Is it September already? Also known as … The Search for Balance
As the stress and temperatures soared in August it is a welcome relief to begin a new month and have a fresh start. Glancing at September I feel like this will be a generally easier month although there will still be some obstacles, especially toward the end of the month.
The highlights for September include:
This list is only what I feel is the most important events of the month and is not a comprehensive list of the transits for September, but there is a lot of delight in here! I wrote about the current Mars cycle in last month’s summary so if you are interested in Mars look back at August 2020.
The full moon in Pisces (September 2nd) and the new moon in Virgo are about the tension and paradox between the spiritual realm and the physical realm. Is there room for reality in a spiritual life? Is there space of spirituality in the real world? I am a happy disciple of the Law of Attraction and I find this is the intersection of the idea that our thoughts create our reality, and how can we believe in something when we see evidence to the contrary? For example, if we see we have no money how can we attract or manifest more when we already know that we don’t have any? Or how can I possibly find love when I have never had a successful relationship in my whole life? This is where the tension lies, and the Virgo-Pisces axis is about creating a balance between these two worlds. Or in the Law of Attraction realizing that you don’t need money to feel abundant, and this is the point of attraction. Just like you don’t need a relationship to feel love. I find that among the many priestesses I know that they often have a strong Virgo-Pisces axis in their chart where they can bridge the gap between earthbound reality and infinite source. This is where we get to play this month: on the cosmic shore where earth and dreams meet.
Adding to the mix we get the fall equinox, another balancing point where day and night meet as equals. Allowing this time to be a reminder to balance your own inner and outer lives, your own light and darkness, can be a powerful practice this month. Think of your light as your intellect, your personality, your natural warmth, your future. Think of your darkness as your intuition, your inner realm, your natural connection to source, your past. How can these things balance in your own life? What has been neglected? What has been getting too much attention? And make adjustments as needed.
Finally, there is Saturn. Saturn stations direct on September 29th. Anytime there is a Saturn station whether retrograde or direct, there is a heaviness that builds up ahead of time. If you are sensitive to Saturn you will usually start noticing it about 2 weeks before the station date, sometimes even more. When I say a “heaviness” it’s like things feel more burdensome, obstacles become more prominent, and there is a seriousness underlying many of the issues being dealt with right now. Saturn direct means the last pass through the tail end of Capricorn before moving into Aquarius (in mid December) to stay until March 2023. Those of us with planets in Aquarius and all fixed signs are getting ready to pay attention! Ultimately I think that’s what Saturn’s message is: pay attention and simplify your life. Mindfulness and simplicity. We can all practice those things this month as we approach this next Saturn station.
I’d love to hear how August treated you or how you and feeling about these September transits. Personally I love the equinox and so I am looking forward to finding that balance somewhere!
All my love, to the stars and back ~ Nikki Rich
Welcome to August!
The overwhelming need to simplify our lives and get back to basics continues this month. This has been going on for quite some time, and the coronavirus is a symptom of this same Saturn-Pluto energy. The ongoing protests are also a manifestation of this energy but with a different spin. The bottom line is how do we take care of ourselves as individuals, as a community, as a society? Basic human dignity is at stake here, whether that is in our healthcare system, our racial injustices, or our own self-care.
The highlights for August include:
There is a LOT happening this month that I did not mention but from my perspective these are the top transits this month. You should pay special attention to the Mars transit of the stellium in Capricorn of Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn which is already powerful enough without Mars adding fuel to the fire. Another reason this Mars series is so important is because Mars turns retrograde on September 9th and so all of these Mars transits are the first pass in a series of three for each of these planets. Mars adds explosiveness and energy to an already volatile situation so it’s concerning to see this beginning now when there is already so much trouble in the world. Mars Retrograde will last from September 9th through November 13th and it will take until January 2021 for Mars to complete it’s 3rd pass of Saturn so this energy we are entering right now will be around for a while.
Mars, simply put, is energy. When we add energy to a difficult situation (I am thinking of the federal interference in local protests) it feels like it can turn dangerous rather quickly. Energy can show up as more protesters, a stronger federal presence, a more violent response from either or both sides, just as a few examples. When we think about how this applies to our own lives we can look at where we have been struggling the most so far in 2020 and see that we are going to have another opportunity to “get it right”. Whether that is a positive or negative experience for you personally depends on your own vibrational set point. If you are full of optimism and new opportunities expect more of the same, but if you have been dealing with negativity and financial hardship unfortunately that is what’s being aggravated by this Mars series of transits.
I haven’t been writing or posting on social media hardly at all this year because a part of my own work this year is to look within and build up some of my own fundamentals, particularly in regards to health and wellness. With my physical health creating a new foundation of strength and vitality. And believe me, I have had to revert to the basics in order to start from scratch in order to heal. Basic things like posture and correct body placement both at rest and during movement have been one of many things I have been studying this year. Who knew I would read so many books of physical therapy in one summer? With the larger wellness picture I have greatly increased my meditation time and also made it a more formal practice. I have been working with a nutritionist. And perhaps most important of all I have invested my energy into vibrational alignment using the law of attraction. So these basics: how to use my body, how to feed my body, how to connect more deeply through mindfulness and meditation, and ultimately how to raise my vibration so that I can be in the “vortex”. It feels like these are the core things in my life right now, and connecting with these things in a mindful way truly does make me happy. And as they say in the Law of Attraction: there is nothing more important than how you feel.
I tell you my story as an example of what I expect in the month of August for myself. I expect these areas that I have invested in (mind, body, spirit) to be challenged in new ways. And I expect that I will be able to celebrate my progress and lean into my practices. My desire for alignment will grow greater. My desire for inner peace will increase. My desire for a healthy and happy body that I am attuned well with will flourish. I am loving 2020 so far, even if it hasn’t been easy all the time, it has certainly been rewarding.
If things have been going well for you they will continue to go well as long as you are open to making adjustments. But if things have been tough then August will be a huge wake up call. Since I am a proponent of the Law of Attraction I will tell you that paying attention to how you feel and working your emotional guidance system toward a better feeling thought is imperative this month. There are many areas where as are powerless, but we always have the ability to feel a little batter and move upward in our vibration. August, with the help of Mars, is throwing down the gauntlet and challenging whether or not we are ready to actually change our lives for the better, here and now, today, or whether we will continue to believe that someone else is in charge of making us feel better.
Even though I have put my writing aside for most of 2020 my plan moving forward is to offer a monthly summary of the energies which I feel are the most prominent. For August it is certainly Mars! If you like what I had to say about this or want to request additional writing on something else happening this month please feel free to comment or send me a message with the request. Simplifying my life does involve spending less time writing posts and articles but I still love to write and so I would love to hear what you want to read about the most.
As always, all my love to you. And remember this quote by Rhonda Byrn:
“If you are feeling good, it is because you are thinking good thoughts.”
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