Daily Sun and Moon Sign/Phase: September 30 2016

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Libra glyphThe SUN entered LIBRA on September 23, at 0.21 am (Australia Eastern Standard Time). This is the Spring/Autumn EQUINOX for the two hemispheres on planet Earth.

Green MercuryThe Retro Period of MERCURY has ended on September 23. We can all power ahead now with new projects and ideas; the time is more suitable to achieve the desired results, favoring good communication, travel, moving house and all forms of transactions, including business.

 Click here for a brief post on the ingress of Jupiter in Libra on September 9. This transit will last about 12 months, ending on October 10 2017, when Jupiter will enter Scorpio.

Virgo Moon

Virgo Moon

Balsamic to New Moon Phase

Balsamic to New Moon Phase

The WANING MOON is transiting VIRGO, from September 28, 7.42 am, to September 30, 5.52 pm, when she will enter LIBRA.
The LEO BALSAMIC MOON PHASE begins on September 27, 11.38 am, and ends on October 1, 10.11 am, with the LIBRA NEW MOON PHASE. The last FULL MOON of this cycle was also a PENUMBRAL LUNAR ECLIPSE, on the 24°19′ of Pisces. This was the last Eclipse for 2016.

The initial New Moon of this cycle, in September 1, was an ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE on the 09°21′ of Virgo.

HERE is a link to the dates and times of the Moon, Sun, Moon and Planets Sign changes (plus retro periods), and all the planetary conjunctions for the month of SEPTEMBER 2016.

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The Waning Moon transits Virgo from September 28 to 30, during the Balsamic Phase

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‘Myth is reality’ by Seema Kohli – detail-1

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VIRGO, Moon of humility and craftsmanship

Purifying and healing

From September 28, 7.42 am, to September 30, 5.52 pm

Suitable energy for general and menial work, in particular jobs that require attention to details and great patience, crafts, knitting, sewing, cooking, mending, cleaning, nursing, volunteering, accounting, studying, researching, testing, purifying, collecting, classifying, putting order into chaos. Purchase of craft materials and tools, collectibles, pets. Action motivated by practical needs, daily routine, taking care of the body learning to discriminate and to perfect. Timid expression of feeling, sometimes prickly, always helpful at the practical level. Beware of hyper-criticism, a calculating attitude, lack of grace, inhibitions, phobias, hypochondria, feelings of unworthiness.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden Despite the earthy nature and the symbolic ear of corn in the Maiden’s left hand* Virgo is considered barren. Plants will supposedly grow spindly, tough and woody if planted on the Virgo Moon. The Sign is great however for tidying up the garden, work bee days, and fertilizing.

♥ ♥ ♥ Healing Herbs: Blackberry, Fennel, Flax.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

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Balsamic MoonBalsamic Moon

The Moon is 45 degrees behind the Sun, only three and half days to New Moon. The Moon light is decreasing rapidly and the lunar energy is now being stored as nutrients in the seeds of future plants. It is also the calm before the storm of activities of the New Moon. Time for contemplation, self reflection and healing. The title Balsamic Moon is derived from the word ‘balsam’, unguent which helps to relieve pain and cure ills. During this time we could distil the essence of our past experience, from the last New Moon up to this point, reflect upon what we have experienced and learnt, getting psychologically ready for the cycle which is about to open. This is a spiritual phase, more suitable for meditation and relaxation than action.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden it is certainly no time for planting or sowing, but it is ideal for cultivation, soil conditioning, eradicating pests and unwanted plants and to prune in order to retard growth.

Wednesday, September 28: Sunrise Rainbow Horoscope

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Sunrise Sun’s Degree on September 28, 2016

LIBRA 05°067’46”

AIR ~ CARDINAL

First Decan of Libra (portion of 10°): LIBRA/LIBRA
Third Dwad of Libra (portion of 02° 30′):
LIBRA/SAGITTARIUS

Libra mosaic

The Sun is now transiting the CARDINAL AIR Sign of LIBRA. The Sun will transit LIBRA from September 23, 0.21 am (Australia Eastern Standard Time), to October 23, 10.45 am (Australia Eastern Summer Time) when he will enter SCORPIO.

(my Dwad Table)

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The times given are Australian Eastern Standard Time (=10 hours East of Greenwich). Click HERE to change it into your own Time Zone.

The Waning Moon transits Leo from September 26 to 28, during the Balsamic Phase

The warrior goddess Sekhmet with her sun-disk and cobra-crown from a relief at the temple of Kom Ombo

The warrior goddess Sekhmet lion-headed, with her sun-disk and cobra-crown, from a relief at the temple of Kom Ombo

LEO, Moon of creativity and passion

Warm and fun loving

From September 25, 11.48 pm, to September 28, 7.42 am

Suitable energy for creative work, especially of the visual type, display, fun, joy, drama, thereat, inspiration, organization, leisure, pleasure, vacation, spending fun times with the children, being a child again, love making, romance, passion. Purchase of jewellery, gold, precious objects, luxury items, cats. Action motivated by spontaneous need for self expression. Dramatic display of generous feelings, warm-hearted, loyal, passionate, but somewhat egotistic. Beware of domineering and controlling attitudes, ego inflation, extremes of passion, exaggeration, arrogance, pride.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden Leo, like all the other Fire Signs, is traditionally considered too hot, dry and barren for growing anything. Its energy is very suitable instead for cultivating, general maintenance, pruning, pest control, weeding, and harvesting. Great Moon time for designing the garden, introducing ornamental objects and features, and, of course, Garden Parties.

♥ ♥ ♥ Healing Herbs: Borage, Hawthorn, Motherwort.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

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Balsamic MoonBalsamic Moon

The Moon is 45 degrees behind the Sun, only three and half days to New Moon. The Moon light is decreasing rapidly and the lunar energy is now being stored as nutrients in the seeds of future plants. It is also the calm before the storm of activities of the New Moon. Time for contemplation, self reflection and healing. The title Balsamic Moon is derived from the word ‘balsam’, unguent which helps to relieve pain and cure ills. During this time we could distil the essence of our past experience, from the last New Moon up to this point, reflect upon what we have experienced and learnt, getting psychologically ready for the cycle which is about to open. This is a spiritual phase, more suitable for meditation and relaxation than action.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden it is certainly no time for planting or sowing, but it is ideal for cultivation, soil conditioning, eradicating pests and unwanted plants and to prune in order to retard growth.

The Waning Moon transits Cancer from September 23 to 25, during the Last Quarter Phase

Vintage Moon

Vintage Moon

CANCER, Moon of nurture and imagination

Caring and home maker

From September 23, 6.33 pm, to September 25, 11.48 pm

Suitable energy for home making, looking after the children, nursing the sick, care taking, budgeting, op. shopping, feeding the hungry, cleaning, doing the laundry, recycling, storytelling, creative writing, fantasy or history reading, teaching, psychic insight, intuition. Purchase of children’s clothes, house hold items, blankets, antiques, houses and real estate. Action motivated by sympathetic response and the need to stick to what is familiar and safe. Self protective, reserved in display of feelings, caring. Beware of excessive mothering, dependency, personal bias, emotional manipulation, fear.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden Cancer is one of the most, if not the most fertile of all Signs. Everything should do well when planted in Cancer, if the Moon is in the right phase. Plants particularly associated with Cancer are those with a high water content, such as Cucumbers, Lettuce, Melons. Cancer is also suitable for propagating cuttings, grafting and deep irrigation.

♥ ♥ ♥ Healing Herbs: Papaya leaf, Peppermint, Spearmint.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

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Last Quarter

If the First Quarter presented us with external challenges to overcome in order to achieve the goal promised by the Full Moon, at the Last Quarter we feel that whatever bar our progress is within us and not without. We can now take responsibility for our life and circumstances. The battle needs to be fought with oneself and not other people. Both Quarters are crucial times that suggest division and strife, but while at the First Quarter we could find refuge in the illusion that the cause of all the problems was someone or something else, now we can clearly see how we contribute to whatever crisis we may be experiencing. The Moon is now 90 degrees behind the Sun, another right angle. The friction generated by the inner dialogue could be very creative if you don’t let it depress you.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden we should stop all sowing and planting, and concentrate on soil conditioning and cultivation. Suitable energy also for harvesting and getting rid of unwanted weeds and pests.

The Waning Moon transits Gemini from September 21 to 23, during the Disseminating Phase

Vintage card

Vintage card

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GEMINI, Moon of mental flexibility and communication

Inquisitive and social

From September 21, 3.52 pm, to September 23, 6.33 pm

Suitable energy for traveling, studying, researching, reading, writing, teaching, moving, walking, running, advertising, talking, brain storming, contact with siblings, computer work, accounting, graphic designing, artistic skills. Purchase of books, magazines, school gear, cars, bikes, art equipment. Quick action, rapid response, motivated by present circumstances and the curiosity to know. Adaptable mental energy. Friendly, sisterly, brotherly feelings, independent, needing change and variety. Beware of inconstancy, nervousness, irritability, mental games, gossips, double dealings, cold intellectualism, superficiality.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden Gemini is considered too dry and barren for growing anything. Its energy is suitable for cultivating, general maintenance, pruning, pest control, weeding, and harvesting. Today the energy could be right for designing the garden, for parties and get-togethers with friends and siblings.

♥ ♥ ♥ Healing Herbs: Coltsfoot, Hyssop, Lemon Balm, Mullein.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

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Disseminating Moon PhaseDisseminating Moon

The Moon is now on her return journey. This phase occurs three and half days past the Full Moon. It has been given this name because this is a time for spreading and sharing the knowledge or realization we have gathered at the Full Moon. It is the first step on the inner journey which began at the Full Moon, but it can still be an active time in the world too, with the need to reach out to others. The Moon has past her prime, but her still strong light is a reminder of her recent fullness.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden, despite the rapidly diminishing Moon light, this is a productive time for growing things and also to apply slow release fertilizer. The fact that these are the last available days for planting before the Last Quarter should work as an incentive to get going. Favorite plants to grow during this first week of the waning cycle are the Perennials, Biennials and Root Crops because the Moon energy is being stored underground in anticipation of the resting period not too far ahead.

Tuesday, September 20: Sunrise Rainbow Horoscope

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Sunrise Sun’s Degree on September 20, 2016

VIRGO 27°17’06”

EARTH ~ MUTABLE

Third Decan of Virgo (portion of 10°): VIRGO/TAURUS
Eleventh to Twelfth Dwad of Virgo (portion of 02° 30′):
VIRGO/CANCER ~ VIRGO/LEO

Virgo ImageThe Sun is now transiting the MUTABLE EARTH Sign of VIRGO. The Sun will transit VIRGO from August 23, 2.38 am, to September 23, 0.21 am (AEST), the SPRING/AUTUMN EQUINOX.

(my Dwad Table)

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The times given are Australian Eastern Standard Time (=10 hours East of Greenwich). Click HERE to change it into your own Time Zone.