- The Moon is in Virgo all day (until Sunday, September 13th, at 10:40 PM).
- The Moon is waning and its Waning Crescent/Balsamic phase.
- A Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 5th, and a New Moon/Solar Eclipse will occur tomorrow.
- Venus turned direct on the 6th and is in its post-retrograde shadow until October 9th.
- Mercury is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mercury will retrograde from September 17-October 9 in Libra).
Times are EDT
There is a general tendency in the first half of the day for people to speak critically or without sensitivity, dear Aries. Try not to let it get to you. With a Balsamic Moon today, it’s an ideal time for letting go of those things that you no longer need, or that you can’t hold on to. When it comes to work or health matters, there can be minor challenges experienced today, and perhaps some negative thinking or irritating commentary from others to deal with, but it’s important to realize that you don’t have all of the information at your fingertips to move forward. Concentrate on making refinements, adjustments, and edits now, and think about what kind of bigger improvements can be made after the powerful energy of the New Moon Solar Eclipse that will occur early tomorrow. With this coming eclipse, it’s time for breathing new life into stale routines.
There can be some disagreements or disconnects today, dear Taurus, as well as indecision. There may be unflattering comments that get to you now. You may not be able to come to a comfortable decision today, and that’s okay, and possibly quite good considering the Moon is Balsamic, and reflection is better than action just for now. In fact, it’s better to wait, as a New Moon Solar Eclipse that occurs early tomorrow can bring a change in your focus. What’s begun today may not come to pass or hold weight. Tomorrow’s eclipse is especially pleasant for you, launching a cycle that brings warm, creative, and romantic energy into your life. In the days before a Full Moon, something is building and blossoming; but in the days before a New Moon, when the Moon is Balsamic, something has run its natural course, or is simply winding down. Today is about reviewing, letting go, winding down, and tying up loose ends. However, if you need to break a bad habit or finish/close something without too much drama, this is the time to do so.
There can be a tendency today to speak about things that others may prefer to keep private, or to stir up some frustration with what’s communicated, dear Gemini. People tend to be rubbing one another the wrong way, and it’s best to either try to speak with more sensitivity or to avoid sensitive topics altogether. Plans may need to be reworked today as something hits an unexpected snag. Adjustments may be necessary on a social level, but could steer you towards bigger and better things in the long run. The Moon is Balsamic today, and you may be symbolically in the dark on a matter. Activities that involve dealing with matters of the past or letting go of things that no longer work for you are favored over totally new innovations. A tendency to be critical or negative is with you today. Do your best to rise above it. Alternatively, if a focus on flaws can actually help you, then work on fixing problems. A New Moon Solar Eclipse occurs early tomorrow, and this one puts the spotlight on family and home matters for you.
If someone close to you is tense today without apparent reason, dear Cancer, try not to let it spoil your own mood. This is a good day for reviewing projects and endeavors you’ve recently begun with an eye for refinement and editing. You are more able to see the flaws and quirks, which is the first step necessary to fix things. However, in the absence of a can-do attitude, this can bring you down. Don’t let it! New energy is coming your way tomorrow in the form of a New Moon Solar Eclipse, and this can help renew your motivation and possibly turn your attention to new and exciting endeavors. The eclipse occurring early tomorrow is a mostly pleasant influence for you. It’s likely to push you into a new direction. The weeks ahead will bring new interests and learning experiences, and possibly new connections as well.
Your timing may be a little off today, dear Leo, and it’s better not to make any final, important decisions now because of the Balsamic Moon. Different core values with others can be especially obvious, even if you typically overlook them. This is a good day for reviewing financial records or money-making ventures for errors and holes, but not ideal for starting something new, or for social interactions, as picking something apart is better than picking someone apart! A New Moon (Solar Eclipse) occurs early into the day tomorrow, and this is the last day of the Leo New Moon cycle. Review recent developments. Consider ways to improve your finances and sense of security, as these are strong areas of focus in the coming weeks.
The Balsamic Moon today points all of us inward, dear Virgo, as it’s a time to reflect and review rather than to push forward. But for you, it’s especially important that you take stock now, as it’s not only the end of a New Moon cycle, it’s the end of the yearly solar cycle. Early tomorrow, a New Moon occurs in your sign, and this one is a Solar Eclipse, which is a more powerful and potent New Moon. As with any new beginning, your attitude going into this cycle can help shape the month and the year ahead. Today, consider what you’d like to make of yourself – your personality and how you project it to others. Be aware that you are not at your decision-making best today. Reflect, review, and reconsider. Avoid giving in to negative thinking, mindless criticizing, or stress, as these will interfere with your intuitive process.
It’s especially important today to think before you jump into something new, dear Libra. Take the day slowly, and consider that you may experience errors in judgment right now. Delays may happen, or others can resist you. This may very well be a blessing in disguise, as it’s better not to push forward at the moment. A New Moon Solar Eclipse occurs early tomorrow morning, bringing sudden awareness of a private matter or the need for more rest and some seclusion. With a Balsamic Moon today, appropriate activities involve reflecting on the past and tying up loose ends, while entirely new endeavors should be avoided. However, if you want to quit a bad habit or let go of something more easily than you might under normal circumstances, then this is the time to do so.
Avoid jumping to conclusions and jumping into action today, dear Scorpio. Interests are likely to change dramatically tomorrow with a New Moon Solar Eclipse about to occur. You’re moving in a new direction, and it’s more about your social life and happiness than it has been about your position, status, and professional life in recent weeks. Worries about work can seep into your personal or social life today, and it can be difficult to enjoy yourself as a result. With today’s Balsamic Moon, we should avoid starting all-new projects and endeavors and instead focus on endings or simple reflection upon recent events. It’s also a good time for quitting a bad habit. Tomorrow’s Solar Eclipse should bring fresh energy into your life, particularly when it comes to networking and your social life. Today, others can be needlessly critical, but keep in mind that it’s unlikely to be a personal thing – they are dealing with their own issues. Alternatively, you may be inclined to criticize someone or to rain on someone’s parade, which is something you might want to think twice about.
Today is good for reflecting on recent events in your life and for dreaming up career and business goals, dear Sagittarius. Be mindful of your reputation now. Early into the day tomorrow, a New Moon Solar Eclipse occurs and puts career and manifestation into the spotlight in your life. New beginnings are likely going forward. It’s a Balsamic Moon today, making it a good time for quitting a bad habit or attitude, and for letting go of thoughts and feelings that haven’t been serving you well. However, it’s a less than ideal time for starting all-new projects. Fortunately, you’re unlikely to be in an initiating mood, but unfortunately, this can be the result of meeting with criticism or dealing with rough edges in others. Avoid noisy distractions that take you away from what truly matters, and this includes people who have nothing positive to say!
There can be a myriad of little problems to deal with early today, dear Capricorn, but the trick is to handle the attitude first – try to rise above it. Watch for errors in judgment. Concerns about family or your own insecurities can prevent you from straying too far from your routine, yet you instinctively need to get away from it all. The Moon is Balsamic today. A New Moon Solar Eclipse occurring tomorrow is favorable on you, and brings new energy into your life. Perhaps more importantly, it acts to stimulate motivation and stir up ambition. For now, reflection is in order. What would you like to change? What might you need to give up in order to move forward? This can be a thing, an attitude, a project, or a self-limitation. Avoid beginning all-new endeavors right now, unless they involve quitting something or letting go of something. Wait until after the New Moon and assess then what is worth your while. Tomorrow’s eclipse can force positive change. In fact, it will help you to rise above small problems in the coming weeks.
With a Balsamic Moon today, dear Aquarius, the best way to use the day is to reflect, meditate, and tie up loose ends. As well, if there is a bad habit you’d like to let go of, it may be easier to do so now. Early tomorrow, a New Moon Solar Eclipse occurs, taking you in a new direction. This one is likely to be the start of an inward journey. You’ll be learning more about your own motivations, and possibly those of a significant other. The period ahead is good for getting a handle on your finances. The eclipse can certainly bring a change of focus or new information into your life. Today, keep in mind that there is a tendency to be unduly critical. If this energy can be turned to practical affairs, however, it can be useful, as you might be better equipped to see faults, holes, and flaws and to do something about fixing them.
It’s not the best day for positive reinforcement from others, dear Pisces, particularly when it comes to a partner or close friend. Money worries may be temporarily undermining. The Moon is in your partnership sector all day, but it won’t be until tomorrow that the full impact of this position is felt, as the Moon is New and it’s a Solar Eclipse early into the day tomorrow, bringing fresh and exciting energy to your relationships. For now, reflect upon what you’d like to change or adjust in order to move forward with the best possible version of yourself in relation to a special someone, or to others in general. In all likelihood, you’ll be pulled in an entirely new direction and towards a new perspective with this eclipse. Today, avoid criticizing as much as possible, even if you feel it to be constructive, as others are unlikely to take it very well.
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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: 12 Sep 2015 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: 12 Sep 2015 1:01 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Ves
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Vesta
Date & Time: 12 Sep 2015 2:14 am
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: 12 Sep 2015 5:38 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Vesta
Date & Time: 12 Sep 2015 6:18 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Cer
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Ceres
There may be difficulties giving or receiving affection, care, concern, and nurturing.
Date & Time: 12 Sep 2015 12:10 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: 12 Sep 2015 7:01 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Pallas
Our judgment may be temporarily impaired by excessive emotions, or emotional bias. We may be experiencing a conundrum. Someone’s belief or idea can make us feel insecure or out of sorts, or otherwise rub us the wrong way. There can be sensitivity to others’ opinions experienced now.
Date & Time: 12 Sep 2015 7:56 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Sun
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Sun
Date & Time: 12 Sep 2015 2:59 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: 12 Sep 2015 1:17 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Qnx Ura
Description: Transiting Sun Quincunx Transiting Uranus
Right now you may feel a little restless but try not to revolt. A little restraint helps you make appropriate changes.
Date & Time: 12 Sep 2015 10:07 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer SSq Sat
Description: Transiting Mercury SemiSquare Transiting Saturn
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.
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
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
The modes are balanced.
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 12th:
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 life time).
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 THE SUN Orb 6°38′ Applying
A New Moon. Intensity of focus, a new beginning, fresh energy, intiative, impulse.
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 5°57′ Separating
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.
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 4°50′ Separating
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 0°04′ 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.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 6°15′ 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.
20TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Bile duct
Sabian Symbol: An automobile caravan.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
QUINCUNX URANUS Orb 0°03′ Applying
You have difficulty coping with anything out of the ordinary. You need to make adjustments to allow yourself to express your unique talents and original thoughts.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 6°33′ Separating
You are a powerful person with strong leadership abilities. You know when to be assertive and when to compromise. You are able to apply yourself to the job at hand.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 0°22′ 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 LIBRA
You are a diplomat and peacemaker, often acting as a go-between in relationships. You a good communicator, putting others at their ease. Arguments may upset you, as you prefer harmony in communications.
15TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Right inguinal lymph nodes
Sabian Symbol: Circular paths.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SEXTILE VENUS Orb 0°28′ Applying
We are sociable, making connections, dipllomatic, and ready to negotiate. Expressions of affection or clarifications of feelings.
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 4°57′ Applying
You have a tendency to thrust your own original thoughts and ideas onto other people. You wilfully defend your right to have different views and can fail to appreciate other people’s points of view. You need to learn to respect all forms of communication and thinking.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 1°39′ Separating
We can be worried or troubled, a little paranoid, and possibly suspicious with this combination. We are defensive about our ideas, intelligence, or perceptions, and might take it personally if others are not agreeing with or adopting our opinions.
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.
16TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left atrium
Sabian Symbol: Sunshine just after a storm.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
TRINE URANUS Orb 4°29′ Applying
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 LEO
You have a strong need to express your personal creativity. You may display dramatic and confident behaviour, and like to make an impact on your surroundings. You may also be arrogant.
23RD DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left auricle
Sabian Symbol: A bareback rider in a circus thrills excited crowds.
ASPECTS OF MARS
TRINE URANUS Orb 2°33′ Separating
It’s easy and natural to break through obstacles, to find alternative methods of going after what we want, and to take progressive action or to take the lead. There is more courage, confidence, and energy available to us. We embrace change, progress, and new methods.
JUPITER IN VIRGO
You have a strong desire to be of service, and high religious or spiritual ideals. You may also have an obsession with detailed perfection.
7TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Rectum
Sabian Symbol: A harem.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 1°06′ Applying
We may be misled easily under this influence–by others, or by our own unrealistic or inflated expectations. Routine seems to be particularly unsatisfying now, as we are inclined to want to find more meaning in what we’re doing.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 6°02′ Applying
You are enthusiastic about so many things, and have ambition to succeed. You naturally find yourself in leadership positions and react well to them.
SATURN IN SCORPIO
A strong period for dissecting and studying the unconscious/subconscious, for seeing how deep-rooted fears and patterns control our lives, and for dealing with and eventually mastering our addictions. Restrictions we experience through our debts to others can be magnified, and these can be material, moral, or emotional debts. This transit can help us to structure, organize, and make sense out of these debts. Dealing with fears of dependency and helplessness. Resourcefulness. (October 5, 2012 to December 23, 2014; then June 14, 2015 to September 17, 2015)
30TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Nasal muscles
Sabian Symbol: The halloween jester.
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).
20TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Hyoid bone
Sabian Symbol: A young girl feeding birds in winter.
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).
9TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right metatarsals
Sabian Symbol: The race begins: a jockey spurs his horse to great speed.
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).
14TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right knee cartilage
Sabian Symbol: An ancient bas-relief carved in granite.
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).
20TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right fibula muscle
Sabian Symbol: A table set for an evening meal.
VESTA IN ARIES
This can be a time for grabbing the reins and working solo. There can be strong energy for new enterprises but not necessarily for routine work.
10TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Eyeball
Sabian Symbol: A scholar creates new forms for ancient symbols.
PALLAS IN SAGITTARIUS
This is an idealistic position. We love to learn and share our ideas and beliefs with others, and will go to great lengths to defend our principles and to reveal our truths.
17TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Sciatic nerve
Sabian Symbol: An easter sunrise service.
JUNO IN VIRGO
Partnership and service are tied together in some significant manner with this position. There may be some resistance to merging fully with a partner, as there is a need to remain independent, separate, and distinct even in a partnership.
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.
CERES IN CAPRICORN
You tend to look after yourself and others rather than seek nurturing. You feel nurtured when you achieve your ambitions. You teach others self-discipline and how to achieve their goals.
26TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Connections between femur and tibia
Sabian Symbol: A water sprite.
HYGEIA IN LEO
You take pride in your health. You may have hobbies and pastimes linked with health.
28TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Chordae tendinae
Sabian Symbol: Many little birds on the limb of a large tree.
ASTRAEA IN CANCER
You have an inability to let go of your family. You prefer the comfort of your own home to the excitement of an open environment.
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.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LIBRA
This is a quest to learn co-operation. You have a tendency to want your own way and to force your opinions onto others. You need to develop selflessness, the ability to share and a sensitivity to the needs of other people.
1ST DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Renal pelvis
Sabian Symbol: A butterfly made perfect by a dart through it.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN ARIES
This is a quest to learn co-operation. You have a tendency to want your own way and to force your opinions onto others. You need to develop selflessness, the ability to share and a sensitivity to the needs of other people.
1ST DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Cerebrum
Sabian Symbol: A woman has risen out of the ocean, a seal is embracing her.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO FIXED STARS ***
Transits 12 Sep 2015 – Event Chart
Aspects to Ven 15°Le08 +10°30′
Cnj 15°Le24 DUBHE Loving but forceful
Aspects to Jup 06°Vi58 +09°46′
Cnj 07°Vi40 THUBAN To protect or make a treasure.
Aspects to Sat 29°Sc38 -18°17′
Cnj 29°Sc40 TOLIMAN Learning, the lessons of life.