The ninth month in pregnancy is usually when the waiting game is over and the hunger games begin, with a brand new little mouth to feed. Whereas, in astrological terms the ninth month sees all of Leo’s long awaited summer fun and games over and Virgo’s hunger for knowledge and routine begin. However, which ever ninth month, both in their own way are about endings and new beginnings and never more so than this September, as Saturn exits Scorpio and ecliptic activity is starting to show!
For September’s conception is concerned with the immaculate, as the month opens with the Sun and Jupiter co-joined in the meticulous Sign of Virgo. As epitomised by the symbol of the Virgin, Virgo painstaking strives for pure perfection, this seeming an even greater task as September gets underway. Due to the fact that expanding Jupiter enlarges Virgo’s critical eye, finding fault which may otherwise have been overlooked. As health and work services particularly come under scrutiny this month, falling under Virgo’s domain. With the influence of unrestrained Jupiter turning up the pressure on already overstretched public services this month, unaided by opposing Neptune still stationary in Pisces throughout September.
As the Planet associated with suffering and sacrifice makes a challenging aspect, highlighting the failing conditions for those vulnerable and needy in society. The emphasis on these issues only seeming to increase as the month progresses, as the New Moon on the 13th brings with it a Solar Eclipse in the Sign of Virgo. Therefore, denoting new necessary measures in this area, with health and dietary concerns; going back to nature and literally real hunger games dominating, as many displaced from their homelands face starvation.
This eclipse on a worldwide scale also sees Iran and Canada heading in a more positive direction and appears to signal a new rising global status in North Korea. While, uplifting activity around children, pleasurable and artistic pursuits are highlighted in the U.S, but there is also uncertainty perhaps over gun control or finances, as the NY stock exchange may take a knock. This further reinforced by ecliptic goings-on accompanying the Full Moon in Aries on the 28th. As well as this month’s eclipses both highlighting Roswell and Mexico’s predicament, as the issue of border control continues. With the flow and control of finances, people and information in general remaining a pressing issue throughout this month and beyond it, arising out of clashing Mutable planetary movements.
As even though from the 23rd the Sun departs the Sign of Virgo, by the 25th volatile Mars has entered the Sign instead. Therefore, finding itself co-joined with expansive Jupiter still resident in Virgo, at odds with Piscean Neptune and forming incompatible angles to Saturn now having galloped into Sagittarius from the 18th. So expect a swelling of emotion and weather conditions at this time, as angry outbursts and violence seem likely as the month draws to its close. No doubt arising in part from the surge of migrants and refugees needing assistance, as this planetary formation will see the migration crisis stretching resources to their limit. As gloomy Saturn now in the Sign of the centaur, Sagittarius, seems more horseman of the apocalypse. Therefore, with such heavy pressures on all EU countries, a push is necessary to employ new tactics at this juncture, calling for common consensus to aid and relocate the vast numbers fleeing. For Neptune’s presence has not only made it easy to keep the blinkers on regarding this situation, but it also masks reality. Therefore, with this illusionary Planet remaining retrograde, it has been impossible to grasp the true extent of the catastrophe without even attempting to establish a clear course of action.
However, as September nears conclusion, the old saying ‘a stitch in time saves nine’ seems applicable regarding this ninth month. For this emergency needs to be dealt with now, in order to prevent the long-term complications far outweighing the initial troubles. As underlined by Planets entering the balanced Sign of Libra this month, as from the 23rd the Sun advances into this indiscriminating Sign joining the Nodes at a critical degree. Therefore, offering an imperative opportunity to reach any essential and enduring, fair-minded decisions. Although, with Mercury retrograding in Libra from the 18th facing an already immobile Uranus in Aries and Pluto’s stagnation in Capricorn, this will prove tricky.
For this configuration will mean new governmental initiatives will cause unforeseen issues, especially from the 25th when Pluto turns direct, heightening tensions. This will be further ramped up by the Aries Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse on the 28th, revealing how cutbacks in some quarters are causing more problems in others, along with neglecting individual needs through recent legislation. As the degree of lunar activity exposes cruelty, accidents especially fire related and aviation links, so revelations in this area are likely and under Saturn, improvements called for. While worldwide, Russia, Iceland, Vietnam, St Kitts and Sri Lanka face turmoil this month. As well as starring France, New Zealand, the Marshall Islands, China and the Mall Republic, along with Tuvalu and Guinea. Meanwhile, Syria and Libya continue to be headlined.
So in sum, September is not all about being patient and waiting, as this month some endings are in sight. For Saturn cuts its cord with Scorpio for good on the 17th, but before it severs all ties entirely, it rubs up against Venus turning direct from the 6th and Mars in Leo until the 24th, finalising matters. So those involved in the child abuse scandals and the full scale of it should reach closure. While, Leo’s final clash should spotlight areas for improvement and future planning, which Virgo can then analyse and Libra renegotiate during this month. Therefore, with two eclipses this September is more of an ex-Sept than exception to the rule, but the message seems to reinforce planetary movements, rather than anti-natal!