Hi, friends! It’s Erin from TBH Magic back again. Are you ready for the New Moon?

If you’re new to studying the magical realm, we astrologers (and magicians of all varieties) love to look at what the moon is doing on any given day to inform our actions, or inactions! If it’s strong enough to control the ocean tides and women’s menstrual cycles...it’s certainly strong enough to impact other day-to-day activities!

The Moon rules our emotions. It’s how we feel through life's ups and downs. It’s our innermost self...our planetary safe haven. My sun is in Cancer, which is ruled by the moon, so I’m a certified “moon child” and have always felt especially attracted to the idea of following the moon’s phases. Luckily, it’s the Age of Aquarius and it’s becoming more and more popular to not only acknowledge what the moon is up to, but to also plan around it! And in VIRGO SEASON, no less, “planning” is a solid answer to most questions. 

No moon phase is just the same. When the moon is void of course, we might feel a little lost and directionless. When the moon is full, we are shining in our highest expression and hitting a culmination point. But we’re here to talk about new moons today!

The monthly new moon is a cosmic opportunity to manifest your dreams.

The sky is completely dark, which I like to compare to a blank canvas ready for a brilliant fresh perspective. It’s a time where, depending on your birth chart, you might feel especially energized by the idea of CREATION and manifesting your wildest dreams.

As always, these mantras come from a mix of my astrological training AND my intuition. They are backed by extensive astrological research as well as informed by a healthy dose of guidance from spirit. 

If you’re familiar with your birth chart, I recommend reading your rising sign mantra. Astrologer’s write horoscopes based on the rising, or ascendant sign, because it allows us to determine the houses of the chart; knowing the houses informs where the energy will be experienced in your life. If you’re not sure what your rising sign is, book a reading with me to learn more and just read your sun sign this time! If you DO know your rising sign, I encourage you to read both and see which one feels more accurate at this time.

The New Moon in Virgo swoops in tomorrow, 9/17 at 7:00 AM ET and it means BUSINESS. With the Sun and Moon both in the sign of grounded Virgo making an exact trine to Saturn in Capricorn, we'll all be given a hefty dose of discernment. 


Find the house that Virgo rules in your birth chart. That's where you'll feel this energy the most. You can also look to see what Mercury is doing in your chart, as it's the ruler of Virgo and is making a square to Jupiter with this New Moon.


In short, you're going to be ready to make a big new plan! Write that to-do list and prepare to be deliberate and decisive. We have an intense fall ahead of us, but this lunation creates some space to lay a foundation for it.


Mars is in Retrograde through mid-November though, so don't be TOO hasty. Virgo rules the digestive system, so it's a good time to process exactly what it is that you want, then s-l-o-w-l-y come to terms with the steps required to make it happen. Rome wasn't built in a day!


I encourage you to read the mantra for your ascendant as well as your sun sign and write down whichever speaks to you most. Put it up somewhere visible so while the summer drifts into fall, you can be reminded of the plans you've set. Above all, be easy on yourself and trust that planning is an integral part of manifestation

These mantras should challenge you. That’s the point! New Moons are for growth, not doing what we’ve already mastered. Repeat them to yourself as often as necessary for some added reassurance that YOU GOT THIS!

Aries / Aries Rising

I know how to relax. I will take some time off and trust the universe to handle the details.

Taurus / Taurus Rising

I accept that no one is perfect, including me. I will block off time in my schedule for free-flowing creativity.

Gemini / Gemini Rising

Taking care of myself first improves my home life. I will let someone else steer the family ship occasionally.

Cancer / Cancer Rising

I am not my friends’ free virtual assistant. I will allow plans to arise organically and embrace serendipity.

Leo / Leo Rising

My relationship with money is healed. I will organize, but not obsess, over my finances.

Virgo / Virgo Rising

Nobody’s body is perfect. I will begin a new fitness routine while accounting for rest days.

Libra / Libra Rising

My imagination is expansive. I will write down my dreams and analyze what they’re trying to tell me.

Scorpio / Scorpio Rising

My inventive plans for the future are worth the effort. I will practice patience in realizing my dreams.

Sagittarius / Sagittarius Rising

My career might feel different in 2020 and that's ok. I will read a book written by someone in my field for inspiration.

Capricorn / Capricorn Rising

The concrete is not all that exists. I will research intangible concepts with curiosity and openness.

Aquarius / Aquarius Rising

I am thankful for life’s mysteries. I will analyze endings only to a point that is constructive for healing, and then move on.

Pisces / Pisces Rising

My partnerships are perfectly imperfect. I will write a list of the great qualities I bring to relationships and celebrate them.

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