Astro Report for September 2013


Labor Day

Monday, September 2, 2013 – 12:01 am EDT (Midnight)

Kick off your shoes and pad around barefoot on the last holiday of Summer!! As a day of rest from Labor, we look at the House of Employment, the 10th House. Neptune and Chiron, both retrograde, share space at the onset of the day bringing an energy of awareness and egotistical self-sacrifice. Enacted into law in 1894, Grover Cleveland was filled with unfounded trepidation. Today, it marks the symbolic end of Summer. Schools begin their new school year depending on the region. It is also the official ending to wear white pants… As the evening winds down, take time to settle in for a nice relaxing evening. It’s a short work-week, so enjoy a moment of peace and quiet after the long weekend.



New Moon in Virgo – 13 degrees

Thursday, September 5, 2013 – 7:35 am EDT

Emotional energy seems displaced and chaotic, but truthfully, it is always where you put it. And you know exactly where that is. The motherly instincts that you adhere to the most seem to be lost in confusion. However, when the clouds clear, you begin to shine in the magnificent glow of your truth. Nobody ever realizes the depths of your being until they watch and learn from you.



Mercury enters Libra

Monday, September 9, 2013 – 2:54 am EDT

Communications are weighed heavily against all odds. When you speak, you try to find balance in your words that will neither negate nor accent a subject. It is all about finding the truth in the matter and analyzing it for an honorable result.



9/11 – Patriot Day

Wednesday, September 11, 201300:01 am EDT

As we look upon this day in history, we remember the victims of the Towers in New York City in 2001. We honor the fallen heroes that rushed to save the innocents. As a nation we strive to secure our borders against unknown enemies that threaten our way of life and our freedom. The Planets are splayed out as evenly as possible to energize every nook and cranny for our Hearths and Homes. On this day, be mindful of your own well-being, be gentle with others and support your loyalties.



Venus enters Scorpio

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 – 2:02 am EDT

When the Planet of hedonistic Love enters its detriment of hidden sexual desires, there is an air of caution when entering into a new arena. Be mindful of your partner and their actions with you. Proceed with diligence and self-empowerment. Read up on the actions you would like to partake before you indulge. Once you start, there’s no going back.



Full Moon in Pisces – 26 degrees

Thursday, September 19, 2013 – 7:13 am EDT

A Full Moon brings final fruitions and manifestations of positive energies that have been building since the New Moon. When the Moon is Full in Pisces, we find our emotions more sedate, calm and happy-go-lucky. This energy is quite welcome since the previous planetary energies have been chiding us up to this point.



Native Lore

The Full Moon in September is also known as the Harvest Moon, because many farmers are still bringing in the harvests of the final season. Oftentimes, they work well into the evening hours and then when the Moon is Full, they have the ability to work under its beaming light. Many of the crops that are brought in are grains and corns. Thus, the Full Moon of September is also aptly named the Grain Moon or Corn Moon as well. Apples, Pears and other fruits are also in season at this time, so the Full Moon has an additional name of Fruit Moon.



Pluto goes Direct in Capricorn – 8 degrees

Friday, September 20, 2013 – 11:58 am EDT

Transformations seem to be heading in the right direction finally as Pluto sits in Capricorn. We remain cautious with our minor endeavors to change things in our lives, especially when it comes to saving money and becoming more frugal. If you are planning to make an investment, do your research to find proof against it – you may find more reasons to invest in it than not.



Sun enters Libra – Happy Birthday, Libra!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013 – 4:32 pm EDT

Welcome the first day of Autumn – the time of equal days and equal nights. It is a time of finding balance in Body, Mind and Spirit. The Sun in Libra brings power and excitement for finding that balance. As this is the Fall of the season, take time to watch the Sun set over the horizon tonight. You will be able to scry the various cloud formations for answers to your many questions. Bring a friend or two to enjoy and share the moment.



Mabon (aka Michaelmas)

Sunday, September 22, 2013 – 7:00 am EDT (sunrise)

Names: Autumnal Equinox, Fall Sabbat, Mabon, Foghar, Alban Elfed, Harvest Home, 2nd Festival of Harvest, Fruit Harvest, Wine Harvest, G?yl Ganol yr Hydref (Welsh)

Date: Sep 22nd or 23rd

Astro Correspondence: Sun enters Libra
Color: fall colors

Food: pig/pork, lamb, game birds, tree fruits, meads/wines, fresh vegetables from the garden, underground tubers, grains, nuts, pumpkins/gourds

Common Info: Story of Demeter, Persephone and Hades (Eleusinian Mysteries), 2nd Harvest Fest (tree fruits and vine/plant vegetables mostly), Story of Modron, gathering of the seeds, quilting projects for new winter blankets


Alban Elved (Mabon) marks the 2nd harvest Festival of the Wheel of the Year. The date is usually around September 22nd or when the Sun enters Libra. This is the Pagan Thanksgiving. The majority of all that needs harvested is done during this period. Sacred foods include freshly hunted game and fish, fresh fruits off the tree and the last of the grains. Mabon, Bran and Branwen are the chosen deities of worship. Apple magic is used to instill prosperity, settling debts and obligations (seeking to find balance).



Mercury enters Scorpio

Sunday, September 29, 2013 – 7:25 am EDT

Mercury has a way of helping us to communicate in the most profound ways. Philosophical moments may come and go, but the words of wisdom will ring in an air of truth. What you say today will come back to praise you later, as controversial as it may have been at the time.



Nothing conjuncts the Sun in September except the Moon



Nothing goes Retrograde in September



There are no notable Harmonic Concordances/Astro configurations/Planetary transits for September.