Get to work. That’s what we’re told today by Sun and Mercury in industrious, nervy, Mercury-ruled Virgo. September is prime time for all things that involve thinking, planning, mapping, expressing, or moving as Mercury, the great communicator, appears to move fast and won’t go retrograde until Oct 21.
We can find the right words and execute our plans swiftly and efficiently. Because our competition, and people we disagree with vehemently, are also getting busy, it is important to speak up and act on all things important to us. Events happen fast once a plan is in place, so do not dilly-dally.
Notice labor news and place job applications. If we want to promote our work, let’s let them know how we can help them solve problems and improve their work. While this energy may be a fabulous way to start a semester, we can get in trouble if we get stuck in our heads and separate our head from our heart. Our minds may be working over times, so to keep them out of trouble, and prevent the unproductive Virgoan habit of worrying about worry worrying, we need to keep give our brains something worthy to chew upon. Let’s also choose to lean into the compassionate heart of Virgo versus its critical edge. Be kind with one another, and kind in one’s introspection. Keep the mind, body, and soul integrated, and this Virgo energy works for us.
We may not be able to move forward as quickly as we’d like as Mars and Saturn square (peaking Monday, but felt throughout the week) because we cannot get everyone to agree (as we’ll tend to split opinions along generational or political lines) or because the technical end needs to be hammered out, but the delays may prove helpful in the long run, helping us build more solid foundations and prevent serious mistakes.
Today, edit less and do more; move plans forward in a positive and concrete way under the Virgo Moon and as the Sun sextiles cheerful Jupiter. The mood shifts pleasantly as the Moon enters sociable Libra in the evening and lingers there over the weekend. Be very careful about criticizing people this weekend, trust their own self- analysis is working overtime; keep the critique pointed at world events, and speak up. That Mars-Saturn square will help us get work done, but can also make it feel like we have to choose between what we want and what we need to do. Work through practical frustrations gently and evenly, and find a healthy compromise.
Mercury enters sociable, fairness-seeking Libra on Monday and opens up the conversation. But next week some difficult aspects will stir our hearts. Venus enters Scorpio on Wednesday and deepens our feelings. It is passionate and focused, but can bring out a possessive, resentful, territorial streak and bring up revenge fantasies in response to old sadness. Just as we’re facing a show-down in Syria and just in time for the 9/11 anniversary; this could be dangerous. It helps to have a place to put the feelings, a reason to cry; find healthy ways of expressing feelings so they do not turn inwards and brood. We begin some very deep personal work.
As Mercury enters egalitarian, peace-loving Libra on Monday, Venus enters broody, determined Scorpio on Tuesday, along with this week’ Mars-Saturn Square, our country as a whole is asked some bigger questions about our responsibility (Saturn) as a guardian (Mars) to encourage what is or is not fair (Libra) for all. Discuss.
Friday, Sept 6: Stop dithering and get to work this busy morning. Let’s just do something towards our priorities and not worry how perfect it is; we tell the world we’re ready with our efforts and this message will be heard as the waxing Virgo Moon conjuncts Mercury and quintiles Jupiter. Help people overcome their self-consciousness (a Virgo problem) and succeed one step at a time. Be on the lookout for information or action which needs swift response midday. The mood mellows at the Moon enters Libra midafternoon. Dinnertime is sociable, people want to analyze their work and their week, but with a lighter touch.
Saturday, Sept 7: What beautifies our world? Feel a search for something to improve the situation, whether it is a view, item, decision, or experience. But the longing is more for of the soul than it is of the flea market as the Moon opposes eccentric Uranus and Sun sextiles Jupiter. Savor any peaceful, beautiful moment, store extra warmth and joy deep in the heart for the winter ahead. Later, a familiar melancholic pattern stirs as Venus challenges the healing asteroid Chiron, but we can re-pattern our experience if we stay equally fair to all involved, ourselves included.
Sunday, Sept 8: Notice a bittersweet ache of the heart for the fading leaves and parting wisps of summer, for a lost love, more sleep or a more peaceful world as Venus quintiles Pluto under an idealistic Libran Moon. Emotions begin to swoop and dive this afternoon, our heart-waves roll as the Moon conjuncts Venus then enters Scorpio. We share woes of the world, and can feel the emotions pouring through but do not have to identify with them or lame them on our beloveds. Be a stabilizing force in the local world.
Monday, Sept 9: While Mercury shifts into graceful Libra and Mars squares frustrating Saturn. We long for a more egalitarian, peaceful world, but will disagree on how to get there. We’re getting serious now, getting down to something core, but it may not be comfortable. Watch where the mind goes, as it can dive into his deep end; research something fascinating, rather than let it obsess on faults. Explore a mystery and look for root causes, consciously look for the hidden potential in the situation. Laugh at, but doubt, the inner running snarky commentary. If a beloved looks sullen, back off until they are more comfortable; pain makes us mean, but we really don’t want to upset others.
Tuesday, Sept 10: Procrastination beckons. An aimless quality filters in with few aspects nudging us, which can leave us self-involved unless we choose to move forward. So many efforts are up in mid-air; use this time to follow through (rather than initiate or dilly-dally) and make sure good things happen. Frustrating small issues or odd disagreements can slow us down, but we can use these moments to work through karmic entanglements, and to make sure our efforts are done right the first time.
Wednesday, Sept 11: Challenging crosswinds require honesty, kindness, and firm boundaries as the Moon enters frank, enthusiastic Sagittarius just as Venus enters broody Scorpio and sharpens our memory of everything that has ever gone wrong. We may long for something just beyond our reach, because, honestly, we need more time alone than with the object of our dreams. Also watch a tendency to react to past wrongs; create rather than retaliate, and hope others do too. Mercury quincunx Neptune reminds us those subtle things, like the power of art and prayers make a difference. It also warns us to be creative, but not loose (tempting as it may be), with the truth, because the distortion will be found out.
Thursday, Sept 12: Watch the karmic kickback; assume whatever we put out will comeback threefold as Mars squares the moon’s nodes. It may be tricky to work together, as people are a little unsettled and tactless under the Sagittarius Moon, but cooperative effort and loosely organized teams of independent action will accomplish much. Use a new level of honesty kindly, and let people have their personal privacy while they work through a fresh crop of feelings.