Here in Florida we have just “weathered” a massive storm with much of the area feeling the shock and awe of nature’s intensity. Virgo is a month of healing in the sign of the Earth Mother. Let us extend heartfelt compassion and prayers to the many souls adversely affected by this; and also give thanks for the many miracles which have occurred.
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Also, I am very happy to announce the updating of the new Egyptian Blue Lotus Foundation website at this New Moon time. Members will be receiving updates from Egypt in November. For more information and updates from Egypt (also find us on FB) please go to www.theegyptianbluelotusfoundation.com
All New Moons are about beginnings (or planting seeds with conscious intention). Virgo is an Earth sign; she is practical rather than a dreamer. She reminds us that our bodies are our temples. Her role is to be of service and to help others through her mental acuity, rather than to be the primadonna. 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 healer; she 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 sacred task of Virgo is to restore health to mind, body and spirit. As an Earth sign, Virgoans have a natural affinity with nature. They are usually tuned into their bodies, and herbs and natural medicines work well for them. Virgos are happy in their own company, and often prefer a solitary walk in nature to a crowded event.
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. The “shadow” side of Virgo is too much worry, stress or complaining. Avoid obsessive/compulsive thinking, or the feeling of being addicted to perfection. The parts of the body most sensitive to Virgo issues are the digestion and elimination tracts of the body. (Food as medicine is a very helpful trait to cultivate.)
Virgos like to look and feel good, so they may be involved in professions that require precise technical expertise and attention to detail, such as: the fashion industry, health and fitness professionals and chefs. Designers, models, craftspeople, accountants, musicians (especially guitarists) also have Virgo prominent in their birth horoscopes.
During this Virgo New Moon period (next two weeks) areas to monitor are your diet and digestion, especially in regard to food allergies. How do you get nourished, not only in body, but mind and spirit also? Are you being of service to yourself, to others? Often, simplifying your life can eliminate chaos. “Less is more” is the motto of the sign Virgo.
Chiron Opposite the New Moon: 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. 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.
During this New Moon we have a total of five planets (stellium) in Virgo: Sun, Moon, Mercury Venus and Mars. In astrology, these are the five personal planets most responsible for our individual physical reality on planet earth. This intense emphasis on one sign reinforces the importance of the Virgo attributes mentioned above, as well as its opposition to Chiron in Pisces (see below). In particular, Mercury is “exalted” in its home sign of Virgo. Positive thinking, words and actions have much power now! Use your affirmations, mantras and prayers to heal any long-standing negative beliefs and to state your intentions for universal compassion and healing. Faith + Intention = Miracles!
The Virgo New 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 worshiped. Isis was the goddess who taught her people the right use of magic, the healing arts and importance of “words of power”. The sacred task of Virgo is to restore health to mind, body and spirit.
In addition, 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 nonphysical realities. If you work in any of the healing professions, you are working with the Chiron archetype. (Wherever Chiron falls in your birth chart, describes your greatest gift, as well as where your greatest “wounding” occurs). Chiron is responsible for a return to shamanic wisdom, as well as healing modalities with crystals, herbs, and essential oils.
NEW MOON MEDITATION WITH THE GODDESS ISIS
A New Moon meditation is the best time to set your intentions and create new possibilities for yourself (you may choose to do this alone or with a group). Light a white candle, get into a comfortable position, and allow any thoughts that may be “heavy” or toxic to leave your body. If you have a favorite essential oil, anoint your Third Eye at this time. Lapis is the gemstone associated with Isis, so if you have a lapis piece, you may use this also. (You may prefer to do this meditation after a relaxing bath, or being in nature, or a quiet place in your home. Visualize a blue lotus extending its stem from your crown to the blue/white star group, Sirius, the “home” of Isis. As you connect this “star cord”, the Goddess Isis appears before you wearing a white linen gown and a blue cloak trimmed with gold. Her forehead is encircled with a band of gold and a 5-pointed star of lapis lazuli sits over her third eye. Her gaze is deep, but loving. She communicates with you telepathically. She asks that you to meditate on all that you are thankful for in your life right now , and then asks that you write down on a piece of white paper all that you wish to create or manifest over the next 2 weeks. (You can also write this down in your journal or diary). Then, she asks that you project yourself into the future and write down how you “see” yourself in the next 6 months. What would you like to manifest? You can meditate on this for a few minutes. Then, Isis leads you into her temple, a vast crystalline hall bathed in Light. The star Sirius is beaming down through the top of the temple which is open to the night sky. The light of the Star Sirius blends with the soft moon light and shines into the temple entering your Crown chakra. Feel this diamond white light, like an “elixir” of light, bathe your crown chakra and Allow this crystalline liquid to bathe your mid-brain and pass through your entire body. Immerse yourself in liquid light. Breathe it in. Allow a few minutes to “float” in this womb of Light. Follow your dreams!