Retrograde update: We currently have five planets (including Chiron) in retrograde motion: Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, and Chiron. Mercury, in preparation for its retrograde turn on September 27th, has slowed down and we are in the “shadow phase” of the Mercury retrograde cycle, where communication becomes more personal and therefore more important. Mercury is retrograde when it is closest to Earth, and its influence becomes more critical. Once Mercury is retrograde there will be seven planets retrograde for a short time, the peak of the 2021 retrograde season. During these periods our world seems to be at a standstill, making it difficult sometimes to make new plans until the old situations are resolved.
Full Moon on Monday September 20: The energies will begin building this week for next Monday’s Pisces Full Moon which follows last week’s Virgo New Moon, taking us from the details of life which is Virgo’s domain into the Piscean realm of fantasy and spiritual transcendence. I’ll be writing more about this later in the week so stay tuned. Full Moons are times of potential peak experiences, and in Pisces there are opportunities for moments of intuitive breakthrough and surges of creativity. Not, however, the best times for dealing with important details especially with Mercury preparing to retrograde so just use the best common sense you can muster in those situations.
And now, the week ahead… (dates and times are given in EDT and UTC, please adjust for your own locality)
Monday, September 13. We begin the week with the Moon in Sagittarius, and around 10:30 am EDT/2:30 pm UTC it makes a pleasant sextile to Mercury, helping to instill positive thoughts and optimistic viewpoints. The Moon is active all afternoon, forging […]