Mercury, the communication planet, has been transiting Virgo since September 1st of this year. Virgo is a very exacting, analytical sign and concentrates its energy on perfecting the details of whatever planet or astrological point is involved. This transit gave a chance to get our daily routines back on track, and it is very fitting that this has occurred during “back to school” time. The sun entered Virgo on August 16 and will enter Libra September 22 to mark the Fall Equinox. We should review at this time what the energy of Virgo has taught us.Virgo points out where you need to make corrections. What has the sun, Mercury and the recent (September 15) New Moon in Virgo taught you?
This morning the moon makes a conjunction to Mercury in Virgo (7:26 am EDT) that will stimulate one last jolt of critical thinking just before slipping into the sign of Libra “the scales” (balance). Mercury is not far behind and will enter Libra, as well, this evening (7:22pm EDT) and will remain there until November 5.This placement is needed right now to stimulate peace talks both locally and globally, especially in the Middle East. If we have had trouble with anyone lately, this transit indicates the right timing to extend an olive branch to others. It doesn’t matter who is in the wrong, this is the time to squash petty squabbles. Peace is in everyone’s best interest.
Libra rules relationships of all kinds, and we may be in the mood (Moon) and mindset (Mercury) to reach out to others at this time. This can also spark romantic poetry and love letters, but be sure that you are prepared to deal with rejection if the person you are reaching out to is not already established as your partner or is currently involved in another relationship. Even with all of the “peaceful” energy that Mercury in Libra emits we must remember that Mars, the war planet, is still transiting the sign of Scorpio, and this is not the time to risk someone’s jealousy or capacity for revenge.
This is a great time to list all of the areas in our lives where we would like to achieve peace and balance. Where do we go overboard? Who do we need to find focus and even out our relationships with? When should we reach out and when do we need to hold back? These are questions that we should ask ourselves so we can regain our personal energy. We all have imbalances that can drain our life forces and Mercury’s current and the Sun’s upcoming transit into Libra can give is the energy to correct them.