Written by Symbolic Living
With this New Moon we are each getting a chance to initiate something important in our lives, something that matters. If you put your drive and willpower into gear, and push through and beyond your fears, you will set the stage for a new way of living your life that makes a big difference in your everyday lifestyle. The impact of your decisions and actions now have the potential to last for a very long time.
Dedication is everything now. If you want to get from point A to point B, this is the time to start clearing away the clutter and get organized. This New Moon encourages you to face your confusion and get real about the practicalities of your life path. Wherever you’ve not been grounded and present, the reality sets in requiring you to take a different approach. Get rid of the distractions you know deep down aren’t serving you.
Look to others who can be positive examples in how they live their lives with a methodical approach to their lifestyle that frees up time. As a very practical example it could be a good idea to hire a cleaning service or an organizer to kickstart a new process. It’s a time where the meticulous details getting the attention they need makes everything feel more collected and on the up and up. However, some can go overboard and become a little fanatical worrying about the details to such a degree it can get to be too much.
It's a good idea to pay attention to the little details that help your life feel better in body and mind. Perhaps a better seating arrangement while you work to help improve your posture is in order. Clearing up your desk and files for greater efficiency is a good practice to start as well. You may also try to get ahead of the game with your tasks, by getting your work done in advance instead of last minute. It's a good idea to compartmentalize your time and efforts so you have a more efficient schedule freeing up time to do other things. Have your work time and your down time clearly defined so you can put your feet in the sand or wade in the water without having to think about getting back to the office.
Keep in mind, this two week period starting now, is getting us to work towards the Full Moon in Pisces. During your newfound processes you implement and work through over the coming weeks, starting now, you will find yourself gaining more faith in the process, and in how your life is flowing. Having compassion for yourself when everything doesn’t go according to plan is essential.
With the Sun in Virgo now, we get a healthy sense of our ego where we tap into our intelligence to make things work better so we can shine brighter. It’s a good time to make a smart plan to move forward. Dressing smart will help you feel good about yourself now too, and reflect a put-together attitude and lifestyle.
Mars and Saturn conjunct in Scorpio on the 25th as well, which only happens about every 2 years. Mercury in Virgo reaches out to Mars and Saturn in Scorpio during this New Moon in Virgo which adds to the new trends we bring into our lives. It’s quite a potent day marking a real turning point towards power and overcoming obstacles and limitations in our lives. Our actions and what we set in place now can have long term ramifications for our lives. With Mercury in Virgo we’re supported with a good head on our shoulders to make intelligent choices. If there is any confusion, keep pushing forward and clarity will set in over the coming days.
A good lesson now is in knowing that worrying about the future doesn't serve you, rather it only zaps you of energy. All things come in good time. Do your best in the moment and let the future come when it does. There's no need to rush.
How you use your words is important now. The perfect words may roll off your tongue bringing forth great ideas and a sense of empowerment. Write down your ideas, and especially take note of your observations and insights about how you can improve the way you do things. The processes of our everyday lives matter now.
It’s a great time to do some fact checking as well. By tapping into the reality of things, you can make a much more effective plan towards what you’d like to achieve. Being a detective, getting to the core of a matter and really asking the tough questions can be a great catalyst to making actionable changes that shift the trajectory of your life.
Overall, it is a time of taking the mature, rational approach to your life. Whatever area of life you want to improve, this is such an excellent time to make a commitment to a plan and following through with the processes you set in place.
Health and nutrition play an important role as well. You are what you eat. The better you take care of your body and mind the more energy you’ll be able to channel and apply with focus, drive and dedication.
Mars and Saturn meeting in Scorpio speaks volumes about how we perceive and experience time as we journey through our lifetime from birth to death. What we do with life during our time here is really what matters most and that stands out now and acts as a catalyst to the meaningful life changes we start to enforce.
With Venus reaching out to Mars and Saturn as well now, it reminds us that how we express love in the world, really is one of, if not the, most important parts of life. Wherever there are barriers to love, we have the power to change our approach so we can manifest more of what matters. If you have any tension or drama surrounding love matters, it will likely be a pivotal catalyst to significant breakthroughs in this area of life.
Where you hold back from expressing love gets noticed. It could be in frigidity in romantic relationships, or a lack of affectionate touching that stands out and asks you to make an important change. In platonic relationships as well, hugging, or a pat on the back as a friendly, affectionate gesture could be questioned. Whether the interaction is welcomed or not, it does get subconsciously put under the microscope having us rethink how we approach others. Bring joy to the interactions and you will teach others that an open heart will always allay fears.
This New Moon teaches us that there is always more to learn and it is in the everyday routines, habits, interactions and lifestyle choices that will benefit most from our attention to detail.
What you think and do matters. Life is asking you to push beyond your limitations to make practical progress which has the potential to change your life, inside and out.
Also be sure to read the Daily Horoscopes we are writing in collaboration with Nadiya Shah exclusively available each day on NadiyaShah.com
August 25-31, 2014 Weekly Astrology Horoscopes for each Sign:
Be sure to read your Sun Sign, Moon Sign and your Ascendant:
Aries: You could have a breakthrough moment in love. Some of you may even feel the impulse to get down on one knee now and know just how to ask. Money matters could cause a bit of rethinking your habits and lifestyle choices which leads to important shifts in relationships. It’s a fantastic time for you to start a new health regimen. You may have a boost in libido if you can get past any hangups you need to let go of. Set your mind to what you desire and follow through with concrete action. Your willpower can lead to long lasting changes. Some Aries will feel drained, like a wall is up that you need to push through which will cause you to assess where you need to make fundamental changes to get your motivation and energy back on track.
Taurus: To make the most of this New Moon and the new beginnings you want now, you need to make sure your days are filled with more fun and less worry. How you relate to your passions and overcome the mental blocks you hold can give you a sense of empowerment that lasts a long time. Surround yourself with what is beautiful, especially at home, to help you feel the power of loving your environment more. There could be tension between family and a romantic partner now, requiring you to get real about the dynamic. Make your daily routines fun, stimulating, challenging and rewarding to help motivate you and give you energy.
Gemini: You would benefit from a new way of thinking about your home environment, whether it’s cleaning out the closets, or looking at renovation ideas. Bringing in a new energy at home helps you feel on track. A conversation with those close to you about working on improving your lifestyle could lead to realizations that change your daily routine. Look to those who have been through it already, their best advice will drip with wisdom. It’s a good time for you to let go of the doubts you’ve held about your capabilities, as well as your views on your body, and actively pursue your desires. Make an achievable plan.
Cancer: A new way of speaking about yourself is needed. Your confidence to start fresh begins with words that lead to actions. Intentional thoughts and ideas about yourself can clear away doubts and worry so you can set the stage to create and receive the best you deserve. It’s best to keep your concepts about finances as abundant as possible, which means that you value and respect money, you don’t waste it. The best things in life are free. Realizing you can have fun in life without throwing money away sets the stage for prosperity. Your greater value comes from the life force that you are able to use to thrive and demonstrate joy to others. When you can let go of fear and doubt, your life force channels energy you didn’t realize you had.
Leo: You may start to feel more serious about saving your money and spending it in practical ways that support your goals. Frivolous spending really doesn’t do anything for you now. It is in the mindful approach to money that makes all the difference. It not only empowers you, but it gives you self-respect that leads to actions that impact your life in the long term. Issues of self-love are pivotal this week as well. A realization may hit you and your wisdom quotient rises a few notches. It’s possible that doubts or judgments by those close to you, open the door for you to realize what you’re really worth regardless of others' perceptions. You know the truth of who you are and you’re worthy of all the respect and love you desire. Your new found appreciation for who you are can awaken your purpose in life.
Virgo: You get renewal that you need now. Conversations, especially with people who are wiser and older, open up a dialogue within yourself that gives you motivation. Musing on your faults and strengths can give you profound insight and a newfound direction. Think more about your hidden motivations. What is at the core of your actions? What gets you going or holds you back? This is a time where you can release old karmic bonds and move towards empowering yourself through consequential, intentional actions that matter. Set yourself real goals with incentives and rewards now. The work and effort you put in now, has the power to pay off in the long run. You are creating your karma and getting so much wiser in the process. Tap into the law of attraction with affirmations. The right words makes all the difference.
Libra: The people in your life that hold your values and who you would consider friends could have a sudden shift. You could start a romance with someone, once considered a friend or colleague, or the dynamic of the friendship could shift where you feel more like a stronger partnership is starting. You’ll have to do a little investigating because assumptions can be a bit off now. Money matters with friends could also be a little off. If you encounter an obligation relating to the value of time, money, or effort, you should try to be very clear before making a deal. It could end up putting a strain between the bond, so it may be best to say no. Yoga is an excellent practice for you to start now to connect mind and body to spirit, which will inspire you to live healthier based on higher ideals of wisdom, intelligence and compassion.
Scorpio: Self-confidence and self-respect are everything. With Saturn in your sign, it can really bring up issues of identity you need to work through. These could be long-standing issues that have deep karmic roots. Some of you may find exercise is the ticket to get you feeling stronger and more bold and confident in your identity. Working towards something with blood, sweat or tears can give you a real sense of accomplishment. A sudden realization about what you would really love to do in life could bring up an internal conflict that has you doing some real soul searching, leading to great empowerment. Talking to friends or higher ups about your goals, wishes, and your vision could start an all new you. Start the conversation and set your intention to use your life to achieve your best.
Sagittarius: This New Moon speaks to your career. Starting a new career is likely for some of you, but for others it’s more about how you feel about the work you do that comes into focus. The goals you set for yourself and how you logically approach the work step-by-step needs renewal now. You may also find that your drive and willpower comes from a higher place that makes you face your reality from a more spiritual standpoint that helps you push forward with faith that you can do it. There is always going to be obstacles in life, and honestly, they are often gifts in disguise. What you need to work through becomes the catalyst for you to learn, to grow and to be better than before. Asking for advice from someone with experience and wisdom can help you move forward with greater ambition.
Capricorn: This New Moon is all about practicalities. Get yourself a learning routine, where you can study and push through each chapter to the next. What you learn now has the implications to shift who you relate to and who you consider your peers. Often people have a hard time giving themselves a title, but I think you should honor yourself with a title that represents how far you’ve come and also what you’re working towards. This can really be a turning point for you that completely shifts your energy towards setting greater goals. Trust time now. You don’t need to rush, you just need to make the best use of time by honoring it. All good things come in time, and now you get to set yourself up for long term gain. Your purpose, and the meaning of your life gets a new start. Ask yourself, “Where am I coming from and where am I going?” Make it happen.
Aquarius: If you’ve felt slowed down in career, or stuck at all, now you get to dig deep to find the motivation that really gets you going and deal with what’s been lagging. It can be pretty empowering when you look at how far you’ve come. The karma you’ve created for yourself is a slow process, but now you get to see that you are stronger because of all you’ve done. Continuing forward from here with enthusiasm will empower you and can also bring you unseen rewards. A breakthrough in how you perceive love and your love life is possible this week. You may suddenly have a realization about how you’ve dramatized your love life and how you actually get to be the playwright. All life is a stage, and you get to choose the actors you want to play your role alongside with. Choose your vision from the heart.
Pisces: Opposites attract. The artist may love the analyst. This can be true in relationships, but it can also be true in just about any area of life. Although we like to feel comfortable around those who are similar to us, we also get so intrigued by those who are so vastly different. Yin and yang dances. Now, the world may look more intriguing through a different lens than you may be used to. Rules and regulations and foreign traditions may pique your interest now and teach you about the human condition that intrigues you to dig deeper. Working through initial confusion can lead to deeper knowing that you won’t easily forget once you figure it out. Ask, probe, be an enthusiastic detective now and you’ll be wiser for it. A new relationship to the world and the people in it is calling you.