Month: September 2019
Though the knowledge of their power and importance has existed in the practices of Hinduism and Buddhism for thousands of years, the idea of chakra alignment and care is relatively new to many people. Often, we cannot pinpoint the cause of our anxiety, or low energy, or feeling of being stifled. If this sounds like something you have experienced, it may be a blocked connection to your energy centers.
When you are just beginning to work with your chakras, it is advised that you start at the Root chakra and then progress your way up; though many diagrams show them positioned from the head down, this is merely an aesthetic representation. Energy flows through all chakras, and it is impossible to realize spiritual wellness if you don’t even have the vitality of a healthy body or sense of purpose first!
Caring for your chakras at a time of upheaval or growth is not a simple process, so be sure to take the time to work on each individually and feel secure in your development, before moving on to the next center. If you feel that you are in an intermediate state of transitional energy though, feel free to pinpoint the chakra you feel needs attention and work from there.
Muladhara: Root Chakra
The Root chakra resides at the base of your spine and is the seat of your vitality. In the plainest terms, it is your health and energy, which means if it is out of alignment, you are no doubt feeling tired and uneasy in your body. When ignored, this will slowly begin to manifest as low self-esteem and chronic health issues.
Self-care for the Root chakra: Adequate rest, hydration and low impact exercise are the first steps to caring for your Root chakra. Focus on nourishing your body with not only healthy foods, but ones that give you joy to eat them; savor every bite, since this should not only be caloric energy to fuel your body, but emotional energy to fuel your personal growth. Essential oils like cinnamon or nutmeg are good stimulants for this chakra, as they evoke a sense of comfort. Once you have started to heal this energy center, you should begin to feel well-rested and confident, with more overall energy.
Root Chakra Daily Affirmation: “I believe that good health is my natural state, and I accept this blessing”
Svadhishthana: Sacral Chakra
Your Sacral chakra which influences creation and pleasure. Though many assume this chakra relates solely to carnality, it holds more domain over your enjoyment of life. If this chakra is blocked, you may feel uninspired & as though you have no creative spark. Left for too long, these feelings can devolve into despair, and an inability to problem-solve.
Self-care for the Sacral chakra: Engage in small activities that you derive pleasure from- something as simple as a bath or a massage will immediately begin to heal this chakra. Be present in the experience, and let your mind wander as you do; banish any negativity or stress, and only allow yourself to focus on the creative or inspirational ideas that come to you during this time. You’ll begin to equate self-care with healing and seek it out more often to motivate yourself once this chakra is in alignment. Utilize essential oils like sandalwood or lemongrass to bolster your sense of relaxation.
Sacral Chakra Daily Affirmation: “I am capable and strong. I embrace my potential.”
Manipura: Solar Plexus Chakra
Believed to influence your journey of self-discovery, your Solar Plexus houses this chakra. It also influences your drive, and how you motivate yourself. When this chakra has been neglected, you might feel frustrated or helpless. Over time, this can begin to manifest as anger or a sense of being lost.
Self-care for the Solar Plexus chakra: Challenge yourself. By pushing yourself beyond the boundaries of fear that are stifling you, you will start to awaken this dormant energy. Whether it is doing something that scares you, like singing at karaoke or setting a goal you previously thought yourself incapable of achieving, you will begin to remove the energy blockage in this chakra. Scents like lemon or ginger will embolden you to take more chances, and awaken your passion for growth. Developing this chakra will create a sense of accomplishment and leave you energized to continue pushing your boundaries.
Solar Plexus Chakra Daily Affirmation: “I am a being of light. I value myself. I trust myself. I embrace myself.”
Anahata: Heart Chakra
A very powerful chakra positioned at the Heart, it correlates to your balance and sense of connection to influences outside of you – usually other people. If this energy is blocked, you’ll fail to feel a sense of trust or empathy. If not healed, these will intensify into jealousy, selfishness or hatred.
Self-care for the Heart chakra: Begin a practice of appreciation. Whether this means keeping a daily gratitude journal, actively speaking only out of kindness, or even engaging in charity work, create a sense of positive reinforcement by acknowledging the good in the world instead of the bad. After you have started to heal this chakra, you will form stronger relationships with the world around you, and feel a better sense of love & acceptance. Rose and geranium oils promote a feeling of gentleness.
Heart Chakra Daily Affirmation: “I love and accept myself as I am today.”
Vishuddha: Throat Chakra
Believed to be a seat of satisfaction and expression, this chakra resides in your Throat. If you often feel like the “words get stuck in your throat” or that you are not being heard, there is a chance this chakra is blocked. Without attention, this can begin to manifest as feeling misunderstood, or unappreciated.
Self-care for the Throat chakra: Focusing on forms of self-expression that don’t rely on words can be the key to navigating a blockage in this energy. Many creative outlets like dance or music allow you to articulate things that are beyond words. Even something as small as wearing a color that you feel conveys your emotional state is empowering. Sage and chamomile essential oils will soothe your nerves, and allow you to present yourself with confidence. Once you have the belief that you do not need to speak to be heard, your ability to communicate will flourish & allow you to feel that you are recognized.
Throat Chakra Daily Affirmation: “I am confident and grounded. I own my power”
Ajna: Third-Eye Chakra
Also known as the Third-Eye, this chakra is found between your eyebrows is an energy center along with the seat of the mind. Having this chakra out of alignment will lead to a lack of personal insight and indecisiveness. When not dealt with carefully, these can become self-doubt and fear.
Self-care for the Third-Eye chakra: Expanding your world view will stimulate this chakra, and allow you to begin reframing your life. It can be something as simple as reading a book on a topic you know nothing about or involve attending a lecture or speech on something that falls outside of your current beliefs. Once you have healed this energy center, you will be more expansive in your thoughts & capable of solving problems with fresh ideas. Scents that enhance enlightenment, like patchouli or frankincense, will help you process all the new information you’re integrating.
Third-Eye Chakra Daily Affirmation: “I believe and trust in my wisdom. I am open to the truth of the world.”
Sahasrara: Crown Chakra
Located at the Crown of your head, this chakra is your spiritual center. When this energy is blocked, you may feel a general sense of unease manifesting as restlessness or confusion. If allowed to stagnate for too long, this will lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, and apathy.
Self-care for the Crown chakra: Visit an awe-inspiring place of peace. Whether you derive these feelings from being in nature, or a monument like an art gallery or museum, allowing yourself to feel the power of creation is humbling and opens you up to the universe. Energizing your spiritual center creates a positive loop of mindful expression and self-fulfillment. Being serene in these moments is key, so utilize the power of jasmine or lavender to calm yourself. Once you have healed this chakra, you’ll begin to feel inner peace- a true sense of belonging and acceptance of your place in the world.
Crown Chakra Daily Affirmation: “I am at peace with myself, and honor this divine energy.”
With this guide to caring for your chakras and increasing positive energy flow, you’ll start to feel like yourself once again as you connect with your mind, body, and soul. Remember that work like this takes time and effort, so be sure to embrace each stage fully, and ensure you feel confident with the work you have put into each chakra before moving on to the next one.
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What is a stellium? You’ve probably heard this term here before. We often use it right around the time that the Sun changes zodiac signs, which happens every four weeks on the nose. Every zodiac month, most of the planets keep on moving. And when the Sun enters a zodiac sign, that means we are closer to that zodiac sign’s birthday. The smaller planets follow suit: Mercury enters the sign, Venus, then Mars does too.
These planets stick around in that sign for a few weeks. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, take longer journeys in their signs. And the Moon? The Moon travels into a different zodiac sign every few days, and every month the birthday’s zodiac sign gets their own New Moon. And their opposite sign gets a Full Moon. Confused yet? Don’t be. We’re going to answer all of those obscure questions right here.
What is a Stellium?
We also refer to the Sun and Moon as planets in astrology. That’s significant if you know someone that always wants to argue about whether or not the Sun and Moon are planets, such as my science teacher big brother is always doing with me. For me, they are. For him? Not so much. And that’s okay.
In astrology, the Sun and Moon ARE planets, but you can also call them luminaries or luminary bodies. But they do count as one planet in a sign or house when we are talking stelliums.
So right now, for example, we are experiencing a stellium in Virgo. We have the Sun in Virgo, a New Moon in Virgo on August 30, Mercury in Virgo until mid-September, and Venus in Virgo until mid-September.
So that my friends, is a stellium. Ta-dah! Easier than you thought right?
Stellium Transits Vs. Stelliums in Birth Charts
The next question to answer is, is there a difference between a stellium in the natal chart or birth chart, and a stellium in our everyday lives? The simple answer is no. When it comes to the definition of a stellium, the definition is the same whether the stellium is in our natal chart or our everyday lives.
A stellium is simply a collection of planets (typically 3 or more, depending on which Astrologer you ask!) in the same sign or house.
Stelliums are significant because when multiple planets are in one sign, whether that is in your birth chart or in your Daily Horoscopes, it means the same thing. It means that the power of that zodiac sign is amplified even more than usual on any given day.
For example, we have a stellium in Virgo right now. A lot of people have what is infamously known as Virgo anxiety. This theme of Virgo is amplified when we have a stellium in Virgo. Happy Birthday, Virgo! And thanks for sharing your pacing and worrying with the rest of the Universe.
Quick Check: Do You Have Virgo Anxiety?
But Virgo has many other wonderful themes. Virgo is flawlessly detailed, organized, practical, and as real as they come. They are also very logical.
The aforementioned science teacher I mentioned? A Virgo. And he’s a pacer. And a worrywart. But he’s as real and logical as they come, down-to-Earth like the Earth sign that he is. But he’ll also tell you the Moon isn’t a luminary because it’s dark most of the time, and that the Sun isn’t technically a planet.
And I just smile and say,” yep, you’re right.” Although I do think I may need to get my favorite Virgo some serenity oil for Christmas if this argument comes up one more time.
This is a better example of what a stelllium is in everyday life. Now, let’s talk a bit more on what a stellium is in your natal chart.
The Stellium in Your Birth Chart
The definition of a stellium in your birth chart is the same. You must have three or more planets, and yes that includes the Sun or the Moon, in one zodiac sign or house. You can find that out by just getting a copy of your birth chart, which is readily available for free right here.
The significance of the stellium in your birth chart is that during this life path of yours, you will feel the power of that zodiac sign more intensely. Sometimes you don’t even have your Sun in the stellium. So you will portray the themes of the stellium in your personality before you would anything else.
This answers another question beyond, “what is a stellium?” You may have asked yourself before why you aren’t anything like the Sun sign you were born under according to traditional astrology. One of the reasons for that may be, because you have a stellium somewhere else. So you may be a Scorpio, but your Virgo stellium means you identify more with Virgo traits than you would otherwise.
Make sense? It doesn’t have to yet. You can get your birth chart and begin to slowly make sense of it all.
A Final Word On Stelliums…
When it comes to stelliums, you are not alone when wondering, “what is a stellium?” But now that you have the basic gist of it, you know how you can use it in your life. Check out your birth chart and see if you have a stellium of sorts. Now you know what your superpower is! Use those themes to win in life, in every way.
Do you have a stellium? How does it affect your Sun sign?
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On September 14th, Venus and Mercury enter Libra.
Get ready for talking to become a big part of how you spend your time during this transit, as well as for your love life to start to blossom effortlessly. We’ve consolidated the most important aspects of these planetary movements to give you a clear path into more enjoyable and positive experiences. As always, we also prep you with the potential pitfalls to be aware of with this change in the psychological landscape so you can continue to move forward and live your best life.
Let’s look at the dates so we know when this energy will start how long it will last. Mercury enters Scorpio on October 3, and Venus enters Scorpio on October 8. The other major influences during this transit include Saturn moving direct on September 18th, and the Full Moon in Libra on September 14th. With the Moon, Mercury, and Venus in Libra on September 14th, expect that day to have all the flavors of this justice-seeking, beauty appreciating zodiac sign.
With Mercury in Libra, we can expect our conversations to have some fun new energy and here is why.
Libra is an Air sign and likes to chat it up. They also are very interested in social causes, art, ideas, and love to have a healthy debate. This social energy wants to find a way that everyone can feel heard which means we will be more inclined to listen and see the other side of a situation. Because the goal for Libra is to mediate and find a resolution, they will communicate with loving and non-combative energy.
They are good at helping mend broken bonds and it’s in their nature to help people get along again. Thus, if you’ve been having frustrations connecting with people, this can heal those dynamics naturally, like water making a plant grow.
Be aware of any self-righteous communicating or boasting of intellectual prowess that is indicative of insecurities. If someone is sounding like a know-it-all, just choose to have compassion for why they may feel less than accepted or why they feel the need to impress.
Everyone’s insecurities come from somewhere. Instead of trying to be right and prove your point, let go of the idea of winning the debate and focus on listening to understand. This will lower stress and allow you to feel more peaceful during this transit.
Love is Beautiful & Balanced
Because Venus rules Libra, Libran energy is really amplified during this transit.
Libra is all about balance and bringing peace so you can expect your relationships to feel like they are smoothing out during this time. You can also expect positive energy to be infused into your relationships because Libra is very gregarious, loving, and friendly energy. You can use this time to enjoy the company of others because Libra is extroverted energy that is stimulated around others.
Keep an eye out for people that become a bit overly social or overly indulgent in romantic pursuits as they may feel like the sky is the limit as if they have drunk a very potent aphrodisiac tea. Venus, being the planet of love and beauty, shoots cupid’s arrow into the collective subconscious with the energy of the sign it’s in.
Therefore, if someone has not dealt with insecurities or are seeking validation to boost their ego, they may be seeking attention in any way they can get it. That means if you’re in the dating scene, beware of people just looking for compliments who don’t seem to care about you. And don’t be that person that is fishing for adoration instead of trying to be a good person which is what gives you true fulfillment.
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Watch this cosmic play unfold! Now, you can be aware of times of harmony and discord so you can just laugh at the whole thing and ride the cosmic tide, as we love to say. To keep abreast of what is going on in astrology today, use our free resources which have distilled the complex calculations into helpful snippets. We have a monthly Astrology Calendar and Free Daily Horoscopes for you to use to stay up to date, 24/7.
During this harmonious and justice-oriented time, try to engage in your community by volunteering, joining book clubs that cover important social concepts or stimulate your artistic side, or find a creative pursuit to channel your passion and creativity such as writing or journaling. Mercury in an Air sign means we will really need to get our thoughts out there so it is also a great time for creative projects and artistic inspiration with Venus is this idealistic sign symbolized by the balanced scales.
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While many people will be familiar with the twelve animals associated with Chinese Astrology, fewer are aware of the 5 elements (compared to Western Astrology’s 4 elements) also involved. If you are a Rabbit, you are not simply a Rabbit. You may be a Fire Rabbit or a Water Rabbit. If you are a Snake, you are not just a Snake. You may be a Wood Snake, a Metal Snake, or an Earth Snake.
The 5 elements of the Chinese Zodiac have a powerful effect on us. They are also known as the 5 Movements, 5 Phrases, 5 States of Change and 5 Steps. They move around in either the Generating Cycle (positive) or the Controlling Cycle (negative).
What this means is that the Generating Cycle shows the positive relationship between the elements. This is the mothering, nurturing and supportive cycle as you can see from the following:
Water makes Wood grow > Wood makes Fire burn > Fire creates Earth > Earth bears Metal > Off Metal runs Water.
Then there is the Controlling Cycle. This is a cycle of destruction, where two forces oppose one another. This can be seen from the following:
Water controls Fire > Fire melts Metal > Metal chops down Wood > Wood breaks the Earth > Earth soaks up Water and blocks its flow.
This is one way of determining which characters get along with each other in the Chinese Zodiac and which ones are mortal enemies. Let’s take the Tiger and the Monkey, for example, two traditional enemies. The Tiger is ruled by Wood and the Monkey is ruled by Metal. From the Controlling Cycle, we can see that ‘Metal chops down Wood’ – or rather, ‘Monkey chops down Tiger!”
Though it isn’t quite as simple as all that. Let’s say you have a Metal Tiger who befriends a Monkey – there’s a good chance the two would get along like a house on fire, because the Metal element in this particular Tiger is friendly with the Monkey’s natural element. Similarly, animals in the same trine will often share an affinity for one another, regardless of their individual elements.
The Quick & Simple Trick to Discovering Your Element:
It’s a bit like understanding the nine times table, really, where all the answers add up to nine! If you want to know what your own personal element is, take the last number of your birth year and then follow the formula below:
- If the last number of your birth date is 0 or 1, yours is a Metal element.
- If the last number of your birth date is 2 or 3, yours is a Water element.
- If the last number of your birth date is 4 or 5, yours is a Wood element.
- If the last number of your birth date is 6 or 7, yours is a Fire element.
- If the last number of your birth date is 8 or 9, yours is an Earth element.
How About Personality Traits?
Each element bestows a defining set of characteristics onto a person. In the Chinese Zodiac, you will naturally be one of five elements, as well as the natural element of your sign. Imagine you are a Fire Horse – that is one fiery person, as Fire is also the Horse’s natural element. If you are a Water Horse, your natural Fire may be somewhat tempered by the Water in you.
Here’s how the different elements can have an effect on your overall character. Each element is also represented by a totem animal:
Wood people are idealists and highly gifted. They are planners who like to know which direction they’re going in. They’re not the biggest fan of surprises. While everyone else is running around like headless chickens, Wood people are calm in the knowledge that they have a good plan mapped out. Others see them as a source of inspiration.
Totem animal: Owl
Water people are sensitive, sympathetic and excellent at coordinating. They are not as feisty as other elements, but they have a quiet sort of power which can be lethal when unleashed. Water people are always willing to lend an ear or a helping hand, but people should be careful not to take advantage of them or take them for granted.
Totem animal: Chameleon
Fire people are brave and resourceful. Just like the element of Fire, they tend to leave a trail-blaze everywhere they go! The Fire person is an excellent researcher, able to delve into vast amounts of information and find a way to make sense of it. Fire people tend to have strong leadership abilities
Totem animal: Koala
One of the kindest elements, Earth people are known for their compassion and integrity. They are the most tolerant of all the signs and most likely to listen to another person’s side of the story. This is a fair and just sign which does not allow emotions to run away with them. They are cool-headed and honest, and make good and reliable leaders.
Totem animal: Peacock
This is an element of immense strength. Metal people are the most dogged and persistent of the elements and it is rare for them to give up. They can be workaholics sometimes and they have the ability to sway crowds with their strong opinions and intense stares. This is a magnetic element that often draws people to them through sheer charisma.
Totem animal: Tiger
You see, Chinese Astrology isn’t just great for discovering your dream career or figuring out which era you’re most suited to – just like any other form of astrology, it is made up of many complexities and intricacies, and the more we dig, the more we get to find out about ourselves. Adding the Chinese elements factor to this only broadens our knowledge and helps us understand both ourselves and those around us even better.
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Do you know that feeling when you just can’t decide to save your life, like there’s static in your head keeping you from thinking and talking clearly? Some people attribute this to poor sleep or perhaps something they ate, and while this could be the case, often it’s the result of a buildup of negative energy or an energetic block in one of your chakras. If you feel cloudy or low energy, that is the perfect time to gift yourself some Reiki.
What is Reiki, you may ask? It is just energy channelled in a certain direction. It’s essentially the same energy channelled when people do martial arts and can break concrete blocks or hardwood. Reiki is the energy that is present in all things and it carries the blueprints of creation that allow a human to grow into the shape of a human and an oak tree to grow into the shape of its relatives. It is channelled by someone who is attuned to the energy from a Reiki master.
How Blocked Chakras Steal Your Energy
Most people that do not get Reiki are not educated on how it works and therefore do not see any reason to spend their hard-earned cash on something they can’t see with their eyes. Some people feel quite a bit during a Reiki session, which may include pressure, heat, tingling, muscle twitches or something similar. The moving energy is often so noticeable that the person receiving Reiki can feel where the practitioner’s hands are hovering above their body. There’s no question there is an exchange of energy when you get or give this energy healing modality.
Your chakras are the stoplights on the energy highways of your body. If those stoplights get jammed and malfunction, there is a backup of traffic. It’s your emotional energy that we call electromagnetic energy that can block these chakras. Negative emotions like fear, anger, guilt, jealousy, loneliness, and sadness are the traffic ‘cloggers’ of your energetic roads. When those emotions are not released, they make your body unable to function harmoniously; thus, your energy becomes murky and slow, like a traffic jam.
How Reiki Removes Energetic Blocks
Reiki adds a boost or a jolt to the system, and like a traffic controller, it starts to direct the traffic to let that blocked energy flow. You actually don’t have to do anything in this process but relax, which is even more awesome. Reiki practitioners can sense where the energy is blocked, and they are trained to find the source of your cloudiness and then simply remove it.
You’ll likely get a little glimpse of the experience that was causing the emotion as it releases, and sometimes you’ll cry. You may have stuffed the emotion down, and the practitioner will get a glimpse of it, which can feel very heavy temporarily for both of you as you share energy fields.
Reiki can help you feel more clear right away. Many people report that they walk in feeling sluggish and walk out feeling brighter. The aura also holds a lot of energy that we pick up from our environment or that is generated by the subconscious mind. If we are stressing and worrying, we will have a cloudy aura, making us feel tired and foggy.
When the practitioner charges your aura up, you’ll feel back to normal and even better than average because your aura will expand and, for likely the first time in a long time, elevate to a higher vibration. This can allow you to perceive things clearly and suddenly connect the dots in your mind with ease. It’s okay to ask for help, even if you’re usually the strong one.
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To get the most out of your Reiki session, be ready to rest for the next week if you feel tired as you will continue to process the energy that the practitioner has chipped off the walls of your energetic house to be flushed out. You need to drink lots of water to help you feel emotionally stable and keep in mind that you’ll likely release even more strong emotions over the next week as well. If you feel strong emotions seemingly out of nowhere, know it’s a good thing!
We have tools to help your energetic maintenance on a daily basis because energy is always shifting. To get a heads-up on how the planets will affect your energy, keep up on our daily articles and read your Free Daily Horoscope. In order to connect to your own intuition about why you’re feeling a certain way, you can use our Free 3-Card Reading which helps you tap into your own wisdom held by your soul.
If you’ve felt blocked or stagnant, it’s likely that your energy actually is, and it’s a great time to gift yourself some Reiki. It feels like an energetic hug from the Universe, and could be the missing link in manifesting your goal or finally healing.
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Happy last week of Summer, Earthlings!
We are in for an exciting week of productivity. We are just coming out of a Full Moon week, and are working on tying up some loose ends and finishing some business. At the same time, we are gearing up for a brand new season. The energy of change is upon us. Cycles are ending and coming to a close, a more serious close than they have for a little while.
The lighter and breezier energy of the Summer is passing, and we are getting down to harvest and to a new season of business, agendas, details, and work. This week we are in the last official week of Summer, and the last day of Summer will be this Sunday.
Next week will open up with the beautiful Cardinal sign of the Air signs, Libra, helping us to welcome Fall. But this week, we are going to tend to some things before that happens.
To help us we have the major transit this week of Saturn turning direct in Capricorn, and that is going to get our productivity engines running. Very often we feel like we want to stretch out Summer as long as we can, and we should. It’s that feeling of not wanting to get out of bed on a Saturday morning.
We feel this as Fall opens up because we don’t want to say goodbye to our fun days of Summer. Saturn direct gives us that push we need to get up a little bit earlier on Saturday, and get a few things done around the house, or go on errands, or do something with the kids.
Here’s how to do it for your sign: Saturn Direct in Capricorn Self-Discipline Tips by the Zodiac Sign
We no longer have to work so hard to force ourselves to get things done. Saturn will help this week and that arrives on September 17. This will give you just the push you need to tend to those responsibilities and harvest some success before 2019 says farewell.
Follow those productive urges!
Planetary Locations During September 16–22, 2019:
• Sun: Virgo (August 23, 2019 – September 23, 2019)
• Mercury: Libra (September 14, 2019 – October 3, 2019)
• Venus: Libra (September 14, 2019 – October 8, 2019)
• Mars: Virgo (August 18, 2019 – October 4, 2019)
• Jupiter: Sagittarius (Until December 2, 2019)
• Saturn: Capricorn (September 17, 2019 – March 22, 2020)
• Neptune: Pisces (Until January 2026)
• Pluto: Capricorn (Until October 12, 2024); Retrograde: April 24, 2019 – October 2, 2019
Daily Snapshots for September 16–22, 2019:
Monday, September 16
Sun: Virgo – Flawless attention to detail is productive and attractive.
Moon: Aries – That little spark of passion you have needs to be unleashed.
Tuesday, September 17
Moon: Taurus – The slow and steady race is the path to abundance.
- Saturn direct in Capricorn – When Saturn turns direct, we see a change in the pace of our productivity and how we manage our responsibilities. Saturn has been retrograde since April 2019, and when planets are retrograde, the events that planet impacts in our lives take on a reflective process. The events are more internal. Retrograde periods are important for us to understand what we need to do and when we need to do it. They give us a time out of sorts, to really embrace the mindset we need to move forward in an area of our lives. Saturn direct can help us with our love lives or our work lives. Sometimes in love we are afraid of a commitment, but we can also be afraid of pursuing big goals in our work and financial affairs as well. So the retrograde periods allow us to undergo the necessary reflections we need to either make it or break it. You may see love or work matters move forward with Saturn direct, but it really will be up to you. Saturn is the task master and also the ruler of time and karma. So it’s time to pay the piper one way or another. When you follow your own karmic intention, and stay true to that of others, you will see success as a result of this productivity. You will like the results either way.
Ready to have “The Talk?” Saturn Direct Love Horoscopes – How to Have “the Talk” & Win
Wednesday, September 18
Thursday, September 19
Moon: Gemini – Follow your intuition, and your good angel, when making decisions.
- Mars in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn – A Mars and Pluto trine brings a lot of favorable energy to the table of the day. You have warrior Mars working with change-maker Pluto in a favorable angle. You are impassioned and motivated to achieve results today, but you do have to be careful about how you go about them. This angle could bring a major power play to the table. And this could work in your favor. But it could also go the wrong way, like it does when you continue to be upset about something without doing something about it. Then something triggers all of those emotions and an outburst occurs courtesy of Mars leading to an ending or a change, courtesy of Pluto. Channel this energy in a positive manner, and the results will be a success as opposed to a big mess that you have to clean up. Trines usually yield favorable results, when you use them productively, with clean intent. It’s a game-changing time! What ending or change do you want to create today? Think of that question when leading with this energy, and use it positively.
Friday, September 20
Saturday, September 21
Moon: Cancer – Nurturing others nurtures your soul.
- Jupiter in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces – It feels like a lucky day today, but you could also see a pinch or a squeeze on that optimism at various points of the day. This is because Jupiter is the optimistic and generous god of all gods, and Neptune is the dreamy and creative planet that always has you on cloud 9. In this square, we have optimism combining with creativity, and for those signs that don’t enjoy the creative flow so much, you may have trouble with this. But Water signs, in particular, are going to be floating with a happy little glow. We all will be, and won’t really be sure why. It’s the kind of day where we are feeling lucky, and maybe spend a little bit more, dream a little bit more, and productivity is on the low side. Follow the flows of creativity today, but don’t make too many major decisions today. Neptune has a tendency to fuzz up the details and logic of your life, and while this can be a fun creative cloud to be on, it is not the best cloud for decision making. Hold off on major decisions until tomorrow if you can, or, follow your intuitive guidance today, these little clues are around more than you think.
Sunday, September 22
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Here comes Saturn direct!
Saturn is currently touring its home sign of Capricorn and has been retrogradein this sign since April. Moving backwards for the last few months, Saturn in Capricorn may have felt slowing, stalling, stagnating, and with extra responsibilities. The effect of Saturn retrograde can sometimes squeeze you and make you feel extra restricted and limited in life.
Saturn ends its retrograde on September 18th, 2019. Saturn turning direct means Saturn is moving forward again, and Saturn moves forward now until 2020. This gives you some help moving forward with life, but especially professionally. Why? Saturn is the natural ruler of career, so anything Saturn does can impact everyone’s career path.
Saturn direct vs. retrograde means there are fewer problems getting in the way. If you’ve felt like you’ve had so much more to deal with professionally, so many more responsibilities, and have dealt with more immature folks than you care for, that may have been the doing of Saturn retrograde. As Lord of Karma, Saturn retrograde may have made you feel the weight of it all. What does Saturn direct mean? This can start to turn around!
Retrogrades are times of reflection, re-do’s, and revisions. They’re traditionally times of looking back and taking stock, slowing down and thinking things over. Once a planet has gone direct and is moving forward again, you don’t have to keep looking in the rear-view mirror anymore. You can look forward and move on.
Career Astrology & Saturn in Capricorn:
You may wonder, how does Saturn in Capricorn affect me? This Saturn in Capricorn transit elevates your goals and ambitions. Being in the sign it naturally rules, Saturn feels comfortable pushing you even more professionally. The way things have been can’t remain the same. You need to make progress, achieve success, and get attention for what you do.
This isn’t an easy thing to achieve though. Saturn in Capricorn always wants you to act in the right way and for the right reasons. You need to make smart choices, practice discipline and maturity, create plans that you stick to, and act responsibly. Saturn doesn’t reward you for taking shortcuts or being inconsiderate or not growing up. That makes Saturn really mad, and then comes the Saturn drama!
When you do what Saturn wants you to, this is when you can achieve and succeed. And not in little ways either, but in really big ones. The most common time when people achieve their greatest success in life usually comes under prominent Saturn transits (especially Saturn to the Midheaven, whose natural ruling planet is Saturn).
4 Tips to Manage Saturn Direct in Capricorn:
If you want to come out of Saturn direct like a #boss, keep these 4 tips in mind:
1. Long-term plans are Saturn’s BFFs.
Saturn loves long-term plans for your goals, so make sure you’ve put a lot of thought and care into your long-term plans. If you’re setting new goals for yourself professionally (Saturn direct can be a good time to change things up), work on solid long-term plans for them. Be realistic about what you can achieve on your own, what you may need help with, the exact steps it’ll take, and the homework you need to do. Then take action and stick with it! If you’re not certain about your goals right now, check out this article on using the Tarot to help you make a big career change.
2. Seek recognition for your work.
Saturn wants to give you attention when you do things right, so don’t run away from getting recognition for the good work you’ve done. Run to it! Let others recognize your talents, and accept accolades for them. If you haven’t been getting the recognition you deserve, step up and ask for it (if you need to learn how to be assertive, look at your natal Mars).
3. Showcase your skills with confidence.
Again, Saturn doesn’t want your skills and talents to go unnoticed. If you’re doing things the right way, for the right reasons, and have worked long and hard, Saturn wants everyone to know it. Be confident in your abilities and showcase them to the world. That’s not being a snob or arrogant – that’s knowing you have a lot to offer.
4. Don’t be all work and no play.
It’s very easy with Saturn to get caught up in the work, but when it completely takes over and you don’t have time for play, that’s when the restrictive energy of Saturn kicks in. When that happens, you start feeling overwhelmed by what you’re doing, lose focus and passion, and start pulling away. Avoid that by giving yourself breaks and letting yourself play.
One Last Note:
You may not feel the more positive effects of Saturn direct in Capricorn right away though. This is because when a planet turns direct (or retrograde), it slows way down and stations, hovering in about the same spot. Saturn is stationing now until September 20th, and we may be slow-moving forward for another month or so.
In the meantime, follow your career horoscope, and start preparing so you’re ready, Saturn-style!
Related: Astrological Guide to Work, Career & Wealth
On September 18th, 2019, Saturn turns direct. So what does this mean and how can we use the Tarot cards to use the energy of Saturn to help our lives become more prosperous and fulfilled?
For the last five months, Saturn has been in retrograde. This has been a very karmic time for us and when Saturn is in retrograde, our karmic debts are dealt with according to our behaviors and actions of the past. If our actions have been true to our life path, then rewards are not uncommon; if, however, our actions and behaviors have been a false representation of what we know in our heart to be right and true, then harsh lessons come our way. Saturn is a strict and harsh teacher, but ultimately the lessons we learn are all for our greater good.
What does Saturn Direct in Capricorn Mean for You?
This is a great time to harness discipline and consider your goals and what it is you hope to achieve! Saturn is the planet of ultimate self-discipline and Capricorn is the sign of hard work – put the two together and amazing things can be accomplished. There may be some challenges on the way, but if we are willing to put in the hard work and learn from our mistakes of the past, Saturn will not fail us.
How Can Tarot Help?
Aside from checking out our daily Tarot on a regular basis, performing a Tarot card reading in conjunction with Saturn Direct in Capricorn can be incredibly helpful in assisting us with the Saturn energies about to circulate. It’s an exciting time this month because we also have a Full Moon in Pisces will bring added insight into all we hope to achieve.
Below is a Tarot card spread you can use for this upcoming Saturn Direct!
Saturn Direct in Capricorn 5-Card Tarot Reading:
Question: How can Saturn direct in Capricorn help me?
Shuffle the cards and pull out the five-card spread:
- Card 1: A lesson from Saturn Retrograde to carry with you (This card represents an important lesson you will have learned during the last Saturn Retrograde from April to September this year).
- Card 2: Something to leave behind or release (This card represents what it is you need to let go of in order to move forward successfully)
- Card 3: A persisting problem or obstacle that must be faced now (This card represents the karmic aspect of Saturn where we must face whatever is holding us back or standing in our way, preventing us from moving forward)
- Card 4: The source of your strength (This card represents what gives you strength and the ability to see things through)
- Card 5: What will emerge (This is the outcome card that shows what will happen for us throughout this Saturn Direct)
Below is an example of this reading so you may better understand how to do one for yourself!
Card 1: 6 of Pentacles. The 6 of Pentacles is all about giving and taking in equal measure. In this position, this card may show there was an imbalance here during your time in Saturn Retrograde – were you taking too much and giving too little in return? Were you being overly generous and allowing people to take advantage of your time, money, and resources? Ultimately, the 6 of Pentacles is about generosity, fairness, and equality, so this is an important lesson for you to take with you into Saturn Direct.
Card 2: Ace of Pentacles. So far, this spread is pointing towards a situation heavily influenced by money. As the card representing what needs to be let go of to move forward, the Ace of Pentacles indicates someone needs to let go of the desire for money – money may be sought simply for the sake of money rather than for the good and usefulness it can engender. It may be time to reshuffle priorities.
Card 3: The Devil. This card strongly points to materialism and addiction. In this reading, the addiction is to money. The original desire for wanting to obtain money may be lost; instead, the reading suggests that money is desired through greed and little else. The Devil is the obstacle that must be faced and this forces the reader to go deep internally and question their true motives and desires. Consultation with the Higher Self is advised as the Devil represents everything that exists in the physical world, which seeks to block the Higher Self from flourishing.
Card 4: The Emperor. Great discipline is indicated with the Emperor. This person has excellent self-control and the ability to go far in life. It appears that this person certainly has all the makings of success, but the other cards indicate that somewhere along this path they have lost their way. They are, therefore, urged to use the strength and discipline of the Emperor to reanalyze their goals and move them towards a higher, purer ambition.
Card 5: The World. A powerful card for success in every possible way. This indicates that the reader will take the lessons on board and work hard to succeed. This does not necessarily indicate financial success in this type of reading, but rather a success where the person feels whole, spiritually, mentally and emotionally. The World augers great success in any reading.
Remember to keep an eye on our Instagram page today to check out a live reading using this Tarot spread to see how it works in action.
Saturn Direct in Capricorn brings with it the chance for great success, but first, we must recognize what is holding us back and how we can move forward successfully and as the very best version of ourselves. By harnessing the power of the Tarot and using the different Tarot card meanings to interpret our own situation, we can use this wonderful energy to create a life of happiness, fulfilment and satisfaction.
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There’s nothing quite as magical as the shifting of seasons; and one of the most enchanting of transitions is that of the warm, humid days that transform into the crisp, foggy autumn mornings lined with rainbows of falling leaves. (And if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, the season of Pumpkin Spice is upon us!)
What better way to celebrate this, our most Halloween-filled and witchy season than with all the most magical, autumnal crystals we can find?
If you want to infuse the most mystical energy into your upcoming fall season, this guide will direct you toward the most perfect crystals to surround yourself with.
7 Crystals for Autumn:
By now, you may know that crystals can assist with a variety of issues, whether clearing negative energy, infusing positive energy, or even attracting love. As crystals come from the Earth, they vibrate and resonate with the energy of Mother Nature. And, certain crystals seem to glow harder and shine brighter in certain seasons. The following crystals resonate with the sepia-toned energy of fall.
This crystal possesses the orangey-pink hues of a fallen leaf on the chilly ground. Carnelian is associated with the Sacral chakra, and it promotes confidence as the seasons change. It is particularly helpful during autumn because it is associated with past life work and the renewal of reincarnation—ideas and energies that are especially prevalent near the Autumn Equinox. Carry a small piece of carnelian in your left pocket to promote self-assurance during the transition.
Because the veils between this realm and others are thin this time of year, amethyst is a must-have to help you hear the messages and wisdom from beyond. This stone comes in varieties of purple and assists with both emotional and physical imbalances—it is particularly helpful in reducing addictive tendencies. Amethyst also lessens the grief associated with loss, which can be reignited this time of year as the realms move closer together. Keep a piece of amethyst on your altar to connect you to the wisdom of your ancestors.
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Citrine is a great stone to keep around all year. It is a stone of luck and wealth, and it encourages and attracts abundance. Citrine is especially helpful when it comes to reducing or eliminating negativity. Citrine is so powerful in this manner that it is one of the only stones that never truly needs to be cleansed. This crystal’s positive properties can be extremelyuseful as the days become shorter and the nights grow longer—especially for those who suffer from seasonal affective disorder. Think of citrine as a little drop of sunshine in your pocket.
Hematite is another excellent stone for reducing negativity, but it is also grounding and helps you feel rooted in the Earth. This stone promotes balance, a trait that can really come in handy when it feels like the world is changing around you. Hematite works to reflect the upcoming darkness of the winter months.
Moss agate not only looks like a stone you would find on the forest floor during a cool, autumn morning, it represents new beginnings. This is the perfect stone to use during a transformational time like the changing of the seasons. Moss agate helps us feel less sensitive and more objective. Like citrine, this stone attracts wealth and abundance and increases self-assurance. Moss agate represents the fertility of plants, an energy that perfectly balances the dying leaves of autumn.
Another stone for any season, labradorite brings magic and increases intuition. This crystal can be especially powerful for Moon rituals. Labradorite helps you foster creativity and boosts your ability to persevere in difficult situations. This is a stone of change, assisting in the changing energies of the shifting seasons. Labradorite increases psychic ability, boosting clairvoyance and any form of divination.
Aventurine is associated with the Heart chakra and will clear any blocked energy within it. This stone boosts the metabolism, which can be especially helpful during the rich holiday meals. Aventurine reduces anger and irritable moods while offering a different perspective to those who work with it. This crystal increases creativity and encourages an objective point of view.
Making the Most of the Season
While the crystals listed in this guide may be particularly useful during the fall, any of the crystals in your collection can be amplified by autumnal energy. Try cleansing your crystals in an earthen Moon bath by burying them in soil underneath the Moonlight overnight. This will give your crystal collection a chance to soak in the energy of fall.
If you’re new to crystal healing and not sure where to start, try this beautiful Crystal Healing Collection, which comes with everything to need to get started.
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It’s been a tough Summer for many. Eclipse season and a plethora of retrogrades hit many Earthlings very hard. But we know that life is all about balance; that is what is so exciting about new seasons. Hello, Fall Equinox! We are so happy to see you!
When the Fall Equinox occurs, there is an equal amount of day and night. That is exactly what the word “equinox” means. Equi= equal; nox = night.
On the day of the Fall Equinox, there are equal amounts of day and night. Then on the days that follow, there are just a few minutes less of daylight, with darkness increasing with every passing day until the Winter Solstice occurs. This equality on that day of the Autumn Equinox and the darkness that increases in the days that follow is something that we can apply to our spirituality as well. That’s what we are doing today with your Fall Equinox horoscopes for every zodiac sign.
The Spirituality of the Fall Equinox
Every calendar year there are four seasons, and each season carries on a special spiritual meaning for Earthlings. In astrology, each Cardinal sign launches a season. Those are Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.
Spring is about rebirth and new life on Earth, and the celebration of the new life we see in baby chicks and bunnies. Spring is launched by Aries.
Summer is about enjoying these splendours with lovely long days to do it in. Fall is a different story. Summer is launched by Cancer.
Fall is about realizing what needs to fall from our lives, and what is strong enough to remain. Fall is launched by Libra.
Winter is when life on Earth goes to sleep for a little while or experiences mortality. There is more darkness, and this is why many of us feel a little blah during these months. Winter is launched by Capricorn.
As we gear up to close out 2019, we are doing so with our third season of the year, and that is Fall. This will lead us right into Winter, which is launched by the Cardinal sign of the Earth signs, Capricorn.
It requires a spiritual journey into our own flaws. What mistakes have we made this year? What can we let go and just forget about? Sometimes we can just rake those leaves of pain up and pretend they never happened. Sometimes we can gather them up and use them as mulch to fertilize other areas of our lives. Traditions such as this have been used since the ancient days of Greece and Egyptian mythical cultures. They are still used in those cultures today! This is exactly what your Fall Equinox horoscopes are going to look at.
The Sun enters Air sign Libra now. In the Fall, when the Cardinal sign Libra launches Autumn, it’s time for you to take charge of the change. Bookmark these and then bookmark your Daily Horoscopes so that you can use them as your daily roadmap during the Autumn Equinox.
What do YOU need to let fall from your life? What can you leave alone and rooted in the ground to nurture over the Winter? What mulch can you use to nurture existing experiences?
Aries – Time to play it cool.
You have been in a bit of a stop and go motion over the Summer, Aries, under eclipse energy. With the launch of Fall, you are ready to pick up where you left off around mid-May of this year. But you want to reinvent the wheel and push forward all systems go. This is not the way to go when it comes to Fall. You need to play it cool and really assess what Universe is asking you to let go of. Relationships are going to come under focus with Fall launching in Libra and in your seventh house of relationships.
Projects or schemes that didn’t work before won’t now, and relationships could be rocky as a result. Financial risks aren’t favoured with unconventional Uranus in Taurus and your second house and money sector right now. Use this season to let go of habits and schemes that aren’t in your best karmic interest. When you do, some wonderful financial opportunities that you hadn’t yet explored, or even thought of, open up. Play it cool.
Taurus – Time to open up!
You have freedom fighting Uranus in your sign and first house of self for the next seven years, Taurus, and you are open to an entirely new belief system and set of new beginnings this Fall. Fall is also going to launch with the Sun in Libra and your sixth house of details. With the Sun now in your friend Libra, whom you share ruler Venus with, you are ready to try some new things right now. That will mean a lot of Fall shedding for you, even though you traditionally don’t like Fall.
As the most stubborn of the Fixed signs, you don’t really like embracing new ideas. But with Uranus on your side, you will find that this exactly what you need to do in order to enjoy a new Fall. The Full Moon mid-September is going to help you to decide exactly what you need to fall out of your life this season, and how you can open up to let new things in. If you are stuck on how to work through issues, try a chakra pendulum that will help you to both unwind, and receive answers from the Divine when you do.
Gemini – Time to behave!
A few alignments during the Autumn Equinox, Gemini, are asking you to heed the call of good behaviour. We have authority-driven Saturn turning direct in your eighth house of shared resources and transformations, and so you are going to see a lot of responsibilities rear up when it comes to money, secrets, and karma. Saturn is watching and trying to take shortcuts is going to cost you some karma points, and could lead to some consequences. The Sun in karmic Libra’s house and your fifth house of pleasures is also a reminder that all communication needs to be fair, and harmonious, as you move through the Fall Equinox.
But again, shortcuts aren’t going to cut it under Saturn’s direct energy. In a nutshell, your Summer of being footloose and fancy-free, and maybe getting away with a few things, has come to an end. It’s time to behave! Let go of some old mentalities, and all of these karmic transits are going to reward you immensely.
Check Your Saturn Direct Horoscopes: Saturn Direct in Capricorn – Self Discipline Tips for Each Zodiac Sign
Cancer – Time to lead with love.
Saturn has been working a relationship matter out over the past few months, Cancer, and is going to be touching down in Capricorn before the Equinox to help you close this out. When it does, it will move into your eighth house of transformations that will take your love life to a whole new level under the Equinox. No romantic shortcuts here. Leading with love is the only way to win this one, for the next three months. Karmic Saturn is direct in your relationship house now, and you will find some responsibilities to tend to in partnership matters, whether you want to or not.
Leading with love is a good way to enjoy this Equinox, but you also need to meet needs too. You’ll find this especially helpful on the home front when the Sun enters Libra and your domestic center and fourth house of roots. Home matters are going to take front and center under this combination of energies. Then, when it’s Scorpio’s turn to shine, you will have some fun. And it will feel good! So it’s time to let karmic crankies fall right now, and face every experience over the next few months with love. At work, at home, in love, in life. Winning!
Leo – Let it out.
Mum has been the word for you over the past few months, with Saturn working your work sector and the plethora of Virgo energy over the past month working your money sector. You haven’t been too chatty when it comes to interpersonal relationships, because you’ve been focused on practical matters. But your chatty Cathy will be inspired to come out when the Sun enters Libra and your third house of communication when the Fall Equinox hits your communication sector. It’s time to let the quiet Leo fall by the wayside, and let those feelings words come out.
Relationship-oriented Libra is getting a lot of love, and you are ready to get real with someone, and you think it’s The One. There could be a relationship revival, or it could be an old flame reconnecting. Either way, it’s time to put some feelings words on the table. With the Sun in your communication sector, the Universe is saying, dear Leo, it’s time to let it all out. Use your feelings words to win!
Virgo – Let the money flow.
You’ve had an intense Summer, Virgo, and have enjoyed some glory with the Sun in your sign. But under the Autumn Equinox, Scorpio energy is picking up steam and touching your communication sector. When the Fall Equinox occurs, the Sun is working in Libra and your second house of earned income. So over the next few weeks, you are going to be focused on practical matters, and this always helps you emotionally. You are the one zodiac sign that should let some emotional matters go, and just drop them for good, and move on with normal life.
And you love that advice. Luck and love follow when you communicate from the heart, and from a fresh page, without worrying about the past. Fall is going to help your practical matters as well with the Sun in Libra and your second house of earned income. Putting your pedal to the metal and letting go of the folks trying to put some gossip in your ear is the most successful way to get through the Fall Equinox.
Libra – Let go of insecurities.
With Virgo energy consuming much of your emotional center over the course of much of the Summer, your twelfth house of endings and spirituality has been activated, Libra. You’ve been thinking about some endings, and some didn’t pan out, and now, you are glad that was the case. You may be feeling a little blue as the Autumn Equinox arrives, with some twelfth house energy still in play. But with this, your twelfth house angel is by your side, guiding you into the next chapter. There’s no reason to feel blue when the Fall Equinox arrives, it’s your time to shine!
The Sun is pouring its glory on you as it enters your first house of self, and is inviting you to feel that boost to your self-confidence and let go of any heavy insecurities you may have been feeling over the Summer and eclipse season. The Sun will boost your self-confidence for the next few weeks, and then when planets collect in Scorpio your self-esteem will see a nice boost as well. That too is going to give you a lucky and confidence boost. So it’s time to say goodbye to anything you thought wasn’t right. It’s right. You are the star of the show now. Enjoy!
Scorpio – Let go of outdated relationship patterns.
You’ve been learning a lot about relationships over the eclipse season and the last of the Summer energy, Scorpio. Virgo energy has been highlighting your eleventh sense of groups and friendships, and you are now reminded of who means the most to you and what you need to do to keep them. At the same time, Saturn direct in Capricorn is working your third house and communication sector have both been inspiring you to look deep and find your own self over the last several weeks. It’s been emotional, and it’s been worth it! You are feeling a real rebirth.
But at the same time, it may have been easy for you to slip back into old patterns where you let your fears rule the show. With the Sun entering Libra and your twelfth house of endings activated, your spiritual center is leading you another way. Dreams are going to be potent during the Fall Equinox. Use our Dream Dictionary to help you learn more about them. The Universe is lining up the stars for love for you. Time for you to really enjoy it, this is the real deal!
Sagittarius – Let go of old karma.
There is a lot of karma in the air, Sagittarius, and you especially are going to be feeling it under the Fall Equinox. You want the leaves of old karma to be falling on the ground for you under this energy. Emotions could feel heavy and hidden for the first part of this season, as Saturn has just turned direct in your second house of money. You are busy busy busy but also really trying to work through some karmic issues. Let it go. Just do what you have to do and Saturn direct will help everything fall into place. Until then though, you need to let go of some old karma if you want a lucky year ahead. And it’s a very lucky year indeed!
Your social sector lights up when the Sun enters Libra and your eleventh house of groups and friendships. Remembering who you can lean on under this energy is going to help you release old karma tremendously. With planets arriving in Scorpio soon, you are going to learn a lot about yourself, and what you really need to let fall to the ground before Winter begins. You’ll know it when you see it, Sag. You just need to listen to those signs when they arrive.
Capricorn – Let go of bad connections.
It’s exciting to be you, Capricorn! Saturn, your ruler, has just turned direct in your sign and your first house of self, and productivity is flowing. Your favorite time of year! Your money and work opportunities are lighting up once the Fall Equinox occurs in Libra, Capricorn. Old karma regarding negative influences is best removed from your life so that you can use the upcoming work and money opportunities to their fullest potential.
Under Libra energy, your tenth house of career destiny and public image is activated for several weeks and your work life is just humming. So with all of this career energy picking up steam, you want to take the time now to let negative influences fall by the wayside. Out with the old and in with the new season. It will be easy for you, and you will know exactly who you need to remove and when.
Aquarius – Let go of the stress.
You’ve been dealing with a lot of personal drama over the past Summer months, Aquarius, and the Fall Equinox presents some opportunities for you to let those leaves fall to the ground as they may. You’ll have the energy to chase them too! You may have too much energy! But use that excess energy that Saturn direct is sending your way to burn off some of these little stresses that may trickle into the launch of the season.
It’s time to stop worrying about what others need, and other people’s drama, and just do what you got to do for you. Additionally, when the Sun enters Libra and your ninth house of Big Picture matters, you are seeing the entire puzzle come together in a beautiful and harmonious way. That is what is really going to shine a light on what stress you need to let go. So let the stress leaves fall where they may. Not your problem!
Pisces – Let go of the rose-coloured glasses.
You’ve been in a little fantasy land over the summer, Pisces, but it may be time for you to enjoy some back to reality time when the Autumn Equinox occurs. You have many transits touching your money sectors, and you are going to need a clear head. At the same time, you choose to take action on some issues with some true depth. It’s time to get out of the fantasyland, just for a little, now and then, and tackle those issues with your authentic self.
To do so, you need to shed some skin, and that means getting rid of some of the mentalities that your rose-coloured glasses are viewing. The Full Moon in your sign mid-month is going to amplify your first house of self. But if you are looking at life through a different lens, you will miss something beautiful. Time to let the sunglasses fall into the Summer heavens. It’s a beautiful world for you when you do, Pisces.
Revisit Your Horoscope Before Fall: How the Full Moon in Pisces Impacts All Zodiac Signs
The Fall Equinox scientifically is a time where the Sun moves position, into the zodiac constellation of Libra, and there is for one moment this year an equal amount of daylight and darkness. Then, darkness falls a little bit more each and every day until the Winter Solstice. From a spiritual and astrological standpoint then, we use the Fall Equinox, and the Autumn season, to examine what we are letting fall from our lives to nurture our Higher Selves.
Trees let their leaves fall, but the tree doesn’t die. It stays rooted in Earth. As such, this is the time for each zodiac sign to examine what in their life is the tree, its branches, and its roots, and what in their life needs to fall by the wayside. When you are struggling with the seasons changing, use our Free 3-Card Tarot reading for some divination and guidance.
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about this?
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The 12th house in astrology is perhaps the most misunderstood of the houses. Because the 12th house rules your subconscious mind and is the house of the hidden, there is a lot of energy in this house that you don’t even realize is there. It’s locked away in your subconscious, and you don’t even know what’s hidden away!
There are 12 houses in astrology, each governing a different part of your life and personality. The first step to understanding your 12th house better and unlocking what’s hidden is finding the sign your 12th house falls in and any planets you may have in your 12th house. Don’t know that? Use this birth chart calculator to create your natal chart (and read this article to start finding placements!).
What the 12th House Represents
Let’s get into what the 12th house in astrology represents. As mentioned, the 12th house rules your subconscious mind, so all of your subconscious issues, subconscious desires, and subconscious motivations are tucked away in the 12th house. The 12th house in astrology represents what is hidden to you, and this is both externally hidden to you (what others hide from you), and what you hide from yourself. Since the 12th house rules your subconscious, you don’t usually know that you’re hiding it. Your subconscious kicks in, and you hide without realizing it.
In line with the hidden energy, the 12th house also represents privacy, the things you want to keep out of the spotlight. This energy avoids attention, and you can be more comfortable with whatever is in your 12th house when no one is looking, when you’re alone, when you’re in comfortable places with familiar people, and when the pressure is off.
The 12th house governs karma and past lives as well. Being the very last house, it can come with a lot of baggage! Your 12th house can show potential karmic baggage you need to work on releasing, and indicate what you may bring with you from past lives.
Because it’s the last house, endings are also ruled by the 12th house. This is where the line is drawn, transitions are made, and you can clear out what is no longer needed (that pesky baggage!).
Neptune is the natural ruling planet for the 12th house, bringing its watery, flowing, difficult-to-discern energy. The 12th house is a Cadent house, which are the houses that are naturally linked to the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces; the 12th house links to Pisces). All of this energy makes the 12th house a highly intuitive house, and can show where you may feel guided by an unseen hand and intuition can take over.
You can focus on your 12th house by the sign the 12th house falls in and planets in the 12th house. If you have many planets in the 12th house, like 3 or 4 planets in the 12th house (or even more!), then the 12th house has a major influence in your life. You may be someone who hides almost everything, and has real trouble being open. If you have no planets in the 12th house, there’s extra emphasis on the sign the 12th house falls in. Just because your 12th house is empty doesn’t mean you’re exempt!
How to Reveal What Your 12th House Hides
There are basically 2 things you need to do to reveal what is hidden in your 12th house: become more consciously aware and remove blocks. Simple advice, but difficult to follow! Because the 12th house is rooted in your subconscious, you need to work on becoming more consciously aware of what is there. Studying astrology and the sign and planets of your 12th house is a great step to doing just that!
Removing blocks means thinking about what subconscious blocks may be present that are preventing you from accessing what’s in your 12th house. Trauma, abuse, neglect, and stress can all create blocks subconsciously, as well as past life issues and karmic baggage. Take time to reflect, be introspective, meditate, and be honest with yourself about what may be the cause (or multiple causes!). Once you pinpoint causes, you can work on removing them. Energy healing can be helpful, so check out this article about using Reiki for healing.
As you’re working on that, here is what you can unhide in your 12th house:
12th House Signs
12th House Aries:
Aries is the warrior sign, so having your 12th house in Aries can show you hide your inner warrior. It may come out when you have to defend someone else (not yourself), or when you’re fighting for something behind the scenes. Energy can pick up when your subconscious kicks in, and you can have great gut instincts. Channel those instincts and get more in tune with them.
12th House Taurus:
Taurus is the most grounded sign, so having your 12th house in Taurus can show you hide just how grounded you are. You may think you’re much more erratic than you really are, and present yourself as someone who is always going from this to that. There’s actually an earth goddess inside of you that you can work to access consciously.
12th House Gemini:
Gemini is the sign of the mind, so having your 12th house in Gemini can show you hide your intellect and quick thinking. You may let emotion take over logic, but there is likely a strong logical, analytical mind inside of you that can actually help you work through emotional issues so you don’t feel so batted around by your feelings.
12th House Cancer:
Cancer is the sign of emotion, so having your 12th house in Cancer can show you hide your feelings, especially serious feelings. You may want other people to always view you as fun and joyful, but this can keep you from really opening up. There is likely a sensitive, nurturing soul inside of you that can help you truly connect.
12th House Leo:
Leo is the sign of creativity and fun, so having your 12th house in Leo can show you hide your creative side and want to be seen as very practical and serious. You may fear people seeing your playful side, and think they’ll judge your creative expression. Yet you likely have a real artist inside of you, and can be a lot of fun if you let your guard down.
12th House Virgo:
Virgo is the sign of work, so having your 12th house in Virgo can show you hide just how practical and detailed you actually are. You may try to keep the peace as much as you can to avoid confrontation or out of fear of being judged. Sharing your work and letting yourself tend to the details can be a good thing for you.
12th House Libra:
Libra is the sign of relationships, so having your 12th house in Libra can show you hide from others, not wanting to deal with other people very much. You may seem like a loner at times, or are commitment-phobic. Yet working with others and committing may be just what you need, and you can be extremely supportive.
12th House Scorpio:
Scorpio is the sign of power and control, so having your 12th house in Scorpio can show you hide how powerful you really are. You may be afraid of the power inside of you, and don’t want to deal with the intensity you actually have. There is likely a powerful force inside of you though, and you can be formidable when you embrace that.
12th House Sagittarius:
Sagittarius is the sign of optimism and philosophy, so having your 12th house in Sagittarius can show you hide the happy-go-lucky part of yourself. You may want to present yourself as someone to be taken seriously, who is disciplined and mature, but you’re actually someone who likely has a strong inner optimist and solid beliefs.
12th House Capricorn:
Capricorn is the sign of ambition, so having your 12th house in Capricorn can show you hide that ambition. You may want to seem like a rule breaker, unconventional and independent, but you can thrive when you merge that with the traditional and conventional, and find success out of the spotlight.
12th House Aquarius:
Aquarius is the sign of independence, so having your 12th house in Aquarius can show you hide how independent you really are or want to be. You may fear being too independent, unconventional, or seen as weird and shunned. Yet you likely have a strong independent streak and can see the world in an original way.
12th House Pisces:
Pisces is the sign of gentleness, so having your 12th house in Pisces can show you hide just how sweet and understanding you can be. You may be quite assertive on the outside, but have a soft center on the inside. Learn that sharing this with others doesn’t make you weak. You may also have super strong intuition, though you may not want to show it.
12th House Planets
Sun in 12th House:
When your Sun is in the 12th house, the thing you may hide most is YOU! You may struggle with showing who you are to others, and may even struggle with knowing who you are with yourself (particularly in your younger years). Embrace your true self and figure out who you really are. You don’t have to hide yourself. You’re great!
Moon in 12th House:
When your Moon is in the 12th house, this can make you hide your emotions. You may have difficulty expressing what you feel with others, and sometimes have a hard time figuring out how you feel for yourself. This can keep you from getting the support and comfort that you need, so get in tune with your emotions, allow yourself to feel, and share that with others.
Mercury in 12th House:
When your Mercury is in the 12th house, this can make you hide your thoughts, opinions, and ideas. You may struggle with vocalizing what’s on your mind in any way, and can seem very quiet to others. Yet you likely have a gifted mind and a charismatic way of communicating, so work on embracing your mental abilities and showcasing that.
Venus in 12th House:
When your Venus is in the 12th house, this can make you hide your affections for others. You may struggle with openly sharing the love, like, and care you feel for the people in your life (and may loathe public displays of affection). Yet you’re someone who is very caring, very compassionate, and very supportive, so start being more open with those you love.
Mars in 12th House:
When your Mars is in the 12th house, this can make you hide what drives and inspires you to act. You may seem timid and afraid of taking initiative when others are watching, and can take a back seat to what other people want. Yet you’re someone who can make things happen, who can be a quiet leader, and who can have killer instincts. Let others see that part of you.
Jupiter in 12th House:
When your Jupiter is in the 12th house, this can make you hide your happy side. You may not want others to see your jovial moods, perhaps wanting them to take you more seriously. Yet you can be someone who knows how to make everyone happy, put a smile on people’s faces, and you can be a wonderful help to those in need. Embrace your inner guardian angel qualities.
Saturn in 12th House:
When your Saturn is in the 12th house, this can make you hide your goals, and hide from your responsibilities. You may have a lot on your plate, and people can scoop even more on it, which can make you easily stressed and overwhelmed subconsciously. Yet you’re someone who is given so many responsibilities because you can handle them where others can’t, and you can take the reins and keep the trains on time. Instead of trying to run from that, embrace it.
Uranus in 12th House:
When your Uranus is in the 12th house, this can make you hide your individuality. You may worry about what people will think if they see how different you actually are, and you may run away from change and independence. Yet you’re someone who can be quite the innovator, and lead people into the future. Embrace your originality.
Neptune in 12th House:
When your Neptune is in the 12th house, this can make you hide your spiritual self. You may not want to share your spiritual side, and keep quiet about your strong intuitive hits. Yet you’re someone who can inspire others spiritually, and have an awesome intuition that you should connect with.
Pluto in 12th House:
When your Pluto is in the 12th house, this can make you hide your powerful side, and run away from power and control. It may frighten you, or you may attract people to you who want to control you subconsciously. Yet you’re someone who has an incredible will and strength that can’t be matched. When you embrace that, those controlling people run away!
The 12th house may be the house of the hidden and subconscious, but it doesn’t have to be. A little bit of conscious effort can help you unlock what’s hidden.
There’s so much in your 12th house waiting for you. Go find it!
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One of the first things that many of us do when entering a budding new relationship is to observe and take stock of our level of compatibility – and there are many ways to do that. You can look at the personality traits that each of you share and hobbies or interests that you have in common. But many people turn to the stars to learn more about how their energy will interact with another person.
One of the things that makes astrology such a fascinating, useful tool is the fact that there are so many aspects and new things to discover – especially when it comes to compatibility between people!
There are myriad ways to use astrology to explore compatibility. Some turn to their Chinese zodiac signs to discover more. Many people automatically turn to their Sun sign and that of their partner or crush to gauge compatibility, as this is one of the easiest and quickest ways to utilize astrology for this purpose. However, many factors go into your Sun sign – including the element that rules it.
Each zodiac sign in astrology is ruled by one of the four elements: Air, Earth, Water, and Fire. And your elemental personality can have a lot to do with how you interact with others and how you approach relationships and love. The signs can be broken down and grouped by their elements – read on to find out which element(s) would be most compatible with your own elemental personality.
- Air – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
- Earth – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
- Water – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
- Fire – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Air signs are most compatible with fellow Air signs, as there is a tendency toward intellectual thought, sociability, and an ability to analyze. Your skill for communication will not go unnoticed by another Air sign, who will appreciate your thoughtful approach. You won’t find yourself bored or your mind wandering during conversations with fellow Air signs, as you are both sharp and willing to talk about deeper topics.
Air signs are great at solving problems, and when you put two together, they can tackle any issue that’s thrown their way. Your free-spirited natures allow you to explore new territory together, charming the new friends you make along the way.
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Earth signs share the qualities of being practical, responsible, pragmatic, and hardworking, and as such you are best paired with another Earth sign who understands your logical approach to life. Earth signs are loyal yet often reserved, sharing the deepest part of themselves only with their closest loved one. A relationship between two Earth signs will be built on a strong, grounded foundation full of devotion and sensuality.
While there is a chance that you could both be stubborn at times, if you try to see things objectively, you should be able to reach a practical middle ground fairly easily. Your relationship may even be rooted in a collective appreciation for Mother Nature.
Water is the element of fluidity and emotion, and those ruled by Water are sensitive, complex, and creative. Those ruled by Water are best suited for the compassionate nature of another Water sign. While you may think that two emotional signs would clash – and sometimes there may be misinterpreted feelings, sure – the ability that you two will have to communicate those feelings to each other cannot be ignored.
You know how to ride each other’s waves, so to speak, and you enjoy going with the flow together. The energy of two Water signs together also has the potential to amplify creativity within each of you.
Fire signs are passionate, feisty, and energetic. Your flames increase and thrive when met with the burning passion of a fellow Fire sign. You two will enjoy adventures, embracing one another’s spontaneity and zest for life. Two Fire signs know how to keep maintain the spark and possess the confidence to do so. While things may get overheated every once in a while, you let go of your anger almost as quickly as it built.
You will appreciate the direct nature of another Fire sign, as it matches your own straightforward energy. The buoyant, energetic approach to life that each of you possess will make for new, exciting experiences that you share together.
You’ll notice a pattern in the compatibility between elements, and that is because elements tend to get along or vibe with their counterparts. Air is at home in the company of Air, while Water flows smoothly with its own fluid kind. Earth appreciates the cooling and grounding energy of more Earth, and Fire feeds the passionate flames of other Fire signs.
Despite this pattern, there is no reason to panic if your crush or partner does not share the same elemental ruler as you do. There are many different factors that go into astrological compatibility, and the elements are but one. To truly understand the level of compatibility you share with someone else you may wish to seek out an experienced astrologer and have them compare your charts together to create what is called a synastry report.
Nevertheless, understanding the elements that rule our signs can help us discover more about ourselves and others, and that is a great place to start.
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Saturn is very often painted as one of the bad guys. He is indeed not the most affable of the planets, yet he is fundamental in the blueprint of our lives: our birth chart.
Saturn is concerned with teaching us invaluable lessons that facilitate our growth. He rules over karma, time, structures, conditions, limitations, boundaries, customs, norms and symbolizes the father. Let’s talk about Saturn’s influence in each house.
Grab your birth chart and dive in!
Saturn in the 1st House
Here in the first house, Saturn gives a cautious, serious or stern demeanor to the personality. People with Saturn in the first house are very concerned with their responsibilities, they are very hard on themselves and may even suffer from anxiety. Success may take time, but it definitely comes as they work very hard and are very self-assertive. They are industrious and reserved, but their insecurities usually limit their self-expression which can cause them to appear cold.
Saturn in the 2nd House
In the second house, Saturn takes money matters and traditional values seriously. Here we find a person who works very hard to attain possessions as there can be difficulties in attaining them. Once secured their wealth, they are very cautious with their money to the point of being reluctant in spending it.
Saturn in the 3rd House
Communication doesn’t come spontaneously to individuals with Saturn in the third house. They are very careful and logical with their words. They are better listeners than talkers. These are the typical men or women of few words. They can be the strict teacher or the procrastinator student and they can have responsibilities related to their siblings.
Saturn in the 4th House
Saturn in the fourth house gives a conservative, strict early upbringing where authority and the father figure was prominent in some way. This childhood is usually characterized by a lack of affection and emotional nurturing. As such, expressing emotions doesn’t happen easily, so these people come off as withdrawn and unresponsive with difficulties in nurturing others.
Saturn in the 5th House
Love and romance are serious topics, and casual relationships are not for those with Saturn in the fifth house. Because of their sharp sense of responsibility, these people have difficulty in having fun as they can feel guilty about it. Their creativity does not always flow easily and at times they can encounter some blocks.
Saturn in the 6th House
People with Saturn in the sixth house can be workaholics. They take work very seriously and put a lot of effort and responsibility in their tasks. Many times, they work very hard without getting any rewards. These people can worry a lot about their diet, health and exercising. Although they are disciplined, repetitive routines can sometimes feel liming and restrictive to them.
Saturn in the 7th House
In the seventh house, Saturn can bring an older marriage partner or there is an age difference. Alternatively, the partner has strong Capricorn in their chart or Saturnine qualities about him or her: reliable, responsible, loyal and traditionalist. Marriage can come only after the first Saturn Return (around 29 years old) or even later.
Saturn in the 8th House
Those with Saturn in their eighth house are concerned with death, after-life and other occult topics, they may study to know more about them or these topics can make them uneasy. Change is not something they appreciate and Saturn here will bring lessons related to letting go of people or situations that end. There is a need to learn how to let go and to accept the necessary changes that life brings. There maybe be inhibitions in sexual relationships.
Saturn in the 9th House
Saturn in the ninth house prefers practical ways of learning and their way of thinking can be quite conservative. They don’t easily open up to new ideas. Higher education is not a walk in the park for them, but can be successfully achieved with hard work and perseverance.
Saturn in the 10th House
Saturn in the tenth house is another position for workaholics. With Saturn here, success arrives with a disciplined and devoted approach to career. Even if it takes quite a bit of time and effort, the results are usually quite long-lasting and rewarding, so all the hard-working pays off. Saturn here gives managing and organizational skills, so careers in corporations, organizations or even in a governmental position are a possibility.
Saturn in the 11th House
People with Saturn in the eleventh house are not particularly fond of socializing, so usually they don’t have many friendships, but the ones they have are good, solid and long-lasting. They usually restrict their hopes and struggle to define their goals. Social and humanitarian causes concern them.
Saturn in the 12th House
Saturn in the twelfth house is the lone wolf position. These are reserved and solitary people who spend a lot of time alone. They usually fear the unknown and try to escape life itself in many ways. They have a need to learn to surrender. Spirituality is important to these natives as well as taking responsibility for their own spiritual path, it is important for them to have a spiritual practice.
That’s it! Saturn enjoys throwing some obstacles and difficulties at us just to see us overcome them. He thrives on helping us mature, improve, and grow, and rewards us greatly when we do the necessary work and pass his tests. He is not fluffy nor loving, but he is the one that gives form and matter to things; the one that manifests dreams.
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We have another exciting week from the Universe this week. We are coming off of a week where there weren’t too many major activities happening in the galaxy.
This week is not much different, with one exception. We have the Full Moon in Pisces arriving later this week, which will bring some exciting projects and matters to completion or fulfillment. This could be a relationship coming to a close, or even a stage in a relationship coming to an end for another to begin. You may go from single to committed, for example. At the same time, you may also be bringing a work matter to a close, such as a project or big assignment. Or you may be bringing something else to a close, like a real estate deal or matter with your children.
This week’s Full Moon in Pisces has a direct connection to the New Moon in Virgo energy that opened up this month on August 30. While the New Moon occurred in the last couple of days of August, it still brought some New Moon energy into the first few days of September. That New Moon launched some exciting new beginnings for you.
This week’s Full Moon has a direct relationship to that New Moon. The things that you started then, will start to come to fulfillment now. In dreamy and creative Pisces, you want to lead with love in all of those matters. You may have been leading with practical and harder-working energy under the New Moon in Virgo, but this time you are leading with your heart. Pisces is the compassionate dreamer of the zodiac. When you lead with the energy of human kindness and compassion, that is when you will win under this week’s Full Moon.
Other than that, the day-to-day forecast is the same as usual, but you will need to watch your step on a few of them. A Mars and Saturn trine at the beginning of the week is going to help you get things done, and this sets a beautiful tone for the week leading up to the Full Moon.
Full Moons are always about closures and completions and bringing things to fulfillment. Spend the week working on those themes. Finish your projects, get your work done early, and then you can play like a Pisces. That Mars and Saturn trine early in the week is going to help you do just that. At the same time, this week we prepare for Saturn to turn direct after a long retrograde spell. That will happen next week, and that spells out more productivity for you.
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How will you do that? What are your Full Moon wishes?
Planetary Locations During September 9 to September 15:
• Sun: Virgo (August 23, 2019 – September 23, 2019)
• Mercury: Virgo (August 29, 2019 – September 14, 2019)
• Venus: Virgo (August 21, 2019 – September 14, 2019)
• Mars: Virgo (August 18, 2019 – October 4, 2019)
• Jupiter: Sagittarius (Until December 2, 2019)
• Saturn: Capricorn (Until March 22, 2020); Retrograde: April 29, 2019 – September 17, 2019
• Neptune: Pisces (Until January 2026)
• Pluto: Capricorn (Until October 12, 2024); Retrograde: April 24, 2019 – October 2, 2019
Daily Snapshots for September 9 to September 15:
Monday, September 9
Sun: Virgo – Flawless attention to detail is productive and attractive.
Moon: Aquarius – Follow the feelings and the Einstein ideas you are having today.
- Mars in Virgo trine Saturn in Capricorn – This is a favorable transit with two planets working in the Earth signs together. Aggressive Mars is in slower-moving Virgo, and stern and serious Saturn is in the Cardinal sign of the Earth signs Capricorn. Mars isn’t exactly too happy in Virgo, as Virgo moves methodically and Mars rushes in. But in this case, Mars is happy to work with Saturn in a trine that will help you to be very productive today. You have both the energy and the motivation to pursue some big goals. It’s a hard-working day, but also one that could have you crossing authority figures or those that are above you in life, such as your boss, landlord, security guards, or even law enforcement. Having road rage on your commute will work against you. Work with the rules and guidelines of your day, and you will be productive. You won’t need to look for energy to do this though, Mars has you covered here. It’s a good and productive day under this energy.
Tuesday, September 10
- Sun in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces – We have an opposition between a planet in an Earth sign and a planet in a Water sign. Earth and Water signs are generally compatible with each other, as Water nurtures Earth and Earth needs water to survive. But sometimes these energies can conflict with each other if there are opposing desires and needs in play. The Sun is shining on some dreams that Neptune is triggering today. It’s up to you to decide what to do with them. The Sun in Virgo may be inspiring you to get some work done today, while Neptune in Pisces may be inspiring you to be a dreamer and stare out your office window a little longer than usual. At the same time, the Sun may be shining on a way for you to follow some big dreams. But you’ll need energy to do that. Time to dig deep and discover what dreams are really worth pursuing today. Or, use fantasy and creativity to your advantage, looking for those little detailed events and activities that can help you lock in a big dream.
Wednesday, September 11
Thursday, September 12
Moon: Pisces – Closures and fulfillments that are based in love are favored.
Friday, September 13
Saturday, September 14
Moon: Full Moon in Pisces
Mars in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces – Here we have warrior Mars opposite dreamy Neptune in creative Pisces. Mars is in Virgo and Neptune is in Virgo’s opposite sign, Pisces. So although we have compatible Earth and Water sign energies working together today, the opposition suggests that there could be some wrinkles. That is, unless, you work to find some harmony within the wrinkles that arrive. Warrior Mars is an energized planet, seeking to energize you throughout the day, but Neptune is exactly the opposite, and this is why you may find a bit of a push and pull effect throughout the day. For example, in love, your partner may want you to do something, while you want to do something with a completely different energy flow. That doesn’t mean you are having a knockdown and drag them out kind of fight. It simply means there is an opposition of energies in play today. Finding the way to resolve these issues without a huge temper tantrum is the mission of the day. Follow your passions vis a vis Mars, but also, follow some creative and dreamy energies as well as Neptune is calling for. When you lead with love, no matter what you are passionate about today, you win.
Sunday, September 15
Moon: Aries – That little spark of passion you have needs to be unleashed.
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Virgo season amplifies the qualities of Virgo, namely practicality, focus and determination. The New Moon in Virgo, also known as the Black Supermoon, brings the chance for all of us to delve deep within ourselves and dig out the whatever is holding us back. This epitomizes the Virgo sign beautifully as we focus on cleansing and clearing ourselves in pursuit of clear goals. What’s more, we have a Virgo stellium in our midst – the Sun, Mercury, Mars and Venus are all in Virgo and will continue to be there for the next couple of weeks.
So, there really is some potent Virgo energy around and that’s why this article is handy for people of all signs, not just Virgoans themselves. Virgo energy is incredibly useful when working towards a goal or implementing visions for the future; and when combined with crystals for Virgo, you really become unstoppable!
Read on to find out what grounding crystals for Virgo you can incorporate this season and how they can best help you.
The Amazonite crystal is an excellent stone for balance. Virgo is the sign of the perfectionist. While this is very helpful in terms of maintaining consistency in striving towards a goal, in its negative spectrum it can lead to stress, anxiety and endless worry. Amazonite is a great crystal for grounding because it keeps the energies balanced, preventing stressful emotions.
Howlite is a great crystal as it not only grounds and balances, but puts you in touch with your spiritual side, amplifying your intuition. It’s especially helpful if you want to harness some of that Virgo energy for Feng Shui as creating order and wellness in your living and working environments is something the howlite crystal can bring balance and sustenance to.
All Virgo people and everyone in Virgo season could do with a bit of Moss Agate. Moss Agate works wonderfully with Virgo energy as it is all about new beginnings. Anyone who wants to embark on a new endeavour, new hobby, new relationship or new aspiration would benefit from a piece of moss agate around their neck or in their pocket. This crystal strives for the best while maintaining a keen and alert balance so things do not become out of hand.
Carnelian is a crystal of energy and passion. Sometimes, Virgo energy can throw us into a mindset of “All work and no play” and sometimes this can escalate into an “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” way of thinking. To balance out the extreme focus of Virgo energy, the carnelian crystal brings zest and creativity to ensure that the focus never becomes dull or dispassionate!
A crystal of tenderness and spiritual affection, the sugilite crystal is particularly good for abstract thinking and letting go of precision and the finer details, which Virgo can sometimes fall victim to. Mapping out the finer details is very useful in many tasks, but it can be a blockage towards seeing things from a different or higher perspective. Sugilite encourages abstract thinking and a gentle release of too much precision, helping to ground the energy and prompt a more ‘go with the flow’ energy.
Chrysocolla is a calming crystal, one that promotes peace and tranquillity. As previously mentioned, Virgoans tend towards perfectionism which can result in bouts of stress. The chrysocolla stone works hard to tackle this stress with its soothing energy. It is particularly good during moments of meditation, clasped between one’s palms, helping to balance out the internal energies.
Amethyst is always an excellent crystal for grounding and it is no different when assisting us with the Virgo energy! Virgo can sometimes have trouble connecting to their own emotions as their laser-like focus is so powerful. Amethyst can gently ease them towards getting in touch with the other side of themselves, which is likewise excellent for balance.
Remember, now is a fantastic opportunity for people from all over to harness the brilliant, dedicated energy of Virgo. As with any other sign, Virgo comes with its own pitfalls, just as it comes with its wonderful qualities. The crystals listed above can help to balance the positive and negative together, ensuring you will have the most productive and diligent season, expanding your horizons and helping you get your head down to the task at hand.
As this is also a strong season for new beginnings, the combination of this with the Virgo energy can make for a particularly powerful time. Virgo is an energy that all craftsman and entrepreneurs adore – and as we are all entrepreneurs in our own way, we can all benefit from the fantastic energies sailing across the horizon at this time!