Plant those feet on terra firma. Saturday’s grounding new moon in Virgo reestablishes our connection to all things practical, sensible, and stabilizing. Virgo is one of the zodiac’s three earth signs urging us to renew our connection to nature and indulge in a hit of hippie chic. Here are a few ways to powerfully manifest the lunar potential of this new moon.
Neat-freak Virgo loves things clean, green and pure as humanly possible. Take a moment to read the labels on everything from the food you ingest to the products you slather on your skin and use to scrub down your home. While it may be well nigh impossible to eliminate chemicals from our modern lives, pick at least one product and swap it out this week. Buy an item from your produce list - like apples, beets and kale - at the organic farmer’s market stand instead of the chain supermarket. Toss the animal-tested foundation for an organic and eco-friendly blend. Our sister Leora who is a green-minded makeup artist in NYC (makeupbyleora.com) recommends Josie Maran’s 100% organic cosmetics line. Continue replacing toxin-laden products with natural ones and by the full moon in Virgo six months from now, you’ll be glowing with au naturel radiance.
Virgo is the sign of selfless service, leaving it as no surprise to us that Mother Teresa - the original hugging saint - was born under this zodiac sign. Wrap your arms around the idea of helping someone without getting an ounce of credit for your good deed. This new moon loves random acts of kindness. Perform a good deed anonymously on Saturday. You could make a cash donation to a good cause, pay for the person behind you in the latte line (and slip off before he can thank you), recycle the soda cans left behind at the park. Don’t underestimate the power of a small, good deed - or convince yourself that you’re incapable of giving something bigger.
Caretaking Virgo is the sign that is associated with the nurturing of animals. Has the idea of adopting a furry, finned, or feathered critter been a recurring thought? Pop by the rescue shelter or let those pleading eyes in the window lure you in to the pet store for a snuggle. There’s a good chance you won’t be heading home alone.
Sacred self-care is the domain of Virgo, so this is the perfect time to hit the “Go!” button on a nutrition or fitness plan. Since Virgo is also ruled by communicative Mercury, get your entourage involved in your healthquest. Start a hiking group or join a Meetup.com running club in your area. Instead of rallying friends for a cholesterol-laden brunch (not that they aren’t fun every now and again!), start a practice of taking Saturday morning yoga classes, followed by a catchup at the raw juice bar. It’s a lot easier to stick to your guns and find pleasure in life affirming pursuits when you have your posse along for the ride.
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