Tuesday, 26 September 2017

What a difference a day makes. Today could very well soften your stance on a point of view that you were so rigid about, but that you now see would actually benefit from more of a fluid approach. There might be restlessness in a domestic set up that you can't contain. You might also want to order my book Moonology to help you to connect with the Moon now!

Week beginning Monday, 25 September 2017

The New Moon in your sign just gone. Now the line-up of planets still in Virgo this week means you're at a point in your life where you can effect changes. (Mercury, Mars and Venus are all there, supporting you). If something has hurt you, this is the time to process it. The best way is through forgiveness. Work on yourself so that by the time of the October 6 Full Moon, you'll be able to release hurt and move on. For more info about your week, call our Angel Card line: 1900 999 888

Month of September

The sun's in your sign for most of the month, so it's okay to put yourself first, and without any guilt attached. You also want to keep busy, so good thing, then, that you're even more intellectually and physically energised.

So what else is happening that you should know about?

You start the month with your ruler Mercury retrograde in a reflective part of your chart, so your hermit tendencies are evident. But it won't be long before you're back into your stride because it returns home to your sign on the 10th after going direct on the 5th. Your natural inquisitiveness resurfaces as a result, helped along by the arrival of Mars in your sign.

Mercury will also meet Mars a couple of times in the month, and this can make you a bit impetuous in both thought and action. But the wonderful thing about this fusion is that you'll look back with prideat when you stood up for yourself and think 'was that really me?'

There are also a number of energising clashes between some cosmic big guns that you might be interested in. The sun hits off Neptune early on in the month and this will make fantasy very attractive, then Mercury and Mars, both in your sign, will goad Neptune. This makes it more difficult to know who is with you and who is against you, with lots of moving targets. Then Venus has a go at Neptune, so you'll have to protect both yourself and your interests.

The Jupiter-Uranus opposition can make for a turbulent end to the monththat should be smoothed out by the direct motion of Pluto.

Oh to be a discerning Virgo! Everyone goes on about how Virgos are critical, don't they? Have you heard that one? You know, you can't walk into a room without noting that the place needs vacuuming, or that the windows need cleaning, or that whoever you're with hasn't shined their shoes. Or whatever. Pah to that!

Firstly, as you undoubtedly know, there are plenty of Virgos out there in the Real World who couldn't keep their home tidy if their life depended on it. Secondly, it's not that you're just born critical, it's that you can't help noticing what has and hasn't been done up to scratch. And because your sign is about service. and about being of service to others, you often believe you're doing the right thing by pointing out flaws to others. And heck, it's not a great astro-job, but someone has to do it. Traditionally your sign represented the women who sorted the grain from the chaff - ie: who had to be good at seeing what was worth keeping and what was no use at all. This is where your ability to be - ahem - let's call it super-discerning comes from. And yes it is a mixed blessing!

But Virgo is about much more than fault-finding. For one thing, your ruler is Mercury and you have a fine mind which you're usually quite good at expressing.

You may not be the most flamboyant person in town, but you have your feet on the ground, and you help others get theirs on terra firma too. Being an Earth sign, you don't usually have time for fripperies, however, that quick mind of yours means you're smart enough to see the funny side of most situations.

One thing is true though - you love your routines and woe betide the person who swoops into your life thinking that they can alter them! Having a routine makes you feel safe and secure. Sometimes, though, breaking out of those routines can bring you the breathing space you need.

You're also usually the sporty type and if you're not engaged in team sports or regular as clockwork runs and swims, you at least pay a lot of attention to your diet. In fact, you're very handy to have around. A few weeks with a Virgo and even the slobbiest person starts to feel healthier in mind, body and spirit!

You're an excellent listener with great timing and you make a great teacher. Just avoid doing so much for others that you forget to look after yourself. You're also reliable, gorgeously modest and ranked amongst the Great List Makers Of All Time.