September 21 – October 22
Solar Chart House Transits
If you know your Ascendant and/or Moon Sign, read that, too.
Libra reading and planetary transits for
the week of September 1, 2013.
MOON IN ELEVENTH
The eleventh house contains friends, professional
organizations, and our hopes, wishes and goals in life. With
the Moon transiting the eleventh house we may find our
emotions coming into play in any of these areas. As always,
Libra, watch for inappropriate emotional responses and, as
with all transits of the Moon, this could be an indication
of females or at least one woman playing a larger role in
this area now.
This could be a time of connecting with friends on a deeper
level, Libra, and further strengthening the bonds between
us. It could also indicate a time when we are apt to
examine our goals, dreams and objectives to find how to
better make these dreams a reality, or to determine if they
are unrealistic after all.
In any of these areas, Libra, as with all lunar transits,
we should watch for emotional responses that stem from our
past and may have little to do with the present situation.
This will almost guarantee an inappropriate response to the
present moment. If this should be the case, do not despair,
Libra. As with all transits of the Moon, this can give us
a window into the past so that we can adjust our behavior
and responses to the present moment and free ourselves from
negative response patterns.
MOON IN TWELFTH
September 4, 2013
When the Moon transits the twelfth house we may feel a bit
uneasy and the reason for this can actually be quite
beneficial if we take advantage of it. The twelfth is one of
the houses that symbolizes the subconscious/unconscious mind
as well as where we find characteristics about ourselves that
we tend to repress. Along with the Moon representing the past,
this affords us a great opportunity.
This transit can be used for self-examination of all the
issues we tend to hide from others as well as ourselves. If
we look at these characteristics we can find ways to enable
expression of these traits to our benefit and add more to our
lives. We probably will not feel very sociable at this time,
but that can help us withdraw a bit for the self-examination
that can be so beneficial now. Anything we have lurking in our
subconscious or try to repress has a tendency to trip us up.
With this transit, Libra, we may find what these stumbling
blocks are and find more appropriate ways to deal with them.
Relationships with women may be a bit touchy now, Libra, but
do not overlook the possibility of a female helping us, in
the role of a confidante, to resolve some of these issues we
come across here.
MOON IN FIRST
September 6, 2013
Whereas the Sun's transit of the first house makes for a
healthy self-centeredness and assessment of our own personal
goals, the Moon's transit of the first house acts on an
emotional level. The Moon's transit of the first house
stimulates us to be emotionally connected to friends and loved
ones but, Libra, we must be aware of our underlying motives.
We can be very sympathetic to the needs of others, but can
also be very demanding in an emotional sense. Insecurities may
come into play here and make us feel a bit needy or even a bit
panicky. We all like having a support system, but we must
learn that ultimately our security lies within ourselves.
Be supportive and seek support from others if you feel you
need it at this time, Libra, just be sure to balance the
scales. Others want the same support when they are in need,
MOON IN SECOND
September 8, 2013
At this time second house considerations may be tinged with
emotion and we may feel much attached to our possessions. But
more likely, our possessions and income level may be an
attempt to fill some emotional void.
Of course, Libra, no one wants to feel financially destitute,
but we should examine the underlying motivation behind
spending and acquisition at this time. What do these
acquisitions represent to us on an unconscious level? This is
not usually a good time to go on an emotional spending spree,
but could be good for finding out what it is we are really
trying to buy with our spending.
MOON IN THIRD
September 11, 2013
When the Moon transits the third house we may expect our
communications with others to take on emotional overtones.
This may help us to communicate on a deeper feeling level with
those close to us. This could be particularly useful in
Siblings may come into play here, Libra, and if we experience
problems we should be sure that these issues do not stem from
sibling rivalry from our past. Clear the air, but do so gently
if you do experience such difficulties. This does not mean
there will be a problem, but you should be aware just in case.
Unconscious habit patterns of response could create a problem
if we speak before we think, Libra. This most often shows
up in relations with people we have contact with on a regular
basis. Sometimes, in these instances, we react on "auto-pilot"
and can inadvertently cause friction with those in our daily
MOON IN FOURTH
September 13, 2013
This indicates a time when we are in "home-body" mode and a
time when we may withdraw to our homes to relax or to do some
puttering around the house. We can, and should, use this time
for self-examination. The fourth house is one of the houses
associated with the subconscious/unconscious mind as well as
our past – the home we grew up in. This could be an aid to
reviewing our past, Libra, and to determine how much
influence this still has on us today.
We may not wish to be alone right now, but a little bit of
solitude at this time is often beneficial. We do not have to
spend all of our time alone, however, as this is also a good
time to interact with the family. You will probably want to
feel more emotionally connected now.
Since the Moon is connected to habitual behavior and the
fourth house is representative of our early home life, this is
a good time for self-examination. If we discover problems this
is a good time to correct them, so do attempt to set aside
some time for yourself, Libra.
This is the Moon's natural house and the natural sign on this
house is Cancer. This should remind us that even though we
may want to be emotionally connected at this time, we should
avoid the negative side of this which is clinging to those we
love. People that feel suffocated often have a desire to flee.
The fourth house was traditionally linked to the mother,
although some associate this house with the less dominant
parent today. So this may indicate a time when we have closer
contact with this parent. Although this is a neutral
manifestation, it might indicate clearing up a problem from
the past or merely a time when we feel a closer bond with
MOON IN FIFTH
September 15, 2013
With the Moon transiting the fifth house we are likely to see
greater emotional intensity in our intimate relationships.
This is fine as long as we remember to avoid becoming overly
possessive. Romance may, however, be a rich and rewarding
emotional experience for you, Libra. Just be sure to remember
that they are your emotions and not your partner's that you
are feeling. You may want to check to see if they feel the
The fifth house is also considered the house of children and
they may take on even greater significance now as the
nurturing qualities of the Moon seek expression. The caution,
Libra, is to not be overly-protective to the point of
Artistic/creative self-expression could be a source for
emotional outlet at this time. The Moon has been observed to
be prominent in the charts of writers. Maybe you want to
consider starting that novel you have been thinking about?
However, lunar transits are fast so you will need far more
indications than this transit to finish the work. But any
creative hobby could prove to be an emotionally gratifying
outlet at this time.
SUN IN TWELFTH
This is a time, similar to the Sun's transit of the eighth
house, when we have an opportunity and should endeavor to
examine our subconscious/unconscious mind. This may be a time
when we should seek a bit of solitude for self-examination.
The twelfth house is often referred to as the house of secret
enemies but, Libra, quite often these enemies are actually
parts of our personality that we may have been repressing
since childhood. In order to be free of these influences that
we adopted, or had thrust upon us by others, we need to bring
them into the light for examination so that we may determine
if we are placing obstacles in our path without even being
aware of what we are doing.
For instance, children often develop defense mechanisms to
protect themselves in childhood. When we reach adulthood,
however, these same defenses may become stumbling blocks that
hold us back. We may avoid relationships for fear of loss, or
avoid advancement on our jobs for fear of failure. This is
why, Libra, we should examine the issues symbolized by the
twelfth house and any placements there to determine how we
are impeding our own progress and happiness in life and how
we should deal with changing how we deal with these issues
in order to have a more rewarding life.
As for secret enemies, Libra, these too may have to do with
our own actions. We may send the wrong signals or
inadvertently offend others without meaning to, thereby
setting them to work against us. Again, Libra, this may stem
from behaviors we adopted in our childhood that we are no
longer consciously aware of. We should endeavor to be honest
and forthright with others, but we owe it to ourselves to
give ourselves the same consideration. Examining ourselves
in this way can bring the demons out of the closet where they
will have no more control over us and will no longer be able
to influence our lives negatively.
This often seems to be a depressive time of year for most of
us, Libra. If you experience this phenomenon, remember to
look within and try to discover what this transit is trying
to reveal to you. Also, take heart as this does not last
forever and when the Sun crosses the Ascendant your new year,
astrologically, will begin again and your mood will
definitely improve. Ideally, we should use this time to
prepare ourselves for starting our own personal New Year by
dealing with the issues of the twelfth house first. In this
way, Libra, we can keep these issues from impeding our
progress in the upcoming year.
MERCURY IN TWELFTH
Mercury's transit of the twelfth house may have a similar
influence that other twelfth-house transits elicit, and that
is feeling a need to withdraw. This should be kept in check to
a degree, however.
At this time we may be more in touch with the subconscious/
unconscious mind and this affords us an opportunity for self-
examination. Libra, this can help us bring to light any
problems that may be causing us difficulties and possibly
this would be a good time to talk these things over with a
trusted friend or some sort of advisor. It would be
advisable to choose the people you discuss these issues with
carefully as certain unscrupulous types may want to use these
things against us later. So be certain those you choose to
confide in are worthy of your trust. Remember, Libra, this
house is also, at times, referred to as the house of secret
This may sometimes make us reluctant to communicate with
others, but that may have the unwanted consequence of pushing
others away because they do not know where they stand with us.
Libra, it is best to be cautious about what you say now, but
it is equally important to say what needs to be said.
If you choose to be alone now use this time productively,
Libra. This could be a favorable time to study as your
solitude will help you to focus on the task at hand. Planning
for your future could be beneficial now, Libra, for when
Mercury crosses the Ascendant you will begin the cycle again
and be more outgoing.
Some people tend to be a bit depressed with twelfth-house
transits and this is understandable when we consider the
baggage we tend to store here. Remember, however, that these
transits do not last forever and this is our way of affording
ourselves the opportunity to clean out our closets and get rid
of things that may be hampering us so that we can live a more
rewarding life if we deal with these issues appropriately.
MERCURY IN FIRST
September 9, 2013
Often with this transit we can more authentically communicate
our desires and who we really are. We may tend to be quite
focused on personal concerns, but can be very effective in our
communications. Should you experience nervousness at this
time, Libra, it may be an indication of too much input or a
scattering of your energies and you may need to slow down a
bit to get a better grip on a given situation and take some
time to relax.
VENUS IN FIRST
This is a good time to make a favorable impression on others
and to draw supporters to your side. You may be quite
diplomatic now, Libra, and may be able to ease tensions
between others. Although we may not feel motivated to
actively pursue our own interests now, this may be a good
time to rally support for future endeavors.
One word of caution you should be aware of with this transit,
Libra, is a tendency to yield to others too readily. We are
in a pleasant, peaceful sort of mood now and prefer to avoid
conflict. We should, however, be aware that we might
undermine our own future position by yielding too much at
VENUS IN SECOND
September 11, 2013
This is one of Venus' natural houses and as such Venus'
energy now may be intensified and act more readily here.
This may be advantageous on a financial level, Libra.
Contract negotiations, investments and purchases of art
objects could be beneficial now. The only warning with
this transit concerns extravagance. We may be far too
free with spending now and could deplete our reserves,
giving us reason for regret later.
We are often able to draw others to us at this time, Libra,
that may be financially beneficial to us. This may also
indicate a time when we discover within ourselves some sort
of artistic/creative talent, or appreciation for this gift
MARS IN ELEVENTH
The eleventh house represents groups, professional
organizations, friends, and the hopes, wishes, goals and
objectives we have. This is the key for productive use of the
energy of Mars at this time.
This is not a good time to go it alone, Libra, for we will,
in all likelihood, achieve far more by working in harmony
with others. This is not to say that we should abandon our own
personal objectives, but that we should align these goals with
the purpose of others. This can get us any aid we might need
or a different perspective on how to better pursue our own
interests. So by being a team player, Libra, we can more
easily satisfy the egocentric drive of Mars to achieve our own
ends. And keep in mind that achieving our own ends is what
Mars is all about. With this transit we would be better off
going about it in a more roundabout way. Even socializing with
our friends now may hold some hidden benefits.
If we are feeling stress now, a good way to release stress
associated with Mars is to be physically active. Exercise or
sports would prove to be beneficial now, Libra, and
particularly team sports where the group works toward a
JUPITER IN TENTH
This transit is considered favorable for professional
advancement and recognition, but with the usual warning
where Jupiter is concerned, and that is we need to keep
in mind the propensity to overdo it. In this case, this
would include becoming too pushy or expanding beyond our
real limitations. In plain words, Libra – do not promise
what you cannot deliver.
We should beware of arrogance toward our superiors and
colleagues now as this could undermine the potential
benefits that we can accrue. This is a time when we can
definitely broaden our horizons professionally if we keep
ourselves restrained a bit. This transit usually denotes
opportunities for professional and public recognition as
long as we do not alienate others with our demeanor.
Use this time wisely and your horizons will broaden
accordingly, Libra. Refrain from acting as if you are
more than you are, but for most people this should not be
a problem. Normally, this is a favorable time to receive
recognition for your work, both for your present efforts
as well as your past endeavors. Give credit to others if
they deserve it as Jupiter is associated with being
generous. We can garner accolades now far more easily than
is the norm as long as we remember to keep a sense of
humility in our dealings with others. Foreigners or distant
countries may play a role in our careers now.
This is considered the house of the more influential parent
in our development, Libra. With this in mind, our
relationship with our parents could be quite favorable now
and particularly with the parent represented by this house.
SATURN IN SECOND
During this transit, Libra, second-house issues have the
potential to become worrisome to us. The second house is
related to material possessions and it is often referred
to as the money house. We should, however, keep in mind
that on a deeper level the second house is related to our
personal values and our inner resources. During this transit
we are often distracted by financial concerns and miss the
real opportunity of this transit, which is to ask ourselves
what we really want.
Finances could prove troublesome now, so it is best for most
people not to take any major financial risks at this time as
this could lead to difficulties later. For most people, this
is a time to set up our finances to run without too much
energy on our part. To do otherwise during this transit has
the tendency for our finances to get out of control and take
over our lives. Some astrologers equate this transit with
financial loss, and for some people this may be the case. For
most, however, this is a time when we may feel a bit insecure
in this regard. But this is likely to be a distraction of sorts
and, for most of us, a very effective one.
Ideally we should now be scrutinizing our value system. Do we
really want to be in debt up to our eyeballs; because this is
what our society tells us is success? Often we chase after
things that were instilled in us by others. Now is the time to
ask ourselves what is truly important to us as individuals.
Pursuing this is how we can add to our security.
URANUS IN SEVENTH
Retrograde July 17 Until December 17, 2013
Often this transit proves troublesome for relationships, both
personal and business. This can signal that the strains of a
troubled relationship become too burdensome and the relation-
ship ends. This can, however, signal a time for work on your
relationships, and those that are basically sound will weather
the storm and improve accordingly.
Uranus transiting through the seventh house merely signals
that conditions in your relationships are becoming confining
in some way and need to be approached from a new perspective
for the benefit, not only of yourself, but for all concerned.
If you are stuck in a relationship for fear of the unknown,
or financial or emotional dependency, this could prove to be
quite troubling for you now, Libra. Listen to your unconscious and
examine your needs as well as the needs of others. Failure to
do so will increase the strain where relationships are
Other seventh house-factors may surface now as well. Open
enemies may prove troublesome and your means of dealing with
them may need revamping. The lower courts are part of seventh-
house issues and legal matters may prove problematic now, too.
One rather positive factor attributed to this transit is the
possibility of a new love entering your life at this time.
Remember to fly with both feet firmly planted on the ground in
this regard as Uranus is not noted for fostering terribly
stable relationships; often when the excitement wears off, so
does the glow of the new situation. You must endeavor to keep
the relationship fresh and exciting for it to last and allow
each other individual freedom to maintain these relationships.
Often, a new love may signal the demise of an older relation-
ship now. There might also be a larger than normal age
difference with the participants of such a relationship as
URANUS RETROGRADE TRANSITS
This is a favorable time to observe the changes in the world
around you and to assess the impact these changes may have
upon you on a personal level. This period of review may help
you to adjust your course if the changes taking place around
you seem to be impeding your progress, or may block it in the
future. Observe and plan for now and postpone any changes
until Uranus turns direct again.
NEPTUNE IN SIXTH
Retrograde Until November 13, 2013
This is a time when it might be wise to monitor our health
more closely than usual, Libra. This does not necessarily mean we
will develop a health problem, but we may be more vulnerable
at this time. Neptune's favorite escape routes often involve
alcohol or substance abuse. If you find yourself in this
category, this might be a good time to reevaluate this
lifestyle as it could adversely impact your health now.
Neptune is also associated with toxins and poisons. If you
work in close proximity to chemicals or substances of this
type, be certain adequate precautions are taken to avoid
Things may not go too smoothly now on the work front, Libra. This
could be due to misunderstandings with employers or co-workers
that we may not understand completely. This might also
indicate someone working behind the scenes to thwart our
efforts and we may be totally clueless about this now.
Neptune is associated with giving to others and with this in
mind; efforts on our own behalf may fall short now. This is a
favorable transit for those working in the helping professions
or for those that do volunteer work. These types of efforts
are aided by Neptune now.
This may be a boon for creative work and those working in
these fields. It is best if creativity is approached with a
feeling of sharing our creations with the world to get the
most benefit from these efforts now.
NEPTUNE RETROGRADE TRANSITS
This is a time when we are advised to try to tune into our
unconscious mind and examine what we find lying there. Assess
your fears or any illusions you may be laboring under and try
to ground them in reality in order to deal with them more
effectively. Anything that leaves us feeling we are in a state
of confusion should be dealt with also. Assess also if this
may be connected to what is going on in the world around you.
Endeavor to use your energy in a positive and productive
manner and avoid escapism of any sort. Although Neptune is
nebulous, we need to strive for clarity now in order to keep
from deceiving ourselves and to deal with any issues
confronting us in a practical manner.
PLUTO IN FOURTH
Retrograde Until September 20, 2013
Pluto's transformative action will now influence our domestic
scene and our psychological transformation on an even deeper
level now as this house is connected to our past and our
On the domestic front, Libra, we may see a change of residence or
perhaps remodeling or work on our homes that may be related to
some sort of deterioration. We may also see our family
relationships similarly influenced and this could include
power clashes that might lead to separation or divorce. Under
more extreme circumstances, this might indicate the loss of a
loved one through death. As this is one of the parent houses,
we might lose a parent now, and particularly the parent
represented by the fourth house. This might indicate a clash
with the parents and perhaps a power struggle of sorts, but
again this is not a certainty. Our relationship with our
parents may undergo a deep transformation now, but this could
just as easily be a change for the better.
The fourth house is connected to our past, Libra, and often this
transit indicates issues stemming from our past that still
have a powerful influence over us. These issues may be very
disturbing to us, but if so this may be a good time to rid
ourselves of them and to put them to rest. If this is
difficult to deal with, this may be an appropriate time to
seek out professional help as the doorway now to dealing with
these issues is open and, although initially painful, we can
make great gains in this area now.
PLUTO RETROGRADE TRANSITS
As usual with any retrograde planetary motion, this is a time
to step back and review our endeavors and to reassess what
direction we are taking and just what it is we wish to
accomplish. This is a favorable time to evaluate our progress
toward our goals, but also to determine how these objectives
may benefit others as well. We need to become aware of how we
not only influence our own lives, but the lives of others,
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