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Friday, Aug 30 at 3.38am PST
Every month the moon lands in the same sign as the sun. This lunar-solar conjunction is what we call a new moon. This month the moon and sun root together in earthy Virgo. The moon moves on to Libra the following day on Aug 31. On Sep 4 she enters Sagittarius, marking the end of new moon time and beginning of the quarter moon.
New moons are new beginnings. Silhouetted by the waning August sun, the new moon in Virgo calls us to the field, the desk, the classroom. Last month’s new moon was in Leo, lolling in summer gold. Enjoy this dwindling, evanescent freedom, for I feel Virgo coming, footsteps growing louder. One more intoxicating moonlit dance, then we have to work. It is time to gaze profoundly into the nature of our work, the people with whom we work and our most honest feelings about our work.
Turn your head now toward the farmer rising with the sun; pick up your tools and follow her. We are but humble yet rhapsodized stewards of this planet, digging deep into the soil. 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.
The New Moon in Virgo teaches pragmatism, not wistfulness, as she moves quickly. We must decide at a moment’s notice what to do, how to 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, illuminated by the sun. Play is over for now. This is nectarine dawn, sure feet toward the garden gate, breath hanging in the air, and peace in your heart, wrapped in blue woolen love.
New moons often make us feel more tired than usual, but I don’t think that will be the case this time around. This new moon will be nearly conjunct Mars in Virgo (a fiery, active force), but will also form a near-exact trine to Uranus Retrograde in Taurus (an electric, inspiring influence). The conjunction with Mars brings physical invigoration. It is also invigorating for the spirit, sometimes to the point of feeling competitive. We can use this martial power to work, analyze and organize, as well as exercise our bodies. The trine with Uranus is a bit more tricky. It indicates that something is coming of which we are not currently aware. This is not necessarily an unpleasant surprise, but it will require us to be flexible and change our plans, perhaps for the better. More than anything, however, it indicates that this new moon will be quite social. Uranian energy is collective and communicative. It takes us out of our personal bubbles to connect with other humans and share ideas – ideas about farming, gardening, work, health, nutrition or anything else in the Virgo realm. Both of these aspects are exciting on their own – to have them coincide together is truly special.
Power up with verdant gemstones like amazonite, jasper, magnetite and moss agate. Power up your gut with fennel, caraway and mint, as well as seasonal fruits. The Virgo power flower is morning glory. Virgo rules the digestive system and sympathetic nervous system, so eat well and not too late at night. Meals should be light yet frequent. Though it will be a busy time, we can stay centered by practicing yoga and meditation each morning. In meditation, focus on the solar plexus and throat chakra – connect the two. Wear green/earth tones. Calm the mind with belly breathing and Virgo Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Affirmation: bountiful harvest