September 2017

KEYWORD for September: Service
COLOR for September: Orange

Full Moon: September 6
New Moon: September 20

Mercury DIRECT: September 5
Pluto DIRECT: September 28

September opens with a sobering energy that moves into a friendly, “let’s get together” kind of energy for Labor Day on Sep 4th. Before we reach the 4th, though, there is a surprising turn of events that may bring many Labor Day weekend plans to a halt or changed altogether. This could be as a result of Mars activating the degree of the Solar Eclipse that occurred on Aug 21. Take note of headlines, features, events that being talked about, etc. the first few days of September. These could become very important as the months unfold.

With a full moon in the shy, sensitive sign of Pisces on the 6th, it is easy to see how the weekend could be “fluid”. Keep in mind Pisces rules waters, oils, oceans and types of liquids. This uneven energy also increases the delays and miscommunications that occur as Mercury prepares to move DIRECT on Sep 5th. It will take Mercury a few days to reach its full momentum. So, if possible, wait a few days after the 5th before you sign contracts, make new agreements or begin new relationship or make a major purchase. This is the month the world is caught up in a whirlwind of new ideas, new approaches and projects. August was a wait and see month. Now the door is wide open embracing a new nine-year cycle of life globally. The new beginnings, directions, start-ups, collaborations and relationships are peaking this month.

Pay attention! The full moon on the 6th will enhance the Solar Eclipse energy that occurred Aug 21st. There is so much emotional energy with this full moon that it is hard to say how each person will feel or react. Kindness and compassion will go a long way! In October, we will get a glimpse of things to come in 2018.


Sep 01 – The moon in Capricorn starts the month with a rather sober or stern energy. There will be no middle of the road today. The day is great for reviewing task lists, prioritizing and eliminating the fluff from project directives. The emotions are deep but controlled. Mercury, the communication/transportation/electrical ruler is preparing to move forward on the 5th so as of today we are in the curl of the wave. Cancer sun signs feel a bit isolated and unappreciated.

Sep 02 – The moon stays in Capricorn until 12:30pmET when it enters VOID until 4:06pmET. This will cause delays or unexpected events to occur during the afternoon. Double check your appointments and be prepared for delays or cancellations. The early morning unloads a great amount of “out of the blue” happenings. If you happen to be out early in the morning, be more cautious than usual, especially in traffic, biking, hiking or maybe simply working in the garden.

Sep 03 – The moon shifted into Aquarius yesterday afternoon bringing a visionary type of focus into play. Reach out to your friends, volunteer to help others, or maybe donate to your favorite charities. This is a friendly energy and helps clam down the energy from the past two days. HOWEVER, we have a spike of stressful energies early am and late am and relates mostly to communications and personal relationships. This is a good day for displaying kindness.

Sep 04 – LABOR DAY! The moon continues in friendly and “out of the box” Aquarius! This is a day to have fun and enjoy family and friends. The energy continues to build for the full moon on the 6th in Pisces. Keep communications clear and peaceful so that the turnaround of Mercury tomorrow will be smooth and will not cause miscommunications. Leo sun signs pout if they are not the star of the show!

Sep 05 – MERCURY is DIRECT (7:30amET)! MARS moves into VIRGO for the rest of September. The moon slid quietly into Pisces overnight. There is a calmer, more sensitive energy now after Labor Day and…before the full moon tomorrow. It will be joined by Mercury on the 9th and Venus on the 19th. The energy may be a bit draining simply due to the past few days and events. Virgo sun signs are quite caught between wanting to run away but feeling the need to stand still.

Sep 06 – FULL MOON at 3:03amET in PISCES at 13 degrees 54 minutes. The emotional energies of this full moon bring a conclusion to the events started in Aug with the solar eclipse. This is a degree that has great importance. Many things/people/jobs will now close or end leaving room for new and exciting adventures. Some may have already experienced this closing energy. It would be best to listen to music, read a book, take a long walk or play with children/pets. At 4:29pmET the moon enters VOID for overnight.

Sep 07 – At 8:01amET the moon skips into Aries. A lot can be accomplished today. Heed your inner voice. Challenges involving fires, fighting fires, sharp instruments, domestic violence, aggressive behavior and impulsive actions all increase during this moon energy. Be considerate and careful and use the energy to forge new territories, start new relationships or maybe to start your own business.

Sep 08 – The moon continues in Aries and Libra sun signs are not feeling good vibes from it. Midday is a bit testy but all evens out later in the day. Headaches may be bothersome today. Find ways to be quiet and/or remove yourself from tense situations.

Sep 09 – The moon starts the day in Aries. It enters VOID at 11:52am for a brief time before entering Taurus at 12:23pmET. Mercury enters VIRGO late evening. The air feels jumpy and uneasy. The desire to help others is strong. Scorpio pulls back a bit in order to see where the energy will be flowing.

Sep 10 – The moon continues in practical and sensual Taurus. It will enter VOID tonight at 8:54pmET and will not enter Gemini until tomorrow afternoon. That means today is a great day for music, food feasts, singing or any form of artistic expression.

Sep 11 – The moon entered VOID last evening and will remain VOID until 3:29pmET when it enters the funny sign of Gemini. If dry wit refers to Capricorn, then silly wit belongs to Gemini. The evening finds cranky energy where emotional displays are concerned. Lay low!

Sep 12 – The moon in Gemini is fun loving and chatty. Watch for deception midday as the elements are strong for over the top embellishment of the truth! There is a nice energy in the evening. Love will find a way! Sagittarius feels out of sorts but ready to travel.

Sep 13 – The moon again is in Gemini but only until early afternoon at 2:35pmET when it will enter VOID until 6:12pmET. This is not a smooth energy day. Stick to routines. Do not engage unhappy people in conversation. Stay focused on your own life and work. Once the moon enters Cancer in the evening, the sensitivity in the air is almost touchable!

Sep 14 – The moon in Cancer is one of the times each month when everyone seems to more sensitive to comments no matter how innocent those comments might be. Exercise kindness and caring and you will shine like the brightest star! Capricorn finds it way too “syrupy” and hides.

Sep 15 – The moon is in Cancer again until late afternoon when it enters VOID at 5:23pmET until 9:06pmET when it enters the proud sign of Leo. Today, we have a really nice energy right before the VOID. Love and romance should fare well along with most money arrangements. Just make sure you take off any rose-colored glasses before you sign any documents or say “I do”.

Sep 16 – The moon in Leo is bold and beautiful today. This is good for love and romance and even in certain leadership roles. Making things bigger – for good or bad – can become a problem. So, moderation in all things! Our world leaders may find themselves in a quandary over world situations. For all of us, transportation and communication factors figure prominently.

Sep 17 – The moon continues in Leo until 8:55pmET when it enters VOID until a little past midnight. With the new moon in 3 days, the energy is building now. Aquarius sun signs feel empowered today and likely to steal the spotlight from the Leos. Have fun today. Enjoy music, sports, children, games. Find the time to be thankful for all that you have.

Sep 18 – The moon is in Virgo today an embodies a certain “kindness” that is not normally found when the moon is in Virgo. Usually, there is a desire to help others, to “serve”. Today, it is more about finding the right words to relay how you feel. Take care of routine matters, i.e. haircuts, laundry, car wash, etc.

Sep 19 – The moon is still in Virgo but the tempo has changed. VENUS moves into Virgo joining the Virgo moon and the Virgo Mercury. This will soften the energy into something a little less critical. Details are very important. Pisces sun signs may need to stay home and rest today as the energy is too demanding as the new moon will happen right after midnight tonight.

Sep 20 – NEW MOON in VIRGO at 27 degrees at 1:30amET. Finally, this energy peaks. The moon will move quickly into Libra at 6:06am. The focus shifts to health concerns and health agendas as well as all involved i.e. first responders, hospital, doctors etc. This will continue for the next month. There could be a health alert that develops. Finding a balance that works for all will be the goal.

Sep 21 – The moon is still in Libra. This is a good day for strategic planning or simply putting together your grocery list! Aries sun signs feel held back unable to push forward. This is a good thing as negotiations are in progress. If you need to buy artwork, music or maybe just new clothe, this is a good day to check things out. You might want to wait another day or two to finalize the purchase.

Sep 22 – The day starts with the moon in Libra and at 9:04amETC it slides into VOID until 1:47pmET when it enters Scorpio. The SUN ENTERS LIBRA. Mercury and Pluto engage in deep, secretive conversations. –Power struggles subside and the desire and need to form positive relationships increases – almost urgently. If you have been wanting to have a deep conversation with the person you love, this might just be the right time. Just tread lightly. Pluto is a deep thought champion! Intuition is on target today – use it!

Sep 23 – The moon in Scorpio and everything is quiet. Enjoy the day being alone of in the company of someone you can connect with on a deep emotional level. Taurus sun signs would rather shop today. Go ahead, just go alone.

Sep 24 – The moon moves into VOID early at 3:33amET and remains VOID all day. Expect the unexpected. Watch for changes in plans, delays and the feeling of being out of sync. You may need something to help jumpstart your day! Today is a day that could be quite lucky for you. Laugh, take a walk and give thanks. This is a grand day.

Sep 25 – The moon moves into Sagittarius at 1:01amET. There is YUCKY/AARGH energy early to mid-morning. Be careful with how you speak as everyone appears overly sensitive OR maybe you are just a bit sarcastic today! Foreign affairs, military service, colleges, are figure into the headlines today. If you must travel, exercise caution in conversations.

Sep 26 – The moon in Sagittarius and the desire to travel increases. Many times, there are legal issues or those concerning judges, the justice system that appear out of nowhere. Stay truthful in all things and today will work out just fine. Gemini sun signs find today too serious and, therefore, draining!

Sep 27 – The moon in Sagittarius early then quickly enters VOID at 7:08amET until 12:4pmET when it gladly moves into Capricorn. There is a certain “fatherly” energy that emerges today. It reminds everyone to take care of your responsibilities, pay attention to outstanding tasks on the task list and follow the rules. This energy is stifling for Cancer sun signs.

Sep 28 – The moon in practical, sometimes cool, Capricorn brings the right balance into play today. PLUTO is DIRECT at 3:33pmET. Pluto happens to be moving through the constellation of Capricorn so it is appropriate that the moon is in Capricorn to celebrate this return to forward motion. Scorpio sun signs can celebrate!

Sep 29 – The moon is again in Capricorn until 8:14pmET when it will enter VOID until midnight. MERCURY moves into LIBRA this evening at 8:42pmET. Be careful as secrets may be spilled. The emotions and the thinking appear to be at odds with each other today. This creates a nervousness or edgy feeling. It will ease overnight.

Sep 30 – The moon entered Aquarius overnight. This is a grand way to end the month – in the sign of the visionary, the humanitarian, the friend on the corner! Expect unusual electrical energy to blip here and there. Electronics will probably be on sale or at least noteworthy. Donate to help those less fortunate. Adopt a new puppy or kitten! Enjoy your friends. PREPARE for OCTOBER – it will give us a clue as to what will be happening in 2018!

A Few Countries and Rulers

China: Libra/Venus
England: Aries/Mars (subGemini)
Germany: Aries/Mars
Israel: Aries/Mars
Mexico: Capricorn/Saturn
Palestine: Aries/Mars
Russia: Aquarius/Uranus
Syria: Aries/Mars and Scorpio/Pluto
Turkey: Virgo/Mercury
United States: Gemini/Mercury, especially East of the Mississippi and West of Mississippi adds a Cancer/Leo influence to the Gemini

Noon Cycles

New Moon: A new moon initiates energy that is very strong for four weeks or one lunar cycle but influences the year until another new moon occurs in that same sign - usually a year later. What that energy involves is indicated by the sign in which the new moon occurs and personally, which house/aspects etc are activated in your astrological chart. If the new moon is an eclipse the energy is tripled.

Full Moon: The full moon that follows two weeks after the new moon brings the energy of the new moon out into the open, or to a peak. It continues to unfold energy for two more weeks until the next new moon when the cycle begins all over again highlighting a different area of our lives. Those emotional influences can last a year.

Void Moon: When the transiting moon makes no aspect to a transiting planet, it is considered to be VOID. During these void periods - which can last a few minutes or a few days - it is best to avoid signing sign contracts, interviewing for jobs, or setting important appointments. Why? Because appointments are usually delayed or rescheduled altogether or they do not turn out as expected. Contracts have delays or have to be re-negotiated, etc. Job interviews turn out to be non-productive or empty promises are made. If, for instance, a first interview does occur and appears positive, you may be asked to start ASAP or have to interview with additional people. Individually, if you are under excellent aspects from transiting planets, this will then be a good time to proceed even though the moon is void.

I find that during void moon energy, solutions to problems can be found. Therefore, it is an excellent time for lawyers to find loopholes in cases or uncover evidence that will turn a case in their favor. Lost items are found or returned during this energy at a higher percentage than when the moon is not void. Any computer glitches that have evaded solution can suddenly be resolved. You can be lucky and win a lottery or raffle. Keep in mind that during a VOID MOON, any activities undertaken usually take TWICE as long to accomplish!!! There is an element of LUCK associated with VOID energy. Use it wisely! :-)

One thing is for certain -- always expect the unexpected during the time of a VOID of COURSE MOON and be prepared for delays or cancellations or a surprising turn of events. This can be felt as positive or negative!

Eclipses in 2017

Feb 10 - LUNAR eclipse: in Leo at 22 degrees
Feb 26 - SOLAR eclipse: in Pisces at 8 degrees
Aug 06 - LUNAR eclipse: in Aquarius at 15 degrees
Aug 21 - SOLAR eclipse: in Leo at 28 degrees 53 minutes

Eclipses to come in 2018

Jan 31 - Lunar Eclipse in Leo 11 degrees
Feb 15 - Solar Eclipse in Aquarius 27 degrees
July 13 - Solar Eclipse in Cancer 20 degrees
July 27 - Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius 4 degrees

Retrograde Planets in 2017

When a planet is retrograde, its energy is weakened, misunderstood or projected in an unclear manner. The sun signs, industries, activities and so forth ruled by the retrograde planet, will feel held back, restricted, misunderstood or weakened. This is also a time when you are given an opportunity to re-do, re-evaluate these areas. Many times it brings about a better solution or happier direction.

Mercury Retrograde Aug 12 – rules electricity, electronics, transportation, computers, and the FLOW of money
When it is retrograde (weak), communications, electronics, contracts, new initiatives - meet with challenges, delays, misunderstandings and just confusion. Emails, text messages and even voice messages are sent or left for the wrong person. Relationships can be bumpy and some may even part ways (business and personal). The flow of money goes up and down or slows completely. Always watch the stock markets. If you can postpone starting major projects/or signing important papers/contracts it would good. This will give Mercury time to regain forward motion and allow you to see everything more clearly. The retrograde period best using for focusing on OLD business and relationships or projects already in motion before the retrograde cycle began. It is a review cycle. The retrograde period allows for resolution of problems that were already being worked on before the retrograde. If you can put RE in front of the word, you can usually do it successfully under this retrograde (RE-lease, RE-new, RE-turn, etc) Agreements can be re-negotiated. Just be careful with any of the “numbers” in the paperwork. If possible delay the final signing of a contract until after Mercury is direct to avoid complications. This is true even if you have outstanding aspects in your astrological chart! Save major purchases for when Mercury goes direct. If you do not, you will probably not like be happy with your purchase.

As you know, the week prior to Mercury stationing retrograde is when the energy seems the most erratic and disruptive. Many times this is when you get signs that something is breaking down, i.e. electronic equipment, car, a relationship etc. It seems the energy on the front end of the Mercury retrograde cycle is more tangled and harder to manage than than at the end when it goes direct again.

Neptune Retrograde, in Pisces, June 16, 2017 - November 22, 2017
Neptune rules the oceans, water, liquids, magic, angels, actors, music, and diseases from bites, stings, drugs or alcohol to list a few. It also rules the sign of Pisces. It is the planet of illusion or fantasy. The good news is that when retrogrades we can see people and situations more clearly. It is a reality check. Many times our eyes are suddenly opened and we can make objective decisions without the rose colored glasses. Of course then comes the “what was I thinking” part.

Pluto Retrograde, in Capricorn, April 20, 2017 - September 28, 2017
Pluto takes many, many years to transit a sign (planet or not!). The transit of it through a sign will create an impact that affect generations. It is considered to be a heavy weight when it comes to banking or financial institutions. Having Pluto retrograde also pulls back some of its great influence from Scorpio sun signs and Scorpio ascendants as it is the ruler of Scorpio. Pluto gets along really well with Jupiter. By the end of April, both planets will be retrograde. This could create challenges with foreign interests or countries, money, executive/legislative branches, banks, educational institutions and even pipelines! Reassessment of pipelines, tunnels, hoses, caves, etc. makes good use of this retrograde energy. Scorpio sun signs and Scorpio ascendants may not have the gusto you crave, but you can still get a lot accomplished.

Transiting Planets in 2017

If a slower moving planet connects with one of your personal planets such as your Sun, Venus, Mercury or Mars, it will initiate a reaction or event regarding the planet that is touched. Example: transiting Jupiter connects with your Venus. You could simply have a wonderful couple of "feeling good" days while this is active or maybe win a lottery, fall in love with someone or something, have a face-lift, settle a legal case, or set up a new banking account. It is helpful to know if this will be happening so you can plan better and be prepared to make it a good "connection". Here are the slower moving planets and the signs they will be travelling through in 2017:

Jupiter in Libra until October 2017
Jupiter is the fastest moving of the slower planets, staying approximately one year in each sign. It takes approximately 12 years for Jupiter to travel through all 12 signs. The first, the Libra sun signs will have this “guardian angel” energy for a full year. Until October 2017, Jupiter sends positive energy to the arts, music, relationships, agreements, and even make-overs. Because LIBRA is a cardinal sign, those born under the sign of Capricorn, Aries and Cancer or who have planets in these signs, will experience the effects of this transit at some point as Jupiter contacts your sun sign. The effects could be pleasant with opportunities knocking at your door or you can be feel frustrated or irritated. The choice is really yours. Use the energy in a positive way! In October, Jupiter will quietly move into Scorpio to finish the rest of 2017. Watch for more on this change of energies in the coming October’s forecast!

Saturn in Sagittarius until December 2017
The last time Saturn was in Sagittarius was late 1985 into early 1988. It takes about 2.5 years to transit one sign. It is now Sagittarius’ turn to feel the structuring, disciplining and in some cases restricting energy of this transit. November born Sagittarius have this transit in their rear view mirror now. Yay! Those born December 10 – 22 (and those with any planets in Sagittarius 21 degrees and higher) will at some point during 2017, feel this transit. By the end of this year Saturn will complete it’s transit of Sagittarius and move into the sign of Capricorn in December. Saturn’s energy helps us better manage our talents and urges. It can bring unexpected responsibilities or even health issues that require discipline and focus to overcome. Commitments made during a transit of Saturn to a personal planet (sun, moon, mercury, venus, mars) have endurance energy/longevity. Negatively, they can feel like heavy responsibilities! But it is not a bad energy for a good marriage or business partnership if all other aspects are supportive. This is the time to stay current with your medical exams especially if you are born under the sign of Sagittarius, have personal planets in Sagittarius, have Sagittarius rising, have Sagittarius on your work/health house (6th). If you have planets in the sign of Gemini at 21 degrees or higher, Saturn will, at some point, create an opposing energy. This can bring limitations (including medical conditions) or simply push you to organize and discipline your activities. It CAN, at times, feel really burdensome – even depressing - having Saturn in your sun sign (or opposing it. Given the ability to focus and accomplish now, use Saturn’s positive side to finish up projects or goals that have been set aside. Take on any added responsibilities as a learning experience that will benefit you. Hard work is usually required when Saturn is in your sign so be prepared to work hard and be rewarded accordingly. Remember, work smarter not harder.

Uranus in Aries until 2018
Uranus will continue transiting the sign of Aries moving from 20 degrees to 28 degrees Aries. It will retrograde back to 24 degrees by the end of 2017. If you have a planet in your astro chart at 20 - 28 degrees Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn, Uranus will energize that planet sometime in 2017. Libra sun signs born Oct 10 - 23 will feel this energy as an opposing force. It is challenging but not as aggressively challenging as those born in the sign of Aries will feel. You could suddenly decide to quit a job, seek a divorce, change your hair style, or even relocate when this happens. The energy of freedom loving Uranus is not predictable except to say it is unpredictable. Sudden changes, accidents, changes in beliefs, strong desire to be free, etc can all be part of this energy. Be careful in your desire to feel free, to break the rules, to make radical changes, especially if you are aged 41-43. Remember, once the transit completes, you will be living with the consequences of your actions and decisions! Uranus is sending kind vibes to Aquarius and Gemini but challenges Libra, Cancer, Capricorn, and of course, Aries.

Neptune in Pisces until 2025
will move from 9 degrees to 14 degrees Pisces but during the year it retrogrades ending 2017 direct at 11 degrees. It is very slow moving. Be cautious in business dealings and LOVE as Neptune energy can be evasive and deceiving you before you know it. Neptune has a strong spiritual side and connects to the higher realms. It also rules all liquids and the oceans, water, floods, drugs, hospitals, jails, bodily fluids including perspiration! Perhaps if your planets are contacted by this transiting Neptune, you will find yourself returning to church, restoring your faith, being drawn to the beach, or finding that true love! Watch out, though! Make sure you remove your rose colored glasses before making major decisions. Virgo sun signs may find themselves working with Pisces sun signs or changing careers to work in a Pisces industry i.e., oil, ink, ocean liners, entertainment, singing, children, any music or acting, etc. Virgo sun signs will feel the opposing energy creating feelings of vagueness and mystery. Enjoy this opportunity to not only dream but to also see your dreams come true.

Pluto in Capricorn until 2024
Pluto will transit 16, 17, 18, 19 degrees of Capricorn in 2017. Those born Jan 6-11, Apr 5-10, Jul 8-12 and Oct 9-12 will most likely feel this transit more directly. In an astrological chart if you have personal planets at 16-19 degrees of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer or Libra, you will feel the transformative power of Pluto as it interacts with that planet. It can involve corruption, drugs, sexual desires, skin and teeth issues, government planning, the disciplining parent, deaths, and big business to name a few. Pluto in Capricorn helps define economic changes that will be beneficial and strong. Capricorn rules big business and government and government officials. In 2017, Pluto in Capricorn will provide the impetus to release or destroy anything that has served its purpose in our lives. The changes being made will be long lasting ones as Capricorn is cautious, practical and very responsible. A positive use of the energy would be to take the initiative and change areas of your life that need improvement – before it is done for you! Emotionally you could embark on a new way of looking at life. A word to the wise should be sufficient. Virgo and Taurus – fellow earth signs of Capricorn – should find the transformations and changes, very positive and easier to integrate than other sun signs.

May the force remain strong with you throughout 2017!