Full Moon in Pisces – Sept. 6th, 12:02 AM
Lady Change’e the Chinese Moon Goddess, is honored at the full moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox, with the sharing of moon cakes, whose round shape symbolizes completeness and togetherness. She ascended to the Moon after drinking the Elixir of Immortality. It had been gifted to her husband after he slew nine out of ten wayward sons of an emperor who had turned into suns and were scorching the Earth. If she and her husband had split the elixir, they would each be immortal, but her mistake in drinking it all (or her sacrifice, depending on the telling) means she will spend eternity on the Moon.
Depicted with a companion rabbit, a magical potion maker, Change’e is beneficent, and will grant your wishes, but remember she favors those who are careful what they wish for, and who take initiative towards working to make their own dreams a reality. Trust in the process of transformation, like the changing colors of the leaves, but also put both of your feet firmly on the path towards wholeness.
New Moon in Virgo – Sept. 19th, 10:29 PM
Mayan Goddess of medicine and midwifery, Ixchel, enters quietly in her jaguar form, to sit and observe. How are you being healed and how are you assisting the healing of others? Jaguar medicine is powerful for clearing attachments and cords that no longer serve you.
Call upon Ixchel to help you find precision and clarity through your words. Let her help you end negative self-talk. Enlist her to walk your boundaries and protect you fiercely, as though you were her little cub. Locate a stone or amulet you can carry in your pocket to remind you of her power, just like shaman and physicians of old would carry in their medicine bundles. When Ixchel has your back, you can roar!
September Planetary Highlights
Until September 5: Mercury retrograde in Leo
Take extra caution to not be misunderstood in love. Words and actions get confused if you prefer codependency over love.
Until September 28: Pluto retrograde in Capricorn
What is your personal survival issue? Is it money? Is it relationships? Is it staying physically fit? Jupiter and Uranus are extending our energetic boundaries, so you know your baseline before this retrograde is over.
Until November 22: Neptune retrograde in Pisces
Pisces rules our path and Neptune rules our spiritual nature. Is your pathway in harmony with your spiritual development? To realign: breathe, meditate, and be in service to your community.
Until December 4: Chiron retrograde in Pisces
Reconcile your relationship with the spiritual world. Heal yourself and the whole world heals.
Until 2018: Uranus retrograde in Aries
It’s hard to move forward without creating rebellion. Stop before trouble starts. What can you do to promote freedom in your life via the truth?
Until 2018: Jupiter in Libra opposite Uranus in Aries
Know your boundaries so you don’t get stuck.
September 5: Mars enters Virgo
A new fitness program enchants you! If a new job has your name on it, change jobs.
September 9: Mercury enters Virgo
Virgo makes Mercury a happy messenger. Start a research project and pay attention to the divinity in the details!
September 13-14: Low Vitality
Allow things to end that have run their course. Get rest and know earth changes are possible.
September 19: Venus enters Virgo
If your self-esteem at work is challenged, you could suffer from perfectionism. Take time to play and all will be well.
September 19-25: Mars and Mercury coupled in Virgo
New knowledge is available a dream come true for the mind. Let your brilliant mind shine and new discoveries will bring pleasure. Go fishing for details but don’t lose sight of the pond.
September 22: Autumn Equinox–Sun enters Libra
As the days get shorter enjoy intimacy. Get close to each other as you turn inward during autumn.
September 27-28: Super Sensitivity
Stay out of the chaos that is in the air.
September 29: Mercury enters Libra
If your overactive mind is making you crazy, stop trying to figure things out. Trust your heart’s understanding to guide you.