The Astrology Of September 2021 – The OTHER

Welcome to September, welcome to the Libra season! While we’re literally still in the Virgo season, Venus, Mercury and Mars are in Libra, so September feels more Libra than Virgo.

The shift from Virgo to Libra is extremely important and cannot be underestimated. If the first 6 signs of the zodiac, from Aries to Virgo, are about “Me”, the last 6 signs of the Zodiac, from Libra to Pisces, are about “The Other”.

Even the most emotionally mature people who have done a lot of personal development, may still lack the ability to truly relate to other human beings. When we run our lives through our own script, we feel lonely and alienated, irrespective of whether we are in a relationship or not.

When we truly open up to another, our ego dies (that’s why Libra’s glyph is a Sun-set) but we ‘find ourselves’ within a greater whole.

According to Greek mythology, humans originally had four arms, four legs, and a single head made of two faces. Humans had great strength during that time and threatened to conquer the gods. That’s why Zeus decided to split humans in half, as punishment for their power.

Since then, each human would forever long for and seek to find their other half. It is said that when two halves, or humans, find each other, they have an unspoken understanding with one another, and that they will lie with each other in unity and will know no greater joy than that.

September 6th, 2021 – New Moon In Virgo

On September 6th, 2021 we have a New Moon at 14° Virgo.

The New Moon auspiciously lines up with Uranus. Uranus promises insights, clarity, and opportunities. Just keep your mind open and the Virgo/Uranian opportunities will eventually find their way to you.

If you’ve been feeling stuck or confused and you’re in search of some inspiration, this is your New Moon.

September 9th, 2021 – Venus Enters Scorpio

On September 9th, 2021 Venus leaves her home sign, Libra and enters Scorpio. Scorpio is Mars’ territory, so things are a little bit more complicated for Venus here.

Fortunately, we have a great mitigating factor called mutual reception. Mutual reception is when 2 planets are in each other’s sign of rulership. Venus is now in Mars’s sign (Scorpio), while Mars (from September 14th onwards) is in Venus’ sign, so Venus and Mars bring the best out of each other.

This is a great transit for relationships of any kind. In the next few weeks, we will find it easier to relate to others, to put ourselves in their shoes, to accept and love other people for who they are.

September 14th, 2021 – Sun Opposite Neptune

On September 14th, 2021, the Sun in Virgo is opposite Neptune at 21° Pisces. The opposition is a confrontational aspect that will ‘force’ us to pay attention to something that we would rather overlook, because it feels like hard work.

Neptune oppositions can be rather confusing. The question now is not “Who am I?” but “Who am I becoming?”.

The lines are certainly blurred, but the good thing is that with Neptune we’re less likely to put up resistance. Neptune knows better anyway, but we’ll have to trust the process, trust our intuition.

September 14th, 2021 – Mars Enters Libra

On September 14th, 2021 Mars enters Libra. Mars in Libra is the “lawyer aspect”.

Mars in Libra may not fight for themselves, but will certainly fight for others. Ask Gandhi, Mandela, Dalai Lama, the Pope, or John Lennon – they all have Mars in Libra. They are all known as fighters for peace, but the key word here is “fight”.

Libra is a cardinal sign after all. Cardinal = action. Mars in Libra fights for an idea. It fights for justice. It fights for the truth.

Mars in Libra is a great transit to put up the right kind of fight – for a cause you believe in, to support someone else, or to fight injustice of any kind. This is also a good aspect to address relationship issues and blockages. Mars will give you the drive to “do something about it”, and Libra will make sure you remain reasonable and objective.

September 17th-23rd, 2021 – Venus Square Saturn And Uranus

From September 17th until September 23rd, Venus gets entangled with Saturn and Uranus.

This is a deja-vu of the fixed T-square we had in July when Venus was in Leo. If back in July, Venus in Leo’s dramatic displays of emotions aired out the tension, Venus in Scorpio will deal with it (the tension) all by herself.

Sometimes we need an implosion-like intensity to gain clarity on what really matters, and what needs to change.

September 20th, 2021 – Full Moon In Pisces

On September 20th, 2021 we have a sweet and spicy Full Moon at 28° Pisces.

The Full Moon is conjunct Neptune and opposite Mars. Like any Full Moon, the Full Moon in Pisces will aim to reconcile the complementary energies of the 2 signs on the axis, i.e. the “floating in space”, otherworldliness of Moon/Neptune in Pisces, with the “let’s do it, let’s do it now, let’s get it done” Sun/Mars in Virgo.

September 22nd, 2021 – Sun Enters Libra

Happy birthday to all Libras out there! On September 22nd, 2021 the Sun enters Libra and we have the Autumn Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the Spring Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.

No matter where you live on Earth, the day is equal to the night. Equality is a key Libra word, but it is not to be taken for granted. Equality is a balancing act – the result of lots of weighing and reflection.

Equality also means we’ll have to get outside our personal, subjective bubble, so we can see where the other is truly coming from.

We can find equality, balance and peace (Libra’s highest goals) when we begin to love (not only to accept) personal differences. When we see others not as a means to some sort of personal gratification, not as a reflection of ourselves, but as individuals in their own right.

In the Libra season, it will just come easier than usual to open up to other people, put the “we” before “me”, and reach Win-Win outcomes.

September 27th, 2021 – Mercury Goes Retrograde

On September 27th, 2021 Mercury goes retrograde at 25° Libra.

Mercury retrograde in Libra is a great time to re-flect, re-assess, re-evaluate, “RE” anything Libra stuff, mainly our re-lationships.

We humans are social creatures. We can’t really live without others. The OTHER is much more than a partner; it is a mirror. With the OTHER we bounce back and forth ideas, feelings, and experiences.

The act of getting something outside of ourselves, and putting it out in the open is what keeps us sane, because it provides us with useful feedback. If we didn’t relate to others, we would live delusional, catatonic lives.

Mercury retrograde in Libra is our opportunity to do the Libra work, so we can have more honest, balanced, and fulfilling relationships.

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