Can you feel the shift coming? Things are about to get serious. Not the OMG, frenetic, wound-tighter-than-a-guitar-string serious that's been cranking everyone up. But cool, deep serious. Enough distractions, back to buisness serious.
We need to get past tomorrow's firecracker Full Moon in Aries, first. But October 3rd to 5th will feature Venus' entrance into disciplined Virgo (October 3rd), followed by Mercury (Virgo's ruler) moving into heavy-duty Scorpio (October 5th). And of course...Saturn moves into Scorpio on October 5th. Arm-in-arm with Mercury (they'll be conjunct).
Venus in Virgo takes everything involving money, relationships, values and self-esteem and puts it under a microscope. Is it good enough? Are you good enough? Are they? What can be fixed? Is it even broken? Who cares, let's fix it anyway! Everything is up for a makeover. And in case Virgo wasn't discriminating enough, Mercury's entrance into uncompromising Scorpio, with rule-obsessed Saturn, ensures that the focus will be laser sharp. And I mean sharp. Flaws will not be tolerated, dishonesty/slacking will be punishable by amputations (of relationships and old habits).
Sounds heavy, right? Well, it is. But don't be scared...be prepared. You've known about Saturn into Scorpio for awhile now, so you're probably all sorts of familiar with the area of your chart that he's going to grace. Check out the natal house with Virgo in it; that's where you can attract (Venus) situations/people that either need to be fixed (healed) or can show you what's broken. Or what's lacking.
Mercury's dive into Scorpio will give the whole situation an instinctive, do-or-die feel. If something's off with your new lover, you will feel it immediately. If you're feeling less than, you'll want a boot-camp overhaul now. If you haven't been keeping your financial records air tight, or your relationships honest, you'll get bitten.
Now, I know this sounds extreme. But when Virgo and Scorpio are activated together, it's all about who/what makes the cut. Standards are high, and they're not based on glitz, glam, charm or great hair. You can use this energy to your advantage, if you apply the following:
- Stay honest
- Decide what's healthy for you, and ruthlessly cut off everything that is not
- Pick something that needs to be fixed and just blitz it with a calculated, realistic plan for improvement
- If you're going to help someone, make sure they're not going to use or ignore you. Virgo is not a selfless martyr in this scenario...she carefully selects who benefits from her wisdom.
Venus will be in Virgo until October 28th, Mercury in Scorpio until October 29th. Everyone will feel the combination of these energies, but those with planets or angles (Ascendent, Descendent, IC or MC) in Scorpio or Virgo will feel it the most.