This Virgo new moon comes with a partial eclipse of the sun, intensifying the down-to-earth energy of this new moon, and a welcome respite from the emotional onslaught and turbulent times we have been having.
Fortunately, Venus is no longer in retrograde, so we can now see relationships from a more rational, honest perspective. For many of us it has been a challenging period, but now we have a clearer understanding of ourselves, our value systems and what we want from a lover/relationship.
To add to this new found clarity, Virgo’s earthy presence brings a grounding, constructive energy which will help us catch our breath and focus on more practical, work related issues. As we head into the new season, Virgo is helping to bring our attention back to the present and the tasks at hand that may have been neglected during the very intense past few weeks.
Virgo is symbolised by the Maiden/Virgin wearing flowing robes and holding a sheaf of corn, representing the abundance, ripeness and purity of womanhood/harvest. She reminds us that it’s time to serve ourselves, and sort out, ‘the wheat from the chaff.’
Virgo’s disciplined, focused, discriminate energy can help us organise our professional lives, especially if it has been overlooked, and is in chaos. It shows us what is important, what is superfluous, what to work with, and what to let go of.
This Virgo moon asks us: What projects are you harvesting and need attention? What projects are coming to fruition and need attention? What projects are still in hibernation? What tasks are urgent? what can be put on the back burner? What tasks do you need to prioritise? What/who needs to be eliminated to make space for new growth?
Virgo new moon is packed with common sense and prompts from our intuition. It helps us to accept reality as it is, and not as we would like it to be, to see the solutions to our challenges. The key this moon is not to get too self-analytical or self-critical.
It is very easy to become the martyr for everyone else, and its important to keep a balanced perspective. It’s not all about you! If you can overcome any disillusionment and disappointment you may be feeling with life, this moon can spur you on to make the changes you need by showing you what practical steps need to be taken. It enables us to find humility and gentleness, accepting that there is a reason and purpose for everything.
This Moon also inspires us to get disciplined, especially around health and well-being so its a great moon to take up that diet, detox, exercise regime, get back in the gym/pool/park and take the time to look after yourself. This also includes taking hot baths, meditation, yoga, massage and generally giving yourself some self-love.
In our economically-driven value system our definition of success and failure are often equated with how much money we have in the bank account. But from another perspective real success is measured by our happiness. So how happy are you on a scale of 1-10? And what practical things can you do right now over this Virgo moon to improve your score?
This is also the perfect moon to perform random acts of kindness and senseless acts of love. You don’t need to do anything specific, just keep your eyes open for the opportunity to support or help others, however small, and you will find your life will be richer and more rewarding for it.
I will end this Lunascope with the wise words from Elisabeth Kubler-Ross:
“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.”