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Aug 22 – Sep 22 (Fall Equinox), 2020
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Happy birthday Virgos!
Gut-deep in the astrological year, we arrive at Virgo, goddess of harvest. Her mythological sisters are Demeter and Persephone. Virgo shows us how to gain total agency over our bodies and maintain crisp boundaries. She asks us to work and thresh, humming between rows of towering plants. We need to be outside to understand this constellation. Virgo lives in verdure, in sun and wind, in dry rustling grasses and dawn footsteps crunching to the creek. Gnaw the root, weave the straw, paint your body with autumn-cometh. Make your home beneath tree and star. Wash your face and shirt in the singing river. Catch the fruits as they fall. Unhook the mushroom from its earthen post.
Virgo is ruled by Mercury, the fleet-footed messenger god. Most Virgos are exceptionally chatty, with minds like intricate puzzles. Virgo understands her lightning rhythms and quirks, but the rest of us are fascinated by this chaotic-yet-orderly whirlwind. The Virgo life is fast and constantly changing. Expect this cycle to be, as always, insanely busy. It’s the season of harvest and going back to school. There is no respite, no repose, no time to be lazy. Virgo can become so consumed by her work that she forgets to breathe or rest. You’ll feel a seed sprouting in your stomach; excitement aching in your phalanges; a stinging, mercurial anticipation.
So many changes take place during Virgo season. Ironically, many Virgos do not like or appreciate change. This transit is about practice, devotion, and perspicacity. Virgo lives to monitor, sort, categorize. She demands continual and discernible improvement within and without. Virgo also increases awareness towards our body and what we put into it. Now is the best time to (re)commit to regular exercise and healthy eating.
On Sep 2, the sun trines Uranus Retrograde in Taurus. This is a very happy and social influence. It can also be so stimulating that we end up feeling tired or cranky. There may also be sudden changes or delays – very common with Uranian influence.
On Sep 9 (also the first day of Mars Retrograde), the sun then trines Jupiter Retrograde in Capricorn. This is another happy, peaceful, and confidence-inducing aspect. Very positive, vibrant energy – and also restless. Good for travel and thinking about the future – not great for sleep. It should help smooth over some of the initial turbulence from Mars Rx in Aries.
The sun opposes Neptune Retrograde in Pisces on Sep 11. As though in deep sleep, we move forward into the future without knowing the details. Neptune can also make us feel sick, tired (yet unable to sleep), or disillusioned. The last time this transit occurred, I got a bizarre voicemail from a creepy dude.
On Sep 14, the sun trines Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn. We’ll be feeling so focused and productive. This is a very cathartic influence, great for connecting with co-workers or classmates. Very grounding.
Lastly on the new moon of Sep 17, the sun trines Saturn Retrograde in Capricorn. This heavy earth aspect involves a lot of planning and following through on obligations – and we might get a little grumpy because of it. Saturn can be very draining and pessimistic. We feel that we are ready to move forward and build something yet we are also hesitant or uncertain.
Celebrate the first day of this cycle with Virgo Yoga. In meditation, focus on the throat chakra. Love you all <3