A New Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon are conjunct, or at the same degree and minute of the same zodiac sign. This conjunction between the Sun and Moon accentuates the energy of the sign, and is a wonderful time of the lunar cycle to think about new beginnings, manifesting and setting intentions for the next 6 months. This month's New Moon occurs on Thursday, September 17th at 7:00 am (EDT) at 25º 00' of the sign of Virgo.
What does the word perfection mean to you?
When we're in the energy of Virgo, analyzing perfection, and our relationship to it, is part of the experience. Under this double Virgo energy (Sun and Moon), reflecting on our ideas about perfection and how it impacts our lives is a good practice. Once a year, when the Moon is new in Virgo, we get to set intentions about perfection in our lives, and set the stage for how it can manifest from a transmission to the Universe, into physical reality. Clarity is key.
I like what the Perfection's Wikipedia page has to say about it:
Perfection is a state, variously, of completeness, flawlessness, or supreme excellence.
I like this definition because it gets to the root of perfection, that it's a process, and Virgo energy is all about process and details. It also touches on the aspect of completeness, which is one of the core facets of the Virgo archetype. Wholeness and completeness within oneself. The energy of this New Moon challenges us to release old beliefs and move into a logical space where new ideas can be created. The richness of the challenge is the potential to manifest new ideas, perhaps about processes in our lives, into reality. Massaging and revising is encouraged, and imperfect results are the supreme outcome. The planet Mercury rules over this energy, and is currently in the sign of Libra. Balance, beauty and presence flavor the experience.
Considering the Mercurial influence, here are some ideas for your New Moon intentions:
Use your imagination and personal magic.
Write, speak and/or create something physical, infused with your intentions.
Remember that you are a perfectly imperfect, whole and sovereign being.
"We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started." ~ Henry Ward Beecher
Remember that Lavender is the signature oil for Virgo. Adding Lavender to your day tomorrow may enhance your New Moon experience through soothing any scattered or tense energy.
Knowing the Virgo part(s) of your chart can also help with themes for planting your intention seeds.
It's also a wonderful time to dig deep and harness the Mars Retrograde energy. The sky is the limit!
New Moon Blessings,