This Month in Astrology – September 2020
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This Month’s Highlights
Horoscopes for the Month
Void of Course Dates this Month
The New Moon last month on August 18th energized the sign of Leo and influences us in the first weeks of September. We’re recognizing and sharing those things that make us special—our unique, creative powers. We might aim to allow our “inner child” to come out and play, and possibly commit to plans related to games, sports, recreation, speculation, hobbies, children, romance, and dating.
On September 2nd, a Full Moon occurs in the sign of Pisces, reminding us of the need to consider our spiritual and emotional wellness. The key to balance lies in identifying and expressing our spiritual needs while maintaining order in our everyday lives. Neglecting either end of the Virgo-Pisces axis will surely backfire—we would either be living in chaos or excessive order.
Mars turns retrograde on the 9th and will remain retrograde until November 13th, entirely in the sign of Aries. We are now in the position to re-assess our current projects, our approach to getting what we want, and our desire nature. Mars energy is essentially turned inward–it’s internalized, intensified, personalized, and perhaps pressurized. There can be passive-aggressive behavior during this cycle. We may be instigating problems or arguments rather than dealing with issues directly. However, this can be a good time to learn more about our inner motivations and desires, as well as to reconsider old projects and interests. See the full discussion of this Mars retrograde in Aries.
Jupiter turns direct on the 12th. This change of direction can mark a turning of the corner with certain projects and relationships as well as attitudes–we enjoy increased enthusiasm. With Jupiter direct, our confidence in ourselves, our beliefs, and the universe builds. We are more lighthearted and ready to share ourselves and what we’ve learned with others.
The New Moon on the 17th occurs in the sign of Virgo. The New Moon promises us opportunities to take charge of our lives through organizing, editing, and refining work as well as better attention to health. This is a fertile and productive time. We might take charge of our daily routines, work, or pursuit of health.
Saturn forms a quintile with Chiron on the 25th. This aspect first formed in December 2019, and recurred on August 12th. We feel more competent, effective, and secure regarding our responsibilities during this period. We have a strong sense of both tradition and innovation, and we’re good at making this work for us. We are also more able to express our unique qualities or to go our own way without stirring up controversy, as we act in a professional, respectful manner.
Saturn turns direct on the 29th — a strong reminder to take care of our responsibilities and to bring our goals down to earth. With Saturn’s direct turn, our responsibilities, and perhaps our limitations, are magnified. Gradually, our long-term goals and plans become clearer.
|Sep 2||1:22 AM||Full Moon||10 Pis 12'|
|Sep 3||2:12 PM||Saturn quincunx True Node||Sat 25 Cap 51'Rx
TNo 25 Gem 51'
|Sep 5||7:53 AM||Uranus semi-square True Node||Ura 10 Tau 31'Rx
TNo 25 Gem 31
|Sep 5||3:46 PM||Mercury enters Libra||Mer 0 Lib 00'|
|Sep 5||9:07 PM||Pallas Direct||Pal 12 Cap 12'D|
|Sep 6||3:21 AM||Venus enters Leo||Ven 0 Leo 00'|
|Sep 9||6:22 PM||Mars Retrograde||Mar 28 Ari 09'Rx|
|Sep 10||5:26 AM||Quarter Moon||18 Gem 08'|
|Sep 12||8:41 PM||Jupiter Direct||Jup 17 Cap 24' D|
|Sep 17||7:00 AM||New Moon||25 Vir 01'|
|Sep 20||7:19 AM||Juno enters Scorpio||Jun 0 Sco 00'|
|Sep 22||9:30 AM||Sun enters Libra||Sun 0 Lib 00'|
|Sep 23||9:55 PM||Quarter Moon||1 Cap 29'|
|Sep 25||11:40 AM||Saturn quintile Chiron||Sat 25 Cap 21'Rx
Chi 7 Ari 21'Rx
|Sep 27||3:20 AM||Ceres Rx enters Aquarius||Cer Rx Aqu|
|Sep 27||3:40 AM||Mercury enters Scorpio||Mer 0 Sco 00'|
|Sep 29||1:11 AM||Saturn Direct||Sat 25 Cap 20'D|
(See the full table for 2020)
See also: This Week in Astrology week to week for more detail.
This Month’s Overview Horoscopes
The following horoscopes outline how the above astrological influences might affect each individual sign.
Overview horoscopes fill in here as I write them, ideally during the week before the month begins. It is not unusual to see some signs temporarily missing as I usually write them over the course of a few days, and I always start with the featured sign of the month (birthday month).
Detailed Monthly Horoscopes are here.
September 2020 Aspects TimeLine:
See also: This Week in Astrology for more detail.
This Month’s Ephemeris:
Using the table below: The Moon is Void of Course from the time of its last aspect listed below until the Moon enters a new sign. Generally speaking, these periods are not ideal for launching new endeavors, although they’re not impossible periods, either.
The times given below are Eastern. These should be adjusted for different time zones. For example, for Pacific Time, subtract 3 hours from the given times.
See Void of Course dates and times for the full year.
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