Biz StarCast – September 2023 Editionby Leslie Tagorda
September 2023 Biz StarCast – Practice Your Values
September opens up with all the planets except Mars having just been or currently going retrograde (Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and Chiron). It’s time to take your Medicine! It’s more than coincidence that a planet appearing to go backwards from our vantage point has an Rx just like a prescription.
You can think of planets as processes in your life and Work. And when they go in reverse during their retrograde phases, it’s like getting a tune up – a diagnosis / prescription if you will to ensure things are going as intended. Are processes moving in the right direction, as aims may have changed? Are things moving with ease, as it’s natural to get out of alignment?
In September you take your planetary medicine with gratitude and consciousness, that you get this time and awareness to recalibrate your planetary processes. So much has changed in your world and certainly, you need to adjust. Values reprioritized with joy and creativity put into first place. Actions realigned to be able practice wellness and wholeness. You have paid the cost of hustle and have had enough.
It is this month that you get to show, through your actions, that you are ready for new beginnings. That you have done the work to breakdown and release what you no longer need. That you have decided to take leaps of faith ready to embody the possible.
As Virgo opens up into Libra at the Equinox’s balance of dark and light, you integrate your personal action into community action. You do not exist in isolation, and the people you surround yourself with, are they aligned to your highest? Or do they lead you away?
This September you get to deepen your practice with a new beginning of wellness to ensure you are living by your heart, your values, and your Spirit in both your life, Work and Society.
September Cosmic Shifts:
- Venus Retrograde ends Leo 12° (Sept 3)
- Jupiter Retrograde begins Taurus 15° (Sept 4)
- Mercury Retrograde ends Virgo 8° (Sept 15)
- Sun enters Libra (Sept 22)
- New Moon Virgo 21° (Sept 14)
- Full Moon Aries 6° (Sept 29)
In a pinch and want to remember which days are best for which task? Go with the planetary days.
- Sunday (Sun): Create, radiate, source
Do what you love!
- Monday (Moon): Feel, intuit, nourish, care
Define how you want to feel and listen to your intuition to plan your week.
- Tuesday – Mars: Act, motivate, initiate, lead
Take action on your tasks on this productive day.
- Wednesday – Mercury: Think, speak, write, communicate, share info
Get on social, send an informative email, share your voice.
- Thursday – Jupiter: Believe, expand, teach, gratitude, promote
Work on your website, send a press release, and promote your business.
- Friday – Venus: Connect, combine, appreciate, beautify, soften
Focus on money, relationships, beauty and appreciation.
- Saturday – Saturn: Mastery, boundaries, “no”
Take time for yourself to fill your cup.
How to use these cosmic energies:
- These are the collective cosmic energies available to us all.
- There is nothing to be fearful of. Get curious about what we need to learn.
- For larger shifts, you’ll feel the energy a week leading up to and away from.
To personalize energies:
- With conjunctions/meetings or lunar activations, look to the degree of the activation and find where that degree lives on your natal chart.
- Your astrological house in which the degree occurs is where in your business or life more information is available for that cosmic shift.
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Week of September 3 – September 9
September 3, 2023
9/3 – Re-valuing your pleasure – Venus Retrograde in Leo ends 12° at 6:20 PM PT | 9:20 PM ET. Venus has now come to a complete stop and shifted gears forward. Over the last 6 weeks since June 19, Venus has given you a deep dive into reigniting your value, connection, and attraction from your heart-centered source of creativity, pleasure, and joy. Your pleasure while Venus is in Leo focused on how to shine brightly, confidently, boldly and courageously.
You now know what you need to change. Over the next month, as Venus traces forward over where she reversed, you’ll notice echoes of these themes that will give you the strategies on how to integrate things forward. What plan of action will you take now that you’ve reignited your passion?
Venus Retrograde Schedule:
- 6/19/23 Enters shadow zone – Leo 12°
- 7/22/23 Station retrograde – Leo 28°
- 8/13/23 Midpoint combust – Leo 20°
- 9/3/23 Station direct – Leo 12°
- 10/7/23 Leaves shadow zone – Leo 28°
September 4, 2023
9/4 – Rethinking your purpose – Mercury Rx trines Jupiter who is stationed and just about to move into retrograde at 3:29 AM PT | 6:29 AM PT. Note a few weeks back to August 20th when Mercury first aspected Jupiter, now we are experiencing a second chance for flow and opportunity. Mercury is asking us to realign and Jupiter is asking us to recalibrate our growth. Such a powerful reminder today to adjust our actions and direction so that we can shift to our highest possibilities. Especially illuminating for Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn). What do you need to shift to keep aim on your vision?
9/4 – Readjust vision and growth – Jupiter Retrograde begins Taurus 15° at 7:10 AM PT | 10:10 AM ET. Social planet Jupiter is stepping on the brakes to make its annual backtrack in the sky. Now through December 31, 2023, Jupiter will trace back 10° from Taurus 15 ° back to Taurus 5°, giving you a chance to reconnect the dots between your big dreams, your big purpose and your big beliefs so that you can exceed your expectations. To create what you want as a collective, you fundamentally have to believe in your ability and possibility.
If you’ve been questioning or not seeing the meaning of all experiences that put you on your soul’s path, you will get your chance to revise during this annual regression. Look to your natal chart for planets or angles between Taurus 15° – Taurus 5°, as any energies here desire to be expanded with a new belief system and purpose. Where do you need to readjust your growth and expansion?
September 6, 2023
9/6 – Be Honest – Sun conjunct Mercury Rx Virgo 15° at 4:01 AM PT | 7:01 AM ET. Mercury has reached mid way through this retrograde cycle, similar to a Full Moon phase, when Mercury in Rx meets with the Sun (after all, Mercury can’t make an opposition to the Sun from our point of view). It’s time to get really honest with yourself, harness Virgo’s exceptional abilities to diagnose, synthesis and align. What new re-alizations are now fully illuminated? What do you see that you need to change in terms of your Mercury Rx medicine that wants you to realign your practice in your life and Work?
Mercury Rx Schedule
- 8/3 Enters shadow zone – Virgo 8°
- 8/23 Station retrograde – Virgo 21°
- 9/6 Midpoint combust – Virgo 13°
- 9/15 Station direct – Virgo 8°
- 9/29 Leaves shadow zone – Virgo 21°
September 8, 2023
9/ 8 – Reviewing your expectations – Sun trine Jupiter Rx at 4:13 AM PT | 7:13 AM ET. Such a lovely energy: optimistic, expansive and gracious. A great time to be grateful and see how far you’ve come, how much you’ve grown and how much you’ve exceeded your own expectations. It’s by noticing and appreciating what you have accomplished that allows you to grow even more! Pat yourself on the back and take not at all you’ve overcome to get here. Now it’s time to set a new height to reach! What new mark will you make?
Week of September 10 – September 16
September 14, 2023
9/14 – Reimaging A New Beginning – New Moon Virgo 21° at 6:40 PM PT | 9:40 PM ET. The New Moon in Virgo is super charged in an Earth Grand Trine with Uranus and Pluto inviting us to breakdown and break through in your healing. Whatever has felt incomplete or missing in your mind, body, or Spirit, you can call this back knowing that you, your values, your consciousness and your heart are now in alignment. All of the planetary medicine that you have and now are going through has prepared you for this moment. BTW, all planets except for Mars have recently or are currently in retrograde!!!
As you approach this fertile Virgo New Moon – pour your vision for wellness of your body, your business, your people’s, your water, your land, and your home planet – Mother Earth.
This is the New Beginning, you have reignited your heart-led values, you have realigned your actions and thoughts, you have broken down what you need to release, and you have awakened to what is possible.
September 15, 2023
9/15 – Integrate Your Practice – Mercury Retrograde ends Virgo 8° at 1:21 PM PT | 3:21 PM ET You’ve made it! Another Mercury Rx cycle behind you. You’ve noted all the places where you could gain more effectiveness, more wellness, more alignment and more cohesion in your mind, body, spirit and Work. Now it’s time to integrate what your bodies (yes, you have multiple emotional and physical bodies) need daily, weekly, monthly and in practice. Mercury still has through the end of the month before it’s done retracing – perfect timing to get in the flow of your practice. What will you mindfully practice?
- 8/3 Enters shadow zone – Virgo 8°
- 8/23 Station retrograde – Virgo 21°
- 9/6 Midpoint combust – Virgo 15°
- 9/15 Station direct – Virgo 8°
- 9/29 Leaves shadow zone – Virgo 21°
9/15 – Surprise Awakenings – Sun trine Uranus Rx at 6:24 PM PT | 9:24 PM ET. For the day leading up to and away from this date, some shock and awe may leave you with opportunities you couldn’t have imagined. Do not judge circumstances or experiences as bad. Even if it is a challenge, you have to retake a step or be uncomfortable at the moment. These are the catalysts that you need to break free of any ruts, and exceed your expectations. What astounding opportunities are now available?
September 16, 2023
9/16 – Embody and expand your pleasure – Venus squares again Jupiter Rx at 11:10 PM PT | 2:10 AM ET. Venus and Jupiter, the two traditionally lucky planets, meet up today for a bit of creative friction to complete a cycle. During our recent Venus Rx, you were asked to reignite your pleasure in your life and Work and Jupiter in Taurus wanted you to embody your pleasure and expand that feeling throughout. Now at this phase while Venus is moving through her shadow zone integrating all she has learned, you may feel energized and excited but this energy! Be aware to not over give, over do, overspend. Instead over-thank, over-contemplate, and uber-radiate what joy, pleasure and creativity you have now integrated into your body!
Week of September 17 – September 23
September 19, 2023
9/19 – Intuitive imagination illuminated – Sun opposite Neptune Rx at 4:17 AM PT | 7:17 AM ET. Today, the Sun, your creative source, is shining its full light on Neptune, your transcendental flow. This marks the half-way point of the subtle Neptune retrograde. It’s at this point where you can see the fine balance between inspiration, imagination, Spirit and source. Have you been over thinking and working too hard, making you disillusioned with what you are here to do? Can you find appreciation in the mundane work knowing it’s part of your soul’s purpose? What can you now see where you have put Spirit and imagination out of your flow?
September 20, 2023
9/20 – Power of transformation – Sun trine Pluto Rx at 10:21 PM PT | 1:21 PM ET. If you can remember back to May, you had opportunities presented to you to make some lasting deep changes in your business. You may need to go back to your calendar to see what courses you were taking or the activities that may have seemed unremarkable on the surface. But those opportunities in May have created a deep change in your approach to what you do in your business. As a result of those deep changes you are now seeing the fruits of that inner shift. What transformation is now manifesting?
September 22, 2023
9/22 – Connect and build strong relationships – Sun enters Libra – Equinox at 11:50 PM PT | 2:50 AM ET. Now through October 22, we are in the season of Libra where we radiate our creativity through making connections, keeping balanced, and paying attention to the beauty of collaboration. The Sun joins Mercury at its midpoint of this retrograde cycle to help you recalibrate and recommunicate your collaborative efforts.
Libra’s connectedness is more than how you can make yourself more beautiful and attractive. To be in the shadow of Libra is to pursue relationships through popularity and people pleasing by accommodating others and doing things to be liked at any cost.
People pleasing doesn’t take into account certain Libra values, such as commitment, intimacy, collaboration, and balance (another way of thinking of compromising without giving up a part of you).
Instead, let’s practice working toward the highest evolution of Libra values – collaborative relationships. Where we all win and work together towards a common goal.
With Libra’s connectedness, you harmonize the relationships in your business and set the foundational energies of win-win situations. As you are relearning with our current Mercury Retrograde, reciprocal relationships matter and you get a redo on how to create collaborative, partnerships – the heart of your business.
As you balance your needs and others’ needs through the relationships in your business, you deepen your self-awareness. Both you and your relationships must be equal partners in the give and take, exchange in business for it to be collaborative. You get to decide what this balance and energetic exchange looks like for you and your business.
What does connected, friendly, collaborative growth look like for your business?
For all the Libra Luminaries, the most connected and beautiful of solar returns (birthdays) to you.
Week of September 24 – September 30
September 25, 2023
9/25 – Take aligned action on your possibilities – Mercury trine Jupiter Rx at 5:10 AM PT | 7:10 AM ET. Mercury trines with Jupiter in the last of 3 trines that initiated during the last Mercury Rx. This final touch point is Mercury in Virgo, reminding you to integrate your aligned actions and keep your eye on the prize of your purpose. You are here to maximize and optimize through your aligned actions on your vision! Are you keeping on track with your practices to achieve your purpose?
September 29, 2023
9/29 – Full speed ahead – Mercury leaves Shadow Zone – Virgo 21°. Mercury Retrograde ended a few weeks ago and now Mercury has crossed the point in the sky where it retraced its steps – out of the shadow zone. Mercury is now moving forward with your new thoughts and truths that you have recovered during the retrograde cycle. Permission to think quickly on your feet and proceed full speed ahead with your plans and actions. What realized actions are now fully integrated as a practice?
9/29 – Enlightening Your Attuned Leadership – Full Moon Aries 6° at 2:57 AM PT | 4:57 AM ET. This powerful lunation fully illuminates how free you’ve become over the last 18 months, as well as what remains to be loosened, honored, and healed. With retrograde Saturn nearly exactly square retrograde Uranus, you’re touching into What Shifted in 2021, and feeling the last bits that are left to be changed.
This is the deeply healing work full of self-love and self-acceptance, as the Moon conjoins Chiron, and the Sun conjoins Venus. You’re asked to see all the places you’re not allowing yourself to be yourself, and any ways you’re still ignoring or denying your own needs for the convenience of others.
This Full Moon illuminated by the Libra sun makes clear that people pleasing and self-effacing tendencies have no place in your new paradigm. You’re invited, instead, to decide that you can be an ally rather than a doormat, and that it’s easiest to find safe, kindred allies when you are fully yourself.
9/29 Unexpected revelations – Venus square Uranus Rx at 10:53 AM PT | 1:53 PM PT. Take a look back over the summer, specifically on July 2 and August 9 when Venus pinged Uranus similarly. This third pass, you’ll integrate what you’ve learned from unplanned shifts that happened around your money, creativity, and being in this physical plane? It’s now time to let these unexpected lessons become catalysts for aligning your values with your material pursuits, channeling your creative energy into purposeful endeavors, and nurturing a profound connection with our bodies. By integrating these lessons, you will embrace a holistic understanding of abundance, a renewed sense of artistic empowerment, and a deeper embodiment of your authentic selves.
September 30, 2023
9/30 – Action breakthroughs – Mercury trine Uranus Rx at 9:55 AM PT | 12:55 PM ET. It’s a day like this that you may want to not only talk through some of your ideas with your trusted business besties – but take action! The gold is in the process. Through your Mercurian actions, (talking, writing, organizing) opportunities could come through that revolutionize old ways of doing things. This is a short transit, so make use of this energy as you have it — if you wait, it will be gone. Don’t wait. What opportunities can you be open to by talking it through and taking action?