The new moon on August 30 (5:37 am) starts with five planets in Virgo! The art of organization and categorization is thematic of this new moon. What could stand to be improved by tidying up? What foods and habits, when assimilated, assist health and well-being? As summer harvest is reaped, using discernment helps to cut the wheat from the chaff. It may be a time to nerd out to trivia or categorize the junk drawer. Yet, as the moon waxes over the next two weeks, a changeable mercurialness trickles in, asking for adjustability and adaptability. Creative juices flow at high levels!
Eight planets reside in earth as Mercury, Sun, Moon, Mars, and Venus move quickly through the sign of Virgo. The practical and measurable aspects of life are of focus. How can innovation be used with a rule-bound approach and infused with new systems of organization? Developments in technology, such as in farming, green energy, and healthcare are highlighted. How can designs be improved and transferred from the mind into the physical world? What genius ideas are ready to be made real? What design flaws need correcting?
Inferiority complexes and insecurities about measuring up may arise. Anxious nerves can be channeled toward productivity. How can finicky worry be directed toward perfecting that art project, new work endeavor or health regime? The inner critic, directed toward the self or the outside world, gets louder. How can criticisms be useful in fixing problems and making it work more smoothly?
For help in tidying up and getting your creativity flowing, try a bit of Eye of Horus’ Focus Aid oil. This aromatherapy blend is designed to help sharpen the mind and keep your concentration solid. To help with manifestation and bringing your ideas into reality, try lighting one of Coventry Creations’ Ganesha candles. This sweet-smelling candle is designed to invoke the energy of Ganesha, Hindu god of opportunities and the one who opens the roads. For help in silencing negative voices and inner critics, try carrying or using in your practice a piece of snowflake obsidian. This stone helps dissolve negativity, move us past emotional blockages, and get us into positive thought patterns.