Virgo New Moon – September 1st
This Virgo new moon urges us to shake off any feelings of failure, depression and hopeless and rekindle our faith by taking one practical step at a time.
A new moon in Virgo focuses us on the practical, ‘ordinary’ aspects of life, helps us complete any unfinished tasks, and find solutions to potential problems. This moon also brings discipline and routine to our lives, enabling us to complete mundane chores joyfully, and fulfil our responsibilities with renewed determination and action.
This moon also gives us a sense of purpose, a feeling of belonging, and of doing something useful. Enjoy this moon – compared with recent moons it’s an emotional breather – and find fulfilment in practically serving others, the Earth, AND yourself!
Here are my top 7 top tips to successfully surf this New Moon wave…
Use the analytical energy of Virgo to be objective and see reality as it is. It is all too easy to forget that every action is part of the building blocks of future achievements. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you feel impatient with where you are and what you have achieved and resist the temptation to get caught up in the emotional charge. Take a practical look at what things you might need to change to be more fulfilled and then take the first practical steps to making the change happen.
Traditionally, this is harvest time – a time of working on the land and being in nature. If things seem tough and negative, take a walk and reconnect with nature; take time to admire a beautiful flower, an ancient tree, the birds, and anything else that catches your eye.
Focus on the Practical
Virgo’s earthy energy helps us keep to schedules and deadlines, and encourages us to make personal changes in our work life to better serve ourselves. Over this moon catch up with the backlog of tasks or projects that may have been neglected over the summer. The more you tidy up loose ends both emotionally and physically, the less cluttered your life will feel. Once the clutter is gone it is much easier to see what your next steps and priorities are.
Also use this new moon opportunity to go for a promotion, new job or career change, as Virgo inspires us with confidence and belief in ourselves.
Don’t get too Fussy
Over this moon try not to become too nit-picky or overwhelmed by the clutter, chaos, or someone elses baggage that may be dragging you down. Accept the things you cannot change, find the courage to change the things you can, and be wise enough to know the difference. Take simple steps, one moment at a time, and use the diligence, determination and perseverance of this moon to help you clear and order your home and affairs, despite the actions of others.
Visioning into Reality
The new moon is the beginning of the lunar cycle and a time to become clear about what you want to achieve over this month. This is a time for planting new seeds, moving in a new direction, or contemplating on the direction you are already going with. It is time to speak our intent and define clearly our desires, wishes and hopes. As we head towards the Autumn Equinox on 22nd September, and the middle of the Harvest the Virgo new moon is the perfect time to get ‘down to business’ and be clear with what we need to do in order to manifest our dreams and desires.
Get your ‘House’ in Order
The Virgo moon is a great opportunity to really knuckle down and do the mundane chores that have been ignored over the last couple months, while we have been working on our inner selves with some emotionally intense moons. The last few months of 2016 are going to fly by very quickly, so use these two weeks to get focused and get your priorities in order. The clearer and more focused you are on your destination, the less stressful and overwhelming the next few months will be.
Focus on your Health and Wellbeing
The key to this moon is to find the balance between ‘busy-ness,’ following your passions, and physically nurturing yourself. This moon highlights health, especially if the stress levels have been ramped up recently. It reminds us to focus on a healthy, balanced lifestyle and get back into a good routine. Take time out to have that massage, acupuncture, healing, reiki, that you have been promising yourself. When we make time to serve ourselves we are much more effective at serving others.
Break the Addiction
Use the perseverance and discipline of the Virgo new moon to let go of a habit or addiction that is no longer serving you. Make a strong commitment to your health and well-being to detox your body and mind, even if it’s only till the next new moon. To support you in your decision, taking up a new hobby, exercise or diet will help you feel more disciplined and connected to your body.
I will end this Lunascope with the wise words from Elizabeth Gilbert:
“Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it would just be… a prudent insurance policy.”