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Thursday, Sep 17 at 4.00am PDT
This month the moon and sun root together in Virgo. This is the last moon phase of the Virgo solar cycle. On Sep 23, the moon enters Capricorn for the first quarter moon phase of the Libra solar cycle.
New moons are new beginnings. It’s time to examine our work, the people with whom we work, and our most honest feelings about our work. Silhouetted by the waning summer sun, the New Moon in Virgo calls us to the field, the desk, the classroom. Play is over for now. There is no mystery, delusion, or distractions for the coming month. This is nectarine dawn, sure feet toward the garden gate.
As she bustles about, Virgo teaches pragmatism and efficiency. This is a good time to make lists and update schedules. The new moon coincides with my first day back at school as a Montessori teacher. Considering that the moon will form a near-exact trine to Saturn Retrograde in Capricorn, I feel confident that the re-opening will go well. Saturn’s influence is auspicious for finance, business, property, professional development, and investments. Saturn is definitely someone you want to have on your side. Ruler of Capricorn, he is a structural agent who helps us clarify our long-term goals and plans.
It is worth mentioning that heavy earth influences like Saturn can make us feel grumpy, drained, and pessimistic. You may be ready to move forward and build something new, yet inexplicably you also feel hesitant, fearful, or uncertain.
There is also a challenging aspect between two other planets, occurring about 30 minutes before the new moon: a contentious square between Mercury in Libra and Jupiter in Capricorn. Mistakes are likely. Don’t expect everything to go according to Virgo’s plan.
I feel Libra coming too, footsteps growing louder down the hall, like a drum calling us to the equinox gathering. Turn your head now toward the farmer rising with the sun. Pick up your tools and follow her, humble stewards of the planet. Seeds pop, heavy with violet globes, ripe and prophesied. At the hour of harvest, what’s on the vine is what we receive. We bow to the earth and pull from her tenderly the fruits of our sowing.
Power up with verdant gemstones like amazonite, jasper, magnetite, or moss agate. Power up your gut with fennel, caraway and mint, as well as seasonal fruits. The Virgo power flower is morning glory. Virgo rules the digestive system and sympathetic nervous system. Though it will be an insanely busy time, stay centered by exercising and/or meditating each morning. Wear green/earth tones. Calm the mind with deep belly breathing and Virgo Yoga. In meditation, focus on the throat chakra. To find your personal moon sign, click here.