The week begins with With the Sun and Mercury still in Libra . Yet there is a tremendous gathering of energy in the sign of Virgo. This “stellium” is going to be very influential this week. Why? Well, three planets, Venus, Jupiter and Mars all combine at some stage but also link to Pluto .
Pluto may often make us giggle when watching his comedic character in old Walt Disney movies, but this once scorned celestial presence, is now very much recognised as being a proper planet, and certainly in astrology is one of the most powerful of all influences.
And, of course, Pluto is in the very traditional, authoritative sign of Capricorn. When linking with these three planets in Virgo the Earth principal is highly charged. The other planets ask us to achieve tangible results, to look for practical evidence, and any changes we make this week need to balance the interviews are some of the combination of Jupiter, Mars and Venus, and the energies of Virgo itself, which are very much about discrimination, detail, work, health, fitness and duty.
But these areas could be ripe for some kind of upgrade, overhaul, or refreshment. The chances are we can see a lot in the news about the need for us all to be more active, less sedentary, and become more conscious of what we eat and drink, and also how we work. Jupiter controls knowledge, Mars is about our individual desires, and Venus about the way we relate, angled up to Pluto, as they do, changes across all these are possible.
Yet, by Tuesday there is a potent Quarter Moon, wait for it…in the sign of Capricorn, and the inference here is that we need to be conscious of how we actually relate our ideas to others, and especially those who may seem more resistant to change.
Furthermore from Wednesday, Mercury, the planet of communication, goes back into a more testing right angle with Pluto itself, and one which broadly provided a backdrop of energy for much of September. And this can generate irritability, and impatience, frustration, etc, but especially where we encounter people that see things very differently from us. So finding all the diplomacy we can, will prove helpful.
So you can see that despite all the enthusiasm that Jupiter might be engendering along with Mars and Venus, is not necessarily what we do that will count so much as about how we bring others along and engage them with our ideas and plans.
And finally on Saturday, the Sun moves into the deep and passionate Scorpio, for the first time in eleven months. Strong compulsions can grip us, but I will tell you more next time.