Indulge in the physical experience
Venus and Mars conjoin in nature loving Virgo today. Doing something earthy, that excites all of your senses, is highly recommended under this energy. Traditionally with Venus and Mars that is thought of as sexy sexy time with your sweetheart but allow an open mind here and think outside the box, too. A long walk in nature, feeling the wind on your face and being surrounded by the sights and sounds of your environment is a perfect way to celebrate this. Bring along someone or something you love, like your partner, your child, your parent, your friend, your journal, your favorite crystal, your current audiobook. Realizing that you, too, are a part of this natural world is a powerful and exciting realization. Lean into it. Invite the beauty around you to permeate every cell of your being. Get off on the excitement that we are here to enjoy our physical bodies and physical experiences, and give yourself permission to do just that.
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Is it perfectionism? Or just always improving?
The Sun and Juno enter the sign of Virgo today, joining Venus and Mars. All are within the first 4 degrees of the sign creating a powerful Virgo stellium and leading us down the road of self-improvement. Just know that self-improvement isn’t just an internal thing, it’s also re-arranging the furniture, cleaning out the cobwebs, and taking out the trash (both physical and metaphorical). People often label Virgo as the perfectionist but honestly I think most Virgos know that nothing can ever truly be perfect. There is always room for improvement. And so begins the long journey of ever improving our lives in small, innocuous ways, until our lives no longer even look like the original version at all. This is about our physical reality, our bodies, and our environment. But Virgo is also a bridge between the physical and metaphysical, as her ruler Mercury transcends the boundaries between heaven and earth and hell with ease. This quest for improvement is in its purest form a sacred practice. We can all embrace that right now and for the next month as the sun lingers in this sign. What small improvements can we make to create an even more sacred incarnation this time around?
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When I see all these news updates about the Amazon, and I see that within a week we will have 5 planets plus the asteroid Juno in Virgo I am increasingly concerned for our Mother Earth. By next Thursday evening we will have the sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Juno all in the earth sign of Virgo and any time we get so many planets in one sign we get extremes. In this case, in my fears, environmental extremes. The moon moves on through quite quickly but the rest of the bunch are in Virgo for weeks, until mid-September when Mercury and Venus finally move off on September 14th.
A stellium (a group of 3 of more planets) in a sign indicates an extreme, and here we have the opportunity for an extreme disaster or an extreme wake up call, perhaps both. I am not trying to fear monger, I am simply sharing my thoughts on this issue in the best way I know how. I believe we can find a good solution that can take care of us all. I do not know what the solution is, only that when we get one extreme we also get a path to bridge the gap so we can cross over to the other extreme. Please let that be responsible and sacred stewardship of our planet.
Join me in sending positive prayers for a peaceful and healthy Earth as we move more fully into Virgo season this week.
Photo is from this video: https://weather.com/news/weather/video/amazon-rainforest-torched-by-record-number-of-wildfires
Whistle While You Work
Mars the Warrior enters Virgo, sign of service today. It might seem odd but Mars really likes being here because there is work to do and Mars likes it when there is something specific in front of him to accomplish. So if there are things you have been meaning to do but have been putting off this is a great time to get to work. Mars remains in Virgo until the beginning of October so we can really make progress. Health goals are especially powerful at this time as both Mars and Virgo relate to physical health.
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