Astrology of 9/14-9/20: Lunar Eclipse in Pisces


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This week ushers in several supportive relationship and friendship-forming transits which will positively augment the recent movement of Jupiter into Libra. We have a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Pisces on the 16th and are presented with a moment to more greatly step into the promise of the future if we will make peace with a few little hooks that hinge our happiness first. The Pisces Moon will support this kind of unconditionality, especially if we consciously engage it in meditation or prayer.


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A discerning light of the Sun in Virgo casts a Full Moon in Pisces conjunct Chiron and the South Node. On a symbolic level this resonates with a vision for aligning with our personal evolution and future (North Node) by dissolving that which we are still holding onto that pains us (Moon in Pisces conjunct Chiron). The full light of the Sun is shining on the wounds of the past. The Moon and Chiron in Pisces at the gate of the South Node can recall emotional imprints from this life and other lifetimes of being disempowered, victimized or even destroyed. These themes do not demand a totality of response from the ego but instead a merging of the ego to Source – or in other words,  you only need to ask for assistance. So often when people speak about the things they won’t let go of, they say that they “can’t” or “don’t think” they can. The virtue of Pisces is rarely about self-reliant, ego-centric efforts, but is instead a merging with the divine. When the Virgo and Pisces spheres of consciousness are both activated, a person can tune into a problem or imbalance (Virgo) and then in faith, ask Source for assistance (Pisces). The answer gracefully unfolds in that kind of presence and faith. When there is presence with these archetypes, the full light of the Sun will highlight not just any wound present, but also spectacular and magical gifts of compassion and transpersonal love – miracles.


Consider this process a spiritual detox for your freedom, and your ability to see a vision forward that is more compelling than being stuck in the past. Uranus, who forms aspects to both Mars and Venus this week, will be in semi-sextile aspect to the Moon and Chiron, and inconjunct the Sun. Uranus is like a high-speed connective generator, and this Full Moon Uranus’s capacity to bring us in contact with that which we resonate with is assisted by our conscious process of letting grudges, grievances, and negativity go. Rather than acting from a place of all our of problems being a static or given reality, this interaction between Uranus and the Full Moon axis can ask us to show up to notice each thing that throws us off balance and then to consciously address it such as in prayer to let it dissolve, “I offer my (fear – anxiety – etc) to Source for transmutation” (or whatever method works for you!). With Pisces, any problem a person has is not entirely on their shoulders – it’s the simple and prayerful intention that will begin to move the energy because it allows a conversation or co-creation with a greater power. This exercise can be used not just for yourself, but for any collective suffering that comes to mind. This act opens up a portal for grace and the magic that is Piscean energy to come through, which we block when we are too mired in the surface appearances of a situation and neglect the fact that spirit and matter share a circular relationship to one another.

This Piscean miracle working is essentially is the psychic work of the week, which is going to affect the Mars-Venus and relational transits this week also holds, which is where our interior frequency is going to resonate with the frequency of others – a reality that is always in play, but when you add Uranus in Aries into it, the results are near immediate. On the 17th, Mars in Sagittarius will form a harmonious trine to Uranus, and the following day Venus in Libra will oppose Uranus. On the 19th, Mars and Venus will form a sextile to one another (also a harmonious aspect), and we’ll finish off the week with an earth trine between Mercury in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn.


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Uranus in the relational field creates an interaction between individuals or free agents – there is essentially little promise that plans will go as planned (not that many won’t be affected), meaning that if things going to plan is the way you prefer it, attachment to that will cause Uranus to feel more like an interruptor rather than a playful re-router. In Uranian-influenced modes, identifying as an autonomous individual opens up the social sphere to more surprising and electric connection. A certain alertness with Uranus in Aries goes a long way – realizing that your way of navigating the world is according to a heightened reality (the ability to see objectively), not a reality with scheduled programming as usual (yours or of the culture).

Mars, Venus and Uranus all conversing with each other this week speaks to a lot of relational themes coming up around freedom and resonating, individualism and the way that individuals connect. The tension is between the closeness or distance present in relationships and finding the balance that allows both freedom and exploration of self and of other, that the purpose of relationship beyond the ways we enjoy it and are compelled to it, is to discover the possibilities of two: what unique system two individuals create when they put their energies together. Socializing and meeting new people or extending invitations this week is not only supported by Jupiter’s movement into Libra, but these Uranian transits speak to discoveries to be made and ideas to be downloaded on the relational level. There is the possibility of interruption where the desire to connect is not equal, and other connections or pursuits are explored. In this astroscape, the more a person is resonating with self-discovery, the more they will externally resonate with the spark that is new relationship or deepening of an existing connection, just as the more present we are listening to and being open to another person’s energy field, we discover ourselves in a new way. Because of this polarity between self-discovery and discovery of other is played up this week, relationship energy is both exciting and, from a vantage point, (predictably) unpredictable this week. A way to meet this is to stay open to the vibration of connection and possibility without attachment. There are other astroscapes that reflect more intent on commitment or sticking to plans, but not this one particularly. The closest this comes to it is mutual enthusiasm to discover one another. And with Uranus, hive mind is engaged – so your interactions with one person affect many more people who are not present in that given interaction – the electricity and the resonance leads the way, and the importance of the connections that occur may be more apparent in hindsight.


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The Mercury trine to Pluto at the end of the week is a repeat of a recent Mercury-Pluto trine, as Mercury is retrograding in Virgo. This is an earth trine, so take note of the ease that opens up between taking care of the ordinary maintenance of reality, of health, of organizing your life – and how this evolves or moves you forward (in the dimension of space and time, so not necessarily as immediate as the Uranus flows). Showing up for the simple tasks of living, even when you don’t feel like it, cues the Universe that you are ready to take on more of what you desire, more of what satisfies you – to level up. You may also notice that the more capable you become in the realm of Pluto in Capricorn (more empowered self-authority), the more sensitive and attuned you become (Mercury in Virgo). The balance between resonating with command and authority and being sensitive towards the Earth and the body create an inner-authority that is organic and true, rather than forced or tyrannical. Watch this week for earthy or somatic downloads on what power is to you.

Thank you for meditating on the astroscape of the week with me! I love writing these forecasts (sign up for my mailing list here and have them delivered to your inbox every week) and even more so I love connecting with people one-on-one for natal chart readings and personalized support. I am now seeking to take on more clients – currently for a limited time, your first reading with me is 50% off for a rate of $60 when you enter coupon code “revolution” at the checkout. I am so happy some of you have already taken me up on this and I’m grateful for your confidence. For a window into what is unfolding on the Soul level for you, book a personal chart reading with me here.

~Sabrina Monarch

14095872_10154532336829312_605006490544395441_nSabrina Monarch is a globally recognized soul-centered Evolutionary Astrologer who publishes weekly astrological forecasts. She has been collecting astrological experience for over a decade. She also enjoys kundalini yoga, hiking and creative writing. You can subscribe to receive her weekly updates by email here.


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    Katie brim
    September 16, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    I shared this on my Twitter! It’s been a heck of a year for me and lots of loved ones!

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    Katie brim
    September 16, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Natal Venus at 24* Pisces conjunct Mars at 25* Pisces. My daughters sun is smack in the middle of the two. We both had a dream same night we each were pregnant. And the next day I told her of my dream and she told me of hers. Day after we both started our cycle. Hers made her sick and had to go to the doctor. This was Tuesday I believe this week

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      September 16, 2016 at 7:25 pm

      Interesting! So this eclipse is on your Venus/Mars. My Venus and Mercury are in 29 degrees Pisces. I wonder what you are both symbolically birthing at this time. 🙂 Thanks for sharing and writing!

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