Well Libra, you've possibly been a bit out of whack with your ruler, Venus, in Retrograde motion since the end of August and now you head into September with her still facing the past, turning you round and round about certain women, income scenarios, love interests, or items of beauty. Of course for your sign it's played out with a friend, group, the internet, astrology, charities, gatherings, your own aspirations, or original ideas so you've had plenty of time to go back to the drawing board or witness that walk down memory lane via these other people and situations and to see if you want to reconnect, release or rework something with this woman, income, love, or beauty theme. So do you? You will have the first 6 days to do whatever else you feel you need to here and then on the 6th Venus goes Direct and you are now ready to move on, with or without them/it.
A NEW MOON SOLAR ECLIPSE arrives at 2:41am eastern on the 13th/11:41pm pacific on the 12th. New Moons offer us 2 weeks with added cosmic support to go after something new or to take current themes to the next level. Solar Eclipses magnify their power by about 3 times and help 'eclipse' out anything that might be blocking that fresh start or next level. This one is going to focus on several topics for you Libra. One, your healing, addictions or hospital needs. Is it time to launch into something healthier here by eclipsing out the junk food, illness, bad habit, or other blockage? What can you do over the next 2 weeks to give this the best shot you have at it? Two; research and development. Is it time to eclipse something out by doing the research and then acting on what you find or by starting to develop your ideas or projects now? Three; Romance. Do you want to plan a romantic getaway or put the clandestine romance on new terms? What would you need to eclipse out by way of your thinking or choices? Four; artistic projects. Is it time to move forward on the film, music, art, poetry, dance, sculpture, or other muse related interest and what needs to be 'eclipsed' out to make it happen? Five; spiritual practices. Is it time to get serious about your yoga, meditation, magical interests, or psychic abilities? Could you eclipse out bad health or mental states by moving forward on some of this now? Six; Karma. Where are you on the karmic wheel with a certain someone or situation? Is it time to set off in some new direction here by eclipsing out the old? God is in the details on this one, figure out what you want and go for it.
Mercury Retrogrades for the last full Retrograde of the year on the 17th and will be in backwards motion until Oct. 9th. This is the first time in a while that it's happened in your sign so it's really about you Libra. You may have noticed things starting to slow down or people, thoughts and situations from the past coming back around. You may have had some urges to reconnect with someone or perhaps to let go of someone current or it could be that it's about reworking something that has gotten off the tracks. So notice what is consuming your thoughts about now, is there something about your body, image, brand, name, title, or personal needs that you want to review? Is there a way to go back and hit up that past person and give it another shot? Is someone around you now really not jiving with who you've become or are becoming and you feel the need to release them? What about reworking that body, image, brand, or title, what can you go back over and revise? As always, anything Libra related may have to do with key relationships so part of this may be about reconnecting with or releasing a romantic partnership, thus affecting the direction of your name/identity. It may be about seeking out that old specialist or letting go of the wrong one so that you can get fit or get out there in the way you want to be. It may be about a business partner and reclaiming someone of your old title or releasing a current one. It may be about the attorney or agent and how they can help you advocate for your needs. It may be about an old competitor or opponent and wanting to go back and get a do-over with them. It's your time to revamp things so ask yourself the tough questions and listen to what you are focusing on so intently now. If you are to be bedeviled by any of the prankster Mercury Retrograde themes it would have a personal or physical affect so do take care around miscommunications, mechanical breakdowns and agreements. You might find yourself at the wrong office for a mis-scheduled appointment or pissing someone off by misrepresenting your real intentions (perceived or otherwise) just slow down, be clear and double check facts and figures. It is important to go back but try not to make final decisions or sign new agreements until after the 9th if you can wait without harming your situation.
Saturn moves into Sagittarius on the 17th where he will now tour until the end of 2017. This gives you 2 years and 3 and a half months to work out everything he wants you to master. Saturn tests us where he goes so he is about to test your way of thinking and communicating, your agreements and sales, negotiations and pitches, interviewing and auditioning skills, how you handle responsibilities and ambitions in your local activities and with short trips, with vehicles and electronics, your brothers, sisters and neighbors, your writing and speaking roles, and any offers or decisions that can have a long term affect on your life. So it's simple, really, you just need to look at how to learn more, where to set limits or how to deal with the ones you find here, what to do about responsibilities and duty in any of these areas, how to handle any permanent endings or no's in the matter, and how to grow up, take the lead and put your ambitions forth here. So for instance, you may need to learn how to say 'no' in negotiations or meetings and Saturn will provide you with the situation to help you get a handle on this or perhaps you need to hear 'no' in meetings and negotiations so you can learn more masterful ways to put your ideas forward. It may be that during this time your writing matures and lands you an ambitious new gig through the process or that you need to redefine responsibilities with siblings, or your car burns out on you and you have to face that limit so you become more skilled at negotiating a new car deal or fixing issues before they become issues up ahead. Saturn really points out where you weaknesses are so that you can shore them up and so that once he leaves you are on more solid ground. So in areas that you've already got working for you there may be little testing from him but in situations where things could easily fall through on you, Saturn will shove it in your face and say, 'Grow up and do something about it.' Since this is happening in Sagittarius we want to apply these themes to helping us get where we're going so look at the legalities of things, do you need to get an attorney to help with the agreements, sales, neighbors, siblings, vehicles, etc or do you want to incorporate or learn more about your legal rights here? Is there something educational you can pursue, do you want to starting writing a 'how-to' book or broadcasting your teaching skills or learning something new at a local class? What about media or marketing, is there something here that could help you cement things with the sale, vehicles, electronics, writing, agreements, or meetings? This area is also about travel and foreign interests, is there a way to get your message out to a wider audience or should you buy a foreign car? It's also about weddings so you may attend a siblings or neighbors wedding or hold one at their house or you might start writing about weddings or take on a speaking part about it. So note what comes up for you as this begins to kick in now, it's time to get real about what you can end, set in place long term, structure, or get ambitious about.
The Jupiter/Neptune opposition on the 18th is interesting because it poses a turning point on a much longer evolutionary scale and brings it about via the reflection you are getting from someone else. So on the one hand, you have Jupiter and the promises he is giving you to see some growth if you put in the effort with any art, film, music, poetry, meditation, yoga, magical interests, psychic abilities, healing, addictions, hospitals, research, or romance. It's a year when the more you believe in yourself and then take action to show the universe that you do in these areas that you may be rewarded in ways you would not so easily be at other times. Then there is this other person and they are reflecting this topic to you via the work, health, co-worker, pet, paperwork, or hired help situation. Now with this reflective energy/person, you can choose to let it inspire you, to push you forward on your own journey or you can get caught up in the boundary issues, deception and addictive nature of what's going on. The truth is, it's your lesson and in the end it is your turning point, so where is the growth for you and how can you put some distance between you and the lower vibration here while embracing it's heights?
The Fall Equinox arrives on the 23rd as the Sun moves into your sign for a 30 day stint. This puts a lovely spotlight on you Libra and will help you to stand out in a crowd and put your own needs forward. You should start to get more personally and physically involved with your own well-being. Use this time to start getting healthy or fit on a physical level, to see doctors if your body needs a tune up, to work on your image or brand, to pursue anything that lures you involving your name, title or identity. It's your time to shine, so shine!
Mars moves into Virgo on the 24th where he will now tour for the next 7 weeks. You haven't had Mars energy firing things up in this part of the sky for 2 years! So now with Jupiter doing his best to broaden your horizons and a New Moon Solar Eclipse trying to open things up while eclipsing out what is yesterday's news, you now have Mars to bring the action to bear. This will help you motivate on making things happen with artistic projects, romantic interludes, spiritual practices, healing or hospitals, research or development, and any karmic situations. Mars may stir passions here to a higher level or help you bring out any anger issues or fight the good fight. It's time to move on this, just do it.
The 25th may be an intense day as Pluto has stationed to go Direct after months in Retrograde while Mercury Retrograde comes up to square him. So it's going to be about powerful changes or feelings stirred over what's going on with home, real estate deals, moves, renovations, parents, roommates, or family. Since Mercury squaring this is from your sign you will be the one with something to say or hear about the changes going on here. Note that whatever this is for you, once Mercury goes Direct on the 9th things will shift a bit more.
The month wraps with a FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE that arrives on the 27th. This one is about relationship so it's a time surrounding this date when you can see a major ending or something hitting its stride by way of celebrations or achievements and it is going to be about the romantic partner, business partner, agent, attorney, client, specialist, opponent, competitor, or other key relationship. So what do you want to 'eclipse' out and what do you want to see end or come through, wrap up or be celebrated? Put energy towards this climactic high-point.