Something about the third quarter Moon, Saturn, Mercury and the Virgo conundrum…


Tuesday 26 November

Moon in Virgo

I was tempted this morning to simply copy and paste the post from Wednesday 30 October- the last time the Moon was in Virgo and also the last time that Mercury joined up with Saturn.

Instead I’ll alter it- just a bit…

As I write, Mercury and Saturn are about to join up. This is the 3rd of 3 meetings this cycle. Being Saturn it will involve a commitment. Your word is your bond…or something like that. Words mean Something- with a capital letter. Being Saturn it also involves stopping and thinking before you rush away with your thoughts…or your mouth.

We’re in the third quarter of the Moon, so we’re tempted to find a new direction. This makes sense. You had the opportunity last month- when Mercury was retrograde- to review commitments. Now it’s time to change our thinking, adjust where necessary, let go of old thought patterns where necessary and prepare to move into the next growth cycle.

Having said all that, whatever you say today, make sure you mean it.

I’ll leave that one with you.

The Moon is in Virgo today and, as with all things astrological, this one can go a couple of ways.

It’s arguably the best time of the month to get work done that you’ve been putting off- detailed work, filing, budgeting, invoicing, organizing, cleaning, spreadsheets, project plans. You know the drill.

On the other hand, you might feel overwhelmed by it all and do…nothing.

This is the Virgo conundrum.

It’s like my kitchen bench. I clean it off every day and that does is give my family the room to pile more crap on there, so I wonder why I bother cleaning it off?

Sometimes it seems as though the chaos, the mess, the to do list is so much that it’s overwhelming. So you do nothing.

It’s a little like when you’re dieting and you slip on a single piece of chocolate and fall into a whole bar…plus more…no point in continuing once you’ve gone from organization to chaos…is there? Given that the Sun is in Sagittarius, and still within the siren call of Neptune, I won’t be surprised if your response is the latter rather than the former.