Here we are at the autumnal equinox – the first day of Libra. The friendly planet for both the last part of Virgo and the first part of Libra is Venus. This smoothes the transition from Virgo to Libra. The high side of Virgo is feminine partnership – caring and service – and it matures by seeing the other person more clearly, so that the service is better focused to the one being served. Opposite the first house of self-identity, clearly they are different. But they can only be different in a way that the self recognizes. Venus supports the movement into a masculine way of relating partnership with the “opposite” and projection onto the other person.
It’s a great day for releasing the downside of Virgo. The things we’ve taken on that don’t serve us, like nervousness and sleeplessness, anxiety, compulsion and obsessive thoughts of bad health can all be let go. Keep the new information that serves you. As we continue to walk through the yearly cycle, we realize that in service to humanity we are more effective when we actually know who we are serving. We also see at this point that it is very difficult to give to others at a level above where they are. They can only hear what they can relate and resonate to. Otherwise they will perceive you as opposite to them and rather than hearing something new at a new level, they interpret it from where they are coming from.
Now is a good time to internalize the tendency to look to the other as a reflection of ourselves. I traveled to Florida to visit my parents and yesterday, my father mentioned that in his Bible study, they are studying the Book of Ruth. He said that their focus – for the last three weeks – was on the “winnowing floor.” Separating the wheat from the chaff is very much a Virgo thing. He doesn’t know astrology so he doesn’t know why the winnowing floor is stuck in his thoughts, but it is.
Virgo Organization and Order
It was a very stereo-typical Virgo for me. In summing up my experience of it, my whole house was organized from top to bottom. Starting at the basement, storage was organized, excess clothes and clutter were dumped. Baseboard scrubbing and knick-knack dusting was done. Structural work on the shed, the chimney and the driveway was completed. So many of the earth-oriented tasks have been cared for during this cycle.
Virgo Health and Service
Health was also an issue and a clearer focus was made on diet, as well as a commitment to better self-care, taking a multivitamin every day. I’ve noticed a tendency to make lists, reminding myself to meditate, hydrate, stretch, exercise, feel the love and exercise communion. With my progressed moon transiting the bottom of Taurus, many of the financial issues that had been hanging over me are now sorted out. And not only that but I’m back to work, serving a little old lady, helping to get her through the day. It’s nothing exciting but it is perfect for now. My current point of creativity (the progressed sun’s degree) is at 10 so it gives an outlet for my compassion and a sense of nurturing and being nurtured (Cancer/10 ideas). Self-order has been established!
I was writing this when the sun was late in Virgo and there was a strong sense of summing up. It was not just for the sign but for the whole six signs since Aries – the time of self- development. The moon is also transiting the transpersonal (last four) signs. At one point, I strongly saw that other people can be excellent representatives of the moon. How often? I don’t know yet. I’m going to study it more. Note these “other’s” sign, or what sign they are coming across as, or what they represent (for example, a lot of interaction with my father at the end of the Capricorn moon), and the sign of moon. Do you see the synchronicity? Also, Saturn is brand-new in Sagittarius – hopefully releasing us from the personal struggle and allowing us an overview or a better ability to see from a higher perspective. We shall see what Mercury retrograde brings. We are living in interesting astrological times!