Sprinkle in Some Love | New Moon in Virgo | September 2018

{A New Moon happens every month.  This is the part of the cycle when the Moon aligns with the Sun.  It's a great time for us to set new intentions, plant new seeds (literally or metaphorically) and tune into our intuition and other senses since this is the darkest time of the month.  It's like clicking refresh. The page temporarily disappears while it reloads.  This is the opportunity we get every month to do that in our own lives.}

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The Sun & Moon come together for a New Moon in Virgo, the sign of the virgin, on September 9th, 2018.  Here I'll share my take on the energies of this New Moon, including my intuitive insight from the what's going on in the cosmos (astrological influence) and wisdom from the Tarot Card aligned with it, so you can leverage this collective energy and move thru this phase with greater confidence.  Prepared and aligned with the vibes.


While the whole zodiac sign of Virgo is associated with The Hermit card, this particular space within that sign (Decan 2) is vibrationally aligned with the 9 of Disks; GAIN. 

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I've always loved baking with my 2 sons.  When they were toddlers I'd let them climb up on the counter-top next to me to stir, measure and add in ingredients.  When they were tiny like that we had a little thing we always did...we sprinkled in the LOVE.  It was the final step, before we poured the batter into the pan or shaped the dough.  It was always their favorite part of the whole process. If I ever forgot that part, they would always remind me.

It made it much more fun!   It was practical magic.  

As they've grown up, we started skipping that step somewhere along the way.  They became less interested in childish-things like pretending to sprinkle in the love.  But the love is still in there, even if we don't shuffle our fingers over the mixing bowl as if to literally add it in.

With this New Moon in Virgo, the 9 of Disks reminds us to sprinkle in the love.  There's more to be gained when we are fully engaged and lovingly devoted to our craft, our art, whatever shape or form it takes.

Its about doing what we love in service to others.

It's a loving, wise, creative and working-with-your-hands kinda vibe.

Becoming fully engaged with even the most mundane of tasks, paying attention to the details, brings material gains... Fulfillment of some type. (That can be overlooked when being too self-critical or pessimistic.)

This New Moon energy in its most positive light is enhanced when we can realize a common goal or dream, something that connects our heart & what matters to us, individually, with the collective whole.  You know, something that improves something here on planet Earth for everybody.

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Illumination from within, secret impulse from within; practical plans derived accordingly. Retirement from participation in current events.
— Aleister Crowley, The Book of Thoth
 

Allies in the Sky

The planets shown on the 9 of Disks are our allies in this process of being fulfilled & lit up from within as we do the things we do, while in service to others.  Here's how these planets are currently affecting us.

 

Saturn & Mars are both in Capricorn, bookending the sign of the hard worker.  Both celestial bodies are direct now, and this is new energy. Saturn is helping us to restructure what we've established to make things work better. We are facing our own limits and authority figures, in the grassroots start-up phase.  While Mars is wrapping up, about to move into Aquarius again, helping us do it better, with a plan and strategy that can go the distance and achieve excellence... aiming for something we can contribute to the masses and gain recognition for.

Jupiter & Venus are swimming in the shadows of Scorpio.  Holy deep feelers! Jupiter's larger-than-life vibes have been plumbing the depths here all year, exposing the madness & opening doors to closets full of skeletons.  Seeking the Truth.  Venus is in a shadow period... in the sign of shadows. It may be tough to feel so deeply, that we dip into over-indulgence as a means to escape.

Relationships may be put under-pressure around this time, as Mars and Venus are clashing.  Venus (the feminine) is desperately craving a deeper connection & real intimacy, while Mars (the masculine) is forging ahead with big plans, more focused on rising higher than ever, perhaps taking little time to go deep into the emotional or psychological realms.  This effect could play out internally, as a sort of inner-battle of ambition vs. deep desires, or as arguments and tensions that arise with our closest companions.

Mercury, Sun & Moon are, of course, grounded in Virgo.  Bringing our attention to working on harvesting and reaping the rewards of our labor.  (A special focus on harvesting seeds -- in the form of new, more efficient routines in our daily lives, as this is a NEW Moon phase.)

 

Also, humming in the background the outer planets are intensifying this Earth + Water theme.

Uranus in Taurus, Pluto in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces.  This slower moving presence guides us ever more deeply inward, to the core of our unique values, transforming what is worth working for and not giving up on, and revealing to us more of our Soul's essence as we move beyond mundane existence & what's been established for us by outside authorities.

The challenge may be to rely less on analysis (favored & pressed upon us by cultural messages) and more and on intuition when it comes to making even the minor decisions in our lives. 

There are rewards to be gained in letting others see the depth of our kindness. 

This is a time of versatility, when we must release the (perhaps very strong) need to detach when things get tough, and cultivate a more fully integrated approach in our work-life and routines.  Find a balance between our greatest ambitions and the everyday stuff that requires our attention and may seem to hinder our progress, perhaps even a way to engage our logical & intuitive sides to bring forth better solutions for sustained growth and fulfillment.

 


Signs to Watch For 

[The astrological vibes affect the mode of operation, if you will, for how we tend to receive our signs. It's like this -- if you know you'll be getting an answer via email, you'll check your inbox, right? So, here's how the messages may show up for you, so you know where to look.  You'll understand the mode that Spirit may use to contact you or guide you.]

Virgo is all about work, tasks, the small mundane stuff of life, the details.  And also, health, purity, simplicity, service and routines.  

Signs may appear for you in the simplest forms, in the literal fine print.  Look for material signs, and small stuff.  It may be that the closer you pay attention to what you're doing, whether it's driving or washing dishes or paying the bills, you'll discover signs of love and wisdom. 

The key is to do what you usually do, and in the most normal spaces there will be divine messages there, waiting for you to notice them before you move on to the next job you have to do.   

 

And whatever you do, remeber to sprinkle in some love!

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