This Solar Eclipse will stimulate our desire for self-care and help us to establish healthy routines. By creating more structure in our lives, we can balance our energy and seek out activities to promote physical and mental wellness.

Over the next six months we’ll be learning about time management and listening to our bodies. It’s an optimal time to notice any physical symptoms and make adjustments. Implementing better sleep and dietary habits can help us to feel more vibrant and focused on our goals. Our daily work will be a focus and it can become apparent now if a job or other long-term commitment is draining our energy. It could be time for a change when it comes to work. Some people may discover the desire to pursue a new direction, while others will be able to find peace of mind by changing their attitude towards work.

The Virgo Solar Eclipse teaches us about physical and spiritual self-care. Over the next six months, we may become more mindful about how we are spending our time and energy. Time management and organization can help us to streamline obligatory tasks to free up more room in our lives for meaningful activities. For example, making a “to do” list or hanging car keys next to the door can save valuable time that can add up at the end of the day. We’ll be encouraged to take ownership over our time and be more discerning about the people and activities we choose to spend time on. It can be easier to recognize which people and situations make us feel vibrant and energized as we tune into our physical bodies.

We’ll need to take care with the messages we give ourselves and others as the tendency to be overly critical can be stimulated over the next six months. As we refine our lives, we’ll need to be sure . . . . . . Members can read the rest of the column here.

If you do not know the degrees of your natal planets and houses, you can calculate your mini-natal chart here. Simply enter your birth information and your chart will be provided free of charge.  If you don’t know the house in which 9 degrees Virgo falls, consult Spiritual Astrology by Jan Spiller and Karen McCoy.

* Notes on Eclipses: 

If you have a natal planet within one degree of the degree of any eclipse, that area of your life is destined for awakening and transformation.  A new cycle is scheduled to begin in the area of the planetary urge affected:

* SUN:  the way you express your creative gifts

* MOON:  your self-image

* MERCURY:  the way you perceive life

* VENUS:  your relationships, the way you express affection, what brings you pleasure

* MARS:  your initiative, your sex drive and the way you assert yourself

* JUPITER:  the way you respond to good luck, opportunities for expansion

* SATURN:  your sense of mission and purpose

* URANUS:  your desires for excitement and aliveness in your life

* NEPTUNE:  your idealism, fantasy and private dream

* PLUTO:  the way you use power and relate to the challenge of change and transformation