Your Weekly Astrological Forecast: September 8-14, 2019

The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity.  Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter / Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune / Pluto).  And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something big is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful guide as you move along your Individual Path.  It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.  NOTE:  There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon);  there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.


Weekly Forecast:  September 8–14, 2019


9/8 ~ Sun (core essential Self) ~square~ Jupiter (imagination & truth)

This is a powerful energy and with that comes the necessity of discernment—it provokes you to get lots of things accomplished and that's a good thing; however, beware of taking on more than you can actually handle. Having said that, if you need that little "push" to get some things done, this is just the energy for you. It carries with it the optimism necessary to allow you to go beyond your norm and stretch in new ways. Sometimes there can be a tendency toward self-righteousness with this energy, but try to make it "self-directed" and you will benefit greatly. Walk your talk; embody your Truth. However, if you turn it on others, demanding they believe what you believe, you may have some difficulties. Be open & receptive, have a don't-know mind because you never know what you may learn along the way that could really help you, now or in the future.


9/8 ~ Mercury (ideas, thoughts & concepts) ~trine~ Pluto (rebirth & transformation)

This activation makes any deep delving within easier and more fruitful. It encourages you to ask the deeper questions, clarify your deeper feelings and trust your intuitive gut feelings that are telling you something has to die so some other aspect of your consciousness can live. You will want to explore your inner Self, sort through recently gathered information and try to understand better what your natural process really is. It is best to be alone for such research. Take a day or a weekend and grab your most powerful books & music and get somewhere beautiful if you can—if not, then your bedroom will do just as well—and dig deep! You are finally ready for the deeper truth, and you will be transformed by what you learn. If you must communicate with others, plan on that being deep as well, so best to talk to a trusted advisor or wise elder. Nothing superficial today. The only warning with this energy is not to become obsessive about one particular idea—and certainly don't try to force any ideas on others. If you feel the deep need to focus on one particular thing, that is fine, but try to keep some perspective or write down all your revelations so you can reflect on them at a later time when you can be more objective and prioritize better.


9/8 ~ Mars (energy & drive) ~trine~ Saturn (stamina & patience)

This is a delicious & potent combo! This is like a great Father/Son working on a project energy. The Son has all the muscle, energy & enthusiasm and the Father is the brilliant, steady man who directs that energy and teaches in every moment. Internally, this is your Inner Authority guiding your innate desire nature to the tangible results it so craves. Saturn brings the long term goals to the table and Mars's energy can fuel your efforts, creating amazing results. This energy enables you to focus longer, attend to the details, overcome obstacles, and get more tangible results of your actions. Normally, when these two get together is more the “tortoise and the hare” energy, which can be frustrating for some. However, they are in a blessed position to each other and if there is any major project which needs your attention, now is the time you will likely be in the mood to tackle it and be completely supported.


9/10 ~ Sun (ego & essential Self) ~oppose~ Neptune (illusion & delusion)

Where Venus oppose Neptune is about your relationships & finances, this Sun activation is more about YOU, the individual. And any opposition requires that we find the balance in the middle. This can be a very confusing energy. You will be very sensitive to others and their needs, as well as how they relate to you & your own needs. You may want to withdraw or not voice your opinion just to avoid conflict, feeling like it wouldn't solve anything anyway. Often, if/when you do not “disagree” (openly) then people assume you agree, which creates more problems. You shouldn't give in to any temptation of being "slick" either; that will only attract more of the same to you. If you're feeling unsure of yourself or your position, you may think it is easier to give in to another person's demands when you really should stand up for yourself. Self-preservation is not selfish, it is necessary, so try to avoid playing the victim. Be honest and up front with anyone demanding a confrontation at this time: you would rather gather your thoughts and discuss things later (by then this energy will have passed) when you can articulate your side of things better. Be aware of deception—both on your part and/or the part of others (trying to deceive you). Your discernment is not its strongest under this influence so it is best to be still and quiet until the energy passes. Take this time to do some spiritual, inner work.


9/12 ~ Mars (passion & desire) ~square~ Jupiter (enthusiasm & excess)

This energy can be expressed one of two ways (like most)—you can overextend your Self and your resources, being overly optimistic without actually doing any planning or work, relying on luck alone and unfortunately, this expression will basically make you pay double (in more ways than one) down the road. The better way to express this energy is to think of what you are doing today that can benefit you in the future. You have access to foresight, so use it to foresee what your ultimate goal is and what steps you can take today to make that happen. Focus on what can be, rather than what is right now. You also have access to increased energy and desire to push your own limits (consciously or not), which can be useful but not if you overdo it—then you defeat the whole purpose. Calculated risk is okay—impulsive reactions, not so much. This is also the energy of when things are good, they are very good, but when they are bad, they are terrible! So keep it positive, stay focused and balance your input with your output—mentally, emotionally, and physically.


9/13 ~ Mercury (ideas, thoughts & concepts) ~conjunct~ Venus (values, priorities & resources)

This energy encourages you to see the Divine Order or the unifying theme running through the events of your life—good, bad, and indifferent, as well as past, present, and future. This is an initiation of new values around communication, self-expression, and the value of your ideas. You may finally be able to express ideas that have been percolating in your head; some people say "I love you" at this time, or articulate their feelings in deeper, more expressive ways. It's really “juicy” for your Inner Artist…this is the beginning of expressing your creative ideas in altogether new & different ways than ever before. Allow your Imagination to free flow. Play with ideas with no attachment to outcome. Take advantage and explore all that this energy stirs within you, but don't give in to overthinking/processing things. These connections are richer, giving you access to deeper personal growth & development through a new understanding of how all the events of your life work together for good, ultimately. You can see the necessity of certain challenges and clearly see your own personal mastery thus far. Celebrate and choose to create some new thought patterns that integrate and reflect more beauty throughout your life.


9/13 ~ Sun  (core essential Self) ~trine~ Pluto (purification & transformation)

This energy makes you want to get things done by any means necessary, and you may tend to come on a little strong—but it's all good. The work you want to do is work that needs to be done and in doing it and facing things head on, you will gain insights about your Self that fortify your foundation so that your life can evolve to the next level organically. This intense and powerful energy is transformative in nature and will provoke you to think deeply about your life: what you need, desire, and deserve. You may find that some aspects of your life need to be reformed or released—go for it; this energy makes reform and release easier than usual. It's a good time to make an impression or an impact on others, but be sure to keep it on the Highest level possible. Any actions or statements used to manipulate others for selfish gain can/will backfire on you in a big way. This is a positive, uplifting, transformative energy—use it as such to clear the debris and create the life you were born to live.


9/14 ~ Mars (actions & desires) ~oppose~ Neptune (faith & vision)

Mars rules your ability to act on your own behalf and Neptune is the planet of dreams, visions, and spirituality (among other things). One is very personal & direct and one is very general & elusive. When these two are opposite each other, there is a push-pull between the actions you want to take and the actions you believe you are capable of taking. Often, this activation helps you balance faith and action—that is, if you can be clear about who you are, what you want, and what you believe is possible. It can also activate irrational fears & unfounded doubts. Oppositions always require balance to be useful & effective, even though we usually have to go through the experience of extremes to figure that out. These are two very diverse energies that have to compromise in order to strike a balance that will facilitate flow. It may be hard to decide what you really want and communication with others tends to go awry. This energy obscures things right in front of you, but can make very clear the current consequences that are related to your past choices. It is best to own your choices and/or mistakes and do whatever damage control you can at this point. The one thing this combination of energies is favorable for is working in solitude on a project that needs completion. This will give you the energy to go the distance, as well as the tenacity to overcome obstacles which delayed you previously. If you end up in this mode, do your work, put the final touches on everything, but then wait a week or two before sharing it with others. 





This article originally appeared on Karmic Tools!