Metaphorcast for 9/6-12, 2021
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Labor Day comes this year on a New Moon in Virgo, a sign that like no other, knows the magic of timing.
If it weren’t for timing, no one would have ever figured out how to grow things from the ground. Plant seeds at the wrong time and nothing will happen, harvest at the wrong time and the bounty is lost. Through her diligent observation of nature’s timing, Virgo flourishes alongside her craft.
Some say that timing is everything. Miles Davis famously said, “Timing isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing.” Some credit their success to being in the right place at the right time.
One thing is for sure: nature has certain right times and right places. What is also true is that human nature has the right times and places as well.
Rightness is embedded in our very anatomy, as feelings inform our moral reasoning. It has been said that Pythagoras believed the entire cosmos to be constructed of right triangles.
Time is cumulative, like character, like meaning. It builds upon itself, like good music. Just as a crowd can’t help but join in on the chorus, sometimes a time becomes so ripe that one can’t help but join in on its promptings, sing along, jump into a strong moving current, do that thing that your nature is screaming at you to do.
Everyone longs for those right moments, when the stars align and things go right. As a matter of fact, on Labor Day 6 planets will be in trine aspect, an aspect that favors easiness, smoothness, even luck!
Virgo has another key to the puzzle, however. In her natural humility she does what is so often forgotten to be done. She listens. Just like the original farmers listening to the land, she listens to what her surroundings are relaying to her own nature. The right angles of the cosmos are the right angles of her body’s feedback. The sphere of her surroundings include the cosmos. The growing circle of her timing, which may also be called a spiral, includes what Emerson called “the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation.”
It’s not so much that she prays for luck, or right timing, but rather she enjoys a certain interplay; between the motions of her surroundings and how they speak to the motions of her inner life. Her dance partner is the arena of life. Her own control comes with her dominions over time. She makes a humble pledge to cultivate timing, and thus cultivate her life, her character.
Timing is alive in the present which is beyond description.
Timing is at your disposal at any moment. Pause even a word in a sentence and you can change a whole meaning, as any actor or comedian knows.
There is power in timing, but it won’t come without listening. True power is relational not dominating. True power comes with listening as much as acting.
By Friday Venus will move into Scorpio where she will travel until October 7th. Venus relates and in Scorpio she relates with power. Use the gifts of this Virgo New Moon, and remember the power of timing. A power that comes with listening- to the promptings of your surroundings as much as the promptings of your mysterious nature.
If timing is everything then you must be timing too!
From one timing to another,
Happy astro pondering