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Who is Virgo? (Sept 16-Oct 30) One has to wonder what is going on behind Virgo's calm gaze, is there something deeper, the glimpse of a smile? Maybe it's because she can see all your faults. MORE
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Tchyia: Fall Equinox

Late Sunday and Early Monday Eastern time, the moon passed in front of the planet Venus and the star Regulus.

Regulus is well known for its place among the 22 “first magnitude stars,” so called because they are the brightest in the night sky. Only four of these can be occulted by the moon, the other three being Aldebaran, Spica and Antares.

On Monday evening, the moon will move in front of Mars at 4pm EST, and Mercury at 7pm EST.

Similar to an eclipse, an occultation occurs when one celestial body (in this case, the moon) moves in front of another celestial body. Rather than hinder the occulted bodies’ energy, this interference can actually intensify it. So, the areas of our lives that Venus, Mars, and Mercury rule will demand more of our attention than usual this week.

Globally, the life we have come to know and love is being ripped away from us. This includes all forms of slavery and fossil fuels. A life of convenience. A life of privilege. We must develop a new strategy to prepare for what is ahead. Many of the ways of modern society cause pain, and yet, we continue. Are these disasters natural? Did our way of life cause this? Or, did we sleep while greedy business tycoons took over the global economy, developing weapons of weather manipulation in order to control us, foods and drugs to kill us, willing to destroy the world for another dollar? We are still responsible. We are the people of the Earth. Even if we cannot “save the world” we still have time to change our actions so that at least, when we go to face our Creator, we can say that we woke up and tried to make things right towards the end. MORE

New Moon in Virgo
Sept. 20

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By Kim Lovelace

The New Moon begins in Virgo on the 20th September 2017 at 06:29 GMT and in New York at 01:29 EDT.

The Virgo Moon suffers a lot of nervous energy and rarely finds true contentment as her need for perfection is normally beyond her reach. Self pride and unrealistic expectations can be her downfall. The Moon in Virgo can lack passion and doesn't easily accept a compliment and this can make her come across as frigid and narrow minded. Sometimes she can become over obsessed with petty details which blinds her from seeing the bigger picture. Attention to detail is her forte, as well as her organisational skills; with the Virgo Moon there is a place for everything and everything will be in its place.

This Moon in Virgo's most vulnerable area is her stomach as her nervous energy creates a bad digestive system. Indigestion, acid indigestion and colic are common ailments. This Moon needs a regular intake of good bacteria to help her stomach fight bad bacteria and combat her problem with digestion. Her craving for sugar is insatiable, which can lead to hypoglycaemia. It is important that the Virgo Moon follows a high fibre diet, as well as whole grains to help keep her energy flowing at an even pace. Chamomile or Passion Flower Tea, will also be calming and beneficial.

The aspects to our New Moon are erratic and unpredictable as Uranus hypes up the Virgo Moon's nervous energy, this will have a great impact on us managing our time effectively. Childhood wounds are at the forefront of our New Moons agenda and there will be a great need to build on our self esteem as a lack of self value will be at the core of the issues arising over the next few weeks. We have another YOD aspect (finger of fate), with Venus in sextile to Jupiter and both in quincunx to Chiron. There is a danger of us 'cutting our noses to spite our face' due to self pride and martyrdom. We must create a balance between give and take. Self sacrifice is not the way to go.

The energy coming in is so intense that we will feel like we are walking around on broken eggshells as our stress levels become erratic and unbearable. The last thing we will want to do is attract attention to ourselves, but the harder we try to cover up our lack of confidence and instability, is the more eccentric we become and therefore, attracting towards us the very thing we don't want--attention.

Our New Moon in opposition to Chiron, takes place at the centre of the YOD. Indicating that broken and painful relationships are the root cause of our discomfort and lack of self worth, caused by a lack of support and rejection, by those who should have had our best interest at heart. We must reflect on our wounds and value the lessons learnt and move forward in a more confident way. We must nurture our inner child with love and kindness.

The Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius casts her shadow of truth and her fear of meaningless this New Moon. Her issues revolve around lies and deceit, or accusations and mistrust. Relationships are under intense scrutiny as overwhelming feelings of stagnation, bring in resentment and stress to our relationships. We must be true to ourselves.

For this New Moon I suggest we meditate on all of our chakra points, paying special attention to the heart. Cycling and swimming will also be good for our hearts and will help shift stagnant energy. Reviewing our diet and making sure that we are including into it a fair amount of fibre and good bacteria, to prevent sluggishness of our digestive systems. Indulge in a spa treatment, especially a foot spa and drink plenty of water to eliminate toxins from our body. Use the affirmation: I am confident of my own truth in a balanced way and feel safe and secure in my own skin.

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New Moon in Virgo
Ma'at: Mother Earth

By Femi Ibim

For the Virgo New Moon, choose to be calm and productive today. This is a time to thoroughly heal and reorganize ourselves. We are coming up out of the end of a very important Mercury Retrograde shadow.  Many changes have already begun since the recent Eclipse Season, and we are closing out the year with Earth changes and time moving very swiftly! This New Moon in Virgo will be perfect for cleaning up and clearing out! It is best to keep order and balance of mind and spirit, to meet the necessary changes with grace and divine protection. In 13 sign astrology, we know that Virgo is the longest constellation! Virgo Season has just begun. This detail oriented super intricate sign represents the digestive system and all its sensitivity. The colon is the longest part of the body and is a group of nerves with its own intelligence! Hence the phrase, Gut Feelings! Virgo is an earth sign. The mental earth sign. The purity of the Mind and its intentions. Heaven and Earth are One. It was revealed to me in more ways than one, that Virgo represents Ma’at the Earth Matrix Mother. The virtue of the Goddess and her principals. Ma’at is here to remind us of Universal Truth. Everything is connected and works together to create the whole. Ma’at is the Goddess of Universal Order and Virtue. Virgo is the sign of organization, purity and virtue. The earth is a living breathing organism and we are All part of it. Ma’at keeps everything moving, balanced in the sky and on Earth! The equinox is the balance of seasons in relation to Heaven and Earth. Mind and Body.

It is important to remember your mind and body as One with the Earth. All things are connected and we are living this more and more each day! Ma’at is also known as the Double Winged Goddess. That which is within me and that which is around me. Ma’at is the union of opposites that create harmony. Laws of the Universe. Laws of Oneness. Ma’at is a Goddess, a concept, and a principle. The Double Winged Goddess of Right and Truth. This will be a powerful New Moon new start, especially after that strong Mercury Retrograde and Eclipse Season! And we are just coming out of the Retrograde Shadow for this New Moon! So give yourself ease, grace, patience and make sure to keep yourself healthy. Virgo represents the woman, the mind, and the Matrix Mother Earth. Where all things are connected. All actions carry seeds of their own justice. Now is the best time for a Fall Equinox detox!

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Mercury in 13 Signs Women's Anger
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Virgo and the Stars
Sept 16-Oct 30

Virgo is untapped energy, waiting to be energized. In the dark void, they explode with color when sparked into action. Virgo searches for an agent of change, the enzyme, the electrical charge, the magic spell, to awaken the sleeping Virgin and give her life. Virgo is like a fluorescent light, with its inert hydrocarbons cold and lifeless; switch it on and it makes Virgo illuminate with a brilliant light.

Virgos require partnership, even though they may come to eventually despise its restrictions. The same devotion that turns their darkness to light, also subjugates them to selflessness, their service to others. Virgo is reactive, responsive--which makes this a female deity; however, what the Virgo does is very masculine. They can give form and vitality to dead space with their gifts.

They are the critics, craftsmen and fixers. They posses an endless ingenuity. They adjust to the material conditions of their day, and make the proper improvements and changes that are the most necessary in the moment. But they don't do it just for themselves; they do it for others. They are the "Man Friday" or the supportive female. They give out of altruism, and want only the recognition of their service in return. A big problem for Virgo is that they often don't get this.

Virgo has the largest demographic; they are the most populous sign, they represent the common man and woman, the masses. Virgo's true size encompasses 45 degrees of the Zodiac, having the most width and breadth of all the signs. This means there are more Virgos than any other sign, with 46 days of birth opportunities.

The Universe is made up of plasma and Virgo's nature mimics this volatile gas, as bolts of lightning activate galactic plasma into cords of cosmic power, which gives birth to new stars.

Thus she earns the archetype of a virgin, one with an ever-recurring ability to remake themselves, over and over until the filament is exhausted. Virgo's virginity doesn't imply a lack of sexual experience, since Virgos get plenty of sex, and in fact, use it for healing themselves and others. The Virgin only suggests that no suitor or sexual partner can ever dominate them, they remain unfettered by the bondage of marriage, even as Virgo yearns for completion through partnership.

The Virgo way is rejuvenation and restoration, in both mind and body. That's why Virgo rules the stomach and the digestive process, and a happy stomach makes Virgo a happy person.

The Virgo can tell everything from the bowel movement. This is the Virgo quality control. The Virgo seeks purity--the perfect stool, the perfect skin, the perfect smell. Unlike her spawn, Libra, she finds her purpose through the honesty and appreciation of others.

The Virgo loves people--but after a lifetime of unlovable people feeding off her like vampires, she gets her fill, and turns over her love and service to the animal kingdom, which IS pure in its simple, natural, dependable ethics, wherein the Virgo finds true beauty.

Virgo searches for flaws and has a withering critical eye, but she only criticizes people she is tiring of. It's a sign of disappointment and distrust. She is a tester of people's mettle; and therefore she feels like she is always on thin ice requiring constant assurance, acceptance and encouragement.

Others may see this purification ritual as endless, pointless, and hurtful. The Virgo literally USES UP the energy in every relationship she has, and it forces her to move on to seek new engagements, new ideas, and to follow her star, SPICA, which is the brightest blue star in the sky.


>Who is Virgo?

>Winnie Mandela, victim of victory

>Oscar Wilde, Virgo Martyr

>Virgo: plasma of creation

>The Virgo Stomach

>The Degrees of Virgo

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Trump's Worst Transit:
Saturn-Moon in Ophiuchus

Retrograde Saturn is taking another swipe at the Trump magic

As the need is greater than ever for effective leadership, Americans face the possibility of a Trump administration bloodied like a mortally wounded bull in the ring, kicking and trashing around, part of a global trend of failed states mired in corruption and fraud. His own lack of substance, desperate isolation and pervasive paranoia may spell more danger for Trump than any media backlash or attempts to disgrace him by his enemies. Only Trump can defeat Trump. MORE

The Age of Austerity

A look at our remaining life choices in the face of austerity,
according to the prevailing wisdom, by Brian McFadden

The ruling class hopes to avoid the cataclysmic boomerang effect of its concentration of wealth by spreading the misery to the masses of people, little by little, in small increments of pain. The survival of capitalism depends the elimination of the need for workers, and their demotion to wage slavery. What happened to the much-vaulted promise of an ever-rising sea of prosperity that elevates the worker into middle-class status? That was a ruse to get us invested in the fortunes of the billionaires. Our new heroes, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Tesla's Elon Musk, have been thrust upon us as saviors, as the system grinds their potential customers into dust. They, like the fake prosperity that they represent, are mirages of a system with no foundation, no future. MORE

The Billionaire Boys Club: Our New Gods?

Ophiuchus: Then and Now

Reposted from 13astrology

By Natalie Miller

Did you know that Virgo, Libra, and Scorpio (as it is today) used to be one giant Scorpion constellation?  It’s true.  This ancient trifecta is what has birthed the new sign of Ophiuchus.  What makes Ophiucans so alluring?  I believe it is their ability to balance reason and intuition with the confidence to manifest accordingly.  So why do Ophiuchan Suns usually come across shy as if they are hiding something.  It’s because they are. MORE

**Look to your inner Ophiuchus for guidance in your times of uncertainty and energy in your times of confusion.  To see where Ophiuchus falls in your natal chart and what, if any, planets are under her influence, contact me.**

Related article: Ophiuchus and Nature: The Seeds of Life

Decoding Chiron

Reposted from 13astrology

By Natalie Miller

Why does the asteroid Chiron light up our deepest, darkest, and creepiest fears and bring suffering to many people?  Is there a connection between the constellation.

Centaurus and the asteroid Chiron?  To find out more, let's take a look at the the discovery or “natal” chart of the asteroid. MORE

For further reading on Chiron:

Chiron: The Gods Reward Sacrifice.

Neptune in Our Time

Reposted from 13astrology

By Natalie Miller

The 13 Ages of Neptune take 165 years to complete around the Sun. Elusive yet conducive, Neptune plays the poetry of time like a musical instrument throughout of the facets of its romantic, mysterious journey. Here's a lyrical guide and tribute to the nomadic nature of the unconscious mind.

The Full LIST from 1873 to 2039

Neptune in Aries (1873 - 1884)

This was a time of gathering, conquering, collecting.  Repeat.  The subconscious mind is uncontrollable and Aries needs to be in control.  There were moments of troubled incertitude and the rawness of this confusion made armies form, precisely organize and attack with little regard for the enemy.  The victors came back together stronger like a pool in which bacteria gestates.  Scientists birthed their inventions. MORE

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Venus and the 13
Signs of Love

Venus: Reposted from 13astrology

Venus in Your Sign*

By Natalie Miller

*If you would like me to look up where Venus falls in your 13 sign natal chart, contact me.

Although Venus doesn't just dictate how we navigate our romantic relationships, the romantic energy Venus reveals to us is potentially transformative. Find the meaning of Venus throughout the signs: MORE

Mercury in the 13 Signs

Mercury: Reposted from 13astrology

Probes in 2012 detected water and organic particles

By Natalie Miller

Mercury in the natal chart*

*if you would like me to look up where Mercury is in your 13 sign natal chart feel free to contact me.

The aspects to and in what zodiac sign Mercury is in affect the way in which you communicate. Mercury is mercurial and the stronger the influence, the more Mercury can potentially confuse. MORE

Walter Berg

Founder of 13 Sign Astrology

Our 13-sign astrology group is extremely honored and proud to present Walter Berg to our readers. Walter single-handedly created modern 13 sign astrology from years of dogged observation and hand-calculation in the early 1970s. MORE about Walter, plus an exclusive interview!

"Thorn" By Hiroko Sakai

Ophiuchus and
Women's Anger


A defining issue for women is emerging, and Ophiuchus is leading the way. Thousands of years of stored-up women's anger is bubbling to the surface. Women have bottled up their resentment of male supremacy to a pressure point that it can explode at any moment. No longer content to swallow their second-class status, women are rising up in defiance of the system that has defined them as man's servants and concubines. Women are coming to the realization that THEY are the real agents of change, that men are unfocused and trapped by their own egos and emotions.

Women are no longer content to accept their role in their relations with men, children, with each other, and the family. The female is becoming alienated from her subservient roles. Many women are resisting the patriarchy, facing it down in the streets and in the court rooms.

Women Who Kill

Women pushed past their limits

The confidant, boastful world of men is spinning out of control, and women are fomenting a not-so-silent revolution. The yielding, supportive and suffering female is disappearing, and being replaced by a much more militant version of herself. Their pliant codependency with men has not served them well enough to let it continue, and women have had enough. Women are sifting through the rubble of their hopes and dreams and demanding more of themselves, and more from the men who have sabotaged them for centuries. They won't be willing victims of the system any longer. MORE

Cave paintings like the one above, date back to 40,000 years ago, when women were fleshed out as the vital elements of early human communities, as its leaders, hunters and healers, and of course, the source of life. Men were less defined, (the naked figure with the hanging appendage) viewed mostly as sperm donors, more noteworthy for their penis than any other attribute, as another of women's domesticated animals, like the dog also pictured.

Ophiuchus-related pages:

>Your Planets, Asteroids in Ophiuchus--Meanings

>Who is Ophiuchus?

>Ophiuchus in the zodiac

>Abbe Hoffman, Ophiuchus rebel

>Beethoven, Ophiuchus genius

>James Holmes, serial killer

>Andreas Lubitz, mass murderer


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Aries Mar 21 - April 20 April 15 - May 15 April 19 - May 13
Taurus April 21 - May 20 May 16 - June 15 May 14 - June 19
Gemini May 21 - June 20 June 16 - July 15 June 20 - July 20
Cancer June 21 - July 21 July 16 - Aug 15 July 21 - Aug 9
Leo July 22 Aug 22 Aug 16 - Sep 15 Aug 10 – Sep 15
Virgo Aug 23 - Sep 22 Sep 16 - Oct 15 Sept 16 – Oct 30
Libra Sep 23 - Oct 22 Oct 16 - Nov 15 Oct 31– Nov 22
Scorpio Oct 23 - Nov 21 Nov 16 - Dec 15 Nov 23 – Nov 29
Ophiuchus NA NA Nov 30 – Dec 17
Sagittarius Nov 22 - Dec 21 Dec 16 - Jan 14 Dec 18– Jan 18
Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 20 Jan 15 - Feb 14 Jan 19 – Feb 15
Aquarius Jan 21 - Feb 19 Feb 15 - Mar 14 Feb 16– Mar 11
Pisces Feb 20 - Mar 20 Mar 15 - April 14 Mar 12 – April 18

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