Virgo season is officially upon us, as today the Sun moves into the archetype of the servant and holistic healer, meeting up with Venus and Mars. Juno will join them in a stellium on Saturday. The connection between Venus and Mars demonstrates the divine feminine merging with the divine masculine, while Juno symbolizes the asteroid goddess of partnership and relationship.
The theme of hierosgamos, the sacred merging continues to be front and center, however we are switching from the fiery passion of Leo to earthly Virgo. I feel Virgo is often misunderstood, linked with dry and efficient terminology. Virgo is the virgin, and even this word has been misused in our culture. In actuality a virgin is a woman who has complete sovereignty over her body, complete freedom, complete choice.
The highest archetype of Virgo is the great celestial mother who brings the Heavens to the Earth. To accomplish this takes discernment, purity of consciousness, and a true desire to serve.
After our powerful pilgrimage Women at the Well and finding myself in the midst of traveling home, I am integrating so many threads of this great work. Being on the sacred Isle of Avalon for almost three weeks is such a gift, and each year replenishes my spirit to keep up.
Next Friday we welcome the Virgo New Moon and add another layer to this great love affair that seeded itself with the Leo lunation. Any great love affair must begin with an authentic union within. We are at a place on the planet where this sacred inner marriage is essential to our collective healing. The Brazilian Rainforests burning are offering reflection of the hot grief of the Earth Mother. It is necessary for each one of us to commit to our sovereign paths of sacred marriage within, which also means taking accountability for our healing.
This Sunday I resume my regular teaching schedule through Wednesday, September 5th. From early September through early October I'll be abroad stewarding another pilgrimage, so if you are in the Asheville area, please come circle up with me. I have two celestial themed events that I'd love to welcome you to. . . Virgo New Moon Womxn's Wisdom circle and Accessing the Key of Life.