|Mercury in Virgo|
Mercury Retrograde in Virgo Aug.30 - Sept. 22, 2016
This week starts with us in squarely in a Mercury retrograde. This retrograde should not be as hard as most others, due to some positive aspects and qualities. The first is that Mercury is in its home sign of Virgo. Mercury rules transportation and communication, and in Virgo it takes on a more cautious tone. People are more careful to plan and organize things and take care of details. While Mercury retrogrades can be notorious for communication breakdowns, travel delays, and lost items, the Virgo tendencies toward caution can help lessen these effects.
When the retrograde started, Mercury was conjunct with Jupiter in Virgo and Venus in Libra. Jupiter is the planet of expansion and luck. In the sign of Virgo it encourages us to be patient. I think that this holds some of the key to getting through this retrograde, being patient and giving things plenty of time.
Venus in Libra can make us indecisive, but helps us in conjunct with Mercury to communicate our feelings, and to express ourselves artistically. We will be in a more compromising spirit, but may give in too much, if we are not careful.
Those of you with sun signs in Virgo, Libra, Taurus and Sagittarius will feel the effects of this retrograde more than others. Remember to be cautious, patient and comprimising and you should get through okay.
Sun in Virgo Trine Pluto in Capricorn Sept.07, 2016
The sun in Virgo, brings our health, nutrition and daily routines into focus. It forms a positive aspect to Pluto on this day, the planet of transformation. Pluto in Capricorn rules structures and work. This aspect brings us the opportunity to transform out daily routines, and our health and nutrition regimes. Pluto encourages us to research and make these changes slowly, to investigate things fully and not rush into things. As many kids are going back to school at this time, it is a perfect time to start a new healthy and organized routine for the school year.
Those of you with Sun signs in Virgo, Leo, Scorpio and Capricorn will be most affected by this transit.
Venus in Libra Sextile Saturn in Sagittarius Sept.07, 2016
Venus the planet of love and the arts forms a positive aspect with the planet of restrictions and organization. Venus in Libra leads us to be able to compromise with others, but can lead to indecision. It's a great time for weddings, and large social gatherings, and for forming a business partnership in the arts.
Saturn in Sagittarius is a good time for foreign investments and trips overseas. As it is forming a positive aspect with Venus, its a good time for taking a trip to see a loved one overseas, and for starting a romance with a serious long term intent.
Those with Sun signs in Taurus, Libra, Capricorn and Sagittarius will be most affected by this aspect.
Saturn in Sagittarius Square Neptune in Pisces Sept.10, 2016
This aspect has been a prominent one for the year, starting on Nov.26, 2015 and forming its last exact aspect on Sept.10, 2016. This is a very challenging aspect globally as it can lead to more natural disasters like floods and earthquakes. It cam also increase bombings and assassinations. This aspect leads to struggles with radical authoritarianism, religious extremism, and it affects on those most vulnerable. We have certainly seem these themes play out in 2016. Take heart as after this final aspect we should start to move out of these energies.
On a personal level, it can lead us to becoming more depressed and discouraged, and experience hardships at times. Stay away from drugs and over drinking during these times as they will only lead you to feeling worse. Patience and finding ways to express yourself creatively are much more helpful.
Those with Sun signs in Capricorn, Sagittarius, and Pisces will be affected most strongly by this aspect.
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