In the Stars September 25-October 2 ... Shining Light on the Astrology of the Week: New Moon
The New Moon in Libra occurs at 2:54 p.m. PDT on Sunday, September 25. This New Moon is extremely impactful due to it being conjunct the Super Galactic Center (SCG) (not to be confused with the Galactic Center at 27 degrees of Sagittarius). The SCG is an enormous power point of energy, a massive black hole (https://www.philipsedgwick.com/). Sabian Symbols expert Lynda Hill describes the symbolism: “In short, it is about connecting with the Mind of God, about changes and ascension in consciousness and bringing about and accepting changes, and the knowledge that we can, and do, create our own realities, our own lives.” Both Mercury and Venus move over this point in the two weeks, amplifying the energy that our thoughts create our reality. Jupiter opposes the New Moon, which also expands the symbolism. We may be especially optimistic and aim high. The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon is: The Dawn of a New Day Reveals Everything Changed.
Saturn and Uranus are now within a 1-degree square of each other, and this tight aspect continues throughout October. This last square (before these planets again square each other 45 years from now) demand revolutionary change. One example of this is the Queen of England’s death following a 70-year reign. Another is the big shifts in financial markets. What in your own life needs to die to give birth to new forms?
Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in retrograde motion. This is a time for deep introspection and reconsideration, signaling time to review, reconsider, and revise. Sunday, October 2, Mercury stations to turn direct. Pluto will follow on October 8. These two planets lead the way out of strong retrograde motion that will continue to occur over the coming months.
Venus moves into Libra, the sign it rules, on Wednesday, ushering in a three-week period of grace, attention to relationship, and social and visual artistry. See the list of “Ten Things to Do with Venus in Libra” at the end of this blog.
Mars is in Gemini for an extended period in which we will be more open to new ideas and perspectives, and we may speak more freely. Increase your appetite for inquiry. Read, converse, write, listen, and learn.
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Sunday’s Moon-Pluto trine calls us into an emotionally intense morning. The New Moon in Libra occurs, inviting us to focus on relationship issues. A Moon-Jupiter opposition amplifies feelings of optimism, and 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 focus 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.
We seek deeper understanding on Tuesday in light of a Mercury-Pluto trine. The Moon is void of course all day from 9:20 a.m. to 4:14 p.m. PDT. During this time energy is less defined, and it is difficult to make sound decisions. It is best to use the time for routine tasks and refrain from meetings that may not result in well-considered action. A Moon-Pluto square may churn up strong feelings and discord. The Moon enters the deep, emotional waters of Scorpio at 4:14 p.m. PDT. Take some space for yourself this evening and for the next couple of days.
Wednesday’s Moon continues through Scorpio, focusing us on deep thinking and feeling. Jupiter and Uranus align in an edgy semi-square, one that is in effect for approximately the next week that that may trigger rebellions, seismic activity both actual and symbolic, and sudden insights.
The Scorpio Moon opposes Uranus onThursday, stirring deep emotions and perhaps taking us off course or delivering some surprises. Venus enters Libra, the sign it rules, for the next 25 days, offering artistic expression and attention to relationships. Benefic aspects between the Moon and Neptune, Mercury, and Pluto later in the day ease tension and offer insights and solutions.
Friday is a buoyant day, led by an enthusiastic Moon-Jupiter trine. The Moon’s benefic sextile to the Sun sets us up for strong social connections. These alignments are perfect for my 52nd (twice-postponed) high school class reunion I’ll be attending in Chillicothe, Missouri). The evening’s Moon-Chiron trine gives self-confidence and strength.
Adventure calls on Saturday. A Moon-Saturn sextile grounds the day. We are invited into numerous possibilities. Optimism and enthusiasm draw us into social engagements. This day offers more great alignments for my class reunion. Party on!
After the social jubilation of Friday and Saturday, we move into a more somber, serious Sunday. Mercury stations to turn direct in motion. There could be mix-ups in the day due to the stationary messenger planet, though the Capricorn Moon will give grounding, and steer us toward responsibilities and planning.
Monday is an active day with numerous benefic aspects to the productive Capricorn Moon. Strong support is available for attending to goals and responsibilities. Vision, innovation, and determination further our work.
The Week in Short:
Sunday: New Moon in Libra. Set intentions for relationships for the month ahead. Passion is stirred.
Monday: Active, productive, optimistic day. Apply practical solutions.
Tuesday: Moon VoC 9:20 a.m. – 4:14 p.m. PDT. Suring which stick to routine tasks. Emotionally deep day. Take some space.
Wednesday: Deep thinking and feeling stirred. Rebellious ideas and actions may be triggered. Sudden insights may occur.
Thursday: Venus moves into Libra, energizing relationships. The day may not go as planned, though insights and solutions are at hand.
Friday: Buoyant, enthusiastic, self-confident day.
Saturday: Optimistic, free-spirited, social day of possibilities.
Sunday: Mercury turns direct, so there could be communication mix-ups. Serious Sunday for attending to responsibilities.
Monday: Work is supported and furthered by vision, innovation, and determination.
Ten Things to Do with the Venus in Libra (September 28-October 23, 2022)
Make a special date with your beloved on Fridays, Venus' Day.
Visit an art gallery.
Work out interpersonal conflicts; Venus gives balance and consideration to do it.
Let your good manners shine.
Dress well and be beautiful.
Make your home a sparkling, peaceful, inspiring place to be.
Host a gathering with close friends; set a pleasing table and share your social graces.
Surround yourself with beauty.
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 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)
October 17: 1:56 p.m. – 9:44 p.m. (Moon into Leo)
October 20: 3:35 p.m. – 9:25 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)
October 22: 11:17 a.m. – 6:24 p.m. (Moon into Libra)
GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):
September 25: 12:49 – 16:42 (Moon into Libra)