- The Moon is in Virgo.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 13th, and the New Moon will occur early tomorrow.
- Mercury ends its post-retrograde shadow today.
- Venus enters Virgo today (Venus is in Virgo September 19-October 14).
There are a few good reasons to wind down rather than wind yourself up today, Aries. One is that it’s a day before a New Moon, which is best used for reflection and tying up loose ends than for new beginnings. Interests and direction can change after tomorrow. Another is a Mercury-Neptune opposition, which can point to imaginative thinking but some confusion or misunderstandings about the facts. Your mind is likely to wander and take some detours, which can certainly be interesting, but not excellent for concentration. Stretching the truth and coverups are best avoided now, even though they can be attractive. Look for creative, healthy ways to escape the routine, and seek out a better balance between work and rest.
This is a good day for taking it easy and engaging your imagination, dear Taurus. A New Moon will occur tomorrow, setting you off in a new direction, and today is a great time for considering what you’d like to improve, particularly related to creativity, romance, and play. An opposition between Mercury and Neptune can point to a need to pull back from overthinking things, as well. Do your best to avoid misunderstandings and double check your facts. It’s also a good idea to seek out harmless ways to engage your imagination and need for drama in your life. Watch that you don’t get carried away by an idea or vision that takes you too far away from what needs to get done, but do find ways to satisfy your itch for new options and possibilities when it’s appropriate to do so.
Do your best to keep things simple today, Gemini, as the Balsamic Moon points to the need to wind down rather than wind up. As well, your ruler, Mercury, opposes Neptune today, and this suggests some tendency to confront possible misunderstandings or disappointments. Keep in mind that something you say or do today could be relayed or interpreted in the wrong way, but this can also be a day when all that is imaginative, fantastic, or spiritual engages you. Seek out people you trust for opinions on your practical affairs or anything that requires some objectivity but look within for answers to matters of the heart. You may feel that you have too many choices right now, which probably means you are not truly ready to come to a solid conclusion. Uncertainty about your career or goals can interfere with the enjoyment of the moment. However, this is a time of reflection rather than action.
Your imagination may take you to interesting places today, dear Cancer, but watch that it doesn’t take you too far or away from the things you need to get done. A Mercury-Neptune opposition can make it hard to concentrate when you need to most, and this can be disruptive. Watch for misunderstandings in your conversations. You can have a hard time arriving at definites and conclusions. Let your imagination go, but do so in the right places, and not so far that you set yourself up for a letdown. Productivity can suffer if you focus too closely on facts or if you go the opposite route and allow your imagination to take over – a combination of the two is preferred! Since it’s also a Balsamic Moon, it’s best not to begin something brand new as the New Moon tomorrow will redirect your attention.
If you’re dealing with facts and figures or precise directions and instructions, you may want to double check information today, dear Leo. You can have a hard time getting all the facts straight regarding a financial or ownership matter, and uncertainties about others’ support or debts can obscure the picture even further. When it comes to energy, money, and time, try not to overcommit today. Let your imagination loose when it’s appropriate to do so, as you’re likely to see more possibilities than you might on a regular day. However, be vigilant with lending and spending today or, if possible, save it for a clearer day.
Tomorrow’s New Moon is in your sign, setting you on a new path, dear Virgo, and today is best used for reflection. A Mercury-Neptune influence can magnify misunderstandings or confused directions today. Others may seem a little too vague or situations are ambiguous when you’re seeking definite answers. It may appear that others are trying to avoid your questions or keeping secrets from you. Try not to juggle too many things at once today. With Mercury in your sign, you are projecting more strength in your communications generally speaking, but today there can be some frustration that others are not responsive or precise. Explaining, pushing, or questioning will not make anything better at the moment. It may be that you need to wait things out a while longer.
You’ll be clearing the decks in the coming weeks with great results as well as increased focus and clarity, dear Libra, but today, it’s best to settle for a state of not knowing. For one, the Moon is Balsamic, and we’re symbolically in the dark until after the New Moon tomorrow. For another, Mercury opposes Neptune today, reminding us that we can’t always have clear answers — and don’t always need them. A chaotic or disrupted routine or lack of directions can be distracting today, but the detour your mind takes as a result of this can be enlightening, ultimately. Enjoy dreaming up possibilities, but avoid firm commitments for the time being. Watch for miscommunication today as it’s quite likely that signals get crossed.
A Mercury-Neptune opposition active today can have the effect of opening up your mind to new possibilities, Scorpio. This can be helpful, ultimately, but you may be a little vulnerable to delusion or confusion in the meantime. Imagination is big, but it may serve you poorly today. Misunderstandings and distractions are possible, particularly in your social life. This is not the time for make or break decisions – give things time before arriving at firm conclusions. Missed connections or instructions can be part of the picture now, but it might also be that you need to let go of a “need to know” or overthinking for a while anyhow. This will give you the chance to process things and allow intuition to kick in.
You’ll need some time to process what you see today, dear Sagittarius, particularly when it comes to your home, family, and personal life. This way, you won’t jump to premature conclusions. A Mercury-Neptune opposition active now can be frustrating if you’re anxious to see a situation clearly or if your work demands concentration. Distractions are plenty, and the chance of misunderstandings runs high today. Dreaming up new possibilities can figure strongly, but it’s not the time to commit to something solid. On top of things, the Moon is Balsamic with a New Moon occurring early tomorrow. This suggests that it’s much better to wind yourself down than to start something new. Uncertainty with family, living conditions, or ambiguous situations can be at the heart of restlessness or distractions today, so do your best to rest, recoup your energy, and wait things out.
Regarding your practical affairs today, try to keep your wits about you or allow for the genuine possibility that you don’t have all the facts to make a firm decision, Capricorn. It’s unlikely you’ll get particularly helpful or straight answers from others, or if you do, you may not be honing in on the right information. Such is the energy of a Mercury-Neptune opposition that influences the day. There is a tendency for self-deception as well. Allow for this influence’s mind-expanding benefits, as you’re entertaining some interesting possibilities now, but it’s not the best idea to bank on anything. In addition to this challenging aspect, the Moon is Balsamic, and it’s better to take things easy, tie up loose ends, and reflect than to get yourself all wound up or excited about something new.
While you can be very anxious to bring more order, structure, or knowledge to a project or endeavor, Aquarius, you may not have all the facts or information to go on now, which can be frustrating. Uncertainty about your income or abilities can weigh on your mind or distract you from doing what you want to do. Do your best to avoid letting doubt and insecurities interfere with happiness or dictate your behavior and responses today. The compelling need to organize your thoughts, especially about finances, projects, and relationships, is real, but you need to take a step back and allow your intuition to kick in before you move forward. People and information can be elusive now. Note also that the Moon is Balsamic today with a New Moon set to occur early tomorrow. This Moon phase requires you to wind down, rest, and reflect rather than start something brand new.
Questions or requests from others could awaken the escapist in you today, Pisces, as you are no mood to be pressured. In truth, you may not have the answers. Be careful if you give answers that unintentionally mislead as these may fix things at the moment but lead to long-term problems. While you do need to take some time to get to conclusions, consider whether you can give a little and give others something to go on. Leaving your options open too often can be exhausting for others! Some of you could experience a mental disconnect with someone today, likely because wishful thinking skews perceptions. However, given some space and freedom, you can come up with something very imaginative today. As well, the Moon is Balsamic, and it’s better to reflect than take action.
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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 19 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Virgo
Description: The Moon in Virgo
We crave organization and order, and are quickly disturbed by anything standing in the way of these things. This is a good time for chores, organizing, and tidying. It’s also a time for scheduling health appointments and checkups, starting new routines, and generally tending to details.
Date & Time: Sep 19 2017 0:01 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Cer
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Ceres
Date & Time: Sep 19 2017 1:35 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Pallas
There is a good ability to successfully combine logic and intuition, and to understand problems taking into account the human element. There is sensitivity to people’s issues now. Cooperation. Effective, sensitive decision making.
Date & Time: Sep 19 2017 2:33 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Nep
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Neptune
Date & Time: Sep 19 2017 6:34 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Pluto
This can be a good time for getting loans, for taking care of business, and for dealing with money matters. It’s also good for getting in touch with feelings and managing them effectively. There can be a boost to our intimate life, creative impulses, and self-understanding. Events occurring now might involve some kind of karmic repayment or benefit. We could discover new information, hidden information, or a lost item. This is a time for recycling – seeing new uses for old items. True feelings come to the surface.
Date & Time: Sep 19 2017 3:10 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Sat
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Saturn
We could feel burdened, restricted, or limited during this brief influence. We could be feeling a little down on ourselves, excluded, or lonely. There can be some awkwardness or stiffness and difficulty showing affection and feelings. It’s important to be patient now.
Date & Time: Sep 19 2017 11:00 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Vesta
Date & Time: Sep 19 2017 11:48 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Chi
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Chiron
Hurt feelings are opportunities for healing. Now is the time to build bridges rather than burning them.
Date & Time: Sep 19 2017 3:32 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Opp Chi
Description: Transiting Sun Opposition Transiting Chiron
A spiritual awakening is occuring right now. Memories may haunt you. Note your dreams and innermost thoughts and heal past hurts.
Date & Time: Sep 19 2017 1:40 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Cpl Jup
Description: Transiting Mercury ContraParallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: Sep 19 2017 11:49 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Opp Nep
Description: Transiting Mercury Opposition Transiting Neptune
Overstimulated imagination. Subtle perceptions. Right brain (intuitive) thinking. Confusion. Misperception. Deceit.
Date & Time: Sep 19 2017 9:15 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Cnj Vir
Description: Transiting Venus Entering Virgo
This is a time when we express our love through practical means and gestures–running errands, doing detail work, or just being there. What we love, what we decide to buy and the types of entertainment we enjoy during this cycle are ruled by whether or not things make sense.
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
BALANCE OF SIGNS
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.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
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: BALSAMIC
Moon less than 45 degrees behind the Sun.
Time to tie up loose ends, review, reflect, let go, and edit.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on September 19th:
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 VIRGO
We have an emotional need for order with the Moon in Virgo. Diet, nutrition, health matters, work, and routines are in stronger focus. If we’re feeling out of sorts emotionally, we might also experience symptoms on a physical level now.
20TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Bile duct
Sabian Symbol: An automobile caravan.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
CONJUNCTION THE SUN Orb 6°58′ Applying
A New Moon. Intensity of focus, a new beginning, fresh energy, intiative, impulse.
SQUARE SATURN Orb 1°46′ Applying
We could feel burdened, restricted, or limited during this brief influence. We could be feeling a little down on ourselves, excluded, or lonely. There can be some awkwardness or stiffness and difficulty showing affection and feelings. Patience is important now.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 3°02′ Separating
We can be quite focused now, driven by our goals and ambitions and motivated to put problems behind us. We might happily pour ourselves into a current passion or interest, and could find it easy to get to the bottom of things.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 6°37′ Applying
We may be projecting our own issues onto others now, and could be defensive or feel that others are insensitive to our feelings and needs. We might experience a conflict between wanting to be close to others and desiring to prove our independence, making intimacy a challenge right now.
THE SUN IN VIRGO
You are an analytical and critical individual. You are also practical and discriminating, and may be fussy.
27TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Iliac nerve
Sabian Symbol: Elderly ladies drinking afternoon tea in a wealthy home.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
SQUARE SATURN Orb 5°12′ Separating
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.
QUINCUNX URANUS Orb 0°46′ 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.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 0°21′ Separating
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.
12TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Abdominal aorta
Sabian Symbol: A bride with her veil snatched away.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 2°35′ Separating
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.
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 0°49′ Applying
Our minds open to many different possibilities and options. We can feel inspired or we might be thinking in imaginative or possibly impractical ways. We see beyond physical or material concerns and solutions. There is extra sensitivity now. We may be dealing with deceptions or self-deceptions, and it can be difficult to be discriminating. We may not be seeing the obvious, and instead are imagining more complicated scenarios.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 5°14′ 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.
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.
30TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Back
Sabian Symbol: An unsealed letter.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
TRINE URANUS Orb 1°51′ Separating
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 5°32′ Separating
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.
10TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Left hepatic lobe, bile
Sabian Symbol: Two heads looking out and beyond the shadows.
ASPECTS OF MARS
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 3°24′ Applying
This is a time for resting, escaping, or taking a break as we reconsider our needs. We might temporarily lose focus or direction.
JUPITER IN LIBRA
You have a strong concern for justice. You are a diplomatic teacher, and express your spiritual values in your relationships.
26TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Vascular system of skin
Sabian Symbol: An eagle and a large white dove turning one into the other.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 2°03′ 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.
QUINCUNX CHIRON Orb 0°55′ Applying
Circumstances are such that we need to make adjustments to our plans and goals. We may need to tame expectations of ourselves and of others if they are unreasonable.
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 5°58′ 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 4°50′ 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 LIBRA
You prefer to work with other people, rather than on your own. You like to share work resources and yet need to watch that you don’t become too competitive. You want to be recognised as an equal.
1ST DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Renal pelvis
Sabian Symbol: A butterfly made perfect by a dart through it.
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.
5TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Cutaneous nerves of knee
Sabian Symbol: People rowing a canoe and dancing a war dance.
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.
29TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Spleen
Sabian Symbol: A greek muse weighs in golden scales just born twins.
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 19 September 2017
Aspects to Mer 11°Vi38 +08°39′
Cnj 11°Vi33 ZOSMA — A victim or a saviour
Aspects to Ven 29°Le31 +12°29′
Cnj 00°Vi04 REGULUS*** Majestic, success, (revenge)
Aspects to Plu 16°Cp52 -21°44′
Cnj 16°Cp52 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.
Aspects to Pal 14°Ta02 -12°08′
Cnj 14°Ta34 MENKAR — A victim of the Unconscious