In ancient mysteries the newly admitted brother had to sit in silence, he was not allowed to walk or speak: he had to be, to work and to watch, because one cannot enter the spiritual kingdom, or climb the mountain of Capricorn, until there has been restraint of speech and control of thought. That is the lesson of Sagittarius: restraint of speech through control of thought.
Sagittarius is the little gate to Capricorn. There are two cosmic gates: Cancer, the gate into incarnation: Capricorn, the gate into the spiritual kingdom. Bailey says she likes to think of it as the little gate at the foot of the hill through which one passes before climbing the mountain and in passing through that little gate, we demonstrate our ability to rightly use the arrows of thought.
That is the great test. Alice Bailey explains the esoteric symbolism behind the three man-eating birds and the marshes. The marshes are a symbol of the mind plus emotions. The birds that did the most harm were three in number. In one book they are enumerated: cruel gossip, talk of the self, selfish talk; and casting pearls before swine.
Symbolically, the role of the Sagittarian is to get these birds out of the marshes where they can be seen and conquered. Sagittarius rules the ninth house of the birth chart which has dominion over philosophy, religion, metaphysics, law, publishing, higher education, long distance travel and sport. Jupiter, its ruling planet, is the giant of our solar system, times larger than our planet Earth. It also spins faster than any other planet. Like the other fire signs Aries and Leo, Sagittarians are extroverts. Their role is to disseminate their knowledge and this they do with great enthusiasm, no matter what career they undertake.
Nostradamus, the famous French seer, was one such Sagittarian whose famous quatrains predicted the future. Another prophet of the new millennium is Arthur C. Clarke whose A Space Odyssey captured the imagination of the collective. His The Final Odyssey actually takes place on one of the moons of Jupiter, the ruling planet of Sagittarius. Clarke took his writing very seriously, believing that science fiction writers performed an important role in predicting the future and raising the moral issues arising from the technological and space age.
Another very visionary and creatively gifted Sagittarian is Steven Spielberg who was inspired by the imagination of Walt Disney and is now acknowledged as much as his former childhood hero through such movies as ET. Another Sagittarian whose spiritual teachings and healings have inspired millions of seekers is Sai Baba.
Sagittarians, with their natural predilection to think big, can become very successful entrepreneurs and philanthropists. One such famous Sagittarian is Andrew Carnegie who donated hundreds of millions of dollars amassed from his fortune made in steel to typical Jupiterian causes, such as libraries, education and peace.
The Sagittarian, like the Centaur he represents, can be prone to bawdiness and boisterousness. These qualities are epitomised by the two show business icons, Billy. Connelly and Bette Midler, whose larger than life jovial personalities have entertained millions with their downright bawdy and often outrageous jokes and antics. As well as ruling the hips and gluteal muscles, Sagittarius rules the sciatic nerve, iliac arteries and veins. It also has considerable influence over the liver, lungs and motor nerves. Structurally it rules the four vertebrae of the coccyx, the sacral bones and femur.
Afflictions associated with this sign are rheumatism, sciatica, nervous disorders, hypersensitivity, heart and lung disease and eye disorders. Under the microscope the molecules of this cell salt are pointed and triangular like an arrow head, the symbol for Sagittarius. Wherever there is pus to be discharged such as in boils, abscesses, carbuncles etc.
Silica has a very definite action upon the sweat glands of the skin, and is a remedy for perspiration of the feet; copious night sweats and insufficient perspiration. Other indications for this cell salt are red eyelids; caries of the bones; tonsillitis; ulceration of the throat; styes of the eyelids; cataracts; dullness of hearing with catarrh of the eustachian tubes. Silica gives the glossy finish to hair and nails. Individuals born under this sign need to guard against chest or lung troubles, being the polar opposite sign of Gemini which rules the chest and lungs, blood disorders, and poor digestion.
They are liable to suffer from nerve depletion from over-exhaustion. Bush walking and mountain climbing are ideal exercises for these free spirited individuals, enabling them to exercise their hips and thighs and promote deep breathing to strengthen any possible chest weakness. Being a hot and choleric sign they should avoid stimulants and intoxicating beverages.
Their diet should include fruits that have cooling effect on their system such as citrus, berries and bananas. Grains such as oats, wheat and barley are beneficial for the nervous system of the highly-strung Sagittarian. Other suitable foods include asparagus, corn, endive, cucumber, red cabbage and apples. Aromatherapy oils that can be a balm for the highly active Sagittarian include bergamot, calendula, lemon balm, and rosemary.
Saturn in Sagittarius Saturn continues its sojourn through your sign until 20 December bringing you an opportunity to restructure your life and build strong foundations for a secure future. Not easy for freedom loving Sagittarians for whom the sky is the limit! You may sometimes feel that you are overwhelmed with work and responsibility but the extra effort will pay dividends in the long run. If you are looking for a steady commitment you may be disappointed as the erratic energy of retrograde Uranus may bring some surprises. It could be a case of expect the unexpected and not the time to make firm commitments but rather just go along for the ride.
This sector also rules children and creativity so there can be upheavals in this area of your life. Positively you may impress everyone with your unique creativity. Some cosmic visitors make an appearance in your relationship and marriage sector. Mercury, the planet of communication pays a visit here from 7 — 21 June facilitating communication with your partner. Finances Pluto the lord of the Underworld continues his journey through your finance sector. Pluto can push you out of your comfort zone and you may feel that making enough money is a matter of life and death as Pluto challenges your deepest primal fears.
Whichever way the dice falls for you from rags to riches or vice versa you are sure to be re-evaluating your attitude to finances and possessions and in the process re-evaluating you self-worth. Venus will enhance your finances when she graces your finance sector with her presence from 7 November to 7 December and from 25 December to 18 January Neptune, the planet of losses and sacrifices, continues its 14 year sojourn in your sector of home and family.
You may find that you have to surrender some ideals regarding your home and family and formulate new ones. The fourth house also represents your core self so you may undergo a deep inner transformation and feel the need to withdraw to do some soul-searching.
You may have to sacrifice your time and energy to look after a sick loved one. There may be dissolution of the family through divorce or loss of a family member. However its presence is felt, Neptune will be teaching you the lesson of non-attachment with regard to your home and family. The Solar eclipse occurs on 24 February and 26 February and the Lunar eclipses occur on 9 March and 16 September Other cosmic visitors to your domestic sector include Chiron, the planetoid concerned with wounding and healing, as well as Mercury and Venus.
Mercury visits from 26 February — 13 March which will facilitate communication among family members and is also an excellent time to organise tradespeople to do repairs. Gentle Venus will grace your domestic sector with her presence from 4 january to 3 February bringing harmony on the domestic front. Other celestial influences here are Venus and Mercury. Mercury pays a visit here from 14 — 31 March facilitating communication and playfulness with your children. Travel and Education In your travel and education sector will be highlighted by two eclipses a lunar eclipse on 11 February and a solar eclipse on 21 August Two other cosmic visitors will be Mercury and Venus.
Mercury will pay a visit here from 7 — 15 July facilitating communication in your travel and study zone. Gentle Venus will grace this sector with her presence from 27 August to 20 September Mars will visit this sector from 8 — 31 December Mars will imbue you with the energy to tackile any issues with siblings, relatives or neighbours. You could also be busy making short journeys. A Lunar eclipse will highlight this sector 7 August bringing issues to a head. Friends and Groups Your social sector is highlighted by the presence of lucky Jupiter and a total lunar eclipse on 23 March Mercury pays two visits here first from 1 — 17 October Weiss Astrology and Biochemistry by Vanda Sawtell.
About these ads. The illustration depicts Kurukulla, Deity of Desire and meditative symbol of Tibet, Nepal and Mongolia, dances with one foot on the corpse of personified ego. Wearing her garland of freshly severed heads, she draws her bow symbolising transformation of passion into wisdom. The Soul proclaims: Warrior I am and from the battle I emerge triumphant. Happy birthday to all the Scorpios who celebrate their birthdays between October 23 and November Scorpio is one of the four fixed signs, the others being Aquarius, Taurus and Leo.
It forms the triplicity of water signs along with Cancer and Pisces. Symbolism of Scorpio Its ruling planet is Pluto, the god who rules over the Underworld and its co-ruler is Mars, the god of war. In the Northern hemisphere it marks the beginning of and the retreat of the animals into their hibernating caves. Scorpio has traditionally come to represent the harbinger of the dark and cold. Therefore, it symbolises regeneration when everything dies or goes to sleep until the advent of spring.
It gives people a chance to balance their lives and to cultivate their inner beings. Scorpio rules the eighth house in the horoscope which has dominion over all the mysteries of life — sex, death and rebirth. The glyph for Scorpio, the letter m with the tail depicts the coils of the serpent, with its poisonous fangs ready to strike an adversary. It is also a symbol for the concentrated tension in the sexual organs of the male in the state of excitation. The sign of the Scorpion is known for its secrecy and the constellation certainly corresponds to this characteristic. Only the tips of its foreclaws peer above the ecliptic.
At the heart of the Scorpion is the giant red star Antares. It is as famous in the history of the cosmic family of stars as Scorpio itself, for in the days of ancient Egypt and Greece many temples were erected to coincide with its heavenly cycles. Antares is also at the approximate centre of the huge cloud Nebula in Scorpio.
There are some other constellations which Bailey says are of great interest. First there is Serpens, which symbolises the serpent of illusion, the serpent we meet in Genesis, which deluded Eve. The second is Ophiucus, the man who wrestles with the serpent. The ancient zodiac portrays the hands of this man. He seizes it with both hands and treads on its heart, which is the red star of desire. As he does this he looks towards the crown, in the constellation of Libra.
Bailey explains the esoteric implications of this symbolism. The personality symbolised by Ophiucus, struggling with the serpent of illusion, with the crown held before him, towards which he aspires. The third constellation is called Hercules and portrays the aspirant looking not at the crown but at the eagle, Aquila, which symbolises the spirit aspect. He is occupied with that marvellous symbol of light emerging, which makes all victory possible.
His teacher gives Hercules one word of counsel to prepare him for this labour. This action causes the monster to grow weaker and weaker until it withers and dies. This monster, which thrived in the perpetual cave of night could not survive, once exposed to the light. Bailey explains the symbolism behind this labour.
The act of kneeling symbolises the need for humility by the disciple. The nine heads of the monster correspond to the nine personality traits that the hero has to overcome in the test for Scorpio in order to gain self mastery. She enumerates them; the first three heads are concerned with the appetite on the physical plane which are sex, physical comfort and money when used for selfish purposes; the second triune are concerned with desire on the astral plane and are fear, hate and ambition; the third triune are tests of the mind, on the mental plane, being pride, separativeness and cruelty.
Bailey explains that by raising the monster to the light, Hercules seeks to bring his problem to a higher dimension and so is able to see his dilemma in the light of wisdom and eventually the tame the beast of his unconscious. Pluto, the ruling planet of Scorpio, is the planet associated with power.
Just as Pluto in mythology wore a helmet to make him invisible, Scorpios are often associated with cloak and dagger activities such as were carried out in the anti communist witch-hunts by the Scorpio, Joseph McCarthy. Hillary Clinton, the former first lady, Democratic Senator and Secretary of State who is the current Democratic presidential candidate going head to head with Republican Donald Trump is a Scorpio celebrates her birthday 26 October today US time. While Wikileaks leaks against her and her illness may have temporarily lopped off some of her hydran heads she has grown some more and has come back fighting in true Scorpionic style.
Her detractors criticise her for her secrecy and for guarding her privacy but those qualities are the very essence of the Scorpionic nature. It has all the elements of a do or die election as Trump and Clinton go head to head. No matter who wins the US will never be the same as the phenomena of Trump has exposed the ugly shadow of fear, anger, hate and disillusionment of those people left behind after globalisation and the recent recession towards the ruling elite of US. One very famous Scorpio who has amassed billions is Bill Gates, the founder of the computer software empire, Microsoft.
He owes his success to the legendary powers of concentration of the Scorpio. Scorpio, ruling healing and transformation, attracts many healers, therapists, and psychologists. Not content with skimming over the surface of things their probing minds are perfectly suited for these professions.
Its co ruler Mars which rules sharp implements such as knives and scalpels brings its share of surgeons. Their ability to ferret out the truth makes them good detectives. The parts of the body governed by Scorpio are the reproductive organs, the bladder, the pelvis of the kidneys, the prostrate, groins, rectum, and nasal bone and septum. This salt is a constituent of connective tissues, and is absolutely necessary to promote healing of all kinds.
It is present in the bile, and helps destroy worn out red blood-corpuscles by extracting the water from them so that it may be used again by the body. Sulphur has always been recognised as the great purifier, and in combination with Calc. By the elimination of worn-out red corpuscles the blood is continually purified. Sawtell notes something remarkable about this salt i. By the wise provision of Mother Nature, Calc. When this salt becomes deficient the lining of the stomach becomes irritated, causing an ulcerated stomach.
All the surfaces of the body which contact moisture, such as eyeballs, nasal passages, mouth, throat, the passage-way into the stomach, the bladder, colon, etc.
When Calc. There are some other interesting points regarding Calc. It is the shells which keep the contents of eggs intact and preserved so that they may fulfil their function. Scorpio rules the procreative glands which create and preserve the procreative germ cells. These germ shells are really little eggs, and must have shells to protect them so that their contents may be preserved intact. The scientific name for these shells is casts, and when there is a deficiency of Calc. Lack of Calc. In the female, the ova have not sufficient Calc. In the male, pus from the disintegrated germ cells often collects in the prostate.
Fistulas, tears or openings in the wall of the bowel, are also caused by a lack of Calc. Halloween and All Saints Day Not long after the Sun enters Scorpio there are the celebrations of Halloween and All Saints Day which both conjure up images of witches, hobgoblins, fairies and ghosts, all inhabitants of the Underworld. Positively, you may be very innovative and gain recognition for your unique contributions in the workplace. There may be sudden illnesses which may motivate you to try a new health regime.
Mercury visits there first from January and then again from 14 February to 5 March facilitating communication with family members. For a few days from 5 — 8 January Mercury will be in its retrograde cycle so there may be confusion or delays in communication. Neptune is in retrograde motion from 29 July until 19 November.
It may also be quite dramatic. The dominant planets Why is it interesting to study an event's astrological chart? A new moon in your sign lands on April 5! When you hold hands, you share love. Look to spiritual texts for resolution and understanding.
Mercury, the planet of communication, which will enhance your communication and networking in this area from 6 to 22 March. The karmic South Node is in your creativity sector as well as two eclipses will highlight your creativity and romance sector — the first eclipse will be a total solar eclipse on 9 March and then a lunar eclipse will occur on 16 September.
Friendships The karmic north node and a lunar eclipse will highlight your social sector. The solar eclipse occurs on 1 September. There are two other cosmic visitors that illuminate your friendship sector in Venus graces your friendship sector with her presence from 31 August October to 23 September promoting harmony and cooperation within your friendships and group affiliations, especially with women friends or groups. Mercury activates your social sector from 8 — 24 October facilitating communication with friends and promoting your popularity.
Communications, Short Journeys and Siblings Pluto, the planet of transformation, continues its sojourn in the third house, the domain of the immediate environment, siblings and relatives, short journeys and communications. There can be challenges in these areas of your life. Positively, it is an ideal time to do some in-depth study or research or you may discover some latent writing ability. Meditation or yoga would be an ideal way to eliminate obsessive thoughts. Feisty Mars is also paying a visit to your third house from 28 September until November activating this area of your life.
It could be quite volatile when these two planets form a conjunction around mid -October. Travel and Study Both Mercury and Venus visit your travel and study sector. Gentle Venus also graces your travel and study sector with her presence from 18 June to 12 July making it an ideal time to plan that special overseas trip as you will be yearning to explore wider horizons in that faraway exotic location and learn about foreign cultures. Other cosmic visitors are Venus and Mercury. Mercury pays a visit from 8 — 25 October, arousing your curiosity with regard to spiritual topics.
You may spend your time reading books on spiritual matters or tap into your intuition or keep a dream journal to understand your deepest motivations. It will occurs 31 October in the Southern Hemisphere. Mercury will conjunct the New Moon and will be trining Neptune in Pisces. This will provide an opportunity to focus on spiritual, intuitive and creative matters as our imagination and intuition will be enhanced. Relationships and finances may undergo re-evaluation with Karmic Saturn conjuncting Venus in Sagittarius. The constraints of Saturn will be mitigated by liberating effects from the wide trine to Uranus in Aries.
The New Moon is a time to initiate new projects and set new goals. The Full Moon is a time of heightened emotions and intuition and it will be even more so with this trilogy of Super Moons occurring in October, November and December. This Full Moon will also bring some unpredictable energy with Uranus being in close conjunction to the Moon in feisty Aries opposing the Libran Sun and Mercury. Added to the mix is Mars and Pluto in close conjunction in Capricorn squaring both Jupiter and Mercury. This promises to be a volatile cocktail so be prepared for some fireworks.
People with planets in cardinal signs — Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn in the mid teens to mid 20s will be most likely affected. The issues that arise will depend on what houses are affected. The Full Moon is a time when issues come to a head and are likely to be even more amplified being a Super Moon Full Moon.
The Full Moon being on the Aries Libra axis, relationships are likely to be a focus. As I wrote in a previous post Libra also encompasses right human relations so on a collective level it could also bring up geopolitical issues such as the Syrian War and the warring parties, United Nations, the polarisation of the sexes being played out in the US presidential elections as Clinton and Trump go head to head in a. Both presidential candidates have prominent Mars in their natal charts.
With the Super Moon Full Moon in Aries we can expect more of the same and an escalation of the rhetoric. It has been said by some commentators that there is nothing so dangerous as a cornered animal. Other people have expressed their concern about the potential of Trump being elected as President. The disrespect of our ambitions and intellect. The belief that you can do anything you want to a woman. It is cruel, it is frightening.
Anne Summers gives even more damning evidence of his misogyny. Earlier this year he signed into the law HB one of the most restrictive abortion laws. In the past House speaker Paul Ryan has argued that rape should not be grounds for abortion. This is the modern Republican party whom Summers points out is largely the creature of the Fox Network and its former boss, serial sexual harasser Roger Ailes.
To all these Republican men, women are instruments to be used for pleasure or procreation. Including with the hypocritical self-proclaimed women-protectors now all slithering back to the Republican snake pit as well. No, our motto is: when they go low, we go high. I am the Goddess Maat who weighs the hearts of all mortals on the scales of justice as they pass through the Hall of Judgment where the gods decide the fate of their souls. The illustration in the card for Libra depicts Maat, Egyptian Goddess of law, truth and justice, with the god Thoth, in form of a baboon who both played an important part in the judgement of the dead.
The Soul proclaims: I choose the way which leads between the two great lines of force. Happy birthday to all the Librans who celebrate their birthdays from next week between September 23 and October Libra is one of the four cardinal signs, the others being Capricorn, Aries and Cancer. It forms the triplicity of air signs along with Aquarius and Gemini. In the Northern hemisphere Libra represents the period of the autumnal equinox, and the vernal equinox in the Southern hemisphere, where the days and nights are equal.
Thus Libra stands for equality. The two lines of the glyph represent the duality of Libra. The top line represents the higher nature of Libra which is primarily governed by the higher powers of the mind: the completely objective state. This is the aspect of the Libran character which is impartial and not attached to matter. It is solely involved with the harmony of the ideas.
The bottom line of the Libran glyph stands for matter and personal desire. Libra represents the struggle and the dualism of each human being; on the one hand he is striving toward the bliss of conscious reunion with Divinity, and the other hand he is working for mastery and power over the material sphere of personal desire. The essence of Libra is teaching man how to balance the two urges within himself with the condition of his earthly situation.
Libra has rulership over the diaphragm, the portion of the human organism which divides the lower and upper halves of the body. In the glyph the lower line represents the waist proper while the upper line is the diaphragm and the navel. Being the sign of marriage and the dominion of Venus, Libra also has some influence upon the sexual organs, specifically in the connection of that area with the kidneys, bladder and urinary tract.
In her book, The Labours of Hercules , Alice Bailey reveals the esoteric symbolism behind the constellation. She refers to three constellations in Libra which she claims are all of special interest. First there is the Southern Cross that has never been seen in the Occident since the time of the Crucifixion, when it was seen at Jerusalem. She notes that the cross is now receding. Four bright stars make up this cross; four the number of matter aspect of man, the quarternary.
The second constellation that Bailey mentions in relation to Libra is that of Lupus , the wolf. However, it is a dying wolf, and the wolf-nature that has devoured the soul nature until now is symbolised as dying out, for as man achieves balance, the activity and power of the wolf dies out. The third is the Corona, the crown which is the symbol based on the story of Ariadne, the mother aspect.
Ariadne was given a crown of seven stars by Bacchus, symbol of the second aspect of divinity which glorifies matter by making it the expression of the divine mind. The Libran Hall of Fame Librans, being ruled by Venus, the goddess of love, beauty, peace, harmony, justice and the arts are attracted to careers in beauty, fashion, interior design, the arts, entertainment, law, writing and public speaking. Their of love of balance and harmony draws them towards careers in diplomacy and peacemaking. Their fair-mindedness makes them natural counsellors.
Bob Geldof has demonstrated his Libran desire for justice in the causes he has espoused for Amnesty International and famine relief through Bandaid and Live Aid. Librans can also possess good entrepreneurial skills such as Anita Roddick who expanded her single shop into a global enterprise with hundreds of stores worldwide. Another Libran who has put her trademark Libran name on different commodities from optical glasses to beeswax candles and mineral water is Donna Karan.
Another Libran, Brigitte Bardot formerly known as the sex goddess of the sixties, now champions the cause of animals whom she sees as being treated cruelly by humans. The former British Prime Minister, Baroness Margaret Thatcher, displayed both the ladylike qualities of Libra but could also be a formidable opponent with her martial Scorpio ascendant. Susan Sarandon protests against the War in Iraq. Olivia Newton John, another Libran who displays the Libran charm and beauty has run a successful enterprise, Koala Blue, and has supported causes such as of breast cancer prevention. Libran Health and Anatomy When the Sun enters Libra, the seventh sign of the zodiac, it has completed half its cyclic journey through the twelve signs, and in Libra the half-way of balancing point is reached.
The parts of the body governed by Libra are the loins, the lumbar region in general, particularly the kidneys. The word nephritis meaning inflammation of the kidneys is derived from this word. Conditions arising from an apparent excess of acid are nearly always due to a deficiency of this alkaline salt. Natrum phos. A lack of proper balance of this alkaline cell salt in the gastric juices will cause ferments to rise which retard digestion so that the lining of the whole digestive tract becomes involved.
This may cause gastric ulceration, dyspepsia, sour taste in the mouth, bilious disorders, diarrhoea, etc. It will remain in your sign until 11 October Venus, your ruling planet, will grace your career sector from 31 August to 23 September bringing harmony and cooperation in the workplace. Mercury will visit your career sector from October giving opportunities for networking and communicating with your colleagues. There is also planetary activity in your 6th house of work and health with Neptune, the karmic south node and Chiron all present here.
There is also a solar eclipse here on 9 March highlighting issues concerned with work and health. Finances Serious Saturn recently moved out of your finance and values sector giving you an opportunity to to consolidate your finances. Venus the planet ruling finances will grace your finance sector with her presence from 24 September to 18 October enhancing your finances.
Mercury the planet of communication and commerce will visit your finance sector from 25 10 October until 12 November stimulating communication, networking and financial transactions. Home and Family Pluto, the planet of transformation, continues its extended stay in your domestic centre bringing changes to this area of your life. It gives you an opportunity to delve deeply into your psyche and hidden facts about your family may come to light. You may be challenged to your very core but from this experience you will become empowered and shed a lot of excess baggage. Venus, your ruler, also graces your domestic sector with her presence on two occasions — the first visit is from 24 January to 17 February and the second visit occurs from 13 November until 7 December.
This will promote family harmony and inspire you to beautify your surroundings. Mercury pays two visits first from January and then again from 14 February to 5 March. This area will be highlighted with a full Moon eclipse on 18 August. Travel Quicksilver Mercury pays two visits to your travel sector first from May and then again from June. Gentle Venus graces your travel sector with her presence from 25 May to 17 June making it an ideal time to have that romantic getaway at some exotic location. Relationships Uranus, the planet of sudden change and upheaval, is continuing its journey through your relationship and marriage sector so you can expect upheavals in this area.
Friendships Sweet Venus will grace your social sector with her presence from 13 July to 5 August bringing harmony to your friendships and group affiliations. Quicksilver Mercury follows closely on the heels of Venus remaining in your social sector from July facilitating communication and networking. Spirituality The karmic north node and a solar eclipse highlight your spirituality sector.
The solar eclipse occurs 1 September bringing issues to head to be resolved. Planetary visitors to your spirituality and karma sector include Venus and Mercury. Venus makes her presence felt here from 6 — 30 August causing you to focus on union with a higher force. Mercury spends an extended period here from 31 July to 7 October giving you the inspiration to explore the mysteries of life whether through books or courses.
It will be an ideal time to spend some time in seclusion perhaps spending time in a retreat taking up yoga or meditation or even exploring your past lives. The eclipse will be conjunct Chiron, the rainbow bridge which straddles the old and the new, chaos and order and also forms a T square with feisty Mars. Spring is a time of renewal and in the northern hemisphere they celebrate the onset of spring by burning the witch represents exorcising the cold dark months of winter. Saturnian energy brings a sense of duty and responsibility, stability and security.
It is about structure, practicality, foundations, the status quo, tradition. Neptunian energy is concerned with compassion, empathy and sensitivity. How will these diametrically opposite energies resolve the tension between them? We only have to look at the refugee issue to see how these energies are being expressed globally. We have the flood of refugees Neptune pouring out of conflict riven countries of Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Africa etc. Saturn is the archetype of the stern father meting out punishment for transgressions with both our major parties, Liberal and Labor, feeling justified in keeping the asylum seekers in detention on Manus Island and Nauru as a deterrent to people smugglers no matter what the emotional, physical and mental cost to its inmates.
Angela Merkel welcomes migrants in At first we had the outpouring of compassion from the German chancellor Angela Merkel who opened her country to thousands of refugees in but a year on her Christian Democratic Party is under threat of electoral losses as momentum gathers to limit its intake of refugees. A counterbalancing decision by the city of Paris will be the first densely populated European city to create a space within city limits to welcome and house migrants.
Another backlash against immigration occurred with the Brexit vote in the UK whose citizens voted across party lines in defiance of the political class for independence from the EU to stem the flow of migration. In the US Donald Trump, the Republican Party presidential candidate, has the building of a wall between Mexico and America to prevent Mexican migration across the border as one of his major platforms. This week marked the anniversary of the tragic death of Aylan Kurdi whose tiny body washed up on the shores of Turkey. The photo of the lifeless body of little Aylan Kurdi, aged 3, washed up on a beach in Turkey went viral causing shock waves around the world.
It was so in your face that people could no longer ignore the plight of the refugees. Candle Light Vigils in Memory of Aylan Kurdi throughout Australia In September there were tens of thousands who attended candle light vigils in memory of Aylan Kurdi around the country. One of the responses by the then Abbott Liberal government was to promise asylum to 12, Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Only 3, refugees have arrived in Australia as part of the one-off commitment. In a statement released by Tim Costello the World Vision chief executive, he said it was incomprehensible that Australia has settled a limited number of refugees.
Australia is lagging behind Canada which has already fulfilled a promise to resettle 30, refugees and the United States has resettled 10, Omran as real representative of the Syrian people. Omran — the collateral damage of the Syrian conflict. Interesting synchronicity that the picture recently went viral of another little boy called Omran injured in the conflict in Syria whose brother tragically was killed. In the images, he sits alone, a small boy coated with dust and encrusted blood.
His little feet barely extend beyond his seat. He stares, bewildered, shocked and, above all, weary, as if channeling the mood of Syria. The boy, identified by medical workers as Omran Daqneesh, 5, was pulled from a damaged building after a Syrian government or Russian airstrike in the northern city of Aleppo. Unwittingly, Omran — like Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler who drowned last September and whose body washed up on a Turkish beach — is bringing new attention to the thousands upon thousands of children killed and injured during five years of war and the inability or unwillingness of global powers to stop the carnage.
Another pasted him like a silent accusation between President Obama and his Russian counterpart, President Vladimir V. Jupiter moves out of Virgo and into Libra on Friday 9 September. Venus, the ruler of Libra, is also in its own sign. Esoterically Libra is concerned with Right Human Relations.
Esoterically there are six laws and principles of which The Law of Right Human Relations is the first. This law encompasses both our personal relationships and major alliances between nations. Jupiter represents justice and the law as does Libra with the scales of justice. Jupiter is synonomous with good fortune, optimism and expansion magnifying anything it touches.
This brings hope and positivity for establishing peace, harmony and cooperation in our relationships on both a personal and collective level. Appearing alongside Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, John Kerry said the pact calls for the Syrian government and the opposition to respect a nationwide ceasefire scheduled to take effect at sundown on Monday. Who knows your secrets Virgo, pure maiden whose warm dark womb protects and nurtures the germ of wisdom like a grain of wheat until it ripens and is brought to light Mother principle, worshipped as Eve, Isis, Demeter, Ceres and Mary, Mother of Christ.
Happy Birthday to all the Virgoans who celebrate their birthdays between August 24 and September Virgo rules the sixth house which has dominion over work and health and service to others. It is one of triplicity of Earth signs — along with Capricorn and Taurus. It is one of four mutable signs — the others being Gemini, Sagittarius and Pisces. The ruler of Virgo is Mercury which is also the ruler of Gemini.
The sign Virgo is closely associated with harvests, especially those of wheat and corn. Virgo is the Virgin or maiden who is a source of fecundity, depicted carrying a sheaf of wheat or corn freshly plucked from the harvest; esoterically she represents the Virgin Mary pregnant with the Christ child. The Greeks celebrated Demeter, the goddess of the grain, and her daughter, Persephone, in the Eleusinian mysteries. The Romans worshipped her as Ceres, from where the word cereal is derived. There are also associations with Vesta the goddess who was the keeper of the hearth and protectress of the home and community.
Her priestesses were known as the vestal virgins whose duty it was to tend the sacred flame that kept the city safe. The vestal virgins typified the true meaning of Virgo the virgin, leading self-contained, contemplative lives and were held in high regard in the community.
There are also biblical references to the Virgo archetype. In the Egyptian pantheon Isis is said to have dropped the wheat she was carrying across the heavens resulting in the Milky Way. As she travelled she was carrying her Divine Son, Horus in her arms. The Great Sphinx has associations with both Leo and Virgo as, esoterically, it symbolises 0 degrees Virgo or 30 degrees Leo, for it has the body of a Lion and the head of a Maiden. The sphinx demonstrates its potency in that it has learned how to tame the animal passions of Leo through the mental precision and purposeful activity of Virgo.
She is about 46 degrees in length and is therefore one of the longest of the zodiacal asterisms. Virgo, as goddess of the harvest, finds herself in a very bountiful area of the heavens. Within the boundary of her intact body are over nebulas. This abundance of latent energy is made manifest by the practical resourcefulness of those individuals born under her rays.
The Virgin is usually depicted in an angelic form, her two wings extending out into space. In her hand she holds a shaft of wheat or an ear of corn, symbolic of the fruitfulness of Woman. The shaft of wheat is represented by one of the brightest stars in the sky, Spica. This highly placed lady even has her own jewels, i. This girdle had been given to the queen by Venus the goddess of love and is a symbol of unity achieved through struggle, conflict, strife, as well as being a symbol of motherhood and the sacred Child. Hercules fought and struggled with Hippolyte, paying no attention to what she was trying to tell him.
He wrenched the girdle from her, only to find out her hands held out and were offering him the gift, the symbol of unity and love, of sacrifice and faith. Despite this, he slaughtered her, much to the chagrin of the women, bereft of leadership and love of Hippolyte. The opportunity for Hercules to redeem himself occurs when he rescues the maiden Hesione from the belly of the sea monster. The Teacher allows Hercules to pass through the sixth gate, pronouncing that his good deed has redeemed him. The Virgo Hall of Fame Being the sign of health, work and service, Virgoans are drawn to careers in health such as medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, chiropractics, hygiene and nutrition.
Their keen analytical mind attracts them to careers in education, psychology, psychiatry, counselling, writing, accounting, business management, and computer sciences. No matter what career they pursue they are always, very industrious, efficient, well organised, thrifty and productive. Shelley, the creator of the book, Frankenstein.
One Virgoan author whose keen powers of observation and attention to miniscule detail were put to good use in her murder mysteries is Agatha Christie, the creator of Poirot, Miss Marple and volumes of detective stories. Maria Montessori teaching children. A Virgo who made great contributions to modern education is the Italian woman, Maria Montessori. In she was the first woman to graduate from medical school in Rome.
She began her career teaching hygiene and then moved to the area of education, with the particular goal of providing education for the poor and needy children. Today we see the legacy of her work with Montessori schools established worldwide. Another Virgo whose tireless labours brought her many accolades is Mother Teresa. The austere life that she and her sisters led is typical of the Virgoan nature.
Virgoan entertainers include Buddy Holly and Patsy Cline. Virgo rules the sixth house whose domain is work and health. The part of the body allocated to Virgo is the solar plexus and intestines. The solar plexus lies directly behind the stomach, and from it twelve different nerve ganglia branch off in all directions: that is how the solar or sun plexus gets its name. Each of the twelve divisions of the solar plexus allocates with one of the signs of the Zodiac, and hence with a certain part of the body.
The plexus itself is a little Zodiac. It is sometimes called the lower brain. The solar plexus is the great receiving station of energy from the back brain, while the bowels complete the chemicalisation of the food products ready to be assimilated by the blood. Being connected by its nerve ganglia with all parts of the body, the solar plexus reflects the condition of the entire body. It is not surprising then, that the stomach and bowels are affected when a person is worried or upset, or when the brain is. Virgoans need to be able to switch off from their work and learn to relax.
Meditation, yoga or martial arts are ideal pursuits to bring harmony and balance to the lives of these industrious, fastidious folk. When the body is in health, little jets of steam are constantly escaping from the seven million pores of the skin. A deficiency of Kali sulph. Kali sulph. Is also present in considerable quantities in the scalp and hair. When this salt is lacking we get dandruff or falling hair, skin eruptions secreting yellowish oily matter, or inactive dry scaling skim, gastro-duodenal catarrh, ringworm, anaemia, and bronchitis.
It is an oxygen carrier to the epidermic and epithelial cells of the skin and membranes, and in this it works with Ferrum phos. The other qualities of this star are affection, endurance and lack of flexibility. Gemini : The element of Gemini is Air and the planet is Mercury. The lucky colours are shades of yellow, blue, white and black. The shades of blue promote social harmony and romance. The lucky numbers are 3, 5 and 8.
Wednesday is the lucky day of the week. Gems such as Agate, aquamarine and tiger's-eye are the lucky stones for a Gemini.
This sign is symbolized by the Twins. A person who is born under this star is agile, a quick learner, fast talker and has great communication skills verbal and non-verbal. The other characteristics of Gemini are optimism, a sharp intellect, love for intellectual debates and discussions and flexibility. Cancer : Water is the element and the ruling planet is the Moon for this sun sign. Pastel shades of blue and silver are the lucky colours while the colours indigo and black help in promoting love affairs and establishes social harmony.
The numbers 2, 3, 5, and 9 are the lucky numbers. Monday is the best day of the week for a Cancerian. The crab is the animal sign of this star. Among of the virtues of this zodiac sign are perfectionism, sentimentality and an affinity towards preservation and nurturing. The other qualities include secretiveness, tenacity and emotional over-sensitivity. Scorpio and Pisces are the most compatible sun signs while Libra, Aries and Aquarius are least compatible with the Cancer zodiac sign.
Leo : Fire is the element and the ruling planet of Leo is the Sun. The lucky colours are shades of orange, red and gold. The colours indigo, black and shades of blue helps to establish harmony and promote love. The lucky numbers are 1,3, and 9. Sunday is the luckiest day. Gems such as Yellow diamond, amber and chrysolite are the lucky stones.
Qualities such as leadership and confidence are associated with the sign Leo. They are generous, affectionate and caring people. However, they could also be arrogant and attention-seeking. A Leo is most compatible with Aries, Gemini and Sagittarius. They are not compatible with Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius. The animal symbol is lion. Virgo : Mercury is the ruling planet and the element is Earth. Shades of green, yellow, orange and brown are the colours that bring luck while shades of blue promote romance and harmony.
Numbers 1, 3, 4, 6 and 8 are lucky. Wednesday is the best day of the week for a Virgo. The Virgin symbolizes Virgo. Agate and Hyacinth are the lucky stones. A person born under this sign has an active and analytical mind. They are very observant and organized by nature. Virgo is compatible with Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn. Libra : Air is the element and Venus is the ruling planet of Libra. Shades of red such as carmine and scarlet help to promote love and romance.
Libra is sensitive to the problems of others. They are well-balanced in their personal and professional lives. They are diplomatic, charming and graceful by nature. The Scales symbolize Libra. The numbers 1, 7, 8 and 9 are the lucky while Friday is the luckiest day of the week for Librans. Coral, jade, emerald and quartz are the gemstones for this sun sign. Scorpio : Pluto is the ruling planet and Water is the element of this sun sign. The shades of red, brown and violet are the lucky colours; green is the colour for love and harmony. The numbers 2, 5 and 7 are the lucky while Tuesday is the luckiest day of the week.
Bloodstone, jasper and topaz are the lucky gems for Scorpio. The animal symbol of Scorpio is the scorpion. By nature, a Scorpio is jealous, possessive, courageous and determined. They are also loyal to their loved ones. Ophiuchus : Ophiuchus is the only sign of the Zodiac which is based on a real person. Historians have speculated for centuries that Imhotep brought the art of healing to mankind. The shades of purple and patterns including plaid are the lucky colours. Lucky number is Peaceful, wise, seeking knowledge throughout life. Jealous, achievement and goal-driven and always pushing toward something better.
Enjoys family and tends to have many children. Has a strong musical sense and natural musical talent. Creative and innovative in every aspect of life. Sagittarius : Jupiter is the ruling planet while Fire is the element. Shades of purple, blue, red and orange are the lucky colours. The colours that promote harmony and love are yellow and orange. The numbers 1, 3, 5 and 9 are lucky. Thursday is the luckiest day of the week. The lucky stones are amethyst, turquoise and carbuncle.
Centaur is the animal symbol.