Vesta , along with her sister Virgo, are the two virgins of the zodiac. Virgin as in I don’t need someone else to handle this for me not I’ve never done the wild thing. Vesta is closely associated with Virgo and has been assigned some rulership of the sign. I question rulerships more and more, but can see Vesta’s affinity with Virgo.
They are both symbols of service. Virgo serves daily in one way or another through her house position in your chart. Vesta is is the devoted servant of the eternal flame ~ that spark in you that refuses to die.
It seems a major difference between these two is whether or not we’re being reasonable. Perhaps Virgo, being an earth sign, has an easier go with reasonableness than the goddess who burns as an eternal flame. It’s Vesta’s passion and depth of devotion that aligns her with Scorpio.
Find Vesta in your chart and you’ll start thinking hard about what she represents. www.LibraRising.com has an online ephemeris for Vesta here. Are you reasonable when it comes to issues of this sign and house?
You know what’s not reasonable? Abandoning our passions.
It’s impossible to cope with other people who insist that we abandon our passions and “be reasonable.” I can’t think of a single outstanding artist who was reasonable. Can you? We all have to find a way to support ourselves financially, of course, but must we abandon our passions in the process? I was so moved by the book, Do What You Love, the Money will Follow, and recommend it to every young person in whom I can see a struggle. I’ve given more copies of this book as gifts than any other. The book never says a lot of money will follow, but passion doesn’t always pay attention to our bank balance. I’m not saying that you should strive to be poor. I’m saying know what you need to be happy.
Living through our hearts will always make the world a better place. With this New Moon in Virgo today, take a good look at the role duty and obligation play in your life compared to living your passion. Somewhere (I’m not sure where) there is a balance that serves us well. Perhaps the key is serving both through love.
Vesta is currently at 7° Aquarius trining the old man, Saturn, in Libra. It’s easy (trine) to be austere (Saturn and Vesta).
She’s been hovering on my Ascendant and I’m experiencing my 2nd Saturn Return. Honestly, I haven’t felt this matronly in a very long time. And my skin is dry (Saturn). I hate that! It’s just wrong. That’s such a sour way to use this energy. It’s the matron in me who didn’t make that appointment for the haircut yesterday while the Moon was in Leo, the Hair.
Vesta: Cut your own hair. You used to do it all the time.
Me: Well, I don’t know if I should attempt that anymore.
Vesta: If you screw it up, you’ll make an appointment. They never get it right anyway. Put some teal streaks in it. 😉 Feel alive!
Today, with the New Moon in Virgo, I am going to spend some time fanning my vestal flame. I’m also going to put some soup on the stove and take a long super-moisturizing bath. And do something with this scraggly mane, too.
Where’s Vesta in your chart and how are you feeling about that?