Your birthday month opens with a nice peaceful trine of planets in compatible earth signs and no planets in any of those annoying other mutable signs that occasionally get on your solar chart’s nerves. There is still an excess of energy in pushy cardinal signs, but at least at lot of it is in harmony-seeking Libra. So let’s break down what the planets are doing this month.
The Virgo energy of the month comes from the sun, Mercury, and Venus. That energy is supposed to represent you and your personal interests. You can use that energy as you wish. Your birthday wish new moon this year actually falls in August, on the 28th. Virgo energy gives way, round about mid-September, to Libra energy that is supposed to represent your finances, values, and expenses.
Saturn has been in Libra for awhile now and will continue to be so until October 2012. Saturn favors the tried and true when it comes to your finances, wanting you to rely on financial habits that have been effective in the past or that offer the promise of reliability in the present. If words like ‘effective’ and ‘reliable’ do not normally describe your financial practices, the time to turn over a new leaf is at the Libra new moon on September 27.
Saturn’s also a super-big fan of concepts like ‘truth,’ ‘reality,’ ‘facts’ and other non-imaginative, non-denial-enabling practices that give Saturn its reputation for being depressing. Reality isn’t necessarily depressing though and dealing with the reality of your financial situation is ultimately empowering. However, if you get a wince-y look on your face when you check your bank balance, you might want to wait until the 14th to gather the facts. At that point, Venus moves into Libra, which generally softens any financial blows that Saturn has to deliver. Remember that in the long run, Saturn is your friend.
Speaking of friends and Saturn, Mars in Cancer in your friendship sector will stop being in a bad mood with Saturn by the time September opens. You have until September 18 to be as friendly as you’d like without interference from Saturn and with the help of active Mars. Mars is a conflict planet, but it is also a planet that helps build strong bonds 12 ways! Doing things with people you know could turn them into closer friends than they were before.
As for your ruler Mercury, he actually starts the month in Leo, lagging behind the other planets due to previous retrograde motion. He enters your sign on the 9th. While he’s in Leo, he’s snoozing. While he’s in your sign, words can be used for getting things done. He moves into Libra on the 25th. At that time, words can be used to connect people and ideas.
Now let’s take a look at your year ahead. In February 2012, Neptune will move back into your 7th house of committed relationships. He spent about 4 months there this year, from April through July. Whichever things and people were important during those 4 months will most likely become important again next February as part of a long-term focus by Neptune on your relationships.
As already mentioned, Saturn will continue to hover over your financial sector for the next 12 months. Saturn’s job, in general, is to take each sector of a person’s life, in turn, and root through it like an auditor. It looks specifically for what is the matter in that sector of life. This is something you can actually appreciate and benefit from. If there’s nothing the matter with your finances, then I suppose you won’t get much benefit. If there is, though, which is pretty common in this economy, proactively asking yourself what’s wrong and how it should be fixed is really worth your while.
Jupiter in Taurus until June 2012 is a help in this regard. Taurus as a sign really values security, safety, and cozy freedom from danger. This is exactly what Saturn values in your finances right now and this mirrors the philosophy of Virgo when Virgo is paying attention to its philosophy.
In other big planet news, Pluto continues to try to transform your love life, your relationship with your children, your creativity, or all three. Uranus in Aries in your 8th house is probably just being flat-out annoying. Uranus may mess with your taxes, your joint finances, your divorce, an inheritance or your peace of mind. Take heart in knowing that it’s not the least bit personal. Uranus in Aries is going to try to annoy as many people as possible over the next 12 months, sometimes all at once.
He will generally attempt to do this through world events, most likely, or through irritating but not ultimately significant personal events. Uranus is doing this because he is in charge of valuing the opposite of security–valuing change, danger, excitement, freedom, force, anger, and other disruptive things. Uranus action is necessary, but there’s no harm in ducking if you see a bit of threatening energy headed your way over the next 12 months. It’s really not aimed at you and you don’t need to take it to heart.