Heart Wisdom and Practical Luck

Higgins Beach, Scarborough, Maine; photo by Amanda Painter.

Higgins Beach, Scarborough, Maine; photo by Amanda Painter.

Mercury enters Virgo, one of the two signs it rules, Friday at 12:44 pm EDT (16:44 UT). This brings some stability to our mental processes, but also the potential for perfectionism, criticism and a tendency to try and understand the world — driven as it is by emotion and belief — through logic alone. In neighboring Leo, however, we find some balancing energy.

Venus, newly in Leo, is approaching a conjunction to Jupiter (exact Monday at 1:21 am EDT / 5:21 UT, but in effect now). Venus-Jupiter conjunctions are generally thought to be lucky or beneficial, even if sometimes prone to extravagance or overindulgence. Particularly in Leo, Venus-Jupiter is going to magnify compassion, loyalty and effusiveness — even to the point of getting caught up in the display of such impulses above and beyond what is thoroughly genuine or necessary.

Virgo and Leo are neighboring signs; as such, they are very different in many ways: Virgo is mutable earth; Leo is fixed fire. Yet at their best, both signs orient quite effectively on serving humanity. (At their worst, pickiness and pride, respectively, can be their undoing.)

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5 Responses to Heart Wisdom and Practical Luck

  1. Lizzy Lizzy says:

    Yes. One of your loveliest photos ever, Amanda. Like a painting by Constable.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWHXPz6qF7g

  2. rabbity divergence rabbity divergence says:

    This picture and the toughish love advice (neptune always needs it!) are just beautiful. Thanks, Amanda.

  3. jere jere says:

    ..Some Ramone’s-esque Hanson Brothers for you all. It’s fairly uppity,.. and almost relevant.

    Jere

  4. Holly Coleman says:

    Woohoo! I feel SO hyper right now. Mercury is in the midst of joining natal Jupiter at 0* Virgo. Plus there is a fire trine in my chart right now. Transiting Moon trining natal moon in Sagittaruis and natal Venus in Leo. The Sun is conjuncting my Venus and trining natal Moon. So this is how Tigger feels. Neptune can bounce along with me, I don’t mind. Haven’t felt this pumped since attending a Jonas Brothers concert. Yep, it’s that good today!

  5. Len Wallick Len Wallick says:

    Amanda: Loving this for multiple reasons. For how your perspective is once again a balancing antidote to what is often my own. For your intrinsic eloquence which acquaints all of us with the meaning of grace. For your own take on integrating the near-term astrology,both illuminating and supplementing how others are reading the same charts. Finally, for providing an example of “keeping it real” which does not enable an abusive expression of same. So very grateful for this, and you!

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