Man’s task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious. –Carl Jung
Whenever we have compromised our authenticity and truth, the first symptom is usually a feeling of emptiness within. And to live in a world of make-believe and to insist on living in a fantasy, we gradually lose touch with who we really are. I did that once in a connection with someone – a very confusing relationship. Like many other people do, because a strong connection was felt, a misinterpretation was experienced.
I was fooling myself and in denial, failing to honor and respect my own truth. Finally, like in all cases such as these, circumstances evolved to the breaking point wherein I had to become completely honest with myself—and with many addictive types of situations, more than once before I could finally break the chains of my own illusion.
Today the I-CHING Kua 54 brings a cosmic communiqué about relationships. The paragraph above was about a one-on-one partnership; however this guidance applies to more than a personal or love relationship—we could relate this to business partnerships, a company, organization, family or any other type of group.
In any of those scenarios it is possible to enter unknowingly at first into a situation wherein our own spirit becomes compromised due to eventual inequality or subordination that comes about through a desire to be in a role or to be in a certain position.
Sometimes it takes a while before we realize we have become a pawn in someone else’s game or have fallen from grace due to susceptibility to flattery or manipulated through unrealistic promises.
What comes to mind is the word “discernment” as it relates to knowing who to trust and who not to trust and perhaps naiveté or gullibility. Some folks can get themselves very confused and in big trouble by believing others, taking everything at face value.
Gosh, what comes to mind next is the whole scenario of the Anthony family—you know about that right? The Florida legal case involving the death of little Caylee Anthony. What we could see happening in some of the family members involved is what is referred to as “silver-tongued devil’s”. What does that mean? People who will say anything to manipulate and coerce and other folks who take those silver-tongued individuals at face value.
I think one of the greatest lessons for those who are born with a consciousness that is too innocent and naïve is to develop a level of sophistication that incorporates the concept that some people can be really good liars. And some will lie about things that it isn’t even necessary to lie about. And further that people will manipulate the truth for their own agenda. If we have not grown up around folks like these, it is very easy to be taken in—we just cannot conceive of that type of manipulative dishonesty!
It’s confusing. And when confronted with it we will say to ourselves, “That’s what they said, why would they lie?” Mostly because we wouldn’t, we believe that other people are like we are. They’re not always.
Ho! And that’s the real wake up call, isn’t it? When we find out, in undeniable terms, that all along we have been a pawn in someone else’s game, it is an awakening of sorts.
BUT there are no real victims and then we have to ask ourselves how it happened and what our own role was in the scenario and then we can get honest about it.
Was it our own low self-esteem issue that got us caught in the illusion? Were we failing to respect our self and our intuition?
When these things happen, as we look back we can clearly see how we were lying to ourselves or denying the obvious. We might ask ourselves, “How could I have been so blind”?
One of the most painful things in life is facing the truth that we’ve sold ourselves short—or perhaps for a while exchanged our very own soul by entering into agreements that weren’t good for us in the first place.
The bottom line message is that we need to allow ourselves to feelit and take responsibility for our part in it—this is the first step in release and reclaiming our soul. And feeling those emotions of self-betrayal (even though initially it feels like the other (s) betrayed us) can be horribly painful. It’s like I blogged about yesterday… bringing light into those dark places!
I’ve got to say from my personal experience, that I thought I’d cleared the energy (of that one relationship situation) many times; but, apparently I didn’t go deep enough. It was back when Uranus was exiting my 7th house and my transiting SN was hitting all the 12th house planets that the final catharsis occurred. It was pretty dramatic and probably involved clearing more than one lifetime’s worth of issues. Sleepless nights and many tears were involved but after all the review and re-examinationin a new light (it took some time), I learned quite a lot and felt so much clearer about so many things. I know that sounds vague, but I am sparing you the details.
When we wake up to the realization that there is a fatal flaw in what we thought was going to be a perfect situation, we sometimes want to go back to sleep again and not look at reality—meaning that we put those rose-colored glasses back on and make excuses to cover up what we know deep down is true but simply can’t face—sometimes we don’t see it but everyone else does but we think it is they who are confused (not us).
We can so easily ignore the whispering of our own intuition when we become attached to a desired outcome—that happens so easily. The thing is to love yourself out of it and the first thing is forgiveness, knowing you did the best you could at the time.
In my case, it was an instance of misinterpreting the signals of ‘strong connection’ to another soul as something that it wasn’t. It was karmic connection that needed to be released in this lifetime.
ASTROLOGY AND TAROT KEYWORD CORRELATIONS TO KUA 54
Aquarius – willingness to be a ‘group of one’; detachment
Pisces – illusion; delusion
Taurus – self-reliance
Gemini – truth versus lies
Death – releasing unhealthy attachments
Hanged Man – reversing a situation; seeing things from the opposite viewpoint
The Chariot – liberating from old patterns; distinguishing the true desires of the enlightened self from the compulsive desires of the un-awakened self; success on one’s journey; the need to release emotions
Lovers – Looking to another person to make you feel whole and complete when you already are; balancing one’s own male and female energies i.e. ‘the marriage within’; the inability to see parts of an issue to which one is temporarily blinded due to attachment to a desired outcome; the need to develop discrimination i.e. knowing who to trust and who not to trust
Fool — innocence and naiveté; being foolish
The Star — being guided by inner wisdom and intuition; discovering the truth within; cleansing and renewal
The Broadcast from the Cosmos that I’m receiving today has to do with 7 of cups energy – – many possibilities… making a choice or a decision without knowing beforehand how it’s going to turn out… but making a tough choice, regardless… while doing the best you can! That was a mouthful. The bottom line message from the universe is that when you do this – – when you make a tough decision or choice in faith, it will turn out well. But the important thing is to actually make that choice or decision and not to let the decision be made ‘for’ you by withdrawing or hiding from whatever is going on now–on the day you read this, whichever day it may be!
And further, the message is to realize that the way you envision regarding the outcome of your decision carries authority and weight in the universe. Life is about choice and choosing through the envisioning process as well as taking action, not turning away from the choice or decision that is before you now.
Often times we forget or negate the envisioning process as it relates to outcomes. A further message with today’s broadcast has to do with understanding that making certain choices also involves UN-choosing other scenarios.
The idea is about making either no choice or making wrong choice. It has to do with cautioning you about energizing wrong pictures–the one’s you do not wish to manifest.
Sometimes in life, we have to give up certain things to have others. And usually we want to give up that which is unhealthy for us and replace it with what is emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually healthy instead. The choice is about letting go of what we didn’t need or shouldn’t have because is wasn’t furthering our evolutionary goals or purposes.
I am thinking of an image that I often see in my mind regarding this type of communication. If we want something better in life, we have to let go of what we don’t want. It sounds easier than it is sometimes.
I see it as a vision of a hand holding something and while reaching for something else and with that vision comes the understanding that we have to let go, release what is in the hand, in order to have the hand be empty or emptied so that what we desire can come in to the empty hand, ready to receive.
The feeling is almost like let go of what you don’t want, so that’s what you ‘do’ want has room to come in!
The astrological symbolism that relates to this card is the archetype of Venus in Scorpio. So we have to talk about the archetype of Venus (love) and Scorpio (depth of power).
Often times, the archtypical energy of Scorpio in the psyche or soul is one that contains deep betrayals of trust and traumatic psychological wounding. Scorpio energy is also (as it rules the 8th house, and Scorpio is ruled by the planet Pluto) about lessons of powerlessness and power – – or misuses of power. When we apply that energy to Venus, which relates to self-love, we can see how the seven of cups is about making a choice not out of wounded-ness, but instead out of self-empowerment!
So the message today has to do with making healthy choices and releasing any type of addictive behaviors that do not enhance the soul’s evolution. Tuff stuff!
We all want to remain secure emotionally and sometimes we do this by remaining in situations or in engaging in behaviors that we
know are not healthy or self-loving, because we fear it may be even more painful than what we are currently facing. The Venus quality to this card and this energy and today’s message is about self-love and making choices that enhance that energy.
Today is Saturday, and yesterday life got in the way of me making a blog post. And that’s why this one is coming out today… And it may be because somebody out there needs to hear this message today whereas yesterday, it may not have been as effective. I am someone who trusts divine order in these matters…
Remember, the best way to love others, is to love self-first and that is not selfish; that is actually what must be done first in order to both give and receive love and in order to live a healthy life.
Before I even pull a card for today’s daily divination, there’s an absolute compulsion to write about Aries! How many are there right now? Technically 4 but by tomorrow 6 significant travelers are moving through Aries. I see planets and luminaries as psyche, as consciousness—astrological connections are significant and real influences. Armed with simple, basic understandings of the Aries archetype, one need only open one’s eyes to look at the world scene and one’s own life and the lives of family and friends and through observation and correlation, there’s little doubt about the validity of the astrological connection with consciousness and psyche/soul.
A total of 6 in Aries! And its April Fool’s Day! Interesting. Anyway…
I imagine some sort of higher intelligence doing a drive-by in our galaxy and knowing what’s happening on Earth just by the location of the planets and luminaries in the constellations. They wouldn’t even have to land their spacecraft on this 3rd rock from the Sun; they could just glance at the stars and surrounding bodies to know the basic astro-weather here. Aries! Aries! Aries! Mercury, Jupiter, Sun, Uranus—all in Aries. And by tomorrow, we can add Mars and Moon. That’s a whole lot of Aries.
It’s true that this energy will play out a bit differently in the life of each soul, each community, each country dependent upon the state of evolution and area to be evolved (via the birth chart—yes, communities, countries, and even corporations have a birth chart); but nonetheless Aries is Aries and energy is energy. So I thought I’d describe the archetype of Aries here just a bit before I pull a Tarot Card today. Anyone who reads this blog today, then, can perhaps correlate the descriptions to their own life—maybe it will help give understanding.
If I go on too long about it, I won’t have time to pull a Tarot card too. It’s hard for me to curb that Libra “on the other hand” kind of debate dialogue, but I’ll try. Aries likes to get to the point and doesn’t care about all that people-pleasing Miss Cordiality make-nice stuff. Aries hates repetition and redundancy and wants to get it out there and who cares how it’s packaged! So there’s your first bit about Aries.
Before we go on, I will certainly leave things out; I’m not meant to write a book or cover Aries energy in its entirety but maybe I can hit some major points that will be helpful to apply to your life for now, today and over this next little while.
Perhaps a bullet point list will move us along:
Fire. Aries is associated with the fire element. Here’s where we get the association with anger and rage and warrior–that type of thing
Impulsiveness, initiative without much forethought (but sometimes that’s actually a GOOD thing! especially when one has been too indecisive or Libra-like)
spontaneous enthusiasm — again, think: fire that catches and travels quickly
Newness such as in a “new birth”; Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. When something is born, something also dies or leaves and with that can come separation anxiety
Aries is, of course, associated with Spring time and beginnings–new beginnings. The beginning of a new life! (or at least a new cycle of life)
Aries energy in our hearts and souls, when triggered as it’s being triggered now, correlates with “the will to be manifest”
On that last bullet point imagine this (sabian symbol), “A woman has risen from the ocean; a seal embraces her.” It is the “individual” emerging from the “collective” and the realization of “self” for the first time. The desire in Aries energy is to become a separate, distinct being.
Side Note: Any situation where someone has allowed themselves to become the alter-ego of another will no longer remain in tact!
Status quo situations where any kind of “obedient child” syndrome was in place (think: Lybia, Egypt, and so on) will no longer work
Bold and daring energy everywhere! Lots of “courage” being triggered in people: that’s another archetype of Aries along with “warrior” energy.
aggressive assertion of “self” and that “self-identity”; an instinctual sense of self manifests; it has to and can’t help but not (think of the 9 month gestation and then birth–it’s inevitable and has to happen.) That which is conceived will be born and Aries energy is about that birth.
Unbridaled personal “will” — the will to direct outward what is desired; that’s another archetype of Aries… using one’s will
Aries energy will sometimes be doing the Hindu dynamic of “Neti, Neti” which means “not this, not that”. Starts and stops and direction changes is typical of Aries energy expressions. Aries is the impulse to initiate–follow through isn’t as important–but initiating is. Some things will “stick” and others not, but the idea is initation (to initiate–first steps, new starts). That’s a huge part of the Aries archetype.
Do you see how this energy is playing out right now? And sometimes, you see, Aries is selfish–and selfish isn’t always bad. Sometimes we need to be selfish. Let’s take a brief example of how this could be so. Let’s say we have someone who is very Libra-like in some ways that are actually unhealthy. Perhaps we have a people-pleaser type or very nice lady, let’s say, who sacrifices herself for her family and has reached a point where in doing so for many years has lost her identity in all that selflessness. Perhaps being selfless for that time period was what was needed for that soul’s growth–the experience may have been a karmic necessity for whatever the reason (no judgment). But now, the energy is shifted and it is time! Maybe her children are grown and off to college. Or maybe the marriage ends because the soul business is concluded between her and the marriage partner. This Aries energy is going to help her to create a new identity, to break free, to be selfish is necessary in a good way! You get the idea, right? It’s about self-love in that respect.
Now, let’s look at a tarot card for today for the daily divination message. Well, we have the 6 of Pentacles here. And oh my gosh, here we go!
This is exactly what I’ve been talking about. One of the archetypes of that tarot card is about being controlled by a dominate parent figure. The 6 of Pentacles is about a child that wants freedom! Sometimes I see this card as the corporation paying the employee less than what the work is worth. It’s the energy that goes like, “I will give you just enough to keep you under my control.” The card totally relates to Moon in Taurus. I don’t have time to go into Moon in Taurus today but let me say that this tarot card/astrological correlation has to do with emotional security as it relates to money. Aries will bust or burst through that dynamic now demanding freedom no matter how it affects emotional security and material need dynamics. The desire for freedom and to create a new identity will be stronger than putting up with the old pattern energy simply for the sake of meeting material needs in the material world. Something much more important is going on than paying the bills!
Wow, I’m way over my time today!
It’s Friday and I’ll post again on Monday–this is more ‘me’ telling ‘me’ that! Yay, it’s Friday!
If you are actually reading this on a Friday–here’s me wishing you a great weekend!
Today I dove into my audio files on the archetype of Virgo and wanted to share it with you. It is not perfect… it’s nowhere near a perfected state of writing. The Virgo energy that each of us carries at some point on some level in all of our consciousness—we all have all signs of the zodiac acting somewhere in our lives—will likely cringe at some typo’s or at the fact that what appears below is not perfected. In truth, the Virgo part of me could re-write this over and over ad nauseum, but then it may be weeks before it hits its mark and reaches anyone. I started to make these notes for myself from an astrology class, added to the notes for the benefit of a few family members (I decided to give a copy to them when I was part way through this) and now am going to blog it and give it to my students too. Sorry Virgo, I have not given this a single re-write; let it stand Virgo. I offer this and walk toward Pisces (the Virgo polarity), in faith that it will be worthy enough and reader’s will not become impatient with it and see it through to the end. The Leo part of me wills it. And the Scorpio in me simply releases it.
Part of the distortion of Virgo is perfectionism to the point of procrastination and you will read more about that below. One Virgo said once, sometimes what is healthy for me is to be ok with a half-assed job and walk away from it feeling peaceful about it. This received a lot of laughter or recognition from others who understand relate to that Virgo part of themselves! This because, via distortions, Virgo never thinks anything is ever good enough and that they are never ‘ready’.
One word about this before I let this go into the hands of others. Please don’t dismiss this because it is based on astrology. Astrology is like categorized psychology and contains the major archetypes of human consciousness and soul—this is how Carl Jung conveyed it. The 12 signs of the zodiac are energies we all carry and are based on human consciousness. I could quote a number of passages from the great Carl Jung and others with greater intelligence than my own to back this up, but that would be doing that Virgo procrastination. I’d rather hope you will take my word for it and get into reading what I’ve offered here.
Again, the Virgo part of me says, “What? Send it out? You haven’t even proof read it yet!” But I have way too much Libra in the 3rd house (Libra/Gemini combo) that is saying, “People will look past it, just this communication into people’s hands, life’s too short to get too hung up on details.” And Neptune next to my Libra Sun encourages this saying that people will get the “feel” for it and the big picture will come through the paragraphs.
So, going for it… I offer this to you for your consideration and discernment. Perhaps it will help you to understand yourself and / or others in your life.
With Love, I offer you my notes on….
It doesn’t matter what your Sun sign is…
YOU Have Virgo in your Psyche too–WE ALL DO!
What house is your Virgo in?
Do you have an Ascendant in Virgo or Planets in Virgo?
Natural humility and distortions of the victim/victor-ization complex… natural humility doesn’t mean giving our power away. This stems from the conditionings of “god” being outside of ourselves and outside power which creates a distortion of humility and a distortion of unconditional love. We give self away. Unconditional love and self-love has to have a healthy balance that is neither self-ish nor self-less. As we look at this via human made conditionings via human made religion, unconditional love and humility and are energies that are co-opted and distorted in taking your power away.
“Service” is another concept that comes along with Virgo/6th H… when we have the distortion in the psyche that leads us to the victimization and masochistic end of things, that leads to distorted views of suffering i.e. “I have to suffer before I can deserve anything.” That’s a very typical guilty through atonement energy even though I know better—i.e. “I don’t know why I have to suffer all the time, but I do.” This is deep unconscious conditioning.
We all have this energy some degree; some more than others based on the evolution of the individual soul at hand. Those still influenced by human made conditionings especially via religious indoctrinations will carry this unconscious belief that they have to let everyone beat them up or be abusive to them and they have to be the indentured slave forever. The way to elevate this is to find a way to be of natural service to people (Karma Yoga), finding one’s own natural work.
After one learns to align one’s will with the higher will, the next step in the process is to be of service to the Higher Being or we might say to Source or god/goddess if you’d like to say it that way. But this cannot be achieved if one has not learned to be self-loving; it starts there.
Learning how to be of service to the Higher/Highest is learning how to be of service to others in this dimension. The important point with that is not giving one’s power away to them in the process. Learning how to be in service to others in a way that is not self-abusive—this is the point.
Virgo is about the physical body—Virgo is an earth sign. And some with strong Virgo energy take on other’s karma to help them in the healing process. Some souls can be in such evolved spiritual states (no distortion), the true healers (Virgo archetype) are able to process the energy to affect healing, allowing them to allow it to “move through” them but not allowing it to get “stuck” there. So, processing it through rather than taking it on without releasing it.
A lot of 12th house or Pisces energy as well as Virgo energy with someone we can see a lot of mysterious health issues that are not diagnosable or the doctors don’t know where they come from. The deepest essence of that is where someone has “bought into” these human made religious conditionings of “separation” from the Divine Energy being “within” one’s own consciousness.
So with these mysterious illnesses and mysterious healings — they areall part of these lessons of learning to reconnect with Source, to have faith—faith from the natural sense not from the religious distortion sense. So with Virgo, body and physical health, the Virgo energy that comes from “lack” that we’re so aware of (which stems from a programmed belief that Divine Energy lies outside of self) we can see the hypochondriac.
We take that lack that we’re aware of and it becomes illness here and there. The hypochondria is another sense of that procrastination (often associated with Virgo energy)—another sense of that excuse-making of why “I cannot receive Source Energy in my body”.
More Virgo/6th House concepts: Earth/Career/Work/Service – learning how to do the “work” of doing the “survival” thing on the earth. This comes forth through self-determination. Attention to detail and refinement in service work. Discrimination—this is a big concept with this part of the consciousness of Virgo. Discrimination and Judgment: when we have these religious conditions that give us the narrow definition of right/wrong conduct, then this set’s up conditioned judgments.
When the Virgo/6th House energy becomes distorted, we can fall onto—especially on the victimization and masochistic end of things—we can be “indiscriminate”. We can get into the self-punishment routine which is the atonement end of things.
Some souls will go “off the deep end” with the self-judgments and here is why we have the Virgo/6th House lessons having to do with discrimination. There has to be an ability to discriminate. There has been so much mis-use of the word “judgment” due to the human-made distortions, that the word “judgment” is a trigger for people. So another word to use is “discernment”—learning how to be able to “discern” better.
You don’t have to judge anything really—you can just use your abilities to discern or your ability to discriminate and then say “yes” or “no” for yourself and let someone else say “yes” or “no” for them.
There’s just as much distortion in the “new age” circles as in any other place—we will see that they are just as judgmental as the fundamentalist Christians. So the distortions of judgments can be all over the place.
If we learn to realign ourselves to natural spiritual laws and principles and those are based on sharing, giving and inclusion—the recognition that there has to be a ‘balance’ between the individual and the community… there can’t be the extremes of either. Then we can learn natural judgment or natural discrimination. i.e. “This is what works for me” and this is how I can align myself with natural laws so I can release these judgments that we want to run around with. That is something that we can be so unconscious of that we are not even aware that we’re doing it! – this response to human made religious conditioning acts in us without our full awareness sometimes.
What we are learning in these areas is self-acceptance. That are imperfections are just as valid as what is good about us. A self-acceptance of the imperfections—this is unconditional love of self. There is total inclusion; and nothing is excluded.
Loving our self in the moment, in whatever step of the process we’re in—this is self-love and self-acceptance. Acceptance is more important than the judgment.
Virgo wants perfection NOW and has difficulty realizing life is a process and once acceptance of the process is achieved, then you can recognize the bigger picture and perhaps releasing the details that are not important. There is no ‘better than’ or ‘less than’—it’s about seeing the bigger picture and then being okay with it, imperfections included. So, it’s like do you want to spend life picking up lint off the carpet and beating yourself up because it’s there. What do you want? In this drive to have everything be perfect, as the consciousness evolves, you recognize on some level that it never is and so if you are logical and can be objective, you can realize that instead of focusing on what’s wrong, and as you ask yourself what you really want, you will find that to have the peace and happiness that you are truly seeking that you have to let the imperfections be there and be okay with it. Essentially, through that process you are releasing some of your own self-judgments and moving to be self-accepting in all the imperfections. Ask the self: What’s the bottom line? What do I want? These questions can be very transforming for they require going into the opposite polarity to Virgo which is Pisces, the bigger picture! “What do I want?” is part of going into the big picture.
This helps us to see the cup half-full instead of half-empty in any situation. In this way we can see everything that is ‘right’ instead of everything that is ‘wrong’—not only with ourselves but with others in our life too.
So again, not judging what is going on, and finding how you are at fault in any way—this is getting stuck in detail; it’s better to look at the bigger picture by asking the self, “What do I want?” This widens the perspective and gets one out of the judgments.
The Virgo part of our psyche can be aware of the vastness, the void, the emptiness via the opposite polarity of Pisces and this creates within the Virgo part of psyche—great fear. And the Virgo part of us wants to fill it up with details, which is an avoidance of looking at what one is really afraid of in the first place. The Virgo in us fears being lost in the void so in response can go into workaholic tendency or get lost in details to avoid dealing with the fear of that part of us that is so vast and so endless [think outer space]. Virgo tries to ground in earth details as a compensation technique and here we can get into obsessive compulsive disorders as we try to fill this void with earth-type details.
Virgo can project perfection outside of self—seeing perfection in everyone and everything else but self. This, too, is the Virgo energy’s lack of self-acceptance.
A way of running away from looking at things is simple functioning and going over and over based on what others have told you to do. Asking others, “What should I do?” again comes from lack of acknowledgment of the Divine Wisdom that is within. This is very disempowering and then leads to feeling that one is the victim (i.e. doing what everyone else says). Then when one becomes exhausted one reaches the realization that it is their own choice that needs to be embraced, not the advice of others that is acted on over and over again. So it is about reversing the process and gaining back one’s own power. Anyone with insight can see how man-made religious conditionings have contributed to this Virgo pathology of “tell me what to do because I can’t see the big picture since I now have so many details that I am confused.”
It’s a huge thing for Virgo energy to just do one’s best and to walk away from it and feel okay about it or to make a mistake, acknowledge it and correct it if necessary and then to feel okay about that too, walking away from it. [This is what I did with this writing–for better or worse.]
Another example, know that you did something half-assed and then walk away from it and be okay with it; this can be a huge success for someone who always has to be perfect. These are not easy things for Virgo to do. Self-acceptance, self-love and saying “it’s okay”. Unconditional love for self… the medicine for a “recovering Virgo”.
A distorted expression of Virgo energy is one who is so fearful of being humiliated that they go out of their way to humiliate others. When you are carrying a lot of Virgo imperfection energy within you, and it becomes distorted, you can literally feel like (judge yourself as) a sadist; someone who is mean, angry and judgmental. When actually you are the opposite of that—so this is an example of the distortion.
It can also be that Virgo energy can be mean to the self (via self-judgment) and so therefore, as it expresses in a distorted way, the person perceives that they are being mean to others when they really are not. Again, this is one possible example of a distorted Virgo energy expressing via one’s own inner (distorted) perception.
However, it can actually be projected outward via unconscious anger (the Pisces polarity). The way out of that is self-responsibility.
Another Virgo concept relates to a denial of reality—a denial of what is ‘really’ in our life and what is ‘really’ going on. This we see when Virgo energy is rationalizing and blaming everyone else instead of dealing with the truth of the situation in an objective way. This can be blaming self for everything on the flip side of things—taking on more responsibility in a situation than belongs to them. Again, this is the victimization prototype or archetype or pattern with an unhealthy or distorted Virgo energy (psyche). Virgo energy—the archetype—is “self-analysis internalized.” A distortion is to project this analysis outward by criticizing others.
Guilt and being over-responsible for everything is guilt linked to atonement… the distortion. This we see happens when people are accused of something, didn’t do what they are being accused of, yet immediately begin to “act” guilty even when they’re not responsible for the incident or issue.
So if we talk about all if this with someone who is not very evolved in their consciousness or is still highly influenced by everyone else or is still very influenced by “consensus” thinking i.e. believing with the general populist believes or being highly influenced by a religious belief system, we can see extremes of sadism or masochism because the soul had no idea how to get out of the human-made distortions. Victim and victimizer.
Purity thinking and over-cleanliness is the sense of ideal and perfection that is a distortion many times perpetuated by religious conditioning and then distorted. All other types of obsessive compulsive behaviors like this really stem from feeling very small, very disconnected, like the grain of sand on the beach and out of control. So in an effort to feel in control, then we see the micro-managing all these repetitive compulsive little details.
In a consensus state as we are culminating the Virgo age and Pisces age—we see such distortions as self-flagellation, like Opus Dei of Catholicism and even Islam self-beatings. These are examples of consensus mentality distortions of Virgo and its polarity, Pisces, energy. So we see high critical energy of the lower states of consciousness which can get projected outward: religious wars due to narrow standards of right and wrong conduct.
As we move to the end of the Piscean age, the hope is that we get out of this fundamentalism.
In efforts to move out of the consensus level of psyche and move out of that we can see expressions of lashing out in anger once there is recognition that there has been past societal manipulations. As the individuation occurs, there is a self-doubt and inferiority which can turn at times to righteousness and superiority.
Virgo energy is also many times associated with crisis—learning through crisis—or crisis events designed to throw one back onto one’s own self in order to go within and discern truth and establish faith. The intent of crisis is to create change. And with Virgo, the purpose of crisis, is to create self-analysis for the purpose of growth and evolution of consciousness. But, and this is an important point, we can twist this if we are not fully conscious. And example: someone’s car breaks down. It happens, car’s break down. A crisis. The first words out of the mouth (DISTORTION) are, “It’s my fault. The Universe or god is punishing me again. What did I do wrong?”
The purpose of the crisis, many times, is to create change in the consciousness. The response should be to make the change in the moment of the crisis. But often, when the moment of crisis happens, we get through it and then we go back to the old behaviors.
Another thing is we go into that state of spiritual masochism and what’s the most famous one we know? Jesus. We have to learn how to move out of that masochistic state of consciousness.
When we talk about the masochistic end of things… we see it manifest even when we know better intellectually. “I feel worthless while intellectually knowing better! I deserve pain and suffering and don’t know why.” A huge distortion of man-made religious conditioning!
And we see or hear the individuals who say, “I give, and I give and I give….” to just try to be ‘worthy of’. Have we not heard people say, “No good deed goes unpunished?” There’s a perfect example of masochism. Another one: “If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have any luck.” Shame and victimization is part of the human-made distortions result the separation of spirit and flesh via religious teachings.
Another archetype of Virgo has to do with “not being ready yet”… this, again, is a perfection distortion. We have all come through lifetimes of religious distortions and persecutions—it is part and parcel of the human consciousness, contained within via the process of the human mass consciousness evolution. People with a Sun in Virgo or a heavy Virgo or 6th house energy signature in their chart (the chart being the picture of the psyche) are here to help heal the distortions of anger and guilt.
Another thing is the misconception of the phrase “Let Go and Let God” that we often hear. In consensus state, this is interpreted as giving up one’s power and giving energy way outside of self. The higher level of mind see’s this statement as a merging with Source and co-creation with that divine energy within. The ego fears that merging with Source because it feels like we are going to lose everything and lose our self; in actuality, it’s the opposite. But until we can recognize that…
The projections of co-dependency in lower consensus states can sound something like, “I wish God would just show me or tell me what to do.” This type of statement comes from a consciousness that has not resolved the conditioned belief that there is a male god with a white beard on a throne somewhere outside of self—somewhere in the great beyond heavens. Virgo energy is about taking responsibility for self and not projecting it “out there”.
Doubt; self-doubt is the archetype of the Virgo, coming off Leo. What this means that in the natural progression, Leo comes before Virgo and in Leo the soul is “full of self” and the next step is to become humble to balance that out. So Virgo is that humility and as we have been discussing that energy can become distorted.
So this humility that can be distorted into doubt can be open to misunderstandings and people can take on this idea that they are “just plain and simply a bad person.” Ouch! It takes a while to be able to objectify this energy after having accepted the projections and distortions. How many adults are still trying to resolve the messages from a parent (projections) that they were given that they were “bad”? It’s way too common and many lack the ability to discern and be objective. Let’s not even mention the bible-pusher ministers/preachers who try to push down the throats of the congregation that they are unworthy sinners! And then we wonder why we have such distortions on the planet?
Some souls have been so wounded and projected upon on the masochistic end (the spiritual masochist), they take it in and it needs constant feedback and reinforcement. “This is bullshit” is what they need to hear; this idea that they are not deserving is bullshit! *(pardon the emphasis)
There can be, at higher levels of consciousness, a purity of intent with Virgo energy, a natural humility and a sincerity of spirit and a sincere desire to know Source or the Inner Divine. Virgo expression at the highest level is (not giving the self away). Being compassionate and loving toward everyone without giving the self away or dis-empowering self in the process is the idea. Virgo is very giving, loving, healing, generous and helpful. Wherever we have Virgo energy is where we can heal ourselves and others and where we can be beautifully humble and unconditionally loving. We just have to watch the unbalance or distortions. Self-love is an example that Virgo energy can teach through example in its desire to be of service and the divine helper and healer to humanity.