Jupiter square Neptune :: Fairy Godmother. ✨ . What if Cinderella was every character in her story? Her three ugly step sisters were simply manifestations of her own lack of confidence, procrastination tendencies, and obsessive comparisons keeping her locked in meaningless routines and soul numbing drudgery. Her absent father: a lack of commitment to cultivate and nurture her unique gifts. The glass slippers: her innate promise. And what if her Fairy Godmother represented her own ability to midwife her fantastical potential to life? ✨ . In this story, Jupiter square Neptune—donning the robes of a Fairy Godmother—dives beneath the surface story of lack and limitation to swim in the intoxicating imagination of a dream-come-true vision. Jupiter-Neptune asks, Why not me? What if I believed in myself so strongly that my inner conviction began building the bridges to opportunities and people that led me to my happily ever after? What if I understood the rules of this waking dream so thoroughly, that I could trip the system like a lucid Magician... and the first rule is BELIEVE? ✨ . Tomorrow's third and final square of Jupiter and Neptune asks us to dream the impossible dream Fairy Godmother style. On the heels of a heroic Mars trine breakthrough Pluto, Here's a chance to 100% believe in ourselves and have faith in our vision. To know that someday soon, rainbows will come smiling through and Prince Charming is just around the corner. I wonder what he represents? :) ✨ . . . . . . #MarstrinePluto #JupitersquareNeptune #astrology #astrologersofinstagram #believe #fairygodmother #dreamscometrue
Mars trine Pluto. 💫 . Today's Mars trine Pluto offers us the opportunity to show up as a major player in our lives. Here's where we take courageous steps to break through whatever has been holding us back. Mars-Pluto grants a reservoir of strength, a You Can Do It attitude. This is when we finally dare to dynamically forge through that daunting Next Steps list or sign up for a course that is a bit out of our budget. 💫 . I was reading best seller author and motivational cattle prod @jensincero this morning. This passage in You are a #Badass at Making Money is a perfect example of Jen's Mars trine Pluto moment. She writes: The knowledge that I could be doing so much better, but wasn't, finally became so unbearable that I got off my butt and made the hell-bent-for-glory decision to get over my fear and loathing of money and figure out how to make some. And to let myself do it in a way that maybe wasn't perfect...instead of clinging to the easy out of being unsure. There was no thunderclap 'aha' moment; I didn't narrowly escape dying in a grease fire or get dumped by the love of my life for being such a loser or have some big 'snap out of it' epiphany. I just suddenly couldn't take listening to myself complain anymore. I just finally woke up. Which is how the desire to make massive change kicks in for most people. Jen began investing in creating a business, her website, and courses to bring her best game forward. It was a game changer for her. 💫 . Mars trine Pluto: the desire for massive change. The moment you get tired of the excuses and decide to start investing the next steps, for real. This is when we dig deep, flex those soul muscles and PUSH the vision. Use it wisely! 💫 . . Art by Eilidh McMillan. . . . . . . #MarstrinePluto #astrology #astrologersofinstagram #astroweathermood
For the past ten days, Mercury and Venus have shared a busy work space in the industrious Virgo offices. Feeling at home and well equipped, Mercury brainstormed, sent out news releases, and highly performed while Venus did her best PR and social connections role. Truth be told, she's not at her best in Virgo. But everything changes tomorrow when both Mercury and Venus arrive at socially sophisticated Libra where Venus shines. 👛 . I'm reminded of the behind-the-scenes work for charity galas. Mercury in Virgo is the guy who makes all the calls to the vendors, secures the auction pieces, puts together the event timeline, makes sure the wifi will work so people can make online bids, and basically has a mile long string of Post-its next to his wall of all the bits and bobs needed to pull the event off in style. Meanwhile, Venus works in tandem doing the marketing and making personal connections with some of the bigger brands she hopes to pull into the auction net. 👛 . Then Gala night arrives and its Libra time. Venus is in the spotlight now, looking spectacular and sophisticated in her evening gown as she glides from table to table, dripping with charisma, complimenting her dress, straightening out his bow tie, and generally charming the entire room with pleasantries and insightful conversation. Meanwhile, Mercury is setting up the internet docks, making sure all the volunteers are in place, tagging the auction pieces, and downing a glass of wine before he joins Venus in the VIP Room to schmooze the big spenders. 👛 . Virgo has been extremely productive for many of us. I for one welcome this full moon in Pisces, where I'm reminded that I'm just another note in the music of the spheres. Where I can release into the mystical, magical void where I am no one, where I am One. Where I can shed the ego suit and merge. And as the season moves from Virgo to Libra, it might very well feel like Gala night has arrived. With the entry of Mercury and Venus into charismatic and atheistically pleasing Libra, it's time to celebrate all that work we accomplished these past few weeks. 🥂 . . . 📸 @indg0 . . .
Mars this week. ♂ . Mars is working out this week. On his calendar he has a trine with Saturn today followed by two days off. A square with Jupiter on Thursday. Friday off. And then a steam bath opposing Neptune in the wee hours of Saturday. ♂ . Mars harmoniously working together with Saturn in earth signs gives us the drive and determination for steady and focused work. This is the day to put your head down, role your sleeves up, and hammer away like the guy on the Eight of Pentacles. The cosmic weather is serving up an atmosphere where we desire to get things done. ♂ . Mars flexes his muscles again on Thursday when he squares an heroic Jupiter in fiery Sag. He's feeling motivated after his productive push with Saturn. However, in the square, he might be taking on more than he can handle. Combined with Jupiter, the vision could be larger than practicalities allow. It's good to remember not to over-promise on results you can't deliver. ♂ . Just after midnight (Central Time) on early Saturday, Mars in Virgo will oppose Neptune in imaginative Pisces, lining up with the Full Moon configuration. As Full Moons are a time of culmination and release, some of us might begin to see the fruits of our labor, not only from our actions inspired by an industrious Mars this week, but from a hard-driving Virgo Season. Our sensitivities are high this day as are our impulses towards creativity and spirituality, making Saturday the perfect day to ground in with music, meditation, and perhaps a bit of unfolding and release in a museum or cinematic experience (or the ocean if you live near one). ♂ . The cycle is beginning to shift from Virgo to Libra as Mercury and Venus hold hands and skip into Libra together. The work gloves will start to come off as we embrace balance, beauty, and our relationships. ♂ . Art by @lacabezaenlasnubes . . . . . . #virgoseason #virgo #mars #marsinvirgo #marstrinesaturn #marssquarejupiter #marsopposeneptune #fullmoon #fullmooninpisces #astrotransits #astrology #astrologersofinstagram
Welcome to September! The first half of the month might feel like you've moved your Farmer's Market stand from an obscure corner to the high traffic footpath. Our personal planets are now occupying a part of the sky that allows them to interact with our social and outer planets. As Venus, Mars, Sun, and Mercury all make their way through Virgo, they'll each make their own aspects with Saturn (14°), Jupiter (15°), Neptune (17°) and Pluto (20°) assuring a very busy couple of weeks ahead. 💫 . Venus leads the way through the sequence of planetary aspects. She made the first trine to Saturn yesterday (4:00pm Central). With Saturn, Venus is interested in creating structures around her themes: love, beauty, pleasure, and finances. This could see some of us balancing our checkbooks, looking at what we plan to spend on this month, scheduling a beauty treatment, figuring out date nights and our social calendar for the week. 💫 . Today, Mars presses the refresh button as he joins the Sun (6am Central). This begins a new 2-year cycle for the planet of action, drive, and self assertion. The pulse of this new cycle bakes in the other aspects in the sky. Standouts to me are Mars trine Uranus (risk taking, electrifying, surge of energy, but watch out for recklessness) and Venus square Jupiter + oppose Neptune, which can often over promise, over idealize, and over indulge but also connects through kindness and generosity. Mars is being hosted by a resourceful Mercury riding in his chariot in his own sign of Virgo. Given the inspirational jolts our personal planets had from Uranus last week, and now all the back and forth with the rest of the sky this week as Mars gets a powerful reset, we'll be motivated to take action and try new things. Perhaps a guiding mantra might be: Surge wisely”. 💫 . Illustration @geniespinosa . 💫 . . . . . . #virgoseason #virgo #marscazimi #astroweather #astrology #astrologersofinstagram #venussquarejupiter #mercuryinvirgo #mars #venus
When I was in Chiapas a few weeks ago, soul loss came up several times. Soul loss occurs when a piece of you disassociates and becomes lost in reaction to some kind of trauma--accident, abuse, scare. Mothers in this part of Mexico will swing their little ones, calling out their names when they fall or hurt themselves giving their lost pieces the opportunity to come back. In Chamula, the shamans worked on supplicants to recover lost bits. When my cousin was 4 or 5, he was chased by a dog. He never recovered from the scare. He reverted back, forgot how to talk and even how to use the bathroom. Decades later, he functions at child capacity. I wonder if he could have been helped with soul retrieval. 🕊 . What does this have to do with the Five of Cups? We often think of deep grief and being stuck in paralyzing pain when this card appears. I'm beginning to think of it also as the parts of us we disconnected from so we could save the larger parts of us, needed for day to day functioning. What do we do in present time to compensate for the loss? Do we escape and numb ourselves in self-destructive patterns? Do we find a way to trigger the phantom soul limb in order to return to the scene of the crime in hopes of healing and reintegration? Do our dreams haunt us? Does synchronicity serve up just the right people and circumstances encouraging us to work with the old wound? 🕊 . Perhaps a helpful clue is to look at Chiron in the birth chart when the Five of Cups appears. Chiron points to our original wounding and the habits we create in order to compensate for it. When we work with Chiron, we alchemize past pain into present wisdom. It becomes a part of our survivor's kit that we share with others on their journey. There is powerful medicine in the Five of Cups and Chiron when we commit to their healing curriculum. 🕊 . . .
Singer songwriter #TomWaits has a song, What's he building in there? which reminds me of the Virgo Show going on in the heavens this week. What are they building in there? Fresh from Leo's summer camp, Mars-Venus-Sun all went into the workroom of Virgo last week, where they rolled out the whiteboard and started organizing, strategizing, and getting real. One by one, they'll all be having a harmonious conversation with Uranus this week, bringing back inspiration and new insight to the table. 🔨 . Venus receives a breakthrough connection with Uranus today which she'll contribute to the project. Then Mars adds his satchel of iron ore on Wednesday when he's jolted by the Great Awakener. Mercury joins the workspace on Thursday adding his beautiful optimizing Virgo brain. As the ruler of Virgo, spokesperson Mercury is will equipped to put his talents to use here. Later on the day, the Sun, influenced from his innervating conversation with Uranus and Mercury's heightened hosting ability, has his ah-ha moment, infusing developments with purpose and identity. 🔨 . On Friday, Mars and Uranus midwife the birth of the New Moon at 6° Virgo from a newly inspired Sun. Mars is just 1° away and Uranus is a partile trine at 6° Taurus. All this energy in Virgo, including a New Moon, affords us with a powerful chance to set an achievable intention in the Virgo part of our lives. The flowing connection between Mars and Uranus will energize us take that leap of faith and seriously kickstart or revitalize a part of our lives. This is a time to wrestle up the dream, give it some vision architecture, and believe that if you put in the work, you will see results. 🔨 . For me, Virgo falls in my 7th House of relationships. I've had a surge in clients and will be putting the supports in place (website store, more offerings, developing courses) to ride this swell of fortunate energy and create momentum for the future. How about you? Where is Virgo in your chart and how do you plan to work with the New Moon? 🔨 . . Photo of #TomWaits by @mattmahurin . . #virgoseason #virgo #mercuryentersvirgo #newmoon #newmooninvirgo #venustrinesuranus #marstrinesuranus
My mother grew up on a farm in Argentina alongside 14 siblings, pigs, cows, chicken, horses, bees, sheep, skinny dogs and dozens of crops they grew, including the Yerba Mate trees which were harvested once a year. It was grueling work harvesting yerba mate. An all night job - timing was everything. The entire family participated, even the little ones. 🌾 . One year, a catastrophic storm came through and lightening struck the two pails my Aunt Juana was carrying, hurling her across the barn and scorching the bottom of the pails. But they continued, through the storm, because it was harvest time. When little hands and big hands became very tired, my uncle Jose would bring out the accordion and play... animo! Then, the strangest thing would happen: the frogs would come out from the wood and high grass and gather near my uncle, a small choir of soft wet heads with bulging eyes enchanted by the hopeful and tired lungs of the accordion. 🌾 . This story reminds me of Virgo season. Goal oriented. A Just Do It attitude. Yet, as a mutable sign, there's the flexibility to know when to sit back and catch the magic that perceptible Virgo is always on the watch for. Welcome Sun in Virgo. 🌾 . Photo by @followmeaway . . . . . . . #virgo #virgoseason #astrology #astrologersofinstagram #argentina #yerbamate
Early Wednesday morning (4:00am Central) Venus trades in her dramatic extensions and midnight vixen eyeliner for intelligent frames and tailored slacks, basically moving from an Amy Winehouse vibe (Venus in Leo) to Scully #xfiles (#GillianAnderson V in V). Venus in Virgo pays attention to details. She connects with thoughtful acts of kindness, like surprising you with a morning latte and vegan muffin at your desk, showing up with treats for your dog, scheduling your colon cleanse, handing you your bike helmet on your way out the door, or planning out the details of a trip on a spreadsheet, making sure your upcoming vacation is unforgettable. ☕️ . An hour later, Mercury in Leo trines Jupiter in Sag ushering in a friendly breeze of confidence and hope that warms the cockles of our heart. This is a great day to interview, offer a community talk or present a workshop. We might find ourselves on the end of some great news as Mercury, the messenger, harmoniously communicates with the benefactor of the Zodiac, Jupiter. The Moon conjunct Uranus around lunchtime (12:30pm Central) might have us energized and pumped on Jupiter's good news or the great talk we gave. ☕️ . Midweek is feeling smooth. The Virgo energy is building, encouraging us to act on what inspired us from Leo Season. We'll be further supercharged to take tangible steps next week as Uranus guest stars, interacting with our personal planets in surprising and enlightening ways. ☕️ . . Illustration by #emilywinfieldmartinart . . . . . . . #astrology #astrologersofinstagram #virgo #virgoseason #venusinvirgo #venusentersvirgo #Mercurytrinejupiter #MercuryinLeo #JupiterinSagittarius
MARS ENTERS VIRGO. 🌿 . There's a shift in the air as Mars leaves the warm radiance of heart-centered Leo and steps into the pure efficiency of gut-led Virgo. Taking the lead, Mars—the first planet in the Party of 4—to roll up his sleeves and begin hitting the To Do list which could include setting up a new exercise routine, trying a raw foods diet for a month, or downloading a new scheduling app. Planets in Virgo always aim to optimize. 🌿 . Virgo is represented by harvest time, where we separate the wheat from the chaff, filtering for the very best. Along the same lines, in the body Virgo rules the intestines, the process of absorption and assimilation, selecting the highest quality nutrients the body requires. Virgo strives for perfection. Their absolute attention to detail and analytic minds make them excellent scientists, editors, project managers, website coordinators, indexers, and event planners. Their fine eye for the nitty-gritty catches things most of us miss and they will make anything—a book, event, website, research—better. 🌿 . On Wednesday, Venus hangs up her feline prints and gold accessories to strap on a classy timepeace and a pair of understated (but high quality) jeans as she joins Mars in Virgo, eventually forming a conjunction on Saturday. This dynamic duo might make plans to hit the gym together and the smoothie bar afterwards. Or they might volunteer at a homeless shelter and spend the evening watching Big Dreams Small Spaces #gardening #Netflix while they carefully tease out knots from necklace strands. In Virgo, Venus connects through service and offering practical acts of kindness. Joined by Mars, she's even more energized to do this. 🌿 . Virgo Season officially begins Friday the 23rd when the Sun steps off Leo's throne and walks barefoot in the tall grass of Virgo's fields. If you're not feeling the back-to-school vibe by then, you will be. Enjoy this down-to-earth, efficient, and humble change ushering us into the 3rd week of August. While I'm here: I've got my nose to the grindstone for a month. I won't be posting as often but intend to offer the quality befit to Virgo season. 🌿 . . Photo @followmeaway . .