There’s an electric new moon in meticulous Virgo headed our way, as it will withdraw into the night sky on Friday, Aug. 30, renewing our inner world, while blessing us with a clean slate from the heavens. As you know, the new moon phase represents the beginning of a lunar cycle. This occurs when Mother moon sits between the earth and Father sun, and the sun sheds its light on the dark side of the moon, which is the side we never get to see. This is precisely why the moon becomes invisible — as seen from earth — during the new moon phase. Although, aside from the celestial logistics of it all, the new moon phase takes place when both the sun and the moon are in the same zodiac sign which, in turn, provides us with a cosmic boost — and a more energetically concentrated version — of this particular zodiac sign. Imagine, both the sun and the moon are a representation of our conscious and unconscious selves, and with both of these ever-glowing luminaries traveling through a mutable earth sign like Virgo, there’s really no denying the amount of strength and fertility stemming from this Mercury-ruled lunation.
Please don’t feel pressured to create an altar, set intentions and/or practice a manifestation ritual. The dark moon phase is a symbol of renewal, which means the majority of us will likely be feeling introverted and/or more tired than usual. Be gentle with yourself. The moon is renewing itself and so is your emotional body. However, despite the eerie silence of this particular lunar phase, it is an excellent time to clear your mind and hit the reset button, literally and figuratively. Now, for those of you interested in harnessing the energy of this lunation, make sure to avoid negative and/or stressful environments. Creating a sacred space for yourself is essential to your powers of manifestation. Something else to do during the new moon phase — and very Virgoan nonetheless — is to declutter your home. Tidying up your living space, in order to create enough room for your spirit to grow and wander, is key during this time. After all, this is your chance to start again and welcome the new beginnings that go hand-in-hand with the zodiac archetype of this new moon. Don’t rush the process. The intentions you set now can see full moon during the full moon in Virgo in March 2020.
What can I say? Leo season is over and it’s back to business as usual. Think about it: School’s out for the summer (Leo) and it’s back to school (Virgo) in the Fall, right? Well, that goes to show how each of the zodiac archetypes reflect onto our everyday lives. Now, in the case of Mercury-ruled Virgo, a physical representation of the mind and body, this astrological season is about being of service. Truth is, it is Virgo's innate divine duty to serve the people around them. Virgo's planetary ruler, Mercury, governs the mind and the hands, which is why Virgos are naturally hands-on. Sitting opposite of dreamy Pisces, this mutable earth sign is a representation of the soul's greatest mission after it's been fully integrated with your day-to-day routine. So, how can you use your mind, body, and soul for the greater good? Sounds complex but the truth is right before your eyes. The essence of meticulous Virgo is all about crossing your t's and dotting your i's. This is a time to polish your craft and critique your surroundings. However, there's a big difference between genuinely critiquing something in hopes of making it better and being overly critical.
It’s important to be extra mindful of the way you’re going about this intricate season. In fact, go ahead and put your analytical thinking caps on while you’re at it. It is Virgo season after all, right? Besides, the precision of a Virgo is a magnificent thing and trust me, we can all benefit from it. Think about it: Without a productive day-to-day schedule — in which you can exercise your due diligence both responsibly and practically — there's no way you're in the right mindset to create the stability you crave. So make sure to keep that in mind during this new moon. In harmony with both rebellious Uranus and the Pluto-Saturn-South Node conjunction in Capricorn, there is nothing subtle about this lunation. This Grand Earth Trine is abundant, dependable and revolutionary. In fact, I dare to say this kick start of earthy goodness is paving the way for us before the highly anticipated Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto conjunction in January 2020. So if there’s something in your life that needs organizing and/or polishing in order for you to create a solid foundation for yourself, the time is now. Sitting alongside the sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars, this new moon’s chakras are wide open.
The sun energizes; Mercury analyzes; Venus gives it value and Mars dominates. And in Virgo, these heavenly bodies express themselves practically, meticulously and with great detail. What area of your life needs the most work? How can you perfect your craft? Time is precious — don’t waste it.
With that said, see your new moon in Virgo horoscope and mantra below:
Sort out your priorities, Aries. WIth la luna renewing itself via your orderly sixth house of health, routine and due diligence, this is an excellent time to tackle the necessary tasks at hand. Virgo thrives on practical programs and regimens, so all things that need fixing — especially in regard to your daily life — are sure to benefit from this lunation. In harmony with revolutionary Uranus via your second house of values and Saturn-Pluto-South Node via your career sector, new beginnings involving your financial earnings and professional life are more than likely. *New Moon Mantra: I am worthy of a fulfilling and extraordinary day-to-day routine.*
Soak up the compliments, Taurus. The new moon will shake up your expressive fifth house of creativity, romance and joy, which means new beginnings in regard to your love life and individuality are likely. Entertaining the idea of a new passion project? This energy is hella fertile so if you’re not trying to conceive a child, make sure to at least make use of this creative goodness. Cosmically aligned with Saturn-Pluto-South Node via your expansive ninth house of travel, publishing and entrepreneurship — in the midst of Uranus revolutionizing your sign — this lunation can also bring life-changing opportunities. *New Moon Mantra: I have faith in myself and in my soul’s unique purpose.*
Ready to let it all go, Gemini? The new moon will be renewing your domestic fourth house of home, family and emotional foundation, and in the sign of meticulous Virgo, there will be no room for clutter, and I mean that in every sense of the word. Seriously, when was the last time you organized your humble abode? Your Mercury sibling — Virgo — is all about the details, so how would you make this a positive new beginning? In harmony with revolutionary Uranus via your 12th house of secrets and Saturn-Pluto-South Node via your eighth house of sex, intimate unions and transformation, new beginnings regarding your sense of empowerment are likely. *New Moon Mantra: I trust my higher power and surrender to my innermost feelings.*
Make connections, Cancer. With the moon activating your Mercury-ruled third house of communication, thought process and immediate community, this is an excellent time to develop a new skill and do your due diligence. Interestingly enough, this area of your chart belongs to Gemini — which means it has quite the mercurial influence — so feel free to tap into your multifaceted mind. Variety is key. In a blissful trine with electric Uranus via your eleventh house of friendship groups and sense of belonging and Saturn-Pluto-South Node via your seventh house of partnerships, this lunation will be swirling with blessings and networking opportunities. Are you ready for it? *New Moon Mantra: I will find practical ways to surround myself with like-minded and inspiring individuals.*
Is it really worth it, Leo? The new moon is renewing your second house of income, values and self-worth, and new beginnings regarding your finances and personal investments are more than likely. Working on a new budget or payment plan? Looking for that promotion? There’s nothing Virgo loves more than getting organized, so why not make the most of this meticulous lunation? Cosmically aligned with Saturn-Pluto-South Node via your orderly sixth house of routine and Uranus in your ambitious tenth house of career, this Mercury-ruled new moon is reminding you of your value and unique legacy in the world. *New Moon Mantra: I will count my blessings and put my extraordinary gifts to good use.*
Happy new moon, Virgo. Aside from the fact that this lunation has your name on it, one thing’s for sure: The stars are aligning in your favor. With la luna renewing your inner world — in harmony with electric Uranus via your expansive ninth house of faith and Saturn-Pluto-South Node via your expressive fifth house of creativity and romance — it’s safe to say, there are magical new beginnings headed your way. I know this is a controversial topic for some, but for those of you trying to conceive, now would be a good time as this new moon is highly fertile. Otherwise, make sure to tap into your creative muse during this time. Don’t be afraid to take a leap of faith, Virgo. *New Moon Mantra: I have faith in the detailed-synchronicities of the universe.*
Take time for yourself, Libra. With la luna renewing your secretive 12th house of closure, dreams and all things behind the scenes, new beginnings in regard to soul searching and your life behind closed doors are likely. Virgo thrives when being of service to others and in this area of your chart, things related to selflessness and sacrifice. Think about it, Libra: What are you willing to sacrifice in your day-to-day in order to live your best life? In alignment with Saturn-Pluto-South Node via your domestic fourth house of emotional foundation and Uranus via your eighth house of intimate unions, themes related to surrender and your innermost feelings could very well bring you closure during this time. *New Moon Mantra: I will follow my intuition and make the necessary sacrifices at hand.*
Make your dreams a reality, Scorpio. The new moon is shaking up your friendly 11th house of friendship groups, teams and tribes, and new beginnings in regard to your sense of belonging in the world are headed your way. Ruled by curious Mercury, Virgo loves nothing more than to be of service to the world. So what do you think happens when this astrological essence governs an area like your friendship zone? For starters, reflect on the following: How can you give back to your friends and teammates? Are you mingling with the right groups of people? In a blissful trine with electric Uranus via your seventh house of relationships and Saturn-Pluto-South Node via your third house of communication, this lunation could very well bring you sparkling new connections and professional opportunities. *New Moon Mantra: I am grateful for my immediate community and extended network.*
Your career and profession should be a priority, Sagittarius. La luna is renewing itself via your ambitious tenth house of authority, prestige and public reputation in the world, and new beginnings revolving around your career mission in this lifetime will be top of mind. The essence of Virgo polishes and fine-tunes everything it touches, so how can you integrate this energy with your professional life? This mutable earth sign prefers quality over quantity; hence now is an excellent time to get your ducks in a row in terms of your executive-like endeavors. Harmoniously influenced by electric Uranus via your orderly sixth house of routine and Saturn-Pluto-South Node via your second house of values, it’s important to celebrate your hard work and progress. Also, don’t be afraid to think outside the box, Sagittarius. Revolutionary Uranus is paving the way for you as we speak. *New Moon Mantra: I cherish the professional opportunities I’ve acquired and there’s plenty more where that came from.*
Do your research, Capricorn. With la luna renewing itself via your expansive ninth house of education, personal philosophy and higher learning, new beginnings regarding your sense of faith and “bigger picture” perspective are likely. What do you see when you look towards the horizon, Capricorn? Virgo thrives on the details and the process, which means there’s no faking it ‘til you make it. Although, let’s face it, that’s not in your DNA to begin with. All I’m saying is, think big(ger) and don’t be afraid to take risks. In alignment with Uranus via your expressive fifth house of intimate unions and Saturn-Pluto-South Node in your sign, themes related to your individual authenticity and perhaps even entrepreneurship and/or publishing are possible under this mighty lunation. When you think of yourself a few years down the line, what do you see? *New Moon Mantra: I have faith in myself and in the long-term process.*
There’s no such thing as perfect, Aquarius. Although, with the new moon shaking up your auspicious eighth house of sex, shared finances and transformation, some of you might suddenly start looking for the “ideal” partner in the bedroom. After all, Virgo is a fan of putting in the work, right? Don’t overdo it. Make sure you’re being mindful of your meticulous decision making during this time, Aquarius. Needless to say, this supercharged lunation could bring new beginnings to your joint ventures and intimate unions. In a blissful trine with electric Uranus via your domestic fourth house and Saturn-Pluto-South Node via your 12th house of all things behind the scenes, one thing’s for sure: This lunation is nothing short of karmic. Have you been doing the work? Are you being authentic with your committed partnerships? *New Moon Mantra: My soul instantly recognizes those who serve my highest purpose.*
Read the fine print before you agree, Pisces. The new moon is renewing itself via your committed seventh house of partnerships and interpersonal connects, which means new beginnings in regard to your significant other and/or general relatability are headed your way. What needs polishing in your current partnerships? How can you perfect your relationship craft? This lunation is swirling with blessed opportunities, so make sure to keep and open heart and mind. In alignment with Saturn-Pluto-South Node via your 11th house of friendship groups and Uranus via your third house of communication, themes related to your immediate community and your sense of compromise will be top of mind. Have you introduced your crew to your special someone? Is there something that needs fixing within your social circle? *New Moon Mantra: I will be mindful of the people I share my life with.*
Valerie is an astrologer, writer and third-generation witch. Her favorite things to write about are mysticism and sex; the Moon is her muse. For more of her work and cosmic portfolio, check out valeriemesa.com or follow her on Instagram @valeriemesa.