Wednesday, August 21, 2019
I think the three transitions from fire signs into earth signs (Leo into Virgo, Sagittarius into Capricorn, Aries into Taurus) are the most abrupt, requiring the most adjustment. Go, go, go becomes whoa, whoa, whoa! Slow that horse down! The focus shifts from action and outward movement to quieter, more inward movement.
Early this morning, Venus followed Mars into Virgo, further emphasizing the shift from fire to earth. The Sun will follow on Friday. We are harvesting our gardens, buying school supplies, thinking about those projects that we put off in favor of summer fun.
Mercury, the ruler of Virgo, is still in Leo and engaged today in an effortless back-and-forth with expansive Jupiter in Sagittarius, injecting fiery optimism into our thinking and communication. Remember that Jupiter can inspire excess, so try not to over-commit yourself to all those big ideas running through your mind.
The waning Moon entered Taurus after midnight last night, further enhancing the practical quality of the day. That grounded feeling might get shook up a bit as the Moon joins with unsettling Uranus in the early afternoon. Expect the unexpected.
The mood settles by evening, allowing us to indulge in lovely Taurean comforts. Have a delicious dinner of freshly-harvested food, then cuddle up with your main squeeze.