Back to life, back to reality: At 1:29 a.m. EDT, the 2017 Virgo new moon falls just shy of two days before the start of the Autumnal Equinox. While we hate to think of summer vacation EVER coming to an end, the Virgo new moon puts us in a "back-to-work" head space. As the sign symbolized by the Virgin, maiden Virgo is the zodiac's purist and green thumb. Seeds planted at the potency of this earthy lunation can be harvested in six months' time at the corresponding full moon in Virgo, which will arrive on March 1, 2018.
Efficient Virgo is the ruler of health, organization, daily work, and acts of service. Under the Virgo new moon we could all get more 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? Analytical Virgo is ruled by messenger planet Mercury, helping us become a bit more meticulous under this systematic star map. Look for growth opportunities within your company, or sign up for specialized training that can bump you to a new pay grade. 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 and wings. But whatever you do, make sure you have a solid plan in place for how to actually accomplish it!
The Virgo new moon re-establishes our connection to all things practical, sensible, and stabilizing. Perfection-seeking Virgo is also 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 seven ways to manifest the potent lunar potential of the Virgo new moon: