The Sun has moved into earthy Virgo under the dominion of Mercury. Among other things, Mercury in Virgo stands for our ability to discriminate and organize, to take what is needed and discard the rest.
Enjoy reading your Sun, Moon and Rising signs for the solar month!
Your Sun, Moon and Rising Signs
For the time period beginning August 23, 2019 until September 23, 2019
Virgo, happy birthday to you!! Your solar month is brimming with positive energies, getting you off to a great start for the year. Your New Moon is on August 30 so write up your 2019-20 bucket list on this day – not only what you wish to achieve but also how you plan to go about it. Once you’ve written your list, cosmic energies rally to your aid. All the personal planets align in your sign during the first part of September to assist you in getting ahead, organizing your life and living your dream. Self-worth is high. My only advice is not to put anything worthy off until October.
Libra, money is coming to you after a long dry spell yet it’s not without strings attached. It feels as if the whole universe is conspiring to get you to be more organized, more efficient, and more committed…something you’ve been known to resist. How you deal with this demand depends largely on your state of mind. You may choose to buckle down and accept the discipline that detailed work requires – it’s really up to you. After September 14, you feel a shift of gears: there’s still pressure to perform but the mental strain lessens. Aim for your highest inner goals now, there’s no time to waste.
Scorpio, you made it through Leo season, and actually managed to let your hair down just a little – well done! The new solar month offers an easy flow of energy for you. This means one of two things: a) you end up doing very little because everything is cruising, or b) you make an effort to reach out to friends and siblings and find that this goes a long way. You begin to make new acquaintances and air old concerns. School and/or studying may also be important now. Your drive for independence is an increasing theme running in the background… how are you managing this?
Sagittarius, you’re more comfortable at home now than you can ever recall… yes, it is possible for you to enjoy your home and family while still retaining your independent spirit. Something positive is happening with one or both of your parents, which in turn affects you, and ushers in an optimistic feeling. Hold on to it! You have until the end of November to cruise a little and then it’s back to work for real for you. Deep down inside, you’re ready for a new challenge.
Capricorn, children and fun times are in the spotlight for you this solar month. Are children returning to the nest? Are you finally able to take a holiday with your kids? Whatever your circumstances, allow yourself some conscious relaxation time now and appreciate the events that have possibly delayed you since May this year. You’re now seeing the bigger picture. Don’t worry if things feel really slow at work this month, they’ll pick up again in the next cycle.
Aquarius, if you’re due for a teeth cleaning, dental work, or a routine bone scan, this is the opportune solar cycle to get it done. It’s also a great solar month to reorganize your daily schedule so that it’s more stream-lined and easier on you. Grocery deliveries courtesy of Amazon Prime/Wholefoods? You have a tremendous amount of practical energy and creative flow activating your life right now. Jot down your dreams upon wakening and carry a journal with you when you leave the house. Every idea has the potential to grow from seed to sapling now.
Pisces, relationships come into the spotlight this solar month. You yearn for a permanent partner or, if you’re married, for your partner to fulfill your deepest emotional needs. The truth is that you idealize your partner/your prospective partner and s/he has their own issues. Right now you may not be seeing what’s going on in your relationship clearly. Some good news concerning your home and/or career is what you really need to be focusing on right now.
Aries, you’re among friends this solar cycle yet you’re simultaneously focusing on your own development and self-actualization. What will it truly mean to be yourself and live out your potential? Inheritance or other people’s money makes its way to you by hook or by crook; it’s a great month to discuss joint finances and pool your resources.
Taurus, it’s a good solar month for long-distance travel and for broadening your mind with spiritual food for thought. Why not treat yourself to a book of the Persian sage Rumi’s poems? From August 23 to September 15 there’s a practical self-sufficiency about your actions that surprises even you – much can be accomplished so don’t hesitate to begin a new project. From September 15 onward you’re ready to switch modes and return to your more usual, placid self. But not for long!
Gemini, your career is in the spotlight this solar month. From August 23 there’s a definite shift at work which appears to be happening behind closed doors. The New Moon on August 30 is a good opportunity for you to network – again, behind the scenes, if this makes sense to you. Things seem to fall into place naturally as September begins. I encourage you to move forward now with any career moves until October 15: initiate, communicate and negotiate. By October’s end the tide is flowing in again for you – so ride the outward wave now!
Cancer, money and accolades from work are on your mind and you’re willing to stick your neck out to gain both. Just beware that you’re not seduced by the material world to the extent that you lose your head. Tune into your own inner wisdom, relying on friends and support groups for advice. Whatever you do during this solar cycle, it’s going to be noticed, so pay attention to your actions.
Leo, the expansion of your heart energy during the last solar cycle (July 23 – August 23) was almost too much to bear and you find yourself at an important junction now. What do you wish to keep in your life moving forward? What do you need to discard for once and for all because it’s perpetuating a destructive pattern? It’s hard to admit to self-undoing but right now there’s really no-one else to blame except you. By September 24, you’ve worked it through – may the Force be with you.
‘Girls talk to each other like men talk to each other. But girls have an eye for detail.’ —Amy Winehouse, Virgo
With Jupiter moving forward in Sagittarius, one of the signs it rules, there is a definite upturn in the general atmosphere. With this jovial mood comes much needed relief from the strong saturnine energy we’ve experienced since the year began.
The one caution is not to overspend or be overly optimistic with your financial outlook. If an investment looks too good to be true, it probably is. That said, go ahead – let your hair down and relax into the party season!!
Here’s both the monthly astro-planner and the Sun, Moon and Rising signs for the period November 23 to December 22.
Take a moment to email me about your experiences as they relate to this post.
Enjoy, and happy holidays!
May the Sun Shine upon you,
ASTRO-PLANNER FOR DECEMBER 2018
Nov 23: Sun moves into Sagittarius; Full Moon at 0 degrees of Gemini
Dec 2 – 12: Mercury dips back into Scorpio; this is your most focused period for mental activity this month; use it wisely
Dec 7: New Moon at 15 degrees of Sagittarius setting the tone for the month. With the Moon squaring Mars-Neptune, beware of fairy dust. A positive manifestation of this energy could be to plan a culinary or outdoor adventure
Dec 6: Mercury moves direct at 27 Scorpio and will move into Sagittarius on December 13. As Mercury takes a while to pick up speed, plan for some commuter delays, technical frustrations or setbacks at work from Dec 6-14. In this way, they won’t take you by surprise
Dec 21: The Sun moves into Capricorn. This is the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere and sets the tone for the political climate for the next 6 months. We need to be very aware of government control and the smudged line between fact and opinion in Washington
Dec 22: Full Moon at 0 degrees of Cancer. Avoid holiday traffic and rushing about. This is a wonderful evening to host a home-cooked meal for friends or family. If you live alone, try to reach out to someone else who may value company at this time
Your Sun, Moon and Rising Signs:
Aries, you’re in good shape this month, feeling comfortable at home. Your focus is on a new and pleasurable hobby – are you redecorating? The children also have a lot going on and need you to ferry them around. If you don’t have kids yet, there’s a strong chance of a holiday fling!
Taurus, fortify your immune system with healthy super foods to ward off germs as the season gets under way. And why not add a morning meditation too to strengthen and calm your mind and heart? Your daily grind continues and you’re beginning to accept what you need to do next year to enable meaningful change in your life. Don’t second-guess yourself.
Gemini, it looks like your long-term relationship is under scrutiny this month. It’s a great time to revise your values surrounding what you expect from your partner. Sometimes all it takes is to look at things from a non-conventional perspective. Once your ruling planet Mercury picks up speed around mid-December you can move forward with other family matters – such as calling your parents.
Cancer, if you’re one of the lucky ones, you’ll be receiving money from someone this month – and it really comes in handy! You’re still feeling somewhat subordinate at work but manage to look good in spite of it. It’s your Full Moon on December 22 so use this date as a guide to bring any outstanding debt or projects to completion at this time.
Leo, travel is on the cards for you this month – if any opportunities for expanding your horizons and escaping the concrete jungle are offered to you, seize them! Ditch the guilt and spend some time and money on yourself. Plot your escape for any time after December 9. Armchair travel and divinatory experiences also count!
Virgo, work is uppermost in your mind this month. You’ve been reassessing things and thinking of ways to optimize your job performance and image. You’ll find this reflection has been well worth it as alternative career moves present themselves. Take time around the New Moon on December 7 to relax and slow down. Sometimes kicking back is the best way to move forward.
Libra, parts of December may feel like a déjà vu. When situations appear to be repeating themselves, sit up and take notice. Make positive changes in your behavioral response (remember the movie Groundhog Day?) and you’ll be amazed at how smoothly things start to flow. Friends love spending time with you this month. There is also a strong chance that you’ll receive what you were hoping for, whether a promotion or pay raise.
Scorpio, this month you need to be careful about self-created problems. Stand up for what you believe in but be careful not to alienate anyone in the process. Remember that some treasures are best kept hidden. You know your own worth. Reach out to siblings around the December 7 New Moon.
Sagittarius, many happy returns! You will not only be another year wiser this cycle but receive the bountiful blessings of your ruling planet, Jupiter! There’s been so much intensity over the last 12 months and now it’s time to lighten up. Work on positive responses to situations that usually trigger you. Hit the yoga mat and find your equilibrium. Avoid over-indulgence the week of December 22.
Capricorn, this is a good time for finances. It looks like money is being consolidated and it’s coming into your account. What a good time to set up an investment plan! You have the energy to move forward now so don’t delay. If for some reason, money is tight, the indication is that there’s very little you can do about it now. Enjoy your new furniture!
Aquarius, it looks like you’re planning a short journey to see siblings and relatives during this cycle. Your family sees you as the eccentric aunt who sprinkles fairy dust when it’s most needed. This year is no exception. However, you may also receive something that glitters yourself this time around. Being able to receive is the key for you this month.
Pisces, are you in the process of a make-over? Or is it the house that’s getting some attention this month? Either way, things are looking more positive for you than they have in a long while. The only thing to watch out for is saying exactly what you feel. Now is the time for diplomacy so smile in response to that awkward question. There’s a wonderful long-distance travel opportunity for you at the month’s end.
How are you faring?
As the days shorten here on the East Coast and the leaves begin to fall, it’s the natural time for inner reflection. We’re helped in this process by Venus and Mercury being in their retrograde cycle at different times this month. Set some hours aside now for doing nothing except taking stock of what you have in your life and on where you’re going from here.
The feedback from the Sun, Moon and Rising signs has all been so positive they’re here again this month! Do read all three – email me if you don’t know your moon or rising sign. I’ve also included the monthly Astro-Planner in the post below so there’s lots of helpful information to check back on as the month unfolds.
May the Sun Shine upon you,
Sun, Moon and Rising Signs for November 2018
Aries, early November finds you slogging away with lots of chores at home and tons of work. As usual, you don’t shirk your duty but jump right in and roll up your sleeves. That’s great because hard work now means more relaxation later in the month and during December. It’s also a great month to give up junk food or undertake a dietary cleanse. Good luck and go for gold!
Taurus, change is upon you and feels unavoidable. Will you move forward into a new life or remain stuck in memories from the past (especially from eight years ago)? Your partnership seems less than desirable right now but things will lighten up around the New Moon on the 7th. Yet during December you’ll be going back going over the same old territory. The best way to deal with your circumstances right now is to work on yourself.
Gemini, there’s an adjustment of pace for you this November as you take your foot off the gas for a review. Are you on track with your ambitions? Your partner’s money comes in handy early on in the month. Take note of the full Moon in your sign on November 23rd where there could be a revelation or a visit from someone in your past.
Cancer, you’re still dealing with the daily grind this month but there’s a silver lining – the chance of travel for work or interesting new on-the-job training. Colleagues from overseas could enter the work place and bring some excitement. For those of you born June 24 to 30, persevere – and you’ll soon reap your reward.
Leo, November heralds some changes as to how the world sees you. There’s either a shift at work, or, if you’re your own boss, you’re stepping forward into a new role. You may also change your legal status at this time or update your image. Change happens quickly this month so stay alert and be willing to put in extra time. And try to wait until after the 17th to visit the hairdresser!
Virgo, this month sees you cementing new friendships and connecting more closely than usual with groups that are important to you. By the second half of the month you’ll also be connecting with old friends through the Internet. Make some space after the 16th to clear out any accumulated junk. Your best attitude is to think outside the box while practicing a “let’s wait and see” approach.
Libra, the first part of the month finds you dealing with the consequences of your actions. Feeling a bit confined is the result of your own doing so only you know how best to deal with it. The positive side of it is that you have plenty of staying power to see any project through to completion. By mid-month things start to look up as travel plans get under way or you explore a new area of study. This is a great month to reflect on your values and on how others see you.
Scorpio, it’s your month – you’re feeling confident and energized. There’s a personal reassessment going on right now about the role you play at home. You’re more aware than ever of your habitual way of relating to your partner. How can you be yourself, fully and fearlessly, but with less armor? The second half of the month focuses on work. It’s a good time to be more visible than usual here. Happy birthday to you!
Sagittarius, it’s time to get your finances in order and perhaps consolidate outstanding debt. While the first week in November may feel intense, there’s positive financial news arriving after the 9th which will help you get spending under control. Now is also a good time to begin setting money aside for travel plans. That’s something wonderful to look forward to!
Capricorn, this month you receive the news you’ve been waiting for. That’s one less thing on your mind! For so long you’ve been trying to balance work and home, and your spiritual life has felt a little on hold. Finally this November sees you able to make time in your daily schedule for yourself and for whatever you do to bring your spiritual life down to earth. You may even be inspired to have the neighbors over for an easy-going dinner.
Aquarius, there’s some kind of disruptive energy at home this month or else a significant ending. The good news is that you handle it well and you have support. If something has to end, embrace the change as there’s a real gift for you. There’s also nothing wrong with taking the initiative and beginning a new home project yourself! Family property may come under scrutiny so be prepared.
Pisces, this month sees you relaxing with your lover and/or children. Something, however, is not as it seems. Be clear as to what sacrifices you’re willing to make when it comes to these relationships. Other than that, things are looking positive for you after November 9 so dust off your dancing shoes – a party looks on the cards!
Back by popular demand, your astrology for the month by sign! Remember to read for your Sun, your Moon and your Rising sign (Ascendant). As always, email me if you are unsure of your placements.
Wishing you all a fruitful October!
May the Sun Shine upon you,
Aries, this month is about partnerships. You know how much you love doing your own thing but you’ll benefit now from initiating some shared romance and recreational time. If you have children, they’re going through a lot of changes. Exercise patience with them while trying a new approach.
Taurus, you’re concerned with your spouse or business partner’s funds. It looks like it’s time to take a closer look into what’s going on. You might also be considering seeing a therapist or an astrologer – there couldn’t be a better time! Change is unmistakably in the air and you want to be ready for it.
Gemini, it’s a good month to plan or take that trip. You know the one I’m talking about – not the two-hour drive to see the foliage but the one where you decide to use your savings and buy the ticket to Kathmandu. You’re feeling a lot of pressure from work at the moment and this trip is something to look forward to. Go for it!
Cancer, your focus this October is on work. You may be asked to give up your time to help others on the job and end up staying late at the office. Turn this to your advantage; your caring attitude can go a long way in getting you noticed. With all the overtime, try not to let your exercise routine take a back seat.
Leo, the recent eclipses in your sign may have left you reeling. Yet you’re more determined than ever to shine your light and be counted. Turn to friends this month for practical support and comfort. They’ll be there for you. And don’t be surprised if your work receives accolades too!
Virgo, things are feeling a little unsettled right now. There are some things going on behind closed doors and your daily routine seems to be shifting constantly. Focus on getting your body and appearance to its best level yet. All will be revealed when the dust settles.
Libra, it’s all about you this month. Focus on increasing your fitness and reassessing daily habits. It’s those small changes that are going to make all the difference right now. Those of you born between September 27 and October 3 are especially under the spotlight this month for revisiting old issues in order to transform them. For all Libras, this is a great time to review your finances. Happy, happy birthday!
Scorpio, you’re spending money on things and activities you love. Keep an eye on extremes, whether it’s going beyond your budget or a fluctuating self-worth. Those of you born November 13-20 appear to be receiving a payout or reward too this month – celebrate!
Sagittarius, your daily commute has a new pattern to it and you’re finally beginning to adjust. Use this month to take care of everyday things which includes servicing your car and tackling those papers lying about the home office. There’s plenty of time to read and relax too before a busy November comes around. Enjoy!
Capricorn, what’s going on at home this month? If it occasionally feels like a power struggle, that’s because it is. There’s a silver lining here because you’re learning something important about what you need to be happy. Keep showing your mature attitude. A new beginning is within reach!
Aquarius, your focus is on romance, children and creative projects this month. Put a dash of cheerful energy into your home environment by planning a special dinner or adding a new piece of decor to your living space. Avoid confrontations with loved ones by putting your innate listening skills to the test.
Pisces, October is about self-care. Deal with any outstanding physical ailments or old injuries. You’ll feel cheerful once your niggling worries have been put to rest. Make room for a positive lifestyle change or two without forcing a new routine on yourself (or your pet). Keep it fun and you’ll keep it up!
Did you know the word ‘horoscope’ comes from the Greek ‘horoskopos’: ‘hora’ meaning ‘of the hour’, referring the time in which the chart is cast, and ‘skopos’ referring to ‘marker’.