The Lunar cycle is a beautiful dance between the Sun, the Moon and the Earth. With this dance, comes a natural rhythm of energy which permeates through our cosmos. Each cycle begins and ends with the New Moon, giving us a schedule to align with and use to help design the life of our dreams.
Today is the New Moon in Virgo, which means on this day the Moon will join the Sun within the constellation Virgo.
Hence, the New Moon ritual every month.
Now becomes the question of Virgo. Each month we are graced with the energy of another zodiac sign. This adds, or I like to think it “flavors,” the energy of the New Moon. Each zodiac sign has certain inherent qualities associated with its presence in our sky. We can align with these qualities to theme the type of things we are thinking about and planting seeds for each New Moon.
Virgo is a the sign of the mother, the Goddess and the virgin. She is discerning, detailed and likes to have things in order. She is all about the little things and reminds us that small steps on our journey are just as important as the large ones. She is pure in her intentions and helps us purify our mind and body. A true healer, Virgo reminds us how to take care of ourselves and take care of others as well. She rules her kingdom through service, not power, and is always willing to help any way she can.
This applies to everything from your energy to your sock drawer. Create an ideal weekly schedule that makes you feel productive but not overwhelmed or exhausted. Remember, Virgo is a very healing so take care of yourself and your energy through daily habits of eating well, meditation and exercise. Use routines to help streamline your energy so you feel focused, calm and inspired.
Since the Moon is linked to our emotions, now is great time to sort out how you feel about things. What, or who, brings you the most joy in your life? Is there something or someone that you have mixed emotions about? How can you cultivate a life where everything is a resounding yes? Spend the days leading up to the New Moon thinking about these questions. Shed anything that no longer serves you in becoming the person you where meant to be. Use this practice to align with your potential as the the Moon aligns with the Sun.
You can set up a ritual space for yourself with crystals and other objects, or simply find a quiet place and a nice journal. Take a few minutes to still your mind and say to yourself “I am open to receiving guidance and intuition.” Then begin writing, state what you want to the universe very clearly and detailed. You can use the theme of Virgo to help direct you, but it's completely up to you on what energy you want to call into your life. A great example for Virgo is to call in the information needed to organize your plans into small step and the patience to watch them unfold into larger dreams. Don’t limit yourself in anyway, instead dream bigger.
Once you’ve written what you would like, be grateful for it as if it’s already part of your world. Image you have your ideal life already, see it, feel it and be grateful for it. This act of gratitude will tell the universe you are ready to receive the energy and your intentions will manifest like magic.
Throughout this process be open to receiving information. Be open to the possibilities of everything you intend coming true. Believe 100% in your heart and mind that your intentions will manifest into reality.
Have fun with the practice! New Moon’s are a magical time for us to dance with the Moon’s rhythm and align with her energy. Above all, trust the process. Happy New Moon!