Well without Virgo in the world, no one would know where anything is. Who would do the filing, the tidying, who would notice that things are not quite as they should be? And who would fix it? Getting it done, well done.
I’m interrupting this post with a special. Brevity is the trademark here, but I’ve just been to Oxford in England for an (amazing) astrological summer school and there’s a (brief) account of it on a hidden page, here
Back to Virgo, of all signs the most analytic. There he is, The Hermit. The major arcana card ascribed (by members of the Golden Dawn) to Virgo. What is his wisdom?
For today, let’s say he’s talking about how smart it is to get things in order!
The eight of pentacles, the Sun in Virgo. Skill, craftsmanship. Knowing how to do a thing, and doing it!
The nine of pentacles, Venus in Virgo, well-ordered abundance.
The ten of pentacles, Mercury in Virgo, the possibility of the fulfillment of the mysterious perhaps, as suggested by the placement of the pentacles in this card? But only once there is a place for everything, and everything is in its place.
It’s that Leonine time of year. Midsummer in the northern hemisphere. Bold, assertive, entertaining. Leo is the star of the zodiac. Right downstage centre in a follow-spot. The stand-up, the charismatic speaker, the principal dancer.
The five of wands is Saturn in Leo. Last ten days of July.
Saturn, ruler of boundaries, restriction, delay, can also teach the useful lessons of patience, attention, and detail. This image from the most famous deck in the world is often characterized as competition, but the flip side is co-operation.
The six of wands is Jupiter in Leo.
The first ten days of August.
Expansive Jupiter is nothing if not celebratory. Bold in Leo, bringing a touch of regality in fixed fire, the card is rightly named, The Lord of Victory.
The seven of wands is Mars in Leo.
The middle ten days of August. Called The Lord of Valor.
Imagine undifferentiated rage, some thug going beserk. Now think of elevated, skilled force. A master martial artist perhaps.
Maybe this guy is an apprentice.
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Here are 3 views on the macro effects of the planets from 3 distinguished sources.
The natal chart of the UK gives the Sun in Capricorn. Currently Pluto is transiting Capricorn. There is a very interesting article by Liz Greene here, not least because it was written in 2005.
The natal chart of the EU has a stellium in Scorpio. And here is a very interesting technical analysis by Anton D’Abreu given in the blog of the Oxford Astrologer (Christina Rodenbeck) here.
And there’s this too not directly on the Brit/Euro dynamic but interesting about Neptune from Steven Forrest
And then, In the English natal chart (25th December 1066) transiting Saturn in Sag has been back and forth over natal Saturn in Virgo, Pluto touching the natal Sun/Mercury in Cap, and the Sun presently in Cancer trine natal Pluto. Does the English chart still apply? Scotland voted to stay in the EU – more referendums, perhaps?
This is the encouraging image in the RW Tarot deck for the 2 of Cups. Well we got past those challenging images in the 9 and 10 of Swords — Mars and Sun in Gemini, respectively — more on that another time … I just didn’t want to go there this year.
And hey, I have a Gemini moon, so I’m not dissing the sign.
But now here we are at the start of northern hemisphere summer with lovely Venus in Cancer. The esoteric title of this card being ‘The Lord of Love’.
The Page of Swords is one who likes to question, to gather information: … Here we continue the occasional ongoing conversation …
I’m curious, but I’m also skeptical.
I want to know what the stars and the cards can show me …
But I don’t know if I should …
But if I don’t, I’ll never know.
There is that.
Jupiter in Gemini rules the last 10 days of May.
Multi tasking, many pursuits, books to read, people to see, coffee to drink. All done expansively.
Ah, but is it that simple?
The mound in the background of the picture reminds me of the Mont St. Michel, where indeed at this very moment people are eating gourmet meals, drinking fine wine, with possibly amusing digestifs to follow …
But down on the sandy flats where the tide is out, a transition is occurring. An adventurous figure has crossed a threshold, s/he is neither bond nor free.
Is this what therapists call “a growth opportunity”?
If so, what insights, what developments will the new territory reveal when the blindfold comes off?
May 11th to 20th gets this card. Saturn in Taurus.
Satisfied with your efforts? Need to weed that garden? Add a little mulch? Re-think the design?
Let loose the Saturnine aspect of your inner Capability Brown (the amazing 18th century landscape artist) and listen to what is said.
… And it happens to however many billion of us there are on the planet at the moment, but when the following occurs, it’s hard not to think the planet has singled you out:
- I got an excited message from the admin office at my actor’s union, telling me that several thousand dollars in repeat fees were waiting to be claimed. I returned the call. After a brief discussion, the lady explained that there was a mix up. A little later I received a check for $10.97
- After several grueling sessions with the filing, the paperwork, my own temperament, I went to see my accountant only to find I had forgotten to bring a vital sheaf of papers.
- I will do a Tarot and Astrology presentation with a good friend and colleague in Winston-Salem next week. We sent out a flyer with a typo in the contact details. We wondered why the phones were silent!
But yes, the splendid astrologer extraordinaire Ms Sheila Roher, lately of New York City now relocated to North Carolina, and I, will be hosting a fun evening talking about the cards and the stars on Wednesday 18th May in Winston-Salem.
If you know anyone who might be interested, please contact me for details.