- The Moon is in Aquarius all day (until Wednesday, September 14th, at 10:22 PM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase until 4:19 AM, after which it’s in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- A First Quarter Moon occurred on the 9th, and a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse will occur on September 16th.
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from August 30-September 22).
Times are EDT
Quite a bit of restlessness can be stimulated today, dear Aries, particularly when it comes to getting a job done or dealing with details. Tension is possible surrounding work problems and minor but irritating challenges with your daily affairs. Concentration levels can be very poor. This may be a sign that you’re in need of a project that challenges you in bigger ways. Try not to expect to see both the details and the bigger picture at once right now. Conversations and exchanges may not be entirely satisfying now, but it’s less to do with insincerity or the company you keep and more about not being in synch just for the time being. Be as flexible as possible, and watch for displays of ego if you clash with someone over an opinion.
People, including you, can be a little restless and temperamental today, dear Taurus, as the Sun and Mars challenge one another. People can be quick to snap at each other, and egos may be at the root. Putting too much energy into satisfying sudden desires can be counterproductive and will fail to satisfy. A part of you could be attracting, or attracted to, some level of drama if you are not in touch with what it is that is actually upsetting your equilibrium. Remind yourself that drama does not lead to happiness. Watch for impulsive spending or risk taking today. In your love life, you may be jumping into our out of something too quickly. Check the ego!
Tensions can rise today, dear Gemini, particularly with family or a partner. Someone could be passive-aggressive now, and you can be impatient for an answer. You may be torn between going it alone and taking along a companion, or you may be clashing with someone about how to approach a situation. You crave cooperation, but others tend to be competitive. You may be seeing people as too aggressive for your taste right now. Conflicts may occur, but consider that they might be reflecting your own ambivalence. While tensions can surface, possible solutions might emerge as well, so don’t shy away entirely from a challenge. However, change course if you are getting nowhere.
There can be quite a bit of energy surrounding work and routines today, dear Cancer, and possibly an excessive amount. Try to channel this energy intelligently rather than scattering it around. There can be frustration and impatience if things are not moving at a good speed. You might also have to deal with bruised egos in the people around you, especially at work or while pursuing your daily routines. Be a little more vigilant when it comes to situations that could lead to accidents, as there is a tendency to want to rush through things. You seem to have energy to spare, but if you do not take on an active role today, the influences of the day can too easily turn around on you.
While a Sun-Mars confrontation encourages you to be direct today, dear Leo, this may be taken too far. People can be tense, insensitive, and impatient if they don’t have something productive to do. Love can be difficult today, as there is a tendency for others to be crude or pushy. Risk-taking in love or with money, as tempting as this may be, is not advised. It won’t lead to happiness or satisfaction. If you can direct excess energy constructively, such as through physical activity, and let your intuition engage, you can come to some interesting conclusions along business lines. Watch for conflicts in which high ego drives take over – these go nowhere positive.
Stress is necessary and can be a healthy driving force, but stress that sticks with you for too long or pressures you to act too soon is destructive. Today, a Sun-Mars square can stimulate the latter, dear Virgo, and a feeling of being blocked can emerge. This is less about others or circumstances limiting you than it is about your own lack of agenda. You might find that you’re only spinning your wheels today – pumped up about something but unable to do much about it. If you feel caught in the middle of an argument, try to back out of it as gracefully as possible, as it’s likely to be a no-win situation. Aim for moderation and nurture your own ambitions rather than worry too much about what others are doing.
Watch for impatient moves and communications today, dear Libra, as you have a tendency to rush through things that require more patience, speak before thinking, and come across as tense in your dealings with others. You may be wrestling with indecision or guilt – two things that can stir up restlessness. You may have little patience with mechanical things, driving, and getting around in general, and should exercise more caution than usual. People around you may be on edge and less likely to overlook minor challenges than they are on another day, making arguments and standoffs likely. If you find yourself in a similar boat, consider writing a journal or expressing yourself through safe, productive channels.
Try to tame impulses to overdo, overspend, and push today, dear Scorpio, as there is a small possibility that impatience could lead to damage, loss, or disadvantage. It’s best not to indulge every passing whim. Foresight may be lacking. There might also be conflicts with others over money, values, and matters of respect. Friendships could be a little strained, and it’s important to recognize when ego issues are taking over and spoiling the day. You may become obsessed with something that’s just out of reach. Creatively speaking, however, it’s a powerful day if you can center yourself, relax, and get in touch with your intuition.
Energy levels get a big boost today dear Sagittarius, but perhaps a little too much. Excess energy can quickly lead to aggravation if you can’t find a good outlet for it. Impatience can trip you up. It’s easier to bruise your ego than usual, and for you to grate on others’ nerves as well. You have a harder time overlooking small frustrations right now. As you pursue your goals, you might unintentionally step on someone’s toes. Conflicts with those in authority can occur now, or you may feel overwhelmed with responsibilities and personal goals, finding little time in the day to get everything done. Do your best not to act out. Try instead to concentrate on what actually matters.
Don’t let sudden impulses and complicated feelings control you today, dear Capricorn, even if circumstances seem to have you focusing on frustrations. You may be wanting to move too fast, or you may very well need a chance to work at your own pace. Restlessness can also take over as you consider all the things you’d like to do, but another part of you is not quite ready to partake. Recent frustrations can emerge now, possibly in a disruptive manner. However, pay attention to what does come up to the surface, as you can learn quite a bit about what you might have pushed to the side and left unresolved. Otherwise, you’ll be meeting up with the same issues over and over again outside of yourself.
The Moon is in your sign all day, dear Aquarius, and this encourages you to take note of pressing emotional needs. While this is generally a good time to put you and your needs first, a Sun-Mars square today can act as a real instigator. The more immature side of the influence can emerge as a result, unless you’re conscious of it and try to rise above it. Don’t allow sudden impulses to control your day, and don’t confuse drama with happiness in your social or love life. Avoid beginning an entirely new project today because it may very well be too hasty, but do recognize your very real need to put your personal stamp on a project.
Frustrations on the job or with responsibilities and business matters today are very likely due to a tendency to want to rush through things, dear Pisces, are to be the pioneer. While you should definitely recognize your ambitions and your enterprising, competitive side, you’ll need more time to draw up a plan of action. Haste makes waste today. Instant results, if they are possible, are rarely gratifying. Be sensitive in your dealings today, particularly with a person in authority, a colleague, and a partner. It can be difficult to find the right outlets to express your frustration right now, but if you can direct excess energy into something productive, you’ll be in a good place.
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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 13 2016 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Aquarius
Description: The Moon in Aquarius
This is generally a good time for social pursuits, group projects, trying something new, joining a group, and networking. A change of pace refreshes. Hobbies, clubs, and groups may demand attention now. It is time to build networks and cooperate. Humanitarian pursuits are highlighted.
Date & Time: Sep 13 2016 2:19 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Ceres
There can be conflicts with loved ones, or we could be feeling unsupported. People could seem insensitive or uncaring, or our own needs seem to be at odds with the needs of family and friends.
Date & Time: Sep 13 2016 3:05 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Mer
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Mercury
What feels right clashes with logic today. What people are saying may be a misrepresentation of their true feelings/emotions. It’s better to think before we speak, or misunderstandings can follow.
Date & Time: Sep 13 2016 4:17 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Sun
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Sun
What we feel and what we think we should do can be at odds with one another temporarily. There can be discontent or indecisiveness. We could be feeling out of sorts. Tensions will pass.
Date & Time: Sep 13 2016 4:38 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Mar
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Mars
We can overreact and exhibit impatience. However, this can also be a time of self-motivation.
Date & Time: Sep 13 2016 7:56 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Chi
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Chiron
Hurt feelings may be opportunities for healing. Now is the time for building bridges, not burning them.
Date & Time: Sep 13 2016 12:29 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Sat
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Saturn
An auspicious time for any project demanding endurance or tolerance. Also good for establishing new habits and rituals.
Date & Time: Sep 13 2016 4:22 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting North Node
There may be the need to pause to adjust things before moving plans forward. We could feel at odds with others on an emotional level. Public relations are not as favorable now.
Date & Time: Sep 13 2016 5:09 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Juno
There may be clinging or controlling behavior if we are driven by our fears. Hypersensitivity and moodiness are possible. Tread lightly with tricky emotional issues.
Date & Time: Sep 13 2016 10:06 pm
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 13 2016 4:38 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Sqr Mar
Description: Transiting Sun Square Transiting Mars
A good time for competition rather than co-operation. So solve those problems but don’t create them!
Date & Time: Sep 13 2016 2:23 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Sqq Cer
Description: Transiting Mercury SesquiSquare Transiting Ceres
We may be trying to get our feelings across, or attempting to explain how we feel, but we have difficulty doing so. Disagreements or misunderstandings are possible, as it is difficult to understand people’s intentions. There may be stress or extra activity in the household.
Date & Time: Sep 13 2016 3:54 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Pll Cer
Description: Transiting Mercury Parallel Transiting Ceres
Date & Time: Sep 13 2016 8:31 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Pll Chi
Description: Transiting Mercury Parallel Transiting Chiron
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
Even-handed, harmonious, artistic, diplomatic, balancing, strong sense of fairness. Can be over- compromising, appeasing, judgmental.
Inspiring, broad vision, enthusiastic, goal seeking, truthful, adventurous. Can be reckless, unrestrained, tactless.
Humanitarian, innovative, group conscious, progressive, serving others. Can be rebellious, eccentric, aloof, emotionally superficial, overly extroverted.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
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 are flexible, adaptable, willing, open to change, and possibly flighty or nervous.
Current Lunar Phase
LUNAR PHASE: GIBBOUS
Moon 135 to 180 degrees ahead of the Sun.
We are looking to attach value and meaning to our goals. This is a time for analyzing, questioning, perfecting, and improving.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on September 13th:
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 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 AQUARIUS
You feel secure with intellect rather than emotions. You may be aloof from emotions, or distrust emotions as irrational and unpredictable. You may have viewed your mother as emotionally erratic.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
TRINE VENUS Orb 7°34′ Applying
We tend to seek out harmony, balance, and beauty. Love, romance, decorating, beauty treatments, the arts, creative pursuits, parties, dates, and recreation are generally favored now. There is increased sensitivity, affection, and warmth, but there could also be some appeasement, tact, and diplomacy.
SEXTILE SATURN Orb 0°16′ Applying
We are more able to find a balance between our own emotional needs and our responsibilities. We are more tolerant, deliberate, and resolute.
THE SUN IN VIRGO
You are an analytical and critical individual. You are also practical and discriminating, and may be fussy.
22ND DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Gall-bladder
Sabian Symbol: A royal coat of arms.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 1°20′ Separating
Thoughts and communications about ourselves and our goals. We are expressing ourselves confidently, directly, and clearly.
SQUARE MARS Orb 0°04′ Applying
You love to take risks and can be accident prone. You have difficulty discerning the difference between assertion and aggression. You may believe that you are simply stating your own case clearly, while others claim that you are being pushy. You need to find a healthy outlet for your enthusiasm and energy.
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 9°36′ Applying
We are feeling especially vital, confident, generous, and enthusiastic. This is a good time to take steps to grow something–our business, our significant relationships, and so forth.
QUINCUNX URANUS Orb 2°25′ Applying
You have difficulty coping with anything out of the ordinary. You need to make adjustments to allow yourself to express your unique talents and original thoughts.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 6°18′ 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 1°43′ 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.
20TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Bile duct
Sabian Symbol: An automobile caravan.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SQUARE MARS Orb 1°25′ Separating
Questions are raised, discussions can become heated, and there can be nervous excitement now. Enthusiasm is likely, but may go a little too far. Impulsive speech or other communications. Mechanical breakdowns are possible.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 4°57′ Applying
This is a good time for serious and determined study and investigation. We are drawn to looking for truths and to unexplored topics and ideas.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 3°04′ Separating
There can be insecurity about our own ideas or decisions, or we may not know who/what to believe. Words, or lack of, can hurt right now. There is greater sensitivity to what is being said, choice of words, and syntax.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 7°11′ Applying
Important contacts can be made with people who share our intellectual interests or who introduce us to new ideas that help us to grow, improve, and expand. Projects prove successful right now, particularly those involving teamwork. Learning, teaching, communicating, and making contact figure strongly now, or we meet with situations that encourage us to improve our skills in these areas.
VENUS IN LIBRA
You have a strong need for relationships. You will also require your relationships to be harmonious, peaceful, and creative. You enjoy having beautiful possessions.
18TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Fatty capsule of kidneys
Sabian Symbol: Two men placed under arrest.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 5°51′ Applying
An exciting creative person or project might suddenly come to light, creating a little tension. Social affairs are unpredictable. There can be aloofness or rebelliousness in relationships, with fashion and trends, and in our tastes. There may be distancing in relationships. There can be issues with personal freedom and expression which seem to counter closeness or intimacy.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 2°52′ Separating
Perception of value is skewed by fear or desire. There can be envy, jealousy, and manipulation now. Issues of over-attachment can arise. There can be difficulties controlling desires in relationships.
MARS IN SAGITTARIUS
You are an inspirational leader, and have a strong desire for exploration and adventure. You may be one-pointed in your desires.
22ND DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Right trochanter
Sabian Symbol: A chinese laundry.
ASPECTS OF MARS
TRINE URANUS Orb 2°21′ Applying
It’s easy and natural to break through obstacles, to find alternative methods of going after what we want, and to take progressive action or to take the lead. There is more courage, confidence, and energy available to us. We embrace change, progress, and new methods.
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 1°38′ Applying
You have difficulty being assertive. You fear that your requests will be met with anger, or you may fear your own anger. You may have a short fuse as you are easily hurt. You need to develop a strong sense of self worth and learn to honor your own way of doing things. You may also need to reassess your personal desires.
JUPITER IN LIBRA
You have a strong concern for justice. You are a diplomatic teacher, and express your spiritual values in your relationships.
1ST DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Renal pelvis
Sabian Symbol: A butterfly made perfect by a dart through it.
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)
11TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Adductor muscles
Sabian Symbol: The lamp of physical enlightenment at the left temple.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 0°13′ Separating
Some feelings of disillusionment can come now as our dreams and ideals can be put to the test. Questioning our faith in our dreams can lead to lack of follow-through or wasteful activities and avoidance of responsibilities. Ideally, this crisis leads to a realignment of material goals and spiritual ideals as we assess what is truly meaningful to us.
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).
24TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Zygomatic muscle
Sabian Symbol: An open window and a net curtain blowing into a cornucopia.
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)
11TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Lymph vessels of foot
Sabian Symbol: Men seeking illumination.
ASPECTS OF NEPTUNE
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 2°24′ Separating
You have a tendency to daydream and live in a fantasy world, possibly even escaping into the world of drugs and depression. Your quest in this life is to put your creative talents to positive use.
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).
15TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Left knee cartilage
Sabian Symbol: Many toys in the children’s ward of a hospital.
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).
24TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right distal tibio-fibular joint
Sabian Symbol: An inhabited island.
VESTA IN CANCER
You are committed to your family and loved ones, especially when they need you. However, you may withdraw like a crab into your shell if you feel hurt by those closest to you. You enjoy working with those close to you.
20TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Superior pancreatico-duodenal artery
Sabian Symbol: Gondoliers in a serenade.
PALLAS IN AQUARIUS
Your mind can be brilliant, original and insightful. You are able to quickly grasp new ideas and apply them to the future. You fight for your ideals, and humanitarian or political causes.
23RD DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Left gastroscnemius muscle
Sabian Symbol: A big bear sitting down and waving all its paws.
JUNO IN SCORPIO
You want an intense and sexual relationship. You want your partner’s total attention and demand a high degree of sensuality.
14TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Foreskin
Sabian Symbol: Telephone linemen at work.
CERES IN TAURUS
You feel cared for when loved ones give you a sense of stability and security. You like to be touched and stroked and nurtured in practical ways. You also like to show others you care through practical means.
5TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Pharyngeal cavity
Sabian Symbol: A widow at an open grave.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN VIRGO
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
13TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Hepatic arteries
Sabian Symbol: A powerful statesman wins to his cause a hysterical mob.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN PISCES
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
13TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of left foot
Sabian Symbol: A sword in a museum.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits Sep 13 2016 – Event Chart
Aspects to Sun 21°Vi17 +03°27′
Cnj 21°Vi50 DENEBOLA To go against society
Aspects to Sat 10°Sg33 -20°32′
Cnj 09°Sg59 ANTARES *** Success which can be obsessive
Aspects to Plu 14°Cp58 -21°22′
Cnj 15°Cp33 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky
Aspects to Jun 13°Sc07 -05°52′
Cnj 12°Sc31 ALPHECCA Fruitfulness
Aspects to BMo 12°Sc49 -11°24′
Cnj 12°Sc31 ALPHECCA Fruitfulness
Cnj 12°Sc05 ACRUX Focused on the physical world.