- The Moon is in Aries all day (until Tuesday, September 29th, at 2:56 PM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Full Moon phase.
- A Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse occurred last night in the sign of Aries.
- Venus turned direct on September 6th and is in its post-retrograde shadow until October 9th.
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from September 17-October 9 in Libra).
Times are EDT
The Moon is in your sign all day, continuing to put the emphasis on your personal needs, emotions, and independence, dear Aries, but today, it may be a little less pressured. There can be some strain if someone in your life is objecting to the time you’re putting into a project or your personal plans. If there’s any truth to this, try to slow down a little or make some adjustments. There is a lot of energy for work and health programs in the coming weeks, even if today it’s more about the world of feelings. You are gathering big ideas and may feel a strong sense of building excitement for upcoming projects.
Excitement is building for creative projects, hobbies, and love relationships for some of you, dear Taurus, with energetic Mars and expansive Jupiter in your creative solar fifth house. As they move towards an alignment in the coming weeks, motivation levels only continue to increase, and you can be filled with ideas and plans. There is promise or a hint of something big to come. Today, a little more privacy, some solitude, and time away from demanding or competitive atmospheres will do you good as the Moon continues to pull your attention to behind the scenes matters.
There remains vibrant, independent energy surrounding you today, dear Gemini, and possibly your social life as well. Even so, there is building motivation and excitement surrounding family and home life these days, and it’s only set to increase in the coming weeks. This is a powerful time for redecorating, reorganizing, rearranging, or even moving for some of you, as well as for spending more quality time with family and/or building a home base that inspires you. Today can involve a small dilemma if your social life is interfering with other areas of life. A balance should be sought now.
There can be a buzz of excitement surrounding you today, dear Cancer, particularly involving career or life direction and goals. Even so, there is a growing sense that you may need to find a better balance between your personal and professional lives. Commitments may be questioned. Matters revolving around learning, connecting, and communicating are stirring their own excitement, and this is only set to build in the coming weeks. Take note of big ideas and plans, play with them, and see where they lead. It’s not as important to know all the details right now – it’s more about possibilities now, so honor the creative process.
The Lunar Eclipse last night has likely stirred a real sense of adventure and of possibilities in you, dear Leo, and this excitement continues today. You can feel hungry for new feelings and experiences, and at the same time feel confident that opportunities are opening for you, although there may be some balancing work that needs doing if you’ve overcommitted. There is also building excitement on business and practical fronts as energetic Mars and expansive Jupiter move through your solar sector of finances, resources, and natural talents. These planets are moving towards alignment, exact in a few weeks, and you’re likely to fill with ideas and plans as they do. A sense that you’re moving towards something big is motivating you now.
Courage is building these days, dear Virgo, and you can feel truly excited about new possibilities. This energy will be even stronger after the end of Mercury’s retrograde on October 9th and as Mars and Jupiter move towards an alignment in your sign. This is about courage to be yourself and to express yourself creatively and boldly. Today can stimulate a need to tend to money matters, particularly if there’s been some reshuffling of financial sources or new expenses to deal with. Even as independent as you’ve been feeling, this is also an important time for looking around you for others’ talents, input, or resources that can help further your plans.
Some of you could be feeling pressure to commit or to put more energy into a relationship, dear Libra, but your need for independence is strong as well now. A compromise should be sought. The Lunar Eclipse that occurred last night is a cosmic push to better understand your relationship needs, and now it’s time to sort out your next step. Nevertheless, you’re still encouraged to look at the past for answers. There is building excitement about matters of the past for some of you and private or secret matters for others, and this is only set to increase in the coming weeks.
This can be a day when you feel a little overwhelmed by your commitments, dear Scorpio. Otherwise, there is a sense of building excitement about your social life and future plans. You have good team spirit, but you are also motivated by your peers to improve or up your game. Ideas abound now, and it’s important to let the idea creation process work over the coming weeks, and not worry too much about the details of your plans just yet – these will come later. Right now, let your mind wander a little when you get a chance. Sort out your daily routines and find a better balance of attention between doing and resting.
Warm and complementary energy is with you now, dear Sagittarius, with the Moon bringing excitement to your creative and romantic worlds, but also some building motivation to your more practical or professional concerns. Strong energy for both work and play should continue for some time. While today you may need to straighten out areas of your life where you’ve overcommitted or poured too much of your energy to the detriment of other life departments, there is nevertheless a sense that you’re going somewhere and that big opportunities are emerging. Let your imagination go when it comes to work or life path goals – the details of plans can be filled in later. Right now, it’s about inspiration.
While home and family life capture your attention now, dear Capricorn, you are also experiencing building excitement for new subjects and interests, and this is only set to expand in the coming weeks. It’s important to let ideas grow and play out in your mind now, as energies with you now are more about inspiration than process. The details and refinements to your plans can come later. Today, it’s a good idea to work on finding balance between personal and professional matters, as areas where you may have overcommitted can seem glaring now. Fortunately, you have loads of energy for making changes and improvements.
There continues to be a buzz of excitement in your life after last night’s Lunar Eclipse, dear Aquarius, and many of you are experiencing a learning or communications breakthrough. Even so, if you’ve overcommitted to the point that your daily life is suffering or you don’t seem to have enough time to grab new opportunities emerging, you’re best off dealing with this now. There is also building excitement in your personal or private life these days, and this is only set to increase over the coming weeks. Opportunities to expand your income are possible for some of you. Emotions can be stirred now that demand some sort of action, and you can be feeling more and more passionate about your plans.
If you’ve been putting too much energy into practical and business matters to the detriment of other life departments, dear Pisces, you’ll feel the need to make changes now. Even so, it’s also a time when your emotions are heightened surrounding financial and earning matters. There is a building feeling of excitement when it comes to relationship opportunities and fulfillment through partnerships with you now, and this is only set to increase in the coming weeks. You can feel that you’re growing and improving, and that your relationships are evolving as you do.
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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: 28 Sep 2015 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Aries
Description: The Moon in Aries
We are itching to take action and to pioneer something. All things equal, this is a time to begin new projects. Exercise patience and selflessness where possible, but embrace Aries’ courage and directness. Look out for new opportunities.
Date & Time: 28 Sep 2015 0:33 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Sun
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Sun
Date & Time: 28 Sep 2015 0:48 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Vesta
We are a little serious or stiff in self-expression at this time. We are more able to make sacrifices or put our emotions aside in order to get something important done. This can be a good time to commit fully to something – especially health and healing matters.
Date & Time: 28 Sep 2015 2:57 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Ven
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Venus
We can feel a little out of sorts. Our needs for pleasure, love, or entertainment may be at odds with our needs for comfort and familiarity, and we can be on the fence about what to do next. Overspending or overeating is possible.
Date & Time: 28 Sep 2015 6:31 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Mer
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Mercury
Relationships can be somewhat strained as responses to one another can be too intellectual/logical or too emotional, swinging between the two.Nervous energy, hypersensitivity. How we feel and what we think can be at odds.
Date & Time: 28 Sep 2015 7:44 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Jupiter
Watch for moody decisions and excesses now.
Date & Time: 28 Sep 2015 11:55 am
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: 28 Sep 2015 4:25 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Sat
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare 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: 28 Sep 2015 6:56 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Mar
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Mars
We can overreact and exhibit impatience. However, this can also be a time of self-motivation.
Date & Time: 28 Sep 2015 9:29 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Uranus
Be open to new ideas. Spontaneity is the order of the day. You are free to explore new unexpected possibilities.
Date & Time: 28 Sep 2015 10:35 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Mer
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Mercury
Date & Time: 28 Sep 2015 11:28 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Pallas
There is a good ability to successfully combine logic and intuition, and to understand problems taking into account the human element. There is sensitivity to people’s issues now. Cooperation. Effective, sensitive decision making.
Date & Time: 28 Sep 2015 11:27 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Opp Ves
Description: Transiting Sun Opposition Transiting Vesta
We may be questioning our investment in or commitment to a project or relationship. There can be difficulties focusing or knowing where/how to direct our energies as a result.
Date & Time: 28 Sep 2015 11:34 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Jun Cpl Nod
Description: Transiting Juno ContraParallel Transiting North Node
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
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
Fire is enthusiastic, dynamic, and spontaneous, but lacks reflection. We are more courageous and adventurous now, with a tendency to act before thinking. There is little concern about what happened in the past. We are competitive and possibly impatient or bored easily.
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 are ready to take action and to take on challenges, and can become frustrated with stagnant conditions.
We may be open to change but may not have much follow-through.
LUNAR PHASE: FULL MOON
Moon 180 to 135 degrees behind the Sun.
We are concerned mainly with the nature of relationships and are made aware of recent imbalances. Something can come to fruition. Our concern is not limited to personal relationships, but relationships of all kinds. Our cards are on the table.
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 life time).
THE MOON IN ARIES
We are itching to take action and to pioneer something. All things equal, this is a time to begin new projects. Exercise patience and selflessness where possible, but embrace Aries’ courage and directness. Look for new opportunities.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
OPPOSITION MERCURY Orb 3°43′ Separating
There can be disagreement between logic and feeling, the heart and the head. Relationships can be somewhat strained as responses to one another can be too intellectual/logical or too emotional, swinging between the two. Nervous energy, hypersensitivity.
CONJUNCTION URANUS Orb 6°01′ Applying
This can be a time when we feel a need to make a change, however big or small, and we may feel compelled to experiment or improvise. We don’t want to feel restricted by routine or convention now.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 0°02′ Separating
Unacknowledged feelings can emerge in possibly disruptive ways. We may be acting in compulsive or possessive ways now.
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
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 4°05′ Applying
Thoughts and communications about ourselves and our goals. We are expressing ourselves confidently, directly, and clearly.
QUINCUNX NEPTUNE Orb 2°28′ Applying
Dreaming, creating, and imagining have better results than hard decision making right now. There can be a temporary loss/lack of clarity. We can be questoning whether what we are doing or pursuing feeds our spiritual needs. Make adjustments if there is a discrepancy.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 4°11′ Separating
We might come to realizations of personal or professional truths, and these can propel us forward on a new path, or advance our current goals. People tend to support and assist us now. We might recognize our need for others. This is a good time for setting goals.
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.
10TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Nerve supply to kidney and renal pelvis
Sabian Symbol: A canoe approaching safety through dangerous waters.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
QUINCUNX NEPTUNE Orb 1°36′ Applying
We may not be seeing things clearly, or we are second-guessing our perceptions. There can be difficulties concentrating and focusing.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 3°40′ 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.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 8°17′ Applying
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 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.
23RD DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left auricle
Sabian Symbol: A bareback rider in a circus thrills excited crowds.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
TRINE URANUS Orb 3°29′ 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.
3RD DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Appendix, caecum
Sabian Symbol: Two angels bringing protection.
ASPECTS OF MARS
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 8°07′ Applying
You are generous, self confident and lucky. Your energy level is high and you are courageous. You have a tendency to go where angels fear to tread, as you approach life with gusto regardless of the consequences. Travel and religious causes are likely to feature in your life. You may like to consider a career in the military or competitive sports.
SQUARE SATURN Orb 1°25′ Separating
We can feel thwarted, blocked, or slowed down. Enthusiasm wanes. Delays are possible, but might lead to important edits and adjustments.
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 5°27′ Applying
This is a time for resting, escaping, or taking a break as we reconsider our needs. We might temporarily lose focus or direction.
JUPITER IN 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.
11TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Falciform
Sabian Symbol: A boy moulded in his mother’s aspirations for him.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 2°40′ Separating
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 2°37′ 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 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)
1ST DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Pelvic bone
Sabian Symbol: A grand army of the republic campfire.
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).
8TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left talus
Sabian Symbol: A girl blowing a bugle.
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).
13TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Left knee joint
Sabian Symbol: A fire worshipper.
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).
19TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Extensor muscles of left toes
Sabian Symbol: A master instructing his pupil.
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.
6TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Eye Socket, orbital cavity
Sabian Symbol: A square brightly lighted on one side.
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.
21ST DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Head of left femur
Sabian Symbol: A child and a dog with borrowed eyeglasses.
JUNO IN LIBRA
It’s especially important to us that our partnerships are fair and balanced during this cycle, and we can be particularly bothered if the scales are tipping. We feel stronger if we are able to maintain harmony, negotiate effectively, and treat one another fairly.
5TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Renal pyramids
Sabian Symbol: A man teaching the true inner knowledge.
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.
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.
2ND DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Renal cortex
Sabian Symbol: The light of the sixth race transmuted to the seventh.
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.
2ND DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Midbrain
Sabian Symbol: A comedian entertaining the group.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO FIXED STARS ***
Transits 28 Sep 2015 – Event Chart
Aspects to Mer 09°Li18 -06°25′
Cnj 09°Li09 DIADEM To sacrifice oneself.