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Friday, October 9, 2015

Back on Track – Mercury Stations Direct in Libra and New Moon in Libra

YIPPEE, HALLELUJAH!  After what seems like an eternity in Mercury retrograde land, Mercury is FINALLY STATIONING DIRECT in 0 degrees of Libra at 10:57 a.m. on October 9, 2015.  A collective sigh of relief is being heard round the world.  While it may not instaneously restore order to all of the communication, computer and transportation snafus we have been experiencing since it stationed retrograde on September 17th, relief is definitely in sight. The energy of a planet is always particularly intense when it stations direct or retrograde, so it may take a couple of days for things to return to some semblance of normality. As an added perk, when Mercury stations direct, it conjuncts the north node in Libra.  This aspect gives a boost to achieving more balance in our relationships and steering us back on track to move forward with our soul’s destiny.

We have multiple astrological opportunities to get our relationships back on track in addition to Mercury direct in Libra.  There is a new moon in 19 degrees of Libra on October 12, 2015 which will be very powerful.  And on October 8th, Venus entered the sign of Virgo after a four month stay in Leo due to this summer’s Venus retrograde.  Venus in Virgo is described as being in fall because it is not strong in the sign of Virgo and is directly opposite the sign of Pisces, which is Venus exalted.  Venus in Virgo expresses love through actions, not grand romantic gestures. 

The flip side of Venus in Virgo is that it also tends to be perfectionist and hypercritical.  It can take wanting to fix people to a level of codependency if we’re not careful.  Relationships can literally become projects for some people during this transit or if they have it natally.  Character and integrity are very important with Venus is in Virgo.  Both Eleanor Roosevelt and Martha Stewart have Venus in Virgo; in different ways, both women strived for perfection in areas of life that were important to them.

Venus will be in Virgo until November 8, 2015 and it will make some challenging aspects that will test our mettle in relationships.  On October 10th it will square Saturn in Sagittarius and this aspect heralds the call for a reality check in relationships.  Saturn has a way of forcing us to deal with the realities of life.  On October 16th, Venus in Virgo will be opposing Neptune in Pisces.  This aspect has the potential for projection of our victim, savior or martyr issues to spill out into relationships, as well being a breeding ground for deception.

But let’s take a look at how this powerful Libra New Moon will play out for us on October 12th, which is actually observed as Columbus Day in the United States.  Both the sun and moon will be opposing Uranus in Aries, so don’t rule out sudden, extreme changes that can rock our world but ultimately set us on the proper course.  And any deception that may have been obscured by the recent eclipses may come to light.  Libra seeks balance and equality, and Uranus may very well deliver the means to that end in a rather shocking way.  

The new moon will be conjunct my Libra Ascendant and forming a wide conjunction to my natal Neptune, so I don’t think it will be a boring new moon for me.  I am eagerly anticipating a restoration of order and balance in my life, especially since the sun entered my 1st house on October 10th.  I never really enjoy the sun’s annual transit to my 12th house, but I realize its importance and necessity.  This year it coincided with Mercury retrograde, which kind of reinforced the whole theme of reviewing the past year.  I think that my biggest issue with the sun’s 12th house transit is that I tend to feel invisible and that my physical vitality is lowered so that I am more susceptible to illness.  So having a New Moon on my ascendant is literally bringing me out of the shadows, restoring my physical energy and offering me an opportunity to shine.  Bring it on!

Jupiter in Virgo is also playing a featured role in this new moon.  Jupiter in Virgo is all about opportunity coming through service to others, and it is a stickler for details.  I was speaking with a friend this week who has a natal Jupiter in Virgo and she confessed that while it is a blessing for doing detail oriented work, it also causes her to get bogged down in details.  On the evening of October 11th, approximately 24 hours before the New Moon, Jupiter in Virgo trines Pluto in Capricorn.  And this is a good thing because Pluto in Capricorn affords us the opportunity to feel empowered in transforming our material life if we pay attention to the details and engage in due diligence.  Jupiter, like Venus, is not all that comfortable in Virgo.  After all, they are affectionately known as the Benefics, and they like to have a good time.  Virgo is not exactly the good time girl; she is more of a “good girl” who does what needs to be done and serves others.  Think back a few months when both Jupiter and Venus were in Leo—it was a very different type of energy which was perfect for the summer season.  Leo likes to shine and party.  Virgo is more reserved and modest. 

I am channeling that Jupiter and Venus in Virgo energy by offering my Reiki services. If you are in the Boston area, please consider getting a Reiki treatment at Acupuncture for Everyone in Copley Square to destress, revitalize and remove blockages to healing.  It’s a perfect way to start your weekend off.  Reiki is the most profound treatment for stress relief because it concentrates on CALMING your body. 

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