New Moon in Virgo 17 September 2020 – effortless perfection


September’s New Moon falls at 25°00′ of the sign of Virgo, on 17 September 2020 at 9:00 pm in Sydney (please see chart below).

In other parts of the world, it falls at 4:00 am in Los Angeles, 7:00 am in New York, and at 12:00 pm in London. 

New Moons are a time when the Sun and the Moon come together (make a conjunction), and are a time to set an intention for the new emotional cycle ahead.

This New Moon in diligent Virgo is a positive one since it makes an easy, flowing, harmonious trine to wisdom-seeking Jupiter, transformational Pluto and taskmaster Saturn – all in Capricorn. Since this is an Earth trine, it is a good time to plant a seed around practical, grounded, constructive methods of doing things, and building and manifesting your desires in the material world.

The sign of Virgo

From August 23 until September 22, 2020 the Sun occupies the sign of Virgo, the Virgin or Maiden. Virgo has a Mutable quality or mode. The Mutable modality signifies the end of the seasons, when the weather is more in flux. Mutable energy represents flexibility, adaptability, versatility and changeability. Virgo is one of the signs which is also associated with the Earth element concerning stability, organisation and predictability.

Some keywords for Virgo include: analytical, discriminating, orderly, effective, sorting the “wheat from the chaff,” assimilating, and developing the skills and techniques of our craft. Virgo is also concerned with daily work, health and nutrition. Virgoans however may be too fussy and perfectionistic and overly concerned with details – or too picky when dotting the ‘i’s and crossing the ‘t’s.

Planetary rulership – Mercury

Virgo is ruled by Mercury, the planet which rules the rational mind and mental function. Mercury is associated with communication, speech, language, writing, connecting with others, intelligence and the efficient use of information in its exchange and application.

In the body, Virgo rules the intestines and Mercury rules the mind and nervous system. Therefore for Virgoans, there can be a tendency for digestive upsets from nervous causes, producing acidity and other digestive issues.

Mercury in Libra is exactly square Jupiter in Capricorn at this New Moon, so think BIG and make ‘no-limit’ plans for the future. Mercury is also making an inconjunct (150°) angle to Neptune in Pisces; which is also opposing the New Moon. Use your creative imagination to visualise your future.

Neptune in Pisces (opposite Virgo)

Neptune, planet of illusion, delusion, imagination and spirituality is currently transiting Virgo’s opposite sign, Pisces, its home sign (in Dignity) thereby strengthening its position. From 2011 until 2026 people with personal planets especially in Virgo will feel the effects of this transit as Neptune moves within a 5° orb of their natal planets. You may feel more idealistic than usual, be deceived by others, or experience self-deception. You may also feel either confused or inspired, with the lines of precision and orderliness blurring at times, experiencing impracticality. This is a good time to surrender to a higher reality, learn to meditate, and to tap into your intuition – have faith and trust it. Your body may become more sensitive too, so be more careful with any drugs. If Neptune opposes your Sun, your ego and identity is being dissolved, and you may become more sensitive to the development of, and surrendering to, your spiritual purpose.

Venus square Uranus

Venus in Leo is square Uranus in Taurus at this New Moon, where some of us might suddenly like to have more independence, space and freedom in a relationship.

Mars Retrograde

The fly in the ointment for this month (and next) is Retrograde Mars in Aries, where the assertion and drive of our individual ‘warrior’ selves tensely squares off with Saturn in Capricorn, where the red planet meets the repression of the long arm of the law, including the government power of lockdowns. This will continue until 13/14 November when Mars turns direct at 15°14′ of Aries.

The people most affected by this New Moon are those with planets or important angles at 25° or up to 3° either side (22°-28°).  

Where does this New Moon fall in your chart:

1st house: A new self-image and being more discerning when reaching out into the world. Increase in focussed self-expression.

2nd house: Managing physical resources by spending money on things that create order and organisation. Learning about our innate skills and talents, and what is of value to us.

3rd house: Expressing our ideas, being more critical in the way we think, being clear and efficient in our communication patterns. Taking a short course, changes in neighbourhood and more short trips due to health commitments, possibly with children or siblings.

4th house: Home – helpful new ideas and thoughts regarding the home environment, renovations, family interactions, creating a more efficient and organised space.

5th house: Learning a helpful new hobby, or you could be involved with children, or taking courses in health and healing. A new romance could eventuate.

6th house: More efficient organisation in day-to-day work and routines. Practical service work may feature. Health issues – could be related to the digestive area, intestines or bowels.

7th house: More analysis and discernment in one-to-one relationships. If single, the possibility of a new relationship with an analytical or orderly person or someone with discerning qualities.

8th house: Connecting in relation to emotional intimacy. New issues may also arise around the areas of death, inheritances, wills, taxes, and legal issues with joint property or other shared resources.

9th house: Making detailed plans to travel or move overseas for higher learning purposes (university, religion, philosophies).

10th house: Efficiently networking for a new career and social position, new career move, improved public standing, planning your vocation.

11th house: New networks, new connections as part of a group or community. More helpfulness in your friendships and within your social circle.

12th house: Commune and connect with your inner self. Start an ordered meditation routine, study tarot or the metaphysical realm.

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