Regal Regulus has the honor of being the closest star to the ecliptic and therefore closest to the red carpet path of the glorious Sun. Regulus is a triple 1.3 magnitude star that flashes white and ultramarine. It is found, naturally, in the brave heart of the constellation Leo the Lion. When I first wrote this post in early 2011, Regulus was still at 29º 59′ of Leo and I hadn’t considered the fact it was about to move into Virgo. Now I have rewritten this post bearing this move in mind and adding more examples of subjects with Regulus prominent in their natal charts.
Regulus officially entered tropical Virgo on November 28th 2011.* It is speculated that Regulus crossing this symbolic sphinx cusp (between Leo and Virgo.) might herald the age of Aquarius. (Aquarius is Leo’s opposite sign on the fixed cross.) We can speculate that Virgo will teach Leo to put aside ego, dispense personal glory and become more respectful of the earth and it’s humans. This then describes a switch from service-to-self (Leo) towards service-to-others. (Virgo=Service, Aquarius=Others).
Regulus is the archangel Raphael, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. On the fixed cross, Regulus is one of the four cherubim represented on tarot cards also. These cherubim are symbolised by the Bull, Lion, Eagle and Human. These are the signs Taurus (Aldebaran), Leo (Regulus), Scorpio (Antares) and Aquarius (Fomalhaut) respectively. You can see these Archangels on the corners of the Rider-Waite tarot deck on the Wheel of Fortune and The World, both cards which have quite a dramatic, fateful feel about them.
Regulus Into Virgo
Back in August 2014, we had a New Moon conjunct Regulus, this was the first New Moon to hit Regulus since it changed signs to Virgo. This Moon makes an appropriate marker stone for the activation of the new Virgo/Regulus energy. I know personally I was still very much experiencing the old paradigm Regulus energy when I wrote this post in early 2011, the keywords were then focused very much on Regulus’s super-star, 3d/material world qualities and less on its spiritual potential. “Early English astrologers made it (Regulus) a portent of glory, riches, and power to all born under its influence” and this fixed star is generally considered fortunate, courageous, successful and all those great qualities associated with the sun sign Leo. But as we have seen over the last 2000 years, Regulus has its negative side. “It gives violence, destructiveness, military honor of short duration, with ultimate failure, imprisonment, violent death” Bernadette Brady associates Regulus with downfall which may be just anticipating the fall from grace which is happening now with some of the elite.
The new paradigm for Regulus will not happen over night. A new thought form is being ruminated and we are a still in the process of transition. Presently Regulus is the true divine-masculine energy which has been highjacked and used at its lowest, crudest vibration. When this happens I believe that is when the super-success of Regulus flips over into a ‘downfall’. Another misuse of this transformational energy would be to think that the only solution to this testosterone fest is to rip the balls off our feisty Lion. But we really don’t want a feminised, impotent neuter cat either! That is certainly not what the transition to Virgo is all about. What I hope for is some sort of Hieros Gamos. The inner marriage within ourselves. The transition makes us think of the Egyptian Sphinx, which has the head of a goddess and body of a Lion. “When the nature of the world is revealed, then the mystery of the Sphinx will no longer exist.” ~ Alice Bailey 
A google search on the web will take you to some excellent articles on what other astrologers are saying about this event. Michael Lutin says “We stand at this very moment on the threshold of a new age: the age of Regulus In Virgo. The Age Of The Common Woman. Looking back about two thousand years ago, we see that sometime around the time when Regulus entered Leo, the sign from which it is now departing, Julius Caesar was being born. As were the grandparents of Jesus Christ.” Not long after Regulus’s entry into Leo, Christianity was adopted as the religion of the Holy Roman Empire and therefore the whole of Europe.
Michael ends the article with the story of the Pope opening the letters given to him by the children of Fatima from the Virgin Mary. “It was said that when the Pope opened the last one, he fainted. And never revealed the contents to the world. It’s time now…. Wouldn’t you like to know what was in that letter? “Per corem Leonis in signo virginis in sororitatem steallarum te salvamus” which, roughly translated, means, “Regulus is in Virgo, so move over boys. The Patriarchy is fucked.”. However patriarchy’s Regulus falling from grace, could instead be a fall into grace.
“With Regulus about to move into Virgo, it seems so appropriate and timely as we consider a world ruled by powerful elites and societies ruled by money and power. Now we have Regulus move into the sign of service, resourcefulness, technology, skill and duty, as we consider waste, global resources, efficiency and how to get things working better. This shift seems timely to say the least. We are all called to a service of some kind, helping to shape a better world.” ~ C*I*A
I would agree and this reflects what I said earlier about humanity shifting from a service-to-self to a service-to-others mentality. The major problem though, is that it’s hard to feel like you want to be “of service” if you are essentally already living as a slave. The reason so many of the public are craving fame through the phenomenon of the “selfie” and TV shows like ‘The X factor’ is precisely because they are subconsciously grasping at the lost sovereignty of the human race.