The sun is streaming through my kitchen window shining on my face. I’m blasting Krishna Das – “I wanna know what love is…” in Sanskrit – and feeling the Full Virgo Crow Moon approaching. A murder of them – crows – congregates in my yard, eating the soon-to-be-spring worms coming up through the soil. Mercury will go direct later tonight. He still needs to reclaim his shadow and return to the retrograde point, but there is forward momentum and a surge to return. We have spent the last weeks swimming in the Piscean ocean, the limitless realm of dream and unknowing, and we still have another two to go. But the Blessed Virgo Moon gives us an unexpected sand-bar, some much-needed solid-footing. We bring our emotional field to rest upon the firm ground of earth and shift from the vast to the visible, the next steps forming.
Within the promise of spring, there is still darkness, most evident in political chaos and a pandemic. It seems we have collectively manifested a virus. It is crossing all boundaries and borders, uniting us in fear just as we are polarized by the same. More evidence of the continued influence of Saturn-Pluto-Capricorn, now dancing with Jupiter and Mars too. And while we are aware of the need to dissolve boundaries, we are also forced to contain this invisible threat by securing them
“You don’t need to put people in chains in order to control them. All you need to do is make them fear for their safety and they will ask for the chains on their own.” Howard Zinn
I have no message other than Love. Love of self. Love of world. Love of life. Find your pulse and rhythm, that stream of light, and be in it.
Chant, sing, dance, fall on your knees in sorrow and gratitude simultaneously. We are contracted to live with both light and shadow, our own and others’. Virgo is the sign of the Virgin, that pure point from which all things come. It is service, devotion, and single-minded purpose. The spiritual journey is not complicated, but it is hard. We make it harder than it needs to be by confusing the point and looking where there is nothing to be found, neglecting the simple answer in front of us.
Forget yourself today. Forget your woes and failures and lack and want and need. Fill someone else’s cup. We’re still at sea, but the shore is in sight. Start at home, start with yourself, and your own family. As Mother Teresa, a fellow Virgo says:
“We are commanded to love God and our neighbor equally. We don’t have to look for the opportunities to fill this command, they’re all around us, twenty-four hours a day. You must open your eyes wide so that you can see the opportunities to give wholehearted, free service right where you are, in your family. If you don’t give service in your family, you will not be able to give it to those outside your home.”
Blessings on your journey.
May the moon shine upon you and the earth balance beneath you today.