WE LIVE UNDER THE SUN & DREAM UNDER THE MOON
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
The World is a crazy place right now, and this build-up of aggression is thanks to the Aries Full Moon which is full of Mars energy that is impatient and restless. It is much easier to make war, than it is to make peace. However, thankfully the sun falls under Venus-ruled Libra which begs to compromise for the sake of peace.
Also, because the Sun has such a strong Venus influence, it amplifies the energies from whatever placement it is in – which happens to be Virgo. While Virgo does in a sense fall from grace while in Venus, because the two don’t get along as Virgo is a no-nonsense sign that prefers the facts over romanticism, we can thank the inspiration it sends us to look deeper into the things that lash out at us, before we take action. So, while aggression and impulsiveness is, we are given more common sense than being blinded with passion.
With all of the recent events in the World, it is so easy to point fingers and find someone to blame for the misfortunes we all face. When we play the victim, then we will continually attract things to make us feel victimized. It’s all about perspective, with how you see things. It is easy to wage war, and so much harder to stand for peace. However, when you consider the end-result you want, which is harmony, then you have to rethink your motives on how to get there.
Libra inspires us to see things from both sides of the coin, and Aries gives us the energy to act upon our decisions. This is a great time to take action, and to really fuel your goals or ambitions. This is a Moon for clearing blockages and for things to come into fruition. Those who have been seeking results, you may get them, or at least a peak of what is to come from your efforts. A Libra Sun and Aries Moon is much like beauty and the beast – where the beast is tempered by the grace and love of the beauty. If not channeled right, or if you do not balance your self-awareness, then this energy can be rather damaging.
Another great influence this energy bestows upon is the ability to branch out of the normal structures of society, or even within yourself, that are too conflicting, or restricting, and to speak out about corruptions. The ability to see the other side, or to uncover hidden secrets (thanks to Jupiter moving in Scorpio on 10/10, we can use this energy to swim the deepest depths), and find the courage to speak up, and to persuade others to see your point. We have the confidence to speak, and the grace to attract others with our words. This is a wonderful Moon for artist and entrepreneurs.
What I feel most from this Moon is the Goddess Minerva, or known as Athena in her Greek form. She governs society, positions, and diplomacy. The Greeks had named Athens, their capital, after her and dedicated the city to her. She is the voice of the people, and rules over cosmic order. She is usually pictured holding scales, which is also the symbol for Libra. Many would come to her temple seeking justice, or to plan strategies for an affective battle plan when going into war. Many heroes would call onto her as well, when they needed help in saving their people from destruction. She gave Perseus her shield when he killed Medusa, a Gorgon who would turn men to stone with her deathly stare.
As her brother Aries rules over War, she ruled beside him, only she governed the mental aspects of it, rather than the physical. So, with these energies combined, we can count on effective movement in obtaining the results we desire.
The best rituals, or meditations, to perform under this Full Moon energy are: Love, Money, Peace, Justice/Legal Matters.
The hard working and detailed-oriented sign of Virgo takes the reins of emotional and deep-sensing Moon, as well as still has control of the Sun. We also have many of the core planets: Mercury, Venus and Mars joining in, transiting within Virgo as well. While Virgo and Venus do not get along, since Virgo is too sensible and prefers being useful for the ones they love, over romanticism, we can consider the other planets working with this detail-oriented energy in giving us a leg-up on projects and goals we have been wanting to work on.
This is a prime time to focus on the details of certain goals you have been wanting to bring to life, as this Virgo energy is ideal in making sense of the dreams and intuitive callings which the Pisces Full Moon had stirred within us recently. Virgo will dig deep to bring the facts towards the surface of your understanding, in how you can make big plans happen with the perfect brain-storming tactics.
Virgo doesn’t have time to stop and smell the roses, as the period it rules is considered our Harvest Season, where our ancestors often had to work the hardest to ensure survival during the harsh winter months. So, this is a great energy to work with in cultivating and bringing forth your efforts towards something much higher that will serve you in the long-term. As Virgo’s motto is, Work hard and play later. As the sun transitions into Libra within the following days of this New Moon, we will be graced with a much-needed pause to bring some creative flair into our projects and goals, and also indulge in the fruits from our labor.
"And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of 12 stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth."
- Revelations 12:1-2
Now, before we get any further, I do want to bring attention to one major misconception that is going around in terms of a “bible prophecy”. The world is NOT going to end on September 23, 2017.
We can thank this Virgo energy to think critically, and not to take in facts without first doing our own research, also, there is a powerful Mars-Neptune opposition which is ideal for intuitive insight, and seeing beyond the smoke and mirrors when it comes to calling out deception and misinformation. I have taken a little time to research some of these articles floating around by mainstream media outlets, and have found that many are incorrect about Jupiter being in Virgo – it will be in Libra, and has been since September 12th. Keep in mind that when we go looking for signs, we can often find them because perspective will persuade common sense in connecting dots, when logically the dots are not there.
I would say that this Moon is getting us ready for a mass-scale awakening as Virgo never takes anything at face value, and aren’t keen on believing in something that does not make “perfect sense”, as Virgo has an uncommon amount of common sense, and is probably the most logical and critical to details, than all the zodiac. This is a good time to consider the imperfections within the structures which lead us – within ourselves, and also within our environment.
Virgo is all about higher-awareness and will serve as the skeptic we all need when sometimes "seeing is truly believing", they are great at debunking illusions which create mass hysteria. When everyone is convinced a ghost had moved an object, Virgo will be the first to consider the wind or other realistic perspectives before getting swept away.
So while this alignment in Virgo is rare, happening once every 7,000 years, we mustn’t allow an obvious “hidden agenda” to cast a sense of fear towards this powerful event which is to help us rise above a system that doesn’t work, and to set better habits for one that will. There always seems to be some sort of “end of the world” prophecy during an alignment which is meant for ascension, and so this is to aid in lowering the vibrational frequency of the collective during a time that is meant to aid in raising it.