The moon is on her way to being new this Thursday evening September 14 in the earthy sign of Virgo at 8:40 pm CST.
New moons occur every month when the sun and moon are in the same sign at the exact same degree; this is known as a conjunction in astrology. For this particular new moon both the sun and moon will be at 21 degrees of Virgo. New moons are about new beginnings and it’s the perfect time of the month to make wishes and set new intentions. The day before the new moon, which will be Wednesday the 13th, is the dark moon. In certain magical circles the dark moon is a time when our psychic vibe is on high making this a good day to get quiet and meditate. Oracle or tarot card readings can also be especially potent on a dark moon.
Keywords and the New Moon in Virgo: analytical, organization, methodical, service, perfectionism, logical, practical, work, detail-oriented, exact, tense, worried, assistance, industrious, criticism and resolution. Look over the keywords and notice any that catch your attention. Do any of the keywords describe your life and circumstances right now?
The Elements and the New Moon in Virgo: Each of the astrological signs belongs to one of the four elements; fire, earth, air or water. Virgo belongs to the earth element meaning this is a sign that values productivity, practicality, solutions and results. Earth signs may not be the first to cross the finish line but cross it they will; perseverance is one of their key qualities. Not one for endless theorizing and abstract ideas, Virgo wants practical and tangible results. During a new moon in Virgo we need a to-do list or checklist, something tangible that gives us a clear vision of what we want and where we’re going. While last month’s dreamy full moon in Pisces may have had us floating off on a pink cloud, the new moon in Virgo brings us back down to earth. This lunation is about taking one practical step toward our goals; something to get the “ball rolling” so to speak.
Virgo isn’t about grand and dramatic gestures; Virgo understands the power in practicality and simplicity. As mentioned above organization is a keyword linked to Virgo so this week would be the ideal time to do just that. Chaos be gone exclaims the new moon in Virgo. We can get some further clues about this new moon by looking at the astrological house associated with Virgo; the 6thHouse. This is the angle in our chart that deals with our health and our habits. For some of us it may be time to clean up our diets or get back on a diet while others may decide it’s time to get back into some form of physical exercise. Again, just taking small, practical, baby steps in the right direction can do wonders for our attitude and self-esteem.
The shadow or dark-side of the new moon in Virgo is perfectionism. We need to steer clear of picking on ourselves or making a mental list of everything we perceive to be wrong about ourselves; this is a sure-fire way to keep us stuck and feeling bad about ourselves. Our goal during this new moon isn’t about being perfect it’s about a willingness to change.
Mercury and the New Moon in Virgo: Each astrological sign has a ruling planet and for Virgo that planetary ruler is Mercury the messenger of the Roman gods and goddesses. Mercury has been retrograde since August 23 and will finally go direct this Friday September 15. Hopefully, this will restore some order to our lives especially in the communication and technology department. Our final Mercury retrograde of 2023 will start on December 13 2023 and will end on the first of 2024.
Crystals and the New Moon in Virgo
Crystals that would vibe with this new moon in Virgo: In the health/body department Carnelian is great for increasing physical energy while Bloodstone is good for detoxifying. If you’ve been stressed out Amethyst is great for restoring a sense of serenity while Lepidolite is perfect for issues around stress, anxiety and depression.
Have a great new moon in Virgo everyone and we hope to see you in the store soon.
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