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“What Do We Consider Our Treasures Asks 7 Virgo 24 Full Moon on Feb 25 2013”

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As the darkness and the coldness of the winter months begins to dim and give way to the hint that spring is around the corner, the transits of the planets have begun to paint their own stories in the night sky of what is about to commence. With many of the planets in a cluster, signifying that a concentrated effort is needed in order to make things happen, and that minor events will give way to what really matters at the moment. It is like the calm before the storm, that something is about to happen, and we are not quite sure what it is, but we feel deep within ourselves that it is more important then we realize. In this tranquil climate the 7 Virgo 24 Full Moon on February 25th 2013 at 12:27 pm PST is asking the question, “What do we consider our treasure that we need to cherish, to nourish, and which sustains who we are?”

Many may think it is the material things that we collect and surround our self with that defines who we are in this life. Our position at work, our salary, or the end results of our hard work that we have accomplished that brings the honor, esteem and the accolades from our co-workers. The planets in the night sky tell a different story, in that it is who we are, what we stand for, and the way we think that truly makes the differentiation of how we achieve what we truly desire and want in this life. These are the treasures in our life, which are the secret weapons and talents that we need, to honor, to cherish and to nourish any success and satisfaction we will have. We must remember that the outward material things may spoil and turn to dust, but what is truly within us is always there, and is capable of creating, recreating and sustaining our dreams and wishes.

“The Sabian symbol for the Moon in 8th degrees of Virgo and for the Sun in 8th degrees of Pisces is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.

Virgo 8 First dancing instruction This is a symbol of the self-perfecting required for the many different forms of man’s participation in the experience of his fellows, illustrated here in a potential excellence of special skills. The dance of life includes infinite versions of its rhythm and provides illimitable variations on the theme of its melody, but there must be some specific encouragement of individual ability as a stimulus to effective endeavor. Necessary always is that initial trial of self which in time leads to a continuity of effort. The keyword is assistance. When positive, the degree is achievement through a personal competence and a high gift for co-operation, and when negative, cheerful acceptance of ineptitude.

Pisces 8 A girl blowing a bugle This is a symbol of the self-perfecting required for the many different forms of man’s participation in the experience of his fellows, illustrated here in his successful achievement and discharge of group responsibility. Life’s activities may have a myriad modifications, but human personality must make one of these its special charge as a basis for its own fulfillment. The individual challenges his fellows and is challenged by them in turn at each recurring points of special potentiality. The keyword is summons. When positive, the degree is an eagerness for self-expression and an alertness to every opportunity for self-justification, and when negative, officiousness and delight in regimentation.

This symbol speaks to our innate knack to find our own niche in this world and our ability for self perfection and learning through instructions and observations. The image alludes to coordination, gracefulness, and flexibility at the skills necessary for successfully achieving any situation one attempts in life. It is not the end result that is important, but rather the competence, the cooperation and the extraordinary asset to visualize and to work towards the desired outcome, even if it is not realized at the moment. It is what is learnt that becomes part of the valuable items in our treasure chest. The wisdom to know when to continue and when to change directions will be the keys to the treasures we wish to accumulate. This symbol reveals to each one of us, of the self-refinement and the development of the special expertise and skill we each have within us that we will need to fine tune, to be ready to use it when we need it to bring about our dreams. This full moon is reminding us that we need to focus on what is truly in our treasure chest that can never be stolen, and is always ready and available to achieve our dreams and wishes.

“Vesta and Her Vestal Virgins, the Keeper of the Eternal Flame is Vigilant and Devoted”

Symbols have always been very important in my life, as they represent something without being defined by a set and selection of words, describing what it means.  The symbols can invoke different feelings and emotions in me, depending on the moment in time and in what association the symbol brings to mind.  The American Heritage dictionary defines symbol “as something that represents something else by association, resemblance, or convention, especially a material object used to represent something invisible.  2. A printed or written sign used to represent an operation, an element, a quantity, a quality, or a relation, as in mathematics or music.”  I have never placed too much emphasis on the asteroids as my priorities laid elsewhere, but the symbol for Vesta has always had a soft spot in my feelings and thoughts.  The symbol invokes in me the deepest regards of the eternal light that burns within each of us.

This symbol to me represents flames ever burning and ever reaching for the higher spheres, and represents to me the need to go within our higher self to meditate on our purpose in this life and to tend with sincerity and intention to our own inner flame and requirements.  Vesta is one of the brightest of the asteroids and is associated with Roman mythology as the Goddess of the hearth and fire, and is linked with the aspects of Scorpio and Virgo signifying great concentration on any given task to the exclusion of everything else.  With her vestal virgins, she is the keeper of the eternal flame, the self- perpetuating sacred eternal illumination.  Vesta is vigilant, committed, dedicated, directed, devoted and brings a capacity for pureness of expression for the highest potential and essence of its beliefs.  The goddess brings into each individual the attention, the strength, the purity, the perfection and the reason for the journey in this life.

My interest in Vesta was rekindled recently by an article in the Mountain Astrologer Magazine issue #164 august/September 2012 entitled “Vesta: Driven toward the Sacred” by Dawn Bodrogi.  She explains that whatever house the asteroid is placed in, describes what we instinctively honor and with a pure heart and deeds, where we hope to fulfill our destiny.  With one single minded determined vision and action we will make the ultimate sacrifice for whatever and for whomever we feel is our purpose without questioning the basis for our decisions or our thoughts.  After having accomplishing and achieving our sacred goals, we may feel tired and exhausted, but satisfied and feeling right with our self and the world at large indicates that Vesta is in harmony in our chart.  Aspects of this asteroid give us a sense of urgency, passion and desire.

I began to look at other charts before I made up my mind whether it will be another tool added to my files in delineating any chart.  I was shocked to find that it explained my friend’s strong conviction in relationships by the author’s explanation of the aspects to Venus, Pluto, Mars and Saturn.  Her descriptions seem to describe him to perfection that I began to see if it make any sense to the other charts I had in my files.  To my surprise, it either confirmed other aspects or gave a clear subtle explanation of something I hadn’t seen before.  My problem with her article is that I wish it was a bit longer, but otherwise it was quite informative.  The one thing the article did, was to tease me, and made me want to learn more about Vesta and in what area of our life we would become vigilant, committed, devoted and dedicated to a cause we believe in.

“Let Go and Go With the Flow is the mood of the 23 Virgo 37 New Moon Sept 15

As the world turns, it seems to be speeding faster into tomorrow, ever since the twenty first century began.  So it appears that the year 2012 is taking its cue from all the incredible technological advancements, and zooming ever so faster into the next year.  I t seems like only yesterday, which was the beginning of the year, but already the 23 Virgo 37 New Moon is making its appearance on September 15th 2012 at 7:11 pm PDT emphasizing our need to let go and go with the flow.  With Mars square Venus Trine Uranus square Pluto sextile Chiron, the need to take drastic action because we are pushed into it, is essential at the moment, even if all we do is to improvise as the situation continues its forward motion.  At the moment the aspects are telling us not to reason why, but to make the best of what is happening and to try to get in touch with our higher inner self for revelations, to help us make some radical changes and decisions to secure a better future.

It is also telling us to return to the time when the power of love was the theme and the aim of a new revolution and revelation.  This time it is not a freedom loving revolution, but a compassionate renewal for all things created by the Universe.  Unless we begin to see that all life and things created by the Universe is interconnected and needs to live in harmony, then only chaos can be the result, and that is what we are seeing all around us at the moment.  Unfortunately, unless we begin to take action to make some far-reaching changes, the results of our causes and effects, will come upon us sooner and more sweeping and dramatic, then we could ever imagine.  The Universe in its compassion is directing our higher thoughts to the direction we need to take, but we need to continue the movement by active participation, if we are to avoid and to side step some of the trials and tribulations of our own making.  It is directing us to the flow, but now we need to take control and work with it.      

“The Sabian symbol for the 24th degree of Virgo is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.

Virgo 24  Mary and her white lamb   This is a symbol of the self-adequacy of experience on the inner or subjective side, or of that fullness of life which comes through a cherishing of young ideas.  The healthy approach to heaven through a child’s wide-eyed expectation is a clue to the adult’s responsibility for his potentials.  These he must take with him in a very conscious fashion wherever he goes if he is not to find himself divided within himself and so defeated by his own confusion.  The keyword is artlessness.  When positive, the degree is illimitable patience and adroitness in personal accomplishment, and when negative, futile show-off and idle boasting.

This symbol speaks of the necessity for us to see the world with a youthful perspective, by seeing life through the eyes of a child.  This symbolizes the innocence, the trust, the purity, the receptivity, and the experience of being without the complexities that come from age and the repetition of life.  Our responsibility is to let go of what we think we can and cannot do and to reawaken the potential that everything is possible with no limitations to accomplishing our dreams, or experiencing and seeing the wonders that life has to offer.  Our responsibility and greatest advantage lies in our ability to keep an open mind and to always expect the best.  With this attitude, the drastic modifications we need to make will be seen as opportunities instead of the necessities of change.  As we approach this Virgo New Moon, let us remember that the drastic change we need to make at this time may be to let go and go with the flow trusting in the wisdom of the Universe.

“The New Frontier is Within Whispers the 08 Pisces 33 Full Moon on August 31st 2012”

As the world seems to spin ever so quickly further into the world of tomorrow, with the gadgets and technology leaving the world of science fiction and becoming reality, it seems there is no boundary that has not been touched or explored.  Yet, one area in our life seems to have taken a back seat and stood still, and with some, has reverted to a slower time period.  It is the moments which were meant to be experienced and lived for what it was, and are now lost forever in time as memories that could have been.  In the mist of the hottest summer I have ever experienced, the Full Blue Moon (blue indicating the second full moon in the same month) in 08 Pisces 33, is happening on August 31st 2012 at 6:58 am PDT whispering that the new frontier we need to revisit is within. 

The aspects in the night sky are trying to tell us that what we are experiencing as a global community or individually may be created by who we think we are, rather then by our true essence.  Have we allowed our feelings, emotions, thoughts and beliefs to be overcome by the awe of the spectacular and the excitements of our modern achievements, and have lost our connections with our spiritual source and with one another?  What is really important and essential for the health and success of the greatest creation of the Universe, life, being jeopardize by what we think matters and not what really matters?  In this modern world with everything laid in front of us begging our attention, do we have the wisdom to choose the right thing that will benefit all of us, and make life worthwhile?  

“The Sabian symbol for the Moon in 9 degrees of Pisces and for the Sun in 9 degrees of Virgo is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.

Pisces 9  A jockey  This is a symbol of the eagerness for life an individual must show in any true revelation of himself, and of the concern he must have for the struggles and competitions of everyday experience.  It is only through thoroughly consistent performance of his skills and talents that man establishes himself among his fellows, and as this develops in excellence he is under increasing obligation to be successful in exhibiting them.  Implicit in the symbolism are very harsh penalties for any failure to drive the capabilities of self to the limit.  The keyword is practice.  When positive, the degree is a spectacular gift for rising to any occasion, and when negative, witless gambling of every resource and potentiality.

Virgo 9  A man making a futurist drawing  This is a symbol of the originality an individual must show in any true assertion of himself, and of the importance of the aesthetic or more spiritual areas of his experience.  It is only through an identifiable and personal uniqueness that man is able to establish himself among his fellows, and the risk he takes is that if this becomes too extreme it may repel rather than attract.  Implicit in the symbolism is a challenge to a distinctiveness which will release the creative capacities of others as well as self.  The keyword is experiment.  When positive, the degree is a gift for the illimitable expansion of the human mind and a consequent extension of its powers, and when negative, complete and continuous confusion of ideas.

This symbol speaks to us to live life fully to the best of our abilities, and to acknowledge that we would not be able to achieve this without our connection with the source of all life.  It is truly living and being in the moment with our inner higher self that we learn to improve and improvise any future experiences.  With Uranus square Pluto an emphasis on the regeneration and transformation is explored through originality and the uniqueness of the expression of our individualities and yet connected to the Divine source to create and to bring solutions, to any situations that confront us.  It is in living and being in the moment from within our higher self that we tend to express the best and begin to understand our purpose here.  This Full Moon in Pisces is whispering and reminding us that the new frontier we need to conquer, to understand and to work with is within our higher self, if we are to succeed in our wishes and dreams in navigating through life’s trials and tribulations.

“Is the Part of Fortune the Cause or One of the Factors for Our Financial Outcome?”

 

With the global financial situation looking a bit gloomy on the horizon and having lasted longer than any financial advisor expected, it is predictable that the concern for our own financial situation would be on our minds.  A novice will encounter the meaning of the Part of Fortune shortly after having a consultation concerning his finances, as astrologers feel it dramatically illustrates their delineation.  In my experience many of those individuals who come under the influence of astrology, have come to the art because they have either romantic or financial questions that have sparked their interest.  In delineating, one must take the whole chart in consideration to make any accurate prediction pertaining to any area of concern the individual may have.  The problem comes about, that without realizing it, the Part of Fortune takes center stage and becomes the focal point of determining in what area of life, the financial outcome will or will not manifest in.  My problem is that we lose sight that the chart as a whole needs to confirm the conditions the finances will be like in our lifetime.

Morin has always stated and repeated in all his books, that there should be several indications that something is going to occur, before one can become certain that it may come about.  It may happen or may not happen because he always felt, the freedom to choose was ours to make.  Even if it does come about as predicted, the degree it will come to pass is determined by the choices we make.  I personally have always felt that the Part of fortune was just one of the players of several in obtaining our financial goals.  It may be one of the important indicators in that it helps us to determine what talents, assets and tribulations will be a help or an obstacle towards any degree of success indicated by the chart.  The house position of the Part of fortune points to the area in our life that will influence how we see financial prosperity and security in our world.  The house colors in the way we see possession, what is considered a possession and to what area the prosperity will manifest itself.

 

Recently I ran across someone who had their ascendant in the beginning of Aires with the Moon in Pisces in the eleventh house on the edge of the twelfth, with the Sun in Virgo in the sixth house and the Part of fortune in Libra in the seventh house, and the ruler of Libra in Scorpio conjunct Pluto.  It always excites me to see the angles in the houses as they were meant to be in a natal chart, as I personally feel the energy of those houses are that much more powerful and direct.  And that the destiny and purpose of the individual is laid out plain and simple without the hidden complexities and subtleness most charts have hidden in them.  The difficulty is seeing the simplicity that is right in front of oneself.  Aries is energetic, powerful, inspiring, self-concerned and assertive.  Pisces is sympathetic, caring, responsive, nurturing and spiritual.  Virgo is articulate, analytical, service minded and detail oriented.  Libra is people oriented, on the side of justice, balancing the opposites and the refinement of beauty.  Pluto investigates, seeks the secrets and the sacred mysteries and sees transformation, as death and birth cycles that all life goes through.

 

I have a strong conviction that by arranging the keywords of the Part of Fortune, one will come up with the areas, the assets and liabilities that will determine whether we fulfill, increase or lose the promise of the financial conditions indicated.  With Aries and Pluto the energy and the power is ever present and continuingly moving into new directions.  The keyword is cultivating and harnessing the energy and force, were one is in control of it and not the other way around.  Balancing the force is the issue here, in order not to confuse the message you are receiving or conveying to others.  Taking the mysteries and the spiritual significance within and combing them with everyday issues into a workable system is on the agenda.  Balance, wisdom, feelings and emotions need to come into play when relating to others.  With Libra the importance is in sharing what one knows in what works for you, that are important and really matters.  The satisfaction is in the knowing you have something worthwhile to give and to share, and to a public that appreciates it and respects it.  It is taking the mystery out of the secrets and making it plain and simple that will be your key to success.  Seeking and fulfilling your destiny will be your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  In conclusion the Part of fortune definitely is the cause, and the effect is whatever our true self was hoping for.

“Never Judge a Book by its Cover or be Proven Wrong Resounds Mercury in its own sign”

Ever since my first astrological consultation, I have been in awe of Mercury and its influence and energy it has on my thoughts and actions.  With the continuation of my interest in the subject matter and with the many classes and books, the respect and my understanding of the planet has only grown.  With the planet and the midheaven in the sign of Gemini, and my ascendant in Virgo and being in the ninth house, how is it possible for me to think differently?  Growing up in a culture and a time where the emphasis is on education and the ability to acquire it is always at one’s finger tip, the aptitude to use the energy and power of Mercury is essential.  At a very young age I have been very curious of everything that was revolving around me and I realized early in my growth, if I was to get a handle on what life had to offer me I needed to buckle down and pay attention.  Early in my education I noticed I was not able to concentrate on any subject for too long without going to the next interesting thought or idea on the horizon.  I learnt the hard way that if I was to attain any competence in any subject I needed to persevere and work diligently until I mastered it, which at times took awhile and a lot of attentiveness.

When I began to acquire the knowledge of what Mercury in its own sign stood for, I began to wonder why it never fit the description of whom I really was.  I never felt that I was intellectual and definitely, when it came to quickly grasping a subject matter and deciphering what was needed and the ability to communicate that knowledge was difficult for me.  I learnt early in life that I needed to address this problem every moment of the day and in everything I did.  Learning anything was never easy and it took time, concentration and hard work which were needed to achieve the final results.  What always befuddles me was how everyone around me always thought it came easy and that it was a gift that was inherent in me.  Many astrologers have told me how lucky I was in having Mercury so prominent in my chart.  I always had a respect and a place of honor for the planet, but never thought I had the qualities or talents I was suppose to have.  It may appear to others I did, but I always felt I worked very hard to get to the point where it seems to others as an easy step for me.  Don’t get me wrong, it is not that I don’t think Mercury is not active and working hard for me, but not in the way I was taught the planet would and should be active in my chart.  I wouldn’t know what I would do without its energy and help in my life. 

I was beginning to feel that in some way I was responsible and guilty of not using the planet to its fullest potential or that my birth chart was wrong.  My conviction that the natal chart gives an accurate picture of the individual was being tested until a couple of years ago I ran across some ancient text giving a different meaning for Mercury in Gemini.  Recently I came upon an article by Seven Stars Astrology entitled “Mercury in Gemini, Mercury in Virgo – Not strong for the Intellect” which reinforces what I was beginning to appreciate, giving references, supporting the idea that Mercury in a mutable sign was weak and not as desirable as the other signs.  I am sure that others who have this planet as described would be devastated by the meaning, but I felt relieved that it was not me, not working with what was given to me, that was the problem.  It has been instilled in me by my first teacher that the Universe may give you a difficult aspect, but at the same time the Universe will give you something to overcome the difficulties if one will work it and develop it.  With the help of Saturn in Gemini and the beneficial aspect of Jupiter in Cancer, it has given me a fighting chance to work with what I have.  This proves to me to never to judge a book by its cover or what I thought something meant or stood for in delineating any chart.

“The Answer Lies Within Ourselves Whispers the 18 Virgo 13 Full Moon on March 8th 2012”

The winter doldrums are beginning to fade as the first signs of spring are in the air, with expectations and hopes that new answers and new visions will be forthcoming to help solve new and reoccurring situations.  As we continue to ask, seek, and search for solutions for problems that seem to have staying power with subtle annoyances making their presence felt.  The 18 Virgo 13 Full Moon on March 8th 2012 at 1:41 am PST is whispering to us that the answer lies within ourselves.  We have handed over the handling of the financial downturn to others in high places because we thought they had the qualifications, the requirements, the knowledge, the wisdom, and the sense of duty and responsibility to guide us in the right direction from the state of affairs they have created.  Because of this action we have given up our right, our privilege and our initiative to come to our own conclusions and have accepted the responsibility of the decisions of others in the creation of our future. 

We have seen this play out in the real world around us, and the results have not been pretty or what we have hoped for.  This moon phase is signaling to us that we need to depend on our own ingenuity, intuition and insights to develop or solve our personal tribulations and to be responsible, and not to follow or be led by the conditions or the prevailing thoughts and conclusions that surround us.  Whether the moments are problems or opportunities, are we delving into and asking the right questions, in order to arrive at the right answers and solutions?  With the square to Juno and the conjunction to Pallas, the aspects are confronting us to see the truth of the issues, to face up to it and to work with our spiritual beliefs and conviction to bring our dreams and hopes into reality.  This full moon is demanding us to make and take responsibility for our lives, whether personally or as a global community, if we are to see a better tomorrow.   

“The Sabian symbol for the Moon in 19 degrees of Virgo and for the Sun in 19 degrees of Pisces is taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”, and what follows are my comments.

Virgo 19  A swimming race  This is a symbol of the utter impartiality of existence in any larger dimension, and of the stimulus of direct competition whenever an individual seeks to perfect or enjoy some one of the special skills comprising his individuality.  He discovers that it is necessary to control every separate factor of his being, or else be ruled by the divergencies which make them up apart from their function within himself.  Life superficially remains in unstable balance, and survival is in the terms of that effectiveness or excellency which is best able to prove itself.  The keyword is elimination.  When positive, the degree is man’s capacity for any extreme of self-pointedness he may find valuable in a given case, and when negative, inadequate self-dramatization.

Pisces 19  A master instructing his pupil  This is a symbol of the unlimited potentiality of existence in any larger dimension, and of the demand of human intelligence for the self-refinement and self-orientation by which a greater understanding is possible.  Life entreats the individual to employ its privileges and enjoy its bounty, and gives every encouragement to that initiative of spirit by which he may be led to do so.  He finds that personality comes into its own as it is able to direct its own destiny.  The keyword is elucidation.  When positive, the degree is high executive ability through patient investigation and genuine psychological insight, and when negative, a desire to live by rule and a conceit of empty knowledge.

Implicit in this symbol is the concept of self discipline with the need to give up something in order to gain proficiency and perfection in our assets and talents we need to achieve in accomplishing our desires and dreams.  There are no winners or losers, as the competition helps each one of us to hone our skills to eliminate and to process those abilities that will work for us, and to recognize the liabilities that will hinder.  It is also telling us to take responsibility, to take control, to make the effort, and to learn to perfect the skills we need to meet the obstacles that life places in front of us.  That we can not rely on others to face the challenges, without us doing the homework too, and to understand what lies ahead.  This image subtly implies that time may be of the essence, and we need to acquire the knowledge, information and skill sooner than we thought or realize.  As we encounter life in 2012, we need to remind ourselves that this 18 Virgo 13 Full Moon is whispering to us that the answer lies within ourselves.

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