Astrology Update for September

Dream sunset. Copyright Catherine Goshen 2017

Dear Friends,

How are you faring as we approach the changing of the seasons?

This month is all about Virgo energy. Happy birthday to those of you with Sun in Virgo – this is certainly the month to activate your plans! All of us, however, can benefit from the abundant Mercury-ruled energy coming in now.

On September 6, after Virgo’s ruler Mercury has moved direct, Mars will enter into the sign of Virgo. Then, on September 10, Mercury itself will move into Virgo, appearing to leave the dramatic Leo energy of the eclipse behind. Venus will follow ten days later – so watch out for a surprise kickback of some sort around September 18.

Virgo energy is Mercury driven. When Mercury is in the sign of Virgo, it feels comfortable, and likes to use its energy helping others. Virgo energy is not only efficient and practical, but discerning and logical.

Mars can also function quite comfortably in Virgo, allowing us to get a practical handle on things. Commit to tasks you know you can accomplish. Don’t allow yourself to be distracted by relationships. Stay grounded (Virgo is an earth sign) and plan ahead. Much can be cleared out on both a physical and an emotional level before the equinox on September 22.

May the Sun shine upon you,
Catherine

September 5: Mercury stations direct at 28 Leo (at the same degree as the August 21 eclipse)

September 6: Full Moon at 13 Pisces conjunct Neptune – avoid over-sensitivity. Mars moves into Virgo

September 10: Mercury moves into Virgo, where it has honor of domicile and exaltation

September 16: Mercury joins up with Mars – the mutable energy is building

September 20: Venus moves into Virgo – Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars all in Virgo

September 22: Autumnal Equinox (Spring Equinox for the Southern hemisphere) – Sun moves into Libra