Posted on August 31, 2022 by Henry Seltzer of ASTROGRAPH.COM
This is a rather amazing month for you, Taurus, of sudden new realizations, and of ongoing transformation, so that you might feel caught up in irreconcilable issues. We can judge this by the extreme collision of archetypal forces that currently surround particularly the members of your sign, where contrasts seem to offer no compromise. This involves private feelings versus public role, career over and against personal development, and innovation versus caution. You might also be subliminally aware of a low-level disturbance without specific conscious symptoms. In any case, the best course of action is to place your primary focus on your own evolutionary development above all else. Even business or partnership concerns can be subsumed under this heading, for what does it gain you to succeed in life on superficial levels if you cannot feel that success all through you, touching your most bottom-line principles and values? This month is quite a powerful time of getting more clear on what you are really up to, and how to create wholeheartedly by taking, as well as your conscious self, your very depths more fully into account.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The New Moon in Virgo that took place during the last days of August signaled the beginning of a fresh thirty-day cycle for things pertaining to pleasure, creativity, and romance that will unfold over most of September. You may be feeling somewhat introverted as Venus is located in the part of your chart that relates to your domestic life and family, and involved with limiting Saturn. With Venus being your chart ruler, and showing up in this New Moon in a close square as well with Trickster Uranus, full of surprises, the unexpected might be as much a part of your month as the more stately and controlled influence of Saturn. Discernment will be required to feel into what you truly want. Venus here may also benefit you in allowing you to focus on your heart’s true desires which in turn might thus help you sort out the essential from the superfluous. You could be in a process of realignment towards a more genuine expression of your passions. Although things may seem to be taking their time, you could definitely see some progress this month especially if you find ways to be more efficient with your own.
Mercury in Libra in the organizational sector of your chart sits in opposition to spiritually-inclined Jupiter, and this aspect is active off and on during the whole month of September starting through September 5th and then again on the 17th through 19th. You may experience a divide between your inner life and what you have to do on a daily basis to move through this period. Mars in Gemini, featured in the recent New Moon, brings pressure and focus on finances, perhaps in connection with partners, and the need to strategize around your resources so that you can do more of what you love.
Venus enters the sign of Virgo on the 4th which is good news for you as this indicates a positive influence for things pertaining to creativity, children and romance. Your attention could be on whatever provides you joy; you may feel like spending more time on what you love.
Mercury stations retrograde in Libra on the 9th starting off a five-week period of time while Mercury is moving backward, and then regaining its lost zodiacal ground. This initiates a time of review and reevaluation and might therefore offer many opportunities in the weeks ahead to reassess the ways in which you can organize yourself so that you can follow your passions and focus on what you want to do as opposed to what you feel you have to.
During the second weekend of September, on the 10th, the Full Moon culminates in the sign of Pisces, illuminating hopes, dreams and your societal contribution. Recent epiphanies may have emphasized a need that you have to reorient yourself on a new path and this Full Moon could make this clearer. Your desire for new things might also come into play, perhaps with the need to say goodbye to certain aspects of our community so that you can follow your own personal path.
The Last Quarter Moon in Gemini on September 17th carries a certain amount of tension as the Sun in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces, while Venus in Virgo squares Mars in Gemini. It may be harder to reconcile your various responsibilities and you could feel the pressure of your obligations blurring your resolve to focus on what you love. You might have to take care of unfinished business before you are in the clear – patience will get you there in due time. The square between Mars in Gemini and Venus in Virgo could be productive, especially if you can find ways to secure the resources that you need for what you have in mind. Venus trines Uranus a few days later on the 19th through the 20th, and this could bring an innovative perspective. Keeping your mind and options open may help you see things from another angle.
The Sun’s ingress into the sign of Libra on the 22nd is a turning point in the month which signals the Fall Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, and this year the Sun almost immediately meets Mercury moving retrograde. Mercury comes into a conjunction with the Sun in Libra before re-entering Virgo a few hours later carrying the focus of your introspection back to creativity, romance and what you love. You may have new inspiration emerging at this time especially as Venus opposes Neptune, from the 23rd through 24th, which may color reality with a dreamy and romantic glow.
The New Moon in Libra takes place on September 25th and this could bring renewed inspiration for your personal projects and – thanks to Jupiter in Aries opposing the New Moon – a sense that things are moving in the right direction. Your day-to-day affairs could start falling into place in a very nice way toward the end of the month especially if you have made the effort necessary to get your ducks in a row during the first half of September.
The first of three trines between Mars in Gemini and Saturn in Aquarius occurs on the 25th to the 30th. This may bring a period of constructive and deliberate growth in the months ahead, especially when it comes to your financial situation and your career. Venus entering Libra on the 29th could place an emphasis on your routine, your health and the ways in which you manage your time and energy at this time. You have a lot of work on your hands but there is also a great deal of momentum behind you to help you succeed.