Regal Regulus at 29º Leo 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. Regulus officially entered tropical Virgo on November 28th 2011.* Could Regulus crossing this symbolic sphinx cusp, Leo to Virgo, herald the age of Aquarius? Many astrologers speculate that Virgo will teach Leo to put aside ego, dispense personal glory, become more humanitarian and have respect for mother Earth itself. Other ‘star seed’ type commentators describe a switch from service-to-self (Leo) towards service-to-others. (Virgo=Service, Aquarius=Others).
Now all this assumes that Leo’s ego is somehow a bad thing! Conversely however, those with a weak sense of self are also those that suffer from narcissistic personality disorders (And other related Dark triad traits. See Ceres post.) Without a strong sovereignty, service-to-others can become co-dependancy and doormat syndrome! Regulus is the archangel Raphael, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. On the fixed cross, Regulus is one of four cherubim, 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.
Regulus Into Virgo
“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.
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. Regulus is pure divine-masculine energy, which these days is often portrayed in Hollywood at its lowest, crudest vibration.
Otherwise, Hollywood seems to delight in ridiculing and belittling Regulus energy. For example Disney has removed the Prince’s true love kiss in ‘Frozen’ and denigrates heroic, chivalrous men in ‘Enchanted’. This could also be seen as Regulus’s ‘downfall’, but it is a manipulated one. It suggests that all the testosterone-fuelled, courageous energy of Regulus’s past is somehow ‘wrong’ and so the solution is we must rip the balls off every feisty Lion.
But wait, does this mean Regulus into Virgo leaves us with a feminised, impotent neuter cat!? A positive transition would hopefully give us a Hieros Gamos, the inner marriage within ourselves. Perhaps this is what is symbolised in 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  But what is that mystery?
Could the symbolism of Regulus into Virgo be reflected in the new trend towards fluid sexuality with the ‘A-Gender’ generation? Gay men and women have always been a part of western society and even had families, (See Conservative Gay Milo’s views on Homosexuality) But this new LGBTQ branding is very worrying. The rest of the world has very clearly defined gender roles and they are flourishing, while Western Regulus culture is dying, and its people with it*. Something to ponder.
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.”
He goes on to make the point that 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.
Too many people condemn Christianity because it is easier (And safer!) to bash, while ignoring the other two branches of the Abrahamic monotheistic tree. Islam and Judaism are just as unsympathetic to the “Age of the common woman” as old testament Christianity is. (New testament is another matter entirely.) I first thought Michael’s post really positive, but now I find it quite offensive. He goes on to say;
“Are women taking over? Doesn’t look that way when you see how hard the good ole’ boys are trying to hang on to power. In fact, the way they’re acting, they might just as well be riding around on the back of a pick up truck, yahooing and shooting off guns as they zoom through town. They are still in power. They are still in control….Oh, yeah?”
The above article was probably written in more naive times. Back in 2011, who could imagine that in 2016 we might need to replace the imagery? I’m guessing Michael was talking about white working-class American rednecks. But instead I’m thinking of a more lethal truck; Try the Bastille day terror attack, with a driver ‘yahoo-ing’…, to his monotheistic, negative-Regulus war god!
Are Women Taking over?
Michael’s other point; “Are women taking over?” Actually women are taking over, and pretty fast. In leadership now we have Germany’s Angela Merkel, UK’s Teresa May and maybe, next up the US’s Hillary Clinton. You think these women are going bring peace on earth? I don’t think the women of Cologne have much to thank Angela Merkel for..
Can we shift from service-to-self to a service-to-others mentality? It’s hard to feel like you want to be “of service” if you are essentially already living as a slave. The working classes suffer most from cheaper, imported labour. These working classes, (often vilified as ‘Chavs’ or ‘Rednecks’) are craving Regulus empowerment and fame through ‘selfies’ and reality TV shows. Why? Because the despised ‘populist’ working class are subconsciously grasping for their lost sovereignty and culture with this apparently narcissistic, negative-Regulus behaviour.
Leo Decan 3 to Virgo Decan 1
For approximately the last 600 years Regulus has been in Leo decan 3, which is ruled by aggressive Mars in both systems and Leo decan 3 includes the influence of Regulus so; “They are always right, their rule is absolute, any challenge to their authority is seen as betrayal. Loyality, loyality and more loyality, this is the number one demand of their loved ones.”
The last 600 years has seen more bloodshed in wars than any other period. Two world wars, the rise of dictatorships, and the very bloody Bolshevik Revolution. However, according to this graph, violence in Europe has slid down to almost zero per 100k people in 2010. That was just before Regulus shifted into Virgo, but it will be interesting to see the graph in another 10 years time. This recent map for violent crimes and rape in Germany is extremely alarming if Virgo means ‘the common woman’.
Regulus has now entered Virgo decan 1 which is a totally different creature, but also ruled by the Sun and Mercury (Virgo triplicity). “These seers usually develop their sensitivity after a period of suffering, dutiful caring and even a broken heart. They are good at medicating those who are grieving., therefore Virgo decan 1 becomes the opiate for their patients, friends, lovers, children, parents and any neighbour hood strays…” The ‘common woman’ has to be careful her empathy does not work against her. She must also allow positive-Regulus to defend her when he has to, or the ‘Rape In Germany’ will become acceptable and spread across the rest of Europe.
As a result of 2000 years of bloodshed and suffering caused from Abrahamic religious wars, we now nurse a broken and traumatised heart. (Leo rules the heart.) But through the struggle we have also individuated and developed an ego. We are all one yes, but we are all unique individuals also. This individualism is one of the major strengths of our western culture, the celebration and tolerance of difference. But it could also be our downfall. This tolerance is only fair, if it is reciprocated.
The Sun’s symbol is both a halo and an eye. Virgo decan 1’s main ruler Mercury also brings a healing influence. Currently then, some of us are probably going through a stage of self-medicating to get over the trauma we suffer from ongoing media manipulation, fear-mongering and lies. It can be quite a shock when the hidden and buried becomes apparent, and we realise just how badly we have been abused.
Medieval astrologers said Regulus would bring glory, riches and fame to all those born under it, and that it was the ‘Royall Starre’. Robson says Regulus gives “success, high and lofty ideals and strength of spirit, and makes its natives magnanimous, grandly liberal, generous, ambitious, fond of power, desirous of command, high-spirited and independent.” It is important to bear in mind, even with Regulus in Virgo, the ‘Royall Starre’. will still carry its original meaning for natal charts. Many other stars have changed signs due to precession, but I think Regulus is one of the most important since it is so close to the ecliptic and is an archangel star.
The Mars and Jupiter nature of Regulus never leave this star, so Regulus will take one far and many of its natives are indeed very successful. But from now on, with the Virgo correction in effect, it is even more likely that this runaway success will be taken away from pretty swiftly, if you fall prey to Regulus’s service-to-self form of expression. So thinking in a civic sense and working to build working, harmonious communities is essential. Self-segregation seems to be happening as Leo tribes quietly keep to their own. Elitist gated communities far from crime-ridden ghettos, would not happen if a little thought was put into what makes a community thrive.
The Pride Of Clans
With 21st century Regulus, the risk of downfall is only great if one resorts to displaying excess pride, ego-mania, arrogance, and most of all the famous Regulus revenge. It is said that the higher these Lions climb, the bigger the risk of falling from grace.
However I think this ‘pride comes before a fall’ attitude might be another way to keep the average person down. There is nothing wrong with genuine self-love and confidence! Being the best and aiming for excellence is almost frowned upon those days.
Regulus passionately conserves culture, and is ultra-protective towards their creations, descendants and artistic ones. So these lions will naturally empower others to recognise their own creativity and sovereignty. In this case then, the red carpet will not be pulled abruptly from under their feet and Regulus in its high vibration can be a great mentor.
Evolved Regulus is about dissolving away all the false masks imposed on us by society and and getting to the essence of our true sovereign-self. In order to do that, Regulus also has to wrestle with its bestial, knee-jerk reactions. These qualities can distance it from people, but lions are pack animals, so a lonely lion is a sad lion indeed.
Regulus must not fall for the elites divisive race tactics while forcing diversity. Observe how conversely, those same elites run a tight ship in conserving their own religious exclusivity and bloodlines. One of the ways Regulus can keep strong is to remember how the lion works. He is strongest within his family pack, so connection and pride of ones ancestors is vital.
Regulus into Virgo means that women are the gate-keepers to the next generation, with birth control they have more say now wether we even have a next generation! Virgo is said to be a barren sign and the results of birth-control have had a huge effect on western civilisation. We were also told that population growth was not environmentally friendly! (Another Virgo/humanitarian theme.) Good Europeans seem to have dutifully taken that advice to heart, (see Panda Sickness.) while the rest of the world has runaway population growth.
It is interesting that there are two meanings to the word ‘pride’. With Regulus that means a less individualistic ego-ic pride. At the same time Regulus is moving towards a deeper connection to ones ‘pride’ in the sense of an inherited genetic linage. Why do you think ‘Blue bloods’ were so successful? Support and inspiration from their ancestors was essential for that Regulus success. In the past, working for one’s descendants was also a great motivator, which was why inheritance and conservation of the land was so important. It will be interesting to see how birthrates (Virgo) between the world’s ‘clans’ (Regulus) in the next 600 years will affect the ecology (Virgo) of our precious planet.
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