Virgo (August 22nd to September 21st)

Winter hibernation seems cute when we’re talking about slumbering bears and bushy-tailed squirrels, but it all seems different when we’re talking about people. People either fear going cabin fever crazy (a real thing) or suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD, yet another real thing). But you’re not doomed to either, if you follow the clue offered by your planetary patron this week. Mercury heads to-ward his last superior conjunction for the year. He goes toward a conjunction with the Sun and that becomes a “full moon” for him, so to speak.  It means, for you, that this is a time to recognize that there’s not a lot you have to do that’s new, but it’s a good time to plan, rest and reflect without experiencing the frustration of a retro-grade. Of course, it would help to get more sunlight and get out the house, if the weather permits, but you can start goal setting for the 1st quarter of 2014.

Samuel F. Reynolds is a NYC-based astrologer. His personal consultations have been described as “healing” and “brilliantly insightful.” He’s offering special, recorded 1-hour consultations for $95 for readers, in person or by phone/skype. For more info, visit, write [email protected] or follow on Twitter at @sfreynolds.