There will be a New Moon in Virgo this week that gives you the new beginning you’ve been yearning for. But you have to put in the work for this fresh start to be sustainable, and not just an idealistic desire. This week is a merging of Virgo Season and Libra Season. The New Moon in Virgo that takes place on the 20th occurs 2 days before the Sun leaves Virgo and enters airy Libra. Virgo energy is about seeking order and structure in your life, while Libra energy is about balance and light-heartedness. You’d benefit from being organized in your daily affairs, and weeding out the distractions, so that you can make room for exciting relationships and experiences during Libra Season.
The New Moon takes place at 1:30am EST on Wednesday the 20th (in some time zones it takes place late at night on Tuesday the 19th). Use the early hours of Tuesday the 19th to clean up your home, physical space and digital space. All year you’ve been doing purging, but this Virgo New Moon may lead to you taking it to a whole new level. Try not to get obsessive in your quest to release the dead weight though… You don’t have to donate everything to charity all at once. Be intentional about what you’re releasing and why. And once it’s done, don’t overthink it. Just let it be. You may want to start the purging in sections. Dedicate time to your closet first, then your kitchen drawers, under your bed, your Twitter feed, then Facebook friend list, etc… Spread out the purging throughout the week and the month, but get started sooner rather than later.
The reason why there’s so much emphasis on becoming more minimal in your physical and spiritual world is because in about 3 weeks, Jupiter, the Planet of Luck, will enter your sign, Scorpio. Jupiter’s the largest planet in our solar system, and also the most benevolent. In order to really bask in the blessings that Jupiter wants to shower you with, you have to have room for them — literally and metaphorically. If your mind is stuffed with past nostalgia, resentments, hurts, or pain, then it won’t have room for blessings. If your home or social media feeds are filled with nonessential, distracting objects or people, then you won’t have room for people who light you up and make you feel at ease. Scorpios sometimes have a hard time letting go, but this week will make it easy for you to release and embrace a fresh start.
Once the New Moon strikes on Wednesday, take time to visualize what your new priorities are for this last quarter of 2017. So much can still be accomplished before year’s end. The Virgo energy wants you to focus though, and not complain about your situation, but instead be solution-oriented. If there are situations in your life that make you feel stuck or uninspired, you have to make meaningful changes. No one else but you can make those changes. Luckily, once Libra Season starts on Friday the 22nd, and the equinox takes place, you’ll realize that you aren’t alone. Many people are seeking to up-level their lives and to break free from their self-imposed limitations. Use Libra Season to find your tribe, or reconnect with like-minded souls who can help you see the light. By the end of the week, you may have made a radical decision about how you lead your professional and social life. You’re prioritizing yourself more, and you will feel so bad-ass as a result of doing so.
Romantically, Tuesday Venus leaves sexy Leo and enters practical Virgo, so you’ll notice the flirtatious vibes switching into more grounded, selective ones. During a Venus in Virgo transit, you’ll be operating more behind-the-scenes in your love life, doing more observing rather than initiating. You have so much going on for you professionally right now that you really won’t have time for games or casualties. The equinox leads to a meaningful shift in the way you approach relationships — you’re no nonsense and much more about your business than you may have been these past few months. Jupiter and Uranus do oppose each other this week, meaning that you may have moments of confusion about which direction you should specifically take romantically. That’s why you should take time to write your New Moon Intentions — so that you can clarify what you want from love in the first place. The more specific you can be, the better. By March 1, 2018, at the corresponding Virgo Full Moon, the seeds that you plant this week will have bloomed beautifully.