Astrology As Summer Fades
By Dikki-Jo Mullen, Astrologer and Psychic Medium
The Sun entered Virgo on August 23, 2015 at 6:38 AM EDT.
Can you feel the changing of the seasons? Something different promised? A hint of autumn upon awakening this morning? There is an overall “Back To School” post vacation mood prevailing. The zodiac, the circle of space around the Sun – generates different qualities throughout the year. The Earth circling the Sun is the actual Sun Sign we all know. Here are some thoughts about the deeper meanings of Virgo as The Wheel Spins. In a Native American Zodiac Virgo correlates with the Bear. This is a wonderful time to connect with bear symbolism and magic. The healing qualities of sleep (hibernation) as well as agile hands (paws) and eye coordination are some of the attributes.
Virgo – A Mutable Sign of Earth Ruled by Mercury –
Regardless of your birth sign, these guidelines can be useful in attuning to new zodiacal influences. The cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) mark the start of each season (spring, summer, autumn and winter, respectively). The fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) correlate with each season at its peak and the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) find the season winding down, heralding approaching changes.
The symbol is one of the three human signs – a lovely maiden holding a sheaf of newly harvested grain shows at first glance Virgos link with the Earth and the tangible rewards of service. However a closer inspection often reveals she is also depicted with hints of wings and a halo. The purity and agility of winged Mercury as ruling planet elevates Virgo to combine some of the air with earth. This interesting alchemy becomes discriminating, meticulous, and analytical, Virgos identifying traits. The tie between the physical and the mental aspects of life directly illustrate that the health of the body is impacted by the mind set. The maiden is the Greek goddess Hygeia, who has given her name to the science of hygiene. She appears again as Vesta, the Roman goddess of purity, a sister who patiently tends the everlasting flame.
A strong work ethic and devotion to duty characterizes you. Being motivated by the quest for perfection in an imperfect world, you can have stress and frustration to overcome. Cleanliness and order are your personal mantras. Following them helps to bring your brightest and best potentials to manifestation. A lovely lady is the familiar image for Virgo. However the ideal of womanhood has changed so much throughout astrologys long history that there is quite a variety of symbolism to explore. This delights Virgo, for you enjoy sifting through details to arrive at truth. Early Madonna style woodcuts show the Virgin holding flowers, hinting at a link to Mary. Depictions prior to 1600 show a star perched on the lady’s shoulder. This is thought to address the importance of fixed stars in this constellation. Ears of corn or sheaves of wheat and other grains are frequently held in the Virgins arms. This metaphor alludes to Virgos rulership over the digestive processes and the intestines, which are sometimes called the cave of bread. Healthy grains and wholesome breads relate to this time period. Investigate healthy options. An excellent one is Ezekiel bread, a recipe given in the Biblr for healing bread. Ezekiel bread is available in most grocery.
Virgo Cycle Meditations For Everyone As Summer fades into early autumn …
Discriminating and methodical, your quiet reserve and commonsense inspire the trust of others. Analytical, with excellent communication skills, teaching, media work and medicine are interests which captivate you. The lower digestive tract and nervous system are linked to Virgo. Proper elimination and stress control are always important. Natural foods which are most nourishing and easily digested add to your well being. Overcome worry by developing faith and confidence to enhance your physical and mental well being. The Virgin, your emblem, hints at a certain inner purity of purpose.
Discriminating, meticulous and scholarly describe you, Virgo. The second mutable and second of the earth signs you dwell upon accuracy as well as perfection. Ruled by clever Mercury, Virgo is the alchemist. You refine raw materials, combining intellect with craftsmanship. This results in the unleashing of useful potentials. Cleanliness, service and health are values sacred to the Virgin. The image of the maiden goddess cradling a sheaf of wheat reveals that health and nourishment, the baking and distribution of bread, are a focus. The aura of the earth which is forever present in her image hints at an empathy with animals. In Greece the Goddess Artemis, a sister of Apollo, appears as Virgo, the bow maiden. Her character was whimsical, mercurial and dual. Artemis could order either recovery or death to those who fell ill. Known as a Lady of Wild Things, Artemis had an empathy with animals, yet was legendary for her relentless hunting.
September brings two eclipses, one on September 13 in Virgo and the other on September 27 in Aries. The time period around eclipses can be unsettled, flexibility is a must. The Aries eclipse should be visible near moonrise in North America. Mercury turns retrograde Sept. 17 -October 9 in Libra. Prepare for a time of reflection, reunions and repeating cycles as September ends.