STAR WISE: September 2014

by Mac McLaughlin

portrait of Mac McLaughlin

Event-predictive, fatalistic astrology is very much on the way out and a new age of astrology is birthing. It will grow in consciousness as we move ever closer to the Golden Age. According to the true mystics, our grandchildren and their descendants will be the first to witness the advent of the golden age, in which truth and love will be the common commodities people live by. Presently, this does not seem probable or even possible given the state of the human condition with wars and hatred dominating the news every day. Yet the great saints and sages of India have made this prediction and when illuminated souls like Sant Sawan Singh Ji Maharaj and Param Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj make these statements, you better believe they are the truth. These saints were not common men by any measure; they were saints of the highest order.

We can teach our children that the stars and planets can assist greatly in helping us to understand our behaviour. We currently look at Mars as a planet of war, anger and aggression. The modern day astrologers council that it is okay to get angry and that it will feel good to seek revenge, if only in thought. This is very misguided information and if we teach our children to fight and lash out, we will not get anywhere except further into karmic debt and bondage. We can teach them that Mars offers the opportunity to show true valour by acts of chivalry, kindness and forgiveness. To forgive one’s enemies and to love them takes great courage and bravery and it is the only cure for our ills. Acts of aggression and anger just ferment more action/reaction situations ad infinitum. When we begin to show some true humility and compassion, our world begins to change and kindness and compassion grows within our enemies.

Venus is the traditional planet of love, creativity, artistic expression and all matters of sensuality and sexuality. Unfortunately, we have taken the sacred act of procreation and turned it into recreation and all that it has brought us is a mountain of suffering and disease. When we look at Venus through the lens of spirituality, a unique picture comes into focus. When we’re through courting and child-making, we can transform that love into a higher form of loving devotion to the principles of service, kindness and caring for all of God’s creation and all living creatures. When we do this, our world will change into something quite beautiful as it was initially destined to be.

(March 21 – April 19)
You are the first born of the zodiac, endowed with gifts of innovativeness and originality. Now, more than ever, it is the time to stay original. Don’t give in to conformity or tradition. You will be guided and like Jason and the Argonauts, you will eventually find the golden fleece. Stay true to yourself.


(April 20 – May 21)
Mars and Saturn are moving though your opposite sign Scorpio. These two are known to cause grief and suffering, malice and avarice. On the other hand, these planets can teach you the opposite energies of kindness and generosity if you choose to work with them from a spiritual perspective. The energy lightens up mid-month.


(May 22 – June 20)
The full Moon on September 8 will help illuminate home and career perspectives. Activity and effort increase mid-month and onwards as all kinds of challenges and opportunities materialize. Relationships of all sorts become the dominant feature as you head towards October. You won’t be lost for words and creativity levels are at their best.


CANCER (June 21 – July
Change is the name of the game and it will be that way for quite a while. Family is always a big thing for Cancer types and now the meaning of love, family and devotion increases and deepens. Your earning potential is very good. Venture out there and see what you can stir up.


LEO (July
23 – August 22)
Travel opportunities materialize to your surprise. A time has arrived in which you can grow in many ways. Your timing is good and others respect your integrity and honesty. You may be challenged and tempted in all kinds of ways and it will serve you well to do the right thing and show some true leadership.


VIRGO (August 23 – September
The full Moon on September 8 will bring home all kinds of revelations. Pay attention to your dreams at this time as they may carry a high degree of creativity. Love is a strong factor now and make sure that you have your facts straight regarding other people’s motives as you could be misled.


(September 23 – October 22)
The Libra new Moon on September 23 heralds a new start in a new direction. All of September will be a busy and demanding time and you may not mind. Excitement and action rule the days and it will be that way throughout October as well. Mix and mingle and share with your family and friends.


(October 23 – November 21)
Mars and Saturn combine their powerful energies in your sign bringing strength, courage and the determination to get things done and move towards your goals. Saturn teaches you to live with less and Mars gives you the courage to do so. Sometimes less is more and I’m sure that you will figure this riddle out.


(November 22 – December 21)
Home, family and career topics are the focus now. Lord Jupiter casts fine energy and may bring an increase in travel and a yearning for a more meaningful spiritual existence. Mars has an influence starting mid-month and he ups the ante and brings on the heat and competition, which you may relish and enjoy.


(December 22 – January 19)
Capricorn, ruled by Saturn, always brings on a devotional and serious demeanour. You may be feeling the urge to delve deeper and deeper into the mysteries of spirituality and the higher realms of consciousness. Inheritances and joint monies figure into the play over the next several months. A spiritual inheritance possibly manifests now.


(January 20 – February 19)
Jupiter casts a fine glance from your solar house of relationships and partnerships. It may be time to think more seriously regarding this matter. Your career opportunities and objectives are shifting and you might be uncomfortable. Keep eliminating what is unnecessary and outdated. Present-day frustrations and limitations help lead you to emancipation and freedom.


(February 20 – March 20)
The full Moon on September 8 brings illumination to your situation. Love and creativity are strong features now. Your career sector is heating up and soon you may be in demand and possibly very busy. Wisdom is slowly carved into your soul and will serve you well for the rest of your days.

Mac McLaughlin has been a practising, professional astrologer for more than four decades. His popular Straight Stars column ran in Vancouver’s largest weekly newspaper for 11 years.
Email or call 604-731-1109.

1 thought on “STAR WISE: September 2014”

  1. “Acts of aggression and anger just ferment more action/reaction situations ad infinitum.”

    It seems that the copy editors missed a typo. I think that the author intended to type “foment” and not “ferment.”


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