This Week in the Stars

Quick Daily Guide
September 22 to 30, 2022

Planetary and lunar movements are calculated from midnight to midnight, EDT.

Note on v/c moons:  After the moon makes its last aspect from one sign, it’s void-of-course (v/c) until it enters the next sign. During this time, you may find yourself on a winding road. More things are hung up or postponed, and often finally resolve themselves when the moon is in its new sign. Sometimes the moon is v/c for only a few hours, but there are times when it lasts most of the day. Of course, you’ll need to adjust this info to your own time zone.

Thursday, September 22

Moon 15° to 28° Leo – moon is v/c after 7:06 am EDT

On this last day before the fall equinox, you may yourself trying to wind up a lot of projects. There’s a sense of urgency, but there isn’t enough time or energy to do it all, so choose wisely.  You might just want to rest and reflect on the change of season.

Friday, September 23

Moon 28° Leo to 10° Virgo – moon is v/c until it enters Virgo at 3:53 am EDT

The sun and Mercury cross each other’s paths and switch signs. So this is a good time to deal with some crossroads issues, within yourself or with others. Venus is approaching Neptune, however, so make sure that you aren’t harboring any illusions about the people in your path. They’re all good, but none of them is perfect.

Saturday, September 24

Moon 10° to 23° Virgo

Relationships are a little fuzzy today, with Venus opposing Neptune. Strange, embarrassing or confounding things could happen, so your sense of humor could come in handy. You do best if you meet people where they are, rather than getting caught up in your expectations.

Sunday, September 25

Moon 23° Virgo to 6° Libra – moon is v/c from 8:49 am to 12:42 pm EDT; the new moon is exact at 5:54 pm EDT

The new moon in Libra is a good time to set your intentions for the coming lunar cycle, especially when it comes to love, marriage, art, social obligations, and a balanced life.  Venus is trining Pluto, and so you can focus on your deepest and most important relationships.

Monday, September 26

Moon 6° to 19° Libra

There’s a lot going on. With the sun opposing Jupiter, you could be overloaded with work, errands, and social obligations, and it’s not easy to get everything done. However, Mercury and Venus are together, both trining Pluto, so you are very focused, and mostly succeed in what you set out to do. Your communication gifts are especially strong, and you could say or write something that changes lives. Your connections with others are beautiful and profound.

Tuesday, September 27

Moon 19° Libra to 2° Scorpio – moon is v/c from 12:20 pm to 7:14 pm EDT

There’s still a lot happening, with the sun/Jupiter opposition still strong. You can’t necessarily do it all, and may have to trim your plans a little. However, you’re very focused and efficient, with Mercury trining Pluto, and Mars approaching the trine to Saturn. So you’re mostly quite organized, zeroing in on the most important things, accomplishing the needful.  


Wednesday, September 28

Moon 2° to 16° Scorpio

This is a very productive day. Mars trines Saturn in air signs, so it’s especially good for work that involves communication, community, logistics, and short trips. You can fulfill some obligations, perhaps even conclude a long-term project. You’re very focused, with the Mercury/Pluto trine still strong.  

Thursday, September 29

Moon 16° to 29° Scorpio – moon is v/c after 5:19 pm EDT

It continues to be a very productive, industrious time, with the Mars/Saturn trine still strong. You’re curious about everything, and learning a lot, but you are also able to fulfill obligations and accomplish your goals. Venus is now in Libra, so relationships become lighter and easier.

Friday, September 30

Moon 29° Scorpio to 13° Sagittarius – moon is v/c until it enters Sagittarius at 12:03 am EDT

You continue to be very efficient and task-oriented, for the most part, with the Mars/Saturn trine still strong. However, Mercury opposes Neptune, so there could be moments of disorganization. For instance, you could prepare assiduously for a meeting, and then realize you’ve forgotten an important paper when you get there. Check all your information and paperwork twice, and make sure that you understand what other people are actually saying, as distinct from what you’d like them to be saying.   

Planetary positions between September 22, 12:01 am EDT, and September 30, 11:59 pm EDT  

Pluto – 26° Capricorn retrograde

Neptune – 23° Pisces retrograde

Uranus – 18° Taurus retrograde

Saturn – 19° to 18° Aquarius retrograde

Jupiter – 4° to 3° Aries retrograde

Mars – 16° to 20° Gemini

Venus – 21° Virgo to 2° Libra – (Venus enters Libra on September 29, 3:49 am EDT)

Mercury – 1° Libra to 24° Virgo retrograde – (Mercury reenters Virgo on September 23, 8:04 am EDT)

Sun – 29° Virgo to 7° Libra – (sun enters Libra on September 22, 9:03 pm EDT)

Asteroids & Nodes

between September 22, 12:01 am EDT, and September 30, 11:59 pm EDT  

North lunar node – 14° to 13° Taurus

South lunar node –  14° to 13° Scorpio

Ceres – 26° Leo to 0° Virgo – (Ceres enters Virgo on September 29, 4:55 am EDT)

Chiron – 14° Aries retrograde

Juno – 11° to 9° Pisces retrograde

Pallas –  7° to 11° Cancer

Vesta –  23° Aquarius retrograde


See my blog It’s About Time for a look at the month as a whole.