Astro Newsletter #4

A little bit of a break…

Hello Sunlight Family!

The last two weeks of October brings us a break from a slough of some slightly uncomfortable transits.

On October 16th, Mercury is sextile Venus which is great for influencing people socially or conversations, expressing our creativity (especially within our social network or through the written word), pampering yourself and your friends, and can also be favorable for financial and/or networking opportunities. In other words, it’s a great day to put yourself out there! This is a good day to ask for a favor, share an opinion, and meet new people or spend time with your friends. This would be a great day to go out for brunch or dinner and chat with your friends as Mercury is a chatterbox and Venus is sensual and enjoys relaxing and eating (and both are associated with friendship!) If you are in a relationship, you might feel an extra sparkle in the exchanges between you and your partner, creating a sense of harmony and closeness. Chrysocolla is a marvelous stone to carry during this transit as it is conducive to both Mercurial and Venusian energies, paving the way for compassionate communication that comes from a place of emotional intelligence and goodwill.

For the second half of October, we have an exact square between the Sun and Pluto on the 17th. The Sun represents our ego and identity while Pluto is the planet of control, trauma, and transformation. With a square between these two planetary bodies, we may find ourselves vying for control in some aspect. This could manifest as brushing up against authority or being in an ego conflict with someone you love. When Pluto squares the Sun, our deepest wounds and traumas are being poked and prodded so it would be wise to make sure that we are acting with intention and gentleness as the tendency for self-destructive behavior is elevated at this time. This is a good time to look at why we feel like we need control. What situations and people trigger us to act from a place of paranoia, manipulation, or rage? Where does this come from and how can you care for yourself around this? If you use this energy to probe into the source ofyour pain rather than succumbing to your darker programming, you can release some of your fear around these situations, allowing you to respond from a place of healing and empowerment in the future. Bloodstone, black tourmaline, and howlite would be great to carry on this day to help us control our frustration, protect us from negative energy, and soften our hard edges.

howlite & black tourmaline
Howlite & Black Tourmaline

Hold onto your shorts, folks, because Mercury stations direct on the 18th (although we are technically out of Mercury retrograde, we will continue to be feeling the effects of the retroshade until November 2nd). When Mercury returns to its direct orbit, situations that were confusing or frustrating tend to become clearer. You may find that you are able to get a fresh start at approaching a conflict or challenge that was resulting in an impasse during the retrograde. This is the time to integrate what you have learned about what was and was not working for you communication-wise (especially in your close relationships as Mercury is in Libra) and carry that knowledge with you in the future.

Additionally, we can rejoice as there are going to be far less mechanical and technological failures and a sharpening of our mental faculties.

On October 18th, Mars forms an exact trine to Jupiter. This transit is likely to feel like a burst of positive energy, confidence, and maybe a hint of competitiveness. This is a great day for any sort of conquest, whether it be a personal creative goal, deepening or improving existing relationships, or concerns business and finances. This is a transit that actually favors some healthy risk-taking! Not only that, but the glimmer or Mercury sextile Venus will be lingering, making you extra charming and compelling! This transit favors displays of your confidence via making decisions, increasing your opportunities, or putting yourself out there. Some great stones to carry during this transit include carnelian (to harness the sacral energy of this transit) and orange calcite for tap into the expansion of creativity that is being offered during this time.

The benefic glow of this former transit is challenged, however, by Mars square Pluto on the 20th. Similar to a square between the Sun and Pluto, when Mars and Pluto are odds, intense power struggles tend to manifest. If this is not with another person, it may manifest itself internally as a desire to climb higher in whatever arena you have been applying yourself. This is a day to be very in check with our aggressive and domineering tendencies, especially if you are one who is in a position to exert power over others. This is decidedly not a good day to push back on someone with more clout than you as you are likely to get the short end of this stick. When applied on a personal level, this transit can be harnessed to push past self-constructed barriers that get in the way of your success such as outdated belief systems, shame, and behaviors that do not serve your goals. You are likely to feel triggered on this day so use the tools that are effective for you in order to ground so that you are able to respond intentionally and with gentleness. A great stone to carry during this transit would be chalcedonney!

Chalcedony
Chalcedony

The effects of these transits will linger for a few days and then on October 26th, Venus squares Neptune. Delusion on multiple levels is likely during sensual and relational Venus’ journey through the mists of Neptune. This is a time when we have the potential to feel awkward in and out of touch our bodies as well unsure of where we stand with others. A lack of self-confidence usually rocks the boat in our relationships so it’s important to remember that the perceptions you have about yourself and others during this time are not necessarily true. Speaking of truth, this is also a transit that makes us more vulnerable to deception, especially from someone we find charming. There is a risk of ignoring red-flags because you are operating on a fantastical projection. Remember that people are invariably flawed. This is a good time to question the legitimacy of our connections and to be cautious about not putting too much trust in someone before they have earned it. Doing anything sneaky right now is ill-advised (in general but especially presently). Try not to feel bad about a lack of self-discipline and confidence during this transit as it is not just you. It is strongly advised that you avoid drugs or anything addictive during this transit as the propensity to over-indulge is amplified. Lepidolite and picture jasper would be great stones to carry in order to help us stay physically regulated and to “see the bigger picture” when iot comes to our perceptions and behavior choices.

Lepidolite & Picture Jasper
Lepidolite & Picture Jasper

On October 28th, Venus sextile Jupiter, bringing an incredibly fun vibe to the table. This is a day when you are likely to feel shiny and confident and experience goodwill towards others, especially strangers. There is a sense of expansive generosity and kindness. Who couldn’t do with a bit of that, eh? This is a good day to socialize as you are likely to be extra charming and feel more attractive than usual. This is a good day for making new friends, going on a longer trip, and making financial investments as benefic and lucky Jupiter tangoes with sensual, value-driven Venus. The only warning here is to avoid excesses, especially with things that feel good but aren’t like sugar, alcohol, and anything addictive. This is also a great day to celebrate your lover if you have one. Rose quartz and rhodonite would be auspicious to wear during this heart opening transit.

Rose Quartz & Rhodonite
Rose Quartz & Rhodonite

As the shimmery energy of the sextile between Venus and Jupiter wanes, we are likely to confront some challenges as the Sun squares Saturn. This transit can leave us feeling insecure, pessimistic, and blocked. Your duties and responsibilities may feel like a burden that are hindering your self expression. This could manifest as your superiors putting pressure on you or an event or person getting in the way of something you were trying to pursue. In order to positively harness this energy it is recommended that you tap into your patience and harness your tenacity when faced with challenges instead of feeling oppressed by them. Whatever the challenge is, by moving through it with forbearance, you will be better equipped to deal with similar situations in the future instead of feeling perpetually “put upon” by hiccups in the external world. Some helpful stones to boost your confidence and self-determination during this time would be bumblebee jasper and red jasper.

Jasper - - Red Jasper
Jasper
Honoria Jones

About the author:

Honoria is a tarot reader, astrologer, and musician who has been a part of the Sacramento community for the last decade. You can book a reading with her at s3pt.etoiles@gmail.com or come into Sunlight of the Spirit on the first Saturday of every month. Her website is: https://7starstarot.com/

Astro Newsletter #3

As the heat wanes…

As the heat wanes and the leaves start to fall, nature reminds us of the ephemeral nature of life. This month is full of transits that can be perceived as challenging but if harnessed with intention, can lead to profound shifts in how we perceive and interact with ourselves and others.

On October 1st, Mercury squares Pluto (again!) as Mercury retraces its steps (we are in the last retrograde of the year until October 18th). This transit lays the groundwork for some intense interpersonal interactions (especially because Mercury is in the sign of Libra) as well as a tendency to ruminate or return to painful thoughts or memories. Alternatively, you may find yourself deep in an investigation or some sort. No matter what is on your mind, it would be wise to be *careful* about how we are communicating as Pluto can make our manner of speaking rather intense. This is a time when people tend to use force or coercion to convince someone of their point of view which is likely to have the opposite of the desired effect. Positively, this is a great time for shadow work, digging deeper into the topics that trigger you, and deepening your understanding of yourself. This is *not* a good time to get in an argument if you can help it.

On October 2nd, Venus forms an exact sextile to Pluto. This transit can feel pretty intense for most. If you are in a loving relationship, this can add a sense of profundity to your connection and can increase the quality of your sexual connection. If you are single, this can lead to feelings of obsession or preoccupation with a new person or someone you have made a recent connection with. This can also lead to intense yet pleasant conversations with your friends. This is a time of profound and transformative connection. Vapidity and superficial conversations are likely to be harder to tolerate under this transit. This day can have you pondering the nature of your own and other’s true feelings.

On October 3rd, Mercury forms an exact trine to Jupiter. This is a welcome transit after the weight of Mercury’s square with Pluto. When the cerebral planet of Mercury forms a trine with benefic and expansive Jupiter, we tend to feel a sense of optimism and expansion. This is a great day for imagining possibilities, establishing long-term goals, planning a far-away trip, and organizing the spaces that you use to produce things. This is also a great day to study or engage in philosophical discussions as your mind is likely to be open and your delivery friendly. Despite the fact that Mercury is in it’s retrograde period, this day lends a bit of luck for making important decisions that will go into the future and is not a bad time to sign a contract (if you must). This is a day there are likely to be many social opportunities and/or you may find it easier to get along with new people and make new friends! What a breath of fresh air.

The next transit of the month is the Sun conjunct Mars on October 7th. This transit can bring on a burst of energy (and potentially aggression) that has the chance to be constructive or erratic depending on how it is wielded. Positively, this is an excellent day for physical activity, games, anything that involves a healthy level of competition, as well as project accomplishment and creative pursuits (this is also likely to be relevant in the bedroom). This is a great day to start a project as you are likely to feel assertive and full of initiative. It is important to be in tune with your body and emotions on this day as this transit also had the potential to lead to impatience and irritation which can lead to accidents, both physical and interpersonal. Try your best not to be threatening, domineering, or aggressive. If you feel tension between you and someone else, this is a good day to take a solo walk instead of trying to discuss it as the potential to lose one’s temper is very real.

On October 9th, the Sun is exactly conjunct to Mercury at the same time that Mercury forms a conjunction with Mars. While Mercury and then Sun together tend to bring a sense of alertness, playfulness, curiosity, and mental agility, Mar’s influence continues to bring intensity and aggression to our thought process and conversations. This energy could leave you feeling an impulsive need to defend yourself or respond with irritation and anger so this is a good day for self awareness. Positively, this transit combination can give us a lot of energy and mental acuity which could be auspicially harnessed for defending ourselves or others against injustices or harassment. Basically, the energy is, “I am not to be trifled with”. Physical activity, avoiding sugar, caffeine, and alcohol, and avoiding stressful media are all behaviors that could aid in manifesting this energy positively.

October 13th brings us a sextile between Venus and Saturn. This transit can bring on a sobering tone to our love life. If you have been casually dating someone, you are likely to feel the winds shift as you question the longevity of your connection. If you are in a more serious relationship, you may become further committed to each other or find yourself entering some sort of contract together that serves to stabilize the relationship. When Venus forms a sextile to Saturn, we are able to access more clarity around our emotional needs and the boundaries of our affection. This is a good day to have discussions of reconciliation or negotiation. This energy can be good for making business deals and revisiting relationship difficulties.

There are a few transits this month that can lead us to feel pent-up energy (and anger) bubbling to the surface. During this time, we would all be very well served by nourishing our bodies with calming foods (avoiding sugar, caffeine, and alcohol) , getting plenty of exercise and expressing ourselves in a physical form (especially if you are creative), and speaking and acting with intention and care. Meditation is a very useful tool in general, but especially at this time. (Sunlight of the Spirit offers several meditation classes on Saturdays. See our Stove Events page.)

Some excellent stones to carry this month include black tourmaline, lepidolite, and scolecite. Black tourmaline is an energetic cloak of protection that deflects the negative energy of others and helps to protect our body from accidents (which have an increased chance of occurring during a Mars conjunction to the Sun). This grounding stone connects with the root chakra and can help keep us out of dark moods and keep us connected to our own sense of self and purpose.

Lepidolite would be beneficial to carry as it is well-known for helping with mood regulation (due to its high lithium content) and cultivating a sense of calmness. Also referred to as the Grandmother stone, it has a sweet and nurturing nature that helps to offer wisdom through gentleness. Curiously enough, it has also been associated with assisting with symptoms of Alzheimer’s! Lepidolite helps to increase our self-love and motivate us to continue down the sometimes long journey of self-healing.

Lastly, scolecite is a beautiful and auspicious stone to carry this month as it has an incredibly high vibration that brings about peace and tranquility in whatever environment it inhabits. Trouble sleeping can be a result of both Mars conjunct the Sun and Mars conjunct Mercury so this is a great stone to keep under your pillow if you notice your circadian rhythms being affected. This stone resonates with the heart, throat, third eye, and crown chakras and helps to connect us to our souls’ purpose. 

All of these stones can be found in Sunlight of Spirit (although we don’t always have scolecite so get it while you can!)

I hope that you find this horoscope to be a helpful roadmap for the two weeks to come! 

Honoria Jones

About the author:

Honoria is a tarot reader, astrologer, and musician who has been a part of the Sacramento community for the last decade. You can book a reading with her at s3pt.etoiles@gmail.com or come into Sunlight of the Spirit on the first Saturday of every month. Her website is: https://7starstarot.com/

Astro Newsletter #2

Transitioning into Autumn

The Second Half of September

Hello, Sunlight Family!

The heat lingers but we are slowly transitioning into autumn. The second half of September brings many notable transits! You can use this horoscope and stone suggestions as a guide to help you navigate through this transition!

On the 14th, Mars (the planet of aggression, war, and taking up space) enters Libra (the sign of diplomacy, beauty, and consulting all possibilities). While the energy of Mars is “least effective” in Libra, this is not always a bad thing! While this planetary placement may make it more difficult to assert yourself with confidence, the strategic approach that is fostered through Mar’s diluted influence could prove very beneficial for navigating interpersonal relationships (which Libra is very concerned with). If used beneficially, this energy could be great for building a bridge with someone you have not been seeing eye-to-eye with. It’s a good time to use the judicious nature of Libra to analyze what is working and what is not. The peaceful nature of Libra makes it potentially easier to have difficult or clarifying conversations that might lead to emotional discomfort or disagreements.

What to avoid here is passivity. The worst incarnation of Mars in Libra is indecision, sitting on an idea until it withers, or allowing yourself to be taken advantage of. Make your best effort to be analytical while taking beneficial actions, and most of all, avoid procrastination! You might have a lot of beautiful ideas right now and it’s important to follow through on them. Some beneficial stones to carry in order to strengthen our will-power include carnelian to boost our physical energy and creative power, red jasper for self-confidence, autonomy, and emotional stamina, and apatite for clearing confusion, balancing erratic energy, communication, and expanding our knowledge of the truth.

On the 16th, the Sun trines Pluto. This transit brings an intensity to your personal power. This is most likely to be harnessed beneficially in the workplace by demonstrating your abilities to your superiors. This can also send you into a quest to deeply understand something that is happening around you and/or a part of your nature. This is a good time to invest in finding answers and displaying your abilities. Some beneficial stones to carry on this day include citrine for willpower, confidence, and physical energy and bronzite for grounding, reducing self-doubt, and handling difficult situations with nobility and kindness.

This day also brings an exact square between Venus and Saturn. This can be a hard transit to navigate and is a good time to either keep to oneself, or invest in the responsibilities of their valuable relationships. Interpersonally, you might feel a lack of closeness in your love life due to fear, shyness, or physical/emotional distance. Instead of acting on the discomfort of this exchange, this would be a good time to garner your own sense of value in private. Similarly, you might feel the urge to check out and “treat yourself” instead of doing work or showing up to a difficult relational dynamic but this is not a beneficial urge. It is imperative that you put in effort. Stones to help you deal with potential feelings of rejection are rose quartz for absorbing emotional anguish, increasing self-love, and offers support to those who have suffered from relational abuse or general heartbreak.

On the 22nd, we have Mercury trine Pluto. This is a wonderful day to cache in a favor owed or to convince someone of your perspective. This transit gives the mind a penetrating quality and you might uncover some sort of secret or elusive information. This could also be a time when you meet or encounter someone who challenges your perspective in a way that fosters growth! This is an excellent day for research and investigation, engaging in psychotherapy or personal exploration, and diving deeper into mystical systems like astrology, tarot, past lives and your dreamworld. The perfect crystal (actually it’s a natural glass formed from a meteorite impact) to carry on this day would be moldavite! This tektite resonates with both the planets Mercury and Pluto and is very effective for aligning with your highest self and aids in deep meditation.

On the 23rd, Venus directly opposes Uranus which has the potential to bring unexpected events, surprises, or abrupt changes to our interpersonal relationships or finances. On the positive side, this could manifest as you being surprised by your partner, unexpectedly meeting somebody who is very cute (!), doing something fun and wild with your partner or best friend, changing the way you feel about somebody, or deciding to make a drastic change to your appearance. However, Uranus can also cause discomfort and anxiety for people who do not cope well with rapid changes. This transit could also show itself as being shocked by someone else’s reactions of behavior, feeling unsettled and emotionally erratic due to someone else’s inconsistency, run-ins with people that are strange or confusing, and having difficulty with an emotional conversation. If the energy of this day is feeling more erratic than exciting, this is a good time to separate from those we love so that we can conserve and balance our energy to avoid unpleasant exchanges that result from feeling dysregulated. A good stone to carry on this day would be malachite as it aids in the reduction of stress and anxiety, overcoming emotional pain, and helps to reveal subconscious blocks.

On September 25th we will experience an exact trine between Mars and Saturn. This is a truly excellent day for taking on any task that requires strength, perseverance, or grit. With energetic Mars flowing in concert with concentrated Saturn, you will be fortified to approach things that you may have been procrastinating on or avoiding. If you are dating, this could be a day when you experience a deepening of the relationship or feel yourself becoming “exclusive”. This is a good day to sign contracts, make business deals, and deal with authorities. A great stone to wear or carry to boost this focused energy would be hematite! Hematite is a grounding and Saturnine iron oxide that increases optimism and willpower, and protects against stress, negativity, jealousy, and anger. Carnelian and citrine would also be good to carry on this day (especially if you are trying to get work done) as they vibrate with the energy of Mars.

Brace yourselves because Mercury goes retrograde in the sign of Libra on the 26th and will stations direct on October 18th. This transit has become pretty popular in the media as it is truly felt by many. Although this transit has the reputation for being frustrating, this energy can be used to circle back to issues that are associated with the sign that it inhabits. Venus ruled Libra is the sign of love, beauty, and relationships so we are likely to feel this Mercury retrograde most strongly in our relationships. While this Air sign is generally pretty astute, Mercury retrograding through Libra can leave us feeling unsure or misinformed about where we stand with people, particularly someone you have romantic feelings for. This could be due to indirect communication due a mind that has not yet made itself up. It is important to tell our truth and not overly package information so that it is pleasing to hear but not emphasising the point. You can expect that any unresolved issues or tensions that lie in your relationships with others will be brought to your attention. During this transit, interpreting subtle communication from others can be more difficult. This can be mitigated by trying to see the issue from all perspectives in a way that honors truth and harmony. An excellent stone to carry during this time would be rhodochrosite. This stone is attuned to the energies of both Venus (the ruler of Libra) and Mercury. Carrying it or wearing it aids in enhancing our memory and intellectual stamina especially around interpersonal issues in addition to balancing our emotional reactions and increasing compassion for oneself and others! For this reason, it is great to wear when meditating on fostering loving and harmonious relationships.

The 29th brings us two transits; Venus trine Neptune and Sun trine Saturn. These two planetary dances serve to balance each other out with Venus trine Neptune lending itself to lavishing, daydreaming, and engaging in creativity for the sake of it and Sun trine Saturn giving us the gumption to suffer through difficult work in the direction of a long-term goal. These two energies would be very well harnessed by artists, musicians, or wedding planning! Additionally, when relational Venus enters the mists of Neptune, we are likely to feel our hearts expanded. This is an excellent day to volunteer for a cause we care about, harmonious interactions with strangers, decorating a space, engaging in spiritual connections with others, or cheering up a friend who is feeling down. Larimar would be a wonderful stone to carry to increase the effects of this transit. This beautiful, opaque blue stone is associated with both Neptune and Venus and aids in self-expression, patient communication, and artistic output, especially visual. The effects of Sun trine Saturn make this a good day to connect with our elders or mentor someone who is younger than us in a subject that we have knowledge or experience in. Beauty and imagination effectively mingle with patience and an attention to detail! Carrying azurite would be beneficial for harnessing the positive and less oppressive effects of Saturn such as increasing our memory, diligence in the pursuit of creativity, and mental fortitude. This stone also aids in decision making which is a theme of a Sun trine Saturn transit!

On the 30th, we will see Venus square Jupiter. Although squares can come with their difficulties, a square between these two benefic planets is likely to feel pretty fun and may only prove problematic in scenarios that require a sober or conservative approach. When the beauty and sociability of Venus are expanded by jovial Jupiter, we are likely to feel congenial, optimistic, and generous. This is a great day for celebrating your beauty and talents (as well as others’), socializing, and networking. The downside of this transit is that it could manifest in overspending, going a little too heavy on substances, and lowering our standards in a manner that we might later regret (or that will require setting boundaries in the future). The key to this aspect is acting and reacting with prudence. For this transit, I recommend carrying both lepidolite and black tourmaline. Lepidolite aids us in impulse control (and has a high lithium output so it also serves as a rather effective mood stabilizer) while black tourmaline protects us against negative influences.

Thank you for reading this astrology newsletter and for supporting Sunlight of the Spirit! I sincerely hope you find this information helpful! All crystals, metals, and minerals mentioned in this horoscope can be found in the Sunlight of the Spirit store at 2314 J Street!

Honoria Jones

About the author:

Honoria is a tarot reader, astrologer, and musician who has been a part of the Sacramento community for the last decade. You can book a reading with her at s3pt.etoiles@gmail.com or come into Sunlight of the Spirit on the first Saturday of every month. Her website is: https://7starstarot.com/

Astro Newsletter #1

Transits & Energies

First Week of September

Hello Sunlight family!

Between COVID-19 and the wildfires, we all have had a lot on our minds. Being a living creature is pretty unpredictable but luckily, we have the stars to guide us and stones from the Earth to temper our energies!

3 stones are great start for building your collection: lapis lazuli, black tourmaline, honey calcite
These three stones are would be a great starting point for building your collection. Lapis lazuli aids in mental clarity, self-expression, and self-awareness (a great stone to meditate with). Black tourmaline protects and cleanses the physical body while helping dispel anger, negativity, and insecurity. Honey calcite stimulates our personal will and the desire to create making it a great stone to carry us through hard tasks or starting/finishing projects.

Here is a preview for the first week of September to give you some insight into how to navigate the days to come as well as some crystals and rocks that are helpful to have around (nearly all mentioned in this post can be found at Sunlight of the Spirit 🙂

On September 2nd, we will see an exact opposition between Mars (aggression, energy, sexuality) and Neptune (dreams, illusion, visual art, mind-altering substances). This can leave you feeling a lack of stamina, a sense of confusion, or feelings of insecurity around our ability to perform. Don’t be discouraged though! Use this time to reassess your goals and how they meet up with reality, preserve your energy, and explore your unconscious. This is not a good time to work through disagreements as delusion is likely and the aggressive energy of Mars has the real potential to be mishandled in the vapors of Neptune… it’s hard to grab steam, after all.

Amethyst is powerful cleansing stone.
Amethyst is a powerful cleansing stone that calms the body and wakes the mind. This is an excellent stone to use during mediation and would be auspicious to carry during any transit but especially Mars square Neptune as this transit is sometimes associated with anxiety.



Additionally, if you are pushing for a bigger goal that requires assertiveness (like asking for a raise or advocating for something that has not been offered), this might not be the best time as our perception of possibilities is skewed by Neptune’s cloud at the same moment that our energetic force is being diminished.

Instead of pushing for success or domination in the outer world, this is a time better suited for turning inward and expressing our frustration or desires through our spirituality or creativity. This is also a good time for keeping to yourself and engaging in quiet and meditative activities.
To give you a boost of confidence and clarity, carry blue appetite and lapis lazuli!

On September 4th, Mercury (education, communication, immediate environment, daily trips) forms an exact trine with Saturn (responsibility, hard work, the confines of linear time). This transit can be excellent for deepening concentration, paying attention to detail, and making plans for the future. This is also a great time to have conversations with elders or mentors, especially about the process of aging or their perspective on the trials of youth.

Some auspicious stones to carry on this day to deepen concentration and tackle those difficult tasks include fluorite, hematite, honey calcite, and quartz.

On September 5th, Venus forms an exact square to Pluto. This transit is most likely to be felt in one’s romantic relationships but can show up in any deep or close relationship. This has the possibility of bringing a sense of compulsion around that which Venus rules (money, affection, and aesthetics).

green calcite is a heart opening stone
Green calcite is a heart opening stone that helps in forgiving oneself and others, encourages compassion, and aligns you with your purpose. (Great for the Venus square Pluto transit).



This might not be the best day to make large or serious purchases as the motives behind this acquisition may be to cover up feelings of loss or inadequacy. This could also manifest as feelings of jealousy or possessiveness. Pluto is clarifying, so if an argument breaks out in a tenuous relationship, this transit could redefine it. Conversely, if the relationship has a strong foundation, the conflict brought on by the drama of these two planets could clarify and deepen the relationship.

Additionally, you might meet someone or come across something that is immediately very attractive or interesting to you.

The darkest side of this transit is the propensity for abuse of power and manipulation with those that we love because we feel a lack of safety or control. The best advice for this transit is to allow yourself to feel your feelings without prescribing them their origin to someone else. This would be a great time to dive deep into a creative project.
Heart-opening stones to temper our emotions and transmute jealousy include chrysoprase, green apatite or aventurine, peridot, aquamarine, and carnelian.

The 6th of September brings us three exact transits; Mars trine Pluto, Venus trine Jupiter, and Sun trine Uranus.

Mars trine Pluto may find you with a surge of energy towards pursuing your goals and a general “can-do” attitude. This is a great time for developing and demonstrating your leadership and/or addressing sources of conflict directly and constructively. This could also manifest as an intensity of passion (wink, wink) and the opportunity to merge deeply with another person. You are likely to be magnetic on this day if you step into your power.

Stones for enhancing personal power include red jasper, carnelian, and black onyx.

Venus trine Pluto can be experienced as a deepening of emotions in a way that is likely to feel positive or profound. This is a great time to connect with people you are close to, tap into artistic talent, or define what has meaning and worth to you. This is a great time for changing or experimenting with your appearance as a drastic change is likely to be well-received. This is a transit of strong desire and magnetism so flaunt it! This would be an excellent day to wear or carry prehnite, rhodonite, rose or spirit quartz, and pink tourmaline.

The Sun trine Uranus is exciting! This is a great transit for going on an adventure, doing something new, or leaving your comfort zone in any capacity. You might be feeling insightful, quirky, and funny on this day. It also could present you with a scenario in which you are able to advocate for your freedom. Additionally, Uranus rules electricity and the internet so this is a great day for working with or expressing yourself via technology, showing your weird side, or pursuing an idea you previously thought was too “off the wall”.

This would be a great day to carry or meditate with moldavite, super seven, azurite, malachite, turquoise.

Stay tuned in for next week’s horoscope!

Honoria Jones

About the author:

Honoria is a tarot reader, astrologer, and musician who has been a part of the Sacramento community for the last decade. You can book a reading with her at s3pt.etoiles@gmail.com or come into Sunlight of the Spirit on the first Saturday of every month. Her website is: https://7starstarot.com/

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