The Ability to Create Balance


This week’s headline items: Very early on Monday, Mercury begins its 3-week Retrograde phase; the last Quarter Moon in Cancer becomes exact on Tuesday late evening; Pluto’s station intensifies from Wednesday on. Finally, on Saturday, Mercury ends its Station phase (although it remains retrograde), and the Balsamic Moon phase begins that evening.

There will be three Moon VoC phases this week: Monday night/Tuesday very early morning (for a little over 9 hours); Thursday late morning (for 10 hours); and Saturday evening (for almost 9 hours).


Before we get to this week’s forecast, I’d like to mention:

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Now, this week’s Forecast…


Monday, September 27th:

Monday, the Moon remains in chatty, versatile Gemini all day. It will journey there until Tuesday late morning. Until then, we like to learn, connect and interact as much as possible. “Busy” feels good: connecting online, on the phone, or sharing face-to-face, preferably multi-tasking all the way…

The one thing we can do without is boredom: If our mind is not engaged in some way, we might as well curl up and play dead 🙂

Monday very early morning at 1:10amEDT, Mercury comes to a standstill at 25.5 degrees of Libra (starting its 3-week Retrograde phase), slowing things down tremendously until Wednesday morning (Sept. 29th). Give yourself extra time to go to work (during that time) or to get things done. If you are traveling, just simply go with the flow… you’ll get there… eventually 😉 The same is true when it comes to all our technological communication devices…

With Mercury being Retrograde, its energy feels stronger inside of us, helping us recognize what is out of alignment, and pointing to how we can start to realign ourselves with the outside world, starting from within. We can ask ourselves: What feels unjust or imbalanced in my life?

Because of its retrograde status, Mercury will spend 66 days in Libra, the sign most concerned with one-on-one relationships, partnerships, balance, harmony, justice, collaboration, and art. This provides extra opportunities to connect from a place of harmony, peace, diplomacy, with a view to creating win/win outcomes.

We already talked about this, in great detail, in last week’s blog. If you are currently a Member, click here and scroll down to Sunday (Sept. 26th) to read the whole post about this Mercury Retrograde phase, or look for your Daily Forecast email for Sunday, Sept. 26th.

Another thing to take into consideration: how does each Mercury Retrograde phase affect your personal birth chart. Do you have any personal planets that Mercury will align with during its retrograde journey? The houses of your chart each represent different areas of your life — which of the houses in your chart is affected by this retrograde?

As with any retrograde, some of us will be more affected than others, depending on how it interacts with our personal chart. If you have your Ascendant, Career Point or any personal planets in: 8-28 degrees of Libra, Aries, Cancer or Capricorn you will be more affected by this particular retrograde. This is also true for those of us who have a Gemini, or Virgo Sun- or Rising-sign (Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo).

Monday late morning/early afternoon, we are asked to turn our attention towards the mismatch between our need for mental stimulation, and our desire to connect on a deep emotional level. Ask yourself: Am I after superficial exchanges? Or intense and authentic emotion?

Am I seeking out new information and keeping an open mind? Am I wanting to keep my mind busy with mental distractions — such as listening to the news or reading about other peoples’ opinions? Do I feel nudged toward emotionally deep transformative connections? What are my motivations when connecting and relating to others?

No matter what I engage in, could I drop any self-judgment? Could I even allow myself to dance with those mismatched energies? (Moon in Gemini quincunxes Venus in Scorpio, exact at 11:28am EDT)

Monday late afternoon, we are required to make some adjustments — and we may need to do a little stretching and growing, when it comes to our inner or emotional experiences. As best as you can, be gentle with yourself and others, seek to understand before seeking to be understood.(Moon in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces, exact at 4:11pm EDT)

Monday evening, we get a chance to connect with like-minded people, expand each other’s minds, and share information that allows us to see the bigger picture.(Moon in Gemini trines Jupiter in Aquarius, exact at 7:25pm EDT)

Monday night/Tuesday very early morning at 12:18am EDT, we enter a Moon Void of Course (VoC), that lasts for a little over 9 hours, until 9:34am EDT (Tuesday late morning). Use this intuitive time to connect with others one-on-one, and share information in a peaceful and fair fashion.

As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don’t start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan…


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