NOTICE AN EMOTIONAL HIGH TIDE as the weekend begins under a simultaneous full moon and lunar eclipse in Pisces, and let it flow through. It is followed by a flare of energy or determination, bringing on a potentially creative and decisive — though not necessarily wise — beginning of the week.
Eclipses can act like astrological acupuncture, unblocking energy that is stuck. This one helps us truly feel what we feel — and maybe what everyone else feels as well, as our psychic boundaries can be unusually permeable. With the sun and Mercury radiating a Virgo work ethic, we may feel the pressure to stay efficiently busy, but the rest of the aspects ask us to stay in our hearts. Honestly, everything will move faster if we slow down and pace ourselves.
The week arcs through sensitivity to action and a restless heart. Be gentle; as Mars trines Uranus, tempers will flare. Clashes manifest, and revolutions foment. Payback can be quick and difficult, and relationships hit rough waters in response, so let’s not go there.
If we daydream and brainstorm under the eclipse, we can boldly explore or start building our vision and turn this weekend’s surge into positive action. Get it done, fix it, find it, build it, and then fine-tune the creative process early next week as Venus opposes Uranus under a cuddly Taurus moon.
All this activity and care can be tricky with Mercury retrograde in Virgo, which stirs up delays, minor mishaps, and missed cues and connections. It helps to laugh and remember that this cycle can help us rekindle old ties and recall where we were before the summer interrupted us.
On Wednesday, Mercury turns direct, asking us to take a deep breath before we begin to unwind, straighten out, and fly right. The fall equinox can bring a new sense of balance as the road unwinds before us.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 16: Our dreams follow us into the day. All our nerve endings can feel raw and aware, with life so full of little glitches. Help one another feel safe; laugh together often. We get excited or reactive as the moon enters Aries tonight.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17: Look for a real adventure. It’s better to channel a restless feistiness, or it can fuel irritable sparks. Our impulse control can be low, and mistakes are easily made. Building something can be satisfying, but measure three times and prioritize safety.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 18: It’s a wonderful day to talk to strangers and buy art. Our judgment may not be as strong as our curiosity while Venus opposes Uranus. Keep eyes open for new connections and opportunities for camaraderie.
MONDAY, SEPT. 19: Plant seeds on fertile ground. Go deep, get real, and stay on target with long-term plans. Enjoy a juicy flirtatious energy, and find new sparks in old friendships.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20: Do the research today as Mercury trines Pluto. Get the details in line. The conversation deepens because we notice the leaves turning as our hearts are longing.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21: Like a dog settling down to rest, everything spins and stays in the same place. Allow extra time, and confirm all reservations. Last-minute changes in plans may be an improvement.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22: Doors begin to open, and pressure equalizes, though we’re still impatient as fall begins. Mercury is still slow, so let’s take our time as we fix the glitches and mistakes, catch up, and straighten out interpersonal misunderstandings. Wait a few days to launch proposals.