Following those dramatic and intense Leo eclipses, the grounding and healing energies of thoughtful Virgo are probably more welcome than usual in 2008. This cycle of the Virgin will see much of what has been brewing for months and what was stirred up more recently begin to fall into place and take tangible form. One obvious example is that both political parties in the U.S. will choose their tickets for the November election. As syllabi map out the rest of the year for millions of students and their teachers now returning to school, we too can glimpse into the remainder of 2008 and make our plans. Virgo’s exacting analysis and gentle determination are here to lovingly guide us to our goals.
The new Virgo moon falls on August 30th and is an excellent time to clear and bless our crystals. With the resonance of this nurturing earth sign, stones charged at this time will be imbued with Virgo’s sweet stamina and endless drive toward perfection. The elemental kingdoms you tap into at this time through your crystals will hold your intentions for many moons to come.
If you feel as if you’ve been making your way through a dark nebulous tunnel the past few months, one severely lacking definition, rejoice. This Virgo cycle will help you begin to see the proverbial light of your tunnel’s end. A las there is a game plan. On September 7th benevolent Jupiter turns direct followed by Pluto on the 9th. The forward motion of these two large planets will help to bring much of what has been floating around in the Cosmos online and into form. With Virgo’s impeccable analysis, structured and organized methodology and penchant for problem-solving, an array of “a-ha” moments is in store. You will likely see “how” your aims can be achieved in very practical terms. Remember that Jupiter is in fellow earth sign Capricorn and Saturn is still making his way through Virgo. This earthy alignment will give us the energy to ground and sustain our efforts, enabling both planning and progress. And as this is the last full earth sign cycle of the calendar year, rededicating ourselves or redoubling our efforts on long-term goals is sure to reap rewards down the line.
September 7th is also the 3rd Annual International Angel Day. Hundreds of workshops will take place all over the globe on that day to open the portal between our world and the Angelic realm even wider. So if there is a special petition you would like to make or you just want more Angelic influence in your life, this is an excellent time to avail yourself to these heavenly and celestial energies. In fact the entire Virgo cycle is especially good for working with ArchAngels Michael and Raphael.
Last month we worked with color energy to strengthen the three lower and fifth chakras with Leo courage, power and generosity. For the Virgo cycle, the Virgo colors of green, blue and white offer healing energies for the heart, throat and crown chakras. ArchAngel Michael is associated with Virgo’s ruling planet Mercury, expression and communication, the throat chakra and rich, deep and vivid shades of blue such as cobalt and royal. ArchAngel Raphael is often associated with the emerald green ray of healing light and green is one of the colors associated with the heart chakra. Coupled with the consciousness of the white light of the crown chakra, this color combination can bring calming and supportive influences to us. Like no other sign Virgo asks us to take better care of our health, and she offers her nourishing energies to help us. So if you’ve been thinking that you’d like to improve your diet, meditate more regularly or practice breath work more often, these color/Angelic energies can greatly assist you this Virgo season.
Well, all of that Leo roaring is behind us for another year. Its wild fiery expression has had its moment in the sun. Under passionate eclipse energies, the seeds of our souls’ paths were planted and their energies have been sent out across the waves and ethers of the Universe. Now we are ready to answer a more subtle call. Virgo beckons us onward in our journey toward greater consciousness. If we listen with an open mind and readiness to undertake the disciplined actions she may ask of us, she will Guide us to the fruition of the dreams that truly serve our highest good.