On Sunday evening New York time, or Monday early morning European time, the New Moon becomes exact in the sign of Virgo. Virgo is the sign of the soul healer. As it is sometimes said, God is in the details. One of the greatest qualities of Virgo is attention given to details regarding health and the order of one’s natural habitat.
It is interesting that this New Moon occurs as Hurricane Irene will just have finished passing through the East Coast of the United States. It is as if all the water from the large cloud formation fell to Earth to scrub, clean and purify. Millions of people are without electricity and in some places there has been quite disturbing destruction and even death. When a New Moon occurs at a time like this, it is as if nature offers the next two weeks to help serve in a swift, practical and healing manner — in the rebuilding not only of our physical infrastructure but also the rebuilding of how we care for our souls.