Astrology give us the opportunity to hold a mirror up to our minds and see what we think. When you consider the meaning of a sign or even a planet you are actually thinking about what that principle means to you in life. Astrology does not exist outside our experience. For example if you wonder what the Moon means you are immediately in the realm of mothering and nurturing; aspects of life that are significant to all humans whether they conceive of them astrologically or not.
Virgo is a sign that people think they know. It’s uptight, anxious, irritable and precise. Possibly the road to hell is paved with good intentions but more likely its stones are made of assumptions. The main thing you want to ask about this sign – especially if it applies to you or someone you love is, ‘Why , why is s/he like that”? For me Virgo is the sign that has lived in the margins of society. Virgo’s mission is to integrate in a world that mostly respects and applauds those who dominate. Hierarchy annoys Virgo. For a deeper look at Virgo…
Mercury enters Virgo
Mercury lives well in Virgo. Ancient astrologers considered it to be at home as well as exalted in this sign. It is not simply about having a clever mind but about a kind of intelligence that can fit the pieces of the puzzle where they belong; be it mechanical or abstract. If you have a loose end, the next 17 days (while Mercury transits the sign of Virgo) is an excellent time to weave it into the whole.
Venus square Pluto
Mercury conjunct Sun
Desire is a prime motivation for action which isn’t always a great thing. But it isn’t always bad either. Desire justice for all people. Desire freedom or honest government. But don’t expect it to be easy. In fact you might have to trade expectation for precision. To elicit the spirit of the law we must understand the letter of the law.
Mercury opposite Neptune
Analyze your dream; look for clues. Articulate your most cherished longing; once you hear it outside your mind you will have a better chance at manifesting it.
Venus opposite Uranus
Sun opposite Neptune
Having only just named your dream it’s already time to put your heart into the challenge of commitment. How willing are you to step up to the demands of your cherished desire? If you can’t sort it out look for someone to play devil’s advocate. It’s not a win/lose situation. Neither is it an either/or one. It’s more like a seesaw. Remember when you were little; how it was to get on a seesaw with someone a lot bigger or smaller than you? It could slam down on one side when you least expect it! Proceed with caution.
Mercury sextile Saturn
Venus square Jupiter
Mars enters Leo
There are many opportunities available to help us understand things better if we are willing to look in the shadows and behind closed doors for truth. Denial may seem to serve the status quo but we are all living on shifting sands and the status of the status quo is not what it once was. It’s time for the warriors to stop making things worse and return to the task of putting out fires and rescuing the hapless from untenable situations. We don’t need wars, we have climate change.
Mercury trine Pluto
Let the detectives fly their flags. It’s a great day for sleuthing; for solving problems; for exploring the mystery so profoundly that there is no need for explanations. It’s as obvious as the relentless miracle of birth or possibly love itself. The greatest secrets are hiding in plain sight.
Sun sextile Saturn
Mercury sextile Jupiter
You couldn’t want a better day for subtle opportunities that could change your life. The trick is in opening the door to the right knock. If/when in doubt consult your local oracle.
Sun trine Pluto
Extra points for those who don’t speed ; ‘moderation in all things, including moderation‘. It’s not about toeing any old line though. It’s more about enabling the right use of resources and power because why wouldn’t you want your life to work?
New Moon 7:36 AM EDT 13 degrees of Virgo
A new beginning at harvest time. Put serious intent toward what you could preserve that would be of use in the dead of winter. Tomatoes? Relationships? Memories? Peaches? Time is a circle. Now is always on the way to then.
Sun sextile Jupiter
People follow all sorts of diets and health regimes. When the motivation is fear the outcome is not as good as when the motivation is love. Today’s mantra: I want what’s good for me.
Mars square Saturn
Mercury enters Libra
You can drive with your brakes on or you can accept the speed limit and willingly experience frustration in order to stay safe. But you can’t make other people do what you think they should, without force which is rarely worth the effort. Proceed with caution and an eye for the rules of engagement.
Venus enters Scorpio
You know how it feels to contain a big energy in a small space? To long for something that you know, even if you get it, can’t last? Tasting of this fruit can either make you wise beyond measure or bitter beyond reason. “Loss is the great lesson“.
Venus trine Neptune
Mercury square Pluto
Mars trine Uranus
A day for poets and mystics. Who else can contain the exquisite longing and the inevitability of change? Once something happens it can’t not have happened. ‘There are no freak accidents‘. Even so, in the face of the enormity of our regrets we can learn something. We must act. We must take risks and hope for change. Living is an art.
Mercury opposite Uranus
It could be a fight or it could be a challenge. On one side is the rational mind; the social, political reality of the human world. On the other side is the fire of individuals believing they have a right to be heard, to assert themselves, to act. There is a theme here; today is a minor key. We will be playing it for a while to come. If this theme pops up for you today, pay attention, there will be more later.
Mercury sextile Mars
Speak for beauty, art, expression, creativity. Open your mind to possibilities in all these areas.
Venus conjunct Saturn
Venus sextile Pluto
There are times when love is gentle and kind. At this time love is in a tough mood. What matters most is being responsible without defensiveness. Love needs a container within which it can flourish.
Full Moon 7:13 PM EDT 26 degrees Pisces
Mercury square Jupiter
There is an invisible line from here to there. Those who walk it are drawn to service. Some are practical and want to help; some offer love alone, believing that it is the only true gift.
Then there are others who offer themselves in their need: The ones who allow us to serve and love. It is an eternal reality on the Great Round that the helpers need the helpees to do their job. Be mindful what you say to those in need. It’s not always obvious who needs whom the most. Harsh judgments today can lead to a chain reaction of difficult, avoidable situations.
Saturn sextile Pluto
Pluto stationery direct
No matter what the world is up to in any given moment we have an inner power. We just have to tune into it. It’s not ‘other’ it’s deeply woven into the fabric of our being and belongs to each of us alone as well as to the whole Earth. It’s a power to hold passionately. It allows us to be still in the midst of a relentlessly swirling, roiling, changing world. All you have to do is tune into it. It’s never as powerful later as it is in this moment, right now.