The mood is serious as the sun squares Pluto at the beginning of the week and conjuncts Saturn by the end. People want to be taken seriously for what they can do and need to think about work, school, or other heavy concerns.
We play our cards close to our chest. We need privacy; we may be dealing with deep and evolving feelings. Something that worked before may no longer do so and needs our attention. Children can seem a year older after only a few weeks in school. We are all touchy about having our trust or privacy breached.
Brooding is mostly benign as the sun opposes power broker Pluto and then conjuncts serious Saturn with emotional Venus and Mars in Scorpio. We feel tension between political candidates or within ourselves. Some tension challenges us to remember our own empowerment in the face of life, death, and difficult people.
The weekend begins with fluctuating energy and intensity under an Aries moon. Sunday and in the early part of the week, we are more earthy — we need to get down into our bodies and recover. It’s time to take care of our resources — winterize our homes or fix our gardens. Watch for an obsessive, possessive grip.
It’s also time to get down to foundations. Mudslides or other ground movements can occur; if plumbing problems in the basement or cracks in a foundation arise, deal with them immediately. We need to work on improving the foundations of our hopes, aspirations, and spiritual practices, too. Get down and dirty and work it from the bottom up. Friday, Sept. 24: Last night’s full moon leaves us energized but a bit fried. If we’re fed up with some delay in our lives, we need to be proactive — but play it for the long haul. Run with an unusual opportunity. It’s a willful evening. Saturday, Sept. 25: Early morning edginess and willfulness soften when we’re rested. Drop the chore list for others. Minor mishaps signal that it’s time to switch gears this afternoon. As the sun squares Pluto and the moon enters Taurus, loneliness or melancholy cloud one side and power plays haunt another; we can find the middle path. There are intense relationship dynamics tonight — play it safe. Sunday, Sept. 26: It’s potentially a socially awkward morning. Let’s meditate on our swirling primal feelings, forgive ourselves, and find something worthy to care about as the Taurus moon opposes Venus and Mars. Monday, Sept. 27: Listen for unusually honest judgments as the moon trines Mercury. Midday, information logjams or traffic flows can make it feel like we’re missing opportunities. Work on what can be done rather than insisting on the original plan. Tonight, relax; laughter can help find a solution. Tuesday, Sept. 28: It’s a practical, idealistic, and negotiable day. Feelings run deep under a lighthearted river of words and a verbal Gemini moon. We get more information by keeping people talking rather than asking pointed questions. Make overtures now, but don’t push conclusions. Tonight, we get tired and need distractions. Wednesday, Sept. 29: The rhythm is strange; we have to syncopate. Some people do things that feel out of context, irrational, or strangely aimless. Reasoning is more psychological than logical. Take care of surface communications; go to the MVD. Thursday, Sept. 30: It’s a complex day; if we take the high road, we see that other people’s success is ours. Nurture one another’s well-being. Don’t take seriously any mopey clouds of self-pity.