Pisces Aquarius September 17 New Moon Forecast

The Virgo new Moon is the third of four of the most powerful new Moons during 2020!

This particular new Moon occurs in the house of your horoscope associated with your romantic partnerships and secondarily business partnerships. If you are currently in a commited partnership this truly the BEST new Moon to renew your vows! Even if you do not want to do the traditional vow renewal, just a simple and meaningful ritual at home with your partner is as significant, or more! The nakshatra Uttara Phalguni is fantastic for marriage and marriage contracts specifically.

Or if you are or are not iin a commited partnership this is the best time to set your intentions around what you might want to change or inject into your relationship to create more stability, joy and romance!

Traditional Saturn is also in support of any relationship commitments since he is in a wonderful trine (same earth element) as the new Moon energy,

Since the new Moon occurs in Purva Phalguni, 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 pretty much not moving right now as he prepares to go retrograde on Wednesday, September 9. This retrograde phase will be in Aries in your 2nd house of assets, income and family. An ideal time to have a closer look at your assets and see what needs to stay or what must go! The second house is also associated with speech. It is important to be ultra mindful during this Mars retrograde period or you may be walk back a lot of comments once Mars goes direct!

Once sombre and responsible Saturn gets into the mix from September 15-30, this will connect the networking zone of your birth chart (both social and career) to your second house of speech. Extra caution is advised during this time! These two houses are also the "money" houses for Pisces rising. There may be some frustration around finances and possibly some delay in earnings if you are not on paid on a regular schedule.

Next up is Pluto square Mars just after the Saturn influence begins to fade at the end of September. This influence alone can really inspire one to significantly or transform your larger social network. With Mars and Pluto energies combining there may be some frustration around the speed in which things are moving and shifting with regard to social ideals. The shadow side of this transit it using manipulation to get what you want - and it may be difficult to recognize within yourself unless you are very mindful! Pluto energy comes from very deep within the subconscious mind. October 1-15 is the time to be most personally aware but also a powerful time to share your thoughts about social change!


  • 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


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.

Full Moon endings in the healing nakshatra of Shatabhishak is more about healing the sub-conscious mind than the physical body. Although the mind -body connection is there and who knows what part of the body can heal when the mind is healed?

Your always important chart ruler Jupiter is getting excited to move direct on September 12. If you have been feeling somewhat stuck, especially in the area of career and your public reputation, just hang on for a few more weeks! Things will be moving along much more quickly by early October. You will be finishing up a period of significant personal and/or career transformation by the middle of November. This transformation began late March/early April.


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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