There is so much going on astrologically this cycle which reflects everything you've probably heard for some time about this month having dire consequences for humanity. Apparently, something called the "schemitah" is to blame, but it's just the natural business (Saturn) and collective change (Uranus) cycles having their hiccups every seven years. Humanity is transitioning into an evolutionary era that is more positive than some can imagine, but first there is some business and housekeeping to take care of with the the Solar Eclipse New Moon @ 20 Virgo on Sept 13th - Virgo is fastidious with details and good at research. There's an urge to fix, reform, repair and upgrade ourselves or other areas of life over the next six months, avoid the temptation to come down too hard on self or others for perceived deficiencies. Organizational planning, gathering data and attending to everyday, mundane matters; a busy time.. Now is the time to launch a new health or diet regime, or perhaps improve work habits.
This particular eclipse is associated with Saros Cycle 18 North, a series of eclipses that started Feb 4, 1060. Unfortunately, a difficult series suggesting illness, accidents, worry and obsessive thinking as it features Uranus at the Mars/Saturn midpoint and a Pluto/Mercury conjunction. http://www.bernadettebrady.com/Pdfs/SarosCycles.pdf This eclipse is conjunct the US's Neptune (in the 9th) and opposite Chiron will reveal further environmental issues and massive deceptions and corruption perpetrated by political, legal and religious entities, now we get details and names that will open more eyes. This combined with Saturn going into Sag suggests major arrests. Concerns over climate change, Big Oil, fracking and drinking water can get more attention. This is also reflects Pope Francis (Neptune) visiting the US in late September when he's expected to reprimand the greed and warmongering of the West, the refugee crises, and other global issues. .
Mercury Retrograde in Libra - Sept 17th through Oct 9th is the time to reflect on relationship and financial matters, many have already been considering major changes in these areas with Venus Retrograde ending Sep 6th and the prolonged Venus/Mars conjunction. We've been challenged to find areas of compromise in relationships, and some are deciding to move on. Even more information needed to make sound decisions will continue to flow in, so hold off on important decisions until after mid-October. The world financial picture is uncertain with volatile markets and currency wars likely to continue and get worse if the Fed raises the interest rate..
Lunar Eclipse Full Moon @ 4Aries on Sept 27th - More emphasis on relationships and finding the balance between individual and relationship needs; another challenge to create a win-win situation in all relationships. The Aries Moon is inclined to strike out on its own and create new adventures, but can be a little impulsive. Fortunately, Saturn trining the Moon lends some caution and preparation work. Mars moving into Virgo on Sept 25th reinforces the urge for self-improvement and improving existing conditions. This influence could help cool the flames of relationship problems as we're now more interested in practical, common sense solutions; perhaps the global war effort cools down during this period.
The influx of Mutable energy mentioned last month takes off this cycle, and a big player is Saturn's entry into Sagittarius on Sept. 17th until Dec 19, 2017. Now's the time to walk our talk. Belief systems are reviewed and some will change dramatically over the course of this transit. We may get serious about the practical application of our world views. Increased legal activity to curb excess and corruption; we want the truth and we'll be getting it, and for many, the new info will be mind-blowing. Saturn's time in the last degrees of Scorpio has been emotionally excruciating for many, but many find relief this month, especially those with Scorpio prominent in their charts.
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”