August 21 – September 20
Solar Chart House Transits
If you know your Ascendant and/or Moon Sign, read that, too.
Virgo reading and planetary transits for
the week of September 1, 2013.
MOON IN TWELFTH
When the Moon transits the twelfth house we may feel a bit
uneasy and the reason for this can actually be quite
beneficial if we take advantage of it. The twelfth is one of
the houses that symbolizes the subconscious/unconscious mind
as well as where we find characteristics about ourselves that
we tend to repress. Along with the Moon representing the past,
this affords us a great opportunity.
This transit can be used for self-examination of all the
issues we tend to hide from others as well as ourselves. If
we look at these characteristics we can find ways to enable
expression of these traits to our benefit and add more to our
lives. We probably will not feel very sociable at this time,
but that can help us withdraw a bit for the self-examination
that can be so beneficial now. Anything we have lurking in our
subconscious or try to repress has a tendency to trip us up.
With this transit, Virgo, we may find what these stumbling
blocks are and find more appropriate ways to deal with them.
Relationships with women may be a bit touchy now, Virgo, but
do not overlook the possibility of a female helping us, in
the role of a confidante, to resolve some of these issues we
come across here.
MOON IN FIRST
September 4, 2013
Whereas the Sun's transit of the first house makes for a
healthy self-centeredness and assessment of our own personal
goals, the Moon's transit of the first house acts on an
emotional level. The Moon's transit of the first house
stimulates us to be emotionally connected to friends and loved
ones but, Virgo, we must be aware of our underlying motives.
We can be very sympathetic to the needs of others, but can
also be very demanding in an emotional sense. Insecurities may
come into play here and make us feel a bit needy or even a bit
panicky. We all like having a support system, but we must
learn that ultimately our security lies within ourselves.
Be supportive and seek support from others if you feel you
need it at this time, Virgo, just be sure to balance the
scales. Others want the same support when they are in need,
MOON IN SECOND
September 6, 2013
At this time second house considerations may be tinged with
emotion and we may feel much attached to our possessions. But
more likely, our possessions and income level may be an
attempt to fill some emotional void.
Of course, Virgo, no one wants to feel financially destitute,
but we should examine the underlying motivation behind
spending and acquisition at this time. What do these
acquisitions represent to us on an unconscious level? This is
not usually a good time to go on an emotional spending spree,
but could be good for finding out what it is we are really
trying to buy with our spending.
MOON IN THIRD
September 8, 2013
When the Moon transits the third house we may expect our
communications with others to take on emotional overtones.
This may help us to communicate on a deeper feeling level with
those close to us. This could be particularly useful in
Siblings may come into play here, Virgo, and if we experience
problems we should be sure that these issues do not stem from
sibling rivalry from our past. Clear the air, but do so gently
if you do experience such difficulties. This does not mean
there will be a problem, but you should be aware just in case.
Unconscious habit patterns of response could create a problem
if we speak before we think, Virgo. This most often shows
up in relations with people we have contact with on a regular
basis. Sometimes, in these instances, we react on "auto-pilot"
and can inadvertently cause friction with those in our daily
MOON IN FOURTH
September 11, 2013
This indicates a time when we are in "home-body" mode and a
time when we may withdraw to our homes to relax or to do some
puttering around the house. We can, and should, use this time
for self-examination. The fourth house is one of the houses
associated with the subconscious/unconscious mind as well as
our past – the home we grew up in. This could be an aid to
reviewing our past, Virgo, and to determine how much
influence this still has on us today.
We may not wish to be alone right now, but a little bit of
solitude at this time is often beneficial. We do not have to
spend all of our time alone, however, as this is also a good
time to interact with the family. You will probably want to
feel more emotionally connected now.
Since the Moon is connected to habitual behavior and the
fourth house is representative of our early home life, this is
a good time for self-examination. If we discover problems this
is a good time to correct them, so do attempt to set aside
some time for yourself, Virgo.
This is the Moon's natural house and the natural sign on this
house is Cancer. This should remind us that even though we
may want to be emotionally connected at this time, we should
avoid the negative side of this which is clinging to those we
love. People that feel suffocated often have a desire to flee.
The fourth house was traditionally linked to the mother,
although some associate this house with the less dominant
parent today. So this may indicate a time when we have closer
contact with this parent. Although this is a neutral
manifestation, it might indicate clearing up a problem from
the past or merely a time when we feel a closer bond with
MOON IN FIFTH
September 13, 2013
With the Moon transiting the fifth house we are likely to see
greater emotional intensity in our intimate relationships.
This is fine as long as we remember to avoid becoming overly
possessive. Romance may, however, be a rich and rewarding
emotional experience for you, Virgo. Just be sure to remember
that they are your emotions and not your partner's that you
are feeling. You may want to check to see if they feel the
The fifth house is also considered the house of children and
they may take on even greater significance now as the
nurturing qualities of the Moon seek expression. The caution,
Virgo, is to not be overly-protective to the point of
Artistic/creative self-expression could be a source for
emotional outlet at this time. The Moon has been observed to
be prominent in the charts of writers. Maybe you want to
consider starting that novel you have been thinking about?
However, lunar transits are fast so you will need far more
indications than this transit to finish the work. But any
creative hobby could prove to be an emotionally gratifying
outlet at this time.
MOON IN SIXTH
September 15, 2013
The Moon may not feel too comfortable here in the house of
health and work and service to others. We may feel the need to
smother our emotions in the work environment, but this should
not take on the proportions of emotional repression. We all
have emotions; we just need to learn to express them in an
appropriate manner and this is certainly important in our
Lunar transits are so rapid that you probably will not
experience a health problem, Virgo, but this should point out
to all of us the connection between body and mind. Repressed
emotions can lead to health problems if we continually swallow
our emotions. Deal with the issues appropriately, Virgo, and
you minimize risks to your health over the long-haul.
At this time we may feel a closer bond with co-workers. If we
do experience problems at work now, we should check our
responses and see if there is any connection to our past that
may be influencing us to respond inappropriately.
SUN IN FIRST
This is the "me" time of year, Virgo. After the Sun passes
over the Ascendant, our own personal astrological new year
begins. This is similar to another birthday, and a time when
we should focus on ourselves. What are our plans for the
upcoming year? This is also a time when we should review our
past year to better get our bearings, Virgo.
You can easily make an impression on others, so make sure the
impression you make is a good one. But do be sure that at
this time of year your main focus should be on your personal
concerns and, without being unduly harsh, do not let yourself
be sidetracked. This might not be the best time to work on
group projects, Virgo.
MERCURY IN FIRST
Often with this transit we can more authentically communicate
our desires and who we really are. We may tend to be quite
focused on personal concerns, but can be very effective in our
communications. Should you experience nervousness at this
time, Virgo, it may be an indication of too much input or a
scattering of your energies and you may need to slow down a
bit to get a better grip on a given situation and take some
time to relax.
MERCURY IN SECOND
September 9, 2013
Our focus at this time will be on material assets or income,
as well as our personal value system. This could be a time
when we are more interested in our income level or on business
to some extent. This may indicate a good time for planning a
business venture, Virgo, or hammering out the details as long
as we scrutinize things carefully.
This could also be a time when our personal values get more of
our attention as well as discussing these issues with others.
This could include religion or spiritual as well as
philosophical beliefs and communicating and sharing our values
with others. Innate talents are also a second-house matter,
Virgo, and we may now focus on these talents possibly for
VENUS IN SECOND
This is one of Venus' natural houses and as such Venus'
energy now may be intensified and act more readily here.
This may be advantageous on a financial level, Virgo.
Contract negotiations, investments and purchases of art
objects could be beneficial now. The only warning with
this transit concerns extravagance. We may be far too
free with spending now and could deplete our reserves,
giving us reason for regret later.
We are often able to draw others to us at this time, Virgo,
that may be financially beneficial to us. This may also
indicate a time when we discover within ourselves some sort
of artistic/creative talent, or appreciation for this gift
VENUS IN THIRD
September 11, 2013
We will probably experience greater ease in our communications
at this time, Virgo, as Venus allows us to express ourselves
in a pleasing manner. These communications may be with
siblings, friends, neighbors or possibly customers as some
astrologers attribute commerce to the third house.
Our everyday environment may seem very pleasant to us now,
Virgo. Also, the third house is one of the education houses
so perhaps some artistic interest of study may catch our
MARS IN TWELFTH
Planetary transits of the twelfth house can be somewhat
problematic, Virgo, and Mars transiting here is no exception.
This is one of the houses of the subconscious/unconscious
mind and this links the twelfth house to our past. Other
issues here are institutions of any kind as well as secret
enemies. Any of these issues may arise at this time and could
prove to be troublesome and quite upsetting.
It may be wise to seek a bit of solitude now, Virgo, in order
to confront ourselves, because for many people this may be
where the real problems lie. Anything we have repressed, or
problems from our past, may resurface now and cause us to react
to others in an inappropriate manner and it is likely that
this is where any resistance we meet now stems from.
Self-examination may be quite beneficial now, Virgo, as we
will have the energy to tackle problems that tend to trip us
up. We need to practice patience in this regard, however, and
since patience is not a strong point for Mars, this can be
troublesome. But this can be a good starting point to begin
resolving these issues in order to free ourselves.
Volunteer work would also be a constructive use of this
energy, Virgo, and if we want to be alone, we could do this by
restacking shelves at the public library, for instance.
Another productive use of energy now would be in any form of
research or study that might consume our interest at this
JUPITER IN ELEVENTH
With this transit of Jupiter you will probably feel more
sociable and socializing with groups and your friends can
prove quite beneficial now. In your profession this could
mean profiting from networking in some way and, in this
manner, find doors opening through which you may expand
Friends may also become a source of new opportunities now,
Virgo, that can help us in attaining our goals. This is a
time when others feel magnanimous and generous toward us.
We should remember to return this sentiment in kind, for
it is through this interaction with others that we may also
help others now. This is not a time to be concerned with
purely selfish motives, Virgo, for we are just as likely
to prove as helpful to others as they are beneficial to us.
It is through these interactions with others, Virgo, that
we may learn a good deal not only about those we deal with
and the world we live in, but also about ourselves. This can
help us to understand what we truly want and how we can best
go about achieving our goals and objectives by working in
harmony with others. This is not only a favorable time to
socialize in order to meet others that may help us achieve
our ends, but also a good time for teamwork.
SATURN IN THIRD
The third house relates to our immediate environment,
communications, early education, siblings and close relatives,
neighbors, short-distance journeys and so forth. With Saturn's
transit of the third house, we are most likely to see this
planet's influence in our immediate environment in how we
interact with others. That is to say, in how we communicate
with others and how they respond to us. This obviously
includes listening, but even more important for some people
now is learning to listen to ourselves. By this I am referring
to "self-talk". This can be very important now as this transit
often symbolizes a rather depressive mind-set for some people
as well as a tendency to want to withdraw, which in most cases
may only prove to exacerbate any problems we may have to deal
Listening to others can provide us with information on who
knows how to press our buttons. That is to say, Virgo, if
there are people in our lives that are good at manipulating
us and getting us to subjugate our own needs in order to
satisfy theirs, we may be able to spot this weakness in our
personality. This may, for some individuals, be a good time
to look into assertiveness training if this is a problem for
If we should find others a bit uncomfortable with us now it
does not necessarily mean that we are being self-centered, but
rather that we are perhaps changing and they are not quite
sure how to respond to the new person that we may be turning
into. In this regard, we may meet with resistance but we
should persevere for our own sense of security. We also have a
responsibility to ourselves for we cannot help others if we do
not take care of ourselves.
We should not underestimate the influence that self-talk can
have over us to shape our outlook on life. The third is one of
the houses naturally ruled by Mercury. Mercury tends to color
how we perceive things and with Saturn transiting here, as was
previously stated, we may tend toward a feeling of depression
or a desire to withdraw. This is a good time to learn to
monitor our thought processes closely. Many people are
astounded at the number of negative thoughts that daily
trickle through our minds. If you are feeling depressed now,
this is an excellent opportunity to examine your thought
patterns. Even people that consider themselves to be positive
types find that they are thinking rather negatively at this
time. If you are feeling depressed, Virgo, there is a good
likelihood that it may be attributable to your self-talk,
which colors your perspective.
So listening to others is important now, but so is listening
to yourself. If you experience depression with this transit
examine a habit many of us acquire, and that is the habit of
pummeling ourselves with negative thought patterns. This is a
favorable time to find these patterns and change them. We can
also learn to be more accepting of ourselves and our human
frailties; by doing so we can lift ourselves out of depression
and adopt a more positive outlook on life that will benefit us
for the rest of our days.
URANUS IN EIGHTH
Retrograde July 17 Until December 17, 2013
This is another of the houses associated with the
subconscious/unconscious mind and transformation through
dealing with what is buried there. Uranus is also associated
with the unconscious and what within it is attempting to break
free. Therefore, Virgo, this transit may prove to be chaotic for
some. While Pluto, natural ruler of the eighth house, usually
brings about drastic change in a gradual manner, Uranus tends
to symbolize very sudden and abrupt changes so this may be a
time of instability for some people.
Sometimes death may enter our lives now, but usually through
others we are close to. Subsequently, this could lead to some
sort of inheritance. Shared assets and resources are another
eighth-house issue, and just as with the second house,
opposite the eighth, the warning here is similar – keep your
position fluid. This is not a favorable time to have your
financial security too closely aligned with others. Things
could change financially for those you are partnered with and,
if you are too dependent on their financial situation
remaining stable, your finances may suffer as a result should
their fortunes decline.
Sex is another eighth-house matter, Virgo, and this may symbolize a
new sexual relationship coming into your life. This would
likely be with someone different from anyone you have known
thus far. The usual age difference might apply as well in this
regard. This would probably prove to be very exciting and
quite intense, but the usual warning about Uranus and
relationships applies here, too. Do not rely on the stability
of this relationship until it has proven itself. Uranus is not
noted for fostering stable relationships. That takes time and,
considering that you are going through changes now, it may
merely mean that the new relationship will turn out to be
nothing more than a pleasant distraction.
URANUS RETROGRADE TRANSITS
This is a favorable time to observe the changes in the world
around you and to assess the impact these changes may have
upon you on a personal level. This period of review may help
you to adjust your course if the changes taking place around
you seem to be impeding your progress, or may block it in the
future. Observe and plan for now and postpone any changes
until Uranus turns direct again.
NEPTUNE IN SEVENTH
Retrograde Until November 13, 2013
All relationships are likely to be influenced by this transit
and usually not so favorably. The underlying cause for
problems is a lack of clarity in our communications or our
understanding of the situation in question. This can be
exacerbated by the fact that sometimes others are not clear
with us. This may be intentional, Virgo, but not necessarily so.
In intimate relationships, we must strive for clarity with any
problems we are facing. This may be made more difficult if our
partner has a hard time articulating exactly what is wrong or
shuts down communications. We cannot fix a problem if we do
not know what it is. By the same token, we must avoid self-
deception now. We may not see that a problem exists if we are
putting too much effort into idealizing a relationship to see
the truth. Once again, Virgo, we cannot fix a problem we are unaware
Business dealings could become a source of problems now,
particularly if we are involved in partnerships. Neptune
transits can indicate being swindled, so proceed with caution
in any existing partnerships and it may be wise to forego
forming new ones now. There may not be enough information
available to make your decision, and since this is often
detrimental to seeking out advisors you should not lean too
heavily looking for help in this quarter either.
If at all possible avoid court cases now as well, Virgo. Too much
information not at your disposal and problems from unseen
quarters might cause problems for you now.
NEPTUNE RETROGRADE TRANSITS
This is a time when we are advised to try to tune into our
unconscious mind and examine what we find lying there. Assess
your fears or any illusions you may be laboring under and try
to ground them in reality in order to deal with them more
effectively. Anything that leaves us feeling we are in a state
of confusion should be dealt with also. Assess also if this
may be connected to what is going on in the world around you.
Endeavor to use your energy in a positive and productive
manner and avoid escapism of any sort. Although Neptune is
nebulous, we need to strive for clarity now in order to keep
from deceiving ourselves and to deal with any issues
confronting us in a practical manner.
PLUTO IN FIFTH
Retrograde Until September 20, 2013
Relationships are the area normally influenced by Pluto's
intensity with this transit, Virgo. Romantic relationships tend to be
extraordinarily intense now, almost on the order of bordering
on an obsessive/compulsive fixation. These relationships may
have an almost fated or preordained quality to them. This does
not necessarily mean these relationships will be bad for us,
but we should examine our compulsions closely in this regard.
Some people are even attracted to others that they know are
not right for them, just as the proverbial moth drawn to the
flame. In cases like this, it is the intensity we seek and we
might be well advised, in some cases, to seek it elsewhere.
Relationships with children may experience this same
intensity, Virgo. This may be a time of fierce power struggles with
children. Although we want what is best for them, we should be
careful of robbing our children of their autonomy. It is best
to keep in mind that, due to the intensity of these
encounters, they are likely to influence our children well
into the future; with this in mind conduct yourself
accordingly should you clash with your children now. This does
not necessarily mean that interactions with your children will
all be power struggles. This may also be a time when you
influence them positively in a powerful way. This is a time to
be on guard for your children’s health and safety.
Artistic/creative self-expression may be more intense than
usual now, Virgo, almost as if we are driven if we express ourselves
in this manner. Sports might also be an outlet, but be aware
that sometimes the search for intensity can lead to foolish
risks with our safety now. Keep in mind that just because we
have the desire to take a risk does not mean it would be safe
to do so.
PLUTO RETROGRADE TRANSITS
As usual with any retrograde planetary motion, this is a time
to step back and review our endeavors and to reassess what
direction we are taking and just what it is we wish to
accomplish. This is a favorable time to evaluate our progress
toward our goals, but also to determine how these objectives
may benefit others as well. We need to become aware of how we
not only influence our own lives, but the lives of others,
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