Connect and Have Fun – September 1-2

The Astrology

The Moon has left the company of the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars in Virgo and is now in Venus-ruled Libra. From Libra, the Moon is in an easy relationship with Jupiter in Sagittarius, but its challenged by Saturn in Capricorn


The Moon signifies nurturing and connectedness. In Libra, the Moon wants to nurture relationships and energize connections with others. That desire to connect is the underlying current that’s flowing throughout this extended holiday weekend.

Some turbulence (rocky areas) may need to be navigated, though, as people gather in backyards and public places and share their food and stories. Feelings of satisfaction, abundance, and well-being will mingle with feelings of austerity, perceived reality, and perpetual defensiveness. These feelings may be on display among people in groups you join, and they can also be experienced nearly simultaneously within you. If you’re in a group, you can choose which conversation you want to be part of. When the turbulence is within you and the desire to let go and have fun is challenged by a need to be practical, responsible, and stable, you may feel torn between letting go and using restraint.

It doesn’t need to be an either/or decision. There is a tendency now to weigh and measure every interaction for its value or worth, or to do too much and then do without. But if feeling good is the value received from a choice, it becomes easier to choose how you want to be and what you want to do.

Choose to feel good and you’ll know what to do next. You get to decide how to expand and find joy while also maintaining some structure.

Today’s Haiku

Tall structures soaring
Skyward are but steel grids in
glass and stone wrapped.

Making Changes – August 28

The Astrology

Sun, Venus, and Mars in Virgo are in a cooperative trine with Uranus in Venus-ruled Taurus.


Changing a habit requires a lot more than willpower. In fact, change is short lived if there is mental resistance to it. Outside pressure from well-meaning or authoritarian people or from society can initiate change, but that kind of pressure will meet with resistance in time, as well. You may want or need to change your daily routines or health-related habits, and with Uranus in Venus-ruled Taurus since March, you may have had a breakthrough around something that has seemed set and resistant. But, then, you couldn’t muster the energy to follow through with it. From now through September 22, you have cooperation and assistance from the Sun, Venus, and Mars in Virgo to free yourself from self-imposed limitations (habits) and routines.

Don’t be upset with yourself and don’t force yourself to change if you still feel resistance. This is also a good time to gather data and sort out your feelings and motives. Do some research. Do a test run (try change out for a day or two) before you commit. The Universe is benevolent. There will be other times, and you’ll know when the time is right for you. In the meantime, you’ll have more facts and more knowledge about what you need and want for yourself.