Virgo New Moon: Mon. Aug. 25, 2014, 10:13 a.m. EDT,
Sun and Moon at 2.19 Virgo

New Moon Call and Response: Virgo

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Virgo brings a precise, analytical, and useful energy to our September New Moons. We’re invited to survey our lives and sort what is useful from what is not—like the Virgin, separating the wheat from the chaff. If you call Virgo in, she may gift you with the humble willingness to work or an impulse to get newly organized….

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Virgo New Moon: What is Healing?

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What sacred service are you ready to commit to or expand? How about committing to your own healing by giving your body more love, healthy food and exercise? Or, perhaps you’re feeling drawn to volunteer for a cause you believe in. This New Moon is perfect for beginning a new regimen or committing to whatever will help you and/or others to feel better….

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The Sun enters Virgo: August 22/23

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Virgo’s spirit is a collective one, but where you’re most moved to apply it will be personal, based on Virgo’s placement in your chart. Here’s where the Virgin’s spirit is released. In Virgo’s house, you’re reaching towards perfection—you’re called to refine something, reorganize something, dedicate yourself to meaningful work. This is not a bondage, but a joy!…

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3-Minute Moon Ritual

The energy of Virgo is gathering in your circle. It is discriminating, organized, and productive. Unafraid of work, Virgo breaks down big tasks into smaller more manageable steps. She is a healer. With a quiet dignity, she brings order out of chaos. Virgo is the archetypal Maiden, grounded in earth’s power, running free with elemental forces….

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Ask the Oracle – August 25, 2014

Q. When Pluto was squaring my natal Pluto, I packed up and moved to a place where I didn’t know a soul. After I moved I went to university, met my fiancé and felt I was headed in the right direction. I have been a registered nurse for twenty years and feel burnt out, tired, depleted from the unreal expectations and stress the job now implies. So, when I finished my year at university in 2012, I was looking for a change….

Q. I’ve been at a crossroads for many years. I had a challenging time at school and feel it has hindered my confidence ever since. I am unsure which path to take. I’ve tried various jobs, but nothing has felt right to me. Things are difficult financially and I was wondering if there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Is Saturn, the planet of limitation, at play here?

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Dana's Blog

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Mutable New Moons–which is what we’re enjoying this month in Virgo–signal that a change of season is on its way. The weather will be capricious and surprising. One day it’s summer, the next day it suddenly feels like autumn, then it’s summer again. To be in tune with Nature, we need to likewise become more versatile and changeable….

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Aquarius Full Moon: Sun. Aug. 10, 2014 2:09 pm EDT,
Sun at 18.02 Leo, Moon at 18.02 Aquarius

Aquarius Full Moon: The Aquarian Stands Apart

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At this Full Moon, share the love, make time to create and play. Nurture The Questioner–that part of your self who needs to explore experiences and perspectives found outside consensual reality. Embrace the Saturn work of your life, whatever it may be. If you are caught in the snares of a “damned if I do, damned if I don’t dilemma”, seek alternative angles. And if you need help, be on the lookout for an Aquarian….

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Aquarius Full Moon: Other Tribes

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At this Full Moon in Aquarius, the challenge is to join with others to create collective creativity, to pursue aims that extend beyond our tribes, our society, and the current moment in history. It’s a challenge that requires each of us, in our own way, to cultivate tolerance for those who may not be “our people,” may in fact be Uncomfortable Others— but who are still, after all, people….

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Bonus Full Moon Ritual: Banishing with Air and Fire

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The Full Moon is in the air sign of Aquarius, opposite the Sun in the fire sign of Leo, offering the elemental interplay of fire and air. Both elements can be used in rituals of purification: fire flames up and out, burning to ashes what obstructs. Air refreshes, blowing away what is old and stagnant. Purification rituals are especially powerful during the waning cycle, which begins with the Full Moon. Now is the time to banish useless habits….

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3-Minute Moon Ritual

Drawing down the moon… Imagine above you the round glowing disc of the moon, bathing you in a protective circle of light. Vibrant with energy, your space is transformed, filled with the purity of spirit. Stand and raise your arms above your head. Let your palms face each other and curve slightly toward the moon. […]

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Ask the Oracle – August 10, 2014

Q. In my last job I was miserable and repressed. It was a very corporate big city office. There was always a new humiliation or soulless exchange involved at work. After three years, I took a wonderful vacation to Colorado to see friends followed by a week solo to complete a scuba diving course in Mexico. It was so rejuvenating. I felt like a new woman….

Q. I am feeling desperate these days. It seems like everything is on a delay for me! I quit my job as a nurse in December to paint and get back in touch with myself while living off my small retirement funds. I did rest and I do think it was the right thing to do although I felt much judged about it. I feel that for most of my adult life I have struggled in the work arena….

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Dana's Blog

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Plan some retreat time next week—in whatever passes for your celestial temple—a quiet moment under the apple tree or a hike to the top of the hill. Open your heart to the good feelings in the air. Offer all your troubles up to Venus and Jupiter. Tune into the capacity for pleasure in your body: it may feel like a quickening, an excitement, a tingling sort of energy. Sit and play with this sensation for awhile. Notice how when you surrender to it, it builds….

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