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#182 The Astrology Forecast for Mercury in Libra and Venus in Virgo


The themes this week are…

1. Diplomacy

2. Practicality

3. Cooperation

Mercury transits into Libra, bringing greater diplomacy to thoughts and words, while the Sun and Mars continue their transit through Libra urging for greater cooperation. Venus transits into Virgo brings a level of practicality that can assist the need for cooperation in your relationships.

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MONDAY, October 2

Mercury in Leo and Mars in Virgo

Mercury in Virgo Opposite Neptune Retrograde in Pisces

The opposition between logical Mercury in discerning Virgo and fanciful Neptune retrograde in dreamy Pisces can cloud mental clarity and stir confusion.

Avoid important decision-making if possible. Your critical thinking skills face interference from vague intuitions or fantasies.

Details blur under this hazy sky. If you can, postpone serious analytical work. Misunderstandings with others may occur now, especially in virtual interactions where non-verbal cues are missed.

Give your mind a break from left-brained tasks. This transit works well for creative, mystical pursuits: poetry, art, music, intuition exercises.

Spend time in nature allowing your busy mind to unwind. Mental fatigue arises more readily these days. Provide your nervous system healthy respite and relaxation. Ground your thinking through meditative walks, gardening, or body-centered activities.

Avoid escapism or numbing with substances. Instead, try dream journaling, psychotherapy or counseling sessions to safely explore your inner world without losing your footing.

Remind yourself this foggy confusion will pass. For now, reflect with compassion on fears driving your worries but don't necessarily believe every passing thought.

Inspiration arises in stillness. Floating along with the mystical currents can renew imagination before life speeds up again. Trust in letting go versus always grasping for certainty. The creative void holds potential.

When: September 30 - October 3

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Gemini and Sagittarius.


Venus in Leo Trine the North Node Retrograde in Aries

This flowing transit of Venus in radiant Leo forming a supportive trine to the North Node retrograde in bold Aries signifies a window of opportunity for honoring and expressing your unique gifts, talents and soul purpose.

Let your inner light shine brightly without apology or modesty.

This sky invites you to take center stage and actualize your potential by generously bringing your special offerings to the world.

Where have you held yourself back from bold self-expression or creative risks due to fear or self-doubt?

Break free from that false humility now. Lead passionately from the heart. Magnetize others with your authenticity, vision and spirit. Move past limiting beliefs about worthiness or keeping parts of yourself dimmed.

It's time for courageous personal growth. Yet also temper Aries' individualism with Leo's spirit of play and joy.

Collaborate with those whose skills complement yours. Generously support others' development too while staying true to your essential nature.

Follow synchronistic signs guiding you toward your highest unfoldment. Say yes to opportunities that help you become all you were born to be.

Allow yourself to be celebrated for your uniqueness rather than blending in.

Your vitality and radiance is needed now. Shine your brightest.

This transit carries the potential to unlock your greatest potential if you have the boldness to walk that path.

When: September 30 - October 3

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio and Capricorn.

TUESDAY, October 3

The Moon in Aries Square Pluto in Capricorn

Mercury in Virgo Trine Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn

During this transit of Mercury in analytical Virgo forming a focused trine to Pluto retrograde in ambitious Capricorn, your mental faculties are uniquely attuned for deep research, investigation and strategy.

Your ability to concentrate and penetrate beneath the surface of matters is heightened enormously now.

Commit fully to in-depth analysis or troubleshooting complicated problems.

No detail escapes your detection. Leverage your mental tenacity and insight to eliminate waste or corruption, improving systems and structures.

Compose clear yet persuasive arguments to convince others of necessary changes. Just take care not to become obsessive in your fixation on flaws.

Maintain compassion and patience for imperfect progress. Where you uncover wrongdoing or misplaced priorities, seek to understand the root causes, not just point fingers. Solve issues through re-education versus punishment.

During this potent transit, you can develop focused strategies for achieving far-reaching goals. Devise plans whose impacts ripple outward beneficially.

Collaborate with influencers and experts to maximize productivity. Release outdated habits, beliefs or affiliations serving you no longer.

Modernize your practices and thinking. Through concentrated effort and vision now, you can effect positive changes, realizing enduring achievements that uphold your integrity and ethics.

When: October 1 - 4

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Aries, Gemini, Libra and Sagittarius.

WEDNESDAY, October 4

The Sun in Cancer Square Chiron in Aries

Mercury in Libra

As Mercury transits the balanced, partnership-oriented sign of Libra, communication becomes more cooperative, considerate and focused on creating harmony.

This is a time for improving relationships through open, honest dialogue where all sides are heard. Approach necessary conversations diplomatically.

Find compromise between opposing viewpoints. Bounce ideas off others to gain fresh, insightful feedback.

Social exchanges feel rejuvenating now. Do your part by listening well and contributing meaningful observations rather than dominating discussions.

Thoughtfully mediate any conflicts that arise rather than aggravating tensions.

Avoid bluntness or extremes.

Issues involving strategy and coordination go smoother through collaboration.

Make time for relaxed bonding; the social arts flourish now.

In romance, speak your truth while reassuring partners of your dedication.

Single? Frequent places that share your values but stay open to different personalities.

Artistic efforts gain inspiration from exchanges of ideas.

Negotiations of all kinds are favored, especially around contracts or agreements.

Seek the fairness that benefits all involved.

Overall, harness Mercury in Libra's cooperative energy to create bridges, share ideas freely, and relate to others in ways that uplift everyone.

When: October 4 - 21, 2023

Last Time: August 25 - September 23, 2022 and October 10 - 29, 2022

The Time Before Last: August 29 - November 5, 2021

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Cancer and Capricorn.


Mars in Libra Opposite the North Node Retrograde in Aries

The opposition between Mars in diplomatic Libra and the North Node retrograde in independent Aries can generate inner conflicts between asserting yourself versus accommodating others.

Old desires to keep the peace might prevent you from taking courageous action or stating your needs. Yet suppressing your instincts causes stagnation. Find the middle ground between consideration and passivity. Stand up for yourself while avoiding aggression. State your truth politely but firmly and set healthy boundaries against manipulation.

In relationships, ask for what you require while also compromising where possible. Don't abandon personal priorities, but acknowledge when you've been selfish.

In disputes, aim for solutions fair to all. Redirect competitive urges into passion projects or athletic activities, not interpersonal conflicts. Examine where you self-sabotage or fail to honor your own wants. But also reflect on when egotism has isolated you.

This transit reminds you that empowerment comes from inner security, not domination. Cultivate self-love and embrace your softer side without shame. Let go of limiting views about strength.

You can be both compassionate and assertive. Keep following your heart's wisdom even amidst social pressures and inertia. Your courageous individuality is essential to your destiny.

When: October 1 – 5

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Cancer and Capricorn.

THURSDAY, October 5

The Moon in Gemini Sextile Mercury in Leo

The Moon in Cancer Square Mercury in Libra

When the sensitive Moon in homebody Cancer squares communicative Mercury in diplomatic Libra, emotions and reason can clash.

Feelings of vulnerability may rise to the surface now, making you more reticent about sharing openly. At the same time, Libra Mercury desires connection. Avoid suppressing what you feel, but take care not to dump emotions impatiently on others. Seek trusted confidants for processing delicate matters discreetly. Where you need to have courageous conversations, speak truthfully but considerately. Give relationships space rather than smothering them when you feel insecure. Not everyone is ready to discuss issues on your timeline.

In disagreements, diplomatically agree to disagree if needed, rather than arguing to exhaustion. Balancing logic and intuition is key now. Let your heart guide you, but refrain from exaggerated stories the mind spins. Write down your reflections to gain clarity. Cultivate self-care and healthy boundaries when feeling extra sensitive.

Social demands may also feel draining as your social battery recharges. Politely decline what you cannot reciprocate. Soothe and nurture yourself as a priority now. Rest and inner work will bolster emotional equilibrium to gracefully handle relating and sharing later on. Be patient and compassionate with yourself and others.

When: 5am - 11am PDT

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.

FRIDAY, October 6

The Sun in Cancer Sextile Uranus in Taurus

The Moon in Cancer Square the Sun in Libra

The square between the Moon in sensitive Cancer and the Sun in balanced Libra can create tension between our emotional needs and our desire for harmony.

You may feel pulled between nurturing your inner world versus tending to obligations and relationships. It’s easy to overextend now. Try finding compromises that allow you to care for your well-being while also connecting with loved ones.

If tensions arise, respond with patience, not defensiveness.

Openly share your feelings while also respecting others’ boundaries and perspectives.

Seek win-win scenarios.

Make time for self-care to avoid burnout.

Feelings of loneliness or insecurity may surface under this sky. Reach out for support from trusted allies. But also cultivate self-reliance.

Balance intuition with reason - don’t assume the worst or exaggerate challenges. Look within to find your center now. Emotional strength comes from being anchored in your worth.

Luxuriate in simple pleasures like cozy evenings at home, nurturing foods and comforting rituals. Soothe inner turmoil through quiet reflection.

As feelings intensify, remain calm. This too shall pass.

Stay true to your heart while also maintaining harmony through flexibility. With self-understanding and courage, you can navigate these energies skillfully.

When: 4am - 10am PDT

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.

SATURDAY, October 7

The Moon in Cancer Sextile Mars in Virgo

Venus Exits its Retrograde Shadow in Leo

As Venus emerges from its retrograde shadow in bold Leo, it's time to integrate lessons about self-worth, relationships, values and creativity.

Embrace a heart-centered vision for your life path.

Let go of limiting beliefs, past rejection or self-doubt.

You contain limitless inner riches - now claim your confidence. Shine your light brightly as only you can.

In partnerships, stand in your power while remaining open, affectionate and loyal. Clarify your relational needs without fear. Express your uniqueness while cherishing someone’s differences too.

Creatively, pursue colorful self-expression without restraint. Take inspired risks to share your talents and passions.

Financially, align spending with your soul’s deepest fulfillment. Avoid vain excess, but don’t deny what you truly cherish either. Treat yourself with the same care you offer loved ones.

Going forward, choose beauty, pleasure and community while also treasuring solitude. Healing comes by holding the paradox between togetherness and autonomy.

Through courage and wisdom, you’ll continue integrating all you’ve learned. Honor your essence. Embrace true worthiness and wholeness. Let renewed faith in yourself and life guide you forwards as the retrograde dissolution lifts. The phoenix rises, wiser for having burned.

When: Venus enters its Retrograde Shadow in Leo 12°12’ on June 19

Venus Retrograde in Leo 28°36’ on July 22

Venus Direct in Leo 12°12’ on September 3

Venus exits its Retrograde Shadow in Leo 28°36’ on October 7

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Taurus and Scorpio.

SUNDAY, October 8

The Moon in Cancer Sextile Uranus in Taurus

Venus in Virgo

When Venus transits through Virgo, focus love into thoughtful gestures, helpful organization and finding flaws to fix in your surroundings.

Deepen connections through shared productivity and intellectual rapport.

Contribute your gifts and skills to be of service to others.

Offer your services pro-bono when possible.

Boost wellness routines for yourself and loved ones.

Prepare nutritious meals you can savor.

Express affection by assisting with chores or thoughtfully streamlining systems.

Declutter relationships and spaces, clearing away stagnancy.

Give constructive feedback while emphasizing what’s working too.

Align finances with ethics and efficiency.

Research purchases well and ensure fair value.

Initiate reasonable budgets that balance current needs and future plans.

In dating, seek meaningfully compatible partners, not just attraction. Assess whether your standards align. Refine self-care so you operate at your best. Floss away fears holding you back as Venus polishes rough edges.

Small acts of service granted generously can flood your world with everyday beauty.

When: October 8 - November 8, 2023

Last Time: September 4 - 29, 2022

The Time Before Last: July 21 - August 15, 2021

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Gemini and Sagittarius.


Mars in Libra Square Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn

The tense square between Mars in diplomatic Libra and Pluto retrograde in authoritative Capricorn can inflame power struggles in relationships and conflicts between self-interest and the greater good.

Suppressed grievances in partnerships may now erupt, requiring patience and willingness to transform dynamics.

Avoid ego battles or controlling behavior.

Maintain honesty but with care, as tone and delivery are everything now. If clashes arise, first look inward at your own fears driving reactions. Handle disputes with firmness but compassion.

Seek empowering solutions - not winners and losers.

Examine where you compromise ethics for status, profit or due to intimidation. Stand for justice and principles versus bowing mindlessly to hierarchy. Yet also question where rebellion stems from bitterness versus wisdom.

Discernment is key.

Allow old structures and alliances to transform under Pluto's intense purging so that new growth emerges in time.

Redirect Mars' competitive edge into your own inner work and passions.

Personal conflicts call for inner security, not external domination. With self-awareness and courage, you can navigate this energy in empowering ways. Stay true to your heart's integrity.

When: October 5 - 10

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.

If you are curious about how these planetary alignments are influencing you directly, please contact me for a reading. It is an honor and privilege for me to share this knowledge with you. Until then, and beyond, I wish you all the best as you ride the planetary waves.




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