New Moon in Virgo, August 30, 2019

If you enjoy being surrounded by earth signs, this New Moon at 06° 47′ Virgo on 30 August 2019, 03:45 AM PDT, will give you plenty of warm fuzzy feelings. There are eight planets in earth signs: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars in Virgo plus Saturn in Capricorn, Uranus in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn! Jupiter in Sagittarius is the lone fire sign while Neptune in Pisces represents water. There are no planets in air. All this makes for an excellent time to learn more about Virgo, an often underappreciated earth sign.

Opening the door to seeing unique ways to make our daily lives run more smoothly is Uranus in Taurus trine the Virgo Sun, Moon, Mercury and Mars. Virgo excels at managing the small, critical details that can be easily overlooked. It is easy to become bored with our routines and shaking those up in a positive way can help improve the quality of our lives.

Venus in Virgo is making a waxing trine to Saturn in Capricorn, excellent for reviewing financial matters as well as strengthening partnerships in practical ways. It is making small adjustments to our investments that will ensure future financial stability. And showing appreciation for our significant other every day can say “I love you” more than the occasional extravagant romantic gesture. Heartfelt hugs mean more than expensive jewelry.

The most troublesome aspect is the waxing square between Jupiter in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces. It has, and continues, to contribute to unrealistic expectations, both too high and too low. Finding middle ground has been very challenging and the lack of air in the current sky is not helping. Many people are having a hard time being sufficiently objective when it comes to decision making. Please make every effort to be open-minded and clear headed for the foreseeable future. Once Jupiter joins Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn in December, sobriety will be begin to settle in and the consequences from making poor choices may be brutal . . . just saying.

Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn are both widely sextile to Neptune in Pisces, combining pragmatic thinking with compassion. However these are subtle influences and may be overshadowed by sideshow that is the Jupiter-Neptune square.

Let’s enjoy all the lovely Virgo energy on this New Moon. Most of us need some help tuning up our daily routines as we work towards the goal of become healthier, well-rounded individuals. We can make those changes one small step at time with easily attainable goals, and we need to remember to reward ourselves each time we reach a goal. Healthy habits formed now will greatly benefit us as we move forward. Be kind, practice patience and choose to be surrounded with good people.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: Night Flight © Marcia Snedecor