Monday, September 1, 2014

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Interview with Linda Mensova - Senior cc in EK



Linda Mensova - Senior Cabin Crew for Emirates




Source:

http://www.ibestof.cz/business/linda-mensova---senior-flight-stewardess-for-emirates-airline---english-version-.html

Written By: Michaela lejskov√°

While you are on a board of Emitates Boeing or Airbus fleet you can meet Miss Linda Mensova. Having six years´ experience on board she has achieved an excellent position in her career: a senior flight steward. Learn more in our interview about the rules and working conditions in this company, or the written and unwritten rules on board of a plane.

Why do people decide to become flight attendants? Why have you decided to become a cabin crew member?

There are various reasons why people want to become flight attendants. But generally there is a common love to travel, meet and interact with new people (colleagues, customers) and learn about new cultures.

Is there an age limit for your job?

Emirates cabin crew must be at least 21 years old when they join.

What are the possible career paths for a cabin crew member at Emirates? Is there any chance for career growth?

Emirates offers amazing opportunities to grow –from the Economy cabin, where all Emirates Cabin Crew begin, through to the premium cabins (Business Class and First Class) and beyond – to a leadership role on the aircraft– as an SFS (Senior Flight Steward/ess), PUR (Purser); or even becoming trainers at Emirates Aviation College-Cabin Crew Training – teaching new cabin crew; and maybe even into management positions. All promotions are based on performance and competence not length of time served. Regular reports throughout their career help monitor crew performance

Are there any restrictions for working as a member of a cabin crew?

Emirates cabin crew members must have an arm reach of 212 cm while standing on tiptoes. There is a simple, practical reason for this – they need to be able to open and close the overhead lockers where safety equipment and luggage are placed. In addition crew must not have any tattoos which would be visible whilst wearing the Emirates uniform.

Who would you not recommend this type of job to and why?

Being a cabin crew member is a very demanding job and you need to be flexible, be able to work under stress and time pressure while remaining friendly and keeping a smile on your face.

What are the specifics of an Emirates’ cabin crew uniform? Do the details signify anything in particular? Why do all Emirates female cabin crew members use red lipstick?

Emirates’ cabin crew uniform was designed to be comfortable and modern while reflecting certain characteristics of the outfit of traditional Middle Eastern women. The red lipstick perfectly complements the iconic hat and other red details in the cabin crew uniform.

What are the cabin crew’s obligations towards passengers and vice versa?

The cabin crew is there to assist the passengers and to meet their needs in order to make their journey as pleasant as possible and must ensure safety of our passengers. The cabin crew must be able to assist passengers in the event they have any health problems. Passengers must respect the guidelines presented by the cabin crew.

What are the standard procedures for preparing the plane for a flight before passengers start boarding?

After landing at the final destination, the entire aircraft is cleaned from the previous flight and is neatly dressed up. The Emirates team also ensures the aircraft undergoes a technical inspection.

What is your role while the passengers are boarding? What do you need to pay attention to?

Cabin crew greet customers, welcome them, ensure their comfort and safety and all this done with a smile. We pay attention to all our customers, however extra care is given to special needs customers (mothers with infants, elderly, customers with disabilities). We also pay attention to customers who don’t look 100% well and ensure they are attended to by ground medical services to discuss their medical concerns.
 
Is it possible for a regular passenger to visit the cockpit? Under which conditions might this be possible?

No – regular passengers are not allowed to visit the cockpit.

Do you keep your own flight log in which you note the statistics of each of your flights?

Yes, I have one. As we are traveling so often, it can be hard to remember exactly where we’ve been so it is essential to keep a record of our flights. Emirates’ pilots and cabin crew members keep their own flight logs, in line with international regulations and standards.

How do you handle medical issues of passengers and how is the aircraft equipped in terms of first aid.

Each Emirates cabin crew member undergoes a first aid course to be able to help the passengers in case of an emergency. Every aircraft has standard first aid equipment; however, in the case of a more serious medical issue occurring on board, the captain can decide to make an emergency landing at the nearest airport, where the passenger is handed over to local physicians for further medical assistance.





Has anyone given birth on board an aircraft on which you were flying?


So far I have not been on such a flight but we are trained even for such an occurrence. 






It is perhaps difficult to get on well with all of the passengers all of the time. Are you trained for these kinds of situations?


When recruiting, Emirates seeks dedicated employees, who are open-minded, helpful, friendly and service-oriented.


Emirates Cabin Crew must deliver exceptional customer services experience on every flight. Candidates should demonstrate:


A positive attitude and empathy for others


Strong cultural awareness and the ability to adapt to new environments and people


Flexibility and the motivation to manage a demanding work schedule


Qualities necessary to live up to the mission and values that Emirates holds in high regard – Professional, Empathetic, Progressive, Visionary, Cosmopolitan


To be a cabin crew member you have to have a happy disposition, even when under pressure, otherwise you would struggle. 

I really enjoy meeting and looking after our passengers from all over the world – it is one of the interesting parts of my job.  

I think the biggest tool I can use is my smile – if you share a smile, you almost always get one back.


And yes, we also have training on how to deal with difficult passengers.


In this training, emphasis is on communication between pilots and cabin crew and the importance of resolving conflict onboard. Conflict management techniques are highlighted in order to prevent any on board situation from worsening.



Are the check-in processes for the cabin crew different at various airports? Are there any unusual procedures at some airports?


Cabin crew must go through a standard check-in procedure, including passport and security check just like any other passenger travelling.  However, when rushing between flights, we are helped through as quickly as possible so that we are ready and waiting on the flight for when the passengers arrive onboard.


How many aircraft does Emirates have? In which types have you flown the most often? What are some of the differences between the various types of aircrafts? 
  

Emirates currently operates 201 wide-bodied Airbus and Boeing aircraft. We also operate the biggest fleet of A380s in the skies – 35 and we have a further 55 on order. Each aircraft has its specifics and therefore each cabin crew member is specially trained for a particular type of aircraft. I am trained for A330, A340 and B777, however with the growth of Emirates soon all of us will be also trained for A380.



Who determines the roles of each cabin crew member on board, and according to which criteria? What are the criteria for determining the number of cabin crew members on board?


The Purser, who oversees the cabin crew and is the manager onboard each flight who appoints the roles. Furthermore, each member of the cabin crew is trained to serve a particular cabin class.



What does the accommodation for the cabin crew members look like? Do you all know each other on every flight?


In Dubai all cabin crew members live accommodation that is provided by Emirates. The crew flats are great and are a comfortable and fun place to live. It is close to the airport and there are dedicated Emirates buses that take us to the airport in time for our flights, which is very useful. Emirates has partner hotels in each of its many destinations where cabin crew members stay. Emirates has over 17000 cabin crew members, so you always meet new colleagues when you fly, which is something I enjoy about the job.


Who are Emirates’ passengers and to which destinations do they travel to most often?


Emirates travels to 134 destinations on 6 continents via its hub in Dubai and our route network is still expanding. As our passengers travel to all destinations via Dubai, that makes it then naturally our busiest destination. Emirates passengers are people of various nationalities, religions and social backgrounds. They are both business and leisure passengers travelling anywhere in the world to explore new places or visit their families and friends.


What does the cabin crew usually do in their free time?


Cabin crew members are from all over the world, each with different hobbies and ways to spend their time. In Dubai, I like to go shopping, visit the beach, play sports and hang out with friends. When we have free time between flights at a destination, we try to explore it as much as possible.



I know that you are passionate about sport. Which sports do you do?


I was brought up playing sports so I love all of them. I like to play tennis, ski, run, swim and my newest sport No. 1 is triathlon.



Does Emirates support the sporting activities of their employees?


Emirates has numerous sport clubs for staff and family members. Let me mention just those where I am a member – Emirates Skiing and Snowboarding Club, Emirates Tennis Club and Emirates Triathlon club.


Do you have any major sporting ambitions?


At this moment I am training for Ironman Zurich, Switzerland on 28th Jul this year and Ironman Cozumel, Mexico on 1st Dec also this year.  My goal, as any triathlete, is to qualify for the Ironman World Championships Kona, Hawaii.



What new things have you learned as a cabin crew member and what interesting opportunities in life has this profession offered to you?


Since joining Emirates I have travelled to places I had only dreamed of before.  Every day is different; a different place with different people, which is an exciting and interesting way to live.  Being a cabin crew member broadens your horizons and allows you to be a much more confident and understanding person, I think.



Do you send postcards from your trips?


I love to send and receive postcards, so yes I do send postcards. When I started flying I used to send 10 postcards from every place I went to. Now six years later I still send postcards from new destinations to my family and close friends.



How long have you been working at Emirates?


I joined Emirates in Aug 2007. I still enjoy the job as when I started 6 years ago.




September Horoscope 2014




September Horoscope 2014

Source:

 http://positivelyastrology.com/monthly-horoscopes/
















Aries September 2014

On September 3rd, the Sun in this sector makes waves with Pluto in your career house, suggesting a nice professional win could be on its way to you! A similar aspect will occur on September 14th, when it will be Venus’s turn to reach out to Pluto. This is a great day to ask for an ambitious new assignment or apply for a job.
A chapter of your life may come to an end on or near September 8th, when a full moon occurs in Pisces and your 12th house of closure. With the moon smooching Saturn in your finance sector and Pluto in your career zone, it’s possible that you get a nice amount of money from the sale of a project, company, or product. You may even decide to leave a company, and if so it seems you could get a severance of some kind. Those Aries in medical, institutional, or creative professions may get a nice bonus too! This full moon is conjunct Chiron, suggesting that whatever comes together will be very healing for you.
Unfortunately, September 9th may harsh your mellow, as Mercury in your partnership sector clashes with Pluto in your professional zone. You could argue with an employer or business partner at this time, or perhaps argue with your honey about all the hours you’re putting in on the job.
Additionally, September 10th could prove stressful, as Venus in your work and health sector opposes Neptune in your closure house. You may feel ill at this time or encounter trouble on the job.
Luckily, September 11th should make you smile, as the Sun in your work and health zone makes waves with Saturn in your finance sector. It seems you could get a bonus on the job, or perhaps undergo a beneficial medical procedure. A similar aspect will occur on September 21st, when it will be Venus’s turn to reach out to Saturn.
You’ve had action planet Mars (your ruler!) touring your shared money sector for a while now, and it’s likely that you’ve been swiping that credit card left and right. You should feel financial relief by September 13th, when Mars finally moves on into your 9th house of travel and higher thinking, turning your focus to this area of life. You may find yourself with the travel itch, or it’s possible that talks surrounding an academic, publishing, or religious goal speed up.
Keep your eye on September 21st, when Mars angers Neptune in your closure sector, and a vacation or intellectual pursuit could hit a snag. It’s also possible that your belief system is challenged at this time or that you suffer a crisis of faith.
Luckily, September 10th is a gem of a daywhen good luck Jupiter in your fun and love sector waves hello to Mercury in your partnership zone, casting a romantic spell you won’t soon forget! This is a great day to commit to a special someone, go on a date night with your boo, or partner up on a creative project. Try to make any initiations before September 13th, when Mercury will oppose Uranus in your own sign of Aries, and you could find your own needs pitted against a partner’s.
One day that’s sure to shine for partnership matters is September 16th, when Mercury conjuncts the North Node in Libra and your 7th house of relationships. Even better, a new moon occurs in this sector on September 24thsuggesting you may soon make it official with your honey, perhaps even becoming engaged or married! If romance isn’t on the agenda, it’s possible you commit to a business partner of some kind.
Even better, September 25th sees Jupiter in your fun and love sector smooch Uranus in your own sign of Aries, putting romance front and center! Nice! If you’re planning on having a child or starting a creative project, now is the time!





















Taurus September 2014

On September 3rd, the Sun in this sector makes waves with Pluto in your travel zone, making for a great time to travel with your boo or work on a creative or visionary project. A similar aspect will occur on September 14th, when it will be your ruler, Venus’s, turn to reach out to Pluto. At the very least, why not take your honey to a yoga class, or go to a single’s night somewhere? You may even meet a sexy foreigner!
A long-term goal may come to a head on or near September 8thwhen a full moon occurs in Pisces and your 11th house of hopes and dreams. With the moon smooching Saturn in your partnership sector, and Pluto in your travel zone, it’s possible that you go on a life-changing trip with your honey, or perhaps partner up on a publishing, broadcasting, or academic project. It’s even possible you go into business with a friend, perhaps starting a company that deals with foreign partners or travel, or one that deals with higher thinking or spirituality (maybe you open a yoga studio or start an online magazine together). You may learn you were accepted into a higher learning institution. Since the 11th house also rules philanthropy and technology, it’s possible that something in that realm culminates. This full moon is conjunct Chiron, suggesting that whatever comes together will be very healing for you.
Unfortunately, September 9th may harsh your mellow, as Mercury in your work and health sector clashes with Pluto in your travel zone. It’s possible that illness or work interferes with a planned vacation, or that a work project goes awry.
Additionally, September 10th could prove stressful, as your ruler, Venus, in your fun and love sector opposes Neptune in your friendship house. Try to strike a balance between your boo and your friends. It’s also possible that group obligations or duties interfere with leisure plans.
Luckily, September 11th should make you smile, as the Sun in your fun and love zone makes waves with Saturn in your relationship sector. For coupled up Taurus’s, this is a great day for romance, and single bulls will have good luck by working on creative partnerships. A similar aspect will occur on September 21st, when it will be Venus’s turn to reach out to Saturn.
You’ve had action planet Mars touring your relationship sector for a while now, and it’s likely that you’ve been spending a lot of time on a personal or business relationship. You may have even felt like your needs have been pushed to the side! On September 13thMars finally moves on into your 8th house of finance, which could cause expenses to go up significantly. While it’s possible you also get money at this time, watch that you don’t over swipe your credit card!
Keep your eye on September 21st, when Mars angers Neptune in your goals sector, and a long-term plan could prove more costly than you thought. It’s also possible you argue with a friend about money at this time.
Luckily, September 10th is a gem of a daywhen good luck Jupiter in your home sector waves hello to Mercury in your work and health zone, putting your professional needs in perfect alignment with your home ones. It’s possible you learn of a beneficial relocation opportunity at this time, or perhaps get to work from home. Try to make any initiations before September 13thwhen Mercury will oppose Uranus in your closure sector, and you could feel ill or argue with a co-worker.
One day that’s sure to shine for work matters is September 16thwhen Mercury conjuncts the North Node in Libra and your 6th house. Even better, a new moon occurs in this sector on September 24thsuggesting you may soon begin an awesome new job or work assignment, or get a new assistant or workspace! If you’re looking to get healthier, now’s also a great time to join a gym or start a diet.
September 25th is a great day to move, sell a house, or spend time with family, as Jupiter in your home sector smooches Uranus in your closure house! Nice!




















Gemini September 2014

On September 3rd, the Sun in this sector makes waves with Pluto in your finance zone, making for a great day to apply for a home loan, put money down on a house, or give a deposit for a lease. A similar aspect will occur on September 14th, when it will be Venus’s turn to reach out to Pluto. At the very least, try to spend time with your family on these days to enjoy the good energy.
A professional matter may come to a head on or near September 8thwhen a full moon occurs in Pisces and your 10th house of career. You may land a prestigious new job or assignment, get a promotion, or receive some press for work already done. This moon is conjunct Chiron, suggesting that this job or assignment has been a long time coming. With the moon smooching Saturn in your work sector, you have double the professional mojo, and it seems all of the hard work you’ve been putting in over the last few years is finally paying off! With Pluto waving hello from your finances sector, you may even get a nice payout or bonus for your efforts! It seems that whatever comes up will mark a big transformation in your professional life. It’s possible that a job comes to an end at this time, but if so, it appears to be for the best.
Unfortunately, September 9th may harsh your mellow, as your ruler, Mercury, in your fun and love sector clashes with Pluto in your money zone. It’s possible that a leisure activity, creative project, or child has a big expense.
Additionally, September 10th could prove stressful, as Venus in your home sector opposes Neptune in your career house. Try to strike a balance between family needs and professional ones.
Luckily, September 11th should make you smile, as the Sun in your home zone makes waves with Saturn in your work sector. This is a great day to work from home, or to work on real estate or construction projects. It seems that your family needs will be very much in line with your work needs at this time. A similar aspect will occur on September 21st, when it will be Venus’s turn to reach out to Saturn.
You’ve had action planet Mars touring your work sector for a while now, and it’s likely that you’ve been spending a lot of time hustling your butt off. It’s even possible you’ve been sick, or spending a lot of time at the doctor’s office. You’ll get relief from this after September 13th, when Mars finally moves on into your 7th house of partnerships. If you are in a relationship, it seems that your life will now revolve around all things “us.” While that could be a good thing, watch that you don’t get on each others’ nerves. With Mars opposing your Sun (or Ascendant) it’s likely that a personal or business partner will be more aggressive than usual, and you may find that their needs trump your own at this time.
Keep your eye on September 21st, when Mars angers Neptune in your career sector, and you could argue with your employer or a business partner. It’s also possible that your boo becomes angry about all the hours you’re putting in at the office.
Luckily, September 10th is a gem of a daywhen good luck Jupiter in your communication sector waves hello to your ruler, Mercury, in your fun and love zone. This is a great time to go on a short trip with your love, make a romantic commitment or proclamation, or work on a creative writing project. In general, contracts and agreements are favored, especially as they relate to children, love, and leisure. Try to make any initiations before September 13thwhen Mercury will oppose Uranus in your friendship sector, and it’s possible group obligations will interfere with personal plans.
One day that’s sure to shine for all things fun and love is September 16thwhen your ruler, Mercury, conjuncts the North Node in Libra and your 5th house. Even better, a new moon occurs in this sector on September 24thsuggesting you may soon begin a whirlwind romance, start a creative project, or even decide to have a baby!
September 25th is a great day to make initiations towards long-term goals and agreements, as Jupiter in your communication sector smooches Uranus in your hopes and dreams house! If nothing else, grab some friends and get out of town! It’s sure to be a memorable time.




















Cancer September 2014
On September 3rd, the Sun in this sector makes waves with Pluto in your partnership zone, linking up your two commitment sectors. This energy is great to make agreements of any kind, whether personal or business in nature. A similar aspect will occur on September 14th, when it will be Venus’s turn to reach out to Pluto. If you’re not coupled up yet, you very soon might be!
A fun foreign trip seems to be on the horizon near September 8th, when a full moon occurs in Pisces and your 9th house of foreign travel and higher thinking. This moon is conjunct Chiron, suggesting that this trip or project could end up being very healing for you. With the moon smooching Saturn in your fun and love sector, it’s possible this trip is highly romantic! Doubling down on the romance factor is the fact that Pluto is waving hello from your partnership sector!
If romance isn’t on the agenda, it will be a fun time regardless, and if you have kids, this could be a good opportunity to spend time with them. Alternatively, if the moon is illuminating any academic, publishing, or writing projects, they are likely to be very creative. Pluto’s involvement could also suggest that you are partnering up on an intellectual pursuit- perhaps getting an agent or publisher, or taking on a foreign business partner.  Since the 9th and 7th houses also rule the law and judicial system, it’s possible you have a positive legal outcome at this time.
Unfortunately, September 9th may harsh your mellow, as Mercury in your home sector clashes with Pluto. It’s possible that you argue with  your honey over a home or family situation, or perhaps argue with your family about your boo! Watch that you don’t get into needless arguments with some one who works on your home, such as a construction manager, plumber, or realtor.
Additionally, September 10th could prove stressful, as Venus in your communication sector opposes Neptune in your travel zone. If you must travel at this time, be sure to prepare a Plan B in case there are any delays or miscommunications. Try not to make any agreements at this time.
Luckily, September 11th should make you smile, as the Sun in your communication zone makes waves with Saturn in your leisure and romance sector. This is a great day to take a trip with your love or children, and also to work on creative projects. A similar aspect will occur on September 21st, when it will be Venus’s turn to reach out to Saturn.
You’ve had action planet Mars touring your fun and love sector for a while now, and it’s likely that you’ve been spending a lot of time doing fun an leisurely activities, dating and romancing around, and working on creative projects. It’s time to sober up, my dear Cancer, as on September 13th Mars moves into your 6th house of work and health, putting you into major business mode. If you’ve been looking for work, it could fly at you fast and furious now, so you may need to put some systems in place to help you handle it all. Additionally, if you’ve been falling behind on your doctor and dentist appointments, now’s the time to get those out of the way.
Just watch out for September 21st, when Mars angers Neptune in your travel sector, and illness or work could interfere with a planned trip. It’s also possible that work travel goes awry, or that you have to take an action on the job that goes against your belief system.
September 10th is a gem of a daywhen good luck Jupiter in your income sector waves hello to Mercury in your home and family sector. You could get some funds from your family at this time, or perhaps make a profit on the sale of a house. Try to make any initiations before September 13thwhen Mercury will oppose Uranus in your career sector, and it’s possible that home needs will be pitted against professional ones.
One day that’s sure to shine for all things home and family is September 16thwhen Mercury conjuncts the North Node in Libra and your 4th house. Even better, a new moon occurs in this sector on September 24thsuggesting you may soon move, redecorate, or see your family. The moon comes arm in arm with Mars in your work and health sector, suggesting that work and home needs will be in alignment. Nice!
Even more great professional news comes on September 25th, when Jupiter in your income sector smooches Uranus in your career house! If you’ve been meaning to ask for a raise, this day is the day!

 

 

















Leo September 2014

On September 3rd, the Sun in this sector makes waves with Pluto in your work and health sector, making for a great day to ask your boss for a raise or meet about a job. A similar aspect will occur on September 14th, when it will be Venus’s turn to reach out to Pluto. Since Venus rules your career sector, you have double the professional mojo!
On September 8thyou may be on the receiving end of a big chunk of change, as a full moon occurs in Pisces and your 8th house or shared resources. This moon is conjunct Chiron, suggesting that whatever comes up has been a long time coming. With the moon smooching Saturn in your home and family sector, it’s possible that money comes from your family, or from work performed from or on the home. It’s also possible you are approved for a home loan, or put money down on a house. With Pluto waving hello from your work and health sector as well, this could be an on-the-job bonus, or funding for your company might come through. Since the 8th and 6th houses also rule surgery and health, respectively, and Chiron represents healing, you could undergo a beneficial surgery at this time and recuperate at home or with family.
Unfortunately, September 9th may harsh your mellow, as Mercury in your communication sector clashes with Pluto. It’s possible that you argue with co-workers at this time, or that a work deal goes awry. It’s also possible that illness or work interferes with a planned trip. Be careful in the car as well, as this influence can cause your vehicle to “get sick.”
Additionally, September 10th could prove stressful, as Venus in your income sector opposes Neptune in your shared finances house. It’s possible that there is confusion with your investments, or with anyone with whom you share a bank account.
Luckily, September 11th should make you smile, as the Sun in your income zone makes waves with Saturn in your home and family sector. This is a great day to work from home, spend with family, or put money into redecorating. A similar aspect will occur on September 21st, when it will be Venus’s turn to reach out to Saturn.
You’ve had action planet Mars touring your home and family sector for a while now, and it’s likely that you’ve been spending a lot of time on your home, with family, or working on housing-related projects. Lucky for you, September 13th turns your focus to all things love, fun, and leisure, and you may even end up in a whirlwind romance!. Leo’s are very creative, so you may want to use this time to dust off some old creative projects and revamp them. You never know what they could turn into!
Just watch out for September 21st, when Mars angers Neptune in your money sector, and a leisure activity, romance, or child, could end up costing more than you thought.
September 10th is a gem of a day for youwhen good luck Jupiter in your own sign of Leo waves hello to Mercury in your communication sector. This is a great day to travel, work on writing projects, spend time with siblings, shop for vehicles, and make commitments. Try to make any initiations before September 13thwhen Mercury will oppose Uranus in your travel and higher thinking house, and it’s possible travel and projects will encounter unexpected snags and delays.
One day that’s sure to shine for all things travel, writing, and communication, is September 16thwhen Mercury conjuncts the North Node in Libra and your communication house. Even better, a new moon occurs in this sector on September 24thsuggesting you may soon start a whole new chapter in this area of life. The moon comes arm in arm with Mars in your love and creativity sector, favoring creative writing projects, love commitments and travel, and adoption.
Even more great travel and higher thinking news comes on September 25th, when Jupiter in your sign smooches Uranus in this sector! If you are pursuing any writing, publishing, spiritual, academic, or travel pursuits, this is the time to take the reins!

 


















Virgo September 2014

On September 3rd, the Sun in your sign makes waves with Pluto in your romance and fun sector, making for a great day to make initiations in love or pleasure. Thinking of starting a hobby, asking that special someone out, or trying for a baby? Now’s a great time! A similar aspect will occur on September 14th, when it will be Venus’s turn to reach out to Pluto.
On September 8thit seems a partnership may solidify or fall apart, as a full moon occurs in Pisces and your 7th house. This moon is conjunct Chiron, suggesting that whatever comes up has been a long time coming. With the moon smooching Saturn in your communication sector, it seems more likely than not that you are ready to make a deeper commitment in love or business, and this is a great day to sign on the dotted line or make a verbal agreement. With Pluto waving hello from your fun and love sector as well, it’s likely to be a very romantic proclamation! You may even decide to have a baby with your boo! If the commitment is more business-related, it seems there will be a lot of fun and creativity involved.
Unfortunately, September 9th may harsh your mellow, as your ruler, Mercury, in your income sector clashes with Pluto. It’s possible that whatever comes up proves more expensive than you anticipated.
Additionally, September 10th could prove stressful, as Venus in your sign opposes Neptune in your partnership house. It’s possible that you’re not seeing a love relationship clearly, or that you’re putting your partner on too high a pedestal. Watch that you’re looking at this relationship with a realistic lens.
Luckily, September 11th should make you smile, as the Sun in your own sign of Virgo makes waves with Saturn in your communication house. This is a great day to make an agreement, sign a contract, or initiate writing or speaking projects. A similar aspect will occur on September 21st, when it will be Venus’s turn to reach out to Saturn.
You’ve had action planet Mars touring your communication sector for a while now, and it’s likely that you’ve been moving around at a mile a minute- taking care of business, running errands, going on trips, and chatting with people near and far. Mars moves on into your home sector on September 13thturning your focus to all things housing and family. It’s possible that plans to move or renovate will speed up, or that you’ll have tons of family in town or reasons to see your parents.
Just watch out for September 21st, when Mars angers Neptune in your partnership sector, putting the needs of your home or family against the needs of a partner. It’s possible you argue with your partner about your family or a housing project, or perhaps plans with a partner rub your family the wring way. Watch also for disagreements with contractors or real estate agents.
September 10th is a gem of a day for youwhen good luck Jupiter in your closure zone waves hello to your ruler, Mercury, in your income sector. It’s possible you get money from a hidden source at this time, perhaps from selling a project or product, leaving a company, or receiving an inheritance. Try to make any initiations before September 13thwhen Mercury will oppose Uranus in your shared money house, and it’s possible a large expense comes up.
One day that’s sure to be good for your finances is September 16thwhen your ruler, Mercury, conjuncts the North Node in Libra and your income house. Even better, a new moon occurs in this sector on September 24thsuggesting you may soon start a new job or get a new source of income! The moon comes arm in arm with Mars in your home and family sector, so it’s possible that your money comes from family, or from work performed on or from the home.
Even more great money news comes on September 25th, when Jupiter smooches Uranus in your shared money house. If you’ve been wondering when that big financial break was going to come, this could be the time!




















Libra September 2014

On September 3rd, the Sun in your closure house makes waves with Pluto in your home sector, making for a great day to spend with family or working on home projects. If you’re trying to move or sell your home, this is wonderful energy for that as well. A similar aspect will occur on September 14th, when it will be Venus’s turn to reach out to Pluto. Since Venus is your ruler, it will be extra special for you!
On September 8tha work or health issue could culminate, as a full moon occurs in Pisces and your 6th house. This moon is conjunct Chiron, suggesting that whatever comes up has been a long time coming. With the moon smooching Saturn in your income sector, it seems that you may even hear great money news! Perhaps you’re offered a new job with a new salary, or you get a lucrative new client or assignment. With Pluto waving hello from your housing and family sector, it seems work and home needs will be in alignment. Perhaps this new job comes with an exciting relocation opportunity, or you finally get to work from home.
Unfortunately, September 9th may harsh your mellow, as Mercury in your own sign of Libra clashes with Pluto. It’s possible that your plans rub a family member the wrong way, or interfere with housing goals.
Additionally, September 10th could prove stressful, as your ruler, Venus, opposes Neptune in your work and closure houses. You may even argue with a co-worker at this time or feel fuzzy about a work situation. You might even feel ill!
Luckily, September 11th should make you smile, as the Sun in your closure zone makes waves with Saturn in your income house. By closing out a chapter of your life, it seems you could end up making a profit, so if you’ve got a product or project to sell, now’s the time! A similar aspect will occur on September 21st, when it will be your ruler, Venus’s, turn to reach out to Saturn.
You’ve had action planet Mars touring your income sector for a while now, and it’s possible you’ve felt like you were bleeding money. Thankfully, Mars moves on into your communication sector on September 13th, giving you a financial break. Mars in this area of life will speed up errands, correspondence and travel, and you may even have more-than-usual contact with one or more of your siblings. You could even find yourself constantly in the car!
Just watch out for September 21st, when Mars angers Neptune in your work and health sector, and illness or work could interfere with a planned trip. It’s also possible you experience mechanical malfunctions at this time, so do be careful on the road.
A long held wish could come true on September 10thwhen Jupiter in this sector waves hello to Mercury in your own sign of Libra. This is a great time to take steps towards long-term goals, reach out to friends, or pursue any technological or philanthropic endeavors. Try to make any initiations before September 13thwhen Mercury will oppose Uranus in your partnership house, and the sudden needs of someone close to you may interfere with your plans.
September 16th is a gem of a day for you, as Mercury conjuncts the North Node in your own sign of Libra. Even better, a new moon occurs in your sign on September 24th, injecting new projects and plans with life and vigor. The moon comes arm in arm with Mars in your communication sector, suggesting that you may make a very important commitment at this time. It’s also possible you begin an exciting writing or speaking project, or that you go on an exciting trip.
With Jupiter blessing your sector of long-term goals, the Universe is encouraging you to orient your destiny any way you wish. And, with Jupiter smooching Uranus in your partnership house on September 25th, you may even decide to take someone along for the ride!




















Scorpio September 2014
Watch for news on this on September 3rd, when the Sun in this sector makes waves with your ruler, Pluto, in your communication house. This is a great day to make a commitment to a person, project, or company, or to go on a fun trip with friends. A similar aspect will occur on September 14th, when it will be Venus’s turn to reach out to Pluto (your ruler!). With Venus in your friendship sector, you may even decide to get romantic with someone you thought was just a friend!
On September 8tha love affair, creative project, or child matter could culminate, as a full moon occurs in Pisces and your 5th house of romance and fun. This moon is conjunct Chiron, suggesting that whatever comes up has been a long time coming. The moon is also smooching Saturn in your own sign of Scorpio, indicating that this could be a very significant time in your life! It seems whatever comes up will be in place for a very long time. With Pluto waving hello from your commitment sector, you may even become engaged or discover a pregnancy! It’s also possible that a creative writing project comes together, or that you go on a memorable trip with your honey or your children.
Unfortunately, September 9th may harsh your mellow, as Mercury clashes with Pluto. This would not be a good time to make an agreement or travel. It’s possible you even get into an argument with someone close. If you must travel, be sure to prepare a back up plan and make sure your car is in working order. Since Pluto is your ruler, you are more likely to feel this influence than other signs!
Additionally, September 10th could prove stressful, as Venus and Neptune oppose each other from your friendship and love sectors. It’s possible that group obligations or commitments could interfere with leisure plans or vice versa.
Luckily, friendships and plans are once again favored on September 11th, when the Sun in this zone makes waves with Saturn in your own sign of Scorpio. If you’ve been thinking of reaching out to an influential person who could help you with a goal, this is a great time to do it! A similar aspect will occur on September 21st, when it will be Venus’s turn to reach out to Saturn. At the very least, try to get together a group of friends to hang out on these days. It’s sure to be memorable!
You’ve had action planet Mars touring your own sign of Scorpio for a while now, giving motivation and drive to your personal projects and plans. Now, you may reap the benefits of all that hard work, as Mars moves into your income sector on September 13th. Just watch that you don’t spend all your money that comes in, as this influence can lead to excessive costs as well!
Watch out especially for September 21st, when Mars angers Neptune in your fun and love sector. It’s possible that a leisure activity, hobby, or child proves more expensive than you anticipated.
Switching gears, September 10th could bring good news to career endeavors, as Jupiter in this sector waves hello to Mercury in your closure house. This is a wonderful aspect for those working in creative, medical, or institutional professions, and also good for any Scorpio’s looking to end a job or assignment. Try to make any initiations before September 13th, when Mercury will oppose Uranus in your work and closure sectors, bringing negative energy to the workplace. It’s possible you argue with a co-worker at this time, or that illness interferes with your job.
September 16th is a gem of a day to close out those situations and relationships which no longer serve you, as Mercury conjuncts the North Node in Libra and your 12th house of endings. Try not to stress if a work or health situation seems to not work out in your favor. The Universe wants you to let go and embrace the unknown at this time. If you have even an ounce of creativity, now’s the time to drown yourself in it. Luckily, the new moon on September 24th occurs in this same closure and creativity sector, and it comes arm in arm with Mars in your income sector. All signs are suggesting that by letting go and exploring your creativity, you could profit greatly!
Besides, with Jupiter in your career sector, you have the Universe protecting this area of life for a whole year- from now until August 2015. In fact, on September 25th, Jupiter smooches Uranus in your work house, suggesting a whole new job is on its way to you. What a great way to end out the month!

 

















Sagittarius September 2014

Watch for news on this on September 3rd, when the Sun in this sector makes waves with Pluto in your income house. It seems a raise may even be on its way to you! A similar aspect will occur on September 14th, when it will be Venus’s turn to reach out to Pluto. These are great days to request a pay increase or go for lucrative assignments.
On September 8thit seems a home issue will culminate, as a full moon occurs in Pisces and your 4th house. This moon is conjunct Chiron, and it’s also smooching Saturn in your closure sector as well as Pluto in your income house. If you’ve been looking to buy or sell a home, it seems now may be the time it all comes together. You may even get some financial help from your family for the down payment.
Unfortunately, September 9th may harsh your mellow, as Mercury clashes with Pluto. It seems you’ll be hit with an unexpected expense at this time, or perhaps argue with a friend over money.
Additionally, home and career matters may be at odds on September 10th, when Venus opposes Neptune in these two sectors. Try to balance both areas of life.
Luckily, career is once again favored on September 11th, when the Sun in this zone makes waves with Saturn in your closure sector. Those closing out projects or jobs are favored, as are those in medical, institutional, or creative professions. A similar aspect will occur on September 21st, when it will be Venus’s turn to reach out to Saturn.
You’ve had action planet Mars touring this same closure sector for a while now, which is an admittedly tough position. It’s possible you’ve been feeling anxious or dealing with an unpleasant or secretive situation, and you may have even come face to face with a personal demon or two. Luckily, that all changes after  September 13th, when Mars moves out of Scorpio and into your sign of Sagittarius! For the first time in two years, you have motivator Mars lighting a fire up under your butt, giving an instant boost to personal projects and plans.
Just watch out for September 21st, when Mars angers Neptune in your home and family sector. It’s possible that you rub a family member the wrong way at this time, or that personal plans interfere with a family or housing plan.
Switching gears, September 10th could bring good news to travel, publishing, or academic plans, as your ruler, Jupiter, in this sector waves hello to Mercury in your long-term goals house. This is also a wonderful aspect to travel with friends, or work on a foreign charity project. Unfortunately, these plans may interfere with a leisure activity or love affair, as on September 13th Mercury opposes Uranus in your fun and romance sector.
September 16th is a gem of a day for friendships and plans, as Mercury conjuncts the North Node in Libra and your 11th house. In fact, a new moon occurs in this very sector on September 24th, possibly opening up a whole new chapter in this area of life. This moon comes in lovely angle to Mars in your own sign, suggesting that whatever you begin at this time will be very important to you, and possibly in place for a very long time.
Good news may follow on September 25th, when your ruler, Jupiter, in your travel sector trines Uranus in your fun and love zone. It’s possible you go on a romantic trip with your boo, take a fun vacation with your kids, or work on a creative or visionary project, possibly one in another country. What a great way to end out the month!




















Capricorn September 2014

Watch for news on this on September 3rd, when the Sun in this sector makes waves with Pluto in your own sign of Capricorn. A similar aspect will occur on September 14th, when it will be Venus’s turn to reach out to Pluto. These are great days to plan trips, apply to or begin a course of study, or work on projects that require vision and knowledge.
On September 8thit seems a writing or communication project could culminate, as a full moon occurs in Pisces and your 3rd house. It’s possible you’re presented with a contract, or that you purchase or lease a new vehicle. You could also hear news about a sibling. This moon is conjunct Chiron, and it’s smooching your ruler, Saturn, in your hopes and dreams sector AND Pluto, in your sign of Capricorn! It seems that whatever comes up will be very significant for you, and it’s possibly something you’ve been reaching for for a very long time! At the very least, you should use this energy to gather a group of friends. You’ll have a great time!
Unfortunately, September 9th may harsh your mellow, as Mercury clashes with Pluto. It seems you’ll hit a career snag on this day, or argue with an authority figure. You may even have an argument with your spouse or parent.
Additionally, travel and commitments may get a little tricky on September 10th, when Venus opposes Neptune in these two sectors. If you can avoid signing any commitments on this day, do so, and prepare a Plan B when traveling.
Luckily, travel is once again favored on September 11th, when the Sun in this zone makes waves with your ruler, Saturn, in your friendship and goals sector. A similar aspect will occur on September 21st, when it will be Venus’s turn to reach out to Saturn. These are great days to travel with pals or pursue any educational or higher thinking goals.
You’ve had action planet Mars touring this same friendship and plans sector for a while now, but that all changes after  September 13th, when Mars moves out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius and your 12th house of closure. Mars here wants you to hurry up and finish existing plans and projects so that you can initiate newer, better ones. The downside of this is that Mars may stir up some trouble, and possibly even drudge up some old demons of yours. If you suffer any mental anguish at this time, trust that it is only temporary and go meditate or take a boxing class to handle it.
This is especially true on September 21st, when Mars angers Neptune in your communication sector, possibly causing an argument between you and someone close. Watch that you don’t say anything you don’t mean, and try not to enter into any commitments on this day. Be careful on the road as well, as you may experience delays or malfunctions with vehicles. Travel is not advisable at this time.
Switching gears, you could hear good money news on September 10thwhen Mercury in your career zone waves hello to Jupiter in your finance house. It’s possible  you get a bonus at this time, or receive the funding to start a company! Try to initiate conversations before September 13th, when Mercury will oppose Uranus, and an unexpected housing or family snafu could interfere with your plans.
September 16th is a gem of a day for your career, as Mercury conjuncts the North Node in Libra and your 10th house. In fact, a new moon occurs in this very sector on September 24th, possibly opening up a whole new chapter in this area of life. This moon comes in lovely angle to Mars in your closure house, favoring those ending jobs or careers as well as those who work in creative, medical, or institutional professions.
Good money news may follow on September 25th, when Jupiter in your finances zone smooches Uranus in your housing sector. It’s possible your family gives you a financial gift or that you put money down on a home. This is also a great time to apply for a home loan! What a great way to end out the month!


















Aquarius September 2014 
Watch for money news on September 3rd, when the Sun makes waves with Pluto in your closure zone, and it seems you could profit from the sale of a company or product, or receive money from a hidden source. A similar aspect will occur on September 14th, when it will be Venus’s turn to reach out to Pluto. These are also great days to dig into your psyche, work on a creative project, or make sexy times with a special someone.
September 8th could bring even more great moolah news, as a full moon occurs in your income sector. This moon is conjunct Chiron, suggesting that any money you receive at this time has been a long time coming. If you’ve felt like you’ve been underpaid, undervalued, or under-appreciated, this moon will see to it that you get your cosmic due!
Even better, this moon is smooching both Saturn (one of your rulers!) and Pluto, suggesting that whatever comes up could be a huge career opportunity. Perhaps you get an unexpected bonus, or funding for a company comes through. You could even sell a company or leave a job and receive a nice hefty payout.
Unfortunately, September 9th may harsh your mellow, as Mercury clashes with Pluto. If you’re traveling at this time, you could encounter delays or difficulties. It’s also possible you learn something rocks your belief system, or that an academic project hits a snag.
Additionally, finances may get a little tricky on September 10th, when Venus opposes Neptune in your two financial houses. If you share a bank account with anyone, make sure everyone’s on the same page about how much is going in and how much is going out.
Luckily, money matters shine AGAIN on September 11th, when the Sun in your finance zone makes waves with Saturn in your career sector. If you haven’t heard good news yet, this could be the day! A similar aspect will occur on September 21st, when it will be Venus’s turn to reach out to Saturn.
You’ve had action planet Mars touring your career sector for a while now, and it may have felt hard to focus on anything but work! That all changes after  September 13th, when Mars moves out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius and your 11th house. You may soon find yourself committed to social engagements up the wazoo, as friends pop up out of the woodwork and invite you to so and so’s birthday party and whosit’s end of summer barbecue. Since the 11th house also rules technology, philanthropy, and long-term hopes and dreams, you could see any one of these areas of life come into focus in a big way over the next month and a half- until October 26th.
Just watch out for September 21st, when Mars angers Neptune in your income sector, and one of these social plans could put a dent in your pocket book. It’s also possible that you argue with a friend about money at this time, learn that a long-term goal is expensive, or hear discouraging salary news from your employer.
Switching gears, love and travel seem intertwined on September 10thwhen Mercury in your travel and education sector waves hello to Jupiter in your partnership house. This is a great time to travel with a special someone, or partner up on an academic, intellectual, or spiritual endeavor. Try do it before September 13th, when Mercury will oppose your ruler, Uranus, in your travel and communication houses, causing possible delays, arguments, or stand-offs.
September 16th is a gem of a day for travel, foreign people or places, and intellectual or spiritual pursuits, as Mercury conjuncts the true node in Libra and your 9th house. In fact, a new moon occurs in this very sector on September 24th, possibly opening up a whole new chapter in this area of life. This moon comes in lovely angle to Mars in your long-term goals house, suggesting that whatever you cook up will be in place for a very long time. Mars’ position also bodes well for any trips you’re going on- if you travel, it seems you’ll meet tons of like minded travelers, and you may make a friend for life!
Travel and communication also shine on September 25th, when Jupiter in your partnership zone trines your ruler, Uranus, in your communication sector. This aspect brings together your two commitment houses, favoring contracts or agreements of any kind. You may even make it official with a special someone. What a great way to end out the month!


















Pisces September 2014

On September 3rd, the Sun makes waves with Pluto in your sector of long-term plans, and it seems you may achieve an important milestone with your boo or a business partner.  A similar aspect will occur on September 14th, when it will be Venus’s turn to reach out to Pluto. Are you looking to become engaged, set a wedding date, or start a company? Consider these great days for initiations, especially ones that see you teaming up with another person to achieve a goal.
On September 8th, it’s all about you baby, as a full moon occurs in your own sign of Pisces and something close to your heart culminates. This moon is conjunct Chiron, suggesting that whatever achievement you unlock has been a long time coming. Were you rejected for a job or scorned by a lover? Told you weren’t good enough? Suffering from illness? Chiron is the wound healer, and he wants to bring you a better job, lover, and health. He wants to mellow your vibe, and right your wrongs. He’s the guy at the party with the guitar- here to offer you some wine and play you some tunes. When Chiron transits your sign you may feel all the fight go out of you (especially if you’re a Pisces close to 16 degrees). You just want peace, man! Let yourself go and try not to fight it. Read some Lao Tzu if you need a little direction on how to go with the flow (although who are we kidding? You’re a Pisces. You go with the flow just fine!)
Even better, this moon is smooching both Saturn and Pluto, suggesting that a travel or education goal may come true for you at this time. Perhaps you go on a life-changing trip with friends, or get into the school you’ve applied for. Perhaps a publishing or writing dream comes true, or you have a magical religious or spiritual experience. Whatever comes up, it seems it will stay with you for a long-time to come.
Unfortunately, September 9th may harsh your mellow, as Mercury clashes with Pluto. This could be the day you get the bill for said magical adventures, and the expenses might be higher than you thought. Try to keep an eye on spending.
Love may be a little confusing on September 10th, when Venus opposes your ruler, Neptune. If your honey seems too good to be true, he or she just might be. Try to look at your lover with a realistic lens.
Luckily, love is favored on September 11th, when the Sun in your relationship house makes waves with Saturn, and romance and travel seem intertwined. If you’re not dating anyone, it could be that you partner up on an academic, religious, or intellectual pursuit. A similar aspect occurs on September 21st, when it will be Venus’s turn to reach out to Saturn.
Turning the conversation to your bank account for a minute, September 10th may bring you financial rewards, as Mercury in your finance sector waves hello to Jupiter in your work house. Watch that there’s no tension between you and whomever you share finances with on September 13th, when Mercury’s opposition to Uranus in your income house blurs the line between what’s yours and what’s “ours.”
Luckily, money news may make you absolutely sing on September 16th, when Mercury conjuncts the fated North Node in your 8th house of shared finances. Since Mercury rules your houses of family and relationships, it could be that a family member or your spouse is the one who hits it big.
In fact, a new moon occurs in this very sector on September 24th, possibly starting a whole new financial chapter for you or your loved one. This moon comes in lovely angle to Mars in your career house, suggesting that it’s you who could start bringing in the big bucks.
Speaking of Mars, this feisty planet moved out of your travel sector and into your career house on September 13th, bringing assignments with him left and right! You’ve been working behind the scenes, and it seems the VIPs are finally starting to notice.
September 21st could bring a hiccup, as Mars angers your ruler, Neptune, in your own sign of Pisces, and it seems you may have to sacrifice some personal plans in order to accommodate all this work.
Luckily, it will all be worth it by September 25th, when Jupiter in your work house trines Uranus in your income sector, bringing a possible raise your way! I can’t think of a better way to end the month!