Current Aspects
September 1
7 to 25, 2020

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September 21 to 24
Mercury square Saturn

Venus square Uranus
(10° Leo/Taurus)

This gives a little extra sparkle, a
little touch of something
different.  It’s unusual. It’s far-
out.   It’s eccentric.  Sometimes it’
s slightly weird.  It can definitely
go too far and have people
looking at each other like they’re
from planets on the opposite
sides of the galaxy.

When it comes to relationships,
this transit tends towards
separations, even if only
temporarily.  Everyone has a
mind of his/her own, and
everyone needs a little more
space and freedom.  This is not
necessarily a bad thing, as it can
be a time of exciting exploration.  
Sometimes you can’t go off in a
new direction when you’re
carrying along a lot of baggage,
including all your relationships
and your responsibilities.  So this
transit gives a strong tendency to
pare down, and get rid of what
you don’t need.  

Some separations are painful,
however.  Venus in Leo can be
flamboyant, and so there could
be a few dramatic and public
partings of the ways. Try to resist
the temptation to respond
vengefully if this happens, since
things could just escalate from
there.    

For artists, it can be an exciting
time, full of new artistic impulses.  
It’s radical, so not all the
experiments are going to be
successful.  But you never know
till you try, and this transit lends
itself to trial efforts of all kinds.     

This is noticeable September 13
to 17.        

It's exact
in NYC: Tues, Sept 15, 11:29 am
in Vancouver: Tues, Sept 15,
8:29 am
in London: Tues, Sept 15,
4:29 pm  
in Singapore: Tues, Sept 15,
11:29 pm   
in Sydney: Weds, Sept 16,
1:29 am

Mercury square Jupiter
(17° Libra/Capricorn)

This is a time of heightened
enthusiasm, but there’s a danger of
naivety, and you could get too carried
away with your plans.  You want to do
everything in a big way, to make it all
perfect and wonderful. And to that
end, you may find yourself making
promises that are impossible to keep,
because they involve a whole lot of
extra time or energy, or other
resources that you just don’t have.  

Mercury in Libra is very idealistic, and
so you may be full of ideas that will
make the world a better place. If we all
just cooperate, and treat each other
equally, there’s nothing we can’t
achieve, right? However, you may be
ignoring centuries of entrenched
traditions, prejudices, assumptions,
and belief systems. And these things
won’t go away just because they’re
inconvenient, uncivilized, or
outmoded.    

So the main danger with this transit is
that you can walk around with rose-
colored glasses on, expecting that
everything will be beautiful, and
ignoring the things that definitely

aren’t. And if you’re not thinking
realistically, you could be pretty
overwhelmed when reality finally does
come knocking on your door. And with
this aspect, there can be one thing
after another – a cascading tower of
misfortunes.

The solution is to be sensible, keep
things simple, adopt a moderate
attitude, and pay attention to the
details. Just because somebody has
agreed to something, that doesn’t
mean that they’ll follow through, so
don’t take unnecessary risks. Just
because you like someone, that

doesn’t mean that they’ll be reliable
when it counts.

Be especially careful when finances
are involved. This is not a particularly
good time to buy, sell, or make deals,
since values could be over-inflated.

This is noticeable September 15 to
18.    

It's exact
in NYC: Thurs, Sept 17, 6:34 am
in Vancouver: Thurs, Sept 17,

3:34 am  
in London: Thurs, Sept 17, 11:34 am  
in Singapore: Thurs, Sept 17,

6:34 pm  
in Sydney: Thurs, Sept 17, 8:34 pm

Sun trine Saturn
(25° Virgo/Capricorn)

Things settle down a bit during
this time, with everyone looking
for structures that work. You’re
more disciplined and persistent,
more focused on what is important
in the long run, and you can come
up with practical, realistic plans.  
Using your time and other
resources wisely, you can realize
some of your ambitions.

Even people who are normally
quite inefficient will see progress
in their enterprises, and will learn
some useful strategies for getting
things done.  People who are
normally scattered will find good
reasons to apply themselves.  
Taking responsibility feels good,
because it leads to creative
challenges.  And good work is
recognized and rewarded by
others, building a solid foundation
for future accomplishment.  

This is especially good for
building, fixing and repairing
things.  With the sun and Saturn
both in earth signs, you can tackle
material objects with great
confidence and efficiency.  It feels
good to shape wood, clay, or brick
into structures that will add
greater value to your home or
business.  If you’re working in a
more abstract field, you can still
enjoy the feeling that you’re
building a platform for future
development.  

This is a good time to take
leadership positions.  You’re more
restrained and cautious, and
more aware of the value of the
people, tools, and resources that
are available to you. People are
less rebellious, more willing to
accept any chain of command that
gets things done.   

This is noticeable September 15
to 19.                           

It's exact
in NYC:  Thurs, Sept 17, 5:36 pm
in Vancouver: Thurs, Sept 17,

2:36 pm
in London: Thurs, Sept 17,

10:36 pm  
in Singapore: Fri, Sept 18,

5:36 am      
in Sydney: Fri, Sept 18,

7:36 am      

Jupiter sextile Neptune
(18° Capricorn/Pisces)

This is a good aspect for
dreamers.  Jupiter is usually
more prosaic and sensible
when it’s in Capricorn, but
the sextile to Neptune opens
the door to flights of fancy.  

Both Jupiter and Neptune
tend to exaggerate, to
inflate, but since this is a
harmonious aspect, there
isn’t much damage done
during this transit.  You’re
more idealistic, and you can
conceive of a better world.  
You may even be able to
figure out how to make it
happen.  Your more cynical
side is temporarily in
abeyance while you work out
a plausible path to Utopia.

You may not get everything
you want, but you’ll likely
have some wonderful
experiences.  It’s never a
bad thing to move towards
whatever makes your heart
sing.

This transit is particularly
good for progress in the
arts, including the healing
arts.  You are able to trust
your intuition, and it takes
you towards beauty, bliss,
and wholeness.  It can also
be a time of spiritual growth,
when you feel a stronger
sense of connection to the
cosmos.    

This is noticeable
September 16 to October
27.           

It's exact
in NYC:  Mon, Oct 12,
3:06 am
in Vancouver:  Mon, Oct 12,
12:06 am
in London: Mon, Oct 12,
8:06 am
in Singapore: Mon, Oct 12,
3:06 pm   
in Sydney: Mon, Oct 12,
5:06 pm

Mercury inconjunct Neptune
(19° Libra/Pisces)

This transit can be confusing.  
Information isn’t always accurate, and
people don’t always communicate it
clearly.  Everybody has their own way
of seeing things, which is fine, but the
problem is that people tend to think
that they’re entirely objective, and
that the people who see in a different
way are just plain nuts.  

This transit also exacerbates the
Libran tendency to indecision.  What
is the right path?  You can spend way
too much time trying to decide
between Door Number One and Door
Number Two, and there may not be
all that much difference between the
two.  Sometimes you just have to
make a choice, even if you’re not
absolutely sure it’s the right one.  If
you’re afraid to commit yourself, you
could just wander around in a fog
until this transit is over.       

This is an idealistic aspect, but there
can also be an element of self-
sacrifice that’s not always healthy or
useful.  Idealism can go too far, and
can ask too much of everyone, and
then it’s more likely to fail.  The more
common sense you can dredge up,
the easier things go.  

Sensitivity is increased, and not
always in a good way.  People may be
picking up on things that they don’t
usually notice, and not quite knowing
how to interpret them.  For artists, this
can be a particularly creative time,
but it can also produce work that’s
obscure, chaotic or incomplete.  It’s
important to be in a quiet, meditative,
receptive place, to quiet your nerves.  
At its best, this transit can give
spiritual breakthroughs through
creative expression.        

This is noticeable September 17 to
20.                                   

It's exact
in NYC:  Fri, Sept 18, 4:05 pm      
in Vancouver: Fri, Sept 18,
1:05 pm       
in London: Fri, Sept 18, 9:05 pm       
in Singapore: Sat, Sept 19, 4:05 am  
in Sydney: Sat, Sept 19, 6:05 am  

Sun inconjunct Mars
(27° Virgo/Aries)

This is a time of divided energy.  It
can be frustrating, because you feel
a strong push to get things done,
but it seems like there is always
something standing in the way.

The sun in Virgo tends to focus on
small tasks and minor details. It’s
careful and organized. But with the
inconjunct to Mars in Aries, you may
also feel restless and impatient, and
these small tasks don’t take you
where you want to go. And so you
may jump into things, even when
you know
you’re not ready, and then very
quickly find yourself over your head.

You can also project either of these
planets outward, and feel like other
people are the problem. If you
identify more with Mars in Aries, you
may find yourself surrounded by
control freaks. They can’t see the
bigger picture, and so they’re
making it impossible to go forward.
If you identify more with the sun in
Virgo, you’re constantly dealing with
hotheads. These people have no
skills or knowledge, but they think
they’re ready to run the world.

So there could be a lot of
arguments during this time,
between the hotheads and the
control freaks, between workers
and bosses, between authority
figures and upstarts. Even when
people are agreed on goals, there
could be pitched battles over which
method to use. It’s also an accident-
prone time, and mechanical objects
are more likely to give trouble. Stay
safe!

This is noticeable September 17 to
21.        

It's exact
in NYC:  Sat, Sept 19, 5:54 pm  
in Vancouver: Sat, Sept 19,

2:54 pm   
in London: Sat, Sept 19,

10:54 pm    
in Singapore: Sun, Sept 20,

5:54 am     
in Sydney: Sun, Sept 20, 7:54 am     

September 19 to 22
Mercury square Pluto

September 19 to
October 6
Mars square Saturn

September 20 to 23
Venus inconjunct Jupiter

September 13 to 17
Venus square Uranus

September 15 to 18
Mercury square Jupiter

September 15 to 19
Sun trine Saturn

September 16 to
October 27
Jupiter sextile Neptune

September 17 to 20
Mercury inconjunct
Neptune

September 17 to 21
Sun inconjunct Mars

September 22 to 25
Mercury oppose Mars

September 24 to 27
Venus inconjunct Pluto

September 21 to 25
Venus inconjunct Neptune

Mercury square Pluto
(22° Libra/Capricorn)

At this time, words seek
structure.  It’s not enough just
to talk over something, you
want to come to a definite
decision and to make
essential, important changes
in the way things are
organized.  

But people have very different
ideas about what’s right,
what’s possible, and what’s
best in the long run. Everyone
has their own adamant
opinion; everyone is focused
on their own objectives.  
People are trying to do the
ethical thing, but there may be
some major differences of
opinion about what that is.  
And the fight for justice can
sometimes turn into a struggle
for power.  

It’s a competitive time, and
people may spend a lot of
time arguing or even taking
other people to court.  
Prejudices may go deeper
and paranoia could put in an
appearance.  People are
more likely to demonize each
other, and to project their own
angers, resentments and
anxieties outwards.  So think
twice before you say or do
something that will take a lot
of time to undo.   

This is noticeable September
19 to 22.                  

It's exact
in NYC: Mon, Sept 21,
1:21 am
in Vancouver: Sun, Sept 20,
10:21 pm
in London: Mon, Sept 21,
6:21 am
in Singapore: Mon, Sept 21,
1:21 pm   
in Sydney: Mon, Sept 21,
3:21 pm

Mars square Saturn
(25° Aries/Capricorn)

Mars in Aries is fiery, ambitious, and
temperamental, and you may feel a
strong urge to push, to move ahead,
to quickly vanquish any obstacles
ahead of you.  However, some of
these obstacles have been there a
long time, and they don’t move so
readily.   And so you can find yourself
in frustrating situations.  

You can get angry, and you can
seethe. Your impatience could lead to
conflicts with others, and if you blame
them for all the obstacles, there could
be fierce quarrels. Accidents can also
happen when you’re too frustrated to
pay attention to what’s right in front of
you.  Rather than stirring up trouble,
or jumping into dangerous or illegal
alternatives, you may just need to
cultivate some patience.     

Just accept that everything is going to
be a bit slower than usual.  The best
approach is to take whatever
incremental steps are possible during
this time.  You could start by
sweeping the space where you’ll be
working, or getting rid of the debris
from past projects.  Often this transit
brings past failures to awareness, and
so you can find yourself retracing
steps already taken.  

Try to be a little kinder to yourself,
and to others, and you’ll survive this
transit with less damage.  Sooner or
later, things will move forward again.   

This is noticeable September 19 to
October 6.      

It's exact
in NYC: Tues, Sept 29, 5:49 pm
in Vancouver: Tues, Sept 29,
2:49 pm  
in London: Tues, Sept 29, 10:49 pm
in Singapore: Weds, Sept 30,
5:49 am   
in Sydney: Weds, Sept 30, 7:49 am   

Venus inconjunct Jupiter
(17° Leo/Capricorn)

This gives a lot of extra enthusiasm.
Venus in Leo is exuberant, dramatic,
and enjoys making a scene, and all
this is heightened with the aspect to
Jupiter.  So you may feel more
passionate about everything. Even
the trivial things seem to be life or
death matters.

At the same time, your judgment
could be a little off, under this
influence.  If it feels good, you want
to do it, and you want a lot of it, and
this is not always wise. You can eat
or drink too much, or spend more
money than you actually have, or
gamble away the farm. You can start
big, exciting projects, and then find
that you don’t have the resources to
follow through on them.

This aspect can give a stronger urge
to impress everyone, or to be liked
by everyone, or just to get
everyone’s attention. This is pretty
much a losing proposition, because
there’s always going to be someone
who doesn’t want to join your party,
no matter how much fun you make it.
You need to have a sense of humor
about this.

During this aspect, it’s best to be
moderate, and to save some of your
time, energy and money for another
day. You can have a good time, but
remember - the higher you build your
house of cards, the sooner it’s going
to collapse.   

This is noticeable September 20 to
23.    

It's exact
in NYC: Mon, Sept 21, 9:12 pm
in Vancouver: Mon, Sept 21,
6:12 pm  
in London: Tues, Sept 22, 2:12 am     
in Singapore: Tues, Sept 22,
9:12 am       
in Sydney: Tues, Sept 22,
11:12 am     

Mercury square Saturn
(25° Libra/Capricorn)

This can be a frustrating time,
especially when it comes to
communication and
transportation. Give yourself
extra time, since things may take
longer.  It may be difficult to
make connections with others,
and to get around. Even simple
things require more work, and
you may find that you’re redoing
things that you thought were
finished.

Mercury in Libra gives a strong
aesthetic sense, a love of
patterns and symmetry, but
Saturn in Capricorn keeps
interrupting that.  Instead of
doing things beautifully, you’re
required to do them in a
pragmatic, efficient way. You
may be judged if you get it
wrong, even though you feel that
there’s more than one way to do
things.  And so you may feel
misunderstood, restricted, and
unfairly criticized.  

Mercury in Libra also gives more
idealism, but this can sometimes
backfire.  You can’t help but look
back and see all the good
intentions paving the road
behind you, and this makes you
wonder where you’re heading.  
It’s important not to give in to a
sense of futility, but to have
some faith in yourself and your
own ability to learn, to listen, and
to find inner clarity and
balance.    

Meanwhile, don’t be discouraged
if some project doesn’t work out
while this aspect is in orb.  Just
wait a few days and try again. If it
still doesn’t work, it was probably
just a really bad idea to begin
with, and you can be glad you
didn’t force it.    


This is noticeable September 21
to 24.                              

It's exact
in NYC: Weds, Sept 23, 6:37 am
in Vancouver: Weds, Sept 23,
3:37 am
in London: Weds, Sept 23,
11:37 am  
in Singapore: Weds, Sept 23,
6:37 pm  
in Sydney: Weds, Sept 23,
8:37 pm

Venus inconjunct Neptune
(19° Leo/Pisces)

This transit enhances the
imagination, but it can mean being
spacier, less connected to the earth
plane.  You may be strongly
attracted to people and situations
without knowing why, and sometimes
this works out, but sometimes it
doesn’t.  Sometimes you’re mistaking
the symbol for the substance.

Relationships can be quite
labyrinthine during this transit.  You
may think you know someone, and it
turns out you have no clue what’s
going on inside.  It may take a little
more work to navigate the gaps
between what the other person is
saying, what you’re hearing, and
what you’re picking up through non-
verbal clues. Take the time to check
things out, to clarify.  

Everyone is a little more sensitive
during this transit, and this can mean
that there are more opportunities to
misunderstand each other.  When
someone is lost in an inner reality,
this doesn’t mean that they’re
ignoring you.  It may just be that they
need to process their own feelings.  
It’s not always easy to be objective,
but you can assume that there are
untold layers of emotion there, and
that they’re not all about you.  

For artists, this can be a very fertile
transit.  However, your work could be
a little weirder, a little more fanciful
and dream-like than usual, and this
could be disconcerting – to yourself,
or to your critics.  You do need to
express whatever is in your heart,
even if it seems like it comes from
another planet.    

This can be a confusing transit, and
the best way to manage it is to take
a little time to be quiet, and to
consult your inner wise self.  The
truth always lies within.  And so this
can be a time of great spiritual
growth.  

This is noticeable September 21 to
25.           

It's exact
in NYC: Weds, Sept 23, 8:45 am
in Vancouver: Weds, Sept 23,
5:45 am
in London: Weds, Sept 23, 1:45 pm  
in Singapore: Weds, Sept 23,
8:45 pm   
in Sydney: Weds, Sept 23, 10:45 pm

Mercury oppose Mars  
(26° Libra/Aries)

This is a very volatile aspect.  It’s
quite accident-prone, so be careful.
Don’t rush, because you might just
end up breaking something, or
hurting yourself. Be deliberate and
safety-conscious in everything you
do.

Mercury is usually eloquent and
diplomatic in Libra, but because
Mars in Aries speeds everything up,
you can find yourself saying things
that would normally never pass your
lips. You can insult everybody
around you, and their mothers,
when you’re just trying to ask them
to pass you the salt. This can leave
you feeling guilty and humiliated,
and it can lead to spats with former
friends and neighbors.

So pay attention to everything:  
what you say, where you step, how
you drive, how you eat. (If you’re
talking fast while eating a biscuit,
there’s a greater risk of choking.)  If
you find yourself in a conflictive
situation, remember that the other
person has a right to be angry.
Those are their feelings, and you
can acknowledge them. You have a
right to your anger too, but you
don’t have to act it out. You can be
clear and calm, without escalating
the situation.  

This is a stimulating, competitive
transit, and if you manage to avoid
its pitfalls, you can accomplish a lot.
You’re more willful, more
spontaneous, more independent.
However, it’s not the time to do
anything risky. So cancel those
hang-gliding or sky-diving lessons.
Don’t run with the bulls, or run with
scissors. Don’t practice your
archery by shooting an apple off
your spouse’s head. It’s not a good
time to take photos of grizzly bears
in the wild - and, remember, don't
pet those bear cubs, no matter how
cute they are.

This is noticeable September 22 to
25.          

It's exact
in NYC: Thurs, Sept 24, 6:52 am
in Vancouver: Thurs, Sept 24,
3:52 am
in London: Thurs, Sept 24,
11:52 am
in Singapore: Thurs, Sept 24,
6:52 pm  
in Sydney: Thurs, Sept 24, 8:52 pm

Venus inconjunct Pluto
(22° Leo/Capricorn)

This transit is a tricky for relationships,
mainly because it points out things that
are going on under the surface.  
These may be things that everyone is
working hard to ignore, deny or explain
away.  Venus in Leo is glitzy and
glamorous, very involved with
appearances, but Pluto reveals the
worm in the center of the magic
apple.   

In romantic relationships, people may
project their own shadows onto their
partners, and there could be some
tendency to pressure or manipulate.  
Power struggles can get in the way of
intimacy, especially when they’re
invisible.  Friends and acquaintances
could also ignore the usual
boundaries, and there may be some
discomfort around this.    

Those who abuse power are more
likely to do so under this influence.  If
you’re on the receiving end of this, you
need courage to confront whatever is
going on.  It’s important to know how to
say “no” at this time. It’s even harder to
recognize what’s happening when you’
re the one misusing power, so this is a
good time for some self-reflection.

For artists, this can be a time of
powerful creativity, but this depends on
how much of yourself you’re brave
enough to reveal to your audience.  If
you are trying to put up a false front of
any kind, your work is more likely to be
disdained or ignored.  If you can work
with the fears and stresses that are
common to all of us, people will relate,
and appreciate your honesty.    

This is noticeable September 24 to
27.                               

It's exact
in NYC: Sat, Sept 26, 5:22 am
in Vancouver: Sat, Sept 26, 2:22 am
in London: Sat, Sept 26, 10:22 am
in Singapore: Sat, Sept 26, 5:22 pm  
in Sydney: Sat, Sept 26, 7:22 pm