Sun ingress into Virgo ~ 22nd August 2012 at 6:06pm BST
The Sun enters Virgo later this evening in the UK, which gives us a final chance to bask in the warm Sunlight of Leo before this shift to the new Solar month begins. With the Sun’s move into Virgo, the Grand Mutable Cross which began just after the Leo New Moon is once again reactivated. (see www.astrobella.co.uk/2012/08/leo-new-moon-2/ for more details.) Hopefully, over the coming month we may finally begin to see progress in manifesting long held dreams & visions into reality. Virgo also teaches us to recognize what we value & regard as sacred in our lives & the Sun illuminating Virgo encourages us to go within & meditate on these values & ideals. The Sun moving into Virgo may also feel like hitting reality with a big bump, as we also discover where we might have been allowing ourselves to shirk various responsibilities & obligations, which now must be re-addressed & put right. There is much to learn with the Sun in Virgo, so pay attention to details & trust your intuition!
Mars ingress into Scorpio 23rd August 2012 at 4:24pm BST
Mars finishes his 7 week journey through Libra today at the time stated in the UK, thus leaving behind the recent peaceful cooperation & accommodation the friendly Libra influence would have given us. Now however, Mars in Scorpio is no longer willing to keep the peace & compromise! Mars’ movement through Scorpio will undoubtedly challenge us psychologically & cause us to once again go within & re-connect with ourselves on a very deep powerful level & encourages us to fight for what we truly desire. As the old ruler of Scorpio, Mars will either be at his very best or very worst over the next 6 weeks & this potent fiery energy can either be used constructively or destructively, depending on your intentions & deepest motivations. Like the Tower in the Tarot, Mars could begin to wreck havoc through the destruction of something that was once of value, but which may no longer be appropriate now. The path is being cleared & the deadwood cut away to make room for new healthy growth. Mars in Scorpio will purify the soul by eliminating old limiting beliefs, letting go of pain of the past & connecting us with our deepest inner-most emotions, which could feel quite terrifying! But within the midst of desolation, new seeds of hope may be planted & allowed to germinate in the fertile soil of the past & begin to sprout new dreams for the future. Hidden within the deep dark waters of Scorpio lie lost & forgotten treasures of the soul, which we maybe able to recover now with the bright fire of Mars bravely shining his light into the shadows & challenging us to rise like a Phoenix from the flames!
Sun opposite Neptune 24th August 2012 at 1:31pm BST