Connect and Have Fun – September 1-2

The Astrology

The Moon has left the company of the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars in Virgo and is now in Venus-ruled Libra. From Libra, the Moon is in an easy relationship with Jupiter in Sagittarius, but its challenged by Saturn in Capricorn


The Moon signifies nurturing and connectedness. In Libra, the Moon wants to nurture relationships and energize connections with others. That desire to connect is the underlying current that’s flowing throughout this extended holiday weekend.

Some turbulence (rocky areas) may need to be navigated, though, as people gather in backyards and public places and share their food and stories. Feelings of satisfaction, abundance, and well-being will mingle with feelings of austerity, perceived reality, and perpetual defensiveness. These feelings may be on display among people in groups you join, and they can also be experienced nearly simultaneously within you. If you’re in a group, you can choose which conversation you want to be part of. When the turbulence is within you and the desire to let go and have fun is challenged by a need to be practical, responsible, and stable, you may feel torn between letting go and using restraint.

It doesn’t need to be an either/or decision. There is a tendency now to weigh and measure every interaction for its value or worth, or to do too much and then do without. But if feeling good is the value received from a choice, it becomes easier to choose how you want to be and what you want to do.

Choose to feel good and you’ll know what to do next. You get to decide how to expand and find joy while also maintaining some structure.

Today’s Haiku

Tall structures soaring
Skyward are but steel grids in
glass and stone wrapped.

Want Real Happiness? Know Who’s in Charge

The Astrology

  • Sun in Virgo is weakening the light of Mars and Venus in Virgo and of Mercury in Leo.
  • Venus In Virgo and retrograde Uranus in Taurus are cooperative though September 15, when Venus moves beyond Uranus’s influence.
  • Moon in Cancer is separating from its opposition to Saturn in Capricorn today.

I chose Astrology Unfolding as the name for my website and astrology practice because it reminds me that everything in our Universe is in a state of change and becoming something new. Nothing in the Universe will ever be exactly the same as it is right NOW in this red hot minute. By the time I finish today’s post, everything under the Sun will be in a slightly different relationship to everything and everyone else. Everything includes you and me.

This I know from my ongoing study of astrology: The Sun is always dominant among the other planets, including Earth. The Sun never changes or moves. Earth and all its inhabitants experience a different relationship to the Sun, based on where we are in our relationship (orbit) to the Sun day to day.

I bring this up here because it’s easy to get confused and to think of the Sun as strengthened or weakened by the sign its in. For example, Leo is the Sun’s home sign and its believed to operate at full strength when it’s in Leo. In fact, its at full strength in all the signs and it’s always focused on sustaining life here on Earth. It guides us through all areas of life and helps us focus our attention on more specific things at specific times of the year so that we can live better lives.

When it’s in one of other signs, it is thought to work with the ruling planet of that sign. Mercury rules Virgo and so while the Sun is moving through Virgo, Mercury will help the Sun to the best of its ability and the Sun will focus our attention on things associated with Virgo. Those things include: increased changeability, emphasis on details, harvesting and storing what was planted, sorting and discerning, counting and accounting. This is the time of year when people traditionally prepare for winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Using that explanation as a jumping off place, I offer my take on today’s energy flow.


Just as the Sun is always dominant in our Universe and also a cooperative component with other planets, you are always the dominate force in your life and you are a cooperative component in what goes on around you. There are times when you will work through and with others to accomplish what you want for yourself, like the Sun and the planets move in to and out of relationships with each other, but those people and things aren’t responsible for how you feel while you do what you do. You’ll feel real happiness when you know that you get to choose how you feel. Prove it to yourself. While you’re going about your day, pay attention to the little things (details) that you notice, and then notice how you account for how you feel. Are you feeling in charge of you? Don’t give away your power to influence your own happiness.

Jimmy Buffett shares his wisdom about happiness and who’s to blame in the song MARGARITAVILLE that you can listen to on YouTube.