The seasons are changing and so are some key planetary players, whose energy affects all of our lives. Some of these shifts we are quite ready for, just as we welcome the advent of Autumn after a long, hot Summer.

9/09 – There’s been a real pile of planets in Leo in the past few weeks. Now these same planets begin leap-frogging into the next sign, Virgo. The first to make its move is benefic VENUS. Today marks that shift into its sign of Debilitation. It may be weakest there but it certainly should bring some monetary blessings and good fortune to those with Virgo Rising or Moon signs.  Venus rules the signs of Taurus and Libra. The Taureans benefit by this passage of Venus through their 5th house of education, success, romance, and children. Librans are not so lucky with this one, as it will be crossing their 12th house of losses, expenditure and isolation. Sorry about that Librans. You are normally so social and peace-loving, but this transit may bring some worries and feelings of loneliness. It lasts until 10/03.

9/10 – Speaking of Virgos: Lucky you, as the ruler of your chart, MERCURY today moves into this earth sign which it owns, strengthening your sense of self, your health and vitality. Intellect and reasoning abilities will increase for all now, but especially the Virgos.  With both Venus and Mercury there, you should be feeling more playful as a result. Nice. Gemini is also ruled by this planet; those with Gemini Rising or Moon signs benefit now too, from greater connectedness with friends and supporters, and benefits from real estate. Enjoy!

9/13 – Full MOON  in AQUARIUS. Here in Boulder, CO in MDT, this occurs right at 10:30 p.m. If you are on the East Coast, it will occur at 12:30 a.m. on 9/14 your time.  For Cancerians, who are ruled by the Moon, this position represents their 8th house of Vulnerability and Transformation. The feelings associated with these qualities may be exacerbated during this full Moon, because during this transit the Moon is isolated, giving it a Kemadruma Yoga condition. At least the Moon will move into Pisces early the next morning and that will be an improvement for the Cancer Rising and Moon sign folks. At least that 8th house does stand for Knowledge of Past and Future, so increased inner knowledge or intuition is likely.

9/17 – The SUN enters VIRGO, joining Mercury and Venus there. This is the Virgos’ 12th house ruler, so there may be more introspection than normal and desire for seclusion, but not a chance of that happening, due to Mercury and Venus energy keeping affairs quite lively and active for them. For Leos, who are ruled by the planet, this placement represents their 2nd house of family, wealth and communication so it is a positive month now for them.

9/18 – SATURN GOES DIRECT MOTION.  Here’s a change we’ve all been awaiting, to experience Saturn getting out of its many months of being Retrograde. While especially helpful for the Capricorns and Aquarians who are ruled by this planet, it will be significant for us all, as now Saturn can begin separating from its intensely close conjunction with Ketu, the malefic South Node of the Moon. Finally Saturn can march forward and out of the 1 to 2 degree range of “Travels with Ketu” in the fire sign Sagittarius, which it’s been in since 4/10.  By 10/13, it will be about 3 degrees apart and they get further apart each day. Cause for some celebration, though Saturn will not move into its own sign of Capricorn until 1/20/20. Let’s not forget that benefic Jupiter will swoop in and save the day with its positive influence on 11/04. That’s the brightest of positive changes for us all in the next few months, and of course will bring greater positivity to national and global affairs then, as well. Jupiter will remain in Sagittarius for a little over one year.

9/19 – VENUS becomes non-combust, meaning it has finally moved far enough away from the degree of the Sun’s transit, to be relieved of the fiery influence of that orb, and now be able to deliver more of its positive qualities (though it is still in its sign of debilitation).

9/21 – MERCURY now likewise gets out of its several weeks of being combust the Sun, so its many good qualities get enhanced, such as friendliness, tactfulness and diplomacy, intellect, and anything having to do with communication, or commerce.

9/24 – Hail, hail, the gang’s all here! Finally Mars moves out of Leo and into Virgo, so the “Gang of Four” have all moved into this earth sign to bring a cacophony of mixed energies and influence. It’s great that Virgos will feel more ambitious, energetic and driven now, but the other side of that coin can mean a bit of testiness, impatience, and irritability if not downright anger. It’s a good transit for Scorpios, representing their 11th house of gain and income. However, not such a good transit for the other sign ruled by Mars, Aries, as this is their 6th house of enemies, rivals, competitors, worries and health issues. At least it will increase their sense of competition, so if you know any Aries coaches or athletes, they will be all consumed by “winning” now. We could include Aries Moon and Rising sign businessmen and women in that influence as well. 

As usual, please keep in mind that in this short Blog, I can only lightly touch on the effects of each transit. To fully understand how these shifts will affect you, please call me for a reading.

All the best, from the Sunshine Corner, here in Boulder, CO.  Tel: 720-448-3742.  Your referrals are appreciated; thank you!  Services I offer include: natal chart readings, yearly updates, couples compatibility or astrocartography (location) readings.  If you would like to book an appointment for yourself, or as a gift for someone, please call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes session, which you are welcomed to record.  Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, 

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