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By the Light of the Moon - September Moon Report

The Full Moon on September 2, occurs in sidereal Aquarius in the fierce and watery lunar star of Shatibisha symbolized by an empty circle. This is a challenging lunar star that can cause purification through severe loss, earth changes or addiction. In the same breath, it can also bring about heroic cure seekers, healers and mystery solvers.

As we move into September, this full moon will herald a very exciting and auspicious time in our universe. From September 2 to 13, approximately seven planets will be occupying their own signs. This has not occurred in 500 years. When a planet occupies its own sign, it is considered at full capacity, strong and awake. Consequently, some say we are on the brink of a new era of truth and light called the Sat Yuga. To bring in this truth and light, Mother Earth is preparing her people and the land for a massive transformation on all levels. This may not be easy and may even feel as if our world is at war, but there is a pot of gold that awaits those that trust in the process.

Toxic relationships and jobs will naturally dissolve this fall. Long-awaited soulmates may stumble upon each other out of the blue. This is an exciting time to be alive. Trust and let go of worry because we are all being divinely guided even if it does not always feel like it. Magic is unfolding behind the scenes. Focus on what you want to create and bring into the Sat Yuga when your mind starts to wonder. This may not be all hearts and flowers initially, but the sweetness of life will soon be renewed if we can stay in the eye of the storm and love ourselves and each other unconditionally.

The New Moon on September 17, will occur in sidereal Virgo within the kind-hearted lunar star of Uttara Phalguni, symbolized by the hammock. This lunar star will bring a desire to help one another. There may be a sense of hope and renewal, yet an underlying sense of more change on the horizon as the nodes of the moon change signs in October. They only change signs every 18 months. Venus will be destabilized by Saturn and Mars, giving rise to the end of many abusive relationships and the beginning of new love as she happily sits in Moon’s sign of Cancer.

This new moon is asking what you would like your new life to look like. Dream big; the day of the new moon is a powerful time to set new intentions for our “new normal” by using an ancient ritual associated with Buddhist stone stupas. Stone stupas are the piling of three or more stones on top of one another. It is a platform for a prayer intention. While taking a stroll in nature, choose three or more stones that call to you. Hold them close to your heart and attune with them. Next, choose a sacred place in nature that you love. Write your intentions/prayers on a small piece of paper and fold it three times so it fits in the palm of your hand. Gently blow your intentions into each stone with gratitude. Place that folded paper under your first stone, which is usually the largest one. The smallest one will be at the top. As you build your stupa upward towards the heavens, visualize your intention/prayer being taken into the star nations where loving celestial beings will help you actualize your dreams. We are all in this together.

The difference between the tropical zodiac and the sidereal zodiac is about 23 degrees. Both systems have value. Sidereal astrologers believe the qualities of the signs are not related to the seasons, but rather to the specific portions of the ecliptic as measured against the fixed lunar stars.

Karyn Chabot, M.Ay, LMT, RYT, has her master’s degree in Ayurvedic medicine and been an international teacher and presenter in the field of metaphysics, astrology and healing for more than 25 years. For appointments, text 401-680-3934 or visit

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