And so, August has finally passed. Can we just take a moment and breathe?
The transits and energies that were around us gave way to some deep changes, releasing and letting go of blockages or dead weight and brought a lot of light into our shadow side which gave us many opportunities to heal. You could even say that these transits and events served as a reset button for our lives. Change was inevitable but greatly needed. New long-term beginnings were being sparked everywhere, whether they be changes in attitude, structures, ways of thinking, environments, at work, partnerships, you name it. The change is different for each and every one of us.
With Mercury going retrograde on August 12th, things got even more intense (boy! did they for me). The Eclipse and Leo Season I believe definitely marked a turning point from which great healing and prosperity will arise and flow.
Mercury will be going direct on September 5th in Leo (yay!), so we can expect less communication mishaps, probably less arguing and more decision making too. However, always keep in mind that this retrograde’s Shadow Period will be around until September 19th, so, some effects may still be felt but we’ll be able to return to our projects with a fresh perspective, and a sharper mind.
This is a good time to work on any issues regarding love or money. But be mindful and aware of how patient you are. All of these shifts in August may have us you with scarse patience towards excuses or frustrations. Watch your reactions and words.
The Full Moon on September 6th brings an interesting yet polarized energy because of the influence of the Sun in Virgo opposing the Moon in Pisces, adding the Neptune retrograde influence, we have some possible confrontation. Virgo being the analytical, systematic, efficient, health oriented and practical energy that guides our day to day lives and plans, while Pisces rules the inner depths of our spirituality, connection and emotions. This balance must be kept. Taking care of our physical as well as our energetic bodies is KEY. Balance to aid us in avoiding tilting too much one side, too much chaos vs too much organization.
These opposing forces could definitely bring tension, challenges, some sort of illness, possibly even the before mentioned confrontational environment. This will hit close to home, so observe your close relationships. Take extra care of yourself; your body, your energy, your feelings, thoughts and actions. You may be feeling quite emotional or drained at some point. Don’t forget all the progress that has been made, it is not the time to just give into feelings of disappointment and pain.
The New Moon on September 20th continues the theme of change that began with the total solar eclipse on August 21. Eclipses mark the beginning of a six-month phase with certain goals or aims. Each new moon within the eclipse cycle represents a new stage of development of your long-term goals.
Just like Leo energy, the Solar Eclipse sparked bold, courageous, confident and passionate changes that will have a direct effect on what we want in life. We continue to focus on what brings positive energy into our lives and carry it out (nutritional changes, exercise, habits, etc). We’re ready to set the plans we dreamed of into motion through our actions. Sure, some things may need tweeking, but our perceptions have been affected by other transits, allowing us to gain more and more clarity. It’s ok to adapt.
This is a fertile and very productive time. The seeds of life you’re planting will be for long-term outcomes, so make sure you are aligned with your higher self and have clarity regarding what you really want (and/or need) manifested.
September’s numbers also hold meanings and special messages to pay attention to.
2017 is a 1 Universal Year (2+0+1+7=10; 1+0=1). In Numerology, the number 1 is representative of new beginnings, a fresh start. It motivates you to go after your heart’s desires and dreams. Manifestation is possible.
August was a 9 Universal Month (8+2+0+1+7=18; 1+8=9). Number 9 denotes completion of things, closing circles, endings. Releasing the old in order to make room for the new. Whatever no longer serves us, is removed.
September is a 1 Universal Month (9+2+0+1+7=19; 1+9=10; 1+0=1). This month brings double 1 energy. The timing is perfect to start creating the reality you want, with motivation and a positive attitude, you will be able to truly manifest your dreams. Just make sure you don’t focus fear or Ego, or you will attract the opposite of what you long for. If you’re seeking financial abundance, yet you constantly worry about not having enough money, you might manifest that which you are most afraid of.
And speaking of numbers and meanings, this brings me to add the Tarot point of view into the mix. Taking into consideration that September is a 1 Universal Month, I drew the number 1 card in the Major Arcana, which is The Magician. Curiously enough, the energy doesn’t drift far from Numerology or Astrology.
This, to me personally, only confirms that this month will be all about creating new life circles. We hold the power to change our life, through our actions and choices. This is the strongest manifesting sign you can have, the support of The Magician. You have what it takes to build your life as you wish, you have the knowledge and the talent. Be confident and trust.
The Magician is not afraid to act, to change, to make choices. He knows he is capable and driven.
All in all, I believe this month is about balance and adjustments. Balancing our physical with energetic bodies, identifying what has changed within us and how to move forward. Healing the possible wounds left over uncovered from the Eclipse. Things will start to fall into place, maybe not using the same pieces of the puzzle, but new and necessary pieces.
Take care of your mind, body and spirit this month, go within and connect with your higher self in order to find clarity and answers, listen to your intuition; it knows better and finally, don’t ever forget we are all connected to each other in some way, so be mindful of your words and actions.
Alignments and transits during September:
September 02 – Mars trine Uranus
September 03 – Mercury conjunct Mars
September 05 – Mercury Direct, Sun opposite Neptune, Mars enters Virgo
September 06 – Full Moon 15° Pisces
September 09 – Sun trine Pluto, Mercury enters Virgo
September 12 – Venus trine Saturn
September 13 – Sun square Saturn
September 15 – Venus sextile Jupiter
September 18 – Venus trine Uranus
September 19 – Mercury opposite Neptune, Venus enters Virgo, Mercury Retrograde Shadow Period over
September 20 – New Moon 27° Virgo
September 22 – Sun enters Libra
September 23 – Jupiter quincunx Chiron
September 24 – Mars opposite Neptune
September 25 – Mercury square Saturn
September 27 – Jupiter sesquiquadrate Neptune
September 28 – Jupiter opposite Uranus, Pluto Direct in Sagitarius
September 29 – Venus opposite Neptune, Mercury into Libra September