Astrology

August 2022 New Moon Do’s & Don’ts

It’s time to get your ducks in a row.

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The August 2022 new moon, which arrives on Aug. 27, moves into perfectionist Virgo, making it the perfect time to recharge, tidy up our space, and get our ducks in a row. This lunation is all about self-improvement, so you'll want to come prepared with these do’s and don'ts.

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DO: Focus On Your Wellness

Virgo rules the sixth house of health and routine, so the new moon is the ideal time to introduce new steps to your wellness rituals. Try implementing new steps to your routine like daily yoga stretches, nightly meditations, or meal prepping.

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DON’T: Be Hard On Yourself

Although Virgos are deeply altruistic, they tend to be over-critical of themselves and others. While you're improving yourself this new moon, avoid nit-picking your flaws or ruminating on your shortcomings. Remember to have self-compassion instead.

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DO: Set Practical Intentions

New moons are all about getting clear on your intentions. Since Virgo energy is pragmatic, it's a good idea to set practical goals so you can devise a plan for getting there. Ambitious travel plans? Create a realistic timeline and monthly metrics first.

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DON’T: Aim For Perfection

With poised Virgo energy, it can be easy to get caught up in doing things right the first time. Whether you're starting a new business or joining a new fitness class, give yourself the grace to make mistakes rather than aim for unrealistic standards.

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DO: Organize Your Space

This new moon is about bringing order to your space, especially since Mercury, the planet of thought processes, is in balanced Libra. Channel your inner Monica Geller during this lunation by tidying up your workspace and rearranging your home.

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DON’T: Try To Fix Everything

La luna stationed in perfectionist Virgo may give you the itch to meddle in situations or fix everything around you. Rather than trying to relentlessly save the day, this lunation is about self-improvement and bringing order to your own life.

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DO: Restructure Your Routine

Your priorities may have changed from the first half of 2022. The new moon in ultra-organized Virgo presents the perfect time to review your goals and rearrange — or completely redesign — your daily schedule to fit your new objectives.

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