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Horoscope: September 2 - 8, 2019
Astrologer Pam Younghans writes this weekly astrological journal based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.
Highlighted Aspects for This Week
All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. For Eastern Time, add 3 hours. For Greenwich Mean Time, add 7 hours.
MON: Sun conjunct Mars, Venus square Jupiter, Uranus quincunx Ceres
TUE: Mercury conjunct Mars, Sun conjunct Mercury
WED: Venus opposite Neptune
THU: Mercury trine Saturn
FRI: Mercury square Jupiter, Sun trine Saturn, Venus trine Pluto, Uranus trine Juno
SAT: Mercury opposite Neptune, Venus sesquiquadrate Uranus
SUN: Sun square Jupiter, Mercury trine Pluto, Mars trine Saturn
IF YOU KNOW where you want to go, and what you want to create, this is a great week to make progress in that direction. Four planets--Mars, the Sun, Mercury, and Venus--are grouped in results-oriented Virgo, movin' on down the road together like the determined foursome in The Wizard of Oz.
We can even link each of these planets to one of the four friends from the story: The Sun, as central character of the tale, is Dorothy, our inner heroine/hero who is on a mission to find her way home. Mercury is the Scarecrow, whose dream is to be able to think clearly and find solutions to problems. Venus is the Tin Woodsman, who seeks the compassionate heart he believes he doesn't have. And, Mars is the Cowardly Lion, who has far more courage and greater leadership qualities than he suspects.
And where is Toto? Ah, he is in the picture, too. Juno, the asteroid of committed partnership, is also in Virgo, following just a bit behind the four planets, exactly like Toto in the story.
ALL OF THESE PLANETS in Virgo have clear objectives, and are willing to do the work needed to achieve their goals. They are working well together, keeping their common mission in mind. And so, this week, we are better able to align heart, mind, and spirit in support of our central goals.
However, the soundtrack of the movie hints that there are challenges to be overcome before we reach our own personal Emerald City. Neptune is opposing the Virgo group from Pisces, representing the scarlet poppy field that waylays the gang, putting Dorothy and the Lion to sleep. Distractions, disillusionment, and addictions can lull us into apathy or escapism, requiring that we keep continually refocus our intentions.
At the same time, Jupiter in Sagittarius is in square aspect to the Virgo planets. We can imagine Jupiter as the Wizard of Oz himself, who has his own agenda--getting rid of the Wicked Witch of the West and finding his own way home. Jupiter can be inspiring and energizing, but it can also send us off on detours that do not necessarily contribute to progress toward our goal.
AND WHAT ABOUT that Wicked Witch? Even though we haven't yet come face-to-face with our main antagonist at this point in the story, we've heard a lot about her, and we've already seen evidence of her impact--just as we're aware of the Saturn-Pluto alignment of January 2020, and are already seeing signs of how that planetary event is affecting our personal and collective lives.
We also can't forget that Saturn is traveling hand-in-hand with the karmic South Node right now. We are clearly seeing where certain systems are outdated and are no longer functional. We observe this in social and governmental structures, and ways in which we have structured our personal lives as well.
ONE OF OUR PRIMARY cosmic assignments at this time seems to be to find within ourselves the discipline and maturity to lift ourselves above fear-based living. Once we know our Virgoan ethics and values, it is our task to live in accordance with those principles.
Thankfully, Saturn is in harmonious trine aspect with all of the Virgo planets this week. This should help us hold strong in our integrity, stay on track with our ideals, and focus on each step we need to take along the yellow brick road that leads to our higher goal.
IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK: You have the capacity for great focus this year. Once you have defined the growth you want to achieve, your dedication, energy, and discipline will take you far. Be sure to be kind to yourself, as the voice of your inner perfectionist may be especially demanding. Remember that the new definition of unconditional love is to hold the energy of Love under all conditions. This means not allowing yourself to be waylaid by the poppy field of self-criticism, but staying as much as possible in the higher light of integrity, intention, and self-acceptance. Relationships also figure prominently this year, especially with those who share your ideals and goals. (Solar Return Sun conjunct Mercury, conjunct Venus, conjunct Mars, square Jupiter, trine Saturn, opposite Neptune, square Ceres)
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About the Author
Pam Younghans is a professional astrologer, editor, and writer. She lives in a log home northeast of Seattle, Washington with her beloved animal companions. She has been interpreting charts professionally for over 25 years. If you are interested in an astrology reading, e-mail [email protected], or leave a message at 425.445.3775. For more information about NorthPoint Astrology offerings, please visit northpointastrology.com or visit her Facebook page.
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