18 Sep New Moon in Virgo 2017
The New Moon in Virgo is a special time for planting seeds in the areas of analyzing, helping, working, and healing. There are Virgoan traits that offer you the energy to put ideas into motion. There are also Virgoan traits that offer you the energy to be more receptive. How you use this New Moon energy is entirely up to your own creative self.
If you’re new to astrology, check out this article Molly wrote about the New Moon. It will help you get a feel for why we love working with the Lunar energies on a New Moon date.
Wishes and Intentions on the Virgo New Moon: Details
- The tendencies of perfectionism and know-it-all-ism are now completely removed from me.
- I easily bring order to any area of chaos/confusion.
- I have fun making a dynamite spreadsheet to organize my household.
- I consciously help others.
- I handle details and paperwork with ease.
- I’m punctual to all my affairs and appointments.
- I am easily focused on work projects.
- I’m attracted to the right healing foods for me.
Health Focus: Solar Plexus
Virgo rules the bowels and intestines. You may want to support your digestive system and solar plexus today. It’s a good time to make an appointment to handle any constipation or diarrhea symptoms as well as taking care of colon health. It’s also a great time to research more about how medical astrology might benefit you. Check out this article from Molly on medical astrology’s role in your healing journey.
Virgo is an Earth sign: why not add a little ritual to your day with a systematic approach to some grounding exercises? Check out these free meditations and grounding exercises from our friend Fred Haas.
Wise Skies Kitchen: Potato Salad
Virgo is the Goddess of the Grain. It can be a fun time to play with recipes using barley, oats, rye, wheat, and millet. When Virgo traits are out of balance, you may want to add some nerve-calming St. John’s Wort, Skullcap, Lavender, or Valerian into your health routine temporarily. Dill, fennel, blackberry, marjoram, licorice, and parsley are all beneficial herbs to work with the Virgo New Moon as well. Check out one of my all time favorite recipes for potato salad that utilizes a few of the above mentioned herbs, and as always, twist it up to make it your own.
Courtesy of Catie Randazzo, Challah Food Truck in Columbus, Ohio
Featured in The Best of Trailer Food Diaries by Renee Casteel Cook
Use a variety of red, Idaho, purple, and Yukon potatoes to make this dish as visually appealing as it is tasty. Serves 6 to 8.
3 pounds potatoes
1/2 cup salt
2 large eggs, hard-boiled, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
Juice and zest of one lemon
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon capers, chopped roughly
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 cup red onion, diced into small pieces
1/2 cup fresh dill, chopped roughly
2/3 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped roughly
Three pounds of potatoes
Place the potatoes in a large pot and add enough water to cover them by 2 inches. Use cold water, if you do not, the potatoes will not cook evenly. Add the salt and bring the mixture to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until a knife inserted into one of the potatoes meets no resistance, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain the potatoes and when they are cool enough to handle, break them into rough chunks by hand and place them into a bowl. Then let the potatoes cool completely.
Add all the remaining ingredients into the bowl with the potatoes. Mix everything together and season the potato salad according to taste.