Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Your ruling planet is Mercury.
This is the moment when you are being asked to put the pedal to the metal, Virgo, at least in terms of getting clear on your ultimate vision. No more fooling around with the potential for radical transformation in your life, it's time to get serious in your commitment to change. You are exploring new ways of being and of grounding your experience with a sense of protection that does not flow from monetary considerations or the expectations of others but instead from a strong sense of your own inner worth. This month is more about the research necessary to rethinking your basis for security along with your creative presence in the world and your approach to intimacy. Next month you take off with it.
As the month begins, you are boiling away in the caldron of change. You might be tempted to duck out, mentally travel to some place more conducive to ease, but change has you in its grip and will not let go. Since your ruler Mercury is also retrograde in this same sector, it might be best to research and review the opportunities that you have on your table right now, rather than making any sudden movement in the direction of your perceived destiny. Your values and the way that you Marshal your resources are subject to radical transformation at this time and yet in some inner portion of your being you are also refusing to accept this; practicing a form of non-violent resistance against yourself. The New Moon of Sunday, April 3rd, is a powerful one and serves to exacerbate these issues. The urge continues for deep contemplation of potential radical change, and also the resistance to any concept of change whatsoever. Significant relationships in your life figure into this equation as well, and might be facilitators or else foils for the arc of your own development. You are making a strong stand for yourself now, and that stand could involve movement either toward or away from intimate others in your life, depending on what you see as your deepest need corresponding to your next evolutionary step. The First Quarter Moon of Monday, April 11th, brings further possibilities into the light and also forecloses on some of them. You are in the process of evaluating what works and what doesn't in the midst of your current arc of development, and seeing how what is going on for you personally relates to the broader picture of your ongoing set of goals, wishes and desires. Important partnerships in your life come into the picture now as well, and could perhaps be a source of confusion as well as of helpful feedback. There are illusions and potentially self-deceptions that are intimately related to your understanding of their purpose in your life for you at this powerful juncture. With the Full Moon of the following weekend, taking place on Sunday, April 17th, you are seeking a balance point that integrates concepts of self and other. Your evolutionary purpose in the events of the current month is still unclear, but you are earnestly engaged in working out the solution. Over the remainder of the month, punctuated by the Last Quarter Moon of Easter Sunday, April 24th, you will be mulling over what has gone before, attempting to make sense out of it. Although your ruler Mercury changes to direct motion on that same weekend, it remains within its shadow period until at least the first week of May, so that is another factor that promotes refection on previous events rather than launching into any form of new activity. As you ponder the essential meaning of this important phase of your life you might find that there is more to soul sense than what rationality alone can supply from the limited standpoint of consensus thinking.