There are so many article son this week’s Virgo new moon/solar eclipse, so I wanted to boil down the energy and some ways to work with it into a few solid notes – I will link to the full articles below! the highlights are in BOLD TAN for the short attention span folks! I’ve also marked a few things in BOLD AVOCADO GREEN – those indicate good journal prompts to help flow with this energy! (tan and green are virgo colors)
MAJOR THEMES seem to be…
DOING the work, taking action
calm, precise, focused intention
getting serious about self-carere-instating good habits
getting REAL, both emotionally and mentally –
separate the illusion and fear
be open to realizing the hidden things that no longer serve
(shadow work, anyone?)
get into the nitty-gritty of life
de-clutter, externally and internally
be of service, be part of the cure
So, this new moon & eclipse…
“On Thursday, the fall’s first eclipse electrifies the skies—there are two this September, in fact. This week’s is a solar (new moon) eclipse in sensible, structured Virgo. While we hate to think of summer vacation EVER coming to an end, this eclipse puts us in a “back to work” headspace. 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 thirteen months. Those Jupiter-fueled plans—which may have involved starting a business, traveling or studying—get an energizing burst from this eclipse. It’s time for action…and FAST because Jupiter floats on to 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. 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. Preventative medicine is the best kind of all, like eating fresh greens, exercising regularly and deploying stress-busting treatments like massage and acupuncture (not just a luxury reserved for spa days after all). Ready to add some new cache to your resume? Look for growth opportunities within your company or sign up for specialized training that can bump you to a new paygrade. 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 form a tense square to structure-obsessed Saturn, helping us project manage our pipe dreams into tangible realities.”
“It’s time to get back to what’s real. The call to complete what’s been happening with work, health and thought patterns during the last year, while Jupiter has been shining a flashlight on those issues, is amplified. Starting on Sept. 9 when it enters Libra, Jupiter will do the same for issues related to relationships, fairness and justice. Mercury stays in Virgo until early Oct. due to its retrograde, giving us plenty of time to sift through options before making any firm decisions. Try not to make any long-term commitments till after mid-Sept., as things are changing rapidly and the dust hasn’t settled yet.
So, how to work with this perfect storm of Virgo energy?
- Think about what bad habit is not serving your higher good – from watching the news to eating junk to working too much. Then remember a time when you felt better. What were you doing then? Sometimes it’s the simplest things, like getting to sleep at a reasonable hour, or doing something inexpensive but effective for your health, that make the biggest difference. What habit might you reinstate (Mercury retrograde takes us back to the past) that could make a big difference for you?
- This Virgo New Moon requires separating the wheat from the chaff. And that’s all about consciousness. What are you putting your precious mental attention on? Stay focused on the wheat (what you desire) – not the chaff (fear and illusion). As metaphysician Joel Goldsmith reminds us, “The secret to having anything is first attaining the consciousness of it. Why is that? Because consciousness is God.”
“During a solar eclipse, the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth and temporarily blocks our view of the Sun. The Sun is furiously pumping away, emanating warmth and symbolizing spiritual and creative power to beat the band. Then along comes the Moon, who instead of reflecting the Sun’s light back to Earth, jealously hoards it all for herself. At the solar eclipse, intuition (the Moon), wordless and irrational, overpowers your creative center and power (the Sun).
At the solar eclipse, something is trying to get your attention – like the Moon, rising up in front of the Sun as if to say, “Just hold it a second – you’re missing something!” People from the past or the present appear on the scene to behave in inexplicable ways. The person you used to be, the one you thought you’d outgrown, is trotted out in front of you as a reminder that you really haven’t changed all that much…
At this Solar Eclipse, take a time-out; sit at the knee of the wise Moon and let her reflect the Sun in you. Is there a wildish ego that’s running around unchecked? What is the part of you that you’re trying to disown? Let the Moon guide you, like a wise mother, toward self-acceptance and humility”.
“With this extra-powerful New Moon in detail-oriented, practical Virgo, we have 5.5 months to learn about being of service. We can also expect to learn more about what it means to strengthen our focus on improving daily routines, to get organized, and to take care of any health matters.
This will be a great time to begin new projects that demand attention to detail, list-making, and taking pride in “small” accomplishments. Some examples of how this could play out: We could start a new health regimen, perhaps by paying close attention to our diet — we could also set up specific routines that help us manage our lives in constructive and mindful ways.
This is all about handling the “nitty-gritty” details of our day-to-day life in an organized, step-by-step fashion, so that we can free our minds of clutter. What would clear the decks? Another way to step into the higher vibrations of Virgo for the next 5.5 months: As best as you can, recognize that humility, self-improvement, and being of service bring you closer to your inner divinity and your Soul’s path.
The message of this Solar Eclipse is loud and clear: When I change my perspective and beliefs, aligning them with who I am now, I can overcome anything — I have the strength to do what it takes, be a responsible being in my own right, and keep my mind and heart open in every moment of now… no matter what shows up.
Most of all, during Eclipse season, allow for new templates to “download”. Eclipses can bring a feeling of uncertainty, because we don’t get all the information we need to make informed decisions until after Eclipse Season ends on Sept.30th.
For the next four weeks, refrain from starting anything brand-new because you feel anxious or uneasy — if new things emerge organically that’s perfect, but stay away from forcing anything or pushing an agenda.
We are moving to the next level of our Soul’s evolution. As best as you can, stay centered and grounded from within, until Sept. 30th. Flexibility helps, as does focusing on your breath, best of all is becoming the observer of the emotional and mental “body”. Remember: this will not last forever — in four weeks, the downloads are completed; Trust that all is well and moving you exactly where you need to go.”
“The eclipse and New Moon cycle in Virgo is colored and highly influenced by Mercury’s retrograde…helping us to really feel into the thought patterns ready to be released that serve an old consciousness.
We take stock of our inner resources, honor our harvest and hone our craft. A non-linear time, yet with potential for great productivity…”
“With this eclipse triggering the Saturn-Neptune square, along with a square to heated Mars, what is dis-eased in our lives, may become apparent.
Soul sickness is evident in our world and has been a challenge to navigate. We have witnessed great suffering and divides have appeared between cultures.
Saturn square Neptune has been prodding us to let go of unrealistic fantasies and focus on reality without losing our sense of spiritual wonder.
Global and personal bubbles have popped and we haven’t been allowed to pretend any more that it’s OK when it isn’t.
Eclipses tend to have a habit of revealing what has been hidden so it feels like this eclipse shatters the last illusion.
With the eclipse square to Mars, we could get angry or maybe with Mars conjunct Saturn, we procrastinate because we don’t know what to do – it’s analysis paralysis. Doing nothing may feel a better option instead of worrying about doing the ‘wrong’ thing.
Maybe there’s a temptation to tune out the disorder and escape with the opposition to Neptune. Apathy too is possible with Mars square to Neptune…seriously man, says Mars pouring himself his third drink, what’s the point?
But in the midst of all this challenging pattern, the eclipse is conjunct the North Node. There is an opening here, to use this potent energetic pattern to its highest frequency.
Doing something is better than doing nothing. Virgo is real and present and she’s here to help. Time to muck in and get this stuff sorted! Be part of the cure. Ruler Mercury is retrograde suggesting that We have to change our thinking to treat the problem”
“The Saturn/Mars conjunction suggests having a task or mission for which you can focus your attention. Having a point of concentration with something you’re attempting to accomplish will help to relieve confusion, distraction, or escapist tendencies.
Mercury retrograde, the ruler of this eclipse, invites you to slow down and take your time when considering your options at the moment.
Accept that not all the information you need is available yet. And due to its backward movement, may bring situations from the past into conscious view.
Consider this eclipse passageway as a point of transition into a new landscape.
If you work consciously with it, you’ll find it easier to accept reality the way that it is without losing hope or your ability to dream of new possibilities for your life.
If the eclipse presents you with a crisis, trust that it will resolve itself in the following days or weeks.”
“This Solar Eclipse in Virgo is extra potent as it is aligned with the evolutionary North Node and it triggers the Saturn/Neptune square.
With the North Node activated by the Sun/Moon conjunction this Eclipse is setting into motion a brand new evolutionary path for us- personally and collectively.
Yet we must remember the North Node growth is not the easy path. It’s the place where we are pushed out of the nest and we have to figure out how to fly falling down…
With the Saturn/Neptune square involved there is a need to get really clear, discerning and aligned with the deepest reservoirs of integrity and self honesty right now- and Virgo can teach us that.”
A pin cushion
“This is a gathering point, a focus of awareness, a sphere of sharp, clear intent. We have agreed to (show up) in a very particular way. And we are holding ourselves to this task with acumen, precise applied capacity.
All of us go into the gathering point. There is no observer. There is no greater picture. There is simply the willingness, the ability, and the task that is drawn to match what we can do and what we have agreed to do.
If we are devoted to such a micro level of intensive rightfulness, this reveals that we have standing behind this straight plain track, a goodness, a caring and loving quality of participation in what is needed.”