How The February 1 New Moon Will Affect You If You're A Virgo

New moons can have as much of an effect on you as full moons, and the upcoming new moon on February 1 is no different. Situated in Aquarius and with Venus leaving retrograde, this is the perfect time to recenter yourself emotionally and take stock in the progress you've made since the last new moon.

It's important to note that this new moon falls on the Lunar New Year, which will begin the Year of the Tiger according to the Chinese zodiac. Astrologer Narayana Montúfar told Bustle "the energy of the Tiger will be about making big changes, having more fun, and welcoming new adventures," which mirrors the energy this new moon in Aquarius is bringing to the beginning of a new month.

No matter what your zodiac sign is, Montúfar says this new moon "is an amazing opportunity to break negative patterns and begin anew." If you haven't picked up a journaling habit yet, now's the time. Not only can this help you work through what might be distracting you from processing past events, but work through communication issues that still might be lingering since Mercury is in retrograde until February 3.

Virgos need to focus on self-care for the body and mind this new moon

For down-to-earth Virgos, Aquarius season combined with Mercury being in retrograde since January 14 has been especially hard. Your time and energy has been focused on wrapping up problems from the past, helping you clear the way for new opportunities.

While you're packing your schedule with as much as you can, it's important to remember to safeguard time for wellness and self-care. With so much time and energy being spent on crossing things off your to-do list, it's easy to downplay how important taking care of yourself actually is.

We know you're a superhuman, Virgo — but in order to keep being one, you need to nourish your body and your mind. This could be as simple as taking a yoga class or meal-prep for the upcoming work week. Putting your wellbeing first can feel like an indulgence, but no one can pour from an empty cup. New habits can take an average of 66 days according to Healthline, so why not make February 1 the first day of your wellness habit.