As fall approaches within the next week, we will have our last new moon of the summer on Thursday, September 17, 2020. This new moon comes in the sign of Virgo. Because Virgo is an earth sign, we are being asked to ground ourselves and think about what we can implement into our daily lives and routines to help us remain grounded.
New moons are a time for setting intentions, new beginnings, and the planting of seeds. What do you want to manifest for yourself over the next six months? What are you hoping to change, be it internally or externally? Now is the perfect time to light a candle, take out your journal and favorite pens, and start making your list.
Always remember that when you think of what you’d like to manifest, do so with intention. For example, how will manifesting this new job serve your highest good? Get into the details. Ask yourself what the perfect job would look like and consist of, and how your life would be affected by receiving such an opportunity. I also like to write a few mantras to repeat to myself that are related to the change I am manifesting. For a career change, you might write something such as, “I welcome limitless opportunities for success,” or, “I am successful in my new endeavors.” Switch your mindset to believing that this opportunity is already present in your life and live each day with the gratitude you will feel once this opportunity is presented to you. Don’t try to rush anything – seeds do not sprout the same day they are planted!
The first day of fall comes to us on September 22, and Libra season begins on September 23, so this new moon is truly bringing us a new beginning. Listen to your mind and body. If you know that there is something you need to change for your personal wellness, now is the time to do so. Do you need to start beginning each day with a breathing or yoga exercise? Do you need to focus on eating in a more well-rounded way? Make time for regular self-care, even if it’s just taking some time to yourself now and then, a break from social media, or carving out a day to deep clean and spruce up your home.
Don’t forget that manifestation takes work on your part. If you just set an intention and do not implement any action, you will not see much growth. Do something each day that aligns with your goals and will get you one step closer to where you want to be. Baby steps add up, and you may surprise yourself with how far you’ve gone over this new moon cycle by the time we see the corresponding full moon six months from now.