Turning Inward: Astrology Forecast September 3rd – 10th, 2023

September 4th, 2023

By Lorna Bevan

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

On September 3rd Venus turns direct in Leo after 7 weeks in the wilderness. She has backtracked from 28° – 12° Leo and between now and October 10 will re-activate these degrees for the 3rd time wherever they are in your chart.

Since July 23rd when the Goddess disappeared into the wilderness, you have been faced with aspects of yourself that you normally keep well hidden. Now it’s time to start looking at what you’ve learned from pattern spotting self-sabotaging habits of intimacy, money and self-worth.

At the same time Jupiter stations retrograde until December 31st joining an unusual confluence of no fewer than 7 retrograde planets- Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.3 of the most recent retrogrades-Mercury, Jupiter, Uranus -are in Earth signs Virgo and Taurus.

There is no mistaking the message-this Virgo season marks a deep inward turning, a time of intense personal focus, re-evaluation and reckoning in the approach to the midpoint of the astrological year at the Libra Equinox on September 23rd.

As the Sun and Mercury make a retrograde conjunction in Virgo on September 6th, get your priorities straight. To access the potential of this Earth magic:

  •  pay attention to your body’s directives
  •  put down deep roots of belonging
  •  strengthen the pillars that hold up your wellbeing and health
  • clear the river of your personal ecology
  • set up mindful routines to strengthen your foundations and support systems
  • know that what you stop doing, detangle and remove is as important as what you keep.

This is long overdue physical healing, repair and integration -an essential crucible for next season’s growth.

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Chandra symbol Jupiter Retrograde TAURUS 16:

A young girl and boy explore a perfume counter.

“Weaving polarities with alchemical awareness of what can come from the right combinations. You are fascinated and awestruck by all the ways the life-force distributes itself and plays itself out. There is more to be done, infinitely more to partake in and enhance. The world is an open book. And it draws your attention and interest to what is needed next, to what is emergent and outstanding as life matches dreams and dreams encompass fantastic variety and vivid spectrum to lose yourself in and discover everything through, from one end of the Earth to the other.”

~ Inside Degrees Elias Lonsdale

Aries Weekly Forecast: Sep 3-10, 2023

In this lovely slow season of retrogrades, pay attention to your closest relationships. With Mars in your 7th House and Venus direct in your 5th, your heart is pulling you in one direction and your head in another. In October a solar eclipse in Libra will make the decision for you, unless you do it first.

Take your time and judge others on what they do, not on what they say.

Taurus Weekly Forecast: Sep 3-10, 2023

Your own planet Venus has been in darkness for the last seven weeks, helping you take a closer look at your relationships, your money and, most of all, your home. On the 4th, the Goddess slows to turn forward and will travel back through Leo for the last time. As Mercury and Jupiter are newly retrograde, don’t rush but start finding creative ways of turning where you live-temporary or permanent- into a sanctuary.

Clear your physical space to make room for the new.

Gemini Weekly Forecast: Sep 3-10, 2023

With your own planet Mercury newly retrograde in Virgo and now Jupiter turning backwards on September 4th making 7 retrograde planets in total, September is not a month to rush into action. As the Sun and Mercury meet in Virgo, you’ll be caught up with family issues which will need time to resolve. Knowing this in advance, cut yourself some slack-you can’t heal anyone else if you are out of kilter.

Sometimes situations heal themselves if you leave them alone.

Cancer Weekly Forecast: Sep 3-10, 2023

Behind the scenes, much is changing, the scenery is shifting and a new cast of characters is waiting in the wings. All will be revealed, probably in October when Pluto turns forward, but for the next few weeks with no fewer than 7 retrograde planets, just be patient. Make sure that the basics -such as your transport and your technology -are upgraded and working smoothly and monitor your bank account to avoid overspending.

Sounds uninspiring but you’re only as effective as your resources.

Leo Weekly Forecast: Sep 3-10, 2023

You’ve been doing some soul searching since late July when Venus turned inwards in your own sign. This week, she slows to turn forward again to re-activate the degrees she’s crossed twice before. What have you learnt about yourself, your emotions, your relationship patterns? All this may take time to process fully, so cut yourself some slack. Meanwhile, Jupiter on the pinnacle of your chart is turning retrograde on the 4th and your thoughts turn to ways you could expand your horizons.

Making meaning more important than money.

Virgo Weekly Forecast: Sep 3-10, 2023

It’s an unusual birthday month for you this year with no fewer than 7 planets retrograde including your personal planet Mercury in your own sign until September 15th.Welcome the opportunity to re-think, re-do, re-negotiate or revaluate just about anything. As Venus turns forward on September 3rd, you’ll start to notice that many of your old habits and patterns no longer hold any appeal.

Whose rules for life are you living by? does your outer style reflect who you are on the inside?

Libra Weekly Forecast: Sep 3-10, 2023

You could feel as if you have one foot on the accelerator and the other on the brakes. That’s due to action planet Mars back in Libra for the first time in 2 years, revving up your motivation and momentum. In contrast, there are 7 retrograde planets slowing everything right down and issuing a sort of cease- and -desist order. You can afford to be patient as your personal planet Venus finally turns forward on September 3rd, delivering some welcome news.

When in doubt, take the path of least resistance and let things unfold in their own time.

Scorpio Weekly Forecast: Sep 3-10, 2023

It’s only now that Venus turns forwards after 7 weeks in the wilderness, that you’ll start to understand the extent of the inner shifts you’ve made. The Goddess backtracked over the pinnacle of your solar chart, subtly altering your path, your direction, your career and your public image. Now she will cover these same degrees again, letting light stream in so you can make sense of your mixed emotions.

Treat yourself gently, take all the time you need and reach out for support from those closest.

Sagittarius Weekly Forecast: Sep 3-10, 2023

As someone who likes to constantly move forward, seeking new horizons and interesting adventures, September’s go-slow retrograde planets may feel uncomfortable and overly restrictive. Don’t try to override these energies-it won’t work and will waste time- but instead, collaborate with them. Mercury retrograde in your career angle is a message to put the brakes on, to take stock of what’s working and what’s not and to colour inside the lines. Your own planet Jupiter turns backwards on the 4th, increasing your to-do list and also your reach.

Protect and update your communication platforms.

Capricorn Weekly Forecast: Sep 3-10, 2023

The good news is that there is a lot of grounded earth energy this month which sits well with you as a Capricorn. The perhaps not so welcome news is that despite Mars revving up your angle of career and direction, there are 7 other planets on a retrograde go-slow. This feels like one step forward, two steps back, especially where a program of study or travel plans are concerned. With Mercury retrograde in Virgo, double or even triple check arrangements and dates and expect delays.

September 4th looks promising.

Aquarius Weekly Forecast: Sep 3-10, 2023

After 7 weeks in the wilderness, Venus finally turns forward again on September 3rd.The Goddess has been in your opposite sign of Leo, making close partnerships more challenging than usual. As she re-activates these same degrees for the 3rd time, make sure that you the opportunity to understand your part in it all- by noticing your self-sabotaging patterns and your blind spots.

No one can change you but yourself.

Pisces Weekly Forecast: Sep 3-10, 2023

The strange feeling of entering September backwards very slowly should appeal to you as a mutable Pisces. It’s down to no fewer than 7 planets being retrograde, gifting us with a cooling off period after the fires of August. For you, this will play out in your closest relationship and at work. With Mercury retrograde in your relationship zone, cut yourself and others more slack than usual and pay extra attention to your tone of voice and the words you use-both written or verbal.

Join the dots, explain your workings and make cooperation your priority.

About Lorna Bevan M.A., MAPAI:

Variously described as a visioneer, a creative disruptor, a life guide and a change maker, my passion is to blend the tools of Visionary Astrology and Transformational Coaching to help you to connect with your inner world so that you can transform your outer world. Through my practice, Hare In the Moon, I combine the ancient art of astrology with the modern art of personal coaching to offer clients all over the world a unique mix consultations and coaching services. I work with clients around the world by phone and email, tailoring my Astrology Coaching to each unique individual or business I work with.

I’m a qualified Psychological Astrologer, Jungian Psychotherapist and Master NLP Coach, and I’m currently taking a Master’s Degree in Analytical Astrology. I’ve had a varied career as a Modern Languages Teacher, a Management Development Consultant, a Counselling Clinician at Personal Performance Consulting Worldwide, a Personal and Career Coach and Psychotherapist, and former Consultant Astrologer for The Sunday Times Magazine.

You can pick up my e-book “Bringing Your Astrology into the 21st Century: The 5D Planets” here.

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