Astrology

Eclipse season...

By Arlan Wise - September 7, 2006

This is the two-week period that separates one eclipse from the other. It is an unstable time when you don't feel grounded. Eclipses bring change. The lunar eclipse brings inner change; it is a wonderful time to let go of those emotional issues that have been bothering you. A solar eclipse brings external change to your life, telling you what to discard so you can have room for growth.

These two eclipses are in the changeable, adaptable signs of Pisces and Virgo. The houses that hold the Virgo/Pisces axis in your chart show the area of your life that will be affected by these eclipses. The degree of the lunar eclipse is 15 Pisces. Uranus sits close by to bring some surprises to the day. The solar eclipse occurs at 29 degrees of Virgo. It is a degree, which symbolizes time to finish up a work project so you can go on to the next. It will give you freedom from the past.

This is an advance notice that the next retrograde Mercury period will be from Oct. 28-Nov. 17.

There is a terrific Astrology workshop with Robert Corre held in Chilmark on Sept. 23. E-mail arlanw@vineyard.net or call 508-645-9292 for details.

Thursday, September 7 Moon in Pisces. Today is a lunar eclipse day. The energy of the day is unstable. Nothing you start will come to fruition. This is a holy eclipse in the sign of Pisces. The day is best spent in meditation, chanting, yoga, or any kind of spiritual practice. This eclipse will help you to let go of old emotional baggage and effect change from the inside out.

Friday, September 8 Moon VC Pisces, enters Aries 2:23 pm. You'll feel a hangover from the eclipse; it will be hard to get much done. Mars enters Libra, a sign where he's weaker than he likes to be, though he is more refined in action and has good manners. You'll have to move slowly now, and think of how you affect others.

Saturday, September 9 Moon in Aries. Do what you want to do today. Follow your desires. Try to do some of the summer specific activities you didn't get a chance to do. You can ferret out some hidden information with skillful questions. You may be forced to reveal a truth you didn't want to bring to light.

Sunday, September 10 Moon VC Aries, enters Taurus 2:30 pm. Today is a classic lazy Sunday. Take a rest. Drift through the day, walking your own path and following your own direction. Visit the art galleries, go to a concert, and enjoy a gourmet meal to cap off the weekend.

Monday, September 11 Moon in Taurus. It's an earthy day when you can get a lot done. You'll be able to find practical solutions to the problems that arise. It's a good day to shop for big-ticket items. You have an eye for value and can spot the bargains. You'll feel your mood changing many times during the day; don't let it distract you.

Tuesday, September 12 Moon in Taurus, VC from 4:48 pm until 4:59 pm when it enters Gemini. Note the one-minute VC period. It's unusual. Keep working, it's such good energy for problem solving and figuring how to make corrections. Mercury enters Libra to give you a good ability to negotiate. He helps you find the common ground on which to compromise.

Wednesday, September 13 Moon in Gemini. This is a Mercury day, great for all kinds of communications. You'll be mobile today, seeing many people, holding many conversations. Try to learn something new and then pass on the information. Shop for a car, a phone, new books and magazines. Play word games tonight.

Thursday, September 14 Moon in Gemini, VC from 12 pm until 10:53 pm when it enters Cancer. Work double time in the morning. The afternoon will be like a mini-retrograde Mercury. It will be a good time to catch up on your reading and writing. Go to the libraries for research or fun. Call friends and catch up.

Friday, September 15 Moon in Cancer. The focus shifts to home and family. Make preparations for the coming winter. Can or freeze the year's harvest. Mercury meets Mars to give you added ease in communications, especially on the one-to-one. You'll say what you have to say and say it well.

Saturday, September 16 Moon in Cancer, VC 8:31 pm. This is a powerful day as the sun challenges Pluto. You'll feel the conflict between staying with what's routine and wanting to leave it for newer, greener pastures. You will see below the surface of your everyday life. There's a potential for a brief but important encounter that can change your life.

Sunday, September 17 Moon VC Cancer, enters Leo 8:50 am. This is the fun day of the weekend. Play with the kids and take them somewhere special. Borrow some kids if you don't have any - their parents will enjoy the break. Have some end of summer merriment. Create a romantic evening for your lover.

Monday, September 18 Moon in Leo. It's a sunny day no matter what the outside weather is doing. You'll feel happy and want to spread the cheer. Smile at work and give your co-workers compliments. Give your creativity room for expression. Try a new way to do things. Hug and kiss a lot.

Tuesday, September 19 Moon VC Leo, enters Virgo 8:07 pm. This is a play day. Even if you spend the day at work, be playful. It's a perfect day to take a personal day, so give yourself a day off if you can. You can catch up tomorrow or spend tomorrow correcting what you did today. Be happy and loving.

Wednesday, September 20 Moon in Virgo. This is the best workday of the week, schedule in your most important jobs to do. You can do two days work with little effort. Your mind will be clear and logical. Forget your other problems and lose yourself in your work. Be sure to exercise after work.

Thursday, September 21 Moon in Virgo. Today is the last day of Virgo and the next to last day of summer. There is a solar eclipse tomorrow, which makes the energy of the day unstable. You'll have to double-check all that you do. Make a list of what you are ready to discard from your life. Tomorrow's eclipse will help you to let it go.