September is a spiritually powerful month with the potential to move the needle for those willing to cultivate humility and gratitude. Though we have no control over world events, we can each choose our individual responses. Collectively, September 6 is an open door for substantial, profound change. The New Moon in Virgo with Sun trine Uranus, Venus trine Jupiter, and Mars trine Pluto collaborate to support cleansing, clearing, and renewing ourselves, both body and soul.
Full Moon in Pisces with Mercury trine Jupiter September 20 enlarges compassion, empathy, and intimate communication, with or without words. The Sun enters Libra at the Autumnal Equinox September 22, with Mercury square Pluto. Injustice becomes intolerable, and the court of public opinion turns against powerful abusers. Each of us must ask if what we value enough to hold or hoard is truly useful, or just taking up space in the name of entitlement. With Venus opposite Uranus and Mars square Saturn September 23–25, what we need more of is love, not stuff.
Mercury goes retrograde in Libra September 27, where he’ll be reevaluating and redeciding every little thing until mid-October. Especially affected are agreements and contracts we’ve made during the extraordinary circumstances of 2020. By now we all see the extraordinary has become ordinary, and we must adjust the lifestyle changes we made for long-term sustainability.
With help from the Sun/Saturn and Venus/Neptune trines September 29, we are empowered to look at our lives both realistically and idealistically, simultaneously and in real time. How have our values changed? How can we meet our needs and stay true to our values? Faithful adherence to a gratitude practice cultivates humility. Humility is the soil where grace grows. The flower of grace is wisdom, and this is the gift of September for those who will receive it.