September 5: A Pressure Release

September 5: A Pressure Release

The moon is square Jupiter Rx at 12:26 a.m.

The moon is square Pluto Rx at 10:54 a.m.

Not long after midnight, the potent Aries moon forms an expansive square aspect with Jupiter in determined Capricorn. This aspect is a little like adding a match to natural gas; possibly tending to blow up frustrated feelings.

Jupiter in Capricorn is slow and reserved and asks us this year to be patient with the return on our investments, yet the Aries moon ignites an impatient mood that wants results now. Check yourself if you are a bit unrealistic with your expectations, and consider how delayed gratification will help you appreciate what you already have. Anything worth having is worth the wait.

In the late morning, the head-strong Aries moon forms another edgy square, this time with subterranean Pluto in earthy Capricorn. Pluto rules over unseen forces and hidden powers, and this square may trigger control issues or power struggles. The clashes may be with another person, but they may also be deep internal struggles that we must contend with now.


Mercury enters Libra at 12:46 p.m.

The moon is square Saturn Rx at 5:09 p.m.

Early afternoon, Mercury slides into its second sign change this month in balance-seeking Libra. In Venus’s social air sign, Mercury turns the focus of communications on diplomatic matters and activates the smooth use of language to keep the peace. This sign change may offer a refreshing, lighthearted shift in conversation.

However, Mercury has a big job to do in Libra while Mars is in Aries and Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are in Capricorn. These intense cardinal planets are not easy to please or reconcile while locked in a confrontational square. Mercury will be working overtime to keep our thoughts and speech objective, inclusive, and fair.

In the late afternoon, the assertive Aries moon forms its third square today with Saturn in its home sign in resolute Capricorn. Saturn can be as stable and constructive as it likes to be in the determined Goat’s sign, but can also be especially restrictive and unyielding. The impulsive Aries moon prods Saturn through this hard square angle and comes up against extreme limitations. This aspect is set to heighten the frustrations that have been building today.

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The moon is conjunct Mars at 9:45 p.m., and moon void of course begins

Saturday ends with a fiery crescendo when the moon conjoins Mars in individualistic Aries late evening. The moon void of course begins now, closing the window to plant new intentions until after midnight. This timing may be for the best, as the moon’s merger with battle-ready Mars brings hot emotions to a peak. This aspect may provide a necessary cathartic pressure release, but it may carry us away in the heat of the moment. A late-night jog or a round of push-ups may help us burn off extra fuel before bed.


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