Burning the Candle at Both Ends — Forecast for Sept. 2nd – 8th


This week’s headline items: Beginning Tuesday, it’s time to take actions on your New Moon Intentions, the first Quarter Moon in Sagittarius becomes exact late on Thursday evening, and there will be three Moon VoC phases this week: Monday early morning (for 15 hours), Wednesday morning (a little over 16 hours) and Friday early afternoon (just over 18.5 hours).

Monday, September 2nd:

Monday, the Moon remains in harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra until 7:35pm EDT. The energy of the Libra Moon helps us be naturally courteous and diplomatic; we are more polite at this time, as we seek the approval of others.

We very much want to maintain equal, fair relationships at this time, and are therefore open to making compromises and negotiating. Today is a great time for mediation — but our need for peace and accompanying aversion to direct conflict could pull us to “yes” more easily than we might like.

We may also be able see both sides of the equation so well that we can’t make decisions. As best as you can, find an inner balance with this and communicate what needs to be said with grace and charm — even if it’s “No” 😉 One last quick note: this is also a great time for anything to do with visual arts.

Monday at 4:34am EDT, we enter a Moon Void of Course (VoC), that lasts for 15 hours until 7:35pm EDT. Use this intuitive time to make some adjustments and find creative ways to work with the energies at play: On the one hand, as best as you can, collaborate with others and play nice, on the other hand, be authentic and truthful about what you want to build long-term.

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 Monday early morning until the evening ahead of time.

Monday morning, a Sun/Mars alignment in almost 9 degrees of Virgo becomes exact at 6:42am EDT. We started to feel this aspect build from August 24th on (soon after the Sun entered Virgo), it will remain strong until September 10th – (due to the Sun and Mars staying within a 3 degree orb until then: 15-18º of Virgo).

This alignment brings a lot of energy to our personal projects/goals and our health and wellbeing. We feel more confident and capable to accomplish anything brand-new; we are also more excited to tackling something challenging.

Being active and taking action comes quite easily and naturally with this combo. One thing to watch out for: we have the tendency now to be burning the candle at both ends; this could lead to exhaustion and physical burn-out.

This is a great time to start new projects that are connected to our physical bodies, our health/wellbeing, our daily routines, or our passions; anything that requires inspirational leadership and taking precise actions is a perfect match for this alignment as well.

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (MC) or personal planets in 0-18 degrees of Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces, or Gemini? If so, you will feel the effects of this alignment more strongly than otherwise. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Aries (the Sun rules Leo; Mars rules Aries).

Monday early afternoon, a challenging Venus/Jupiter aspect becomes exact at 12:26pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect build from Friday, August 30th on, it will remain strong until Wednesday, September 4th. This aspect asks that we question our most fundamental beliefs and conditioning around money and relationships.

We have the opportunity here to grow beyond our understanding of what our values get us. Issues connected to love, relationships, and whatever is most valuable to us, can seem overwhelming at this time. This is because we have a tendency to overindulge or over-promise.

We mean well, because we are feeling quite optimistic at this time — but we may underestimate how much time we actually have, or how good a fit something actually is. Overspending, overindulging and over-promising could be connected to this aspect as well (as could making assumptions in our relationships); as best as you can, bring a non-judgmental awareness to any such tendencies.

As best as you can, weigh the benefits and limitations of any given situation or relationship (including those that lie within yourself or the other people involved), then base your decisions on what works best in the moment. Ask yourself: If I were less concerned with morality and “rightness”, what might I perceive about this from a neutral rather than a personal perspective?

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 12-18 degrees of Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces, or Gemini? If so, you will feel this aspect quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Sagittarius (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra; Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius).

Monday at 7:35pm EDT, the Moon moves into passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio, where it will journey until Wednesday late evening. We feel things deeply and have “X-Ray Vision” and “Bullshit-Smelling Abilities” 😉

Emotional authenticity is extremely important to us at this time; anything less than 100% emotional honesty could be perceived as flat-out dishonest. Once we feel safe trusting someone, we want to merge with them, preferably forever… as long as our trust is never betrayed.

The Moon in Scorpio urges us to uncover our own power. This occurs by a process of subtraction — it urges us to let go of whatever disempowers us. It’s thus an excellent time to look at “old” fears, limiting habits or emotional attachments, especially those stemming from past traumas.

Moon in Scorpio tends to run right over ambiguity — it’s “in or out”, “with us or against us”, “love me or leave me”. It can be stormy — a cold winter storm, or a torrid tropical storm of passion, depending on how we “work” the energies 🙂

Manipulation and paranoia are the lower vibrations of this Moon placement, so as best as you are able,…


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