Astrological forecast for the week of September 6, 2021: Mostly sunny with a hint of regret

This week we have no major planetary aspects causing trouble, and the week begins with the energies of the Virgo New Moon (catch up here if you missed it) lingering for the first few days. New Moons bring that sense of a clean slate, and here we have a trine from Uranus which helps to break up old patterns and stuck energy to help us to formulate a plan under the Virgo influence.  The New Moon is exact on September 6th at 8:51 pm if you choose to celebrate this new beginning with a little more formality.

There’s really no more big influences to discuss, so let’s go right to the weekly forecast!  (Dates and times are given in EDT and UTC, please adjust for your own locality.)

Monday September 6. Venus and Mars are active in the chart of the New Moon, and also during the first few days of the week.   Mars, in Virgo where the details are important to make everything work, harmonizes with Pluto (trine) Monday morning helps us to focus our energies into something important, but Venus in Libra, craving harmony and peaceful exchange, has just formed a challenging square to Pluto on Sunday evening.  Relationships could be somewhat intensified and perhaps if there are any power issues that need rebalancing, but on Monday Venus harmonizes with Jupiter in a beautiful trine that really could not be more fortunate.

All of these energies are embedded in the New Moon chart which carries us through much of the week.

Tuesday September 7.  The New Moon continues to infuse us with its urge to realign our lives in more effective patterns under the Virgo influence.  The Moon, still in Virgo most of […]

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By |2021-09-06T07:44:32-04:00September 6th, 2021|Planetary news this week|1 Comment

A new and improved beginning for the Virgo New Moon

by Lynn Hayes.  At the New Moon the energy of the Sun and Moon unite in a burst of enthusiasm, and each month as the New Moon progresses through the signs we have an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the principles of each sign in sequence.  This year’s Virgo New Moon takes place September 6 at 8:51 pm Eastern time, taking us from the Leo quest for personal satisfaction to a renewed desire to serve and perfect the human experience.  Under Virgo’s vision we are able to see where various aspects of our lives and the lives of others can be improved and sometimes, Virgo can help us to make those improvements in a practical way that has a lasting effect.

With both the Sun and Moon aligned in Virgo, the way to improvement and renewed focus is clear.  Virgo doesn’t get attached to the ego gratification of certain tasks – it’s more about what works, and what will be effective.  Virgo tends to be cautious and perhaps a bit fearful until the steps that point the way forward are made evident, so this may be more of a time of planning than for direct action.

Many of my clients feel very stuck right now.  Some were stuck before the pandemic, and with renewed fears of virus spread there’s a general sense of frustration at the continued limitations imposed on us right now whether willingly or not.  This feeling has a lot to do with the Saturn/Uranus square which is at work in 2021, forcing us to face the limits (Saturn) of liberation (Uranus) and the rebellion (Uranus) against repression (Saturn).

In any case, under Virgo’s influence we can more easily craft a plan to help us to emerge […]

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By |2021-09-05T07:22:44-04:00September 5th, 2021|Moon|0 Comments

Astrological update for the week of August 30, 2021: Taking care of details in the midst of confusion

So many of you have asked for some kind of recording and let’s try it this week.  There is a recording of this update at the end of the post.  Let me know what you think in the comments.

This week we have a lack of the fire element in the planetary energies, and Mars, the fire planet, will oppose watery Neptune.  Fire signifies drive, purification, frustration, motivation – it’s active in nature and energizes the processing of our experiences.  Chiron is in Aries, but since Chiron represents the unhealed wound it activate our wounds in these areas rather than provide the fuel for actualization).  When there are no planetary bodies in fire, the force for change is missing – the air of thought and intellect is present (Libra, Gemini) along with Neptune in Pisces to inspire transcendence and the letting go of fixed ideas, but the motivation is lacking.

This will be especially true in the early part of the week when Mars opposes Neptune. The alignment culminates on Wednesday September 2nd, but its influence will be felt throughout the week.  Mars is in Virgo now, motivating us to examine and order the details of life, and the Neptune factor makes that more difficult.  Neptune is like the Sirens of Homeric myth, calling us with its magic song to leave the ordinary world behind and step into magic.  Beautiful and mystical, but not very practical and therefore antithetic to Virgo Mars this week.

I recommend that we all be very careful when making decisions under this influence.  Neptune casts a glamour that can make the unrealistic look very attractive, and with the Virgo New Moon approaching on September 6th, we will want to keep our Neptunian eyewear from blurring our […]

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By |2021-08-30T09:16:35-04:00August 30th, 2021|Planetary news this week|5 Comments

4.12.21 – In the heart of the storm with Venus and Pluto

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Wrapped up in the planetary alignments of yesterday’s Aries New Moon (catch up here if you missed it) was a challenging square from Venus in Aries to Pluto.  Any planet in the sign of Aries acts with independence and courage, and Venus, planet of relating and harmony, is no different.  This understandably creates some dissonance in the best of circumstances but we also have a challenging square from the Sun, Moon and most especially Venus to Pluto, planet of endings and transformation. When tied to the energies of the New Moon, the power of Pluto to break down the weak links that hold us back intensifies and the archetype of the Phoenix bird arising from the ashes of the old life was a strong element of the New Moon.

Today the Aries Moon reintroduces Venus and Pluto for one last dance to force the truth into the open.  By the time the Moon shifts into calm and peaceful Taurus just before 2 pm EDT/6 pm GMT everything will settle down and we can put the pieces back together and reorganize anything which has been lost during the earthquake. ❤️


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By |2021-04-11T19:01:39-04:00April 12th, 2021|Planetary news this week|3 Comments

This Virgo Full Moon is a karmic trigger

Virgo Full MoonThe Full Moon on March 5 contains plenty of planetary punch!

The Sun is in Pisces now, opposite the Virgo Moon.  The Pisces/Virgo polarity involves a rebalancing of our need to attend to the details of our ordinary life (Virgo) with the longing of the soul to transcend details and experience a divine flow (Pisces).   The Moon itself reflects the changing urges of the soul, and in Virgo there is strong pressure to pay attention to the details that give our lives order.

At the Full Moon both the Sun and Moon interact with Chiron (opening up old wounds and precipitating their release), Saturn (creating a sense of isolation in our personal development), Uranus (opening a window for us to see new possibilities) and Pluto (intensifying the entire experience and offering great rewards if we confront our demons head-on).

Mars aligns with the Lunar South Node at the Full Moon, potentially triggering something to be released from the past.  Try to remember to pay close attention to events that occur on this day, as they may be rooted in an old karmic experience that you brought in with you that can be released now.

Relationships could be problematic under a conjunction of Venus (relating) to Uranus (rebellion), activating the Uranus/Pluto square as it prepares to culminate for the very last time.  This is a time to go your own way and speak with your own voice – anything less will result in trouble.  Still – with the Virgo Moon calling for temperance, balance and moderation will still be necessary.

Full Moons typically carry a strong energetic power, but this one is particularly strong.  It’s a time to release the past (Mars/South Node), take stock of the details of the present (Virgo), communicate our […]

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