New Moon Solar Eclipse in Virgo

A NEW MOON Solar Eclipse occurs on Thursday, September 1, 2016, at 5:03 AM EDT. On Thursday morning, the New Moon is exact, when the Sun in Virgo aligns with the Moon in Virgo.

A New Moon Solar Eclipse occurs in the sign of Virgo early into the day on Thursday. Its effects can be felt up to six months after the actual date of the eclipse. In the sign of Virgo, work and health matters will be a major focus on a personal level. This eclipse is about new beginnings regarding work, attention to details, fitness, health regimes, and daily routines. This is a time when we should build our powers of healthy, constructive discrimination; learn to be more pro-active; start a new health and fitness routine; set up specific routines that will help us manage our lives in positive, mindful ways; and learn the “power of now” and of mindfulness. This is a time when we can learn to master the “little” details of our day-to-day lives in a more organized manner so that we can free our minds of clutter. For some of us, circumstances are such that we need to pay more attention to our work and health routines.

Flaws in an important system in our lives are revealed around the time of the eclipse, prompting us to redo or to start fresh. We may find ourselves completely re-working this area of life.

Virgo rules awareness of the body, making full use of resources, attention to details, organization, self-preservation skills, order, and critical analysis. Virgo sees flaws in systems, whether those systems are our daily routines, the methods we work with on the job, or our bodies. Striving for perfection can be a wonderful challenge, as long as we don’t allow ourselves to become overly focused on flaws and feel guilty or stressed about them. This is where Pisces, Virgo’s opposing sign, comes in to help. Compassion, and finding beauty in imperfection, is our path to balancing this energy…Read more about this Solar Eclipse.

This New Moon is a tough one with the Sun and Moon opposing Neptune and square Mars and Saturn. We may be wrestling with expectations and dealing with reality checks now, which can clear the path for new beginnings. Some feelings of disillusionment can come now as our dreams and ideals can be put to the test. Ideally, we move towards a realignment of material goals and spiritual ideals as we assess what is truly meaningful to us.

—-Cafe Astrology

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