The transiting Sun is moving through the analytical earth sign Virgo. This energy tends to influence our thinking since it is ruled by Mercury in ways that help us get to the details of things as this energy is great for working on the practical level. However, Virgo is known to be fastidious by nature as it is able to see the details but not always the bigger picture. The Virgo Sun sign has the virgin with the stalk of grain as the symbol of its purity and fertility. Mercury is the ruler that enhances Virgo’s mental acuity. Being naturally mentally aware and alert Virgo Sun signs like to use their energy towards service and some can really make this an art such in the role of the Butler, symbolically speaking.
Virgo rules the abdomen and intestines so health is a natural concern of Virgos. They have a great discriminating mind, a knack for details and a sensible attitude towards life. Perhaps they are also naturally talented with communication systems as they love efficiency with any work they are doing and carry that out in a methodical way. Virgo can get overly worried and seek perfection at their detriment. Some Virgos can be inhibited or undemonstrative being shy and reticent but they are thoughtful of their friends and show caring in practical ways. Virgo shares compassion and caring by displaying it in the details. Happy Birthday Virgo! This year Saturn leaves Sagittarius in January 2018 so your challenges for realistic change would have been met and structured. Neptune in Pisces can influence positively by helping you raise your vibration with your instinct for service but be aware of its tendency to blur or create illusions and be aware of being deceived or getting involved in unscrupulous activities, always aim for taking the high road.
This month may feel easier than August but may be a bit confusing. Here are some of the important transits.
First week – Mercury at 28 degrees Leo will go direct Sept. 5th which may help you remember your insights from the eclipse pattern last month which occurred at that degree. The Full Moon occurs September 6th in the mystical water sign Pisces. This first week also has the Sun and Neptune opposition which can heighten creation of the dreamy and illusive ideas and thought forms in the air.
Second week – The Last Quarter Moon occurs on the 12th in the intellectual air sign Gemini. This sign placement can stir up our social networking, communication systems are boosted. Venus trines Saturn and this helps to hold and foster structure and security around relationships. Also some ease and flow with Venus and Jupiter on the 15th helps stir up the love energy available to us and smooths out the weekend. The Last Quarter Moon is always a time of finishing up projects, decisions and clearing things up to ready for the new moon cycle.
Third week – Perhaps details do get sorted out this month while at least 4 planets will be in Virgo particularly around New Moon at 27 degrees Virgo on September 20th. This is a strong month for communications, and some serious decisions around the last quarter Moon Sept. 14th as Saturn in Sagittarius squares the Sun. Then middle Sept. 20 New Moon time through Sept. 30th to the last week of the month confusion can set in as Mars in Virgo opposes Neptune making for a perhaps an odd sense of directionless although you may be busy. Some type of confusion around financial issues may come up for USA economy as these transiting planets the Sun, Mercury Venus, Mars, aspect the 2nd and 8th houses of money and as they oppose Neptune sitting in the natal chart’s 2nd house. A conflict between physical urges and spiritual drives is created by this opposition especially for people with planets in Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. Perhaps letting off steam in a creative fashion can harness this energy constructively. Be aware of all the escape hatches and some of the illusions on the road.
The fourth week – The Sun enters the harmony seeking air sign Libra, and the Autumnal Equinox is observed September 22nd we can feel a new beginning. The energy shifts and lifts up to a more active, social, appreciative mental energy. Libra likes communication and seeks harmony with others. This time is my favorite time of the year when the earth gives us a break from the heat and we find beauty and harmony in nature as the Fall signals a time of taking an account of the events that have passed over the last 3 seasons and seek to find the balance that is maintained by Gaia. Wouldn’t it be nice to use this energy to help bring about peace, harmony and justice for all? Getting involved with others of like mind will continue to impact us as we move forward towards the evolving changes on the planet.
The First Quarter Moon shows the direction that growth is taking on with your projects and plans. Moon in Capricorn promotes action for your ambitions. Being careful and methodical is a way to move forward however there is a Jupiter/Uranus opposition and Pluto going direct that can set up sudden changes around those ambitions. Jupiter can aggrandize matters and Uranus delivers the freedom with a punch so be careful with your plans under this moon phase. However, if you need a push forward and are seeking freedom and fairness, here is the energy for that adventure.
Pluto which represents life and death, transformation, evolution purifying and spiritually uplifting the masses goes direct this month at 16 degrees Capricorn. This will help to bring about the cleansing of our collective consciousness in some impactful fashion as it generates new life into Capricorn forms. Already we see that governments particularly are being challenged to change during this time. Transiting Pluto is within 10 degrees of its natal placement of 27 in the USA natal chart. In a way triggering the energies that were there during the American Revolution, sometimes history does repeat itself hopefully in a way that brings about evolution or up levels what we’ve got.
Astrology teaches us about the cycles and changes we face through the art of interpreting the zodiac; this is a way to navigate the changing seasons and signals for our evolution.
Peace and Blessings