If you live in Hawaii or Pacific time please read this. The August VOC pdf for Pacific and Hawaii times have September 1 on them whereas the September times begin on the second VOC period September 3. The times are correct but that is Mercury retrograde. I am still trying to figure out what has happened to this software. Sorry for the goofiness.
Jupiter, now in Taurus, turns retrograde September 4 to December 30. While Jupiter is retrograde, the expansive activities we are working on must be turned within. Turning within shows us where we need to connect to our consciousness so that once Jupiter turns direct, we are able to see our inner transformation in our outer world. While Jupiter is retrograde, one does not want to open a new business or any other outer activity if you desire commercial success. I have incorporated the effects of Jupiter retrograde in the individual horoscopes.
Venus retrograde since July 23 turns direct September 3.
Venus retrograde has been a time of clearing the air and putting away dreams that we have come to know are not for us. What is for us is loving our lives and being content. Through that, Venus somewhere somehow will bring inner love from within to our outer lives. It is not ours to plan or control, but ours to better express love for one another. As we come to know and live through our consciousness, Venus brings us her gifts in our outer world. Positively, you have developed a better relationship with your love energy while Venus was retrograde. Now it is time to move away from what no longer works in your personal self expression. Hopefully, we have been able to resolve thoughts and issues as far back as 2015. The next time Venus will be retrograde in Leo will be in July and August 2031. Venus is next retrograde in March 2025.
Venus, direct in Leo, is square Jupiter September 16/17. Venus and Jupiter are at this angle for most of September. This expansive energy brings opportunities and growth whether you are trying to grow a tomato, a business, or a relationship. Squares are usually difficult, but this one is optimistic and makes for generally a positive month. Diets and other activities that require discipline are a challenge to follow and maintain. Head to the gym and make those muscles bigger and your waist smaller.
Venus is square Uranus September 29. We feel this beginning September 23. This aspect is full of relationship surprises. Be ready for what comes your way. Old patterns crash and burn. This is the time to embrace new ways of relating and new adventures in love.
Mercury is retrograde in Virgo until September 15. Finish stuff and pay attention to where you put the car keys. This is not the worst thing that can happen though it seems to get people more agitated than an LGBTQ t-shirt at Target. It will be fine. Read the fine print and pay attention and do not worry with what is on others peoples’ plates.
Mercury conjunct the Sun September 6 infuses many of us with Mercury’s tricks from September 3 to 9. Virgos, Sagittarius, Pisces, and Gemini are sorting through minor events which are a challenge if you go there in your mind. Take a deep breath and laugh at life and Mercury.
Mercury is trine Jupiter in Taurus September 29. We notice these effects beginning August 23. During this time we are compelled to come to terms with aspects of our character or situations that need to be resolved. Generally, all goes well and travel is favorable. With Mercury squaring Uranus at the same time, there will be disruptions and changes to plans. Many of us will be the cause of disruptions as we rock our boats and the people in those boats.
The Sun and the Moon
The Sun is trine Jupiter September 8. This is a great aspect that infuses confidence and optimism for many of us. Enjoy this day and pass good deeds and words onto others, thus amplifying good karma. That means we get back what we give to others ten fold.
*The new Moon at 21 degrees Virgo September 14 at 8:40 pm CDT
This new Moon is excellent for beginning new regimens and finding our place and community through the next new Moon October 14. This new Moon is harmoniously angled to Uranus. This means that we will easily accept new and different people and situations in our lives. Circumstances come up that help us let go of what no longer works. This is aspect brings events that show us what was lost was the best thing that could happen to us. Embrace this new lunar cycle. It is a good one.
The Sun in Virgo is opposite Neptune in Pisces September 19 and trine Pluto September 20. This is approximately a six days influence. The Sun/Pluto aspect infuses us with power and deep experiences that are easily used to our benefit and the benefit of others. However, with the Sun opposite Neptune we must be extra careful not to fall for con jobs and cunning people who want to manipulate us with disinformation.
* It is Fall, ya'll! The Sun enters Libra September 23 signaling the beginning of fall at 1:50 am CDT. This is a time of finding balance but sometimes we have to make choices so get off the fence.
*The full Moon at 4:58 am September 29 at 6 degrees Aries
Speaking of balance, the Moon is opposite the Sun meaning that somewhere in our lives we must find balance between ourselves and other people or situations. There will be bumps in the road now as we must maneuver through our relationships. This maneuvering takes us to a deeper connection. Some of us will call it a day and move on from that which seemingly has no resolution in our lives. Aries will be wired and many of us will flip and flop with our decisions.
Next month - Eclipses!
Pluto in Aquarius 1777 - 1798
The American Revolution was won.
The French Revolution and the French Reign of Terror
The industrial revolution
The dollar became the currency of the United States
Mercury Retrograde 2023
December 29, 2022 to January 18
April 21 to May 14
August 23 to Sept 15
December 13 to January 1,2024
You may want to get an app called Planetary Hours and consummate during the Venus hour.
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9/1 after 8:25 am CDT
9/8 after 12:01 am CDT
9/15 after12:44 pm CDT
9/22 after 3:21 pm CDT
I have been writing this column for over twenty-five years now and in order to better assist readers who are not students of astrology I offer some suggestions as to how to use the monthly summary.
Read the summary with your calendar that shows the whole month on one page. Read through the intro and make note of the days that I point out. Mark the new Moon and the full Moon. The days between the new Moon and the full Moon are when you generally want to start something that you want to grow. Do look at that Moon void chart and take a rest on those days. I have discovered that no matter what I plan, it turns out another way on a Moon void day. Anything you try to accomplish will turn out with unexpected results.
Make note of the three days before the new Moon. People usually get anxious during these days because the phone does not ring or they feel confused or simply nothing is happen. That is because it is wind down time before the new Moon. You will usually notice that the action of life picks up once the new Moon occurs. Also note the days that planets change directions, especially Mercury retrograde.
Hopefully these suggestions will give you a bit of a start to maneuvering through life with astrology.
Robert E Brown
As a part of helping readers live with astrology I have added a year long astrology calendar on the MOON VOID page. You can see all the voids month by month. Note the new Moons and the full Moons. The lunar quarters are listed and the aspects are noted on each day. If you are not astrology savvy you can at least have the Moon void information for the year. It's a pdf so you can download it.