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As summer of epic 2020 officially ends, and Autumn Equinox comes squarely in sight, a New Moon in Virgo plays its hand. A member of the Earth Element Trinity, which is the predominant element symbolic of science, Virgo represents the emphasis on analysis and precision in terms of facts. This is especially emphasized where science and technology find their common ground in engineering.
In its purest sense, Virgo is symbolic of critical analysis or thinking. When expressed masterfully and with humility, another hallmark of Virgo, such critical thinking diligently works to be free of belief bias and socially conditioning.
Critical thinking includes questioning the source, bias, or precept and assessing the effectiveness of the application. Beyond this, science, by its very definition, is all about theory and experimentation, and is never conclusive or ever settled. Assuming that ‘the science is settled’ is not actually science, it is commerce and politics. Think critically, search the phrase ‘settled science’, and you will soon learn that it is an oxymoron.
Aries (Mar. 21 – Apr. 19)
Mars retrograde will prove especially strong for you as it is your ruling planet. Making use of what power it offers, attending to unfinished projects will match it well. As you finish what you started, your confidence levels will rise, and with them your self-esteem. In this regard, you will be ahead of the game even though you are focusing on what has emerged as behind you…
Taurus (Apr. 20 – May 20)
Are you harboring hurts, frustrations, and anger? If so, you can trace them to their burial ground in your subconscious mind. You will know that you are as you experience feeling unsettled, uneasy, depressed, or generally grumpy or inexplicably distracted. If so, you have two basic choices, get clear on what they are, and resolve them or find out how you can simply let them go. Forgiveness of self and others is one time-proven method.
Gemini (May 21 – June 21)
Mars retrograde for you will synchronize with a process of separating fact from fantasy, dreams from reality, subjective perspectives from more objective ones, and so on. It may be that both sides have their place, but the real question is how are you feeling these days? You may feel like you are right in the muck with matters and can’t get out. It will help to calm down and step back for a while to reflect.
Cancer (June 22 – July 22)
The focus now is on feeling secure. This may well include where you live and how and is linked to your career and/or the overall state and quality of your social status. You may feel that people are circumstances are holding you back. However, it may be that it is your own attitudes, perspectives, and expectations that are in the way. Change your mind and the rest will follow.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 23)
Freedom is a big word on your mind currently. At worst, you feel very impatient and feel justified in resorting to fanatical attitudes and measures. Unfortunately, these will likely result in the opposite of freedom. Among your better strategies now is it to take some time out and to remove yourself from the drama. Rest assured, it will still be there when you return.
Virgo (Aug. 24 – Sept. 22)
Getting clear on what you want, desire, and need is a central theme now. It includes a process of deciphering the same regarding significant others in your life so that you are clear regarding what is yours and what is theirs. Positively, this process will support you to be really clear regarding your personal story and perhaps also what constitutes shared goals and objectives.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Relationships can prove complicated and disorienting at the best of times. With Mars retrograde, this may seem doubly so. As usual, the resolution lies in achieving win/win attitudes and behavior patterns. In order to achieve these, you need to get really clear on what you want and need and then to enter into discussion to decipher the same for the significant others involved, then creatively strike middle ground deals.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Mars is your co-ruling planet along with Pluto. So, with it retrograde in Aries, you will feel the need to work to get extra clear regarding what efforts are being directed at your own needs and goals and what is required of you regarding your responsibilities with others. It is important that you acknowledge the importance of patient perseverance and break free of the illusion of being
Sagittarius (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)
Mars retrograde is here to teach you to accept that you can only do what you are doing. In other words, doing one thing and wishing you were doing another is a sure path to frustration. You can try to multi-task or you can make list with a timeline to attend to each task at their appointed time and so on. Focus on what is at hand and what seems obvious in the flow.
Capricorn (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)
There may be something of a battle raging within. Does it help to realize that you are hardly alone? Still, you have to fight your own battle. Yet, ironically, doing so may be facilitated by gaining perspective from others. However, be aware that this does not mean shifting the responsibility of the work you need to do onto them. Be open to advice and alternative approaches, then take action.
Aquarius (Jan. 20–Feb. 19)
Communications is a fine art and one that you are meant to learn now. Keys to clear communication include empathy, non-assumption, and translation. The first includes tuning-in to who others are and what their responsibilities are. Then, check-in so you are clear and certain that your empathetic efforts are on the mark. Then, make sure that your interpretation is accurate.
Pisces (Feb. 20 – Mar. 20)
Having desires is one thing and taking action to fulfill them is another. The goal now is to get clear on the former and get going on the latter. Recognize that successful and accomplished people tend to be disciplined and diligent. In other words, they work hard. So, if you find yourself feeling jealous or resentful, shift that energy to showing up and following
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