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Monday, September 4th
Sun in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces, both at 12°
Tuesday, September 5th
Mars enters Virgo
Mercury stations direct at 28° of Leo
Wednesday, September 6th
12:03 AM PT – Full moon at 13° of Pisces
Saturday, September 9th
Sun in Virgo trines Pluto in Capricorn, both at 16°
Mercury enters Virgo
The week starts out with the bright light of the sun opposed by the disorientating mists of Neptune. This aspect can dissolve energy, dissipate focus and leaves us feeling a little adrift. But Neptune brings with it the great dream of connection. Compassion. Coming together.
It takes a great dream to create a great reality. Dreamers are sacred because they carry with them the seeds of potential. They carry with them the dreams of their ancestors. They carry with them the dreams of future generations.
Dreamers must be protected.
On Tuesday, Mercury stations direct. Any planet that changes direction commands our attention. Its significance increases. Its impact is felt that much more. Mercury stationing direct highlights our communications. It reveals the information formerly withheld from us. It makes us aware of all that we must say.
We must speak up if we wish to manifest our dreams.
As Mercury stations direct it also digs its heels into 28° of Leo, the exact point of the total solar eclipse that occurred on August 21st. This transit may deliver the answers to the problems we have been struggling with the past few weeks. Whatever has been swirling around for us during this eclipse season will be brought up for resolution now. Not a neat or tidy resolution, but some kind of understanding that helps us to digest the bigger bites we’ve been served.
As Mercury changes direction on Tuesday, Mars changes signs. While Mars in Virgo is not the most forgiving of combinations, heightening the frequency of picky and prickly encounters, this transit can help us get an incredible amount of work done. Mars in Virgo has a relentless drive for perfection and the energy to get through heaps of painstaking work. It takes a steady and precise application of our efforts to bring our dreams to fruition.
A couple of hours after Mercury changes direction and Mars enters Virgo, there is a full moon in Pisces in the wee hours of Wednesday, September 6th. Heightening all of these dynamics, this full moon conjunct Neptune continues the dream-theme of the week.
From Monday to Wednesday, the two great lights, the sun and moon, line up to illuminate Neptune’s nebulous ways. This planet that blurs boundaries also reminds us that borders were invented by thieves that stole the land it cut up. While transits to this planet often dissolve the structures that protect us and our loved ones, they can also bring healing. But only if we dedicate ourselves to it. Only if we demand that the vulnerable among us be protected first and foremost. Only when we put ourselves in the line of fire declaring that it’s all of us or none. Neptune reminds us of the sacredness of interdependence.
The first half of the week will try its hardest to derail you. Confuse you. Diffuse you. As a strategy for success, don’t let yourself get overly attached to any one outcome. Try not to be overly focused on results. Try not to worry about getting things done perfectly.
What kind of feelings do you want your work to be imbued with? Focus on the impression that you want to leave folks with. Focus on the tone that you wish to create.
Choose to get lost in your creations. Consciously allow yourself moments of doubt or confusion in your creative process. Those moments of formlessness will have a way of leading you to solid solutions. Aspects of your work might be muddled for a moment, but they will pass come the weekend.
As Mercury stations direct, you’ll have the opportunity to move forward with a creative project. It might be incremental movement at first, but what is more important at the moment is your ability to stay consistent with the work habits that will help you get there. Your ability to get a tremendous amount of work accomplished is about to increase ten-fold. This week unlocks something in you, some piece of information important to you, that helps you set out on a strong path.
The full moon wants you to find balance in your body. Take some time to recoup energy lost. Take a moment to remember that your healing is dependent on your ability to balance intense effort and effortless ease. Take both sides of your life into consideration so that the precision that is required of you right now can be matched with the release that you’ll need as a reward.
Whatever issues come up for you this week won’t be new. They’ll be the same relentless, restless beasts you have been dealing with for the past couple of weeks.
But after eclipse season you are no longer the same. And that shift can make all the difference.
This week helps you to get a deeper understanding of the situations that have been hard to solve. Even if you still have to sort through some lingering miscommunications, this week helps you to get clearer on your part of the equation. Even if you get confused along the way, this week helps you to heal an aspect of your past.
What are you now getting a better understanding of that will mean less misunderstandings in the future?
The layers that you are peeling off during this process may be thick, cumbersome, and difficult to shed. But just because something is difficult doesn’t mean that it isn’t worth doing. Help yourself through feelings of vulnerability and over-exposure by being soft with yourself. Soft but firmly resolved to get to the root of the issue.
As the full moon sheds light on your need to escape into your social life, it also reveals the difficulties there. Find solace where you can, escape through joy, connect through shared struggles, but be careful not to override the week’s lessons by partying too hard. Literally or symbolically.
While it’s unhelpful to search for clarity in the beginning of the week, it does come eventually. Move cautiously over the course of the first few days of it. Much like a bad connection, you’ll only be getting snippets of messages at first. Enjoy the absurdity of these days when you can. Try not to expect much to make sense. Try to remember that glitches are momentary.
This past week may have been making a mockery of your schedule. Laughing at your plans. Rolling its eyes at all your good intentions. Such is life when the Trickster switches things up for us. But as your ruling planet returns to scheduled programming on Tuesday, things get better. With Mercury stationing direct, so too does an aspect of your home-life, communications, close friendships and family ties.
Take your time to piece life back together. Take your time working through issues that make your daily life difficult. Take your time with family members and issues at home. Folks that you live with or that you are related to may be unable to clearly state their needs. Issues here will be especially unclear or convoluted during the first few days of the week. Track them as best you can but try not to jump to conclusions about what something means. Best to wait for clarity.
The light of Wednesday’s full moon falls across your career. Highlighting your dreams for this area of your life. Highlighting the dreaminess of your current situation. Highlighting what is less than ideal. What needs work. What needs your clear and concise efforts. What needs your dedication and devotion. You may be feeling extra sensitive to what goes on here, especially if things at home are confusing or hard to get a handle on. Remember to keep your feelings in perspective, your focus on solutions and your needs as met as possible.
Clarity will come but you may have to wait until the end of the week. Keep working through the financial issues, work issues and communication issues that have been active for you recently. Issues about your worth are especially poignant right now, so pay attention to all the ways in which that gets played out in your life.
Notice what goes on for you when you go for what you want. Notice the beliefs that you have that get in the way of you doing so. Notice what goes on for you when you need to be honest with someone about how their actions impacted you. There may be sentiments that get stuck in your throat. Situations that point back to older issues. Wounds activated that make you feel unable to move towards solutions.
Seek help when you get stuck. Talk through issues that feel too confusing to work through on your own. Keep digging until you find the root of the issue. Especially in regards to any writing, teaching, learning or communication projects. Especially with those that are or feel like siblings, neighbors, co-workers and collaborators.
As this week’s full moon will point out to you, it isn’t always easy to arrive at the truth. The journey is often long and confusing. But it is always worth the effort, the struggle and sacrificing our comfort to get there. Be clear about the impact that you wish to have at the end of the day and act in accordingly.
While Mercury takes the first couple of days of the week to straighten up and fly right, it delivers you an important message. These past few weeks have been incredibly loaded for you. They have upped the ante. They have used up your energetic reserves.
These weeks have been working their way towards an important point.
This week that point is made. Listen closely. Listen openly. Listen without trying to manipulate the messages. You’ll know the truth when it comes. You’ll know what the right thing for you to do is when the time is ready. You’ll know that you are on the right path when you feel a relief. And release.
After this week’s lessons, you are free to move forward. Free to make decisions based on the information that you have collected over the summer. Free to get to work. Free to find out what else life has in store for you.
The next couple of weeks want to help you kick start your financial life. After weeks of having to sift through the habits that can lead to financial setbacks, you are now free to make strides towards financial victories. There is a lot of work ahead, but also the energy to get it done. The full moon highlights the financial lessons that you are learning with others. Your investments of time, energy and labor need to be balanced with what your partners are putting in. The full moon illuminates whether or not the cup you share with others is being filled equally by both parties. It asks you to make the appropriate adjustments when you find either side is lacking in their contributions.
This week begins on a strange note. One that blurs the line between you and others. One that confuses the boundaries around what is yours and what is theirs. One that trips you up in terms of how to balance your needs and the needs of your partners. The full moon on Wednesday morning will bring important partnerships to an emotional apex.
The good news is that once you make it past the full moon, the fog begins to clear. Until then you’ll need to keep yourself close to the ground, close to the facts that you can discern, close to your process so that you can track it successfully.
As your ruling planet, Mercury, stations direct this week, secrets come to light. Ones that needed to be withheld from you until now. Note how perfect the timing is. How there was no way you could have made use of this information until now.
With Mercury’s shift, some of your energy begins to resurface as well. As Mars enters your sign this week, so too does your drive.
This combination unlocks something for you later in the week. It encourages a feistiness in you. It encourages your courage to come to the fore. It encourages your troublemaker to do so as well. You are about to be able to take full advantage of these aspects of yourself. Blazing trails and taking names.
If the beginning of the week feels like it is grinding you to a halt, remember this. Like an arrow being pulled back in the bow, you are about to be unleashed upon the world.
The full moon brings a work project to fruition, highlighting the dreams that you have for this area of your life. It asks you to hold the vision while paying homage to the efforts that will get you there. Keep track of the visions of your work that are getting stronger. Keep them in your mind’s eye. Keep working towards manifesting and filling out their imprint.
Much of the beginning of the week is mushy, however. The consistency might dissolve some structures that you were trying to put in place. Try not to waste energy on what doesn’t work. You are more sensitive physically this week than you would probably like to be, so keep conserving energy and efforts for what is most important.
As Mercury stations direct and Mars moves into Virgo, you are asked to work on projects behind closed doors. This is how witches make magic though, so don’t be concerned if you have to keep a secret or two. Right now you are being asked to understand the needs that you tend to refuse, refute or ignore altogether. Parts of yourself that go unappreciated will need to be recognized for their value. Some energy might dip down underneath the surface of your life, but its well worth the inner investigation. What will come after this short incubation period is a self-renewal that is well worth waiting for.
This week resolves a career issue. Whatever you have been learning and unlearning about your role in the world comes full circle this week. May it bring you a greater ease with your work. A greater freedom with all you wish to do. A greater acceptance of your place amongst your peers. With Venus traveling through your 10th house of career, the rest of this month will have you creating with great inspiration, connecting to those partners and people that help you to feel that your work is worth your efforts.
The full moon highlights your creative works. It speaks of the creative dreams that need to be chased by you. The images that need to be channeled through you. The sonnets waiting to be spoken by you. Whatever inspires you is a sacred muse that you must make room for. Make adjustments for. Make a priority right now.
As Mercury stations direct and Mars enters Virgo, they do so in relationship to the full moon. Making obvious the importance of the people that receive your gifts. Making clear the connection between what you want to make manifest and who you wish would applaud your efforts. Making certain that you seek out the collaborators that will help your efforts make the biggest impact. This week marks the beginning of a six week journey of getting more familiar with your potential to influence your peers, your community and future collaborators. Lead with courage, precision and an interest in developing your skills and those that can help and that want your work in the world will make themselves known.
This week’s full moon gets down to core of the issue. To the root of the problem. To the beauty of the solution. This week’s full moon pulls up the lies. The truths. And the differences between them. This week looks at the facts that have been distorted. The issues that stem from childhood. From your relationship to your parents. From your past and the stories that you made out of it. And the stories that were made up about you.
The light of this full moon wants to help you to develop a deeper understanding of the reasons why you react in the way that you do. Trust issues run deep for all of us. They are mysterious little monsters that get the best of us when we aren’t aware of them. They can devastate our relationships when we don’t spend time healing them.
This full moon reveals how you have healed some of them. And what is next in line for some love.
As the week unfolds so to will an aspect of your career. With Mercury’s station direct and Mars’ entrance into your 10th house of career, you’ll be given a key to a unlock a professional problem and the go ahead on a project, a dream or a strategy. This week begins a month and a half long journey of incredible effort and accomplishments for you. Come late October, your career will have been reshaped by the immense work that you are about to put into it. Make sure that you are working toward the aim you most wish to meet. You don’t want to be misguided with these kinds of efforts.
The full moon highlights the heightened nature of your daily life. The flow of your communications. The influx of messages, meetings and movements throughout the day. The full moon has messages for you so make sure that you slow down so that you can listen. This week you’ll be unusually open to information, insights and intuitions. Don’t pass them off as coincidence, but rather recognize them as gifts from the gods that are trying to get through to you.
Don’t block what is trying to clear your path.
Dust off your tarot cards. Get right with your guides. Cleanse yourself of the habits that keep you in a funk. Use the waters of this full moon in Pisces to purify any routines that are out of alignment.
As Mercury stations direct and Mars moves into Virgo, your calendar starts to fill up and future months look busy far in advance. Long-terms plans need you to shape them according to what you can get done daily. Make sure that your present moment situations assist your long-term goals. When they don’t, make adjustments so that they can.
This week clears a path for your relationships. Whatever you have learned about your partners over the summer is information that will serve you for a lifetime. Whatever you have learned about your needs in intimate relationships should be honored and treated as sacred. Whatever you have learned about what you need to help your heart heal needs to remain a number one priority.
As Mercury stations direct, it helps issues with others sort themselves out. It encourages you to clarify what you need from creative, romantic, and business partnerships. It wants you to speak your mind so that the process can be as mutually beneficial as possible.
You are about to engage on a six-week exploration of what you can get done with others. Your collaborations are about to benefit from a six-week period in which you’ll be able to get a tremendous amount of work done. The better your boundaries, the clearer your intention, and the more precise your plans, the more impact you’ll be able to make with this astrology.
As the full moon unfolds, it does so in a way that helps you understand your dreams for your work. Your fantasies about this area of your life hold important truths. Pay attention to the stories you wish were true and then make a plan to make them so.
The full moon highlights your part in relationship dynamics. It highlights your interpersonal communications and their issues. It highlights the difficulties that you can run into when you are fearful of being clear.
Be brave enough to admit to yourself when that is.
If there are issues that come up in your partnerships that you aren’t sure how to address, move through them slowly and accountably. Don’t try to sweep things under the rug. Don’t try to pretend that something is OK for you if it isn’t. Don’t try to make someone into something that they aren’t.
Be as honest as possible. You most likely have incredibly good reasons for being evasive with some folks, just don’t be so with yourself. That way when you get clarity you can either address a situation directly or be certain about how to remove yourself with as little harm done as possible.
As Mercury stations direct, it tries to help you clear up an issue at work. Part of the “clearing up” process may require you to understand what has confused or complicated your progress. Keep reminding yourself that any information gathered is good for your long-term success, whether you enjoy the information that you receive or not.