New Moon in Virgo
The New Moon in Virgo is the perfect time to take stock of what you’ve planted and will harvest at this month’s Full Moon on September 24-25.
When you really think about it, when you focus your awareness to your current behaviors, you might see that you’re being a bit stubborn. We all want it our way, but yours isn't the only way. During the New Moon in Virgo, consider the virtues of being detailed, analytical, and discerning. Then consider the trait of being "right." Virgos like to win. Every competition. Every argument. Every challenge. And they will often keep fighting even after the fight is over, after their opponent has been wounded, or concedes defeat. Any wounds, Virgos might shrug, are self-perpetuated because surely their opponents weren’t true competitors. The desire to win can feel isolating during this New Moon in Virgo if combativeness is your stealthiest weapon and especially if you consider yourself justified in your approach and confused by other’s responses. When you are alone on the battlefield, you might say to yourself, “so what. I like being alone anyway.” And that may be true most times. But deep down you want to be acknowledged and rewarded.
You feel that your hard work deserves respect. You want to rise above criticism and embody the confidence of a winner. But at what cost? We generally treat others the way we treat ourselves. Virgos demand perfection from themselves and oftentimes try to beat perfection out of others. Perfection is the Virgo standard for themselves. Why wouldn’t everyone want to strive to be the best? Let the New Moon in Virgo remind you to be kinder, more patient, and gentle with yourself. Your self-compassion has a ripple effect and your greatest strength lies in acceptance. That doesn’t mean that you condone mediocrity! It’s more that you accept being human, embrace your flaws, and know that you do the best with what you have. When that becomes clear for you, you are more likely to accept that others do the best with what they have. Their own knowledge. Their own gifts. Their own wisdom. Their own values. They are unique just like everyone else. In addition, when you become aware that your fears of feeling or being perceived as “less than” overwhelm you and everyone around you, you’ll attract allies instead of enemies.
If you choose to disregard the wisdom of the New Moon in Virgo, destruction, conflict, and drama will find you. You’ll wonder “why me?” and fail to realize that your rigidity is the source of perpetual anxiety, loneliness, grief, and sadness. New Moon in Virgo can help you to heal emotional wounds and move forward with your life. You’re not perfect. No one is. Allow that truth to set you free from the unrealistic expectations that you need no one else except yourself. Self-reliance is admirable, but privacy and intimacy can also share the spotlight. Communicate your needs when it feels safe. Silence and coldness repel. Stillness, observation, and appreciation attract. Set your intentions to acknowledge and love at least one imperfection before the Full Moon.
Tarot spread: Four of Cups (r), Five of Swords, Six of Wands, Strength (r), Ten of Swords, Nine of Swords