New Moon in Virgo

Kelli Fox

New Moon in Virgo: August 30th @ nearly 7 degrees

The New Moon forms a conjunction to Mercury, Venus and Mars, a square to Jupiter in Sagittarius, a trine to Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus (a grand earth trine) and an opposition to Neptune in Pisces

Daily Life

The Virgo New Moon turns you toward more serious matters after a period of playful indulgences has passed. You may be mulling over the nuts and bolts of your daily life. Work may be a concern or perhaps a health matter, or even how to run your life more efficiently.

Evaluation

Evaluate the areas that need improvement. You may want to start listing a few areas that need your attention. Don’t worry too much about the details yet; just work on identifying what it is you would like to change. If you find that walking up a flight of stairs causes a strain on your heart, perhaps it’s time to start an exercise routine.

Adjustment

A job that seems to be a complete waste of your time may very well be. Consider how you can accomplish the same ends by adjusting the ways and means of completing them.

Improvement

Spend time in contemplation without the distraction of music or chatter. Make notes to yourself citing several areas you want to improve. Look around your home and your workspace. Is something particularly glaring? Any visible clutter? Make a mental commitment to change.

Get Organized

Brainstorm on possible tools you might need to help make the job easier. Allot yourself several days to really get organized, including a detailed checklist to help you remember every step along the way. You’ll surely feel much clearer once you’ve created the space to do so.

New Moon conjunct Mercury

There will be a lot of chatting around the water cooler today as minds and hearts come together and people feel like sharing. Fortunately, this brief contact helps us listen with sensitivity as well as express our feelings. Mental processes are stimulated by emotional content, but be careful not to make decisions based solely on your feelings or the mood of the moment. We are attuned to one another both at a mental and a feeling level. This is an excellent time to reach out to family members, and today is one of those days when friends feel like extended family. Journaling is an excellent idea today.

New Moon conjunct Venus

Enjoy these all-too-brief hours of romance, pleasure and comfort. Toss work aside and cuddle up with a loved one, take a stroll in the park or have a little sweet snack. Emotions well up and long to be expressed under this influence; it’s a perfect time to pen a love note or give your sweetie a jingle on the phone. Beauty speaks louder now than at other times. Creative juices are also stirred up, so it’s the best time to enjoy music, literature and any form of artistry. Take full advantage of this once-a-month opportunity to fully enjoy life.

New Moon conjunct Mars

The monthly meeting of Moon and Mars is one of the hottest, sexiest times of the month, so it pays to know when it’s happening. Sheer emotion meets raw passion now, and the results can be fireworks, to say the least. All that energy can manifest in other ways, too. Some of us may feel quite irritable, or strangely emotional without knowing why. There are a few people who will react to this brief transit with an emotional outburst or by saying whatever they feel without concern for the way it comes across to others. Hotheads are also likely to take offense very easily at this time.

New Moon square Jupiter

It’s so very easy to overindulge during the short course of this transit. Any sense of self-limitation is thrown out the window and our judgment lapses. Emotions loom larger than normal. Overeating is a particular danger now, but it’s not the only one. Even generosity can turn sour if we give more than we have, or give carelessly. Extravagant purchases that we can ill afford, loud expressions of opinion and feeling superior or judgmental are all possible at this time. Now that we’re aware of it, we can make space for the little voice of reason for these few hours.

New Moon trine Saturn

This short transit is excellent for getting a lot of work done, particularly tasks around the house or duties and responsibilities that we must fulfill on a regular basis. There’s a sense of stability and practicality that keeps us focused, on task and productive. We aren’t easily distracted. We feel strong on the inside and have an increased sense of security. This is a good time to make business plans because we’re reasonable and have good judgment. Mapping out goals and a path toward achieving them will provide a handy guide in weeks to come. At the end of the hardworking day, be sure to get enough rest.

New Moon trine Uranus

Well, aren’t we bright-eyed and bushy-tailed! Curiosity and spontaneity drive this fun, upbeat transit, which only lasts for a few hours. Energy runs high and folks don’t feel like sitting still. Getting out and trying something new has much more appeal and some people will get very imaginative when it comes to fulfilling these urges. It’s an excellent day for an adventure. Intuition is highly attuned at this time, which leads to plenty of ‘ah-ha!’ experiences. We’re fairly detached from our emotions and can get some distance from them now, which is a refreshing change of pace.

New Moon opposite Neptune

Avoid business decisions during the course of this short transit if you possibly can, for most of us don’t have the data or other concrete information we need to make the best choices. In fact, we could easily be deceived right now. Our ideals and dreams operate like blinders to the truth. Misperceptions are almost certain to occur, with subsequent disappointment. It’s best to avoid important responsibilities today and trot out our favorite spiritual practice instead. A soul yearning provides the impetus we need to realign ourselves on our soul path. Escapist tendencies will be powerful now, particularly for the less attuned.

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