Sept. 2-8 2013 Astrology Forecast: The Cradle Will Rock You!

cradle aspect pattern sept 2013

A month-long Cradle featuring Ceres, Saturn, Chiron and Pluto kicks off, supporting the healing of abundance and self-esteem issues. And another aspect pattern, a Mars-Juno-Saturn-Lunar Nodes Grand Cross, begins and peaks this week. This Grand Cross calls for committed relationships to be in harmony with your higher purpose.

The current Sun-centric Grand Sextile peaks and ends this week, supporting analytical thought, healing, mentoring and more. And so does a Virgo New Moon!

9/2 (Mon)

While deluded action is one challenging possibility of a quincunx between Leonine Mars and Piscean Neptune, many positive manifestations are also available. These include inspiration for your dramatic expressions, divinely saturated tantric sexuality and inspired leadership!

Cradle Aspect Pattern

A Cradle aspect pattern is active nearly the entire month, today through 9/30, peaking on 9/17. The four planets making up this configuration are Ceres, Saturn, Chiron and Pluto. Venus also joins the Cradle 9/14 through 9/23, buddying up with Saturn.

With all the planets in earth or water, this Cradle has a feminine flavor. It offers support for the healing of abundance or self-esteem issues. With both Pluto and Ceres involved, key players in the myth of Persephone, the theme of release and return may also figure prominently.

To enjoy maximum abundance (Ceres, Venus) and healing (Chiron), release all possessions and structures that have outlived their usefulness (Saturn and Pluto in mutual reception).

Mars-Juno-Saturn-Lunar Nodes Grand Cross

The 8/26 Juno-Saturn square is reinvigorated by a Grand Cross that also includes Leonine Mars and the lunar nodes. If there are aspects of your committed relationships that are not in harmony with your higher purpose, they may be drawn to your attention now, perhaps in dramatic fashion!

This aspect pattern also supports new committed relationships, as well as the reinvigoration of existing ones. Juno represents committed relationships, so take a hint from her Aquarian placement and search outside the box for a solution that meets everyone’s needs.

This Grand Cross peaks on 9/8 and wraps up on 9/14.

9/3 (Tue)

Events may highlight healing opportunities in your relationships with the Virgoan Sun opposing Piscean Chiron. If you’re trying to micromanage everything with your intellect, try trusting Spirit to synchronistically support you. This Sun-Chiron opposition is also part of the current Grand Sextile.

Shine out into the world as guided by your intuitive flashes with the Virgoan Sun quincunx Uranus. This can hold especially true in the areas of healing and service to others.

9/4 (Wed)

Today’s Mars-Juno opposition really should be interpreted in light of the aspect pattern it’s part of. Learn more about Monday’s Mars-Juno-Saturn-Lunar Nodes Grand Cross.

The Grand Sextile that started on 9/1 peaks today and ends on 9/7. It supports analytical thought, fine discrimination, healing, mentoring and more!

9/5 (Thu)

Virgo New Moon

September’s New Moon lines up on 9/5 at 7:36 AM (13°04′ Virgo). New beginnings in service, health, routines and attention to detail are supported.


This New Moon has four significant aspects, all from slower planets. A tight opposition from Chiron echoes Virgo’s healing power. Look for healing and mentoring opportunities in key relationships.

A quincunx from Uranus suggests that if you make the appropriate adjustment, you can enjoy paradigm shifts in any or all of the Virgo themes already given. A trine from Pluto eases transformation, while a tight sextile from Jupiter amplifies the power (and fun!) of this New Moon’s Virgoan possibilities.

Sabian Symbol

This New Moon’s Sabian Symbol is, “Finely lettered names and mysterious lines are seen; it is a family tree.” I know several people who are healing their entire lineage as they do their inner work. Even if you’re not yet called to do this, whatever healing work you do on yourself cannot help but resonate positively down your ancestral line!

A Ceres-Neptune opposition is a reminder that your self-esteem will be strongest when you consciously experience what you really are: the entire universe and all the dimensions of consciousness! This aspect is also ideal for visualizing prosperity.

9/6 (Fri)

Watch for challenge in key relationships as the Mars-Juno-Saturn T-square that began on 8/27 peaks today. (It ends on 9/14.) This aspect pattern can expose weak links so that you can choose to either strengthen or sever them. Used consciously, this T-square can also help give a new relationship a more solid foundation.

9/7 (Sat)

The Virgoan Sun’s sextile to Jupiter can smoothly and dynamically amplify service, health and attention to detail. This aspect is also part of the current Grand Sextile.

Speaking, writing, healing and service can partake of a special magic with Virgoan Mercury quintile Jupiter.

9/8 (Sun)

Spirit may be sprinkling particularly potent fairy dust into your relationships and creativity with Libran Venus quintile Pluto.

The Mars-Juno-Saturn-Lunar Nodes Grand Cross that started on 9/2 peaks today and wraps up on 9/14.

Void-of-Course Moons

It’s best to avoid starting important new projects or making major purchases during void-of-course Moons. “Business as usual” is the optimal strategy. Void-of-course Moons occur when the Moon has made her last major Ptolemaic aspect, but has not yet moved into her next sign.

9/3, 1:53 pm – 9/4, 6:45 am (Virgo)
9/6, 6:10 am – 3:14 pm (Libra)
9/8, 4:46 pm – 9:46 pm (Scorpio)

Whatever your Sun Sign, Benjamin’s forecasts can help you make the best use of the current astrological energies.

All dates and times are in the U.S. eastern time zone. Events are most powerful on the dates listed, but their influence will be active for at least several days before and after.

Everyone is affected by these global transits. However, you will be most powerfully impacted when moving planets activate sensitive points in your natal chart.

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  1. oN Wednesday..YOU SAID..”I know several people who are healing their entire lineage as they do their inner work.”

    How true is THAT!
    I just started enjoying your forecasts. They are very helpful and powerful. I enjoy your skills and talents at interpreting.

    It has been a whirlwind ride for all with these magnificent and unusual aspects and formations which seem to just keep coming!! Lots of change, lots of deep, deep healing and transmutations, transformations.
    But reading your interpretations helps me get a much better handle on things and deeper understandings.
    Thank you Benjamin.
    From a fellow astrologer,

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