Monthly *Solar* Guidance
As the Sun moves in to Virgo (8/23 - 9/22), it activates the *Annual* Check-In with your Personal System & Daily Routine, is it healthy & sustainable? This is preparation for the *Harvest* on multiple levels and particularly potent for the *Mutable* Family ... VIRGO *Initiation* ~ PISCES *Integration* ~ GEMINI/ SAGITTARIUS *Test/Growth*. The energy this month supports you assessing your strengths and weaknesses and re-committing to balancing your soul-work (Pisces) with your daily work (Virgo); allowing the fragmented aspects (Virgo) of life to come in to a cohesive whole (Pisces); and focusing on the little things (Virgo) that make the grand vision (of your life) work (Pisces).
We are coming out of Fixed energy (Leo), which has activated both the need to stabilize certain things, as well as release (permanently) some aspect of Self, so that your life can actually work, in the physical reality you're currently living. That said, no matter how bad it is, change really is only one decision and a renewed commitment away. We are now moving in to Mutable energy of Virgo, which is going to help us process & assimilate all that has died/left/ended and make the necessary arrangements for new life to come in and thrive. Think: Nesting in the sense that you are preparing space for something new in your life. But because it is Virgo, it is more about how this new life/energy/direction is going to actually work in to your natural rhythm & routine.
*IF* you made a ton of new connections & friends recently, and all your creativity activated, and your heart engaged, then Virgo energy comes in and helps you create a new system and help you get used to your new rhythm. It's time to create a whole new daily routine that better supports who you are and are becoming. We're all finding various systems and routines (that have historically worked) are now obsolete and no longer work (for whatever reason). That is always a clear indication that it is time for a new one. And *IF* you are able to create one (while tweaking and leaving it open to ongoing revisions in the beginning), then when Libra comes next month, you'll be able to really make those connections with others, personally or professionally, and create some powerful new relationships & collaborations.
HOWEVER, if you have spent the last month of Leo examining your own self-worth, wondering why you magnetize certain things & people, and repel others, and generally feeling like the life you're living does NOT reflect who you are in your heart-of-hearts, then this month of Virgo will help you heal aspect(s) of Self that will enable you too, to take advantage of coming opportunities in Libra.
That said, another round of Cardinal energy is on the way (along with Eclipses in Aries & Scorpio), so use Virgo to restore your energy, replenish your Self, tend to your health & fitness, and create a daily practice that supports your current goals & aspirations. If you are resistant to doing whatever it takes to strengthen that trust within (your intuition), just note that the road will be that much more challenging for you. If you resist change and seek to control anything or anyone outside of Self, you are in for a bumpy & painful ride. If you want things to "go back", you will be disappointed. So rather than resist the changes disrupting your life at this time, try silence, deep breaths, and intuitive, heart-centered decision-making. Use the earthy, practical energy of Virgo to direct the powerful, current flow of energy, get *Present* to 'here & now' and take things one step at a time.
*VIRGO* is the *best* time of the year (Aug-Sept) to:
- Release guilt & regret and Embrace the value of each experience's lesson, while forgiving your Self & others along the way.
- Release criticism & judgment and Embrace compassion & patience with the process of activating your new rhythm & routine.
- Release the need to have everything "perfect" before expressing it and Embrace trusting your Self to know how to respond in any moment.
- Release all petty distractions & people-pleasing and Embrace your inner authority to direct your own life (consciously).
Monthly *Lunar* Guidance
This month I'd like to first share that a common theme has been emerging recently: healing between Fathers & Daughters. So, for those of you feeling that too, or in need of such a healing, this month, it is tremendously supported. In a less personal and more broad sense, it is also yet another recalibration of the Masculine& Feminine energy within & around us that was activated in a huge way with the turn of 2012. On so many levels, we must heal our individual connection to the Masculine ~ how we (male or female) express it, as well as how we receive it from the actual men in our life. Light a candle, do some forgiveness prayer-work if you feel called to do so, as it is a tremendously potent time to heal & release the past once and for all. For further validation, this month's Lunar & Solar Guidance gave us Earth Mother for the Sun in Virgo and ALL 4 Fathers ~ Earth, Fire, Water & Wind ~ for the weekly Lunar Guidance. This too reflects the *balance* of Masculine & Feminine, and possible role-reversals within & without that are necessary.
To honor the Masculine "things to do/express/outward" energy of the Sun in Virgo, we must use the Earth Mother's Feminine energy to honor all 4 Elements in order to be productive in the world. She indicates that if we pay attention to how the Elements work ~ both constructively & destructively ~ we can be much more effective players in the world.
To honor the Feminine "things to feel/reflect/inward" energy of the Moon in Virgo (and Mutable Signs of Sag, Pisces & Virgo), we must use each Element (each week), adapting, flowing & changing consciously as the energies move & shift. Here, we will use our Masculine energy to "do something" about what our Feminine energy is feeling. Note that this is not to say change with every passing mood, but moreso to be flexible and responsive to where the energy is flowing and where it is blocked or stagnant, then make a decision & act accordingly (or not). Your Feminine intuits what is happening, as well as the proper response. Your Masculine responds, makes the decision and follows through on your behalf.
The Virgo New Moon (8/25) comes every year and presents us with an opportunity to reboot the *System* ~ which usually entails creating a whole new routine as well. Theoretically, during the last Lunation (Leo/Aquarius), we decided what we were going to *express* (more authenticity) and *invest in* (more value/new priorities), both Self & Community. Now, Virgo-time supports integrating all that you have learned about your core essential nature (Leo) recently, into a new routine and creating a completely new System for living, that will support you better in the here & now. It's time to digest, assimilate & integrate the last 9-months specifically. Also deeply supported this month is acknowledging (and releasing) any *regrets*, mourning any true losses or deaths and deepening your dedication to that which is vital, strong, healthy & evolving (within & around you).
Pre-Harvest *Assessments* (Aug/Sept) always reveal what does or does not support your Physical & Spiritual Selves. Twice a year (Feb/Mar & Aug/Sept), we have to take time out to check in on the Physical Body (Virgo) & Spiritual Being (Pisces). If you're healthy, great! But if you have pushed yourself to the limits, it's time to pull-back and recalibrate. We also have to check in with our Spiritual Being. If your practice is strong and supporting you, great! But if you have neglected your yoga or meditation, silence or sleep, again, this is the best time to recalibrate. This is *pause for maintenance* time, which leads to Libra New Moon (9/24) when *NEW* Relationships & Collaborations will present themselves and you want to be as clean (Virgo) and centered & clear about the vision (Pisces) for your life as possible by then.
With Virgo energy, we can get "stuck" on the little things, lose our perspective and block our own flow. Please understand that doing the tasks that are supported by the energy (ie, get organized, take inventory, clean up & clear out in preparation for working/playing with others in Libra) - doing what is supported - will just make it easier to get things done, as well as facilitate better results, so don't resist the energy at this time. Right now, we are all being asked to take a time-out to Assess, Digest & Assimilate all that has been stirred up in the past 9-months. It is time to Process & Integrate what is working and release that which is not. What - or I should say - Who did you *seed* with the Aries New Moon back in March 2014? Each month has led you to this point and Virgo time always asks the questions: What is practical? And what can your individual system actually handle and maintain?
Sagittarius First Qtr Moon (9/2) indicates that the first step toward your Virgo New Moon (8/25) Intentions and has something to do with owning the *new truth* of who you are on a Heart-Level (Leo). Virgo time (Aug-Sept) brings the annual *personal* assessments that will create the new *system* to support the "new you" that you discovered during the last month in Leo, so this whole month is basically about creating a new routine for your new Self. Use this week to activate the new routine, be hopeful & optimistic but most of all, be fired up about Life and future possibilities. Our guidance for this week reminds us that Fire needs a proper container & guide to be useful and we should always be attuned to the Elements (which also keeps coming up) and how they work and affect our lives. Fire Father says, "...in order to remain successful, in addition to staying consciously attuned, he must balance the fiery part of himself with the other major elements: Earth, Wind and Water. Connection with these elements - EARTH for grounding; WIND for rational thinking; WATER for emotional commitment - will both fan and temper his flames." I think Fire Father represents Sag energy really well: "the master of growth, inner development, and increased perception." Use this week's energy for what it is good for and expand the vision of your life (along with taking a tangible step ; -)).
The Pisces Super Full Moon (9/8) brings an Annual opportunity to *Release* any/all illusions/delusions about who you are or how you're living. At this time, more than ever, your Inner Truth must *match* your Outer Reality ~ we are encouraged to be *congruent*. In other words, those who are most in-alignment within & without ~ those who are living Authentic lives, are moving through with a relative amount of ease & grace. Please don't confuse this with not having any challenges, loss or disappointment, just that navigating & decision-making is a lot easier when your Private Life and Public Image are congruent. If you are living a life completely contrary to your core essential Nature, then you are probably feeling the energies of change most intensely, but also supremely supported for the integration & wholeness.
Some describe it like going to a lavish party, having a great time (Illusion) and then, unexpectedly, receiving the bill (Reality). We are all "paying" for our own illusions, delusions & denials, to the degree that we each have them (everything is customized for the individual even though these are social& collective energies affecting us all). Anyway, big illusion - big bill, small delusion - small price. Either way, you're accountable so use this Super Full Moon to truly look at that which is being most brightly *Illuminated* for you personally and use the energy to transcend that which has historically held you back.
This Super Full Moon is an opportunity to *Release* all that you discovered is no longer part of the *System* of your life. Upgrades are necessary periodically and this is an *Annual* chance to create space for you to *Integrate* ~ your healing ~ your wholeness ~ your Truth ~ and ultimately your faith in Self & the Universe!! Fears, phobias and unhealthy fantasies, which delude and delay, can now recede with the tide, returning to Gaia/Mother/Source, as She who knows the proper blessing to cleanse & infuse them with the love and light that transforms them in to useful, imaginative ideas and creative solutions that are Based ~ Sourced ~ Rooted ~ within your own unique individual SoulSelf.
This Super Full Moon in Pisces is a potent opportunity to flush your entire system of the past and any toxicity which may be creating blockages in the flow of your life. Pause, assess and decide. The next step will become obvious once you do that. Even the Guidance speaks to the answer being more accessible if you be still and listen for your intuitive guidance, then trust it and act on your own behalf! Virgo/Pisces is all about learning to trust your body (gut instincts) as well as your intuition (inner knowing) but naturally, it becomes a practice throughout your life.
The Gemini Last Qtr Moon (9/15) brings a final push to change your mind, in some way, to align with your heart, or perhaps a change of heart will reveal the logical next step. This month is preparation for Fall Equinox & Libra time, when whoever is magnetized in to your energy field will reflect an aspect of your Self that you have *perfected* over the last 6-months to 1-year ... and conversely, what you may still have to work on a bit. Either way, all your personal, individual work in the last 6-9 months has led to *here* and the Mutable *Thinking & Perceiving* Virgo/Pisces is leading to Cardinal *Action & Choices* of Libra/Aries in the realm of who you are and what you want, in both your public & private relationships. There will be a natural evolution toward radically new & different support systems, relationships, partnerships & collaborations (don't resist who's leaving or coming in, just watch with detachment at first) with the Libra New Moon (9/24). And there will be a natural evolution within you (each individual), as you release that which is no longer really who you are or what you want, to the tune of 20-years, that will be activated by the Aries Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse (10/8). (Your frame of reference for this 19-year lunar cycle is: The Last Aries/Libra Eclipses + Libra North Node: 1995-1997 and the Last Aries/Libra Eclipses + Aries North Node: 2004-2006.)
As you prepare for your own next level of self-expression and personal work, this week's Guidance indicates that even though you may be processing a lot of thoughts & ideas all at once, you are supported to move in the right direction, if/when you take in to account your "spiritual, loving and physical being." Wind Father suggests a starting point is your own conscience, and offers some relevant questions to reflect on as you consider upcoming decisions. "To discover, utilize & apply his fullest ability, the Wind Father needs to tune in to his conscience. Of the product of his analytical process, he should ask: Is it safe? Is it good? Is it important? Does it matter? Will it preserve and enhance the Mother Earth? Will it relieve the suffering of humanity?"
In closing, all the Masculine/Father guidance (Divinations) really supports another recurring theme: developing a positive animus within (Divine Masculine) and this goes for both men & women. The way I'm defining Masculine is that aspect of our SoulSelf that guides us to (1) maintain integrity, (2) create the guidelines to follow, (3) maintain proper boundaries, and (4) negotiate on your behalf. These are all things we can cultivate & develop with our evolved consciousness and energetic support of the global shift. Ultimately, Virgo energy is all about being practical, natural & healthy. And somehow, we ALL need to integrate our Masculine/Feminine on one or many levels, and since integration never happens all at once (but is a gradual daily process), Virgo-time gives us support (each year) to stabilize or eliminate something for the sole purpose of strengthening & fortifying our system in general.
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