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New Moon in Virgo
August 25, 2014

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Here's the chart for the Virgo New Moon:
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The sign of Virgo is associated with humility, analysis and service. The house that Virgo occupies in the natal chart shows an area of life where one can over-think, find fault, and lose sight of the forest for the trees. It also shows the area where one can be especially disciplined, meticulous, refined, and helpful. Virgo is an earth sign with a focus on the physical body and the daily routines necessary to sustain it. Ruled by Mercury, there is an emphasis on discernment, order, and craftsmanship. Issues involving the armed services, unions, laborers, inspectors, clerical workers, employees, domestic pets, small animals, grains, clothing, and public health and hygiene become accentuated during the Virgo cycle.

Mars conjunct Saturn:
This combination can be very productive. There is a strong drive for success. Concentrated effort brings accomplishment.

Mercury sextile Mars and Saturn:
Mental energy applied to planning. The communication of details enhances the achievement of your goals.

Venus square Mars and Saturn:
Attraction combines with desire putting an extra dose of passion into all activities. Although this could mean heated or impulsive interactions, it is more likely to support your efforts by supplying the social or monetary resources necessary for achievement.

Venus trine Uranus:
There is an attraction to the new and unusual and an excitement over original ideas. Unexpected changes are handled with poise.

Venus biquintile Pluto:
An undercurrent of creative energy facilitates proficiency.

The key phrase for Virgo is "I Analyze":
The simple rituals of daily life provide the grounding necessary for balance. Good health, altruistic service and productive employment support success; practicality and prudence guarantee it. This is an excellent cycle to examine your daily routines, diet, habits, and hygiene for areas that are in need of improvement and to initiate necessary changes.

Our advice for this cycle:
We recommend using this cycle to concentrate on materializing your goals. Go over your plans in detail; analyze how they could be improved. Organize your work for greater efficiency. Assert yourself. Communicate what you desire to achieve.

Stay out of contentious discussions and volatile situations; they will lead nowhere and serve only to distract you from your goal. If you find yourself physically fatigued, emotionally overwrought, or mentally tense, take fifteen minutes to sit still, breathe, and center. Focus on your heart chakra.

Virgo correlates to Love on the Medicine Wheel. The trust we developed during the Leo cycle allows us to invest ourselves in service with passionate devotion.

Questions you might explore for personal insight include:

  • What situations do you find most difficult to digest?
  • Is there an area of your life where you are prone to 'analysis paralysis'?
  • When and with whom are you most trusting?
  • Where and with whom would life be easier if you were less critical and more humble?
  • How do you express your love?
  • What are your daily rituals or habits?
  • When are you most disciplined?
  • How do you give service to others?
  • When do you feel most relaxed and worry-free?

Affirm: I serve the highest good through Love.

Attune to the qualities of Virgo with a 3-minute tarot meditation on The Hermit .

image of the Hermit

The Hermit holds the light for us to stay upon the path in times of darkness. He is the figure of elder wisdom; an experienced guide, well-versed in natural and spiritual law. He teaches us to make use of solitude to question our beliefs, to become conscious of universal cause–and-effect and to discern wholeness.

Confer with the Hermit whenever you need guidance.

Quote for this cycle:
"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together."
~ Vincent Van Gogh, (1853-1890) Dutch post-Impressionist painter

A Mandala is a powerful meditational devise for creating sacred intentions. We encourage you to create and color your own mandala or color the Virgo Mandala for this cycle.

You are invited to send your mandalas to us for placement in our Mandala Gallery.

Please check out Lynn Keefer's Mandala Journal, where Lynn shares the mandala she colors every month, along with her meditative process. Click on the mandala below or the link above to see a larger version of the Leo New Moon Mandala she colored last month and read about her experience with the exercise. The energy flows in beautifully from one cycle into the next.

Find more on the nature of this lunation cycle in our What's Up Guide.

Visit our free on-line Moon Phase Calendar, where you'll find moon phase and sign information in your choice of 8 time zones. If you use and like our calendar, please click on the Facebook icon in the upper left corner of the time zone you use. Speaking of Facebook, we invite you to visit our page facebook.com/ZodiacArtsLunarPhases, which is updated at each of the 8 phases with information on how to work effectively with the current phase.

Donna Drozda's LifeCycle Forecast gives us an overview of the year 2014, which she calls the YEAR OF THE VISION QUEST: Emerge and See. Keep up with her updates on her blog and subscribe to her Luna See email newsletter.

In addition to what you can find at our web site, there are some outstanding astrology resources on the web in the form of blogs. We encourage you to visit and/or subscribe to the ones listed below:

Margaret Koolman's New Moon insights can be found at her web site, SoulAstrology.com. Margaret writes beautifully and offers excellent counsel.

Jessica Shepherd at Moon Kissed Astrology has a good essay, titled Virgo New Moon: Humble Harvest

April Elliott Kent at Big Sky Astrology is excellent at putting the current cosmic conditions into relatable, practical terms. We recommend her latest, New Moon in Virgo: The Grand Mess.

Stephanie Gailing is another of our favorites. You can visit her blog or receive her weekly entries in your mailbox via an e-mail subscription. She usually shares her insights on the new and full moons. We also recommend her book, Planetary Apothecary.

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