Six things to do when Mercury is in Virgo

Mercury enters its home sign of VIRGO July 30 where communications, details and accountability rules. Where getting the job done perfectly is all that matters. This is good as it help us get our minds refocussed back to the daily ordinary humdrum stuff. Virgo, the 6th sign, is hard working, serving others and humble. Yes they can be nerds. Bernie Sanders is a Virgo.

EARLY MERCURY RETROGRADE ALERT August 30 -Sept. 21 Fall Equinox is the 22nd.

August 30 -sept. 21 Fall Equinox is on the 22nd.

Mercury Retrograde will have us rethinking, retooling and reperfectting though September’s ECLIPSE season.

VIRGO the Virgin is the largest Constellation, She is THE Great GODDESS the Divine Mother.

6 things to be sure to focus on with Mercury in VIRGO

  1. HEALTH

Health is wealth and very important to Virgo. You are what you eat. Beneficial time to do a cleanse, especially as we are going into season change time. You will find it easier and more beneficial to stick to a healthier, more nutritious natural wholesome diet. There is more cognisance of the mind/body connection. Virgo is the harvest, the plants and herbs of the earth. Try using a homeopath, naturopath, Chinese acupuncture or ayurvedic specialist. Virgo is the body, always tune in and listen to your body as it never lies. 

2. WORK

Virgo’s are the workaholics of the Zodiac. They love to be of service and are traditionally the servants of the Zodiac. Questions to ponder with Mercury in Virgo. Are you working too much?  Are you too afraid to ask for a raise or speak up about your rights?  Are you truly loving your work? How can you master your work? Think about ways to reinvent your work environment and innovate new ideas in your work. If you are bored to tears then move on. 

3. SERVICE

Virgo’s need to feel they are being of service. Do you feel that your work and your gifts are being used in the right service? What is your higher purpose for serving? Whom do you serve? Are you being of service to your own body, your own environment? How can you improve this?

4. ORGANIZATION

Mercury in Virgo can help all of us, especially those who are neatness challenged to get their acts together. Gemini,  Pisces, Sagittarius- listen up. Virgo energy is perfectionist. Not to be O.C.D. but use this time to clear out messes everywhere you find them. Reorganize, declutter, recycle. Be more prompt and on time. Follow up and follow through. Virgo energy is extremely responsible and Always gets the job done.

 

5. REAPING THE HARVEST

After all your hard work you need to reap the benefits. Where can you do this in your life? Do you have an idea of what your goals are and what that harvest looks like? If you don’t have a very Virgo business plan and clear goals you cannot create and manifest what you want. Make a plan, get some coaching if needed. 

6. Gratitude 

Always be grateful for what you have no matter how humble. Bless those bills. Affirm abundance and not poverty.

Remember JUPITER is finishing his year long blessings to Virgo’s and exits the sign on September 9, 2016.  Get your shit together now. 

MERCURY the planet is personified as THE MAGICIAN Tarot Trump # 1

 

THOTH TAROT # 1 the MAGUS Mercury 

The magical skill we all have is our minds. With our consciousness we can create whatever we wish to. Yes you are a wizard or a witch. We all are. You are what you think. The Magician usually has an  INFINITY symbol over his head. As does the woman in the STRENGTH card which is LEO energy.  With Magic you can  control ALL TIME.  The mind is INFINITE. Mercury is a hermaphrodite, both masculine and feminine. He symbolizes the two-lobed brain, the conscious and unconscious sides of ourselves. Each person contains both sexes. Inter-gender is a popular term these days.  The MAGICIAN is a trickster.

The Sign of Virgo the Virgin earth is personified as THE HERMIT #9 

 

THE HERMIT is not necessarily alone or has abandoned all worldly possessions. The Hermit is usually pictured as a wise old man with a long beard in profile holding up a lamp, a light to guide the way. He is very  much the Inner GUIDE, the one who is always there within you. Just quiet that busy mind and you will find the Hermit, as your ancestors, an unbroken lineage working for and protecting you. 

Use this time with Mercury in VIRGO to tune into that ancient wisdom of the Hermit residing already there.

THE SUN will enter Virgo August 22 and there will be a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Virgo September 1st which will trigger a hell of a lot of cleansing. 

MEDITATIONS  WITH THE MAGICIAN Mercury

What is your relationship with your inner hermaphrodite?  Bruce Jenner is our current Magician.

How IN TUNE are you? What kind of mind games do you play on yourself?

Dialogue with the HERMIT daily as a meditation. Ask him questions, he is waiting to guide you. The Hermit can be a female guide as well, the Virgin Goddess, the keeper of the harvest.

Why am I so afraid of being alone? Very important for women to ask this question.

Talk to your body, ask each part how it is feeling, You will be amazed at how correct this is.

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Beauty + brains, Venus in Virgo, Retrograde love

Venus enters Virgo July 18th turning Retrograde in a week, July 25. Any planet standing virtually motionless in the sky is very powerful.  

I feel this image of Venus in a still balanced yoga pose,or like a blue heron.

VENUS IN VIRGO GODDESS of the HARVEST

Venus in Virgo earthy love Tara Greene

Jules Breton 19th Century French

Uh Oh, Love goes backwards. Don’t shoot the Goddess! 

also money, values and work reviews, relocations, Love rests, and health renewals.

Venus Retrogrades into the Underworld which is the Sumerian myth of Inanna. Venus goes into what we know as Pluto’s realm to give up all of her worldly status, her jewels, and ego to be dismembered and hung up like a piece of meat on a hook to rot. She is then rescued by her helpers and is reborn after three days and comes back to the Upperworld to reclaim her throne from her impudent arrogant lover Dumuzzi who she left to tend it, who she then sends away or kills. 

So pay attention to the Myth, this is a shortened version for we will be reenacting Venus’s letting go of her ego act,which she begins to do at zero degrees Virgo. She retrograde’s back in Leo and turns direct at the 15th and most powerful degree on September 6. She will take until October 8th to get back to zero degrees Virgo again. 

Venus in the underworld dredges up all the fantasies and fears about dying, letting go, surrender, leaving everything we know behind. Lovers, money, beautiful objects, relationships, anything we are attached to and clinging onto dear life with must be let go of during this 6 week process. 

Venus Retrogrades once every year to a year plus in an eight year cycle. Think back on where you were, who you were with? what were you earning? your health? eight years ago in 2007.  

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Virgo is all about  being humble, frugal, a servant, being part of a community. Leo is all about ME, selfies, vanity, ego, fancy bling, dress to impress, self-proclaimed god status, billionaire’s, you know. 

Venus in Virgo is earthy love, why don’t we do it in the road?

The ego will be struggling with Venus Retrograde in Leo to not let go of the status symbols. But the cosmic process says we must get down to essence. VIRGO is the trees, the harvest, the sacred ground, the oaks, the fruits of our labors. Virgo is on budget, practical, accountable, perfectionist.

Out with the VENUS in LEO drama and over the top passion,and time to get grounded, simple, slow down. 

HEALTH

Virgo, symbolized by the Virgin Harvest Goddess, is a very ancient and large Constellation.Health is a huge issue for Virgos, as they do worry a lot which can affect their health.  Their weakest body part is the upper intestines and they often have underlying health issues of this type.

While Venus is in Virgo you should very carefully watch your diet and health and avoid drinking alcohol, eating greasy, heavy and spicy foods. Venus in Virgo helps one be very disciplined and health conscious. You will love doing yoga, walking, working out and eating simple and healthy during this time. Go on a cleanse it is also optimum time in the fall. Give your body the gift of health  care;do get massages, use natural herbs, naturopaths, Chinese herbal and homeopathic medicines which are not toxic.

There will be love reversals and losses. Many relationships will be stressed and end.

DATING DURING VENUS IN VIRGO SEASON

Women, love and values turn to  earthy and practical;  Do they have good jobs? Are they responsible. Have good hygiene?  Do they have good money management skills? Are they intelligent?

Dress will be neater with tidyer hair and more conservative in general. 

And beware exorbitant  workaholism.

This is a virgo trait anyways. You will have to pry them away from their desks, as they are  married to their job’s

Venus in Virgo is rather dry and information oriented

 they may avoid intimacy by adoring their cel phones, YouTube, books, etc.

Mercury rules VIRGO’s we must always remember that.

Mercury also leaves Leo and enters Virgo on August 7th- August 27th.

Mercury in in Libra,Venus’s sign from August 27- which will enhance Venus’s energy.

Mercury turns Retrograde September 17th, at 15 degrees of Libra, until October 9th where is stations at zero degrees Libra. Those two days will be very powerful.

VIRGO is the sign that is associated with THE HERMIT in the TAROT

This may be a great opportunity to take your ques from the Hermit and take time off and retreat into your room, cave, or preferred place in nature and be alone for a few weeks. 

Do clean up your mess, your messy house, desk, finances, health, relationships, colon. 

Famous Venus in Virgo peeps

John Lennon, Mick Jagger- started out studying economics, Sting, Pink, Gwen Stefani.

Rappers  -Eminem and Lil Wayne

AUTHOR’S

J.K. Rowling- Harry Potter writer, the best-selling author in the world, ever

ACTORS

Robin Williams, Julia Roberts- earth momma at heart, Robert De Niro- known for being a perfectionist.

Robert Redford -living in the country in Utah, Catherine Zeta- Jones, Vin Diesel, Blake Lively,

Sean Penn, Mila Kunis, Bridgitte Bardot,  Kate Winslet, Patrick Swayze.

Catherine Deneuve, Charlize Theron, Antonia Banderas.

Film DIRECTOR’s -Roman Polanski.

PHILOSOPHER’s -Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher.

Last and least: Kim Kardashian

 she’s made a heck of a lot of money for no talent.

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Spiritual declutter, your highest goals from Tara Greene.

OMG There’s so much going on.
I started to write about the Astrology of Woody Allen and Dylan Farrow’s open letter about Woody sexually abusing her a s a child. I will go into more depth with that one and include the two of them and  Mia Farrow’s chart as well.
Then Philip Seymour Hoffman dies of a heroin overdose. I wanted to do a short article on him too.
Then there’s WTF is going on with TORONTO?
Justin Bieber, Rob Ford, Drake on SNL. It’s a hot spot. Another article.
I cant keep up!
Then there was IMBOLC, and the Ubberbowl and SOLAR FLARES to boot.
and its almost Mercury Retrograde.
And I am feeling so tired.
Feb 3- 9th WE ARE UNDER THE MAGICAL SPIRITUAL ENCHANTING SPELL of Mercury conjunct NEPTUNE 
Its’ fairies and Unicorns and soul mates and higher angelic inspiration.
Which explains why  you most likely are feeling so spaced out. And tired?
DREAM ON all these days. Seriously.  Imagine, create, let the inner muse sing out.
MAGICAL QUINTILE ASPECT between The NORTH NODE & PLUTO now
What is a QUINTILE? Not to be confused with a Quincunx.
A quintile is the division of  a 360 degree circle into 5 equal parts. It’s a Pentagram formation, sacred to Venus. It consists of a sextile of 60 degrees + 1/5 of that amount. 60 + 12 = 72. A quintile is  any 72 degree aspect between planets.
The number 72 is very sacred as it is about how long it takes a “Fixed Star’ to move one degree. It is half of the sacred 144 which is mentioned as 144,000 enlightened beings it will take to shift the world’s consciousness. 
standing stones of Callanish Astrology Tara Greene
The NORTH NODE
represents our collective and personal highest spiritual goal. The NN travels around in approximately 19 year repeating cycles. The sacred stones of Callanish Scotland and other famous stones circles are cosmic clocks mapping the solar and lunar cycles which create eclipses. Eclipses can only occur when the Sun and the Moon align closely with the transiting NODES OF THE MOON.
There is a SOUTH NODE directly opposite to the North.
Esoterically the SOUTH NODE represents the collective past. It is a karmic intake spot, it is your past lives, and your DNA, it can be your families “story.:  
Each person has their North Node, called the DRAGON’S HEAD and the South Node is the Dragon’s Tail in their astrology charts.
In some branches of Astrology, in Indian Vedic Astrology the North Node  is one of the most powerful aspects in the chart.
With Pluto and the North Node in this blessed angle we can really work out our karma.  Especially with the NORTH NODE in Scorpio, which is the energy we’ve been working with for the last 1.5 years, this is about throwing the ONE RING to rule them all into the Fires of MORDOR for good. ie. YOUR EGO and power trips.
SCORPIO is a Triple aspected evolutionary SOUL sign,
Passing from the Unconsciousness stage of the SCORPION for which it is notoriously famous for its poisonous sting. This is the ruthless, use and toss for power and control aspect which way too many of us have been stung by. 
Scorpio must evolve above that stage and becomes the EAGLE and learns to fly above the negative emotional/ sexual drives of abuse of power and learn to use its’ own power wisely. The Scorpio Eagle can still be a bird of prey and dangerous but not self- destructive.
Next the SCORPIO rises up to its highest aspect of being a PHOENIX, able to rebirth itself over and over from its own deathly fire and ashes. From this it obtains the gift of spiritual healing. By dying to its own ego desires, by letting go of the need for power, Scorpions rise as spiritual healers. Helping other souls transitions between life and death as therapists, as peacemakers and go-betweens. 
North Node leaves SCORPIO enters LIBRA on February 18/19
For the next 14 days use this auspicious time to get unblocked. To pack up the old karmic cycle.
De-clutter your emotions, your armouring, your regrets, your fixations, your obsessions, your stubbornness, need to control, fail for spite, addictions, fear of intimacy.
NORTH NODE IN LIBRA/ SOUTH NODE IN ARIES  – November 11, 2015 
A new era of partnerships, balancing, diplomacy, evening out the score, beauty, arts, women, Ruled by Venus. South Node in Aries leaving the bullying, me first attitude in the red dust.
Will write more about that later.
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