Natural Disasters and Sweeping Reform — September 13 – 20 2023   


This week at the New Moon in Virgo is trine aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus, indicating that earth is managing stress. Earthquake survival and environmental concerns follow disasters. The Moon in Virgo makes a trine aspect to Jupiter in Taurus on Thursday just hours before the New Moon. The New Moon is trine aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus, as though responding to the earthquake. The Moon makes an opposition aspect to Neptune on Friday, and a trine aspect to Pluto follows, as more victims are located. Work on recovery gets underway everywhere, with the Sun trine aspect to Uranus. Venus in Leo in a square aspect to Jupiter retro in Taurus, and the Moon ingress to Libra on Friday. Sun in Virgo trine aspect to Uranus as working leadership conferences promote economic reform. Mercury in Virgo returns to direct motion. The Moon conjunction aspect with Mars in Libra, on Saturday, seeming to search for a victory and a new era, and then sextile aspect to Venus in Leo, quincunx to Jupiter retro. Sunday, Venus is still square aspect to Jupiter, then transits to the apex of a Yod formation with Uranus retro and Neptune retro, and the Sun approaches the opposition aspect with Neptune retro in Pisces. Reversals in all matters could be expected. Monday the Moon in Scorpio trine aspect to Saturn in Pisces. Recovering the dead. Revelations of deceptive intent and motivations are revealed. T-square configuration on Tuesday as the Moon in opposition to Jupiter square aspect to Venus in Leo, finding factual evidence.

Looking ahead

  • Sun ingress libra September 22 (06:51 UT on 9/23)
  • Full Moon on September 29 (09:59 UT)
  • Venus ingress Virgo on October 10th
  • Pluto in Capricorn turns direct on October 11th
  • Mars ingress Scorpion on October 13th
  • October 14 annual eclipse of the Sun (17:56 UT).

Summary of major aspects of the week

Wednesday September 13th — The Moon makes an opposition aspect to Saturn retro in Pisces early today and then transits to the conjunction aspect with Mercury retro in Virgo late evening hours US time zones (early morning in the Europe and the ME). Work on what has been spoiled is a good reading (I Ching) for the day and for this Mercury retro phase. Can we do some selfless work and help the victims of the earthquake in Morocco? Mars in Libra disposed of by Venus in Leo, goal direction for fair settlements. Venus approaches the square aspect with Jupiter retro in Taurus, pressing for monetary relief.

New Moon in Virgo
September 14-15 2023

Thursday September 14th — The Moon in Virgo makes a trine aspect to Jupiter retro in Taurus, indicating a flow of goods and services. The New Moon in Virgo [see chart insert] late night US time zones, early morning in Europe and the ME (01:41 UT). Sun and Moon trine aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus, initiating a cycle of economic power. Venus is semi-sextile to the Moon and square aspect to Jupiter retro, as some receive compensation for emotional injury.

Friday September 15th — The Moon in Virgo makes the opposition aspect to Neptune retro in Pisces, drawing out fears and illusions; psychological issues, neurosis, or panic attacks could also occur. The Moon in a trine aspect to Pluto follows, helpful professional assistance may be required. The Moon ingress to Libra is at 17:46 UT, (morning and afternoon in the US), seeking more balance and peace of mind. The Sun in Virgo and in a trine aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus indicates conscious efforts to analyze and assist when neurosis or upsets are manifested. Upsets are met with understanding, for victims of natural disasters, as well as other traumatic events. Practical assistance is also provided with the earth sign contacts. Venus square aspect to Jupiter offers a version of tough love. Relationships improve with limitations.

Saturday September 16thMercury in Virgo turns direct, so technical glitches should become less of an issue. Venus reaches partile square aspect to Jupiter; accommodating differences of character could be essential for strengthening relationships by making allowance for individual differences. Respect for neighbors while sharing space becomes increasingly important in this era. The Moon in Libra makes a conjunction aspect with Mars, initiating a transition. The Sun in Virgo, in a separating trine aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus, advances innovations in economic and practical matters. The Moon is then sextile aspect to Venus in Leo and quincunx aspect to Jupiter in Taurus, working for shared emotions despite economic challenges.

Sunday September 17th — The Moon in Libra makes a quincunx aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus and may disregard the economic peril, then quincunx aspect to Neptune, for a Yod formation, offering some hope. A few hours later the Moon is in conjunction aspect with Ketu and quincunx aspect to Neptune retro in Pisces. An expression of deep sorrow accompanies a release of emotions. An emotional catharsis over tragic loss. The Moon square aspect to Pluto in Capricorn follows, galvanizing issues that are irredeemable. The Sun in Virgo doubly approaches Neptune retro in Pisces, empathetic, and receptive of material aid.

Monday September 18th — The Moon in Scorpio makes a trine aspect to Saturn retro in Pisces early today, as challenges mount, then we can ease into work. Passions are focused. The Sun in Virgo is doubly approaching the opposition aspect to Neptune retro in Pisces, reaching partile overnight (US time zones) morning on Tuesday in the eastern hemisphere. Humanitarian assistance is urgently needed. Mars in Libra approaches the quincunx aspect to Jupiter in Taurus, also approaching the sextile aspect to Venus in Leo. Graceful giving is favored.

Tuesday September 19th — The Moon in Scorpio doubly approaches and transcends the opposition aspect to Jupiter in Taurus. Venus is square aspect to both the Moon and Jupiter for a T-square configuration. Mars in Libra is quincunx aspect to Jupiter, and semi-sextile aspect to both Venus and the Moon for a measure of success in rescue operations.  The Moon transits to the opposition aspect to Uranus in Taurus and the Sun in Virgo transcends the opposition aspect to Neptune retro in Pisces. Brief successes in overwhelming tragedies. The Moon is trine aspect to Neptune and sextile aspect to the Sun late in the day, morning on Wednesday in Europe and ME, then makes a sextile aspect to Pluto retro in Capricorn, with the Sun trine aspect to Pluto. A sense of widespread suffering is universal in impact. The individual feels helpless in the face of disaster, corruption in government and corporate control of media. 

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September 12, 2023
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