For most of this month we are in the sign of Virgo. I know Virgo traits fairly well as I’ve spent years getting rid of one of their traits and incorporating a few others.
Virgos tend to be perfectionists, which in and of itself is not a terrible thing, but it can be a true hindrance to getting anything done. I used to be a perfectionist, and worked hard to overcome it. One main reason for perfectionism is that it’s easier to keep working at something (because it won’t ever be perfect) than to risk putting it out there and not having it accepted.
It takes a lot of confidence building and coming to the understanding that not everyone is going to resonate with your ideas, your opinions and what you do, nor should they. There would be little growth if we all agreed.
Once we stop needing to be perfect, things can start to happen in our lives. If we take a few chances, we’ll find out that it isn’t painful. It can be quite liberating, in fact.
Virgo is a grounding sign, being an Earth sign. People born under this sign tend to be practical and have their feet on the ground. It’s no coincidence that a phrase like “having their feet on the ground” is used to describe someone who is grounded. That’s why one of the best ways to ground is simply to be aware of your feet on the ground.
So, here you go:
Bring your awareness to the soles of your feet.
- Feel them on the earth or in your shoes.
- Be aware of them as you walk or stand.
We don’t do enough grounding these days. We spend too much time in our heads or looking at a screen. Getting out in nature is also very grounding, so go for a walk in the park.
Getting Stuff Done:
One of the really cool things about Virgo people is that they are organized and “get stuff done”. This is an excellent quality to incorporate, so if you find yourself having an impulse to organize and cull, getting rid of what is no longer needed – go with it. That’s Virgo doing its magic. By releasing “stuff”, whether it be books you’ve already read, fear that no longer serves you, or thoughts that keep you feeling small, by letting go, you create space for all kinds of good things to come in.
So, ground, release, and get stuff done.
If you are setting intent this New Moon, here are some samples:
- I am asking for the courage to “just do it”.
- I am asking for help to understand and release the fear that holds me back.
- I am asking to be more careful, aware and detail oriented in my work and life in general.
- I am asking for a benevolent reminder to be grounded.
- I am asking to give up the need to be perfect and be more of who I really am.
Enjoy this New Moon in Virgo, and all that goes with it.