Monday, September 07, 2009

Celestial Gossip - Sun in Virgo 2009

By Linda Merlino

SKY WATCH: September 9-29 Mercury will be retrograde. This will be three weeks of repetition, revision, returns, redundancy and review. If you can, avoid buying a car, selling your ranch or signing on the dotted line.

ARIES (March 21-April 20) Aries has been thinking in two's, a pair of this and a couple of those. When Mercury goes backward Aries will do a double take. His or her partner will require some one-on-one time and perhaps outside of this, Aries might be involved in a business partnership that takes up all of his or her thoughts. Cosmic Advice: Once Mercury switches back into Virgo, you will need to re-evaluate all of the communication you had the previous month and how a partnership and all its responsibilities affect your daily routine.

TAURUS (April 21-May 20) Taurus will be mentally challenged by an individual at work or someone whom he or she meets day-to-day. Questions will be asked and answers must be given. Use diplomacy and compromise in your discussions. Nothing here is unexpected. Cosmic Advice: Once Mercury steps back into Virgo, you will be looking for perfection. This is an opportunity you had last month. Do not spoil a good time by concentrating on one tiny detail. Look at the big picture.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Gemini can resume thoughts of how to have fun as a couple, in two's and far away from the maddening crowd. Romance is a beautiful thing and backward Mercury brings back some old love songs. If you did not remember the lyrics before, you will this month. Cosmic Advice: Once Mercury slips into Virgo, Gemini will switch thoughts to repairs and details at home. Perhaps a project you shelved can be reviewed and completed during this time, or a writing endeavor can experience revisions.

CANCER (June 22-July 22) Cancer has a brief look into considering the pros and cons of living together. Those in a relationship will ponder the good, the bad and the ugly of a partnership. As Mercury goes backward, thinking goes outside, literally. You will retool your views on who lives next door, the neighborhood, the community itself and how things fit into your world. Cosmic Advice: When Mercury steps into Virgo again, you will spend more time talking about what is outside, the neighborhood and down the street.

LEO (July 23-August 22) Leo has been learning; the lessons may not be formal or even be in a classroom. When you are aware of the simple things around you, knowledge is a beautiful thing. Perhaps you have a tutor or one person has a skill you are hoping to acquire. With Mercury backward, now is the time to pursue this work. Cosmic Advice: When Mercury goes back into Virgo, Leo will think about the cost and if it is worth the money. Some things you cannot put a price on.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22) Virgo has resources shared with another. This month you will review how that money is spent or perhaps how you feel about yourself, that money and its attachments. Spending money on the finer things of life is also possible -- dance, art, theater. Cosmic Advice: When Mercury backs up to Virgo, you will return to the thinking of a few weeks ago. This is your chance to complete what you did not do before.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22) Libra communication has been about sorting through the details, and for a brief few days you can finally talk about yourself. Talk about me-talk, about me, all about me. A major player in the role of negotiator, Libra may be working on the fine points about some sort of compromise. As Mercury goes in then out of the sign of Libra backward and returning to Virgo, this same subject will come up. Cosmic Advice: Libra will go silent again, so use the three weeks to think and rework the details.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21) Scorpio gets relatively quiet when Mercury is in Libra, not a difficult task for this watery heavy weight. Built from the ilk of "wait and see", then take action, Scorpio can go on a stealth mission for a few days to ponder the balance and harmony of things. Cosmic Advice: When backward Mercury returns to Virgo, Scorpio will have the awaited do-over opportunity.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21) Sagittarius has been working through questions and details associated with his or her profession, career path and personal life. As Mercury skirts Libra, you will feel a shift in your thinking, a shift in your goals and plans for the future. Questions arise about maintaining the balance between what you know so well and the unknown. Cosmic Advice: As Mercury steps back into Virgo, your thinking will be challenged and how to layer these new goals with the details of your professional life in relation to your future. Foster balance and harmony; these will prevail at the end-of-the-day.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19) Capricorn is comfortable but bored with details. Although life is all about structure and being organized, even Capricorn can get weary. The brief respite from thinking in the box, away from lists and minutia feels good. The challenge of sharing what is on Capricorn's mind with someone else is refreshing. Cosmic Advice: This feeling is brief as Mercury returns to Virgo and forces Capricorn back into polishing the finer points of career and profession. Capricorn brings the idea of balance and harmony into this arena as he or she returns to the humdrum.

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18) Aquarius will be happier when his or her thinking requires less adjustment. The mind juggle of the past weeks may have made Aquarius a bit ill. The short waltz into more balanced Libra is just what the doctor ordered for Aquarius. Communication is easier and the mind broadens with new possibilities. Cosmic Advice: Do not get too comfortable. The adjustments are not over. You will have to review the details of stuff borrowed, finances held in partnership, insurance and the like.

PISCES (February 19-March 20) Pisces has been talking to the reflection in the metaphorical mirror. The question posed to the image has involved serious scrutiny of what Pisces sees. As Mercury does his quick in-and-out in Libra, Pisces ponders the adjustments neeed in partnerships and maintaining balance. This could ordinarily cause some issues, but since Mercury quickly goes back to the mirror-mirror-on-the-wall subject, Pisces gets a dose of medicine. Cosmic Advice: Take the elixir of harmony and compromise; this will help the medicine go down and revitalize your perspective of what you see in the looking glass.

Author Linda Merlino is also the author of Belly of the Whale

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