It’s all about self-care … for both of you!
Poor Virgos. When it comes to sizing up the zodiac signs and their personality traits through astrology, they really do get a bad rap.
In fact, a spirited and gregarious Leo friend of mine recently told me she’s often embarrassed to admit that her rising sign is in Virgo.
“It’s all about being a nit-picky perfectionist,” she complained, “and I don’t really think I’m like that!”
But if you’ve been wondering when the September 2021 New Moon is coming and how it will affect you, especially in terms of your love life and romantic relationships, consider yourself on notice that it’s right around the corner on September 7th — and it’ll be in Virgo, so there’s no better time than the present to get in touch with Virgo’s good side.
If you want to create some fabulous lunar love magic, remember that when it comes to New Moons, you get a double-dose of cosmic energy, since the Sun and Moon are in the same zodiac sign.
Basically, you’d better find some good things to say about Virgo — and fast!
Virgo New Moon Qualities
Every zodiac sign has its upsides and downsides.
While it’s true that one of the challenging aspects of Virgo energy is the tendency toward overly analytical perfectionism, this trait can also be seen as hardworking with a healthy attention to detail, which combines beautifully with the Virgo love of research and learning about new things. Wouldn’t you like someone like that on your team given the chance?
Additionally, Virgo’s symbol is the virgin, which at first glance, may not seem particularly exciting. But, if you look closer, you’ll see that this virginal vibe often manifests as a passion for all things pure, natural and organic — hence, Virgo’s emphasis on health and good nutrition.
In Latin, virgo means only “unmarried,” and in her classic book on feminine psychology, Women’s Mysteries, Jungian scholar M. Esther Harding spoke of virginity as a characteristic that can be attributed to any woman who is simply “self-possessed and one-unto-herself.”
No mention of celibacy there! And it perfectly captures the positive side of Virgo’s self-sufficient, self-contained nature.
Add to all of the above the fact that, as an Earth sign, Virgo loves having everything in the correct order, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a season meant for self-care routines and rituals.
Are you starting to feel a little more friendly toward those poor maligned Virgos in your life … maybe even yourself if you’re one of them?
With that newfound respect, you can conjure up some powerful Virgo New Moon love magic for yourself and your partner!
The first step is to gather a toolkit full of items associated with Virgo energy, including the following:
- Elemental energy: Earth
- Colors: Navy blue, beige, and gray
- Gemstones: Sapphire
- Flowers: Morning glory and aster
- Essential Oils: Ginger, thyme, and grapefruit — yes, they’re all edible, but they are oils, too!
- Music: Sensual, earthy, and mellow — think Soul or R&B
- Food/Drink: Whole grains, fruit salad, and leafy greens
If you really want to pack your toolkit to the brim, you can also research some Virgo-themed movies, books, clothes, animals, and places in nature. The list is endless (thank goodness for Google), so focus on whatever you and your partner feel most drawn to explore.
And in order to work with the intention-setting, “planting seeds” energy of the New Moon itself, it’s best to activate it within 3 days before or after the actual date of September 7.
However, the Sun is in Virgo from August 22 until September 22, so you can tap into it (to a lesser degree) anytime during that period.
Another thing to keep in mind is that if either you and/or your 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 to help you along with whatever you decide to do!
Now that you’ve got some ideas about when and how to tap into the September 2021 New Moon love magic, here are 5 ideas for things to do as a couple to recharge your romantic relationship during Virgo season.
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.
How does this help your 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 even some loving that lasts a little longer.
You can also 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 or organizing routines you can commit to going forward so things don’t pile up again. For instance, one sweet daily activity you can share is to simply make your bed together. Obviously, that only works if you wake up at the same time. If not, a nice alternative is for the one who wakes up earlier to bring in a cup of coffee before they head out to work. Or maybe a healthy smoothie if it’s more in line with your Virgo vibe!
2. Commit to a joint exercise or diet routine together.
Again, the key word here is “together.”
This often comes down to combining activities that you might otherwise do separately, which 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. 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, such as 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.
Just because it’s healthy, that 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 cooking, try out some special Virgo recipes made with unusual grains like farro or quinoa and pile on the veggies.
Vine Pair 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, saying “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 romantic mud bath.
One of my favorite activities for an earthy New Moon is to literally immerse yourself in it by taking a mud bath. This idea is particularly apropos for Virgo, as mud baths 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. It 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 to the tub, and place navy blue, grey or beige candles and flowers all around you to really deepen the experience.
And as the final touch, put on some sultry, soul music by 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, and washing it off each other under a shower, you may have a hard time getting out of there!
5. Escape for a spa day or a weekend by the water.
Really, any of the Earth 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.
The main 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 to do nothing but 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 always a treat to get away and have uninterrupted, spontaneous sex! Which, by the way, is also another perfect Virgo activity — there’s lots of research outlining the ways love-making benefits you mental and physical health — burning calories, lowering your blood pressure, balancing your hormones, and boosting your immune system, just to name a few.
So be sure to include lots of “sexercise” in your Virgo New Moon escape!