The Hermit

On Persephone and the Virgo New Moon

Virgo is most readily associated with the "practical": for a Virgo new moon we hear the typical prescriptions of organizing, color-coding, and deep cleaning.

And yes, Virgo is all of those things. But as my dear friend Paige reminded me this week: she's so much more than that.

Virgo is Persephone, the goddess of the Underworld, and Queen of the Eleusinian Mysteries (which took place in luscious late summer).

Virgo is the muse that so enraptured Pluto that he stole her from the land of the living.

Virgo is initiation, the beginning of the spiritual quest.

In the tarot, The Hermit carries the energy of Virgo. This is the card of magical study. When The Hermit appears, he's urging you to pull away from the mundane to focus on your inner journey, and then integrate your spiritual insights when you depart from the mountain.

Ultimately, Virgo is magical.

Why does the spiritual side of Virgo get lost in the fray? I'm not sure. But today's new moon is calling you to remember her ancient rites and give them their due. With Neptune opposite the new moon, look at how you're balancing the mystical and practical in your life. Do they have to be separate? In what ways can you bring them into communion?

Really, this is a perfect opportunity for some practical magic.

Not sure what I mean? Of course we know that sugar jars, abundance checks, or mojo bags can give you some extra cosmic oomph. But a strategic planning session where you visualize what you want and how to get it can be just as effective. How does your goal feel, taste, smell, and sound?  Make it tangible. Concrete stuff to bring you closer to your dreams will flourish now.

Why? Because action planet Mars is cozy with Saturn, the builder of foundations. And its happening in Scorpio, another sign that's both shrewd and intuitive. This is a rare event, so use the next three days to put your magical master plan and put it into action!

Need help cooking up a strategy? I'll be on Talking Shop this Wednesday chatting with Theresa Reed a.k.a. The Tarot Lady and Bri Saussy on how to use astrology in your biz.

If you're planning a launch, you don't want to miss this. (Psst... it's free!)

Here's to practical magic!