Tread lightly and softly as the fourth workweek in September gets underway. Nervous tensions may be soaring as the Moon parallels Uranus (1:17AM) and Venus (3:28AM) while the two largest celestial bodies in our solar system — the Sun and Jupiter — play a game of frictional, 45-degree contact (4:48AM). This wouldn’t be so challenging except these three sky patterns are happening on the same day that Pluto pauses to shift from reverse to forward at 11 degrees of Capricorn (5:37PM) while the Sun leaves earthy Virgo to enter airy Libra (7:30PM) at one of the four main turning points of the year, the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere.
While the Pluto halt in the heavens is considered to be precise at 5:37PM, as explained in yesterday’s calendar entry, this outer planet has really been virtually motionless for the last couple of days and will stay motionless for the next few days. All Pluto themes — death-rebirth, spiritual willpower, mental concentration, laser technology, in-depth research, psychology, purification, transformation, metamorphosis, atomic and nuclear energy, hypnosis, reincarnation, the underworld, phobias, repressed emotions and extremes of any kind — are activated throughout the day. Do everything you can to bypass intense problems and temperamental individuals who could put you on the defensive and wreak havoc in your life. On the other hand, if you are the kind of person who thrives under pressure and can be the Rock of Gibraltar for family members, friends or associates on the skids, then this may be a day when you can shine your light while many souls are lost in the shadows.
Consider that while the Sun is beginning a new, 30-day cycle in sociable and artistic Libra, the dark-of-the-moon monthly cycle is simultaneously at work — suggesting the need to complete old business over the next 24 hours and until the Libra New Moon is a reality. [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.]