The New Moon in Virgo on 9/1 is an intense and complex one. A New Moon is a conjunction of the Sun and Moon. It is a time of new beginnings, a good time for intention work. Virgo is an Earth sign, Mutable Earth, in fact. The Mutable signs are the most flexible, and the team players of the zodiac. Given the number of aspects this New Moon makes on the 1st, that’s a good thing.
Virgo is a sign of analysis, with its ruling planet, Mercury, ruling the mind and communication. Mercury turns retrograde on 8/30, causing us to need to review communications, plans, and contracts carefully. The Sun and Moon will be conjunct at 9 degrees of Virgo. They will be in opposition to Neptune, the planet of fantasy, dreams, and illusion, which is at 10 degrees of Pisces. This aspect inclines us to see what we want to see, or to want to mood alter in some way. At the same time, Saturn, the planet of patience, caution, wisdom, and sometimes fear, is at 10 degrees of Sagittarius, forming a square aspect to both the New Moon and Neptune. The usual way this plays out is that our imagination ( Neptune ) conjures up things to be worried about, or afraid of.( Saturn). Don’t give in to that energy. It only lasts for a day or so. Rather than engaging the mind in the negative energy of worry, go up in consciousness to the higher vibration of these planets. Dream what you want to create for yourself, rather than what you don’t. Use the discipline of Saturn to focus on what you want.
The New Moon will trine Pluto in Capricorn in the afternoon. This is amazing. Pluto rules the Void, the Will, and Alchemy. This aspect strengthens our connection to our personal magic. It opens the door to limitless opportunities. It invites us to go within, and to not be distracted by the mind, and all of its nonsense.
There is a lot of momentum to this New Moon. A lot of power, and a lot of options about how we want to use it. We can escape into fantasy, be blocked by fear, distracted by mind, OR, most importantly, gain dominion over mind, and embrace magic. I know which one I choose. Have a blessed New Moon. Judith