September 9: Emerging Frustrations

September 9: Emerging Frustrations

 The moon is trine Mercury at 1:38 a.m.

The moon is sextile Chiron Rx at 6:33 a.m.

The sun is trine Jupiter Rx at 9:04 a.m.

After midnight, the adaptive Gemini moon forms an air trine aspect with Mercury in peaceable Libra. Mercury is Gemini’s planetary ruler, so this strong connection in the element of ideas may facilitate flowing intellectual exchanges. Though this aspect happens overnight, it may help shake loose any mental blockages that we have been having lately, and we might wake up feeling clear-headed and articulate. The moon and Mercury are planetary messengers, so this aspect may support letters, emails, or packages finding their destination quickly—and even activating swift replies.

The morning begins with a sextile between the playful Gemini moon and Chiron in assertive Aries, turning our emotional awareness to our healing work and persistent wounds. This helpful aspect brings our feeling into contact with our sore spots and helps us to take a more lighthearted and forgiving approach to what may be some weighty topics. This moon/Chiron sextile may inspire a time of inner ease and clarity, and point to a way that we have been making our journey a little harder than it needs to be. Gemini is mischievous and may remind us that sometimes laughter is the best medicine.


Mars goes retrograde at 3:22 p.m.

After a lively and upbeat day, we have one of 2020’s most intense and significant planetary shifts, and that’s Mars’ retrograde station in battle-ready Aries. Mars will be retrograde until November 13, so we are entering a period of increased volatility and friction. Sometimes retrogrades can mute or suppress a planet’s activity, but this retrograde is set to be more charged and unpredictable. Hence, we must put any frustrations and confrontations that emerge in the next two months in this context.

Mars will be repeating it’s catalyzing square aspects to the heavy outer planets in Capricorn, so be prepared to revisit problems that you thought were resolved. And most importantly, don’t be too hard on yourself and others if progress feels infuriatingly slow. We’re all feeling stressed, but we can make it through with patience and not assuming the worst of each other’s intentions.


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