After a summer with a lot of fire, we have now moved into a period of a lot of Earth and for many of us it may come with a wonderful feeling of finally touching ground. Juno (relationships), the Sun (self), Mars (will and drive) and Venus (love, relationships) are all joined together in the sign of Virgo.
This Virgo energy is supported by a trine to Uranus in the sign of Taurus. This creates a lot of creative earthly energy that can create miracles and wonderful manifestations. Even if you are not normally a “handy” person this energy may surprise you and before you know it, you could be doing all sorts of practical things. Everything from redecorating your house to knitting or making your first attempts in the kitchen. If there ever was a chance of being successful in your new practical endeavors, it is now!
If you are usually a creative person, well, there’s nothing stopping you now. Creative ideas, recipes, crafting, magickal potion-making all seem to flow through you right now. A little reminder though to make notes as you go ahead with your magickal creations. As a witch there’s almost no sadder thing than not remembering how you made your favorite new blend of oils or perfect candle set up. A scrappy note is better than none, but in the name of Virgo, do yourself a favour and make it readable. Who knows, you might receive the recipe that will help you create a whole new enterprise!
With all that manifestation power, what could possibly go wrong?
Well nothing, and possibly everything. We have many planets in Virgo, ruling the sixth house (health). Virgo is by itself ruled by Mercury (nervous system) and is getting fuel and energy from a trine to Uranus (electricity, kundalini, higher octave of Mercury) in Taurus (ruling the 2nd house, the body)
A lot of heavenly energy (Uranus) is touching earth and can shake things up. We also have the ability to embody more heavenly energy than normally. This could help us reach new levels of understanding and possibly enlightenment in certain areas. Uranus is not a dependable guy, with him we should expect the unexpected, this means that if we are not careful we can also receive an overload that has the potential to hurt our nervous system.
If you have a history with an overload of energy to your nervous system in the past like a too early or to strong kundalini rising, this is the time to be extra cautious. In this case, less is more.
If you are leading ceremonies or performing initiations during this transit you can expect extra energy entering the ceremonial space. If you are working with sacred earth sites and especially standing stones or stone circles of any kind, chances are that the power moving through them is extra potent at the moment. Make sure to ground and release overload of energy after ceremony and disconnect from the underworld as well. Overload of energies can come from above or below likewise.
The trine to Uranus ends around the 10thof September.
Virgo, a sign of order or chaos?
In most astrological books we can read that Virgo is a tidy earth sign with order and cleanness. But then why have we all met quite a few Virgos who seem rather messy by outer appearance? They may have a desk or study with papers all over the place, or a car that looks more like a messy trailer filled with all kinds of stuff. Well the answer is that it is all in their head. If you move around some paper in their office, they will know it. Because in their head they have perfect order, despite the outward, seeming chaos. All Virgos have at least one area where they sort and label things. It can be in the office, or it can be in their wardrobe or in their head where they have memorised all their clients by name. Virgos are excellent in making things more efficient. If that means letting go of outer order to save time for thinking because they find themselves busy solving problems, well, that’s what they will do.
We must not forget that Virgo (like Gemini) is ruled by Mercury and connected to the god Hermes, the emissary and messenger of the gods. Hermes is one of the few who actually can move down to the underworld and return back up again to the word of humans and all the way up to the gods of Olympus.
This is one of the reasons some the most productive and creative Virgos are in need of an “god-sent” assistant helping them with mundane things like arriving to meetings in time and remembering to eat. It’s not like they don’t care about others or are being arrogant. It just that they are way out there somewhere between the underworld and the heavens, probably solving a problem of sorts. So don’t be fooled by your Virgo college professor’s disordered look, there is a sharp mind inside that sees everything that you do.
Being in nature is good for everyone, but it is extra important for Virgos as it helps them reconnect to the earth and remember that they are in fact, an earth sign. If you have a loved one who is a Virgo and find that you have lost heart-contact with them lately, take them out in nature, or choose a restaurant that is outside, remind them of that as long as we are incarnated in human form, our “world” is that of humans in the middle world. They will thank you for it.
As we all may receive an extra dosage of Virgo energy right now this is a good reminder for all of us.
Handfasting or Blessing ceremony
With both Venus and Mars (planets of love and attraction) joined together with the sun and the asteroid Juno in Virgo it’s wonderful timing for an autumn handfasting or renewed vows. Of course the trine to Uranus comes with an unexpected touch, but that can just sparkle things up with a bit of adventure. And who doesn’t like that in their relationship? It can also assist in bringing a new start. Virgo is a sign associated with the great mother and the abundance of earth and this can bring many blessings upon everything from a relationship to a company or a tradition. If you have been thinking about a blessing ceremony of any kind this could be a great time to do that.
Venus and Mars are traveling together until around the 6th of September, but the stellium of planets in Virgo is until around the 15th of September. Juno, the asteroid for relationships and partnership, is in Virgo until the beginning of November.
Karin Ugander is a spiritual channeler living in the south of Sweden. In Scandinavia she is known for the AstroNumerology and Psychic readings she’s been doing for over 20 years. Together with her husband Niklas, she runs KaniSkolan, a school of astrology, numerology, tarot, StarCode Healing, and natural medicine. They are also the founders of Alven Inner Ring tradition, a Scandinavian mystery school with roots in shamanism and magick. Karin loves to create magickal oils, flower essences and sigils she combines in her “Karin Victoria” sigil candles and flower sprays. In her spare time she likes to travel, walk in the forest with her dog, and spend time by the ocean. Karin is a high priestess and graduate of the Temple of Witchcraft’s seminary program.
You can find Karin Ugander at Instagram @flowerpowerwitch and @karinuganderofficial