AUTUMN FALLS IN LIKE A FLOATING ORANGE LEAF. Friendly, socially conscious Libra conjuncts Jupiter, expanding our possibilities. Now our work year really begins.
Since Mercury just turned direct yesterday, after three weeks retrograde, we may have to spend some time straightening out problems and correcting misunderstandings. Over the next week, we’ll be able to get some perspective and see a bit further ahead. If we had a minor victory during the last three weeks, we now need to follow it up with concrete efforts and make it permanent.
But all is not light and sunlight. Venus leaves friendly Libra and enters Scorpio, a place that brings up our more passionate and intense feelings, our resentment and longing. We may get a green light, but so will our competitors and our arch nemesis, if we have one. The world gets busy. If we work with the stars, we’ll make it a more interesting, fair, lovely, and equitable place.
The weekend begins under a cozy Cancer moon. Mercury trines Pluto, an investigative aspect that has our mind looking under rocks. We can become detectives, solve problems, and find lost items or animals — or just uncover a nosy, gossipy streak. It’s a deeply psychological aspect.
A more outgoing Leo moon on Sunday gets us out of the house. We can finally feel the winds shifting and possibilities opening through Monday. Pluto turns direct on Monday, and some energy becomes unblocked. There is a chance we can suddenly see how power is being misused and need to correct a problem. On Wednesday, Mars enters Capricorn and adds determination and endurance to all our plans, for better or for worse. Let’s get to work.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23: The mood is curious, deep, and ready, but our sense of humor may feel a bit threadbare. Our minds may clear and our feelings intensify. Evening brings emotional fuzziness and projections; stay centered and check facts.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24: We may wake up worried, but the day unfolds easily, if slowly and with a wave of shyness. Revelations help this afternoon. Static can build tonight; most of us will be safe and cozy, but a few places spark tension. Feed peaceful thoughts and helpful energy.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25: We need to take care of ourselves this morning. Most of us are not being narcissists, but we need to check in and making sure we’re on track, refilling our wells, and doing our own homework; otherwise, we’ll get irritable about other people’s demands. The afternoon grows sweeter and more generous, but the world has an underlying prickly, volatile edge.
MONDAY, SEPT. 26: The scope of possibilities expands as the sun conjuncts expansive Jupiter. We may see the best and worst in humankind. Let’s catch a fresh wind in our sails.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 27: Contemplate and connect this morning. Get those dreams down on paper and outline the new proposal. This afternoon a new industriousness kicks in if we can stay on track. Go for it as Mars enters industrious Capricorn.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28: Momentary confusion whispers early on as the moon conjuncts Neptune; we may slow down, but this can help us check back in with our vision. A cranky competence returns this afternoon, followed by a thoughtful evening.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29: Cycles end and begin; like a child’s tooth, old patterns are pushed out by new growth. Don’t identify with what’s leaving; instead find the exciting new shoots within. In this discomfort some people get cranky or fault-finding, but the details are not the real issue.