Week of September 4, 2017

Anchoring this week is the Full Moon in Pisces and it sends ripples out into the atmosphere. Other news includes Mercury and Mars toning the energy down as they leave fiery Leo for quiet Virgo, while Venus in Leo has her share of challenges this week too. We mustn’t forget Mercury stations direct on Tuesday either.

What keeps the rather spacey Full Moon in Pisces from drifting off all together is Pluto in well grounded Capricorn. Yes, the Pisces Moon does conjoin the ultimate space cadet, Neptune, but having Pluto sextile those two as well as trine the Virgo Sun ought to provide just enough of a reality check to keep us attached to the real world. There is a feeling of much needed calm rippling out from this Full Moon. Enjoy!

While the Virgo Sun opposes Neptune in Pisces exactly on Monday night, it will also be exactly trine Pluto in Capricorn on Saturday with its participation in the Full Moon on Wednesday. So we may start off the week feeling somewhat wobbly but by the weekend we should have found our feet again.

A critical move this week is Mercury stationing direct on Tuesday at 28° 25′ Leo. It will take Mercury until Saturday to makes its way back to Virgo once more. Once Mercury is back home in Virgo, we should have a much easier time getting the facts straight after the last burst of Leo drama for the year.

Mars moves from Leo to Virgo on Tuesday a couple of hours before Mercury stations direct. This event marks the deepening of the seasonal shift from Leo to Virgo, something we’ll notice much more once Mercury joins Mars and the Sun in the sixth sign. Mars in Virgo does enjoy bringing order to chaos and loves to get his hands dirty, especially if it benefits others.

Venus in Leo does not have a good week with an inconjunct to Neptune in Pisces on Tuesday and another troubling inconjunct to Pluto in Capricorn on Saturday. We need to be very careful about falling for someone’s fanciful but enticing stories when it comes to either romance or money. No matter how good that investment looks or how glamorous your love interest appears, there is bound to be far more going on under the surface that needs to be taken into consideration. Next week Venus is in a far better place, so hold off making any final decisions until then.

On Monday, the day before Mercury stations direct, we have a bracing Aquarius Moon to help us maintain our sense of perspective. The day starts with the Aquarius Moon sextile Saturn in Sagittarius and trine Jupiter in Libra, an excellent combination for setting intentions. While this really isn’t the best time to start something new, we should be fine going about our usual routines. Towards evening the Aquarius Moon will oppose the Mercury-Mars conjunction in Leo . . . we may want to think carefully before expressing opinions.

The Moon swims into dreamy Pisces Monday night and makes no aspects for the next twenty-four hours. She is content working in the background, reminding us to use our intuition to good effect. We may need it to navigate the day’s busy sky with Mars entering Virgo, Mercury stationing direct and Venus in Leo inconjunct Neptune in Pisces. Not a good day to get in a big hurry!

Wednesday is the Full Moon in Pisces which occurs well before dawn. As the work day starts, the Pisces Moon will be sextile Pluto in Capricorn which is helpful for staying on task. If we don’t, we could hear about it when the Pisces Moon squares Saturn in Sagittarius midday. After that the Moon will be void-of-course until Thursday morning. The morning appears the most favorable for being able to work effectively.

There is nothing like a unaspected Aries Moon to light a fire under everyone, and that’s what we have on Thursday! As long as we double check the details before blasting off, this is one the better days this week for pushing ahead with our personal agendas, though working with others could be more challenging.

Friday has a similar theme with an energetic Aries Moon wanting to keep the momentum going. The catch is we need to pay attention to the practicalities, especially midday when the Aries Moon squares Pluto in Capricorn. Thanks to an Aries Moon-Saturn in Sagittarius trine during the evening, it should be easier to play nice with others.

The weekend brings a marked shift to an earth dominated sky. Saturday morning starts off with bang when the Aries Moon conjoins Uranus, followed by a lively trine to Mercury in Leo. Late morning this changes when the Moon ambles into laidback Taurus. By late afternoon/early evening the Moon will be trine Mars in Virgo. During this evening Mercury will join Mars and the Sun in Virgo. That’s a lot of earth!

Sunday the Taurus Moon is part of a Grand Trine in earth with Pluto in Capricorn and the Virgo Sun. With a preponderance of earth in the sky, living in the moment comes more easily. Go to a farmer’s market for fresh fruits and veggies or maybe take a relaxing stroll in a park. Time for some rest and relaxation!

It’s a Mercury station week which means taking extra care with communications, allowing for possible delays and reviewing information carefully. We ought to see gradual improvement by the weekend, especially after Mercury gets back home to Virgo. As always, practice patience and be kind!

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: Calm Waters © Ron Cameron

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