September - October, 2020
We live in times of potential great shifts of consciousness and change. On the first day of September we have an intense Full Moon (11:22 PM Mountain time so it could be on the 2nd if you live on the east coast or in Europe). This Full Moon sets the trend for potential overwhelm as well as great healing. The overwhelm could be felt by each of us because of the “psyche drain” that is part of the planetary aspects.
The pattern of planets I call a “Psyche Drain”© is a triangulation of 3 planets. I discovered this pattern when doing research on mysterious severe headaches that caused a client to withdraw from the world frequently. It turned out that when a transiting planet was transiting around 8 degrees Pisces it triggered the “psyche drain” triangle in her birth chart with her natal Mars/Venus and Moon/Saturn.
Planets involved in the “Psyche Drain”© on September 1 and 2 are Pluto/Saturn, Mars and the Sun - with these planets involved this is likely to be felt on inner and external levels - from the governmental chiefs to the everyday person just trying to make a living.
This is a planetary pattern that can increase a state of overwhelm and deep stress. Because the Sun is involved with Mars there will be issues and stress about personal identity, personal goals and aspirations. I know it is just occurring for a couple of days but often the sesquiquadrate aspects do line-up with squares and sesquiquadrate aspects to create “psyche drain” syndromes in your personal chart as it did for my client years ago. So, take care and instead of pushing self forward take some time-out if you feel the drain.
In the past 2 months I have seen many clients with this astrological phenomenon going on and explaining client’s exhaustion, state of disharmony and severe unrest. Perhaps, this combination of planets sets us up for the global pandemic. Certain planets involved such as Neptune and Saturn would be likely in a global event. I plan on doing some research on this.
The psyche drain can also affect our environment as it did in Japan March 11, 2011 when there was the Fukushima Daiichi Accident.
Guidance says - Beware of over-thinking while taking time for reflection before responding. If projects or problems arise that are complicated get help and delegate rather than trying to do everything yourself. Healing is possible when you accept the challenges with trust and faith in your higher self. Listen to God or your inner voice for healing paradigms. Sing Amazing Grace or similar songs to soothe your soul and psyche
Planetary Highlights for September and October –Squares – MARS is in a square to Pluto both months and in October MARS is in a square to Saturn and Jupiter also.
Energetically speaking Mars influences energy to go forward and to manifest. Squares will inhibit this energy and on top of the squares, Mars goes Retrograde on the 9th of September and remains retrograde until November 14. When Mars is retrograde we tend to feel less inclined to compete or fight or be at war out in the open but we can be in the shadow of Mars which tends to bring out negative and hostile energy.
Mars square Pluto can incite a war without declaring the war. So, beware of shadow like behavior where conspiracies and lies are shared just to get a rise out of the other person. It could influence heated and stressful energy. Stay centered and calm. This is a time for reflection and change but not war.
Mars retrograde is not about taking advantage of another, even though that is one of the shadow expressions. Instead Mars retrograde is about looking inward and exploring what needs action and what needs attention.
Ride the Uranus bus of Change and create a new paradigm for creativity
In September Uranus is in an exciting trine with Jupiter which has the energy of creative solutions for the populous.
In October, Uranus is now in an opposition to Mercury and is all about the energetics of debating. Uranus reigns with a more youthful and new approach while the opposition to Mercury could be describing the new way presidential debates will take place this year. Uranus rules the media and has great potential in reaching the collective all over the globe. Yet, the planet Mercury wants to have time for analyzing and responding with logical and well-formed answers.
Oppositions do create great stress but also an opportunity for negotiating and compromise.
September and October MOON EVENTS (Tropical Astrology)
Overall, the Moon is the closest planetary influence to Earth and it makes sense that the movements of the Moon in relationship to the Earth will affect all living matter on the earth.
MOON VOID of COURSE – on the following dates the Moon will be void of course for at least 1/2 a day and it is recommended to take care that you might be less focused with details. It is easy to lose things during moon void of course days. Take your time and be aware of hidden meanings and experiences.These dates are not the best dates for elective surgeries either. However, these dates are great for healing sessions, meditation, writing poetry and creative expression.
September 3 morning hours; September 8 until mid-afternoon; September 17 until early afternoon, September 23 until 5:17 PM; September 30 from 11:31 AM to late that night. October 5 until late that night; October 10 all day; October 12 all day; October 21 mid-afternoon to late that night; October 24 mid-afternoon to mid-afternoon next day; October 30 – most of the day.
September 1 – Full Moon
Guidance for this day is to take your time and don’t rush. It is a day for possibly solving important earthly matters, but the energies are often overwhelming today. Blend the practical and realistic into the spiritual and work with universal principles. Take steps to bring balance into your life.
September 6 - Moon at apogee -
The Lunar apogee is like a waning Moon phase when the energy is contracting, and the Moon is farthest from the earth. People tend to feel more anxious with this phase because they are aware that there is less and less time to get things done. Be patient, be patient, be patient… stay centered and fill your heart with light. Take responsibility for your actions and be with peace.
September 9 – Mars goes Retrograde until November 14, 2020
On this day plan out what you are going to edit, re-do or solve a problem. Stay clear of emotional backstabbing and people who are not responsible for their actions.
September 10 – last quarter Moon
This is a good day to release and let go of some conflict. Imagine a “re-set” button to push if your mind and heart are at odds with each other.
September 13 – Jupiter goes Direct
This is a great day to count your blessings and share what you can with others. Start something that is beneficial for your community and others.
September 17 - New Moon
This is a day to find inner peace no matter what others are saying and doing. It is beneficial to understand your best intentions and motivations as well as how to respond to others who are not aware of their inner motivations. Keep free of fearful language.
September 18 - Moon at Perigee –
The Moon at Perigee is when the Moon is closest to the earth and is like a building or waxing time of the Moon. This is a day for intimate and deep connections with those you love and care for.
September 24 – first quarter Moon –
There are a lot of things you have no control over. Pay attention to what you can control and make a plan to improve an aspect of your life./p>
October 1 – Full Moon
Pay attention to what is most important on your to-do list and if that’s all you get done today that is just fine. Leave time today for tuning into what motivates your responses and reactions. You can gain much insight.
October 3 – Moon at apogee –
Take action that assists others with compassion and understanding.
October 3 - Pluto stationary retrograde
Pluto is at 22 degrees Capricorn and seeks to transform each of our lives in a way that guides each of us to be more and more aware and sensitive of all other beings on the planet. Let go of attitudes and perspectives that isolate you from others.
October 4, 5, 6 – Pluto stationary Direct
Deep in the collective unconscious this planetary event is guiding each of us to acknowledge the truth. Is it the truth that “I” do no harm, but others do? The ego will say yes but the truth is – each of us has at times caused harm and suffering often without any awareness. Pluto wants each of us to pay attention and look at what motivates us as a hint of our potential cause of harm. We all are learning to be skillful and respectful now.
October 14 – Mercury goes Retrograde (until November 3)
Today is a great day to begin a project that clears up unnecessary clutter – clutter of physical space and clutter of inner mental space.
October 10 – Last Quarter Moon –
Take action that assists others with compassion and understanding.
October 16 – New Moon – and at perigee - Super Moon
Things might seem extra challenging today. Do what you must and choose the high road away from competition or jealousies. Instead, find inner peace and enjoyment with a special friend today. This is a positive day to go with your muse and create.
October 16 – at perigee –
Continue your efforts to go forward in new ways with relationships and your environment. This is a great day for intimate connections with the earth, special loved ones and all things on the earth that are sacred to you.
October 23 – 1st quarter Moon –
Enjoy friendships and small social interactions. Bring beauty and balance into your home and garden.
October 31 – Full Moon (just in time for Halloween)
Find your single most important thing to do today and get it done. There might be roadblocks and detours, but you have the time to still get there.
Thanks for visiting – the next moon and planetary update will be November 1, 2020