What is the Moon Phase Tonight?
September's 2021's New Moon In Virgo (September 7th)
You know what the New Moon is and when it happens, but what exactly does it mean for us, and how do we take advantage of it? In this article, we will talk about what the New Moon means for you this month.
I’m going to break everything down so that it’s easy to understand, and I’ll be updating it for us, too!
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It’s Virgo season coupled with a New Moon in Virgo. This is the most detailed oriented, practical, responsible, and methodological sign. Virgo thrives off of worldly pursuits and pleasures, ideas and goals rooted in physical reality. Grounding, duty, financial awareness and new levels of health will be available to you, as Virgo rules the 6th house of daily routines, health and work. It’s all about service and helpfulness this month, but on a down-to-earth and physical level… wait for the Pisces Full Moon later to tap into visionary and dreamy qualities!
Key things to be aware of:
- As a mutable earth sign, a Virgo moon brings the energy of purification of the body and mind. Physical and psychological forces can be sparked and energized in a way that allows you to heal, cleanse, and transform. And, of course, as the sign of “purification” the mutable aspect allows for flexibility & adaptability in mind, thought, emotions & spirit. You can become a catalyst for other people and their healing journeys through making sufficient changes yourself!
- Mercury the messenger spices up your life this month too. Although virgo is a practical and sensitive earth sign, there is an electric element and buzz to the period following the New Moon that is inspiring you to communicate better in relationships. You’re genuinely wanting to smooth out any ambiguities, confusions and distortions, and methodological energy is helping you to see how you may have been neglecting clear and direct communication in recent weeks or months. Use this influence to your advantage.
- The Virgin, the Maiden of purification (Virgo’s glyph/ruling symbol) opens doorways to self-growth, healing and personal alignment. Unhealthy habits, bad lifestyle and diet choices, and a lack of self-care, exercise, or soul-nourishment all come into your awareness. More on this later…
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Key themes of This Month's New Moon
Practicalities, Duties, and Hard Work
This New Moon brings out our need to work hard, persevere, and get stuff done! This is the most practical and duty-focused moon of the year. You’ve got some wonderful energies available that help to steer you onto a motivational path, and there are no brighter prospects than now for taking time to slow down, be deliberate and look at the small details. Virgo represents an analytical and methodological mind combined with powers of perseverance, patience, and efficiency.
As the perfectionist of the Zodiac, this Virgo New Moon allows us to examine, analyze, observe and think deeply about the next steps and things that need doing. ‘It’s all about the minor details…’ If you consider yourself quite fiery and enthusiastic (also implying restlessness), rather mentally alert and cerebral (also signifying superficiality), or very empathic and emotionally aware (equally portraying over-sensitivity), you can find grounding and security during this New Moon. Earth energy is strong and the Sun is also in Virgo which makes it a very powerful lunar cycle for new creations, physical foundations, and structure and order.
Don’t be afraid to get down to work. Get out your vision board, energize it- meditate on it, or create one if you’ve yet to put your plans and dreams down on paper. This new moon teaches us the power of minor details, and facts & figures, that contribute to a greater vision… Seek to understand your motivation and reasoning behind the steps you’ve taken, or are intending to take.
Methodology combined with Instincts
Because Virgo has both a feminine and masculine influence, there is a fortunate balance and blend of qualities available. Being ruled by Mercury, a masculine planet and the planet of communication, logic, and higher mental reasoning, makes the Virgo influence significant for our mental skills. Simultaneously, the earth is feminine in nature, a feminine quality and principle, therefore we’re equally connected to our instincts. Intuition and mindful, caring, and sweet emotional responses too.
Whatever you choose to energize and put your attention into, do it with a realization of the balance of energies.
Apply the rule of ‘yin and yang,’ feminine and masculine forces, into daily life. Unification and harmonization of these lead to success and harmony in your life. Do something over the New Moon period that sparks your higher mind, your logical and organizational mind. Then, do something that activates your intuitive and imaginative mind. After you feel connected to both, engage in something that combines the two.
Organize, create order and step into self-leadership, but do so with a creative and artistic flair. Amongst all the practical, efficient and orderly energy you shouldn’t lose touch with the sensitive and subtle currents available, or your ability to adapt and go with the flow. Keywords to reflect on and seek to embody: intelligence, analysis, service, helpfulness, conscientiousness, order and structure, sound judgment, self-awareness, common sense, reason & rationality, and seeing multiple perspectives.
Health and Conscious Habits
As Virgo is ruled by the 6th house, daily habits, health routines, well-being practices and everything that contributes to a sense of routine and order in your life are lit up. This is the perfect time to restart or really commit to a health plan.
Do what makes you happy and brings joy, yet equally produces physical results. Gym, yoga, swimming, dance classes, training with a personal instructor, physical martial arts, more gentle and emotionally and psychologically healing martial arts, sports, hiking, walks through nature, wild swimming, and even frisbee with a friend can stimulate blood and chi flow. Be mindful of your physical systems, immune, digestive, muscular, circulatory, and skeletal systems. Physical health should be a priority.
In saying this, it doesn’t mean you have to feel any “heaviness” or stress associated with exercise and physical movement. Joy and passion should be at the top of your list too! If it’s going to stress you out or cause you anxiety, it’s counterproductive to your well-being. Health is holistic, we have a mind, body, spirit, and emotional self, so don’t forget or neglect the holistic element to health. Let yourself feel bliss and joy, or peace and inner contentment when working out. Qi gong, also known as chi kung, is great if you don’t like excessive force such as in sports or gym; qi gong is more gentle and spiritually encompassing, which has a positive effect on psychological and mental & emotional health and well-being.
Nutrition should be on your mind as well, specifically with regards to your knowledge (and implementation) of superfoods, herbal and plant remedies, and healthy proteins, enzymes, and the like. “Your wealth is in your health,” the 6th house in astrology symbolizes work and daily routines in a more general way- not just health, diet & lifestyle. Keep your mind free of clutter. Become more conscious in the daily choices you make, and aim for mindfulness in everything you do. Don’t over-think, however; remember to feel (balance, unify).
Be Careful of Extreme Critique and Perfectionism
The downside of such a powerful Virgo placement is the tendency we have towards excessive criticism and critique of others (and ourselves). And, perfectionism! You may feel the need to organize everything and everyone to the point of abandoning your intuition, or your ability to go with the flow. A lack of flexibility and adaptability may be present. You crave safety, order, structure, and stability, which is great when balanced with surrender and a flexible, open mind.
You can counter this aspect by working on your tolerance and compassion. Seek to embody more empathy, non-judgment, and acceptance. Emotions may become chaotic and distorted if you don’t learn to accept others’ imperfections or basic disagreements. Being an adult is recognizing two people can have different opinions or world-views and still be friends… This isn’t referring to truly ‘evil’ acts, of course, as discernment is a key quality of Virgo. Just be mindful of the level of judgment and intolerance you project out in your need for “perfection.”
Furthermore, due to the innate level of balance this month- with the Pisces Full Moon happening while the sun is in Virgo later, there’s a karmic influence present. Karma is essentially ‘treat others how you wish to be treated,’ or ‘you get back what you give.’ This is the simple version anyway! If you’re constantly critiquing and shaming or putting down others, you will find yourself receiving the same treatment. This creates wounds and trauma on a deep level, one of which you may not be conscious of at first. (Check out the September Full Moon in Pisces blog for healing wisdom and guidance.)
Helpful tips to ride the Virgo waves…
- Purchase or get out your Quartz crystal. Clear quartz is extremely effective at cutting through internal blocks, emotional & psychological imbalances, and distortions that arise through faulty perceptions and belief systems. Clear quartz is a ‘master healer,’ it is a gemstone for all ailments on all of the planes. It also represents white light, divine light and an awakened and balanced kundalini, therefore it is great for unblocking and harmonizing your chakras. All of them. Also, it is cleansing, clearing, balancing, centering, grounding, stimulating, and energizing/activating all in one.
- Think of new innovative ways to be of service, or to find solutions to daily problems. Uranus is involved in this New Moon and Uranus is linked to revolution, innovation and invention, and significant change… Self-care, health, spirituality, science and technology, the environmental and humanitarian fields, healing and healthcare, ideologies, views on global affairs; if you want to plant seeds of change, look towards the small details in any of these areas. Considerable change and transformation can come about through aligning with an innovative and solution-driven mindset.
- Finally, more advice than a tip, start a new hobby themed on arts & crafts, creativity and using your brilliant mind- one that could turn into financial gain and a new professional path (potentially). Creations can lead to lucrative opportunities and business opportunities.
How this New Moon is affecting you personally?
Fire signs (Aries, Leo & Sagittarius)
This New Moon is bringing some much needed grounding and stabilizing energy into your life. It’s been Leo Season, a time of passion, inspiration and carefree summertime vibes. You’ve been feeding off this, however it has left you temporarily ungrounded and potentially away with fairies… Now, you’re very self-aware and mindful of your practical goals, responsibilities, and previous intentions. Keep your visionary vibe, stay connected to your higher self, but ground the vision and high energy into the real, physical world. Find ways to integrate romance and more sensuality into your life too. You’re known for being intense and passionate yet not in a sweet and fenininely nurturing way. Regardless of your gender or sex, strive for the down-to-earth and ‘sweet’ energy Virgo brings.
Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo & Capricorn)
Use your earthy practical wisdom and power to go after your goals. Abundance and prosperity can come to you effortlessly when you do this, and there are new dimensions of insight and perception available to you. The Pisces aspect is helping you to see things more idealistic and expansively, and this is broadening your horizons while shifting blocks inside. It’s a potent new moon for you. There’s a lot of physical strength, vitality and stamina available to you; yet, there’s also unique imaginative rays that can put you in touch with your self-expression. Try to combine logic and a level-headed way of seeing things with intuitive sight; higher guidance. Communication can be used for excelled manifestation, wealth attraction and letting love and friendship flow to you. This increases your self-esteem and personal confidence!
Air signs (Gemini, Libra & Aquarius)
Although slightly restless, you quite appreciate the low key energy of the Virgo moon. It’s making you feel secure in your close relationships, open to love and intimacy, and more capable of expressing your feelings. Emotions, hopes and dreams, and innermost desires are coming to the forefront for you… As cerebral people who use their minds more than other aspects of self (emotions, instincts, etc.) you are given a chance to heal, adapt and level up this month. You actually appreciate the doorway it’s opened to self-intimacy and a dropping of your boundaries, making you more vulnerable. Go with it. Surrender to the close emotional bonds in front of you, and don’t be scared to retreat a little and nest at home. You can find joy in the little things, like family, sentimental possessions, your sacred space (home and hearth) and artistic talents.
Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio & Pisces)
You’re on fire! Whilst other signs are getting a much needed dose of practical magic and grounded energy, the earthy influence is energizing your passions and soul projects. You’re still modest, if anything you’re more humble and modest- you’re aura is down-to-earth and easy-going too (which is very attractive). But your spirit is alive and you’re envisioning a bright and prosperous future. Connect to the earth, Mother Earth, to keep the ethereal cord intact; nature can ground you whilst alighting your higher self. Divine inspiration flows through your physical body, it is not outside of you. It’s inside you, you’re a holographic drop of consciousness completely connected to all that is.