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September Sidereal Moon Wisdom + Transits

September Sidereal Moon Wisdom + Transits

September 2023

September begins with Jupiter and Rahu in Aries, retrograde Venus in Cancer, Sun and retrograde Mercury in Leo, Mars in Virgo, Ketu in Libra, and retrograde Saturn in Aquarius.

September Transits:

Venus direct in Cancer on the 3rd

Jupiter retrograde in Aries on the 4th

Mercury direct in Leo on the 15th

Sun in Virgo on the 17th

Ganesha Chaturthi on September 19th

Autumn Equinox (Northern Hemisphere) September 22nd

Pitru Paksha begins on the 28th

Mercury exalted in Virgo on October 1st

Venus in Leo on October 1st

New Moon in Leo and Uttaraphalguni Nakshatra on September 14th at 19:40 MT

Three retrograde planets remain at the time of the new Moon. Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn continue to cause clean up and inward restructuring. Pay attention to body, mind and spirit. What is no longer aligned? Tidy up and simplify your routine, self care, and relationships. Let go and don’t look back.

Uttaraphalguni is the latter half of the Phalguni constellation. This portion of the constellation correlates to the ancestors. It gives powerful, creative life force energy and resources that support and sustain lineage. Aryaman rules this portion of the sky, offering resources like love, marriage, family, children, and that which perpetuates the ancestral line. Life force energy is enlivened here, which brings to life ones desires and helps them arrive into manifest form. What seeds are you planting right now?

The September new Moon enters the first tithi (phase) of the waxing half in the evening of the 14th. Amavasya, or the new Moon, is a seed planting time- ripe with potential and possibility. Release and letting go must take place in order for you to plant your seeds in the cycle to come. What is it that you are letting go of- in preparation for the new? What is ripening for your harvest to come?

The Phalguni constellations are notorious for ripeness, fertility and giving the fruits of your efforts; they are symbolized by a bed- a place of creation, rest, rejuvenation and pleasure. These stars correlate to love, sexuality, sensuality and relationships. Purva phalguni connects more to the lower half of the body, while Uttara phalguni correlates to the upper half of the body as well as the future and lasting results. Fruitful outcomes occur through the Phalguni constellations. It is a powerful time to create contracts that you want lasting support and results from.

In the waxing cycle to come, gather your harvest from the past season. What are you taking with you? What are you leaving behind? What is still digesting and integrating? What are the new needs showing up? What grief are you still carrying that needs to be released and digested?

Movement, expansion and momentum come in the weeks ahead. Make changes that help you align with new nourishment and growth. It’s time to move forward and be bold with your desires. Make sure your actions, choices, words and desires match your long term expectations. What are you moving towards? What needs to be released in order to make room for the new? Where are you holding grief that is clogging the channels and keeping you from deeper receptivity?

Digest, release and integrate grief from the past cycle. This is a cycle of healing and preparation. Don’t move too fast. Slow down and be methodical with your steps- as tempting as it may be to rush. Move towards new nourishment and make room for the new by clearing and releasing the unconscious terrain that keeps you stuck and striving but never arriving. Release the stories of lack that are in your way of abundance and deeper love. Strengthen your inner power and clarity. This is a rebirthing for you.

Ganesha Chaturthi occurs on September 19th this year, the celebrated birth date of Lord Ganesha. Ganesha is the remover of obstacles and brings moksha, release and awakening on one’s path. He supports your ability to see more clearly, to have ease and self realization. He especially loves sweets, though Gulab Jamun is said to be his favorite. Today, honor Ganesha at your altar and honor him for bringing you ease and grace on your path.

For the Northern Hemisphere, the Autumn Equinox occurs on September 22nd at 12:49 am MT. This is the Spring Equinox for the Southern Hemisphere.

In most locations on Earth—except for tropical regions—the start of fall is accompanied by rapidly shortening days.

“At any given location, the day-to-day difference in day length is greatest around the days of the equinoxes. Astronomical fall begins on the day of the equinox. The name of the event derives from Latin and means equal night, giving the impression that both day and night are exactly 12 hours long. However, that is not entirely true. In most regions, the day of the equinox is a bit longer than 12 hours.” – Time and Date

Full Moon in Pisces and UttaraBhadra Nakshatra on September 29th at 03:57 am MT

The full Moon arrives in sidereal Pisces just before the month closes out. Jupiter and Saturn remain retrograde, stirring deep inner clean up on the spiritual and physical body level. This is a time of important innovation, new beginnings and relationship clearing. Jupiter continues to move through Bharani nakshatra for the coming months, offering a rebirthing with spiritual matters and healing. Saturn navigates Satabisha nakshatra, insisting on healing layers of the body with depth and precision. Stay awake and listen carefully.

Pisces represents a closing door, and an opening door, as the the final sign of the zodiac. Here, endings and closure take place, while potential prepares to activate. Correlating with the 12th house, Pisces also aligns with the ancestors, the portion of the chart that connects us to the spirit world and those who are not in a body. Uttarabhadrapada is ruled by Ahirbudhnya and symbolized by the back legs of a funeral cot. Endings are provoked and release is inevitable. The bridge between material and spirit worlds is being burned. Deep transformation of life and death is taking place. What are you releasing once and for all? What is dying in your self and your life? What seeds are you planting for new growth?

Ahirbudhnya is the serpent of the underworld. As a Naga (a positive snake, as opposed to the Sarpas which often bring deception) there is great potential for deep, inner work and lasting inner wisdom to arrive. Nagas bring resources and Ahirbudhnya offers a wealth of inner knowledge to arrive- for those who are willing to dive deeply into unconscious and subconscious terrain. You must go beyond the surface to harvest these pearls of wisdom!

The coming waxing cycle provides momentum, yet tension between forward movement and transformation. Desire and determination are strong, but the mental body will feel frustrated, stuck and overwhelmed in the process. Keep moving anyway. Your consistent action steps are vital for progress to be made. Don’t get stuck in the “how” and the minutia of details. Find clear, doable action steps and keep going. Are you getting stuck in the overwhelm and inner drama- which sabotages your success?

Healing can take place in this cycle with creativity and digestion. Your creative process is the key to your transformation and change. Staying stagnant, stuck and resistant to change is not conducive to life force, Shakti and new growth. Though we are still in a powerful uprooting process, you can ease this by surrendering to the release. Resisting will only intensify the pain, hardship and challenges that are surfacing. When a challenge arrives, confront it head on. It’s vital that you stay alert, awake to what needs to be released, removed and let go of right now. Your ability to digest, transform and release consistently and fully, provides a powerful foundation for new seeds to take root and a deeper harvest to arrive in the coming days and months (and years!) ahead. Seek balance- inner and outer- as you move into the new, and as you let go of the old.

Relationships are a big part of this journey of transformation so allow them to be your mirror for growth and change. Some healing is possible with self and with “other” through the cycles ahead. With willingness you can uproot resistance and challenges that have kept you stuck in lack and malnourishment. Get clear on your needs and make these declarations known. Speak clearly and with effectiveness. Your inner clarity will determine the clarity you feel within your relationships, and how you get your needs met on much deeper levels. What do you really need in order to feel safe, grounded, stable and supported? Communicate your deeper needs and vulnerabilities. Let others in and speak your truth.

This waning cycle prepares you for the transformational month ahead. October brings eclipses and a brand new eighteen month cycle of Rahu and Ketu in Pisces and Virgo. Notice the themes arriving.