Charting the Heavens in September


The Sun, traveling through Virgo this month, rekindles our awareness of the value of self-containment as we coexist in the world…until it enters Libra on 9/22, marking the Fall Equinox and the search for greater balance. Virgo energy teaches us that as we exist more fully in our individuated state, we become capable of genuine union with others. The full moon on 9/15 in Pisces pulls us to merge and to revel inside our shared divinity. The new moon on 9/29 in Libra invites us to revisit the power of the mirror.

Saturn in Virgo conjuncts the Sun on 9/3 as we grow stronger in our personal illumination. Jupiter turns direct in Capricorn on 9/8 and Pluto turns direct in Sagittarius on 9/9 as opportunities for grounding our visions become more visible. Venus enters Scorpio on 9/23 as we see the beauty in the depth of our human nature. Mercury turns retrograde in Libra on 9/24 (until October 15) as we realize that we can affect much through inner contemplation.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…Happy Birthday, Virgo! You revel in the awareness of "self" that comes with allowing the time and space to experience your own soul apart from the pool of humanity. As we each exist fully, the world grows lighter and more filled with potential. Show us what you are capable of.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…As you move away from the intellectual debate over what is and is not virtuous, you deepen your alignment with that which moves you emotionally, Libra. You feel your way to right action and, as you do, your inner guidance grows stronger and you dwell where you want to be.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…Analysis is tossed out the window as you arrive more fully into the here and now, Scorpio. You move from the sidelines toward the center of life. The world is transformed into a healthier place as we exist with our views and voices in the midst of things. Share yourself and change what surrounds you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…You turn your focus to what has been set in motion and take it from there, Sag. There is no need to start up anything new now. Just take a breath and relax into the flow of life. As you work with what is unfolding, and show up there with willingness and acceptance, you achieve a new balance.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)…As you take a step back and detach from the sensationalism of the day, you discover again that calm is within your reach. Too many revelations can leave us feeling incapacitated. You work with your own energy and tune out the rest.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…The capacity to see the depth of the beauty in the mundane is what you embody, Aquarius. You turn your attention to the most precious nature of ordinary things. This is where you find joy and teach others to do the same.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…You find serenity in the moment, Pisces. Rather than look to the horizon to feel compelled into action, you take a deep breath and settle into the personal private life you inhabit for inspiration. We are so urged to strive for something more…yet you feel the choice now to not engage in such things.

ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…You dial your mind to "rest" mode, Aries. Harmony is what you aspire to. You feel the choice to move in that direction as you tune your energy and connect with others day to day. There is room to effect things and you are aware of the power you have to choose what to participate in.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20)…

Stability brings you comfort now, Taurus. Great change offers renewed openings. You are able to benefit from the changes you have grown through. There are more empowering options to consider now. It is not always easy to allow for change, but oftentimes it is critical to health and wholeness.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)…You take a deep breath and look out over the horizon now, Gemini. Where are you going? Where do you want to be? You allow yourself to contemplate your desires. You have the ability to imprint your dreams upon your destiny. Listening to and nurturing what you long to manifest is the key.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)…Rather than reaching out for more, you honor what has formed already, Cancer. There is nowhere to go but deeper into the present. You are growing your capacity to embrace your life just as it is, more and more. As you exist more completely in the here and now, the world opens up to you as never before.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)…You straddle worlds, Leo. You are adept in your movement. There is a grace about you as you allow others to be and to create what they will. You understand that you can do the same and that many realities can coexist. You move your attention in the direction you wish to travel and experience new freedom.

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Motavenda Melchizedek is a glass artist, writer and astrologer living in Silver City, NM. She is available for private astrological consultations. She specializes in the areas of personal empowerment, family-of-origin issues, personal dreams and destiny, and the human potential. Phone her at 505.534.1024 or e-mail [email protected]. She has just released her new book, The Edge of the World...The Metaphysics of Survival and the Evolution of Humanity. Visit her website for more information on all of her work. Copyright © 2007 Motavenda Melchizedek. All Rights Reserved.


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