September 4: Sparks of Passion

September 4: Sparks of Passion

Venus is square Mars at 2:12 a.m.

The moon is conjunct Chiron Rx at 5:51 a.m.

A little while after midnight, Venus, the planet of love, comes into an edgy square aspect with Mars, the planet of war. Venus is in emotive Cancer, while Mars is in assertive Aries, so both planets are trying to express their energies in equally powerful ways. Mars is in its home sign in Aries; however, so has a bit of an advantage to be pushier, persistent, and add stress and friction to matters of love, attraction, and affection.

This friction may create some sparks of passion, but these sparks may quickly burn out of control in the fires of hostility, and reactivity. Perhaps we will sleep through this one, but it may set a tense mood for the evening and create some fallout and hurt feelings to mend the following morning.

Before dawn, the Aries moon shifts through the sky to join Chiron, the asteroid of deep healing. Whatever sparks or friction that the Venus/Mars square ignited may have revealed a sore spot. This moon/Chiron conjunction brings potent emotional awareness to long-neglected wounds and traumas we now have an opportunity to mend. The feelings roused today will likely be potent, and our reactions to these are powerful, so it will be useful to know that this cosmic weather will soon cool down and pass.

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Mercury is sextile Venus at 1:32 p.m.

The early afternoon hosts a helpful aspect, to help us put the pieces back together after a fiery and reactive morning. Mercury, powerfully placed in articulate Virgo, connects by sextile to Venus in emotionally generous Cancer, bringing words to some of our most sincere sentiments. While the early morning aspect may have brought up old anger and resentment, Mercury connects with loving Venus to help us bring out our sweet side and soothe hurt feelings with kind words. It’s an excellent time to talk it out, make peace, and focus this energy on creative pursuits this afternoon.

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