by Chrystal Lynn
To really understand what is happening in the sky, you have to understand what Virgo is all about. We just passed through a New Moon in Virgo, (when the sun and the moon are in the same sign). Mercury is retrograde at 28 degrees, conjunct Jupiter at 28 degrees in Virgo and still being fueled by the North Node in Virgo. Oh, lets not forget the Solar Eclipse (during the New Moon) which is like an earthquake in the sky, rattling lose the things we are desperately holding on to.
Being a Virgo, I sometimes hate to admit I understand this energy. It can truly feel like a cold, north wind, at times. But, this moment in history is very crucial that we all lay our emotions down for a minute and think about the harvest.
You see, Virgo rules the stomach, and it knows, instinctually, that we all need to eat to survive. It also knows if we don't plan through out the year, we won't have enough or we may have spent too much $$ and still come up short in the harvest (remember, Jupiter in Virgo is kicking off a new 12-year cycle, so we have to get this, now).
Virgo loves to work with others, they know if everyone brings something to the table, equally, then we will all do our part and that there is strength in numbers. They can't help but worry, excessively, about everyone. Even when you don't realize what is at stake, they care for you.
Virgo hates manipulation or people with questionable intentions. They can spot that shit from a mile away. They know that there is no time for competition, or ego displays...damn it, the winter is coming and we need to have enough food.
Virgo will work tirelessly thinking about everyone else, because they know, they can not survive alone and they can do more good with others than by themselves.. They want to see production all throughout the world. There's children, animals and the need to care for the earth, they all play an intricate part in the Virgo's "genetic" vision, and it takes a village!!
They believe in creating products that feed the stomach, soul and earth. So they know that their critical eye will cut the wheat from the chaff. They do not have any tolerance for people not sharing in the work. Yes, they can be controlling, because it is only the Virgo that knows the critical seasons that need to play out for the harvest to happen. They have to keep tract of the little details or they could lose their whole crop with one mistake. Leaving us all hungry.
They take their job very seriously, and will show people how to work by example, often not asking for help, because they expect you to see what needs to be done. They often watch and wait, testing your intentions.
Virgo will work weather others do or not, and often will be taken for granted or advantage, because they do not (usually) complain to the masses. What spins in their mind is a different story. They desperately want to ask for help, but they want you to want to. lol.
It's like asking someone to do the dishes and wanting them to love doing it. They never ask for anything that doesn't have the whole family's interest at heart. So they are pretty devastated if you act put out or stand back to watch them fail. That might even be unforgivable.
If they do not use their hands, they struggle with severe anxiety. Mercury needs a physical outlet!!
So, how can we apply this to the collective? You can look at your chart to see what house or planets are being ignited with Virgo energy, but more importantly, ask yourself, what is it going to take to get to where you are going? (remember the dream you were hanging on to, yea, better make a list of what you will need this time around).
There is no more time to waste. The Universe is making that loud and clear. Time to cut the wheat from the chaff. Those who see the vision will get on board, or they will not, but it has to come from within them. The heart will have to come through the fire to prove its valor and worth. Yes, you are being tested. The message of Virgo asks, "What are your intentions?" "Are they pure?" Because only the pure of heart can sit at the table. I didn't say, perfect. I said, pure. Purity puts aside ego, and works for the good of all. Remember, we all need to eat to survive (not very glamorous, but very necessary). Are we taking from the table or adding to it?
You may feel intently focused and have the urgent need to balance the energetic books (what is going out and what is coming in). If your energy is depleted then you need to take time alone for awhile and really count the cost. It's okay to have high expectations and expect others to give, too, even though you don't feel you should have to ask.
It's okay to look with a critical eye. Virgo loves to share and teach, but get the dust pan while they get the broom.
This may seem like a hard and cold message, but the winter is coming...we don't have time to fool around. Let this historical, Virgo Season, give you the eye, the determination, the clarity, the focus and the support to stay grounded and lay a foundation that will kick off the next 12-years. What you "do" now, will set the intention for the future. Time is of the essence!!
Signed, fellow Virgo, Chrystal Lynn!!! xoxo