AstroWeathers | The Week Ahead | Bonus First Quarter Moon in Sagittarius

Astrological Forecast for the week of September 18-24, 2023. It's gonna be a busy week. The Sun in Virgo Opposes Neptune Retrograde in Pisces, and then The Sun Trines Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn. The Moon will bring us a BONUS First Quarter Moon in Sagittarius and then quickly move into Libra along with The Sun;  initiating the Autumnal Equinox. Venus will continue through its Exit Shadow Phase in the Sign of Leo creating another Trine to Chiron (also Retrograde) in Aries. Mars in Libra will end the week by sending an Opposition to that Chiron, Rx in Aries. 

astrology chart of the the week

Here's a list of this week's planetary and Moon transits this week.  

For more details, watch the Weekly Video OR listen to the new Podcast! 

This Week's Video didn't post. Apologies for the tech issues, I am tryin to figure out what happened.

Virgo Season

The Sun moved into Virgo at 2:02 pst on August 23, 2023. 


We made it thru our first week of Virgo Season! 


How y'all doing? What did you learn in your prep and review WeRK last week? 

Libra Season

The Sun will move from Virgo to Libra at 23:49pst on September 22, 2023.  


Let's get ready for the Autumnal Equinox together! The Sun reaches it's Last Quarter Phase in the annual cycle and we begin the journey back into The Dark. Libra Season is our last big celebration before we get back to WeRK preparing for the Winter ahead. 



MoonScopes | Where Is The Moon?!

WTF is a MoonScope?

This week The Moon will be in Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Capricorn this week.


The Moon will move through a BONUS First Quarter Moon Phase in Sagittarius this week.


What Houses will The Moon light up in your chart? Notice what Houses are being traveled in your chart to see where you may be more emotional or intuitive this week. It's also valuable to notice what planets in your natal chart will be illuminated by The Moon

Virgo Sun | SCORPIO MOON |



A Magical microscope that sees into our soul, analyzing our ShadowWeRK and making a plan to heal us by moving us through that darkness with surgical precision. 





“This is a unique opportunity for a second chance at the same process. Take it.” Sagittarius First Quarter Moon  Ritual… 




2023 SEPTEMBER 22 @ 12:31 pst




2023 SEPTEMBER 22-24



Because of the bonus First Quarter Moon in Sagittarius we won't see the First Quarter Moon in Capricorn until October 21, 2023. 


This lunation is split between the Virgo Sun And Libra Sun. Look back at the last time The Moon was in Capricorn in Virgo Season ( 8/26-28). What was up for you then?  The second Moon we get each Sun Season can bring an interesting reflection opportunity, should we decide to look back for the messages and gifts. This is a strong lunation for observation, organization, and creating order in your life. Use it to prepare for Libra Season.


MAGICmooning | This Week's Moon Phase & Ritual


The Last Quarter Moon is a time of Surrender & Release. The Full Moon WeRK you did last week was powerful & the Last Quarter Moon is a time to take action on releasing the blocks that you discovered need to GTFO during the Full Moon Ritual. It’s okay if you check back & find that not everything is ready to be released. Trust your instincts. This Moon invites you to prepare the Compost that will brew into fuel during the Dark Moon & feed the Seeds of your Intentions in the New Moon. 

The Virgo Season Moon Rituals are live

How was your annual lunar cleanse? 

THIS WEEK: BONUS | First Quarter Moon in Sagittarius | September 22, 2023 | 12:31pst | 29º32'

THOUGHT & JOURNAL PROMPTS: Now that you've come to the end of the lunation cycle in Virgo Season AND you got this BONUS First Quarter Moon to activate your New Moon Virgo WeRK what will you do with this opportunity to reevaluate what you've learned about expressing your Emotions? How will you be of service to others or enhance your WeRK in the world with your new skills and awareness? Who will you be now? How will you embody your Emotions in a healthy way?


SweetAstro Collective  | UPDATES, prep tools, how-to videos, & more…

The SweetAstro WeRKbooks | Fourth Edition

Everything you need to know about the SweetAstro WeRKbook can be found here. 


The Last Threshold Pathway in this BETA TEST Cycle Is Here! The SweetAstroWeRKbook 4.0!!


I love this FINAL BETA test version of the WeRKbook y'all! It's been a year in the making and the intenSion is to launch officially in Capricorn Season. Thank you to everyone who has participated and shared feedback, suggestions, confusions, and struggles with me. YOU made this WeRKbook too! 


If you order now you won't be able to get the hard copy of WeRKbook delivered before Libra Season rolls in. You will automatically get the digital version however so if you've been curious about following along with the SweetAstro WeRK, I highly recommend giving the digital option a try. Of course you can still order the physical copy and do your catch-up WeRK too. OR start in Scorpio Season. If you have questions let me know. 

NEW WeRKBOOKS Now Available!

I've released a NEW version of the SweetAstro Collective WeRKbooks! 


This is a lite version of the SweetAstro WeRKbook called the MOONlite WeRKbook.


It's similar but simplified, focusing on only Sun & Moon transits to your chart. It still has weekly journal pages (but fewer) as well as prep pages for Moon Rituals, divination pages, three Sun Seasons, and one Quarterly prep page too. 


It's still a Magical planner for the next three months so please check it out! This will be part of the last round of WeRKbook BETA testing so I appreciate everyone who has been participating & sharing feedback so far. 


Who is this WeRKbook for? If you found the SweetAstro WeRKbook to be too complicated or intense for your current lifestyle this WeRKbook may be a better starting point for you. It's also more gentle for those of you who don't have as much Astrology experience. 


The MOONlite WeRKbook is also available for the first time DIGITALLY. So, if you've been wanting to try out a paperless version of the WeRKbook offerings, now is your chance. 


I look forward to your feedback and if you'd like to share this with your peeps you are more than welcome to do that AND thanks in advance for helping me grow the test audience. I know there is a group of you doing this like a book club and I've heard great things about doing this WeRK with accountability buddies (so fun!)


Of course, the full SweetAstro WeRKbook 4.0 will also be available (launching 9/6) so look out for that if you want to keep going on that trajectory. 


Click the links below to get your copy of the MOONlite WeRKbook…

Don't forget to check in on your Mercury Retrograde in Virgo WeRK! 


How's it been going for you? Now that we've reached the Direct Station this week we will see Mercury move back over the same degrees of this cycle for a third and final time. It's time to review the whole cycle again. 


What happened for YOU during the Ingress Shadow Period? You may start to notice that the important clues and signals that Mercury sends during the Retrograde Period are finally starting to make sense. Whatever the Retrograde revealed to you will start to be revealed too. As we move through the Exit Shadow Phase we can start to integrate and activate the lessons we've learned. Take the time to review the WeRK, you are worth it.  Let me know if you need any help with this technique!

MERCURY retrograde | VIRGO


Enters Shadow 

|8/4/2023 @ 8º Virgo


Stations Retrograde 

|8/24/2023 @ 21º Virgo


Stations Direct 

|9/15/2023 @ 8º Virgo


Exits Shadow 

|9/30/2023 @ 21º Virgo

Venus Retrograde in Leo | REFLECTION REMINDER!


 Well, Venus has slowed, stopped, and will now be moving forward - ever so slowly - in Leo. This is our chance to see how some of our Entry Shadow and Retrograde lessons can be integrated into this final Shadow Phase until October 7th when this cycle ends. 


Where's the value babes? 


Venus Retrograde in Leo Timeline


Enters Rx Shadow June 20 at 12º 

Stations Retrograde July 23 at 28º 


CORRECTED>>Stations Direct September 3 at 12º 


Exits Rx Shadow October 7 at 28º  


GENERAL U P D A T E S  | announcements, events & special offerings…

My Astrology Calendar is Open

A reminder that a few spots are open in my Autumn Season calendar too (September 23 - December 20th). There are even more Winter Season dates open between December 21-March 20. 


I hope you'll be able to find a date that works for you to schedule a session soon.


OH AND… I have five Membership spots open for Winter Season SO… if you want to get in a Membership package for the New Year you'll want to book your Intake Session ASAP. I do have payment plans and special offers available so reach out if want to know more about those options.  

TAROT CARD OF THE WEEK: Seven of Pentacles, Reversed. 

RECAP ON THE CARD OF THE WEEK: Since I always think of Tarot as the most Virgo Tool ever I thought it would be fun to pull a card for each week during the rest of the Mercury Retrograde Cycle, especially since it's rolling thru Virgo and doing all this weird shit to me. 


I also thought it would be fun NOT to talk about or share any interpretations of the cards. Instead, I invite YOU to do some research about the card and how it relates to your week. Add this to your journaling and notes. I'll do the same. Then, after this cycle is done I'll lay them all out and we can see if there's a bigger message or interesting pattern there. Sound fun? 








Personal Updates:


This post has taken me all week to put together. Those drugs they use for surgery are no joke and they definitely hit me harder than they did the last time I had surgery (but that was 11 years ago so makes sense!). Everything went well and I am healing each day. I am so happy with the results. Thanks for all the well wishes and gifts! I am so grateful. And thanks for your patience in getting this post out into the world. I've learned so much about this process and the shifts I want to make after struggling through the WeRK this week. I am looking forward to this last BETA test period. 


If you have ANY feedback to share on how you've engaged with this content, I'd love, love, love to hear it. Click the link below to leave me some anonymous feedback. I can't say thank you enough. 



I will be at some IRL events in September if you want to come see me...


  • Meet The Author 9/22 Come meet Alyssa Zander and grab your copy of Healing The Mother Wound - y'all this book is Magical. It is  a Magical Spell. It is such a wise thing to align with as we move from Virgo to Libra Season! Ugh. I love it.


  • Upper Left Ladies Summit Mini Event 9/24 This is a Magical Networking/Biz Owner Collective. If you own a business and you're looking for a community of weirdos and woo babes this is a great place to check out.


  • Give Grief A Voice Gala, Buzzy's Bees Annual Art Reveal & Fundraiser 9/30 Join us for an evening gathering of love, art, and camaraderie at The Greatroom in Beaverton, Oregon as we unveil the commissioned art pieces inspired by the 10 families who shared their stories with our Give Grief a Voice project this year. I will be sharing two new pieces I created for Buzzy's Bee's families this year. I would love to see some familiar faces AND show you that loss and grief that is shared is powerful healing that leads us to unexpected places of hope, joy, and connection.



I also invite you to take a deeper look at Buzzy's Bees. This is the Death and Grief WeRK I am doing and it's so precious.  If you have the privilege of giving end-of-year gifts OR you want to find ways to help this impactful organization, please do. Here is a link to view all the art they've created for families over the last five years. See if you can figure out which are mine; there are 11 of mine in the mix (PS: You'll be surprised because almost every single piece is different and that's because the kiddos heavily influence every piece!).  




I can't wait to see all these new (and familiar faces) that are booking into my calendar again. I am so excited to move into Autumn and Winter using all these new Magical Tools and Gifts that I've discovered in my 12th House year. My Magic is so fucking real and it's such an honor to share these gifts with y'all. 



I hope that the Autumn energy brings you many Magical Gifts and Tools also. I look forward to hearing from y'all and connecting again in the Dark Seasons. 


Much Love MoonBeams, 


xo, d

My FQ Moon in Sagittarius Moon Ritual Sigils from my Moon Ritual WeRK on 8/24/23 
My Virgo Season Desk Altar & Moon Ritual Sigils Charging in the Moonlight! 
My Full Moon in Pisces Water Getting Ready to Charge in the Moonlight! 
My Virgo Season Desk Altar Now Holding My Full Moon In Pisces Water Until the LQ Moon

I love when y'all share photos of your Moon Rituals and your WeRK in your WeRKbooks!

I actually made a reel on IG about preparing for the Full Moon in Pisces. If y'all want to share your Moon WeRK process or images… I always love to see them! 

If you haven't checked out the Moon Rituals yet, I hope you'll get in there and soak up some of the Magic that's flowing through me to y'all.

The Virgo Season Moon Rituals are always big for me! Must be because I have Virgo in the House of the Goddess (3rd House)

I am so grateful for all the feedback and suggestions. If you'd like to share please click the Give Feedback button. 

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