Forecast for September, 2015

September is a gateway. As it goes on, it will feel like the pivotal month of the year — though the enormity of its impact might not be immediately apparent.

Its 30 days bring a breathtaking pile-up of influences: wrapping up and moving on from the old business of the summer; two eclipses, which are energizing one cycle and bringing another to a close; the fall equinox, which carries the sky’s energies forward throughout the season; and everybody’s favorite astro-occurrence, Mercury retrograde. All this lands us in and awakens us to the situations, connections and structures growing out of the upheaval of the past three years. (Not that turmoil is dying back. We’ll be shoring up how we’re dealing with it, rather than feeling the ground collapse beneath us.)

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The air of wrapping up and moving on dominates the first half of the month. The journey of the heart we’ve be on since mid-July is shifting gears, as Venus, ruler of all we value, ends her retrograde. She’s been taking us through a revisiting and rediscovery of people, places and things that were once dear, or still are, or newly are.  (Along the way, we’ve been picking up lost pieces of ourselves as well.) Massive realizations in this department meet motivation to do something about them on the first, when Venus joins with Mars, ruler of our drive and gumption.  This contact fuses the masculine and feminine in fixed fire, which bodes well for follow-through after she goes direct on the 6th.

We’re also ending cleaning up lingering agenda items from 2013-2014 that have been rearing their unwelcome, unpleasant little heads since the end of May. No matter what the surface form, all involve dirty, uncomfortable issues we don’t talk about easily or openly — joint finances, debt, taxes, reciprocity and return on investment, trust, intimacy, s-e-x. They’ve come back up thanks to Saturn, ruler of order, structure and the status quo, returning for one final pass through Scorpio, where he spent the past two calendar years.

This trigger for summer introspection says “See you in 30 years” to resource-focused Scorpio on the 17th and moves into Sagittarius for the next two years. His time there will press us to take responsibility for our world view and belief systems (and their ramifications), which will be a defining theme of the fall.

The month’s two eclipses add to the air of phases ending and shifting gear. The Virgo New Moon on the 12th/13th is a solar eclipse, starkly resetting issues of boundaries, health and service. With bigger-is-better Jupiter in his first full month in Virgo, both the clearing out and the propelling forward could be huge. (Read my article about what Jupiter in Virgo holds for all of us; order my talk and guides for each sign here.) Meanwhile, the relationship rewriting of the past 18 months hits a chapter close at the Aries Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on the 27th. This one underscores “I’m not tolerating that anymore” with “And I really mean it!” Neither eclipse is a one day event, remember, but instead will be rolling out over months.

In between the two eclipses Mercury goes retrograde, on the 17th, until the 9th of October. Mercury is the ruler of our information and transportation systems, which require extra attention when he is in retrograde motion. (Read my article about handling a Mercury retrograde.)

While it is true that misunderstandings will flourish, phones and computers will malfunction and traffic will jam, this particular retrograde holds actual useful potential in the midst of what else is occurring this month.  Mercury is in Libra, relationship central, inclining us to take others in account and talk with them, graciously and pleasingly, even.  The retrograde comes after we have assimilated the summer’s calibrating triggers and are operating under a newly honed approach to relationships (what we want, how we get it, what we put in, what we get out, etc.) It’s between eclipses that are rebooting boundaries and shutting down previous relationship agreements. And it starts the very day that Saturn, one of the summer review triggers, enters the sign of life philosophy and the higher mind.

The combined effect supersizes the possibilities of rethinking, readdressing, investigating and learning more about many many relationship developments. Seize opportunities to do that. Talk. Explore. Revisit. Ask questions you may have not had the nerve to pose before. Work with it. The approach will give you something more productive to do than scream at traffic jams and computers hanging up (though screaming has, admittedly, an appeal when Mercury retrograde becomes too much). Besides, we’re in different territory now, building different structures and different forms of relationships. They’re not looking, feeling or operating like their predecessors, so old assumptions don’t apply and will be counterproductive.  Get the lay of the land. Push past facades. Talk things out.

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2015 Pisces Full Moon

2015 Pisces Full Moon

August 29, 2015

11:35 AM PDT / 2:35 PM EDT / 6:35 PM GMT

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The Pisces Full Moon is a combination waking dream, party and mini-vacation, marking not only the end of summer, but also the winding down of years of upheaval. It’s an escape from what has come before, and a breather before we get to the work of the fall.

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Any Pisces Full Moon unhinges us from ordinary boundaries between individuals, and between us and mundane reality, time and space. We experience greater than usual awareness of our interconnectedness with other people and humanity in general — heightened empathy, compassion and love — and with the divine. We are more open to peak artistic experiences, to otherworldly inspiration and, let’s be honest, to countering rational thought with drink, drugs and entertainment.

This year’s model is more extreme than the usual. One reason is that the ruler of Pisces, Neptune, ruler of magic and illusion, is in the thick of the party, right at the Moon’s side, which makes his cosmic-fog machine influence all the greater. This influence is being egged on (reason number two) by more-more-more Jupiter, standing by the Sun. Jupiter’s position is also whipping up the power of the Virgo Sun and the paradoxical counterpoint it poses to all that free-flowing Piscean energy:  escalating the drive to push for intactness against immersion in the All; heightening discretion and discernment in the midst of soaking up others’ emotions.

The combination is producing an unlikely cocktail of romanticism and objectivity. Tender emotions are escalating, dreamlike, transcendent, bittersweet, magical and woozy-making, while some part of us remains in observer mode watching them crest and ebb. We’re knowingly walking into situations outside of what passes for reality.  We’re in for a getaway with awareness of going back to work, pronto; a magic show we know full well is tricking us; a sentimental journey with an eyebrow raised; a taste of love with eyes wide open; empathizing with a person in pain while strategizing ways to ease it.

A lot of this has love in all its possibilities as a central theme. Romance is not necessarily involved (old friendships, other peoples, animals, family issues, for a few aberrations), but in many cases it is. The Venus retrograde in Leo has been summoning exes, ghostly visitations and musings on long-gone love, missed opportunities and might-have-beens, which are cresting under this Moon into to wistfulness, longing and regret. Compassion and healing are another potential, of course.

The prospect of actually realizing a connection, new or renewed, is also coursing through this Moon. It’s steaming with the passion and anticipation of cosmic lovers Venus and Mars hurtling toward their hot date on September 1. (Listen to my playlist to set the mood, or cheer them on.) The Full Moon might be putting the beloved in a spiritual light. Or elevating her/him to goddess/god-in-the-flesh status. Or cloaking the person in a glamour that may or may not be true to what’s underneath. Having observer mode on call will be handy; it’ll make possible keeping your eyes wide open while stars twinkle in them.

Watch for a cinematic quality in what washes up under this Full Moon.  Neptune’s illusions include the silver screen, and we could find life imitating art at times this weekend. “My Heart Goes On and On” will be the soundtrack for some of us. (That was on the Titanic, though, remember.) Some of us will end up in a Hot Tub Time Machine and revisit — possibly rewrite — history. Others of us are taking a cruise on the Love Boat, on which even aging singles just might hook up with the person of their dreams.  Still others may find themselves on Fantasy Island, where dream fulfillment might be for the moment, or might play out in a way that continues on the mainland afterward. And some of us will sidestep parallels to blockbusters or cheesy TV shows altogether and write their own scripts, with their own kind of music.

Enjoy the respite. Enjoy the escape. If you flirt with going overboard, let that observer side reel you back in. Or throw a lifeline. Or steer the boat alongside you until you get to shore.

Learn what’s in store for you after this Full Moon in my Jupiter in Virgo talk and guides for each sign.

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Jupiter in Virgo: The Clean-Up Crew Has Arrived (And You’re In It)

The old song “The Party’s Over” is in the air. (Don’t know it? Have a listen.) It’s sounding one of the themes of the next 13 months, as bigger-is-better Jupiter travels through the improvement zone of Virgo. Jupiter in Virgo is Good News for all of us. It’s turning some of the rubble of the past three years into firm and sturdy foundations. Not to mention, encouraging quite a lot of clean-up work.

Read the rest of my article on OM Times. (It’s short! And there’s an audio version if you prefer listening to reading!)

Learn what this means for YOU: Join me, astrologer Kathy Biehl, by phone 9 PM Eastern time, THURS, AUG 27. I’ll talk about what Jupiter’s shift into Virgo means for all of us, then take it sign by sign. You’ll laugh, you’ll sigh, you’ll nod your head in agreement and understanding. $25 includes an mp3 of the call, so sign up even if you can’t listen live. Learn more and register.

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Jupiter in Virgo: The Clean-Up Crew Is Arriving (and It’s You)

In which housekeeping becomes a teaching moment:

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Sign up for my Jupiter in Virgo teletalk. 9 PM EDT Thursday, August 27 by phone. Sign up even if the time’s inconvenient and you’ll get the mp3 when it’s ready. Read more.

Pre-order a Jupiter in Virgo guide or two. Each guide amounts to a mini-reading, laying out the areas of life up for renewal, expansion and stabilizing through next summer. Get one for your sign sun and rising sign, too. And for your friends and relations! There’s a price break if you order two, or if you order one or two in combination with the Jupiter in Virgo talk. The guides will arrive by September 1. Read more.

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