What mysterious force is it that lies embedded in a seed that carries forward the life of a new plant? That minute little fire encapsulated in a husk that, when buried in the Earth and moistened, rises into the Spring sunlight to nourish us? What is that?
With the Sun solidly in Virgo, these tiny cases are forming and harvested because Virgo is all about the details of life. She carries over only the essence. Separates the wheat from the chaff, analyzes and, with heavy stones, grinds them into flour for bread.
Virgo looks for what is useful, what will serve. She separates and distinguishes qualities.
The great grinding mills of old that were powered by water wheels, rising and falling with the rush of the river that turned the massive stones resonate with the image of the zodiac as it whirls through the dome of the sky, exhibiting in real time how we can eliminate the inessential from the precious in our own lives.
Humanity is on the threshing floor of the Cosmos.
This week opens with the Moon in Sag at its first quarter square.The challenge is to edit old stories, empty out and wait for the third quarter square in Gemini to write a new script.
Wake up Librans! Mars moves into your sign on the 14th, stirring things up. All the cardinal signs... Aries, Cancer, Libra, Cap... will feel the impact of Mars in the house.
There may be feelings of disempowerment. This is not Mars' happy place. Or you may find yourself performing an Aikido where you turn the momentum of an opponent to your benefit.
Flow with the Tao. Mars must defer to Venus when it's in her sign of Libra.
And where is Venus? She has just entered the house of Scorpio where Mars and Pluto co-host. She's probably obsessing over a sick Goth outfit or a new love passion.
It's a switch up of domestic environments, a Mutual Reception, but there's an undercurrent of secret collaboration that secures a strange love knot.
On the 16th Venus comes up against a square with Saturn in Aquarius that will tell her to snap out of it! Consider her social obligations.
And on the same day, the Sun will be across the wheel from Neptune in Pisces. The little ego may dissolve and allow a sense of personal mission to unfold. Or you may find yourself escaping into illusions of grandeur.
In Virgo there are always choice points, selections along the journey that turn the wheel. There is great power in the small.
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!