Ritual: Virgo New Moon
Virgo New Moon: Mon. Aug. 25, 2014, 10:13 a.m. EDT,
Sun and Moon at 2.19 Virgo
Ground your body, clear your mind...
Become aware of your body. Notice how gravity holds and connects you to earth. It’s as though your body is an ancient stone temple—solid, strong, secure. Sanctify this temple. Imagine a priestess is pouring sacred water and scattering rose petals, all the way down, from your head to your toes. Any anxiety or negativity washes away. Notice the thoughts and feelings leaving the temple—your judgments, your distracted mind, your worried heart. Be sure to honor them. Give each a smile and a piece of cake as it departs.
Draw a circle of protection, call in blessings...
Visualize a ring of fragrant flowers surrounding you, protecting you. Know that you are safe and relaxed. Breathe deeply. Feel the power of the Sun and Moon pouring into your circle. 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. Continue absorbing her energy as you read Virgo’s affirmations.
- I bring healing to wounded places.
- I am the Goddess of details.
- I move mountains, one step at a time.
- I joy in the perfection of this moment.
- I know my strength. I serve.
- My body is my sacred temple.
- I am organized. All clutter is gone!
- I am the Virgin, self-possessed and free.
Allow seed intentions to form...
Your intentions for this cycle are gathering. You may already know what you wish to accomplish. Or you may not. Trust that all will unfold perfectly in time. Know that this brief ritual has aligned you with spirit. Now ask your heart if it has a closing message for you. This may come in words or as a picture, perhaps as a body sensation or sound. Give yourself time to receive this message. Digest it. Write it down. Then, in gratitude to yourself and spirit, return to normal awareness. Place a symbol of your Virgo New Moon message on your altar.