Sagittarius September 17 New Moon Forecast

This new Moon in Virgo is in the most powerful area of your horoscope! You public reputation, careeer and career goals are all up to be reenergized by the light of this new Moon when it becomes light and wxing once again, just after the new Moon phase.

There will be some hard work involved, whatever your intentions around your career are because Saturn is influencing the new Moon, however it is a super supportive glance from hard working Saturn!

Keep this serious and disciplined Saturn inflluence in mind as you plan your career goals for the next six months. Progress with be slow and steady - remember the turtle always wins the race!

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 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 5th house of children, romance, joy and creativity.

If you have young children, this is a great time to take a closer look and see what additional support they might need at this time. It has been double hard on kids and parents during the pandemic!  If you have adult children this is a great time to re-assess your relationship with them and what if any financial support you might be offering them. I mention finances with adult children because responsible Saturn is going to be very engaged with Mars during this last two weeks of September, sending his gaze of responsibility to the fifth house from the area of your chart associated with financial assets. There is a potential for conflict with children during this time so be mindful and just know this is NOT a great time to get into it with them. Once Mars goes direct in mid-November will be a less intense energy for difficult conversations, if necessary.

Additionally, powerful Pluto is going to be sending his energy to Mars right after Saturn's influence diminishes. The first two weeks of October has the potential for some transformation around fifth house matters (mentioned in the first paragraph) and also some possibility for manipulation, due to the Pluto/Mars combined influence to the fifth house.


  • 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.

Communication and younger siblings, if you them them, are highlighted at this full corn Moon on September 1, or September 2 if you happen to live on the east coast. If you are toward the end of a writing project, especially if it is related to wellness or healing, this is a fantastic full Moon to put the finishing touches and get that article or book done!

If you have younger siblings and want to complete a project or get the air cleared around any issue, this is also a good time to do so.

Your expansive ruler Jupiter has been moving retrograde for the past few months and is finally going to be moving forward on September 12 - yay! If you feel as though you have had your feet in tar the recently, please know that the energy will be shifting, especially once Jupiter gets going faster around the end of September.

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 personal transformation, 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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