Aug 27: New Moon in Virgo

Every new moon is full of potential.

It’s a great time to set your intentions for what you want to manifest over the next month. You may have lots of ideas, but things tend to flow more smoothly if we can choose something from the heart and if it relates to the sign the New Moon occurs in.

This New Moon will occur at 4° of Virgo.

Virgo is about service, staying grounded and attention to detail.  Good intentions would be: increase efficiency in daily routines and identify time wasters, offer to help someone, commit to more vegetables in your diet and less fried foods, clean out your closet (if it’s been over a year since you’ve worn something, consider donating).

With the New Moon square to Mars, you will be more competitive than usual and have more energy.  Channel this energy constructively by defining a goal/intention in line with the Virgo archetype and make concrete steps forward.  Focus on your own progress and don’t compare yourself to others. Comparing could easily lead to envy, jealousy or resentment. Any issues with this will become apparent by the Full Moon in Pisces on September 10. 

With Mars in Gemini, look for various ways to focus your energy, explore new types of exercise and identify your desires.  Stay open-minded and flexible in your quest.

Which zodiac signs will be strongly affected?

Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces): This New Moon will be a test of your courage to go after what you desire, but also to find a mission where others can receive benefit as well.  Be assertive, but not aggressive – or you may say and do things that you’ll regret.  Consider others’ feelings when setting your intentions for the next month.  This will significantly decrease the chance of frustration associated with the Mars square.

Taurus: You will have an easier time handling the strong Mars energy associated with this New Moon.  If you’ve had big changes over the summer, set the intention to develop a new routine based on your current circumstances and pay more attention to your health.  Don’t worry about being of service to others right now.  Take care of yourself first.

Capricorn: You will have an easier time handling the strong Mars energy associated with this New Moon.  If you set an intention related to teaching/ mentoring/communication/learning, you will be well supported. You will identify any barriers to progress around the Full Moon. Then, make any necessary changes the last two weeks of the lunar cycle.