In the Stars September 18-25, 2022 ... Shining Light on the Astrology of the Week


The Fall Equinox occurs on Thursday when the Sun ingresses into Libra, marking the beginning of autumn. Day and night are equal.


Mercury has joined Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in retrograde motion. This is a time for deep introspection and reconsideration, and with Mercury in retrograde, it is time to review, reconsider, and revise plans.


Mars has moved into Gemini for a long seven-month stay in Gemini due to its retrograde motion that begins October 30. During this extended period we will be more open to new ideas and perspectives, and we may speak more freely. Our appetites for engaging in education and communication will increase. Gear up to read, converse, write, listen, and learn.


Saturn closely squared Uranus on September 14, and this square that demands change is active through November. Old patterns and habits may crumble or end, and there may be breakthroughs and new beginnings.

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Sunday is a day for cozying up at home and taking advantage of the Sun-Pluto trine for tackling some household chores. The Mercury-Jupiter opposition may draw you out into a more social expression of the day. Reach out and make long-distance calls to loved ones from your comfortable nest.


Feelings are easily hurt as the Moon forms an edgy square to Chiron. Communication may get confused. Matters may not unfold as planned. Go with the flow and be flexible.


Dreams may be active in the wee hours of Tuesday in light of a Moon-Neptune conjunction. We awaken to the demanding intensity of a Moon-Pluto opposition that begins a long void Moon period from 8:56 a.m. until 1:37 p.m. PDT. This would be a good time to focus on insignificant domestic chores. Refrain from meetings and activities requiring decisions until after 1:37 p.m. PDT when the Moon bounces into enthusiastic Leo. As the evening wears on, the Moon makes benefic aspects to Mercury and Jupiter, inspiring and engaging us.


Wednesday is the last full day with the Sun in Virgo. The creative Leo Moon makes benefic aspects to Chiron and Mars, giving us a boost of confidence. Make the day playful and fun.


The Sun ingresses into Libra tropically on Thursday, bringing a focus to relationships for the month ahead. This is the day of the Fall Equinox when the Sun reaches 0 degrees of Libra, and day and night are equal. The Leo Moon connects with the Uranus-Saturn square, perhaps taking us in new directions and reminding us of the things in our lives that need to be changed. The Sun connects with retrograde Mercury, highlighting the importance of introspection.


Both the Moon and Mercury move into Virgo on Friday, encouraging us to clean up and organize our lives on Friday and Saturday, and attend to details calling for attention.


Saturday’s strong Virgo energy continues to point toward getting organized and cleaning up. However, the Moon squares Mars, perhaps interjecting some interference. The Moon trines Uranus which may introduce an element of surprise. A romantic evening is invited by the Moon’s conjunction with Venus and opposition to Neptune. Numerous aspects make for an active day.


Sunday’s Moon-Pluto trine calls us into an emotionally intense morning. The New Moon in Libra occurs, bringing relationship issues into focus. A Moon-Jupiter opposition amplifies feelings of optimism, while a Venus-Pluto trine stirs passions. Set intentions for relationships for the month ahead.


Monday is an active day in the Cosmos. Venus and retrograde Mercury conjunct, placing emphasis on practical matters. A Sun-Jupiter opposition generates optimism. The Moon’s benefic aspects to Mars and Saturn set the day for productivity and accomplishment, as well as conversation.


The Week in Short:

Sunday: Tackle household chores and connect with loved ones far away by phone or Zoom.

Monday: Be flexible and go with the twists and turns of the day. Life may not go as planned. Be careful not to hurt feelings.

Tuesday: Address demanding chores early in the day. After 1:37 p.m. PDT the mood lifts and we want to engage with others in inspiring ways.

Wednesday: You are confident and creative. Make the day fun!

Thursday: Fall Equinox. Sun moves into Libra. The day may not go as planned, and we are reminded of parts of our lives that could benefit from change.

Friday: Get organized and attend to details.

Saturday: Active day for continuing weekend clean-up chores, though you are likely to experience diversions. The planetary gods invite a romantic evening.

Sunday: New Moon in Libra. Set intentions for relationships for the month ahead. Passion is stirred.

Monday: Active, productive, optimistic day. Strong practical applications.


Ten Things to Do with the Venus in Virgo (September 4-28, 2022)

1. Make your life shipshape by attending to loose ends. 2. Organize your work space. 3. Deep clean your home. 4. Take a self-improvement course. 5. Expand your work. 6. Do a 3-day (or more) cleanse. 7. Eat a pure diet during this time. 8. Amplify your health regime. 9. Mend and iron your clothes. 10. Attend to the details in your job that call for attention.


Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it is difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work. Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle): Pacific Standard Time:

September 20: 8:56 a.m. –1:37 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

September 22 at 11:49 p.m. through September 23 at 12:53 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

September 25: 5:49 a.m. – 9:42 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

September 27: 9:20 a.m.-4:14 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

September 29: 2:19 p.m. – 9:03 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

October 1 at 2:46 p.m. through October 2 at 12:27 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

October 3 at 8:48 p.m. through October 4 at 3:20 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

October 5 at 3:45 p.m. through October 5 at 5:46 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

October 8: 4:10 a.m. – 8:56 a.m. (Moon into Aires)

October 10: 7:01 a.m. – 2:03 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

October 12: 2:41 p.m. -10:07 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

October 14 at 9:10 p.m. through October 15 at 9:10 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

September 20: 15:56 –20:37 (Moon into Leo)

September 23: 6:49-7:53 (Moon into Virgo)

September 25: 12:49 – 16:42 (Moon into Libra)

September 27: 16:20-23:14 (Moon into Scorpio)

September 29 at 21:19 through September 30 at 6:03 (Moon into Sagittarius)

October 1 at 21:46 through October 2 at 6:27 (Moon into Capricorn)

October 4: 3:48-10:20 (Moon into Aquarius)

October 5 at 22:45 through October 5 at 12:46 (Moon into Pisces)

October 8: 11:10 –15:56 (Moon into Aires)

October 10: 14:01–21:03 (Moon into Taurus)

October 12 at 21:41 through October 13 at 17:07 (Moon into Gemini)

October 15: 4:10-16:10 (Moon into Cancer)


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