September Forecast 2009
Powerful Lunar Eclipse Along with THE HEAT IS ON!
By Gwynne Mayer
A lunar eclipse is powerful in the psyche as well as in the inner workings of our environment. We are zapped with energy diffusing and need to rest and relax these few days in order to find out how we think and what is contained in our points of Aquarius and Leo in our natal charts. The eclipse is in the sign of Aquarius and is directly opposite Leo so it is a Full Moon. It is often a time where we feel pulled apart depending on where Leo and Aquarius fall in our chart. It is also significant how these two signs shadow each other and become significant of future events depending upon our awareness of shadow.
It has been important and helpful to look at the opposing sign as the complementing force to any planetary position. A Lunar Eclipse Full Moon is created by the opposition between the Sun and the Moon. It is crucial to look into the particularities of both signs involved in the opposition and their shadow aspects. So the shadow we form within our own personal charts will be necessary to 'divine' so that we can get on with our lives. So the Lunar Eclipse on August 5 started the ball rolling and we will feel the effects of it through August, hopefully coming to some understanding by the end of August.
A Lunar Eclipse is created by the earth's position between Sun and Moon, intercepting the Sun light meeting the Moon. For a short duration there is the interruption of Sun's radiation towards the Moon.
Wherever the Lunar Moon is situated in your chart, the house it is in and the aspect connection with your personal planets, you will be impacted most! This is your chance to bring the light of consciousness into that specific area of your life. We all are affected by the Lunar Eclipse at any given time, and the severity of its affects are dependent on how predominant the signs in the Eclipse are at any given time.
My mentor, Carl Jung says of the shadow: "To confront a person with his shadow is to show him his own light. Once one has experienced a few times what it is like to stand judgingly between the opposites, one begins to understand what is meant by the Self. Anyone who perceives his shadow and his light simultaneously sees himself from two sides and thus gets in the middle." Taking accounting of our shadow side and coming to some sort of balance will help us reclaim a part of ourselves which important to develop long term relationships in a loving, healthy and committed way.
As we move into September and look at Mercury turning retrograde near the 8th of the month, not turning direct until the 29th, we will see the head of that 'personal shadow' rear its ugly head as the stress and heat are on, so we must make peace with this to some extent. Remember when reading these sign discussions to look for your ascendant, moon and sun in that order, so if you need help discerning what those dynamics are in your chart, please go to http://www.gwynivere.com and scroll down to get a read out of your chart sent in e-mail. Taking this balancing act through the signs, here goes:
Aries --- Shadow Libra ---The dynamic and self-involved Aries is at a loss of how to manage the 'partner' which Libra focuses upon. The Aries wants needs met, but seems in a quandary as to which tactic to use and often is very sweet and obliging when, in fact, the opposite is true. Aries must learn true negotiation with partners, and understand the 50-50 rule of cooperation. September might be a stressful time for the partner and definitely for the Aries, however tempers must be kept under wraps. Remember to let your needs be known but, at the same time, you might not get your way 100 percent of the time. Don't confuse your not getting what you want with the partner's unwillingness, in fact, you might want to look at how you are communicating your needs and wants and quit projecting out such confusion to those with whom you partner in career, relationships and family life. Holding back your innate anger by being sweet isn't the way to get your needs met, but being forthright in the 'here and now' might help. You think you know what others think about you, but really you don't. You are your own worst enemy. You might have some psychosomatic symptoms that are caused due to the stress as it is easier for you to put in your body than deal with it outwardly. So the positive side of Aries needs to be direct, diplomatic, truthful and in the moment. Positive ways to get through the shadow conflicts would be: seek equality, approach situations diplomatically and yet directly, use your charm to create understanding and peace within a relationship and be accommodating when it is appropriate and only you will know when that is.
Taurus --- Shadow Scorpio --- When you go through the stresses of this next month, you will find that you have a delayed effect. It really is a time for rest and relaxation without the use of auxiliary medication, alcohol, smoking and things that will eventually ruin your health. You have the ability to think deeply and be very analytical as to your situation, however the shadow may make you very superficially attuned to your reality now. You need to assess your spending and balance it with your possessions, not to be 'possessive' but open and honest as to what you have created. You can be secretive when you are playing 'games' with the partner and not being direct and to the point. This is a time to be loving, honest and direct as to your financial situation and let the partner help you in discerning what can be contributed 50-50. Taurus will suffer health issues if the above is not dealt with at some level, especially around the throat area and the vocal chords. You have some positive qualities that stand out when you are in a rested space: you can be penetrating, influential, self-motivated and self-healing. You might want to try the more positive side of your nature in the coming months to avoid getting illnesses due to stress.
Gemini --- Shadow Sagittarius --- The month of September, beginning with the 8th is taken up with Mercury going retrograde and since your ruling sign is represented by Mercury, it will put added stress on your communication skills. This will not be the time when you can be glib and clear at the same time so you might want to 'watch what you say, and to whom you say it'. You might want to stay clear of water signs during this time and stick to other air and fire signs along the way. The shadow side of Gemini is oftentimes depressed and non-communicative when under stress and this can be very annoying to those around you who count on you to tell them to the truth and confront issues in the 'here and now'. You might be giving friends and family mixed signals at this time because you really don't know how you feel about issues. You need time to be clear and to the point, thinking about what you are saying and doing. You will get your old flexible and straight talking self back again once the retrograde smoke clears. You might want to just read some mindless novels or write in our journal about your personal thoughts during this month. You will find that even if you think you are clear headed, it is not being understood by others in that way. You are a great communicator so develop your abilities to be clearer on a day to day basis.
Cancer --- Shadow Capricorn --- Cancer is going to be making some big decisions, or 'should' be making decisions come the first of September until around the 8th so the time is right. It is time to pat yourself on the back for some of your hard work and especially the work you do with your family. This is not a time to harbor feelings of resentment. Sometimes you take on heavy responsibilities and then resent those who depend on you. Capricorn shadow can sometimes cause this so look in a mirror and see if the lines on your face reveal this tendency at this time. This is a good time to renegotiate contracts and family considerations. It is also a good time to take care of superficial medical needs, like dental care and medical check ups so that you are not surprised by something more serious after the first of the year. You will have a slow month in September so sit back and relax and don't push yourself to achieve much. Cancers have great loyalties to family friends and have the tendency to keep their feelings to themselves. This is good in an intimate way, however it has its problems when someone who is intimate with you is trying to communicate. Do your best to show your caring and empathetic side. Trust your instincts and pay attention to opportunities that advance changes in your life.
Leo --- Shadow Aquarius --- Leos will be more observant this month regarding their finances and, generally, how they are saving or spending. Leo has some control issues and they usually belong in leadership positions. Life throws them many curve balls in this regard. If you are a Leo, especially between August 10th and 21st, it is important to take higher positions, to apply for them and become the leader in all aspects. There may be some confused moments, but generally the universe will support you in your willingness to be front and center. There may be some renegotiations with friends as to what 'friendship' with you really means, so be sure to be clear about that and show the humorous side of the shadow Aquarius. Friends do mean a great deal to you and you need to show that by thinking of them and remembering their needs as well as your own. The eclipse this month shadowed the Aquarius around the 5th of August so you might want to look at what came your way during that time. I would put off making firm and long lasting decisions until after the retrograde in September. October holds some excitement for you. Intimate relationships still are undecided in both 'camps'.
Virgo --- Shadow Pisces ---Virgos are feeling like they may see the 'forest for the trees' in the next month, slowly and surely. It is time for the Virgo to take one step at a time and focus on everyday tasks; this is not the time to make major decisions regarding your life and future, but instead to evaluate what you have attained at this juncture. Many Virgos have symptomatic pain that comes from stress and lack of sleep and proper diet….those symptoms are hard to diagnose as they are mostly psychosomatic which means that you have to relieve stress, get plenty of rest and eat 'live' foods. You might find better harmony in relationships however finances could be a major problem until the middle of October. The Pisces outlook, which is your shadow, will seem to bury its head in the sand until things look better and you can figure a way 'out'. This is a month where a serious look of how your life is going and how you 'want it to go' can pay off in the long run. Watch those you trust as they may not always have your best interest in mind. Your strong points are being discerning and keeping your analytical head on your shoulder so depend on those qualities to get you by.
Libra --- Shadow Aries --- Librans are being worry warts this month and concerned about many things that they cannot fix, much less understand. You should take this time to reflect on what choices you have made in the last couple of month, if, in fact, you have made choices (Librans often don't make decisions). Your life will take off with strong energies as October comes around, however it is really important to decide which way you want to go with some important decisions that are on the table at this time. Most of these decisions involve being in a relationship, an intimate one. This relationship has been troubling you for awhile and you don't seem to be able to put your finger on the exact problem. It may be an old relationship which has resurfaced and yet something may be questionable in this whole process. Be sure not to go off on a tangent and decide to be impetuous at this time needs some major forethought. Now, is not the time to throw your relationship to the wolves with an independent (shadow) streak of Aries. Don't throw caution to the wind so you can wind up in the same state of affairs that has been in your history.
Scorpio --- Shadow Taurus --- This will be a month to settle affairs and get your plans together as to what is most important to you in the near future. This will include affairs of the heart and the pocket book so the two may be dancing a tango you wish to avoid. The tendency is to self-indulge and feel sympathy for yourself, however that might be the last thing you need. You have been around those who are not taking care of themselves, their relationships or their finances so make sure you are not involved in the decision making or the 'blame' that might be put on you for not picking up the slack and saving them from self-abuse. You are very insightful and you know the answers to the many dilemmas facing you right now because there is a part of you that wants nothing to do with this whole scenario and wants to escape. You know the answer to that, you cannot escape this as it has taken years to get in this position. You may not want to take on the controlling possessive shadow of the Taurus, and in your rebellion against this in yourself, you have taken on the cross subliminally. Be sure to double check everything you do the month of September so that you will have no surprises and extra costs, emotionally and financially, in October. Again you have great insights and can assuredly handle what is in front of you moment to moment so try to keep it simple.
Sagittarius --- Shadow Gemini --- This is not the month to let the stressors cause you to speak out of both sides of your mouth. You have some new ideas and plans as to how your life will move forward so think about those, SILENTLY, and entertain them more toward this years birthday. It is time to have some private conversations and keep them close to your heart, without worrying them to death. You are ready for a change and change is about to happen, but won't happen if you rush it or are careless and speak before it is time. Friends and family look to you for leadership and great ideas, but the one who most benefits from your wisdom is YOU! It is time for you to be sensitive to others emotions and watch what you say so that you don't hurt feelings unintentionally. The past few months have seemed lost to you, to understand, however you are gaining some wisdom as to what has happened and why it has happened. It might be time to write and keep a journal so that you can reflect on what needs to be done in the future. You will look back on this year later as one of the most important times of your life.
Capricorn --- Shadow Cancer --- Capricorn is going to be creating major tensions during this month in order to motivate self into action, especially within a relationship. Both intimate and career relationships are being challenged and work/career is confusing so this is a month that you might want to reflect on how to be clear with the dynamics between career and family. Your shadow side usually can do this but Capricorn has difficulty in this area especially when they cannot see the forest for the trees. When the going gets rough, Capricorn bears down and gets to work, often with tedious details that have nothing to do with what is going on. It would also be a good time to get your dietary needs in order and pay attention to those foods/drinks that may clog up your arteries. Get some good physical work outs as your body is very important to you and especially the way you look and appeal to other people so start taking some control of this. You might want to clarify, to yourself at least, your finances and plan for those rainy days when the going gets tough. Check in on your savings and investments and see if you can liquidate some stocks or items that may be put back into your savings. This is not the time to get depressed or paralyzed with fear, but instead move forward as you have the wisdom to do so. Do it now!
Aquarius --- Shadow Leo --- You Aquarians always seem to get ahead of the game and have a more positive slant on life when others are in the dumps. This is a time for you to really look at what your goals in life are bringing you and find the people who serve you well, instead of those who hang on to you and represent a sort of 'need'. This is a time for you to move forward in your career and to evaluate the monies that are coming with the respect to the kind of energies you are putting out. You are a very talented and insightful being, however you persist in being 'ahead of your time' and oftentimes that looks like a sort of 'entitlement' that you feel you deserve without much effort….Put forth the effort and you will see what I mean about getting ahead of the game of life. Now is the time to start new endeavors that will probably pay off from October through December, however the planning months are now. People love you as you are so you don't have to put on any Leonine shadow aspects to get them to pay attention; trust the Aquarian in you!
Pisces --- Shadow Virgo --- You are a natural at following your patterns, but because you are so ancient, you sometimes do not stay 'up with the times'. It is time to look at how you treat people and pay attention to those that you innately trust. Give others a chance to prove themselves, just as you would like the chance to prove yourself. This month will give you a chance to make some new starts toward new careers and relationships and cast out those things that are not serving you well. You enjoy your privacy, especially now, so give yourself a chance to have space where you reflect and are away from the 'maddening crowd'. Forgiveness takes on new meaning this month and you will need to think long and hard about the 'golden rule'. You have been harboring some resentments that literally slow you down and don't allow you to get what you want and need at this time. You might want to make a list of all of those secrets and then burn them in a ritual of forgiveness, light and love. Those of you in the medical profession need to pay close attention to your own innate healing powers and use them in addition to what the medical model holds for you. You would be surprised at your natural healing conditions. Pay attention to cleansing this month and use appropriate dietary plans to get the cleansed body and mind that you need to plan for the very near future. Don't cloud your mind/body with dis ease and resentments.