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Current Transits for September, 2015

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Category: Current Transits

by Barry Kerr

The Sun moves into Virgo on Aug 23.

After expressing ourselves through Leo, we are ready for some feedback. In the grand scheme of things, what we are doing here, as spirit in human form, is learning how to be conscious co-creators in this time/space dimension we call the physical world. This requires that we pay attention to how this world works, practically, on every level. Meet Virgo: perfect imperfection!

It is the Virgo in us all that focuses attention on the details in our experience. Virgo’s spiritual intention is to get it right, to create life to the highest orders of potential. Thus, when we are in our unconscious Virgo self, we might be fussy, particular, and critical, as we are sensitive to everything that falls short of wholeness and perfection.  The world is giving us feedback so we can improve our selves, our lives and to serve others by improving theirs.

In this process, our Mercury minds take in and analyze a cascade of information about how everything around us and inside of us works or doesn’t work. In affect, Virgo is our inner scientist, applying logic and coolheaded reasoning to our experiences and our relationships. When we do this well, we arrange our daily habits and lifestyles in earthy ways that maintain our health and wholeness, that ground us to the practical boundaries of life, and find useful service.  When we do this poorly, we cut off feelings, suffer illnesses, create work and relationship problems, and/or lose spiritual perspective and connection.  

What needs healing and growth?

The wounded Virgo in each of us feels incomplete, scattered, fragmented, disconnected and/or impure. Something is wrong physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually and we need to “fix” or “get rid” of it.  This can be experienced as physical illness, hyper-anxiety, over-analysis, obsessive worry, obsession with details, faultfinding, perfectionism, “being right” and inflexibility. There is a nagging sense of dissatisfaction that longs for wholeness and order.

To heal our Virgo selves, we need to learn to appreciate that though this world appears to our logical minds to be chaotic, fragmented and disconnected from order and spirit, it is actually always in perfect spiritual balance and harmony; and so are we. With this polar perspective (Pisces/Neptune), we can accept, love and serve ourselves, others and the world as they are, appreciating we are each on a unique journey back to conscious wholeness as co-creators. Our job is to pay attention and learn to co-create with more wisdom, faith, mastery and love.

Additional Support (current planetary transits)

Full moon in Pisces is on Aug 29. With the Sun (your expression through ego) conjoined with expansive Jupiter in Virgo, whatever strides you made in August to develop your creative, playful juices will come to full fruition, magnifying your attention to the particulars of your creative gifts.  However, feedback may come via the opposing Moon’s (emotions) conjoining with empathic Neptune in Pisces, which will cause unusual sensitivity to the feelings of those around you. Your awareness of the good and troublesome dynamics in your relationships will peak.    

Freedom-loving Uranus trines the love planets, Venus and Mars in Leo through September, bringing intuitive needs for stimulation and freedom in your quest for passion and connection.



When the Moon catches up to the Sun for a New Moon Virgo on September 13, it will be a good time to set intentions to improve you’re your ability to remain fully expressed in relationships, particularly with a partner.

With both the Sun and Moon opposing the wounded-healer Chiron, your sensitivity to your partner’s pain will be heightened. At the same time Jupiter will oppose Neptune, creating tension between your own fiery need for expression and your empathy for others’ feelings. In addition, Mercury will be opposing Uranus, creating a tendency to force your original ideas onto others and become defensive. The invitation in all this is to set a New Moon intention to become more aware of how your own emotional tender places get triggered while you strive to create excitement and passion in your relationships.

Transformational Pluto’s trine to the Sun and Jupiter for most of the month will test the power dynamics in relationships but strengthen your confidence to know when to be assertive and when to compromise.  

Good Virgo things to do in September

Question your routines and begin to change those outdated, particularly health related. Take time for inner reflection, inviting insights for improving your life, but being kind to yourself. Look for ways to act on your feelings of compassion. Serve. Take up a study or teach.  Watch for how you criticize others and yourself and learn timing, tone and effectiveness.


Barry Kerr, a certified soul-based astrologer, has 35 years of experience with an international clientele, including many medical professionals and alternative healers. He and Kristine Gay, a licensed psychotherapist, are owners/practitioners at Inner Essence Center in Madison. Both have extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology, energy healing and transformational coaching by phone, Skype or in person in Madison, WI. Inquiries are welcome – free 15 minute consultation to explore if this is for you.  Visit for more information.


Crystal message: “You are motivated by divine purpose.  Allow yourself to tap into universal creativity and feel it flow through you. If you remain focused, you will manifest your vision with ease.”

Crystal Lore: 

The ancient Egyptians prized carnelian reasons both practical and metaphysical. Since wax doesn’t stick to it, this form of chalcedony works well for seal. And its golden-red color reminded them of the sun setting over the desert, symbolizing the immortality of the soul. Carnelian often accompanies turquoise, the fiery qualities of the one balancing the air and water associations of the other. Egyptians personified these qualities through the fierce lion goddess Sekhmet and the mild Hathor, who sometimes appears as a cow.

Because of its color, carnelian was associated with the magical blood of Isis. The Egyptian Book of the Dead says the carnelian should be “dipped into the juice of aukhama [sorry, I’ve been unable to discover what this is], then inlaid into the substance of the sycamore wood and put on the neck of the deceased. Whoever has this chapter read to him, the virtue of Isis protects him; Horus, the son of Isis, rejoices in seeing him, and no way is barred to him.”

A scarab beetle of carnelian, with signature hieroglyphs on the bottom, might be an amulet for either the living or the dead. It could be set in a ring of clay, to be worn and used as a signature seal. Such a seal could also be placed over the heart of the deceased to be used in the afterlife.

Common Properties:

  • Helps you to feel grounded
  • Increases motivation
  • Stimulates success in business and financial endeavors
  • Assists you in overcoming negative thought patterns and self-limiting beliefs
  • Enhances sexual energy
  • Improves concentration
  • Opens your heart chakra to divine guidance and loveInstills a sense of peace and calming within the user
  • Removes negative energy from items or from your environment
  • Helps lessen pain associated with the back or with the sciatic nerve
  • Speeds up recovery of broken bones
  • Remedies sluggish digestion by enhancing the digestive fire
  • Aids with emotional balance
  • Helps heal the reproductive organs
  • Increases blood circulation
orange Colors: Orange, Burnt Orange, Mango
carnie chakras Associated Chakras: Root (1st), Sacral (2nd), Heart (4th)
ariesleo Zodiac Signs: Aries, Leo
fire element Elements: Fire
800px-Kniphofia_caulescens_Fackellilie-150x150 Companion Flowers: Torch Lily
Gingembre-150x150 Companion Essential Oil: Ginger
blue-quartz-150x150 Companion Stone: Blue Quartz
sausolito Common Origins: Sausalito, California; Sri Lanka; China

Notes: When Carnelian is banded, it is often called “Carnelian Agate.”

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