#285 - Weekly Energy Update for Sept. 10, 2023: Virgo New Moon and Mercury Direct
This week, we gradually gain clarity and feel like we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, thanks to a magnificent New Moon on Thursday and Mercury ending its retrograde and going direct on Friday.
This Virgo New Moon is here to help us get our sh*t together. Every month, we have a new moon which gives us a fresh start. And the Virgo new moon is one of the most powerful opportunities to reset and refocus.
This is the last new moon of the summer before the Equinox and Eclipse Season begins, so it lays the foundation for the upcoming changes. While the retrograde activity has left us feeling somewhat stuck, this New Moon is a turning point and is preparing us for change.
The new moon occurs just hours before Mercury moves direct again. This Mercury retrograde in Virgo has been shining a spotlight on our wellness, daily routines, and inner balance, so now is a fantastic time to reflect on how you care for yourself emotionally and physically.
This new beginning energy is preparing us for Fall, which begins next week. The shift from summer to fall is one of the most difficult in Ayurveda. We are transitioning from the Pitta season of summer to the Vata season of autumn. We want to start shifting away from the raw foods and salads of summer and eat more root vegetables, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, squash, and hearty soups.
It also helps us transition by maintaining a consistent routine, particularly in sleeping, waking, and eating. This, of course, perfectly aligns with the energy of the New Moon in Virgo, which is all about getting organized and structure in your life. Happy New Moon!