A gorgeous Autumn here in the foothills of the Rockies, leaves flying and fluttering in what still are warm breezes, even as Halloween is almost upon us. Venus in Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius scatters the brilliantly colored leaves to the four directions, spreading her beauty through the skies, dropping where she may. Venus in Sagittarius is wild, free, expansive, reaching to the outer edges of consciousness and beyond to the unfathomable, rejoicing in the search, the quest, for the meaning of it all. Perhaps the meaning is that Life is. Life is a series of cycles. Things are born. Things die. Things transform into other things and are born again. Sun and Mercury in Scorpio insists that this is so. Ever evident in the garden, the seasons, the blossoming, fruiting, and return to the earth for more blossoming and so the cycle moves on and on for ever and beyond. It boggles the mind and we strive to grasp the simple complexity of Life, sometimes accepting and sometimes questioning but eternally in awe of a process we are part of and yet can never alter. It is bigger than each of us and yet we are each an integral part of the grand cycle.
Moon in Virgo can struggle with the big mess of it all. Hence leaf blowers and plastic garbage bags and the endless tidying of all things heading inevitably towards some incomprehensible entropy, the entropy that freaks us out if we dwell on it too intensely. So we put plastic on our windows to keep the coming chill at bay (and the utilities bills as low as possible), we bag up the leaves and bring them to the local compost area to be turned into yumminess to work back into the soil, and we fret over bills need to be paid and the general untidyness of life and then a wind will blow radiant yellow leaves across a sky so blue you think it can’t be so and you are humbled into surrender to the madness and magic of she who can never be tamed.
The Moon turns Void-of-Course today at 12:33pm MDT until 12:41am MDT in the wee hours of later tonight. A Void-of-Course occurs when the Moon makes no aspects to any of the other cosmic players in the stellar family. She is free and unaffected by external influences. She is doing her own thing, In Virgo, where she will be working her Divine Feminine magic in the mutable Earth realm, until she enters Libra at 7:51am MDT tomorrow morning. A time to feed and nurture the essential core of Divine Feminine in you. Feed yourself what truly feeds you. Cleanse your body inside and out. Honor the Great Mother as she pulses through your own miraculous self. Meditate with Aventurine as you clear and cleanse your chakras, aligning your core self with the flow of Nature. Complete small projects that make for more order in the chaos of life. Walk in in the world looking for beauty and beauty you shall find.