Weekly Astrology Forecast September 17
We have a big week coming up with the second of the Uranus Pluto squares dominating the energy. This means that we are in for a hell of a ride with an increase in the intensity which has been displayed in the rioting around the world because of that provocative movie about Islam. Mercury joins into this drama through aspect so we can expect much heated debate and likely more shocking news. Fortunately we are still under the influence of a fairly benefic new moon pointing us toward a more nurturing and compassionate path. At the more personal level, we should see the strain of this major aspect play our in our close family relationships because the quarter moon this week is on a challenging star and makes the polarizing opposition aspect to the mother goddess Ceres.
Monday, September 17 Moon trine Jupiter eases us into the week and is about as warm and fuzzy as you can get. Friendly, generous and emotionally warm all at the same time, so this is an excellent few hours to snuggle up to your teddy bear.
Tuesday September 18 Moon conjunct Saturn is the polar opposite of yesterdays teddy bear aspect. This is more like trying to snuggling up to a cactus. Everyone’s mood is likely to be cold and reserved so don’t be too worried if you feel a bit isolated or depressed, it’s going around.
Wednesday September 19 is the big one, the second of the Uranus square Pluto aspects over the next few years. I have written in detail about the effects of this and tried putting a positive spin on it, and we can draw positive from it in our personal lives, especially relationships-wise. However as we have seen in the news in the last week with rioting and inflammatory messages flying around, the major social and political upheaval associated with Uranus and Pluto is bound to continue on the world stage.
Thursday September 20 Mercury in harsh aspect to both Uranus and Pluto highlights the extreme differences in ideologies and leads to an intensification of accusations and ultimatums. In our personal lives we can expect problems if we push our views onto others so it might be wise to avoid any confrontation or arguments today. There will be some compulsion to react and speak our mind but with this tense energy around it will be important to consider both sides and look for compromises.
Friday September 21 Sun square Ceres could have us reaching for our favorite bottle or blister pack to calm the nerves of recent days. This aspect also suggests some tension in parent-child relationships or family feuds.
Saturday September 22 the Quarter Moon highlights the realtionships problems associated with yesteradays Ceres transit. In the weekly horoscope below you can see this Moon at 0 degrees Capricorn is opposite Ceres. Moon opposite Ceres not only brings up challenges with maternal issues but also brings out those addictive tendencies as the Moon rules our subconscious behavior and Ceres has some rule over drugs. Not helping matters in this regard is that the Moon is on the sinister sounding star Sinistra, “Lustful, wanton, infamous, scandalous, addicted to sorcery and poisoning.”
Sunday September 23 the Sun quincunx Neptune means we are called on to use the logical side of our brains in order to find the right balance. Much of the recent difficulties in relationships and within our own psychology has been due to our subconscious behavior dominating. Now the conscious Sun comes forward to make some sense of the confusion and find a way through the fog. Later today the Sun trine Lilith allows us to fully integrate the darker, subconscious feminine energies with the conscious ego self and truly find a healthy balance by calling on our magical intuitive skills via the occult or prayer.