September 13 – New Moon in Virgo

Virgo, ever the perfectionist, takes this one step further to refine the beauty into utmost excellence. Watch the video with astrologer Heather Roan Robbins and High Priestess Thraicie Hawkner below, then read on for more on how to harness and work with this astrological energy:

Be wary of Virgo’s shadow, which can destroy everything in pursuit of perfection by focusing only on what is wrong. Instead, concentrate on nurturing what you love. Be cautious when removing obstacles; direct your energy into nourishing what is good, and ignore the unsavory aspects of purging wastes. This new moon might be uncomfortable because of our heightened awareness of these obstacles. Fill your world with optimism and love, as this leaves little room for negativity and doubt to take root.

New Moon Oil aids us in introspection and meditation, which can help us discern what we truly wish to create. Sarsparilla root helps manifest desires, and opens us to the universe’s guidance. Ametrine can help pull creative energy into refining our work.

This is an excellent time to begin eating healthier and embrace the energies of the harvest season. Health is always precarious as the stress of the fall season sets in, so we must remind ourselves to be particular about what we consume. Eat clean, avoid engaging in negative thoughts and patterns, and surround yourself with things that fill you with love and hope.

Harness Virgo’s nervous energy and transform it into appreciating what exists and making thoughtful improvements. Work, don’t worry!

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August 29 – Full Moon in Pisces

This is a highly emotional full moon.  While transitioning out of the sunny social Leo into pragmatic task oriented Virgo the Pisces moon urges us to stay grounded in spirit and in our heart as we embrace our work. Watch the video with astrologer Heather Roan Robbins and High Priestess Thraicie Hawkner below, then read on for more on how to harness and work with this astrological energy:

Industrious, hard working Virgo’s taskmaster energy is in opposition to the tender spiritual Pisces.  Manage this dichotomy with jasper stones to calm nerves, ground and manifest dreams into being.  Full moon in Pisces is also influenced by Neptune, urging us to delve deeply into the dream world.  Remember that most desires you may have for indulgences or escape are really cravings to connect with magick and Spirit.  

All full moons have opposition, but Virgo and Pisces are two sides of one coin.  Virgo’s need to correct, focus, and refine needs Pisces’ imagination and creativity to make progress, otherwise everything is just busy work and anxiety.  Pisces needs to be driven by Virgo’s discipline and focus or else we may never complete our work.  These two forces must cooperate in order to manifest dreams into reality.  Move out of worry into grounded and centered vision with action.  

The year is still full of activity.  Jupiter enters Virgo and reminds us that health is our top priority.  Our work can set us free, if we plan and utilize it effectively. Give attention to get it.  Pay attention to others and they will reciprocate.

Mars and Venus are both still in Leo.  The energy is romantic and increases the intensity of emotion.   This energy can help keep us connected socially.  Expressing our spiritual and social needs requires the finesse of the Mars and Venus energy.  Lapis Lazuli and Frankencense can help us express our need for companionship and acceptance in a healthy way.

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July 31st – Full Blue Moon in Aquarius

The full moon in Aquarius on July 31 will be the second full moon this month. Whenever we have a second full moon in a month we refer to it as a blue moon. What’s so special about this full moon? Watch the video with astrologer Heather Roan Robbins and High Priestess Thraicie Hawkner below, then read read the rest of the article to get the details on the astrological influences and magical possibilities:


With the sun in Leo, this will be a party moon. There will be a great deal of energy around our non-romantic relationships. The full moon in Aqaurius lends itself to a more philosophical outlook, especially in group settings. It’s important during the moon to pay particular attention to working relationships, whether they be professional or magical. Be sure to honor your own accomplishments and acknowledge the efforts of your group or circle. Be mindful of Leo’s tendency to bask in the spotlight; make sure you are accepting credit and giving it were it is due. Watch out for Leo’s shadow aspect and make sure you are not overlooking the efforts of your support groups. Use your charisma to promote the group’s efforts and growth.

Venus is traveling back and forth in Leo before she meets up and runs conjunct with Jupiter for the rest of the summer. Mars is still in Cancer, so we will still want to be sensitive and want to protect our vulnerabilities. Now is not the time to exert your will on others, so respect their boundaries. Invite others to participate, but do not insist or make participation mandatory. If you are having problems getting perspective on stubborn or persistent issues, the full moon in Aquarius is a great opportunity to expand your scope and get a wider view of the issue.

To fully harness the magical possibilities of this full moon, surround yourself with sunny or fiery colors like yellow, gold, and orange to help anchor yourself. Tiger eye is a great gemstone to aid in your endeavors, as well. Frankensence oil and insense will help with instilling a sense of self awareness and provide a strong sense of center.

The alliances we build now with full moon in Aquarius will serve us well when the sun heads back into Virgo at the end of August and into September. This will be a busy and productive fall. Our alliances and the shared vision we create together this summer will help us move forward with projects this fall.

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