Too Good to Pass Up

Quiet Rooms…

Cold Rooms…

If you have any important big projects that require a lot of effort, you might want to either try to finish it up, or try to get it rolling fairly well, before January 24, when Mars turns retrograde until April 14.  Retrograde Mars doesn’t mean that you run out of Energy, it just means that you’re likely to be reconsidering how you use your Energy.  Normally, when we hit a speed bump we slow down, maybe use a lower gear, and power over it – just cuz speed bumps are an expected part of anything we do.  But under Mars retro, a speed bump could be cause for dropping inside and considering whether you’re on the right course.  All this is in Virgo.  The street interpretation for Virgo is details, and that certainly applies.

But the underlying essence of Virgo is Transformation of Identity – your favorite subject, I know.  Everybody understand Leo, right?  The apex of the Power of Individuality.  Think back to a concert or lecture you attended, where the performer or speaker left you feeling empowered or exhilarated.  And a concert or lecture you attended where the performer or speaker left you feeling wrung out.  Those are clear examples of the positive (inspiring) and negative (sucking) sides of Leo.

Now think about your Libra friends.  Have you ever had a conversation with them about Codependence?  Does it feel to you like they give themselves away too much?  The sacred function of Libra is to Initiate Community.  To Libra, what the rest of consider to be Integrity is secondary; it’s Community that’s paramount.  The individual Self is less important, except as it serves a Greater Whole.

So now, what sort of bridge would you create to cross the gap between Leo and Libra?  That, exactly, is Virgo.  Necessarily, Virgo has an element of deconstruction to it, because it took five sign to build up that Leonine Ego, and now we’re going to take it apart in a fifth of that time.  And of course an element of construction, where Community Consciousness is born.  The details come in because, as Virgo deconstructs the old Identity, it reviews each small part of it, to see whether it can be kept, and if so how it can serve the new purpose.

Think about your Leo friends – whether they inspire you or suck your Energy – how many of them are Conscious of what they do and how they do it?  Like Romney in his Quiet Room – he’s not at all conscious of how he uses his Money Magnetism to inspire or suck, and clearly there are some who are inspired.  So another pole of Virgo is Consciousness Raising.

A little old lady sold pretzels on a street corner for a dollar each.  Every day a young man would leave his office building at lunch time and as he passed the pretzel stand he would leave her a dollar, but never take a pretzel.

This offering went on for more than 3 years.  The two of them never spoke.

One day as the young man passed the old lady’s stand and left his dollar as usual, the pretzel lady spoke to him for the first time in over 3 years.  Without blinking an eye she said: “They’re a dollar and a quarter now.”

Each sign is a twin of its opposite.  Remember that in the Unconscious (that is, in objective Reality) there are no oppositions or contradictions – everything is it’s opposite.  That’s easy to grasp when you think spherically rather than linearly.  If you live on a line, there are only two directions, it’s one or the other.  But if you live on a ball, there are an infinite number of directions, and the all lead to the same place.  Both/And, recall?  How many of us really still live on a Flat Earth?  One side of our ball may be in bright sunlight while the other side is in total darkness – but it’s the same ball.

We’re entering the Age of Aquarius – the equal/opposite of Leo.  Aquarius is coming into the Light, putting Leo into the Darkness.  Like Leo, Aquarius is about the Power to inspire or suck.  But in Leo, it’s charisma that does the job.  In Aquarius, it’s propaganda.  The equal/opposite of Virgo is Pisces.  Aquarian institutions tend to lack Heart, because they’re built to satisfy some intellectual metaphor for the Public Good.  The Piscean view is the view from the Heart, so Pisces reveals the Emperor’s nakedness – and grieves the loss of the appearance of Justice.  Virgo endures the same grief, but Virgo is more grounded and less emotional about it.  Virgo identifies with the Ego that is being dismembered, and curses itself.

Petalite dispels self-judgment and self-hate, and inspires joy.  It’s the mineral to have with you when you enter the Tunnel of Transformation, when you’re not in Kansas any more.  It’s a Lithium Aluminum Phyllosicate, or Mica, even if it doesn’t look like Mica.  Angles fly because they take themselves lightly, and Lithium is the lightest metal, the first element to be in solid form at Earth-surface temperatures.  The third-oldest element after Hydrogen and Helium, it has no self-doubt, its blueprint is as old as the Universe itself.  It stores Energy, obviously, since it comprises the battery of choice for many modern technologies.  Micas are magic, transformational, like Ayahuasca or Lysergic Acid – they shimmer, it’s not clear exactly where their surface is or what color they are, they fuzz boundaries and make us look anew at the World.  The portals to the Fairy Realms lie behind the Micas, when we find just the right angle to look in through the shimmers.

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