Sun Signs for September ’17
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The information in this column is limited. It does not replace your seeing your astrologer. If you know the sign of your Moon and your Ascending sign, read those sections also. This information is helpful because it mentions planets passing through your sign. These do bring opportunities.
Special note: Here’s wishing all of you the best in September. The emphasis this month is on the signs Leo, Virgo, and Libra. Whatever we have in our own charts, we also become these qualities temporarily. Leo performs, Virgo works, and Libra relates. Mercury in week 1, Venus in weeks 1 and 2, and Mars until the 5th are in flashy Leo; this brings a focus on power and entertainment. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3; Mercury in weeks 2, 3, and 4, Venus in weeks 3 and 4, and Mars in weeks 2, 3, and 4 are in working Virgo. This emphasis is on work and service. Mars in Virgo requires harmony to be brought into these matters. The Sun in week 4 joins good Jupiter in Libra and turns our attention to relationships. Mercury is retrograde until the 5th , so let’s focus. Jupiter is in Libra until week 2 of October and promotes, justice, beauty, and civility. Jupiter is squaring Pluto. This can bring extremes. Good choices are necessary as Jupiter is judgment. Despite the orbs, I think the cardinal T square is still in effect. The T square shows leaders in conflict and general tension and problems for all of us. We might put off what we can until Oct. Saturn continues in Sagittarius until Jan. ’18. Sagittarius, Gemini, Pisces, and Virgo should set sensible goals, maintain vitality, get rest and sleep, and seek out joy and joyful people. Saturn is trine Uranus. This is a harmonious relationship between slow moving planets and brings good to us in business and science. Saturn is past the square with Neptune and yet I still see it at work in our culture. When we see the practical folks in conflict with the idealistic people that is an expression of those two planets. During September, the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars oppose Neptune and then square Saturn. To counter this we need clarity and good planning.
A Full Moon in Pisces on the 5th and 6th focuses on work and restriction. A New Moon in Virgo on the 18th, 19th, and early morning of the 20th brings new work.
Remember that new, full, and quarter moons are powerful times during the month. Actions taken at these times should be positive and well thought out. The quarter moons are in Gemini later on the 11, the 12th, and much of the 13th and in Capricorn on the afternoon of the 27th, the 28th, and 29th.
Israel continues in the news. In their birth chart, early Scorpio rises, a Taurus Sun is in the 7th, and Moon, Pluto, Saturn, and Mars are in Leo in the 10th. Iran has three planets in Aquarius forming a grand cross with Israel’s planets. This is a tense relationship.
The Pluto Uranus square is weakening but the placement of Jupiter is helping it to continue during much of ’17. It makes the extreme unpredictable and the unpredictable more extreme. When you hear about events that are unusually bad, like tornadoes ( Moore OK.) and earthquakes, Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Colorado floods, the Philippines typhoon, the Washington mudslide, the IL F4, the Ca. Drought, and the recent floods in Texas this is one of the culprits. This aspect existed in the early 30s. I have concluded that this square also represents among other conflicts, the conflict between the left (Uranus) and the right (Capricorn). I have finally resolved it in my own mind. With so much news coverage of the conflicting positions, I see it as an opportunity to see the good that the left has to offer and to see the good that the right has to offer. I’ll be writing a paper on the Uranus/Pluto square soon and posting on facebook. Friend me. I’ll include the good things that are coming from this square like new discoveries about death and the afterlife.
Saturn has left Scorpio, where it showed intense grief. I’m happy that I have read, “Life after Life”, “Evidence for the Afterlife”, “Proof of Heaven”, and “Heaven is for Real”. These books are as close as we can get to evidence for heaven and an afterlife, with the exception of having an NDE. As evidence they are very comforting. Incidentally, “Proof of Heaven” came out while Jupiter was in Gemini. Jupiter is optimism and faith, and ideas and books come under Gemini’s rule. (We now have the new show, “Proof” on cable.)
Days that look fairly harmonious this month are: 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23, & 30. For really important events, it requires a deeper look. Part of the magic of Astrology is how much better things go when we start things on good days.
Extra special note: I’m recommending that people read Covey, Dyer, and Chopra during their birth month. They write about achieving success and happiness and this is what the Sun is about in our charts. During the birth month we have the opportunity to start a new cycle of success and these authors have great ideas on how to do it. For those who want to get in on the ground floor of understanding existence and self-improvement, C.C. Zain’s Church of Light books will make you an astrologer and a metaphysician. These books teach us that there is a supernatural dimension in and around us that makes life subtle and interesting. And that Astrology gives us helpful information in innumerable situations. And finally, that we have the power to change our lives through Astrology and by harmonizing our feelings and our thinking.
Aries: March 20 to April 20. (Iran’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Moon) Mercury in week 1, Venus in weeks 1 and 2, and Mars until the 5th trine you from Leo and give support and energy. Jupiter is opposing you until October. This brings people and opportunity. To enhance this, get along, be social, and respect the rules. The Sun joins Jupiter and adds to this in week 4. Uranus is in your sign for 1 more year and brings originality, unusual people, and the unexpected. Find outlets for your ingenuity, keep to reliable people, and live in a sensible way to deal well with changes. Saturn is in Sagittarius and is trining you; this lasts until 2018 and brings success through being practical and having high standards. Pluto is squaring you from Capricorn. Try to honor both your personal agenda and your public image. Moon in your sign on the 7th, 8th, and morning of the 9th brings people and events.
Taurus: April 21 to May 21. (Biden’s Moon, Israel’s Sun, Melania’s Sun) Mercury in week 1, Venus in weeks 1 and 2, and Mars until the 5th square you from Leo. Try to get along, speak well, and manage stress. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3, and Mercury and Mars in weeks 2, 3, and 4, and Venus in weeks 3 and 4 trine you from Virgo and bring support. Work and resources are on good terms. Pluto in Capricorn trines you; this shows practical methods promoting success and finances. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 9th, the 10th, and much of the 11th brings people and events.
Gemini May 22 to June 21. (Kanye West’s Sun. Obama’s Moon, Charlie Sheen’s Rising Sign, Gingrich’s Sun, Giuliani’s Sun, Trump’s Sun, Angelina Jolie’s Sun) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3; Mercury and Mars in weeks 2, 3, and 4; and Venus in weeks 3 and 4 square you from Virgo; build self esteem, speak well, manage stress, and get along. Jupiter went into Libra on the 9th of Sept. and trines you until October. This is great and brings opportunity, confidence, joy, and expansion. The Sun joins Jupiter in week 4 and adds to this. Saturn is still in Sagittarius and opposes you until 2018. Success can happen if you tackle your work and work smart. Do get rest and seek joyful breaks. Try to get along with those who have opinions; they can bring opportunity. Give mate special attention. Neptune is in Pisces until ’25. Imagination but also problems of will can come to you. If you value discipline and being realistic, you can get some intellectual and spiritual good out of this. Stay on good terms with those above you. Last Quarter Moon in your sign later on the 11th, the 12th, and much of the 13th brings people and events, and requires positive action.
Cancer: June 22 to July 23. (Kanye West’s Asc., Bush’s Sun and the Sun of the U.S., Casey’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Asc.) Jupiter is in Libra and stays until Oct. It squares you. Try to get along with mate, family, and rules. The Sun in week 4 joins Jupiter & adds to this. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and trines you. This benefits you and makes you more imaginative, insightful, and philosophical. A square from Uranus until ’18 brings the unexpected, especially from those above you, so be ready. A great defense is being sensible and associating with sensible people. A long term opposition from Pluto requires good use of power. Build self esteem before dealing with anything threatening. Moon in your sign late on the 13th, the 14th, and most of the 15th brings people and events.
Leo: July 24 to Aug 23. (Timberlake’s Ascendant, Obama’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Sun, Caylee’s Sun, Israel’s Moon, Trump’s Ascendant) Mercury in week 1, Venus in weeks 1 and 2, and Mars until the 5th are in your sign. This brings interesting, pleasant, and active people with opportunity. For Mars make sure you manage stress and conflict and find positive ways to use the extra energy. Saturn trines you until 2018 from Sagittarius and this brings success by being practical. Uranus trines you for 1 more year from Aries and brings ingenuity, the unexpected that supports, and new ideas. Moon in your sign late on the 15th, the 16th, and 17th brings people and events.
Virgo: Aug 24 to Sept 23. (Fallon’s Sun, McCain’s Sun, Charlie Sheen’s Sun, Jeb Bush’s Ascendant, Bernie’s Sun) Many things and people are coming to you. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3; Mercury and Mars in weeks 2, 3, and 4, and Venus in weeks 3 and 4 are in your sign and bring important, interesting, active, and pleasant people and things with opportunity. You are even smarter than usual. While the Sun is passing through your sign, try to increase success and happiness; the energies are right for this. Saturn is in Sagittarius and stays until 2018. It squares you. Make sure that your goals are sensible and get enough rest. Seek joy. Neptune is opposing you from Pisces until ’25. This will make you more imaginative but value building discipline. See mate clearly. A positive attitude towards imaginative people will bring beneficial contacts. Pluto is in a long term trine with your Sun. This brings success through being practical and organized, and also by association with groups. New Moon in your sign on the 18th, 19th, and early morning of the 20th brings people and events, and a new start..
Libra: Sept 24 to Oct 23. (Kim Kardashian’s Sun, McCain’s rising Sign, Mel Gibson’s Moon, Ryan’s Moon, Zimmerman’s Sun & Moon, Cruz’s Moon) Jupiter entered your sign on Sept. 9th and stays until October. This is big news and brings good things and people and opportunities. Be ready and be looking for this. The Sun joins Jupiter in week 4 and brings important people. While the Sun is in its month-long stay in your sign, try to increase success and happiness; the energies are right for this, especially this year. Uranus opposes you from Aries for 1 more year. This brings those who can open up new vistas for you, but do seek out the reliable to offset upsets and also give mate special attention. Continue to do your Tai Chi or Yoga. This will get you on good terms with Pluto, which is squaring you and shows you dealing with imponderable forces. This helps you meet any kind of force with positive force. Moon in your sign on the 20th, 21st, and morning of the 22nd brings people and events.
Scorpio: Oct 24 to Nov 22. (Fallon’s Moon, Hillary’s Sun and Romney’s Moon and Biden’s Sun and Gingrich’s Moon, Israel’s Rising Sign) Mercury in week 1; Venus in weeks 1 and 2; and Mars until the 5th square you from Leo; try to speak well, get along, and avoid power struggles. For Mars manage stress and conflict. This will free up energy for you. Neptune in Pisces trines you. This gives insight, harmony in subtle emotional areas, and creativity. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 22nd, the 23rd, and 24th brings people and events.
Sagittarius: Nov 23 to Dec 21. (Timberlake’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Ascendant, Biden’s Rising Sign, Charlie Sheen’s Moon, Trump’s Moon) . Mercury in week 1, Venus in weeks 1 and 2, and Mars until the 5th trine you from Leo and bring support from a variety of people. Saturn is in your sign and stays until 2018. This is a serious, practical planet that brings new goals. Here is an opportunity to become more realistic and disciplined, but get enough rest and don’t overwork. Recreation is necessary therapy. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3, Venus in weeks 3 and 4, and Mars and Mercury in weeks 2, 3, and 4 square you from Virgo; take special care at work and with communication. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and squares you. Imagination is heightened but seek clarity, and take care with domestic issues. Uranus trines you from Aries for 1 more year. This increases luck, success, creativity, and adventure. Moon in your sign on the 25th, 26th, and morning of the 27th brings people and events.
Capricorn: Dec 22 to Jan 20. (McCain’s Moon and Michelle Obama’s Sun, Tiger Wood’s Sun, Mel Gibson’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Moon, Jeb’s Moon, Cruz’s Sun) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3, Venus in weeks 3 and 4, and Mars and Mercury in weeks 2, 3, and 4 trine you from Virgo; this brings support and recognition from work and a variety of people. Jupiter entered Libra in Sept. ’16 and stays until October ’17; it squares you. Jupiter represents good things and people and the law. Stay on good terms with boss, mate and the law to get some good out of this. The Sun in week 4 joins Jupiter and adds to this. Uranus is squaring you until ’18. Remember how sensible you are and reject all that is unreliable. Do expect new vistas to open up for you. Give domestic life special attention. Pluto is in your sign for years and brings intense and forceful things, people, and events. You can meet the force with positive action and become dynamic. Groups bring opportunities. Moon in your sign on the 1st and much of the 2nd brings people and events. And First Quarter Moon on the afternoon of the 27th, the 28th, and 29th brings people and events, and requires positive action..
Aquarius: Jan 21 to Feb 19. (Timberlake’s Sun, Palin’s Sun, Obama’s Rising Sign, Iran’s Sun, Trayvon’s Sun, Jeb’s Sun) Mercury in week 1, Venus in weeks 1 and 2, and Mars until the 5th oppose you from Leo. Try to get along with all types, they may bring opportunity. Jupiter entered Libra in Sept. and stays until October. It trines you and brings good and opportunity. The Sun in week 4 joins Jupiter and adds to this. Various planets sextile you from fire signs; this brings help from enthusiastic people. Moon in your sign later 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 30th brings people and events.
Pisces: Feb 20 to March 20. (Kanye West’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Moon, Romney’s Sun and Hillary’s Moon, Casey’s Sun). The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3, Venus in weeks 3 and 4, and Mercury and Mars in weeks 2, 3, and 4 oppose you from Virgo; this brings important, analytical, pleasant, interesting, and active people. Try to get along; they can bring opportunity. For Mars make sure that you manage stress. Saturn is in Sagittarius and stays until 2018. It squares you. This is important; make goals sensible, get enough rest, and seek joy. Neptune is in your sign and will be there until ’25. This is huge. It can make or break you. Insight and imagination will guide you to success. Addictions and dysfunction will undo. Full Moon in your sign on the 5th and 6th brings people and events, and a focus on you.