It’s all about self-care… for both of you!
Poor Virgo… it really does get a bad rap. Just recently, a friend of mine (who’s a spirited, gregarious Leo) told me she was embarrassed to admit that her rising sign is in Virgo. “Because it’s all about being a nit-picky perfectionist,” she complained, “and I don’t really think I’m like that!”
OK… I think we need to reclaim Virgo’s good side, especially if we want to create some fabulous lunar love magic in time for the New Moon in Virgo coming up on September 9th. Remember, with the New Moons, you actually get a double-dose of cosmic energy since the Sun and Moon are in the same zodiac sign. So, we’d better find some good things to say about Virgo, right??
Virgo New Moon Qualities
The fact is, every zodiac sign has its upsides and downsides. Yes, it’s true that one of the challenging aspects of Virgo energy is to be over-analytical and always wanting to do everything correctly. But that can also show up as being hardworking with a healthy attention to detail, as well as a love of research and learning new things. Wouldn’t you like someone like that on your team?
And another thing… Virgo’s symbol is the Virgin, which at first glance, might not seem very exciting either. But look closer. Obviously, nowadays, you won’t find many celibate Virgos, but that virgin vibe can also manifest as a passion for what’s pure, natural or organic… hence Virgo’s emphasis on health and good nutrition.
Or my personal favorite is Jungian scholar M. Esther Harding’s definition of “virgin” in her classic “Women’s Mysteries” — as an unmarried woman, “self-possessed and one-unto-herself”. No mention of celibacy there! Doesn’t that perfectly capture the “upside” of Virgo’s self- sufficient, self-contained nature?
Add to all of that the fact that Virgo is an Earth sign (along with Taurus and Capricorn) and that she loves having everything in the right order, and you’ve got a perfect recipe for creating terrific self-care routines.
Are you starting to feel a little more friendly toward those poor maligned Virgos in your life… maybe even yourself? And with that newfound respect, let’s get ready to conjur up some powerful Virgo New Moon love magic for yourself and your partner.
How To Create Your New Moon in Virgo Toolkit
The first step is to look at all the fun associations for Virgo energy. Here are some to get you started:
Elemental energy: Earth
Colors: navy blue, beige, grey
Flowers: morning glory, aster
Essential Oils: ginger, thyme, grapefruit (yes, they’re all edible, but oils, too!)
Music: sensual, earthy, mellow (think soul or R & B)
Food/Drink: Whole grains, fruit salad, leafy greens
If you really want to pack your toolkit to the brim, you could also research Virgo-themed movies, books, clothes, animals, places in nature — the list is endless (thank goodness for Google), depending on what you and your partner are drawn to explore.
When to best activate the New Moon in Virgo’s energy
If you really want to work with the intention-setting, “planting seeds” energy of the New Moon itself, it’s best to do it within 3 days of the actual date which is September 9th. But the Sun is in Virgo from August 22nd until September 22nd, so you can tap into it to a lesser degree anytime during that period, too.
The other thing to keep in mind is that if either you and/or partner are a Virgo by birth, or if your moon is in Virgo, you’ll get a nice double whammy of Virgo New Moon energy whatever you decide to do!
Virgo New Moon Activities to Recharge Your Relationship
Now that you’ve got some ideas about when and how to tap into Virgo magic, let’s look at some specific things to do with it.
1) Clean out the garage! Or any other part of your home that’s been making you both crazy. Is the guest bedroom a mess or the basement a disaster area? Take advantage of all that focused, hard-working Virgo energy that’s being triggered right now and get to it.
But how, you ask, does this help our relationship?? The idea is to take the “ugh… I hate doing this stuff” energy out of it. First of all, you’re doing it together. Even if one of you is cleaning the bathroom and the other one is working in the yard, you can schedule (Virgo loves that) little breaks for a quick sweaty hug or maybe some nookie. Then, you can blast some great tunes to keep you both motivated — Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s Takin’ Care of Business is a perfect Virgo-inspired choice!
And remember, since the New Moon is a powerful time to set intentions, you might also think about what cleaning/organizing routines you can commit to going forward so things don’t pile up again. For instance, believe it or not, a very sweet daily activity is to simply make your bed together. Obviously, that only works if you wake up at the same time and if not, a nice alternative is for the one whoiwakes up earlier to bring in a cup of coffee before they head out to work. Or maybe a healthy smoothie is more in line with Virgo’s vibe!
2) Commit to a joint exercise and/or diet routine together. Again, the key word here is “together”. When I work with busy couples to help them figure out how they can spend more time together, it often comes down to combining activities that you might otherwise do separately.
It might take a little compromise on both sides if one of you is a gym rat and the other would rather go for a run. Plan a little heart-storming session so you can find common ground – maybe you can go for a bike ride or take a Zumba class together. The key is for both of you to keep an open mind and you might just find a new way to work out that jazzes you, with the added benefit of sweating alongside your sweetie.
Likewise, you can think about creating a healthy eating plan together, starting with those Virgo-friendly foods – whole grains, fruits and salads. Sticking with a new diet or making a commitment to eat more nutritiously is always easier when you’ve got company.
3) Enjoy a Virgo-inspired feast together. I promise, just because it’s healthy, doesn’t mean it can’t be yummy. Start your romantic evening with a sumptuous dinner at a favorite restaurant… “farm-to-table” places would be perfect for your Virgo New Moon taste buds. Or if you love to cook, try out some special Virgo recipes with unusual grains like faro or quinoa, and pile on the vegies.
VinePair offers great wine pairings for each zodiac sign, too. They suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a perfect complement to the “salt-of-the-earth” energy of Virgo – “the wine is bright with citrus, but also balanced [like Virgo] with herby notes and grassy aromatics.”
And maybe this is a great time to do that heart-storming about your joint exercise and diet routines!
4) Sink into a mud bath! One of my favorite activities for an earth-y New Moon is to literally immerse yourself in it and take a mud bath. It’s particularly apropos for Virgo since the idea behind mud baths is that they draw out toxins and purify your body inside and out.
You can make your own full-body clay mask, or find one online, then entice your partner to join you in the bathtub… shouldn’t be hard if you promise that you’ll be spreading it all over each other!
Check your Virgo Love Magic Toolkit and add some of those essential oils, then place candles (navy blue, grey or beige) and flowers around the tub to really deepen the experience. And the final touch is to put on some sultry, classic soul music like Barry White or Marvin Gaye, or maybe Bruno Mars’ Lazy Day for a playful, alternative to Virgo’s hard-working energy.
Between loving your bodies with clay, snuggling up as it dries, then washing it off each other under a shower, you may have a hard time getting out of the tub!
5) Escape for a spa day or weekend. Really, any of the Earth-y zodiac signs love it when you pamper your body! By consciously embracing Virgo’s health focus, you can make this a particularly powerful New Moon activity. Definitely incorporate any or all of the other practices suggested here (exercise, healthy feasting, mud bath) into your spa experience.
But the real benefit of an escape like this is that you leave your everyday stressors behind. Even if you love your work, adore your kids, and have fabulous friends, it’s important for your relationship to have alone time together – time to just snuggle, read, talk, and remember all the things you love about each other.
And of course, if you’ve got kids (or even if you don’t), it’s a treat to have uninterrupted, spontaneous sex! Which, by the way, is also another perfect Virgo activity – there’s lots of research outlining the health benefits of love-making: it can burn calories (5+ per minute), lower your blood pressure, balance your hormones, and boost your immune system, to name a few. So be sure to include lots of “sexercise” in your Virgo New Moon escape!
Hi, I’m Deborah Roth, a Life and Relationship Coach, and also a Counseling Astrologer and Interfaith Minister. My Master’s thesis was on the power of transformative ritual and I love designing creative, meaningful rituals for individuals and couples to re-energize mind, body and spirit, and enhance their relationships.You can learn more about my work HERE or email me at Deborah@SpiritedLiving.com to schedule an introductory coaching session.