Modifying Conflict — September 15-22 2021


The retrograde planets this week are in a locomotive lineup from Capricorn through Gemini. The Moon transits the group beginning with Pluto in Capricorn retro late on Tuesday or early morning Wednesday in Europe and Asia. A tug-of-war develops between the luminaries and Venus in Scorpio opposition to Uranus in Taurus. The Moon in Capricorn ingress to Aquarius and a conjunction aspect with Saturn, as wealthy political and environmental activists vie for attention. The threat of the continuing pandemic deepens. The Full Moon on Monday brings a culmination, with Mars in Libra ingress on the 15th, the race for domination in space and technology revs up.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday September 15th — The Moon in Capricorn is trine aspect to Uranus in Taurus early today. More aggressive speech from leaders concerning laws and vaccine mandates. The failure of the recall effort in California contributes to the increased power of authority to address the health and security issues represented by Uranus in TaurusMars ingress to Libra increases the will to find a balance of power, to compromise on the issues that are vital, as the Moon in a square aspect to Mercury in Libra might particularize, and make more obvious the choices that confront us daily.  The Moon trine aspect to the Sun and a conjunction aspect to Pluto overnight shows that a consensus is possible and progress is made in working out details.

Thursday September 16th — The Moon’s ingress to Aquarius before noon US time zones, afternoon in the eastern hemisphere, meets with the trine aspect to Mars in Libra, while the Sun in Virgo in a trine aspect to Pluto in Cap, also quincunx aspect to Jupiter in Aquarius. The combination of the aspects indicates a focused effort to implement available methods to combat the surge of the virus, and calm the outbreak of discordant energies. The SunJupiter quincunx aspect follows with Venus in Scorpio applying to a square aspect with Saturn retro in Aquarius. Rejection is hard to take. Relations are difficult when each individual has a personal version of the future.

Friday September 17th — The SunPluto trine aspect continues with a universal appeal, while Venus supersedes the square aspect to Saturn retro, a doubly separating aspect. Differing views may divide friendships, as we work to overcome biases. The Moon trine Mercury aspect prompts more discussions, as greater equality in social integration is promoted. While the Jupiter retro quincunx aspect to the Sun and semisextile aspect to Pluto may diminish involvement, the Moon approaches the conjunction aspect with Jupiter in Aquarius overnight, seeming to re-charge the configuration. Demonstrations and conflicts regarding racial injustices could be an example of this, as working out community affairs with educational institutions and the imposed mandates for vaccines and masks cause friction. 

Saturday September 18th — The Moon in Aquarius makes a quincunx aspect to the Sun, past the gibbous phase, as justification for decisions taken at the New Moon (Sept 7), with adjustments made in realizing the impact of this cycle that began on September 7th, and the academic year.  Mercury in Libra and in a quincunx aspect to Neptune in Pisces, sets the tone for a reconciliation. The Moon ingress to Pisces with a quincunx aspect to Mars in Libra, as discordant opinions take an aggressive turn.  Several hours later, the Moon is in a trine aspect to Venus in Scorpio, involving a lunar semi-sextile aspect to Saturn in Aquarius also, as harmony is restored.    

Sunday September 19th — The Moon in Pisces is trine aspect to Venus in Scorpio early today, for a pleasant mood for the morning hours, afternoon in the eastern hemisphere. Yet, emotions may remain strong, attached to personal beliefs and a sense of martyrdom. Mercury in Libra and Jupiter in Aquarius doubly approach a trine aspect in air signs, as the intellectual argument seems to resolve in consensus. Ceres in Gemini approaches the quincunx aspect to Venus in Scorpio, with concern for children’s wellbeing.  

Full Moon in Pisces
September 20, 2021

Monday September 20th — The full Moon is visible at sunset in the eastern US, although afternoon hours on the west coast [see image] The Sun in Virgo is semisquare aspect to Venus in Scorpio as the Moon approaches the opposition aspect to the Sun. Some folks may feel that their traditional values are compromised. Mercury in Libra is trine aspect to Jupiter retro in Aquarius, perhaps calming the radical elements, as they see their interests becoming more defensible in legal terms (Mercury in Libra).  Venus is quincunx aspect to Chiron in Aries and quincunx to Ceres in Gemini for a Yod formation. The adjustments made in the educational systems reflect the more inclusive values of a new era. Mercury in a square aspect to Pluto retro in Cap challenges the status quo. The Moon ingress to Aries as new directions are taken.

Tuesday September 21st — The Moon in Aries is in an opposition aspect to Mars in Libra, a possible reaction as more balance is needed. Mercury in Libra in a trine aspect to Jupiter retro in Aquarius with a sense that celebrations seem on course. Mercury continues in the square aspect to Pluto retro in Cap, as more icons of the past are destroyed, and the social environment is remolded. Venus in Scorpio approaches the opposition aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus, as healing process is also imperative when outmoded values are rejected. There is also a struggle to accept a new social contract.

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September 14, 2021
Jerusalem, Israel

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