It’s Virgo time, also in Human Design. The personal planets Mercury, Mars and later Venus, and of course the Sun, are traversing Gates in Virgo skies. How do we apply the big learnings and shifts of this year, which are still active, into our day-to-day actions and interactions? Most big planets this month are retrograde, giving a tendency to reflect on our activities and thinking processes. In your work: go for it while proceeding with caution. Do not be upset with a certain coolness in your feeling life. Irony could be an outside manifestation now of a sincere wish to review your romantic side. How cool is it to be emotional?
The first three weeks
Until September 22, Pluto and Jupiter form the Channel of Transformation (32-54), which is often activated this year. Pluto urges us to make life better, both in material and spiritual terms. Gate 54, Ambition, looks for support from higher up (could be your boss or some spiritual entity). Remain true to yourself when you do that and avoid compromising deals. When the support does not come, let go. Jupiter in Gate 32, Continuity, will bring another opportunity. You look for what increases your well-being in the long term. This Channel has drive from the Root Center and the quick intuition of the Spleen, use it to your advantage!
This month Mercury and Mars are moving in the same part of the sky; on and off they stand in the same Gate. Mars stands for action, initiative, aggression, and Mercury is the communicator and trader. Together with the Channel of Transformation you can get things done: Mars outlines the steps while Mercury lets you inform others about them.
From Sept 1 to 4 Mercury is retrograde in Gate 29, Commitment, with Sun and Earth constituting the Channel of Community (37-40). Say clearly what commitments you want to make to your family or community. From the 5th, Mercury goes direct again and it should be easier to express yourself and understand each other.
From Sept 10 to 13 Mars and Mercury are in Gate 59, Intimacy. Here we want to get close to others, in the most basic form through sexual interaction. Also in other areas of life, like with business partners, in artistic or scientific collaborations, or between politicians this energy can be at play. We say then that the chemistry fits. Whatever applies for you, be careful not to speak prematurely. Your actions could be more mature than how you talk about them.
Meanwhile two feminine planets, Earth and Venus, make visits to the Channel of Logical Understanding, (4-63 between the North Moon Node and Neptune), which is with us for many months. We feel a need to give words, however inadequate, to the mystery of oneness. To update our concepts here makes sense, as long as we remember these are more like working hypotheses, not ultimate truths. From 4 to 9 Sept, Earth questions the self-evidence of our emotions, while from 11 to 15 Venus wants to find practical solutions rather than wallow in sentiments. There is a certain emotional coolness this month: except for the first three days the Emotional Center is not defined, giving all of us the chance to review our feelings, if we allow it.
On Sept 23, Jupiter moving into Gate 50, Values, brings a new consideration in the ongoing questioning of the existing structures of our communities and society. Which values will serve the new forms which are emerging amidst the disintegration? Gate 50 tells us to use our intuition to recognize these values inside of us, and then to have the courage to speak up for them.