There's a new moon in Virgo headed our way on September 15th, and it’s one of the most auspicious we’ve seen in a while. In addition to its positive aspects, resourceful Mercury (Virgo’s ruling planet, and celestial ruler of this lunation) will station direct the following day, giving an extra boost to this cosmic kickstart.
What are you hoping to manifest under this productive new moon? Are you ready to commit to a new plan of action? A mutable earth sign, practical and problem-solving, Virgo is devoted to the process. However, before we discuss the astrology of the new moon, let’s take a closer look at the spirituality and symbolism of this lunar phase.
Mystical and remarkably fertile, the new moon occurs every 28 days or so when the sun joins forces with the moon via the exact same degree of a zodiac sign. This not only marks the beginning of a brand-new lunar cycle, but also a clean slate for you to start again.
Remember, the moon is a representation of your inner world and emotional landscape, so this new beginning will likely come into fruition within your personal life. Also, don’t be discouraged by its lack of visibility. The new moon reminds us of the potency that lies in the dark. Similar to when you go inward, or take a step back to work on something behind the scenes, the seeds of intention you commit to at this time could manifest within the next six months.
The moon will renew itself on September 14 at 9:40 p.m. ET, and via 21 degrees of methodical Virgo. That being said, it’s always a good idea to check which astrological house belongs to this exact degree and zodiac sign in your birth chart. After all, this is the energy focal point for the new moon, and the area of life where the cosmos is encouraging you to start anew.
In the meantime, be sure to reflect on Virgoan themes: devotions, health, productivity, purification, mindfulness, daily rituals, work routines. Is there something you’re looking to analyze, improve or produce? The essence of this mutable earth sign is here to teach us how to be effective, and make progress in our lives.
Astrologically, there are a number of supportive energies to consider, starting with intellectual Mercury (the ruler of this lunation) stationing direct the next day, as this is incredibly timely with the new-moon momentum. Moreover, this lunation will form a harmonious trine to change-maker Uranus (retrograde) which, in turn, adds a layer of surprise and forward movement. This could be anything from a shocking epiphany to a series of unexpected possibilities that are suddenly brought to your attention. If the energy has felt stagnant or underwhelming, this is just the cosmic pick-me-up you need to get the ball rolling. A series of breakthroughs are on the horizon, but keeping an open mind is key.
Although a new moon in Virgo brings forth the opportunity for improvement, productivity and grounding, this lunation’s connection to rebellious Uranus takes it a step further, as it is here to shake up the mundane so you can consider an alternative route. Expect the unexpected, because anything is possible.