For this is what America is all about. It is the uncrossed desert and the unclimbed ridge. It is the star that is not reached and the harvest that is sleeping in the unplowed ground.
~ Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States,
Sun and Moon in Virgo (Aug. 27, 1908)
The Sun enters the sign of Virgo today, which, according to some traditions, is the Month of Isis, and a time of the creative and healing power of the Divine Feminine.
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. (I mean.. come on! Really? LBJ??)…
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 celibacy or virginity – the Goddess that rules over Virgo is the juicy, fertile Goddess of the Harvest, Ceres. She stands for all that is voluptuous and abundant, so unlike the stereotype, Virgo can be a sensual, pleasure-loving sign.
Virgo people often have an innate desire to be of service. 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.
For all of us, now that the Sun has moved into the sign of Virgo, Diane Lang (aka Neith, at Libra Seeking Balance) writes, “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.”
May any such necessary cleaning up result in fresh, wholesome goodness ahead.
And may Virgo’s gift to all be healing, virtue, and work well and fruitfully done!