Capricorn Rising Newsletter
August 2010 Virgo Edition
By Mary Jo Wevers, PhD
OWA Reprint Part III/III
The Month Ahead
As the Sun moves into Virgo it opposes Chiron conjunct Neptune in Aquarius, it is inconjunct Jupiter in Aries conjunct Uranus in Pisces, and trines Pluto in Capricorn. Our conscious efforts to heal ourselves and our earth in a practical and precise manner may be undermined by undefinable, unconscious fears of becoming hurt or devastated if we act in rational, new and unconventional ways. We need to change our attitudes around passivity and playing the victim. We can take action with courage based on what we know is true. Probing the depths of our feelings and attachments to material wealth and security will reveal areas we can actively work to heal and restore.
Mercury Retrograde in Virgo
On August 20 the planet Mercury will station retrograde at 19 degrees Virgo. It will continue its retrograde motion through September 11. Retrograde periods are times for us to slow down, review, reflect, and reconsider recent events and activities.
This retrograde period in Virgo will be a time to review how we communicate and interact with our environment with care, precision, and discernment. Take inventory of your work skills and health habits. Assess your inner health and well-being. What needs healing? How can you discriminate between real and imagined hurts? What plans can you begin to develop for improving your health, your life, and ways you can be of greater service in the world?
On September 12 Mercury stations direct at 5 degrees Virgo, trining Pluto in Capricorn. Using this review period productively will provide us with better information, methods and plans for building new foundations for our personal and global health and well being, and for our long-term stability and security. What old structures and organizations have we been dismantling and eliminating? What kind of new foundations have we been considering? Are they wise and responsible? Are they prudent? Will they be effective? This is our opportunity to assess, analyze, and improve the plans we have for ourselves, for our nation, and globally before we move ahead.
New Moon in Virgo
A New Moon occurs when the Sun and the Moon conjoin overhead from our perspective on Earth. This represents the fusion of our outer consciousness and awareness, symbolized by the Sun, with our inner emotional and unconscious self, symbolized by the Moon. This is a fertile time for new beginnings, for sowing the seeds of your new projects and endeavors.
The next New Moon will be on Wednesday September 8 at 3:30 a.m. (PDT) at 15 degrees Virgo. This New Moon will occur at the end of the Mercury retrograde in Virgo, giving us a potent opportunity for beginning our new activities more effectively and efficiently after completing our work reviewing, reflecting, and resolving old issues.
The area of your astrological chart where 15 degrees Virgo falls represents the area of your life where you can consciously create new beginnings that are discriminating, logical and practical. In what ways can you improve your health? How can you bring order and efficiency into your life? What new practical work-related skills can you develop? Are you embracing your vocation, or call to service in life? What parts of you or your life need to be better integrated so you can feel whole? How can you connect to the sacred earth, nurture her and feel nurtured by her?
You may wish to set new goals or create Virgo affirmations on this New Moon. Examples are: “I take take practical steps to improve the health and well being of my body, mind and spirit.” “I am nurtured by the earth and my material reality.” “I release the need for external perfection and embrace the Divine Order within.” “I discern with intuitive wholeness.”
You will begin to see evidence of the seeds you sow on this New Moon as they come to fruition on the following Full Moon. The Full Moon in Aries on September 23 will reward you with courage, strength and energy to take action and move ahead in the world with confidence.
“It’s important to know that words don’t move mountains. Work, exacting work moves mountains.” Danilo Dolci
Mary Jo Wevers, PhD, is a member in good standing with ONLINE WELLNESS ASSOCIATION. Her wellness practice includes: Soul•Personality Integration & Healing, Jungian Karmic Astrologer, Accredited JourneyTM Practitioner & Licensed Spiritual Health Coach. Dr. Wevers’ contact information is: www.maryjowevers.com or phone (541) 740-8081. You can also visit Dr. Wevers’ bio on the OWA PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY: http://www.onlinewellnessassociation.com
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