The Pisces Sun is approaching two events that represent a point of balance, and the momentum shifting in a new direction. One is an opposition from the Virgo Moon on Thursday (the Virgo Full Moon), and the other is a conjunction to Chiron on Saturday (Sun conjunct Chiron).
Plan for a concentration of thought, effort and awareness around a certain set of plans, which may then seem to release to a new set of purposes on Thursday, and then go through a kind of clarifying process over the weekend. Here in the digital age, one thing we simply must get used to is constant revision. I am not advocating this. I would love for the pace of life to slow down a bit, and for there to be some organic opportunity to reassess.
But the ‘message of the medium’ of the digital age is how everything must be done and redone incessantly. If you’ve ever hosted a website, you know it’s never done; every time you turn around you have to take it apart and put it back together. That’s just a little puppet of what’s going on Internet-wide, with code being ripped apart and rewritten just about everywhere, all the time.
This week’s astrology is saying this must be done with precision. The visionary creativity of Pisces must be tapped into consciously, and then applied in an intelligent and organized way, in the style of Virgo. The mysticism of art and spiritual thought needs careful balance in the applied science quality of Virgo.
Both the Full Moon and Chiron are Virgo-related factors. The Moon of course will be full in the Sun’s opposite sign (as ever). And Chiron is a relatively new factor (covered in last week’s lead article this past Thursday night) that astrological researchers have long associated with Virgo. This is not an absolute connection; Chiron is also associated with Sagittarius and with the mutable signs in general.
If you’re trying to understand this concept of mutability, think of the process of change and revision we are subjected to in the digital age; everything must be flexible. The problem is that humans try to reach for alleged permanence, and therefore often fail to design their inventions and various schemes and plots to be easily revisable.
You might consider that as the very first design specification you add to the mix: the awareness that this is going to be edited, rewritten, restructured or repurposed. Given how that’s true of everything from the buildings we live in to our relationships, this would just seem to be a case of honoring the plainly obvious.
Indeed, you might think of this as the purpose of the week. Astrology is the master art of the ‘time for every purpose’. That is the whole point of reading astrology — and the purpose of this particular time is revisioning and, when appropriate, taking your plans, your ideas and even the underlying cause for your actions into new territory.