Venus moves into Libra, bringing a nicer feel to the latter part of 2018. Venus spends a long time in Libra, due to its retrograde transit from October 6 until November 16. Read about this transit here. There are surprises as Venus retrogrades and opposes Uranus in Aries, pointing to a balance we need to achieve between our individual desires and others’ needs.
Mercury transits Leo, joining the Sun, as it moves beyond its shadow phase and into new territory, taking our minds beyond the emotional and the uncertain, as we develop new plans and a fresh perspective.
Speaking of plans, Mars is now direct, exalted and ready for action; moving back into one last explosive meeting with the south node and an aspect to Uranus in Aries. This has more explosive potential, but may be utilized productively or destructively, depending.
Take your time with the forward momentum in September, as it won’t feel like a steady forward pace until October. Be especially mindful around September 20, once the Moon joins Mars and Ketu.
As Mars ventures forth, moving over territory we have already covered, Saturn and Pluto station direct, keeping Mars in check somewhat, before Mars leaves its shadow phase after October 8.
All calculations are based on the sidereal zodiac and UTC.