Shift Your Mindset
Up until the 23rd, the Sun is in the earth sign Virgo and one of the trickier sectors of your horoscope. On the one hand, this is about financial transactions and shared resources. On the other hand, it represents all that’s hidden, including fear and taboo subjects.
Virgo is ruled by Mercury, the planet of the mind, so take care that you don’t allow your mind to get out of control you this month. If you’re going through a challenging time, take charge as best you can and do what’s possible to restore order.
Writing things down or journalling could be helpful. Or, make a list of the things that need to get done, if you’re feeling overwhelmed.
Money fears are never easy to deal with. Do what you can to move away from an attitude of scarcity towards hope, faith and belief that things will turn out well in the end. It might help to be diligent about taking on healthy practice or rituals, including prayer, gratitude or exercises that help to shift your mindset.
As long as you do the numbers and deal with the facts, there’s no harm in increasing your levels of self-belief in whichever way you know best. Get the right expert or adviser on your side, especially as the planet of relating Venus is also in Virgo from the 5th to the 29th.
Yet, the symbolism of astrology doesn’t always play out the same way for everyone. Therefore, the planets in Virgo could coincide with good money moves. You might be selling a property, for example, that creates more cash flow. Or, be joining forces with family members to make your resources go further.
As Virgo is one of the earth signs, this could include harvesting food from an allotment or selling produce on a market stall. Certainly, it’s a good time to be resourceful and look at what you can create or make that benefits you or that you can sell on.
This month’s Full Moon on the 10th could be remarkable. At its best, the Moon in Pisces encourages you to believe that anything’s possible and miracles do happen. You could receive a gift or find the perfect solution to a problem.
It is important, however, to keep your feet on the ground and pay attention to the small print, especially if you’re in the process of signing or sealing a deal or contract. The same goes if you’re involved in a legal case or financial deal. Double check the facts and figures, get an accountant involved or the right kind of expert.
There are two reasons for this. Firstly, talk planet Mercury turns retrograde on the 10th, the same day as the Full Moon. Mercury is in retreat until October 2nd and this combination is shadowy.
Secondly, there are two powerful Neptune oppositions on the 16th & 24th. This means that what seems real could prove illusory. The flip side of Neptune is a scam or untrustworthy individuals.
Get any promises in writing and don’t loan your money without a guarantee that it will be returned with interest. The light of the Full Moon on the 10th could shine a light on who you can and can’t trust, which deals to pursue and which to forego. Make an intuitive decision, then wait and see what happens while Mercury retreats through the zodiac.
The Bigger Picture
Life may start to feel easier for you once there’s more emphasis on the star sign Libra, a fellow air sign. When planets are strong in Libra, you’re back in the realm of logic and rationality when you can work things out strategically, rather than have to rely on intuition.
Libra rules travel and study in your horoscope, the bigger picture of life. You may be involved in raising funds this month to go away, to have an adventure. You may be keen to expand your horizons and increase your knowledge.
It’s a good time to stimulate your curiosity and step out of your everyday routine. Actively engage with people and events that are different and inspiring.
The Sun enters Libra on the 23rd, the day of the Equinox. And, two days later, there’s a New Moon here on the 25th, a symbol of new beginnings. This New Moon would be an ideal date for setting off on a trip or finding out more about a study course.
If you are on the move, double-check your arrangements and ensure any visas or correspondence are up-to-date during the Mercury retrograde phase. It’s not the most forward-moving vibe during this New moon but still an important time to sow seeds.
If you’re a typical Aquarius, you won’t want to do everything on your own this month. You may be more interested in joining in with a group of people and finding people of like minds.
Do whatever takes your fancy, do your bit for society and the world or go and experience distant horizons. Go on a retreat while Mercury is in retreat. This may be the ideal month to ring the changes and do things differently, even if events take you on a diversion or two.
Mercury Retrograde Do’s & Don’ts
Remember the Mercury retrograde mantra – put off the big decisions & major investments between September 10th to October 2nd. Here are some more tips:
- be flexible, have plans B, C & D up your sleeve
- take a step back, do less not more
- double-check everything, read the small print
- chase up old contacts, revisit the past
- use all the re-words – revise, rework, review, reconsider
- rest & retreat when you can
- do your research & explore your options, ready to act when Mercury turns direct
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