Wednesday, September 10, 2008

It's Not The End Of The World Then...

So that thing is switched on then, the collider thing in Switzerland. I was getting worried that all past efforts to save the world by only half-filling my kettle were in vain, especially after waking from an awful dream where I was standing with my mother at my parents house, watching this swirling vortex of energy rise from beneath the ground outside, which then turned into a huge mushroom shaped cloud. Green glowing gooey light started radiating off things, and I was saying to my mother 'that's radiation you know, I saw it on The Simpsons; they must have switched that particle thing on' (astrology buffs won't be surprised to learn that Pluto is transiting my 4th house at the mo).

But this is Pluto for you, it's all about the unknown, the uncontrollable, the invisible and what lies beneath the surface; and it's about how we react to the unknown and what we can't control etc, based on mindset and expectations. But Pluto is in Sagittarius and Sagittarius is all about keeping faith that there's always more to come, that it's safe to go Star Trek style where no-one has gone before, and how it's never the end of the world really. I hear they aren't smashing particles into each other until October, so till then I hope they are planning on saving the world by switching it off instead of leaving it on standby...

Thursday, September 04, 2008

September Horoscopes

21st March – 20th April
There’s a strong focus on the relationship angle of your chart, in particular on how you’re not the only one who has priorities and preferences. It’s all about balance, which can be frustrating at times for the single minded Ram, but there’s such joy to be had when you find your flow of the sharing mode, especially around the 11th when your ruler Mars meets fair-minded Venus. Again frustratingly, when the planets are in this mood you end up wildly intolerant of anything that reeks of injustice, yet at the same time understanding how you catch more flies with honey.

21st April – 21st May
There’s all sorts of planet action happening in the solution-seeking angle of your chart, which means don’t be surprised if there’s a flurry of hitches and glitches this month, but don’t doubt for a second you can’t sort them to your satisfaction. It’s because the planet vibe is fairness and justice, and in this area of your chart you aren’t willing to push aside any opportunity to bring more of that into your life. In amongst this your ruler Venus meets its planet match, Mars (strong around the 11th), which is astro-speak for a great love match and passion-fuelled relationships

22nd May – 21st June
There’s a load of planets having a love-in in the matters of the heart angle of your chart all month, especially around the 11th when passionate Mars and love goddess Venus blend blissful vibes with your ruler, communication planet Mercury. A cosy sensation of bigger picture harmony and alignment is emphasised on the 21st and then there’s a new moon (new intention) of balance for all matters of the heart on the 29th. Mercury is retrograde from the 24th, which is always about going over old ground; but how nice to revisit all that ground you’ve been covering recently.

22nd June – 22nd July
The sun is energising the communication angle of your chart and during the first week meets authority planet Saturn. It can obviously mean important talks are afoot, but it also means a chance to shine through your words by accepting you are the boss of your own message. Midmonth the full moon falls in this angle too, stirring up a restless and unpredictable side in you that encourages sudden shifts in points of view, both in yourself and others. However, all month there’s planets congregating in the comfort zone angle of your chart; a stabilising influence that softens harsh edges too.

23rd July – 23rd August
Since 1995, transformation planet Pluto’s journey has symbolised the complete overhaul of trusting where your heart lies. Though you are at the tail end of this story there’s still a couple of chapters left, one of which is the change of direction that Pluto is taking around the 9th. It recalls events last mid-December somehow, and involves a slow turnaround in your perspective that moves you forward more powerfully than you thought possible in recent months. Don’t underestimate the experience of recent months though; it was all part of the Pluto process.

24th August – 22nd September
The sun is in your sign now, indicating it’s your turn in the zodiac spotlight and time for an annual boost of creative solar power. September begins at the end of a new moon in your sign, symbolising the fresh intentions now incubating for future fruition. Since last September serious Saturn has been drawing attention to limits and obligations, but all this month uplifting planet Jupiter is a softening influence on Saturn, pointing out a healthy side to pushing boundaries. It’s fab for an unsettled, freedom-seeking full moon on the 15th, which is not taking kindly to feeling fenced in.

23rd September – 23rd October
It’s all happening in your sign this month: your ruler Venus, your relationship ruler Mars and communication planet Mercury are close in your sign for much of the month, especially around the 11th, which symbolises how things are revolving around themes of balance, harmony, communication and bridge-building. As it’s right on the Libra wavelength, worry not if imbalance is the order of the day initially, it just means a situation is calling for what you do best in order to benefit from your sense of fairness and an objectivity much needed during a rather brusque full moon around the 15th.

24th October – 22nd November
Your ruler Pluto has been retrograde (appearing to move backwards) since mid-June and is about to resume forward motion on the 9th. It symbolises something similar going on in your current situation, particularly the feeling of things turning around or moving forward again (with a possible link to events around mid-December; maybe literally or maybe echoing themes of the time). Summer 2008 was the summer of reviewing what you intend to leave in the past and what to carry into your future, and the priority to pack is that hard won faith in yourself.

23rd November – 21st December
Constructive planet Saturn helps your ruler Jupiter perfect the art of good timing this month while Jupiter ends its retrograde phase (appearing to move backwards) after the 7th. Like you, it has been going over old ground since early May, possibly with events around mid-February as the catalyst. But right now it’s all about changes in direction, and the desire to move forward; a feeling intensified by a turnaround in transformation planet Pluto at the same time. Pluto is back in the place it was at last mid-December, so think back to see how things have come full circle.

22nd December – 20th January
Your ruler Saturn is lined up in lovely aspect to uplifting planet Jupiter in your sign this month. Jupiter gives bags of confidence while Saturn understands the power of limits, so the harmony of the two means it’s easy to find yourself in the right place at the right time for the right reasons. It’s something to remember during an unpredictable full moon around the 15th, taking place in the communication angle of your chart, as you might have difficulty accepting how your uncharacteristic against the grain conversation fits your characteristic ‘time and a place for everything’ mentality.

21st January – 18th February
September has a big focus on faith and belief, with a number of planets energising this area of your chart all month. A recent crisis of confidence might have got you weighing up what’s what when it comes to what feels unfair; but second week of the month, especially around the 15th, when the strong full moon energy emotionally shifts and clears your mind, you’re in a better place to remember how soothing you find the idea that situations naturally seek their own balance, and how injustice is always a call for the perspective of the fair-minded.

19th February – 20th March
The sun is moving through the relationship angle of your chart for much of the month, and meets limitation planet Saturn during the first week. Normally this clouds any vibrant sunny vibe, but faith-filled Jupiter is also involved, which spells a confident, creative and constructive ambience, perfect for a tense and unsettled full moon in your sign on the 15th. Full moons bring things to a head and this has been building for a while: it’s a conflict of no compromise on space and freedom issues, and how not to make freedom another word for alone.