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There's a New Moon in Virgo

It's Time to Get Serious

There’s a New Moon in Virgo this Saturday and much weirdness afoot for Aries planetary influences. As I mentioned in my recent “Women Who Howl at the Moon” minipod, this latter development that actually occurred on August 20th, has old fiery Mars getting comfy in Gemini for the next seven months! To give you a little better perspective on this, Mars typically only stays in one place for two months tops, which could lead to some interesting developments between now and late March of 2023.

For one thing, Gemini as we know, loves to gab, and socialize. However Gemini is also known for multi-tasking and having many irons in the fire at once. Throw Mars in the mix and you could wind up with a lot of scattered energies and distractions, if you’re not mindful. What we can do is tap into that practical, cautious, and detail-oriented energy of steadfast Virgo to help us ride this phase out. Stay the course, do an “internal inventory,” to weed out the unnecessary stuff, as suggested on Yes Virgo can be irksome with its nagging and nitpicking, but it also can assist in keeping us focused and patient with the tasks at hand.

Use Virgo to Your Advantage

I myself am using this time to re-examine how I am utilizing my time, particularly when it comes to various creative projects and my career goals. I’m feeling a strong and compelling urge to lay the groundwork for some serious financial security. The big picture for me that I see in my mind’s eye strongly resembles that idyllic cabin in the woods that I’d love to semi-retire to one day. If I spend the next 10 to 15 years plugging away at this and don’t completely give up on my freelance endeavors, I think I’ll be happier in the long run. I’m counting on there being time for doing more of what I want in the not-so-distant future once I put in the time to allow myself the freedom I long for. Nothing wrong with that, right?

I’d urge everyone to utilize this time to their best advantage—are there places in your own life that you can slow down and lay a strong foundation for something that you’d very much like to build —figuratively or literally? Think about it, meditate on it. See what you can come up with. In the immortal words of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “Don’t dream it, be it.”



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Colleen DuVall has written articles, plays, short films, and a novel. Most recently, her work has been featured in her new blog, Off The Beaten Path for the Shepherd Express online (, and the Wisconsin Life radio show for WPR. She recently adopted a little grey and white cat named Tessa, after beloved 22-year-old Bootise passed on.


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