A Virgo New Moon is this week’s headliner, closely followed by an “Energizer Bunny” Mars-Saturn conjunction and a mystical Sun-Neptune opposition. We also have four Venus aspects and six new aspect patterns!
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Analytical thinking is gifted with both drive and endurance with Virgoan Mercury sextile Mars and Saturn. Speaking and writing are similarly energized.
Venus makes two aspects today: a quincunx to Chiron and a trine to Uranus. Some may experience wounding and adjustments in their relationships. But such catalysts, which commonly trigger pre-existing issues, can be used as opportunities to flush out the heavy energy that’s ready to clear. (See if this healing invocation helps.)
Inner wisdom to help you deal with all this is smoothly available through intuitive flashes. And with Venus in Leo, these aspects are ripe with creative inspiration and refinement!
With the Moon opposing Neptune, a constant flow of creative inspiration is available for your new ventures. Spiritual union practices are strongly supported.
If chaos or unpredictability manifest due to a Uranus sesquiquadrate, listen for intuitive flashes to guide you in setting your course.
This New Moon’s Sabian Symbol is, “Two guardian angels bringing protection.” Contemplating this can bring great comfort when you still perceive yourself as an isolated ego. But once you awaken to your true nature — pure divine awareness – you will realize that nothing could ever harm the unborn and undying consciousness that you really are!
An unexploited Mars-Saturn conjunction can feel like driving with the brakes on. You can either embrace the slowdown and focus on planning, or refocus this aspect to give you Energizer Bunny endurance!
With Mars and Saturn in Scorpio, a structured approach toward personal transformation can prove rewarding. This aspect will be felt until 9/8.
Leonine Venus‘ third aspect of the week is a square to Saturn. Don’t be surprised if the stern taskmaster writes you a reality check on your relationships, creativity or finances. If so, it’s only to draw your attention to a structure that needs elimination or repair. Any restriction of energy in these areas caused by this aspect should ease up by the weekend.
Being mindfully sweet to your sweetie can help stave off some of the difficult potentials of a square between Leonine Venus and Scorpionic Mars. Passionate lovemaking is a much more enjoyable use of this aspect than a heated argument! With both planets in fixed signs, take extra care to be as flexible as possible if a disagreement arises.
This Venus-Mars square can also be used to fuel creative productivity. Give your Muse free reign, even if she takes you into taboo territory!
Grand Trine: Juno-Vesta-Saturn-Chiron
Stable, flowing energy for healing, especially in your committed partnerships, is available with a Grand Trine that includes Juno, Vesta, Saturn and Chiron. This aspect pattern also supports stepping more fully into your selfless service as a healer or mentor.
With all four planets in water, the flow of intuition and emotion in these areas is significantly enhanced. This Juno-Vesta-Saturn-Chiron Grand Trine begins today, peaks on 9/9 and ends on 9/17.
A Cradle aspect pattern involving the Sun, Juno, Ceres and Pluto offers several intriguing possibilities. Are you in a committed relationship where you’re playing second fiddle, or in which your self-esteem is being diminished? This aspect pattern can support you in adopting an “I get as good as I give” mindset.
The theme of release and return is also at play. Some relationships may take a breather, while connections that have been on hiatus may resume. This Sun-Juno-Ceres-Pluto Cradle starts today, peaks on 9/5 and ends on 9/8.
Divinely guided service can be energized by the Virgoan Sun opposing Neptune. This aspect can also bring fresh inspiration in health matters and the improvement of systems and procedures.
This aspect can also fuel the temptation to overdo drugs or alcohol, play the martyr or drift in the doldrums. If any of these urges arise, positively redirect the energy into divine connection or creative expression.
A theme that showed up in two different aspect patterns last week – harmonizing the assertive and receptive aspects of your feminine nature – is re-energized this week by a Grand Cross. This aspect pattern adds Uranus to the Juno-Pallas Athena-Pluto T-square that started on 8/21.
With the decade-long Uranus-Pluto square in the game, revolutionary transformation in how you work with these feminine qualities is available. Can you follow your intuitive flashes in this area, while transforming or releasing those behavior patterns that don’t serve you?
This Juno-Pallas Athena-Uranus-Pluto Grand Cross peaks on 9/7 and ends on 9/14.
A second aspect pattern is also blossoming into something more. With the addition of the Sun, the Juno-Vesta-Saturn-Chiron Grand Trine that began yesterday becomes a Kite. As the Sun forms the kite point, it gives the other planets a focal point for their energies.
As a reminder, the basic nature of the Juno-Vesta-Saturn-Chiron Grand Trine is stable, flowing energy for healing, especially in committed partnerships. It also supports stepping more fully into selfless service as a healer or mentor, and significantly enhances the flow of intuition and emotion.
The Virgoan Sun adds a personal planet into the mix, an element not present in the original Grand Trine. This makes the effect more personal and pronounced, and reinforces the Grand Trine’s themes of service and mentoring.
This Sun-Juno-Vesta-Saturn-Chiron Kite begins today, peaks on 9/8 and ends on 9/14.
In a third case of aspect pattern augmentation, we have Vesta joining the Cradle that started Thursday. We now have three of the four asteroid goddesses in the same aspect pattern, which has grown into a Sun-Ceres-Juno-Vesta-Pluto Cradle.
In addition to the meaning of the original Cradle, we now see the possibility of self-esteem being boosted through service to a higher cause. To use all of these planetary energies, you and your committed partner could positively transform and add value to your relationship by working together in selfless service.
This amplified Sun-Ceres-Juno-Vesta-Pluto Cradle starts today. It peaks and ends on the same days as the original cradle, 9/5 and 9/8.
So its interpretation will echo those, with healing in your domestic environment and committed relationships being energized. Mentoring or counseling in these areas is also supported. This Sun-Juno-Chiron-Pluto Mystic Rectangle peaks on 9/5 and ends on 9/10.
The Juno-Pallas Athena-Pluto T-square that started 8/21 peaks today and ends on 9/14.
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.
- 8/26, 10:29 pm – 8/27, 5:56 pm (Libra)
- 8/29, 12:00 pm – 8/30, 4:54 am (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.