Labor day marks the end of summer beginning of fall…and the upcoming new moon in Virgo on September 8th can’t come fast enough for me. Do you feel like you are being held to task, to do things in a different way? In a grand way? It’s intense out there people…

My astrology teacher loved to say we get the lessons Saturn offers after he moves into the next sign. Saturn moved out of Virgo last September 2009. While Saturn’s in Libra now, the impulse is very Virgo. Mercury retrograding in Virgo adds more muster to get tasks done and completed. Endings are new beginnings.

Mercury retrogrades in opposition to my Sun and Mercury in Pisces. It’s a betwixt and between place in my birth chart that activated August 2nd when Mercury moved into it’s shadow. Mercury rules Gemini encompassing all forms of communication, networking, sibling issues. Communication that offers healing solutions and empowerment. Win/Win thinking. Clarity of mind that leads to clarity of purpose.

Remember fuzzy thinking leads to fuzzy action. I am calling this the summer of “step up and decide.”

Step up and decide what do I want?

Step up and decide what I am no longer willing to tolerate…

Step up and decide how to make things happen.

Decision made. Hold point, and trust…

And I am excited…

Fall is the time of harvest. We take Leo’s inspiration and move it into form-those creative ideas- a new venture, idea and product. We step up and say YES! Virgo’s energy helps to separate the wheat from the chaff…step up and go this way or that in our health and work. Choices. Give your dream a strong foundation to manifest by paying attention to the details. Show up.

In Aries I lead, Taurus I know my value, Gemini I communicate from that place of worth, Cancer I nurture, Leo I step into my creative brilliance – what was a spark of an idea in Aquarius (February) is now a reality…and in Virgo we edit and sort through the people, places and things to make it happen.

We become comfortable in the details. Virgo energy is the place of Mentorship, Ancestors, Aunts and Uncles. Who mentored you as a child…what’s the take away?

Who’s mentoring you today?

Who are you mentoring?…if I am not in balance I abdicate my creative gifts to another. Let Mikey do it.

Do you suffer from the Superwoman syndrome? DO. Do. Do. This shadow issue is a form of hiding. Serving too much is not leading, it’s hostage taking. As a recovering Superwoman I know this…the doing depletes your energy, robs vitality and stops the flow of your creative spirit. In sync means in control, it’s not controlling. Look for the reason you are taking hostages (husband, children, work), ask yourself why…maybe it’s time to let them find their own way now?

“Mercury in Virgo calls each of us to use our gifts of communication and gifts of healing for abundance. Inspirational gifts related to every level of consciousness- mental, emotional, spiritual, financial, and physical which is made manifest on the external reality. This is about the abundance of earth.”- Angeles Arrien, the Tarot Handbook. She also shares-

“In what situations and with what people do I abandon myself and feed my shadow?”

  • Mercury rules your 5th Chakra Throat, truth-telling
  • Become aware of your black and white thinking.
  • Gemini and Virgo are both ruled by Mercury. Virgo synthesizes, distills your black and white thinking into a higher vibrational energy. Love + Awareness = Action.
  • Fifth chakra at the rear of the neck is about the ‘will to create’
  • Here you find my sense of self within Society. How do I express my gifts out in the world at large?
  • 5th chakra is Professional Self with spiritual muscle.
  • 5th chakra is where we hold our “fear of failure and fear of success. ”Got a stiff neck? What’s up with that?

5th chakra from the Anodea Judith’s book Eastern Body, Western Mind represents:

Fifth Chakra Issues: communication (Mercury), creativity, listening, resonance, finding one’s own voice. Truth telling without fear of judgment or ridicule.
Developmental Stage: 7-12 years [where the shadow issue was born]
Developmental Task: Creative expression, Communication Skills, Symbolic Thinking.

Trauma and Abuses: Lies, mixed messages, verbal abuse (includes constant yelling), excessive criticism (blocked creativity), secrets (threats for telling), authoritarian parents (don’t talk back), alcohol/chemical dependence (don’t talk, don’t feel, don’t trust).

At this New Moon in Virgo invoke abundance. Align with prosperity. When you use your creative gifts spirit gave you, then you step up and create wealth. From that place of wealth you give back- tithe. For the next 10 weeks track your issues with abundance by journaling and SoulCollage®. What does mental abundance look like, emotional abundance feel like? spiritual, financial, and physical…etc.

If my creative process is stymied what’s my why?

If my career isn’t moving forward what’s my why?

If I am broke what’s my why? Root out patterns of doing things the same way that no longer work in today’s technology. Be truthful and remember…