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Friday, September 1, 2017

Mercury Stations Direct in Leo, Mars Enters Virgo and a Full Moon in Pisces

It may be September, but the effects of the August eclipses are still with us. Retrograde Mercury in Virgo slipped back into Leo on August 31st, inspiring me to tweet:

Mercury is on the move, and we are all waiting with baited breath for it to station direct in 28 degrees of Leo on September 5, 2017 at 7:29 a.m. Of course, we know that Mercury retrograde is not out of its shadow until September 19th, but we should start feeling some relief and the ability to move forward somewhat when Mercury stations direct.  The communications bottleneck should start lifting.

Mercury and Mars in Leo have one last tango together before Mars moves into Virgo on September 5th at 5:35 a.m. They are conjunct in Leo.  This aspect is rekindling the energy of the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse that will remain very active for at least the first ten days of September.  Mars and Mercury are also conjunct the north node in 23 degrees of Leo on September 5th, which intensifies the inspiration to move forward on our collective destiny.  We have a Grand Fire Trine on September 5th which involves Saturn in 21 degrees of Sagittarius, retrograde Uranus in 28 degrees of Aries, Mercury in 28 degrees of Leo and the north node in 23 degrees of Leo.  Inspiration. Impulsiveness and creativity should be flowing freely with this configuration.

What can we expect when Mars enters the earth sign of Virgo?  Mars in Virgo has a passion for details and possesses an abundance of workhorse energy.  It’s a big change from Mars in Leo, which had a passion for drama, romance and creativity. Mars in Virgo is practical and efficient.  It has a very precise quality and is performance oriented.  The focus will shift to health, exercise and work, which are Virgo themes.  In a way, Mars in Virgo symbolizes the nature of the back to school mentality associated with the month of September.

On the following day, September 6, 2017, we have a full moon in 13 degrees of Pisces.  A full moon in Pisces has a dreamy, romantic, mystical, ethereal, deja vu quality and themes of unconditional love, compassion and emotional sensitivity.  The Pisces energy will be extremely strong because it also conjuncts Neptune in 12 degrees of Pisces. Neptune rules Pisces, so we may literally feel like floating away.  Engaging in some meditation, creativity and enjoying music and the arts are a fine way to cultivate the energy of this full moon. The flip side of Neptune is that secrets and a smoke and mirror effect are often associated with this planet.  I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of some scandals and secrets being revealed on that day.  There may also be some sense of closure involved in a major situation.

We have another grand trine on September 6, 2017.  This one is in earth signs, so it may help us avoid that escapist desire by grounding us.   It features the sun in 13 degrees of Virgo, Pluto in 16 degrees of Capricorn and Pallas Athena, the asteroid associated with justice in 14 degrees of Taurus.  A Grand Trine in Earth is very favorable for success, especially if any of the players fall in your money houses in your chart, which are the 2nd, 6th and 10th.  I’m not seeing a financial bonanza in my chart with the sun in my 11th house, Pluto in my 3rd and Pallas in my 7th, but I am not crawling under a rock that day, either.

If you are curious as to how this full moon and other planetary aspects are affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  The Services Offered page of my site describes the menu of services that I offer. There is something for everyone.

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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 and can also be described as a spa for the soul to boot!   Reiki is the most profound treatment for stress relief because it concentrates on CALMING your body.

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For my clients who can’t fit Friday into their schedule for a treatment or have difficulty traveling, I have also recently begun doing distance Reiki sessions for them.  I have a conversation with them about what they hope to achieve from a session, we set up a time for the session to take place when they will be in a state to receive healing energy and I follow up with a telephone conversation to discuss their experience and my perception of their blockages.  I have also incorporated a new technique with my distance Reiki treatments since I don’t always have a photo of my client.  I use a teddy bear so that I can scan and focus the healing energy where it is needed. If this appeals to you, please feel free to contact me by email at or call me at 617-304-2205.  I am also offering Reiki treatments in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline on Sunday afternoons.

But the big news is that I have created and launched a new website devoted exclusively to my Reiki practice. Please feel free to check it out at:

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