- The Moon is in Libra.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon occurred yesterday in the sign of Virgo and the First Quarter Moon will occur on September 27th.
Venus is transiting your work and health sector until October 14th, Aries. Even though this means Venus is no longer in a harmonious position relative to your sign, it’s a useful cycle for bringing more beauty, harmony, and enjoyment to your daily life, routines, or work environment. This can also be a time of better relationships with health professionals, employees, co-workers, and even pets! It can be a good time for partnering up to get work done or to pursue fitness programs with Venus and Mars in this sector of your chart, and eventually aligning in the first week of October, as well as for meeting friends or even a lover who has similar goals or work. There is an unusual focus on your routines, habits, health, and work these days. Cooperating with others brings work rewards. Today, you may be seeing problems or feeling overwhelmed, but could be hiding your difficulties from others. Try to share the load, or, if you just can’t bring yourself to do it, look for ways to reduce stress.
The coming weeks bring new energy to your love life, dear Taurus, with yesterday’s New Moon clearing the slate as well as a Venus transit of your romance and creativity sector until October 14th. This is an excellent time for romance, dating, hobbies, self-expression, and sharing fun times with others. Your appeal is building. You not only share your affection more freely, but you also receive love and compliments more confidently. Mars is also in this sector, and especially as Venus and Mars build to a conjunction until the first week of October, you are powerfully creative and ready to make something exciting. Today, however, your desire for appreciation and admiration from others is so strong that it leaves you vulnerable to manipulation. Watch for repeating old patterns in relationships today. You need to breathe new life into your creative work and your relationships now for best results.
Until October 14th, Venus transits your home and family sector, Gemini, where a New Moon just occurred. This augurs very well for your life at home! This can be a stable, cautious, or play-it-safe period for love, the pursuit of pleasure, and attitude towards money. You’re likely to bring more harmony, comfort, or beauty to your home. Real estate matters could be favorable now. In love, intimacy, familiarity, and trust are more important to you than change or excitement during this cycle. This is a great period for healing relationships and bonding with family. This can be a sentimental time, but watch today for excessive attachment to the past to the point that you don’t enjoy the positives of the present.
With Venus in your communications sector until October 14th, Cancer, you have a stronger need and ability to share your thoughts and feelings with someone special. It’s also a time for more charming and diplomatic communications. You seem to have special sway with others now. Mars is already in this sector of your solar chart, motivating you, and Venus here now helps boost the charm factor. The desire to create something special is building, and communicating is integral to your feelings of excitement, love, and appreciation. You may thoroughly enjoy your studies, games, learning, and connecting during this period. Today, watch for holding onto an idea or opinion too tightly, however.
With Venus in your resources sector until October 14th, Leo, you’ew focusing on enjoying yourself, getting comfortable, and developing or building your resources. Love is more about security and comfort in the coming weeks. Getting along well with others can be one way to boost your business or income, and relationships already in place can benefit from steadier, patient energy. This is a great time of year for finding pleasure in the world of the five senses, enjoying simple pastimes and entertainment, and taking special care of prized personal possessions. There can be increased income for some of you, and for others, it’s a great time to enjoy, explore, and develop your talents. This morning, however, it may be difficult to see your desires clearly as you may be fixating on what you don’t have or short-term goals that are not particularly satisfying.
Venus is now in your sign, Virgo, and will be your guest until October 14th. Not only was there a New Moon in your sign just yesterday, but this Venus transit also endows you with more confidence to express yourself and your affections. As well, people find you interesting and intriguing. Generally speaking, others are drawn to your natural qualities and personality traits quite naturally at this time. With Mars already in your sign, Venus helps to soften your manner and bring you an increase in attention of the positive variety! Love becomes far clearer and less past-focused. This is a time of living well and putting out the right kind of vibes that attract pleasant people and circumstances into your life. This morning, however, it can be difficult to see beyond immediate desires and sensations, and this can lead to chasing short-term goals that are unlikely to satisfy. As the day advances, though, patience increases and opportunities do, too.
Venus is the latest of planets to move into your privacy and soul sector, Libra, and will stay here until October 14th. This cycle brings a little more mystery to your love life, feelings, and affections. It may not be the most upfront period for your love life or personality, but it’s the perfect time for releasing outdated attitudes and clearing space for new experiences and feelings to enter your life. There can be a greater love of private moments with a partner or secret admirers. You may be a little more tentative than usual about feelings and even purchases during this cycle as you instinctively sense that you’re not quite ready for brand new beginnings. You’ll have the Sun move into your sign tomorrow, pulling you out of your shell on some levels, but you’re keeping some things to yourself now. This is a time for sorting out your feelings. This morning, there is a tendency to make poor emotional decisions. Try to look past immediate desires, as these may be misleading. As well, avoid putting too much weight in hunches or observations until you get more proof.
Venus is now transiting your friendship sector, Scorpio, and this helps soften your disposition with friends and networks. This transit is an enhancing one. You are a little more likable or attractive now, and generally framed well! Venus’ transit lasts until October 14th. Giving yourself and partners and friends freedom and emotional space is vital now. Downplaying ego needs comes a little more naturally than it did when Mars was here without Venus. Teamwork is favored, and friendships can get a nice boost. You are more willing than usual to accommodate, change, and grow in your interactions, and far less likely to stick with old patterns. This can pull some of you out of a rut on a social or romantic level. It can also be a good time for business income. This morning, however, you may be looking at situations through a suspicious or negative lens. Try not to make big decisions based on the feelings of the moment. As the day advances, you tap into your impressive ability to strategize.
The weeks ahead can be most successful for your career or reputation, dear Sagittarius, with Venus at the top of your solar chart and the energy of yesterday’s New Moon affecting this area as well. Your ability to cooperate with and accommodate others can help advance your goals, smooth out relations with bosses, parents, and co-workers, and improve your public image, as well. You’re now bringing more charm and polish to relations on the job. Assertive Mars has been in this sector, and the addition of charming Venus here until October 14th can help balance out your approach to pursuing your goals. In fact, you’re sure to get very creative in the coming weeks. Social opportunities can emerge through your business or professional dealings, or you could be employing more diplomacy and people skills in the work you do. This morning, however, with Venus in minor challenging aspect to Pluto, it can be a little difficult to be objective when assessing the value of things, situations, projects, and even yourself, as your viewpoint can be skewed by insecurities, fears, and strong emotions. As the day advances, though, this tendency fades.
Venus is now moving through your solar ninth house, Capricorn, and you can feel as if your feelings or love life is emerging into the light. In this cycle that lasts until October 14th, you’re less likely to linger or dwell on your feelings — or overthink them — as you tend to embrace the moment and express or act upon your affections. With Venus moving in harmony with your sign now, your natural qualities are more appreciated by others. You’re attracted to people, entertainment, art, and studies that feed your sense of adventure or excitement. You are more inclined to seek out the things and people that/who make you happy. Relationships are learning experiences to you during this cycle. Do be careful that you don’t set your goals so high that you can’t get any particular project off the ground, however. This morning, tension is likely as you wrestle with the desire to explore on the one hand and a compulsion to oversee what’s going on around you.
With Venus transiting your solar eighth house until October 14th, Aquarius, you’re in a favorable position to work through the more complicated, intricate areas of your relationships that involve sharing and intimacy. As well, you can see more clearly into your own desires and motivations and arrive at a far better understanding of yourself. On a financial level, backing or support may be easier to come by, and this can also extend to emotional support. You might arrive at an attractive agreement now. You have far less interest in the surface of things in your relationships, and you’re inclined to dig deeper, looking for answers. While this is a good time to do this kind of digging, today you may be taking this too far. Try not to read so deeply into a situation that you lose objectivity. You’ll find you’re much more patient as the day advances.
Venus is now transiting your partnership sector, Pisces, where she will visit until October 14th. A New Moon just occurred in this area of your solar chart, and with both of these events, you’re in an excellent position to make a fresh start in the relationship department. This is the perfect time for attracting the right people into your life or for enhancing your relationships — putting more of yourself, energy, and attention into your interactions. Others are more likely to help and support you. In turn, your sense of what people need is high. If you have any need for peace-making with others, this is a great time for doing so. People entering your life during this phase can be especially charming. You have a strong desire to please, but this morning, this may go a little too far. Keep in mind that this leaves you vulnerable to manipulation. As the day advances, your approach is far less superficial as you want to make deep, lasting improvements.
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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 21 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Libra
Description: The Moon in Libra
This is a time for seeking out balance, harmony, and peace. It’s also a time to express emotions gracefully, diplomatically, and considerately. There could be a stronger focus on a relationship, partner, or potential partner. The ability to see both sides of a situation or story is a positive, but indecision can be a byproduct. This is a sociable, artistic Moon.
Date & Time: Sep 21 2017 0:57 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Sun
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Sun
Date & Time: Sep 21 2017 4:45 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Neptune
We could be feeling out of sorts. We are especially sensitive to subtle planes, but may not be able to make sense of what we perceive. We could be impractical just for now.
Date & Time: Sep 21 2017 7:32 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Pallas
Date & Time: Sep 21 2017 10:00 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Chi
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Chiron
Date & Time: Sep 21 2017 1:00 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Pluto
Deeper feelings emerge suddenly, and possibly in a disruptive way. We may be over-reacting or going to extremes. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
Date & Time: Sep 21 2017 1:19 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Ven
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Venus
Relationships may be subtly strained or unsettled. Try to relax and not obsess. Restlessness can lead to poor choices or overindulgence. Show restraint and reap the rewards.
Date & Time: Sep 21 2017 6:23 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Ves
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Vesta
Date & Time: Sep 21 2017 10:11 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 21 2017 12:58 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Sqq Pal
Description: Transiting Sun SesquiSquare Transiting Pallas
Our ability to see things clearly or rationally can be compromised by ego issues or lack of confidence now.
Date & Time: Sep 21 2017 8:44 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Sxt Cer
Description: Transiting Sun Sextile Transiting Ceres
We seek out nourishment from, and naturally nurture and support, others right now. Needs and cravings seem to be in harmony, or at least not in conflict, with those of our loved ones. It makes us feel good to help and support.
Date & Time: Sep 21 2017 1:58 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Cpl Nep
Description: Transiting Mercury ContraParallel Transiting Neptune
Date & Time: Sep 21 2017 9:57 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Sqq Plu
Description: Transiting Venus SesquiSquare Transiting Pluto
Perception of value is skewed by fear or desire. There can be envy, jealousy, and manipulation now.
Date & Time: Sep 21 2017 8:15 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Cpl Jun
Description: Transiting Venus ContraParallel Transiting Juno
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
BALANCE OF SIGNS
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.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
We are not very goal-oriented right now, or motivation to pursue our goals may be waning/lacking. Changes feel overwhelming. Enthusiasm may be low, we argue less, and we think more than we take action.
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: NEW MOON
Moon 0 to 45 degrees ahead of the Sun.
This is an energetic, impulsive, and subjective period of time. We are looking for new projects and opportunities.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on September 21st:
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 LIBRA
We are focused on our relationships, and finding balance, peace, and harmony in our personal environment under this influence.
THE MOON IN THE 11TH HOUSE
You will feel safe and nurtured when with friends or groups of people. You may become emotionally attached to friends. You may find humanitarian groups fulfil a need within you.
17TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Suprarenal arteries
Sabian Symbol: A retired sea captain.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 9°42′ Applying
We want to honor our inner code. We are generous with our energy, time, and money. Our feelings expand or are magnified, for better or for worse. It’s generally a good time to teach, learn, write, express ourselves, reach out, travel, publish, and promote. We may go over the top, however.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 0°32′ Applying
Unacknowledged feelings can emerge in possibly disruptive ways. We may be acting in compulsive or possessive ways now.
THE SUN IN VIRGO
You are an analytical and critical individual. You are also practical and discriminating, and may be fussy.
29TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Quadrate lobe of liver
Sabian Symbol: A man gaining secret knowledge from an ancient scroll he is Reading.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
QUINCUNX URANUS Orb 1°15′ Separating
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 2°24′ 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.
15TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: ‘Bare area’ of liver
Sabian Symbol: An ornamental handkerchief.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 4°39′ 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 2°34′ Separating
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 1°52′ 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 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.
2ND DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Small intestine
Sabian Symbol: A large white cross stands alone on top of a high hill.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 8°21′ Applying
This is a passionate, lively, expressive influence. Social relations are impassioned, and perhaps demanding or combative. We may also feel compelled to do something creative or artistic. We have a chance to express our needs, passions, and desires now in effective ways. Venus can act to soften Mars’ aggressiveness, or Mars can make Venus’ romantic impulses more forceful and pressing. Some level of competition is present in our interactions. Impulsive purchases are possible.
TRINE URANUS Orb 4°21′ 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.
MARS IN VIRGO
You will pursue your personal desires in a practical and methodical manner. You may be critical if opposed.
11TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Falciform
Sabian Symbol: A boy moulded in his mother’s aspirations for him.
ASPECTS OF MARS
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 2°05′ Applying
This is a time for resting, escaping, or taking a break as we reconsider our needs. We might temporarily lose focus or direction.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 6°32′ Applying
Ambitions and determination increase to pursue our goals. It’s easier to see what we want and to devise a plan to pursue it. We may be focusing on redoing or reworking something from the ground up.
JUPITER IN LIBRA
You have a strong concern for justice. You are a diplomatic teacher, and express your spiritual values in your relationships.
27TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Vascular system of skin
Sabian Symbol: An airplane hovering overhead.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 1°34′ 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°25′ 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°49′ 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°40′ 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.
2ND DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Renal cortex
Sabian Symbol: The light of the sixth race transmuted to the seventh.
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.
14TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: True vocal cords
Sabian Symbol: Shellfish groping and children playing.
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.
30TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Twelfth thoracic vertebra
Sabian Symbol: A daughter of the american revolution.
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 21 September 2017
Aspects to Sat 21°Sg46 -22°05′
Cnj 22°Sg41 RAS ALHAGUE The desire to heal a wound.
Aspects to Plu 16°Cp52 -21°44′
Cnj 16°Cp52 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.
Aspects to Pal 13°Ta54 -12°44′
Cnj 14°Ta34 MENKAR — A victim of the Unconscious