Mercury retrograde, the ruler of Virgo, has just left Libra and its third square to Pluto in Capricorn and gone back into Virgo. The Pluto/Mercury square forces the mind to confront its own darkness and hopefully choose to see the truth, which gives rise to creative resourcefulness. If the mind fails to dig deeply into its own shadow, the result is people who project their fears and hatreds onto the outer world. The Mind is what needs purification and transformation. It is the Mind which either refuses to confront the darkness within ourselves or which gives us the Light to see what that darkness contains. Mercury retrograde in Virgo is going through an alchemical process of purification and re-integration. An open Mind is a perceptive, creative and original Mind.
Saturn becomes the fulcrum (a point of support) for planting the new seeds of inspiration and relatedness in our lives. Saturn is about structure, order, discipline and responsibility, as well as fear, crystallization, and domination. So what have you been doing with your Saturn energy while it's been in Virgo for the past two years? Saturn in Virgo's purpose, to quote Jungian astrologer Liz Greene, is: "to provide an opportunity -- often through frustration, disappointment and ill health -- for a journey into the mysteries of the interconnection between mind and body, and the possibility of a conscious and deliberate synthesis of these two, the reward of which is good health and a new awareness of the meaning of the body and of the material environment." (Greene, Saturn, p.43)
With Saturn leaving Virgo for Libra by the end of October and then returning to Virgo from early April 2010 to mid-July 2010, we don't have much time left to implement the Virgo lessons of integration of mind and body, as well as service to humanity. Have you worked on these areas of your life: health, work, the environment and service? Our sense of wholeness is the gift we can give in service to the world.
Uranus in Pisces is conjunct Juno, the asteroid goddess who symbolizes the energy of sacred partnership, which under the patriarchy was disregarded and abused. Juno in Pisces believes that sacred partnership is the highest ideal and is committed to making it happen, not just between two people but between all people. The way to do this is to respect the rights of each individual. When the innovative inspiration of Uranus in Pisces is coupled with the sure knowledge that each individual, as well as the Earth, is due respect and love, we will have a peaceful revolution.