Astro Report for September 2015

Venus still Retro in Leo– 14 degrees

Tuesday, September 1, 201512:01 am EDT

Goes Direct on Saturday, September 5, 20156:17 pm EDT

The Planet of love and adoration is still going against the grain preparing to trek across the face of the Sun. Affections at this time still seem to be awry in family-oriented Leo. Not to worry, though. Venus is strong-willed and has the capacity to overcome this obstacle. She allows her love and affection to come and go as needed or wanted, sometimes to a fault.



Uranus still Retro in Aries – 19 degrees

Tuesday, September 1, 201512:01 am EDT

Goes Direct on Friday, December 25, 20154:12 pm EST

Uranus is that Planet that hates to be confined. It is known as the “break out” Planet for that reason. When retrograde, Uranus can be responsible, more traditional and relaxed, but it feels bound by the obstacles surrounding it. As Uranus goes retrograde in Aries, there is a feeling of enthusiasm and courage to take responsibility. It is not a time to worry about what others think about you. Do your own thing at your own pace and life will be grand.



Neptune still Retro in Pisces – 8 degrees

Tuesday, September 1, 201512:01 pm EDT

Goes Direct on Thursday, Nov 19, 201512:39 am EST

The “Pink Fog Machine” normally keeps us from seeing the truth clearly, because Neptuneaskews our vision. When retrograde, Neptune can see things more clearly, like the fog has been lifted, for a short time. It helps you to understand the higher concepts of beauty, love and spirituality.



Pluto still Retrograde in Capricorn – 13 degrees

Tuesday, September 1, 201512:01 am EDT

Goes Direct on Friday, September 25, 20153:00 am EDT

Pluto resonates with mystery and transformation. While it is Retrograde, the energies become more stagnating, unchanging and powerless. When Pluto is Retrograde, mysteries and secrets are difficult to keep and sometimes are leaked to the world.



Labor Day

Monday, September 6, 201512:01 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.



Venus goes direct in Leo – 14 degrees

Saturday, September 5, 20156:17 pm EDT

The Planet of love and devotion stations and goes direct at the beginning of the month. Where she was more relaxed and easy going, Venus will now get back on track to her usual family-oriented self. Be ready for her affections of pride and pleasure. Expect a little more pillow talk afterwards while Venus rides out the last half of Leo.



9/11 – Patriot Day

Friday, September 11, 201500:01 am EDT

As we look upon this day in history, we remember the victims of the Towers in New York City in 2001 as well as at the Pentagon in Arlington County, VA and in Shanksville, PA. We honor the fallen heroes that rushed to save innocent lives. As a nation we strive to secure our borders against unknown enemies that threaten our way of life and our freedom. The Planets are lined up 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.



Eclipsed New Moon in Virgo – 20 degrees

Sunday, September 13, 20152:40 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 goes Retrograde in Libra – 15 degrees

Thursday, September 17 – 6:27 pm EDT

Goes direct on October 10, 2015 – 3:15 pm EDT

When Mercury goes Retro, 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. Be sure to weigh your words heavily or you may find your proverbial foot in mouth too often.



Saturn enters Sagittarius

Friday, September 18, 201512:11 am EDT

The Planet of Caution and Pessimism hangs out in an optimistic Sign, which has a way of saying things that aren’t appropriate. The energy is mentally combative within and sometimes comes out garbled. One will want to say what’s on their minds, but it will come out with negative charm.


Sun enters Libra – Happy Birthday, Libra!!

Wednesday, September 23, 20154:09 am EDT

Welcome the first day of Autumn – the time of equal days and equal nights. It is a time for 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)

Wednesday, September 23, 20157:01 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).



Pluto goes direct in Capricorn – 12 degrees

Friday, September 25, 20153:00 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 bring change 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.



Mars enters Virgo

Thursday, September 24, 20159:34 pm EDT

The last time Mars entered Virgo in October 2013, it hung out for about 2 months and then it seemed to run thru the rest of the Planets. Mars has no significance for the Sign, but when it slips thru the gates, the energy of action becomes more precise. You might feel impulsive about impeccability, but take your time, if you want perfection. You may want to change your mind midstream and make minor adjustments to your plan.



Eclipsed Full Moon in Aries – 4 degrees

Sunday, September 28, 201510:50 pm EDT

The Moon builds up energy and finally comes to fruition with robust energy when it is Full. If you had begun anything special at the New Moon, you should see a significant end result upon this Full Moon. Emotionally, the Moon generally helps to create an inner power or Ki that will grow and manifest with enthusiasm and passion. This is a time to challenge yourself and overcome the oddest of struggles. When eclipsed, this energy can sometimes hide itself to reveal itself later at the most inopportune time.


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 usually in season at this time, so the Full Moon has an additional name of Fruit Moon.



Besides the Moon, nothing conjuncts the Sun in September 2015.