Monday, August 25th, Virgo, 6:13 am PST
Hello, sweet readers. I apologize for not having the New Moon post up yesterday. I spent last week and this weekend as a camp counselor and grief specialist at Camp Erin. I was around so many brave and wonderful kids. I had 12 amazing and adorable 6 and 7 year olds, spending night and day taking care of them, soothing nightmares, making sure teeth were brushed, tying shoes, singing camp songs, drawing, hiking, swimming, and talking with them about their parent who died. It was so inspiring and also so emotionally and physically exhausting. I came home Sunday night and immediately got into bed with a cold, which is where I have been since. There is so much I am still learning about how I show up as a teacher/leader/healer in the world, and how I energetically take care of myself (or at times don't take care of myself) while I do this for others. These past few weeks I have really been confronted with examining how I nurture myself and how I nurture others. I'm really learning how hard it is for me to do this for myself and how effortless and easy it is for me to do for others. So, in the name of strengthening that skill for myself I took yesterday off... for me, giving myself permission to put myself first. Knowing that you all would be just fine.
This post will be a bit shorter so I can conserve my energy to heal, but I urge you to ask yourself the questions you come here seeking. For you know the answers just as well, if not better, than I do.
This New Moon in Virgo brings with it precise, analytical and useful energy. We are invited by the Virgo to sort out what is useful and what is not. Take this to any level you wish. But trust that if you take time to examine yourself right now and really see what is no longer useful (old stories, old habits, old beliefs, old clothes...) you will be guided and supported in letting it go. During times when the Moon is new we have the opportunity to see anything we wish as a new beginning. The Moon is empty of light and it is up to you to decide what it should hold. Ground yourself and ask for clarity. Now is a time when you are ready to receive it.
You are allowed ten wishes maximum during the New Moon. They must be hand written on paper. The best time to wish is within the first 24 hours of the exact time of the New Moon, but within the first 48 will do. Use this Virgo energy to make wishes about work, health (especially the holistic integration of the body - mind/body/spirit), daily routines, organization, things you would like to let go of, or something new you would like to begin.