9/5/17 Mercury stations direct in Leo, conjunct Mars & N.Node, trine Sun in Sagittarius & Uranus in Aries. Mars enters Virgo.
Self exploration & expression may fluctuate as we become increasingly clear on the changes that have taken place within and externally as a result of the eclipse. We are more certain of who we are, why we are here and what in our lives hinders or encourages us on that journey. Mercury and Mars conjunction requires us to speak authentically and follow up with action. Saturn joining the mix demands that we speak and act authentically, respectfully and in timing with the prevailing energies. Consideration of other peoples boundaries and healthy setting of our own is a major theme as we come to greater understanding of our individual and collective journeys. Uranus adds his contribution to this fiery trine by reminding us to expect and even embrace the unexpected as it is usually the unseen or unpredictable workings of the Universe that push us toward expression growth.
Mars’ ingress into Virgo propels us to take practical action to organize our lives and gives us pleasure and a stronger sense of security. Timing is increasingly important and we will be forced or at least strongly encouraged to prioritize our energetic output to guarantee success. What areas of your life require attention to detail, organization or usually feel tedious? This is the perfect time to focus attention here with less resistance. Intimacy will be tinged with a striving toward perfection and attention to detail. This includes sexual activity and so discovering your partner’s hot spots will come all too easily! Our secret pleasures are now being acted upon. Be careful not to get analysis paralysis in striving toward perfection in all areas.
9/19 Venus Ingress Virgo
Venus comes up behind mars and we are called to use more discernment regarding love, physical appearance/self-care and health/work routines. Mars’ proximity brings necessary motivation to make changes in theses areas. It also raises the heat factor (Venus and Mars in mythology had quite the illicit affair :)). This is an opportunity to care better for self and attract love that encourages and energizes our quest for self-improvement. Those with Venus in Virgo have a tendency to over-extend themselves to others in the name of service and facilitating the healing of others. Turning this energy inward allows us to be in a better position to assist others from a place of wholeness. Venus will oppose Neptune as a part of this transit. Be careful in interactions with others to clarify boundaries, roles, and expectations in interpersonal relationships. Take initiative to prepare yourself so you may receive the healing energy now available to us all.
9/20 New Moon in Virgo
Setting intentions surrounding holistic health routines (mind/body/soul/finances) will allow us a sense of progress and inner security. Analytical skills are at their peak and we are called to get practival in whatever area of our lives this moon falls in. Prioritize the tasks we are faced with and apply practical and persistent effort and patience with the manifestation in the materal world. This moon also opposes Neptune in Pisces and challenges us to find the balance between our critical self-analysis and our acceptance of our and others’ imperfections.
9/22 Fall Equinox (Sun enters Libra)
Returning to a place of balance internally and externally by removing the clutter from our lives is the them here. This is the time to integrate the changes that occurred during the summer and accept the results of the eclipses (what got cut out was for our higher good). Balance intellect and emotion we can harvest our just rewards and prepare for the winter.
9/24 Mars Opposes Neptune: Direction may suddenly become unclear by there is an obvious demand for practical action and movement Act with integrity in the interest of growth and healing.