New Moon in Virgo
August 27, 2022
Theme: What are you devoted to?
By Andrea Dupuis
The constellation of Virgo is one of the most misunderstood of the twelve zodiac signs. Most people think of Virgo as a detailed, type-A, uptight, clean and pure sign – and while many of those traits are Virgoan, Virgo energy is so much more than that.
It’s one of the most spiritually insightful and underrated signs in the zodiac.
Virgo is represented by an image of a Virgin – In Greek translations, the word virgin meant “one unto herself.” Virgo is the archetype of the High Priestess – a woman who is so pure – so devoted to herself, the truth and to the spiritual realms. She receives clear insight from the divine. Her purity helps her see with sacred vision.
With a New Moon in Virgo, it’s time to purify – our homes, our bodies, our inner worlds. We can create a new start in the area of our bodies, our daily routines and our health. If you’ve been wanting a new exercise routine, a cleanse, or to declutter – now is a great time.
Use the energy of Virgo to clean up your life physically and metaphorically. Every fall (or spring in the southern hemisphere), the Virgo New Moon comes along and pushes us to organize ourselves and our lives before the next season begins.
A classic example of a Virgo season task would be getting your taxes in order, or having a conversation with a friend about things that aren’t working, or getting rid of clothes you no longer wear.
Having clean homes and clean habits helps us to connect deeper with the divine. It creates the space for us to devote ourselves to what’s important.
Virgo challenges us to devote ourselves to something that really matters to us, whether it’s a cause, our bodies, a belief… Virgo asks us to be devotional and make the change.
With a hard square aspect to Mars we may feel an intensity and frustration in the areas of our lives that feel out of order. We may feel an urgency to get things resolved swiftly or make quick and fast changes. Yet, with 5 planets in retrograde right now, things will move very slowly, don’t expect quick change!
It can feel like nothing seems to be moving fast. Stay the course.
Now is the time to enjoy the slowness, the slowness of this earthly New Moon.
New Moon Contemplations:
What needs to be cleaned up in your life?
What area of life could you be more devoted to?
What step could you take toward devoting yourself to that area?
Who this New Moon impacts the most:
Virgo Sun, Moon and Rising
Aries Sun, Moon and Rising
Scorpio Sun, Moon and Rising
New Moon in Virgo Intention Setting Ritual
- Cleanse and purify your space by burning rosemary, bayleaf, cedar, sage or any herbs related to your heritage.
- Sit quietly in meditation for 10-15mins, or do the Rising Woman Inner Child Meditation (download available in the RW bio).
- Ask yourself the New Moon contemplations or simply “What intentions do I have for this lunar cycle (30 days)?”
- Write down images, ideas and clarity that comes through.
- Pull tarot or oracle cards asking “What can help me achieve these intentions?”
- Close your ritual space with prayer, gratitude, whatever has you feel complete.
- Note – don’t take actions on your intentions until the Moon is visible again 2-3 days after the New Moon.
Which area of your life this New Moon will impact you, based on your zodiac sign
Instructions for looking up your Rising (Ascendant sign, Sun and Moon sign):
If you don’t know your Signs, you can pull up your chart here.
Look at your Rising sign first, then Moon, then Sun.
Enter your info… and you’ll get a chart. (Note you must have your accurate birth time to use your rising sign, even two minutes off can change it):
The one on the right with letters ‘ASC’ is your Rising Sign, so look at that first, followed by your Moon Sign: ☽ and your Sun Sign: ☉
Rising, Moon and Sun Signs, areas this New Moon will impact you:
ARIES: Your service to the world, day job, enemies, your physical body, health, animals, daily routines
TAURUS: Lovers and romance, play, hobbies, fun, art, intellect, creation, children
GEMINI: Home, mother, family, emotional wellbeing, ancestral roots, the heart
CANCER: Siblings, online business, general business, local life, relatives, short distance travel, writing, speaking, teaching, the mind
LEO: Self-worth, money, what you eat, your voice, possessions, skills and talents
VIRGO: Yourself, ego, how you present yourself to the world, your looks, identity
LIBRA: Spirituality, your dream world, the past, pain and loss, isolated places such as hospitals, prisons and institutions, channelling
SCORPIO: The greater network, large groups of people, acquaintances, community, social media, online communities, good luck
SAGITTARIUS: Work, self-employment, your career, public image, leadership
CAPRICORN: Father, gurus, spiritual community, foreign travel, blessings, your belief systems, spirituality
AQUARIUS: Death and rebirth, the occult, big life changes and transformation, sexuality, inheritances, other people’s money
PISCES: Romantic partner, business partner, clients