“And now, my poor old woman, why are you crying so bitterly? It is autumn. The leaves are falling from the trees like burning tears- the wind howls. Why must you mimic them?” 
― Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

Dear Readers,

We come to the end of Summer, at a turning point in our lives, change is in the air. 


The month opens up on September 7, with the HARVEST FULL MOON transiting in the ethereal, sensitive, emotional sign of Pisces, emphasizing feelings, home, family and nostalgia in general. The question now is: what nurtures our soul? If we’re prone to extreme behaviors, this strong polarity of Pisces opposite the transiting Sun will reveal the addictive realities of our true nature as we begin to question ourselves. In other words, how do we use addictive behaviors to hide out from the deeper issues crawling up from the depths of the subconscious? This Full Moon in Pisces reinforces our ability to pay attention to our instincts, to dig deep, search from within. 


In addition to all of this, VENUS, the planet of love and money moves into the earthy, mercurial sign of Virgo opposite the Full Loon in Pisces, conjunct the transiting Sun in Virgo. Venus, the planet of relationships influences how we all relate to each other, bringing beauty and light into our lives. When Venus takes residence in Virgo – the sign that rules work and health, we begin to relate on a much more practical level. Thought Venus in Virgo is not the total romantic, it does bring more reality and simplicity to how we relate to love. It grounds us. Virgo is all about being of service, doing for each other, emphasizing the process of every day habits and routines. Where Virgo falls into your own chart will be where Venus takes residence for a month or so. Much of this depends on your time of birth, as well as birth date. 


Mars, the planet of action, is all about activity, getting things down and motivation. When it is transiting in the sign of Sagittarius, there is a tremendous burst of energy, flexibility, spontaneity, very independent by nature. Mars in Sagittarius is very instinctive, the hunter after the prey. The down side can be impulsiveness, lack of focus, more on determination. As it squares the transiting Sun in Virgo for about 8 days, it may create a ripple affect where our energies are torn between sitting tight, thinking things through, or jumping in, feet first. The balance between transiting Saturn and Mars is in itself very positive as it brings to light a sense of ease and clarity. Relationships may undergo a shift specifically those born with Venus in Virgo, Pisces or Gemini. So it’s better to coast then to retaliate. After September 22, when the transiting Sun moves into Libra, a sense of ease will occur, no longer will we feel the ripple so to speak.


It’s time to celebrate the Fall Equinox as Fall is upon us and the Sun moves into the partnership sign of Libra. Relax and take in the beauty. The focus now is about balance – finding your Zen, creating harmony through relationships. On the Solar Wheel, Fall is the tike time where planets begin their hibernation, which feels to many as bittersweet. It’s a season of partnerships, collaboration (LIBRA), the end of things (Scorpio), and quest for inspiration and seeking out ( Sagittarius). This months Sun transit in Libra in sync with transiting Saturn will create a feeling of balance, although Pluto in Capricorn continues to challenge. in addition, the transit of Venus and the Mars in Sagittarius will in connect the dots. 


When Saturn is in a retrograde motion, finances, our level of thinking becomes fuzzy. In the case of Saturn this can be a chance to stop, think and reevaluate our lives. We go inward to reconsider our lives, as it turned towards the Earth, and we turned with it. We faced our fears, our broken moments, we reexamined our finances, we prepared for the upcoming year. Now in a direct motion since July 20, you can move freely to apply the knowledge that you have learned. You can now adjust the outward embodiment of your connections, bring new thoughts, and aspirations to those you feel tied to as well as to yourself. By having this experience with Saturn retrograde, now direct, you may have a deeper understanding of the needs and wants of relationships. More clarity in how you are see as well as how others see you.


ARIES – ( March 20-April 19) – Planetary influences specifically the transiting Sun in Virgo beams a light on health and fitness. This may be the start of a new you. Jupiter, the planet of potential will positively influence your sign as it creates a feeling of abundance, creating an even stronger need/desire for spontaneity. In addition, as Mars moves into Sag on September 14, you may feel your luck beginning to change for the better. 

Taurus ( April 21-May 21) – Take advantage of this cycle to get yourself back on track as work changes are inevitable. Also, relationships, both new and existing should be most enduring with Venus transiting your 5th house of romance. In addition, though you are very much a creature of habit, Jupiter now transiting in Leo may force you to make changes you normally would not make. All in all, it’s all for the best. 

Gemini ( May 22-June 21)- You have no choice but to follow through on any given obligations that are thrown your way. Saturn, at odds with your own sign may bring challenges your way, however much can be gained by having to work for what you want. In addition, now that Jupiter is in Leo you may find yourself more inclined to put your best foot forward, allowing everything else to fall into place.

Cancer ( June 22-July 23)- This months transits accent your money house. Though you are known to be frugal, this period might cause you to become a bit more adventurous. Your need to chance take is totally out of your character, however, this could be a unique cycle for you where you step out of character. Also, be well aware of family matters this month as Mars moving into Sag could spark some unexpected tension. Take heed and walk away. 

Leo ( July 24-Aug 23)- What a unique and interesting time for you as transiting Mars trine your own sign enhances your present state of existence. However, on the flip side with transiting Saturn in Scorpio, it is important to stay clear of financial obligations, as well as relationship commitments that can be binding. At least hold off making any major decisions until after Oct 16th. 

Virgo ( Aug 24-Sept 23)- You may find yourself caught between a rock and a hard place. Be well aware that change is forever constant throughout the universe. So by all means prepare yourself for the many changes ahead. Specifically speaking, work related matters may be chaotic, but not without results. Family pressure can be mounting, however, this can only bring in resolution. Be well aware of money related matters, therefore prioritize. 

Libra ( Sept 24-Oct 23)- As Pluto continues to be at odds with your own sign, and transiting Mars forms an allegiance, you may begin to feel a need for changes. In addition, matters of the heart are in a dither, therefore step back before jumping into unsafe waters. This is your time to sit back and take a complete personal inventory of everything going on around you.. 

Scorpio ( Oct 24-Nov 22)- Nothing is fixed, everything is in a constant motion, so therefore realize that though you are at odds with those closest to you it’s still important to stay somewhat connected. Understand that this is a temporary phase. It is important to be aware of the fact that you are the master of your own destiny. A long as you know this is a touchy time, you may stay clear of situations that can encumber you.

Sagittarius ( Nov 23-Dec 21)- Although your stress should have eased up a bit, there is still a bit of residue taking place in your area of friendships. Therefore, take time before approaching any given situation. Also, be aware of the fact that transiting Venus at odds with your own sign cautions you to tread carefully in the work place. Don’t react to petty annoyances. 

Capricorn ( Dec 22-Jan 20)- You may find yourself wanting to travel or just get away from it all. This cycle opens the way to newer and better opportunities. This period can be rather interesting in that it allow you to see from many different angles. Philosophically speaking, this period should allow you to forge ahead on doing things that were left on the back burner. However, keep in mind that know matter how good you feel, when a retrograde occurs, you should proceed with caution.

Aquarius ( Jan 21-Feb 19) Money matters and business related situations should be the focus for the next few weeks or so. It is vital to re-check whatever needs to be done or you could land you in a unfamiliar place. Also, be aware of those working around you, time to allow yourself some breathing space. Saturn in Scorpio continues to hover over your career house creating a mountain a tension. Nonetheless, it’s all in how you play the game. 

Pisces (Feb 20-March 20)- Though you tend to be a loner, this cycle could change that. You may find yourself drawn into doing more outside activities, interacting with groups, being more motivated and doing what you do best, dreaming. In addition, love can be fun as well as unassuming.. 

Astrological Tips: Take this month in stride. Use your logic instead of your emotions. Focus on clear communication. Large Purchase? Investments? Best time is after mid-September