The God/Goddess Tango: September 1-7 2014 Astrology Forecast

intense dancingThe male divinities Pluto, Uranus and Chiron tango intensely with three asteroid goddesses this week. We also have a healing Sun-Chiron opposition, a flowing Venus-Mercury mutual reception, four peaking aspect patterns, and more!

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9/1 (Mon)

No major astrology events.

9/2 (Tue)

Mercury transits Libra today through 9/27, smoothing the way for harmonious communication, creative writing and easier learning.

9/3 (Wed)

The fine points of personal transformation, juiced-up service and augmented health practices are smoothly empowered with the Virgoan Sun trine Pluto.

9/4 (Thu)

An extra measure of energy and creative inspiration is available for your health and service with the Virgoan Sun quintile Mars.

9/5 (Fri)

Transformative adjustments in your religious practices, philosophy of life, and interactions with foreign cultures are stimulated 8/24 thru 9/17, with a peak on 9/5. With Leonine Jupiter quincunx Pluto, you can also make positive changes in how you present yourself as a leader or performer.

Venus in Virgo / Mercury-Venus Mutual Reception

Mercury entered Libra on Tuesday, and Venus transits Virgo today thru 9/29. So until Mercury exits Libra on 9/27, Mercury and Venus will be in mutual reception. This simply means that they’re in a sign that the other planet rules. (Mercury rules Virgo, and Venus rules Libra.)

You may remember the old TV ad: “Hey, you got chocolate on my peanut butter.” “And you got peanut butter on my chocolate!” A mutual reception is kind of like that, with the energies of the signs and planets all mixed up together.

This means that Tuesday’s interpretation for Mercury in Libra — harmonious communication, creative writing and easier learning — also holds true for Venus in Virgo. But Virgoan Venus more explicitly adds the ideas of adjustments and fine-tuning in relationships and creative expression. Happy tweaking!


Two aspect patterns that began last week peak today. Click the links to learn more about the Sun-Juno-Ceres-Pluto Cradle that began on 8/28 and ends on 9/8, as well as the Sun-Juno-Chiron-Pluto Mystic Rectangle that began on 8/30 and ends on 9/10.

yod su-vesta-urWe also have a new aspect pattern kicking off today: a Sun-Vesta-Uranus Yod that peaks on 9/8 and ends on 9/10. The Virgoan Sun and Scorpionic Vesta suggest transformative, devoted service to a higher cause. The tip of this “Finger of God” – Arian Uranus — suggests passionate, possibly groundbreaking humanitarian service.

9/6 (Sat)

Not only does Scorpionic Vesta appear in yesterday’s Yod, but she trines Chiron today. This suggests serving a higher cause in a healing or mentoring capacity, and also supports sexual healing.

Lack of mental clarity is one possible outcome of Libran Mercury quincunx Neptune. If so, this is a good chance to rely on your intuitive guidance rather than your rational mind. This connection can also be refocused to support creative writing and all types of creative expression.

Ready to assert your power, ladies? Pluto’s square to Libran Pallas Athena has your back! Pallas Athena is the asteroid goddess that can kick butt and take names, and the square from Pluto charges her up with huge power.

But Pallas Athena’s placement in Libra suggests that subtle and skillful assertiveness might be more effective than old-fashioned brute dominance. Remember: the more you surrender to divine guidance, the more powerful you become!

There may be an intuitive flash waiting to show you how to take your higher service to the next level. This “Eureka!” moment can come courtesy of Uranus quincunx Vesta, as long as you quiet your mind enough to receive it!

Healing and mentoring in committed partnerships, especially domestic ones, is smoothly supported with Cancerian Juno trine Chiron.

The Sun-Juno-Vesta-Pluto Cradle that started on 8/30 peaks today and wraps up on 9/9.

9/7 (Sun)

Juno is seriously energized right now. She received a trine from Chiron yesterday, and gets a square from Uranus today! This aspect can pump high voltage into committed partnerships. Can you use it to fuel a quantum leap in how you relate?

At the end of such an intense week, it’s nice to have the healing opportunity presented by the Virgoan Sun opposing Chiron. Use this consciously to bring healing and mentoring where it’s needed.

Balancing the receptive and assertive aspects of your feminine nature is a major message of the Juno-Pallas Athena-Uranus-Pluto Grand Cross that started on 8/29, peaks today and ends on 9/9.

Void-of-Course Moons

It’s best to avoid starting important new projects or making major purchases during void-of-course Moons. “Business as usual” is the optimal strategy. Void-of-course Moons occur when the Moon has made her last major Ptolemaic aspect, but has not yet moved into her next sign.

  • 9/1, 11:40 am – 1:18 pm (Sagittarius)
  • 9/3, 2:07 pm – 6:16 pm (Capricorn)
  • 9/5, 11:09 am – 8 pm (Aquarius)
  • 9/7, 1:19 pm – 7:48 pm (Pisces)

Whatever your Sun Sign, Benjamin’s forecasts can help you make the best use of the current astrological energies.

All dates and times are in the U.S. eastern time zone. Events are most powerful on the dates listed, but their influence will be active for at least several days before and after.

Everyone is affected by these global transits. However, you will be most powerfully impacted when moving planets activate sensitive points in your natal chart.

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