Venus Direct, Mercury Retro Soon, Honoring Our Labors

As Burning Man (9 days, Aug. 30-Sept 7 in the sign of Virgo) burns in the hot white desert sands, a petal of the rose created by retrograde Venus & the 12-petaled Sun in Virgo petals unfold. All of us are on the Burning Ground (Leo) in the womb (cave of the heart) of the Mother (Virgo), gestating, for humanity, once again (each year) a new state of consciousness. Both Virgo and Cancer, feminine (receptive energies) signs, are from our last solar system (Pleiades). When humanity first appeared on Earth, 21-18 million years ago) we were nurtured by the Mother, a matriarchy of energies (on islands in the Pacific). Eve, Isis & Mary are part of the lineages of our ancient Mother.

Overseen by the Pleiades, the Earth (matter, mater, the mother) in that last solar system was imbued with intelligence (Ray 3). As we move toward autumn, another mother, Ceres realizes she has mere weeks left with her beloved daughter, Persephone. Persimmon and pomegranate trees prepare for autumn, their colors signs of hope as the light each day continues to dim.

Sunday, Venus in Leo turns stationary direct. Yet continues in her shadow until October 9th (when retrograde Mercury* turns direct). Slowly our newly assessed values emerge from the Venus retrograde. We thought in Venus retro how to use our resources more effectively. (*Mercury retrogrades September 17th.)

Monday is Labor Day. Let us honor the labor of everyone, all life a “labor.” Let us honor Labor Day and all those who have “served” (labored for) us this past year. We honor their labors. We honor the labor of our parents, those who have loved us. We honor our own labors, too. We are all in service, we are all laboring. We are all valuable.

ARIES: Those working with you seek your mentorship and direction. You’re the courage, bravery and light needed that “lights their way”. This is not a compliment. It’s a responsibility of leadership and love. It’s important to maintain health, exercise and a simple diet. Possibly you need more calcium/magnesium for calmness. With all relationships, don’t be harsh.

TAURUS: The work and responsibilities continue to arrive. You tend to everything needed, forging ahead with Vulcan’s (Soul ruler) help. Vulcan fashions gold out of iron (Soul/personality), creates a forward momentum, allows for optimism (a little), drives you toward future goals. On your mind, always, is how to create and sustain community. It takes more than a village.

GEMINI: Home continues to matter more and more. Where you live, with whom, and how to create community. These questions sustain your curious and dual mind. Movement forward is always an issue. Continue to care for those in need with compassion and humor. You’re to serve with a wise heart. Venus, your companion. She surrounds you with a pale golden light.

CANCER: Home and family become increasingly filled with responsibilities and work. You try to carry on traditions to family. However, so many tasks interfere. Restrict how much work you’re doing for others or exhaustion ensues. An acupuncture treatment is most likely needed and chiropractic, too. You’re the one at home needing tender loving care. Rest a while.

LEO: Are you finding yourself going out and about, creating deeper relationships with others? Leos often tend only to themselves and this creates loneliness. Wherever there’s an imbalance, ask questions, listen, assess, speak from the heart and forgive. Saturn, Dweller on the Threshold of new ways of being, asks you to review past beliefs before new foundational realities can form. Share resources and values.

VIRGO: In your daily life, have the intention to focus on facts not fictions, fantasies, or wishful thinking. Facts are the foundation of a clear thinker and later, good leader. Facts help uplift emotional disturbances, disappointments and confusing changes. Saturn asks that you consider what is of value to you and provides both emotional and intellectual inspiration. Listen for the still small voice of God.

LIBRA: You seek a sense of belonging. Your talents and gifts have created a life filled with spiritual intuition. You wonder when all that appears in your mind and heart can be used with less stress and limitation. You know you’re here to serve. You change your appearance with confidence and a desire to be more harmonious. You’re a bit mysterious now. Careful with exercise. Careful with bones and ligaments.

SCORPIO: Notice your concern with how others (groups) see and assess you. Notice a change of values occurring, too. It’s an excellent time to make new, and contact old, friends; create business opportunities with groups and social media. There’s a community or group needing your research abilities. The present work situation may shift about. This will accelerate. Maintain composure, balance, faith.

SAGITTARIUS: Work should be good, you know you’re well-liked, however you possibly feel restricted, constrained and controlled by situations out of your control. It will be important to make yourself more productive, creating harmony at all levels of work. Banish all thoughts of limitations, create a positive, light-filled aura. The outcome will be more than expected. Work on the honor system. Your honor.

CAPRICORN: Make contact with those far away who love & care for you. Your communication creates harmony and happiness. As your mind ponders future goals include religious as well as physical, emotional and intellectual considerations. Religion stabilizes and sustains for its energies are greater than we are. Prayer stabilizes us. As you continue to transform recite the Great Invocation daily and with family.

AQUARIUS: Your focus on money is correct in terms of the future. Assess how you are living and if it’s sustainable for you. Consider other ways of living, new futuristic ways. Allow no limitations of thought. Discuss with others how the present world situation affects how and where you live. Share with everyone what you value and what need. Daily routines are changed. Your vitality (life force) is intact. Pray to the devas. They’re your friends.

PISCES: Walking that raggedy precipice of reality, not remembering yesterday not seeing tomorrow, summon faith that there is indeed a Path you’re walking even if it’s invisible. There will be a moving forward soon (after years of un-knowing). The forests will become the trees of opportunity. Do what’s necessary to create and build that community. Ask humanity to help.

Categories: Advice, Risa's Astrology