Photo Credit: Slow Luxury (use this link for full article on the beauteous scent event featuring Voluptuous Nostalgia perfume and Master Perfumer Maria McElroy)

In the language of flowers Voluptuous Nostalgia Perfume by Master Perfumer Maria McElroy of Aroma M Perfumes is all at once a shy smile, a soft caress and the sweet exhale of a satisfied lover.

Lily of the Valley speaks of a return to happiness, a sweetness and possibly even “you have made my life complete”. This romantic fragrance is so joyful I am smiling as I wear it. Maria has created a perfume so full of good feeling, like the nicest holidays you can remember or imagine, and indeed in the her own description of the perfume she writes “a postcard from Rome guided by a butterfly fluttering through time” and offers the image of a joy filled American girl “with a full skirt and Hollywood sunglasses riding on the back of a Vespa, swerving through the ancient, teaming streets of Rome with her Italian lover, flashing his brilliant smile around every curve… a Roman holiday captured in a bottle.” 

Another of my favorite flowers Violets weave their way through Voluptuous Nostalgia speaking of the shy smile, or a moment of deep modesty before a kiss, or the privacy of inner feelings yet to be expressed.

Deep into the perfume Gardenia says “you are lovely, you are my secret love”… One does feel lovely in this perfume. Much as Maria has carefully chosen the sumptuous velvet carrier for this perfume and the etched glass of the bottle itself the true beauty is in the feeling the scent evokes in the wearer and those who catch the scent as it wafts by.

The velvety luxury of Voluptuous Nostalgia is further expressed an the vanillic undertones of Tonka Bean and in the warmth of Amber. Ambergris adds sparkle, lift and gold dust to this beautifully crafted classically toned perfume. Like that satisfied exhale at the end of a beautiful day the overall experience of Voluptuous Nostalgia is full, complete and deeply satisfying.

A bottle of this delicious perfume would make a perfect stocking stuffer/ Holiday Gift, as would a sample (offered in a cute red pouch) and perhaps some Camellia Body Care bottles or samples for her delight… gifting yourself allowed! Click HERE for the link. Happy Holidays! x Monica








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The Last Rose Of Summer 2015 by Monica Miller

November is always intense because of the dark days. There are no surprises this month but you do have to focus on your work since there is such an emphasis of planets in Virgo.

November 1 – Moon in Cancer. It’s a watery day, very fertile, when you have to use your intuition to make your choices. The veil between worlds is still thin and you can hear messages from those who are gone and who speak to you in a clairvoyant manner. Daylight savings ends today ushering a time to get comfortable with darkness.

November 2 – Moon VC Cancer, enters Leo 10:48 am. Mercury enters Scorpio and turns your mind to deeper subjects. It’s a good time to study science and psychology. Venus and Mars join up and ask you to tidy up the messy bits in your relationships. Work on blending your inner masculine with your inner feminine. It’s a good day to start a new crafts project.

November 3 – Moon in Leo, VC 8:46 pm. Vote the way your heart tells you to. Break out of any moody cloud that has covered you recently and do the things that make you feel happy. See the bright side, the half full glass, and the sun coming out after the rain. You need to keep busy and do tomorrow’s work today and put things in order so all you need to do is follow through on them.

November 4 – Moon VC Leo, enters Virgo 9:22 pm. Do the minimum of work and put your energy towards having some fun. Think of how to create some excitement for the winter months. Investigate places to go and new toys to buy. A void of course day is good for gathering information. Take the kids out for a special treat after school.

November 5 – Moon in Virgo. Clean up any messes you see. The Sun and Pluto work together to help you do deep cleaning on many levels. It’s the day to discard unused items and also to get rid of any attitudes that are holding you back. Get rid of those piles and bags of books, clothes, and bring them to a placed where they can be recycled or sold. It’s a good day for therapy and self-examination.

November 6 – Moon in Virgo. The Moon connects with Chiron and Jupiter making it a prime time for health procedures. Make appointments for those nagging physical problems. You can try your luck if you’ve thought it out. Send in proposals and other examples of your work. Let your imagination flow out in words, music, or any kind of artistic expression.

November 7 – Moon VC Virgo from 7:47 am until 10:14 am when it enters Libra. You’ll want to get out and socialize with friends. Join in on a group project that helps others. Do something like spending the day working for Habitat for Humanity, volunteering at the local animal shelter, gathering food for the food bank, or helping the school with a fundraiser. Buy local vegetables and fruits at a farmers market and cook a healthy dinner for your friends.

November 8 – Moon in Libra. Venus enters Libra and she asks you to be kind and to pay attention to keeping yourself and your environment refined and lovely. She asks you to make peace if there have been any rough edges in your relationships. Have a lazy Sunday and don’t push yourself, except to make tomorrow’s important phone calls and emails. Make it a true day of rest.

November 9 – Moon VC Libra. Hold off on doing anything new. The Sun and Chiron bless you with health and healing energy. Explore your mind/body connection and see how your relations with others, especially your partner, influence your wellbeing. Try water therapies, official ones or just putting a part of your body in water.

November 10 – Moon in Scorpio The Sun and Jupiter dance and make this a lucky day. Listen to your intuition as you buy a lottery ticket, apply for a grant or scholarship, or interview for a new job. Follow your desires and do your own stuff today. Tonight is the dark of the moon so do a ritual that includes embracing the darkness.

November 11 – Moon in Scorpio. Today’s new Moon is a very powerful and deeply psychic one. It is a time to release of all the petty worries and anxieties of the little self and surrender to the great eternal self. Let go so that you can grow. It’s a good time to start a journal if you don’t already have one. Write out your deepest secrets and innermost thoughts and feelings. Put it where no one can read it.

November 12 – Moon in Scorpio, VC from 9:54 am until 10:14 am when it enters Sagittarius. It’s a short VC period, just right for a mid-morning coffee break. Mars enters Libra where he loses his assertive edge and urges you to always find a compromise. Watch out for passive-aggressive behavior in your actions and in others.

November 13 – Moon in Sagittarius. Words are flowing freely today so use this verbal agility to write what you need to write and to speak up. Sell your ideas. Submit something you’ve written to see if it will get published. Be bold and act on the long shot business proposals. Today is a day to think of growth and moving out of the known into the new.

November 14 – Moon VC Sagittarius, enters Capricorn 7:21 pm. Leave the job and important stuff until tomorrow. Today is a day to roam and play sports, take a hike, ride a bike or a horse, run a race, engage in competition. Take a workshop to learn something you don’t know. Find a way to practice a foreign language as you plan for a big adventurous trip. Enjoy the day.

November 15 – Moon in Capricorn. You can get your work done today. Make a business plan, a career plan, and set your goals for the near and far future. Let your ambitions lead the way. Life becomes more intense in the evening when you may have to make a serious decision.

November 16 – Moon in Capricorn, VC 3:53 pm. Continue on with hard work and in taking the next step towards your career goals. You won’t find anyone or anything standing in your way as long as you stick to your schedule and plan. Ask your elders for advice. Have dinner with an elderly friend or relative and listen to their wisdom.

November 17 – Moon in Aquarius. The Sun and Mercury meet to flood your mind with ideas. See where you may have acted on the ideas you received during Mercury’s retrograde period in September/October and corrected when you were off the track. It’s time to download a whole new file of ideas from the cosmos.

November 18 – Moon in Aquarius. Neptune ends his (or maybe her) retrograde period that started on June 12. There will be confusion and you may change your mind a few times. Don’t make any decisions that need to be permanent. Let your intuition direct your day. Enjoy today’s spaced out feeling.

November 19 – Moon in Pisces. It’s a fertile day for planting and replanting. Listen to your plants if they tell you they are feeling cramped and root bound. Help people either one on one or by making a contribution of money and/or energy to a group that serves others. Go inward tonight and feel what your body is trying to tell you.

November 20 – Moon in Pisces. Mercury enters Sagittarius and urges you to be more curious. He wants you to write, speak out, and learn some new things. Venus and Pluto gang up to make sure you are being truthful in your relationships. They want you to be aware of power struggles and do what you can to bring any that you feel to a peaceful conclusion.

November 21 = Moon in Pisces, VC from 8:23 am until 10:12 am when it enters Aries. Today is the last day of Scorpio and the morning is the last time for a few months when your intuition and psychic abilities are exceptionally strong. Use them while you can. Make sure to push your physical activity to a new level. Try to beat your personal best.

November 22 – Moon in Aries, VC 2:10 pm. The Sun enters Sagittarius at 10:26 am. Welcome to the reign of fire – let it burn away all your worries. Initiate the month with some outdoor fun that is a challenge to you. It’s a day to be brave and bold and to embrace the new. You’ll have a new perspective on the things that bothered you last month.

November 23 – Moon VC Aries, enters Taurus 11:26 am. You’ll feel excitement build as the day goes on as a craving for pleasure seeks an outlet. There is a need to come into contact with something out of the ordinary. Try doing something that used to shock you but now you feel ready to experience. Call that person that intrigues you and go out with him/her tonight.

November 24 – Moon in Taurus, VC 8:26 pm. Today is the day to cement the deal that’s been pending. You can buy that house or other big-ticket item you’ve been dreaming about. You’ll have good energy for working and for saying what you mean. You can bring projects to completion. Forget your diet and reward yourself tonight with your favorite dessert.

November 25 – Moon VC Taurus, enters Gemini 12:15 pm. Today’s full Moon contacts Saturn and tells you to be aware of where you need to focus your life. Your words can come back to haunt you so think before you speak. Be alert when you travel, as you can’t move as fast as your mind wants you to. Pay attention to the road and to other drivers.

November 26 – Moon in Gemini. This is a good Moon for gathering with your siblings and neighbors to share the holiday meal. You’ll find enjoyable conversations with many family members. Ideas will be as nourishing as the food. It’s a day when you can manifest your ideals and make them real. Speak your gratitude out loud.

November 27 – Moon VC Gemini, enters Cancer 2:27 pm. Visit friends who live in the area where you are celebrating the holiday. Do some sporadic shopping, especially for books, e-books, and recording equipment. Family obligations will kick in later in the afternoon so you can run around freely in the morning.

November 28 – Moon in Cancer. You need to pay attention to your family and to contact those who weren’t with you on the holiday. Chiron turns around and begins to move in direct motion again. This emphasizes your ability to heal, both yourself and family members. It gives you insight on your inner wounds, especially those that spring from your childhood.

November 29 – Moon in Cancer, VC from 7:46 am until 7:47 pm when it enters Leo. The tendency is to have a laid back, lazy VC Sunday. However, Pluto and Saturn both challenge the Sun, which impels you to do the right thing. You will have to face up to your responsibilities and do some hard work. Be patient and careful when traveling and accept the delays and obstacles that Saturn brings you.

November 30 – Moon in Leo. It feels good to be back with the Sun and Moon both in fire signs. They bring optimism, love, and enthusiasm into your life. Your physical and mental energies are in high gear. What ever it is you want, go for it. You feel generous and will give to your loved ones what they need.




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shelf mushroom Vermont. by Monica Miller

October is a calm month. Mercury ends his retrograde period on October 9 and life gets easier.

The big news in October is that the North and South nodes of the Moon change signs from Libra/Aries to Virgo/Pisces. If you think back 18 years to 1997, you’ll get a sense of the theme that underlies the next year and a half. You’ll find new growth and nourishment in the part of your chart that has Virgo.

October 1 – Moon VC Taurus, enters Gemini 4:03 pm. A VC day during retrograde Mercury is a day to take actions that start with re-, i.e., reflect, reconsider, review, and rethink. You can return things that you don’t like, or recycle what you can’t return. Start a project where you refinish, remodel, remake, or refurbish something.

October 2 – Moon in Gemini. It’s a day for thinking and talking, but not doing anything that you want to be permanent. Reread some old articles, emails, and letters. Rekindle an old friendship. Return phone calls and clear your answering machine. Reignite an old writing idea and see what you can do with it.

October 3 – Moon in Gemini, VC from 1:18 pm until 8:22 pm when it enters Cancer. Get your chores done in the morning as best you can so you can relax in the afternoon. Pick up a fun book and lie in the hammock or on the lounge chair and read. Hang out with friends in a casual way.

October 4 – Moon in Cancer. It’s a family day. If you can’t be together in person, be sure to connect in some virtual way with your relations. It’s a fertile moon and so good for tending to plants. Repot the houseplants. Cook meals from the farm stands and freeze them to have good food mid-winter.

October 5 – Moon VC Cancer. The best thing you can do today is a thorough cleaning of your house and office/workspace. Once you clean and get rid of clutter, you can redecorate to bring in fresh energy. Think back on loved ones who are no longer here and make a donation to their favorite charity in memory of them.

October 6 – Moon in Leo. This is an intense day with the Sun and Pluto squaring off and bringing unresolved issues to your attention. They ask you to reexamine your loyalty to your partner vs. what you need to do to further your career. You need to follow your inspiration and be creative in your own way.

October 7 – Moon in Leo, VC 5:10 pm. besides having to do tomorrow’s important work, you can enjoy the good energy of today. Your creativity flows as you express yourself. People like you and what you say and do. It’s easy to make others smile and laugh. It’s a good night for romance.

October 8 – Moon VC Leo, enters Virgo 3:50 pm. Play in the morning. Be late to work. Have a long lunch hour with friends. Venus enters Virgo once again. The effects of her long retrograde period are over now and you can move on. Make a list this afternoon noting all the things you want to do, order, sign, and say when Mercury goes direct tomorrow. Go out tonight to see the Draconid meteor showers.

October 9 – Moon in Virgo, VC 6:12 pm. Mercury turns direct at 10:58 am. Hold back from taking important actions as he is still standing still, just facing another direction. You have to wait until next Wednesday for the green light from the cosmos to initiate new projects. You are in finish up mode and it’s best to keep getting rid of what you don’t need. You’ll find luck in work and work will bring luck.

October 10 – Moon VC Virgo. Today is the day for chores and for doing all the things you’ve neglected. Think of it as the end of the line for your procrastinations. Mow the lawn and prepare the garden for next year. Venus and Saturn have another meeting and they insist you give a hard cold look to your love and money issues. Try not to be too critical of your partner as you see all the flaws in the relationship.

October 11 – Moon in Libra. The Sun and Uranus bring you pleasant surprises today. You will receive insights on how to make your relationship more dynamic. They give you a chance to solve the dilemma of wanting your independence and also wanting connection with another. You can make some practical changes that lead to growth. Tonight is the dark of the moon.

October 12 – Moon in Libra, VC 8:06 pm. Enjoy the holiday if you have the day off. If you don’t, be aware that the new moon occurs this evening so hold off on initiating anything or making any innovations. Spend quality time with your partner. Buy a piece of art together so you can look on the picture with fond memories of today.

October 13 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio 5:38 pm. It is frustrating to have the week after Mercury goes direct full of VC days. Make outlines and sketches and save the doing until tomorrow. It’s a good day to honor your social obligations and take friends and relatives out for meals. Move your furniture around to create better fung shui. It’s a day to tread water, so to speak.

October 14 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 8:58 pm. Work as much as you can today since tomorrow is another VC day. You will be focused if you can work by yourself. This is the day to put into motion all the ideas you had during the time Mercury was retrograde. You can do all the things you’ve been waiting to do – take that job, buy that car, submit that manuscript, apply for the grant or scholarship. Keep working right up to 9 pm.

October 15 – Moon VC Scorpio. Follow on with what you set in motion yesterday. Take the day, or part of it as a personal day and take care of your own needs. You’ll get a feeling on how to move into your future and achieve your goals, but you know it must be one step at a time. Relax with water sports and meditation. Make a plan for tomorrow.

October 16 – Moon in Sagittarius. Today is the day to do your stuff. You can make your visions and dreams real with your actions. You will make good decisions today so enroll in a course to learn what you know you need to know. Make travel plans for the coming months and choose to go somewhere you’ve never been to.

October 17 – Moon in Sagittarius. You need to get out of the house and leave the chores until tomorrow because today is a day to roam and learn. Go to craft fairs, harvest festivals or take a one-day workshops. Take a hike or try a new sport. You have plenty of energy to seek out fun and adventure. If you live in a city, check out an ethnic neighborhood.

October 18 – Moon VC Sagittarius, enters Capricorn 2:52 pm. Have a lazy Sunday morning, reading the papers and surfing the Internet, or, go have some outdoor fun. Save the chores and paperwork for the afternoon when you’ll feel more like doing it. Prepare for the week ahead.

October 19 – Moon in Capricorn. Today is the day you wish you had last week when you were unable to get much done. Find your list of things to do and do them. It’s a great day to take the next step to advance your career. If you’ve been thinking about buying a house or land or a commercial building, today is a good day to do so.

October 20 – Moon in Capricorn, VC from 4:31 until 9:38 pm when it enters Aquarius. There is now a period of steady, focused energy when you can work hard and see the results. You’ll see things from a practical perspective with no illusions or distractions. Try not to be too critical with others.

October 21 – Moon in Aquarius. Hold meetings today to do some brainstorming. There is power when working in a group to generate new and exciting ideas. Get involved in a community project or join a group to champion your favorite cause. Let your eccentricities show as you say what’s in your mind.

October 22 – Moon in Aquarius. The truth wins out today. Mercury and Pluto insist that you find the words to say those unpleasant things you’ve been holding back. As long as you speak from the heart and with kindness, you can say what you must say. Today is the last day of Libra when it’s easy to find a compromise.

October 23 – Moon in Pisces The Sun enters Scorpio at 1:47 pm. The element of water rules now, meaning that your feelings will tell you what’s going on, not your logical mind. You’ll have to listen to your intuition to get the real story. Feel your feelings but don’t let them overwhelm you.

October 24 – Moon VC Pisces. Take the day off. You won’t be able to achieve or accomplish, so take a well-earned rest. Float down the psychic currents of the day. Do some exercises to test your ESP so you know where you stand. Try to develop it through doing exercises with friends. Contact an elderly or shut-in friend or relative and do what you can to help.

October 25 – Moon in Aries. It’s a lucky, happy day. Venus and Jupiter have yet another meeting. They help you see the flaws in your relationship and give you the tools to fix them. They want you to avoid fights and arguments and tell you to slow down and not be too impatient. Give yourself a gift today.

October 26 – Moon VC Aries. Stay in the moment and do the minimum of what needs to be down. Hold on to your anger and don’t let it flare up if you get frustrated. You’ll do best if you work alone. You need lots of exercise today, like a dog that’s been in the house too long.

October 27 – Moon in Taurus. Today’s full moon is a time to appreciate nature and listen to her music. This is the day to look at your anxieties and worries about money and see if you can find a good solution. Be kind to your partner so that you can heal any irritations that have cropped up in your relationship. Splurge and have a gourmet dinner tonight.

October 28 – Moon in Taurus, VC 11:20 am. Use the morning hours to get your important work done so that you can lay back and procrastinate in the afternoon. Shop for local food to cook and freeze. Plant bulbs that you’ll love to see come up out of the ground next Spring. Buy beauty items. Have a massage or facial.

October 29 – Moon in Gemini. Use your mind today and try to communicate all that your gut feelings are telling you. Write that article or letter to the editor that’s been running around in your mind. You’ll be doing everything fast today and don’t want to do anything that requires precision. Play word games and do puzzles with friends tonight.

October 30 – Moon in Gemini. Make a things to do list and get all the short tasks done. There’s a spiritual aura to the day that may distract you from getting things done in sequence. Work on your book or writing proposals. Browse the bookstores and libraries for new ideas. Buy a crafts project to work on this winter.

October 31 – Moon in Cancer. Finish up getting the house ready for the coming cold months. Buy, cook, and store food. Do one more planting of bulbs. Buy houseplants. Call Mom and see how she is and what’s new in her life. Have a spooky, fun Halloween.


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photograph by Gino Mazzafarro, Martha’s Vineyard

Hang on for a wild ride this month. Venus ends her retrograde period on September 6. You’ll be able to look back over the summer and draw some conclusions about what she was teaching you.

There are two eclipses in September. A Solar eclipse on September 13 occurs at 20 degrees of Virgo. The lunar eclipse is on September 27 at 4 degrees of Aries. If you have a Sun, Moon, or Ascendant at those degrees you can expect a big change in your life. The area of the chart near those degrees will be unsettled.

Mercury starts his retrograde period on September 17. He will be retrograde until October 9, moving backwards from 15-0 degrees of Libra. This is his last retrograde time in 2015. He will ask you to review and revise all your relationships and how you act when involved with another person.

Saturn leaves Scorpio and reenters Sagittarius also on September 17. He remains in Sagittarius challenging us with new lessons until end of December 2017. He gave us hints to what he is asking of you when he popped into Sagittarius from January to June. Now he moves on with determination to get you to do it the right way.

The Autumnal Equinox occurs on September 23 this year.


September 1 – Moon in Aries, VC 12:37 pm. It’s an exciting, high-energy day. You will be creative in all that you do so choose to actions that benefit from your ingenuity. You can do anything you set your mind to. You have the courage to handle hard tasks and say uncomfortable things. Start your tasks in the morning. Be sure to exercise in the afternoon and challenge your personal best.

 September 2 – Moon in Taurus. You’ll be fortunate in all that you touch. Shop for food to preserve for the winter. Tend to your garden and put in Fall shrubs. Look for bargains in the end of season sales, especially on clothes, jewelry, and art. Go through your possessions to see what to get rid of so you can redecorate your home and office. It’s a good night to hear some live music.

 September 3 – Moon in Taurus. Reevaluate your financial situation and see what changes you want to make next week when Venus goes direct. Grab a bit of summer laziness and enjoy lying around or strolling outdoors. Let your sensuous side lead the way and pamper your senses with the tastes and smells you love the most. Buy some sexy underwear.

 September 4 – Moon in Gemini. You’ll be moving a lot faster now and can catch up on emails and texts that you’ve read but not answered. Keep to the short tasks and do as many as you can, often many at the same time. It’s a good day to shop for school supplies. Update the software on your phone, tablet, and computer. Get together with friends tonight and play word games.

 September 5- Moon in Gemini, VC 7:04 pm. Take some short trips this holiday weekend. Visit siblings and cousins and the friends who make you feel good. Stay out of the garden unless you want to weed or harvest. Save any planting for tomorrow. You can make some fundamental changes in your attitudes and worldview, so do some serious thinking.

 September 6 – Moon VC Gemini, enters Cancer 1:40 pm. Venus stops and turns into direct motion early this morning. Look back on the past seven weeks and see what has changed, what people came back to you, either in real time or in your mind or in your dreams. Do you still want what you wanted in July? Spend the afternoon and evening with family.

 September 7 – Moon in Cancer. Rest in the comfort of home and family. Use today as a transition between the busyness of summer and the back to school/work feeling that lies ahead. Check your smoke alarm batteries and think about keeping your home secure. Decide what new items you want to buy for the house and what repairs are needed so that you can make the phone calls tomorrow to make it happen.

 September 8 – Moon in Cancer, VC from 9:28 pm until 10:36 pm when it enters Leo. It’s a day to embrace the new and use those odd ideas that have been settling down in your mind. Leave your fears behind and vow to yourself that they won’t hold you back from the excitement of growth. Do some canning, preserving, and freezing of the fresh produce you buy to stock up for the winter.

 September 9 – Moon in Leo. Take the lessons that Venus taught you during her retrograde period and apply them to your life. It may be appropriate to let go of people and things. You may have to negotiate new contracts and make adjustments to the patterns in your relationships. If you do it with love it will turn out all right.

 September 10 – Moon in Leo. Remember that Mercury goes retrograde a week from today so do what you need to do before it happens. Help the kids get accustomed to going back to school and give them a special treat this afternoon to encourage them to do good work. Shop for presents you need to buy and get yourself something nice.

 September 11 – Moon in Leo, VC from 9 am until 9:56 am when it enters Virgo. Today is a very good day to work, so don’t waste it by procrastinating. Your mind is clear and sharp and you will speak well. It’s a good day to try for the new job you want or to hire the right employee. Make your orders and buy communication equipment today. Get the car serviced and make your doctor appointments.

 September 12 – Moon in Virgo. This is the weekend to do a major clean-up and put away the summer stuff. Tidy up the yard and garden, but don’t plant. Recycle all those bottles and piles of cardboard and magazines. It’s a day to fix, fix and fix. You can figure out how to heal some old wounds and help others. It’s the dark of the moon before an eclipse, do a special healing ritual.

 September 13 – Moon in Virgo. The new moon is eclipsed which makes the energy of the day unstable. On the day of a solar eclipse the past obscures the present and there is an opportunity to get rid of the broken pieces of your past. It is an auspicious day for all types of spiritual pursuits. It is a day when meditation and prayers have a great effect. Visualize yourself as whole and in good health before you fall asleep tonight.

 September 14 – Moon in Libra. You will still feel the shakiness that follows an eclipse. Prepare for the coming Mercury retrograde and put things in order. Buy any big-ticket items that you want to have right away. Sign contracts after you review them one more time. Make decisions about handling your investments and assets.

 September 15 – Moon in Libra. It’s a good day to find a balance in your life, your relationship, and your business. This is the last change to negotiate with a clear mind for the next three weeks. Take time to socialize with friends and co-workers. Strengthen a bond of friendship among those you see everyday. Help those who are at odds to make peace.

 September 16 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio 11:43 am. Besides being the last day before Mercury turns retrograde, it is the last day when Saturn is in Scorpio. You have today to let go of dark thoughts and come to terms with what is. You must let go of what is over and done with. Take care of what is valuable to you, both on the physical and emotional plane.

 September 17 – Moon in Scorpio. Mercury turns retrograde at 2:10 pm. He stands still all day and tells you to stay quiet and listen, not act. Saturn enters Sagittarius where he will be for the next two and a half years. Jupiter and Neptune connect and urge you to focus on helping those in need and to vow to do more service work. Today is the kind of day when you need to ride the waters of the day and not try to direct your journey.

 September 18 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 3:49. You can still feel the change in the energy and see that the currents are still merging. Wait until next week to do any important work. Finish up what must be done and start your weekend early. Get any planting you want to do done today as the weekend has a barren moon. It’s a good night to catch up on your sleep.

 September 19 – Moon in Sagittarius. Get out of the house and roam around this weekend. Leave your worries, chores, obligations, and responsibilities for Monday. The next two days are for having new experiences and going somewhere you’ve never been. Find a workshop to take to study something new that will challenge you.

 September 20 – Moon in Sagittarius. You’ll have too much energy to just sit around so call a friend or two and go have an adventure. There must be something that you wanted to do this summer but never got around to doing it. This is the weekend for making those dreams come true. Be brave and bold and have a good time.

 September 21 – Moon VC Sagittarius, enters Capricorn 8:33 am. You’ll come down to earth and want to get back to business. There is great energy for working long hours filled with concentration and focus. Review the numbers from summer sales and think back on how you felt about your work and then see what you can do to revise your schedule.

 September 22 – Moon in Capricorn, VC 7:13 pm. Today is the last day of Virgo and the last day of Summer. Take advantage of the emphasis on earth energy by working as much as you can. You won’t feel this ambitious for a while. Use this day to reorganize, discard, reduce and combine the things that seem excessive. Do something out of the ordinary and exciting tonight.

 September 23 – Moon VC Capricorn, enters Aquarius 1:51 pm. The Sun enters Libra at 4:21 am. Today is the Autumnal Equinox, a day to make balance in all aspects of your life. You can stabilize your foundation and clear up the dangling loose ends. Think back on this past summer and see what you learned about yourself and what makes you happy.

 September 24 – Moon in Aquarius. You’ll be thinking a lot and your mind will tend towards seeing the big picture. Mars ends his time in Leo and enters Virgo tonight. Let your creativity flow today. You will feel the challenge to speak the truth and correct what others say if they are wrong. You will hear some things you don’t want to know.

 September 25 – Moon VC Aquarius, enters Pisces 3:44 am. Pluto moves into direct motion today. This is always a big energy switch that can bring about a major event. It’s best to slow down and do as little as possible since the energy is so unstable with the lunar eclipse two days away. Whatever you let go of will stay gone. Consider which of your visions can be made real.

 September 26 – Moon in Pisces, VC 12:32 pm. Don’t even try to think straight or attempt anything that needs linear thinking. Today is sandwiched between yesterday when Pluto changed direction and tomorrow’s lunar eclipse. You need to float, literally and figuratively, and drift down the currents of the day. Just relax and let your worries take a day off. This is a special time when you can get rid of unhappy memories.

 September 27 – Moon VC Pisces, enters Aries 3:29 pm. Tonight’s full moon is the harvest moon and is eclipsed. It gives you an opportunity to wipe out something in your life that still bothers you and to start fresh. It inspires you fight the negativity in your mind and soul and to move towards light and love. It is an auspicious day for meditation and all spiritual practices.

 September 28 – Moon in Aries. Take a deep breath and try to pull your life together, as it may feel fragmented by now. Be aware that Mercury is retrograde for another two weeks. Put yourself first and know that it’s okay to be a bit selfish today. You don’t want to be distracted or slowed down by anyone once you get going on what you’re doing.

 September 29 – Moon VC Aries, enters Taurus 2:57 pm. Wait until the afternoon when earth energy takes over to get anything of importance done. Continue on with yesterday’s projects but don’t start any new ones. Life will start to calm down now that we are past the eclipses. Start to enjoy the Fall.

 September 30 – Moon in Taurus. Today is the middle of this retrograde Mercury phase. It is a day when your mind will be flooded with ideas, mostly practical ones. Write them down so you can act on them when Mercury is moving forward again. Do tomorrow’s work today. Shop for produce that you can cook up and freeze. Forget the diet tonight and indulge.