With the Sun entering Virgo just this week (read more about it in Astrologer Julie Starr's article here), today we welcome the NEW MOON in Virgo, too! This new moon in Virgo rises on August 27 at 4:16 a.m EST.

A word of caution for this New Moon… Virgo has a tendency to be a perfectionist, so there may be some critical energy floating in the air. Try not to get caught up in it. Keep in mind that “perfect” can be an unrealistic goal. Let’s give ourselves some grace and work on small steps all put together to make a big impact! Gentleness can really be your friend here. Instead, make plans for your wellness, restructure daily routines, and find ways to create and make moves toward your dream life. These things will materialize with the help of daily focus on the details, repetition, and work towards self improvement.

With this double dose of Virgo energy, it can really inspire us to adopt some new habits with real benefits to our well-being. Looking to create and implement a sacred morning daily routine? This is the PERFECT time to do that! Here is an example of a beautiful wellness routine to start your day:

  1. Wake up and enjoy a phone-free morning. Spend the first few moments of the day with your own thoughts, dreams, and desires. Let your mind wander wherever it wants to go, slowly and gently easing into your day.
  2. Practice gratitude. Gratitude is everything. Gratitude shapes your perspective of the world. Spend a few minutes being thankful for every good thing you have. This gratitude welcomes abundance into your life like nothing else.
  3. Move your body. Stretch out, ground yourself, dance, exercise, whatever gets your blood pumping and makes you feel alive inside.
  4. Read something nourishing for your soul. Daily inspiration is a beautiful way to start your day. I, of course, recommend the daily article from the New Earth Almanac!!

Keep in mind this Virgo New Moon that change is good! Change creates an energetic space for growth. New opportunities can emerge, new ways of doing things, new elements of joy can come into being. Grace your life with new paths to all your hopes and dreams!

Marci Lingelbach is co-founder of the New Earth Almanac and a Crystal Reiki Master in Franklin, TN. You can find her at reikibymarci.com, and on Instagram and Facebook @reikibymarci.