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August 28, 2019

The Grounding Properties of the Virgo New Moon.

 

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Whether astrology is science or magic, we’re open to most things, if they may be of benefit. ~ Ed.

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On August 30th, we’ll experience a new moon in the sign of Virgo.

It’s under this moon sign that we can expect a surge of new ideas and the lunar encouragement to begin new ventures and embark on fresh endeavors. 

This Moon comes to us in the element of earth, which rules Virgo, and possesses an energy of grounding and balance. Virgo, in particular, is a sign associated with attention to detail, hard work, independence, and a critical eye. This energy is also that of innocence or purity, like untouched soil buried layers beneath the ground.

This is an excellent time to get in touch with Mother Nature, seeking her experience and guidance. 

The most important themes of this new moon:

>> The new moon is all about new beginnings. The lunar cycle is like a continuous reincarnation of energies, with the new moon beginning each cycle. It is like the point of conception, the origin from which our ideas grow as we prepare to give birth to them. This energy is a chance to start all over again and hit the reset button.

>> With this new moon falling in Virgo, we will all experience a surge of the themes and traits associated with this sign: practicality, attention to detail, hard work, responsibility, and organization. This energy reminds us to ground ourselves and be willing to do the hard work it takes to achieve our dreams. 

>> While the new moon in Virgo takes place on August 30th, the effects can be felt for a few days before or after this lunar transit. 

>> This new moon is most likely to affect fellow earth signs, Taurus, Capricorn, and especially Virgo. The aura of new beginnings will permeate the air for these signs, urging them to start fresh and move forward. The encouraging, rejuvenating air of this transit will, however, extend to the rest of the zodiac signs in varying ways.

How will this new moon affect you?

Because of the interplay between the signs, planets, moon, and elements, this lunar transit will affect everyone a bit differently!

Aries

You may have felt a burst of energy during Leo season (July 23 to August 22), but this Virgo energy will bring your fire back down to earth. This new moon will have you organizing your thoughts and your physical space. You might try implementing a new planning routine into your daily life, or otherwise, beginning this lunar cycle with a sense of structure.

When it comes to love, the earthy energy of Virgo may temper your naturally affectionate personality. Don’t let the nitpicky side of Virgo take hold of your mental space—try to remain connected to your heart.

Taurus

You will benefit from this earthy, elemental energy. The moon is in a harmonious angle to your sign’s ruler, Venus, during this transit, and your feelings of love and admiration for others are likely to spill over. You may feel more social or friendly in general, and you will benefit from spending time with loved ones.

Your romance-meter is likely to be off the charts, with the dance between the moon and Venus right now. If you’re in a relationship, embrace this sense of affection and share your feelings with your loved one. If you’re single, this is an excellent time for a first date.

Gemini

While your elemental ruler, Air, might urge you to spend a lot of time in your head with your thoughts, this is the time to step out and interact with the physical world. Try getting a feel for your physical surroundings by organizing your room or home. Introduce more crystals to your space to invite even more earthy energy. 

Because the moon is in Virgo, the energy brings you down to earth a bit, making it easier for you to express the thoughts that you might otherwise keep to yourself. Take this opportunity to let your partner know how you feel about them, or be brave and express interest in your long-time crush

Cancer

You are ruled by water and love the inviting, warm energy of your space. But the earthy qualities of this new moon encourage you to get out and be with your loved ones. You feel more comfortable expressing yourself under this transit, making it easier to socialize. Try attending an event or concert with your friends to embrace this gregarious energy.

You may feel more comfortable sharing your feelings as well. If you often feel too sensitive or shy to let your partner know how much you really love them, now is the time to pour your heart out. If you’re single, write a lengthy love poem to yourself, acknowledging and celebrating everything that makes you unique.

Leo

You love the finer things in life—and with your fiery energy, who can blame you? But if this last Leo season left your pockets a bit emptier than you prefer, this is the time to sit down and budget. It may not be glamorous or exciting, but the Virgo energy will help you get through it with ease. And once you’ve got a handle on your resources and priorities, you can get back to having fun. 

In romance, this transit gives you remarkable insight into what you need and what works for you within relationships. This influence will shed light on any partnerships that are no longer serving you. If you aren’t partnered up, this energy will help you realize exactly what you want your next relationship to look like. 

Virgo

The energy of this new moon will hit you hardest, encouraging a sense of new beginnings and a sparkly fresh start. The earthy nature of this transit urges you to work harder than ever, but remember to slow down and take a break every once in a while. There is productivity in activities that provoke beauty and wonder, such as admiring the lovely scenery on a leisurely walk.

When it comes to love, this is your time to shine. Your confidence is high and so is your energy. Just remember not to let that Virgo attention-to-detail overwhelm your relationship. In other words, try not to be too critical of your partner right now. If you’re single, get out there and flirt!

Libra

You’ve likely been a busy bee in the past few months, and all of the adventures in your life have caused a bit of creative, beautiful chaos. This is the time to organize your thoughts and surroundings, while giving yourself permission to take a break. Clear a space, sit down with a cup of tea, and read a good book or take to your journal for relaxation inspiration. 

The earthy vibes of this new moon in Virgo inspire a more grounded approach to romance than your typically affectionate personality. You may not feel quite as lovey-dovey as usual, and that’s just fine. Express your feelings openly and honestly to your partner. If you’re riding solo, embrace this independent vibe and take time to do what you love.

Scorpio

Water sign Scorpio can be dark and mysterious, like a deep and unknown well of intensity. This new moon, however, brings a bit of lightheartedness to your personality, which can be especially helpful if you’ve been working extra hard lately. Embrace the carefree energy and make a date with your friends for a little bit of aimless play and joy.

In romance, this energy can help you feel more comfortable and at ease around your partner. This would be a great time for a spunky date. If you’re single, get out there and socialize—you just might meet someone new to flirt with.

Sagittarius

Fire sign Sags have lofty goals; their arrows are always pointed at something far off in the distance, like a goal or a situation they’d like to manifest. Sometimes unexpected opportunities present themselves, and you have to prepare yourself for that possibility under this new moon. You may experience a new career path presenting itself in your life—keep your heart open.

In the realm of love, this influence presents the same chance for new beginnings. In a relationship, you may be turning over a new leaf with your partner or starting over. If you aren’t coupled up, this could be the perfect energy to meet someone new and exciting.

Capricorn

The qualities of this new moon hit your earth sign hard, and your initial sensation may be to continue working just as hard as you have been. Getting grounded, however, is not always about hard work. Sometimes walking barefoot through the grass is enough to connect yourself to your earthy nature. Try taking this time to find new ways to connect to Mother Earth.

This influence may also inspire a stronger sense of independence, with the autonomous nature of Virgo affecting the emotional moon. Be open with your partner if you need some time to yourself. If you are single already, this is the perfect time to embrace and adore the single life.

Aquarius

Your universal nature combined with the element of air create a sense of revolution within you—you’re always thinking about how you can make the world a better place for your fellow man. But this is the time to start thinking of yourself. The Virgo energy of this new moon gives you the strength and determination to tackle projects or take care of financial issues that you may have been too busy to handle.

When it comes to romance, this may be a time to sit down and work through previous issues. Seek compromise and fairness if this is the case. If you aren’t in a relationship, this may be a good time to make peace with a friend or acquaintance with whom you’ve had a disagreement.

Pisces

The refreshing energy of this new moon sparks your imagination and sends you soaring into your daydreams. This is a great time to get out of your head and bring those dreams to life! Start planning for new adventures or projects, organize your sacred space, or spend time in nature to find grounding and balance.

The energy of this lunar transit also boosts your romantic side—you’ll feel optimistic when it comes to love. If you’re in a relationship, this is a great time to reignite the flames or romance. If you aren’t partnered up, this may be the perfect energy for you to meet your new heartthrob. 

Embracing the new moon.

Regardless of your sign, this is a wonderful time to embrace the energy of new beginnings and celebrate the gifts that the new moon brings into our lives—a chance for renewal, new opportunities, and a chance to start over! 

 

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