Wednesday, September 23 — Mercury enters Scorpio at 3:41 a.m., finding you suspicious and questioning everything. Remember the old bumper sticker, “Question Authority?” I had one. We’re all doing a lot of that these days! Mercury will remain in Scorpio until October 27, when it will be retrograding back into Libra. By the way, Mercury will begin a retrograde cycle October 13 at 9:05 p.m. that will persist until November 3 at 12:20 p.m. (Election Day). Mercury was retrograde when Gore and Bush were at odds on Election Day 2000. Lively conversations will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. while the Moon, in chatty Sagittarius, is nicely aspecting Mercury in Libra and also Mars in Aries. Venus is awkwardly aspecting Jupiter and Neptune until noon; this has been the case since early yesterday. Unrealistic, idealistic wishes bring feelings of disappointment.

Thursday, September 24 — Mercury in Libra has been opposite Mars in Aries since Tuesday, speeding up your mind. This distracting aspect ends at noon. The Moon in Capricorn will be in a favorable aspect with Uranus in Taurus from 11:20 a.m. to 1:20 p.m, ushering in brilliant insights and increasing your intuition. Venus is in an awkward aspect with Pluto until Saturday, bringing up old memories of relationships not dealt with kindly. Can you do something to complete these properly, either with the people involved or in your own soul? Don’t let these old memories continue to haunt you with guilt and/or regret. If the sky is clear, the Moon and Jupiter in Capricorn will be visible, close together between 7 p.m. and midnight. Mathematically, they will be exactly conjunct from 1:15 to 3:15 a.m. The vibe these two emit is optimism.

Friday, September 25 — This will be a demanding day. The Moon in Capricorn will be conjunct Pluto and Saturn and form uncomfortable aspects to both Mercury and Mars. This will occur 10 a.m. – 11:40 p.m. Do all that you can to remain relaxed and nonreactive, if possible. Do not share your opinions if you know that will set off disruptions in others; they would react in ways that are far more defensive than you bargained for.

Saturday, September 26 — Venus ends the awkward aspect “she” has been in with Pluto since Thursday. Hopefully you survived your own guilt and shame. This aspect can indicate a current relationship entanglement that is distressful for you. Today, Venus begins aspecting Mars nicely until Monday, ushering in romantic-sexual energies. Venus is also aspecting Saturn, showing you that you’re capable of learning from past mistakes, which are glaringly obvious. Mars is aspecting Saturn until Tuesday night. There are obstacles in the way of forward progress. Nothing seems to assist you in your determined energy to get things rolling successfully. Not now — everything seems to be on hold. The Moon will be in an awkward aspect with Uranus from 7 to 9 p.m., which is known to be uncomfortable.

Sunday, September 27 — Mercury, the planet that rules communications, intelligence and conversations, will be entering Scorpio at 3:41 a.m. and remain until December 1. Meanwhile, Mercury will turn retrograde on October 13 at 9:05 p.m., remaining until November 3 at 12:50 p.m. While Mercury is transiting Scorpio, you’ll be more suspicious, questioning what you’re told. Mars remains in an obstacle course filled with frustrations due to its uncomfortable aspect with Saturn, putting forward momentum on hold until after Tuesday at midnight. It’s good to know this ahead of time. Venus remains aspecting Mars and Saturn until tomorrow night. If you’re forming a new relationship, you need to define your expectations to one another.

Monday, September 28 — The Moon enters sensitive, psychic, super-creative Pisces at 11:34 a.m., remaining until Wednesday at 10:47 p.m. Your perspective is idealistic, sparkling with increased psychic awareness. Mars is still in a challenging aspect with Saturn, delaying your plans. Wait to go into action on Wednesday. If you have plans for a new project, be sure to launch it before the Full Moon on Thursday, October 1. Venus remains in aspect with Saturn and Mars until midnight. With focused conversation, your new relationship can blossom and progress to the next phase; are you ready? The Moon in Pisces will be favorably aspecting Mercury in Scorpio from 12:45 until 2:45 p.m.. Now you are able to pull back from your deep emotional concern regarding suffering in the world.

Tuesday, September 29 — Mars in it’s delaying action with Saturn comes to a halt at midnight. We’ve been in this holding pattern since Saturday. You should feel the difference in the energy tomorrow as opportunities open up again. The Sun is in an awkward aspect with Uranus until Friday. Sudden, unexpected occurrences take place. Intuition is not reliable now. The Moon will be conjunct Neptune in Pisces from 11 p.m. until 1 a.m. This is an especially aware time for those who are psychic and converse regularly with their spirit guides.