Category: Virgo

Your Month Ahead Podcast: Surprises, Virgos and more
Sally and I met at Kew Gardens in west London as an homage to earthy Virgo. It was indeed a day of sunshine and flowers. Kew Gardens is one of the world’s foremost collections of specimen plants and seeds from around the globe. It’s also an extraordinarily beautiful and magical [...]
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Astrology of Now: Tension
This is my cat Heart, who likes to play a role in all important conversations…
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Astrology of Now: “Be here, now!”
When you find a planet or asteroid at 0° in a person’s chart, it’s likely to be significant. It may contain a great deal of the pure energy of that sign, and the individual may need to manifest that during his or her lifetime. Since today, Pallas Athena, the asteroid of wisdom is [...]
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Astrology of Now: Perfect Legs
When the planet of disco balls and silver suits, that is Uranus, dances in perfect time with that stately waltzer Saturn, you know you’re in a peculiarly potent sort of season. Of course, Uranus and Saturn have been doing this all summer from early Taurus and Capricorn respectively. This [...]
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Podcast: Your Month Ahead
This month we recorded our session by the Watts Chapel of Rest in Compton, an Arts and Crafts masterpiece next door to the Watts artist’s village in Surrey. We had quite a lively discussion about the month ahead, which looks, well, quite good — especially after the Full Moon and [...]
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Astrology of Now: Re-detailing the Details
Mercury Rx in Virgo 30 Aug- 22 September 29°-14° My goodness — what a super duper Mercury Rx. My household is swept up in a frenzied combined back-to-school, major-clear-out reading party. Here are some good things that have happened in the last few days. • You can see the floor of the garden [...]
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Astrology of Now: Love Subdues Anger
“Love is the one thing stronger than desire and the only proper reason to resist temptation.” ― Jeanette Winterson, Venus and Mars in Virgo “The kiss itself is immortal. It travels from lip to lip, century to century, from age to age. Men and women garner these kisses, offer them to others and [...]
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Divided by Pluto: Virgo through Capricorn
I started writing about Pluto generations with the intention of keeping these summaries short and letting the pictures tell part of the story. These were meant to be ready references to spark off ideas. Then the subject ballooned out of control, and I had to stop for a bit. Now I’ve cut [...]
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Astrology of Now: Venus in Virgo
Venus, who has spent the whole summer lolling around in the lap of luxury (Leo), moved into Virgo today. This means she will be out of the shadow of her retrograde by tomorrow. If you have been having to rethink, reinvent or reassess your attitudes to love, money, values or friendship this [...]
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God Is In The Detail: Jupiter in Virgo Part One
Jupiter in Virgo — August 11, 2015 – 9 September 2016 When the planet of expansion spends a year in a sign that’s all about detail, you might expect things to get a little distorted, or even out of proportion. But this change in perspective can be soul-awakening on a personal [...]
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Astrology of Now: Pour Some Sugar
The mistress of love and harmony, Venus herself, is usually pictured reclining, either ready for love or just finished.  The power of the goddess subsumed into the erotic fantasies of generations of artists and patrons. The goddess of love diminished into an object of desire. Her astrological [...]
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Pope Francis: The Earth, Our Sister, Cries Out
“1. “L AUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. “Praise be to you, […]
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Virgins, Black Power, African Liberation…
The month of Virgo was beautiful here, one warm soft day follows another. But the weather was also strange and unseasonable. The nights draw in but the days are as warm as summer. It’s dreamlike. Being deep in the dream of Virgo this year — with the help of an opposition from [...]
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Chiron: Weaving Together Body and Spirit
Our attention has been on the cacophony of the Cardinal Cross of late, but another actor in the solar system has been playing a subtle role in the drama of the skies. The asteroid Chiron — teacher, martyr, medicine man — has been sextiling Pluto for much of the past three years. [...]
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Virgo New Moon: Time To Get Clarity
God or, more correctly, G-d opened the Book of Life on Wednesday, the first day of Rosh Hoshanah, and will be snapping it shut again next Friday, September 13. During these ten Days of Awe, he’s going to be watching you, taking notes and making a decision about your coming year. You have [...]
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Comedians: Flights of Fancy, Saying the Unsayable and the Inner Savage
Danny Kaye had a Sun-Uranus conjunction in Capricorn. I read a post over at Libra Seeking Balance this week which reminded me that Uranus + Mercury = funny. Now I can vouch for this personally since I live with the funniest man I could find, and he has Merc + Uranus on the Ascendant. [...]
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Father Sun Marries Mother Moon in Summer
The creatures of the Zodiac cavort in a loop through the sky that takes us from midwinter to midsummer and back again. We are used to thinking of them as starting with Aries the Ram and ending with Pisces, the Fishes. But there is another way of ordering the Zodiac that can help you to […]
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Those Pretty, Pretty Virgo Boys
Keanu Reeves (Sep. 2, Virgo Rising) and River Phoenix (Aug 23, Scorpio Rising) They’re all a bit older now (except perhaps for M. Phillippe). But here they are in their pomp. Ryan Phillippe (Sep 10) Jeremy Irons  (Sep 19, Leo Rising) Hugh Grant (Sep 9, Virgo Rising) Richard Gere (Aug 31, [...]
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