We have quite a few astrologically noteworthy things going on in the next little while. I've written longer posts on most of this, but here is the basic run-down:
September 14: Venus enters Libra tonight at 9:40 p.m. Central Daylight and heads into position within a stellium of Mercury-Sun-Venus-Saturn-Juno in Libra by September 25. Emerging as evening star, Venus becomes highly influential as the dispositor of all the bodies in Libra. We also experience a potent Libra New Moon September 27, which adds the Moon into the mix.
September 16: Pluto stations direct at 4 degrees Capricorn at 1:24 p.m.
September 17: Saturn enters new degrees of the zodiac at 17 Libra, officially releasing the retrograde cycle we've been chewing on since fall of 2010. By early November, Saturn has completed two-thirds of its transit through Libra with one retrograde (February to June 2012) left to go.
September 17/18: Juno in Libra conjuncts Saturn just as Saturn enters new territory.
September 18: Mars leaves Cancer and enters Leo at 8:51 p.m., finally moving out of energetic range of the Cardinal Grand Cross summer of 2011. This begins the discharge of the previous Mars retrograde cycle in Leo (which has lasted almost two years) ahead of the Mars in Virgo-flavoured cycle. Mars enters Virgo November 10 and kicks off a new Mars cycle with its retrograde in early 2012.
September 23: Autumn Equinox as the Sun enters Libra at 4:05 a.m.
September 25: Mercury enters Libra at 4:09 p.m.
September 27: potent New Moon in Libra exact at 6:09 a.m. with Mercury-Sun-Moon-Venus-Saturn-Juno all in the sign of the scales.
October 6-19: Venus moves through the degrees of its fall 2010 retrograde in Via Combusta Libra and Scorpio giving us a status report on how we're doing so far. We officially head to the Venus Transit and Venus retrograde in Gemini in May/June 2012.
Relationship cycles complete here as we're propelled into fresh territory and new partnerships. We're challenged to keep our balance, responsibly tending to the requirements of both as we move into position.