New Moon in Virgo, September 17, 2020

We can feel the tides beginning to turn on this New Moon at 25° 01′ Virgo on 17 September 2020, 04:00 AM PDT. What a difference it makes to have two more planets in air and fire. Nonetheless, the Virgo Sun and Moon are doing their best, supported by a trine to Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, to keep our lives focused on the importance of the small details in our daily lives.

It is the personal planets, Mercury, Venus and Mars, who are all now in fire and air signs. Mercury is in Libra, Venus in Leo and Mars in Aries. This puts their messages at odds with the rest of the planets in earth and water. The differences in opinion are highlighted on this New Moon in Virgo.

Mercury in Libra wants to emphasize the need to be fair-minded and open to opinions from all sides. A square to Jupiter in Capricorn finds Mercury challenging belief systems held by the powers that be. What we need more of is respectful listening. We don’t have to agree with what is being said but we do need all parties to temporarily suspend judgment and listen carefully. Libra is a big fan of hearing both sides (or more) of the story. Though getting the true facts may be a problem because Mercury in Libra is also inconjunct Neptune in Pisces which contributes confusion and misunderstandings. We’ll need to persevere!

Another challenge has to do with the waning square between Venus in flamboyant Leo and unpredictable Uranus in Taurus. While this square can add spice to a love affair, it can also create big problems with financial matters. Impulse spending and deciding to make a large investment on the spur of the moment usually don’t end well.

We’re right in the thick of things when it comes to Mars in Aries squaring Saturn in Capricorn. The first square was exact on August 24 and the final square happens on September 29. Mars is now retrograde and we’re probably beginning to experience the results of rash choices made during late August. No need to keep bashing our heads against the proverbial wall. What may serve us better is stepping back and reevaluating our position. Saturn responds to careful planning based on solid accurate data . . . he pays no attention whatsoever to temper tantrums or threats. Just saying.

One of the true blessings in the sky now is the ongoing sextile between Jupiter in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces. Jupiter is now direct, improving the effectiveness of this sextile. Look for solutions that combine practicality with compassion to take advantage of this positive influence.

Best be prepared for previously hidden information to surface on this New Moon in Virgo, thanks to Pluto aspecting the luminaries. There is no doubt it will be very useful information but we will need to choose to utilize it of our own free will. We can use this New Moon to contemplate where we want to go from here. And whatever we decide, please remember to continue practicing kindness, patience and tolerance towards others as well as ourselves.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: Frozen Road to Nowhere, Crescent Moon © Aaron J Groen