This month makes a dramatic entrance with an Annular Solar Eclipse at 9 degrees Virgo on September 1, 2016. Eclipses mark periods or endings and beginnings…a time when highly significant events are more likely and fate tends to have more of a “free hand.” As the earth, the moon, and the sun interact it’s almost as if time holds its breath for moment, and cosmic energy comes streaming in on a new wavelength. This particular eclipse is related to a Virgo Solar Eclipse in September of 1997. You might want to review your life during that time to see if there are “karmic correlations” to your current scenario.
People always ask me at this point whether or not these eclipses are “Good or Bad.” I have to say neither. The words I would use to describe Eclipse Energy would be as follows: Auspicious, Enlightening, Elucidating, Transformational, and potentially Liberating. It all depends on you, your decisions, and your perspective about life. Certainly, these periods can indicate fateful changes, both globally and personally. If your birthday falls near to this eclipse you are in for a big year!
Since this Solar Eclipse is in a somewhat tense relationship to Saturn in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces we may see some more “serious consequences” as certain situations come to a head.We are learning many lessons about compromise, and the need to reconcile our dreams with reality. During these times of change it is always wise to make a conscious effort to be centered and grounded. Clear your mind and check in with your Higher Self and your Intentions. In this way, you will be able to tune in to this powerful vibration and gain great insight. Be mindful about all kinds of communication. When in doubt, DO NOTHING. This way you will be more helpful as many people will over-react to things at this time. Eclipse energy tends to have a strong effect the week before and the week after the event itself. And the events that take place during that time will keep rolling for months afterward.
Sometimes, earth changes coincide with eclipses. This one will only be visible across Africa and the Middle East, and we may some more noticeable events in these regions.
We will also have a solid few weeks of Mercury Retrograde in Virgo this September. The Virgo Vibe has to do with Health and Work, which could prove to be major Mercury Retrograde themes from some of us. If you are a Virgo or have Virgo prominent in your chart it may have more impact on you. It is best to hold off on big decisions, purchases, or contracts during September if possible. Mercury Retrograde is not particularly favorable for starting new things. Of course, Life sometimes has a different schedule in mind, so if you must forge ahead with new plans, a careful and systematic approach will help.
Here is a recap of this Mercury Retrograde Cycle:
Here is the Mercury Retro Timeline:
1. Mercury Retrograde begins to creep in, unofficially, on August 10, 2016
2. Things get more intense from August 24 through September 5
3. Mercury Retrograde “For Reals” August 30, 2016 at 29 degrees Virgo
4. Things get intense again from September 16-26
5. Mercury goes Direct on September 21, 2016
6. We’re totally outta the woods by October 7, 2016
There is a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse at 24 degrees Pisces on September 16, 2016, related to an eclipse at around the same degree in September 16, 1997. This one is strongly linked to personal and transpersonal healing, with Chiron in the mix. Uranus opposite Venus will stir big relationship changes for some. This eclipse is just a day after Mercury goes direct, so we may see some big events in world news…as the planetary forces are quite strong. Those with birthdays near this date are in for a highly significant year. m
Other important news this month: Jupiter goes into Libra on September 9, 2016, which is great, particularly for you Libras! And Pluto in Capricorn goes direct on September 26, 2016, which will give us more energy to make lasting changes.
September 22, 2016 is Fall Equinox, as the Sun enters Libra at about 7:21 am Pacific Time. Take time to celebrate a new cycle. Autumn is about harvest and gratitude. This is a good day to get in tune with your higher purpose.
Astro-Opportunity Dates: September 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26
Horoscopes for September 2016
Aries (March 21-April 19) It’s time to get tuned in to your Body Mind Spirit connection. Make needed changes with health and nutrition. Enhance aspects of your environment, both at home and work. Bring harmony into you’re your professional activities. Relationships are enhanced now.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) Earthy planetary influences bring enormous positive and creative energy your way. This could be fabulous if you channel it into something. Even if it’s just business as usual, you may experience a greater sense of flow and well-being. Great for love and romance.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) Put the focus on your personal world. Connect to your home, your family, and your roots. This will help you deal with any questions that come up regarding important relationships, your life direction, and career.
Cancer (June 21-July 21) This is a fabulous time to develop your ideas and get ready to put them into motion later in the Fall. Connections with siblings and/or people of like mind will prove beneficial. There is good energy available to improve things around your home. Do not neglect your health at this time, no matter how busy things get.
Leo (July 23-August 22) Key events are taking place relating to both your finances and your core values. What do you really want in the future? Make positive decisions now and you will reap great benefits later. Things may be better than you think they are. You will get some important information this month, pay attention.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) This is a time of great change for you. Grace under pressure may be necessary. Although you may experience some conflict with others, you have the key to solving your problems. Be proactive about your own issues and realize you cannot please everyone.
Libra (September 23-October 22) You are on the cusp of important realizations about your true path. Spiritual truths and self examination will yield great benefit to you now. You are just about to enter a period of rebirth that will affect many areas of your life.
Scorpio (October 23-Novemeber 21) Great insight is coming to you from others now. Your goals are shifting and this will realign your sense of purpose. You will be drawn to be around people who really share your point of view. Your psychic energy is high. Use it.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) Are you on the path you wish to be on regarding career and life direction? Changes may need to take place more on the inside then the outside. Resolve inner struggles and you’ll see relationships improve.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) Focus on expanding your horizons. Learning and teaching figure prominently now. Travel could bring important insight. A spiritual approach to career and life direction will prove to be of great value.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Clear out the old and bring in the new. Let go of the past. Begin flowing into a new cycle of growth and learning. Travel and change is coming in, get ready.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) Dynamic conflict arises concerning important relationships and career. This could be a good thing if you have your priorities straight. Don’t commit to anything that doesn’t represent you. And be willing to let go of that which no longer serves you.