New Moon in Virgo: August 25. 2014
All New Moons are about beginnings (or planting seeds with conscious intention). Virgo is an Earth sign; she is practical rather than a dreamer. Her role is to be of service and to help others through her mental acuity, rather than to be the prima donna. She is the director, choreographer, and set designer, rather than the star of the show. The ruler of the sign of Virgo is the planet, Mercury, which rules our thought processes, language and communication. Virgo is also the sign of healers; it calls for us to be of service on the planet, but to also be discriminating in thought, word and deed. Translation: practice non-judgment, trust your intuition, and don’t believe everything you read or hear. Be aware of how you choose to express yourself. Words do matter!
The Virgo Moon is associated with Isis, the Great Mother Goddess of Egypt (some say that the original face of the sphinx was carved in the image of Isis during the Age of Virgo). This was the age of the matrilineal, agrarian societies when the feminine face of the goddess was revered and worshipped. Isis was the goddess who taught her people magic, weaving, and plant medicines. Virgoans have a natural affinity with nature; they are naturally tuned in to nature. If Virgo is your sun sign, or you have major planets in the sign, the themes of discrimination, self- analysis, and attention to detail are important for your growth and development. You need to avoid obsessive/compulsive thinking, or feeling addicted to perfection. Areas to monitor are your diet and digestion , especially in regard to food allergies. Virgos like to look and feel good, so they may be involved in the fashion industry, as well as health and fitness professions. Designers, models, crafts people, accountants, musicians (especially guitarists) have Virgo prominent in their birth horoscopes.
Chiron Opposite the New Moon:
The sacred task of Virgo is to restore health to mind, body spirit. Chiron, the wounded Healer of ancient Greek mythology, is opposite this New Moon in the sign of Pisces. Chiron is the shamanic bridge between physical and non-physical realities. If you work in any of the healing professions, you are working with the Chiron archetype.Where Chiron falls in your birth chart, describes your greatest gift, as well as where your greatest “wounding” occurs. It is interesting that prior to 1970 very few individuals looked upon themselves as “healers”, or would ever think of going outside the medical established “box” for treatment. The last time the asteroid Chiron occurred in the sign of Pisces was in the1960’s, which coincided with the Uranus/Pluto conjunction. Chiron is the archetype devoted to alternative healing; and although it was not officially discovered until 1977, Chiron is responsible for a return to shamanic wisdom, as well as healing modalities with crystals, herbs, essential oils and all that has since become known as New Age techniques. It is time to address our spiritual “disconnect” as well as our physical imbalances at this time; the dualistic Mind/Body/Soul split is over. We are coming to realize that quantum physics opens up the doors to “quantum health”. We are Light beings magnetized into form. Let’s get with the program!
Jupiter Conjunct Venus in Leo: Expect a celestial blessing where this conjunction falls in your chart!
Mars/Saturn conjunction in Scorpio: Mars and Saturn together are a “no-nonsense” combination, which spells intensity; however, we may have to reign in our emotions to get the job done. Self- discipline and determination in the face of challenge is required to pass Saturn’s testing. Mars in Scorpio give us the courage to face the obstacles and strategize our way out of any difficult situations.
The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 3 Degrees Virgo: “Two guardian angels; invisible help and protection in times of crisis”- reminding us that we are never alone when facing challenges and spiritual help is always available.
“The world we created is a product of our thinking. We cannot change the world without changing our thinking”. (Albert Einstein).
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