27 Virgo 27’
September 19, 2017
Everything I Touch Turns
“There is a transformation in humankind that is happening
now. It is not approaching. It is not going to happen.
It is happening now and it’s so big, it can’t really be described.
Our evolution is changing. We are evolving in a different way
now and hundreds of millions of people are beginning to
sense more than they could in the past, even 20 years ago.
In other words, our awareness is expanding beyond the
limitations of the 5 senses. We are beginning to sense ourselves as more than bodies
and minds.” –Gary Zukav
Everything I touch turns, but not by my hand. In Virgo, I am an instrument. I am a vessel. I am a means to an end. I am a worker, a caretaker. If I am blended and neutral, I can be a light bearer.
Before I can get to Libra and the scales of balance, I must be able to blend my own internal black and white into gray. Ultimately, all conflict is a house divided against itself. If I am in fear, I have lost my awareness of the Source to which I am connected.
“O God, help me believe the truth about myself, no matter how beautiful it is.” – Macrina Wiederkehr
Recently I have been examining the idea that the Universe is one of attraction, only. There is no assertion. Nothing takes me over or penetrates my defenses except by conscious or unconscious invitation.
At first glance, this is not the way it looks. There is theft, rape, murder, and mayhem and all manner of things suffered that just could not have been invited. However, if this hypothesis is true, then I can invite cooperation and goodwill and be able to enjoy more and more of a sense of impenetrability and invincibility. I can have less fear.
In other words, the other isn’t just the other. No one interacts with me purely of their own intention. Something always brings us together. We can say that it is the Uniting Intelligence represented by the Moon. Others react or respond as I project and I react or respond as they project. I don’t and can’t “make” them act a certain way. I can’t impose or interfere or insert myself into their experience and they can’t insert themselves into mine unless I have holes in my boundaries that allow them in. We dance independently and draw ourselves into dancing together.
The way we expand beyond our bodies is to know that there is inner sight and inner hearing and that the sense-based body can be our early warning/alerting system. To access our spiritual senses, we need to harness our physical senses as informers which ultimately let us know how we are relating to the Source from which we draw our breath and from which our whole body functions.
I have observed that all the signs that are associated with the senses are below the horizon in the receptive or bowl half of the natural chart. Aries is sight, Taurus, hearing, Gemini smell, Leo taste and Virgo is touch. This has led me to conclude that the first six signs complete our vessel, our body, our instrument. The senses are our contact with the world, and Virgo, the sense of touch is the sign that analyzes the sense experience and figures out what our job or purpose is. Your touch is like your signature.
All the sense ruling planets are in Virgo, and Virgo is ruled by Mercury. Mercury indicates the power of being aware and observing. Recently I wrote in my journal, “I declare that I will cease doubting myself.” Later I was advised that I needn’t be in such a hurry, that it would suffice to pay attention when I find myself doubting. Just looking sheds light. Observe when you are feeling anger, dismay, or fear. Also notice when you are feeling acceptance, delight or love. We can learn as much from observing our "good" emotions as we do those emotions that are troubling.