Hopefully you have a lot of good new beginnings and endings happening in your life with Jupiter now in Libra and Rahu in Cancer–no matter how you calculate it. Hopefully the planetary war with Mars/Mercury completing this weekend is treating you well. So what is ahead this week? Big week ahead with the fall equinox on Friday, Sept. 22nd and the Nine Days of Mother Divine starting on Sept. 20th.

Sun moved into Leo today until Oct. 16th where it is unafflicted and promotes working with numbers and language, good analytical abilities, will promote service and healing and music. Virgo is one of my favorite signs. Whenever a planet appears in Virgo it means where we need to be better, improve or be purer. Being the natural 6th house of the zodiac, it means that we need discipline around regular work, health and diet to prevent illness and we also need to develop skills to work with people so that we do not develop enmity with co-workers at work. So good month to focus on health and discipline. Mercury will go into Virgo, Sept 26th, where it is exalted and that will promote writing and communication and will be a highlight for the fall given all the other planets are a bit in trouble in October when the Sun moves into Libra on Oct. 17th and Venus moves into debilitation in Virgo, Oct. 9th.

Venus is trined exactly by Uranus on Monday, Sept. 18th. This is one of the more magical aspects that requires you to break out of your daily routine and do something different. It could lead to a surprise romance particularly for Aries rising with the aspects between the 1st and 5th house. It can bring something exciting and unexpected for Libras and Taurus rising. The stock market usually likes this aspect and it leads to buying. Good for artistic creativity.

Wednesday’s New Moon on Sept. 20th begins the Nine Days of Mother Divine. We can liken this next period until Sept 28th to a rebirth period where the soul is gestating in the womb of the Mother ready to be born to a new life after 9 days rather than 9 months. This period can be intense during the first three days ruled by Durga as deep purification of your deepest subconsious energies are up to be healed and transformed. This is a time for fasting, deep meditation and prayer and faith that the Divine Mother, with her immense love is ready to pour her blessings upon you if you are receptive and open to transformation. Use this time to go deep within and transform. Each day of the nine days is part of the journey of the moon from new moon towards its fullness. This Year it is from Sept. 20-28th. Each day in these nine days, the sap of our energy rises chakra by chakra to reach the crown.

During the nine days, there are dedications to one aspect of Mother Divine with the first 3 to Durga, the 2nd three to Lakshmi and the final 3 to Saraswati. We will write about each day throughout the festival.

The Fall equinox is at 3:02 pm on Friday, Sept 22nd. The ancient cultures always took time to celebrate during this time and do extra spiritual practice. The planetary energies get a bit weird as they re-balance and the tendency is to try to do too much during the change of seasons and this can lead to sickness. Take it easy a few days before and after this time and take extra time for spiritual practice and take time to celebrate by taking in a cultural event and welcome fall and harvest and be grateful or be just “great” and “full.” Avoid work-alcoholism and running around like a rabbit even if you feel a lot of extra energy.

Mars moved into Purva Phalguni Nakshatra (Leo 13.20-26.40) on Sept. 17th and will stay there until Oct 7th. Mars will be channeling Venus’s energy create a lot of passion for artistic creation or sexual expression. Venus is moving toward conjunction with Mars into Oct. 5th so this energy will be heightened. This transit of Mars can lead to conflicts around landed-property and increase Mars’s ego and can create recklessness, too much drive, increase debt and can lead to bouts of gloom or depression. Make sure to praise yourself and your accomplishments and not get caught up in beating yourself up. Mars moving toward mutual square with Saturn Oct. 11th will give you ample time later in October to do that.

Jupiter moved out of void of course territory (Sandhi) on Sept. 17th and is at 1 degree and very strong today in Libra in the constellation of Chitra until Oct. 13th. It is channeling Mars so be careful with finance but Mars will be supported by the transit and feel courage and be ready to take risks and be adventurous.

Have a Great Week!

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