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New Moon in Virgo: an Earth portal awakens..

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Photo/Artwork by:  JINGNA ZHANG

Photo/Artwork by: JINGNA ZHANG

This Sunday, the sun and the moon join once again, in the sign of the Earth Goddess. The new moon in Virgo occurs precisely at 11:01AM (PT), and there is much to say about the beginning of this new lunar cycle.

Virgo shows us the importance of connecting with the earthly realm: our bodies, the mother earth and our physical spaces. This goddess teaches us the vitality of organizing our lives, living healthy and clean, not shying away from our responsibilities, and being of service to ourselves and others. On this new moon, may we perform great healing in the earthly realm of our lives. 

The new moon trines Pluto, motivating us to transform our lives in powerful ways. We may be able to better recognize our negative habits and release them with passion and conviction. If you are thinking about starting a healthier diet, a new exercise routine, quitting smoking, or beginning a healthier lifestyle of any kind -- this is an excellent time. You will find more willpower than usual to bring about positive changes.  

Neptune is in direct opposition to the new moon, which gives us a clue as to how we should best harness the magic of this time. In order to access our intuition and powers of manifestation, we should make time for quiet reflection or meditation type practices. There is a need to quiet the mind to truly receive the inspiration and needed clarity in how to move forward with this Virgo energy.

With the moon sextiling Jupiter as well, there is a great opportunity for creativity and exciting new opportunities to expand our horizons. 

A grand earth trine appears at the time of the new moon as well. This grand trine acts as a magical portal, allowing us to manifest our dreams into physical reality.  Mercury in Virgo gives us the ability to pay attention to necessary details. Saturn in Capricorn gives us the discipline to do the work and be patient with the outcomes. Then finally, Uranus in Taurus is allowing us to break free from our old and tired routines with brand new opportunities. With this mighty trio, we are able to make great and lasting changes in our lives. We feel ready for new and exciting challenges.

There may be opportunities for us to take risks at this time, in order to achieve long term rewards. We could be looking at opportunities for investments, changing jobs, remodeling a home, growing our family, or looking to start a new business. Now is the time to look at what structures we have outgrown, and where can we re-direct those energies. How can we build a new foundation that is more fitting of who we have become?

On the very day of the New Moon, Venus enters the water sign of Scorpio. We may find that our passions are heightened, and we desire our relationships to go deeper. There is a sensual nature to Scorpio, where we can't help but 'feel' the intensity of our longings. Venus is joining Jupiter, making the next month or so an extra fertile time for love and creativity. 

If you have been feeling hyper critical of yourself in the past couple weeks, you are not alone. There has been a mounting pressure of 'internal doubt' making us perhaps ask why we have not achieved certain goals yet or accomplished a certain level of status. As Saturn moves forward in Capricorn, we should feel more productive -- despite what challenges surface along our path. May this new moon re-inspire us to to connect with our goals in a more productive way and to live our lives with purpose and in good health.

Take a moment to tap into this grand earth magic and manifest some dreams. 

 

 

 

NEW MOON IN VIRGO

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Late this Tuesday evening, west coast time, the New Moon will arrive in the sign of the earthly goddess -- Virgo. The themes that come to mind for manifestation during this fertile time include our health, our ability to work without distraction, conquering our to do lists, taking care of our own well being, and being of service to others. Virgo is a 'responsible' sign, and thrives on organization and a sense of accomplishment in our daily lives. This New Moon is highlighting our ability to thrive in our daily mundane activities, and how to be more conscious in our daily rituals.

For anyone who is self employed, it certainly helps to strengthen one's Virgo qualities. If you can't be responsible for your own daily work, who will? But in order to be most effective in our work, Virgo tells us we must find balance between work and play. After a full day of work, we need time to put up our feet and to spend time with our loved ones. There is a balance that must be achieved in order to stay happy, healthy and sane in our daily lives. 

We are still coming off of the intense energies of the Eclipses in August. This New Moon is a continuation of those themes and goals we set last month. We are taking the next practical steps towards achieving our goals and our destiny. Though we are being reminded of all the work that is still ahead of us, she is telling us to also celebrate all the small victories. As you create your 'to do lists' at this time, congratulate yourself for every little task you check off. The Universe is supporting you right now as you take care of business!

The New Moon occurs at 27 degrees Virgo and is square Saturn and opposing Chiron. These are no small matters. Saturn will be presenting an obstacle or two in our paths. A challenge that we can overcome and learn from. Chiron will be highlighting where we still need healing in our lives. Pay attention to what comes up for you emotionally, and shine a light there. This is not a time to ignore difficulties. We are called to face them and work through them with love and compassion.  

We may experience moments of anxiety and nervous tension. Remember to take care of yourself during this time. Virgo rules our health, and if we allow stress to take over -- we may find ourselves stuck in bed with a nasty cold!

Overall, this is an excellent time to clean house and get organized. Venus will be joining the Virgo party, showing us that there is natural beauty all around us. De-clutter your home and workspace and spend some time outdoors to connect with nature. The earth goddess beckons us to get grounded in our bodies and the spaces we occupy. 

Read your New Moon horoscope below to find out how this moon phase affects you more personally. These short readings are based on astrological transits and intuitive readings, and they apply to your rising (or ascendant), sun and moon signs.


 

  • ARIES:  How do you envision your ideal day? Make a plan for how you organize your day, including work, down time and fun activities. You are being challenged to find enjoyment in the work that you do, and having a clear plan of how to make that happen is the key to success. 

 

  • TAURUS:  Dear Taurus, you look to be starting a new creative project of some kind. This is something to be really excited about! Expect doors to open and fresh new beginnings. You are also especially fertile at this time, so this makes an excellent time for conceiving if this is a goal for you. 

 

  • GEMINI:  Are you moving to a new city or into a new home? There is lots of movement and new beginnings around family and home for you right now. You may also be going on a trip to visit relatives or beloved ancestors. 

 

  • CANCER:  This is an excellent time to work on effective communication with coworkers or those in your community. Think about what your role is, and how you can be most effective with your talents. You may be looking take a special course or two. Research and be clear about what you want before you commit to this new area of study.

 

  • LEO:  There looks to be an opportunity to earn some extra income. You are being called to act quickly, as this opportunity may not stick around. It's time to get serious about your powers of manifestation. 

 

  • VIRGO:  Dear Virgo, the stars are speaking to you! This is your time to shine by using your talents in being of service to others. Step up your game and realize your greatest potential. 

 

  • LIBRA:  You are preparing for your next big move. Until then, find joy and grace with where you are currently. You are being called to go within. Pay attention to your dreams and intuition at this time. They will be giving you hints for what is to come. 

 

  • SCORPIO:  Have you been distracted lately from pursuing your dreams? I see this New Moon as a reminder to be brave and remain focused on your pursuits. As you conquer your obstacles, you may be disrupting the collective somehow. But you keep doing you! 

 

  • SAGITTARIUS:  The doors keep opening for you when it comes to career and your place in the world. People are noticing you, dear Sagittarius. You are able to hold a certain grace and confidence now, and people want to listen to what you have to say. 

 

  • CAPRICORN:  Your faith is somehow being challenged now. You may be questioning your spiritual foundation or that of others. Or it could be that you are facing challenges with foreign affairs of some kind. Go within and set your personal priorities. Find faith in yourself.

 

  • AQUARIUS:  Dear Aquarius, what parts of your life are you saying goodbye to? Before a fresh new chapter can emerge, you must first clear up some emotional matters. This is a deeply transformational time for you. Give yourself the nurturing and healing you need. 

 

  • PISCES:  Have you been disappointed in your partner lately? Whether it's your romantic or business partner, I see a change of course. Let go of previous expectations and see how you can be most effective working a bit more on your own. Think about what your personal goals are, and how you can get yourself there.