First, an announcement –
Every Day is Sacred
When I first started blogging, oh, about twelve years ago, I committed myself to faithfully posting daily. Crazy, I know, and only sustainable for about nine years.
I was inspired by priestesses of Time like Waverly FitzGerald, and frequently posted tidbits about holidays and sacred history. Because it turns out that every day is sacred somewhere, to somebody, either now or in the past.
I have been feeling called to renew that practice. I’ve already begun on MeWe.com, the new social media site I am enjoying as I slowly disengage from Facebook. And now, I think it’s time to share my posts here, too.
(Please bear in mind that although every day is sacred, I honestly cannot promise to post each and every day. )
So — welcome! And what better time to get started than today, as we celebrate the Sun’s arrival in beautiful Virgo? After all, in the Zoroastrian calendar of ancient Persia, the Sun’s ingress into Virgo marked the New Year.
May this day, and all those yet to come, be sacred for you.
Happy Birthday To Virgo
The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
~ Leo Tolstoy (Sept. 9, 1828, Sun and Moon in Virgo)
The Sun entered the sign of Virgo this morning at 6:38 am (Eastern Daylight Time), which, according to some traditions, means it’s also the Goddess Month of Isis, and a time of the creative and healing power of the Divine Feminine. Now more than ever, we need Her; may She make it so!
People born under the sign of Virgo sometimes get a bad rap as being no-fun fuss-budgets, and repressed control freaks. This is unfair and untrue.
They simply believe that work is a requirement for a virtuous, worthwhile, and fulfilling life. Their sign’s name is also often misunderstood, for Virgo is not about literal virginity or celibacy – but more about modesty and discretion.
After all, the Goddess that rules over Virgo is none other than the lush, fertile Goddess of the Harvest, Ceres. So in the right time, in the right place, with the very carefully chosen, Virgo can be quite voluptuous and generous.
Virgo people often have an innate desire to be of service, as you can see from what Mr. Tolstoy had to say.
In addition, Virgo rules the physical body, the temple of the spirit.
For Virgo, caring comes in the form of finding workable solutions to everyday problems. Thus, Virgo is the pragmatic problem-solver, able to focus on details that others may overlook.
Virgo is one of the especially gifted healers of the zodiac and they are often remarkable doctors, nurses, teachers, therapists, researchers, scientists, and engineers. Virgos tend to have keen intellects, and hold themselves to high standards.
They are also very discriminating about those with whom they associate. They usually have excellent judgment about business matters and are not easily imposed upon or deceived.
While the Sun is in Virgo – For Everyone
(August 23-September 23, 2015)
Astrologers Annie Heese and Adam Banks tell us, “Our focus shifts to the pieces of the puzzle–the little details of our lives. It is now time to take care of practical concerns. Tending to the details of everyday life may not sound like loads of fun, but it can certainly free us from unnecessary stress that results from ‘collecting’ odds and ends of unfinished business.
“This is an ideal time to get organized, to do detail work, and to improve communications on the job.”
Especially since Mercury is going retrograde during Virgo, on Sept. 17.
In addition, Diane Lang (aka Neith, at Libra Seeking Balance) has noted, “The Leo party is over for the year. Here in the northern latitudes, we are entering harvest season when the crops planted under the Taurus Sun are mature. Days are growing distinctly shorter, the occasional leaf is starting to turn and we know Autumn is just around the corner. Virgo is traditionally the sign of the harvest and often the maiden representing Virgo is depicted holding a sheaf of wheat.”
Astrologer Auntie Moon adds, “Our behavior and perceptions shift to noticing and working on the details. The urge is toward being meticulous ~ you know, cleaning with q-tips to reach all the nooks and crannies. Close inspection takes a lot of courage. We’re going to find some icky stuff and we’re going to have to clean it up.” And she’s not just referring to housecleaning, either!
May any such necessary cleaning up — physical, emotional, or soulful — result in fresh, wholesome goodness ahead.
And may Virgo’s gift to all be healing, virtue, and our work being well and fruitfully done!
Do you have a friend or loved one with a Virgo Birthday (between August 23 and September 23)? Or maybe you are a smart and organized Virgo who is seeking ways to make this upcoming birthday year as fulfilling as possible!
Why not join my Birthday Club? Treat yourself (or your Virgo friends) to a full year of exercises, affirmations, and activities that are all tailored towards bringing your year ahead to fruition in the most practical and inspiring ways (perfect for the Virgo sensibility!).
All the details are here!