September Eclipses and Mercury Retrograde

Hello, everyone. Have you been getting your rest? Are you feeling grounded? If the answer is no, I encourage taking some time asap to fortify yourself. September could get a little wacky. We’re in for two powerful Eclipses, and on top of that, Mercury is retrograde. Eclipses equal change and Mercury retrograde signifies working with the past. I think when these energies are combined the change manifested is not your typical variety. It’s been a long time coming. This could be the time to finally pull off the bandaid if you’ve been procrastinating with a long goodbye. Or the inevitable finally arrives and it’s the end of an era.

The Solar Eclipse on September 1st will be conjunct the North Node in Virgo. This will direct us to increase our faith in the Universe and release the need to control external circumstances. We’ll be learning to accept that it isn’t possible to control all aspects of our lives as we embrace our ability to adapt and grow. Not always an easy task.

Our visions are likely to come into focus this month. However, because Mercury will be retrograde (8/30 – 9/22), we’ll be most successful when we research our options without committing to a final plan. Because Mercury is retrograde in Virgo, we’ll need to review the details of our plans to be sure we haven’t forgotten any important steps. After October 5th, we’ll have cleared the “shadow” phase of Mercury retrograde and it will be easier to see the optimal course of action.

On September 16th, we’ll experience a Lunar Eclipse in Pisces, which could be a tearjerker. We’ll become aware of the need to be more sensitive to those around us and cultivate a more gentle approach to life. We could become extra aware of the fragility of human existence and the preciousness of our connections with other living beings. If we’ve been overly-critical towards ourselves or others it can become apparent now that we need to shift our attitude.

There is definitely something about Eclipses that forces me to do an emotional check in. I’ve been so busy lately that I am actually looking forward to that. The changes in my life have been brewing for years and things are starting to happen fast. One positive change involves my astrology work. I’m getting very solid confirmation from the Universe that I’m on the right track as an astrology writer and birth chart reader. I have gotten so many new requests for chart readings lately. Thank you!

I’ve been pouring my heart into this work and you’ll see some of the results in the coming months. I’m just putting a wrap on the 2017 forecasts for janspiller.com including Sun Sign Predictions, Theme of 2017, Astrological Phenomenon and more. I’ll remind you around the new year again so you can check it out!

I’ll also be quoted in a stylecaster.com article coming out in the next week or so. The topic is dating tips for all 12 signs. I had a blast writing this! In working on this piece, I ended up with a nice guide that I can also share with you on this blog. Stay tuned – I’ll be posting it after the article comes out.

Finally, I am also the astrologer for my gym, Fulcrum Fitness. If it wasn’t for Fulcrum, I don’t think I could be doing everything I do. Their classes help keep my body strong and my mind calm. Starting this month, I’ll be contributing a guest blog post about the New Moon and how you can use it’s energy to set goals, especially related to fitness. Look for it coming out in time for the September 1 New Moon / Solar Eclipse here: http://fulcrumfitness.com/blog.

Take it easy out there, everyone. Change isn’t easy, even when you’ve expected it. Especially if you’ve expected it. Remember to stay grateful and focus on all you have now and are capable of having in the future.

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