September 5, 2013: Virgo New Moon: THE VIRGO SUPER CLUSTER
RED SHIFT DRIFT
As we move from late summer to early autumn, the intensity continues. The past few weeks brought the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Although their government continues to deny the act, the US government claims they have evidence Sarin gas was used; shadows, smoke and mirrors are in play, as it always seem to be. Neptune was prominent in the previous week’s last quarter moon, and although at the highest level relates to Spirit and Oneness, on the mundane level its energy can be related to poison, as well as subterfuge.
So much destruction of life carries undercurrents of sorrow in the collective unconscious, and the energy of the aether which swirls around us, is thick, heavy, and at times, it feels like trying to swim through mud.
Great change is upon us, and with this the shadow increases. Still we must play our part, we must try, no matter how small a space we occupy in this world, to be conscious, aware, and present. We must aspire “to practice in the presence of God” as Rudyar writes, similar to the Zen notion of Chop Wood, Carry Water, all efforts, all tasks, no matter how small, when done with mindfulness, and right intention, are sacred.
No matter where you and what you are doing, and no matter how small or insignificant the task: be conscious, be mindful, pay attention, be present.
The New Moon on September 5th, occurs in the sign of Virgo. Virgo is associated with the Mercurial qualities of knowledge, analysis, details and critique. She is also very much associated with healing, assimilation and the understanding that many parts (details), create ONE. As the Golden Goddess of the Harvest, she is associated with the Agricultural Goddess Ceres, and Guardian of the Hearth, Vesta, and of course the great Healer in our midst, Chiron, who now traverses opposite Virgo, in the sign of Pisces.
In astronomy, the constellation Virgo is known as the Virgo Cluster and is part of The Virgo Super Cluster which is the largest Constellation in the known (observable) Universe. Scientists have observed the Milky Way Galaxy (where our Solar System resides), is part of a group of galaxies called the Local Group that is being pulled by intense gravitational forces towards this enormous galaxy, the Virgo Super Cluster. Essentially, this is where we are drifting to, in space.
This information leads me to ponder that perhaps there is more to the sign of Virgo than we fully understand at this point in our evolution of consciousness.
The Sabian Symbol for this Virgo New Moon:
(Virgo 14) AN ARISTOCRATIC FAMILY TREE
[A deep reliance upon the ancestral roots of individual character.]
The Virgo New Moon closely sextiles Jupiter in Cancer, providing the energy of material opportunity and expansion, and with this aspect there is also the potential to take on more than we are prepared for (bombing Syria)?? The New Moon also trines Pluto in Capricorn, prompting a direct line to Pluto, and Pluto is about Power, Control, Resources, Life and Death Issues, so be prepared; the US may soon become involved in another military entanglement in the Middle East. Considering the consequences of so many deaths of women and children, this issue may take on a very emotional context with Jupiter in the Cancer.
Mars, in the early degrees of Leo closely opposes Juno in Aquarius; the God of War is ready to take action to prevent more victims of future chemical warfare.
Venus in Libra is close to SPICA (1st Magnitude, Fixed Star), and although located at 23Libra, due to precession, SPICA is part of the Virgo Constellation. SPICA is said to be a Benefic Star, and perhaps Venus filtering the Rays of this Beautiful White-Blue Giant, SPICA will help bring PEACE and JUSTICE to our fractured planet.
Vesta is moving through the last degrees of Leo, and will soon join Ceres in Virgo, further emphasizing the Earth Element and grounding us at this New Moon. Virgo is Mutable Earth and tangible changes are possible this month, plant the seeds of intention at this New Moon.
As you move through your day, try to make someone’s life a little easier, no need for grand gestures, a kind act, a kind word, a smile, all will do to uplift consciousness…
As always, Stay in Your Heart…
In Love & Light,