Order Out of Chaos ~ Virgo Season – August 23rd-September 22nd, 2019

Virgo season begins like a sweeping melody, awash with exquisite beauty and extravagant melancholy. It is the beginning of the end of summer and with this you are reminded of life’s ephemerality

The light of Virgo is majestic, an amber glow upon blushing fruit. Each moment feels ripe and heavy with purpose. As your soul embraces the dusk, you feel a calling to use your time more wisely. 

Virgo is the Latin name for virgin. Modern sensibilities have destroyed the ancient and sacred purpose of the virgin, explaining why the sign of Virgo remains the most misunderstood sign in the zodiac.

In ancient terms, a virgin was a priestess who embodied the wisdom of the earth. Virgins served as vessels, guiding humanity upon its evolution through an intimate connection to divine order.

In Virgo season you can feel the earth speaking: every subtle vibration in nature, the fractal patterns of creation become distilled into language. In the Virgin’s mind, life gleams with ritualistic significance, every experience like a thread that pulls the whole tapestry together. Seeing how each thread weaves together is her joy. And keeping the threads from tangling into knots is her labor.

As the high priestess of divine order, Virgo oversees the exploration of the mysteries of matter calling for a deeper reverence for the governing rhythms of bloom and decay: ashes to ashes and dust to dust.

The Virgoan gaze is critical by nature, darkened by the responsibility to find flaws, correct mistakes, and diagnose disease. Where her mind goes, the divine order of the earth naturally follows. In Virgo, life becomes a process of purification and refinement.


Virgo Season 2019 

This Virgo season of 2019 will delve deeply into the mysteries of matter, back into direct intimacy with nature. With the planets in Virgo aspecting Uranus in Taurus and then Pluto in Capricorn, deep layers of untapped potential will be unearthed.  

Expect to evolve your character, integrity and philosophical foundation considerably. 

Touched by the transpersonal planets, the Virgoan gaze will see deeply into the dynamic interplay between divine order and primordial chaos: a phenomenon observed in heartbeats, brainwaves, stock prices, and weather patterns.

The season begins with a succession of trines between planets in Virgo and  Uranus in Taurus, catalyzing unexpected inspiration and wild arrogance.

Uranus is the planet of primordial chaos, breaking into the mysteries of matter, so lovingly protected by the Virgin. There will be a flood of of pure potential, undirected creative energy to begin working with. You’ll be very busy sorting all this out into viable ideas and offerings.

In late August, the world may look especially cruel and disordered making the shelter of some warm Utopian fantasy seem very appealing. But the deeper vision of this Virgo season will invite you to see through the delusions of utopia. 

Nobody knows better than Virgo the dark shadow that lurks beneath the dream of a perfect world. By September this shadow is bound to emerge when the trines to the Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn begin. 

By the end of the season you may have experienced a serious wake up call, suddenly snapped out of a delusion that was leading you astray.


Frankenstein: Virgoan Wisdom for the Ages

“My imagination, unbidden, possessed and guided me, gifting the successive images that arose in my mind with a vividness far beyond the usual bound of reverie.”

As inspiration to feel into this wild mixture of earthen energies, I invite you to consider Mary Shelley’s classic novel, Frankenstein. It describes the modern world’s flawed relationship with nature, the shadowy sadism lurking under the obsession with progress.

Born on August 30 1797, Mary Shelley was a Virgo, touched by genius and darkness. Her natal Sun in Virgo was conjunct to the planet Uranus and opposed to Pluto, giving her an unusual depth of focus for journeying into chaos.

When she described the process of writing Frankenstein, she said:

Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos…it can give form to dark, shapeless substances, but cannot bring into being the substance itself.”

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is the essence of Virgoan wisdom, distilled from her awareness of the chaos that underlies the patterns of creation. The novel is a philosophically rich and poetic critique of the ideals of her age, examining the weaknesses of the Enlightenment era as well as the subversive ideals of Romanticism. 

Frankenstein was written during a time of dramatic social change. Lit up by the Uranian currents of innovation and progress, Enlightenment science was paving the way towards a future where humanity would dominate Nature. 

As a Virgo, Mary Shelley’s gift of foresight recognized the dangers of a technology-driven society attempting to dominate rather than live intimately within natural order. 

The character of Victor Frankenstein embodies the arrogance of the Enlightenment era. He is a genius without common sense or wisdom. Thus, he believes that the divine spark of life is something to be tapped without consequence, like a stream of sap that bleeds from a tree. 

He says:

I paused, examining and analyzing all the minutiae of causation, as exemplified in the change from life to death, and death to life, until from the midst of this darkness a sudden light broke in upon me – a light so brilliant and wondrous, yet so simple, 

The whole novel is an insanely tragic and darkly comedic observation of the hubris of the modern world. And in the last 200 years, Western society has only become further divorced from nature and her processes. Thus, Frankenstein remains philosophically on pointe.

Throughout the pages of Frankenstein, the ancient wisdom of the earth seems to speak, emphasizing that nature is not passive, inert, or dead. As a sentient being, when nature is violated and dishonored, dark forces of destruction are conjured up. 

The creature that Dr. Frankenstein brings to life is more sentient, more feeling and more intelligent than his creator. But he is rejected, forced to live a life of suffering and revenge.

The doctor’s response to the birth of his creature is “breathless horror and disgust.” 

“I was unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created.”

Abandoned by his creator, the creature pursues Dr. Frankenstein like one of the Furies of Greek drama.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein offers a wealth of Virgoan wisdom to contemplate this season. Illumined with common sense and the mysteries of antiquity, the story demonstrates nature’s principal of cycles, dynamic flow and balance. There is no straight line of progress into a bright future.

The wisdom of Virgo urges you to honor the principle of balance, acknowledging that external order and progress is impossible when your internal world is disordered. Thus, this season of Virgo is about bringing your inner world back into order, seeking purification, healing, and reconnection to the wisdom of the earth.


Virgo Decan 1 – August 23rd-September 1st, 2019

Virgo season begins with an electrifying current of energies that will ask you to shift and evolve rapidly. You’ll feel called to improve your health, relationships, and intellect. As the Venus, Mars, the Sun and Mercury trine Uranus over the upcoming days, a lot of surges and surprises will occur. These days will feel exhilarating and exhausting.

On Saturday August 24th, Venus and Mars conjoin in an ecstatic union of opposites. Thus, this is a very creative and procreative energy, where love and war unify into a moment of bliss.  You can use the power offered by the intimacy of Venus and Mars for anything that requires a delicate blend of hardness and softness. And the healthy and purifying energies of Virgo will orient you towards healing romantic wounds, financial insecurities, and physical ailments. 

On Monday, August 26th, Venus in Virgo trines Uranus in Taurus. This invites experimental notions of romance to arise. Creatively, you may feel like you’re attracting a new level of brilliance and inspiration into your life.

On Wednesday, August 28th Mars will trine Uranus giving you a spark of daring and courageous energy. If there is a breakthrough that is on the verge, it will happen at this time. You will feel like a force of nature, capable of doing anything.

On Thursday, August 29th, Mercury finally enters into Virgo. Now your mind will be blessed by super powers of discrimination. As your tastes become more particular, your inner world becomes organized. Virgo is the temple of Mercury, the only sign in the zodiac where a ruling planet is also exalted. Like pollen into honey, Mercury’s passage through Virgo processes and distills amassed knowledge into essential wisdom.

New Moon in Virgo

Friday August 30th. New Moons occur when the Sun and the Moon conjoin, blending their energies into a unified force. Thus, the power of rebirth and regeneration is enhanced at every New Moon, offering an opportunity to refresh your creative and emotional energies.

At this New Moon in Virgo, the Sun will be conjunct to Mars and trine to Uranus, giving you the willpower and the innovation to make a huge and healing shift your life!

Examine your flaws and weaknesses with the intention to purify your character. And above all, dedicate yourself to making better use of your time, no longer letting apathy and disinterest dull so many divinely gifted moments.

On Sunday September 1st, Mercury in Virgo will trine Uranus in Taurus, sparkling with genius and unexpected knowledge. Your wit and intelligence will be tuned in and turned on, so take the time to enjoy great conversation. Above all, this is an aspect that invites an open mind so you may find yourself meeting interesting people, discovering a new subject of interest, or learning something new that peaks your curiosity.

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Virgo Decan II – September 2nd-12th, 2019

The concentration of power in Virgo reaches its apex during this period. You will be working very hard, but it should feel unusually rewarding. Expect huge growth and some miraculous healing of mind, body and spirit during this time.

On Monday September 2nd, Venus in Virgo will square Jupiter in Sagittarius opening up a window of opportunity to give generously and receive generously. You will likely encounter an abundance of love, money, or kindness. 

On Tuesday September 3rd, the Sun, Mercury and Mars will all conjoin in Virgo. Your mental acuity will feel white hot, your attention to detail greatly improved. Any kind of studying, writing, fine art, or craft will give you a way to channel this. 

On Friday, September 6th Venus in Virgo will trine Pluto in Capricorn. Whenever a planet is touched by Pluto, a smoldering intensification erupts. Thus, with the attractive powers of Venus magnified by Pluto, your ability to magnetize your desires should increase. 

Harmonious aspects between Venus and Pluto offer an opportunity to deepen the respect and trust you have for your closest companions. But the darker revelations in Pluto’s tides may also offer some unpleasant knowledge about who is unworthy of your time and attention. 

On Sunday, September 8th Mercury in Virgo will trine Pluto in Capricorn, inspiring you to investigate and delve deeply into mysterious subjects. Your mind will become hungry for knowledge and there will be a great desire to get to the bottom of a problem, discovering where any deceit and secrets may be hiding. 

On Thursday, September 12th, Mars in Virgo will square Jupiter in Sagittarius making the middle of the season a period of great strength and endurance. You will have the drive and initiative to push yourself farther along in health, wealth and wisdom. Your instincts will be largely positive at this time, giving you the motivation to change your routines, habits, and thought patterns as needed.


Virgo Decan III – September 13th-22nd, 2019

The final days of Virgo always have a melancholic tinge, for it is the death of summer. This causes some agony, for with every summer goes another piece of youth. Behind closed eyes there is a yearning to stop time, to live in an ‘an eternal summer that shall not fade’. 

Fortunately, with so much recent evolution and growth, you will likely feel content to accept the coming of a more restful and contemplative season. 

On Friday, September 13th, the Sun in Virgo will trine Pluto in Capricorn. This is a day when your responsibilities may feel very intense. The whole season of Virgo has led you to purify and refine your inner world to invite necessary evolution and growth. So when the Sun trines Pluto, you will feel empowered to purge whatever remaining impurities or disease may be compromising your health and wellbeing. 

Full Moon in Pisces

On Saturday September 14th Mercury will move into Libra and the Full Moon in Pisces will arrive. This Full Moon is characterized by the element of water in its most oceanic manifestation, as the infinite abyss of swirling creation and destruction.

Every Full Moon represents the moment when the Sun and the Moon are exactly opposed. In the language of light, the reflexive gaze between the Moon in Pisces and the Sun in Virgo will communicate their relationship to one another as priestess and scribe.

The true nature of this Full Moon in Pisces is best defined by the Moon’s conjunction with Neptune, a planetary potion best used for musing and reverie. When the intuitive and emotional Moon passes through the mystical haze of Neptune, a pall of surreality will descend. When the lunar realms of the subconscious become fully illuminated, expect life to take on the ambiance of a waking dream, with evocative symbols and synchronicities all woven together by echoes of remembrance.

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On Wednesday, September 18th Saturn in Capricorn will station direct. Saturn’s retrograde began in late-April ushering a period where your commitments and discipline may have seemed more flexible or free to experiment with. Now that Saturn is direct again, you will have to commit to your health and well-being.

On Thursday, September 19th there will be an exact trine between Mars in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn offering a great surge of ambition. Due to Pluto’s dwelling place in the depths of the psyche, you may also become impassioned by a desire to delve deeply into subjects that remains veiled by mystery. If there is a secret that you crave to know this is a good time to begin probing. When heated by the flames of curiosity, Mars in aspect to Pluto will deepen your talents for questioning, research and investigation.

On Saturday, September 21st, 2019 the summer season closes with a square between Jupiter in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces. This is the third and final square in a series that began in January. 

This will be a great test of your discernment. There is a difference between dreams and delusions, though it is easy for the two to become muddled. At this final Jupiter/Neptune square, you will discover what fantasy and delusions you have been living under. It may be painful to be awakened to this knowledge. But it may also be refreshing and liberating.

Consider the loss to be a worthy sacrifice, inviting the return of effective energy and potent creative power.

Whatever happens, remember that the truth will set you free.

 

Much love,

Rachel

 

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