Getting Back to Basics: The Waning Virgo Moon

Barnett Newman,  "The Voice"

Barnett Newman, "The Voice"


Under today’s Virgo moon, imagine calmness in simplicity. What is the root of basic happiness for you? Which tasks or details reinforce your happiness and comfort? Which pull you away or distract you from what truly feeds and restores you?

Life is a balancing act, and there are compromises we have to make. We have to pay the rent. We have certain obligations. But a Virgo moon helps us see the holy in the obligation. If an area of your life has become too depleting or too much of a chore, can you reframe it so that it holds some satisfaction or teaching for you? Or do you need to make a change? Can you call in reinforcements?

Yesterday Venus entered Libra, where it will be until November 7th. For the next two days, use the scrutiny of the Virgo moon to examine your relationships and inner peace. See who shows up and whether you can hear a different point of view. And refine your approach to humility. Can practicing more humility help you become better and more whole? Or have you already given or done too much?

The waning Virgo moon can give us a critical mood combined with a sense of sadness. Until the New Moon on Thursday we face the challenge of release. If it feels too hard, don’t try to do it alone. There’s catharsis available in both shared experience and communion with spirit. A loved one or a higher power can accompany you. But first tune into the simple, quiet place within.

(Mercury opposite Uranus 3:51 a.m. EDT. Moon enters Virgo 7:18 a.m. Moon sextile Jupiter 9:14 a.m.)