Mercury in Libra square retrograde Pluto in Capricorn 21st September 2020

Mercury at 22 degrees 32 minutes Libra is square retrograde Pluto at 22 degrees 32 minutes Capricorn at 5.18 am GMT 6.18 am BST 21st September 2020.

Mentally challenging circumstances will make it a struggle to have peace of mind. Important transformations or potentially life changing decisions can bring frustration. This will test your ability to be calm and diplomatic with those who throw obstacles in your way. Being too willing to compromise or hesitant to make decisions to avoid unpleasant situations may create more problems than you think can be created. This affects your ability to make important achievements that can be empowering. If you’re tempted to take the easiest options now you could regret it later. Not much can be gained without hard work.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Sun in Virgo trine retrograde Saturn in Capricorn 17th September 2020

The Sun at 25 degrees 27 minutes Virgo is trine retrograde Saturn at 25 degrees 27 minutes Capricorn at 9.37 pm GMT 10.37 pm BST 17th September 2020.

Personal achievements can be attained by accepting your responsibilities and using them to your advantage. Competence and conscientiousness are useful to pick up on and correct faults that would become obstructive if left to their own devices. A lot can be done, especially if there is a need to become organised or declutter; a life laundry can also be successful. If you need to project an image of being professional and want your skills to be taken seriously, this transit will be very helpful.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Libra square Jupiter in Capricorn 17th September 2020

Mercury at 17 degrees 26 minutes Libra is square Jupiter at 17 degrees 26 minutes Capricorn at 10.35 am GMT 11.35 am BST 17th September 2020.

Although an expansive range of long-term plans can be made, indecision about what those plans should be will be a major hindrance. An avoidance of discussing the challenges ahead and instead preferring to rely on having faith in a favourable result is unwise. Also taking on too much paperwork or administrative work, with the intention of being as sure as possible all the necessary information is covered will be too much of a burden on your mind. If this happens there may be too much attention paid to a large amount of small details which are not essential, and the essential information may be missed.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Venus in Leo square retrograde Uranus in Taurus 15th September 2020

Venus at 10 degrees 18 minutes Leo is square retrograde Uranus at 10 degrees 18 minutes Taurus at 3.30 pm GMT 4.30 pm BST 15th September 2020.

Tension from unexpected sources can resurface which is uncomfortable and can catch you off guard. In relationships you may realise it’s time to shake things up a bit and put forward what you want from them. Sure this could be seen as unnecessarily rocking the boat, but sticking with what is mundane and predictable isn’t accepted at the moment. Also there could be events that test the durability of relationships, so if a relationship is worth fighting for then fight for it. Where money is concerned it’s best not to spend on luxuries as there could be a sudden demand on your finances to provide what is needed or has to be paid for. This may be boring and dampen your excitement about buying what makes you feel good now, but it will be appreciated in the near future.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Sun in Virgo trine retrograde Pluto in Capricorn 15th September 2020

The Sun at 22 degrees 35 minutes Virgo is trine retrograde Pluto at 22 degrees 35 minutes Capricorn at 12.05 am BST 15th September 2020.

It’s time to be analytical to review all the necessary details on how you can gain more control and power over your life. This can be hard work but very rewarding. Having confidence in your intelligence and your ability to constructively deal with criticism makes if fairly easy for you to transform and eliminate restrictions that affect your ability to attain substantial achievements. Your self-esteem will benefit from the rewards of being patient enough to do your research and pay attention to all the little but essential details, if you have to assert your strength and gain personal recognition.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Sun in Virgo opposition retrograde Neptune in Pisces 11th September 2020.

The Sun at 19 degrees 33 minutes Virgo is opposition retrograde Neptune at 19 degrees 33 minutes Pisces at 8.26 pm GMT 9.26 pm BST 11th September 2020.

Maintaining equilibrium between being pragmatic about personal matters and retreating into your own little world won’t be the easiest task to do. There could be an urge to become organised, but distractions where you’re inclined to waste your time will steer you off course. Trying to find routes for escapism from reality for a while is tricky, but this is because now is not the time to seek them. It’s best to keep a clear head as there may be issues that have been running in the background that need to be clarified. Avoiding problems that you have been unsure about how you should handle them are only alleviated if they’re analysed so they can be resolved. This may cause anxiety if you think too much about how you feel you should respond.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Sun in Virgo trine retrograde Jupiter in Capricorn 9th September 2020

The Sun at 17 degrees 26 minutes Virgo is trine retrograde Jupiter at 17 degrees 26 minutes Capricorn at 4.05 pm GMT 5.05 pm BST 9th September 2020.

Picking apart the pieces of the dominant issues in your life that need to be analysed before they are improved should go relatively smoothly. Self-criticism is not necessarily a negative trait at the moment, as it allows you to see your strengths and weaknesses to gain further knowledge about yourself. Recognition for your achievements that was overlooked or delayed may arrive, but the rewards could be received after Jupiter turns direct from retrograde motion. There is a cautious level of optimism where travel and finances are concerned, whilst taking into account it won’t all be plain sailing; conscientiousness and effort will pay off though.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Virgo sextile Venus in Cancer 4th September 2020

Mercury at 28 degrees 26 minutes Virgo is sextile Venus at 28 degrees 26 minutes Cancer at 8.32 pm GMT 9.32 pm BST 4th September 2020.

Calm and quiet spaces to relax have a strong appeal at the moment. If the opportunity arises do what is best for your mind and heart. You could find you are busy filtering out those who you are not alienated from exactly, but who you are not connected with on a similar mental and emotional level. Discussions about love and friendship, where feelings can be freely and articulately expressed should make those involved feel wanted. If you want to tell someone how much you care about them, especially the little things they do for you then now is a good time to do so.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Venus in Cancer square Mars in Aries 4th September 2020

Venus at 27 degrees 55 minutes Cancer is square Mars at 27 degrees 55 minutes Aries at 9.13 am GMT 10.13 am BST 4th September 2020.

Combining emotional needs with physical needs in relationships may become complicated. The desire for a close bond is at odds with impatience with there not being enough action or excitement. People within your social sphere may be too tied up in their priorities to be attentive to you. This isn’t intended to be hurtful, it’s just a possibility they could have a lot on their plate right now. Seeking comfort from food or accumulating more possessions could bring temporary satisfaction, but once this has faded there can be feelings of frustration, especially if time and money were wasted due to impulsive choices.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Virgo trine retrograde Saturn in Capricorn 3rd September 2020

Mercury at 25 degrees 53 minutes Virgo is trine retrograde Saturn at 25 degrees 53 minutes Capricorn at 7.23 am GMT 8.23 am BST 3rd September 2020.

Long standing problems that have been running in the background can be resolved by analysing all possible solutions in detail. The ability to concentrate on important matters that should be taken seriously is heightened with this transit. Seeking advice from those who you consider to be older and wiser, or more experienced in dealing with a particular subject could be a good move. Plenty could be achieved by making the effort to become more organised with the intention of creating order to alleviate stress or anxiety caused by poor management.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.