You have plans, dear Virgo, to expand your world somehow, and you know what you’re creating is smart–but do you know how it might affect home and family? Relationships and finances could unexpectedly suffer, not through any fault of your own, but because there are some big changes just ahead that will alter the lay of the land–and so mess with your well-laid plans. Watch both the natal House where Pluto is currently transiting and the House Pluto rules in the natal chart for the life areas where the disruptions will come from, and in the meantime, gather allies and reinforce relationships with your current diplomatic but sophisticated manner–you can charm the birds out of the trees right now, so put that bedazzled personality to good use. Happy Birthday, Virgo, and good luck!
Wisdom is yours, dear Virgo–or is it your burden? You may be cursed with extra clear and cautious foresight this coming Solar year, through to your next birthday, and considering you’ll have a lot of natural power and authority going for you, it could be the time when you make considerable strides, even make your fortune (as in creating the foundations of the life you were destined for); on the other hand, it won’t win you any friends, as your judgment may be so superior that you could make them look bad with your choices, or you find it impossible to go along with them on flights of fancy or recklessness, or can’t bring yourself to participate with them in what you know will end up a non-starter. It’s tough being a demi-god. Play your cards close to the vest, remain extra aware of and considerate of your friends, and soon enough your keen powers of discernment, observation, and judgment will go back to normal human levels, and everyone can live happily ever after. Happy Birthday, Virgo, and good luck!
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Others turn to you this coming Solar year, dear Virgo, through to your next birthday, but is it because you’re wise, or connected to Nature, or creative and imaginative, or is it your practicality that draws them in? You may be seen as having all the answers, but the reality is that you’re just better at knowing what’s important, at sorting out possibilities, and at extrapolating consequences–and you’ll help many many people in the time between now and your birthday in 2015. You’re not entirely selfless, though your diplomatic nature appears so; what you’ll gain is your pick of partners, collaborators, supporters, and even romantic interests–lonely is one thing you won’t be, within just a few months. Happy Birthday, Virgo, and good luck!
From ‘Attachments—Asking Why’, an article on relationships in the current ECLIPSE:
We’ve talked about Ceres’ sex-deadening energy specifically when it contacts the Mars, chart ruler, or Sun or Sun ruler of a male from a female’s chart, or within a same sex interaction in either person’s chart to the other’s, but Ceres can bring her overwhelming Earth Mama or directly maternal vibe by moving aspect, and so temporarily put a damper on drives, unless the individuals can relate to an elemental form of sexuality—if the involved individuals are too civilized, too strongly identify caring with mothering, or are too frightened of Nature and natural behaviors (these make some people feel out-of-control), then a Ceres transit can really gum things up, the worst part being that one might feel the change is permanent, rather than transitory.
Just a Little Lunar Essence for 30 August: the Moon enters Scorpio at 1:53 AM Pacific time of the 30th. 1 PM PDT the Moon trines Neptune. We are open to deep feeling, inspiration, and creative change–whatever moves you at this point is likely to be very positive–unless you let yourself be mislead. Vet your ideas by imagining potential outcomes; if they’re all good, you’ve got a green light. 3 PM PDT the Moon conjuncts Ceres and trines Earth. We connect with our power by connecting, literally, with the earth. Garden, work with clay, walk outside barefoot, swim in a natural body of water, plant something–it will bring power, balance, and peace.
31 August relationships may support us, and our money and/ or talent supports our skills, but only if we refuse to dwell on our wounds or to think like losers! At this time the world really is ours to make of it what we will; don’t abdicate your immense power to declare your territory as your own in favor of playing victim or out of a mistaken belief that it’s egotistical to declare yourself—there’s nothing modest or virtuous about pretending to be weaker or more confused than we actually are. (Perfecting today: Venus semi-square Pallas, Mercury contra-parallel Chiron and semi-square Vesta, Earth trine Ceres)
Dear Virgo, this Solar year, through to your next birthday, it appears you’ll connect to your natural talents and powers more completely than ever before. Your gifts and natural authority will wisely combine to create a presence, a level of practical skills, and a kind of life performance unprecedented for you. You’ll profit most by careful action that uses an equal mix of instinct and courage (as in having the bravery to deal with things you’d normally turn away from); this will take you far, most especially if you make effective communication in everything you do your aim. Happy Birthday, Virgo, and good luck!
You are in prime creative time, dear Virgo, and receive a mandate, this Solar year through to your next birthday, to translate your dreams and creative ideas into some sort of material manifestation. You have a personal sense of power and authority during this period that will allow you to carry off projects that at other times would intimidate you, and your effect on others will be to impress them with your inspired potential. Too, you’ll find a receptive audience, and all the cooperation and support you could ask for, with every creative project you bring into being. The biggest friction for you this coming year could be found in dealings with your opposite number, whether that’s the mate, a rival creator, or those supportive others–they’ll offer aid, but at a price, and it may be up to you to decide whether what they demand is worth what they can give. Happy Birthday, Virgo, and good luck!
Dear Virgo, it’s time for you to take an inventory of your assets, talents, and abilities, because for the coming Solar year, through to your next birthday, you will be dealing with various facets of Self-expression and finances–and the better you know yourself, the more likely you will be to make a string of successes, rather than near misses. You need to embrace your own power, your own authority to create the environment you want–you seem to be hesitating, especially when it comes to relationships or spending–who convinced you that modesty and only taking a dab and oh no more that’s enough for me was not just a virtue, but the only way to be liked in life? Believe me, the same people will like you who liked you before, but now, if you manage to assert yourself without restrictions, you will be able to share some wonderful times with them, will attract a whole new set of admirers, and what’s more, you’ll have the luxury of asking yourself, do I like them? Excluding those who are unkind to you is the prerogative of those who are both Self-sufficient and confident in who they are–and it’s your chance this year to be both, Virgo. Happy Birthday, and good luck!
27 August it’s all about power, and the power we imagine we have is for all intents and purposes what we actually wield. That means a couple of things: those who believe they are powerful really are; those who have no conscience or awareness of others as separate human beings are actually dangerous; and those who believe they have no power will find that fantasy (for it is a fantasy, to think we are helpless) playing out, too. Talk, and what we see, reflects only a small portion of the power-shifts going on; assume what’s obvious is like an iceberg, that there’s a lot more to things that we don’t see.
As well, there’s basic conflict between opposites; expect butting heads rather than cooperation, even when getting along would be easier. (Perfecting today: Neptune parallel Ceres, Venus square Mars, Mercury semi-square Ceres, Sun contra-parallel Ceres and Neptune)
As much as I appreciate being mentioned in blog awards, I typically stay out of actual participation solely because it can be so time consuming, but I’ve been very kindly mentioned by one of my favorite bloggers over at An UpTurned Soul and so thought I’d quickly list some of my other favorite sites and astrology bloggers: Astro Inquiry Amy LaBonte (Art and Writing) Big Sky Astrology Learning Curve on the Ecliptic Julie Reisner (ceramics) Chirotic Journal and the always excellent and intriguing Stars Over Washington! There are lots more–just browse the sidebar at the right if you’re looking for something new
This coming Solar year, dear Virgo, through to your next birthday, you may feel a strong need to address ambitions and desires, and to face wounds and heal them, specifically so that you can access those Chirotic skills (the skill set related to your natal Chiron placement) and put them to work making your ambitions and desires a reality. That’s a full plate! And that agenda may keep you intensely focused and very busy–but, don’t miss the chance to materialize Love or Money; this is very possible, if you’ll only express who you are so that others can see it, and make it a practice to always, no matter how painful, tell the Truth–because that’s what will attract others, assets, or both to you this year. Happy Birthday, Virgo, and good luck!
This coming Solar year, through to your next birthday, dear Virgo, you’ve got a new opportunity to express your most unique ideas, to be innovative or inventive, to exercise your critical faculties, your powers of discernment, and your ability to lead others in original efforts–in other words, you’ve got a new way to be in the world, and a new role that makes the most of your mind and offers you a chance to heal some long-standing wounds. The high points will likely involve creativity and expression of personal power; the low points, which you can avoid, may be expecting too much of or counting too much on others, and being distracted by looking back at the past. Being as Self-sufficient as possible will allow you to go as far and as fast as you want–and lets you gather the rewards and the credit for yourself–you’ll deserve them. Happy Birthday, Virgo, and good luck!