New Moon in Virgo on 9th September 2018
Health, Discernment, Strives for Perfection, Organised
On September the 9th there’ll be a New Moon in Virgo, but before look what the Virgo New Moon means let’s look a little closer at the Moon and what it represents in astrology.
The Moon in Astrology
The Moon represents our inner world: our emotions, mood, feelings of inner security, sensitivity, the unconscious and intuition. In astrology the Moon is one of the most important planets as she is also mother, home, family, feelings and habits and how we instinctually react to life.
In your natal chart (the time of your birth) the Moons location tells you your emotional tendencies while the Moon’s current location as its moving across sky impacts on our feelings and behaviour in the present. She speaks to us through our feelings.
About the Sign of Virgo
Virgo strives for perfection so firstly organisation is crucial and the flexibility to adapt to change enables for relaxed perfection. Criticism and judgement are necessary to achieve what we are striving for as this will us serve ourselves and others best. The key is not letting the criticism get too negative especially to ourselves, this does not serve anyone at all.
Virgo always has its focus on improvement, it can be very critical, judgemental and even nit-picky looking at things with the discerning eye to point out what’s wrong in a situation.
The most endearing and strongest qualities of Virgo is being of service. In focusing on the details, it helps us to fine tune our lives by taking in an enormous amount of information and helps us sift through that which if most useful to us. This is what makes Virgo one of the most productive and efficient signs of the zodiac.
Key Virgo Facts:
Virgo Ruling Planet: Mercury (Information, Messenger, Communication, Intellect)
Virgo Ruling House: 6th House: routine, wellness, health, service, focus on improvement
Virgo Symbol: The Virgin
Virgo Medical Ruler: Pancreas, small intestine, digestion
Virgo Element: Earth
Virgo Modality: Mutable (adaptable, flexible, able to adjust to change)
Virgo Counterbalance Sign: Pisces
New Moon in Virgo
No matter where our Sun or Moon is in our Natal Chart (Birth Chart), we are all effected by the New Moon in Virgo.
The New Moon signifies “new beginnings” and is a time to set the seeds for the future, so the New Moon in Virgo helps you to renew ways you can take care of yourself to enhance your health and discernment in what is necessary in your life and to let go of that which is not.
This Virgo New Moons energy is asking you to look deeply at the details of your life and disregard what you don’t need. You may feel the need to declutter your house and/or place of work as this time will make it easier to discard things you really don’t need or use anymore whether that’s selling them or giving them away. Because Virgo is all about discernment it helps give clarity to what is necessary in your life.
If you’ve been working on something for some time now you can start to organise a way to bring it into the physical world to put to use. Listen to your gut instincts, this will help you avoid the mental activity of criticism and judgement in wanting it to be perfect. Perfection is something we strive for and what we perceive perfection to be. The Virgo energy is brilliant at being methodical, analytical and detailed but don’t get caught up too much in the complexities of things as this will fuel the compulsiveness to be perfect leading to worry and nervousness.
Your health and healing are ruled by Virgo, the Virgo New Moon will help you tune into your body to see where you can improve and make changes. Look at your eating and exercise regime and include meditation to improve your health and healing on a holistic level.
You may look at detoxing your body to cleanse and remove toxins to improve your health from both outside and inside. Our minds can become cluttered with critical and stressful thinking interfering with our health. We cannot stop our stressful thoughts, but we can have a process to deal with our toxic thinking helping us to let go of those that do not serve us. Be aware you don’t become unbearable to live with during this time.
For more information and a process that is free visit www.thework.com with Byron Katie.
Helping others is one of the most fulfilling things we can do not just for others but for ourselves, however it is vital to serve yourself. Often women put others before themselves only to find they are depleted of energy leading to health issues. Remember to include yourself when being of service.
Suggestions for You to Do During the New Moon in Virgo
Declutter your house and declutter you mind
Look at your health regime and make changes
Do a Detox
Do things to help you relax more and take a nap
Do a Yoga class
Pay attention to self-criticism and criticism of others, does it get too negative?
Be of service to yourself and others
Ask how you can serve others
How the New Moon in Virgo Coincides with Your Cycle
Day 16: Pay attention to your thoughts, remember your estrogen levels crash abruptly leaving you feeling low. However, this can work greatly in your favour as the change your experiencing will help you see an issue you may be struggling with that you will see in a new light. A major breakthrough could be just on the horizon and may just need that discerning eye of Virgo.
Day 25: Feelings of things being difficult striving for perfection is draining even when you know it should be easy. You may just have information overload and there is no structure to organise it in. No wonder we have the feelings of failure beginning to creep in. A change to your daily routine is ideal in the New Moon of Virgo. Even if it’s just getting up five minutes earlier and decide what is the most important thing you want to get done. This will help alleviate anxiety, frustration and self-criticism and you’ll find yourself accomplishing more.
Day 26: We are told to strive for perfection in every area of our lives. Ambition is an important asset but it can be draining. Today with low hormones, striving for perfection can tip you over the edge into depression and anxiety. Coupled with the New Moon in Virgo you may tend to feel this even more, Virgo has the ability help us achieve “relaxed perfection” always adapting and fine-tuning. Perfection is a destination not a starting point.
Day 27: Many women report trouble sleeping in the days leading up to their period. Lack of sleep can derail your whole health plan. Today is a day to invest in sleep, have sleep inducing foods like cherries, banana or a glass of milk before you go to bed. The extra sleep is part of a healthy daily routine.
As always, it is recommended you take time to do meditation, look at your nutrition and what you are putting into your body and how it’s making you feel.
You can find nutritious recipes, meditation to support you through your cycle while Astrology will help find the meaning behind New Moon in Virgo to help you harness its energies.
Download the app to read more about how astrology can influence your cycle: