Capricorn September 17 New Moon Forecast

This is a beautifully positioned new Moon relative to your sign, Capricorn! The earthly sign of Virgo is in complete harmony with you. And the new Moon occurs in the most auspicious zone of your horoscope!

If you have been feeling like you have lost your spiritual mojo, this new Moon is the PERFECT opportunity to revitalize this area of your life. Luck and fortune, abundance, philosophy, spirituality and religion are all connected to Virgo where this new Moon occurs.

And to top it all off, your ruler Saturn (who is officially going direct Septmeber 28) is in a super harmonious and supportive role for you to get serious and disciplined about connecting with and manifesting abundance, sprituality and possibly a new course related to higher learning? And if you are a teacher yourself,  you may decide to offer some new courses. Set your intentions around this new Moon!

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

These are key transits for you Capricorn. Saturn is finally going to be moving forward on September 29, and you will once again feel like life is becoming UN-stuck! That is the great news about this fall and holiday season.

The Mars/Saturn square has the potential for you to harness a lot of energy both physically and emotionally during the last two weeks of September. I would advise you to maintain mindfulness at this time though. Sometimes the combined energies of Saturn (the tortoise) and Mars (the hare) can be a struggle. Slow and steady always wins the race! If you begin to feel frustrated make sure to go out into nature and take in the green, grounded energy of the earth.

Once Saturn and Mars lighten up, powerfully transformative Pluto will be at odds with Mars. This energy is combining in your fourth house of happiness and the first house of self. So a very personal influence that has the ability to be transformative emotionally - OR - the potential for self-delusion or denial. This influence will also last the first two weeks of October and again for a week in December. This is a powerful time to uncover any emotional shadows that are lurking in the background.


  • 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/Satunr/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.

Capricorn this full Corn Moon will light up your financial matters, both your assets and your savings. This will be a great time to review your finances and determine what you need to save (and spend!) regularly to support your overall well being, mentally, spiritually and physically. The full Moon in the healing nakshatra of Shatabishak can guide you. What part of your budget needs to be trimmed so that you can invest more in you?

Simultaneously, Saturn will be connecting with Venus on the day of and the day after the full Moon. Venus relates to what you are passionate about and the joy in your life, as well as your career. Take time September 1-2 to connect to these key areas of your life.

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

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