In this week’s Astrology, a New Moon in Virgo will happen on Thursday, and Mercury exits retrograde motion on Friday.
We have a colorful week full of planetary transits.
In this week’s Astrology, there will be a New Moon in Virgo, giving us the urge to begin a self-improvement journey. Mercury shifts out of retrograde, allowing us to review things from the beginning of August concerning getting our life in order. And the Sun’s making the most transits this week, causing us to work on our confidence.
9/11 Mercury Semisextile Mars: Irritable Communication pt.1
Mercury and Mars will align in a way that could lead to tense interactions on Monday.
A vibe such as this enunciates irritability and a low tolerance for longwindedness. Therefore, it might be a day when we feel more sensitive than usual, leading to lashing out and a lack of patience.
For this reason, if we feel compelled to say something bluntly, wait until the right time or check to see if giving feedback is okay. Even with the best intentions, honesty sometimes backfires, especially with a vibe like this.
Under this influence, we might have conversations about things that seem too harsh to talk about. And since this is a retrograde alignment, it could be a day to be direct about something we were bottling up.
We’ll see this one again on September 30th, a few days after Mercury leaves its post-retrograde shadow phase.
9/11 Sun Quincunx Chiron: A Lack Of Self-Assurance
The Sun and Chiron will form a challenging connection that could leave us feeling unsure of ourselves.
Because this is a quincunx, it could show us where we lack self-awareness concerning our ego and confidence. Therefore, this could bring up situations where we chase external validation to boost our self-esteem.
Another way this may show up is by not seeing what we bring to the table and why our personality is great, leading to feeling like we’re unlikeable. And due to the demotivating nature, we might lack enthusiasm to get things done. Sometimes, this could show up as needing others to give us the drive to do something.
Other times, it might be a lack of motivation due to pessimism. So, developing methods for overcoming the need for others to help us start something or looking on the bright side for motivation will be crucial.
9/12 Moon in Leo: Searching For Creative Ways To Boost Our Confidence
A few days before the New Moon in Virgo, this celestial body will traverse Leo. The Moon in Leo encourages us to consider how to gain confidence through our abilities and creativity.
Energetically, it could be a day of craving leisure, taking pride in our appearance, and boosting our ego. With a pairing like this, the urge to be ourselves and think about ways to take more risks in our lives will feel potent.
Generally, a Moon in Leo brings out our need to be social and take center stage, but with some of the transits occurring, our emotions will fluctuate. There will be alignments to Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto that might cause erratic, indulgent, reckless, avoidant, changeable, and brooding moments. For this reason, we will require time to ourselves to ground our emotions.
However, the Moon will harmoniously connect with Venus, Chiron, and the Lunar Nodes. Some of this could help us see where we need to step forward in romantic situations, work on finances, and let go of unhealthy habits preventing us from growth.
9/14 New Moon in Virgo: Coming Back Down To Earth
A New Moon in Virgo occurs on Thursday, which may inspire us to start healthier routines. With the New Moon, we will determine how to make our lives more seamless by adopting the positive attributes of this sign.
Virgo energy shows us the importance of living an efficient day-to-day life by limiting activities that keep us from being productive, practical, and healthy. It may not sound glamorous, but we must be aware of habits that stunt our development.
It’s a lunar phase to consider ways to be more useful and how to help others. Therefore, this New Moon maybe when we realize what needs to come back down to Earth, get on a better wellness plan, experience personal growth, and become more presentable.
Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces will be the signs most impacted by this lunation, between 20 and 29 degrees of these zodiac placements.
9/15 Mercury Goes Out Of Retrograde: Understanding What Needs Improvement
Right off the heels of the New Moon in Virgo, Mercury will Station out of Retrograde on Friday in the exact zodiac sign.
Mercury went into its pre-shadow on August 3rd, then shifted into retrograde motion on August 23rd.
Therefore, now that we are on the other side of this inverse phase, any Virgo-related themes we reviewed through the regressive cycle will return for edits to put the finishing touches on. During the post-shadow, we can take action to make sense of hazy situations that baffled us because now we’ll gain more insight during this planet’s direct stage.
With Mercury retrograde in its governing sign of Virgo, we had to reexamine scenarios concerning perfectionism, overthinking or being our own worst critics, rigidity, and passing judgment. Energetically, it might have been a phase to understand why perfectionism and over-analysis keeps us from accomplishing our goals.
Also, a retrograde like this highlights how we've neglected our needs and the significance of looking out for ourselves.
The mutable placements strongly felt this retrograde; therefore, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces between 7 and 22 degrees would have experienced this inverse phase stronger than others.
Mercury Retrograde in Virgo Dates:
- Pre-Shadow August 3rd, 2023.
- Stations Retrograde August 23rd, 2023.
- Direct September 15th, 2023.
- Out of its post-retrograde shadow, September 29th, 2023.
9/16 Sun Trine Uranus: A Sudden Urge To Be More Authentic
The weekend has a more carefree tone due to a few transits that bring out our need for novelty.
With the Sun and Uranus, boosting our egos intelligently and through exhilarating activities will be a piece of cake.
Also, this alignment ties in with the Uranus retrograde phase, causing it to bring this inverse cycle to full speed. Despite being in retrograde, this alignment is still advantageous because it fosters advancement. Mentally, we might experience breakthroughs suddenly, so if we've been struggling with something, it allows us to get out of ruts.
A vibe like this will give us a healthy boost to our ego and confidence, leading to feeling self-assured and finding solutions to complex problems.
One cool thing about this transit is that people don't take themselves so seriously, making social interactions easier and more authentic than usual.
Another way this could manifest is through boosting our confidence by trying new things. So, it could be a weekend for going on new adventures, meeting up with friends, or engaging in cutting-edge hobbies.
9/17 Venus Square Jupiter: Excessive Amounts Of Chocolate And Extravagant Spending pt.2
The urge to quickly consume a ton of candy and other sweet treats might increase due to a Venus and Jupiter alignment.
Venus is now in its post-shadow phase, while Jupiter is on the heels of its retrograde.
Therefore, we’ve already experienced this transit; the last time this alignment occurred was on August 22nd. An alignment like this is fun, but we must remain balanced since the urge to be over the top could spiral out of control with a transit like this.
Energetically, there will be an enunciated need to party, leading to wanting to socialize, indulge in a few bottles of wine, chow down on delectable food, and enjoy other celebratory activities that get us in a festive mood.
Another way this might manifest is by going on a shopping spree because we're in the mood to indulge. Sometimes, we might have the desire to take more chances with opportunities or engage in irrational games of chance.
And since Venus rules romance, this could also show up as exaggerated behavior in romantic situations. We won't see this one again until Jupiter is in its post-shadow on February 24th, 2024.
Vibes For The Week
Even though it’s a busy week transit-wise, the vibes on the graph are minimal. There will be a high amount of solitude from the 12th to the 15th.
With some of the transits in the first half of this week, there will be times of needing to take a break from activities and space to ground our emotions.
However, due to the transits over the weekend, social energy will be present from the 12th, then tapering off on the 15th. Over the weekend, it will be a time when we have an urge to shake off the events from the first portion of the week because we’re ready for fun and excitement.
Transits For The Week
September has been a month of mixed-bag transits, which is great because we get to turn lemons into lemonade.
Transits For September 11th to 17th:
- 9/11 Mercury Semisextile Mars: Irritable Communication pt.1
- 9/11 Sun Quincunx Chiron: A Lack Of Self-Assurance
- 9/12 Moon in Leo: Searching For Creative Ways To Boost Our Confidence
- 9/14 New Moon in Virgo: Coming Back Down To Earth
- 9/15 Mercury Goes Out Of Retrograde: Understanding What Needs Improvement
- 9/16 Sun Trine Uranus: A Sudden Urge To Be More Authentic
- 9/17 Venus Square Jupiter: Excessive Amounts Of Chocolate And Extravagant Spending pt.2
Use this week to clear up situations that drain your energy plus confidence, and take the time out to let your hair down. Have a wonderful week, everyone!!!