Image by Eric Puybaret
The big news this week is that Jupiter, the giant planet of expansion, higher learning and opportunity, has completed his year long journey through fabulous, fiery Leo. During his time there, many of us have become really excited about new, creative ideas, which we have or haven’t given birth to yet, started (and perhaps not completed) a myriad of projects, fallen in (and maybe out of love, made (and spent) some money and sent plenty of big-hearted intentions out into the universe.
And now as this huge planet shifts into Virgo, we add a more pragmatic, practical, routined, health-oriented lense to the aspect of growth in our lives. As you can imagine, big expansive Jupiter, who is associated with the Greek God Zeus, isn’t too crazy about having his wings clipped in the puritanical sign of the Virgin, but if we understand and integrate the energy, the shift can be very helpful indeed.
Think back to September 2003 to September 2004, which was the last time Jupiter journeyed through Virgo. There’s likely to be a thread to, or a similar theme happening in your life now. If you have a copy of your chart, and you know a bit about Astrology, find the house where 1 degree Virgo resides. This will be the area in your life where you need to show real commitment, in order to grow into your next level of your evolution.
This shift has happened while the sun is still in Leo, where he is joined by the moon and Venus on Friday (New moon). With all the retrograde planets around, we’re being given another invitation to reassess our heart-felt ideas and intentions and to re-ignite our flames. At the end of June, (see my blog below for a refresher) Jupiter and Venus danced together in Leo and we connected with our wildest imaginings. Now, many of us have felt that flame start to flicker, as daily life has once again got in the way of our heartiest intentions.
This new moon, we are being asked to add pragmatism and commitment to the mix, as we start to separate the wheat from the chaff, clear the clutter and make order out of some of the chaos in our lives. (It’s a really good new moon for a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual purge or detox)
Ask yourself again … What do I really, really want in my life? If I had to do one thing before I died, what would it be? If I had a year left to live, what would I be doing more of? What is my unique heart song? How can I embrace it and share it? Am I taking the time necessary to tend my unique flame?
…And if are finding that there isn’t enough time to stoke the fire in your heart, then ask what you can cut and trim from your life, to make more space. Maybe it’s time for some of your old dreams and wishes to be re-visited, in order to establish whether they’re still relevant and worthy of your energy, or for those some extraneous tasks or commitments to be cleared away, to make room for the new.
If you’ve had a creative idea bubbling inside you for a while, this is the week to write it down and schedule time to commit to it on a regular basis – daily if possible. If your intention is to get fit or to lose weight, or get more supple, then this is the week to start and commit to that new eating or exercise plan. If you feel that you’re a bit stale creatively, or are in dire need of fun, then get serious about having some fun – this week actually schedule fun into your calendar.
This quote was very timeously sent to me by my friend and amazing Life Coach, Liz Witherspoon the other day – thanks Liz. It says it all.
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth; the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” William Goethe
In Life and LIght