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September 2017 Forecast

Monthly Overview

Welcome to Mystick Physick Astrology, every month we explore the astrology of the current planetary transits across the heavens from a western sidereal perspective.


Be sure to read for your sidereal sun and rising sign, which may be different than the sign you’re accustomed to. Sidereal astrology is different from traditional tropical astrology, so your regular sun and rising signs may not apply in a sidereal reading or forecast.


If you need to look up your sidereal sign placements, use our easy online sidereal calculator to find out for free.


In like a lamb, out like a lion could be used to sum up September. The first half of the month is quite enjoyable on the surface, but an undercurrent of tension reaches a peak during the second half.


September starts off enjoyably enough, what with Mercury still retrograde in Leo, smack in the middle of sidereal Leo season.


News is possible on the 3rd when retrograde Mercury and Mars have business together in Leo. Be careful of saying something impulsively or having a knee-jerk reaction to news–try to keep your ego out of things near that date.


There’s plenty of synergistic activity going on during the first week of September, and with Neptune challenging the sun from airy Aquarius, there may be knowledge we need that we don’t have. Whether it’s being kept from us, or we just don’t know what we don’t know is anybody’s guess, but you can bet the eclipses of August will bring it to light eventually.


Mercury stations direct early in the month, a welcome relief for all readers, but especially those with Virgo or Gemini sun or rising signs.


Eclipse season is still winding down, so for a small percentage of you eclipse news may be delivered near the September new and full moons, the 6th and 20th.


Mid month begins the shift as Mercury brings surprise news and Saturn imposes limits on what we can do with it or about it.


Be patient, because in just a few days the perfect opportunity will arise unexpectedly, just as several planets make the transition to new signs: Venus into Leo the 15th, Jupiter into Libra the next day, followed by the sun into Virgo on the 17th.


By the time of the new moon on the 20th, expect things to have worked out.


But after the new moon, life gets a little more complicated.


Venus’s move into Leo suggests an opportunity to let a partner take the lead for the next three weeks.


The next day, Jupiter’s move into Libra puts the emphasis on balance and fairness in partnerships, which should be easy as we’ll be feeling generous with our partners while Jupiter transits Libra for the coming year–just don’t overdo generosity to the point of resentment.


Readers of every sign will have a unique opportunity to put Jupiter’s transit of Libra to work next month after the new moon in Libra late October, so be sure to use the intervening time to plan what major initiation you’d like to make.


The planets can set up the best circumstances but if you don’t act to take advantage when the time is ripe, then you can never hope to reap the benefit. Remember, Jupiter is the great benefic and expands what he touches. He brings luck and gifts in the house he transits, taking roughly a year in each sign and house.


The new moon in Libra will unlock Jupiter’s energy, giving every sign eleven months to take advantage of the growth potential.



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Mercury and Mars have unfinished business from their September 3rd conjunction while Mercury was retrograde. If September 3rd delivered news for you expect final word to come near the 16th as Mercury, now direct, conjoins Mars once again.


The sun enters sidereal Virgo on the 17th, highlighting work and health practices, bookkeeping, and practical day-to-day matters for the coming four weeks–we’ll concern ourselves with practical considerations rather than lofty or spiritual matters.


Mercury finally leaves the shadow of his retrograde on the 18th, and we can safely conduct normal business free from his typical retrograde shenanigans.


The new moon in Virgo on September 20th opens an opportunity to establish new patterns of behavior more beneficial to our health and productivity. It’s time to move on from frivolous or wasteful habits.


You might learn something which was hidden or being kept from you–watch near the new moon for news or revelations.


A VIP or authority figure could have good news for us near the 22nd.


Strap on your helmets the 24th through the 27th though, because secrets are coming out near the 24th and you can bet there will be repercussions with Mars involved.


Then, on the 27th, even more big surprises are possible–but we may not be in a position to discuss them just yet.


On the 28th, Pluto stations direct after five long months retrograde.


Pluto could trigger influential events near this date if you have a planet or personal point at 22 °s Sagittarius.


Venus opposes Neptune on the 29th, not a day for entering into business arrangements, or having beauty treatments, including cosmetic surgery. Stay well away from this date if you’re considering them.



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Phaedra Mitchell is a western sidereal astrologer with more than 20 years of experience working with spiritually conscious individuals to recognize their soul purpose, reveal karmic life lessons, and discover where they can be of joyful service in the world. For sidereal or tropical consultations, personal readings, or to learn more, visit

Monthly Details

Sun in Leo
August 17th, 2017 – September 17th, 2017
September 15th
Venus enters Leo
September 16th
Jupiter enters Libra
September 17th
Sun enters Virgo
September 27th
Mercury enters Virgo
September 6th
Full Moon in Aquarius
September 20th
New Moon in Virgo
Dates of Note
September 4th
Sun opposes Neptune
September 5th
Mercury stations direct
September 28th
Pluto stations direct



The full moon September 6th highlights your 11th House of friendship, hopes and dreams. A long-held dream may finally coming to fruition within plus or minus 4 days.  Near the 20th, watch for an opportunity to begin a new project at work, or to begin a new health regimen. Act within the days just after the new moon for greatest benefit.


The full moon brings a career matter to culmination–you may finally get the recognition–or promotion–you’ve been working for. Venus, your ruler, changes signs into the Leo at mid-month, putting your attention on home and family related matters for the coming three and a half weeks. A creative project could be just beginning near the new moon in your 5th House of love and creativity on September 20th. Single Taurus will want to be out and about at this new moon


Your ruler, Mercury, goes direct on the 5th of September, freeing you up to begin making progress. Your 9th House of international affairs is activated by this full moon in Aquarius September 6th. If you’ve been working on a manuscript, presentation, or thesis, for instance, you may finally be ready to go public. The new moon on the 20th highlights an opportunity to begin a home improvement project if you begin within 10 days.


If you’ve been trying for a loan you may finally get the funds this you need near the full moon September 6th. You could begin a new writing project or take a short trip locally near the new moon September 20th. Alternatively, you could have dealing with a neighbor, sibling, or cousin near that time.


A joint project is coming to a conclusion at this full moon dear Leo. Later in the month, the new moon brings a new income-earning opportunity if you act within 10 days, the sooner the better. Venus enters your sign at mid-month, giving you a three week period where you can update your look to lovely effect.


Your ruler, Mercury, stations direct early in the month, on the 5th. He’ll be back up to speed by the 18th and you’ll be making headway again. A work-related project is wrapping up near September 6th, opening up a path for a 1st House opportunity two weeks Later, at the new moon in Virgo. This new moon is a very special birthday new moon, dear Virgo, and you get to use it anyway you want to.


You’re busy putting the finishing touches on a creative project near the full moon September 6th. If you’re single and sampling, you might receive a declaration of love. Your ruler, Venus, enters Leo on the 15th for a three and a half week tour of your 11th House of hopes and dreams. Enlist the help of a friend as partner. Good new for Libra babies, Jupiter enters your sign for the coming 12 months, showering you with the blessings of the zodiac for the coming year.


You could be finishing up a home improvement project or property purchase near the full moon in Aquarius September 6th, lighting your 4th House of home, family, and property. Your ruler, Pluto, retrograded last April, but he’s finally resuming direct motion at month’s end, September 28th. Watch that day for significant events or news and look forward to a rebirth in your ability to grow your wealth.


If you’ve been working on a writing project or involved in your community in some way, all your efforts will finally be fulfilled near this full moon, September 6th. Your ruler, Jupiter, moves into Libra on the 6th, beginning a four year long stay in the sign of balance, harmony, and partnership. Your interest in art and relationships is likely to grow under this influence. The new moon September 20th opens up a path within plus or minus 4 days. If you’ve been wanting to take your career to the next level, take action now for the best chance of success.


An income source could be coming to an end near this full moon, free new to explore new ways of making money. Alternatively, you could sell a valuable possession. At the new moon September 20th, an opportunity arises in your 9th House of international affairs. A broadcasting or publishing opportunity could arrive, or you could have the chance to travel to distant locale.


The full moon September 6th lights your 1st House of personality, appearance self-expression, and the physical body. A highly personal matter is coming to conclusion, within plus or minus 4 days. The new moon opens a path in your 8th House of other people’s resources. If you need a loan or other financial assistance, watch for an opportunity near the 20th.


Something you’ve been working on a private is coming to a conclusion within plus or minus four days of the full moon September 6th. Jupiter, Pisces’ traditional ruler, changes signs mid-month. Watch the 16th for clues to the theme of his Libra transit. Then near the 20th, a partnership opportunity could come your way. Act within 10 days.

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