Taurus September 17 New Moon
Such a harmonious new Moon for you earthly Taurus! If you have something you have been waiting to create, this could be a fantastic window for new beginnings with regard to a creative project. Considering adding to your family? This could also signal a time for you or your partner to become pregnant.
With Saturn in a very harmonious position to the Sun and 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.
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 and 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 right now and will be turning retrograde on Wednesday, September 9. Mars is heading backward within the zone of your of your birth chart associated with the subconscious mind, sleep and feet. Mars as the ruler of Aries is also the ruler of this domain, so a double emphasis on these areas while Mars is retrograde in its own sign.
Mars is also responsible for your romantic and business partnerships. If you are currently in a committed business or romantic relationship you may take some time to determine what is working and what is not functioning well in the relationship at this time. Be sure to wait until Mars goes direct to implement your new plans. Especially since Mars and Saturn are squaring off for the last half of September. This combination has the potential to create frustration - especially deep in the subconscious once Mars and Pluto become active in October and December. Good bedtime routines will help with potential sleep disturbances; lights out early, in bed by 9pm and no cell phones or portable devices in bed!
Here is a recap of the next few months to mark on your calendar:
KEY INDICATIONS OF THESE TRANSITS:
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.
This is the most powerful full Moon of the year for you Taurus! The full corn Moon in your career zone is emphasizing something that needs to be healed and there may be an that must come to a conclusion.
Your sensitive and very harmony loving ruler Venus will be going head-to-head with fiery Mars soon after the full Moon through the first week of the month. Mars represents your partnerships - both business and personal so do try to keep cool in the days after the full Moon! There may be an issue with a co-worker or business partner. This is a good week to not get into the weeds about important business dealings if at all possible!
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.
Or you can calculate your Vedic birth chart on this page
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