At the beginning of the month there’s a hurdle to overcome, says Sitara.
|Sun||8° Virgo – 8° Libra|
|Moon||20° Scorpio – 26° Sagittarius|
|Mercury||18° Virgo – 2° Scorpio|
|Venus||24° Leo – 1° Libra|
|Mars||22° Scorpio – 12° Sagittarius|
|Jupiter||10° – 16° Leo|
|Saturn||18° – 20° Scorpio|
|Chiron, retrograde||16° – 14° Pisces|
|Uranus, retrograde||16° – 15° Aries|
|Neptune, retrograde||6° – 5° Pisces|
|Pluto, retrograde till 23rd||11° Capricorn|
|North Node||20° – 19° Libra|
|Lilith||20° – 24° Leo|
|Full Moon, 9th 01:29h GMT||16° Pisces|
|New Moon, 24th 06:15h GMT||1° Libra|
Mood of the Moment
At the beginning of September there will be a hurdle to overcome. A tendency to aggression, together with intransigence and an emotional overload will cause problems unless there’s self-reflection and honesty. Awareness of one’s own strength can increase the negative tendencies as well as the positive. For this reason Plutonic competence and achievement needs to be balanced by Chiron, who awakens humility and the knowledge that we’re integrated in something larger, which we cannot get a grip on even with the greatest efforts.
As the month proceeds, our readiness to leave our personal comfort zone and search for solutions together with others heightens. Although this allows not always concrete steps, the awareness will grow that we all are in a sense sitting in the same boat – simply because we’re all human.
Solely the consensual desire for new approaches opens positive possibilities that target specifically one thing: a conciliatory co-operation. Instrumental in this respect is the willingness to communicate. Allow at least two months for the entire communication process.
Aries: In September you are headed towards a glorious month-end, but over long stretches the path is laborious. The tension this provokes is based on your desire to move along more quickly, and can be expressed in ill-considered actions and words. Stay physically mobile in order to become calmer, but don’t carry this too far. Regular or flowing movements are better now than a too vehement use of power. By the end of the month the stars will shine bright and clear on all your projects.
Taurus: In the first half of the month it will be more difficult to clearly understand the situations you are in, which can cause feelings of confusion and instability in you. Withdraw your attention from what’s confusing you, and instead keep your eye on what you know to be a hundred percent true – even when sometimes this is nothing more than the simple but irrefutable “I am’. Out of this a certainty and clarity will grow automatically. In the second half of the month Pluto and Saturn will help you let go of unrealistic expectations and give you courage and strength.
Gemini: This September has it all! Your greatest plus points are your light-heartedness and sociability, which allow you to playfully master even difficult challenges. However, you’ll have to show your colours, especially in the area of relationships. Whether with friends, relatives, colleagues or your partner, you struggle for authenticity. Allow yourself to address these questions: What is really right for me? How many concessions does the relationship need? And can I make these concessions without creating resentment, which when all’s said and done will be destructive?
Cancer: The month begins a little seriously and there’s nothing wrong in that. Enjoy your alone-time. The full moon in Pisces in the middle third of September doesn’t exactly save you from feeling the world’s pain, but nevertheless can help you surrender more to life’s flow. Your capacity for enjoying life will grow through trust. More confidence can lead to everything seeming more carefree as you open more and more to the positive. Your theme for the last third of the month is how to balance thinking and acting.
Leo: Pluto strengthens your back at the beginning of September, and you’ll be able to advance vigorously towards many of your objectives. However, be prepared for Chiron who will test your trust this month again and again. With him, all your strength can be sapped temporarily– a chance to recognize that no matter how self-sufficient you feel, you’re always part of a much greater context. This larger context cannot be controlled; but if you trust enough to surrender to it, you’ll never lack anything again.
Virgo: You have two powerful allies in September – Pluto and Saturn. They give you strong willpower, the courage needed for transformation, perseverance and the willingness to take responsibility. Armed with these qualities you can afford to face the challenges that Chiron and Neptune are preparing for you by taxing you to let go and surrender. Neptune dissolves clear boundaries and structures; Chiron bows before the majesty of life. Both planets show you that absolute control is impossible.
Libra: The mind is often seen as a disturbing factor, mostly causing difficulties. In the next two months you’ll find this is not true. Of course the mind has its problematic sides – in particular identification with thoughts or feelings. But the mind is also responsible for learning, which in the first place puts us in a position to identify these problematic sides and rise above them. Search for ways to discover the constructive facilities of the mind and how to use them.
Scorpio: Gradually tension and defensiveness diminish and you rest again more in yourself. Saturn cools your emotional body, and Pluto gives you serenity. Thus, in the second half of the month you heart can open up. Experiment by taking that which you perceive into your heart. Start with pleasant things, move onto the neutral, and only then try it with unpleasant things. Understand in doing this that emerging resistance is only a habit. What risk can there be in things purely imaginary?
Sagittarius: More energy is flowing towards you, increasing vitality and enterprise. Also in the middle of the month a six-week process of rethinking, an expansion of your mental horizons will begin, allowing you to see things more clearly and accurately. But at the beginning you won’t notice much of this. In fact, in the last third of the month you could be see-sawing between losing your sense of direction and enjoying inspired exploring. The latter will prevail, so don’t be worried. And if you’re in doubt simply try it out.
Capricorn: All systems go! This month agrees with the flow, you are being carried in every aspect. Any disturbances will arise from the fact that it’s still hard for you to trust something that is beyond your control. Experiment with letting go in small matters, and you’ll discover that you’re able to trust your own instincts, as well as the goodwill of others, more than you usually think. In the second half of the month create space for creative exchange with people on the same wave-length.
Aquarius: At the end of September it will be revealed which steps are needed towards the future you desire. But beforehand it’s about preparing the field, collecting information and clarifying relationships. In the middle of the month you’ll need to deal with people, subjects, concepts and also prejudices. Watch the details. For example, the more accurate you can recognize others and discover their interests and what drives them, the more fruitful the co-operation will be, and the closer you’ll come to realizing what you’ve envisioned..
Pisces: Now it’s about your eye for detail and also about facing difficult facts. If you ignore the negative you’ll have no chance of mastering it. On the other hand it’s also important not to let yourself be overwhelmed by emotional reactions to difficulties – it would make you impotent. Whatever you are confronted with now, you’ll be somehow able to cope with it. Pay attention to the feedback of your senses, which centres and strengthens you. And then take one step at a time.
Sitara became a disciple of Osho’s in 1979. She lives in Germany and has been writing the horoscopes of the German Osho Times since 1998. Passionate about astrology since childhood, she has published several books on the subject. She gives personal sessions, also over phone or Skype, focusing on spiritual development. Moreover, Sitara offers end-of-life care counselling (free of charge). She is currently teaching and writing about traditional advaita vedanta for Western seekers. www.astro-sitara.de