Transformational Astrology – September 2014 – by Henry Seltzer

astrology-septTransformational Astrology

September 2014

by Henry Seltzer

 

The astrology of September features Uranus, Neptune, Saturn, and Chiron. The powerful Saturn and Neptune archetypes are entirely antithetical to each other, and yet were each highlighted at the time of the recent Virgo New Moon – from the beginning of the last full week of August – that began the current cycle. This is because this New Moon opposed Neptune in its own sign of Pisces, which also receives various aspects from personal planets as the month unfolds, while Saturn and Mars were closely conjunct one another, at the 17+ degree mark of Scorpio. Saturn implies restrictions and limitations, and is somewhat stifling to the forward-going energy of Mars, representing action. Neptune is symbolic of otherworldly dimensions intuitively sensed; a reality that is orthogonal to our everyday affairs, and which underlies everything that we say and do.
Then we might look to Venus, Uranus and also Chiron, the Wounded Healer, at 16+ degrees of their respective signs, all forming powerful aspects to Saturn and Mars at the time of this potent New Moon. We therefore can expect themes over the course of this month represented by both the practical and grounded experience indicated by strong Saturn and as well the flights of fancy as symbolized the otherworldly energies of Uranus and Neptune. We have one foot in and one foot out of the physical plane as we head into fall and the prospect of further transformation and self-revelation.
The fact that Chiron was also aspected by all the personal planets in their line-up in the 17th or the 18th degree of their respective signs implies the underlying angst that change, and especially sudden change, brings. Plenty of partner activity is coming up, and along with that comes recognition of the wounding that prevents our fullest participation in relationship. The Full Moon that comes along on Monday, September 8th, aligns with Chiron as well, so that there is a steady stream of inner work from each of us that is called upon during the timing of these key moments in September entire monthly cycle.
This Virgo New Moon from August 25th was another in a series of powerful lunations, bringing the archetypal combinations of Saturn-Neptune, Saturn-Uranus and Uranus-Pluto into sharp focus over the course another rather intense monthly cycle. The Sun and Moon that opposed Neptune also made a forming quintile aspect to Saturn, while the other three personal planets, Mercury, Venus and Mars, all made closely aspecting to Saturn as well. Mars being conjunct Saturn in the eighteenth degree of Scorpio; Venus, lodged at 16+ degrees of Leo, was thus closely trine Uranus, square Saturn and bi-quintile Pluto.
In another chime with these emergent outer planet energies, a yod formed from Neptune and Pluto to Jupiter, which at the New Moon timing exactly opposed the Neptune-Pluto mid-point. With Uranus and Pluto nearing their next exact square, coming up in mid-December, the changeful beat of this climactic year continues. This involvement with Jupiter and also Neptune implies that spiritual components play an important role now in integrating the transformational effects that have been underway, and in preparing for the changes yet to come as we head into the ending of the year.

 

In another chime with these emergent outer planet energies, a yod formed from Neptune and Pluto to Jupiter, which at the New Moon timing exactly opposed the Neptune-Pluto mid-point. With Uranus and Pluto nearing their next exact square, coming up in mid-December, the changeful beat of this climactic year continues. This involvement with Jupiter and also Neptune implies that spiritual components play an important role now in integrating the transformational effects that have been underway, and in preparing for the changes yet to come as we head into the ending of the year.

ARIES (March 20-April 19). This month is key for your ongoing progress, Aries. While not all that easy, the rewards are great, particularly in terms of re-orienting yourself to important inner truth. Your relationship with significant partners, and indeed with your own inner world, is in the midst of massive change. You could find in symptoms of a virtual shutdown the greater focus and attention that you unconsciously seek. The great trick is to accept whatever difficulties come up for you now as potentially valid restrictions for the sake of your further soul-level development. You have been through – continuing all this year – an important evolution of consciousness. Your advantage is your intuition, so powerful at this time that you will know the right decision when you look inside. In the quiet of meditation, you might be able to discern a sense of your true mission rising up to greet you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 19). This is an exciting month of progress, Taurus. Your self-expression is blossoming, and you could unexpectedly find things turning out surprisingly well with what you have been attempting. You are drawn even further to the wisdom of your own inner world; it could be that you find enlightenment in the strangest of places. Relationship has been a huge issue lately, and becomes an even greater focus for you this month. Partners continue to be important as mentors and grounding influences or perhaps as overly critical voices, engendering your own unique reaction in response. Family members could also come into this picture, and provide complementary contrast with your own sense of yourself moving forward. You are on your road. There are, to be sure, difficulties that you are still likely to encounter, and yet you are getting there.

GEMINI (May 20-June 20). You are in for another amazing month, Gemini, one that calls for attention upon both inner and outer priorities. Starting late last month, issues of home and family could come up for conscientious concern, including shifting connections with family members or perhaps your sense of security for where you reside both physically and emotionally. You could be rearranging your dwelling space. You are additionally exploring innovations in what you do in the world, and the way that you connect up with the society that surrounds you, as has actually been the case for much of the first half of this year. You could be ready to take advantage of new opportunities in a more integrated fashion, attempting to discover a means to make your way forward that involves both your head and your heart.

CANCER (June 21-July 20) This is another interesting, educational and potentially challenging month for you, Cancer, that involves both dreaming and holding back from allowing your dreams to take charge. Communicating your vision to others around you is vitally important now. You require an absolute unfounded belief in yourself, and then must remember to also tie up your camel. You are intent on making something concretely happen out of all your dreamy imagination and the inspiring career changes that are still in the works for you; the trick is that you have to work them to make them come true. Visualizing your next stage, while tempering high idealism with a good dose of practicality, is one key. Another might be a sense of compromise that does not actually imply giving up on anything, but rather incorporating greater acceptance of what is.

LEO (July 21-Aug. 21) This is a month of mixed blessings, Leo. You are on the one hand slowed down to the point of madness, having to take everything one step at a time, which does have the virtue of lessons thoroughly and truly learned. On the other side of your current astrology, you are socially excited and energized, as well as supremely optimistic, so that you might only need to avoid becoming so swept up in the riches of castle in the sky visions that your feet no longer touch the earth. Being pulled in such different directions all at once can present difficulties, and you might despair for finding your way to a more solid footing, which is what you really want, deep down. You must learn to let your fantasies blossom and grow and weave their magic, while yet still returning to planet earth at regular intervals to make sure that it, and you, are still there.

VIRGO (Aug. 21-Sept. 21) Your times are still in changeful motion, Virgo. This could be the beginning of an important and novel stage, and in any case you have before you a highly charged monthly cycle. It is actually quite a bit of stop-and-go right now. The energy has been building since the weekend before September even began, with the occasion of the powerful New Moon in your sign. You are seeking to find your own unique way through, while suffering more than perhaps is necessary, based on the illusion of the perfect partnership in contrast to the inevitable realities of life on the planet and the pressure of ordinary day-to-day events. You are being pulled in at least two directions by feelings of limitation, with also the urge to break free of all restrictions, riding upon the strong tide of your evolutionary momentum.

LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 22) This is important monthly cycle for you, Libra, in which your emerging sense of future progress is really on your mind. There is a joyous enthusiasm within you for new horizons. You have been mulling over whither you are headed in your life in a way that is consistent with deep soul purpose, and these thoughts are still spinning around without a concrete conclusion, although perhaps the beginnings of one. Your curiosity is sparked regarding how partnership, that familiar area of endeavor and involvement, still has the power to surprise you. Your insides speak even more forcefully to the point than do your surface thoughts, although it is difficult to hear. There is no obvious channel for information to flow, leading you from one state of awareness to the next; only the subtle underground communication route provided by instinct and intuition.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) This is another in a series of confounding monthly cycles for you, Scorpio. You are simultaneously stimulated, excited and swerving joyously into new activities and yet also stymied and stifled by the unexpected limitations that you encounter along the way. This is just part and parcel of the real world necessities operating alongside of an extra potent dose of imagination. The point of view of others comes into the picture now as well, as useful although perhaps alien to your own. There is a tricky tightrope walk implicit there of not falling too far either toward or away from your allies. When you can balance the energies, this is an especially valuable time period for you. In helping to get your ideas into concrete manifestation, or at least aligning your feet to the starting line, you are including partnership addendums as reflections to your own flow.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 20) This is an exciting month for you, Sagittarius, when you will encounter further and deeper consequences of your ongoing transformation. You are very invested in outer accomplishment and professional activities this month, beginning even one week before its advent – with the timing of the Virgo New Moon that took place in your career sector. You are operating in a dedicated and focused manner, as you take seriously not only your work but also its spiritual ramifications. It is likely that a profound travel or educational experience could be opening up for you in the weeks ahead. Your self-expression is literally sizzling, and an important part of future planning. Your involvement in outer goals and achievement matches your strength of purpose in more general areas, and leads to an increasing awareness of the power of your inner world.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) You are coming into yet another interesting month, Capricorn. This is a deeply philosophical oriented time for you, with exciting opportunities that lead you off in some very interesting directions. You are financially fortunate and socially energized, while busily moving your agenda forward. You are a bit dreamy, and might be involved in travel or educational pursuits, either teaching or studying. It is a surprisingly internal set of goals that you are truly after. When you communicate you have the mystical side of your life as primary, with a focus on inner process. This is an excellent time to be getting ahead in the outer world, although not in a vacuum; your deep intuition plays an important part now. New perspectives are emerging, founded on depth researches that you are still undertaking, and based upon your ongoing profound metamorphosis in your very identity.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 17) This is an important month for you, Aquarius. Outer and inner worlds collide, as you investigate your own depths and look more closely into the minds and the psyches of others. You are also fiercely dedicated and focused now on outer world events and productivity. At times you might feel as though you come to an unexpected standstill while trying to make it all happen. There are enormous lessons available to you once you slow down enough to truly hear them. This is a good time to begin a journal because your messages to yourself will come directly from the heart. Your intuition is powerful now and has much to convey to you as you continue to mine your experience for useful and practical knowledge that enables you to move further along the road of your spiritual redevelopment.

PISCES (Feb. 18-March 19) This is a month of surprising contrasts and progress of a subtle kind, Pisces. While accepting the point of view of others around you as a valid adjunct to your own, you are embracing your true nature, which partakes in no small amount of the unseen world beyond your conscious mind. This monthly cycle makes for a fresh start on relationship perspectives and priorities. As you are feeling into changes that have been long coming, in the way you think about your future and what truly matters, going forward, you are finding unexpected chimes with partners. It is nevertheless a truly mystical place that you are coming from, as you make concrete sense out of an acknowledged insubstantial quality that applies equally to the deepest part of your psyche and to the solid material world, at its very foundations.

Henry Seltzer, transformational astrologer and creator of the TimePassages astrology software, is based in Santa Cruz, California. An extended look at this month’s star signs and a variety of astrology reports are available on his website. Henry also offers life enhancing private astrological counseling. Call him at 831-425-3686, or visit his website at www.astrograph.com.

 

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