We are moving towards more clarity and organization and a renewed energy to get back to tasks that were put on hold for various reasons. This is a great time especially to honor the clarity and commitment around endings and beginnings.
Identify what is ending or what needs to end and your intention to end it. It could be anything from the habit of self judgment to work that no longer serves you, or even a relationship. What have you struggled with lately that you need to change? Do a ritual that will help you mark the ending. When something ends, there is always a new space created for something new to begin.
Identify what is beginning in your life or what you wish or intend to begin and ritualize it somehow for yourself. Sometimes we are so focused on what is ending that we can’t appreciate why has been knocking on our door. Open the door to NEW and use this new moon time as a way to establish an energetic marker for your endings and your beginnings. Because the times support clarity and organization, it is also a great idea to make an action plan as long as you have enough clarity.
New Moon in Virgo 2º >>> August 25 2014
The Sun leads the way turning the wheel from fire sign Leo to earth sign Virgo on Friday August 22; New Moon follows on Monday. Virgo’s gifts are nothing like Leo’s fiery warmth and dynamicism; instead, her gifts stem from the combination of her earthiness and her rulership by the mentally agile, Mercury. Using her ever-practical intelligence, she integrates the mental, emotional, spiritual realms into the physical plane. Her clear and discriminating eye analyzes and synthesizes all factors and impressions and efficiently creates order out of chaos. Yes, our Virgonians are known for their perfectionism, but as an earth sign they bring a much needed groundedness and realism to the best use of available resources. Virgo appreciates organization, hard work, and holding to high standards. When you get your earthiness working for you, you bring more structure and order to bear and your grounded energy can support abundance and a feeling of security. When you are spaced out, in self-doubt, critical, lethargic, and you lose your connection to fulfillment, then you need to ground with Mother Earth/Pachamama/Gaia and move your life into balance.
Of course the most grounded place is in that body of yours, and consequently, Virgo rules our health, and the holistic integration of the body, mind and spirit in particular. Virgo rules the abdomen including the bowels, small intestines, spleen, and diaphragm and tends toward a sensitive digestive function coupled with a strong gut-level intuition. When you combine their gut-level ‘early warning response’ system with their keen mental abilities granted by a Mercury ruler you have a recipe for practical, reliable judgment.
Virgo is known as the conserver. Traditionally they took stock of the harvest, stored and preserved it for leaner winter times. They love to categorize and organize. Preserving and retaining makes them excellent at study with exceptional memories and discriminating mental abilities.
The Mercury ruler of this New Moon chart is also in Virgo (planets always happy to be in their own sign as they express well) and is in opposition to Chiron, embodiment of a holistic healer tradition himself. We have an opportunity to heal with deep conversation with another, to realize how powerfully creative our thoughts are, and to express in a way that strengthens our unique, divine presence in the world.
An exact pairing of Saturn and Mars at 17º Scorpio is bringing into very sharp focus the lessons from deep in the human psyche of war, violence and domination and how they no longer serve where we are going. Transformation of the darkest and most powerful aspects of life on Earth is what you have signed up to transmute. Also an exact square to Venus in Leo 17º from Saturn and Mars helps us move forward the challenge of healing the relationship of the masculine and feminine within ourselves. Scorpio helps us courageously acknowledge what we avoid (where we have no control, feel vulnerable, where our ego reigns) and shed that tight skin and become our selves in a more magnificent way.
Uranus who is an ally for making huge change is at the apex of a Finger of God aspect with both Saturn/Mars and ruler Mercury adding just that blast of disruption, reform and inspiration necessary to create movement if you are ready for an influx of powerful new energy in your life. Uranus also is in trine to Venus providing support to the feminine for allowing the social graces, diplomacy and the value of beauty to show the way forward.
Neptune in Pisces is sitting opposite this Sun and Moon in Virgo so the message is clear to let our Virgo-ruled areas ~ work, health, daily routines, be inspired and infused by the transcendental, that is, something greater than the mundane. Call on the invisible world of Spirit to infuse your life with the highest frequencies of unconditional love and trust that you can hold. Although we find ourselves in challenging times of great change called on to release what has been created in fear, so much support is available to live in greater joy, love and cooperation. Band with like-minded others, hold that vision in your heart, and use your Virgo aspect to manifest it here on Earth.
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