Welcome to Auchterlonie on Astrology, a look at the week of Sept. 24, including Saturn turning direct at 25 degrees of Capricorn on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
On my podcast you can also hear about all the important aspects for this month, and find out how to obtain your own personal birth chart including a forecast for the year ahead. On Part II, thanks to AstroButterfly, we take a look at Mars retrograde in Aries – the hero’s journey.
Now, the week:
Thursday, Sept. 24: Yesterday’s first quarter Moon in Capricorn continues today, with the added bonus of retrograde Mars opposite Mercury. It’s a challenging day, where clear thinking is absolutely necessary. Phil Hartman was born in Brantford, Ont. in 1948, and mastered imitating voices including Bill Clinton for Saturday Night Live, and Troy McClure for The Simpsons. Today would have been his 72nd birthday, but tragically he was murdered by his wife before he reached 50.
Friday, Sept. 25: Today the Moon makes eight connections, including one of the most demanding aspects in astrology, when Saturn and the Moon are in the same place in the sky. It portends a time of the harsh, judgmental father who will not ever concede well-deserved praise, and who looks to demean those he is supposed to love. And today is the birthday of Henry Pelham. No, not Henry of Pelham, the winemaker. Rather Henry Pelham, prime minister of England, born Sept. 25, 1694. Interestingly, Henry introduced The Gin Acts, to combat the wanton quaffing of two pints per person per week in some parts of London.
Saturday, Sept. 26: Early in the morning, Venus and Pluto make a connection that, while challenging, has the potential to reach into the distant past of your life and show you a new way of seeing something that has caused you pain for a long time. While she did not fare too well at this year’s US Tennis Open in New York, today is Serena Williams’ 39th birthday. Given everything she has overcome so far in her life, there is a good shot she’s got a few games (and likely slams) in her future.
Sunday, Sept. 27: As Mercury shifts from balancing Libra to sexy Scorpio, Venus warms up, thanks to the Moon, making for a romantic day for many. It’s not all that complicated for Belleville’s Avril Lavigne, who at age 36 has just released a new album of original music that her fans and the critics like a lot.
Monday, Sept. 28: Generosity and plain old sexiness are front and center to start the work week thanks to perfect harmony between Venus and Mars. With the Moon in imaginative Pisces, it should be even better than advertised. Pierre Elliot Trudeau died Sep 28th 2000. While he was the centre of Trudeau-mania in the 60’s and was Prime Minister on two occasions (1968-1979 and 1980-1984), he is the centre of contention for many Canadians.
Tuesday, Sept. 29: Today is the day Saturn turns direct on his way into Aquarius, heaving entered Capricorn in December, 2017. It’s a time to tie up the loose ends covered by Saturn in Capricorn in your life. Today Mars in retrograde makes a harsh square aspect to Saturn. It’s like driving with one foot on the accelerator, one foot on the brake. Going backwards! And Sept. 29, 1954 was notable in at least two ways. First, the premiere of A Star is Born, starring Judy Garland. Second, Willie Mays’ famous hand behind his shoulder catch in the first game of the 1954 World Series, while playing outfield for the Cleveland Indians. The game was tied, with two men on base, and he saved the runs.
Wednesday, Sept. 30: Just before the Moon moves into Aries, setting up tomorrow’s most important rull Moon, she arrives in the same place as Neptune, while she and Neptune are both in super sensitive Pisces. Two events are rarely more unalike. It’s mush ball being transformed into warrior. And it was Sept. 30, 1934, that Babe Ruth played his final game as a Yankee.
And that’s Auchterlonie on Astrology for this week. Next week is the full Moon in Aries, a very religious time in ancient times. And the rest of the week as well.
So, shine on!