Libra 27° (October 20)


Went for a drive this morning to see what I can see in terms of whether my jacket might have been chucked outside somewhere but no luck there. Karma is a bitch and I am an agent thereof. I was focused on Virgo and so it was fitting I had a chat with D. Made myself a delicious chowder and continued bingeing on beer and Scott & Bailey. Not the most productive weekend perhaps but, oh I don’t know, it’s just a bit impossible to function on ones own. There is all the cooking and the errands and the cleaning and it’s just impossible to do any creative work under such conditions, really, but hey what are you going to do. I could have found the time if not the motivation. But I know it’s going to be full on in the coming days so I’m of the mind I should indulge. I put the branding in motion for the product, I put the media kit together for the tees. Nobody can say I’m not pulling my weight but I need now to be sharp as a tack. And so I shall be. The book work has been started and that is all that needs to happen at this particular juncture. If anything I had to step back and get some perspective—at least that’s the story I’m telling myself.

It is in many ways a no brainer to delve Virgo’s mind-body connection since the sign is hinged quite heavily on that theme. This is true, to some extent, of all three earth signs, while for Virgo woman the sign’s symbol alone gives us vivid entree to the subject. The Virgin Kore holds the spica(meaning “ear of grain”) from which we get the word spike. It would seem she is poised to put it somewhere, to ingest it or instigate gestation. The first scenario speaks to the sign of Virgo’s rule over the digestive system—Kore eats the seeds of pomegranate that seals her fate of doing time in the underworld—embodying the cycle of life and death. Digestion is a literal process of meting out life giving nutrient from waste (which nonetheless increases fertility, of which Demeter is goddess). Again, digestion is also a metaphor for the human conscience, from whence is determined the would-be increasingly divine nature of our being, whereby the duality of what is right or wrong for ourselves, our community and environment, and our (spiritual) world is determined by choices that determine our behavior (body) working in tandem with our beliefs (mind). The digestive system has an intelligence of its own—the stomach, in fact, is often referred to as the second brain. We would be hard-pressed to run the workings of this system with our minds. If anything tinkering with our bodies as might arise from hypoconstrial tendies, to which Virgo woman especially succombs, is more likely to make one sicker.

Anyway that is probably enough on that for now. I have to be carefully how it is I’m putting together this collage (an apt word) of Virgoness. Something still left to highlight: Getting out of her own way which marries to last bit of the last paragraph and speaks to that M folding in on itself while it should be an image of tuning in. I think we pretty much covered her disappearance acts to find a fresh audience. The broken record. Loss being something broken, loss of ability. Whether looking at the broken lame Hephaestus or Pandora breaking open her box (more accurately a jar), or the virgin Kore being raped we are dealing with the trauma of loss, whether it be ability or purity, either way, putting us on a road toward healing. Seeking acceptance (approval from outside sources) versus embodying acceptance of self and all the unpreventables that life throws ones way, living life on life’s terms, and also accepting the consequences of ones conscience as it determines our choices, habits, behaviors. The Virgo experience is all about letting the light (of personal revelation and healing) get in through the cracks of where we’ve been broken, like Hephaestus, letting disability and disenfrancise fuel our own sense of divinity in the crucible of our conscience, to alter our alchemy, to turn life’s lemons into lemonade. If Beyoncé only knew how astrological on point she was.

But where do we find you Virgo in this process? Would you not agree that these themes we’ve outlayed are the hingepins of your human existence?


To view the original Sabian Symbol themed 2015 Cosmic Blague corresponding to this day: Flashback! The degree pointof the Sabian Symbol will be one degree higher than the one listed for today. The Blague portrays the starting degree of for this day ( 0°,  for instance), as I typically post in the morning, while the Sabian number corresponds to the end point (1°) of that same 0°-1° period. There are 360  degrees spread over 365 or 6 days per year—so they near but not exactly correlate.

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