By Bernadette Evans
The month starts with you doing a lot of work. You may be craving stability, order and possibly some recognition, so you’re working your buns off. You have a lot of irons in the fire which is great but can also be exhausting. Try to remember to stop and come up for air once in a while. This Full Moon and New Moon are about being open and vulnerable with ourselves and others.
It’s the fall equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the spring equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. At the equinoxes, the Sun crosses the earth’s celestial equator giving us an equal amount of day and night everywhere on the earth. In years past, it typically was a time of celebration; when the harvest was gathered and everyone stored foodstuffs to get ready for the winter months. It is a reminder to us here in the north, that the winter solstice is just around the corner and that the days will become shorter. After all the fun and excitement and the go-go-go of summer, its now time to slow down and take it easy.
The Full Moon is in Pisces on Sept. 13 at 11:33 p.m. With this Full Moon, you might find that you’re feeling sensitive and picking up on others’ emotions more than usual. You may want to step away from everyone for a bit to ground yourself. There could be a decision you’ve been putting off which is causing you anxiety. Let go and trust that the Universe has your back. This show of faith will bring movement and possible rewards. Another facet of the Pisces Full Moon is around getting out and having some fun. All work and no play make for a dull life. You are here to celebrate and embrace all that the world has to offer!
The New Moon is in Libra on Sept. 28 at 1:26 p.m. It’s about relationships. The bigger question here is, “How is your relationship with yourself?” The New Moon opposes Chiron, the wounded healer, in Aries. How can you be yourself while still maintaining relationships with others? Are you sacrificing yourself in your relationships? Of course, the polar opposite of this is to focus solely on yourself with no thought for anyone else. There’s a middle ground where you can truly be yourself and say what you need without being unkind to others. Being in a healthy relationship means having healthy boundaries where each person is allowed to be themselves.
The times below are listed in Central Daylight Time.
Sunday, September 1
When Mercury trines Uranus, you seem to be able to pull ideas out of thin air. Your intuition will prove invaluable. Someone may not see something quite the way you do and you could have some words. Look at the bigger picture instead of getting drawn into any arguments. Moon is in Libra.
Monday, September 2
You may feel energetic with the Sun-Mars conjunction. There’s a desire to be recognized at the workplace while still wanting to do things your way. Be careful of getting into any arguments with co-workers today. Get some exercise to burn off any excess energy. Pay attention today when driving and operating machinery. Moon VoC at 3:34 a.m. until 6:35 p.m. when it enters the sign of Scorpio.
Tuesday, September 3
You feel energized and excited about communicating your ideas when the Sun conjuncts Mercury–so much to say and so little time. You’re seen as a leader, as someone who can be counted on to get the job done.
Wednesday, September 4
When Venus opposes Neptune, you may be feeling romantic and idealistic about love and relationships. There’s a desire for connection whether it’s through a relationship or a spiritual connection. As with all things, discernment is key to staying grounded at this time. Balance blissful feelings with pragmatism. Moon VoC at 5:58 a.m. until 10:08 p.m. when it enters the sign of Sagittarius.
Thursday, September 5
The Mercury-Saturn trine has the potential to help you focus on the task at hand. Concentration, discipline and putting all your skills to use can infuse you with a feeling of calm and stability. Having a plan, executing it and checking it off your to-do list feels great.
Friday, September 6
When the Sun trines Saturn, discipline and organization will help you finish a project that you’re excited to get off the ground. You might also want to look at your health routines and see if they can be improved. Examine which areas of your life you’d like to see some positive, tangible results and go for it. Moon VoC at 11:03 a.m.
Saturday, September 7
There could be confusion and misunderstandings with the Mercury-Neptune opposition. Be very clear when communicating with others. Make sure you’re listening to them and vice versa; otherwise you could end up having a disagreement that may not end well. Moon enters the sign of Capricorn at 5:37 a.m.
Sunday, September 8
The Moon-Sun trine emphasizes your need for connecting with friends or a lover. There’s an easier more harmonious “feel” to the day. You could feel extravagant and generous and over-spend when the Sun squares Jupiter. The potential for taking on more than you can handle is present so be mindful of that.
Monday, September 9
The Moon is VoC for a good part of the day. Like any good chess player, you’ve been planning your next move. Now its time to sit back and reward yourself for your careful planning and industry. Enjoy and celebrate your victories before you have to get back to work. Moon VoC at 3:30 a.m. until 4:24 p.m. when it enters the sign of Aquarius.
Tuesday, September 10
You may be feeling restless and want to move or try something different today when the Moon is in Aquarius. Maybe what you’ve been doing isn’t working for you anymore. There is also an air of confusion and possibly delusion when it comes to people or situations with the Sun-Neptune opposition. Be discerning about jumping into something without thinking it through.
Wednesday, September 11
The Moon is VoC in Aquarius all day. You crave independence and like dancing to your own tune. Being the consummate expert in your field gives you a sense of pride and accomplishment. Remember to take time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Moon VoC at 12:22 a.m. and void all day.
Thursday, September 12
What have you been dreaming of creating? The combination of the Piscean Moon and the Mars-Jupiter square can help you manifest your dream, but you’ll still have to put some effort in. Don’t start celebrating before you’ve finished the work. You may be bursting with enthusiasm and want to take on a lot today; do not over-extend yourself. Optimism tempered with planning will get you to the finish line. Moon enters the sign of Pisces at 4:52 a.m.
Friday, September 13
Sometimes you just want to let your hair down. With the Full Moon in Pisces at 11:33 p.m., you could be out having fun with friends tonight. Having the support of good friends and being able to be yourself and say what’s in your heart is a gift. There’s also the possibility of a business opportunity presenting itself when you’re out with friends. You never know where it could lead. Moon VoC at 11:33 p.m.
Saturday, September 14
Mercury enters the sign of Libra at 2:14 a.m. while Venus follows closely behind, moving into Libra at 8:43 a.m. When Mercury enters the sign of Libra, you want to communicate fairly and diplomatically. Getting along with others feels right. Venus in Libra also values being charming, sociable and nice, so being friendly, fair and saying the right thing (without sacrificing your needs at the expense of what others need) are all of paramount importance. Moon enters the sign of Aries at 5:32 p.m.
Sunday, September 15
With the Moon in Aries all day, you may feel like starting a new project. What excites you? Find something you think is fun and get going. It might be fun to have a partner in crime to hang out with or compete against!
Monday, September 16
When the Moon is VoC in Aries all day, you may be feeling anxious and frustrated when things aren’t moving as fast as you’d like. There could be some defensiveness on your part if people aren’t responding as quickly to you as you want. Today’s energy can feel like, “hurry up and wait;” so just breathe. Moon VoC at 11:03 a.m.
Tuesday, September 17
You may be feeling restless when the Moon conjuncts Uranus, looking for something exciting and possibly behaving rashly. Are you looking for the next battle? Is your passion for drama going to override your underlying need for love and connection? Do not say something you may regret later. Moon enters the sign of Taurus at 5:31 a.m.
Wednesday, September 18
Saturn Stations Direct at 3:47 a.m. When Saturn turns direct after being retrograde for the past four and a half months, it asks us to reflect on the lessons we’ve learned around home, family and responsibilities. What lessons have you learned? Are you ready to move forward? Saturn is known as the great teacher but is also known for rewarding you after you’ve done the work. You could be ready for a huge transformation to occur. In the end, the results will be positive.
Thursday, September 19
In the morning, when the Moon trines the Sun, you feel in sync with the world. You believe anything is possible if you want it bad enough and have faith. When Mars trines Pluto, you have the energy to plan and go for it. Moon VoC at 8:57 a.m. until 3:58 p.m. when it enters the sign of Gemini.
Friday, September 20
It may be easier for you to express your feelings when the Moon trines Mercury. Write a poem, draw, paint a picture or sing a song; whatever way you decide to express yourself is perfect. Getting together to socialize with friends may also be on the agenda today.
Saturday, September 21
Being generous with others comes easy when Jupiter squares Neptune. That’s all good, just remember to be discriminating as well, as some people could take advantage of your giving nature. Your optimism may blind you to a situation you’re reluctant to see. Remove the rose-colored glasses. Moon VoC at 9:41 p.m. until 11:50 p.m. when it enters the sign of Cancer.
Sunday, September 22
You may feel lonely when Mercury squares Saturn. It could be you’re looking at the glass as half-empty instead of half-full. There’s a feeling of not being able to communicate and you feel distant from others. If you can concentrate on a project you want to complete, instead of focusing on the glass half-empty energy, you’ll feel better and get a lot of work done.
Monday, September 23
Happy Birthday, Dear Libra! It’s your month to shine. The Sun enters the sign of Libra at 2:50 a.m. Emotions can be heightened and intense when the Moon opposes Pluto. You may feel the need to walk away from someone or something and have some time alone. Examine your feelings to see what’s really going on. Be careful of making any big decisions right now that you may regret later. Moon VoC at 5:05 p.m.
Tuesday, September 24
You could be irritable and impatient when the Moon squares Uranus, while the Mercury-Jupiter sextile could have you questioning where you want to go in life. You’re looking at the big picture to see how your plans fit into the big scheme and feeling optimistic about your future. There may also be something going on today related to the law. Moon enters the sign of Leo
at 4:19 a.m.
Wednesday, September 25
When Venus squares Saturn, you may feel alone and possibly depressed. Spending time ruminating over your part or someone else’s part in a relationship is just causing more confusion, try to let it go for today. Venus also rules finances; either you need to curb your spending, or you’ve been holding on too tightly and need to allow the energy to flow. Moon VoC at 11:14 a.m.
Thursday, September 26
Expect the unexpected when the Moon trines Uranus. Expressing who you really are is important; the world needs you to shine your unique light for all to see. Pay attention to your intuition today and see where it leads you. Moon enters the sign of Virgo at 5:37 a.m.
Friday, September 27
In the morning, feelings of confusion, as well as not being sure of yourself and not sure what you’re feeling, may surface when the Moon opposes Neptune. In the afternoon, with the Moon-Pluto trine, your feelings have amplified and you might be obsessing about someone or something. You may want to leave someone or something behind. Moon VoC 10:58 p.m.
Saturday, September 28
The New Moon’s in Libra at 1:26 p.m. The focus is getting along with others while leaving space for yourself. You don’t want to lose yourself in relationships. Try and find the balance so you have room for yourself; doing this will strengthen your relationships. With the Venus-Jupiter sextile, there is definitely the opportunity for growth in your relationships. Moon enters the sign of Libra at 5:03 a.m.
Sunday, September 29
There may be some intense emotions that are brought to the surface when the Moon and Venus square Pluto. Feelings are laid bare and tears may be shed. Having an honest conversation with your significant other or friend may help clear the air and allow you both to heal and move forward. Change is not always easy, but it’s inevitable and allows us to grow; that is the beauty of a Pluto transit. Moon VoC at 9:06 p.m.
Monday, September 30
Emotions run deep and are turbulent with today’s Moon in Scorpio opposing Uranus. You may not be seeing things clearly and could jump to conclusions, reacting impulsively. Are you trying to control a situation? Take a step back to get a better view of what’s happening. Moon enters the sign of Scorpio at 4:42 a.m.
Bernadette Evans is a counselling astrologer, hypnotherapist, Registered Professional Counsellor and writer. She can be reached at 780-289-7398 or Bbevans001@gmail.com to schedule a consultation. Her website is www.mindshiftcounselling.com.