September 19: Swimming in Deep, Psychological Waters

September 19: Swimming in Deep, Psychological Waters

The moon is square Saturn Rx at 4:14 a.m.

The moon is opposite Mars Rx at 7:29 a.m., and moon void of course begins

Very early Saturday, the moon in balanced Libra shifts on course to form two somewhat triggering aspects. The first is a square with Saturn in authoritative Capricorn, which may activate feelings of emotional constriction, and limitation. Saturn tries to hold us to our duties and commitments, but when the moon comes into an exact square with the planet of tests and trials, these commitments may feel heavier than usual.

The good news is that this passage is short. Since the moon moves quickly, this aspect may have lingering effects on the morning mood. Our mood may be pensive and perplexed this morning, having us feel the need for affection, support, and emotional assurance as a form of encouragement.

This need for support and understanding may become even more urgent, as the moon forms a challenging opposition to Mars, now retrograde in combustive Aries. The moon represents the current emotional mood, and in Libra, we feel tuned into the forces of balance and harmony.

Mars, however, represents an over-arching restlessness and frustration brewing in our lives, so this opposition may prompt us to confront the ways we are feeling overdriven, reactive, and unsatisfied. There will likely be a palpable tension in the air for a few hours, so it’s important to know that at the same time, the moon has gone void of course until just before noon. If we are feeling preoccupied with emotional negotiations and efforts to restore inner and outer peace, it’s best to focus on resolving these instead of starting long-term projects now.


The moon enters Scorpio at 11:33 a.m., and moon void of course ends

In the late morning, the moon void of course ends, and the lunar mood shifts from Libra’s airy world into Scorpio’s dark, intuitive waters. The moon’s monthly passage through Scorpio is a time of pulling back to reflect and look within to our instincts and impulses for guidance. Scorpio is Mars’ nocturnal sign, an archetype that invites us to explore the shadows and to observe the power dynamics at work around us.

Since the moon’s void of course has ended, we might use Scorpio’s x-ray vision to help us strategize our next moves. The Scorpio moon can also bring powerful emotions up to the surface for a couple of days, which can be surprising, mysterious, and cathartic.


All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location