Trending September 10 – SUCCEED WITH RESTRAINT

The Astrology

  • The Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars in Mercury-ruled Virgo continue to hold center stage.
  • The Virgo Sun is in control of the productive challenge (square) to Jupiter in Sagittarius and is benefiting from the cooperation (trine) from Saturn in Capricorn.
  • The Moon in Aquarius is in a productive challenge to Uranus in Taurus and noticing opportunities sent from Jupiter in Sagittarius.


Any  tendency that’s positive will lead to a positive outcome when exercised with restraint. Likewise, any tendency that you would characterize as excessive will have a negative outcome, which the Sun’s relationship to both Saturn and Jupiter signal. It’s easier to see excessive behaviors in others than in ourselves, but ignoring your own tendencies to overdo, overspend, overreact, and overcommit–be over the top in any area–always has unfortunate consequences.

In your interactions with other people, try  to find common ground so efforts to cooperate are productive. Finding common ground first and then cooperating is more likely to result in a “win” for everyone who is involved.

Today’s Haiku

Good fortune follows
attention paid to planning
and mindful habits.

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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.