“Cherish your visions. Cherish your ideals. Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts.
For out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment, of these, if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.” - James Allen
This Beautiful new moon taking place in the sign of the Virgin/Priestess, has it's emphasis on healing any mind/body split. With Venus moving into the Earth sign of Virgo the day prior to new moon, we have an invitation to heal mind (Virgo is traditionally ruled by Mercury) and body. Remembering that our bodies are our Temples, reminding us to honour the physical senses and become totally embodied.
You may like to ask yourself if you're using your discernment when it comes to taking care of body, mind and spirit? Are you treating your body as your Temple? It may take some time of stilling the mind, and going within, to find your answers. Meditation is medicine.
We each have the capacity to heal - ourselves - and others. Many have forgotten this innate ability. Now is a good time to remember. As we heal ourselves, the ripple effects create healing for all.
In the Japanese spiritual system of Reiki, the 4th Precept (instruction) has a very Virgoan flavour. It is often translated as “Be Honest in Your Work”, and “Practice Diligently”. A translation that I like is, “Be True to Your Way and Your Being”. This is not about what others think, or how they might behave, or perceive. This is about being honest with yourself, doing your best and carving a path true to your own soul's innate wisdom.
Venus will have us enjoying any extra attention we pay to the body, to the details of life and the Virgo theme is sorting “the wheat from the chaff”. With this energy of Purity, to serve Virgo well, we need to be mindful of our consumption, in all it’s forms. Virgo rules the digestive system, so nourishment of the body with healthy food and healthy living is essential. If we think purification of the mind, we can ask ourselves, if in our daily practice of life, we’re filling the mind with material that inspires us… or otherwise. In terms of our spiritual development, do we give ourselves the time needed to revive, whether that be through connection to nature, which Virgo as an Earth sign loves, or through meditation, yoga. or other spiritual practice. Of course, the list is as endless as we are as Spirit, and you’ll know best, what works for you. It may not be something defined as “spiritual”. It may be golf or surfing or gardening, belly dancing or music. Anything that can take us out of a busy mind and into the body. Into Presence. Now is the perfect time to try something new.
The Hermit card in the Tarot is associated with Virgo. The number 9 is that of attainment. The Hermit’s energy is of walking a path clear of all distraction. S/he walks a path of higher purpose, following the inner light of illumination. At this powerful time of the new moon, it will serve us well, to walk this path of the Hermit. A path that serves our highest good.
I drew a card from the Psychic Oracle deck, asking the Hermit to give me a message for the collective for the new moon. The message is Patience.
From little things big things grow!
Ask yourself how you would like to begin this new phase of growth?
Small steps taken now will see results of big shifts in the future.
Choose a path of heart and plant seeds wisely.
Besides the metaphorical or metaphysical seeds, you may also like to take the time to literally plant seeds, with the intention of creating abundance, with hands in the dirt.
Our Planet - Mother Earth - Gaia and your Soul will be grateful for your connection with her.
Intention Activation -
I invite you to take some time for contemplation in Nature.
Find a place of Peace.
Sit or stand and mindfully feel your connection to the Earth beneath you.
Take your awareness to your Heart centre and take 3 long, slow, deep breaths.
Feel the energy from your heart expand through your body, and then travel down through your legs, feeling yourself putting roots deep down into the very centre of the Earth.
Then feel the energy from the Heart of the Earth travel up these roots into your Being.
Feel the Earth's Healing energy move through your entire body.
Feel the Love travel from her core to yours, and then return from yours to hers.
Feel yourself at One, with the Earth and with all Beings on the Planet.
Set an intention for Abundance for All.
Give thanks and take the time to really feel your Gratitude.
You may like to place your hands on the Earth. You may feel her heartbeat match yours. Take as much time as you need connecting with your own heart and then connect with the vision of life you now wish to create.
See the steps you're wanting to take and then feel yourself boldly and courageously taking them. Take your time with this.
Now bring yourself back with 3 long, slow, deep breaths and feel the peace within.
If at anytime you feel yourself distracted, remind yourself of this connection you have to Earth. Anytime you feel off centre, connect with her.
Wishing New Moon Blessings to All.