Organize, Analyze & Edit

on August 26, 2013

virgoLast year when the Sun was traveling through Virgo, we had all the sensory overload of the Presidential Elections going on. The media did all that it could to try to manipulate our own belief systems with all their accusations and drama. This one is right…, that one is right. He is lying…, he’s lying!! Gosh….enough to drive one to insanity. But with the Sun’s visit to Virgo’s neighborhood, we were able to edit out that which we personally recognized as distortions of words and called upon our own analytical thinking and reasoning to come to our own decisions that felt right for us.

So what do we have this year? Pretty much a repetition, but only this time it’s with all the scandals going on, the inequity of racial finger-pointing that continues to cause divisiveness among the common folk, while the puppeteers manipulating the show use their authority to continue to benefit their own egos for power and control. I guess it’s the same story that has existed for thousands of years. Nothing will ever change the language of politicians. But how we organize, analyze, and edit our own thoughts and belief systems can make a difference to us in how we live our lives among the madness.

This is the beauty of the energy of Virgo!! Here is where we pay attention to all the little details, where we set boundaries, where we pay attention to our well-being (physically, emotionally, and spiritually). It is where we say NO to that which crosses our boundaries and interferes with our goals. As Gahl Sasson so eloquently puts it: “Say No to sweets….say yes to health.” This is what Virgo teaches.

But, of course, this energy teaches so much more! It wants to perfect things in our lives by editing out what is not needed. If you have been following your intention since we planted the seed back in Aries, you will recognize the flow. We started with initiating. We created the intention, we planted the seed. Taurus gave it its value, what practical value your intention had for you. Gemini communicated it, waited for the guidance to proceed, listened for the message. Cancer nourished and loved the seed, gave it compassion. Leo gave the Will to create the action needed to make the dream come true, the authority necessary. And now…..we’re ready to organize the plan, analyze it, and edit it. Virgo edits the fantasy from the reality and makes it happen through your physicality. It basically is the Swiffer-mop to clean up all the dirt! Virgos are the masters at organizing, analyzing, editing, and then cleaning it all up!!

Work and service! This is what is needed to manifest. Whatever the seed of intention may be, there is always the work needed to reach its potentiality. But it’s not just about the work needed; it’s also about the service. And that’s not just service to others, but to yourself, as well.

In service we learn humility. We come to realize that there is a far greater power within us than just our own frail egos. Greatness is achieved through humility. Examples of this surround us in our everyday lives. Our animals. The service that our animals provide to use is that of love, companionship, loyalty……yet, look at the humility of your pet. They will roll onto their backs and surrender themselves with unconditional love to you and forever be grateful for all you do! What a perfect manifestation of the art of giving/receiving unconditional love and service. It is reciprocal.

The military. They truly provide a service that goes above and beyond what any of us are called upon to do in our lives. And they do so with humility. They sacrifice their well-being for the sake of others. There is greatness in humility as you serve something much larger than your “self.” What is that expression? Great things come in small packages? The energy of Virgo thrives when it is being of service.

As we approach Labor Day, the day of work and service, it’s a wonderful time to identify in our lives where it is we are or could be of service. Where in our lives can we detoxify in order to better our health, physically, emotionally, spiritually (Virgo rules over health, as well). It is important to care for the body as it is the vessel to manifest your highest potential. Where can you shine your light the brightest to the rest of the world with humility, without needing, wanting, or asking for the recognition? Where can you excel? Where do your boundaries need to be set?

In your practice of yoga, while doing poses such as Uttanasa (forward bend), child’s pose, resting in pigeon pose, bent forward with your heart touching the Earth, surrender yourself with humility to the greatness of Divinity. Surrendering of ourselves opens our heart.

With that, I wish you all wonderful health and well-being.

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