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Horoscope: Retrograde Mercury may affect relationships and partnerships
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Thursday, Sept. 8: Thanks to the moon and Saturn at the same place in the sky in Aquarius – and the sun in perfect harmony with the north node of the moon, today is a great day for new projects and/or for new directions for existing projects. The future gets closer. And better. On Sept. 8, 1966, we saw the premiere of “Star Trek” starring Canada’s  William Shatner.

Friday, Sept. 9: Today Mercury goes retrograde until Oct. 3, when the planet turns direct. Mercury is in the sign of Libra so this change may affect communications, especially those to do with relationships and partnerships. If you want a change, that’s good. If not, hang in. The final word will not be heard until after Oct. 3. Were he still with us, Nova Scotia-born bassist Bruce Palmer of The Buffalo Springfield would be 76.

Saturday, Sept. 10: The full moon in Pisces happens at 5:58 this morning and this may be the most Piscean full moon ever because it occurs in the same spot in the sky as where Neptune (ruler of Pisces) happens to be at this moment. Dreams take on a powerful believability and imagination is driven by powerful emotions. Today would have been the  65th wedding anniversary for Canada’s 20th prime minister, Jean Chretien and his wife Aline Chaine, who died Sept. 12, 2020.

Sunday, Sept. 11: In spite of there being a mixed bag of both positive and frustrating influences today, it is a time when the moon opposes a retrograde Mercury in Libra but also is in the same place as Jupiter, setting the stage for showing optimism and reaping rewards. It was Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, that hijacked planes crashed into both towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.

Monday, Sept. 12: With the moon conjunct Chiron, this is a day of spiritual awakening where paying attention is not necessarily quick, but sustains itself all day, thanks to Saturn. He set out to find the northwest passage. He ended with a mutiny that cost him his life and with a river, a bay, countless towns and a giant merchandising empire all named for him. Henry Hudson was born Sept. 12, 1575.

Tuesday, Sept. 13: The moon moves from Aries into Taurus where it meets Mercury retrograde in what is called a quincunx. This 150-degree separation holds promise but it is not easy. Because Mercury is retrograde, it may be a good time to rethink things. Toronto-born TV producer Lorne Michaels wed model Susan Forrestal on Sept. 13, 1981.

Wednesday, Sept. 14: With the moon still in Taurus, it conjuncts the north node and then is given a surprise opportunity from Uranus. It’s a day for big practical change. On Sept. 14, 1752, all of Britain, including the colonies, dropped the Julian calendar of 365 days and replaced it with the Gregorian calendar of 365 days, 48 minutes and 45 seconds. We got the “Leap Year” and a week in September disappeared.

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