New Moon In Virgo
Sunday, September 9th, 2018
The Moon will be new in the sign of Virgo this Sunday at 1:01 pm CST. Each month the new moon gives us an opportunity to clear the slate and begin anew.
Virgo is an earth sign that is detail oriented and looking for practical results. A Virgo new moon loves and encourages the OCD part of your personality; in fact you’ll be much more sensitive and aware of what isn’t working in your life. Put yourself on Freud’s couch and make a list (Virgo loves lists, graphs, and spreadsheets) of what needs to change in your life including the parts of your personality that might need some refurbishing.
Go through your drawers, closets, cabinets and clear the clutter; get rid of what you no longer wear or use. A new moon in Virgo wants you organized so a trip to the Container Store or IKEA may be in order this weekend.
Now the downside or shadow-side of Virgo is anxiety and worry, but remember this is a sign that hones in on what isn’t working, it wants you to get down to the nitty-gritty. Remember to breathe and remind yourself this is a temporary phase as the Moon passes through Virgo.
Venus in Scorpio
September 9 – October 31
Venus is the planet of love and in the mysterious sign of Scorpio we want depth and intimacy. This will be a long transit of Venus in the 8th sign of the zodiac so prepare for transformation in the love and relationship department; only deep, radical, authentic love will do.
If those closest to you don’t want a deep connection you could end up feeling rejected and betrayed. Resist the temptation to shut down and nurse your hurt and anger. Instead, remind yourself that intimacy is scary for everyone and we’re all at different levels of trust and spiritual growth.
Saturn goes direct in Capricorn
September 6, 2018
Saturn, the planet of karma and restrictions, brings up our insecurities and fears and in the sign of Capricorn those fears center around what others think and how society defines success.
As Saturn resumes forward motion we redefine what success means to us at this stage in our lives. We make a decision to get out of our comfort zone and to help us through this process we reach into our spiritual toolkit and pull out the heavy-duty mantra “what others think of me is none of my business”.
Naturally, as we move into the unknown our fears around security and stability are going to get stirred up so it’s important right now that we don’t get stuck by painting the past in a rosier light. It’s at this point that we’re most tempted to talk ourselves out of our plans to change and stay right where we are.
Mercury moves into Virgo
September 5 – September 21
Mercury, the planet of communication and the mind, is the natural ruler of Virgo and feels right at home here.
In the Tarot deck Mercury is linked with the Magician, the card that reminds us that focused thoughts and intentions act as the Magician’s mystical wand. After all the cosmic commotion this past summer Mercury’s move into Virgo brings a sense of clarity and efficiency to your thinking and with the new moon approaching, this weekend is the perfect time to reconnect with your inner Magician.
If you have a crystal collection, grab some citrine known as the law of attraction stone and carry it with you this coming week and since new moons are about new beginnings think about clearing your space with a sage wand.
Written by Kevin Casey.
Kevin has been studying astrology since 1992 and began reading professionally in 2007. He combines 26 years of experience with astrology and a fascination for numerology and tarot as tools for personal and spiritual growth. For more information on Kevin, you may see more on our readers page, https://bmshouston.com/collections/readings-and-consultations. Call the store to book a reading with Kevin at 713-993-0550.