Virgo
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, too.

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 intimate relationships.

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 lives.

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 this parent.

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 same way.

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 stifling growth.

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 work-day life.

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 financial gain.

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 in others.

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 attention now.

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 time.

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 your horizons.

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 with now.

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 us.

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 of.

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, too.

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