- The Moon is in Virgo all day (until Friday, September 30th, at 3:52 AM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase.
- A Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 23rd, and a New Moon will occur on the 30th.
- Mercury is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow phase until October 6th.
- Mars spends its first full day in Capricorn (Mars transits Capricorn September 27-November 9).
Times are EDT
You’ll be seeking out more order in your life today, dear Aries. Disorganization and imbalance are disruptive to your mood right now, and the best way to take care of this is to focus on “righting” things one step at a time. Avoid the state of being overwhelmed, not knowing where to begin, and doing nothing but fret. Instead, aim to keep yourself busy, but don’t expect too much of yourself. You can’t resolve everything in one day! Be reasonable with yourself. This is one of those days when if you’re not feeling too well, emotional unrest can be at the root. However, feeling secure find you at your best today. This is not the best time for executive decisions, but it’s very useful for tuning into areas of your life that you normally overlook, but that need some extra attention.
This is a good day for entertainment, play, and big feelings, dear Taurus, and less powerful for work productivity. That’s quite alright, as you there will be a lot of emphasis on work, health, and the practical side of your world in the weeks ahead. A New Moon will occur in two days and interests or direction can change. It’s bound to help you define new goals. Today, there is a need for games, fun, and creative expression. Your romantic inclinations are stronger than usual, as well. You appreciate an audience right now.
There is a homebody attitude today that is distinctive, dear Gemini, and your tendency to stick with familiar people, situations, and things, in fact, fills a current need. This is the time of the lunar month when checking in with your innermost needs makes the most sense, and when family relationships can be in stronger focus. You are seeking more security and comfort, and this can prepare you well for a more outgoing period to come. In two days, a New Moon will occur in your creative and romantic sector. For now, you’d be wise to get in touch with what’s in your heart.
There is an increasing focus on home and personal life, dear Cancer, and the need for more down time as well. However, today and tomorrow you are likely to crave some excitement or, at the very least, a busy pace. You are curious and connected. At times, you may feel a little too connected, however, as people may be up and down with their communications. As well, you are sensitive to the news. Your own moods are up and down right now, and your mind can change in an instant. Others may see this as being fickle, which is not your usual state, not by a long stretch. However, it may be that you are not especially in touch with your deeper emotions just for now.
This is a day for settling in, dear Leo. Although there may be some concerns or ups and downs with money and personal possessions, overall, you’re in a positive frame of mind and don’t like to linger on problem areas unless you have the tools to make changes. You are seeking out emotional security today, and it’s unlikely a day in which you go out on a limb or take major risks. You need this right now, and earthy, grounding activities can benefit you greatly at this time of the lunar month. As well, with only two days before the New Moon, it’s a better time for reflection than new initiatives.
It’s not easy to hide what you’re feeling today, dear Virgo, with the Moon in your sign all day. Even if you’re not verbally expressing them, they are written on your face! There can be a moody, fickle side to you expressed now, as emotions tend to trump logic just for now. You’re in an excellent position to discover feelings you may have buried or brushed aside, but keep in mind that they may be larger than life right now. Today and tomorrow are good for reflecting and observing rather than starting brand-new projects.
This is a day in which you’re a little more sensitive to the emotional atmosphere around you, dear Libra. Today and tomorrow are important for getting in closer touch with your intuition. A New Moon will occur in your sign in two days, and you can start fresh. For now, think about tying up loose ends. You have a greater need for moments of quiet and solitude so that you can regroup. You tend to want to stay in the background or avoid the spotlight just for now. This gives you the chance to center yourself and connect with your innermost feelings and aspirations.
You’re most at home in the world of your social life or networking today, dear Scorpio. You may be looking to friends for nurturance or to cherished dreams and goals for inspiration. This is a better day for cooperative or solo activities than competitive ones. It’s not the best time for chores or responsibilities, which may weigh on your conscience to some degree but you’re not interested in going that route right now. You might also do a lot more thinking and planning than “doing” today, but this is probably best as the Moon cycle is nearing an end and reflective activities are better than new beginnings.
Your ambitions are stimulated today, dear Sagittarius, although there can be distractions that interfere with accomplishing all that you set out to do. Try not to let this bother you too much. You’re harder on yourself than you typically are, and while this is fine in moderation from time to time in order to motivate you to fill your responsibilities, it’s important to keep this tendency in check. Keep your sense of humor and fun, and you’ll end up being far more productive. Brand new beginnings should wait until after the New Moon on Friday.
You may be longing for some fresh air, more freedom, and open spaces today, dear Capricorn. This is not the time for dull routines, and if you’re stuck in them, it will be important to take extra breaks or find creative ways to enliven your day. Your curiosity and appetite for the exotic are big today. Fresh points of view, people, and experiences are attractive now. There is special interest in sharing ideas and knowledge. Today and tomorrow are better for freestyling than for substantial new beginnings with a New Moon set to occur on Friday.
There is increasing focus on connecting and sharing in your life these days, dear Aquarius, and this theme will be with you for some time longer. However, today and tomorrow you’re in an observant, introspective frame of mind. You are attracted to mysteries and puzzles, as well as the deeper layers of people and life in general. You might relish a little time to yourself, hidden away. Your intuitive faculties are in great form now, so take advantage and learn more about what you need and want. This way, after the New Moon and new cycle beginning in two days, you’ll be in a better position to dream up plans that truly inspire you. There can be some worry or uncertainty over money today, however. Fret only if you are willing to work on a plan to change things; otherwise, you are wasting valuable energy.
This is a time of the lunar month when you’re more dependent than usual, dear Pisces, as you tend to seek out company, collaboration, and input or feedback. There are stronger emotions surrounding relationships today. Interaction is vital to emotional satisfaction right now with the Moon in your partnership sector. It can also be revealing as you discover more about yourself through your dealings with others. You are likely to feel a stronger desire for harmony, peace, and balance than usual, although getting to these places can involve some disruption!
*Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign.
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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 28 2016 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 28 2016 4:46 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Venus
We are less inhibited and more willing to indulge ourselves. Love and romance can be favorable. Decorating, beauty treatments, the arts, creative pursuits, parties, dates, and recreation are generally favored now. Smile, laugh, and enjoy!
Date & Time: Sep 28 2016 5:46 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Nep
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Neptune
Date & Time: Sep 28 2016 7:21 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Uranus
Date & Time: Sep 28 2016 9:22 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Ura
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Uranus
We can easily find ourselves all wound up and nervous. Unpredictable responses from others (and ourselves). Emotional eruptions are possible. Not a good time to make permanent decisions, particularly about relationships and family/domestic matters.
Date & Time: Sep 28 2016 10:58 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Ves
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Vesta
We can be a little stiff with our emotions, and we can be distracted from our work or focus. There can be difficulty expressing tenderness, concern, or care.
Date & Time: Sep 28 2016 12:45 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Neptune
We can be faced with confusing events, and we may not be seeing others clearly. People may be noncommittal, elusive, or absent when we need them. We are more vulnerable and sensitive. Moods are hard to define. Honor your need to feed your more refined or spiritual side, and the difficult feelings will soon fade away.
Date & Time: Sep 28 2016 2:31 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Jun
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Juno
Date & Time: Sep 28 2016 3:41 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 28 2016 6:06 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting North Node
A time to embrace new opportunities for emotional growth. Accept challenges. New attachments, relationships, connections. Success may come through dealings with women or with the public. A time to consider your priorities vis a vis home and family and the outside world. Sensing current moods and trends. Fated meetings or connections.
Date & Time: Sep 28 2016 6:06 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting North Node
Date & Time: Sep 28 2016 10:24 pm
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 28 2016 0:41 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Cpl Pal
Description: Transiting Sun ContraParallel Transiting Pallas
Date & Time: Sep 28 2016 8:21 am
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.
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.
Disciplined, responsible, reliable, industrious, conscientious, practical, achieving. Can be pessimistic, overly conventional, rigid, materialistic, callous.
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
We may be open to change but may not have much follow-through.
Current Lunar Phase
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 28th:
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 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.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 8°33′ Applying
We are speaking with feeling or intellectualizing our feelings. We express feelings and thoughts with clarity. We are busy, alert, curious, and communicative. This can be an excellent time for cooperative projects. Ideas flow freely and surface spontaneously.
SQUARE SATURN Orb 1°54′ 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.
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 0°23′ Applying
We may be looking for emotional happiness outside of ourselves, and have a tendency to glamorize the past or what we don’t currently have. We can be more vulnerable now.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 5°22′ Applying
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.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 3°09′ Applying
There is a stronger drive or need to be around others, to share ourselves, and to belong.
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.
6TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Pubis
Sabian Symbol: The ideals of a man abundantly crystallized.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
SQUARE MARS Orb 5°04′ Separating
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 1°49′ Separating
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.
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
TRINE PLUTO Orb 3°10′ 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 4°12′ 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.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 5°24′ Separating
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 SCORPIO
You have an intense need for relationships. You will also be intense once in a relationship. You will want to know your partner’s innermost thoughts and yet you may have a tendency to secrecy.
7TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Left epididymus, right Fallopian tube
Sabian Symbol: Deep-sea divers.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 3°47′ Applying
We are more sensitive to others’ needs and wants, and more desirous of harmony, love, beauty, and balance. We are generous, compassionate, open, and vulnerable. Spiritual/emotional concerns trump material ones at this time.
MARS IN CAPRICORN
You will pursue your personal desires in a responsible and methodical manner. You have strong ambitions, and may be domineering if threatened.
1ST DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right patella
Sabian Symbol: A leader claims power from the assembled tribe.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 3°15′ Applying
Our fighting, defending spirits are strong. We might be on a crusade. We could be too quick to take offense or to make judgments. Avoid unnecessary conflict and overreaching. Direct excess energy into positive enterprises for positive results rather than adding more to your agenda.
JUPITER IN LIBRA
You have a strong concern for justice. You are a diplomatic teacher, and express your spiritual values in your relationships.
5TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Renal pyramids
Sabian Symbol: A man teaching the true inner knowledge.
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)
12TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Long saphenous veins
Sabian Symbol: A flag that turns into an eagle that crows.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 1°30′ 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)
10TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left metatarsals
Sabian Symbol: An aviator in the clouds.
ASPECTS OF NEPTUNE
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 2°45′ 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).
23RD DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Achilles tendon of left foot
Sabian Symbol: A `materializing medium’.
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.
25TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Blood vessels of digestive organs
Sabian Symbol: A leader of men wrapped in an invisible mantle of power.
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.
20TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Spinal nervous system
Sabian Symbol: A big white dove, a message bearer.
JUNO IN SCORPIO
You want an intense and sexual relationship. You want your partner’s total attention and demand a high degree of sensuality.
18TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Vas deferens, hymen
Sabian Symbol: A woods rich in autumn coloring.
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.
3RD DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Pharynx – oral part
Sabian Symbol: Steps up to a lawn blooming with clover.
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 28 2016 – Event Chart
Aspects to Plu 14°Cp55 -21°24′
Cnj 15°Cp33 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky
Aspects to Ves 24°Cn01 +19°55′
Cnj 23°Cn26 POLLUX Pain of creativity,competitive
Aspects to BMo 14°Sc30 -11°47′
Cnj 15°Sc18 ZUBEN ELGENUBI Positive social reform