THE EXTREMES OF PRACTICALITY

Forecast for Saturday, June 27th
Virgo Crescent Moon; Part 3

Cherries become unexpectedly vulnerable near the end of their ripening process here in the Pacific Northwest, so much so that should rain come they are prone to becoming too tender—or worse, splitting—thereby ruining their market value… and worse yet, they could begin to rot, eliminating all value expectancies.

Cherry farmers actually hire helicopter pilots to hover over their orchards after rainfall, for as long as necessary, to dry the moisture and preserve the value, and, of course, to protect the eventual market price.

It seems somewhat extreme… yet the act itself—extremely practical.

❝Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion, but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously to desirable rather than undesirable activities.❞
——Bertrand Russell

Today’s continued motivations in practical protections may seem complicated, or extreme, or become complicated by way of attempting to delineate every little detail between here and your eventual ‘there’… simplicity will be discovered when you’re able to identify the one overlying source of underlying cause in regard to that which creates overwhelming chaos in the midst of your goals and their rewards.

Today’s lunar opposition to Mars moving through the twenty-ninth degree of Pisces, also squaring the Nodes, lends itself to inspiring motivations that are larger than yourself… something not unlike a cherry orchard, growing of itself, you tending to this active life force as needed, and when necessary, orchestrating whatever means within your knowledge and know-how to salvage and serve its values.

❝The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with
clinical coolness.❞
——Joan Miró

By degree, current energies are working to inspire and inform the importance and urgency of a task needing tended to… distractions now could tarnish your motivations, like rainfall tenderizing cherries; “there is a need to pay complete attention to the job at hand as this is necessary now in order to get things done—pushing through with the work and avoiding temptations regardless of what’s going on around you will hasten the rewards of completion.”¹

As Virgoan energies appreciate lists—allow me to prompt yours²…

—keep long-term goals in mind
—recognize that worldly conditions are unstable and that it is best to find your own footing of inner purpose first
—have a game plan
—abide by your priorities
—learn to tune out irrelevant people and slights
—give things their proper weight
—be tolerant of other’s faults
—keep things under control
—retain your focus, even in the midst of chaos

Some inspirational wisdom from shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera, today’s moon has been assigned the Apprentice’s Moon, a moon which inspires “we learn new skills, polish old ones, work in groups, and in general educate ourselves… any class or workshop would do, so long as it teaches something that might actually be useful, as Virgo has little time for abstract theorizing—show me the work, says Virgo… it is a good time for developing discipline and good habits.”³

❝Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.❞
——Jim Rohn

Having a master goal or ideal is one thing, keeping a list another, though the true vitality of an ideal is in the doing…

This is where Mars comes in, and, conveniently, Mars moves into go-get’em Aries today—and could very likely require the extremes of a calming and mindfully disciplined hover pilot to fan any flaring tempers from now through January…

❝The formula for success is simple—practice and concentration then more practice and more concentration.❞
——Babe Didrikson Zaharias

¹Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©2004.
²Goldsmith, M. “The Zodiac by Degrees.” Weiser Books; ©2004.
³Kaldera, R. “Moon Phase Astrology.” Destiny Books; ©2011.

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