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New Moon in Virgo ~ September 18, 2009

Virgo by Azurylipfe at azurylipfe.deviantart.comNew Moons signify rebirth, beginnings, a clean slate, the start of a new cycle. This new moon highlights Virgo qualities (communicative, practical, analytical, adaptable) and 6th house themes (physical health, work, routines, service to others).

Virgo is natively ruled by Mercury, who is currently in retrograde motion and will have re-entered Virgo the day before on September 17. In Virgo, the Moon needs to mentally process emotional drives, is discriminating, seeks comfort in routine, and needs to be of use, to be of service, to make a difference.

The Virgo-New Moon (heart & soul) blends energies with Saturn (structure/restrictive) & Mercury-rx (thought), seeks balance with Uranus (progressive/expansive), and is fatefully aligned with Neptune (dreams). We are encouraged to recognize (Mercury) and fully accept our realities regardless of how they might limit us (Saturn), be excited to take more calculated risks (opposition to Uranus), as we keep our ideals/dreams (Neptune) very close to our heart & soul (Moon & Sun). The New Moon's energy is further strengthened by Pluto (power) currently at Aries Point in Capricorn (ambition/discipline).

This new moon occurs at 26 degrees of Virgo. Those born within 3 days of September 18 or March 16; or have planets/house angles around 26 degrees of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces may feel the effects of this new moon stronger than most.

For me, this New Moon falls right, smack on my Virgo-AC (self/potential) seeking balance my DC (partnerships), is also conjunct my Pluto (empowerment), and squares my Mercury (the mind), MC (the future), and IC (the past). Transiting Saturn and Mercury-rx also join the conjunction party over my Ascendant and make the same alignments that the New Moon makes with my natal planets and house angles. Crrraaazzzy!! During this New Moon phase, I've got a lot to think about, decide upon, and "own" these decisions (Pluto) regarding my personal goals (AC) and the recent collaborative (DC) creative projects I'm venturing on; and how those projects and other ideas floating in my head (Mercury) fit in the bigger picture of where I'm going (MC) without being held back by where I've been (IC) and/or what's familiar/established (Saturn). I hope my head doesn't explode :O

How will this new moon influence your life? Look to the natal house/s this new moon will occupy in your birth chart. Match the sign and degree to the sign on the house cusp/s. Use the list below to identify the Virgo zodiac sign then click here to read about the New Moon in Houses.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and Rising signs below then click here for an explanation of New Moon illuminating those houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries-Rising ~ 6th house
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 5th house
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 4th house
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 3rd house
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 2nd house
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 1st house
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 12th houses
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 11th house
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 10th house
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 9th house
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 8th house
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 7th house

Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart by clicking here for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required. Or request a quote for a personalized reading. (both links open a new window)

For those doing the new moon wishes ritual, the moon will be new on September 18, 2009 at 2:44 p.m. (Eastern) and will be void of course at 7:56 p.m. (Eastern). Click here for Jan Spiller's article, briefly explaining new moon wishes. (opens a new window)

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Illustration by Virgo by Azurylipfe.

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