Metaphorcast for 8/23-29
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It is the first week of the new Season, as we shift from the bright and definite world of Leo light to the chiaroscuro of earth-magic Virgo. The original “green thumb” of the zodiac, Virgo plays with earth and sky. She blends the depth of deep earthly substances with the instant expanse of light, revealing the miracle of growth and the beginning of evolution.
She holds bushels of wheat and corn, plants that reach straight up to the day of sun. With her gift of contemplation she strives to be plant-like, always reaching for the light of new meanings, bringing them back to the deep dark roots of past experiences. The Virgin birth is the shimmering texture of the present, cultivated by this union of light and dark.
Virgo has a special relationship to memory. With special pieces of texture, like that dress she wore, or the way the sun was setting, or that cold snap in the air, meanings sprout up like crops from the deep earth of the past. Her garden extends from past to future but it only exists in the illuminated texture of the present.
For Virgo, time moves in cycles. It folds in on itself producing a Virgin birth of meaning. Like a fibonacci pattern, this kind of time makes meaning grow in spiral form. Extending outward from seemingly infinitesimal roots of self-similar experiences. It was always you there, in those different places, at those different moments, always you.
Experiences shape who you are in order for you to shape future experience, in order for you to find a frequency worth cultivating.
What texture does your present have now? Can you hear its signature frequency? Would you like to change it?
You may have to roll up your sleeves and take it to the field, so to speak; a place where the deep substance of soul can meet the broad expanse of light. A place where memories work unconsciously to mold ideas out of the mysteries of inspiration.
This place might be an actual place. Your “field” might be your backyard, your stairwell, your kitchen at dusk. For who knows what reason, this place puts you in an optimum balance of blending deep substance with the broad expanse. Inspiration becomes real and reality becomes inspiring.
Your “field” might also be an activity, like yoga, reading, playing music or sports. The field may take many shapes. Most importantly It is and always has been yours. Visiting it and cultivating it seems to bring back magic to your fingertips.
As Voltaire famously said “you must cultivate your own garden.”
Happy cultivating and as always, happy astro pondering!