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regulus into virgo: the meek shall inherit the earth

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this auspicious year of 2012 is a time of many powerful and profound astrological events- one of which is the movement of regulus, the royal fixed star associated with royalty (it was often found in the charts of kings), fame, honor and wealth shifting out of firey leo and into earthy virgo.

regulus is one of the four royal fixed stars- the other three include fomalhaut, antares and aldebaran. these four royal fixed stars are known as the Archangel stars and they are the watchers over the four directions. (for more info on what direction, archangel and degree each of these stars relate to check the end of this blog.) fixed stars don't move very fast (hence the name FIXED). they do not move at the same speed or in the same way that planets do. but due to precession they do move very, very slowly (about 1 degree every 72 years) and can even change signs. when a fixed star changes sign it is rare and significant from an astrological point of view.

the movement of regulus from leo to virgo is symbolic on many levels. leo is the sign of the ego. it is a yang, masculine sign that is focused on being the leader/hero/person in the limelight. with regulus in leo there can be a lot pride and egotism around leadership- a sense of birthright because of blood ties and a sense of feeling special or better than others. with regulus shifting into virgo the focus is less on individuality, specialness and pride and more on humility, service and connection to nature. virgo is a feminine, earth sign and is most closely assoeciate with the super ego or voice of a highly developed conscience. the shift from solar/ego/masculine dominated consciousness to earthy/super ego/feminine consciousness can be seen. many astrologers are talking about this auspicious event heralding the return of the Divine Feminine. our world is out of balance and both the ego and the dark side of the masculine/patriarchal energy has run rampant and done very destructive things to our spirituality, community and connection to our Beloved earth. ultimately we need the Sacred Couple to come into Union- Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine in balance- it's not about one or the other 'dominating'. regulus moving into virgo is a significator of this shift of bringing the Divine Feminine back into balance- but remember fixed stars move very slowly so we have a while to wake up to this, integrate it and fully live it in our lives/see it expressed in the world around us.

a king or queen's true role is to be of service to his or her people and regulus in virgo is very much aware of this. with regulus in its new home sign it's not about show, pride, wealth or fame (which the shadow of leo can get very caught up in)- it's about serving the people, taking care of the land and making sacrifices for the betterment of All. a virgo king or queen would have humility, be committed to service and would have a sense of being a steward of the earth, not a dominator over it and the people on it.

virgo is one of my favorite signs! the best aspects of virgo are really heartening qualities to me. yet there is a shadow side to virgo, just as there is with leo and every other sign, so being aware of that is important as this energy comes more into prominence. for one, virgo's keen eye, impeccability and discernment can become neurotic and extreme in the form of harsh criticism and judgment towards the self and others. virgo also has a healing journey to embark on around self-worth. with a constant heightened sense of self-awareness and of where one can be better/do better there is a high level of integrity, but there can also be a tendency to put the self down, be self-deprecating and have difficulty owning one's gifts, brilliance and beauty. ultimately it is all about a balance- too much owning of said gifts can become narcissism of the highest order! yet not owning one's gifts can come out of fear of being seen. leo has lessons to teach virgo and virgo has lessons to teach leo- the journey is to find a place to dance in between them (as is everything in life and on the spiritual path).

to see where regulus is placed in your chart look for where 0 virgo is. if you have something at this exact point or in exact aspect to it then regulus is more potent in your chart. the coming years will bring radical change, revolution, destruction and rebirth. with regulus in virgo our success is only as sure as our integrity, service and stewardship of earth is. as an earth sign, virgo can help us master and manifest our greatest gifts of service- to ourselves, to humanity and to the world! all we have to do is fully commit to the journey and show up...

~divine harmony

"yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors.
but today we only kneel to Truth, follow only Beauty, and obey only Love."
~kahlil gibran


aldebaran- 9 gemini
watcher of the east
archangel michael

regulus- 0 virgo
watcher of the north
archangel raphael

antares- 9 sagittarius
watcher of the west
archangel uriel

fomalhaut- 3 pisces
watcher of the south
archangel gabriel


0 #9 Kathryn 2014-04-29 04:52
You were correct about tuning in.
0 #8 Bridget Cameron 2014-04-24 21:20
I found your article very interesting, and this sent me off to investigate where these 4 Royal Fixed Stars fit into my horoscope. I discovered that Adelbaran is conjunct my NN, Regulus in conjunct my Moon, Antares is conjunct my SN, and Fomalhaut is conjunct my Eros. I guess that this means that I have been blessed in some way:;). I would be grateful to hear your thoughts on these placements in my chart. Thank you, B
0 #7 Bridget Cameron 2014-04-24 21:14
I found your article very interesting and this sent me off to calculate where these 4 royal fixed stars' fit' in my horoscope. I discovered that Aldebaran is conjunct my North Karmic Node, Regulus is conjunct my moon, Antares is conjunct my South Node and Fomalhaut is conjunct my Eros. I guess that this means that I am blessed in some way :-) I have always tried to live my life with harmony, humility and grace, and to jump over the many hurdles that life throws at me. I would be grateful if you shed some light on how these 4 gems fit into my scheme of things, related to my configuration, thanks B.
0 #6 Kathryn 2014-03-02 17:43
2nd post
he Neptune Transit has been a mixed bag, - it is also in my 8th house. Trying to learn how to master it better. My chiron return a few years ago - at 5 degrees Pisces in the 8th house as well - really, really hurt (long story - won't go into it) - but the Neptune seems to be helping in taking the edge off, and for that I am so very grateful. Very grateful.

I am tuned in - trying to work on my healthy healing so a more refined form of Neptune emerges. The whole Frontline Series on Jesus this past winter was a God Send and Amazing. I guess you could say I am searching - I seek to understand. I do study astrology - and it has helped a lot. Wonderful symbolic language.

Said my comment was two long -s o broke it up into two posts...
wishing you well!!!!!
0 #5 Kathryn 2014-03-02 17:42
Hi Divine Harmony, After all this time I found your reply (I forgot to check back). I did another websearch on Formalhaut conjunct south node, and your reply popped up. I was actually thinking of learning more about Alchemy. I did not mention - but I also have Mercury at 10 degrees Gemini (Which is awfully close to the 9degrees for Archangel Michael. Does it count?) I really need to study this - to learn more. I love the new Pope by the way. I am not Catholic (Protestant) but love the new Pope.

Wishing you well. -

0 #4 Koilo 2013-10-26 08:31
Awesome article. The shift you talked about means a lot to me on many levels. My MC is at 0° Virgo and my sun at 20° and the destruction and rebirth with a Scorpio rising makes it sound exciting. The archetype of the shadow side of Leo always rubbed me in inappropriate ways. That corrupt self centered leader hoarding all their fancy expensive junk with little regard to their subordinates doing most of the actual work. Come to think of it that seems to be a popular theme these days...
+1 #3 Ayla 2013-03-30 13:37
Amazing atricle! I think the Virgos will turn this earth into a better place, I feel so warmly about Virgos and I often cant understeand they are treated in such evil way in astrology. Seems like all positive things were written about leo. Myslef I am triple Sag and I envy virgos that they are so great in whatever they do. LOL they don't drift in the universe like me haha! At work and it's boardrooms whenever virgos speak, everybody else gets quiet. They humility about their expertise seem to enchant. Without them caring, however. I wish I had at least one planet in Virgo! You rock darlings!
+1 #2 divine harmony 2013-01-24 15:06
hello kathryn :) having fomalhaut on your south node speaks to your past and where you came from. fomalhaut is the fixed star of magic and alchemy and i have noticed people who have it are super spiritual, magical and tuned in to other dimensions. both my daughter and i have it on our ascendant :) curious how the neptune transit to your south node has been? would love to hear your thoughts!
0 #1 Kathryn 2012-07-27 16:21
Love your post. Thank you for this. What does it mean if you have a fixed star conjunct your South Node? Formalhaut at 3 degrees Pisces? The Regulus will be conjuncting my path of Fortune. What a timely article you have written. Thank you! Kathryn

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