The new/dark moon enters Virgo on August 30th as do the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars.

This intense relationship between moon, sun, and planets does not end there. Chiron, Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, and Saturn are currently in Retrograde.

You may be feeling this energetically in your gut, or second chakra. Your gut is your other “third eye” or center for intuition.

Preceding this shift, and perhaps in alignment with the last of Leo’s fire, the Amazon began to burn. I know that for me personally it was a signal to not fall into drama, but to instead find tangible ways to be in the world…what could I do in practical terms to create positive actions while everything seemed to be falling apart?

In my disappointment with politics and the greed/power struggles that lie behind it, I tried to remember what I did have control over—my Self. Everything “out there” is a reflection of our inner world. In so many ways, we are burning too, with anger at feeling powerless in the face of world events, with frustration over relationships, or lack of abundance. All is not gloom and doom though, even if Virgo is a worrier by nature.

Virgo is also the sign that influences getting things done. Practical AF, under the Earth element, rooted, efficient, sensible, Virgo is truly what we need to tap into as we shift seasons and face those uneasy emotions about what is happening in the world and in your own personal galaxy.

Do you know that you are a universe unto yourself?

Although you may not have words for what you’re feeling under the new moon, you will have the instincts for it; this is definitely the time to listen to your inner guidance. Your vulnerability at this time is an actual asset when making decisions. The more you let yourself feel right now, the more you can transform what isn’t working anymore, and decide on what is supportive.