Sunday, September 28. Emergence. That’s what the transition between Scorpio and Sagittarius often feels like. The Moon emerges and so do we. All three fire signs, Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, are activated with this emergence. The fire signs are a major influence up to the Full Moon on October 8, so begin to notice fire in your life right now. Fire encourages action, encourages expansion in creativity, and can spark reactivity and anger. Fire brings life force. In preparation for emergence, let the day begin slowly, feeling into the last hours of the Scorpio Moon. Darker emotions are gently surfacing and we might avoid conflict if we honor them. With the Sun quincunx Neptune, pay attention to dreams or intuitive insights. There is a push and pull between a desire to be alone and a desire to connect with others. And a push and pull between certainty and fantasy. Edgewalking is preferred to any extreme positions.
Monday, September 29. Although a grand trine (when all three signs of one element are involved in an aspect pattern) presents benefits originating from that element, we need to consciously engage with the energy to find them. If we consciously engage with the qualities of fire signs this week, we will find fire’s gifts. I call this feeding my fire. What adds spark, light, and transformation to yours? The Moon in Sagittarius, mutable fire sign, encourages the quest for meaning. Truth, self-awareness, and life force energy are some of the fire gifts we may uncover in the quest. Mars in Sagittarius, Jupiter in Leo, and Uranus in Aries are the planets of the fire trine. If you are thinking of making changes right now, you will find lots of support. Be true to yourself. Find the fire that brings life. Venus adds grace and sociability to the mix with its ingress into Libra, one of the signs that Venus rules. Venus stays in Libra until October 23. Fire can be gracious too. Spread warmth.
Thursday, October 2. Since 2012, Uranus in Aries began moving in and out of an exact square with Pluto in Capricorn for a total of seven times. The sixth square happens in December 2014 and the last one will be in March 2015. You can find many articles about this important transit online and in magazines. As an astrologer, I would say this is the defining transit of our time. Our time being the crossroads of choice, do we fundamentally change the way we structure our lives and cultures? Can we live with more accountability for our impact on the Earth and all beings? There is nothing special about today except that the Moon in Capricorn reminds us of this ongoing transit by making contact with Pluto yesterday and with Uranus right after midnight last night. The ongoing fire trine can motivate us to move ahead and release obstacles to change. This lunar cycle invites us to notice how our choices are being balanced by the forces of nature. This isn’t about despair, but the ever-renewing spark of illumination and action.