The New Moon Virgo Eclipse is rapidly approaching as I write. The Sun will be temporarily obscured by the Moon early Tuesday morning, 5:45 AM PST. I’ve been at an astrology conference all weekend so forgive me for being brief, and paying lip service to a humbly powerful sign perhaps more deserving of my attention than any other. You have my word, Virgos, with Saturn having newly entered your sign, you will have your day in the Sun!
A day in the Sun for Virgo, yes exactly what y’all need right now. I’ve absorbed a few things about Virgos in the past couple of days. The bright side of Virgo: you are the selfless givers of the zodiac, we count on you to make the world a better place and you deliver. Because you’re motivated by difference between where you are now and where you want to be, you aspire toward perfection. The dark side of Virgo: you see the difference between where you are now, and where you want to be. And you can use that as a yardstick to steal your joy from the present.
We all understand what it feels like to not quite measure up. As Saturn has entered Virgo, I think a bit of that’s going around. When the inner critic flares, where to start? We can apply ourselves in the immediate, maybe making practical steps toward healthier lifestyles – healthy eating and living or moving forward with any idea we’ve had for our self-betterment, and thus the worlds. Taking a serviceable attitude is appropriate, especially in service of the body/spirit.
For me, this lunation occurs in the mysterious twelfth house of collective give-aways, psychic activity and solitude among other fun territory. Here I am taking a retreat on past lives, talking to a psychic friend about developing my intuitive powers to make my astrology a little better and I just received an email from a girlfriend telling me she scheduled us for a fun session of psychic readings (my very first)! There’s truth in Virgo’s world – the practical steps toward helping others, the one foot in front of the other actions we take, no matter how simple (like starting a conversation for example) can trigger a chain of events around this powerful New Moon.
Now here’s my blanket statement for Virgo which may appear opposite of what I just said, but I think may ring true. All Virgos need to develop a little more faith in their inherent worth to the God/Goddess/Buddha they worship and a little less reliance on always having to earn it. As my teacher said, God loves us all, equally. There’s power in discrimination, yes, which Virgo has that in spades. (One of my retreat co-attendees replied, when asked during a show and tell game: what is your greatest strength? ‘I can find a flaw in anything.’ He meant it, too.) It’s a skill, and a powerful, useful one. But God doesn’t notice the flaws. God doesn’t have use for the flaws. Remember that God. Everything is perfect. Meditate on that when your mind is racing at a thousand RPM’s.
Did you see the Eclipse? Tell me about it!