Divinity in the Details - Embodied Astrology & Horoscopes for Virgo Season (August 23-September 23)
The following text is excerpted from the Virgo Season Journal for Subscribers. Get the entire journal by becoming a monthly donor!
Virgo, as a symbol, represents the changeability and adaptation of Earth, and the resilience and fortitude of nature as it organizes itself. Virgo can be seen in plants that grow in symbiosis with each other, insects and animals who evolve with landscapes as they mature and shift. Virgo represents discrimination and calculation. It is the ability to identify opportunities for improvement, and the power and instinct to make use of what’s tangible by differentiating, separating, sorting and categorizing. In Virgo we can observe the magic of spirit as it manifests through the details of material forms in their growth and refinement.
Virgo is an earth sign. It relates specifically to life on earth – plants, animals and insects – and perhaps also, the idea of the sentience of Earth or its “personality” as a living being. Virgo rules the details of Earth and the many pieces that comprise the whole. It can be observed in the interconnections and communications between organisms, systems and cells.
In the astrological framework, earth is the element of practical manifestation. The desire for practicality and manifestation can be seen in all of the earth signs, but in Virgo especially we find the labor and dedication required for any tangible outcome. This sign teaches us to attend to each step, to not skip over the fine details, to humble ourselves and commit to the process, to devote ourselves to a larger, vaster vision. Virgo asks us to use our intelligence and to notice the nuances. It enforces a process and reminds us that only through trial, error and repetition will we eventually reach refinement.
As we learn and grow through Virgo, we must recognize the limits and capacities of our own ability and attention and discern the appropriate applications of our energy. This sign asks us to attend to the practical and mundane: jobs and tasks must be committed to and completed in order to survive and sustain. For most of us, most days include at least a handful of obligatory chores (if not an entire day of labor) that we may not choose by our own preference, but must perform for a variety of reasons, any of which can be reduced to the needs of living in society and on Earth. Many of Virgo’s most important lessons are delivered through this attending. When we ignore clutter and mess, what results is overwhelm and chaos. If we disregard the various needs of material existence – the most fundamental of which is maintenance and care for own bodies and environments – our experiences are filled with unnecessary suffering, confusion and pollution.
These horoscopes are sign-specific for the month ahead of Virgo Season (August 23-September 23, 2019.) Check your sun sign to understand something about your inherent nature and ego, your rising sign to understand more about what's going on in your life right now, and your moon sign to understand more about your relationships and emotional landscape. Horoscopes are poetic pieces of mystical suggestion. Take what works and leave the rest. Use the affirmations as questions, metaphors, and reminders.
Good health is good relationship. It is a beneficial exchange between internal and external
I attend to my health by attending to my interior
What am I ready and willing and able to receive - physically, energetically, psychically, spiritually, emotionally, relationally?
What nourishes, sustains, supports?
Listen to the Aries horoscope here
Joy should be considered a solid necessity and foundation.
Not just for a life well lived.
But also, for a life that serves life, and the grander scheme of things.
Don’t trivialize this sensation.
You may need to go through nuance, suffering and complexity to reach it,
but reach it, you must
Listen to the Taurus horoscope here
My healing is my family’s healing
My health is my culture’s health
As I care for and attend to my family and home(s)
I care and attend to myself
Listen to the Gemini horoscope here
I communicate and absorb information better when I am calm in my body
For relationships to stay in my life they must be nourishing and balanced
I don’t need to know why I’m here to respect my being
Listen to the Cancer horoscope here
I trust in abundance, and use my resources wisely
The greatest resource I have is my heart
I let go of anything that makes it smaller, so that it can get bigger
Listen to the Leo horoscope here
I distill my presence to its essence
I discern, and choose to invite energy that matches mine
I elevate, ascend, inspire
Listen to the Virgo horoscope here
If I can’t see myself, now… then when?
There is nothing to hide and everything to accept
(self)love means nothing if it’s not transparent and unconditional
Listen to the Libra horoscope here
Social acceptance is only worth it if you get to do/be you
Otherwise why bother?
Say what you mean, mean what you say
Say it like you care and as if it matters
Listen to the Scorpio horoscope here
Make choices to be in the world in the ways you want to be
Regardless of resources or time or position or title
How you claim yourself is no one else’s decision
Listen to the Sagittarius horoscope here
Change is. Always.
Change is creativity. I change/am changed
I create myself. All ways
Listen to the Capricorn horoscope here
Try to see it as fully as you can
The shadow, the layers, the in-between and stuck spaces
Illuminate and reveal what has been hidden
Here is where you’ll find the healing
Listen to the Aquarius horoscope here
No one else’s experience is mine to know or manage
I care for my relationships by caring for my own energy
When I care for my energy,
what I can offer to the world is buoyant, expansive, generous
Listen to the Pisces horoscope here