Our planets paint the big picture in September, in the style of Pointillism. Each isolated dot of paint reveals the unfolding scene when viewed from a distance. This month, pick up your own paintbrush. It's time to add your personal touch to life's great artwork.
Communicative Mercury in Venus-ruled Libra opposes retrograde Jupiter in Aries on September 1, and again on September 18, after Mercury goes retrograde himself on the 9th. Two negatives make a positive; in this case, a positive charge for igniting a big explosion of forensic-level analysis that is only going to burn hotter with Venus in Mercury-ruled Virgo September 5–28. There will be no end to the talking, speechifying, and filibustering as heroic efforts are made not just to sway the hearts and minds of the general public, but to engage in individual, heart-to-heart combat. Take action to protect the vulnerable September 16–17 when Venus squares Mars and Mars sextiles Chiron. We've already lost so much. We can't afford to lose each other.
A perfect melding of service and sacrifice at the Full Moon in Pisces on September 10 is followed by the Virgo Sun/Uranus in Taurus trine on the 11th, a "genius" transit manifesting something built to last. The Sun opposes Neptune and trines Pluto September 15–18, putting ego trips on hold for the greater good.
Art, beauty, creativity, pleasure—so many of these vital, life-giving, soul-enriching components have been missing or deficient for so long! Grab the golden ring—or a palette and paintbrush—when the Sun enters Libra at the Autumnal Equinox September 22, and conjuncts Mercury retrograde on the 23rd. All the stress, anxiety, uncertainty, fear, and general weirdness you've been feeling finds a creative outlet when Venus enters Libra August 29. It's time to paint your masterpiece.