Aries, again you are pulled between career responsibilities and a desire for making a home. Again you must choose what truly nourishes you most. You can have both; it’s not a decision to be made once and for all. It’s a choice that is always being made, to try to find some balance. Right now it’s challenging to resist the lure of stacking trophy cases with accomplishments—the workaholic’s addiction—at the price of care. Speak honestly with a partner about this. You are not only what you do.
Taurus, the old ways of thinking are keeping you stuck. Roads that once led to opportunity may seem to hit dead ends. Get curious about the new questions you want to ask. Open new pathways, so you can journey to the well of knowledge and drink from it. Someone of the nature of a temple keeper or healer may be able to point the way forward. Most importantly, opening yourself up to the questions allows you to make progress on healing a hidden wound—a part of yourself you locked away long ago seeks freedom now.
Gemini, flirtation is fun, and games of love feel light as air this week. But there is weight behind your playful attitude. Stay conscious of your boundaries. Despite the impression you might give others, intimacy is serious business for you. You can speak honestly about where you are, valuing your own gut responses to whatever comes up. This dark moon invites you to connect with others. You are in possession of a gift that could help to heal your tribe.
Cancer, the demands of others weigh on you these days. As the archetypal caretaker, you feel responsible. Remember to take time for yourself first so that you are replenished enough to keep giving. Family relationships and partnerships benefit from fair, honest conversations about serious subjects. Truth and justice carry sharp swords, but when used with care they can perform a kind of surgery, removing what is malignant. This dark moon hands you the tools for familial healing.
Leo, good conversations with other people can be deeply healing, if intense. Talk with neighbors, friends, or siblings. Or go on a short trip and make conversation with a stranger. It’s always worth finding out what other people think, to put your own opinion in perspective. You may learn something that turns out to be the key to greater wisdom. Keep an open mind this week.
Virgo, you have ideas to spend, and if you don’t use them soon they’re going to become a burden. Put some work into one of your creations. The goal, as always, is authenticity and craftsmanship, perhaps beauty—but not perfection. The labor you do to make your ideas real will nourish other people in ways that you can’t predict yet. This dark moon invites you to some shadow work: practice accepting the parts of yourself that are not ideal. These are gifts too.
Libra, you have the curiosity to find out what is down there, in the basement of your history, at the bottom of your traditions. The stories are waiting for you to tell them. Don’t shy away from asking the tough questions. It may feel like the structure is collapsing around you at times, but chances are high that the bones are still good. You can create a home out of this. All of your taste and charm will be needed, to finesse the situation. Look to a friend or partner for the key to understanding.
Scorpio, secrets are your specialty, and you get your share of whispers this week. Relationships with friends, siblings, or neighbors have serious consequences right now. There is something of a practical nature that needs to be dealt with so that you can move forward. You have the talent to handle it. This dark moon alerts you to some hidden pain, perhaps embodied--a wound of battle. Call for peace.
Sagittarius, you have a talent for navigating social situations with ease, but lately you may have felt your confidence eroding. It’s time to talk with friends who can help lift the heavy burden of your self-doubt. Be honest in conversation with them. Seek a stronger connection. This dark moon is about belonging for you, about how your gifts are accepted or rejected by others. You have to recognize your own value before you will really allow anyone else to see it.
Capricorn, this week is about the important things in your life: family, home, career, and possibly marriage. Your closest relationships deserve honest, serious conversations right now. Remember to bring as much emotional tenderness as you can to those conversations. Imagine what it’s like to be the other person when you’re holding them accountable. You can work together to heal an old battle wound.
Aquarius, this week is for learning the secrets of healing. Teachers have knowledge to share with you. If you speak honestly about it, you could begin to move a boulder that has been standing in your way. It seems large and permanent, but even a persistent flow of gentle, healing water will eventually erode this roadblock. Listen to the body’s wisdom.
Pisces, your responsibilities to your community may have felt heavy lately. It’s time to unpack where you feel burdened and why. Speak to someone close about your higher goals and your duty to your tribe. Although the amount of work you have to do is very real, it’s still important to orient yourself in the direction of play. Games, frivolous and meaningful, nourish you now. The dark moon in Libra is for restoring hidden talents.
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This Week’s Major Aspects
Dates and Times for New York, NY (EST)
Sun enters Libra (Fall Equinox): Sept. 23 at 3:50 am
Mercury at 17.22 Libra sextile Jupiter at 17.22 Sagittarius: Sept. 24 at 5:00 pm
Venus at 13.57 Libra square Saturn at 13.57 Capricorn: Sept. 25 at 3:19 pm
Venus at 14.18 Libra square nodes at 14.18 Cancer/Capricorn: Sept. 25 at 10:01 pm
Mercury at 20.38 Libra square Pluto Rx at 20.38 Capricorn: Sept. 26 at 7:51 pm
Sun at 3.39 Libra opposite Chiron Rx at 3.39 Aries: Sept. 26 at 9:21 pm
Saturn conjunct south node at 13.59 Capricorn: Sept. 28 at 2:21 am
Dark Moon at 5.20 Libra: Sept. 28 at 2:27 pm
Venus at 17.54 Libra sextile Jupiter at 17.54 Sagittarius: Sept. 28 at 7:40 pm
VOC Moon in Cancer: Sept. 23 at 6:05 pm – 5:19 am Sept. 24
Waning Crescent Moon enters Leo: Sept. 24 at 5:19 am
VOC Moon in Leo: Sept. 25 at 12:13 pm – 6:36 am Sept. 26
Moon enters Virgo: Sept. 26 at 6:36 am
VOC Moon in Virgo: Sept. 27 at 11:57 pm – 6:02 am Sept. 28
Moon enters Libra: Sept. 28 at 6:02 am
Dark Moon at 5.20 Libra: Sept. 28 at 2:27 pm
New Moon in Libra: Sept. 29
VOC Moon in Libra: Sept. 29 at 10:05 pm – 5:41 am Sept. 30
Moon enters Scorpio: Sept. 30 at 5:41 am