Sifting for Gold
Saturn's direct station on September 18, the last of 2019's three Jupiter-Neptune conjunctions on September 21, and the autumnal equinox on September 23 mark this month as the direction-setter towards 2020's huge cosmic events, beginning with the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in January. September positions us to launch 2019's big finish, preparing to put our best foot forward into the powerful forces of change in 2020. September invites us to shift around a bit, get comfortable, and find our sweet spot as we each assess our own personal and communal battleground. We do not fear shuffling through the deck of possibilities before landing on the one that's exactly right, right now. In fact, the first two weeks of September feel a bit like sifting for gold, and if you've played your cards right during the preceding months, you've found just how to tell the difference between all that glitters. Ideally speaking, our collective discernment muscles should have been strengthened by the onslaught of organized disinformation that nobody living outside a gulag can deny has been bombarding us, publicly and privately. Let us live up to our own high standards and call out gaslighting by those who count on public complacency. The Full Moon in compassionate, empathetic Pisces on September 13 occurs simultaneously with servant-hearted Virgo sun's trine to power-player Pluto in corporate Capricorn. Hearts that don't melt are truly made of stone and deserve to sink to the bottom of the sea.
The days between the autumnal equinox, September 23, and the New Moon in Libra, September 28, are the turning point of the year. The sifting and discerning process gives way to the discovery of true gold—flakes and nuggets in our pans—corresponding to the effort we've put into uncovering our own precious, intimate truth. Treasure every bit of it, hard-won and pure as it is.