Sunday, August 31. The Moon contacts Saturn and Mars in Scorpio today, possibly dredging up emotion, memory, and stuck energy from places we may have forgotten. If you have capacity to stick with the downward pull, you may find transformative healing that can be of service to others who don’t have this capacity. If it feels overwhelming, know this too will pass shortly. The Moon’s entry into Sagittarius tomorrow will lighten things considerably.
Monday, September 1. Labor Day. Time to thank the workers and the unionizers. This holiday always occurs in the Virgo month. Virgo rules everyday work and workers. It also rules work that is service. May our work feed not only our bodies but our souls. I am grateful for the workers. The Moon’s shift from Scorpio to Sagittarius could not happen sooner. There is a reason to look up and look ahead. What is your next adventure? The Moon squares Neptune this evening, before we achieve that lofty dream, we may feel like taking a break for some escapist entertainment. Most likely, if you are drawn to this tonight, you need it. If you are drawn to solitary pursuits, be gentle with your heart.
September 2—First Quarter Moon: Manifesting. In the introduction to this week’s forecast I included a link to Joanna Macy’s 12 qualities for a holonic shift. She supposes that we need a holonic shift in consciousness to meet the ecological challenges we face. She writes: “The holonic shift does not sacrifice, but instead requires, the uniqueness of each part, the distinctiveness of its functioning and its perspective.” This Virgo lunar cycle is a chance to impact the whole by affecting the parts. Here is quality number seven from Macy’s list: “Believe no one who claims to have the final answer. Such claims are a sign of ignorance and limited self-interest.” This is a good reminder with the Moon in Sagittarius in square aspect to the Sun in Virgo. Both of these are mutable signs and so are very concerned with meaning. One shadow of Sagittarius is a tendency to believe there is only one truth. There are many and the grand adventure is to make room for more and more of them. This phase of a lunar cycle is a test of our intentions. It may be necessary to adjust what we thought the month was about. New information is coming in. Remaining adaptable is key to learning what we need to learn at this stage of the game. Mercury enters Libra today. We want balanced and harmonious information. We also want our voices to stand for fairness and justice. Equitable negotiations are a focus since Mercury will station retrograde at 2 degrees of Scorpio on October 4 and then move quickly back into Libra until November 8. We get lots of practice at clarifying our messages this fall! You may want to begin today. The Moon in a fire sign makes energizing connections to Jupiter and Uranus, both in fire signs. We find ourselves with more energy. Enjoy.
Thursday, September 4. Acting, even in very small ways, to support our intention and desires for this lunar cycle gets us out of a self-critical mindset today. We are our own worst enemy when we get stuck in perfectionism. Our dreams are valuable. The Moon in Capricorn lends support for doing something about them. Reinforce your goals with determined action. When the Moon squares temperamental Uranus in Aries this afternoon (CDT) don’t get sidetracked by impatience, yours or others. Before going to bed, take note of what you really accomplished today. Even setbacks can be valuable.