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Planet Weather for the Week of September 9, 2007
SkyWatch - Moon
phase of the week: 9/11 -- On this sixth anniversary of the suicide attacks on
Knowing when VOC Moons occur is a key to planning your astrological week!
The Void-of-course (VOC) Moon is a kind of limbo. As it reaches the end of a sign, the Moon makes no major aspect to another planet before it enters the next sign. VOC is best for less outcome-oriented activity, since VOC often means detours, distractions, or delays. If you want specific outcomes or if timeliness is critical, choose another time, if possible. VOC is best for processing, imagining, creating, and open-ended activities, like parties, research, or cleaning your desk/closet for instance! It is said that when a new action is initiated during VOC, “nothing will come of it,” or energies go in unplanned directions, which may not necessarily be negative.
This week – Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday are the most active energetically and potentially most productive days (depending on what you’re doing!) On 9/9/07, the Moon is VOC/Leo from 2:07PM to 9:10PM EDT – on 9/12/07, VOC/Virgo from 12:13AM to 7:31AM EDT – on 9/14/07, VOC/Libra from 12:10PM EDT to 7:37PM EDT.
The following planetary energy patterns flavor the day and are felt or experienced often hours before and after their exact culmination. They remain effective, certainly until the next major planetary pattern comes along to shift the energy.
mutable, air Gemini trine (120deg.)
Sun in mutable, earth Virgo opposite (180deg.) Uranus Rx in mutable, water Pisces @ 16deg. on 9/9/07 @ 2:47PM EDT. Since 2003, these two planets have met in this same configuration around this time of year. Uranus is always responsible for an awakening and, in this case, it is some detail that will prompt a greater awareness of truth in your life. The focus is also on matters having to do with health, work, and well-being. It’s the kind of aspect that induces you to take stock and really see the truth of a situation. If things are out of balance, you may gain greater insight as to how to resolve the imbalance.
Mercury in cardinal, air Libra sextile (60deg.) Jupiter in mutable, fire Sagittarius @ 12deg. on 9/13/07 @ 6:43AM EDT. You may receive good news or an invitation to have some fun. Take advantage of social camaraderie and laughter with friends new and old during this time and expand both your mind with great conversation and your network with new connections.
New Moon @ 18 Virgo on 9/11/07 @ 8:44AM EDT. What a
strange coincidence, this powerful eclipse on the Anniversary of 9/11! The heat
and power of the Sun and its role in our life on Earth, makes a Solar Eclipse a
bit more potent than your ordinary New Moon. The ancients felt eclipses brought
major changes, typically in their leaders and leadership. Anyone with planets
in the 17-19degree range of any signs will feel this eclipse most acutely.
Eclipses sensitize an area of the Zodiac for months and even years. The
underlying energy of the eclipse is triggered over and over by planets
connecting with that degree in the future, particularly any slower moving
(longer impact) planets. Uranus/Pisces made its last Station Retrograde exactly
opposite this degree and so colors this eclipse with excess Uranian
energy: the unexpected, abrupt, disruptive, and often a hard lesson in truth.
Uranus is retrograding as this eclipse is exact but will return to 18deg.
Pisces between 2/28-3/15/08. This degree squares the USA Mars @ 21 Gemini by a
few degrees and G.W.Bush’s Uranus @ 19 Gemini by one
degree. In addition, Mars right now, is traveling through Gemini, and the
On July 5, 2001, there was a Lunar
Eclipse @ 13 Capricorn exactly opposite the