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New Moon in Virgo
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Barefoot and bountiful, Luna joins Sol in a grand scheme to swap mutable biomes in earthy Virgo. The first syzygy since Venus turned direct on September 3, the writing is now deeply engraved on cavernous walls, ancient carvings imbued with meaning. We’ve learned a thing or two about our great circles of connectivity. We’ve plumbed the depths of authentic expression and played in the cauldron of fierce feminine fire. Ready to move forward, Luna of the Harvest offers her keen aptitude to reap what has been sown.
As Lady Luck would have it, Mercury, the ruler of this New Moon, is ready and able to focus laser beam attention on the matters afoot. Perched on his straw throne, equipped with magnifying glasses, he’s on-site to decode a working plan based on what we’ve unearthed in the time of retrograde planets. There is sparkle in the midst, practical musings embedded in factual knowing. We can feel a veil lifting as the Winged Messenger is poised to move forward twelve hours after the New Moon perfects on September 14, 6:38 pm PT (your time).
Clarity and strategy call to us as we plant fresh seeds in composted soil. Layer upon layer of mingled hot scraps and discarded refuse are the fertile ground for the changes ahead. Not only is the equinox upon us, but this New Moon is also the penultimate syzygy before eclipse season begins, starting with an Annular Solar Eclipse on October 14 in Libra.
How will you anchor the most important things you’ve learned since the solstice? Consider a small ceremony. Name each insight, planting symbolic or literal seeds as you make vows. Consider how you will nurture your commitments.
Thick with possibility, Leaping Luna feels the tension of the opposites, the place where creativity thrusts itself into existence. The dream and the reality rest in the polarity of water and earth. Neptune in Pisces, with a splash of Saturnian coldness, urges big visions informed by limitations. This is where the magic happens. Finely tended soil promises the next big harvest.
Luna waves her mercurial wand to meet boundless creative moments by reading the omens, grounding in the senses, scrutinizing the micro to macro planes, and adapting as needed. Supported by a grand trine in earth signs, we can access the resources to co-create grand plans when we focus our energy concretely.
I was the first man to climb the world's 14 tallest peaks without supplementary oxygen, but I never asked how high I would go, just how I would do it. – Reinhold Messner, mountaineer. (Sun, Moon, Mercury in Virgo)
Feeling the earth move under her feet, Luna activates Jupiter and Uranus trines. Earth to earth, these life-affirming aspects support actions that resource material needs, shake loose old narratives about what we need to thrive, and offer surprising new routes to mastery. If you build it, they will come. Mentors and allies, visible and invisible, lay in the fields of plenty, ready to support.
There can be as much value in the blink of an eye as in months of rational analysis. ― Malcolm Gladwell (Virgo stellium, Moon in Pisces)
Venus, the triplicity lord of the New Moon by day, continues to tease our heart’s desires. These are the final two weeks of Venus in Leo. At the time of the New Moon, the Goddess of Love will activate chapter three of her love affair with Jupiter in Taurus, a passion story that began on June 11.
Seeding new intentions with these benefics in mind invokes the blessings of relationship, coherence, and hope. There’s a rightness in how the story of these cosmic omens has unfolded. Now, we can anchor the beauty and awe of trust without needing to exaggerate or “act as if.”
Likewise, Venus square Uranus, a lightning rod of the unexpected, began on July 1 and culminates at the end of September. Uranus promises surprises that excite or incite. Rich humus that births that which we could have never imagined.
As you solidify the passions that make life a grand adventure in love, do the good work of Virgo scrutiny. As the saying goes, “Be careful what you ask for; you just may get it.”
With Mercury stationing direct after the New Moon, it’s okay to take things slowly. Hold close to the changes you seek to make, but don’t force things. As Luna reflects more and more of the Sun’s light and Mercury picks up speed, preparations for instigating new life cycles will make more and more sense. Learn from the mutable sensibility that Virgo provides. Once eclipse season begins, the omens will beg to differ from the best-laid plans.
Sign up for AO’s third Astro Salon! This Salon will be an open forum to chat about whatever is on your Astro Mind. October 5, 11 am – 12:15 pm PT. Limited to 12 people.