Virgo takes the stage...

By Arlan Wise - August 23, 2007

The sun is presently in Virgo. Once Saturn enters Virgo on September 2, the meanings and archetypes of the sign gain greater influence. What can you expect under this Virgo influence? Virgo is a sign of work, of attention to detail, of doing it perfectly, of a kind of purity. You will be forced to up-level your standards. You will be working hard to improve your life. You will need to pay attention to your health and how you take care of yourself.

Look for Virgo in your chart. That area is where you will be learning to be impeccable.

There is a lunar eclipse on August 28 at 4 degrees of Pisces. This is a highly spiritual eclipse. Lunar eclipses are times when you can let go of emotional baggage. They are times to open to the spiritual side of life. A Solar eclipse follows on September 11. The two weeks between eclipses are shaky ground when you must walk carefully through the days.

Thursday, August 23 Moon in Sagittarius, VC from 8:54 am until 11:20 am when it enters Capricorn. The sun enters Virgo at 8:08 am. Play and exercise in the morning. There's an excess of energy for thinking and doing. You'll feel the shift this afternoon as the solid and steady earth element takes over from fire. It ushers in a time to sit down and concentrate on work.

Friday, August 24 Moon in Capricorn, VC 7:41 pm. It's time to make the adjustment from summer fun to focusing on work and career. Be clear and detailed in your business communications. It's easy to be misunderstood or not heard, so read over and double-check any contracts, deals, or negotiations you have to make today.

Saturday, August 25 Moon VC Capricorn, enters Aquarius 6:35 pm. Finish up whatever work is left over from yesterday, as it's not a day to start something new. You'll feel a bit feisty and will challenge what other people say to you. It's a great day to work on a writing project. There's an underlying romantic theme to the day. Make sure to enjoy some art and music.

Sunday, August 26 Moon in Aquarius. Remember that thoughts are creative and powerful. Join in an activity that supports the community. Help fund-raise for a worthy cause. Make a donation to help a local farm or business survive. It's easier to see the big picture and figure out where and how you can help. This is the last week of Saturn in Leo.

Monday, August 27 Moon in Aquarius, VC from 9:23 pm until 10:34 pm when it enters Pisces. The energy is shaky in anticipation of tomorrow's lunar eclipse. Make no moves or decisions concerning things that you want to last. Things are winding up towards ending. Be ready to let go of old emotional ties. There is a tie back to August 1988. Look for the underlying theme to show you your direction.

Tuesday, August 28 Moon in Pisces. Today is a lunar eclipse in the spiritual sign of Pisces. It is a highly auspicious day for spiritual practice. The power of mediation and prayer is amplified. It's not a good day for getting worldly matters accomplished as nothing started today will endure. Do an act of kindness and then meditate, chant, do yoga, and pray for peace.

Wednesday, August 29 Moon in Pisces, VC 6:22 pm. You'll feel the hangover from the eclipse. It's still hard to do anything concrete and it's best to continue on with your spiritual work. Take some time to visit a sick friend or assist someone who needs help. Be sure to spend part of the day in, on, or near water as you drift through the day.

Thursday, August 30 Moon in Aries. Take today and tomorrow to do the summer things you wanted to do and didn't get to do. Be a bit selfish and put your desires first. This is not the day for group activities since you have no patience to wait for others. There's plenty of time to work and be responsible later on.

Friday, August 31 Moon in Aries. Give yourself one more day to be number one. Try to forget your daily routine as best you can. Challenge yourself and do what you've been scared to say or do. Beat your personal best. Hold on to your temper and avoid agitating anyone. Find a way to express yourself and be heard.

Saturday, September 1 Moon in Taurus, VC 9:49 am. Today is the last day of Saturn's stay in Leo! There will be last-minute corrections and some tests to see if you can love without conditions. You'll want to do some tweaking of your artistic work. It's a fertile moon for planting and you can work off your frustrations in the garden.

Sunday, September 2 Moon in Taurus, VC 8:47 pm. Saturn enters Virgo at 9:49 am. You'll feel the switch of energy. Start getting used to this practical, sober, and realistic energy. You'll find yourself moving slowly today. Take a rest for the workweek to come, which will have a different feeling to it.

Monday, September 3 Moon in Gemini. You will learn much hidden information. The truth that has been covered up will come to light. People will blurt out the things they shouldn't say. Be careful if you don't want to speak your secrets, it will be hard to keep them from coming out. Be careful when doing anything dangerous, as today is an accident waiting to happen.

Tuesday, September 4 Moon in Gemini. You and everyone else are still talking. Some may be backpedaling to cover up something they didn't mean to say. It will be hard to concentrate on one topic. Take care of all the short tasks and little jobs that need to be done. It's a great day for book groups or writing classes.

Wednesday, September 5 Moon in Cancer. Mercury enters Libra to bring balance to your thinking and way of communicating. Look around your home and make a list of things that need to be fixed and improved. Move your furniture around to make better feng shui. Cook your dinner from local foods and eat with the family.

Thursday, September 6 Moon in Cancer, VC 1:04 pm. Both Pluto and Venus are slowing down to end their retrograde periods. Think back over the past year and the past summer. Listen to the feelings that those memories bring up in order to learn which were the most important lessons. It's a good day to plant and tend to your yard, garden, and houseplants.