New Moon in Virgo, September 6, 2021

The desire to make some changes in our lives is strong on the New Moon at 14° 38′ Virgo on 6 September 2021, 05:52 PM PDT. An exact trine to unpredictable Uranus in Taurus is the reason why. These can be anything from a minor change to our daily routines increasing efficiency to deciding to move across country for a new job. Earth signs dominate the New Moon chart which increases the likelihood our choices will affect us not just in theory but in tangible ways.

Where dissonance creeps in on this New Moon is through the differences in opinion between the planets in air and those in earth. Mercury, Virgo’s ruler, is in Libra and has an important part in this. It is still trine Saturn in Aquarius, a really excellent influence for seeing things clearly and dispassionately. Nonetheless, our brilliant ideas will likely to considered too idealistic by the earth contingent. Success can come from consciously including the basic practicalities in our decision making process. Libra wants an equitable solution and Aquarius seeks to ensure humanity as a whole benefits. The earth signs are concerned with making sure logistics and costs are covered.

It is Venus in Libra who in under the most pressure. To be sure, Venus enjoys the support of Jupiter in Aquarius via a trine but she is being squared by heavy weight Pluto in Capricorn with an irritating semi-sextile to picky Mars in Virgo thrown in for good measure. We may find ourselves questioning what we value. Venus in Libra might seem a bit frivolous but she knows how important it is to see the beauties in life as well as the sorrows. It might feel like an extravagance (Jupiter is Aquarius) to visit an art museum or enjoy a theater production, and for many it probably is. However, we can all take time to appreciate a beautiful sunset or flowers blooming in a nearby park. Sometimes it is a matter of shifting one’s perspective to focus on finding the small beauties in our daily lives, something Mars in Virgo ought to understand.

It would be a bad idea to put ourselves deeper in debt (Pluto in Capricorn) in order to finance our need for beautiful objects, in part because being in debt can leave us at the mercy of our creditors (Pluto in Capricorn at work again). This can apply to borrowing from loved ones, not a good plan for many reasons including feeling like that gives them more control than is comfortable.

Going back to Mars in Virgo who is trine Pluto in Capricorn and inconjunct Jupiter in Aquarius as well as making a waning opposition to Neptune in Pisces, we might benefit from taking a long look at our actions too. In general any task that requires a methodical, detail oriented approach will benefit greatly from the Mars-Pluto trine. Mars in Virgo excels at detail work but can suffer from an excess of nervous energy which can interrupt the work flow. Being trine Pluto in Capricorn helps this Mars by increasing its patience and tenacity. Thankfully Neptune’s influence is rapidly fading and Pluto can prevent Mars from being distracted by Jupiter in Aquarius’s promises of fun. We can do this!

We need to remember to be kind and generous with ourselves and allow time to decide how best to utilize the momentum of this New Moon in Virgo. Usually the New Moon itself is a quiet time, perfect for contemplation. The pressure from Uranus in Taurus on the luminaries may leave us feeling the need to hurry, not a good idea because that can lead to accidents and missteps which are also side effects of Uranus . Another even better reason to take our time and proceed in a careful, methodical manner is Mercury in Libra will be going retrograde on September 26 and that means having to review what is happening now. Libra has a reputation of being indecisive when in reality, Libra is simply making sure all the relevant information is made available and taken into consideration before making a decision. In other words, summon the energy to practice patience for now as well as being kind and tolerant. Peace and love to all.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: “Hello Moon” by Sherri Conley