The final moments of Cancer Moon are upon us, squeezing out what remains of those emotional fragments. Heightening the “feeling space” is Mars nearby in the early stages of Leo. Leo can be expressive, fiery energy and with the active force of Mars if it shall not have a way to release, it can create drama. If things are stirring inside, get active, passionate and expel the fire within. Saturn is trying to help us get closer to that which we may have pushed aside, buried in the shadows.
Jupiter has moved in the Virgo arena. Jupiter likes to “make bigger” all that it touches. “Supersize Me” is its motto. A sizable planet itself, only second in size to our Sun, it cannot be ignored. As it prompts Virgo to be the “full monty”, what can we expect over the next year or so? What does Virgo on “steroids” look like? Well the humble, virgin maiden can be geared towards service and the impulse for perfection in all that it touches. In order to achieve this perfection, it pays close attention to all the details to make sure the process leads to a masterpiece. No short order, that is for sure. With keen focus, one can also get a little obsessed with the details leading to neurosis if not kept in check. As Virgo is an Earth sign, it roots us into the physical world. We may feel compelled to honor our bodies be it through diet, exercise, or a relaxing day at the spa. One challenge for Virgo is to take a break from the “doing” and trust in the universe to take the reins once in a while. The trap of perfection can lead to criticism and worry, which doesn’t serve anyone in the long run. The wonderful capacity with this energy is the stamina and commitment to see things through as it maintains its “eyes on the prize”. The trick is to enjoy every step of the journey remembering the end goal. What is it in your world that you would like to improve regarding your health and earthy endeavours? Anything that helps to bring calm to your physical center be it through service to others, making nourishing meals, or knitting scarves for the coming winter. This is a time for self-improvement and as we are all universally connected, we naturally improve the lives of those around us through our “rooted” and life sustaining practices.