New Moon at 4 degrees Virgo
27 August 2022
2:16am mountain time
I get very excited approaching the New Moon of Virgo. The Virgo New Moon moves into the sign where my Jupiter is and what has felt restricted now feels like it’s opening. I feel like I come alive in the autumn as the Sun, on August 24, has already ingressed into Virgo, the mutable Earth sign following on Leo’s flash and boom. Virgo comes in with a wave of practical energy, taking the creative urges birthed in Leo and turning them into something of use – maybe a book,a painting, an interpretive dance, whatever voice is your creativity. Look to where the New Moon in Virgo falls in your chart and you will see where and how that creative urge, stimulated when the Sun was in Leo, could take form.
It’s fun to track the New Moon moving in the sign of your Jupiter placement. When the New Moon moves into that area of your chart you are able to create movement with more ease and oftimes even with more grace. Even as the Moon moves through that sign each month for about 2 and 1/2 days, you will feel like you have more energy during that time.
I know I welcome those times where I feel I am more in the flow, less fighting to swim upstream. The
New Moon in Virgo is the sign associated with the High Priestess archetype, the harvest goddess, and
the one who channels divine grace into concrete reality. No wonder there is so much perfectionism, sometimes tending towards the obsessive, of the Virgo type as the Virgo type is channeling divine guidance to serve and improve upon what is already there. The desire to do it right can feel so fierce.
I find that doing take-care-of-things tasks activates my Virgo energy and because my Jupiter is in Virgo, when I do my Virgo-an tasks (laundry, ironing, vacuuming, organizing, fussing about) I find that I am more connected with my Jupiterian, expansive self. A good reminder for the Virgo type is that everything already is in a state of perfection and we need only channel what comes through in the way it comes through without judgment or self-criticism and as much fussing as you wish. The fussing and tidying is about creating sacred space energy to flow, doing the same type of space-tending as the priestesses before us did, all to create an opening for divine guidance.
Simple? yes. Easy. uh, I don’t think so. But waaay worth the effort.
Venus at 19 degrees Leo opposes Saturn at 20 degrees Aquarius. It is interesting to watch this dynamic unfold as you find opposing opinions, perhaps inside yourself or from others, about wanting all the spotlight attention for yourself, for your heart, conflicting with feeling responsible to participate in the group or even being influenced by a strong Saturnian leader of a group you are associated with. Let the Virgo moon guide you in your choice. What does your intuition say to do? What feels right? What puts you in the best position to receive guidance for your purpose? Sometimes we need to be alone and sometimes we need to be with others as we navigate times of transition, which we are always in. Virgo gives you the ability to discern what us best for you. Tap into the Virgo energy for discernment.
Uranus turned retrograde at 18 degrees Taurus on August 25, joining Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto already moving retrograde. No use trying to rush or push anything to happen. This is a time to slow down, consider choices, reflect upon what has and has not served you, and move slowly, with patience, towards your next desired experience. You get to choose so choose with divinely guided awareness.
I had a sweet encounter with a small toad that lives in my front yard. I’ve seen him sunbathing on the stones by the path to the front door. Today as I was sitting at my desk I caught a very slight movement in the leaves that have accumulated in the window well. I looked up and that tiny toad was looking at me through the lace curtain. He had hopped into the window well through the grate but now could not get out. I went upstairs, opened the grate and lifted him back onto his sunbathing stone. I felt so touched by this little guy who had come to share some his reality with me. Look for miracles, blessings, and opportunities to be of service, especially via the natural world we share with so many beings. That’s what the Virgo New Moon is all about.
These are amazing times we are living in and sometimes it’s all just a big blur that can cause all kinds of anxiety responses. The Virgo Moon encourages you to go within, connect with the soft, still space deep inside yourself where peace and joy dwell. Consciously cultivate joy every day. You might enjoy listening to one of our meditations, They are sure to bring you to that peaceful place. and really, isn’t a peaceful inner place the best place for your soul to dwell? MEDITATIONS.