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You are still feeling the evolutionary pressure upon you to transform, Gemini, which comes to something of a head with the potent September 6th New Moon and becomes almost an obsession in the timing of this month’s retrograde of Mercury, your ruler, on the late evening of September 26th and the early morning of the 27th. You are changing at the core, as reflected in your career choices and in the way that you show up for the society that surrounds you, and as you seek a better match between these actions and your deepest values. With the Full Moon of September 20th and the subsequent retrograde of Mercury six days later you are coming into yourself in an entirely new way, and this is all to the good. The main message regarding this significant departure from the everyday and the normative is to trust your gut feelings over ordinary logic, and to trust completely as well your inner motivation – or angel guidance – as you can come to this. The universe is on your side, in spite of any and all indications to the contrary.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge-Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The beginning of September brings an emphasis on your domestic life, so that you may be more inclined to take care of your immediate surroundings while being less concerned with what’s going on in the world. This is most likely also helping you feel more present in your life and in your body allowing you to focus on the things you love. You may also be feeling more deliberate about your intake of information these days following the recent late Aquarius Full Moon. August in general could have brought important realizations related to where you focus your attention versus what may be causing unnecessary anxiety. The New Moon in Leo from early August brought a powerful reset to your communication sector which in turn is helping you shape better habits around social media and also in connection with your learning experiences.
With Mars opposing Neptune in Pisces from the beginning of the month to the 3rd, you also likely have a ton of idealism for your work in the world, which accompanies and counters the domestic emphasis brought by the Sun in Virgo. Also, Mercury in Libra trines Saturn in Aquarius from the 3rd to the 5th which could highlight the ease and integration of your passion with a learning experience. The more you focus on what you love, the more you learn and the more you learn the more passionate you become. You may be at the top of your intellectual game right now especially when it comes to combining education with pleasure.
The New Moon in Virgo takes place on September 6th auguring the beginning of a new cycle related to your home, your domestic life, and more extensively your family. This could be a time when your attention is turning inward, to your immediate surroundings and on your need for security. You may feel like being in familiar surroundings, preferring the company of people that you love to random others. This could also be a fairly productive time for creative projects, learning, and teaching because Venus in Libra trines Jupiter in Aquarius. This aspect between these two benefic planets highlights a flowing connection between self-expression and higher learning and this may highlight the ease with which you are able to integrate knowledge at this time.
These pleasant influences never last long enough unfortunately and by mid-month an opposition between the Sun in Virgo and Neptune in Pisces, taking place on the 13th and 14th, could throw somewhat of a fog of confusion on your plans. This is a short-term aspect, although a situation at work or at home could trigger anxieties or you may feel burdened by your responsibilities from the 15th to the 17th when Venus in Scorpio squares Saturn in Aquarius.
By the time the Full Moon culminates in late Pisces, on the 20th, you should be able to gain much-needed perspective. The Full Moon highlights your current trajectory and where you’ve been working hard to actualize your career goals. Mercury, your ruler, in trine with expansive Jupiter brings an optimistic perspective to what you are up to. It may be time to acknowledge how far you’ve come and you may gain some recognition for your skills and your accomplishments. This could be a time of greater visibility and an opportunity to show off what you know.
With the Sun’s ingress in the sign of Libra, on September 22nd, the first day of Fall arrives, which emphasizes the part of your chart that relates to your creative passions and your self-expression. This next month should bring exciting developments related to your personal projects and how they tie in to what you’ve learned this past year, although you must recognize as well that the Mercury Retrograde period that dominates October also brings up questioning these same projects and revising your plans.
Mercury stations retrograde in late Libra on the 26th and will be moving retrograde until October 18th, followed by the time of the retrograde shadow which lasts for another two weeks, into November. All in all, this particular retrograde through the later degrees of the sign of Libra could find you re-envisioning the ways you express yourself and deal with romance in your life, or perhaps the children in it. If you run your own business it could be an excellent time to revamp your image. You may also be questioning your approach and finding new answers to existing issues, so that you will have a lot of new ideas or concepts to integrate into your work. The following month should allow you the focus to do just that.
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