I didn’t write a blog post yesterday. I didn’t even re-blog an old post. The reason for that? I was compelled to get into my yard to catch up on my gardening. I was outside for five hours just deadheading flowers, pulling weeds and tidying up the edges of my lawn.
I suppose it was Mercury’s ingress into Virgo that commanded me to get out of my house and catch up on my yardwork. With the planet moving into the sign over which it rules, I suddenly had to get everything into order.
That orderliness has been a theme to my life since my progressed Mercury entered my sixth house a while ago (something I’ve written about extensively on this blog). I’ve become the opposite of a procrastinator. My “things to do” list is typically empty by the end of each day because I’ve done everything I’ve needed to do.
I already possessed a Virgo-like character, but I exemplify even more positive Virgo characteristics now that I’m growing older. More importantly, I haven’t picked up any of the bad Virgo characteristics, like being overly critical of people or annoyingly neurotic when things aren’t done to my high standards. I may have been a more difficult person when I was younger, but age has taught me to worry about what I’m doing instead of worrying about what other people are doing.
Anyway, I woke up feeling as if I can take on the world today. I’m going to start by writing a to-do list and then crossing off everything as soon as possible so that I can free up the rest of my day. Mercury is moving swiftly at the moment, so in theory this compulsion to be more orderly than ever should not last for more than a couple of weeks. With progressed Mercury in my sixth house, however, I’ll be making a fresh start every day for years to come. I can thank my lucky stars that I won’t have anything to worry about when the planet moves into lazy Libra at the end of the month.