by Jaye Sudar
August 30th sees a new moon in Virgo. Combined with the Sun in Virgo, it gives us an incentive for a mental, physical or spiritual check up. Take an in-depth look at your health. The new moon energy is useful in starting an exercise program, a new diet or committing to de-stressing your life. Virgo represents the nurturing aspect of our lives, which includes working for the good of everyone around us.
With school starting, we are gearing up routines that we′ve abandoned for the last three months. Now is a time to return to good habits. Shop wisely for groceries. Check out the local farmer′s markets for harvest produce. Clean out the garden of the last vegetables or make sure those pumpkins will be ready for Halloween. Extend your checkup to your house as well. Make sure the storm windows are ready, or the woodpile is covered. Turn the compost pile or mow the lawn for the last time.