August 23rd to September 22nd, here on the eastern coast of the U.S. is hot. As we get closer to the end of August, we get into the time referred as the “dog days of summer.” The month of August is coming to an end and so is the summer season so as we begin to get overwhelmed by the heat, we’re given a break. The fall or autumn arrives and the temperature and humidity drops a little.
Astrologically, this time of year is represented by Virgo. According to Greek mythology, Virgo was associated with Astraea, the immortal goddess who was the last to leave humans and earth at the end of the Silver Age. Justice, innocence, purity, and precision are words connected with Virgo, and Virgo was always connected with the harvest.
Justice is why we find Virgo in the heavens next to constellation Libra, the scales of balance and justice. When you think about the words we connect with Virgo and the timing of her leaving at the end of the Silver Age, we can clearly see the reason for her departure. When humanity is without purity and innocence, the degeneration begins.
Interestingly enough, between August 23rd and September 22nd, the school year begins, and for some children, it will be their first experience socializing and mingling outside the home. Children are pulled from the shelter and protection of their parents and the private sanctuary that is the home, and placed into the classroom.
Right now, we have a special and powerful situation astrologically. A brand-new moon phase is beginning tonight in Virgo, and the sun is several days into its transit of Virgo. I think it’s special when we have a new moon coinciding with the sun’s entry into a sign, and what makes it powerful is the relationship or aspect between these two luminaries. As the sun sits on Virgo’s 4th degree and the moon on the 11th, they’re separated by 6 degrees. We call that a conjunction with 6 degrees of separation. Powerful!
A revival of new life and will power has been given to Virgo, and we’re blessed with mutable earth. We’re blessed with the ability to go with the flow, the ability to adjust and readjust, and the ability to experience without becoming too attached for the importance of figuring out what makes sense to us.
Virgo embodies precision, concentration, attention to detail, and the search for truth. It’s in the areas of service and health that we find a natural home and place for the manifestation of the Virgoan characteristics and energy.
With a brand-new moon phase beginning and Mercury in Libra, the heavens, through the various channels of communication, are calling for justice, balance, and harmony in the areas of service and health.
You can blog about it, write about it, talk about it, or make a video. Sometimes the rectification of a situation only requires that we bring attention to it. When you take something out of the darkness and place it in the light, you can see it for what it truly is.
If something doesn’t feel right internally, or something doesn’t look right, speak up. Your health is important; do your own research and if that’s not enough call or go see a doctor.
If you have extensive knowledge or consider yourself to be an expert in a field related to health or service, it’s time for you to speak up.
You might have a unique perspective or an understanding about something complicated, but because you’re personable and easy to talk to, you might be able to help someone internalize and wrap his head around something that never made sense to him.
Lies are told and the truth is hidden for many reasons, but sometimes it’s done to protect people. That’s acceptable to an extent. When withholding information creates problems, complications, and imbalance, then it’s time to release it. That means you’re ready.
Tonight, a new phase begins, and it culminates on September 10th with a full moon in Pisces. Your ability to be mutable and go with the flow has presented you with this awesome opportunity to figure out what does or doesn’t make sense. With that, you can begin this phase by sowing the proper seeds.
Focus your attention specifically and directly on the problem and the imbalance. Dig; do your research, study, and find the hidden truth.
When you find the truth, you may keep it to yourself, or you may communicate your discovery with others, but becoming the savior of the world isn’t the calling here. It’s about validating sense with truth and restoring balance. On the night of the full moon, you’ll be able to see the difference.
Starting tonight and lasting until the night of the full moon, the communications will center around justice and making things right. Those who work in service have an obligation to the people they serve, and often, they’re held to higher standards. You should know this before you get involved.
At this time there will be zero tolerance for abuse of power, or withholding important truths. Astraea may have left humans and earth at the end of the Silver Age, but the spirit of Virgo will forever seek justice when it comes to protecting the innocent and those pure of heart.