Action planet Mars enters Virgo on September 24th, running into a square with Saturn in Sagittarius from the 24th to 25th. Saturn will create delays and excess work, but will also focus you on the absolute necessities (or problem). Mars in Virgo is the “do it right’ transit, where ambition is fired by the desire for improvement.
Pluto stations direct in Capricorn on September 25th, signalling a time when the intensified transformations/demolition of Pluto Rx will be incorporated into your life. This energy can signal the release of something that’s been held back, or a *click* as your next move become clear. Along with Mars square Saturn (which rules Capricorn) the focus is on in one direction only. Options will be limited, but clear.
The September 27th/28th (depending on time zone) Full Moon eclipse in Aries conjuncts Vesta (devotion) and the South Node. It opposes Juno, Black Moon Lilith and the North Node, in Libra. A battle/desire (Aries) will be concluded (South Node), and the Libra North Node suggests the next chapter lies beyond what you’re currently fighting for. But Juno and Black Moon Lilith create an uneasy blend of loyalty mixed with anger (from being marginalized, repressed or ignored). Juno and Black Moon Lilith in Libra represent two sides of the power balance in relationships: fidelity/the ideal partner (Juno) and sexual rage/the dangerous woman (Black Moon Lilith). This dynamic will not be restricted to romantic relationships. Depending on what area of your chart is activated by the eclipse, these energies can play out anywhere under the guise of gender politics and breaking the rules.
The opposition to Vesta in Aries hi-lights conflicts between a personal desire that’s sacred, versus something that challenges it. Full Moon eclipses expose what's been brewing for awhile, and the culmination will come from what you do with that exposure.
Mars into your sector of routine can increase your workload, your ambition for self-care, or your desire to clean up and improve. The square to Saturn is a reminder that there are no shortcuts, whether you’re dealing with health, work or service to others. After initial frustrations around getting things started, Mars can power you forward.
Pluto direct in your career sector can set things in motion regarding the next chapter of your career shift, job search or dealings with those in power. Pluto’s transit has been redefining how you exercise personal authority and relate to those in authority, as well as restructuring what success means to you. This direct motion will urge you to move forward along a path that is in line with your authentic needs, especially if you have been locked into a career that feels meaningless.
The Full Moon eclipse in your sign hi-lights all relationship power issues: commitment versus infidelity, possession versus freedom, temptation versus staying the course. A new relationship can have an inevitable feeling, and should unfold without much effort on your part. However, the vibe will be intense, challenging and it’s possible that some of your greatest fears will be exposed. Saturn provides stability/guidance in the form of a legal confirmation, or confirmation of your core ideals.
- Increased activity: health, diet, exercise, medical issues, co-worker relationships, obligations to others, problem solving
- Shift forward: career, dealing with authority, future goals, professional image, ambition
- Culmination: all partnerships, marriage, divorce, start or end of an affair, confrontations involving jealousy, power shift in a relationship
Mars into your sector of self-expression gets you fired up, romantically or creatively. This energy can encourage you to pursue someone, or throw yourself into a creative project. Don’t let the brief Saturn square discourage you; it’s just a reminder that you need to put more effort into somethingyou’re serious about. And if you’re not serious about it, the Saturn square will be the time to drop it.
Pluto direct in your opportunities sector can mark the end of delays in long-term plans, or see you pursuing a new ideal/goal after much consideration. Pluto’s transit has been confronting your existing philosophies/beliefs (sometimes with a legal battle), in order to create growth in a new direction. Now Pluto direct is the time to move further down that path towards the future.
The Full Moon eclipse in your hidden sector can illuminate a hidden passion/temptation, or expose the consequences of less-than exemplary behaviour. How you live your life on daily basis (including work and/or relationships) will also be spotlighted; where does your devotion lie, and does your work have real value for you? Saturn heightens your awareness of what you can and cannot afford (financially or emotionally). Saturn asks you to carefully consider where/how you’re investing your energy.
- Increased activity: new romance, artistic work, pregnancy/children
- Shift forward: education, travel, publishing, legal matters, core beliefs
- Culmination: co-worker relationships, obligations with meaning versus automatic pilot, hidden attractions, unacknowledged jealousies
Mars into your domestic sector can increase activity at home/with family, in the form ofrepairs or adjustments, or more work with a home business. The Saturn square can provide a reality check, or make it clear where you and a domestic partner disagree. Too, you may run up against the first of the Saturn challenges regarding a relationship commitment or long-term goal.
Pluto direct in your sector of shared resources can enhance an intimate relationship, while encouraging you to embrace a more honest/fearless approach. Shared finances can be due for an overhaul, and issues involving money that’s owed can see progress. This transit is part of a long-term push to release old fears, or blockages. It’s also part of a significant lifestyle shift that begins on a deeper level.
The eclipse hits your social sector, illuminating an attraction, consequences of a flirtation, or major shift in a relationship (romantic or platonic). Results will be public, and will involve the desire to be noticed/appreciated versus the social impact of this desire. A certain social goal/ideal that sets you apart from others can be realized. New attractions versus established relationships are also a theme, and you may find that the desire for something stable has a powerful draw.
- Increased activity: home, family, home business, renovations, repairs, relocations
- Shift forward: debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances, physical/emotional intimacy
- Culmination: public image, friends, groups, platonic versus romantic relationships, commitment versus flirtations, realizing a public ideal
Mars into your communication sector can increase the number of clients, inquiries and demands. You may have to stand up for yourself and prove your point, especially during the Saturn square. Issues with siblings can be contentious, and all communications are marked with irritability. On the plus side, you’ll have more energy to get through paperwork or gather information.
Pluto direct in your relationship sector triggers the next phase of a partnership, or transformations in your love life. Pluto has been urging you to transform the way you relate to others, while becoming aware of what you have been projecting onto them (desired or threatening qualities). Pluto direct can symbolize another breakthrough, another layer removed, or a deeper understanding of your partnership.
The Full Moon eclipse in your career sector can trigger a career change, new professional image, or newexternal status (employed, unemployed, married, divorced). The draw towards future ambitions may create tension at home, as issues around “being all things” come up: career person and family man/woman, spouse and boss, etc. Too, there may be resentment around lack of recognition for domestic contributions. Remember that the North Node in your domestic sector is a call to balance external goals with personal life. The trine from Saturn can anchor you with a step-by-step plan, or it can signal a new position with increased responsibility. If things get crazy, use Saturn to establish an efficient, no-nonsense routine that keeps you focused on the essentials.
- Increased activity: emails, phone calls, conversations, arguments, sibling issues, research, client contacts, corrections/proofreading
- Shift forward: partnerships, what you project onto others
- Culmination: career, professional image, external status, meaning of success, balancing personal and professional life
Mars into your sector of personal resources fires your ambitions to earn more, but the square to Saturn may provide moments of doubt, or a reminder that there’s extra work to be done in order to earn your keep. In general, this transit can be helpful for going after what you need (financially and emotionally).
Pluto direct in your sector of routine can mark a rededication to a lifestyle change, or the moment when you realize that unproductive work/diet/exercise habits must be jettisoned. Changes in your work environment can also see progress, with the exit of a co-worker. Any changes in your day to day life are meant to push you to differentiate between meaningless actions that you perform “just because” versus work/obligations that resonate with you.
The Full Moon eclipse in your sector of opportunities can open up a door into the unexplored, or mark the start of an adventure. Too, old ideals (or an old battle) may reach a conclusion, and you’ll find it’s time to reorient your belief system, or what you’re fighting for. Communication/announcements can be disruptive, or expose something unpleasant. You may have to fuse contrasting ideas/lifestyles. The trine to Saturn suggests that there’s an opportunity to crystallize a personal or creative goal.
- Increased activity: earned money, self-esteem, emotional security
- Shift forward: health, diet, exercise, co-worker relationships, problem solving, service to others, work tasks
- Culmination: travel, education, publishing, mentoring, legal issues, expressing your philosophies
Mars into your sign keeps the momentum going that Jupiter started, although the square to Saturn will cause moments of frustration as you struggle to make headway under the weight of domestic responsibilities. Too this energy can cause a temporary deficit in your energy level/physical endurance. But no one rises to this type of challenge like you do, so dig in and focus. focus, focus. Careful and determined is the way to deal with this influence. After the square passes, you should feel a sense of release as blocks are cleared and others respond to your efforts.
Pluto direct in your sector of self-expression can see you forging ahead with a creative, romantic or personal goal. Pluto has been confronting you with an intensified urge to go after what you really want, or express the real you. If there's something you want to create, Pluto direct can trigger a now-or-never feeling.
The eclipse in your sector of shared resources, along with Mercury Rx in your sector of personal resources, can see you questioning a relationship or financial situation. Is it time to give more/demand more, or back off? Too, the eclipse can tip the balance into intense territory, as a new attraction or financial opportunity claims all your attention. You may feel pushed to fight for what you want. If there's a gut feeling that you deserve something you're not getting, don't ignore it.
- Increased activity: public identity, physical appearance, personal goals, energy level
- Shift forward: new romance, creative work, children/pregnancy
- Culmination: taxes, debts, loans, your partner's finances, physical/emotional intimacy
Mars into your hidden sector can stir up background/buried issues, while the square to Saturn could make you feel cornered, or at loss for words. However, the square can also draw your attention to something you’ve been ignoring/overlooking that requires your attention ASAP. The rest of the Mars transit is valuable for behind the scenes planning and taking care of yourself (this can be a low energy time). Along with Mercury Rx in your sign, open action may be difficult.
Pluto direct in your domestic sector continues the seismic shift of your foundations. Issues with parents, your physical/emotional foundations, or childhood issues can be churned up. This transit is meant to confront you with yourself; even if others are involved, the ultimate purpose is to bring you face to face with your core security needs. Pluto direct will move you further along that path.
The Full Moon eclipse in your relationship sector can push you forward, perhaps dramatically. A relationship or career shift may be triggered, but no matter what changes occur, a key theme will be acknowledging and integrating different facets of yourself. Juno and Lilith’s in your sign point to a confrontation between dependable/loyal/socially correct versus another side of you that doesn’t fit with what people have come to expect. Both are valid, and both need attention. There may be a break with tradition. Saturn’s trine can keep you aligned with what a partner needs, but remember that the North Node is in your sign; what’s your next step?
- Increased activity: secrets, background issues, rest, healing, overlooked details
- Shift forward: home, family, relocation, home renovations, home business, parents, childhood
- Culmination: you versus others, two sides of the coin, achieving fusion in your life, acknowledging all sides of your personality
Mars in your social sector can stir up social activity, arguments, or send you on a mission to improve something. The square to Saturn can temporarily dent your confidence or slow you down, but once the square passes, Mars should keep you fired up and ready to make your mark out there.
Pluto direct in your communication sector can signal progress with research, documents, or the crafting of your thoughts, and how you deliver them. Pluto’s transit is meant to push you to look closely at what you know (or think you know). You may embark on a course of study, or others may directly challenge your ideas. You’re being pushed to express what your truth is, and Pluto direct can help you gain momentum in how you express yourself. Too, there may be intensified changes in a sibling’s life.
The eclipse takes place in your sector of routine, illuminating a health or work issue. Co-worker conflicts could come to head, or you may be pushed into an uncomfortable decision involving work tasks/allocation. Too, you could be made aware of a secret issue/relationship/manipulation. Background dealings (yours or others) will need to watched carefully. If you’ve been less than honest, you could feel the repercussions now.
- Increased activity: friends, groups, the public, public image, group activities
- Shift forward: communication, sibling relationships, learning, understanding
- Culmination: health, diet, exercise, daily routine, obligations to others, co-workers, secrets brought to light
Mars into your career sector can increase your ambitions and work ethic, but the square to Saturn in your sign may cause temporary conflicts with management, as your method clashes with existing rules. Or, you may run into a delay regarding a project or job search. Too, Saturn’s increased responsibilities can weigh heavily on you as you experience your first taste of a new job/level of authority. But Mars can give you an energy boost to push forward, as well as the determination to tackle these new responsibilities.
Pluto direct in your sector of personal resources can signal progress around what you earn or need. Note the “progress” doest not necessarily mean a handsome raise or lottery win. Pluto’s transit it meant to draw your attention to what is necessary, and no longer necessary, for your survival. Yes, it’s that basic. Pluto direct is part of a long-term trend that’s teaching you how to make the most of what’s valuable, and how to treat yourself as valuable.
The eclipse hits your sector of self-expression, and could fire up a powerful new attraction, or the opportunity to strut your stuff. This is about going public, getting recognition, and having the freedom to be yourself. But the complex mix of energiescan also bring issues of jealousy and competition into the mix, especially if you or someone else isn’t getting enough attention. Use caution when dealing with public conflicts, or reacting to others; not everyone may agree with what you’re displaying.
- Increased activity: career, dealing with management, work responsibilities, professional image, ambitions
- Shift forward: earned money, self-esteem, emotional security, values
- Culmination: new romance, creative work, celebrations, full self expression, self-promotion
Mars into your opportunities sector can see you busy with travel, hitting the books, or exploration. The square to Saturn can put a brief crimp in your plans, or remind you that there’s extra work to be done (if you’ve embarked on a new course of study). Also, legal difficulties could manifest (when you least expect it). But overall, this transit is excellent for heading out on a new adventure, or charging forward with an enhanced sense of purpose (this energy can fire up your desire to fight for a cause).
Pluto direct in your sign will reveal results, as another layer of the old you is peeled away. The big picture transformation is not a fast process, but Pluto’s direct motion can remove delays, or accelerate a process of metamorphosis.
The eclipse in your domestic sector can see you shifting gears at home, or in a relationship. A domestic situation that’s been brewing can finally turn a corner, perhaps triggered by external competition, or the drive to bring your situation up to a level that matches your ambitions. Watch for gender politics at work, or surrounding your public/professional image. The North Node in your career sector says that, no matter what happens at home, your ultimate goal involves outward expansion and meeting the future. Pluto direct in your sign, and Mars, is also pushing you forward. Saturn (in your hidden sector) can offer reassurance, even as you find yourself considering a goodbye. What you’re moving away from is part of the reassurance, btw. It means you’re on the right path.
- Increased activity: long distance travel, education, publishing, legal matters, a crusade
- Shift forward: external identity, personal/professional goals
- Culmination: relationship, family, relocation, home renovations, home business, competition, wanting what someone else has
Mars in your sector of shared resources can heat up an intimate relationship, or see you pushing to address financial issues. Too, someone could push you in ways that you’re not comfortable with. The square to Saturn points to external pressure, or the need to conform to public rules (or pay off a loan). After the square passes you should feel more able to handle what comes your way, although someone else may be calling the shots.
Pluto direct in your hidden sector will be a very subtle influence. Pluto’s transit has been steadily removing an old lifestyle/belief system that you’ve identified with for a long time. There may be a mounting sense of confusion, as you attempt to find meaning in something that no longer has meaning for you. If it feels hollow, it’s time to let it go. Pluto direct will push you forward on that journey.
The eclipse in your communication sector can bring an announcement/answer/new contact that is quite sudden and powerful. There may be a very public announcement about a legal matter, or unpleasant truth. Too, you may decide that the time is ripe to speak your mind, or sever a connection. You can also launch a new idea/business. Because of the volatile energy of this eclipse, use caution with how you phrase your reply or statement. Saturn’s influence urges you to play by the rules, make it official, or focus your words in a specific area.
- Increased activity: physical/emotional intimacy, debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances
- Shift forward: moving towards a belief system that has meaning, leaving behind an outmoded dream/desire/identity
- Culmination: announcement, answer, legal issues, publishing, truths going public, sibling relationships, new contacts
Mars in your partnership sector can push you to react to a relationship issue, or it can signal competition (business or romantic). The square to Saturn can trigger frustrating disagreements or work conflicts. Overall, this energy is about responding to someone else’s demands, while still protecting your boundaries (and not projecting your anger).
Pluto direct in your social sector can bring the results of a public transition (for a friendship or group situation). In general, this transit is about letting go of people who do not support your growth and evolution. Depending on your situation, it can radically change your public identity and place in the collective. Pluto direct can signal the end of certain relationships, or increase your awareness that a group you’ve identified yourself with is no longer valid.
The eclipse in your sector of personal resources can bring you to a high-pressure, time-is-ripe moment regarding finances or emotional security. What you earn, who you pursue, or what is given to you, will be themes. This energy can push you to demand more, or it can make it clear that a job/relationship is not going to give you what you want. Intimacy can be especially touchy, with jealousy and insecurity driving reactions. Saturn’s harmonious aspects suggests that you keep your eye on the prize; whether its career, status or your future goals, you’re looking to establish yourself in a more secure, authoritative place.
- Increased activity: partnerships
- Shift forward: friends, groups, the public, your social circle
- Culmination: earned money, emotional security, looking out for yourself, self-esteem