If we walk lightly on the Earth, preferably barefoot, and observe our surroundings with a keen eye, we move in the spirit of the Season of Virgo. Discriminating, serene, gathering information with all the senses: see how the verdant greens of Summer begin to harbor shimmering gold?
Hestia, Goddess of the Hearth, is one of Virgo's archetypes. Wooed by the gods for her beauty, she chose to remain autonomous and so kept the peace between rivals. She devoted herself to tending the Hearth fires, but this left her free to set her own boundaries, choose the companions she felt uplifted by, and follow her inner callings.
Virgo is the sign of the contemplative, the Zen Monk, the free maiden, complete unto herself.
Virgo is committed to the well-being of the Earth, tending the temple of the body, working to heal through incisive intelligence and plant wisdom.
A Grand Trine on the 29th in the element of Earth facilitates an easy flow to help transform the traumas of Pluto breaking down old structures in Capricorn. The Moon at her happiest in Taurus (the Moon loves the Earth!) trines Mercury and Mars in Virgo. May our words and actions pave the way for a more compassionate future.
The Sun in Virgo and Uranus in Taurus are coming together in trine to Pluto as well. The possibility for profound healing for the Earth is being supported by this trine. World events reflect the changes needed and Virgo Sun shines it's light on wise and prudent choices.
Moon then moves into Gemini and trines Saturn in Aquarius, the Air element. Objectivity and practical innovation arrive to assist. Saturn is strong here and can build foundations for the future.
And Mercury joins Venus in sweet conciliatory Libra.
The week ends with Moon arriving home in Cancer..ahhh..home sweet home...and a Grand Trine in Air. May intelligence prevail and peace be upon us.
Our astrologer, Laura Kenworthy, has been studying the patterns of the cosmic matrix for more than forty years.. The language of astrology came naturally for her but she was also fortunate enough to have had several masterful mentors including Rick Tarnas, author of Cosmos and Psyche, Kelly Lee Phipps, Liz Greene, and most recently Adam Ellenbaas. If you would like to have a personal reading, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn to dance with the stars!