New Moon in Virgo, August 2014
Tuesday 26th August 2014 0:12am (AEST)
The coming practical and pragmatic new moon in Virgo is a great healing balm after the extremely intense and emotional Aquarius full moon. Things are calming down and we can now take stock of the situation that is before us.
Super moons send shock waves through the planet shaking up our lives so we can finally let go of those things that weren’t aligned to our value systems.
This new moon in Virgo is perfect to help us get back on track. It is the most disciplined, sensible and rational moon, turning our attention to what needs to get done, and giving us an energy boost to do it.
This moon usually appears around September but this year it has come early on in the cycle, giving us ample time to do any last preparations before we begin reaping the fruits of our labour.
A new moon in Virgo puts us firmly back in the control seat by giving us the clarity to see what now must be done. However, this can also lead to anxiety and worry, as we also face one of our greatest collective fears, change.
The easiest way to accept change is when we see our cups as half full. When we can trust that it is all happening perfectly and focus on the blessings, we can see all the positives that change brings, rather than the negatives.
The more we can let go of the past and what has happened, and turn our attention toward the future, the more positive, in control, and happier we feel.
We also get a good boost of energy with this moon, enabling us to do the practical things we don’t often have the space for eg, filing, tax, paying bills, cleaning out clutter, and generally catching up with ourselves.
Ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, and more recently associated with Chiron, the ‘wounded healer,’ we are reminded that we all have to go through the storm and face tough and challenging situations in order to grow and evolve. Transformation can only happen in the flames of change.
If you are feeling low and depressed seek out your ‘happy’ friends, or listen to those that inspire you and reignite your passion. This is also a good moon to seek out healing and let go of the past so you can move forward.
I will end this Moonscope with the wise words of Haile Selassie:
“We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.”
Love and Blessings to my moon sista Rebekah Shaman for this post.
New Moon Ritual
Find some time in your busy day to be quiet and peaceful. Have a notebook or paper and pen handy, light a candle, and sit comfortably on the floor, or outside in nature, feeling yourself grounded on Mother Earth. Breathe deeply three times and, as you exhale, breathe out any stress and tension you may be holding in your body.
Now close your eyes and focus on your breath. Slowly become aware of the sounds around you. Bring yourself gently back to the present if you feel your mind wandering. Everything can wait – this is time for you. Calmly begin to list all the things that need to be done. Just allow them to flow out without getting attached or stressed about how or when you will do them. This exercise is about bringing things to the surface where they can be more easily dealt with.
When you feel the process is complete, gently return your consciousness to the outside world, open your eyes, and write down the things that arose, however small or mundane. The most seemingly unimportant tasks, (like making a phone call) can often take a huge weight off our minds.
Once you have a list, prioritize each task, not only rationally, but with a sense of its value to who you are. As you concentrate on each item, imagine and experience it completed. Don’t allow the negative critic or limiting thoughts interfere with the process. Trust that you will effortlessly find the space and time to do what needs to be done.
When you have finished, put the list in an accessible place, and strike each task off as they are completed. When we get out of our own way and trust our inner flow, believing we can complete all the tasks, however challenging, the quicker we fulfil them.
This is also a good moon to let go of a habit or addiction that is no longer serving you. What better time to check out our Meditation to Break Addiction. Dedicate this month to your health and well-being, and work with Virgo’s discipline and perseverance to follow your commitments through, even if it’s only till the next new moon. Alternatively, take up a new hobby, exercise, or diet that will help you feel more connected to your body. Try out Sjha’ra’s regular Kundalini Yoga classes at Temple Byron.
Finally, this is the perfect time to perform random acts of kindness and senseless acts of love to family, friends and strangers. You don’t need to do anything specific, just keep your eyes open for the opportunity to support or help others, however small, and you will find your life will be richer and more rewarding for it.