On September 6, 8:51 PM ET, the Moon and the Sun meet at 14°37’ of the sign of Virgo and a new lunar cycle begins. The New Moon is a moment to plant seeds and set intentions for the future: it represents the start of a new chapter of our lives, the dawn of a new journey.
On New Moons, the Moon is placed between the Sun and the Earth: the Sun illuminates the side of the Moon that we are not able to see from here and, from our perspective, the Moon isn’t visible. From now on, she reflects more and more sunlight each night: while the Moon grows, we are encouraged to take action on the intentions we set and move forward, establishing the necessary adjustments as we go.
The New Moon in Virgo is a wonderful time of the year to introduce new daily habits and lifestyle changes that have the power to improve our health and wellbeing.
To celebrate the arrival of this New Moon in Virgo, on September 6 at 9:45 PM ET, we are hosting Global Live New Moon in Cancer Meditation on our YouTube channel. We invite you to join us, and invite others to meditate together with us. Tap here to find our scheduled live meditation.
On September 7 at 11AM EST Nina & Lukas will be hosting Live New Moon in Virgo Energy Update on our YouTube channel. Tap here to find our scheduled energy update livestream.
Virgo: Separating the Weeds from the Wheat
Virgo is a Yin, Mutable, Earth archetype. It is ruled by Mercury, the Messenger of the Gods, patron of merchants and travelers, also ruling Gemini. Through Gemini, a Yang Air sign, we witness an externalization of mercurial functions through communication, search of information, and interaction with the immediate environment. Through Virgo instead, the functions of Mercury are internalized, and the focus is the improvement of critical thinking, the refinement of our capacity of discernment, and the deepening of our self-analysis.
In the Northern Hemisphere, Virgo season corresponds to harvest season: it is the archetype associated with the act of separating the weeds from the wheat, symbolizing the ability to discern what is useful and what isn’t. In the human body, Virgo correlates with the intestines and the process of digestion. Again, this is connected with our capacity to choose what to take in and what not, to absorb what is nourishing and purify our system from what isn’t.
New Moon in Virgo: Multidimensional Wellness & Holistic Harmony
Through Virgo, we get to understand the link between our physical health, our mental health, our emotional health, and our spiritual health. We learn that wellness is multidimensional, that everything is interconnected, that the energetics always manifest on different levels. This New Moon inspires us to observe and analyze things like how what we eat affects our mood, how our thoughts affect our body, how our emotional states affect our capacity to deal with our daily obligations effectively, and vice versa.
Being an Earth archetype, Virgo has to do with tangibility, practicality, and matter: this sign always strives for more effective use of time, energy, and resources. This New Moon encourages us to explore a variety of practical applications of the knowledge, skills, and competencies we possess, to improve and optimize our experience of daily life, our health, and our overall well-being. We do so through implementing small and consistent actions that reflect our devotion to our self-development journey.
Mercury trine Saturn: Down to Earth and Open-Minded Mentality
Mercury is the ruler of the New Moon in Virgo. Mercury is now in Libra: this highlights the role of cultivating relationships that enrich us and speed up our learning process. During the upcoming weeks, other people may inspire us to reflect upon how we speak, think, and perceive reality, maybe by challenging our beliefs and our worldview. Mercury is stationing retrograde in Libra at the end of the month, highlighting the need to question our habitual way of communicating, relating, and exchanging perspectives with others.
Mercury is currently forming an Air trine to retrograde Saturn in Aquarius, an aspect promoting a restructuring of our ideas, a redefinition of our perception of reality, and a reorganization of our plans and strategies for the future. Mercury trine Saturn facilitates concentration and focus: their alignment supports our intellectual efforts and helps us align with a down-to-earth and open-minded attitude.
New Moon opposite Neptune & trine Uranus
The New Moon in Virgo is forming an opposition to retrograde Neptune in Pisces and a trine to retrograde Uranus in Taurus. Both aspects are likely to promote a surge in our creativity that is likely to be enhanced by non-linear modalities of self-expression. These alignments invite us to tap into our intuition and right brain, and flow with the energy available without worrying about how it looks or what others may think, but rather focusing on how it feels and trusting our sensations.
Sun and Moon opposite Neptune correspond to a sense of dissolution of an old identity or sense of purpose and may reflect difficulties understanding what emotions are ours and which ones we have picked up from others. The influence of Neptune opens us up more deeply to the stream of energetic and emotional information coming from the collective: we may reflect upon what to do with it, and how much we should allow ourselves to be changed or affected by it.
Meanwhile, the Sun and the Moon trine Uranus encourage out-of-the-box thinking and support our capacity to detach from any fears around what other people may think, say, or judge us for. Uranus’ influence may reflect a desire for radical changes: during the rest of the upcoming month, we may have unexpected chances to try something unusual, original, and eccentric. Uranus is now in Taurus, another Earth sign, which makes it easier for us to manifest something tangible and long-lasting out of the opportunities we get around this time.
To help you harness this energy New Moon in Virgo brings we have created New Moon in Virgo printable channeled “Holistic Harmony” journal and guided meditation audio. We invite you to use these New Moon in Virgo Ritual tools: journal and meditate together with Moon Omens Soul Family. Tap here to learn more and gain access to ritual tools.
Mars opposite Neptune & trine Pluto
Mars, the planet of instinct, action, and desire, is also separating from an opposition to retrograde Neptune, which was exact on September 2 and is still active. This aspect can correspond to lethargy, lack of physical energy, low vitality, and confusion around what we truly want and the direction we want to take. We may feel that every time we begin doing something or commit to moving towards a certain goal, we meet opposing forces that dissolve our will and our strength, weakening our capacity to take action. The Mars-Neptune opposition invites us to make sure that our actions are aligned with our intentions and our ideals.
At the same time, Mars in Virgo is forming a harmonic Earth trine to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. Their alignment supports our willpower, our drive, and our capacity to remain motivated, helping us counterbalance the influence of Neptune, which can be perceived as confusing and demotivating. Commitment rooted in devotion to the path we are walking enhances our ability to do what it takes to get closer to our dreams.
Venus square Pluto and trine Jupiter
Venus is traveling through her home sign of Libra: the Goddess of Love and Beauty squares retrograde Pluto in Capricorn and trines retrograde Jupiter in Aquarius.
Venus square Pluto increases our desire for depth, passion, and intensity. Issues around commitment, reciprocity, control, and trust may emerge, and many of us could experience a turning point in our closest bonds. Our fear of losing ourselves in other people, our need for intimacy, and our simultaneous dread of it may lead us to engage in push-pull dynamics, power struggles, and confrontations. Navigating this alignment intentionally has the potential to promote deep transformation and evolution through our connections with others.
Venus’ simultaneous trine to Jupiter in Aquarius may result in a spontaneous reevaluation of our beliefs around relationships, and it may inspire us to reflect on our values and our non-negotiables. This alignment may correspond to a tendency to gravitate towards overindulgence and a temptation to cultivate superficial connections rather than facing the discomfort that comes with real intimacy and closeness. Nonetheless, Venus trine Jupiter also reflects chances for lucky encounters and can help us develop a detached and objective perspective of any issues that come up.
New Moon in Virgo: Holistic Harmony
During the rest of the lunar cycle, we will be more sensitive to what is going on around us. We will more easily perceive other people’s feelings and the collective frequency, even if logically we may have hard times exactly pointing out what is happening. We may experience unusual physical sensations, feelings, or emotions that don’t seem to have a precise cause.
Many of us will feel drawn to help others who are suffering and put ourselves at the service of those in need. This may lead us to reevaluate our boundaries and make the decision to be more discerning when choosing whether to help or not. For example, we may realize that, in certain situations, going out of our way to support others has a detrimental effect on our health or that doing too much for someone isn’t actually serving their growth.
On this New Moon, we have a chance to look at ourselves and our reality with new eyes. We have an opportunity to gain a better understanding of our inner functioning and to commit to implementing small but consistent lifestyle adjustments that promote holistic harmony, self-knowledge, and reflect our devotion to the path we have chosen.
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