“ … There are often many things we feel we should do that, in fact, we don't really have to do. Getting to the point where we can tell the difference is a major milestone in the simplification process.”
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-- Elaine St. James
The new Moon in the earthy and practical sign of Virgo indicates that it’s time to get back in touch with the essentials. This new Moon has no aspects, which makes it pure and simple, just the way Virgo likes it. Clearing our lives of the clutter and returning to a more pristine way of living is what’s being encouraged now. Virgo is a process of distilling the excess nonsense from the truly useful.
New Moons offer the opportunity to reset, go within and plant new seeds of intention that we would like to cultivate over the next six months. Since Virgo is all about the rituals of daily living, this is the ideal opportunity to reclaim your connection to process. Often we are so obsessed with outcome and results that we forget to stay fully present with the journey along the way.
The Virgo new Moon is our annual reminder to slow down and consider the way in which we get from A to B instead of just worrying about B. Every detail along the way is important and tells a beautiful part of the story. It is also a way of making us ultra-present along the way, and prevents us from making any major mistakes.
Virgo is all about honing, refining and simplifying. This is an excellent time to clean out the closets, revamp our daily routines and make health a priority. How are we working? Do we take enough breaks? Do we drink enough water each day? Did we take our vitamins? Do we feel we are being helpful/of service? These are just a few of the vital questions to ask during the new Moon in Virgo.
Sherene Schostak is a Jungian psychotherapist, author and metaphysician who specializes in helping creative artists transform their addictions and blocks. She has been in private practice in New York City for the past 13 years consulting, writing and... read more