Eclipse season continues this week as multitasking maven Virgo hosts a potent new moon and powerful solar eclipse in her meticulous, service-oriented sign.
On Thursday, September 1, pre-fall's first eclipse electrifies the skies with a solar (new moon) eclipse in sensible, structured Virgo. In fact, there are TWO major eclipses this month: the second, a lunar (full moon) eclipse in Pisces, arrives September 16.
While we hate to think of summer vacation EVER coming to an end, this eclipse puts us in a "back to work" headspace, and just in the nick of time with mental Mercury doing a retrograde (backward) spin through Virgo. But hey, the urge to be more productive has been in the air ever since August 11, 2015, when buoyant Jupiter moved into Virgo for 13 months. Those Jupiter-fueled plans — which may have involved starting a business, traveling, or studying — get an energizing burst from the Virgo new moon/solar eclipse.
It's time for action, and FAST, because abundant Jupiter soars into Libra next week on September 9. Circle March 12, 2017, for a manifestation date when the corresponding full moon in Virgo lets us harvest the seeds we plant near Thursday's potent new moon. And what a bumper crop this will be, since we are sowing with an eclipse!
Virgo is the ruler of health, organization, daily work and acts of service. Under this eclipse we could get serious about self-care. Preventive medicine is the best kind of all: eating fresh greens, exercising regularly, and deploying stress-busting treatments like massage and acupuncture). Ready to add some new cachet to your résumé? Look for growth opportunities within your company, or sign up for specialized training that can bump you to a new pay grade. Maybe you want to make a difference in the world — or at least your corner of it?
Virgo is the sign of selfless service. Seek volunteer opportunities where you can earn your Earth Angel halo. But whatever you do, make sure you have a solid plan in place for how to accomplish it. The eclipse will also form a tense square to structure-obsessed Saturn, helping us project manage our pipe dreams into tangible realities.
The Virgo new moon/solar eclipse reestablishes our connection to all things practical, sensible, and stabilizing. Virgo is one of the zodiac's three earth signs, urging us to renew our connection to nature and indulge in a hit of hippie-chic. Here are a few ways to powerfully manifest the lunar potential of this new moon.