As the temperatures cool down a bit, we begin to transition into fall. Across the country, new school semesters are starting (many remotely, many not) while we gear up for November’s presidential election. Even without a pandemic, change is obviously in the air. And with this change comes the one important astrological note for September: Mars (the planet of passion, anger, and war) will retrograde starting on September 9th. That means this fall will bring chances to examine and redirect our aggression—but, never fear, setbacks can provide opportunities for real systemic change.
Our sign this month, Virgo, would face those opportunities head-on. Virgo is characterized as dependable, stable, health-oriented, and highly analytical. Ruled by the planet Mercury, Virgos are excellent communicators and often find employment in television, journalism, or health fields. This Zodiac sign is symbolically represented by the maiden or virgin. Although there’s a great deal of confusion about this maiden, she doesn’t simply represent sexual purity; rather, she embodies purity of intentions and ideologies.
Virgo aims to accomplish goals unsullied by negativity or possible complications. Honestly, this attitude can come off as naive because, of course, no real work exists without complications. But this won’t tarry Virgos! While it’s admirable they’re constantly driven by purpose, they must watch out for the shadow side of their sign which manifests in the form of cheap, over-criticizing, neat-freaks.