The Sun Enters Virgo and Mars Squares Saturn

“Earth that gives to us this food,
Sun that makes it ripe and good,
Dearest Earth and dearest Sun,
We’ll not forget what you have done.”   Waldorf grace

“It’s a small planet, but so very beautiful.” The Green Devotional 

“Earth signs understand patience and strategy, and Virgo is a master analyst. Virgo savors the fulfillment of work completed, which is reached by shutting out the noise, and homing-in on practical achievement in the now.” Victoria Emory

Everyday,  at the end of the day I walk to a hill behind my house where there is a community garden. Two of the plots there are flower gardens – carefully and skillfully tended with brilliantly colorful nasturtiums, zinnias and snapdragons. It is a time at the end of the day that I get to share with butterflies, birds and a baby hawk learning to fly – whistling joyfully on his newly found wings  high up in the sky.

We are moving into a season governed by the Earth element as the Sun enters the sign of Virgo tomorrow  – joining Mercury – making this a particularly good time to visit and  appreciate special places in the natural world.

The Seven of Pentacles in Waite’s Tarot deck depicts a gardener, leaning on her hoe, looking down wistfully at a bush in her garden.  This image is a reminder of the natural cycles of time and that often we wish that things would happen more quickly than they do.

But Virgo is a mental sign that is good with planning and strategy and it wise to take this kind of patient approach now.

It also bodes now  to use and direct energy wisely  as Mars applies to a challenging aspect to Saturn. Mars is about action and Saturn is a planet of restriction. Best to avoid overwork and create a reasonable time line for reaching goals. Watch for impatience. Irritability also can be on the rise. This aspect will be in influence through mid October due to the retrograde period of Mars. And it will be in influence in mid December as Mars transits back in direct motion.

Mercury is moving into a harmonious aspect with Uranus – so watch for innovative and out of the box ideas and solutions. This influence  will prevail through the 29th.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”A woman sprinkling long rows of flowers.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill

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