My computer seemed perfectly healthy throughout Mercury retrograde! These were my first thoughts yesterday when my beautiful MacBook Pro simply stopped in her tracks, refusing to function. With no Earth planets in my chart and an absolute overabundance of Fire, I am not easy on my possessions and my computer, although it has been a powerful workhorse, has taken its share of hard knocks.
My dear friend Alora has let me use an old computer of hers, it is relatively non functional but I can access my emails and create this document! Thank you, Alora!
Most of this week’s blog was already written but I am unable to access it, so I am doing an extremely abbreviated post.
I expect I will be back to normal with a new Macbook Pro early next week. My dear friend Karen took care of my social media accounts last week while I was away and is continuing until I am back on track. Thank you Karen.
Remember this: friends are precious gifts in our lives. Today I honor those who support my work, specifically: Alora G, Karen M, Erin K, Laurie C, Jennie D, David Briz, Martina T, and Dave B.
Another thought: Always remember the importance of being satisfied with the reality of what is in our lives. Drop the hopes and fantasies, see reality fully it is here that we learn humility, to release control, and to see our vulnerabilities.
Monday, September 10, 2018:
The practical Virgo New Moon was exact on Sunday at 2:02 PM EDT. Monday is the best day to do the New Moon Ritual (suggestion below).
At 11:20 AM EDT, the Moon enters Libra reminding us that the Sun will make this same transition from Virgo to Libra in less than two weeks’ time. In Virgo, there is so much to analyze, so many details to put in place. As Libra takes the baton, the Moon asks that we become satisfied to connect and make space for the input of another.  This is a day to compromise and make the world a better place through listening, making space for the opinions of others and creating more beauty in the world around you.
Mars enters Aquarius at 8:55 PM EDT. While in Aquarius (until mid-November), Mars uses its considerable determination to fight for freedom and humanitarian issues. We are unwilling to be silenced. Aquarius is the sign of revolution and freedom. This is a time to stand up for what you know is right, even if those around you have a different opinion. Societal problems and issues of injustice are not willing to be ignored at this time.
After it’s retrograde, Mars is now moving forward, it is time to take action. As the Moon grows from the New Moon phase, our eyes continue to open to our present reality.
~~New Moon Ritual ~~
Take a moment to write down the changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in the upcoming Moon Cycle.
Have two candles available; light a candle to represent yourself, as you are at the moment. Light another candle as an aspiration of what you intend to create. Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle, then light the second candle, and focus on drawing to you what you want to create, bring the two candles closer together.
Do this each day until at the Full Moon, you will bring them fully together and acknowledge the result of what you have created.
The Virgo New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of practicality, humility, and dedication. What project or idea are you ready to dedicate yourself to for the good of all?
The Virgo Moon is VOC* from 11:13 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 11:20 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018:
Tuesday morning, the precise Virgo Sun forms a sweet sextile aspect to expansive Jupiter along with a lovely trine to transformative Pluto. This empowers clarity, as you are able to see the details required moving forward. Pay attention; listen to others. Keep your eyes and heart open as true understanding emerges.
The Moon continues through amicable, balanced Libra until Wednesday afternoon. This is good for brining harmony to your relationships and beauty to your environment. Spend time socializing with friends in opulent, lovely settings. Surround yourself with beauty, love, and friendship.
The Libra Moon is VOC* from 6:58 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 2:15 PM EDT on Wednesday afternoon. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018:
Over the past few days with the building of an opposition between Venus and Uranus, you may have noticed intense anxiety, excitement, or a bit of both in your relationships or finances. What has occurred that has been unexpected? Has your partner dropped a bombshell into your lap or has your most significant resource kicked the bucket (ah! The death knell of my computer!)?
Expect the unexpected and allow change to occur. This is at a peak here on Wednesday but has likely been poking at you for at least a few days. Now, the clarity of the change becomes clear. You cannot wait longer to take action, you have choices, stand strong and make one; the status quo is no longer available.
At 2:15 PM EDT, the Moon enters the dark waters of Scorpio. Look inward without avoidance. There is work to be done in the deepest layers of your psyche.
The Libra Moon is VOC* from 6:58 PM EDT on Tuesday until she enters Scorpio at 2:15 PM EDT on Wednesday afternoon. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.
Thursday, September 13, 2018:
Any mental stress from earlier in the week may settle down on Thursday as Mercury opposes Neptune. This offers an opportunity push the pause button on your thoughts. Allow your mind to rest. The best option for mental rest is in meditation, allowing your mind to open into vast space.
Be aware of the trap of imagining that drugs or alcohol can bring the same results. Listen to music, read or write poetry, or watch old movies. Allow a respite from the harsh realities of mind.
The Moon continues through Scorpio on Thursday, suggesting that your deep emotions may take over as you mind rests. Feel your feelings to the fullest, even as your mind is in a state of repose. This can bring powerful cathartic release.
Friday, September 14, 2018:
Friday is another powerfully emotional day with your heart working overtime even as your mind may be confused and a bit lost with Thursday’s opposition between Mercury and Neptune still in play. Allow yourself to dream and engage in your solid meditation practice.
The Moon continues in deeply passionate and sometimes brooding Scorpio until she enters Sagittarius at 8:44 PM EDT. Your dreams will be brighter on Friday night and you will wake up Saturday morning with a spring in your step that hasn’t been there in the past few days.
The Scorpio Moon is VOC* from 4:54 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 8:44 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

Saturday, September 15, 2018:
The Moon in Sagittarius offers an optimistic, positive vibe on the weekend. This is a great weekend for a road trip or some other growth and learning experience. You are ready to open your mind to a new experience or a new study. This is an active, high-energy day.
To encourage more positivity for the weekend, think about any growth that occurred as you gave your mind time to go inward and rest during the early part of the week. Here at the end of the week, you will benefit from that work.
At 10:53 PM EDT, Mercury forms a flowing trine to powerful Pluto. What are you now ready to express? What can now be said? Your voice is strong. You are also able to hear clarity in the voice and expression of others. LISTEN.
Sunday, September 16, 2018:
The power of your voice continues to be strong on Sunday. Be careful not to overdo it. Maybe you’ve already said what you needed to. Please consider this carefully before saying more on a topic that has already absorbed many words.
With Mercury now sextile Jupiter, it would be easy to go overboard and not know when to let the topic rest. Perhaps, it would be a good day to put all those additional words you want to say on paper… that way you can reevaluate the necessity of this ongoing communication once this overdoes of Jupiter to Mercury energy subsides.
The Moon continues through Sagittarius on Sunday bringing positive optimism to all your interactions. Expand your thinking and allow yourself to look forward to the edge of where growth lies for you.
You may feel there is no limit to how far you can go and how high you can soar. Watch the tendency to go overboard. If you have limitation on your financial resources, leave your credit cards at home.
Best, Laurie