The Astrology of September 2019 | part II - this is the way the patriarchy ends ...

Part 1 is HERE

A post about the first week of September is HERE.

Lots of Virgo energy these first couple weeks. Focus on the details. Make things smaller. Do a good job and then know when enough is enough. Take breaks as needed. Prioritize the stuff you care for everyday - your health, your work, your pets, your day-to-day schedule.

Do what is right in front of you. Then do the next, most practical thing.

OK, let's continue unpacking September.

Let's take a look at Mars during the second week - he is very active, covering the ground Venus and Mercury did before him (and do you think Mars likes following Venus and Mercury? No, I don't think so either!), so now we are taking action on what we LEARNED. We are BUSY.

Monday, SEPTEMBER 9th - Mars trines Saturn. Here is the young/new and the old working together. It's time to take action/use our energies toward (Mars) the stuff that is built over time/the stuff that lasts (Saturn). We take action - and remember Mars is in Virgo, so these actions are practical and focused, one thing follows the next thing - on our long term goals/ambitions. We apply ourselves to our work in the world/our career (the theme of your Capricorn natal house).

How are we spending our time?? Situations will conspire/transpire to show us what we are doing and not doing and how this is all working out for us.

On Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 11th, Mars will sextile the North Node - here's where the action focused on our future (maybe that home, family, mothering, home business, family business, real estate, foundational thingie) creates OPPORTUNITY.

But keep in mind the very next day, Thursday, SEPTEMBER 12th, Mars will square Jupiter - so we could take something too far/want to make something bigger than it needs to be with all this Virgo right now. We could feel OVERWHELMED. This square also tells us we need to have faith - we need to believe in ourselves and something bigger than ourselves and stay open to expanding possibilities.

Then on Saturday, SEPTEMBER 14th, Mars will oppose Neptune (remember, he is basically following Venus and Mercury's paths from this week) - this is kind of a low point. Maybe we are tired/discouraged. Here's where we need a break, so we don't get sick - not an escape into alcohol/you-tube, etc - but a BREATHER. Meditate. Pray. Make art or music. No sense pushing because it will be like pushing against the tide/trying to hold water in our hands. This is not a time to take a risk. Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear - we aren't seeing things clearly. You get the idea! We could work against our own self interests here. The highest use of this Neptune is a kind of surrender. This isn't exactly what we want, but this is where we are/what is happening. Acceptance. Grace.

So we are taking action in  support of our long term goals. The action is focused and practical. Opportunities to live more authentically/more caring/more rooted (that Cancer North Node) come from our stable, grounded actions/initiatives.

The flies in the soup (tired of talking about ointment - the word itself is kind of gross isn't it?) are the "taking things too far or too fast, not believing in ourselves, entrenched beliefs that aren't working, pessimism, regret, wanting too much, not believing things will be better/bigger when we are through this stuff - THEY WILL BE!!" or situations related to our natal Sag house theme, and the Neptunian haze - rose colored glasses, lies, delusions, detours to nowhere, escaping into addiction or discouragement. Maybe we want to take action/we feel driven to take action, but we aren't clear on what action to take! Best use of these Neptune oppositions is probably us surrendering to the reality of the situation. Raise the white flag.

Note - next week Mars will trine Pluto - focus, purpose, doing what needs to be done, stepping into our power. So, Mars (as us) is far from out!

Also on September 14th, Venus and Mercury move into Libra.

Finally we have some air! Take a breath (and some Vitamin C - it's head cold season).

Venus comes home to Libra on Saturday morning - a sign she rules. The planet Venus was named for the Roman Goddess of love and grace; named Aphrodite by the ancient Greeks.

This transit (until October 8th) makes Libra Suns and Risings, who are already naturally attractive, even more so - both physically attractive and more able to attract what they want/need.

Everyone's Libra house gets more attractive, too (what house was Libra in when you were born? what is the theme of that house? do you have any planets or points in Libra - Venus will be hitting them over the next few weeks).

We will be attracted to what we find 'beautiful'. We will be attracted to what we find 'just'. We will be attracted to what we find 'peaceful'. And these are the qualities people will find attractive in us and our work in the world.

These are the qualities we'll want to bring to the table (and yes, flowers that would be a good thing to bring to the table now, too) to attract whatever we are wanting to attract now, particularly in the area of life housing your natal Libra and within our relationships.

Get dressed. Comb your hair. Appearances matter. This might sound shallow, but Libra isn't shallow. This is more about caring for ourselves and for the people we come in contact with. Wanting things to be nice for everyone. This can be a bad thing when taken too far, so don't take it too far. Libra makes it look easy, but that's her talent. She is a cardinal sign charged with starting a new season - far from easy!

The potential for peace within our relationships increases as we move from critic (Virgo) to diplomat (Libra).

The potential for people pleasing increases, too. Balance is the key now. 

Making life too much about the other person is Libra's shadow side. It's easier, or I should say, lazier, to just give in to something to have "harmony" than to work out the win-wins. 

We need to honor ourselves as well as the other person. It's simple, but not easy. If we think balance is easy we should stand on one leg for a while! 

People with a more Aries nature - Libra's polarity sign - used to putting themselves first might need to do pretty much the opposite for awhile. 

Venus in Libra can offer our relationships a fresh start if we can let go of the petty grievances and nitpicking. Seeing the other person with new eyes really is possible here.

A couple hours before Venus - Mercury (communication, ideas, thinking, siblings, local neighborhood) moves into Libra (balance, fairness, diplomacy, passive-aggression, indecision, peace, art, beauty, women), too, where he/she will hang his hat until October 3rd.

Successful words are more tactful now - more focused on what the other person needs/wants. That splitting hairs and checking for typos Mercury did back in Virgo cedes way to saying it nicely. 

Our thinking could be more indecisive now. Not because Libra is wishy-washy so much as just able to see both sides of any situation. Libra's polarity sign Aries can make fast decisions because the energy can focus most easily on one point of view - their own. Ha! And because this is the way life seems to works we will often be faced with a decision at exactly the time all this energy makes decision-making hard - go figure.

Libra is the natural ruler of our 7th house of other people. Life gets more complicated after the 7th house. Do you have any planets in your 7th house or in Libra - these are the archetypes we usually set up our lives to have played out by other people - how's that working for ya'?

Libra wants everybody to be friends. Diplomacy, both in our personal lives and the larger collective, if actually attempted, can improve tense situations now. The gentle art of persuasion via a lighter touch can work, too. Mercury in Libra is a good listener because Libra actually cares about other people!

Words that make people feel loved and appreciated and beautiful will be the right words.

Our natal Libra house gets a visit from multi-tasking, inquisitive Mercury. So things in the area of our life naturally ruled by Libra get busy.

SATURDAY is also the time of our big Full Moon in Pisces - where we get to see what we have accomplished this year. And we get a REST, which we will have earned, so hang in there.

Mercury has a bunch of aspects the second week also and we will talk about that plus the Full Moon in Part III and more big-picture 2020.

Heads up - the third week of the month is kind of the big week with Saturn stationing direct and the Neptune/Jupiter square!

xo all

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