Be open to receiving the fruits of your labor

This week we have a New Moon in Virgo and a bevy of Virgo based planets talking to chaos loving change maker Uranus. It’s hard to say what could happen this week, because when Uranus is in the mix we never quite know. Since he’s parked in Taurus it wouldn’t be surprising if you happened upon some unexpected money or a surprise career opportunity.

With all this Earth in the sky (we’ve got planets in Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo) this week is ripe for tangible results to come through. While a lot of astrologers will tell you to “not waste this energy” and get to doing, I’ve got a different take on this week’s transits…

Virgo is represented by the virgin carrying the shaft of wheat, she is reaping the rewards of the harvest. If you live in New York, like I do, this is the time of year when we see the tomatoes, strawberries, corn, and soon apples at their peak ripeness. These fruits come from the hard work you did earlier in the year; tilling the soil, planting the seeds, watering the seedlings, pruning the plants, and now (before this farming metaphor gets too deep) the harvest!

This is a time of receiving the fruits of your previous labor. Yes, you likely have more work ahead, but take a moment this week before the New Moon to reflect on what you’ve done and express gratitude for what you currently have. It makes me think of something Abraham Hicks said.

The reason you want every single thing that you want, is because you think you will feel really good when you get there. But if you don’t feel really good on your way to there, you can’t get there. You have to be satisfied with what is while you’re reaching for more.
— Abraham Hicks

One of the ways I’ve been practicing receiving is to take note of the things that spark gratitude in my heart throughout the day. A lot of people like to write down what they’re grateful for at the beginning or end of the day, but at those moments you may only recall the big things. Being on the lookout for the small and seemingly insignificant things that spark joy, as Marie Kondo would say, teaches me to be open to receiving.

When we talk about generosity or being of service, two qualities that are very important to Virgo people, we often talk about giving. Generosity is a two way street. To truly be able to give freely, you have to learn how to receive graciously.

Keep your eyes and your heart open this week! For more details on this week’s astrology watch the Essential Astrocast above or tune in to listen to the podcast on Spotify or Apple.