Chiron ruler of Virgo

Full Moon in Virgo March 12 2017: Order out of Chaos

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Every Full Moon is full of gifts and blessings, and this one is no exception.  Virgo is an earth sign, which means it helps us to ground into our bodies and the physical realm.  Ruled by Mercury, the planet of the mind, it also helps us to ground our thoughts and ideas into a structure and organization that can aid us in finding greater balance.

Balance and integration is critical right now, since there is an abundance of planets in the more transcendent sign of Pisces including the Sun, which opposes the Virgo Moon.  Pisces takes us into mysterious and unknown regions of imagination and dreams, calling us like the Sirens of the ancient world to leave behind our mundane reality and enter into a realm of magic.

The Moon is at her most powerful at the Full Moon, when her light outshines the light of the Sun and the instincts and emotions of the Moon dominate the Solar consciousness.  The Virgo Moon is in her ascendance now, and anchors us to the earth as we try to fly beyond it.  This can create a sense of imbalance and perhaps even inner chaos as we strive to find the clarity of ordering the mundane details of our lives (Virgo) in the midst of an explosion of creative power (Pisces).

There is a tight conjunction of planets to the Pisces Sun right now, including Chiron (wounding and healing) and Mercury (the mind and communication).  Chiron facilitates our deeper wisdom and knowledge of our own emotional motivations, and Mercury opens the mind to greater clarity.

Mercury is the traditional ruler of Virgo, and I have long argued for Chiron as the modern ruler of Virgo, so […]

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By |2017-03-12T09:24:26-04:00March 12th, 2017|Moon|2 Comments

Powerful Virgo New Moon on Friday

art by Oxana Zuboff

The New Moon on Friday September 18, 2009 captures all of the powerful September planetary events and provides us with an opportunity to pull them all together for the new lunar cycle.  New Moons, remember, represent the beginning of a brand new lunar experience as the Moon conjoins the Sun and their dance begins anew.

The New Moon is actually the dark of the Moon – the Sun completely obscures the Moon’s light, and we begin the new cycle in a void.  This is an opportunity to let go of the lessons learned from the previous lunar cycle and begin the anew in the sign of Virgo.

Virgo isn’t a very exciting sign – it won’t bring fame or fortune like Leo, and it won’t attract passion and power like Scorpio.  Virgo is all about the necessary things we have to do to maintain life in a body like eating right, getting enough exercise, making sure our teeth are brushed and our house is clean.  But Virgo also inspires the powers of perception and discrimination.  Under Virgo’s influence we are able to sort through the complex factors that tend to confuse as and achieve clarity and purpose.

This New Moon sits right on the Saturn end of the Saturn/Uranus opposition, suggesting that the tension here between the Uranian drive for change and the Saturnian drive for discipline and convention will be exacerbated, but the Virgo influence will attempt to impose some kind of order on this tension.  Virgo wants to be prepared for everything, and needs a road map before beginning any kind of new adventure.  During this New Moon we will be called on to create a plan and a strategy (Virgo/Saturn) to help […]

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By |2009-09-17T08:56:28-04:00September 17th, 2009|Moon|Comments Off on Powerful Virgo New Moon on Friday

Uranus and rulership

There is a lively discussion going on at Dharma’s place (Astrotabletalk) over the question of planetary rulership and especially Uranus as ruler of Aquarius. Dharma’s had a series of articles about Saturn and Uranus, the co-rulers of Aquarius and. The question of whether Uranus has been misnamed is a thorny one although it does seem appropriate to the penchant of Uranus for throwing aside convention and trying something new.

Since I have Saturn (established rules) in square to Uranus (radical change) in my own chart, I have a tendency to throw out the old rules I don’t like (such as the application of words like “afflicted” and “planets in detriment” for the sake of a more transformative view, but I am very attached to others, such as the established mythological connections to the planets.

Dharma, being an Aquarius himself, suggests that the question of rulership is, as he puts it, “a bit of a dog’s dinner” and brings up the question of Ceres as ruler of Virgo. I joined in the discussion and my ideas kept going so I thought I’d reproduce my comments here.

The argument about Ceres’ rulership has already begun. My position is that Ceres is a better fit for Cancer, especially using my argument for Ceres as the higher octave of the Moon.

Virgo’s co-ruler is Chiron – Chiron perfectly fills out Virgo’s roles in service and health. Virgos resonate strongly with the story of Chiron as do planets in the sixth house.

The point in the previous thread about the more positive aspects of Aquarius are well taken, so here are a few more points about Uranus:

He was born by Gaia to be equal to herself, hence the connection with equality and justice.

Uranus is the starry sky of the heavens and thereby […]

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