- The Moon is in Scorpio.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase until 8:47 PM, after which the Moon is in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 20th in the sign of Virgo and the First Quarter Moon will occur on September 27th.
- The Sun spends its first full day in Libra (the Sun transits Libra from September 22-October 23).
This morning, you can have an almost urgent desire to satisfy your emotional needs and wants, dear Aries. With Mars in your work and health sector these days, you can really go at your work or daily routines with gusto, but sometimes you can push yourself a little too hard or take costly shortcuts. Try not to push your body or mind beyond reasonable limits, but if possible, find ways to release pent-up frustrations through gentle and safe exercise. Watch also for falling back into old patterns of relating, as relationships need a fresh approach right now. Use any conflicts stimulated now as fuel for motivation to improve yourself. If you’ve been neglecting your needs for rest, replenishment of spirit, and spirituality, this is the time to see how they may be impacting your relationships. Find ways to rebuild your faith in others and make peace with the past. The Moon spends the day in your solar eighth house, making it a perfect time to pour your energy into something you love.
This morning, you could be feeling a little unsettled, dear Taurus. Your intentions are good, but timing can be off. Watch for jumping to conclusions or taking unnecessary risks. Be gentle on yourself. Try not to rush matters to a quick conclusion due to impatience. Going over the same issues repeatedly won’t necessarily solve the problems unless you aim to approach them differently. There can be some lack of clarity with a work or health problem now largely because you’re too close to the situation or worrying unnecessarily. You might feel that others are not valuing your contributions. Loss of motivation is likely temporary, but it could wear you down today. Look for things that are holding you back from progress in your job or with your routines and health pursuits. This is an excellent period in general for these things, and it makes sense to find ways to unblock impediments to opportunities.
You are looking forward and feeling quite good about your home life and creative or romantic matters, dear Gemini, although your enthusiasm can cause you to overshoot just a little today. Be quick to bounce back. If others are not exceptionally reliable now, you can choose to adapt and make the best of things. This can be a time for discovering a new way to do something, and you’re likely to feel quite pleased with it. This morning’s events may seem to trigger insecurities or uncertainties that have been keeping you from fully enjoying or expressing yourself and your feelings. A lack of clear life direction may be at the root of this. Avoid worrying unnecessarily, but hold off on big decisions until you feel more confident all around. Make a plan to tackle your responsibilities more thoroughly if they’ve weighed you down.
This morning, with Mars and Jupiter in minor challenging aspect, restlessness can be a small problem, dear Cancer. There can be some tensions with your daily affairs and on the home front as you may be trying to juggle a little too much. There can be some building tension surrounding beliefs, ideas, opinions, learning, communications, and studies, as well. Energy levels are up and down now. Pace yourself and avoid impulsive decisions for best results today. This is a day for making adjustments, as doubt can set in and slow us down long enough to see areas that can use some improvement. Your strong need for comfort can be at odds with a restless desire to strike out and do your own thing. Try to find a way to satisfy both needs, perhaps separately. Today and tomorrow, it doesn’t pay to make waves, so aim to ride things out.
The day’s energies are not particularly smooth, but this shouldn’t drag you down, dear Leo. However, slowing down just a little makes sense if you’re not completely confident about your next move. There can be some restlessness and discontent that nags at you this morning. It may be wise to delay communicating something close to your heart as Mars and Jupiter clash. Try to keep expectations in check. Ideas for making money can come on quickly now but spending or pushing something too soon can be an issue. Today’s events might give you a nice window into any attitudes or habits that are holding you back from taking advantage of opportunities coming your way, mainly related to communications, studies, teaching, and connecting. There can be information overload, or new information comes up that challenges a previous belief or your optimistic outlook. Find ways to straighten things out as calmly as possible. This is, in fact, a good time to make some important adjustments.
With Mars in your sign these days, Virgo, you’re braver, more courageous, and sometimes quite tense! Today and tomorrow, Mars is forming challenging aspects, and this can get the better of you at moments. There may be some frustrations experienced now unless you decide to pace yourself and take breaks from the action, whether this is mental or physical. Think of creative ways to pursue your desires, and be kind to yourself if you’ve been doing too much. As well today, distractions and insecurities can seem to interfere with your progress. Relationships may need some adjustments if you’ve been clashing with someone about spending or core values. Old patterns of relating need to be abandoned if they’re no longer as effective.
This morning, the need to reassess the time or energy required to put into your goals and plans arises, dear Libra. The temptation is to push something, but the timing is off today. Adjust your expectations in order to judge what your endeavors require more realistically. Your Jupiter-in-Libra confidence can sometimes leave you a little vulnerable to overshooting or expecting too much from yourself too soon. And, with Mars in your privacy sector, you’re not always as energetic as you’d like, so that the physical and mental planes don’t always match well. There can be some doubting or questioning of your direction, alliances, or current path today. Resolve to make adjustments and avoid dwelling on the negative. Pausing to understand yourself and your goals makes sense now.
This morning, you can feel a clash or conflict between your desire to tuck yourself away and enjoy emotional space and your need to connect and team up, dear Scorpio. There is some tendency to get excited about something too soon (before you’ve clinched it) and this may lead to small disappointments. Whether to take a leap or to keep to yourself can be the dilemma now. A lot of attention may be directed to past events and relationships. Something from your past can interfere with the present in your social or romantic life. Start small and break out of your comfort zone to avoid lost opportunities. Instead of allowing insecurities to drive your actions, aim to learn more about them. As well, it’s a good idea today and tomorrow to allow extra time for coming to conclusions and decisions.
There can be some tendency to misjudge the amount of energy or time required to get things done today, Sagittarius. Timing is a little off with your ruler, Jupiter, forming awkward angles to Mars and Chiron. This can lead to some impatience if people are not very forthcoming or direct, or if they’re taking their time when you want to move quickly. Insecurities or distractions may get in the way of personal enjoyment and opportunity if you’re not self-aware today. Uncertainty in your home life may be part of this. Avoid people-pleasing now and instead focus on centering yourself. Try focusing on things that truly make you feel grounded and secure. Tone down your social activity if it’s a little out of hand. Surprisingly, this can lead to far less stress. The Moon spends the day in your privacy sector, which is another sign to slow down and unwind.
There is a tendency to misjudge how much you are capable of doing today, Capricorn, or agreeing to something in the future that you can regret later. You’re particularly inclined to overshoot with schedules, studies, and your career. Make plans, but allow for distractions or a little more time to prepare yourself. For some, there can be some insecurities about being able to reach your goals. Either way, timing tends to be a little choppy now. Consider ways to get a better handle on your daily affairs, as you can often feel overwhelmed with tasks. A little organization will go a long way now. The Moon spends the day in your social sector all day, however, so be sure to enjoy some easygoing connecting as well.
When Mars and Jupiter are in challenging relationship to one another as they are today, dear Aquarius, great moods are possible, but they’ll be more reliable and steady if you keep expectations reasonable. We get into trouble today if we overshoot or think we can do more than is possible. Living in the present and enjoying what you have can help keep restlessness at bay, although pushing yourself a little can be just fine. Also today, your need for adventure and experience may be at odds with your desire for security, and it can be difficult to move ahead guilt-free and confidently. Timing is a little off. Take the time to think about things so that you can fully get behind your beliefs, and tackle any insecurities you may have about steady work or money.
You can feel enthused on the one hand, but a little insecure on the other today, dear Pisces. Slowing down is good for you now, and if it only serves to bore you, then you may need to get in better touch with your real needs and desires. Try not to become overly wound up about things you can’t truly control and aim to work on what you can. Pay attention to where you have doubts and insecurities and find ways to manage these things so that they don’t stand in the way of your progress. Tricky issues you could be dealing with now are matters of personal boundaries and the sharing of responsibilities or power in a relationship. The Moon spending the day in your adventure sector can certainly help pull you out of a rut. Focusing on the bigger picture does wonders for your mood today.
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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 23 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Scorpio
Description: The Moon in Scorpio
Contemplate the deeper things in life. Avoid unnecessary conflict, but if it’s going to improve your life, go ahead and make waves. Tune in to your intuition. This is a good time for investigations, looking into a matter further, doing research, connecting to others with a shared passion, solving a mystery, and devising a strategy. When the Moon in Scorpio is strained, we may take our passions too far.
Date & Time: Sep 23 2017 2:44 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Sat
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare 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. Patience is a virtue right now; otherwise we might succumb to feelings of frustration and sadness. All good things come to those who wait.
Date & Time: Sep 23 2017 3:14 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: Sep 23 2017 8:49 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Ura
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Uranus
Date & Time: Sep 23 2017 11:26 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Chi
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Chiron
Hurt feelings may be opportunities for healing. Now is the time for building bridges, not burning them.
Date & Time: Sep 23 2017 11:52 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Mar
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Mars
We are more courageous and able to take the lead. We are in tune with our natural desires and instincts. We express our feelings honestly. We are independent, resourceful, and brave.
Date & Time: Sep 23 2017 1:21 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Neptune
This is a feel-good time if we allow ourselves to relax and tune into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We absorb things easily, our senses are in good form, and we more naturally accept things and people as they are. There is no need to look for definite answers right now.
Date & Time: Sep 23 2017 2:14 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Ven
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Venus
Date & Time: Sep 23 2017 4:00 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Pallas
We can be at odds with one another over a mental or intellectual matter, belief, or idea now. It takes extra effort to understand one another.
Date & Time: Sep 23 2017 8:29 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Juno
Date & Time: Sep 23 2017 8:47 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Sun
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare 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 23 2017 10:07 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile 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 23 2017 3:25 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mar SSq Jup
Description: Transiting Mars SemiSquare Transiting Jupiter
Our fighting, defending spirits are strong. We may be too quick to take offense or to make judgments. Avoid unnecessary conflict and overreaching. Direct excess energy into positive enterprises for positive results.
Date & Time: Sep 23 2017 4:28 am
Event: Tr-Tr Jup Qnx Chi
Description: Transiting Jupiter Quincunx Transiting Chiron
We can experience doubt, uncertainty, or guilt faced with a moral dilemma or a questioning of our goals or beliefs.
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.
Intense, magnetic, penetrating perception, power to confront. Can be destructive, vengeful, jealous, overly dramatic.
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.
BALANCE OF MODES
The modes are balanced.
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 23rd:
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 SCORPIO
You have an emotional intensity, and a strong need for drama. Under stress you will create drama and intensity in your life. You may have been born at a time when your mother experienced a crisis, or your birth may have been traumatic. Your mother may have been possessive and intense.
12TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Seminal vesicles
Sabian Symbol: An embassy ball.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SEXTILE MARS Orb 0°03′ Separating
We are more courageous and able to take the lead. We are in tune with our natural desires and instincts. We express our feelings honestly, and are more independent, resourceful, or brave.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 0°42′ Applying
We are turning into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We more naturally accept situations and people as they are. Sensitivity, compassion.
THE SUN IN LIBRA
You are diplomatic, and have a strong need for peace and harmony. Beauty is important to you, and you could be vain.
1ST DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Renal pelvis
Sabian Symbol: A butterfly made perfect by a dart through it.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 4°27′ 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.
19TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Oesophageal groove
Sabian Symbol: A swimming race.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 6°53′ 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.
SQUARE SATURN Orb 3°23′ Applying
Critical thinking that can skew to overly negative, rigid, nit-picky, or narrow. Communications are guarded and unnatural, not flowing. There can be delays or frustrations getting from point A to point B, and getting our message across. A time for editing.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 1°37′ Separating
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 7°52′ Applying
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.
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.
5TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Transverse colon
Sabian Symbol: A man dreaming of fairies.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 7°10′ 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.
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 7°56′ Applying
We are easily seduced, impressionable, and ready to believe what we want to see. Wait for a better time to make important decisions, but pay attention to feelings that emerge now. This is a time for acknowledging imperfections in relationships.
MARS IN VIRGO
You will pursue your personal desires in a practical and methodical manner. You may be critical if opposed.
12TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Abdominal aorta
Sabian Symbol: A bride with her veil snatched away.
ASPECTS OF MARS
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 0°45′ 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 5°16′ 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°05′ 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°04′ Separating
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°40′ 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°29′ 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.
3RD DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Adrenals
Sabian Symbol: The dawn of a new day, everything changed.
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: Indians 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 23 September 2017
Aspects to Mars 11°Vi35 +08°18′
Cnj 11°Vi33 ZOSMA — A victim or a saviour
Aspects to Sat 21°Sg51 -22°06′
Cnj 22°Sg41 RAS ALHAGUE The desire to heal a wound.
Aspects to Plu 16°Cp51 -21°45′
Cnj 16°Cp52 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.
Aspects to Pal 13°Ta43 -13°21′
Cnj 14°Ta34 MENKAR — A victim of the Unconscious