Today on the 9♦️ in Virgo, we find the Planetary Ruling Card by counting to the Mercury card in the Waking Spread which is 7♠️. This reading is about the 9♦️ Birth Card of 1/18, 2/16, 3/14, 4/12, 5/10, 6/8, 7/6, 8/4, and 9/2.

The 9♦️ refines values and desires in preparation for completion and/or abandonment of these goals and efforts.

The 8♠️ Dreaming Mirror indicates that one needs to depart from some elements of current values and goals rather than attempt with concentrated effort to manipulate conflicting desires into a useful process or product.

The J♠️ Waking Mirror indicates that one uses creative and inventive tactics and strategies to minimize losses of materials and other values. One is quite capable and energized by losses such that any perceived loss can be replaced with quick adventurous actions. One is daring and wise in the world. The caution is not to be overly clever when losses are pending. Some values and possessions have no use at certain times. For instance, diamonds and gold on a desert island have less value than in a thriving market place compared with bananas, fish, and fresh water. Practice good timing with values.

The 4♣️ Sleeping Mirror indicates that one is learning to treasure values and desires that are currently useful without needlessly hoarding things and desires that do not serve oneself any longer. The mental peace and serenity that descends on oneself by selectively and honestly valuing possessions is immeasurable.

The road is long, and there is time to make mistakes and experience delay. Rushing to the end wastes the time provided by the delay. A balanced life has a mixture of easy and difficult. Each situation has a hidden side that when noticed may be valued and contribute to quality.

Notable Events 9/2 for 9♦️/7♠️:

The Great Fire of London breaks out and burns for three days, destroying 10,000 buildings, including Old St Paul’s Cathedral (1666)

Great Britain, along with its overseas possessions,  adopts the Gregorian calendar (1752)

The British Royal Navy  bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon (1807)

American Civil War: Union forces enter Atlanta, a day after the Confederate defenders flee the city, ending the Atlanta Campaign (1864)

Vice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt  utters the famous phrase, “Speak softly and carry a big stick” at the Minnesota State Fair (1901)

World War II: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japan and the major warring powers aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay (1945)

Christa McAuliffe, American educator and astronaut (born 1948)

Jimmy Connors, American tennis player, coach, and sportscaster (born 1952)

Guy Laliberté, Canadian businessman, philanthropist, and poker player, founded Cirque du Soleil (born 1959)

Keanu Reeves, Lebanese Canadian actor, singer, and producer (born 1964)

Salma Hayek, Mexican-American actress, director, and producer (born 1966)