September 2017 Astrology Update

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SEPTEMBER is double  PHOENIX  (Rooster) MONTH 

Aug 21 2017 was a new Moon in Leo and a total solar eclipse that began the month of the Earth Phoenix (Rooster) in Chinese astrology. 2017 is the year of the Fire Phoenix, making this a double Phoenix month.

The new Moon on Sept 19 in Virgo will begin the second Earth Phoenix month, making two double Phoenix lunar months in a row. This double Phoenix cycle ends on the new Moon in Libra on October 19 that begins Dog month.

The Earth Phoenix is the blessed golden Phoenix. Earth cycles are good to focus on practical endeavors including health, and can be excellent for business. Time to cultivate Phoenix traits of hard work, conscientiousness, and discipline. Luck is strongest for those born in Phoenix, Ox, Snake, and Dragon years.

 

Neptune

FULL MOON in PISCES

Sept 6 was a full Moon in Pisces. Sensitive Water sign Pisces rules the 12th house of spirituality and mysticism. This full Moon was conjunct Neptune, the ruler of Pisces, bringing increased empathy that’s excellent for heart-to-heart talks, and is inspiring for creative artistic expression. As this lunar cycle wanes, people are in touch with emotions, especially feelings that may have surfaced during the recent eclipse. More.

 

NEW MOON in VIRGO

Sept 19 is a new Moon in Virgo. Earth sign Virgo rules the 6th house of work, health, and service. It will be easier to apply Virgo’s analytical strength and practical powers of discernment because the Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars all in Virgo!

During this lunar month, it’s time to focus on Virgoan earthly matters of health, finances, being of service, and forwarding your career. The new Moon is an excellent time to begin new projects, so address the area of life that needs the most attention. Health is a priority for balancing body, mind, and spirit. 

Love planet Venus and work planet Saturn both trine Uranus to discover new ways of doing things. Under the influence of Venus, it’s good timing to bring new energy into your home during this lunar month, and start making it cozy for winter. The Saturn trine brings a delightful balance of old and new.

The new Moon and Sun square Saturn so projects can take more time than anticipated, even until the end of the year. If there are feelings of overload, negative thinking, or if coworkers aren’t compatible, there’s plenty of time to make necessary changes. Good to learn and observe during this Virgo lunar month.

The ongoing Mercury conjunct Mars brings stamina for mental tasks. But there could be ego conflicts if people become
overcritical with so many planets in Virgo.

 

2nd EARTH PHOENIX MONTH

This Sept 19 new Moon begins the second Earth Phoenix month in a row, bringing more opportunities for spiritual growth and rebirth. We can create a balance between the material and spiritual worlds. Success is attained by applying Phoenix virtues of diligent work and whole-hearted involvement in tasks. Phoenix correlates to the Western sign Virgo, so pay attention to earthly matters such as your physical health. The spiritual world is more secure when the material realm is organized. Luck is strongest for those born in Phoenix, Ox, Snake, and Dragon years.

 

AUTUMN EQUINOX

Sept 22 is autumn Equinox, the time of equal day and equal night, and the solar point between summer and winter Solstices. Equinox is time for balance, making today and this weekend the ideal time to take stock of actions so far in this Phoenix year. And time to enjoy the bounty of harvest as autumn begins, and the Sun enters relationship sign Libra.

 

 ECLIPSES DEFINED

lunar eclipse occurs on a full Moon
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth, Sun and Moon align in space, with Earth in between the Sun and Moon. At this time, Earth’s shadow falls on the full Moon, creating a lunar eclipse.

solar eclipse occurs on a new Moon.
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth. At this time, the Moon’s shadow falls on the Sun, creating a solar eclipse.

 

MERCURY RETROGRADES 2018

Traditionally in astrology, Mercury retrograde is a time of miscommunication, technology problems, and items lost or misplaced. But during the final Mercury retrograde of this Fire Phoenix year from Dec 19 2017 – Jan 8 2018 can be an excellent time to focus on detailed tasks and catch up on financial matters.

Our Boy MercuryCommunication planet Mercury is retrograde for three weeks.

December 2 – 22 2017 
Mercury retrograde in Fire sign Sagittarius to move quickly and complete tasks. Time to separate truth from fiction. Use caution to not speak so directly that conflict is created and viewpoints are polarized. We still feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on January 16 2018 that begins a new lunar cycle. 

March 22 – April 15 2018  
Mercury retrograde in Fire sign Aries for strong communication and taking immediate action. Fire brings energy to complete projects, but impulsive or snap decisions can be corrected at a later time. We feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on April 15, the exact day Mercury goes direct, that begins a new lunar cycle.

July 25 – August 18 2018
Mercury retrograde in Fire sign Leo when communication is direct, and you can cover much ground. But watch out if people become bossy or demanding. If there are ego disputes, wait out the Mercury retrograde cycle. We still feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on September 9 that begins a new lunar cycle.

November 16 – December 6 2018
Mercury retrograde in Fire sign Sagittarius Nov 16 – 30 to move quickly and complete tasks. Time to separate truth from fiction. Use caution to not speak so directly that conflict is created and viewpoints are polarized.
Mercury retrograde in Water sign Scorpio Dec 1 – 6 when emotions come to the surface, with new intimacy in relationships. Under the influence of Scorpio, secrets can be revealed. We feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on December 6, the exact day Mercury goes direct, that begins a new lunar cycle. 

 

phoenix-beautyLUNAR MONTHS in 2017 Phoenix Year

There will be two Phoenix months in Phoenix year, both Earth Phoenixes. In Western astrology, there will be two new Moons in Leo on July 23 and August 21.

New Moon in Aquarius January 27 starts Water Tiger month and year of the Fire Phoenix.

New Moon Solar Eclipse in Pisces February 26 starts Water Rabbit month.

New Moon in Aries March 27 starts Wood Dragon month.

New Moon in Taurus April 26 starts Wood Snake month.

New Moon in Gemini May 25 starts Fire Horse month.

New Moon in Cancer June 23 starts Fire Sheep month.

New Moon in Leo July 23 starts Earth Monkey month.

New Moon Solar Eclipse in Leo August 21 starts Earth Phoenix month.

New Moon in Virgo September 19 starts second Earth Phoenix month.

New Moon in Libra October 19 starts Metal Dog month.

New Moon in Scorpio November 18 starts Metal Pig month.

New Moon in Sagittarius December 17 starts Water Rat month.

New Moon in Capricorn January 16 2018 starts Water Ox month.

New Moon Solar Eclipse in Aquarius February 15 2018 starts Wood Tiger month and year of the Earth Dog.

 

OUTER PLANETS IN TRANSIT

The farther from the Sun, the slower the transit:

URANUS IN ARIES

Uranus, planet of radical change and revolution, is in the leadership sign Aries until May 2018. Uranus is the planet of rebellion, the urge to break away and be free, especially when expressed through the pioneering spirit of Fire sign Aries. Aries correlates to the powerful Dragon so anticipate fast change, revolution, and evolution all over the world. Uranus is known for erratic mercurial activity with flashes of insight and genius. Uranus is a higher vibration of Mercury.

 NEPTUNE IN PISCES

Pisces tribeNeptune, planet of inspiration and dreams, is in watery sensitive Pisces until spring 2025. This is a perfect pairing of the ocean god Neptune who is naturally most comfortable in any of the Water signs Pisces, Cancer, or Scorpio. Neptune in Pisces brings creativity, intuition, and spiritual connections. This sets the tone for an entire generation, the new Piscean Neptunians.

I do not agree with internet postings that suggest Neptune in Pisces is bad and means drug addiction, illusion, and fantasy. Instead, bring on the new wave of creativity and inspiration from spirit, dreams, and inner worlds. Neptune is a higher vibration of Venus.

 PLUTO IN CAPRICORN

Pluto, planet of transformation, death, and rebirth but also wealth and riches, is in practical earthy Capricorn until spring 2023. Pluto is named after the Roman god of the underworld, a god of wealth because the riches of the Earth are in his domain: gold, silver, oil, diamonds, minerals, and precious gems. The world plutocracy, governments run by wealthy men (plutocrats), can now be transformed. Pluto is a higher vibration of Mars.

 

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