Theme: Clean-up Time
In one of my earliest memories, my mother and I are bent over the
nubby brown living room carpet, painstakingly picking up crayons.
I scream as she forces me, her hand clasped over mine, to keep my
promise of putting away my toys--no matter how long it takes.
Mom was a Virgo. Though caring and gentle, she was a stickler
for order. As the Sun moved into her sign this week, I invoked her
patience and perseverance to help me make it through the final lap
of renovations. My parents' home, which I inherited, has been in
disarray since April. Now it's almost complete, and I'm moving back
While the Sun is in earthy Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) we hone
in on details, refurbish our nest, redefine our work and take better
care of ourselves. The Aug. 28 Virgo New Moon (8:04 p.m. PDT)
is the perfect time to launch a clutter-bust or commit to a hearth
or health makeover. The New Moon's trine to Pluto in Capricorn
lends potency, wisdom and efficiency. And, trickster Mercury will
have just turned direct on Aug. 26, greasing the wheels of progress
after a stressful three-week retrograde. If you need to make an
important purchase or begin a creative project, the New Moon energies
along with a beautiful Venus/Jupiter trine on Aug. 29 are ideal.
September promises calm and productivity. It's a month for purging
old habits and detritus from our bodies, minds and homes, and moving
ahead. In Virgo, we tap into Sacred Vulture medicine. Native
traditions tell us that Vulture feeds on the remains of the dead,
clearing away the past and releasing karmic patterns. Vulture swoops
down to clean up filth and corruption on Earth, helping us do the
same in our personal lives.
Transformational Pluto, retrograde since early April, turns direct
on Sept. 16, bringing power and punch to our efforts at reform.
My home renovation began in April; Pluto's forward turn triggers
its completion. Whatever you've been working on or struggling
with since April should also come to fruition. Set your intention
at the August 28 New Moon. Call on Sacred Vulture to help you purge
the past and move forward. And, if you need any help picking up
your crayons, just light a candle to my Virgo mama--I'm sure she'd
be happy to oblige!
Here's an Astro
Feng Shui New Moon ritual to purify the Health gua at the center
of your home and boost your well being in the process.
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