As we usher in Virgo season, self-care takes centerstage. Did you know Virgo rules health just as much as productivity? It’s time to get disciplined about taking care of yourself. A pilot will always urge you to put on your mask first; Virgo energy can only be of service to others if it is adequately meeting its own needs. This is the lesson of the month. Let’s ask, “What does my body need from me? Where can I be more detailed in my work? How can I pay more attention to the subliminal needs within my relationships?”
Virgo Season prepares us for the romantic, loving release of Libra later in the month. The transition between these two signs can feel like the crunch to get all of your work done on a Friday before taking off for the weekend. Let’s use the first three weeks of September to recalibrate our priorities and put in the work, and then splurge and play when the Sun moves into effervescent Libra.
September kicks off with a deeply contemplative New Moon in Virgo. If you’ve been approaching burnout or ignoring your physical needs, it’s time to slow down and inquire within. Don’t let your critic keep you from feeling rested and nourished. For clarity on what this lunar event may bring up for you, get a New Moon reading on Hey Hero!
Venus enters Scorpio on September 10, ramping up the passion and intensity in our relationships. There is no excuse for beating around the bush. Make your intentions known, be clear, and don’t leave anything up for interpretation. (Especially with Mercury retrograde right around the corner…) Virgo season can have us easily fixated on any unknowns. This is your reminder to be impeccable with your word to avoid miscommunications.
“Mean what you say, say what you mean, and don’t say it mean“
September 14, Mars enters Libra and we may be more conflict-averse than usual. What truth do you risk sacrificing for the sake of keeping the peace? This transit is a sampling of romance that’ll be in full swing when the sun joins Mars in Libra on the 22nd. Be mindful that with overthinking Virgo and people-pleasing Libra, Mercury retrograde pre-shadow phase is already in effect. With next to no fire in the sky to keep us assertive, stay mindful of not giving your power away. Our “action energy“ wants to keep the peace, but at what cost? Let love lead the way, as Libra decrees!
A Full Moon in Pisces on September 20th has our emotional bodies working overtime. Pisces is ruled by Neptune, the planet of illusions. This is an ability to create alternate realities and see what you want to see. (Not to sound like a broken record… But with Mercury retrograde right around the corner, miscommunications are more likely. Share your feelings instead of interpolating worst case scenarios via Piscean imagination.) A great channel for this energy is to work on a creative project, sing or write it out. For clarity on what this lunar event may bring up for you, get a Full Moon reading on Hey Hero!
When the Sun enters Libra on September 22nd, we’ve got slightly less earth bossing us around in the heavens! This is a literal breath of fresh air… You may be feeling more romantic and social than usual. It’s been two straight months with no fire, so let the playfulness of Libra be your gateway. How can you show and receive a little more love, and ignite your inner fire in the process?
Sorry for the delay, I texted you back in my head
Mercury goes retrograde September 27th until October 18th. (You will have started to feel the effects building up in the past 10 days, as if Mercury was pregaming before the main event. The week or two following the end of retrograde, this planet starts to sober up and hit full swing again.) Take this time for reflection; revisit any unresolved corners of your heart, prioritize overdue conversations. Computer crash? Sending an email to the wrong person? Misinterpreting something your partner says? These are all possible outcomes of the communication planet on the fritz for a few weeks.
September re-calibrates our needs before focus shifts to relationships towards the end of the month. Stay in your power, communicate, and trust that Mercury retrograde truly has your best interests in mind! Move mindfully through your interactions, stay receptive to whatever still needs resolution, and trust that your highest growth is on the docket.