Why Virgo Season Is a Crucial Time to Reboot Your Health Routines
Getting that back-to-school feeling about your workouts and meal plans? Don’t fight it. According to rockstar astrologer Jennifer Racioppi, you're perfectly in tune with Virgo season. Here's her day-by-day advice for the post-Labor Day period—and how to make the most of these cosmic energies, no matter what your sun sign is.
Monday, September 3
Happy Labor Day! Mercury, the planet of communication, finds itself at full throttle, after its recent retrograde spin. Even though Mercury stationed direct earlier in August, it takes a couple of weeks to clear what astrologers refer to as the retrograde shadow. And now Mercury is officially out of its shadow, making a harmonious angle to Venus, the planet of love and beauty. The first full week of September a great time to get organized and ready for September in all earnest. Spend time establishing the routines needed to run your household. Savor the time and waning summer light.
Tuesday, September 4
With the unofficial start of fall commenced, and the sun traveling in fastidious Virgo, early fall vibes abound. How do you want to make the most of this opportunity? Consider adjusting your diet. Are you getting enough cruciferous vegetables? With the sun in Virgo, a mutable sign that prepares us for change, a focus on digestion and liver cleansing bodes well now.
Optimizing liver detox helps to metabolize estrogen healthily, too—potentially decreasing estrogen dominance. While there are many ways to do this, you may want to consider eating more broccoli, kale, and cabbage or adding mustard and dandelion greens to your morning green juice. Reduce the consumption of sugar, alcohol, and processed foods to support your body's natural detoxification process.
Wednesday, September 5
Mercury exits Leo today, joining the sun in health-driven Virgo. This combination of sun and Mercury in Virgo amplifies the focus on healthy habits. I cannot say enough how beautiful it is this time of year to work on adding more green vegetables to your diet and gently detoxing your liver. Doing so helps you to metabolize life changes with ease, reducing the toxic load on your body.
I cannot say enough how beautiful it is this time of year to work on adding more green vegetables to your diet and gently detoxing your liver.
Consider adding a gentle yoga asana practice into your daily rhythms—one that emphasizes twists. Also, you want to try dry brushing your skin and oil pulling too. Lean into Virgo's health emphasis. Doing so supports you to create clarity as you reach for your goals.
Thursday, September 6
Saturn, the planet of discipline and life purpose, stations direct today. After being retrograde since April 17, 2018, this powerful planet commands purposeful forward movement. To capitalize on this, create space in your day to journal. Consider these questions: "How can I best move forward with my life purpose? How can I align with my life purpose even more?" If you feel confused about the purpose of your life, don’t worry. Instead of striving for perfect clarity, explore what comes up for you with curiosity. With Saturn in Capricorn stationing direct, you may be surprised to find you feel more in touch with your inner knowing. Give it a whirl and pay close attention to your intuition today. It's guiding you to your answers.
Friday, September 7
With a short week now coming to a close allow for those Fri-yay vibes to permeate. Mercury trines both Saturn and Uranus, creating another grand trine in earth (during the last full moon we were blessed with an earth grand trine too). Translation: This grounded cosmic blessing bestows powerful and worthy gifts. To make the most of them, carve out enough time today for a luscious workout.
This grounded cosmic blessing bestows powerful and worthy gifts. To make the most of them, carve out enough time today for a luscious workout.
Be sure to leave enough time to stretch too. Connect with your body and allow yourself space to process the undigested emotions lingering in your body. You know, in those tight muscles and hamstrings. Consider even a luscious yin practice to support deep fascial release. With the sun in Virgo opposing Neptune in Pisces, deep healing becomes possible. Allow yourself space to receive this with joy.
Saturday, September 8
Tomorrow’s new moon in Virgo means that the dark moon is in full effect. What do you want? What do you need? What do you desire? With Venus in its retrograde shadow, (Venus travels retrograde from October 5 to November 16) it squares Mars. This is a challenging configuration that prompts you to understand your needs on a deeper level. The new moon in Virgo occurring tomorrow instigates new beginnings. It asks you to deepen your commitment to your health and life goals. Spend time contemplating today what you desire. What intentions will you set with the new moon in Virgo tomorrow?
Sunday, September 9
Happy Rosh Hashanah. With the new moon in Virgo happening at 2:01 p.m. Eastern, the cosmos offers you the perfect opportunity to claim your fall goals. What do you want to commit to this new moon?
With the new moon in Virgo happening at 2:01 p.m. Eastern, the cosmos offers you the perfect opportunity to claim your fall goals.
With Pluto making a trine to the sun and moon conjoined at 17 degrees of Virgo, you can make steady progress right now. However, be confident that what you are committing to actually aligns with your soul purpose. With Saturn in Capricorn now direct and moving forward, it’s the perfect moment to dig deep, questioning your "why."
Jennifer Racioppi is the creator of Lunar Logic—a philosophy that integrates the deep wisdom of both science and spirituality, and blends her expertise in astrology, positive psychology, and women's health—to coach high-achieving female entrepreneurs to reach their next level of success.
Want to catch up on her latest advice? Here's what she had to say about last week.
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