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NEW Weekly Astrology Horoscope September 12-18, 2022

Every Monday I talk about what’s happening in astrology for the week ahead revealing a variety of possibilities relating to our personal lives and the bigger picture of the world.

We have Mercury Retrograde in Libra this week since September 9, 2022 which will continue into early October. We can expect a lot of reversals and backtracking in search of balance. It’s a good time to do research and think twice about everything.

What is most important this week is that you figure out what is truly out of balance in your life by being totally honest and look at all sides of the issue, so you can work on bringing back balance to that part of your life. It’s a good time to reflect and work on being more self aware.

Interesting timing… On the day of the announcement of the Queen’s death on September 8, 2022, the Moon conjunct Saturn in Aquarius on September 8th at 8:33 am ET. Heading toward the Full Moon in Pisces on September 10th, it was interesting to see the Full Moon visible in the night sky balanced between Saturn in Aquarius and Jupiter in Aries. Easily visible, Jupiter and Saturn seemed like points of light as the tips of wings on each side of the Full Moon. After the Full Moon in Pisces, the Moon then conjunct Jupiter in Aries on September 11, 2022.


This week, The Sun in Virgo is opposite Neptune in Pisces, September 16, 2022 at 8:20 pm ET. Seeing how the world is organized in patterns and cycles, and knowing the importance of real facts and figures to make sense of our reality, we are faced with looking more deeply into the contrast of what is hidden and unknown, mysterious, perplexing, and doesn’t make logical sense. The Sun in Virgo brings the spotlight to how our lives are ordered now, and especially associated to work, lifestyle, health and the health system. We could discover hidden details about what’s really been going on in the world.

People are likely to be more hesitant, reserved and less trusting of information about money matters and health now, especially where there is a cloud of confusion and too much important information is hidden away. This opposition can also indicate a spiritual conflict for the soul, associated to both the Sun and Neptune in contrast with one another now. Wherever there is a contrast, there is also the opportunity to find the common thread that links them, to help find an underlying truth. Neptune being so mysterious and unknown, can also be exploited for secrecy and the Sun symbolizes shining light to see what the big secrets are. There are many methods and ways discoveries can be revealed.

In culture and society, people that are conditioned, brainwashed (Pisces) and indoctrinated by fantasy may wake up to the reality of the bigger picture when conflicting data and information (Virgo) comes their way this week, leading to a mixed bag of confusion and clarity. Surrendering the ego can lift the veil of illusions.

Of course, everyone’s opinion is different because everyone bases their opinions on the limited information they have been exposed to. Because people’s egos want to always be “right,” it’s hard for people to admit their opinion is flawed or wrong because they weren’t aware of some information that has been hidden away from them. With so many differing points of view, arguments and division is inevitable.

Cognitive dissonance is a phenomenon where people refuse to listen to anything that contradicts what they want to believe. Cognitive dissonance does have its benefit: by acting like a barrier that helps people feel more comfortable as they hold certain worldviews and discard others, it helps to reduce people’s stress and anxiety. But the downfall is that people hold so closely, even stubbornly, to certain ideas only that they deny any uncomfortable information that doesn’t uphold their own views. Cognitive dissonance is living a lie and creates a delusional, subjective worldview from person to person, instead of an objective, honest worldview. This only further causes a disconnect between what is true and what is not true, causing more people to be confused, unsure, not trusting and divided. To get to the real truth, questions must always be asked to uncover the lies and to find all the holes in the story that don’t make sense. Lies, censorship and media methods of intentionally misdirecting people’s attention, amplifying certain views while hiding others only creates a great imbalance and leads the world away from knowing the truth. The world of humanity is such a mess because truth is not the priority for enough people. Power, money, the ego are prioritized by many, and so the truth is buried, hidden under layers of untruths. As Mercury Retrograde in Libra reminds us, only truth is where balance and harmony is found. If the world is out of balance, and it certainly is, it’s because the truth is not held in the highest regard, but instead is being restricted.

The Sun in Virgo also connects with Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn on September 18, 2022 11:57 pm ET. This reminds us of how people, especially business people, politicians and those in positions of power and authority use a systematic approach to achieving goals. Sometimes the methods are destructive as they set a plan and course of action in motion that can steamroll anything in its way to ensure the goal is achieved, as if the end goal justifies any means to getting it. With Mercury Retrograde now as well trickery and biases could be increased and so it is wise to put extra effort into being smart and noticing the methods and patterns set out by those with big goals. What other people want, may not be what you really want. Pay attention to the details for important insights, instead of dismissing them without a second thought. The patterns of behavior can wake a lot of people up this week.


Mercury Retrograde in Libra is opposite Jupiter Retrograde in Aries on September 18, 2022 6:33 pm ET. Conflicts of information and beliefs can cause a shift in balance now, especially in relationships. A lot of people are disconnected from others now, as people are disagreeing on so many subjects that have intentionally been designed to emphasize duality and manifest conflict. What some thought and believed, could do a total reversal, causing a great shakeup.

With Mercury Retrograde the trickster is especially emphasized with Jupiter. One sided points of view can be exaggerated and pushed, causing division. It’s best to slow down and think before reacting, and to seek how to resolve conflicts to bring harmony back to our lives. Talk of “misinformation” claims could be a reversal trick used by those that are actually pushing the misinformation as a method of hiding something from being revealed. What is out of balance in how the education system and media influence people’s mindsets is likely to be investigated further with Mercury the sleuth in action. Talk of war in the media is likely and we could also see more talk of big shifts in value of food and money.

Venus in Virgo is in conflict with Mars in Gemini September 16, 2022 2:48 pm ET. This is not a good time to say anything that could be offending, especially about someone’s physical appearance. Picky, critical and judgmental attitudes in all types of relationships can cause tension. Pushing people’s buttons and boundaries can create conflict. What is thought, said and acted upon can increase tension in relationships. You may need to bite your tongue.

Venus in Virgo also connects with The Destiny Point in Taurus September 17, 2022 5:26 pm ET. An organized approach to money and the material world in all its perspectives can have a significant influence on the future now. A second opinion can be valuable. Decisions associated with women this week can give us clues to the future.

Mars in Gemini connects with Chiron in Aries September 17, 2022 11:54 pm ET. Aggressive, strong words can have an impact on people’s identity now. With Mercury Retrograde in Libra this week, it’s wise to think twice before saying or doing anything. Egos can be empowered or harmed depending on what is said and done now.

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Mercury Retrograde in Libra September 9, 2022. Full Moon in Pisces September 10, 2022. NEW Weekly Astrology September 5 to 11, 2022

What timing, again. It’s quite interesting how last week Mars in Gemini connecting with Jupiter in Aries on September 1, 2022, then Mercury in Libra connected in opposition to Jupiter in Aries on September 2, 2022 – how well timed for B*den’s war-like red-room proclamation as “the battle for the soul of the nation.” Considering Mars is the warrior, Gemini is about messages and Mercury indicates big announcements and declarations when connecting with Jupiter. Also, as the ruling planet of Pisces and Sagittarius, Jupiter is about the soul, beliefs, culture and world-views spread far and wide by the media. Especially with Jupiter in Aries identity based on nationality, race, religion and beliefs are emphasized. Jupiter is also associated to religion and we also had the Pope declare we are at the beginning of a 3rd world war at this time. The coincidences of timing connected to words and actions by world leaders is uncanny. The stark black and red imagery is right out of Hades just as we are in the middle of the Pluto Return of the US in Capricorn.


This week starts off with Venus entering Virgo on September 5, 2022 at 12:05 am ET.

Order and beauty can work together for great results, but criticism can be stifling to love. In relationships, greater potential for romance in the workplace is indicated during this period. However, Virgo the virgin reminds us of being more picky, reserved and resistant to advances as a more common approach for self-preservation now. Being treated with respect and dignity is in demand. A smart, healthy, put-together look is most appealing now.

The Sun in Virgo connects with the Destiny Point in Taurus September 8, 2022 6:17 pm ET. This week can give us big clues and increased awareness about health and the health system that determines how things unfold going forward. Food security, nutrition, farming, land, territory, money and all things we value are in focus. It’s a wise time to organize, store and preserve for the winter. Realizations this week can change the future. The Sun in Virgo will also connect with nearby Uranus in Taurus on the 11th, after the Full Moon in Pisces on the 10th, discussed below.

Mercury stations Retrograde in Libra on September 9, 2022 at 11:38 pm ET.

During a Mercury Retrograde cycle we can expect reversals, and back-tracking. Hidden messages and meanings, double-speak and double entendres could be used a lot. The definitions of words being changed to uphold biases and to support deceptions are likely to increase with Mercury Retrograde.

Duality is in focus with this Mercury Retrograde, the measure of opposites, and how they relate and associate with one another. It’s a time to recognize where life needs to find balance.

Changing circumstances in your relationships of all types are in focus during this period. How can you make your relationships better? Being calm and honest while also prioritizing mutual respect can help ease tension when in disagreements between yourself and others.

Sometimes the only way things can change is if you speak up. Other times, you’ll need to bite your lip to resist escalating tensions and to keep the peace. Choices in responses make a big difference in how things play out now, so take some time to think and rethink before proceeding. Consider more than one point of view and the various potential outcomes to help you make best decisions now.

Synchronicities will be significantly increased and more notable during this period. Strange coincidences and deja vu experiences are more likely to grab your attention. Be mindful of repetitions and patterns that stand out to you. They will reveal clues to the truth.

Libra is associated with truth, law, fairness, judgment and justice, all of which need a good rethink this month.

As an air sign, Mercury in Libra is closely associated with information exchanges, so it is especially necessary to be conscious of how biases play a role in how we relate to others.

We can expect a lot of flip-flopping of opinions and lots of contradictions in information throughout September and into October.

Misinformation in the air will be especially heightened now. Don’t believe everything you hear and don’t depend on hearsay as a confirmation of truth. A lot of lies to cause divisions could be emphasized. It takes objective truth and common sense to see through false perceptions now.

People are likely to say things or have biased opinions that are based on a lack of information, and in many cases intentional ignorance. It will be obvious that many people don’t fully understand the complete picture of subjects they are talking about, and are unable or unwilling to see more than one side of the issue. When they later realize their mistake they will regret the decisions they made, or the things they said when they didn’t know the full story.

Truths and untruths are highlighted in all types of relationships now. How people are attached to ideas and play mind-games with themselves and others will be more notable while Mercury is Retrograde in Libra. Is it the truth or perception of truth that matters? Can people handle the truth or do people choose deny the truth with cognitive dissonance for personal comfort?

  • Mercury stations Retrograde in Libra September 9, 2022 at 8 degrees of Libra
  • Mercury Retrograde will slip back into Virgo on September 23, 2022 at 8:05 am ET
  • Mercury stations Direct in Virgo on October 2, 2022 at 5:07 am ET at 24 degrees of Virgo
  • Mercury Direct then enters Libra again on October 10, 2022 at 7:51 pm ET
  • Mercury has been in shadow for this Mercury Retrograde cycle since August 20, 2022, and will finish the shadow on October 16, 2022.
  • Mercury will finish in Libra on October 29, 2022 at 3:22 pm ET

Mercury Retrograde is the trickster and can also be like the sleuth, peering more deeply into issues, investigating to find the truth. This can be especially important now as we are likely going to see a lot of examples of biases especially associated to laws, and how decisions are made – are they just or unjust?

Actions that contradict words will reveal a lot of truth while Mercury is Retrograde, enhanced further by Mars in fellow air sign Gemini now.

We are reminded that parts of our lives can be put out of balance or into balance by a matter of our choices. Everything in the world can change, by making the decision in how it changes.

If you’re feeling out of balance, getting back into something creative and artistic that stimulates your mind and helps bring a sense of harmony and balance to your life is worth reconsidering.

People’s minds are likely to be changed on a lot of issues, and relationships will be affected by the time Mercury finishes this Retrograde cycle.

Money matters, the economy, food and health are also getting reconsidered now, and people will be surprised by what they learn and hear, especially those that have been living in a one-sided biased version of reality, opposite points of view and information revealed during this period could burst that bubble.

As Mercury will also be in Virgo again during this Mercury Retrograde between September 23rd and October 10th, we can expect what’s been going on in the health sector to have quite a bit of back tracking and reversals as people seek real facts and data and ask a lot of questions, especially wherever information doesn’t make sense and doesn’t add up.


We have the Full Moon in Pisces on September 10, 2022 5:58 am ET at 17 degrees.

Pisces is best as spiritual wisdom, compassion, fantasy and creativity, and at worst is delusions, and deception. We could see secrets and great unknowns revealed with this Full Moon in Pisces.

Especially considering we have Mercury Retrograde now, as the trickster miscommunications, double-speak and hidden messages are in the air, and with the Full Moon in Pisces indicating a big spotlight on fantasies, unclear perceptions, secrets and deceptions, it’s smart to be skeptical and to ask lots of follow up questions to get to the bottom of things now.

This Full Moon indicates the potential for dramatic, emotional responses and feelings. In the larger context of what people believe, we could see events staged to cause emotional effects. Illusions can alter what people think is reality. Hysterical behavior could be emphasized and enhanced by over-the-top media performances.

Artists and creative types will find this time to be moving and inspiring. The higher philosophical qualities of life and spiritual perspectives of purpose in life are highlighted now.

Pay extra attention to your dreams now.

The Sun in Virgo connects with Uranus in Taurus September 11, 2022 9:08 am ET. Information about health and technology revealed now can turn on a light bulb about our future. Economic issues, food, energy and supplies are subjects of discussion and further reflection now. In this day and age, is “the science” the truth, or are scientific opinions about the money and political pressure behind them? It’s a good time to ask lots of probing questions as we reevaluate the future we have been manifesting. Expect sudden surprises this week that bring greater awareness.

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Ask Questions. Mercury Stations Retrograde in Aquarius January 14, 2022 Astrology Horoscope

Mercury officially goes Retrograde in Aquarius on January 14, 2022 at 6:42 am ET and the way people are thinking is already noticeably changing as information is changing. Mercury will be Retrograde until February 3, 2022.

Mercury will be getting close to Saturn in Aquarius when stations Retrograde on January 14, 2022 indicating a change and turnaround of what people think about social restrictions, controls, rules and limitations by authority.

Mercury Retrograde is the sleuth that gets to the bottom of things, and in Aquarius, wants the truth.

This is the time to Ask a Lot of Questions, about everything.

People are going to become aware of a lot of different perspectives during this Retrograde period that could have great impact on the collective consciousness.

Remember that Aquarius is group-think, peer pressure and cult-mind/hive-mind thinking where social groups and pressures has great influence on people’s minds and lives.

With Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius it’s time to rethink what you have been thinking and how you’ve been thinking. Where do your thoughts and beliefs come from? Who and what has decided to present you with certain information and hide other information from you to influence your mindset? Remember that Saturn is in Aquarius which indicates authority putting controls on what people think through social controls and limits.

The power of information, misinformation and lack of information to influence reality is incredible altering our everyday lives and our futures. What you do and don’t know leads to what you do and don’t believe which directly impacts what you do and don’t decide and how you live. This is a time to question all of the information that is flowing in the world now.

This period indicates a time to step back from the noise, the group think, and think for yourself using logic and common sense.

Making a decision of what is right for you based on research and real information, not censored information, not peer pressure, not someone else telling you, forcing you to think and do is strongly indicated with Mercury Retrograde. It’s time to think outside the box.

We can also expect people to make a lot of mistakes during this period and reveal a lot.

Mercury Retrograde also reminds us to be cautious about information you share. It’s also true in our social lives, sometimes you need to be careful who you talk to and what you talk about, because sometimes, people will intentionally talk to you just to get information to talk about you.

Mercury entered Aquarius on January 2, 2022 and will be Retrograde from January 14, 2022 until February 3, 2022 (Entering Retrograde in Capricorn starting January 25, 2022.)

I’ll also be talking more about Mercury Retrograde in the days and weeks ahead with more perspectives to think about. You can read more about Mercury Retrograde with Key Dates here.