Archive for August 2016

New Moon In Conscientious Virgo 9/1/16

Astro New Moon CrescentThere will be a New Moon, and Solar Eclipse, in Earth sign Virgo on Thursday, 9/1/16. The energies of this solid 6th sign of the Zodiac will be intensified. Since it is ruled by communication planet Mercury, analytical Virgo’s written and verbal interaction is revved up. Don’t spend too much time being critical of others or yourself. Being constructive will be better appreciated.

Like all “New” Lunar phases, the next 2 weeks are a great time for initiating, creating = new beginnings. Use it to organize and de-clutter both mind and surroundings. Take care of needed changes now, start fresh.

*Virgo New Moon:  9/1/16  5:03 AM EDT / 2:03AM PDT



Mercury Retrograde (Ooops?) in Detail Loving Virgo, 8/30/16

Astrology Mercury Retrograde 2

*Alert!  Communication planet Mercury, which rules both Air Gemini and Earth Virgo, will go reverse on Tuesday August 30, 2016. It went backwards in the other Earth signs earlier this year, (Taurus in April and Capricorn in January). What does that mean to us? General Earth sign attributes, stability, responsibility, practicality may be impacted, especially interactions with others – writing, speaking, teaching, etc. Stay grounded and pay attention to contracts negotiations, deadlines, missed and mixed messages. Gadgets, computers, phones may become uncooperative but “fixes” could be unreliable too. If it can wait, repair, replace after Mercury goes Direct, 9/21 PDT & 9/22 EDT still in Virgo.

Of course, we still gotta show up, life will go on, there are chores and plans that must be dealt with regardless of what Mercury is doing. Retrograde chaos is not inevitable. We can mitigate potential misunderstandings by “sweating to the small stuff”, checking things twice, details, details, details. My usual suggestions for Mercury Retrograde: see it as an opportunity to review, reconsider, re-think, revisit. As we do this, we’re not going backwards into the past, we are pro actively making any needed changes, re evaluations for the future – a good thing.

FYI: Mercury just “appears” to go backwards. Planets only move forward, however, due to the earth’s changing speed as it orbits around the Sun, the positions are such that it looks like a reverse motion from earth.

*Mercury Retrograde: 8/30/16 – 9:04 AM EDT / 6:04 AM PDT



The Fixer! – Virgo Sun 8/22/16

astrology_chartwheel 2The Virgo Sun spreads its influence on Monday August 22, 2016 regardless of whether it’s your Astrological sign or not. We will all be a little more grounded, practical, efficient and responsible. This Earth sign (of health, hard work and service) also lets us know that it really is all about the details, details, details. Definitely pay attention, but stay away from the “paralysis analysis” state of being, it slows down any strides you wish to make in organizing projects, focusing on job advances (if that’s what you want), creating financial strategies, etc.  Also, think about plans for better diet and fitness. It won’t hurt.

Please note that being conscientious doesn’t necessarily mean “dull”. Quick witted planet ruler Mercury, has been transiting since 7/31 (thru 10/7 (including its Retrograde phase, 8/30 – 9/22/16) making us sharper and faster at work & play. Be aware that judgmental words, although clever, may be seen as “nitpicky” and cause bruised feelings. However, lovely Venus visits Virgo from 8/6 to 8/29/16 and may soften some of those critical, over analytical edges.

And, adding to the mix is Jupiter, planet of luck, opportunity and abundance. it will be transiting Virgo until 9/8/16. This may add a boost to the Earth sign’s love of productivity – we can accomplish a lot! Do Virgo things – be useful, bring calm & order, be a contribution.

*Gemstones: Carnelian, Blue Sapphire * Power color: Deep green * Body Part: Bowels (Cleansing the system for good health)

**Virgo Sun: August 22, 2016 – 12:39 PM EDT / 9:39 AM PDT




Full Moon in Avant-garde, Activist Aquarius, 8/18/16

Astro Full Moon 6A Full Moon on Thursday August 18, 2016 is in the revolutionary 11th sign of the Zodiac – independent, unconventional Aquarius. Its influence will be noticed.

Retrograde Uranus, this Air sign’s planet ruler, hates constrictions and thrives on the unusual, which can be exciting but precarious. Before jumping to the front lines, pause and reflect – is the issue real for you, or is the response automatic / knee jerk. You can still volunteer, organize, make a difference, do the “No Justice, No Peace” chant without falling off the edge.

And, a Full Moon phase is great for completing projects.

* Virgo Full Moon: August 18, 2016 – 5:26 AM EDT / 2:36 AM PDT