September 09, 2018 – 19:01 UT
What is useful in our lives. Working on improving self and our world
Virgo is mutable earth; it is the arable land. The cultivation of a “terrain” is the focus of this lunar cycle, and whether this is conscious or not, it will become necessary to get practical and begin a prioritisation and distillation process. Virgo is the land which, with proper care and work will yield produce that is necessary and useful, and provides us with a sense of humility and purpose that satisfies the most subtle, pure and refined aspects of our self-esteem.
We are starting a new emotional cycle, where we have the opportunity to activate our response to a field of life in a renewed way, by making adjustments, corrections and improvements or merely activate the capacity to discern what serves our needs. The Moon in Virgo also highlights issues of work, health, and self-improvement. It emphasises feelings of humility, and a strong need to provide for something, to take care of things, or to perfect: a relationship, a creation, our physical condition, our skills or anything that contributes to the betterment of the world and the earth that is our prime provider. We have the opportunity to become more grounded and find some hope or assistance in the process.
Everything that was initiated in the previous cycle of August 11, triggered by Solar Eclipse in Leo is now tested on its practical side and its usefulness within the regularity of daily life. The energy of the August Eclipse will be active for a longer period of time and within the theme of ending of a life chapter or leaving behind an aspect of ourselves, we must now separate the wheat from the chaff. Mercury the ruler of the New Moon is in its rulership and exaltation sign (Virgo). This position strengthens an analytical approach and rationalization of data, critical ability, as well as anything to do with the written or spoken word, ideas and plans which seeks a practical application of expression. It is a cycle that demands an ordering of thoughts, the ways in which we work, and it will be especially helpful in meeting obligations and duties. Problem solving as well as every information we have at our disposal comes under the microscope and our main concern will be to engage with what is functional, what serves and what does not. Virgo analyzes and refines, but can also stick to details and miss the overview. This can be externalized or internalised as worry, workaholism, perfectionism or in a more positive version as shrewdness and profound productivity that will lay the foundation for future “harvesting”. Boundaries are something to watch with mutable signs. This could also be a cycle of purging, healing and empowerment. It may be necessary to realise where we have made concessions that may have not been so healthy, and work on how we should regulate these factors to feel more effective. It also applies to health and vitality. Continue reading