seasons both on the physical plane and in terms of our spiritual selves.
But the backdrop to all this cosmic activity is mercury retrograde. A time when communications can go awry, our thinking can be a bit skewed and there are delays and reversals which can make us feel we are being denied our desired outcomes.
Even if we don't see or experience it immediately, the seeds of change are being sown this month.
Our consciousness and 'job' this month is to be grounded and rooted.
To stand tall and firm and allow the eclipses to open new doors for us and end certain chapters.
To be graceful in allowing what needs to be dissolved in our lives to melt away so that we can create the new in our lives from a realistic, solid foundation.
It is not for us to fight unexpected changes this month, but rather to stand firm in our faith trusting that there is rhyme and reason for whatever occurs and to know that we will see the bigger picture next month when the eclipse dust has settled and mercury is back up to speed.
I will write more tomorrow on the solar eclipse but for now I am wishing you all a very happy start to this new month.
May we all experience changes that will bring us into alignment with our higher selves which I know will ultimately bring each of us the happiness and blessings we desire.