Gemini September 17 New Moon Forecast

The new Moon in Virgo happens to be in the same sign that your very important chart ruler, Mercury is moving through at the time of the new Moon. This places a double emphasis for you on new beginnings related to home, happiness, mother and your privacy.

Thinking about redecorating, adding on a new office space, or maybe even moving? This is the perfect new Moon energy to get your plans in place and set your intentions for a more joyful h-aum base! Your ruler Mercury will be in full support and is considered very strong in Virgo.

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 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 at a virtual standstill right now and will be turning retrograde on Wednesday, September 9 in the zone of your birth chart associated with your social and business networks, income from career and older siblings. Any and or all of these things could be up for a review during this retrograde phase.

To complicate matters, there are some intense and somewhat conflicting planetary energies interacting with Mars during the retrograde phase and beyond this fall. Both Saturn and Pluto are squaring off with Mars and this combination of planets that have the potential for frustration and transformation that is not always comfortable. Especially in the areas of life associated with your earnings and social networks.

Additionally, make note of September 22-24 on your calendar. Mercury will be exactly opposite fiery and impatient Mars while at the same time getting a tense aspect from serious Saturn and potent Pluto!


Mercury is the most easily influenced planet of all and this will be an incredibly intense time for all Mercury ruled folks. This is not the time to take any risks with your physical body - no base jumping or zip lining, etc.! Count to ten - avoid any potentially explosive interactions or disagreements, especially on social media since Mars is in the 11th house! Also not the time for important negotiations or meetings, if you can reasonably avoid them. The good news is that Mercury will move out of range of these difficult energies by the end of September.


  • 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 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.

The full Corn Moon in September occurs in the most fortunate zone of your horoscope! Once a year, your ninth house of luck, fortunate, higher learning and foreign lands is illuminated by this bright and beautiful full Moon!

If you are participating in a remote learning courses and are connected to spirituality, meditation or yoga teacher training, this full Moon time could be a great time to complete them if they are wrapping up soon .

And the healing energy of Shatabhishak nakshatra can support any healing that needs to be done regarding your ninth house, which includes your relationship with father and teachers, past and present.

The day after the full Moon, your all-important chart ruler will slide into (sidereal) Virgo. This is Mercury's sign of strength and this movement through Virgo only happens once a year! Take full advantage of the next three weeks as Mercury is very happy at home through September 21. Virgo is also the area of the chart associated with your home and personal happiness. This will have a great grounding (Virgo is an earth sign!) for you and your time in your h-aum base.

That said, once Mercury enters Virgo he gets a direct nod from serious Saturn through September 3. This is a reminder to maintain your responsibilities at home and be sure to do your mundane chores around the house.  And if you are working from home - bonus! This influence will support you in your discipline while working at home over the next few weeks, enough time to get into a great routine for fall and beyond.

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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