Clear the way for order, harmony, and health in the new moon cycle ahead.
Virgo loves creating order in the physical world and establishing health in our physical bodies. This includes letting go of clutter in our homes and streamlining our habits so they support our total wellbeing.
Here’s a ritual that’s just right for the Virgo New Moon.
Begin by lighting a clean burning candle and placing it in a central location in your home. (Keep safety in mind when placing the candle, especially if you have animal family members or small children. If you need to skip the candle altogether, that’s fine too!) After you light it, close your eyes, take some deep breaths, and invoke the Divine in any way that feels powerful and right for you.
Now, clear as much clutter as you have time for. If you have no time at all for this, it’s fine. If you only have 5 or 10 minutes, that’s fine too. But if you have more time, really go for it. The hardest part is getting started, so just choose a cupboard, a drawer, or a surface and begin. Some of what you clear you may want to give away or donate, some you may want to recycle, and some you may want to throw away. Some you may not want to clear at all, but only to reorganize. Sort accordingly.
As you clear, loosely hold an awareness that you are letting go of everything you no longer need: not just in your home, but also in your body, mind, and spirit. Once you begin and stay with it for a while, you will likely get into a zone…If you know what I mean. A sort of hypnotic trance of clearing where the act itself sort of carries you along. (I mention this because as a Virgo myself, this is one of the feelings I live for.)
Once you’ve cleared all you can or choose to for the day, cleanse the energy in your home with one or more of the following items. If you want to use all of them (or more than one of them), I suggest using them in the order listed.
As you use any or all of the following items, lightly hold the intention and vision that you are clearing out everything that no longer serves you or stands in the way of your joy.
Before you begin, open at least a window or two, but possibly all the windows and doors to the outside. (You will obviously want to be mindful of animals, children, and the weather.)
A Selenite Wand
Making sure your selenite wand has first been cleared by setting it in sunlight for at least a couple of minutes or bathing it in sage smoke, move around each room and area of your home in a roughly counterclockwise direction, waving the wand around as you go. This absorbs and neutralizes stuck and challenging energy.
A Bundle of Dried Herbs
(such as sage, rosemary, or a blend.)
Holding a plate or dish underneath, light your bundle so it’s smoking like incense (not burning like a log on a fire). Then move around each area of your home in a counterclockwise direction, allowing the smoke to waft around the space. This will release old energy and improve the vibration and energy in your home. Completely extinguish the bundle when you are through. You can do this by sealing it in a jar or running it under water for an appropriate length of time. (Make sure it’s all the way out!)
Rose Water or an Aromatherapy Spray
If you’ve used either of the above space clearing tools (the selenite or the herbs or both), this time you’re going to move in a clockwise direction through each area of your home. If you haven’t, move in a counterclockwise direction. (This is because clockwise fine tunes energy while counterclockwise clears and transforms energy.) Mist the space lightly as you go. If you’ve moving in a clockwise direction, set the intention to spread positive energies throughout your space, such as sweetness, harmony, and success. If you’ve moving in a counterclockwise direction, set the intention to clear out stuck energy and anything that’s no longer needed, wanted, or desired. (Once again, be mindful of animals and children. Both can be extremely sensitive to essential oils.)
A Chime or Bell
Stand in a central location in each room or area of your home and ring your chime or bell. As you do this, feel and sense that you are both clearing stuck energy and sending fresh and positive energy throughout the space.
Now, all you have left is to finish up…
Stand in a central location in your home. (Alternatively, you can stand near your front door, facing inwards toward your home.) Close your eyes, relax, breathe deeply, and hold your hands in prayer pose. Bring in some clear intentions to mind for the new moon cycle ahead. Today’s Virgo moon is especially receptive to intentions related to clarity, health, order, and organization. Additionally, these qualities will provide a strong framework for all your other intentions to flourish.
Feel your intentions as if they’re already true. Feel the joy and harmony of them. Feel gratitude for them. Then open your palms and imagine sending all this beautiful energy throughout your space. You might envision it as light.
Feel even more gratitude and extinguish the candle.
Are you planning to try this Virgo New Moon Ritual? Or do you have any thoughts or ideas you’d like to add? Don’t be a stranger! Chime in below.
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