This is a powerful month with a powerful series of lunations. The Last Quarter Moon of Monday, September 3rd (see chart ), Labor Day, begins the month with a bang. This time of increased tension coincides by square and opposition with Jupiter in Sagittarius while Mars squares Uranus in an entirely dynamic configuration. Along with the mandate for change represented by these planetary energies, Saturn is newly entered into Virgo at this time, changing the tone of the mandate for limitation also.
The New Moon and Solar Eclipse of Tuesday, September 11th (), is exactly opposed to Uranus in Pisces and squares Mars in Gemini, promising fireworks of new ideas and rapidly forming insights. This especially powerful New Moon thus includes as a bonus a strong dose of the energy for the changing of the guard. Mishaps and other unexpected outcomes also cannot be ruled out. Venus, now direct since the 8th, opposes Neptune at this time, and sextiles Mars. Uranus remains quincunx to Venus as well. Our relationship energy is no longer turned inward, although we are still evaluating and revising our estimate of where we are headed right now in this important area of our lives. In any case, our connections with others are very much on our minds, and are subject to surprises.
The First Quarter Moon of the 19th () is another extremely powerful lunation in this series. This is because as the Moon comes into square aspect with the Sun, it exactly conjuncts Pluto, bringing up in spades the transformative pressure to get on with the necessary changes in our lives. Mars opposes Pluto at this time as well. This crucial period, as the Sun is getting ready to leave Virgo for the Fall Equinox a few days later, is a moment of tension in our process and grist for the mill of our evolving awareness.
The Full Moon of Wednesday, September 26th () brings the softer Libra energy into the picture, as the Sun there opposes the Moon in Aries. However since Mars is also opposed to Pluto currently, the Aries energy is particularly strong.
While we are apt to be fearless at this time, we do well to take care that our courageous intuition does not lead us into reckless or impulsive behavior. We are prone to acting instinctively, and while this can be positive it can also work against us if we exert too much emotional intensity without just cause. We benefit when we try to balance our passionate feelings and a potentially confrontational temperament with inspired action.
Since Mars, ruler of this Moon degree is trine Mercury and very much in our conscious awareness as it continues to oppose Pluto, while Jupiter moves toward its square with Uranus, all this makes for a volatile end of month period, a powerful reminder that nothing living stays in stasis, that life itself is nothing but change, and plenty of it. This is especially true in these climactic times that we currently have the privilege of living through.