We're out of eclipse season and get a break from the retrogrades in September! So we go into the new moon on September 9th (2:02PM ET) in Virgo, and after the wonkiness of the midyear madness, we can focus on trying to be more productive now, get the things done that we couldn't get to because everything was so cray-cray, or have the focus to actually get things done that need to be done. We can be more detailed, more practical, and more hard-working, and have the energy we need to do it.
We can bring in some structure and order, a little organization and routine, and improve our schedules, our regimens, and our lifestyles. The last few months may have pointed out where we needed to do better, and now we can take the steps required. We want to be busy after having been so stuck for what felt like an eternity. No time to waste now!
This new moon is sextile (positive aspect, two signs away) Jupiter in Scorpio, opposite Neptune in Pisces, and trine (positive aspect, four signs away) Pluto in Capricorn. The sextile to Jupiter helps us to be more optimistic, more positive, and more expansive, while the trine to Pluto helps us to find more personal power and take control back over areas that have been super wonky. The opposition to Neptune might make us get a little lost in fantasy sometimes, having strong imaginations, so try to make time to be a little whimsical.
This new moon occurs at 17 degrees 0 minutes Virgo. The major aspects to this new moon are:
Conjunction: 15 degrees 0 minutes - 19 degrees 0 minutes Virgo
Sextile: 15 degrees 0 minutes - 19 degrees 0 minutes Cancer or Scorpio
Square: 15 degrees 0 minutes - 19 degrees 0 minutes Gemini or Sagittarius
Trine: 15 degrees 0 minutes - 19 degrees 0 minutes Taurus or Capricorn
Opposition: 15 degrees 0 minutes - 19 degrees 0 minutes Pisces
The full moon for September occurs on the 24th (10:53PM ET) in Aries. Aries is the first sign in the Zodiac, and this can be a time where we're focused on finishing the start of something, seeing the end of the beginning, and some of the fruits of our labor can come to bear. We can be more positive with Aries, and we can use our emotions from the full moon energy as motivation with fiery Aries to take action and keep moving forward.
We can focus on what we want for ourselves, putting more emphasis on our personal wants and needs, and wanting to do more for the self. We can have more energy and drive for the things we want, especially if we feel we're making progress. Just don't give in to impulsive energy, and be smart with your choices.
The full moon is sextile Mars in Aquarius, square (hard aspect, three signs away) Saturn in Capricorn, and opposite Mercury in Libra (though a little wide). The sextile to Mars helps us control the energy of this full moon since Mars is the ruler of Aries, and we can find it easier to make use of the energy we have. The opposition to Mercury (albeit a wide one) might make focus a little dicey, especially with the full moon also square Saturn. We may not be quite as disciplined as we'd like to be, and need to be mindful of our responsibilities and do things the right way. No shortcuts, no cutting corners. That only creates problems we don't need!
This full moon occurs at 1 degree 59 minutes Aries. The major aspects to this full moon are:
Conjunction: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 59 minutes Aries
Sextile: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 59 minutes Gemini or Aquarius
Square: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 59 minutes Cancer or Capricorn
Trine: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 59 minutes Leo or Sagittarius
Opposition: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 59 minutes Libra
Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius & Scorpio: November - December 2018
Venus Retrograde in Scorpio & Libra: October - November 2018
October 2018 New & Full Moons
Jupiter in Sagittarius: November 2018 - December 2019
Jupiter in Scorpio: October 2017 - November 2018
Saturn in Capricorn: December 2017 - March 2020, July - December 2020
Uranus in Taurus: May - November 2018, March 2019 - July 2025, November 2025 - April 2026