Cancer September 17 New Moon Forecast

The advancing light of the Virgo new Moon in Uttara Phalguni nakshatra will support new beginnings for you related to writing or marketing projects, artistic endeavors or anything requiring courage to act!

With disciplined Saturn in a very harmonious position to the Sun and new Moon, you will want to consider all of your choices carefully and understand that there will be responsibility that comes with whatever it is you create. The process will be slow and steady toward your goal!

Since the new Moon occurs in a lunar mansion that is super supportive for new beginnings, it is a great time to set your intentions and then do whatever ritual (candle lighting, crystals, tarot card pull) you like to support these intentions once the Moon has shifted to waxing.

I would recommend working with  tourmalated quartz and/or black Moonstone for this new Moon energy. The black tourmaline and black Moonstone brings in the energy of Saturn in harmony with the Moon.


The times best for rituals are listed on part one of this forecast here.

One other important note - Rahu and Ketu (north and south nodes of the Moon) change signs on September 20. Rahu moves into Taurus and Ketu into Scorpio.  This will bring the eclipses to these two signs for the next 18 months. More on this before the eclipses in November and December.

Mars Retrograde 2020 and Key Fall Transits

Mars retrograde 9/9 - 11/13

Mars square Saturn 9/15-30

Mars square Pluto 10/1-15 and 12/15-23

Mars is a key planet for Cancer rising at it rules the all important house of career, public reputation, children, creativity and passion to name a few indications.

Mars is standing still right now and is very bright and strong in the sky as it prepares to retrograde on Wednesday, September 9 in the area of your chart associated with career. This retrograde phase could signal a significant review of your career path for 2021. From now through November 13 is an excellent time to contemplate what is working and what you do not find fulfilling in your current work situation. One Mars goes direct put your plans into place.

But wait! There's more... Mars will be taken to task with serious Saturn the last two weeks of September. There may be some challenges at work that seem to be insurmountable or you may be feeling frustrated and blocked at every turn as you try to resolve the issues. Be patient! This is the lesson of Saturn, to slow down and take things one step at a time.

Once the Saturn influence abates, powerful Pluto comes into the picture the first two weeks of October. This could definitely encourage transformation in your career. The watch-out with this transit is that it has the potential to be ruthless and/or devious. Mindfulness at work is critical during this transit!


  • Mars Retrograde Negative: Revisiting situations or experiences that can re-surface anger, aggression or impulsiveness.

  • Mars retrograde Positive: Revising reactivity to situations that would normally cause frustration, impulsiveness or anger.

  • Mars Square Saturn Positive : Problem solving, tenacity, courage and methodical process combined.

  • Mars Square Saturn Negative: Frustration and anger, feeling blocked.

  • Mars Square Pluto Positive : Unearthing subconscious patterns that no longer serve your highest good, harness energy of these two to create positive physical and emotional changes.

  • Mars Square Pluto Negative: Subconscious rage, hidden aggression, manipulative behaviors

See the crystal set created to help support you during these Mars/Saturn/Pluto transits in my shop.


September 1 Full Moon Vedic Astrology Forecast

Please note Vedic (sidereal) Sun Sign dates are not the same as in Western astrology. It is best to read for your Vedic rising sign if you know it. If you do not know it you can calculate your free Vedic chart here. Please keep in mind your individual chart and current planetary period and sub periods will modify your experience.

Time to complete some part of your most recent personal transformation journey during this full Moon, dear Cancer. which is no easy task for you since you are ruled by the ever changing Moon, waxing and waning, shifting and changing daily!

This ending may on some part be connected to your work and there may be something surprising that ends on or near the full Moon that is associated with your career.

There is some additional planetary action associated with your career this month and beyond! Mars and Saturn are squaring off with a varying influence over the next few months. The first time occurred around August 23. Once Mars goes retrograde on September 10, there may be some re-envisioning around your career, More on this Mars retrograde closer to the retrograde date!

Be sure to read part one of this forecast for ritual timing and much more!

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Please note: This is a sidereal forecast based upon the system of Vedic astrology. If you do not know your rising sign, you can order a birth chart and your planetary cycle information here.

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