Before moving into the forecast, it’s important to know astrology is a useful tool, which attunes us to specific energies and indicates their length and duration. From another perspective, it is also possible to vibrate above a lower, difficult aspect of energy and transmute it into a higher form.
In this way, we work with our personality in this way by becoming more aware of our tendencies to specific energies and making adjustments accordingly. We also change by learning to tap into the inner self for spiritual qualities that alter our perceptions and “read” of a specific situation. We have free will as to the quality of our response to the flow of the energy.
On Sept 9, Jupiter, the bringer of expansion and good fortune moves into Libra. It’s literally like a breath of fresh air! Jupiter in Libra brings the influence of air (thought, communications) in a balanced sense. The placement is positive with an emphasis on beauty, peace, and harmony. Jupiter in Libra brings a lighter energy, which is uplifting. (NOTE: Sept 9 is an auspicious day because all of the digits add up to 9, the culmination of energy before taking on physical form. Plan to use part of this day for meditation on positive desires.)
Venus (feminine, beauty, art, material possessions) joins Jupiter are both in Libra, making life may look or feel especially beautiful. In the bigger picture, Jupiter in Libra leads us into peaceful feelings, balance between opposing factions, and gives the vision of a bigger, better world—which is needed at this time. It also benefits relationships, art, and harmonious change.
In the meanwhile, Sun (outer life) and Mercury retrograde (communication, travel, the mind) are in Virgo, urging our attention on communication, detail, and precision—those practical things, which comprise a big part of material life. Virgo is an earth sign, and it urges focus on material change such as organization and our relationship with the physical world. It’s definitely a good time to look at exercise, diet, nutrition, and physical change.
Sun and Mercury trine Pluto (subconscious, underworld, transformation.) Sun is life and light; Mercury is the higher mind and communications. A trine is harmonious, but Pluto tends to create transformation through profound realizations and/or a state of surrender. Often, we drop a part of the self (or life) to find a higher truth. Pluto can also help in finding our “inner” power in situations that made us feel powerless in the past. (Pluto often brings a big “reveal”.)
Mars (masculine energy, action) and Saturn (time, karma) remain in Sagittarius, urging discipline with our spiritual quest as well as action in the material world. Mars trines Uranus, which can bestow interesting, unusual ideas. Mars also squares Saturn, and this aspect can help with structure but can emphasize unhappy patterns or unkind words.
Saturn (time, limitation) and Neptune (dreams, the mystical) are square, meaning we may feel confusion about particular issues in life. It’s difficult to receive a clear read whenever we lack clarity. For example, we might meditate to get an answer, but we receive 3 or 4 conflicting answers or ideas. The aspect is currently direct, but the planets will move apart in a week or two, and the answers will become clearer and more distinct.
Overall, we’re moving through another layer of change, transformation, and inner realization. Venus and Jupiter are beneficent planets, which can help in finding peaceful balance in life—and a more positive attitude. By communicating through our hearts, we often rise above the confusing vibrations of Mercury in retrograde. It’s a fine time for more awakening and moving more into cosmic love.
Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants, and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and creating alignment with their inner path.