Easy does it! Yesterday’s lunar meandering from Scorpio to Sagittarius may have given you the impression that happy days are here again. Well, some of September’s days may offer happy experiences, but two cautionary sky patterns occur early today that test your mettle.
The First Quarter Sun-Moon Phase (activating 10 degrees of Virgo and Sagittarius at 4:12AM) is a reminder to cut through apparent obstacles in your path and manage your business affairs with finesse. Quarter Moon cycles are often given short shrift in astrological textbooks, but they are two of the four main turning points in every 29.5-day solar-lunar dance in the heavens, and their square, 90-degree interaction should not be ignored. Meanwhile, Venus — which will form an inspirational, 72-degree liaison with Ceres later on at 9:33PM (offering a potential boost in all-around productivity) — decides to up the challenging ante by making a frictional, 135-degree link to distant, underworld-ruling Pluto (6:21AM). From a planet-to-planet perspective, this is the first solar systemic exam you will be forced to take during a very provocative September. Watch out for rising psychic and emotional storms that can catch you napping. Be extra sensitive to loved ones on the edge.
Fortunately, a grand triangle in fire signs — composed of Sagittarius lunar trines of 120-degrees to Jupiter in Leo (5:12AM) and Uranus in Aries (2:39PM) — can tip the scales of the day’s vibrations from disturbing to opportunistic. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that the two largest celestial bodies — the Sun and Jupiter — form a 30-degree alliance (9:23PM) that can reinforce the potency of optimistic thinking. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]