Greetings, fellow astrologers! A number of significant events are about to take place in the skies. First, in a couple days, Mercury will be heading into retrograde. Unfortunately, that will bring quite a bit of chaos and confusion. But don’t worry – on September 1st you’ll be getting a boost of energy to guide you through the first few days of the retrograde, thanks to a rare annular solar eclipse during Virgo!
An annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves in front of the sun but does not cover it completely. This produces a ‘ring of fire’ in the sky that looks like this:
We only observe this phenomenon when a new moon is near a lunar node and the earth, moon and sun are perfectly aligned. What does this mean for you? A number of things! Let’s take a look at 3 of the most powerful effects, starting with one you’ll really appreciate during Mercury’s retrograde!
#1 – Increased Energy
During an annular eclipse, all beings on our planet experience a heightened level of energy. Expect your emotions and intuition to be much more intense than usual. Harnessing this energy correctly can help you avoid the mishaps and misunderstandings characteristic of Mercury’s retrograde.
If you feel like you’ve been experiencing a bit of a spiritual lull lately, rejoice! The increased intensity of emotions and intuition may also provide you with a major spiritual boost.
#2 – Sensuality
This annular eclipse will be happening in Virgo – an intensely sensual, loving and loyal sign. On and around September 1st, we all can expect to feel a major boost in these characteristics. If you’re in a relationship, make some time for romantic activities and you might be surprised at just how much your love flourishes. If there’s a friendship you’d like to rekindle, around this annular eclipse would also be a great time to do that.
#3 – Clarity
Life can get quite muddy at times. It’s not always easy to identify where you’d like to be and how you plan to get there. The annular eclipse on September 1st will really help you in that regard due to the clarity and enlightenment it will bring.
You may notice that it feels as though you’ve entered a totally new phase in your life. Prepare yourself for new opportunities. That said, be very careful about what you agree to and sign up for while Mercury is in retrograde. It’s recommended that you limit the amount of new challenges you take on during retrograde. Instead, use the annular eclipse’s clarity to ponder those new challenges so you can attack them with full force at the retrograde’s end.