Sidereal Insights Astrology

                                                            Welcome to Sidereal Insights, every month we explore the  astrology
                                                          of the current planetary transits across the heavens from  a western
                                                          sidereal perspective. 
                                                       Be sure to read for your sidereal sun and rising sign, which may be different
                                        than the sign you’re accustomed to. Sidereal astrology is different from traditional tropical astrology, so your regular sun and rising signs may not apply in a sidereal reading or forecast.  If you need to look up your sidereal sign placements, use the easy online calculator at to find out for free. (See Chart Below)

September marks a month of rapid fire astrological activity--a month of settling in, of adjusting to changes and to new circumstances and preparing to once again move forward.

We begin moving forward in new ways: with new knowledge, new understandings, new perspectives, and our forward direction may have a slightly--or dramatically--different trajectory than it did just a few scant months ago.

Eclipse season is winding down as September opens; Mercury and Mars have resumed direct motion, shortly to be joined by Saturn and before month’s end, Pluto.

Mars is still out of bounds and behaving radically, but with less inclination to overreact to delays and frustrations than he did when retrograde.

This is a month for acclimating ourselves and getting on with life as we now know it, for better or for worse.

Be patient with yourself and those around you, as we all adapt to change in our own way and at our own pace. Readers with a predominance of planets in fixed signs--Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius--will adapt the slowest of all, unlike those with more mutable placements such as Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces, who find it easier to go with the flow.

Saturn, our taskmaster planet, resumes direct motion after September 6th, bringing an end to his four and 1/2 month long retrograde in sidereal Sagittarius.

Readers who followed my advice and used the retrograde to fulfill commitments and unmet obligations will be well situated to reap whatever rewards Saturn may bring for their diligence.

If you’ve neglected those responsibilities, however, Saturn will instead deliver consequences for you. He’ll be in Sagittarius until late January 2020, teaching lessons and requiring we grow up and demonstrate maturity, offering one final opportunity next year to go back and make things right.

The new moon in Leo September 9th opens a door to new creative opportunities, especially if we’re willing to put ourselves ”out there” and be seen.

This Leo new moon brings with it incredible potential for major transformation and growth, and any initiation begun under its influence will hold within it a seed of that potential--it would be built into the very DNA of the endeavor, so to speak.

Later, the full moon on September 24th could bring an emotional ending to the forefront, possibly one which allows healing of some sort--physical or emotional healing, or the healing of an unconscious bias or belief, or even healing of a spiritual nature.

Finally, on the the 30th, Pluto stations direct after a more than five month long retrograde spurring inner transformation. Watch the days near this date for significant happenings and take note of what transpires if you’re affected. Whatever comes up may relate to events late last April, signaling the beginning of the next stage of transformative change.

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Phaedra Mitchell is a western sidereal astrologer with more than 20 years of experience working with spiritually conscious individuals to recognize their soul purpose, reveal karmic life lessons, and discover where they can be of joyful service in the world. For sidereal or tropical consultations, personal readings, or to learn more, visit

Apr. 14 - May 15: Aries - The new moon September 9th brings a hugely powerful creative opportunity with it--you’ll want to watch the three days before and after for an opening to come up, or make your own opportunity by taking action -- the 10th and 11th are ideal days to do so. Alternatively, if you’ve been considering having children you can use this new moon to try. Then at the full moon on the 24th put the finishing touches on a solo project and launch it into the world.

May 15 - June 15: Taurus - You could transform your living situation or a family dynamic with the new moon in Leo September 9th. Watch for an opportunity to arise within +/- 3 days, or take action in the days just after the new moon for best effect. A long held hope or dream could be coming to fruition later in the month, in the days near the September 24th full moon.

June 15 - July 17: Gemini - Big changes could be in store for your neighborhood or community in the wake of the September new moon, dear Gemini. Alternatively, those changes could impact your normal methods of transportation or communication. If you’re wanting to make a change in one of these areas you can use this new moon to do so. Alternatively, a neighbor or a sibling could be facing a major transition. Near the end of the month you’ll want to focus your efforts on finalizing and launching a professional project in time for the full moon on the 24th.

July 17 - Aug. 17: Cancer - The new moon on the 9th activates your 2nd House of earned income in a profoundly transformative way. This is your best opportunity all year to increase your earning ability and transform your finances, so be sure to take action in the days just after the new moon. If an income opportunity arises in the days around the 9th, you’ll want to take advantage. Publish a book, give an interview, take a trip, wrap up a course of study or make your final arguments in a legal case with the late September full moon, in the days just after September 24th.

Aug. 17 - Sept. 17: Leo - September marks your birthday new moon, dear Leo, and the coming year could be marked by personal transformation and growth. This is a powerful opportunity for change, and you may not recognize the person you become over the coming year--truly, this is a good thing. Dream big and take action towards that dream in the days just after September 9th. Money could be headed your way near the full moon in late September, but in this case it’s more likely to be a windfall, refund or inheritance rather than wages or salary. Alternatively, you could pay off a debt, or receive a loan if you’ve applied for one.

Sept. 17 - Oct. 18: Virgo - The new moon September 9th could mark the beginning of a spiritual metamorphosis for you, dear Virgo. Alternatively, you could use this powerful new moon to begin an important solo project. Make your start on the 10th or 11th of September for incredible results. Then, at the full moon, prepare to put the finishing touches on a joint project and launch it into the world.

Oct. 18 -Nov. 17th: Libra - This new moon marks the most powerful opportunity you’ll have all year to chase your dreams, dear Libra, so make sure you take steps toward whatever that means for you in the days just after September 9th. Alternatively, you could make powerful and influential social connections at this time, so if you receive an invitation it may be in your best interest to accept. If not, try being out and about socially and see who you connect with. A work related project may enter the final stages in time for the September 24th full moon. Use the days just after the full moon to finalize details and wrap up loose ends.

Nov. 17 - Dec. 16: Scorpio - Dust off and update your resume, dear Scorpio, as the September 9th new moon could be incredibly influential for your career, and you won’t want to waste the opportunity. Keep your eyes peeled for a path to open up for you professionally within +/- 3 days of the new moon. If nothing comes up for you, make your own opportunity by taking action on the 10th or 11th. Then, at the full moon September 24th, wrap up a hobby or creative project you’ve had in the works. Alternatively, a romantic relationship could reach the end of one stage as you prepare to embark on the next in your journey together.

Dec. 16th - Jan. 15: Sagittarius - Travel, higher education, or publishing & broadcasting ventures arising near the September new moon could have a profound impact in your life, dear Sagittarius. If you’ve considered embarking on an adventure involving any of those, use the days just after this new moon, the 10th and 11th, to make your start. A family matter could come to a head near the September 24th full moon, or a real estate or property deal or home improvement project could enter the final stages. Finalize the details in the days just after the full moon.

Jan. 15th - Feb. 13: Capricorn - You have a major opportunity to transform your financial picture with the new moon in September, dear Capricorn. A financial windfall could arrive in the days around the 9th, but if not, make your own opportunity by initiating a long term financial plan or investment strategy of your own. Bonus or commission opportunities could pay off, too. A writing or communication effort may be wrapping up at months end, or a travel opportunity could come to fulfillment near the late September full moon.

Feb. 13 - Mar. 15: Aquarius - A joint venture, partnership or other long term committed relationship begun near the September 9th new moon could be influential for you, dear Aquarius. Watch within +/- 3 days of the new moon for an opportunity to arise in your partnership sector. If you took steps to begin an income earning venture at the new moon in Pisces six months ago, your efforts could be paying off by late September. If not, it’s possible an income source could come to an end, or you may finally have to make a financial outlay for an expense you’ve been holding off on.

Mar. 15 - Apr.14: Pisces - You could make major changes to your health, habits or workaday life if you take action just after the September 9th new moon, dear Pisces. If you’ve been thinking about a new job or different position with your current employer, watch the days around the new moon for an opportunity to arise. If one doesn’t, make your own by taking action in the days just after the lunation. Alternatively, begin a new health regimen or change your diet, as the effect on your health could be surprisingly transformational. Then at month’s end, the full moon in your 1st House could bring to an end a role you’ve been filling for some time. Something personal to you may be coming to a conclusion at this time.