As we embrace September's arrival, there can be a natural feeling of release and letting go in the transition towards Autumn. Just as we arose with the tides of Spring and Summer, we now begin to spiral inward with the arrival of earlier evenings and cooler airs. Every year, this time includes the Pisces Full Moon, an energy that helps us let go and surrender to the beauty in the flow of natural cycles. The planetary arrangement in this first week of the month supports you in maintaining an upbeat approach. You may find this helpful in the presence of the natural melancholy that often accompanies the shift towards the Fall and Winter.
Mars sextile Jupiter
9/1/22 - 9/5/22
This first week of September offers an abundance of energy with Mars and Jupiter in positive aspects with each other. Mars activates you to take action, and Jupiter can open you to move towards more growth and expansion in your life. With these two planets combined, you may feel stimulated to accomplish a lot during the 1st - 5th.
Early September is also a supportive time to take that next step with something you’ve wanted to create or build. As autumn approaches and another school year is starting for many, there can be a natural feeling of wanting to get “back to business,” especially if the previous months had you engaging in plenty of summer activities, adventures, and travel.
One important thing to notice during this first week is if you start to have too many irons burning in the fire regarding the things you want to accomplish, you may risk scattering your energy too much. Jupiter and Mars can also stimulate you into overdoing it. I recommend focusing on one or two things calling your attention and recognizing the higher success rate you’ll have with putting your effort towards them.
If you have a business, this is an excellent week to promote growth.
Mercury Oppose Jupiter
9/1/22 - 1/8/22
While Mars and Jupiter are grooving together, Mercury will also oppose Jupiter this first week of September, bringing a more expanded mental perspective to the things you’re putting your energy on. Mercury influences our minds, and Jupiter brings more optimism and the ability to see the bigger picture. There is less focus on the details, which can offer a level of thinking beyond obstacles and seeing the positive outcomes of what you are creating/building this week and the more essential things you are working on in your life.
Mercury is slowing down before it heads into retrograde on September 9th. In its slower movement, Mercury is hanging in opposition with Jupiter for a longer than usual time, offering more time to open into wide and optimistic mental perspectives.
Mercury Retrograde in Libra
9/9/22 - 10/1/22
Mercury is going retrograde from September 9th until Oct 1st.
When Mercury, although rarely observable, is in retrograde, it appears to be moving backward in the sky from Earth’s vantage point for three weeks. During this time, people often find more challenges and issues with communications, electronics, travel, etc. You may find getting from point A to point B takes longer, or there’s more back-and-forth communication before things become clear.
I see Mercury retrograde as an offering to surrender, trusting things will work out in the end. What seemed like a detour can bring you to something delightful you wouldn’t have been able to experience otherwise. Let go and allow an alternate way of “getting there” to manifest.
Mercury retrograde has gained more awareness in our collective cultural conversations. The most common theme is recognizing a tendency for communications and technology to go haywire. I find what is alive regarding Mercury retrograde is holding an awareness that the planetary energy that governs thought and communication is in “rewind” mode for three weeks.
Mercury is going back over the terrain of our recent weeks. It’s an excellent opportunity to review, reprocess, and integrate current events in your life. It’s a time for recollecting, reflecting, and metabolizing your recent experiences. When we avoid this opportunity and try to conduct our affairs by charging ahead as if Mercury were moving with a direct forward motion, communication and thinking go haywire and run wonky. When we allow the retrograde period as an opportunity to welcome a retreat into integration, we can take the opportunity to recalibrate ourselves and move in harmony with the nature of this time. Mercury in Libra can direct our attention towards communications in relationships and partnerships.
It’s also a supportive time to finish up old projects taking up psychic space. Spend time with these activities during these next three weeks, and you will find ease in completing them. Clear out closets, garages, workspaces, donate items, etc.
Mercury rules our minds, and when you clear out the physical clutter, you are also helping clear your mental clutter. When Mercury goes direct again on Oct 2nd, you can feel mentally refreshed if you take advantage of the Mercury retrograde period, rewind, review, and clear out.
Full Moon in Pisces
2:59 AM PDT
On September 10th, we have a Full Moon in Pisces. Physically, Full moons occur when the Sun and Moon are on opposite sides of the sky, and the Sun can reflect its whole light onto the Moon. Energetically, the moon connects to your emotional body, which helps us understand why we feel more around Full Moons. Our emotions are in their most illuminated state.
Pisces is a water sign (along with Cancer and Scorpio) and can open you up to feeling even more sensitive, emotionally and psychically. You may notice that you’re more affected by the energy of the people around you under the Full Moon, including the days leading up to and after it. Pisces can also hold more compassion and want to show up and do what they can to help others, which can sometimes lead to self-sacrifice for the benefit of another. It is helpful to make sure this action also includes self-care, or it can tip the scales toward feeling like a victim in these situations over time.
From the 8th through the 10th, I recommend observing your emotional and energetic boundaries. Notice if you’re over-sacrificing your self-care and impacting your well-being. If you find this true, create shifts to balance this dynamic so you can continue taking care of your needs.
Pisces also brings creative expression through dance, art, music, etc. It’s a good moon time to tap into your creative juices and see what kind of artful masterpiece you can download through your senses and put into form.
With astrology, the most helpful advice is always individual and personalized based on your personal astrology birth chart and life situations. Contact me to learn more about scheduling an astrology reading to help you navigate your life in these transformative times.
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Laura Allmacher RN, LAc, has been practicing in the field of medicine for over 20 years, dedicating most of this time to the healing arts and natural medicine. Along with a current acupuncture and Chinese medicine practice, Laura also provides professional astrology readings as a form of a guide to help bring timing, meaning and perspective to deeper life patterns and situations so one can make the most out of their incarnation.