September 23: Feeling Drive and Confidence

September 23: Feeling Drive and Confidence

Mercury is square Saturn Rx at 3:38 a.m.

The moon is sextile Mercury at 8:31 a.m.

The moon is trine Mars Rx at 10:31 a.m., and moon void of course begins

Early Wednesday, Mercury’s day of the week, the messenger planet in balance-loving Libra forms a catalyzing square with Saturn in Capricorn. Though this square is exact before the day truly begins, it may have lingering effects on our morning conversations. The square aspect can symbolize blockages and frustrations, so between Mercury and stern Saturn, it represents difficult conversations and a feeling that we are not being understood.

A few hours later, the moon in enthusiastic Sagittarius forms a sextile with Mercury in diplomatic Libra, which may help smooth over any friction from the Mercury/Saturn square. The moon brings the moment’s emotional focus into a supportive harmony with the planet of communications, so some vital aspects of our inner feelings may come through clearly.

This ease in emotional expression could inspire confidence and initiative, and the moon in Sagittarius shifts to form a potent fire trine with Mars in individualistic Aries. This trine may give us a jolt of urgency, drive, and confidence, but since the moon has now gone void of course for a few hours, it may be best to direct this energy into exercise. Projects that get started under the moon void of course have a way of not taking root, so it’s essential not to be too impulsive now.


The moon enters Capricorn at 4:16 p.m., and moon void of course ends

Late afternoon, the moon leaves the adventurous fires of Sagittarius to enter sturdy Capricorn. This lunar shift draws our energies inward, making us more contemplative and reflective. It can also make us feel a bit serious and thoughtful and even a little sad. This effect may help us work through some emotional challenges, but it can also focus our awareness and make us less emotional. This objectivity can be helpful if we need to make a cut and dry decision, and since the moon is no longer void of course, it may be an excellent time to make a long-term, logical conclusion.

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The moon is square the sun at 6:55 p.m.

In the early evening, the Capricorn moon forms a square aspect with the sun in Libra, forming the lunar second quarter phase. This shift is a significant turning point in the lunar cycle that helps us kick into gear with our plans and projects. Energies will continue to amplify until the full moon on October 1, making this a time to catch a wave and apply ourselves to realizing our new moon intentions.


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