Sun enters Virgo: 11:44 AM EDT:
Virgo is sharp. Virgo is all the people who are tired of feeling like the children of lesser gods. Virgo is where the change must come. This may or may not be a specific Virgo although when they speak up and speak out they have something to say. Virgo is about the way we treat the ones who care for us be they our relatives or complete strangers. Virgo instinctively understands the necessity for diversity. That change comes from the margins and is only real if it permeates the very fabric of how we live. The small stuff. Virgo is where we understand that one thing changes and everything changes. Virgo is the enemy of hierarchy therefore has been relegated to the margins of culture over thousands of years. Virgo is a fierce sign. Not fierce in the way of that troublesome character of Mars but rather in the way of a goddess or a Great Mother who has had quite enough.
This year as the Sun moves through Virgo it will make favorable aspects to the planets in other earth signs (Capricorn and Taurus) reminding us that how we actually live on a day-to-day basis matters even if it seems overwhelming in these times of pandemic and cultural collapse. Virgo, unlike most mortals, loves all her children equally. It’s about time.
Mars square Saturn
Maybe it’s a rock and a hard place. Maybe a circumstance that will not go away for some time. However it shows itself it requires effort and strategy. Build muscle wisely. But build it. Don’t turn your back on responsibility or waste your time lamenting that it should not be the way it is.
Mercury trine Uranus
Venus opposite Jupiter
Light bulbs are going on all over the world as we wake up to how things are rather than how we think they are. Justice cries out to be served and so it should even as we learn how to combine it with compassion. Forgiveness is a process, not an island in the setting sun.
Mercury trine Jupiter
What does optimism look like? All those good ideas that have been showing themselves about how this chaos can, will and must take us to a new kind of world. Could it be that the actual purpose of the ‘being humans’ is to make this happen, here and now? Ask yourself how you fit into these amazing times: How you can walk your talk. Starting Here! and Now!
Venus opposite Pluto
Mercury opposite Neptune
Fear of loss is often worse than loss itself. It causes us to do terrible things. Allowing fear to infiltrate our minds leads to mistrust. Write a love poem today – to the infinite ways that loss can find you and the power of love to ultimately overcome grief and lead us to wisdom each and every time.September 1
Mercury trine Pluto
At every turn there are circumstances. Think of them, not as puzzles to be completed and put away, but as processes: The processes of lives lived. We engage circumstance from first breath to last.
Full Moon: 10 degrees Pisces: 01:22 AM EDT
Venus opposite Saturn
Sun trine Uranus
Where do you feel the ache for those less fortunate than you? How is that changing you? As we reach into the heart of the human condition (and who could possibly be more human than you?) what is revealed? Never what we expect.
Mercury trine Saturn
Back-to-school is nothing like it used to be. But/and there are lots of opportunities for implementing some good, solid supports today. We cannot be prepared for all eventualities but we can imagine a rhythm that resonates in our bodies that can support us as we navigate uncharted waters.
Venus square Mars
Mercury sextile Venus
In a way we all know that desire is futile. As soon as we get what we want it changes or it can’t last. Getting what we don’t want is an insult and an annoyance. But we do not stop. Desire is good for art, for discovery, for the relentless belief that we could make a better more beautiful world. So long-live desire even when it frustrates and disappoints. We love to love and will most likely not stop loving even as we long to love without attachment.
Mercury enters Libra
Leaving it’s home territory in Virgo, Mercury sets out to debate and question as it moves through Libra between now and September 27th. Every de-escalation of an argument, every vigorous discussion between different perspectives is an accomplishment.
Venus enters Leo
Planets changing signs are indications that we are changing as well. In Leo Venus burns with the fire of creative expression. Anything you love that needs expression qualifies. If you aren’t sure what your creative expression might be pay attention to the days (before, during and after) when Venus interacts with other planets, such as on the 15th when she squares Uranus. That should reveal something.
Sun trine Jupiter
Mars stationery retrograde
We all have ways of making things work. Some are more effective than others. Be honest with yourself and investigate if the way you are going about getting where you think you want to go will actually do the job. Our visions for the future are only as good as their ability to function in the present.
Mars is ready for us to face our fears so as not to terrorize each other. Over the next month or so the challenge is to figure out which of our fears are the projections of our own minds and which are warnings that we need to take action. There are other ways to imagine Mars that aren’t about war. Now would be a good time for that.
Mercury opposite Chiron
Everyone you meet, anyone you talk with is your teacher. Avoid pontificators if possible. They will be especially annoying, distracting and aggressive at this time.
Sun opposite Neptune
Devotion. How does it take shape for you? There is a human inclination toward it which often shows up as addiction, fanaticism or martyrdom. At best it might be a kind of rapture which increases as we give it away for the benefit of all sentient beings. Ephemeral, hard to hold on to, a great connector.
Jupiter stationery direct
This year of ‘crumbling infrastructure’ and systemic breakdown has demanded that we look at the bare bones of how we live. What have you learned? What kind of life will you live as you step, day by day, into a future you weren’t expecting? Imagination is still a rich gift of the mind. Imagine…
Venus trine Chiron
Do not underestimate the power of beauty and creativity to heal the world.
Sun trine Pluto
The power that leads to large scale transformation (Pluto) starts with the small stuff (Virgo) such as the people who take care of that seemingly small stuff, the ones who clean and cook, the ones who serve. This has become painfully clear. Trans-form-ation means changing the form. We can do this because we must.
Venus square Uranus
It’s one of those days. A day when our habitual ways of expression meet the unrelenting need for real change. There is always friction when the ‘big idea’ meets what once seemed like solid ground and now seems to be heaving beneath our feet. Resistance makes it harder. Embrace the essential creativity of chaos!
New Moon: 25 degrees of Virgo 07:00 AM EDT
Mercury square Jupiter
Sun trine Saturn
As we come to the end of Virgo we could evaluate and then align ourselves with possibilities that might actually work rather than cling stubbornly to that which we were hoping might work. Get real!
Mercury square Pluto
Here we are on the last day of a summer unlike any other. If you find yourself exhausted because you can’t filter truth from lies it’s a good day for a reckoning. Don’t believe everything you read or hear. Be willing to debate with those who don’t see it your way and as you do see if you can activate your ability to be a good listener over and above driving your point home.