Solar Eclipse in Virgo, September 1st, 2016
On September 1st, we have a powerful New Moon Solar Eclipse at 9 degrees Virgo.
The aspects at the time of this Eclipse remind me of the opening of Charles Dickens’ novel, A Tale of Two Cities:
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us…
How are you perceiving your world?
Two opposing types of aspects are happening:
DARKNESS: The T-square with Mars, Saturn, Neptune, Sun and Moon is a vortex of potential drama, fearmongering and negativity.
LIGHT: The conjunction of Mercury with Jupiter and Venus in Libra sees the higher, bigger perspective and focuses on bringing more love and light to every situation, no matter how challenging it may appear.
Which one will you choose?
Are you allowing your outer world to disrupt your inner peace?
Saturn conjunct Mars could bring situations that are potentially frustrating and might test your patience. As it is square to Neptune, people may say one thing one day and then change their mind the next day.
I observed myself starting to get frustrated with the person at the call centre of my bank who was giving me completely different information than the person I spoke to the previous day. Remember to breathe and allow whatever is unfolding before you just to ‘be.’ If you can do this, you’ll maintain your inner peace and thus prevent outer circumstances from upsetting your inner world.
One person may look at their world and perceive perfection while another sees nothing but misery.
How are you choosing to look at your world?
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
With Mercury retrograde conjunct to Jupiter, instead of getting sucked into the drama, you can choose a positive outlook and see whatever is unfolding in your life from a larger perspective and not get lost in the everyday details.
Four planets are in Virgo, the sign that has a tendency to worry about every little detail. The conjunction with Jupiter is encouraging you to see the perfection around you and to tell yourself ‘Every little thing’s gonna be alright.’
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
Mercury is retrograde until September 22nd, and with seven planets in mutable signs, you may find that you are not able to firm up your plans just yet. Being flexible and inviting change are ways of dealing with this energy in a positive way.
The advantage with so many mutable planets is that you can also change your mind more easily. If you find yourself getting into a negative spiral, and you feel your energy level dropping, distract yourself and find something positive to focus upon.
Venus is in Libra offering harmony and peace. If you look for it, you’ll find it even in the most extreme situations.
‘Nothing external has any power over you.’
Ralph Waldo Emerson