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Sun 24° Virgo 25' 44"
Moon 02° Taurus 14' 48"
Mercury 05° Libra 39' 58"
Venus 03° Libra 47' 22"
Mars 19° Virgo 22' 28"
Ceres 10° Sagittarius 06' 46"
Pallas 08° Scorpio 27' 24"
Juno 10° Virgo 51' 40"
Vesta 27° Taurus 30' 04"
Jupiter 16° Sagittarius 32' 44"
Saturn 13° Capricorn 54' 36" 
Chiron 04° Aries 04' 43" 
Uranus 06° Taurus 05' 27" 
Neptune 17° Pisces 06' 34" 
Pluto 20° Capricorn 41' 37" 
TrueNode 14° Cancer 44' 35" 

The Daily Astrological Currents by Week

A free daily horoscope from Pluto's Child

"Every day can be a good day"
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This Daily Astrological Forecast is a bit different than most daily forecasts since it isn’t written for each individual Sun Sign. Rather, it is intended to be a bit like an Astrological Weather Report. To read more about this forecast, see this post

Weekly Summary: SEPTEMBER 8 - SEPTEMBER 14

"Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that's the one that is going to require the most from you. Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it?"

— Caroline Myss

There is incredible potential in this week's combination of mutable squares (slippery slopes and chaotic processes) and Earth trines (practical, pragmatic 'trudging'). Jupiter's square to Neptune has been instilling extraordinary inspiration and vision. Now, the potent emphasis on pragmatic, process-oriented Virgo has us looking for ways to put our vision into action. Of course, the side of Virgo that seems picky and critical can also result in bringing forward significant insecurities. Virgo may also create nervous uncertainty when a seemingly endless string of questions threatens to burst the bubble of our inspiration. This Friday's Pisces Full Moon (9:32 PM PDT 21° Pisces/Virgo) brings the crux of the Pisces-Virgo opposition to a peak. Basically, in order to bring our Piscean vision to reality, we need to follow the orderly process that is outlined by the pragmatism produced by Virgo's analysis. There are likely to be some 'bumpy' spots in this week's road. Nervousness and insecurity are likely to surface when our faith becomes thin. Just because we are being asked to follow an orderly process doesn't mean that we must only follow conventional paths. This week offers profound opportunities to break new ground and bring about meaningful change but, of course, this is exactly when we begin to feel the most insecure.

Sunday sets the tone for the week, requiring that we balance visionary indulgence with practical action. Cooperation and collaboration are important elements that we may be tempted to overlook, leading to prickly exchanges and personality clashes. The Moon's arrival in Aquarius on Monday afternoon provides enough detachment to set aside personality conflicts, opening the door for sharing expansively visionary ideas without stepping on individual toes. The ride is a little 'rocky' on Tuesday. We are likely to feel especially impulsive and irritable. However, rather than getting stuck on our lack of control, we'll do better to just 'ride out' the strain. The Moon is VOC all day on Wednesday. Confidence wanes and complications abound. By Thursday, the brakes are off. We find that we have tremendous power at our fingertips — we need to be sure we maintain responsibility. The struggle between creative inspiration and pragmatic processing stirs up significant insecurity under Friday's Full Moon. Steady and determined effort is called for. Venus arrives in Libra on Saturday, with Mercury as her entourage. After a slow start, we eventually find restored confidence and a renewed sense of courage once the Moon arrives in Aries.

Sunday September 08, 2019

The remarkable combination of mutable squares and Earth trines provides some significant openings for progress today. The discipline of the Mars-Saturn trine helps to keep the Sun's square to Jupiter from encouraging lazy indulgence. Under the waxing Moon, we seem to find extraordinary support to both initiate change and also follow through on those initiatives. As well, the heightened intellectual and intuitive abilities serve to keep us moving in the right direction. Nonetheless, with all of this support, we will need to remember that this is not really just an individual process. In other words, we're all in this together!. Personalities may quickly come into conflict, threatening today's tremendous possibilities. Only by putting principles ahead of personality clashes will we be able to really enjoy the progress that is offered today.

Monday September 09, 2019

The Moon is VOC until 2:23 PM PDT. With the Moon's arrival in Aquarius, we are likely to feel an increasing confidence to assert our individual opinions, even though collaborative, cooperative efforts have produced remarkable results. There may well be enough room for individuals to 'have their say' today without 'rocking the boat' too disruptively. In fact, there may be important opportunities to inject valuable, progressive ideas into what may have seemed to be an especially conservative process. This Friday's Full Moon (9:32 PM PDT 21° Pisces/Virgo) is quite likely to expose a number of insecurities related to stepping too far 'out of bounds' even as we tackle making significantly 'revolutionary' changes. We may be able to do some productive 'advance work' today on easing those insecurities, while incorporating some visionary tweaks into the overall process.

Tuesday September 10, 2019

The ride gets a bit 'rocky' today. Nervous irritability and impulsiveness is likely to create a rather chaotic atmosphere. Nonetheless, we'll do much better to allow the 'process' to play out on it's own, rather than try too hard to calm things down or 'pour oil on troubled waters'. Although today's processes may seem especially 'messy' or tumultuous, there are service-oriented instincts at work that will help to bring today's seeming 'loose ends' together with surprising efficiency in the days to come. 'Let it ride'.

Wednesday September 11, 2019

The Moon is VOC all day today — the Moon won't arrive in Pisces until early tomorrow morning. The lack of focus is likely to seem quite disruptive, given the building imperatives as we feel the approach of Friday's Full Moon. Confidence may seem to waver and complications with group endeavors suggest that our entire process is about to fall apart. Today is a day to rely on faith and fall back on attending to simple, basic tasks and avoid becoming overwhelmed with complications that are more than likely to eventually slide into place on their own.

Thursday September 12, 2019

The brakes are off today — for better or worse — and things really seem to get rolling. Of course, we hope there is actually someone sitting in the driver's seat! The challenge here is to maintain the dynamic balance between creative inspiration and practical, tangible action. In fact, the metaphor of driving a car is especially apt here: we have tremendous power at our fingertips, allowing us to move with tremendous speed and efficiency. However, just like driving a car, we need to maintain discipline and demonstrate responsibility, avoiding impulsive actions that could quickly have devastating consequences.

Friday September 13, 2019

Mercury and Venus join together today, preparing to enter Libra early tomorrow morning following this evening's Full Moon (9:32 PM PDT 21° Pisces/Virgo). Heightened sensitivities are on display as the Moon makes an opposition to Mars and squares Jupiter. The struggle between creative inspiration and pragmatic processing stirs up significant tensions and uncertainty. We may very well feel determined to throw out the old but we can't quite do it with complete abandon. We're faced with an overwhelming myriad of details — practical, pertinent questions that have us insecure about truly breaking new ground and bringing in the new. Although it may very well seem completely overwhelming, this is the time to focus on making steady and determined effort and having just enough faith to believe that we will eventually get to where we're supposed to be.

Saturday September 14, 2019

Venus arrives in Libra this morning, joined by Mercury — almost like a celebrity arriving home with an entourage. The Moon is VOC until 3:32 PM PDT, suggesting an atmosphere of lazy dissolution until the Moon arrives in Aries and stirs us to some sort of activity. We are likely to feel a lingering sense of insecurity following yesterday's Full Moon. Today offers us some space for rest and healing before the Moon's arrival in Aries instills a renewed sense of courage and strength. Essentially, there is a process underway today which leads us to embrace the importance of practical, tangible action in bringing forward our vision and creative inspiration — grudging though we may be.

Today is Tuesday September 17, 2019

Weekly Summary: SEPTEMBER 15 - SEPTEMBER 21

"You can't rest on your laurels. Your own body of work is yet to come."

— Barack Obama

There is little room to slide this week. Despite the waning Moon, there are a several activating elements demanding that we display courage and determination, along with responsibility. Saturn turns direct on Wednesday, shifting our focus from past accomplishments and experiences towards what we must do in the future. We move from review to consideration in terms of planning our next moves. There may be some discomfort involved, since the inspirational Jupiter-Neptune square is set off by the impatience of Mars in Virgo, which asks for specifics and details. Combined with Saturn's return to direct motion, we may well feel the screws tightening. Luckily, there is plenty of support from several Earth trines, including a potent Grand Earth trine on Wednesday, that gives us tangible, practical tools to work with. Even though there is plenty of inspiration, there is little to suggest great fanfare — just the understanding that 'it's time to go to work'. The challenges that we face this week will be echoed once we arrive at next Saturday's Libra New Moon (11:26 AM PDT 5° Libra), which are to find ways to effectively communicate our aims, goals, and vision to others. Even though we may find ourselves facing impertinent — even ignorant — questions, we need to begin to develop answers that will help us to smooth our path going forward.

Sunday's Aries Moon allows us to display some courage — even if we're really just 'whistling in the dark'. It's time to embrace our responsibilities. Impulsiveness may cause a few problems on Monday, requiring significant adjustments later. We'll do better to adopt an "Easy Does It" approach. Tuesday's Taurus Moon highlights steady determination. It's time to get to work but we're likely to recognize some need to approach our work cautiously. We reach a potent threshold on Wednesday. Saturn turns direct as we enjoy a Grand Earth Trine, involving the Moon, Mars, and Pluto. We begin to face the prospect of new accomplishments. The Moon's arrival in Gemini on Thursday afternoon lightens the mood significantly. There is a conversational sociability that eases some of the heavy sense of responsibility. However, things get a bit foggy on Friday under the Moon's square to Neptune. Questions may seem overwhelming. By Saturday, most of us realize that even the most impertinent questions will eventually need to be answered before we can move forward.

Sunday September 15, 2019

Although we may display remarkable courage today, sensitivities may leave us vulnerable to becoming discouraged or misled. Action is encouraged by the Moon's transit through Aries. However, our sympathies are easily aroused and may keep us distracted or simply slow us down. Saturn is slowing down to turn direct on Wednesday. This evening's Moon-Saturn square highlights the building awareness that responsibility and discipline must be cultivated and fully embraced under Saturn's return to direct motion. Any frivolous elements of our overall vision must be jettisoned and replaced by steady, demonstrable progress.

Monday September 16, 2019

The Moon goes VOC at 9:02 AM PDT this morning, increasing the tendency to impulsive missteps. Although we may sometimes look behind us and believe that changes have happened quickly, most changes happen almost imperceptibly slowly — even if we recognize them suddenly. Today's tendency towards impulsive actions may require us to make significant adjustments later. On the other hand, under this waning lunar cycle, we may feel a strong inclination to pull back our resources — preempting future progress. We'll do better to adopt an Easy Does It, 'steady as she goes' approach today. "No sudden movements!"

Tuesday September 17, 2019

Courage deepens into resolve and determination today. We can more easily dispatch with impulsiveness in favor of careful, thoughtful, and methodical steps that support our overall goals. As Saturn stations to go direct and Mars approaches a trine to Pluto, we are given clear signals that 'it's time to go to work'. Nonetheless, the erratic and unpredictable nature of the Moon's conjunction with Uranus this afternoon keeps things interesting. There is certainly a need for caution. We may also need to maintain at least enough detachment to avoid overwork and avoid ignoring our own basic needs.

Wednesday September 18, 2019

The Moon forms a Grand Earth trine with Mars and Pluto this evening following Saturn's direct station. Although the atmosphere is incredibly productive, we may experience some sort of surprising loss which requires extra consideration. There is little fanfare is this atmosphere but rather, a quiet awareness of the need for consideration and review. We stand on a potent threshold today. We will no longer be satisfied by our past accomplishments. However, today gives us the chance to embrace the value of our experiences as we begin to face the prospect of achieving important new accomplishments.

Thursday September 19, 2019

The Moon is VOC from 6:56 AM PDT this morning until 1:57 PM PDT. The mood lightens considerably once the Moon arrives in Gemini and approaches trines to both Venus and Mercury. This afternoon's sociable, conversational environment allows space to process some of the more 'weighty' determination and increased sense of responsibility that has arrived with Saturn's return to direct motion. Nonetheless, we should take care to avoid seeking to color our discussions with embellishments and half-truths just to make us feel more accomplished. There is an especially quick discernment of discrepancies which is unlikely to let too much just slide.

Friday September 20, 2019

Big Ideas and easy conversation become a bit more foggy after yesterday's easy-going atmosphere. It's easy to get stuck on some thought or idea that won't easily fall into line with today's more demanding environment. Specificity and truth are demanded with an edge that creates impatience and possibly even irritability. The less attached we are to our own set of facts, the more we will be able to recognize the discrepancies and keep things clearly sorted out. Ultimately, the best we may be able to hope for today is simply holding things together as we get them sorted out. Next Saturday's Libra New Moon (11:26 AM PDT 5° Libra) will echo today's challenges so we will do better to find simple ways to be as articulate as possible now.

Saturday September 21, 2019

Today marks the last culmination of the inspirational but challenging Jupiter-Neptune square. The challenge of fleshing out the details and doing the hard work of following through on our vision looms directly in front of us. Intuitive clues offer the most helpful direction here but it may not be easy to clearly articulate our reasoning. Trying to justify our approach and our strategy is likely to create impatience and irritability. Nonetheless, finding ways to answer even the most impertinent questions will serve us well in the coming weeks. We need to find ways to clarify our vision but also, understand how to communicate our aims to others — who may be seeing a completely different picture. Today demands creative collaboration but may offer only the minimum in terms of true understanding.

Weekly Summary: SEPTEMBER 22 - SEPTEMBER 28

"Human beings are born solitary, but everywhere they are in chains - daisy chains - of interactivity. Social actions are makeshift forms, often courageous, sometimes ridiculous, always strange. And in a way, every social action is a negotiation, a compromise between 'his,' 'her' or 'their' wish and yours."

— Andy Warhol

We are likely to feel strong reactions to the continuing uncertainty and unpredictability in this week's atmosphere. Resistance and defensiveness are both possible. As the waning Moon 'darkens', some may respond to the void that is created with increasing fear while others will recognize the wealth of possibilities inherent in the increasingly uncertain environment. Last month's lessons surrounding self-esteem and self-approval are tested as we begin to move into a new level of interaction, initiated by this Saturday's New Moon (11:26 AM PDT 5° Libra). Significant adjustments will be required under the coming lunar cycle. Essentially, this week asks that we look carefully at our responses to uncertainty and prepare to step out of our isolated contemplation into the realm of collaboration and compromise. Resistance is slowly eroded and defensiveness is smoothed by increased humility. We aren't likely to give up on our own perspectives or let go of our personal judgements. However, as we reach the Autumnal Equinox (the Sun's entrance into Libra), there is no way to escape feeling the isolating effects of our strongly held beliefs. And the isolation quickly becomes intolerable. The relief valve is found by adopting an approach of exploration and discovery. Decisiveness is increasingly elusive under the Libra Sun even when the pressure to make a decision seems enormous. There is simply too much uncertainty in this atmosphere to truly embrace a concrete course of action — unless that course is just to reach out to others and explore new opportunities for collaboration and new alliances.

Our instincts on Sunday are geared towards holding on to what has already been acquired, rather than exploring any new opportunities, producing an atmosphere of resistance. There is a bit more courage to explore on Monday but little sense of direction. Comfort and safety just seems more appealing. The Moon's square to Uranus on Tuesday helps to break down our resistance, leading to a willingness to explore new ideas or innovative new possibilities. The Moon is VOC all day on Wednesday, offering us some extra breathing room to 'let down our hair' a bit and step further away from the resistance to make changes. We seem to recognize a 'void' on Thursday, possibly producing a return resistance in the face of uncertainty. Any demand for decisiveness on Friday is only likely to bring defensiveness. There is more power in exploration and openness that eschews decisions in favor of further exploration. By Saturday, we can't avoid the awareness that isolation in defense of our beliefs is simply intolerable. The only decision that works is a decision to build new collaborative alliances, using compromise and cooperation in order to move forward.

Sunday September 22, 2019

Today's Cancer Moon drives more activity than feels comfortable and the result seems to be obstinance and resistance, rather than an enthusiastic embrace of spontaneity. The Autumnal Equinox occurs tomorrow with the Sun's entrance into Libra. The resistance that is felt today may simply be the recognition that 'change is afoot' and it isn't easy to see with any certainty exactly which way things will fall. The increased activity may feel more like distractions which seem to threaten to take us even further off course. Our instincts are more likely to be geared towards holding tightly to what we have already acquired, instead of looking for anything new.

Monday September 23, 2019

We feel a bit more adventurous courage than we could muster yesterday. Nonetheless, there is little support to convey any clear sense of direction. Although the environment may be pushing us to experiment, explore, and innovate, we are more inclined to seek comfort and safety. The challenge of today's Autumnal Equinox and this Saturday's New Moon (11:26 AM PDT 5° Libra) is to find new pathways to collaborate and compromise through active negotiations. In this atmosphere, such an approach feels entirely out of reach. The Moon goes VOC at 3:05 PM this afternoon.

Tuesday September 24, 2019

The Moon's arrival in Leo and subsequent square to Uranus helps to break through this week's resistance and inertia. Although there be some rather demonstrative outbursts in the process, we're finally willing to take a few chances, expand our horizons and open the doors to more innovative possibilities. Nonetheless, protocol and stability are still important, keeping the lid on breaking much new ground here. At least we seem to find more willingness to explore new ideas. Mercury's sextile to Jupiter encourages constructive dialog and at least a minimum of philosophical perspective to consider alternate approaches and strategies.

Wednesday September 25, 2019

The Moon is VOC by 9:13 AM PDT this morning. Actually, this seems to give us some breathing room to 'let our hair down' and feel safe enough to enjoy the shifting currents and uncertainty of the current atmosphere. This is an excellent day to build on our friendships or alliances. Although we may feel some instinct to try to take charge or control the flow of information, the Venus-Saturn square is likely to keep us in line and stay humble enough to stay open to the ideas and perspectives of others.

Thursday September 26, 2019

Today's Virgo Moon brings us into the 'dark of the Moon' phase of this lunar cycle, ahead of Saturday's New Moon (11:26 AM PDT 5° Libra). Some may respond with a return to resistance (seeing only uncertainty and feeling only fear) while others will feel more of a sense of openness and wonder — the recognition that in this void there are actually a wealth of possibilities. In essence, we are being asked to acknowledge and accept the extended period of uncertainty, produced by both the last lunar cycle and the upcoming one. If we can't find comfort in the uncertainty, the fear we feel is signaled by our resistance and the intense judgement that things aren't right. Alternatively, if we are able to adopt a more childlike interest of discovery and exploration, we can begin to embrace the new options which are developing right in front of us.

Friday September 27, 2019

As we approach an entirely new round of uncertainty with tomorrow's New Moon in a tight quincunx to Uranus, last month's lessons of self-esteem and self-approval are given one more test. The biggest challenge here may be defensiveness in the midst of our uncertainty. However, there are extraordinary, powerful, but unseen support structures in place that will help to keep us stabilized — even if the feeling of defensiveness is overwhelming. It is nearly impossible to be decisive and certain in this atmosphere yet the pressure of today's Moon-Mars conjunction in Virgo seems to demand decisions — don't take the bait! We'll do much better to hold tight to the process of sorting and analysis that Virgo encourages and continue to wait for the Wheel of Fortune to turn again. The Moon goes VOC this evening at 8:57 PM PDT.

Saturday September 28, 2019

Today's New Moon (11:26 AM PDT 5° Libra) continues the unpredictability of the last lunar cycle but now demands that we incorporate diplomacy, cooperation and compromise. In fact, we are encouraged to stop trying to go it alone and actively seek more productive partnerships and alliances. Isolation becomes intolerable. Nonetheless, we are even more attached to our high standards, personal judgements, as well as our personal sense of order and logic. The challenges of this lunar cycle requires adjustments which, once made, will provide amazing results. However, the realm in which these adjustments must be made involve our interaction with others — making the entire process extremely sensitive and unpredictable. The lesson now becomes understanding how much we need others and yet, how it is impossible to control those others.