Week of September 14, 2015

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All the action this week happens in the middle and there is plenty of it then. The biggest event is Saturn finally leaving the dark waters of Scorpio to break out into fiery Sagittarius’s wide open spaces on Thursday, September 17.

Both my own experiences and the feedback I’ve gotten on Saturn’s stay in Scorpio from others suggest it was a long, hard slog with bitter lessons for many. These last couples of months have been intense with Saturn spending the entire time on the final two degrees of Scorpio. Anyone who has personal planets in the fixed signs at 28° – 29° knows this very well. Saturn in Sagittarius will probably feel like an improvement initially, so enjoy the momentary sense of relief. As the Saturn in Sagittarius years unfold I will be writing more about him.

The other event occurring on Thursday is Mercury stationing retrograde at 15° Libra. When Mercury is retrograde in the air signs it is prone to confusion. In Libra this means it could take FOREVER to make a firm decision . . . which is why we seriously need to allow more time and not let ourselves be rushed.

Please don’t be intimidated by Mercury retrogrades. One of the most annoying experiences I had this year took place entirely during a period when Mercury was direct. It took two months, several letters and a couple of big faxes to collect an insurance policy surrender check and manage to find a bank we could deposit it in. Now that was frustrating!

This week Jupiter in Virgo will exactly oppose Neptune in Pisces at 7° on Wednesday, and those who have personal planets in the mutable signs from 6° to 8° will be most affected. When it comes to Jupiter-Neptune aspects we need to expect to deal with variations of the truth. These two are superb story tellers and are more interested to pleasing their audience than sticking with boring facts. This is the only time during Jupiter’s stay in Virgo it will exactly oppose Neptune.

We start the week with the Moon in Libra where she will remain until early Wednesday morning. Her monthly standoff with Pluto in Capricorn happens Monday night and she won’t oppose Uranus in Aries until midday Tuesday. Monday and Tuesday are good days to come up with decent compromises and the overall tone appears pleasant.

The Scorpio Moon has smooth sailing on Wednesday and really doesn’t encounter much resistance until it squares Venus in Leo Thursday evening. Since Saturn will enter Sagittarius before the Scorpio Moon catches up to him, the only other hard aspect is when the Scorpio Moon squares Mars in Leo on Friday afternoon before going void-of-course. Late Friday evening a Sagittarius Moon-Saturn conjunction takes some of the fun out of things.

Saturday we have an unreliable mutable T-Square with the Sagittarius Moon squaring both Jupiter in Virgo and Neptune in Pisces. Be very careful who you party with on Saturday. Sunday looks upbeat and excellent for hanging out with friends . . . lots of good fire energy to inspire fun times and give us a nice note to end the week on.

We are entering a period when time may get slippery. The next two weeks fall between eclipses and that can do odd things to our sense of time. Mercury stationing retrograde only adds to this plus we have a major outer planet changing signs. It is important to give each other the benefit of the doubt and be extra patient with the inevitable delays. Stay present and please be kind.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: Black-eyed Susans © Diane Lang