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Wisdom of the Zodiac: Virgo

The Abbott’s Sphinx Moth welcomes the incoming Virgo energy, and we have a new Wisdom of the Zodiac for every Virgo’s ever-filling handbag/backpack/canvas bag/tote.

The Sun traverses Virgo from 8/23 to 9/23, joined in part by Mars, Venus, Mercury, the Moon (New on 8/30), and the asteroid goddess Juno. Lessons and energies inherent to Virgo season, and those born with Sun or Moon in Virgo, or Virgo rising:

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Wisdom of the Zodiac: Cancer

The Wisdom of Cancer, and the origin of existence.

In a vacuum, there is nothing. And then, a point: o

It follows, there is a second point. And then, a line can exist. o—o

A third point, with connecting lines, allows for a plane, or face.

The plane, if tipped, turned, spun, or flipped, reveals that still it is nothing, still the vacuum. Existence requires dimension. So, the fourth point. And with it: space, form, and the capacity to exist.

The Tetrahedron of Cancer

Like the fourth point, the fourth sign of the Zodiac, Cancer, introduces depth, and with it, life. All who live spring from Root—the ancestors, the foundational root system of the Plant, the wombs of mothers—and this is exactly where Cancer energy is held.

Beginning with Solstice, the Sun traverses Cancer from June 21 to July 22, joined in part by Mercury, Venus, Mars, the North Node, and the Moon. Lessons and energies inherent to Cancer season, and those born within it:

BEING MINDFUL OF:

  • Loyalties that are blocking your development
  • Stunting and oppressing the evolution of people in your care, fearing that these people may grow beyond their need for you, and leave you behind
  • Hiding your feelings only to have them burst from containment, overpowering and inaccurate
  • Keeping emotional score in your relationships
  • Holding expectations over others that are based on YOUR values and abilities
  • Bestowing your precious, caring, life-giving energy when your gifts are not properly accepted or appreciated
  • Exacerbating emotional difficulties by hiding away from loved ones who could care for you
  • Upholding fear-based actions and habits, but calling them safety-based actions and habits
  • The health of the stomach, the bosom/breasts, and the womb. Stay properly hydrated.

OPENING UP TO:

  • Giving love and attention to your homeplace(s), including the great mother Earth!
  • Honoring your ancestors and their good traditions
  • Spending meaningful time with family and those chosen ones you hold dear
  • Embodying and performing your feelings (yes, this includes crying!)
  • Reserving time alone, for rest, reflection, and recharge. Healthy care for others begins with care for the self.
  • Playing—imaginatively, improvisationally—like children/with children
  • Giving and receiving gentle guardianship, much like the Moon’s soft glow over Earth
  • Attention to and faith in your emotional truth 
  • Trusting in and residing with the tides of your moods

Cancerian blessings!

Phil

Wisdom of the Zodiac: Gemini

The Sun traverses Gemini from May 21st to June 21st, joined in part by Mercury, Venus, and the Moon (new on June 3rd). Lessons and energies inherent to this season, and those born within it:

“Exuberance” by Leah Fargo

Opening up to: 

  • Earnestly studying yourself, and embracing your PLURALITY (a Gemini has way more than two sides)
  • Seeking your inner child
  • Spending time in reflection
  • Being an agent of connection between people and ideas
  • Engaging with mystery; wandering about in the mysterious spaces of your life narrative
  • Taking a class or learning about something you’re unfamiliar with
  • Divining: the Tarot, the I Ching, runes, consulting a diviner (hey there!)
  • Your capacity to consider a diversity of possibilities; the playful magic of uncertainty
  • Trying something new; now is the time for diversity
  • Being led by the winds or energies of the day
  • Approaching all with wonder; residing wide-eyed in wonderment
  • Reading, reading, writing, reading. BOOKS. Read a book!
“Ghosts os HFA” by Leah Fargo

Being mindful of:

  • The trickster within
  • Overbooking yourself
  • Exhausting your energy and not being able to fully attend to yourself or your commitments
  • Becoming overly focused on self
  • Getting lost in the library stacks
  • The breath, the lungs, the cheeks; breathwork provides great remediation for Gemini anxiety
  • Withholding information in a way that is deceitful or power-seeking
  • Using intentionally vague language to avoid responsibility, definitiveness, firmness. (Be noncommittal, and be up-front about it!)
  • Arrogance or self-imposed alienation due to your ability to observe truths that most cannot see.

These paintings are birthed from the being and brush of artist Leah Fargo, who has Sun conjunct Venus in Gemini.