by Heather Roan Robbins
Let an emotional high tide flow through as the weekend begins under a full moon lunar eclipse at 24 degrees of Pisces. It is followed by a flare of energy or determination and brings a potentially creative, decisive, though not necessarily wise, beginning of the week.
Eclipses can act like astrological acupuncture and unblock stuck energy, this one sensitizes us and helps us truly feel what we feel. And maybe feel what everyone else feels as well, as our psychic boundaries can feel unusually permeable. With the Sun and Mercury radiating Virgo work ethics we may feel the pressure to stay efficiently busy, but the rest of the aspects ask us to stay in our hearts. Honestly, everything will move faster if we slow down and pace ourselves.
The week arcs through sensitive perception, followed by action and a restless heart, and this can play out in many ways. Be gentle with sensitive feelings now, or later, under this weekend’s energy surge triggered as Mars trines Uranus and Eris under a fiery Aries Moon, tempers will flare. Revolutions will foment. Emergencies and tremors shake us up. Payback can be quick and difficult, and relationships could hit rough waters in response, so let’s not go there.[ad name=”AdSense Responsive”]
On the other hand, if we daydream and visualize under this sensitive Pisces eclipse, we can then boldly explore new possibilities or start building our vision and turn this weekend’s surge onto positive action. Get it done it, fix it, find it, build it, and then find tune the creative process early next week as Venus opposes Uranus under a cuddly Taurus Moon. And then correct, adjust or refine it once more when Mercury turns direct at the end of the week.
Now all this activity, and the care needed prevent a sensitive, squishy spell from mutating into a fight when the tide turns, can be unusually tricky with Mercury retrograde through Wednesday. Mercury is retrograde in its own sign of Virgo, which intensifies the retrograde pattern and can bring in more delays, minor mishaps, miscues, and missed connections, as well as make us unusually hard on ourselves when we feel we’ve messed up. But it may also help keep numerous retrograde follies to a more manageable size or bring in the brains we need to wing it spontaneously when plans fail. It helps to laugh.
On Wednesday, Mercury stations and turns direct and asks us to take a deep breath before we begin to unwind, straighten out, and fly right. The fall equinox on Thursday can bring a new sense of balance. Fall begins, and the road unwinds before us.
Friday, September 16: We may need to sleep in this morning, our dreams follow us into the day. The mood is sensitive and quickly, all our nerve endings can feel raw and aware, and life so full of little glitches. Help one another feel safe, heard; laugh together. Talk it all over, process and analyze feelings, but don’t take action on them until the dust settles next week. The eclipse early afternoon may reveal a truth or just leave us puddled. We get excited or reactive as the Moon enters Aries and Mars trines Uranus tonight.
Moon opposite Mercury 1:45 AM, Moon square Mars 11:16 AM, full Moon lunar eclipse 1:05 PM, Mars trine Eris 4:12 PM, Moon enters Aries 10:22 PM.
Saturday, September 17: We have the energy for a real adventure today. A chance to try something new, explore, meet new people, or build. Better we channel a restless feistiness into a good form or it can fuel irritable sparks. Our impulse control can be low, mistakes are easily made, so don’t blow up the wrong car. Building something can be satisfying, but let’s move slowly, measure three times, and prioritize safety.
Mars trine Uranus 1:04 AM, Moon opposed Jupiter 1:06 AM, Moon trine Saturn 3:54 PM, Moon square Pluto 10:38 PM.
Sunday, September 18: We may crave a change of scenery as Venus opposes Uranus. It’s a wonderful day to talk to strangers and buy art, but keep an eye on that aesthetic restlessness, because our judgement may not be as strong as our curiosity. Keep receipts and consider not coloring hair or choosing paint color for the house. As Venus sextiles Mars over the next two days, keep eyes open for new connections and opportunities for camaraderie.
Venus opposed Uranus 2:05 AM, Moon conjunct Uranus 12:31 PM, Moon opposed Venus 1:29 PM, Moon trine Mars 2:10 PM, Moon enter Taurus 6:50 PM.
Monday, September 19: Repair problems and discuss possibilities; plant seeds on fertile ground as the Moon forms a grand trine with Pluto and Mercury in Earth signs, while Venus in Libra trines Mars in Sagittarius. Go deep, get real, and stay on target with long-term plans instead of getting caught up in short-term reaction. Just know that plans make now will need to be revisited in the weeks ahead. Enjoy a juicy flirtatious energy, find new sparks in old friendships.
Venus sextile Mars 5:52 AM, Moon sextile Neptune 3:25 PM, Moon trine Pluto 11:10 PM, Moon trine Mercury 11:31 PM.
Tuesday, September 20: Do the research today as Mercury trines Pluto. Get the ducks in a row, details in line, find the information needed. The conversation deepens because we notice the leaves turning and our hearts longing.
Moon sextile Chiron 11:49 AM, Mercury trine Pluto 7:25 PM, Sun trine the Moon 9:32 PM, Moon enters Gemini 11:52 PM.
Wednesday, September 21: Like a dog settling into a nest, everything spins and stays in the same place. Patients furthers. Allow a lot of extra time, confirm all reservations and check for glitches as Mercury stations under a Mercury-ruled Gemini Moon. Confusion deepens this afternoon as the Moon squares Neptune and opposes Saturn; drift away, but drift in a safe place. Deal with last-minute changes in plans; they may be an improvement. Exercise one’s best judgment all day long.
Moon trine Jupiter 4:07 AM, Moon square Neptune 4:42 PM, Moon opposed Saturn 6:13 PM, Mercury stations and turns direct 11:30 PM.
Thursday, September 22: Doors begin to open and pressure equalizes though our nerves are still a bit frayed and impatient. Fall begins as the Sun enters Libra at 8:21 AM MDT. Mercury is still slow, so let’s take our time as we fix the glitches and mistakes, catch up, and straighten out interpersonal misunderstandings. Wait a few days to launch proposals.
Moon square Mercury 12:37 AM, the Sun enters Libra 8:21 AM, Moon sextile Uranus 3:11 PM, Moon opposed Mars 9:53 PM.
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