New Moon in Virgo - August 30, 2019

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On August 30, 2019 (3:37 AM PDT & 6:37 AM EDT) the moon begins a new cycle in the earthy and service oriented sign of Virgo. The sign that is finely attuned to details, prefers order, is all about precision, and is driven by her desire for growth. At her core she is wired for service, and it’s important that the work she does is also an extension of who she is. In fact, there’s a good chance you’ll recognize her for it, too. The key behind her work is that it must be meaningful to her and if it’s not, she’ll feel like a slave to it. When she’s functioning at her best, she’s clear about who she is, what she does, where she’s going, and knows with unwavering clarity where her place is in the world. Her shadow creeps in through worrying, nitpicking, and scrutinizing over every little thing and every little detail. To put it simply, she’s been known at times to become a little bit obsessive.

So what does this mean for this New Moon?

Well first let’s address that right now there are 9 planetary bodies that are in Earth signs (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, and Venus are all in Virgo while Uranus is in Taurus, and Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node are in Capricorn). That is a lot of earth energy and so stability, resources, and practicality become of utter importance right now. In other words, this is the time for taking practical steps and utilizing the skills that you have to make your dreams a reality or to make the necessary changes that you need to live a more fulfilling life.

With all of this earth energy and particularly with the emphasis on Virgo, there’s a good chance that you’ll feel the need to take a fine-tooth comb to your life. This will help you figure out what aspects are working well and which ones are simply spinning you in circles or leading you to a dead end. To put it simply, It’s the perfect time to reassess where you are in comparison to where you’d like to be. Consider if there any changes that you need to make. Maybe write them out or create a plan for how you would like to see the rest of your year play out. While we are never fully in control, it certainly doesn’t hurt to have a game plan in place. So for this New Moon, if you’re considering writing out intentions, maybe take it a step further and write out what steps you need to take in order to see these intentions become more cemented in your life. Be specific and let the details guide you.

I’d also like to mention that all of these Virgo planets are making a helpful aspect to Uranus, the planet that likes to shake things up and create change. So while Virgo likes to plan, Uranus might have something entirely different in mind. Don’t be surprised if some things in your plan have to change and be ready to improvise or adapt to any events that appear out of the blue. Just keep in mind that these changes are ultimately for your benefit. Who knows, maybe the unexpected event ends up being the exact thing you didn't know you needed.

The good news is that in addition to this New Moon, Venus and Mars will make a helpful alignment with Saturn, the planet of limits and restrictions. This alignment is perfect for supporting any changes you’d like to make and it’s likely that these changes will be long lasting ones. If hearing this fills you with fear or you feel an overwhelming pressure to “get it right” then do your best to shrug it off and replace the thought with “I’m allowed to make mistakes. It’s called being human.”

So while you might feel the urge to get everything lined up perfectly, give yourself a break. Just do the best that you can and allow yourself plenty of love and compassion in the process. Don’t forget to practice kindness. If you find yourself falling prey to your own criticisms, keep this quote in mind: “In a world where you can be anything. Be kind.” So be kind to yourself as you grow through the various stages of this so called life and remember that if you’re making changes then you’re also entering new territory. This means that you’re not supposed to know how to do everything perfectly. Just do your best and know that this is often so much more than enough.

While we all might feel pulled during this New Moon to see the details and become more clear on what we are here to do, we will each experience this lunar energy differently depending on where Virgo is located in your chart or if you have a natal planet associated with it. If you are interested in a more personalized reading, I’d love to set up a session with you.

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[*Note* The ABOVE contains a personification of the sign Virgo. The sign is not gendered and the SHE could just as easily be used as HE.]