Planet Post Up

So much going on astrologically right now!   I consider planetary transits and alignments shift points in our lives.  Times when certain areas will be changing and in a state of flux.  That’s not always a bad thing. We tend to think of all change as bad change…and that’s not true.

I’m going to give a brief summary and explanation of some of the major transits taking place and how they might be affecting all of us.  Of course, the best way to know how these changes will directly affect you is to get your chart done. That way you will know where planets are located, in what houses, on and on. So this is overall energy.  And the dates are always give or take a day or two.

September 22, 2016 Autumnal Equinox. That’s for those of us in the northern hemisphere. It’s the Vernal Equinox in the southern hemisphere.  Equal amounts of sunlight and darkness.  A change in the seasons.  It’s also when the sun moved from the astrological sign of Virgo into Libra. Virgo, for me, is a time of exacting, meticulousness, structure, details. A great time to get things in order.   But for me, it’s a little too exacting.  I find it stifling. Restrictive. September 22 welcomed in the airy, communicative sign of Libra.  Libra means relationships. Of all kinds. Ruled by Venus – a sign of beauty, and grace, balance and diplomacy. Gentle and charming.  But also “in the mind.”  Smart and tactful. Here’s hoping the next 28-30 days or so will bring this kind of gentle energy to relationships for all of us.

September 22, 2016 Mercury Direct.  We have been dealing with a Mercury retrograde for the past few weeks. It was retrograde in the sign of Virgo. Mercury is Virgo’s ruling planet. Mercury is the zippy planet of communication and technology.  The old rule is to NOT buy anything expensive, to NOT sign any contracts and to re-check (about ten times) all your emails and texts and other forms of communication because they are likely to be….”messed up” somehow.  We are done with that now. So communication of all forms should be progressive and forward moving again. This is a breath of fresh air for all of us – no matter the astrology sign.

September 23, 2016 Venus moved from Libra into Scorpio. Venus is at its detriment in Scorpio  – she prefers to be in the planet she rules (Libra and Taurus).  Having said that, expect passion.  Scorpio is the most passionate, intense planet of the zodiac.  So Venus there can mean fireworks.  Expect it.

September 26, 2016 Pluto goes direct in Capricorn.  The planet of death and rebirth moving forward again – the time for that introspection from within (as opposed to from others outside of us) will come to an end.  Hopefully, we learned the lessons we need to learn and are ready for the next direct cycle.

Let’s not forget that on September 9, 2016 the large happy planet of abundance and luck, Jupiter,  moved into Libra. He will stay there for approximately 13 months.   I always think of Jupiter being in your sign as “your year.”  Abundance, prosperity, doors opening, good luck, unexpected blessings and bonuses – all there on offer. So if you’re a Libra, you’re in luck.  If you’re an air sign at all (Libra, Aquarius, Gemini), you will also benefit from Jupiters transit into Libra.

Lots of changes and shifts in store for all of us. I happen to think they are all pretty good overall.  With the change of the seasons and the sun sign moving into a new zodiac sign – there’s a little more balance and beauty and love in store for everybody…

With the sun and the moon, new energy comes into view. Good kind spirits, angels please, give to me grace, love and beauty. 

TheSmilingRaven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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