New moon's are always a fabulous time to have a fresh start, to plant new seeds of intention & to re-commit yourself to your life path.
With this months Virgo New Moon, the theme is all about inner healing, positive transformation & empowerment.
Virgo, symbolised by a Virgin Goddess, doesn't refer to physical virginity, it's actually in reference to being owned by no man, or woman. Virgo symbolises independence on a physical, emotional & mental level.
Being ruled by Mercury, Virgo encourages you to exercise your own wisdom freely & to communicate clearly with a rational pragmatic stance.
Now is a time to let bygones be bygones, stop criticising, listen patiently, embrace forgiveness, nurturing & unconditional love, these are all very central to this New Moon. Being an Interpersonal sign, Virgo encourages you to embrace & help others through your own learning process.
The perfection of Virgo is not with outer needs but internal inner perfection, it is a distillation of the soul's purpose. We attain this by being humble, acknowledging our imperfections & loving ourselves & others above & beyond the superficial, we love unconditionally.
As well as forgiving others, it's important to forgive ourselves. Self-critical thoughts need to be replaced with kindness, acceptance & love. Through self-acceptance; knowing who we are & what we are not, allows us to become our own inspirational guiding light.
This is a time to strive towards living & becoming the best version of ourselves & this starts with self-love. Transformation & empowerment comes through being conscious, emotionally & mentally transparnt with ourselves, acknowledging how far we have come, identifying the next steps in self-development & actively making positive improvements. This new moon is a time of deep inner strength & cosmic protection.
Over the last few years a huge evolutionary cycle has been taking place on both an internal & external level. On a personal level, this may have been experienced as major life changes & challenges. Now is the time to rise above & turn them into a positive, the way forward is through rebirth & transformation.
This months New Moon, encourages us to delve deep with our own process of internal spiritual Alchemy. To change the outside world, first we must change within ourselves. This shift in the paradigm of self, leads to transformation at a soul level, or as the Alchemist used to call it, "Transmutation of the soul".
Virgo, also rules healing, daily routines & the small things in life. Now is a great time to start that new health regime, eat healthy, go on a detox, meditate & exercise. Working on a holistic level, taking in all aspects of our physical, emotional & spiritual selves. The best approach with this month's energy is to start small, but keep it regular.
Make a list of all the things you need & want to do & start ticking it off, get all the small things out the way first.
Take time to appreciate the simple things in life. Now would be a good time to start a gratitude journal. Every night before bed, write down 5 things that you are grateful for that happen that day. Even if you have a really challenging day, still write them down.
Being an Earth sign, Virgo encourages us to get out into nature, surround yourself with beautiful greenery, plants, flowers, natural bodies of water & animal friends. Eat earthy wholesome home cooked foods. This will help to ground you & to re-harmonize you, which is very important during this astrological cycle. Anything that brings your presence into the body & the present moment is great, whether thats yoga, a long walk in nature or any other physical yet mindful activity.
Ultimately all this wonderful self-improvement work we are doing on ourselves, will be raising our energetic vibration, which in turn will help raise the vibration & positive energy of those around us, think of it as a domino effect.
As ruler of Harvest time, things can come to fruition during this cycle. Think about what seeds you have been sowing recently over the last season.
If you are in education or are considering going back into education or upskilling in any way, now is the perfect time to dive deep into studying.
Over the next few days it is good to take some time out to reflect & meditate on this Virgoian new start you are putting into action. Mercury was the God of Magick & Mind, so remember the power is yours & literally it is mind over matter.
In the next few weeks & months, it is important that you share with your loved ones the pearls of wisdom that you have learnt over this time, as this is all part of this new moons experience.