Libra September 17 New Moon Forecast

Your subconscious mind is the focus of this new Moon! Dreams may be powerful the night before, the night of and the night after the new Moon. Play close attention to the dreams on the nights as they may provide the clue as to what needs to surface for this 6 month cycle of new to full Moon phase on the Virgo-Pisces axis.

if you have been contemplating a mindfulness or  meditation practice this is a wonderfully supportive time to set your intentions and sign up for a new course!

Saturn, the absolute best planet for Libra rising is in a very harmonious position relative to the Sun and new Moon, which will lend the support to your goals! Saturn will be sure that if you are disciplined you will reach your goal, although plan for a slow and steady progress. It is Saturn, after all!

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 Retrograd 202 and Key Fall Mars 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 almost at a standstill in your 7th house of relationships and is headed for a rewind on Wednesday, September 9. This retrograde Mars phase is a wonderful time to contemplate personal and business relationships, past and present. Take time now through mid-November to do a review of this important part of your life! Libra is naturally all about relationships, so this is a critical and influential transit for you to do the work that Mars is nudging you to do.

And while you are contemplating, you will get yet another nudge from Saturn in the midst of this Mars retrograde. Saturn, the realist will be making sure your rose colored glasses are off, and stay off for the last two weeks of September, especially when it comes to romantic and business relationships!

If you are currently in a relationship some issues around responsibility, particularly in the home may arise. Especially if you and your partner are working together and potentially sharing a work-from-home space 24/7! This influence will be in effect for the final two weeks of September.

And once you get through comes the Mars/Pluto square! Square energies among planets create tension. When harnessed properly this can get a lot of things done! But when the planets are fiery and impatient Mars and potent and sometimes plotting Pluto the energy can be a bit convoluted. Beware of a manipulative partner or be mindful that you might possible be manipulative in a personal or business relationship the first two weeks of October.


  • 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.

Lovely Libra this is a delightful full Moon for you! A fan-freaking-tastic (I know that is not a word, but I really had to use it!) time for you to heal any wounds from current or former romantic relationships or encounters. Or the perfect time to put a full stop at the end of a relationship that may not be bringing you joy, or satisfying your needs personally.

And your luxury and love-loving ruler Venus is being pressed by serious Saturn to focus on your inner happiness and your home life at this time too. Especially so around the full Moon and the day after. Venus will continue its emotional exploration as it moves through Cancer for most of September. This is also your career zone, so there will be some push pull energy around wanting to spend some time at home vs. working for you this month if you are employed or self-employed.

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

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