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The New Moon in Virgo gracefully lands during the early morning hours of Friday Aug 30th this year, settling in at 6º of this mutable earth sign joined by the Sun, Mars, Venus & Juno this time. She makes a wispy trine to Uranus Retrograde in Taurus & a sharp square to Ceres in Sagittarius.
Virgo is the 6th zodiac sign, when we reach her we are entering completion of the first half of the zodiac year. She connects to Pisces - the 12th & final sign & her opposing sister sign, to bring forward the message that reminds us of the importance of decluttering, of reorganizing, of simplifying, making more efficient, of making more space. All for the journey through the rest of the zodiac. To travel lighter & more effectively, the way her ruler quicksilver Mercury - likes.
So this New Moon may ironically include lots of intentions around the goal of elimination; eliminating confusion, overworking, overthinking, overdoing, over perfecting, over feeling, over serving, over processing - in the areas you are not meant to be directing your focus on. This is so you can stop under working, under thinking, under doing, under perfecting, under feeling, under serving, under processing the areas where you are meant to focus. Yes, this is some Beyonce level shit (the ultimate Virgo). You’re overwhelmed because you’re underwhelmed with where your aim is locked.
This New Moon provides a platform to make the changes in the physical material realm that rejuvenates parts of our spirit. Everything holds energy because it holds meaning to us. And sometimes placing too much meaning or misplaced meaning onto something creates not only physical clutter, but clutter of the mind, body and spirit.
The urge is to be practical about how much we really need to include a item, ritual, person, identity, or certain aspect of our work, service & purpose. Does it ALL have use still or is it something we need to place in the universal trash bin to be recycled elsewhere?
We are held within an very Virgo parade currently, as you can see, meaning each planetary force takes on the Virgo mindset.
The Sun & Mars are concerned with how purposeful our actions are, Venus & Juno are concerned with whether or not relationship serves as a vessel of improvement, Mercury is concerned with how effective the plans are & how our mind allocates information.
This energy can feel sort of stark in nature because it’s so practical minded. But Virgo is deeply sensitive, it’s an Earth sign - it receives communication from the body - there is strong Gut Brain connection with the Virgo faculty. It is because of this sensitivity that the environment must be clear of unnecessary bullshit so that the Virgoic energy within us can do the work it came here to do, to serve the way it desires to serve, to be actually useful in the world. Virgo is the gifted hands on healer, receiving pulses of information from the body around what it needs the most to thrive optimally & purposefully.
We would do well this Virgo season, and this New Moon, to take this opportunity to get WELL in mind, body & spirit and get “RIGHT”. This is big get your shit together energy. But not necessarily in the ways you’d think.
SO before all you perfectionists start cheering with glee, the perfectionism is going to have to go too. Especially within the realm of emotions. Recently I was listening to a lesson by Carolyn Elliott about how detrimental it is to growth & bliss & intimacy when we over process our emotions - also how self righteous it is, it’s euphoric because you feel better than the other person for “getting it” & being “aware”.
And I couldn’t agree more as 12th House Virgo Moon with a Scorpio Sun; I am so fucking good at intellectualizing my emotions, over analyzing them, over processing them, I’ve gotten self righteous about it in the past - and let me tell you - it does no good in relationships to always be processing your emotions to the point you aren’t actually feeling them nor being vulnerably messy with your partner which was the whole point - to create intimacy between you - which is highly messy. And it is what we all actually want anyway.
So there’s a dual message here for this very Virgo phase: Get your shit together & BE with that elegant shit mess in all it’s perfection. You’d be surprised by how light things start to feel when you let yourself feel the shame, guilt & terror over your bullshit - and then begin to lay it down. It’s all the anxiety about THE THING that’s causing the overwhelm and mess - not the thing itself. That’s the real fucking work. That’s the real process. That’s the real productivity. That’s the real improvement. Cleaning it up, does not mean pristine and perfect.
It’s not that we want to fragment ourselves, this is about maintenance keeping. The way you maintain the things that are important to you so they are as close to “new” as possible and so that they continue to function optimally for as long as possible.
This New Moon makes a happy trine to the newly Retrograde Uranus in Taurus. This is big breakthrough energy. Which, I think, we need. The Eclipses may have made a lot rise to the surface and the energy is now moving in the direction of breaking apart some of that so we can send off the decayed bits for restoration, repair or full retirement. We may receive breakthroughs around what we know we NEED to do. Around what we need to eliminate & incorporate. Around how we can actually be of service with our gifts. Around what skills we need to improve & apprentice. Around what practical risks we can take next. Around what changes we need to make. Around what disciplines we need to commit to in order to access true freedom & liberation. Take a look at where you have Virgo & Taurus in your Natal Chart to see what areas of life will be speaking up the most about this breakthrough.
The Virgo Moon also makes a square to Ceres in Sagittarius. Ceres is the Goddess Asteroid of the Earth Mother, Cycles of Loss & Abundance, of Grief & Joy. When a Virgo Moon makes a square to Ceres, we need to be careful of smothering others with our desperation to serve and be of use to them, to the point of enabling and disabling them from their own healing and self care practices they need to learn - there can be great codependency here where we end up hurting more than helping.
And so another angle to this New Moon for some of us is going to be the hard lesson of letting others be in their process & not turn to help them at every corner, especially in the realm of any kind of intimate relationships where emotions are highly charged. But even within our own work & service - we will want take stock about whether or not our approaches are TRULY serving the greater good of the client. The Healer Complex of needing to save everyone & everything will be up for review. Believe me, you don’t want to be coming from this place as it’s so not healthy & very much feeds the ego. It’s not that we don’t need the ego - we do - we just don’t need to be giving it this huge head of holier than thou!
The other part of this is to be conscious of our relationship to food. Ceres can indicate disordered eating as she is tied to agriculture practices and Virgo is very connected to health & wellbeing practices. Likewise there is a potential for food sensitivity making itself very known so that we can eliminate it from our diet and replace it with something more supportive. It’s all likely to effect our digestive system big time.
Know that much of that information may come through by observing your relationship to your Mother, or Mother like feminine figures in your life. You ideas & beliefs about nurturance, caring, service, & food - may have come through by how they raised you. What many of us need right now are practical rituals & routines that cultivate our gifts that we’d like to be of service, not a long abstract philosophical rant of advice. Right now what much of us need are spaces for healing, restoration and solitude that are accessible - not more inspirational quotes or someone telling us to travel the world.
Granted, wouldn’t the ideal be to find a little nook in the corner of the world where you can go to restore & purify your energy channels, creating a new normal for yourself to bring back with you? Maybe that’s the lofty compromise of this square.
If there is one thing you take away from this article it is this: Virgos main intention, in it’s highest evolved state, is to make improvements based on A FOUNDATION/INTENTION OF SELF LOVE AND NOT SELF HATE.
She takes the celebration of Leo & she helps us refine our most precious radiance into a damn masterpiece that transcends ego & speaks to soul satisfaction. Bless Virgo for that sacred gift.
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