The Monthly Forecast For September

Labor Day heralds the end of summer, and the transition into fall through Indian summer. We still have some warm days left, but up here in the mountains, the nights are growing cooler. September starts off with some lovely aspects on 9/4, with the Moon in Aquarius making a beautiful Trine aspect to Jupiter in Libra, an aspect of expansion, hope, and optimism. At the same time, the Moon Sextiles Saturn, the planet of patience and wisdom, balancing our temptation to take on too much. It also Sextiles Uranus, the planet of freedom and change. What a wonderful combination to start off the month with.

Mercury turns direct again on 9/5, finally! The Full Moon will be on 9/6, with the Sun in earthy, practical Virgo opposing the Moon in mystical Pisces. The Moon in Pisces will conjunct Neptune, a powerful aspect, since Neptune is the ruler of Pisces. Here we have an invitation to shed the mind, and embrace the magical within us. The Moon also Sextiles Pluto, the planet that rules the supernatural and the Void, alchemy and transmutation. If we can release our fears, ( Saturn Squares the Moon), we can create anything we can imagine. Go for it!

9/9 is another fabulous day, with the Sun in Virgo Trine to Pluto in Capricorn. Power, power, power. The Moon in late Aries will Conjunct Uranus, encouraging new beginnings, while it Trines both Mercury and Mars. Mercury rules the mind, communications, and the Throat Chakra, while Mars rules courage and motivation. What a great combination. 9/10 is also very good, with the Moon, now in Taurus, forming a Grand Trine with the Sun in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn. This is phenomenal for intention work and manifesting. Neptune Sextiles the Moon at the same time, adding the mystical aspect. Wow.

Another home run day is 9/17, with the Moon in Leo making several good aspects. It forms a Grand Trine in the Fire signs, Trine to Uranus in Aries, and Saturn in Sagittarius. This blends excitement with wisdom and planning, with a Conjunction to Venus, the planet of charm and joy, thrown into the mix for added fun. Speaking of Venus, on 9/18 Venus at 28 degrees of Leo will Trine Uranus at 28 degrees of Aries. This is a love at first sight aspect. Fall in love with someone, maybe yourself. Be open to the possibilities in front of you.

The New Moon in Virgo will be on 9/20. The New Moon is always a time of setting our intentions. Light some Sage, light a candle, do some prayer work.

The Sun enters Libra on 9/22, the Autumnal Equinox. I love Fall, it’s my favorite season, it is the Metal Element in Chinese medicine, justice, fairness, and the truth. We could all use some of that right now. 9/28 is very powerful, with the Moon in Capricorn Conjunct to Pluto in Capricorn, and Trine to Mars in Virgo. Yowza. This is intense. If you need anything held in the subconscious mind blasted out of the way, this is the day to do it. The Moon Trines Venus, also in Virgo, at the same time, so throw love at whatever obstacle you encounter.

September shapes up to be a magical month. Fall is here, with the leaves beginning to turn, the days turning crisp, the gardens offering their final harvests, kids going back to school, and color everywhere, from the golden shafts of sunlight through the trees, to the last of the blossoming roses. Take some time to dance under the Full Moon. Sing. And love with everything in you. Blessings, Judith

Monthly Forecast For August

Cecil the lionLeo is the sign that epitomizes summertime: fiery, fun, and intense. We have a number of powerful planetary aspects this month. Let’s look at some of them.

The Moon will be in Sagittarius, another Fire sign, on 8/2, making a lovely Trine to the Sun in Leo, while it also trines Mars in Leo. Wow. If you’re looking for a day with the thrust and momentum to start a new project, or to bring an old one over the finish line, this is the day. The Moon also makes a fortunate aspect to Jupiter, bringing optimism and good will towards what you’re doing. On 8/3, the Moon conjunct to Saturn brings patience and stability, while trining Uranus, the freedom planet. New ideas and new beginnings are the order of the day.

8/7 brings us the Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse, with the Sun in Leo and the Moon in Aquarius. This is a powerful Eclipse, with the potential to shake things up on a large scale. There may be revelations about racketeering, espionage, and corruption that precipitate major changes. Investigative work that has been being done behind the scenes may now be made public, creating shock waves that challenge the denial paralyzing some members of the Republican Party. On a personal level, it is a powerful day for breakthroughs, helping to access the subconscious and the truth. Obstacles to healing can be removed.

8/8 and 8/9 and 8/10 are soft and lovely, with the Moon in gentle, compassionate Pisces forming some wonderful aspects for meditation, reflection, communication, and balance.

8/12 is powerful, with the Moon in Aries forming a T-cross involving Jupiter and Pluto. Don’t engage in power plays with others. Be the observer wherever possible. Mercury turns retrograde on the 12th, for 3 weeks, bringing the usual communication and travel snafus. Fun.

8/14 is very positive, with the Moon in steady, stabilizing Taurus making a number of aspects that restore faith and optimism, as well as the energy to restructure. The 20th and 21st are very good, with another powerful Eclipse on the 21st, the New Moon and Solar Eclipse with the Sun and Moon at 28 degrees of Leo. This Eclipse is phenomenal, with the Sun and Moon trining Uranus in Aries, a powerful force for change and new beginnings. Charge forward into whatever you have been wanting to do. The sky is the limit.

The 27th is wonderful, with the Scorpio Moon making several good aspects. The 30th and 31st are also very good days, again, very high vibrational days.

August is going to be a powerhouse month. Take advantage of all of the fire, passion, courage, and opportunities it offers. Have fun. Do something different. Fall in love with someone or something. Dance. Sing. Grow. Be brave. Be playful. Have a blast. Blessings, Judith

** Art by Aaron Blaise, dedicated to Cecil the lion. **

July Monthly Forecast

July starts off with some lovely aspects. The Moon in Scorpio on 7/3 forms a Grand Trine aspect, trining the Sun in nurturing Cancer and Neptune in sensitive Pisces. This is wonderful for setting intentions, as well as for dreaming big. The next powerful day is the Full Moon on 7/9. Hold on to your hats… This is another intense Full Moon. We have the Sun at 17 degrees of Cancer opposing the Moon AND Pluto at 17 degrees of Capricorn. Alchemy squared. Adding to that is radical Uranus in Aries squaring all of them, later in the day. There is a desire here for freedom at any cost, purging, transition, and change. July could bring big decisions for people, both personally and as part of a group.

A week later, on 7/16, we have another intense day, with the Moon in fiery Aries, this time conjunct to Uranus, which inclines to sudden unexpected developments, and more of a willingness to move forward. The Moon trines Saturn, the planet of wisdom, patience, and discipline. Good. We’ll need it. Because it squares the Sun, Mars, and Pluto at the same time. It’s as if what gets started on 7/9 gains further momentum on 7/16. Wow. Breathe. Slow down. No matter what the world is doing, we can find serenity within ourselves. Don’t engage. Observe.

7/18 is peaceful and beautiful, with Neptune, Pluto, the Sun, Venus, and Jupiter all making positive aspects, bringing a feeling of faith, hope, optimism, and love to uplift us.

The New Moon in Leo on the 23rd is also hopeful and optimistic.

July looks like a month of choices and decisions. It’s apt that July symbolizes summer, fireworks, picnics, independence, and freedom. It appears that fireworks will be the theme of the month. Watch for bombshell revelations in the news. We as a country are good at getting rid of dictators, and freeing ourselves from persecution and oppression. That’s more true than ever now.

This is a month of shedding things that don’t grow our souls, people, places, and things, as they say in AA. Embrace the changes. I have a sign that says ” Change is inevitable. Struggle is an option”. Cancer is a Water sign. In Chinese medicine 5 Element theory, the Water Element is about faith and trust. The limitless opportunities of the Void. Be Water. Go with the flow. Have a beautiful month.