Mercury will go retrograde tomorrow in the sign of Libra. Time to get back to basics of social graces, especially considering that a lunar eclipse in Aries will be happening soon. Don’t cry and scream bloody murder. Just take your time and allow for flubs and delays.
Mercury– lower consciousness, how we filter information, how we process the world around us into usable pieces
Libra– cardinal air, enterprising, forward thinking, leader and connector, fresh ideas with a concentration on relationship/partnership
Mercury retrograde in Libra– time to reassess and reevaluate relationships/partnerships and their quality, time to see just how shallow we may have been and what we have overlooked in a quest to connect, time to explore and explain how we desire to connect and share our creative endeavors
** Not necessarily a good time to start a new partnership or relationship. Best to figure out what isn’t working within what you already have or get clear on the qualities you want to seek out**
The phrase “God is in the detail” is a old saying that asks us to be careful and thorough in execution because details matter. If a Virgo sun didn’t think of this then someone with heavy Virgo energy must have figured this out. Unlike Capricorn which deals in practical advancement (cardinal earth) and Taurus which deals with practical sustainment (fixed earth), Virgo engages in practical refinement (mutable earth).
Virgo season is upon us. Here is a run down of the current planetary postions
- Sun- 0 degrees Virgo
- Moon – 15 degrees Sagittarius
- Mercury- 25 degrees Virgo
- Venus- 17 degrees Leo (retrograde)
- Mars- 9 degrees Leo
- Jupiter- 2 degrees Virgo
- Saturn- 28 degrees Scorpio
- Uranus- 20 degrees Aries (retrograde)
- Neptune- 8 degrees Pisces (retrograde)
- Pluto- 13 degrees Capricorn (retrograde)
The way information is processed on a larger scale is colored by Virgo energy so precision is a necessity, however a certain amount of grace is allotted in our relationships due to Venus moving backwards thru Leo. The sun is moving away from a square aspect to Saturn and moving closer to an exact conjunct aspect with Jupiter. At large, we are feeling our ability to be optimistic grow. Looking at the small pieces may not make us so frustrated and emotionally heavy anymore. Faith goes a long way in giving us the energy and push we need to do another double check.
Virgo energy is not for the faint of heart. It begins a process of refinement that requires precision and stamina to endure. After the party and the pomp and circumstance of Leo exits stage left someone needs to be there to clean the mess, mend the curtains, and freshen up. We all should take steps to ensure that the virgin’s energy does not get out of hand. It is one thing to try and fine tune things but we need to remember that perfection is unattainable. Nervous energy needs an outlet and redirecting Virgo’s energy away from that quest for perfection is sometimes needed. The house that Virgo rules can let you know about the area of your life that could benefit from more scrutiny and detail work. Enact a bit of “get right” and let the virgin work their magic in your life.
**Interestingly, the “proverb” is most often attributed to two men whom both have Mars in Virgo although no one knows the exact source**
I’ll keep this relatively short and sweet
Full moon (peak of short-term plans and emotional fulfillment) tonight in Capricorn (sign of cardinal earth- enterprising, respect driven, authoritative) at 10:20. Sun (consciousness and hero self) is opposite it in Cancer (sign of cardinal water- nurturing, domestic, emotionally driven) of course. The Moon forms a conjunction with retrograde Pluto (body of unearthing and rending for transformation) in Capricorn. Mars (body of ego and survival) sits near the Sun in Cancer.
- Do you continue to search for what emotionally gives you comfort or do you move towards what give you fulfillment on a practical level?
- How do you find balance between your traditional roles and new relationships that challenge you?
- Is the draw of changing public roles and fame more important than your drive to set down roots at home?
It’s a battle of the traditional mother and father. Who will win? The child who loves and opens themselves to the best of both figures
If you feel a bit like you’ve been walking an emotional high wire, you’re not alone. The new moon will happen at 2:57 pm Eastern at 28 degrees of Aries.
We might feel ourselves holding our breathe to keep ourselves in check emotionally. Asserting ourselves when we feel ourselves being emotionally threatened may occur. We might even be in a situation where we find ourselves scrambling for a new way to be our old self. It’s cool though. Or rather, stay cool.
Keeping a cool head is a definite good idea. Remembering that the core of who we are won’t change is a good piece of advice to hold onto in these choppy New moon in Aries waters. Also remember that Aries doesn’t handle fear well. Aries often inspires us to run forward when fear overtakes because it would rather take action than be seen as a coward. I’m not suggesting you run but a moderately placed walk away from your fears and the old might be a good idea.
Walk around. Smell the roses, the perfume, the diesel fuel, whatever floats your boat. Soon you’ll see that you’ve covered miles of new terrain by just focusing on the small things that make you happy. Seems like a great way to start the transition into Taurus Sun Season.
You can always schedule a consultation to get a personal understanding of how this new moon will affect you. Til then, be cool.
Hey good peoples! I hope this post finds you well, especially seeing as how it is a bit late. I think it is time for me to reevaluate my relationship with my internet provider lol.
Even with this post going up after the Libra full moon and eclipse, it still has useful information that you can use. Planetary energies and configurations don’t just magically poof away the second they move out of tight configurations. The energies build and recede. This is especially true of of the moon because the cycle of the moon waxes and wanes. New and full moons are high points in the lunar cycle. Full moons are high points that signal a full to bursting energy that has built up since the new moon.
Going forward from a full moon, we should be looking to clear away things and pieces of us that do not fit in with or assist us in our journey. There is still time to do so with this Libra full moon that asks us to look at relationships in our lives that we go forwardforward and acquiesce in because of our emotions but are at odds with our individuality and journey to embody our highest self.
Here’s the video. Enjoy.
New moon coming in less than 2 hours. It will start in Aquarius and transition into Pisces. Of course that means that Pisces sun season will be starting as well. Have you felt the excitement building?
This is a unique chance to set some Aquarian type goals and merge them with Piscean type ones as well. Set goals to use resources that you have to strengthen your connection with groups and work on compassionate interactions with all. Saturn forms an angle with the sun and moon so be prepared to do some hard work for long term results. Saturn in Sagittarius will help in the tough work of looking for the thread of truth in the big picture while we move from initial emotional detachment to a deeper sense of connectedness.
Being connected is great and necessary but to me this feels like a reminder to be you and to give others the space to be their own unique selves. The sun in Aquarius helps us to break down personal and societal barriers that infringe on our right to march to the beat of our own drums. With the moon meeting it there again in the 29°, we get another chance to cement that right for ourselves and others.
As the sun and moon both move into Pisces, we are given an extra boost to wash away the ought to’s and should be’s of outside expectations. We are given a chance to allow illusions of barriers to melt away.
Celebrate what works for you. Celebrate what works for others. Remember that thousands of different types of cells still make up one body and that is the beauty of being human.
The house that will hold this new moon can give you insight into where you should look long and deep for your own uniqueness AND connectedness to the bigger whole. If you are not sure, drop me a line to schedule a consultation so I can help.
Stay breezy folks
I’ve spent the latter part of my day sunbathing on the couch in true feline style, listening to music in true Venus in Pisces style, and laughing with every inch of my being in true moon in Leo style.
We have a full moon in Leo today around 6pm EST. It opposes the sun in Aquarius of course so balancing the goal of the Many with the emotional needs of the one is highlighted. Mercury is still retrograde in Aquarius so maybe figuring it all out today isn’t the best idea. Maybe, just maybe, we should call on the retrograde Jupiter in Leo energy to have faith in the paths we walk and mix it with some of the Venus and Mars in Pisces magic to compassionately give ourselves a day off. A day to remind of us of why we strive for freedom and equality for all (very Aquarian principles) and how that freedom involves some happiness, joy, and good times for ourselves too. We won’t drift too far from course because Saturn in truth seeking Sagittarius touches on Mercury encouraging to finish work so we can have more time to play.
Indulge in the beautiful things that bring you joy and make you shine today. Commit to stoking your personal fires of love, creativity, and passion this full moon. Shine on you gorgeous creatures