MENTAL MERCURY CONJUNCTS ACTIVE MARS in Virgo and asks us to assess, critique, and redesign the corners of our lives. This conjunction gives us the confidence to question those who think they are in authority, but it can also bring friction to our relationships if we overdo a critical frame of mind.
The Mars-Mercury conjunction is windy — it keeps the weather moving, fires burning, and the blowhards talking. Our minds want something worthy to chew on. Our creative, compassionate hearts also percolate as emotional Venus in Leo, pragmatic Saturn in Sagittarius, and restless Uranus in Aries form a grand trine. Let’s propose ideas that we want to catch fire. Practical creativity can help those who need to rebuild and adjust after recent tumultuous aspects. If we’re working on new and improved relationship skills, this aspect helps us weave together affection and respect. If a relationship doesn’t have the seeds of dynamic stability, we may want to change the nature of that partnership.
Our hearts can lift over the weekend as the moon heads into expressive Leo. If tempers turn, tongues can sharpen very quickly. Let’s make sure that what we say is true, kind, and productive. Monday sharpens our attitude as a Virgo moon conjuncts Mars. It helps to have interesting work to sink our teeth into. Midweek offers us opportunities for fresh starts with a new moon in Virgo.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 15: This morning leaves us cranky, but an act of generosity can shift the mood midday as Venus sextiles Jupiter. Our expectations of relationships increase, which can either feed romance or misanthropy — it’s our choice. We need to express ourselves tonight as the moon enters Leo or we may drift into drama.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 16: We can get things done as Mercury conjuncts Mars — just as long as we appreciate one another’s contributions to the process. Stay on target and speak with patience. Tell stories tonight; it helps to laugh out loud and share the details of our journey.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 17: Emotions run the gamut. Let loved ones in a little closer, even if some old scars are triggered in the process. It will be important not to second-guess another person’s choices, but listen to why they have made their decisions. This afternoon encourages camaraderie, celebration, and a desire to get out of dysfunctional relationships as Venus trines Uranus.
MONDAY, SEPT. 18: Communication is essential. For the next two days, take a personal and professional inventory — make assessments, analyze, investigate, and improve skills, but avoid abrupt decisions and keep looking for more information. Tonight, if our minds are tired, stare at the stars and slow down the brain’s hamster wheel.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 19: Self-analysis can be an art form, but only if we keep it balanced. Our minds are working fast in sensitive, intuitive, but somewhat distorted ways — we see things as worse than they really are. Decide what new healthy chapter to begin with tonight’s new moon.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20: The mood is friendly, and we are able to see the bigger picture as the moon enters sociable Libra this morning. Social graces and social justice become important. We are painfully aware of unfairness and truly grateful when all is right as the sun quincunx Uranus.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 21: Release attachments in the way of new growth on this bittersweet autumnal morning as the moon squares Pluto. Don’t cave into a moment of discouragement. If we are not sure what to do next, sit with the uncertainty and listen for new information.