August 25th, 2014 Astrology & Energy: New Moon in Virgo

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It’s a new moon in Virgo! A grounded, earthy sign that thrives on clarity and organization, Virgo renews our energy for getting back to tasks that have been put on hold (for whatever reason). It is a time to make improvements, shape up, get down with whatever it is that you KNOW you want to do, for your highest good, but something has been holding you up–Doubts? Judgement? Circumstance? Whatever it is, now is the time to move forward and commit to both endings and the beginnings that will inevitably follow. Identify what is ending, or what needs to end, and set your intention for that closure and the positive new possibilities that might take its place once you have opened up that space in your life. This new moon is an excellent time to do some sort of ritual to help you mark that ending/beginning and the shift between the two. Break out your crystals and your sage, write down your intention, and leave it in a window where the new moon shines!

You can channel the powerful lunar energy of ALL new and full moons to create your own energetic marker for all of your endings and beginnings. Remember that whenever something ends, there is always a space created for something new to come along.

Be aware that watery Neptune is directly opposite this Virgo new moon, which may make you feel confused, lost, or ineffectual when you try to take this on. Remember in those moments that feelings aren’t facts, and that those emotions are temporary, while the changes you want to make for yourself can have far-reaching life-improving effects. Don’t get hung up on grieving over what was (or what you wish it had been), letting your imagination run wild, or sweating the small stuff. You may find yourself getting so frazzled over the seemingly insurmountably litany of details to deal with that you decide to make sweeping changes, just to get rid of the stress. If that’s where you’re at, be sure to consider fully before acting–try dancing your feelings, or drawing them, for a different kind of clarity than you will get by just trying to think your way out of it. You’ll most likely be better off by taking tiny steps at first, frustrating though that may feel. Writing down in your journal or calendar the small things you do each day that move you towards who and where you want to be can be helpful in creating and retaining a sense of movement.


You don’t have to be perfect. Do the best you can in the present moment, and let go of attachment and guilt. Try not to get caught up in frustration or irritating situations; instead,focus your energy on cultivating compassion towards others and yourself. All of life is ebb and flow, yin and yang, dark and light. Ride the wave, and rejoice in your ability to be conscious enough to experience it all! You CAN transform something now that has been weighing you down into a source of empowerment. Once in a while, you get shown the light in the strangest of places–if you look at it right!

(Picture is “Reaching for the Moon” by Edward Eggleston c.1930s)

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