Mercury Enters Virgo
Today we have Mercury, the messenger of the Gods, entering into Virgo. Virgo, an earth sign, is one of Mercury’s natural homes. Mercury rules both Virgo and Gemini and feels most at home in these signs. As the natural ruler of these placements, Mercury’s energy works best in these signs than any other. Although Mercury in Gemini is a favourable placement, Virgo is where Mercury feels the most powerful and productive!
Virgo is the sign of organization. Mercury’s movement into Virgo will allow us to examine situations and information with a sharp, keen, eye. With a heightened sense of detail, and the ability to analyze and organize our thoughts, feelings, and course life situations, this placement will lend us the energy to take action, and help us get serious to buckle down to get things down.
Our communication abilities will be powerful as we are able to communicate with clear intent and reason, cutting through all the bullsh*t to get straight to the point. Although this particular placement wouldn’t be consider a lot of “fun”, it’s exactly the energy we need to get back to reality after a beautifully, chaotic, summer.
Many people sense the element of seriousness around the beginning of September anyways with kids getting back to school and summer vacations coming to an end. Although most don’t look forward to getting back to reality, this placement makes us not be whiners about it. Instead it empowers us to get a grip and get things done!
This will be a time when productivity is at an all time high, meaning your to-do list will be organized and completed based on priority and will be crossed off the list of things to do in an orderly fashion. The progress we make in our lives this month will be huge under the supporting energy of mercury in Virgo, and will lend exactly what most of us need to help move us forward after getting stuck in a rut with the energetic chaos of the summer.
The only warning I could provide you with for this placement, is to be aware that you are not overly, critical of yourself and/or others. Criticism is highly possible at this time, as Virgo has a tendency to nit pick and be "judgey" due to their overthinking and critical mind. No one is harder on themselves than Virgo, so the energy could encourage us very honestly without intent to harm. Be aware of your words and make sure you deliver information with tact as the discriminatory energy of this placement will have sharp words on the tip of everyone’s tongues.
That being said, you can only control yourself and please be aware that others may not have the same awareness as you do. So if you find yourself on the receiving end of a critical judgement or criticism, please just recognize that the one with the sharp tongue just isn’t aware that the energy of this placement is causing them to speak out of tune. Remember that you are not obligated to show up to every argument you are invited to.