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  • Writer's pictureMano Matthews

New Moon in Virgo With Mercury Shifting Out of Retrograde

The new moon and Mercury will be retrograde on September 14th, and 15th, 2023. Because of this, I don't recommend lighting any candles until retrograde begins to go direct on the 16th. Technically, you could do it, but my recommendation is after the 18th. Plus, there are still six planets in retrograde all together right now.

So, this is a time to scour your past to explore ways to better yourself. And, what better time to do it than when Mercury in retrograde is in Virgo! Virgo is all about organization, sorting things and deciding where things fit, what to throw out and what to keep. It also applies with people in your life. Think about the relationships you need to let go of and relationships you want to keep. It also pertains to our work. Think about your current job and if you should apply for a new one. In short, it's a good time to clean house!!

Below is my suggestions on ways to create your personalized ritual without burning any candles this month. Enjoy!

Light all around you!

Mano ;-)

New Moon


SEPTEMBER 15, 2023




Meditate for peace, love and harmony. You can visualize brown light grounding you to the earth below. Then imagine blue light around you for clarity, green for the strength of heart, and purple to support your intuition. Meditate for ten minutes if you can and that will be enough to support you. Do not light candles since Mercury is on it's way out retrograde.

MY Suggestions


Light Sage

Light some sage. It helps clear energy and aggression.



Meditate on sending peace and love to the collective or those in your life that need support.



Prayer always helps connect you.



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