As the New Moon rolls through Virgo this September 1 we "assess, analyze, organize...heal, weed, edit and discern." Since we are also in a Mercury Retrograde time from August 31 - September 21 we will add to the mix that it's a good time to, "practice and polish qualities into precious treasures" during this "symbolic "sleep cycle"; a time "to pause and go back over familiar territory, reflecting and giving second thoughts to dropped projects or miscommunications...leave matters that lock in future commitments until Mercury goes direct" on September 21. Quotes above are from my favoritedatebook The We'Moon Journal.
Virgo New Moon Altar
Lefty Oracle Card of the month: "The Real Work has Just Begun" *
When you pull this card in a reading it means business. What IS your “real work; the work that matters to you on a soul-deep level? The work you MUST do before you die. Define that first. Then ask yourself; “am I doing my ‘real work’ consistently or is it even on my radar?” If your “real work” is still a mystery to you, it’s time to awaken to your soul’s calling and uncover your true gifts. You can start by looking back at your childhood and pin-pointing your favorite parts. Next, look at favorite current activities or times when you’ve been so absorbed you lost track of time. If nothing comes to you, ask a friend to point out your strengths or take the Strenthsfinder Test.
In my own life I purchased the Strengthsfinder book, took the test and identified my top five strengths which helped me focus on my strengths rather than my weaknesses so that I could truly shine.
*Excerpted from my upcoming Lefty Oracle Deck.
Virgo New Moon Altar Tips*
Virgo – The Virgin
Time of Year – Harvest, August 23 - Sept. 22
Quality – Mutable
Element – Earth
Ruler – Mercury (Chiron is the true ruler according to Barbara Hand Clow)
Anatomy – Hands, intestines, nervous system
Natural sign of – 6th house
Opposite sign – Pisces
Color – Brown, green, grey, navy blue
Gemstone – Amethyst, pink jasper, sardonyx
Tarot card – The Crone, The Hermit
Goddesses – Changing Woman, Lada, Liban, Persephone
- I build and nurture healthy habits
- I am of service to all women and the goddess
- I understand the body/mind connection and practice preventative medicine
- I am self-sufficient, self-disciplined, practical and helpful
- I am perfect just as I am
Get Down and Get Earthy
- Focus on self-healing, nutrition, exercise, work/life balance
- Study, learn, train and organize your compassion into practical action
- Learn about medicinal herbs for healing
- Delve into the ancient mysteries
- Focus on self-improvement
- Clean up your act
- Renew yourself through play, whimsy and quirky jokes
In the Lefty Spotlight this month: Virginia Breaks Through Creative Blocks
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Pix from my Lefty Oracle Exhibit at Riverside Art Museum Aug. 4-Sept. 2
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