SOLAR ECLIPSE ACCOMPANIES VIRGO NEW MOON!
The Virgo New Moon is upon us! This monthly Moon/Sun union–when the Moon races up to and then past the Sun–ushers in decidedly Virgo-esque energy.
Now and for the next two weeks, this Virgo New Moon energy kicks off the lunar month. As the Moon waxes larger and larger (until she moves into Aries and opposes the Sun in Libra on September 27), she calls us all to make the highest and best use of our intuitive energies.
The cycles of the Moon affect us all…and all New Moon’s are seed-planting times.
So whatcha gonna plant this month?
I’ll tell you what, your best bet is to make it something centered around a Virgo-related theme…
And what is that? What does Virgo represent?
The Mercury-ruled sign of Virgo–the polar opposite of the sign Pisces, concerns itself with making order out of chaos.
To many who carry Virgo energy–either via their Sun, Moon, Ascendant, rulership of a planet, angle, or South Node–cleanliness equals good health, and work equals service…
This means that–when present in your individual energetic makeup–helpful Virgoan attention to detail is key. I always say that those of us who carry Virgo energy CAN’T not notice the details! And this can drive some of us–and often our partners, friends, colleagues, etc.–a little bit crazy!
In addition, Virgo-influenced individuals (because Virgo is ruled by Mercury, the god of communication) may speak, write, create, or otherwise communicate in a straightforward, precise, accurate, right-on-the-money kind of way.
In short, Virgo does not care for sloppy, slovenly, messy, or inaccurate people or things!
When this energy is utilized for jobs and activities that require attention to detail (such as editing, graphic design, financial accounting, carpentry, etc.) it shines forth in our lives as a beacon to follow…
However, when Virgo energy is taken to extremes, it may manifest as someone who’s overly critical (particularly of herself!), TOTALLY in control of her environment, and uber neat, fussy, or otherwise inclined toward the impeccable…
VIRGO AND TRAUMA
This may be the result of an early life that was fraught with chaos. Those who experienced the trauma of never knowing when something unexpected might happen may create an environment NOW in which there is a place for everything and everything is in its place…
This provides a modicum of sanity to those who carry Virgo energy. Especially if one experienced not knowing when dad might come home drunk, a brother might sneak into their room at night, or mom might retreat yet again into her bedroom and forget to make dinner, Virgo compensates for such shocks by developing a hyper-vigilant stance.
Thus, one becomes uber-alert and extremely sensitive to one’s surroundings, noticing every missing button, every hair out of place, every crooked picture on the wall, and so on…
Such sensitivity is a defense against the unknown. If early life was inconsistent, threatening, or scary–regardless of why–those who carry Virgo energy prominently will likely seek to shield themselves against surprises by seeking to always be on top of their environment and consistently in control.
On the other hand, if life was relatively calm during one’s early years, the possibility exists that one may simply have felt the sting of criticism often and taken it to heart until that outside criticism ultimately becomes internalized.
This insidious internalized “voice” then perpetuates the notion that one needs to be “perfect” to be accepted.
Tendencies toward perfection may help explain why many people who carry Virgo energy gravitate toward animals, particularly pets.
When everything seems out of control, when that external OR internal voice has brought you the point where you’ve taken just about all the negative criticism you can, turning to souls who love us unconditionally often proves to be good medicine.
Great comfort of the kind that requires no speech can be derived from such gentle, patient, understanding, and loving spirits…
BEST USE OF NEW MOON/ECLIPSE ENERGY
Start your month off right with new beginnings!
Since a partial Solar Eclipse accompanies this Virgo New Moon @20 degrees Virgo, it ushers in a time not only to set new intentions but to expect the unexpected as well…
Solar Eclipses are likened to a jump start (think dead car battery and you’ll get what I mean…) They can set us off on a different, previously unplanned, path and–depending on what house they fall into in your chart (ditto for the Virgo New Moon!)–expose us to new information or ways of thinking.
As noted, unexpected events may not particularly please those who carry Virgo energy, so it benefits those of us who do to not only take it in stride, but to use what we learn in new ways by looking at it from a different perspective.
What if, instead of guarding AGAINST the unexpected, you took charge and co-created yourself a new reality? What would happen then?
For example, New Moon time is perfect for making a list of what you’d like to see occur or what you’d like to accomplish. This can be for the month or for the long term, it doesn’t matter.
Put this list in writing or speak it aloud as doing so solidifies your intent.
THE VIRGO CREATIVE
If you are a writer, creative, or intuitive, use the both the Virgo New Moon and eclipse to jump start your writing or other creative endeavors. Setting the intention to work on a project is perfect! (Soon Mercury will station retrograde again on September 17, denoting time to work on old projects rather than anything new!)
Set the intention to befriend the voice in your head that tells you your efforts are “not good enough, need improvement, aren’t original,” or “that no one will like or need you…”
Virgo is always about being of service, and the highest and best service you can perform is to eliminate the need for perfection from your life. In this way, you help yourself first and then have plenty of energy and time to help others…
The bad news is that you ARE NOT PERFECT–AND NEVER WILL BE!
The good news is: a) you’re not supposed to be; and b) you’re perfect in your imperfection!
Chew on that for a while and then get out your paper and pen (or computer) and have at releasing all those “written-in-stone” beliefs that will no longer serve your new reality–the one you’ll start creating today…