the meaning of the New Moon in Virgo | September 6th, 2021 - beneficial change, powerful new beginnings, healing past life traumas, letting go of anger, moving toward that open door


On September 6, 2021 at 8:52PM EDT the Virgo Moon meets the Virgo Sun at 14 degrees giving us this month's New Moon; our annual New Moon in Virgo.

The New Moon is a time when the skies are dark. It is the time of beginning. The seed goes into the ground. The sperm goes into the egg. The nail meets the wood. The thought meets the paper. You get the idea. Virgo encourages us to prioritize our health, to value quality over quantity, to be of service to others (not at our own expense though and especially not at the expense of our health), to care for our pets, to take care of the day to day things that make our life our life. It also rules co-workers, employees, our daily activities and our work.

Virgo is the first sign that thinks about 'other people'. We spend the first five signs of the zodiac focused on ourselves - forming an identity, expressing who we are, yada yada. And then in just ONE SIGN we transition toward relating to other people. That's why it feels like such a pressure cooker! We move from "how can I be special?" (Leo) to "how can I be useful?". 


That's a pretty hard right turn!  


Let's unpack the chart.


The Moon meets the Sun at 14 degrees Virgo. They are both EXACTLY trining a retrograde Uranus (this is within a minute/very tight). They are also in a wide trine to a retrograde Pluto and forming a Grand Earth Trine with the Sun/Moon at the focal point. The Moon/Sun are biquintile Saturn. The ruler of this Moon (ruler of Virgo) is Mercury. Mercury @10 degrees Libra is trining Saturn and the South Node/Black Moon Lilith, so unwinding the Grand Air Trine we talked about last week. Mars is trining Pluto EXACT. Venus is trining Jupiter. Black Moon Lilith is conjunct the South Node and opposing the North Node EXACT. The Moon/Sun are inconjunct Chiron. Mars is inconjunct Jupiter. This is a BUSY New Moon, so expect to have a lot going on over the next month.


The biggest aspect is that smooth trine to a retrograde Uranus - planet of genius, rebellion, our higher mind, change, chaos, trauma, the FUTURE. 


Here is a SURPRISE (although not totally surprising with Uranus retrograde, we have kind of been here before). Trines are smooth flows of energy, so this isn't about chaos (like some Uranian contacts), but it is about CHANGE. Virgo likes a nice, solid plan, but Uranus here introduces a shot of something else, something INNOVATING. It's a couple small steps in a new direction or a big step broken down into small manageable pieces. These are earth signs, so this is practical change/solutions. It makes sense/cents. The key is to do something DIFFERENT or DIFFERENTLY. This isn't something we have to push for/force - we will have to take action, yes, but things should fall into place here. 


There is a wide trine to powerful Pluto and conjunction to Mars while Mars and Pluto's trine to each other (more smooth movement in earth) is EXACT. This aspect makes me think of going into the garden after the harvest and cutting down the old/dead growth. Bad habits - collectively we are talking about health, work, day-to-day - can be nipped in the bud. We can go deeper/pull things out at the root. Secrets can come out (to our benefit). Remember this is happening in earth signs, so this is about stuff we can touch/real solid things that can fall into place.

Mercury, ruler of this lunation is sitting pretty in airy Libra - gracious, social, balanced. He/she is trining Saturn and forming a Grand Air Trine with Saturn and the South Node/Black Moon Lilith. More good news. And since this is Mercury we are talking about, good news can mean actual GOOD NEWS. The trine to Saturn (retrograde in Aquarius, so again, somehow not something totally brand new) speaks of our commitments/responsibilities. Things built over time. Serious/polite conversations. Collaboration/cooperation. 

Black Moon Lilith sitting with the South Node and trining Saturn - here is past life/familial connections with controversies, taboos, sexuality, psychological stress/abandonment, forbidden fruit, dark sides triggered, old anger - COMING UP TO BE RELEASED through that South Node contact and trine to Saturn retrograde. The Moon/Sun are also opposing asteroid Nessus - a centaur asteroid that speaks of the damage/danger of trusting untrustworthy people with important matters, revenge/vengeance, third party situations coming back around, betrayal, poison, very old karma. 


Remember we are always looking for repeating things to know we are interpreting charts correctly. These two aspects coupled with the New Moon's smooth trine to Uranus tells us we are healing past life/familial DNA trauma as this New Moon story plays out over the next lunar month.

Keep in mind - we have moved through Saturn in Capricorn (2018- 2020) - many people were humbled, sometimes this humbling seemed unfair, but maybe this was what was needed to heal our ancestors who had needed to fall, but didn't. Or sometimes, having had our heads cut off by mad kings in prior lives, we needed to be back on the chopping block in this life to understand that we could now lose our head (job, authority, stability, etc) without actually dying this time. Many people stood up, some for the first time to heal themselves and some to heal their ancestors who needed to stand, but couldn't. Many people lost the structures that were holding them up, their authority, their skills, their youth, their parents, their place in the world. This is all part of the ending of the patriarchy. It's a process. This isn't a snap of our fingers and this isn't painless because the patriarchy is part of us, it's in our charts, in our DNA. It's like losing our arm. This isn't going to be something pretty and we take a picture and slap that baby up on Instagram.


Now as we move through Saturn in Aquarius we are dealing with karma with trauma - maybe with group situations, maybe with technology/science. We have a large portion of humanity still carrying a piece of our collective trauma that allows them to be exploited by authority, fear, group-think, technology, emperors (because they thought they were keeping them safe and maybe in prior lives/their ancestry/their childhood - the loss of these emperors caused them trauma - father dies and the children starve, the king is killed and the kingdom overthrown and they are killed, etc) and until this piece of our collective trauma is healed - none of us can move on. This can also be about people needing to be humbled through the king's humbling. Our own trauma - stored survival stress - frozen inside us. We can't access our own feelings, but we can feel the king's. In the United States the king has changed his wardrobe (Trump to Biden), but collectively the humbling continues. 

Back to the chart - Uranus in Taurus is answering to Venus, strong in her home sign and trining lucky/expansive Jupiter. Is this the best aspect in astrology? One of them! Another indication these CHANGES/STARTS ARE TO OUR BENEFIT. 


Venus is squaring Pluto - here's the tension/frustration (obsessive attraction, jealousy, manipulation, power plays, desiring something that is dead and buried or someone else's). Don't worry, we wouldn't get very far without ANY squares. Remember we've got Mars in Virgo trining this same retrograde Pluto EXACT, so we know our way through this one. Practical action. Focus. Get things started/going. There are solutions here. Good ones. Don't be too rigid because we've got that trine to innovative/surprising Uranus - and, again, I repeat, the CHANGE IS TO OUR BENEFIT.

Bottom line - this is a POWERFUL/POSITIVE New Moon. I can't remember one with this many smooth aspects. Something can fall into place somewhere for all of us. Take the time to set your New Moon intentions. Follow up with what shows up. If you have something to start - start. This is an excellent time to break old habits and initiate new ones that will bring great benefits. Do things differently. Innovate. The Moon's trine to Uranus can make us more comfortable with CHANGE/the unusual - take advantage of this. Don't worry if something appears to flip around on you/hit you out of the blue. Important ideas can come out of nowhere. Collectively this energy can be good for new cures/new ways to heal. The stress/frustration, maybe around whatever is ending, well, let it go/end. Set your sights on what you can control, the thing that needs starting/fixing. Small is big now.

Good and lasting things can come through these times. Remember benevolent Venus is trining benevolent Jupiter - have faith. 

The flies in the ointment - always flies, although I bought one of those magnetic screen doors to try and avoid them - the Moon's inconjunct to Chiron and Mars inconjunct to Jupiter. The Chiron tells us something about this fresh start triggers an old wound around being able to take care of ourselves/stand up for ourselves (this makes me think of the 500,000 people in New Jersey alone whose unemployment benefits are ending next week - this New Moon chart is EXCELLENT for finding new work, changes that pay off). Mars inconjunct to Jupiter might speak of taking something too far or trying to do too much/being too Marsy or too picky, again we won't have to push. Pushing is just, well, pushy. And the ruler of this lunation is in Libra, so pushing is a no.


New Moon Guidelines

Set your intentions and make your affirmations for Virgo themes (and your natal Virgo house theme!) for the best outcomes - health, quality over quantity, service to others, attention to details, work, co-workers, employees, day to day activities, cleaning, organizing, pets.

INTENTION TIPS: Let the earth guide you this month, plant your feet firmly on the ground, clear your head, write what your physical self, grounded by the earth, wants - not what you think you should write. Write your intentions down by hand in script on a blank piece of paper, speak the words out loud, maybe burn the paper and give the ashes back to the earth - release your attention from these things knowing your intention is known.

Life has heard you. As Rumi said (and I'm paraphrasing) "know what you want wants you right back". Know these things are already yours.  

xo all

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