The transiting Sun is now moving through the practical analytical earth sign Virgo. The Solar Eclipse on September 1 initiates a charging, bursting new energy this month. Solar Eclipse energy works to wake us up to a new awareness at its best; at its worst it can upset those who remain unaware of the change causes apparent disruption. These are the last weeks of summer and cooler temperatures arrive when the Sun enters Libra Sept. 22 on the Autumnal Equinox. As the cycles continue with regularity around the celestial zodiac the energy of Virgo brings in a discriminating discerning busy energy around practical concerns which can revolve around indecision this month due to Mercury Retrograde. However, it will be a good time for research and evaluation.
Virgo ruled by Mercury is very much concerned with communication and organization. Traditionally, this is the time to evaluate and to harvest the crops clean up the garden and get ready for the fall. The symbol of the virgin stands for purity of mind and the stalk of grain indicates potential fertility. Virgo rules the abdomen and lower intestines both which focus on the elimination processes. This is a good time to check dietary considerations, as the weather changes warmer foods, root vegetables are a good way to prepare to strengthen your body for those environmental changes. As the analytical energy gets strong we can sort through our options and get ourselves organized, clean up loose ends with any project especially now until September 22nd since Mercury ruler of Virgo will go direct. The Solar Eclipse occurs Sept. 1 ushering a burst of energy evolving a new consciousness especially to the mutable signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces a new life is unfolding.
Virgo natives are concerned with methodical action, effort, exacting drive and a sensible attitude. These intellectuals are discriminating which is an attribute of Virgo. Persons born from Aug.23-Sept. 22 are predominantly motivated by a sense of duty and service. They are likely to fulfill their obligations as the abhor procrastination, tardiness and laziness. Most are born with great impeccable taste in fashion and can design as they see patterns quite easily. They are motivated to be of service towards others and though they are practical rather than romantic they will commit to any relationship they feel they can be of service as ethics are important to them. They are logical and witty souls who enjoy detailed work that allows them to use their discerning sharp mind. To them facts should fall into an orderly sequence thus they make for great crafters, analysts, teachers to name a few profession. They enjoy friendships with more intellectual types and seldom waste precious time. They tend to be busy with many activities and projects going on at the same time. They are the ultimate multi-taskers. To achieve fulfillment, they must feel that their work is of practical value to society. Most Virgos love to garden, write, create forms through crafts, or work with nutrition as they are motivated by health concerns. Happy Birthday Virgo! The next few months will be a great time to evaluate your life progress as your ruler Mercury is retrograde in Virgo; this strengthens your energy to put things in order and prioritize your interests and plans for the next few months. The transiting conjunction of Mars and Saturn together cast a challenging aspect to your Sun; this square will bring tension and pressure upon you to make needed decisions. Neptune is also squaring your Sun encouraging you to bring about a better vision of hope and dreams for the future.
Planetary Influences for September
Mercury is retrograde in Virgo until Sept. 22 when it turns direct. Mercury retrograde periods are a great time to evaluate, go over old plans and projects. Research, writing, planning can take on unusual detours. As Mercury rules over how things come together on the earth plane, it stirs up any material objects that are in need of repair. As things do not always move smoothly while this planet is retrograde we must pace ourselves, learn patience as schedules can change without cause, and troubles can pop up out of the blue to trouble shoot, and communication systems can break down. Indecision, changes, orderly thinking is required as not all the facts may line up. By transit Mercury retrograde conjuncts Jupiter planet of expansion and opportunities also transiting through Virgo this aspect can focus our energy to deepen our research regarding networks for expansion, wealth, perhaps helping us to develop a philosophy that is more practical, ethical and earthy.
Venus planet of relationships, values, negotiations is moving through the air harmony seeking air sign Libra. This is a great placement for Venus as it seeks to negotiate, create harmony and balance particularly with negotiations; relationships can benefit from the cooperation that Libra lends.
Jupiter will transit into Libra September 9th starting a new direction with the forces of expansion, distribution of wealth and may be helpful to the arts, relationships of all kinds where partnering is based on cooperation, respect and harmony plus a benefit to legal systems. The transiting Sun in Libra Sept. 23 conjoins with Jupiter bringing at least a two week period of optimism, hope, cooperation and enthusiasm to our spirits.
Mars and Saturday the lesser and greater malefic continue to move through the fire sign Sagittarius for the first part of the month then the tensions and frustrations will ease up mid-month. This is a good time to watch your judgements about others and eliminate restrictive belief systems that bring about difficult karma.
Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn are still squaring showing us the challenges to maintain our freedoms and to change and reform restrictive governments, banking systems, and or anything that does not work for the benefit of all any longer. Pluto Stations direct Sept. 27th this is a powerful station for the forces of transformation ,rejuvenation or endings.
Neptune in Pisces continues to exert its influence particularly to the signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. These Sun signs can benefit from hooking into the spiritual benefits of Neptune; love, imagination and surrender your ego to your higher self and let go of attachments that bring more suffering. Learn to go with the flow.
The Lunar Cycles for September
The New Moon Solar Eclipse occurs Sept. 1 in the practical analytical earth sign Virgo. Eclipse energy brings great insights and changes like a wake up call. We can feel the new energy bursting and opening our minds to greater insights. But with Mercury retrograde best to check things out before jumping ahead.
First Quarter Moon occurs Sept. 9th, in the enthusiastic fire sign Sagittarius, this may be a good time to explore new directions as Jupiter also moves into the air sign Libra and we can hope now to have more symbols of justice and retribution start to show up. This may be a good time for relationships.
The Full Moon occurs September 16th in the mystical water sign Pisces. This can be an inspirational time to revision yourself by surrounding yourself with beauty, music, or meditation on the universal flow of love and healing available to all; but watch out for escapist tendencies. Full Moon energy brings things to the zenith of their development and heightens our emotions.
The Last Quarter Moon in the water sign Cancer can bring a great shift to the many considerations and decisions made this month. This will be a good time to evaluate what has happened due to Mercury retrograde now direct by sorting and sifting what you want to keep or to fix any messes that occurred during the retrograde as they will show up. This is a time of back trekking before the New Moon starts a new cycle. Venus shifts into the mysterious intense water sign Scorpio intensifying emotions, agendas, and needs around relationships.
The New Moon arrives September 30th in the harmony social air sign Libra. This cycle starts off with good positive energy that helps get things moving forward again. Social graces, harmony, cooperation are the strong forces around today.
As always we can choose how to use the energy available and not be ruled by the stars.
Peace and Blessings