Sun Enters Virgo September 16th
The Sun enters the Vedic sign of Virgo on September 16th and brings a focus on our health and self-improvement routines. A great time to start an exercise or diet program, or re-commit to a daily (habitual!) meditation practice.
The Virgo Sun Person
If you were born between September 15 to October 15, you are a Virgo Sun according to Vedic Astrology. People with the Sun in Virgo are kind, unimposing people with intellect and a substantial education. They are excellent communicators and may be very artistic. They have discretion and are creative in their approach to things. Virgos are open, honest and care sincerely for others. Although others like to be around them for their sincerity, occasionally they can be forceful in their opinions and can be overly critical at times, both of others and themselves. Physically they are not very strong or powerful but are full of talents. They can be successful in their career or in business for they take care of even the little things that others may not recognize as being important.
The Virgo Yogi
The Virgo Sun Yogi is a perfect yoga student. They are often disciplined, detailed, discerning, organized, and concerned with health. They enjoy a structured and organized yoga practice with attention to specifics, routine, and health-producing benefits. They like to follow instructions and want to get it “right.” Do watch for perfectionist tendencies, getting lost in the details of a posture instead of seeing the bigger picture, and a sometime strong desire for purity in practice.
Rahu and Saturn In Bed Together in Swati
Yes, those crazy mischievous planets, Rahu and his buddy Saturn are hanging tight together during the last half of September, smack in the middle of the moon sign (nakshatra) known as Swati.
In general, when planets occupy the area of the zodiac under the influence of Swati (approximately 7 to 20 degrees of Libra), it is a good time to go with the flow and forgo all aggressive behavior. There is a heightened love of learning during this time, and is a great time to read and study yoga as well as attend lectures. During this period, meditation and a commitment to a regular yoga routine is a must to harness these strong energies. At the same time, there may be a desire to reject discipline and plunge into the material side of life. Periods of solitude can help bring these two planets into balance.
Saturn and Rahu can bring unexpected past karmic consequences (don’t you just love those?) to our attention in a dramatic way, and since these planets have been bouncing around Libra since last January, it is likely to be around relationship issues. Remember this is the time for diplomacy, both on an individual and world-wide level. Do not unleash your personal weapons of mass destruction because you will just blow yourself up as well.
Be disciplined, go with the flow, and take time to appreciate the beauty that is your life.
Fall Equinox arrives September 22
The Fall Equinox arrives September 22 at 3:44 pm (Central Time). Days and nights will be equalizing and a beautiful time to balance your solar and lunar (male and female) energies as night and day cone into equilibrium.
A good day to practice your balancing postures (or plant your fall Tree!). Another classic approach to practicing yoga on the equinox is a balance between the heating (Sun) postures and the cooling (Moon) postures.
An excellent mantra for balancing the sun and moon energies on this day is RAAA-MAAA, as is the practice of alternate nostril breathing.
Light and Love,