Virgo season kicks in full-time as the sun joins Mars and Venus in Virgo on Friday morning. Virgo is the last sign of summer, and each day shimmers between seasons.
Every month when the moon and Jupiter waltz, our hearts swell and the volume of our emotions cranks up. Usually, this uplifts the heart but sometimes it just intensifies feelings.
Slow down. If life gets hectic, sit still, if just for a minute. Summer’s heat and five planets in retrograde ask us to take our time and think things through. Catch up and reconnect with the past, work on old projects, and handle life right here, right now.
We have a planetary traffic jam this week. Free will and grace always co-create with the planetary patterns. We could easily feel overwhelmed or called to protect something important, like our relationships, country, or ecosystem.
Enjoy new moments of beauty. As the sun in Gemini opposes Jupiter this weekend, it brings an ephemeral sense of humor with liberating moments that can ease our souls and smooth our interactions. Underneath this late spring bounty growls a more substantial conversation.
Pollen floats in, and hummingbirds and stray thoughts buzz by, with the sun and Mercury in nervy, verbal Gemini. They loan us the ability to multitask like crazy, but we might have trouble concentrating.
We can be efficient this Friday and again at the end of the week, but this weekend is one to take off. Relax, put the hammock up, visit an art fair, wade through the allergies, adjust, and process under a sensitive Pisces moon while mental Mercury approaches a square to dreamy, confusing Neptune.
After an overwhelming winter, the stars help us get on a roll: we have places to go and things to do with the sun in earthy, enduring Taurus, and Mercury and Venus in feisty, instigating Aries.
This week the stars loan us determination as Mars trines Saturn and Pluto in earth signs. We can make real progress wherever the decisions are clear and we know what we’re doing.
The stars ask us to acknowledge our deepest feelings as Venus conjuncts Pluto. Venus symbolizes our hearts and Pluto speaks of depth, loss, power, and rebirth. This conjunction, which turns up the volume on all our feelings, usually occurs once a year and can help us catch up on a backlog of emotions.
Act as if a pool of high-octane astrological fuel is just sitting around in the open for the next two weeks. If we can figure out how to contain and harness it for good, we’ll have healthy fuel to drive our engines.
The sensitive Pisces moon conjuncts Neptune and Mars this weekend. We may feel washed away on the tide of holiday lights at one moment and overwhelmed by rising seas and complicated humanitarian crises in another — and both realities are true.
A house full of relatives, verbose Mercury now retrograde in tactless Sagittarius, attentions wandering from too much food, and too many Black Friday sales: What could go wrong?
This is it: election week. The stars suggest that one chapter ends and a new one begins. The world has grown grimmer over the last few years as we work toward a pivotal nexus in 2020, when the two planets we associate with power and control, Saturn and Pluto, conjunct in Capricorn.
It won’t be just Halloween skeletons that come out to dance this week. As the weekend begins, Mercury, the sun, Venus, and Jupiter are all in stubborn Scorpio, the sign of the private investigator, encouraging introspection and investigation.
The tough transits of this fall have left many people drained, but this weekend the stars encourage us to rest and recover as Mercury trines and the moon conjuncts dreamy Neptune under a drifting and sensitive Pisces moon. Keep agendas light; find a safe spot to be sensitive. Let’s also carefully place ourselves in environments that nurture us.
Autumnal beauty strikes a breathtaking balance between golden leaves, glowing red rowan berries, and the ephemeral ebb of life from the green world as it slowly goes to sleep in a blaze of glory, resting up for spring rebirth.
We’re at a yearly pivot point. On Friday, Sept. 21, Mercury enters Libra, symbolized by a set of scales. On Saturday, the sun enters Libra and marks the fall equinox, when light and dark, yin and yang, come to a balance. We can use this equilibrium to bring our own lives into balance.
Deep old feelings and primal emotions stir as the weekend begins, whether in response to real events or just the echoes of a memory. With Venus, Jupiter, and the moon all in introspective Scorpio, we may be tempted to stuff those feelings back down again.
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