“When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor E. Frankl
Time for change! Any time “Eclipse” is mentioned, there’s the potential for powerful transformation. This month we have both a Solar and Lunar Eclipse. Wondering what this means? It’s the opportunity for a big shift, a breaking away from what’s no longer supportive and a great chance to ignite positive renewal in our lives! This Eclipse power gives you the chance to take situations into our own hands and make changes that are necessary for your advancement.
Eclipses occur when the Sun, Moon and Earth come into alignment and denote a time of intense energy, shifts and power. Be it personal or world events, these stellar occasions reveal areas requiring attention, adjustment, re-working or releasing in order for us to move forward with greater passion and purpose. A Solar Eclipse always happens during a New Moon and denotes new beginnings, a time of regeneration, pushing us to take action and get things in order. A Lunar Eclipse is always at a Full Moon, and indicates a time of awareness, often a culmination, releasing or ending of something. Eclipses challenge us to be more conscious of our thoughts, aware of our actions and mindful of what we are doing with our lives. As we change our focus, our outlook and world changes also.
Many of us are eager for some form of change in our lives. In the past we may have left things up to chance or hoped situations would just shift on their own to make things better, but now we’re being pushed to take action. Eclipses help raise our awareness of where difficulties or imbalances exist, bringing to light the issues that need correcting. With this heightened awareness we can now become the power behind the change we seek! Change is not always be easy, but the outcome is greater strength, courage and a more authentic YOU!
September brings a powerhouse of Astrological energies. Not only do we have a Virgo New Moon/Solar Eclipse and an Aries Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse, but also Mercury going Retrograde plus a seasonal shift with the arrival of the Equinox! The weeks ahead point to a strong need to rework, rethink and reconsider issues regarding health, work and attention to detail, along with greater relationship balance and personal empowerment.
To really understand how YOU will personally be effected by these powerful Eclipses and other events, you need to see how they fit into your individual Astrology chart. From this you’ll learn what impact they’ll have in your life, where you need to make changes and how to bring about the best outcome. It is up to us to embrace September’s Eclipse Power to finally make things happen rather than just hoping they will. If you’d like to better understand how these Eclipse powers will effect you personally, contact me to schedule an over-the-phone, in-person, or skype Eclipse Power Motivational Astrology reading today!
What do the Astrological energies have in store for you this month? Here’s your #AstroMotivation for September:
*1 September: Venus and Mars Align – Passion for Life!
As the planets of love and energy embrace, we are offered a wonderful opportunity to cultivate greater affection toward the things that bring us joy in life – be they relationships, work, psychical activities or creative pursuits! We’ll have better ability now to attract what we desire while working through any partnership issues that needs resolving. Artistic activity, successful connections with others, new romance and appreciation for all things beautiful will be highlighted. Express your feelings fully and take time to enjoy, explore and honour whatever brings you happiness and fulfillment.
*6 September: Venus in Leo goes Direct – Grow your Glory!
Positivity starts with you – your thoughts about yourself, your perceptions of who you are and the belief in your potential! With Venus in Leo now Direct, this is the time to honour your individual beauty, creativity and self expression! Appreciating your personal talents, in all their forms, helps you to be more aware of them and what you can share. Don’t look to others to establish who you are, what you should think or how you are valued! Remind yourself of all you’ve lived through, learned, and accomplished and the things that make you truly magical! Hold yourself and your glorious dreams in high regard – then go out and live them!
*13 September (12th in U.S.A.): New Moon in Virgo / Partial Solar Eclipse – Salute Your Strengths!
Everyone has something. Know what makes you special! Begin this new turbo-charged cycle honouring fresh starts with a cleansing! Clear out the old ways of feeling and expression in exchange for more constructive, positive and productive ways of being. Choose what you put into your mind, body, heart and spirit wisely while releasing critical, fault-finding or negative habits. This is a powerful time to shake up the old destructive habits in favour of improved routines and activities. Use this Eclipse intensity to let go of perfectionistic strivings, feelings of doubt or worry, and instead grow your unique abilities and individual strengths. What can you begin today that will add to your personal power?
*18 September (17th in U.S.A.): Mercury in Libra goes Retrograde – Keep the Balance!
As the communication planet in the sign of relationships moves backward, we’re prompted to re-examine our interactions with others. Being mindful of diplomacy, compromise and harmony is extra important now, as is the balance of give and take. For the next 3 weeks there’s opportunity to readdress important issues with loved ones, making sure we’re on the same page with mutual plans and goals. Additionally, dealings with work associates, negotiations, business deals and travel related endeavours may need reviewing and revising. Keep clear in your communications, double check details and keep discussions harmonious. It’s a favourable time for rethinking and reworking information, creative projects, and improving ways of self expression for future advancement.
*18 September (17th in U.S.A.): Saturn goes into Sagittarius – Purposeful Pursuits!
After Saturn’s backward slide into Scorpio for the past 3 months, the planet of responsibility rumbles into the more outgoing sign of Sagittarius. We now have greater opportunity to move forward with our passions, plans and pursuits. This is an ideal cycle for embracing our true purpose and laying the foundations for manifesting our visions. Paying closer attention to what we want to experience, advance in, learn about and achieve for greater personal fulfillment is highlighted. Extra persistence, expansion and opportunity can come now, allowing us to get serious about our abilities, work toward realizing our dreams and take our talents to the next step!
*23 September: Sun goes into Libra – The Equinox!
Begin a new season of harmony, bringing forth greater ability to embrace our inner beauty, intelligence and sense of equilibrium. During this Equinox we can learn how relationships in our lives mirror ourselves, and that meeting others halfway, finding commonality and learning to compromise is the key to balance. This is the time to reflect on soul-symmetry and consider which areas of your life could do with an infusion of love, attention and harmony. Celebrate the start of this magical new cycle by bringing greater creativity, order, patience and diplomacy into all that you do!
*25 September (24th in U.S.A.): Mars goes into Virgo – It’s all in the details!
Welcome a new cycle of activity based on greater practicality, discipline, organization and achievement. For the next month and a half we’ll find passion in the details of our life while being able to accomplish more of our goals. This is a favourable time for self improvement, working toward greater health and diet and finding ways to build self belief as part of your daily routine. In pursuing your goals, consider actions carefully and execute plans systematically, while avoiding perfectionistic tendencies. By examining your attitudes and how they define you, you’ll find better ways of successfully utilizing your energies going forward.
*25 September (24th in U.S.A.): Pluto in Capricorn goes Direct – Transformation: Forward Motion!
After four and a half months of backward movement, the planet representing powerful change goes forward again in the sign of achievement. Greater growth, advancement, ambition and responsibility becomes the theme – not only for ourselves but with regard to each other and the world we live in. We are awakened now to new insights, greater depth of understanding, renewed strength to activate our goals and further opportunity to embrace transformation on all levels. We have a keener eye for working to right the wrongs that we see in the world around us while also actualizing our personal dreams.
*28 September (27th in U.S.A.): Full Moon in Aries / Total Lunar Eclipse – Courageous Action!
This fully charged lumination shines a bright light on our need for independence, liberation and positive change! The Sun, Earth and Moon align during this Lunar Eclipse, causing the Earth’s shadow to darken the Moon as we’re all caught between the two Astrological Lights. With this Aries Full Moon, our sense of self identity is magnified, so our need for assertive energy and emotional freedom is turbo charged. Where does this Eclipse fall in your chart? It will indicate the areas of life where you can expect to cultivate more courageous action! This is a time of intensity, encouraging the warrior spirit within you to emerge. We are now given the opportunity to release what has been limiting us, freeing ourselves of self-doubt to gain greater command of our personal power.
* The Outer Planets stay in a sign for a longer period of time, so their effect on us is more gradual, but significant none the less. Here they are in their current positions:
*Jupiter in Virgo: Look back at what you experienced 12 years ago, when Jupiter was last in this sign, and notice similar themes arising for you. The difference being you now have more experience, wisdom and knowledge to help make the most of this new cycle of expansion. Success now comes by how much we pay attention to the details of our lives and our future goals. As the planet representing opportunity and growth moves through the sign highlighting practicalities, orderliness, analysis and organization, we can find greater prosperity and advancement by practicing these same things. Paying attention to the fine points, putting plans in place, being mindful of the details and having clear direction will enable us to bring our visions to reality. This goes hand-in-hand with better care and consideration of our body, mind and spirit balance.
*Saturn in Sagittarius: We now have greater opportunity to move forward with our passions, plans and pursuits. This is an ideal cycle for embracing our true purpose and laying the foundations for manifesting our visions. Paying closer attention to what we want to experience, advance in, learn about and achieve for greater personal fulfillment is highlighted. Extra persistence, expansion and opportunity can come now, allowing us to get serious about our abilities, work toward realizing our dreams and take our talents to the next step!
*Uranus in Aries: (Retrograde until 26 December 2015): We are encouraged to reflect on what we need for greater freedom in our lives. Honouring unique forms of self expression, liberation from oppression, new technology and inventive pioneering action is now highlighted. Strength, assertive action, inspirational vision, intuitive understanding and new innovation helps us to open up to new dimensions. Uranus will be in Aries until 7 March 2019.
*Neptune in Pisces (Retrograde until 19 November 2015): Assists us in honouring greater spiritual awareness, creative inspiration and intuitive insight in our lives. We-are-all-one compassion is emphasized now along with humanitarian expression. Readdressing ways to embracing greater sympathy and empathy along with universal understanding is highlighted. Neptune will be in Pisces until 31 March 2025.
*Pluto in Capricorn: This pairing will continue until 24 March 2023. The overall theme of this time is uncovering the misuse of power and authority to enable change for the better. It represents a major cycle of energy that brings transformation to our society, government, world order and Mother Earth. It also pushes to bring about much change to our personal lives and belief structures, especially as Pluto aspects the planets in our natal chart.
*Chiron in Pisces: The ability to open our hearts to others while working to heal ourselves is highlighted. Greater spiritual awareness, empathy and compassion can be gained during this time but it’s important not to loose ourselves in the effort to assist others. Keeping personal boundaries in place is key for self care too. Chiron will be in Pisces until April 2018.
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