****Originally posted June 21, 2015****
I have always found it interesting how an Astrologer, or someone who feels he/she is an Astrologer can fashion advice for the masses when the Moon changes signs, or, aspects an explosive planetary combination. For example, the Moon just entered Virgo and today’s advice is about being practical, picking the right project and so on. Well, unless you know which house cusp(s) is ruled by Virgo, and where your Moon is how do you apply this advice for being practical? Until you know your Astrological chart, good luck in following the advice one finds in the papers, Internet and even the radio forecasts.
It also helps to understand and be aware of one’s planetary rulers and placements, and how they communicate with one another. Otherwise you have a bunch of none sense with no way to apply any advice, you may as well shoot in the dark. Mercury is the ruler of both Virgo, and Gemini, where one is distinctly different from the other in both Element and Modality. When a “planet” as fast moving as the Moon is one should take care in what the ruler of the Moon sign is doing, where it is and how or how it isn’t behaving.
Let us imagine that Ok, we are going to listen to the advice of the Virgo Moon from today’s forecast. Well, if one needs to be practical and picky about a project then you need to know where Virgo falls in your chart. If Virgo falls on the fourth house cusp then it is home and family that one must consider, or if it is the ninth house that Virgo rules then travel, foreign countries or even higher education will fall into focus, if the tenth then career, the outside world or a parent may need attention. However, if Mercury, the ruler of Virgo is dissonant then look out for the interactions with other planets and how you say or hear it.
I realize that is so much easier to let another tell you about your Astrological chart and what it means, I get that, but if you are going to take some advice regarding an overall consideration one must be wary of any and all advice. There are plenty of competent Astrologers who are reasonable in price if one is looking for a weekly, monthly or yearly forecast, but to listen to one person tell you about the next two or three days (the time it takes for the Moon to change signs) without knowing your more applicable interests then you are lost my friend.
Today, with the Moon in Virgo it is a good day for giving focused thought to what you think and do, and if you find yourself or others being critical pull back and refine your approach or you stand to lose your standing at home (fourth), work (10th), or with yourself (second). However, if Mercury is in opposition or conjunct Pluto your day could be one that offers changing and new or needed life perspectives.
If you are interested in learning about the mechanics of your chart be sure to tell your Astrologer. If you are interested in future strategies and timing, be sure to tell your Astrologer because these are two different and distinct paths to follow during a consultation. You will be surprised at how quickly an hour flies by. This is why most Astrologers provide different types of consultations, so that you can focus on what you are specifically interested in. It is up to you, the client, to understand that you tell your Astrologer what your concerns are.
Curtis F Williams MA, A.P.D., CRTM