Sunday, Sep 9 at 11.02am PST
New moons are new beginnings. Every month the new moon falls in the same sign as the sun, wherever he happens to be. This lunar-solar conjunction is what we call a new moon. Sometimes this conjunction creates a solar eclipse, but not every month. The last new moon, however, was a partial solar eclipse. This solar eclipse was in Leo, lolling like summer’s endless golden days. Turn your head now toward the farmhand ambling into view. Pick up your tools and follow him.
We are but humble yet rhapsodized farmers, scurrying across the soil, burning like a bonfire in newfound delirium. Seeds pop in the sun, now heavy with violet globes, ripe and prophesied.
We cannot replant, nor can we waste. At the hour of harvest, what is on the vine is what we receive. All karmic deliveries come without warranty. So we bow to the earth and pull from her tenderly the fruits of our sewing.
Silhouetted by the waning August sun, the new moon in Virgo calls our name. Enjoy this dwindling, evanescent freedom, for I feel her coming, footsteps growing louder in the hall. One more intoxicating moonlit dance, then we have to work. It is time to gaze profoundly into the nature of your work, the people with whom you work and your most honest feelings about your work.
Virgo’s mantra: I analyze. The New Moon in Virgo teaches pragmatism, not wistfulness, as she moves quickly, so you must decide at a moment’s notice what you will do, how you will manage, what will go where, etc.
This is a good time to make lists, plans and schedules of all kinds as there shall be no mystery, delusion or distraction for the coming month. Virgo’s mind is clear enough to see through: whitest crystal, gurgling in the sunset. Play and childhood are over for now. Now it is nectarine dawn, sure feet toward the garden gate, breath hanging in the chill, and deep peace in your heart, wrapped in blue woolen love.
At the time of the new moon, Mercury (ruler of Virgo) will also be in Virgo. This makes the new moon that much more potent. Additionally, this new moon forms a strong trine to Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn – this signifies that it is an excellent time for all things related to home, money, property or investments, as well as deep psychological plumbing and emotional catharsis. This new moon also coincides with the first day of Venus in Scorpio so I think it will be especially juicy and powerful. Hours later, the moon moves into Libra. On Sep 14, the moon enters Sagittarius, marking the end of the new moon period and beginning of the quarter moon phase.
Power gemstones for Virgo include amazonite, jasper, magnetite and moss agate. Power herbs are fennel, caraway and mint, as well as dried & harvested fruits and grains. The Virgo power flower is morning glory. Virgo rules the digestive system and sympathetic nervous system, so make sure to eat well and not too late at night. Meals should be light yet frequent. Though it will be a busy time, make sure to continue practicing yoga and meditation. Focus on the abdomen/solar plexus. Wear white or earth tones tones and green gems. Calm the mind with deep breaths and Virgo Yoga. Meditate in the grass beneath a tree. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Mantra: I harvest