Current Transits: Sept 22- Oct 21

The Sun moved into Libra, sign of relationship, on the 22nd of September. Pluto has been retrograde in Capricorn since last spring (meaning it has appeared from earth to be moving backward through the zodiac) and now turns direct (forward), just as the Sun enters Libra. Whatever has been hidden in relationships this past half year will now come to the surface, forcing a dramatic and transformative quake-like release of truth and demanding accountability.

The sun kisses the new moon on Sept 24 at 1:13am CST, as Venus hovers nearby in Virgo. The new moon is always a good time to set fresh intentions, start toward new goals, and begin projects, so this one is the perfect time to set your intention to lift your relationship skills to a higher level during October.

At this new moon, Jupiter in Leo comes into a friendly trine (120 degrees) with Uranus in Aries, thus expanding your desire to express and assert your individuality in playful, creative and competitive ways, and with a Scorpio Saturn squaring Jupiter (90 degrees) and a Pisces Chiron in quincunx with Jupiter (150 degrees), be aware that you may doubt your own strengths and limit your opportunities to the lower expectations from past painful failures. Don’t look to others for recognition or assurances. It’s only your past wounds niggling at you, causing you to lose faith.

Trust your own wisdom, and with Mars in Sagittarius squaring Neptune in Pisces, make sure your assertions of truth are your own and not aimed at overpowering others’ beliefs. Otherwise, expect feedback.

This year, Venus (relationship) is tracking closely to the Sun, so it is home in Libra (relationship) this month, while Mercury (mind) enters Scorpio (intimacy), then retrogrades back into Libra. The combined affect is to heighten your longing for committed connection to others while alerting your mind to the deeper, shadowy parts of relationship that challenge your ego, but lead to transformation. (See questions above.)

Perhaps you’ve heard about the prolonged Pluto/Uranus square (90 degrees apart from each other) that started in early 2011. It is continuing a global theme of institutionalized power versus individual freedom and extends into 2015. Pluto (power), in Capricorn (responsibility), is currently squared with Uranus (individualism) in Aries (self-assertion). While also temporarily squared with the Sun and Venus in Libra, the invitation this month is to notice how the way you experience your personal relationships reflects on how you relate to the powers around and over you.

Barry Kerr is a soul-based, evolutionary astrologer and life coach, with 34 years of experience and an international clientele, including psychiatrists and psychotherapists. He is also an advanced energy healer, with extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology readings and coaching by phone, Skype or in person in Madison, WI. Inquiries are welcome – free 15 minute consultation to explore if this is for you. For more information, visit Contact Barry at

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