ART: Lori Menna
Waning Moon in Virgo
November 29th, 2018
The waning moon greets us in her ultimate release in the sign of Virgo : : the archetypal virgin of the cosmos representing health, healing, work and boundaries.
The waning moon is symbolic of removing all the last little blockages, hindrances or triggers that stand in our way of moving to the next level in our evolution. It is a time of deep shedding, of deep surrendering, and most importantly allowing for our deeper layers to be revealed. It is symbolic to a way a snake sheds its skin or the way an outer layer of an onion peels away, only to reveal a fresh juicy and luminescent layer underneath.
Virgo is the sign of order and organization, but there is a greater reason for Virgo’s need to align and center. As a Mercury (currently retrograded) Ruled earth sign, Virgo seeks out to understand and returns with her knowledge to serve the world. Virgo reminds us there is greater meaning to our lives than just ourselves, and although we can gather all the tools and modalities to heal ourselves, the true gift is sharing what we have learned with others so they can do the same.
In reflection of this past cycle, we greeted our last new moon in Scorpio, stirring up the darkest of depths. Appropriate for Scorpio Season, we were led on a journey to unearth our emotional shadows in order to find our truth. With this new moon, we were greeted with a deeply transformational opportunity to finally release (consciously or unconsciously) stale emotions that no longer have a place in our lives.
Following the new moon, the Waxing Moon greeted us in the sign of Aquarius. Aquarius is the harbinger if New Vision and reminds us that even in the darkest of depths, there is still light. This was a welcomed aspect that brought the opportunity of higher perspective as the moon was beginning to gather energy to build. Our Waxing Moon in Aquarius gave us what we needed in order to see (from a higher vantage point) the gift in moving through our darkness, and the reminder, that the greatest gems of light, the ones we can touch and feel in a physical way, are those that are unearthed in the shadows.
In her full illumination, we greeted the Full Moon in the sign of Gemini, the cosmic twins of duality. Gemini seeks to inquire and understand, and the full moon in Gemini right at the beginning of Sagittarius season brought us a vision of what could be, coupled with (in rightful Gemini fashion) the illumination of what we truly need to let go of in order to rebirth.
It could not be more perfect that the Waning Moon in Virgo greets us in the last phase of this momentous cycle. We have unearthed, emotionally dived bombed, illuminated from the light within and now finally, are called to actively release the last little bits of our great emotional upheaval. Because of Virgo’s strong work ethic, we are given the guidance + support to get our hands dirty and do what needs to be done. And the silver lining of it all? Your not only releasing, surrendering and letting go for yourself, your doing it for your families, ancestors, friends, sisters, brothers and even strangers-on-the-bus healing as well.
So, in much gratitude and respect, thank you.
Themes of clearing the emotional, mental and physical clutter from your being will be at an all time high this week. Because Virgo’s home planet of Mercury is currently retrograded, don’t be surprised if certain conversations or interactions are reminiscent of times gone by. There is a reason why Scorpio stirred us to look at old wounds and why Mercury is in retrograde, as this is one more opportunity to clean up relationships, experiences and reflections of ourselves from our past so that we may move forward.
Virgo reminds us that in order to do the ‘work’ and approach life with a truth that opens the doorway to a deeply healed and abundant life, we must first, get out of our own way. If the theme of boundaries comes up for you, acknowledge it. Whether its set by you or someone else, there is deep medicine there. This is the Universe’s way of showing you how to be in right relation, not only with yourself but others as well. If there is animosity directed towards you, listen. Don’t take it in as a definition of yourself but allow for this reflection to sink in before you get defensive. There is some magic there that is showing you perhaps what needs to be released during this waning moon.
However Virgo’s Waning Moon shows up for you, know that it is helping you make space for what is coming. We have begun Sagittarius season with a spark of fire to bring us back into our full and complete inspired alignment- we have been morphed, changed, open and expanded this last lunation and as we round out with the last New Moon of 2018 next week, let the magic of 2019 start to seep in just a little, one holiday sparkle at a time.
art: Lori Menna of Cosmic Collage
insight: Moon Mystic – Camille Craft of Vital Yogi