September opens to a potent new moon Solar Eclipse in earth centered Virgo on the 1st that is paving the way for new beginnings. Our plates are full, the pressure is building and at any time things could go off with a bang; we may see surprises in the news, loyalties and allegiances shift, or seismic activity and weather patterns that transform the face of our global landscape.
This energy will carry us into the end of the year and the journey ahead is a curving path with many twist and turns to come; we will all be dealing with culmination in one way or another as the Universe nudges us to expand. Some may feel like they are being pushed out of the nest before they have learned to fly, while others may feel like they are struggling to keep up with continually evolving signals and signs; some may feel like they are missing the one thing that they truly desire and others may be trying to rectify pieces of their past that have arisen for closure. If you are being buffeted by the winds of change, avoid overanalyzing your circumstances; we have reached a turning point on a collective level and ultimately the choice is yours as to how you will chose to transform. Keep up with daily workload in order to ward off stress derived from having too much on your plate; give space and time to anything that is leaving you confused and focus on what you know how to handle.
Mercury has recently turned retrograde in Virgo, offering the opportunity to retrace our steps and reassess our goals; anything that you have been ignoring could be magnified in order to draw your attention. Seek space amidst the mayhem unfolding to get quiet and rethink your plans; retreat and digest, making some time for recalibration. Revise, review, renew and redo, finding the balance between logic and intuition by applying more of the one that you have been lacking. Murky circumstances and confusion abound, so steer clear of unconscious behavior and any deception in your midst, growing wary of anyone looking to be saved. Find your sovereignty by releasing the roles of victim and savior for good; allow each other to be human and accept the flaws, meeting your partners on the ground for greatest success.
Our well-being comes front and center and anything arising now is asking to be healed. Unaddressed health issues could become super sized, so go for a check up and take time to nourish your body with cleansing foods and activities. If you have a habit or addiction you wish to quit, do a detox in order to reset your system and spend time by the water, washing away any thoughts that no longer serve. Enhance your daily life by making a ritual out of every routine, remembering that life is a process oriented sport; we cannot rise above to find our spiritual nature, we must embody it and live it, every day. Infuse the mundane with reverence and resist the urge to strive for perfection; nothing is ever as good as we thought it would be when it becomes real, but it is better because it is real.
Since March we have been day-dreaming about what we wish to give birth to and clarifying our deepest desires; as you begin to hammer out how your options will manifest, acknowledge what you know, what you don't know, and what you don't know that you don't know. Get back to the basics and honor your desires, seeking out a new perspective that can increase the power within; weed out options that are motivated by guilt instead of pleasure, using faith to discern what action is appropriate and which idea has the potential to fulfill you. Any tests that arrive are challenging you to grow in your integrity, explore your boundaries and where they are set; what walls do you use protect yourself from harm? What walls do you use to keep your heart safe? What walls are there to keep others out? Which walls may be keeping you in? Are the choices you are making respecting who you are? Do you cherish your weaknesses and your strengths? How can you reflect on the past in order to transform the way that you deal with the future? What does the manifestation of your desires entail? What are you ready to commit to?
September marks the beginning of harvest season and it is time to reap what we have sown. Endings could arrive, designed to pave the way for forward movement; move past drama and let the cards fall where they may, trusting that every event unfolding was designed to create space in your life. Chose to grow gracefully; release tension and disappointment through vigorous exercise and physical labor, or take a risk and try something new. Spend time in nature and steep yourself in the green; deepen your connection to the earth beneath your feet and follow your bliss by focusing on the seeds of new life that are available. Create abundance in the world, letting your gifts out to play; steward the planet and her children, becoming a guardian of the things you hold dear. We are all complicated, with walls built around wounds and we are all brave, designed to endure and grow with every breath. Get satisfied in the moment, finding practical ways to play out your passions; arrive in the present, and Blossom.
9th JUPITER INTO LIBRA
Expansive Jupiter transits into Venus-ruled Libra on the 9th, for a year long stay that will inspire the arts, heighten our intellect and seeking to transform the way we look at partnership and marriage, justice, fairness and equality in the world at large. Enthusiasm returns as the recent heaviness begins to lift; it is time to evolve our relatedness and come into greater harmony with each other and with the Earth. Circumstances require that we work together in order to get things done; accommodate each others needs and explore new ways of connecting. Question the value of what you cherish, making sure that its worth is measured in your heart; seek the balance between sharing your love and growing your ability to receive it.
The call for true intimacy is nudging us away from co-dependent connection towards the higher principles of inter-dependance, co-creation and equality. Explore how you join together with others and how you dissolve your connections, finding compromise in the middle ground; learn to cooperate by rejoicing in the differences and focusing on what can be created when your skill sets align. Blessings and good fortune arrive through our alliances when we evolve our partnerships beyond traditional roles, working towards shared visions that can support the greater community.
As your awareness of others increases, frustration and/or agitation could arise; use timing to pace yourself instead of swinging to extremes. Issues of fairness grow paramount; when dealing with conflict, try to do what is best for both parties or take one for the team. Question where your reaction may only makes things worse, working to heal what you can by seeing through another’s eyes; are you listening to the people in your life? How well do you feel you are being heard? Are you good at finding ways to get along? What are the people around you reflecting within you? Engage diplomatically when dealing with obstacles, using patience and conscious communication to resolve your issues. Avoid stepping on each others toes as the tables could turn in order to show you what it is like when the shoe is on the other foot; allow room for the benefit of the doubt and let earnest apologies go a long way towards making amends. Commit to relationships that reciprocate your affection, choosing to spend time with those who understand that connection is a two-way street. Find compassion for yourself and others, envisioning a world in which we all have a right to belong; honor each other, because to love another is to love their scars.
We are being pressed to see beyond the surface and difficulty with our own self-image could arise if we have been comparing ourselves with others. Avoid getting lost in appearances; true grace is something that wells up from within. Explore your sensuality and how you attract what you desire, shedding what seems hollow and seeking out what has substance; spend time sprucing up your self-esteem with colors that feel good and an attitude that shines of self-appreciation. Dress yourself in ideas that make you happy, becoming the romance that you wish to see in the world; laugh, express your pleasure and seek the flavors of your joy, taking time each day to do delicious things that make you smile. Adore your most vulnerable parts, growing a garden of love within. Infuse your life with care, being the mirror in which others can see their own beauty.
16th FULL MOON LUNAR PISCES ECLIPSE
A lunar eclipse arrives in watery Pisces on the 16th, bring the 2016 eclipse season to a close. As the planetary energies shift we are being pushed to expand our beliefs in what is possible; avoid chasing after what does not willingly support you. Circumstances may be mixed so do your best to flow with the tides and release anything that is keeping you from being carried towards the shore. We are still in the midst of a review, the past is not completely rectified and karma is at play; fated events are par for the course and information may come to light that shifts our perception, choices and trajectory. The Universe will throw its cards and circumstances could turn on a dime; trust that whatever arrives holds the potential for deep healing and the resolution of long-standing issues. Remind yourself that birth is all about surrender; the time is ripe for transformation and the way forward begins with letting go, nothing less than a leap of faith is required right now.
As you become more sensitive to energies around you, maintain your boundaries so that you do not to lose yourself in another; be very discerning with who and what you give your time. Make sure the ideas you are carrying around every day are assisting you in achieving your success; Where do you chose to focus your attention? How do you judge others? What do you believe about yourself? Do you trust your inner knowing? Do you have faith that life will do right by you? Feel your way forward and allow hidden truth to surface, paying attention to your dreams and any subtle awareness that arises. Energy is heightened and anger or frustration are possible if we feel we are not receiving what we deserve; wonder about why you have been denied your desires and what other avenues have presented themselves to you. With every obstacle that you encounter a reaction is born within you and what you believe will persist. Find your freedom by embracing forgiveness, compassion, faith and unity; accept circumstances arising as a sign of divine protection and direction, choosing to focus on the blessings instead of the one thing that you are lacking.
Clean off the lens through which you see yourself and rewrite the story the of what you are receiving, choosing words that frame your life in an empowering light. Decide to take ownership of your happiness by infusing your imagination with optimism and hopeful possibilities; seek out active solutions and follow the signs towards things that feel fun, banking on your desire to play and refresh your spirit. Spend time near the water and get in touch with your soul, honoring the parts of yourself that cannot be destroyed; be grateful for the water that is all around you and seek to raise your vibration by programming the waters within. Clear any inner debris that holds you back, paring down to create space for the brightest possible future. Miracles are possible when we let go of what we know in order to make room for our divinity. Stop chasing theSun and open up to receive it, become an Ocean of anything you chose. Give graciously to others and let love win; grow your community by watering it with kindness and gratitude.
21st MERCURY DIRECT
Things may feel a bit crazy when Mercury stations direct in Virgo on the 22nd, clearing the path ahead for forward movement of all kinds. Put your priorities in place and lay the ground work for the future by awakening to the truth residing within you; observe your emotional responses and investigate the parts of yourself that you often avoid so as not to get caught in a web of your own making. Spend time sorting things out and organize, growing informed; focus on becoming a better person from the inside out, learning to walk your talk with greater accuracy. Areas of ignorance will be exposed as our choices begin to manifest in the world at large. Chose to live by your highest moral code, bringing your actions into greater alignment with your personal integrity; steer clear of excess by exerting strength over your lower instincts, choosing to invest your time and energy into ideas that have proven their value.
The light is illuminating the unaccepted or exiled aspects of our humanity in order to reconcile any wounding that is finally ready to be healed. If your beliefs and choices are up for evolution, examine the places inside where you bury the things that you do not wish others to see, and the actions that you take when you think that no one else is looking. Release the inner critic in order to avoid hiding behind a facade; grow your appreciation for yourself, learning how to own and honor the facets that you had previously deemed unlovable. Take in the bigger picture and leave space for one another’s truth, trusting that we all deserve to be ourselves. Be honest with others and release judgement; purify your intentions and do what you can to have compassion for the one you care for; offer them the same forgiveness and unconditional love that you would like to receive. If things don't go the way that you would like them to, believe that you are destined for something better; allow room for co-creation with the Universe, trusting that what is meant to work out, will. Engage in ritual to consciously release what no longer serves you, doing your best to expand your faith. Seek out all that is sacred and plant the seeds that you wish to grow, dreaming the flowers into being.
24th VENUS INTO SCORPIO
Venus moves into sultry Scorpio at the end of the month, offering up the power to slay our demons and the secret elixir that can soothe our wounds. Regard anything that ails you as a teacher ready to show you the way out of the darkness and into the day. Our intuition is heightened, shining light on anything that is living in the shadows; as your psychic awareness grows stronger, maintain a soft gaze that allows you to be guided by divine inspiration on the edges of your perception.
Seek out awareness of the things that you are loyal to; look deeply at why you do what you do and whether it is truly to your benefit, gaining insight between what you desire and what you actually need to be satisfied. Expand your emotional intelligence and identify any mental blocks that perpetually set you up for disappointment, working to evolve patterns that keep you from having to trust; what habits or modes of operation do you continually reenact in order to keep yourself safe? Be authentic about what you find, sincerity is the goal; our strength lies in releasing preconceptions of how we think things should be and accepting the truth of how they really are. Surrender to reality and let it soften you, trusting that what is broken will ultimately be the cracks through which the Light comes in.
The moment is ripe to get intimate with each other and become honest about our emotions; open up with vulnerability, trusting that those who love you will appreciate your transparency. If you need to take a stand for something that disappoints another, choose compassion over defensiveness, dressing your ideas in sensitivity and grace. Use candid authenticity to rectify any wrongs, letting your honesty be the revelation needed to transform your circumstances.
Change is on the table and it may require some fancy footwork; have the willingness to deal with what you must, accept what you must, purge what you must and keep growing where you must. Stop focusing on where you are going long enough to enjoy the ride. You are the most beautiful thing that could possibly exist; empower yourself by following your heart and make love with everything you find. Fill up with the energies that can sustain you, taking time for the things that set your soul on fire; sink your roots down into the earth and shout “yes” to the whirlwind, letting what no longer serves you be swept away by the tides. Rev up your passions and seek your pleasure, unlock your libido and invite latent sensuality out to play; toss your hair around and dance like a deity, barefoot under the stars. Be vulnerable and dare to shine, watching what you see grow more beautiful under your gaze; come deeply into your power, being the light for others to bathe in.
I will be doing a lil solo eat, pray, love tour in Europe and unable to write my column for October, but I will try to hit any important turning points along the way 😘 wish me luck!
All my love and pura vida,