On Sunday, October 1st, Mars in Virgo makes a trine with Pluto in Capricorn at 7:36pm EST, turning ambition on high now that Pluto is direct. Mars in Virgo is inclined to act with more tact and politeness than usual, and when positively matched with Pluto’s deep internal power, things will get done effectively and efficiently.
On Tuesday, October 3rd, Venus in Virgo is next to form a trine with Pluto in Capricorn, although this is not as pleasant a trine as Sunday’s Mars/Pluto. A Venus/Pluto trine is bound to bring up secrets and hidden insecurities in relationships, which can be destructive if not managed properly. Luckily, a trine aspect has a more positive focus, and if you can overcome any new discoveries in your relationships, no matter how shocking, you stand a very good chance of establishing and/or maintaining deep and meaningful connections.
On Thursday, October 5th, Venus in Virgo meets up with Mars in Virgo at 12:53pm EST for the second time this year. This meetup normally results in sensual and even sexual expression and can be quite charming, but with Venus in Fall in Virgo and Mars acting more prudish than usual, this transit may not be as exciting as we’d hope. Instead of being demanding of your loved ones (usually a hallmark of this conjunction), try doing something nice for others today. After all, Virgo is the sign of servitude and effort. Kind deeds may pay off nicely. A Full Moon at 12°43’ Aries takes place today as well. This is the first Full Moon after the fall equinox, and will illuminate areas in which we need to take action and initiate change.
On Sunday, October 8th, Venus in Virgo squares Saturn in Sagittarius at 8:54am EST. This is the last Venus/Saturn square of the year, and with square aspects there are always challenges. Saturn urges us to take responsibility, which conflicts with Venus’s laissez-faire and laid back nature. Relationship challenges may come to a head today when one partner feels they are “doing more” than the other. The Sun in Libra will meet up with Mercury later in the day at 4:54pm EST, sending a lot of mental energy into the mix, which can cause undue stress or worry. Luckily, Mercury moves fast and is at its farthest point from Earth, helping us to process any relationship woes logically and objectively.
On Sunday, October 9th, the Sun/Mercury conjunction in Libra makes a square with Pluto in Capricorn, sending a tailspin of energy into our mental sphere. Thoughts will likely be deep and potentially confusing. This tri-planet aspect will urge you to question what is important and whether or not you are on the right path toward achieving it.
On Tuesday, October 10th, Jupiter enters Scorpio after spending the last 13 months in Libra. Jupiter is the planet of wisdom and knowledge seeking (vs. fact-seeking, which belongs to Mercury), and Scorpio is the sign of investigation and vicarious experience. Life’s deeper mysteries will be at question, and humanitarian issues likely on the rise with this sign change for Jupiter. Anyone whose chart is heavily Scorpio influenced will fare well with Jupiter, the greater benefic of the zodiac, in their corner. Happy investigating!
On Wednesday, October 11th, Mars in Virgo squares off with Saturn in Sagittarius at 9:37am EST, challenging leadership issues. These two planets last met in a square in January, which had the masses on high alert. Everyone will feel entitled and that they are right today, which is likely to cause a lot of conflict and frustration overall. This aspect has us feeling like our way is not just the best way, but the only way to climb to the top. Stay open minded today and try not to be a know-it-all if you don’t want to engage in the chaos.
On Saturday, October 14th, Venus enters Libra at 6:11am EST, where it is in rulership and the most pure in its expression. While we may feel more optimistic, attractive, and socially engaged with Venus in Libra, there is also the chance to sugar coat those aspects of your life that you don’t want others judging or questioning. Make note of this as you move through the course of Venus’s 4 week stay in its home of homes.
On Sunday, October 15th, Mercury in Libra opposes Uranus rx in Aries, sending high frequency vibes straight to our central nervous centers. You may feel like you have information overload today and can’t keep things straight, which makes sense given that Mercury is the fastest moving planet in the zodiac and Uranus is known for its erratic nature. Take this transit in stride, as its energy will pass over the course of two days. Make not of any universal downloads that may come to you, and keep track of them by writing them down, lest you forget the message before you have a chance.
Mars in Virgo opposes Neptune rx in Pisces on Sunday, September 24th at 3:49pm EST. This opposition will reveal areas where we may feel taken advantage of or uncertain, and will act as a mirror for any deceptions taking place. With Mars in Virgo, you may feel inclined to handle things on a more practical base than feeling tempted to react (or overreact).
Merucry in Virgo will square Saturn in Sagittarius at 10:36am EST on Monday, September 25th. Serious expertise and mastery come along with this transit, but it can be a tough one due to Saturn’s dry and calculating nature, which can put the kibosh on Mercury’s usual quick and fun demeanor. Today would be a great day for getting organized, putting information to work, and holding yourself accountable for the things you’ve said.
Jupiter in Libra opposes Uranus rx in Aries on Thursday, September 28th at 12:25am (September 27th PST), encouraging us to honor our unique selves and to forge our own path. These two planets last met in April when Jupiter was also retrograde, so now that Jupiter is direct, this concept may seem easier to achieve. This is also a great transit for breaking bad habits and starting something new. Pluto in Capricorn also goes direct today at 3:36pm EST, turning personal power and business savvy on high. While Pluto was retrograde, we had time to plot and plan for future personal and business endeavors, so now is the time to externalize your visions.
Venus in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces on Friday, September 29th at 8:12pm EST. Idealism runs high with this transit, and you may be feeling outgoing, inspired and artistic. This is not the best transit for spending money, so be conservative with finances today, lest you suffer buyer’s remorse. Mercury enters Libra shortly thereafter at 8:42pm EST, one of two upcoming transits that will help facilitate enacting personal and professional goals that Pluto direct has initiated.
Moon Transits this Week:
Venus in Leo trines Uranus rx in Aries on Monday, September 18th at 12:27am EST. This trine may have us feeling restless with our usual routines, and is calling for a something new and exciting to take relationships, romance, and finances to the next level. This energy is also conducive for cutting out relationships that don’t serve us in order to seek individual freedom.
Next up this week is Venus’s move from Leo into Virgo on Tuesday, September 19th at 9:15pm EST. Unfortunately, Venus is in detriment in Virgo, as its accepting and embracing nature is no match for Virgo’s dry and to-the-point climate. While this aspect may be good for business due to Virgo’s perfectionist ways, relationship-wise, this aspect can create energy that is extra-critical, worrisome, and overall difficult to please.
Later in the day on the 19th, Mercury in Virgo opposes Neptune rx in Pisces at 11:50pm EST. While the energy of this transit is only felt over the better course of two days, it may have us questioning what we know and what is really true. This is significant, as Mercury will later trine Pluto in Capricorn on Friday, September 22nd at 2:01pm, potentially revealing what seemed unknown just a few days before.
The Sun moves into Libra at 4:02pm EST on Friday, September 22nd. The Sun is in fall here, as Libra, being the opposite sign of Aries which represents the mark of the individual, is more focused on the collective. Libra represents moving away from self-focus and into embracing others and assimilating into a group consciousness. Libra also marks the beginning of the Fall season and the fall equinox in which the hours of day and night are equal.
Moon Transits this Week:
A Venus/Saturn trine takes place on Tuesday, September 12th at 8:50pm EST. This is the second time that these planets meet in a trine this year. With Saturn in Sagittarius and Venus in Leo, you may feel motivated to make personal commitments and drastic changes that you’ve maybe been putting off until now. The Sun in Virgo squares Saturn the next day on Thursday, September 13th at 10:58pm EST. Squares typically provide obstacles and challenges, so do not be surprised if your new commitment is immediately challenged—with the Sun in Virgo, results are the bottom line, so do not feel deterred by Saturn’s pressure to step up in a big way.
Venus in Leo forms a sextile with Jupiter in Libra at 3:44pm EST on Friday, September 15th. This aspect spells good times and good vibes, so get out and enjoy it while it lasts.
Mercury in Virgo meets up with Mars on Saturday, September 16th at 3:01pm EST. This is the third time that these planets will meet in a conjunction this year. Since Mercury is in its essential dignity in Virgo, this aspect is less about reacting from our Mars center and more about getting organized, taking care of business, and putting our health first.
Moon Transits this Week:
Mercury rx and Mars meet up in Leo at 5:38am EST on Sunday, September 3rd. When Mars, our center for motivation, passion, and impulse, combines with Mercury rx, you may feel called to rethink a previous situation and perhaps even attempt to rectify or readdress its outcome. In Leo, we must recognize that we are solely responsible for our actions. This can be a great time for owning up and extending forgiveness, but don’t get sucked into the past trying to make it right. These planets will move quickly and their fused energy will only last a few days.
Tuesday, September 5th has quite a bit going on, starting with the Sun in Virgo opposing Neptune rx in Pisces at 1:28am EST. The heavy water influence of Neptune and Pisces combined slows the fiery and methodical Sun in Virgo way down. All day you may feel torn between languishing and indulging versus getting to work and taking care of business. Enjoy a little down time at some point because Mars moves into Virgo at 5:35am EST and Mercury goes direct shortly thereafter at 7:29am EST. Mars in Virgo will jumpstart any job or project if used wisely, but can also turn into a workaholic if not managed properly. With Mercury going direct, the green light is given for closing sales, making important contacts, and presenting information. Business endeavors will benefit greatly from this focused, inspired, and organized energy today.
The Sun in Virgo forms its last trine of 2017 with Pluto in Capricorn at 6:45am EST Saturday, September 9th. This transit can help illuminate and strengthen your sense of purpose and power, while pushing you to pursue long-time goals and bucket-list items. Mercury re-enters Virgo later in the day at 10:52pm EST, where it is quite at home and eager to assess, organize, and analyze. Use these two transits today to further brainstorming or implementing your plan.
Moon Transits this Week:
Monday, August 21st marks a total solar eclipse over the U.S. at 28° 53’ Leo at 2:30pm EST. During this total solar eclipse, the Sun will be totally dark for a mere 2 minutes, 40 seconds. Despite this short black out, the influence of a solar eclipse typically lasts the better part of a year. Remember that eclipses manifest in erratic and unpredictable ways, and this eclipse in the later degrees of Leo will be no exception. Because the New Moon is transitioning from the later degrees of Leo and approaching 0° Virgo, its effects may impact not only self-confidence, expression, and leadership abilities, but also our organizational patterns and physical and mental health. Interestingly, the only planet that makes an aspect with the Sun and Moon during the New Moon/Solar Eclipse is Uranus by trine, opening a door for progressive or revolutionary change. Because eclipses occur in pairs, the energies of the partial Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius will precipitate whatever manifests outwardly from the total Solar Eclipse. The best way to be prepared for an eclipse is to learn more about the house and axis it is taking place within your chart, and what aspects it makes to your natal, directed, and progressed planets.
The second trine between Mars in Leo and Saturn rx in Sagittarius takes place on Tuesday, August 22nd at 9:21am EST. When these two planets work together harmoniously, all of the pieces seem to fall together with regard to physical effort and pursuit of long-term goals. Focus should be easy to reign in today, but be aware that results may come only with slow and steady work. The Sun enters Virgo later the same day at 6:20pm EST, adding a burst of efficiency to the mix. Virgo represents our natural inclinations to serve others, gather and analyze data, and master our craft. Virgo is also concerned with purity of function, and for that reason, rules the physical body’s health and well-being. These concepts will be the underlying focus for the next month while the Sun basks in Virgo’s high standards.
Saturn moves direct on Friday, August 25th at 8:08am EST. It is now time to implement the new structures and schemes we’ve had the opportunity to internally create. Saturn rules our sense of responsibility, goal setting, and boundaries and limits. While retrograde, we were encouraged to internally evaluate what regarding these concepts needed to be kept and what needed to be revised or discarded. With a direct turn in Sagittarius, we are now called to go after implementing and acting upon these realizations in an effort to gain additional wisdom and insight about our individual experiences.
Venus transitions into Leo early Saturday morning, August 26th, at 12:30am EST (9:30pm PST on 8/25). In Leo, Venus is drawn to become involved in the more dramatic aspects of relationships, love, and material possessions. You may feel more inclined to indulge in retail therapy or make-up sex after a spat. Venus performs especially well at about 19° Leo where it is in terms, which will take place September 11th, 2017. Later in the day, the Sun meets up with Mercury rx in Virgo at 4:42pm EST. Mercury is in rulership in Virgo, and while retrograde, can often carry insights and recollections from the past or the unconscious. Combined with the Sun in Virgo, we are being called to use information and lessons from the past to perfect our efforts in the present. This is high frequency energy that may even leave you with some butterflies in your stomach today, since Mercury rules the nerves and Virgo reigns over the intestines/lower abdomen.
Moon Transits this Week:
A New Moon in Leo greets us the morning of Sunday, July 23rd at 5:46am EST. This New Moon is taking place at 0° Leo, a transitional but fixed point in the zodiac. Mars is only 1° away from this New Moon, which will provide a burst of motivation and initiation to this fixed energy. While Mars can add a significant source of inspiration to this New Moon, Mars in Leo can also lean toward impatience, vanity, and selfishness. If you’re using the New Moon to plan for upcoming ventures, know that while you may feel lit up and on fire during this time, don’t burn yourself out or run others ragged with demands. Ego checking is sure to be a main theme of this New Moon phase.
On Monday, July 24th, Venus in Gemini and Saturn rx in Sagittarius find themselves opposite one another at 10:54am EST. Cold and dry Saturn has a serious effect on receptive and sensitive Venus, highlighting areas in our lives in which we might need to work a little harder and rely less on our personal charms in order to get ahead. You may be called to use a larger source of wisdom (Saturn in Sag) to harness Venus’s scattered priorities in Gemini. This transit is telling us to hunker down and get our act together, and this planetary pressure is likely to create great creative output if used skillfully. Later in this day, Mercury in Leo makes a trine to Uranus in Aries at 12:33pm EST, urging us to think creatively and consider avenues that might otherwise not seem appealing.
Mercury enters Virgo on Tuesday, July 25th at 7:41pm EST. Detail- and fact-oriented Mercury is in dignity in Virgo, where is excels at digesting the finer points and small details. Consider Virgo the data analyst and quality control center of the zodiac. This transit sheds a no-nonsense light on information that is presented to us, and we might feel hypercritical or analytical during this time frame. While cold and dry Virgo can sometimes be a buzzkill because it’s so factual and realistic, there is also great possibility to use your factual knowledge creatively and playfully with Mercury in this sign. Mercury will be in Virgo until September, since it will move retrograde in mid-August, thus extending its stay in its domain.
The Sun makes an exact encounter with Mars on Wednesday, July 26th at 8:57pm EST. This is a powerful and fiery conjunction that gives us the self-esteem boost we need to get things done. The next 24 hours is a great period to use your personal strengths to initiate a project, communicate your opinion, and take things by the reins.
Moon Transits this Week:
It facilitates work on any project and makes sense of any problem as long as all possible details have been uncovered. Virgo is an earth sign, and therefore typically does well managing resources. It represents areas in which we are not necessarily coming up with the bright ideas, but we’re instead tasked with executing them, notably with an emphasis on perfection. Virgo is the virgin—pure and good, but also somewhat naive. It represents areas in our lives where we feel that everyone should get on our level, yet that is ever rarely the case.
This Full Moon in Virgo may feel like a slap in the face for those of us who are brought to the stark reality of our shortcomings. Being cold and dry, Virgo is one of the barren signs of the zodiac. With the Moon, our emotional core, being fully illuminated in Virgo, a factual and abrupt sign, there is little soothing or comforting to be felt when presented with reality. Note that the Moon is more powerful at night in Virgo because it is the nighttime triplicity ruler of the sign; therefore, it is more comfortable when able to discretely operate in the shadows without fear of criticism. Thus, you may encounter more will and motivation to work on your projects (personal, work, or otherwise) at night or in isolation during this period.
Notice that Virgo’s ruler Mercury is both in detriment and fall in Pisces, currently opposite the Moon at 27°. With the dispositor stressed and challenged, any planet in Virgo right now must listen carefully to the messages it receives so as not to misinterpret or misconstrue facts. Additionally, Pluto is in Capricorn, trine the Moon and opposite Cancer, the Moon’s native home, so there’s bound to be powerful changes and transformations attached to this Full Moon in Virgo. This is sharp energy that will likely feel confrontational, but also inspirational in that doors will seem open and options available due to the mutable nature of Virgo.
Furthermore, the Moon is also opposite Chiron which is currently conjunct the Sun in Pisces. Thus, the Moon is pulling on Chiron’s energy, which harbors areas of our lives in which we’re perpetually wounded or plagued. So close to the Sun at the present moment, this may be a common theme for recent dealings and experiences you’ve been having.
Gut feelings are important during and around this transit, as Virgo rules the lower abdomen and intestines and the Moon our stomachs. Pay attention to your physical and mental reactions during this Full Moon in Virgo. Good luck!
Sunday, February 12th
The urge to collect, gather and hang on will be juxtaposed by wanting to break loose to abandon when the Moon in Venus and Neptune in Pisces oppose one another at 4:42am EST. Throughout the day, you may feel like you have nothing to do and everything to do at the same time, and either way, you have no idea where to begin. You may be captivated by daydreams all while knowing that you have things to do and boxes to check. Taxes, bills, debts obed, people to call back. You may feel vindicated in tallying points in your relationships today and feeling as though not only are you the hardest worker in the office, but you’re never recognized for it.
Monday, February 13th
Today will be more productive as Saturn in Sagittarius enters the picture and confronts the Moon in Virgo at 7:36am, shaking us awake and realigning us with our goals. You may feel like you’re back on the bandwagon and ready to conquer the world, though you better have all your ducks in a row. The Moon enters Libra later in the afternoon at 3:34pm, suggesting that increased balance is available if used properly.
Tuesday, February 14th
When the Moon in Libra opposes Venus in Aries at 5:51am EST today, it makes for a somewhat foreboding Valentine’s day. While you may feel like nothing is more important than being in good company today, Venus struggles to operate in Aries. There may be missed opportunities for compliments, and even an increased possibility of forgetful or tardy valentines. Lashing out may feel right but may prove to be wrong if you find yourself in this situation.
Wednesday, February 15th
If you needed a mulligan for yesterday’s romantic mishaps, today would be the day. The entire day is an opportunity period once the Moon opposes Uranus at 9:01am EST until it enters Scorpio tomorrow morning at 1:41am EST. The Moon later aligns with Jupiter in Libra at 11:54am, promising energetic opportunity and productivity in relationships. We are keen how we encounter the outside world in relation to our friends and family. The Moon sextiles Saturn at 5:30pm EST, so any plans being made are in a good position to be executed or built upon.
Thursday, February 16th
The Moon enters Scorpio today at 1:41am EST, welcoming any information that needs to be acted upon when Mercury in Aquarius sextiles Mars in Aries. Don’t be surprised if politics have you fired up today. You may feel drawn to mobilize toward your particular cause, or perhaps even discover a new cause. This may translate into trying something new or doing something a different way than usual. See where you can go today both mentally and physically.
Friday, February 17th
The Moon in Scorpio makes its last hard goodbye with Mercury in Aquarius is 9:18am EST, then enters an opportunity period before sextiling Pluto in Capricorn at 2:38pm EST. You may feel deeply affected by words or messages that are harboring truth and new ideas today, to the point that you fall into a blackhole of clickbait. Enjoy it for today, but make sure that it’s feeding your soul if you continue to engage.
Saturday, February 18th
The Sun moves into Pisces today at 6:31am EST, bringing in a spiritual and enlightened overall vibe. The general atmosphere may feel more relaxed and a lot more creative. We’re aware of others and may be prone to random acts of kindness. The Moon goes into Sagittarius at 1:52pm EST, adding to the optimism and stoking a sense of adventure and development of inner philosophy. Spiritual growth and development will feel just as satisfying as a night out today.
The new moon is the phase in which the moon is closest to the sun and remains mostly obscured. It is accumulating light, offering the possibility of growth for our plans and ideas leading into the full moon. New moons are opportune times for establishing intentions for growth, improvement, and expansion and committing to acting upon these intentions.
The new moon enters Scorpio on Wednesday, November 11th at 12:47pm EST in 19 degrees Scorpio. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto which is currently in Capricorn. Capricorn is the cardinal sign that rules work, achievements, and practicality. This new moon is an excellent time to use the intrinsic properties of Scorpio combined with the initiative energies of cardinal Capricorn to dig deep and identify areas in which you can personally excel, challenge yourself, and move forward. Give yourself permission to indulge a little, as you might feel you’ve been overworked or extra challenged with something lately. Now is a good time to evaluate what is not serving you or what is holding you back and let it go. Recognize that sometimes slow and steady wins this race.
The moon is also conjunct Mercury, the planet of communication and awareness. Thoughts and motivations may become more introverted and penetrating. Seek intellectual stimulation through probing thought, inquisition, and self-reflection. Reevaluate how you communicate with yourself and devote some time to internal nurturing and rejuvenation. Conversations with others may tend to be deep. The motivational energies of Scorpio may also help keep thoughts focused and interest high, as Mercury’s energy can tend to be somewhat erratic.
Finally, the moon is sextile Jupiter in Virgo, the planet of expansion and the sign of analysis. Opportunity is everywhere, so get organized! Now is a great time to identify practical and meaningful ways to improve ourselves, feed our brains, and stoke the fire in our souls!
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