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Your Planetary Highlights Sep/Oct 2007 September 1, 2007

Posted by Kerry in Astrology.

Planetary Highlights

I hope you enjoyed the Lunar Eclipse in Pisces on 28th August which was visible in Australia. I felt privileged to watch in awe as the very earth on which we stand blocked the Sun’s light and caused a shadow to cross the moon, momentarily turning it red. Being in Pisces, the eclipse represented emotional awakening and renewal, not only for Pisceans but for all. The strength of an eclipse is emphasised in the part of the world where it’s visible, and the reddening of the moon also symbolically turned up the emotional volume with this eclipse.

There will be a Solar Eclipse on 11th September in Virgo but, not being visible to us, its strength is not amplified. Yet all solar eclipses have an impact, especially in terms of encouraging the old to make way for the new. Something must die for something new to be born; something must finish for something to start. All of us, especially Virgos, will need to discern what to “prune” in order to allow something new to flourish.

The Moon will begin her monthly journey with a new moon on 11th September in Virgo and the key words for this new moon will be “react, adapt and change”. The full moon will be on the 27th September in Aries and its essence is to symbolically be prepared to let go of the old so we can develop anew. On the 11th October the next new moon will be in Libra and it represents a growing imagination and the ability to recognise opportunities. The full moon will be on 26th October in Taurus and it embodies the ability to realise where we have been, and where we are going.

Mercury will go retrograde (appear to move backwards) from 11th October for 3 weeks. This is when we should all be careful of documents and communication. Funny as it sounds, these things can literally seem to go backwards through lost paperwork and communication difficulties. This effect is likely to be heightened for Scorpios and Librans

In mid-October Venus repeats her close connection to Saturn. This gives all of us, especially Virgos and Leos, another chance to build on dreams and rethink what truly matters. It’s a time to reflect on where we have focused our desires and decide if we have attained what we want. In love, it’s a time we may commit to a deeper and more secure relationship.

A significant feature for September and October is Jupiter squaring Uranus. This alignment was active in January and May and now reaches its final connection. Representing optimism, and perhaps even overconfidence, we can feel the urge to take risks, to think outside the square, to break with the known and to embrace change. This is especially significant for Sagittarians; yet, being a general alignment, its influence could be experienced by all signs.  

Saturn is moving out of Leo and entering Virgo on 2nd September for a two-year journey. All Leos will breathe a sigh of relief as the planet of stark reality passes, whereas Virgos will be challenged to face realities and commit resources to building for the future. But Virgos are practical earthy types and have been waiting for just such an opportunity for greater stability in life. 

Pluto turns direct on Sep 8th and in October makes a final exact connection with the Galactic Centre. This represents a transformational energy connecting with the very centre of our galaxy. Previous encounters in the early 1500s and late 1700s have coincided with the religious Reformation in Europe and the American Revolution respectively. So we can expect big changes with this current alignment, yet we do not know what these will be. But as the past shows, they are likely to involve different cultural and social ways of thinking after breaking from old outdated beliefs.

All the best for the season – and remember-

Look to your hands and know you are unique; and look to the sky and know you are part of something bigger than yourself.

Yours in the stars


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