Virgo New Moon 2022
This month’s new Moon is on August 27 4:17 AM EST at 04 degrees Virgo.
The New Moon makes a mutable square to Mars in Gemini.
Both Virgo and Gemini are ruled by Mercury.
Gemini gathers info. Virgo analyzes and organizes so we can makes sense of that info and put it to use.
Mars will be in Gemini until March 26, 2023. Normally, Mars takes about 5 weeks to move through a sign but due to a slowdown into a retrograde cycle starting on October 30, we’ll be living with Mars in Gemini for quite some time.
Back to our Virgo new Moon.
Virgo is a transitional archetype – the sixth sign of the zodiac. It reviews what we’ve been up to in the internally focused signs of Aries through Leo. We take time to see what we’ve learned, what we have assimilated, how we’ve been building, learning, communicating, creating, and caring for ourselves thus far this year – and throughout our lives.
We note what has been working, what is still working, and what has outlived its usefulness.
We keep what we like and leave the rest when in Virgo.
We can appreciate who we are and how we’ve been. We can do this without harsh judgement or self criticism. It has all been grist for the mill.
Mercury is in Libra so our attention is finding a balance between attention to the self, and inward focus — and attention on others and the focus on the outer.
Uranus, the higher octave of Mercury, has started a retrograde cycle in Taurus that will continue until Early 2023. We are doing a deep look and revamp of how we value ourselves and what we value in our lives.
All of the outer planets are now retrograde. As we approach the Equinox, attention is drawn further inward to help to prepare for the seasonal shift.
We reflect, review, repair, restore, rewrite, and resurrect where and when needed – on all levels. Rejoicing can also be on the table here.
This is a new Moon of the mind. We can change our point of view and opinion on any situation at any time. Where is the upside? How can I turn my attention to how things are working out for the good? How can I then focus on what I do want? Sometimes the mind just needs to be redirected like a toddler given a wooden spoon and a pot to drum on.
When unsettled, turning the attention to any small task or diversion- the dishes, sewing on a button, cleaning out one drawer, can reframe the whole mindset.
Virgo energy is practical. It is the example of good orderly direction. It likes to laugh and have fun. Virgo may be ruled by Mercury, but it is an Earth sign – a mutable Earth sign. It can help us get unstuck by allowing us to find new routes to take, new practices to learn, a different procedure that can be more fun and more efficient.
Virgo is associated with healing and health. It is also associated with purification. As we prepare for the Equinox it is a good time to see where you the body and mind would like to release thoughts and practices that no longer serve. This makes way for upgrades to our system that allow us to operate at a higher and more satisfying level.
Walk on the Earth in bare feet. Find the flower, the fruit, the fly that catches the attention and allow it to hold the attention for a moment or two. We are creatures on the Earth plane going about our business as these other living beings do. We are growing, moving, changing just as they are. Experiencing the similarity and the familiarity with other living entities can calm the nervous system and give a relief and a clarity at this time.
Virgo is fun. Virgo invites changes of heart and mind and routine. Virgo can bring the freedom offered by release of habits, thoughts and things. Virgo marks a time of transition. Take time to make ready for the shifts that are already in motion.
That time is now.
Lots of love, Lydia