In the heart of Virgo time

Hello, friends. Here are a few blogs and podcasts on diverse subjects and interests to get us going into September.

Jude Cowell, writer at Stars Over Washington, presents an article titled Sept 12, 2019: Democratic Debate and some Moon Talk, where she looks at the astrology of the ten candidates who have qualified to appear on the upcoming televised debate. Among her keen observations for the dynamics of this debate:

“And if we consider the September 12th debate vibes of Sun Virgo-Moon Pisces we know that influences are on the Mercury-Jupiter-Neptune side (rulers of Virgo and Pisces) so that common sense with a streak of idealism and a tinge of over-promising may be noticed. Yet Earth-Water blends are perhaps the most practical of combinations and has an innate ability to understand what’s truly important. (Note that we may hear a candidate say, “what’s really important” during the debate—it’s been used before). Plus, someone’s capacity to see both the forest and the trees may also be on display.”

Carole Devine (Devine Observations) writes about surprise presidential contender Marianne Williamson on her blog. Williamson has Gemini rising, with Mercury in Leo square to Mars in Scorpio, and has been a passionate devotee of A Course in Miracles for decades. Carole also connects that long dedication to one topic to Williamson’s Pluto in the 3rd house. Carole includes the natal factors, transits, solar arcs, and secondary progressions in her assessment of the next few years for Williamson.

I linked to Jeremy Neal’s article, Beware the Wild Centaur, some years ago, but recently read it again. He offers a complex view of the mythological Chiron by drawing upon different versions of his story from classical sources. If you’re in a Chiron transit or return (or close to someone who is), this is an inspiring view.

“Chiron of course could not have become so universally respected as an astrologer, healer and mentor if he had not first recognised his animal nature and then honoured and assimilated it consciously. If you understand that such a process is possible then you are on your way to a Chirotic shift in consciousness.”

Here are a few podcasts for your listening and learning pleasure. Some are available through a website — you’ll see those noted below. There are many ways to “catch” a podcast, and if you’re new to finding your way, the simplest instructions are to enter the podcast name in your search engine.

Mary English Astrologer Blog is the name of a podcast where Mary teaches astrology and helps listeners to learn about their own chart. Most of her podcasts are 30–45 minutes long, and there are currently 142 episodes. Recent topics include Arabic Parts, relationship analysis of several natal charts, and how the current outer-planet transits are affecting each sign.

Gary Caton has been producing Hermetic Astrology Podcast for over a decade. His most recent entry is Venus-Mars in Virgo 3.0. “The two planets closest to Earth are joining in the sign of the Harvest Goddess — the 3rd of 3 consecutive Venus-Mars conjunctions to occur in Virgo. Tune in as Gary delineates this conjunction in terms of the mythology of the sacred marriage and gives experiential examples how this energy plays out.”

Astrology Alchemy podcast offers 10- to 15-minute talks with quotes and poetry at each New and Full Moon. The latest entry is New Moon in Virgo on August 30, 2019. “The Astrology Alchemy podcast gives you inspiring insights from current astrology cycles that support your path of turning your personal ‘lead’ into ‘gold.’ Hosted by archetypal astrologer Sheila Bélanger, who has over 35 years experience as a professional astrologer.”

The newest entry at Steven Forrest’s Evolutionary Astrology Podcast is Can We Recover the Higher Potential of a Botched Transit? (14 minutes).

That’s it for now, friends. Let’s catch the wind of today’s Moon in Scorpio sextile Mercury, Mars, and the Sun in Virgo to carry us all forward with a deeply healed and integrated body, mind, and spirit.

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