- The Moon is in Gemini.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- The Full Moon occurred on the 6th in the sign of Pisces, and the Last Quarter Moon will occur tomorrow.
- Mercury is in its post-retrograde shadow until September 19th.
The morning can be a little tense, dear Aries, but as the day advances, moods even out, particularly if you catch on quickly that the day favors smart, conservative moves rather than bold ones. The focus should be on bringing a plan or idea down to earth, expressing your affection for others through your reliability, and coming through for others. It can be an excellent time for attention to details and organization with money, studies, and creative projects. The confidence you have with your plans, creative efforts, hobbies, or romantic pursuits is based on realism now — the best kind! You can be drawn to pastimes and pleasures that have something to teach you, or you put more effort into the practical side of your hobbies and relationships now.
You might enjoy excellent prospects involving your family or home life now, dear Taurus, as Venus in your solar fourth house connects harmoniously with Saturn. This can be a good time to invest in your comfort, home, security, and safety. Giving back or maintaining something you love makes a lot of sense now. It’s also an excellent day for connecting with people you care about. Being humble, listening, and paying attention to tried and true methods all have their rewards today, much more so than flashy moves. People appreciate your predictability and loyalty today, and you’re drawn to situations that make you feel safe. This can be a decent time for purchases or acquisitions related to collections, investments, real estate, and antiques. Focus on moderation and balance.
You’ll mature and feel stronger today if you pace yourself and deal with others patiently and calmly, Gemini, and you have fabulous planetary support for this. You gravitate towards people who are mature and wise now. Reliability in others impresses you the most today. You’re willing to overlook problems as you see the value of a person in the long term. This is a good time for learning and sharing useful information and ideas. Studies can thrive, and you may be focused on developing skills and gaining knowledge. Teaching others can be satisfying now, as well. One-on-one settings work best for you today. Ideas that were only on the drawing board tend to come together, especially if you run them past a trusted friend or partner. Use a traditional or whatever-worked-in-the-past approach for best results today! Conservative rather than bold moves are best.
Your judgment is fabulous today, dear Cancer, on practical levels. Whether you’re shopping, working, or connecting with others, you seem to gravitate towards the right things and the right amount! This is a good time for making reasonable assessments, particularly related to work, finances, and health. You are seeking out more security and making mostly conservative, studied choices right now, and this is favored at the moment. Aim to focus your energies on problems that can be resolved using a step-by-step approach. The day supports practical moves and not too much show or drama. This applies to your emotional life and relationships, too. You might enjoy a bonding moment or a general understanding with someone you care about. Patience is rewarded today!
With Venus in your sign connecting happily with Saturn in your creativity sector today, dear Leo, you’re in excellent shape for taking care of business. Perhaps more importantly, this influence is excellent for sensible confidence and showing your reliable side. Your relationship, role as a parent, or creative project can ground and stabilize you today, and it feels great! Today favors loyalty, reliability, and perseverance, and people find you particularly attractive for your wisdom and support. Agreements made now tend to last in the long term. Conservative rather than flashy moves are rewarded now. This a good time to apply yourself to creative work.
Feeling content with what you have on financial and relationship levels, dear Virgo, invites good judgment and patience that lead to success. The key is to prioritize tasks and focus your energies, and you have great planetary support for this. Today is good for buckling down, catching up, and taking care of business. There may be more than usual work to do around the home, and this is a good time for making a dent. Part of you enjoys a challenge, or you intuitively understand that challenges are sometimes necessary to pull you out of a rut. Organizing or other “work” related to home and family can actually be comforting and enjoyable. When it comes to love, predictability and comfort are favored over bold moves. A cooperative agreement may be arrived at now.
Others seem to be more helpful to you than usual today, Libra, and willing to get things done. Shared activities can be especially productive. There can be personal enjoyment of reading, learning, or studying now as well, and the more constructive the better! You can learn something of great value through your networking and studies today. People are seeing you as reliable and valuable, and they appreciate you for these things! You can experience a real surge of motivation to resume or edit your projects. Your interests are plenty, but your time is limited. In fact, this is a great time to focus on one special thing rather than scattering your energies. The key to success today is to tap into your ability to be patient. A constructive conversation with a friend or associate can figure prominently now, and it can clear up a whole lot.
While the morning can be a little tense, moods even out as the day advances, Scorpio. Good energy is with you for setting things right with money. You’re looking for more order and clarity in your practical affairs today. You are also projecting your value and worth in favorable ways to those in authority or associates, and this can impact your income, if not now, down the road. You are selling yourself in your career these days, and you have particular influence with others on professional levels. There can be recognition of your talents and skills, and this is unlikely to come with a lot of fanfare today, but it almost seems more genuine as a result. Relationships are productive, and agreements tend to work out well. People are cooperating and on time or coming through for you in a pinch.
While the morning can be a little tense, focusing on positive, productive tasks helps you take advantage of the energies of the day as it progresses, Sagittarius. You’re in excellent shape for collaboration now, but also doing very well on your own, particularly with studies. Friendship benefits from more patience and acceptance. People appreciate your realism today. Keep in mind that it’s a good time for learning from others and that you don’t have to agree with advice to learn something from it. In fact, disagreeing with an opinion can lead to some interesting insight. With Saturn in your sign, recognition comes in small and quiet chunks rather than huge waves, and you may need to look closely to appreciate it, but it’s there! Today is good for showing your worth and integrity without having to go to lengths to prove yourself.
Flowing energy is with you today, dear Capricorn, with your ruler, Saturn, in harmony with lovely Venus. You’re motivated and have much enthusiasm for research or projects now. People are intrigued with you and drawn to you. Someone might entrust you with a secret or show their trust in you in similar ways. You might want to take the time to go over financial matters if you can, as your judgment is excellent. You’re also likely to carry yourself with even more dignity than usual, and people seem to appreciate you in particular today. With Venus-Saturn active today, quality is emphasized over quantity in both the material and emotional worlds. You have a realistic view of your relationships, yourself, and your life, leading to the right decisions.
Today’s energies are on the serious side, Aquarius, but in the most pleasant of ways! This is due to a harmonious connection between orderly Saturn and lovely Venus. You may be taking relationships or pleasure a little more seriously, and it’s a great time to bring a bit more order to these things. There can be subtle but real advances in your social life or a close partnership if you focus on priorities. You’re likely to enjoy an excellent sense of stability and faithfulness in love and friendship. Showing affection through practical support is favored now. Shared pleasures can enhance an existing bond. New relationships or commitments formed now tend to last.
Thinking and conversing in the morning can feel pressured, dear Pisces, but as the day advances, you quickly discover that a patient and conservative approach wins you the most points! Try to remain detached this morning for best results, and begin tapping into the satisfying energy of a Venus-Saturn trine. Work matters can thrive, and you can be especially interested in tackling ambitious projects or working on health goals. You can be quite pleased with work and the little things that you’ve accomplished. There can be pleasure derived from doing a job well done or a sense of accomplishment after taking care of important details. Sticking to tried and true methods that are easy to fall back upon makes sense today. You are an excellent judge of value today so that work, purchases, and relationships tend to flow along smoothly.
* Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign. If you don’t know your Ascendant sign (and you know your birth time), you can look it up here.
If Your Birthday is September 12th, If Today is Your Birthday full horoscope here.
Astrology of Today – The Details:
If you’re astrologically inclined and interested in the details of the Astrology of today, here are some of the factors considered in the forecasts (for the astrology of the week, see This Week in Astrology):
Date & Time: Sep 12 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Gemini
Description: The Moon in Gemini
We are attracted to new ideas, but we need to discriminate more so that we don’t become too scattered. Communications mean more to us than usual.
Date & Time: Sep 12 2017 7:01 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Jup
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Jupiter
Time to show some restraint. Grandiosity is not appealing. Neither is excess. Practice self-control. Self-indulgence is more likely now. We’re not as inclined to consider the consequences of over-eating, over-drinking, or overdoing in general. We may be acting in a haughty manner.
Date & Time: Sep 12 2017 9:40 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Cer
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Ceres
Date & Time: Sep 12 2017 12:52 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Neptune
There can be confusion, misunderstanding, or some level of chaos and uncertainty. Avoid money transactions or new business initiatives – it can be difficult to think clearly. There may be deception or self-deception to deal with. We might have an emotional urge to escape. Feeling out of sorts and don’t know why? Relax and listen to some inspirational music. Honor your need to feed your more refined or spiritual side, and the difficult feelings will soon fade away.
Date & Time: Sep 12 2017 1:17 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Ura
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Uranus
We can easily find ourselves all wound up and nervous. Unpredictable responses from others (and ourselves). Emotional eruptions are possible. Not a good time to make permanent decisions, particularly about relationships and family/domestic matters.
Date & Time: Sep 12 2017 8:05 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Pluto
We may not be aware of our more demanding or controlling tendencies. We may feel vaguely frustrated, powerless, or tense. There can be undermining going on in our interactions and relationships. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
Date & Time: Sep 12 2017 6:25 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Sqq Plu
Description: Transiting Mercury SesquiSquare Transiting Pluto
We can be worried or troubled, a little paranoid, and possibly suspicious with this combination. We are defensive about our ideas, intelligence, or perceptions, and might take it personally if others are not agreeing with or adopting our opinions.
Date & Time: Sep 12 2017 8:49 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Tri Sat
Description: Transiting Venus Trine Transiting Saturn
Inhibitions which preserve stability: loyalty, duty, economy. Diplomacy. Good judgment. Business agreements. Conservatism.
Date & Time: Sep 12 2017 5:25 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ura Cpl Pal
Description: Transiting Uranus ContraParallel Transiting Pallas
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
BALANCE OF SIGNS
Agile, versatile, inquisitive, flowing, conversational, airy, many ideas. Can be volatile, superficial, changeable, restless and inconsistent.
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
We are especially in touch with the physical world. We consider what we’ve learned and experienced in the past in order to make the most of the present. We can be cautious, practical, and possibly unimaginative. We are deliberate and can pace ourselves well. We need hands-on experience and are not impressed with theory as much as we are with results. Routines are tolerable and comforting.
There may be some insensitivity or lack of empathy now. We may be out of touch with what we’re feeling or with our emotional needs. We may be tougher than usual now, and more inclined to follow mental or practical considerations than we are to listen to our intuition.
BALANCE OF MODES
We may be open to change but may not have much follow-through.
We are flexible, adaptable, willing, open to change, and possibly flighty or nervous.
LUNAR PHASE: DISSEMINATING
Moon 135 to 90 degrees behind the Sun.
Sharing our knowledge with the world is a major motivation at this stage. We believe we have gained much knowledge and wisdom through our experiences, and want to ensure others have the benefit as well.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on September 12th:
Note that when an aspect is applying, it has not yet happened but is within orb – it’s pending. When an aspect is separating, it has already happened/perfected and is moving away from the aspect. Depending on the speed of the planet/body involved, the aspect will have perfected–or will perfect–in a matter of hours (often the case with the Moon), days, months, and possibly years in the case of the very slow-moving outer planets and bodies.
Note that the Moon moves at a rate of approximately one degree every 2 hours, so that if an aspect involving the Moon is applying and has an orb of 5 degrees, the aspect will perfect (be exact) in about 10 hours. If the Moon is separating from an aspect with an orb of 2 degrees, it has already formed said aspect approximately 4 hours ago (since the following are positions at noon today, then it would have occurred at about 8 AM today).
**I suggest paying close attention to applying aspects. The energy of the aspect builds as it gets closer to exact. Once an aspect involving inner planets has happened, it’s over. Separating aspects are good to know for context, but in terms of energy that is with us today, applying aspects are most important. (This is the case for daily astrology influences involving inner planets, which pass quickly, and not natal astrology aspects, which are with us for a lifetime).
THE MOON IN GEMINI
We are attracted to new ideas and are especially curious. We may need to discriminate so that we don’t become too scattered. Communications mean more to us than usual.
13TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Pulmonary veins
Sabian Symbol: World famous pianist giving a concert performance.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 0°31′ Applying
We may feel a need to escape or to rewrite our lives in various ways – by seeing what we want to see, for example. This is a short time in which there can be lack of clarity. Emotional and physical sensitivity.
THE SUN IN VIRGO
You are an analytical and critical individual. You are also practical and discriminating, and may be fussy.
21ST DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Cystic duct
Sabian Symbol: A girl’s basketball team.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
SQUARE SATURN Orb 1°22′ Applying
We can feel temporarily blocked or thwarted, and possibly less than confident. We might want to delay important decision making until a more enlightened, positive time.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 3°09′ Separating
You are a powerful person with strong leadership abilities. You know when to be assertive and when to compromise. You are able to apply yourself to the job at hand.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 6°47′ Applying
We can feel especially sensitive to criticism or fear rejection now, or could struggle with a situation where we may need to humble ourselves. People or circumstances may seem to be exposing or playing on our vulnerabilities. This can be an opportunity to recognize problem areas that need work, however.
MERCURY IN VIRGO
You have a discriminating mind, and can be critical and analytical. You can also become obsessed with detailed knowledge. This may be to your detriment in daily life, although it is very beneficial for doing any kind of research. You like to be precise in your communications with others.
3RD DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Appendix, caecum
Sabian Symbol: Two angels bringing protection.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 2°27′ Applying
Questions are raised, discussions can become heated, and there can be nervous excitement now. Enthusiasm is strong, particularly for ideas and topics. Impulsive speech or other communications, and possibly lacking in sensitivity. Resourcefulness.
TRINE URANUS Orb 4°15′ Separating
We are mentally alert and aware, and might be experimenting or opening our minds to new ideas. We could be feeling inspired, and our thinking is inventive. Varying our usual routine may be rewarding.
VENUS IN LEO
We take more pride in our tastes, relationships, and personal possessions. We are more affectionate, expressive, and generous, and we tend to crave admiration and appreciation.
22ND DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left auricle
Sabian Symbol: A carrier pigeon.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SEXTILE JUPITER Orb 3°12′ Applying
A good time to expand our connections, contacts, creative pursuits, romantic relationships. There is more generosity and good will in our relationships. We might be more inclined to indulge, shop, socialize, and enjoy ourselves. Follow your bliss. Now is the time to discover your true heart’s desire. This could be a person, a vocation, or an artistic hobby.
TRINE SATURN Orb 0°26′ Applying
You are a dependable, stable and dutiful partner. You enjoy organising social occasions. You have the ability to form good business partnerships.
TRINE URANUS Orb 6°52′ Applying
We are open to new or unusual experiences. Our intuition for making changes serves us well now, and there can be good business sense, particularly for tapping into current or future trends. There is a healthy level of detachment experienced now that opens us up to new ideas, methods, art forms, and ways of relating.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 2°56′ Applying
Your destiny is linked with the need to develop harmonious and balanced relationships. Relationships will play an important role in your accomplishments. You need to make sure that your need to keep the peace does not hinder decisive action.
MARS IN VIRGO
You will pursue your personal desires in a practical and methodical manner. You may be critical if opposed.
5TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Transverse colon
Sabian Symbol: A man dreaming of fairies.
JUPITER IN LIBRA
You have a strong concern for justice. You are a diplomatic teacher, and express your spiritual values in your relationships.
25TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Blood vessels of renal cortex
Sabian Symbol: Information in the symbol of an autumn leaf.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 3°40′ Applying
You are keen to change things in this world as you see no reason to continue with the old traditions. You speak out against injustice, but may lack the patience and persistence to see through the changes.
SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS
Saturn in Sagittarius asks us to take on the responsibility of living according to our personal truths and principles — and to be loyal to these. This is a time for turning a critical eye to those beliefs and principles that don’t accurately reflect our authentic selves. (December 23, 2014, to June 14, 2015, then September 17, 2015, to December 20, 2017)
22ND DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Right trochanter
Sabian Symbol: A chinese laundry.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 6°26′ Applying
You have a talent for investigation. You look at new ideas and are able then to put them into action. In business you achieve much in your own independent way.
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 5°24′ Applying
There can be fears now of not being competent or effective enough to meet our responsibilities, or we could find it hard to strike out on a unique path, again due to fears or insecurities. The desire to break from the status quo is strong, but we may not have the necessary confidence to do so. We may have difficulties empathizing with others and understanding ourselves.
URANUS IN ARIES
The urge to start fresh, to break free from restrictive attitudes or circumstances, to totally redesign an area of our lives (or even our personalities), and to gain freedom through independence is strong during this cycle. (May 27, 2010 to August 13, 2010, then March 11th, 2011 to May 15, 2018, then November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019).
28TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Fornix/parietal and occipital bones
Sabian Symbol: A large disappointed audience.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
A long-term influence in which fantasy, imagination, compassion, and spirituality are in stronger focus. (April 4, 2011, to August 4, 2011, then February 3, 2012, to March 30, 2025, then October 22, 2025, to January 26, 2026)
13TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of left foot
Sabian Symbol: A sword in a museum.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Tests of our boundaries; breaking down and rebuilding structures and rules. (From January 25, 2008, to June 14, 2008, then November 26, 2008, to March 23, 2023, then June 11, 2023, to January 20, 2024, then September 1, 2024, to November 19, 2024).
17TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Condyle of left tibia
Sabian Symbol: A person surreptitiously bathing in the nude.
Chiron, Major Asteroids, and Moon’s Nodes: in Sign and in Aspect
CHIRON IN PISCES
Strong awareness of our own vulnerabilities and humanity stimulates compassion for others. (April 20 to July 20, 2010, then February 8, 2011, to April 17, 2018, then September 25, 2018, to February 18, 2019).
27TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Phalanges of right foot
Sabian Symbol: A harvest moon.
VESTA IN VIRGO
You have a perfectionist streak. You work hard and expect the same from other people. You need to avoid being overly critical. Positively, you have the ability to set up efficient and productive routines at work.
28TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Hepatic plexus
Sabian Symbol: A bald-headed man dominates gathering of national figures.
PALLAS IN TAURUS
You have the ability to see the beauty in nature and the arts. You have much common sense and wisdom. You may become involved in either healing with your hands or healing the earth through environmental movements.
15TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Epiglottis
Sabian Symbol: A man with rakish silk hat, muffled, braves the storm.
JUNO IN CAPRICORN
You want a partner who you can respect, and who respects you. You seek long-term commitment and may marry later in life.
4TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Cutaneous nerves of lower leg
Sabian Symbol: A party entering a large canoe.
CERES IN CANCER
Your ability to nurture others is closely linked with your own relationship with your mother. If you had a close and loving relationship with your mother then you will enjoy the same with others in your adult life. If not, you may form dependent relationships.
26TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Mammary glands
Sabian Symbol: Guests are reading in the library of a luxurious home.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LEO
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
24TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Papillary muscles
Sabian Symbol: A yogi with transcendent powers yet untidy & unkempt.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN AQUARIUS
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
24TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Right tibialis anterior muscle
Sabian Symbol: A man turning his back on his passions and teaching from his Experience.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits 12 September 2017
Aspects to Jup 24°Li13 -08°23′
Cnj 24°Li28 ARCTURUS A different approach
Cnj 24°Li04 SPICA*** The potential for brilliance.
Aspects to Plu 16°Cp55 -21°43′
Cnj 16°Cp52 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.
Aspects to Pal 14°Ta16 -10°05′
Cnj 14°Ta34 MENKAR — A victim of the Unconscious
Aspects to Cer 25°Cn47 +23°37′
Cnj 26°Cn01 PROCYON Short lived opportunities
Aspects to BMo 23°Sg34 -18°51′
Cnj 22°Sg41 RAS ALHAGUE The desire to heal a wound.