The new moon in virgo on September 6 2021 is potentially the most potent dose of virgo energy we've felt in quite some time! Virgo is typically associated with mutable, introverted, feminine energy. This is the mysterious and often misunderstood aspect of feminine power. It is best and possibly only completely understood within the realms of one's own internal world. This means we cannot and must not look to the external world for answers when we are within Virgo new moon energy.
Virgo is also ruled my Mercury, the planet of communication. While there are many offerings for what is true in the communication corridors of our world right now, at this juncture, the virgin goddess Virgo advises and reminds us that we are always our own best council.
I mention in the podcast that the term "virgin" has little to do with sexuality, instead it is an ancient term which means "a woman unto herself". This is the stead of many a crone goddess, including Hecate and Medea. I discuss the connections between these goddesses in the broadcast for today's new moon.
This brings us to Goddess Medea. I mention briefly her popularized lore from greek playwright Euripides. He authored a tragedy in her name based upon what he claims is the myth of Jason and Medea and first produced in 431 BC. The plot centers on the actions of Medea, a former princess of the kingdom of Colchis, and the wife of Jason; she finds her position in the Greek world threatened as Jason leaves her for a Greek princess of Corinth. Medea takes vengeance on Jason by murdering his new wife as well as her own two sons, after which she escapes to Athens to start a new life.
This play leaves us very much short-changed in an understanding of her power. Notably that it was Jason who sought the magical powers of Medea, specifically her knowledge of herbalism and dragons to conquer an otherwise insurmountable situation for Jason as a potential hero. If you've had any experience with my Goddess Consciousness Course curriculum, you will know that this is a typical pattern of the era of the Greco-Roman empire. Put simply, they sought to replace the feminine empowered goddess culture with male power, henceforth re-writing stories where the women in power were either abandoned, became crazy and/or were bestowed the powers they former held by men. (Note if this is foreign to youcheck out the Goddess Consciousness Course in this link.)
Also, you must know that I love all men and women! This is hardly a statement about our current commonly held notions of gender. Rather it is an offering, a lens of sorts, to look at the myth we are told as "true" and potentially dig deeper.
When we dig deeper we are met with a crone goddess. A when who never was included to marry and who likely never did marry. I mention in the broadcast that in the triple goddess form of "maiden-mother-crone" the crone goddess is the most disempowered aspect of feminine energy today. We've relegated her to old hag when she is actually an ancient magician and wisdom keeper. Some of her best friends are dragons :)
I offer a mediation in this broadcast where ultimately you can be your own decision maker as to there truth and lore of Medea as a virgin goddess under this virgo full moon.
Finally I will be offering a 4 week/single lunar cycle course on working with dragons and crystal skulls beginning 9.21.21. There are 13 skulls and dragons that will receive their new homes with each of you! As such, space is limited to 13 people. Bring your love for dragons and or your curiosity for occult shamanic practices. This is a private enrollment which opens next week. Make sure you're on my email list if you are interested as private enrollment happens next week!
Lisa Marie Haley