Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.
I recently spent some special time in the Cape and had the incredible opportunity of hanging out with the wild flowers on the West Coast, something that’s been on my bucket list forever. I felt as if I had been dropped onto a magic carpet of diverse new life, joy and abundance! Mother Nature really does teach us everything we need to know, if we take time to immerse ourselves in her bounty.
SPRINGING INTO LIFE
Saturn finally moves direct on the 6th September, after a long and rather arduous retrograde period, which, along with all the other retrograde energy of late, has been challenging for many of us. Here’s hoping that from the New Moon on 9th September, things will start to move forward in a positive way, as we officially welcome spring, the bringer of new beginnings.
The season of flowers always coincides with the Sun’s annual journey through Virgo (in the Southern Hemisphere) the sign associated with separating the wheat from the chaff. No other sign is stronger when it comes to differentiating and discerning – between what is healthy and unhealthy; useful and pointless; valuable and damaging. It’s this sign that focuses on protecting and preserving our individual bodies and planet earth and on analyzing, strategising and putting in place, systems and routines to serve them.
NEW MOON SEPTEMBER 9 IN VIRGO
This new moon in Virgo is in an exact opposition to the planet Neptune in gentle Pisces, which creates somewhat of a paradox. On one hand we feel the need to put systems in place, make order out of chaos, analyse, strategise and perfect – an on the other, we feel led to surrender, trust and flow.
Virgo and Pisces are both signs concerned with healing and completion, perfection and improvement, so it’s about finding a balance between our physical world and our spiritual connection – how we can bring spirit into matter and matter into spirit.
With 6 planets in earth signs right now, we’re being provided with a strong feminine flourish of healing and feeling – with a dollop of earthy Virgo practicality stirred into the mix.
CLEARING THE WAY
One of the best ways of working with the energy of a Virgo New Moon is to take some time to discern what you want to let go of and what you’d like to keep in your life; what’s healthy and what’s not; what’s useful and what’s done it’s time; what is serving you and what is not.
It’s an excellent time to detox, purge or de-clutter your physical word – home, work space and body, to make space for the new. With Virgo ruling Mercury the planet of the mind, this time is also about becoming more aware of the mind/ body /soul connection. This is a month where we can more easily observe how are thought patterns, emotions and habitual reactions are connected and practically start to shift those that aren’t serving us.
BRINGING IN THE NEW
As the moon waxes between the 9th and 23rd, it’s an excellent time to put new physical, mental, spiritual habits and routines into place. With all the earth energy around, this is a really good time to introduce practical change in our lives.
Habits are sets of automatic unconscious thoughts, emotions and behaviours that are acquired through repetition . Do something (positive or negative) for long enough and it becomes hard wired.
So, making one small change in our routine or replacing one negative thought with a positive one, really can and does shift everything. Simply starting your day with some quiet time and a few positive affirmations can work wonders to shift old patterns.
This is an excellent video by Joe Dispenso, who is an expert on this subject.
Ask yourself this new moon:
- What can you clear out, to make room for the new body/physical spaces/ mind?
- What in your life is ready to spring into being?
- What new physical, mental, spiritual habits and routines can you put into place and commit to for 21 days?
As a qualified Counselling Astrologer, Creative Therapist and NLP Practitioner, I use a multi-faceted approach to help people understand themselves, navigate their lives and develop their true potential. I consult over Skype globally or face-to-face in Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa
SATURDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER – SPRINGING TO LIFE WORKSHOP
9 to 5pm – Rest and Digest – Gillitts, Kwa Zulu Natal
What, in your life is ready to be brought to life? What needs to be cleared, in order to make space for the New. In this one day Art & Soul Workshop we will explore these themes, using the flower as our guide.
In Life and Light