Saturn moves into 4° Libra today, breaking up the direct opposition to the Uranus/Jupiter conjunction, thus easing the tension and concomitant exhaustion that comes from such an intense relationship. Uranus has also moved back into Pisces (which occurred August 13), and the beauty-seeking, dreaminess of that water sign is softening the sharp edges of this planet. Uranus will remain in retrograde in Pisces until December 5th, when it turns direct. It will remain in Pisces until its final exit next March 11 and on into a longer stay in energetic Aries. These next 7 months are a useful time to review the past 7 years of Uranus’ journey through Pisces – look for where this planet has exerted its influence in your natal chart during that time and dive deep to glean the meanings of the external events and internal transformations that have taken place for you.
The t-square continues to loosen its tight grip as September progresses, freeing itself more fully after mid-month. Pluto will square again with the big giants as this season unfolds, but the big square is fading. Late August and early September are times to take it easy on ourselves and others as the configuration of late July begins to dissipate. Mercury remains retrograde in Virgo until September 12, and any initiations of new plans should be placed on hold until after that time. Pluto then follows out of retrograde, stationing direct on the 13th and moving forward from there. A long, deep exhale. Consider yourself to be in recovery from a major planetary event which touched into the core of self-identity, values and relationships. That’s big. Very big, and these next few weeks would be best used as a time to reflect on those subjects and undertake personally creative endeavors to reveal and further the transitions in those arenas of life.
The new moon in Virgo of September 8th is an excellent time to bring the future manifestation of thought forms into play. In my last post, I discussed the metaphysical meanings of the carpenter’s and architects tool’s – the compass and the square. On this new moon, pull out those instruments and a clean sheet of paper. Create the new structure you want, born of the flashpoint of the July t-square. Create a collage or mandala centering on those core changes and visioning them into being. Write down your personal code of ethics for your future spiritual path. Be prepared to abide by them as that future unfolds. This is the time to reset our coordinates, laying the Virgo earth groundwork to bring those commitments to fruition. Seek and re-define in yourself what has been cosmically altered this summer. September will open up the avenues to realize a new expressive resonance within.
Right at the moment, it is time to hold steady, feed yourself well, take nice hot baths and enjoy the company of tried and true friends. Lightening has just metaphorically struck and it is necessary to readjust to that light. People who have known you for a long time and have walked the path with you as trusted advisors would be good contacts to nurture and/or renew right now.