PULL OUT THAT RAPIER WIT and editorial pen this weekend, because critiques flow easily as we head into a new moon with a partial lunar eclipse in Virgo on Sunday morning. The strange paradox of Virgo season is that we’re both unusually good at giving criticism and unusually bad at receiving it. So before we speak up, let’s assess if what we’re about to say is true, necessary, kind, and coming at the right time.
If not, and we just feel like complaining, let’s find a safe space to let it go. There will be places in the bigger picture, away from our friends and family, that need every bit of our critical-thinking skills engaged.
The world’s energy and rhythm slow down as the week progresses, but events may get bigger. We may feel flooded by feelings and overwhelmed by events later on this week as Jupiter opposes Neptune, the planet of spirituality, imagination, sensitivity, water, confusion, escapism, and deception.
And just as Neptune’s influence flows into high tide, on Thursday logical Mercury turns retrograde for three weeks. Let’s use the ambient Virgo logic to batten down the hatches, get organized, and complete unfinished business this weekend.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 11: This morning can leave us tired and sensitive but doing what needs to be done as the moon enters Virgo. Like Americans with their 9/11 memories, some old pain can be close to the surface, and we can choose to heal another layer or use it to sharpen our suspicions. This afternoon may be low-energy but empathetic and creative. Share camaraderie as the moon conjuncts Jupiter tonight.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 12: We may want to be braver or more outgoing than we really are. Let’s not berate ourselves or others, but stay solution-focused. A burst of industriousness can help us turn the corner. Tonight, our actions need to be healing.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 13: Check out what shifted overnight as the moon is eclipsed just after midnight (visible in the Southern Hemisphere). Redirect low-level anxiety away from the faults of others and use it to tie up loose ends. Appreciate one another this evening as the moon enters Libra. Look for a way to equalize unequal situations.
MONDAY, SEPT. 14: Confirm plans and appointments; follow through on unfinished business. On this fairly diplomatic day, everything slows down and gets a little sticky, but we’re still able to make reasonable changes.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 15: Life gets complicated, although people are still relatively friendly. This morning can bring discouragement, but we can turn this into endurance. Midday, be patient with last-minute adjustments as the moon opposes Uranus. Nurture connection, but don’t be sidetracked from work, or things will start falling through the cracks.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16: Don’t jump to conclusions while the signals are mixed. Stormy internal moves and interpersonal communication can lead us to mistake distraction for personal rejection as the moon enters Scorpio. Procrastination fights with a feeling of urgency; our heart may just not be in the details but focused on some intense transformative experience instead.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 17: The energy swirls in place, tempestuous but stuck as Jupiter opposes Neptune, Mercury retrogrades, and Saturn enters Sagittarius. What happens today may have long-term consequences but will take patience to unravel. Continue to let go of the superficial static and find the still-quiet place within; move steadily from this centered position. It’s all about balance.