Get ready to soak up every last bit of this year’s Virgo Energy, as the Virgo season comes to an end with a New Moon in her own sign. Accompanied by a planetary cluster: messenger Mercury, fierce Mars and loving Venus, all in the diligent and earthy sign of Virgo, this is not our regular soft and relaxed New Moon, but a rather energized one, perfect for setting your New Moon goals and leap forward towards your dreams.
The time of the New Moon is a time of introspection, a time when we can come back home to our self, and as the light from the moon diminishes and we once again find ourselves in the dark stillness of the moonless sky, this darkness brings you a powerful space to plant your New Moon seeds, set your intentions, and step closer to your true essence. The New Moon is, as always, a time for new beginnings, and maybe especially so as September’s New Moon also works as a portal from one season to the next: Only hours after the New Moon peaks in Virgo, she wanders into the harmonious sign of Libra, urging us to find our inner equilibrium, preparing us for the celestial magic of Friday’s Autumn Equinox.
But for now, as the night sky darkens, draw upon the grounding and healing energies of the earthy sign of Virgo. Connect with the light of your inner Guide, and let the New Moon lead you on your own healing journey. With both the sun and the New Moon opposing the heaven’s wounded healer, Chiron, this Virgo Moon urges you to clean up your inside as well as your outside. If you have the courage to go there, Chiron brings you to the depths of your soul, and gives you the opportunity to heal your most painful wounds. Knowing that you cannot move forward in life until you have healed your past, don’t wait. Ground yourself through Virgo’s earthy energy, connect to your center, then take the leap, trusting that you will be fine. Whatever has been arising for you these past months, September’s New Moon is here to give you the space you need to bring your mind, body and soul back into alignment.
And be patient with yourself. Treat yourself with loving kindness no matter what wounds are surfacing throughout this process. Give your wounded child a safe place to heal. Virgo‘s energy can be perfectionist, but it’s important to remember that even though it may all feel messy, messy does not mean you’re broken. Take a moment in stillness, placing your hands over your heart, connecting to your heart center; then ask yourself what’s the most nurturing thing you can do for yourself at this time? Celebrate yourself, your life and your body, and make an effort to schedule time for the things you love. Get really clear on what you need in your life to feel happy and healthy, then make your everyday into your own personal healing ritual.
Move gently and act only with what truly aligns with your heart and soul. Who are you really? What is your true essence? The main reason we lose our spark and burn out, is when we live our life through other’s expectations of what we should do rather than from our heart and soul. Sometimes we might even be so caught up in society’s expectations that we don’t know what we want or where we should go anymore. In those moments, stop and retrace your steps until you find your light again. It might take minutes, hours, days or even years, but do it. Life is too long to not live your passion. To not live from your heart. So, make sure you are living your life. Not someone else’s.
If you find your body resisting turning all the attention towards yourself, and your own needs, know that this is natural. We’re so used to always lend everyone a helping hand and make sure everyone has what they need, that we may end up feeling like a failure when we don’t have the energy to put others first anymore. But don’t feel bad about taking care of yourself first and to make your own healing a priority. This Virgo New Moon is really asking you to fill up your own cup first this time. Remember that an empty cup has nothing to give!
And the truth is that sometimes we will have to let some people down in order to grow into who we are meant to be. But unless you start to accept yourself for who you truly are, how can you expect others to? Let go of your inner critic, and start to act towards yourself from a place of love and compassion. Be patient with yourself and your journey, knowing that the most powerful steps you can take on your healing journey is to learn to love and accept yourself and your life. What truly calls to you your heart and soul? If it feels good do it. If it doesn’t, don’t. But no matter what you choose to do, only do what nurtures you on a soul level. The time has come to drop your mask and let the universe know that you are ready to step up to your highest path.
So take time during this New Moon to truly listen. And, maybe, there in the quiet darkness of your own sacred space, you will hear what your soul’s been trying to whisper to you all along. As the old sages say: at the moment of surrender, everything you ever wished for will be yours.
Happy New Moon!
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