Adventurous joy, broadcast by a delightful Mars-Jupiter-Uranus Grand Trine, is this week’s headline. The Fall Equinox, a Libra New Moon, and a revolutionary Sun-Uranus-Pluto T-square share the spotlight.
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Pluto, retrograde since 4/14, stations direct today. This gives fresh energy to activities such as transformation, research and detective work. Occult practices, sacred sexuality and joint ventures are also energized.
Pluto stations at 10°59′ Capricorn. Life themes represented by your sensitive natal points between 8° and 14° in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) will feel Pluto’s effects with special power now. This is because transiting planets are most powerful when they change directions.
In the affected life areas, release everything that doesn’t support your positive transformation. The more you’re willing to serve as a divine instrument guided by your intuitive wisdom, the more Plutonian power you’ll receive!
The Sun enters Libra at 10:29 PM EDT, heralding the Fall Equinox and the energies of relating, creativity, balance and equilibrium. This ends the annual six-month spring-summer cycle of yang expansion, and ushers in the six-month fall-winter cycle of yin contraction, reflection and contemplation.
Thought and communication can receive special inspiration with Mercury quintile Jupiter (26°35′ Libra-14°35′ Leo). With Mercury in Libra, creative writing and other fruits of the Muse receive a special sprinkling of fairy dust!
Jupiter Quincunx Chiron
You may experience more emotional triggering with Jupiter quincunx Chiron (14°39′ Leo-Pisces) thru 10/4. If so, this healing invocation may help you clear what’s coming up to be released.
Or you might adjust your schedule to accommodate more healing and mentoring activities. This mentoring might focus on the Jupiterian themes of religion, philosophy and the meaning of life. Or, with Jupiter in Leo, you might choose to fine-tune your skills as a leader or entertainer. As always, the ways in which you choose to partner with the planetary energies are up to you!
Libra New Moon
This lunation’s loose conjunction to Venus further reinforces all of the Libran themes just mentioned. A tight semi-square from Ceres invites reflection on how much your self-esteem is affected by others, rather than self-determined. And a semi-square from Jupiter amplifies this New Moon’s power, while adding a caution not to overextend yourself pursuing its themes!
This lunation’s Sabian Symbol, “The light of the sixth race transmuted to the seventh,” is about opening into a new level of unity consciousness. See what happens when you order up “Maximum unity consciousness that serves highest good, please” from your higher self and rest in passive breath awareness!
Breakthroughs in your religious or philosophical worldview, along with quantum leaps in your “joy capacity,” are being intuitively transmitted with Leonine Jupiter trine Uranus (14°59′ Leo-Aries). Are you creating enough quiet time in your consciousness to receive these divine blessings? This aspect peaks today and lasts through 11/8.
A powerful amplification of mental creativity is available with Libran Mercury quintile Pluto (28°59′ Libra-10°59′ Capricorn).
There are lots of great ways to use this flowing aspect pattern. You can begin or re-energize unusual endeavors relating to higher education, religion, philosophy or foreign cultures. Or how about stepping more boldly into your role as a leader or entertainer, in a way that exactly fits your unique talents and proclivities? This aspect pattern can also help you receive intuitive flashes more easily, and take actions that benefit your fellow beings.
This Mars-Jupiter-Uranus Grand Trine begins today, peaks on 10/6 and ends on 10/12.
Creative magic is in the air with Venus quintile Mars ( 27°29′ Virgo-9°29′ Sagittarius). This energy can also add a special zest to relationships. With Venus in Virgo, you can receive inspiration on how to fine-tune your creativity and relationships.
Mercury enters Scorpio today, turns retrograde on 10/3, and backpedals into Libra once again on 10/10. While the the winged messenger is in Scorpio, your mind may more naturally focus on areas such as transformation, sacred sexuality, occult practices and personal transformation. This is also a good time to focus on financial themes such as joint resources, taxes, insurance and investments.
Divine union practices and expressing your inspired creativity are excellent ways to use a Sun-Neptune quincunx (5°24′ Libra-Pisces). Focus on these areas if you find yourself tempted by Neptune’s darker themes of substance abuse, excessive escapism or aimlessness.
With the Sun in Libra, it may serve you to release or minimize contact with people who are not actively supporting your positive personal transformation. It’s also a great time to plunge into radical, no-holds-barred creative expression. In all these areas, dump the excess baggage that’s keeping you in stale old patterns and trust your intuitive flashes to guide you!
This Sun-Uranus-Pluto T-square starts today, peaks on 10/5 and ends on 10/9.
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.
- 9/23, 8:15 am – 9/24, 12:01 am (Libra)
- 9/26, 8:39 am – 10:31 am (Scorpio)
- 9/28, 4:31 pm – 6:52 pm (Sagittarius)
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.