My inner child feels so nourished after Leo season. It was wild, fun, playful, spontaneous and full of high energy which is exactly what Leo medicine calls for!
But there comes a time when it becomes, frankly, too much... Over the past week, my heart and mind have still been in play mode, yet I was starting to feel ungrounded, tired, anxious and disconnected for my highest self.
That’s my intuition’s way of saying that I need to switch up gears to re-establish energetic equilibrium.
For a lack of better words, I feel like I need to detox from the hang over I feel from Leo season. Anyone else?!
What’s interesting is that I’ve noticed this pattern at the end of every single summer ever since I started following the Sun’s journey through the Zodiac over 5 years ago. One could assume that it is simply because of summer festivities, but these trends correlate so sooo well to the energies of the Zodiac (too well to brush off if you ask me…).
No hate on Leo energy. What I’m saying is that we are simply not meant to be functioning at the same pace all the time; otherwise, we burn out, bore ourselves or go crazy.
We are cyclical beings that require a balance in energies for optimal health and vitality. Yet, what we need for achieving this state of balance is dynamic and constantly changing. Thankfully, the cosmos help us with this
You can interpret the Zodiac signs individually, and in so many ways. One of my favourite ways to do so is by analyzing them in relation to the preceding and proceeding signs. The 12 signs follow a specific order for a reason.
For instance, Virgo energy is a reaction to Leo energy to help re-establish energetic equilibrium individually and collectively. One sign is not better than the other, it’s just the order of the Universe (aka the order within our psyches).
Now, I want to make it clear that there is ALWAYS so much going on in astrology and this Zodiacal philosophy can be applied to every single planet. BUT I personally find it much easier and more relevant to focus on the Sun & Moon’s journey through the Zodiac [PS. I’ve got 2 workshops about this for ya – check it out here].
As the Sun moved out fiery Leo and into earthy Virgo on August 22, 2020, I’ve been called towards establishing a routine, focusing on my responsibilities and prioritizing health & wellness.
Yang to yin. Much much needed for me personally!
Virgo, being a mutable sign, helps us transition out of Leo season/summer months and prepare for the upcoming Fall season in the Northern Hemisphere. With Earth energy, this adds a physical & practical component to it all. Virgo energy can also be felt as “back to school” vibes.
Over the past few days, all I’ve wanted to do is eat healthy, organize my home & overall life, exercise, re-commit to self-care practices, begin a sleep routine, freshen up my appearance and get back to my work responsibilities! AND I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER.
At the same time, I’ve also felt urgency to perfect myself & my life seeing with vivid detail what is – in my perspective – less than ideal (hint: Mercury is Virgo’s ruling planet AND Mercury is currently in Virgo). Debilitating self-criticism & perfectionistic mental chatter. Ugh. Can you relate?!
In this moment, I can now see that I’m dipping into Virgo shadows (hence each sign can be seen on a spectrum of potential manifestation).
When this happens, I look to the opposing sign to help me, once again, re-establish elemental equilibrium and align with my highest self. This time, it’s Pisces – Virgo’s opposing sign. The Piscean waters remind me to move away from the critical mind and drop into my heart space to practice self-compassion.
Mmmmmmmmmmm *deep inhale*. The combo between mutable Earth (Virgo) & mutable Water (Pisces)... Like washing the dirt off freshly harvested vegetables... Like the basin that carries a lake... Ahhhhhhhhhh *deep exhale*.
I’m not perfect. None of us are. But I look to the cosmos for guidance to help me come home to my highest self. What I’ve realized is that the stars act as a compass for my intuition.
Before having this awareness, this was much more difficult for me! In a linear, masculine dominated society, it can be especially challenging to tap into this. But there are super powerful tools to help you, and I’m here to guide you in the process.
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Sending you cosmic grace as you navigate Virgo season. XO
Alex, Wild Astrology