August 30 – New Moon, Black Moon – 2019 —

New Moon in Virgo!

In modern astronomy, the New Moon is when the Sun and Moon are aligned, with the Sun and Earth on opposite sides of the Moon. As New Moon nights are dark, they are often the best time to view other celestial objects like planets, meteor showers, and deep sky objects such as star clusters, and galaxies. This August 30th brings a New Moon in Virgo. Virgo energy gets things done and likes to create an impact on the world through consistent, reliable effort.

Ambitions are Kicking into Overdrive!

A New Moon in Virgo is a strong one. The energy from Virgo has ambitions kicking into overdrive and brings productive energy, more than we are used to. If we do not prepare ourselves for the change in energy, we could find ourselves feeling overwhelmed beyond function. If we are prepared for this burst of Virgo energy, we can ride it for all its worth and get things done. If you are not used to this kind of intense energy, you might waste it if you don’t harness it.

The Virgo Goddess!

This Virgo New Moon Goddess is assisting all of us in putting our lives in order, taking steps to finish what we’ve started, while finding solutions that are natural, essential, and economical. The  Virgo New Moon Goddess seeks maximum efficiency, especially in health and habits, to help with our work lives and daily routines. We are looking for elegant solutions in our lives and she can help. Not in the fashion sense, though she can be that, too, but in precision, quality, and ability to get things done. Elegance is a balance of simplicity and precision honed to gracefully deliver maximum results, with the ability to quickly spot problems and hone in on the details.  The Virgo Goddess is a learn-it-so-you-can-fix-it kind of gal.

This New Moon is a Black Moon!

We have a very exciting happening with this New Moon. This Moon is also called a Black Moon as it is a second New Moon that appears in a calendar month. Most years have twelve New Moons, one each month. But our calendar is not perfectly synchronized with astronomical events. Therefore, every now and then, a year has thirteen Full Moons. When this happens, the New Moons is also referred to as a Black Moon.

A Shift in the Energy of the Universe!

When the Black Moon arrives, a shift in the energy of the Universe is underway. Our attention might shift to new interests and/or occupations. We may meet new people or drift from old ones. What once seemed so important to our well-being, loses its appeal and we find deep inner shifts reflected in changes we once could never have contemplated. Insights and wisdom will be coming to us thick and fast, so it is essential that we take time to process and make sense of what information it holds—and the reasons it is coming to us at this exact time. Allow more quiet time in your daily routine.

Clearing Negative Patterns!

The Dark Moon is where the real growth occurs. When we go through the energy shift of the Dark Moon, it is vital that we discard outdated belief systems, let go of irrational and debilitating thoughts, untangle ourselves from toxic dynamics, and become aware of how we are holding ourselves back by repeating harmful patterns of behavior. Black Moons are important for clearing negative patterns and catapulting us forward with a clearer, more focused mind.

Good Health, Honor and Riches!

New Moon Energy can be powerful. Tapping into this energy can support your dreams and desires. This New Moon is about bringing good health, honor, and riches. It brings people together and is a good omen for ending conflict through peaceful negotiations. This is a time to make your dreams come true through patience, open-mindedness, and hard work. One way to connect to this energy and influence is to use the Moon’s energy to help set our intentions and clear negativity. Be clear on what you want going forward.

Smudging, The Smoke that Purifies!

Incense is commonly associated with cleansing, and the fragrant smoke from burning herbs or resins has been used for cleansing negative energy for centuries. Sage is the most popular and burning sage is a great way to cleanse the aura as well. When reading about working with sage, you may see the phrase “smudging ceremony.” The word “smudging” sounds like it might imply using the ashes; however, it really means “to pass something through smoke” or “to pass the smoke over and around something.” It is the smoke that purifies. Use a sage bundle or stick incense, light the end, let it burn a few moments, and blow it out. The end should be glowing red, with smoke coming out of it. Move the smoke over and around the item, space, or person to be cleansed.

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