If you’re one of those folks who’s been whiplashed by recent lunar events, the New Moon at 27 degrees Virgo on September 19th-20th (September 20th at 0:30 AM CST, to be exact) is an opportunity to wipe the slate clean, figuratively and literally. Nothing Virgo loves more than bringing order out of chaos!
This New Moon, like the previous Full Moon in Pisces, is the first New Moon to follow the New Moon Total Solar Eclipse aka The Great American Eclipse of August 21st. As such, it’s time to take stock of what’s happened since then and put the information to good use (Virgo).
Being of use is central to this Virgo New Moon, as it’s also notable for being part of a large Virgo stellium: in addition to the Sun and Moon, we’ll also have Mercury, Venus and Mars in Virgo! It reminds me of the old saying “idle hands are the Devil’s playthings”. The Virgo stellium is a big reminder of the areas in life that we need to be working our butts off!
You could work hard and long at restoring your vitality (Sun), or your emotional life (Moon). You could sharpen up your mind with new information or put your mind to new use (Mercury). Maybe your love life and aesthetics need refining (Venus). Or, you need to be more precise, tactical and cool in how you handle challenge and conflict (Mars).
The ways in which we can be of better service to ourselves and to others is shown by the late degree of the New Moon and its aspects to other bodies. Currently, more celestial bodies than not are between 21-27 degrees of their respective signs; Jupiter enters Scorpio October 10th, Saturn enters Capricorn December 19th, and Uranus and Chiron change signs in the first half of 2018. Rapid multilayered profound changes happening in succession, a domino effect. The late degrees of every zodiac sign is concerned with leaving no task unfinished, and the New Moon at 27 degrees Virgo is pushing to wrap up the many details of the year we’ve had so as to prepare us for the times ahead.
Virgo is an earth sign, and as such the late degrees of Virgo show deterioration or endings on the practical, material level. The New Moon is separating from a square to Saturn at 21 degrees Sagittarius, showing that much of the material breakdowns in need of repair or discarding will not be new, but rather things already in the process of breaking down.
The New Moon also separates from a tighter opposition to Chiron retrograde at 26 degrees Pisces, and here we’re licking old physical and emotional wounds yet achieving a healthier perspective on them. Not a light or happy influence, but positively therapeutic. Think of it as an injection you’d rather fight but know contains the cure.
The more troublesome aspect is an exact quincunx (or inconjunct) to Uranus retrograde at 27 degrees Aries. This is an aspect associated with headaches, and for sure those who are prone to migraines or tension headaches should keep their pain relievers near. In general, the “headaches” might be broader pains in the ass of a wildly unexpected nature (Uranus). Virgo likes precise planning, Uranus in Aries likes to topple apple carts…
All in all, the material world is calling for attention and the material endings represent room for new material/tangible starts. This is not the most dramatic New Moon or a New Moon for major life changes or a New Moon to set abstract intentions on; use it to clean your act up!
The area of your natal chart that the Virgo New Moon and stellium falls will tell you where to clean your act up – read here for easy instructions.