Virgo is the sign of the harvest. It is the Virgin Mother, whose child is the grain that sustains life. She is Isis and Horus, Mary and Jesus. You and what you've created this year.
So what have you harvested? Many years ago we had a harvest ritual and at the time, my 6 year old Virgo son (who just turned 41!) whispered to me what he had harvested. Each year we learn something new, we create some new pattern in our lives. This is the time to think about what we've accomplished this year and give thanks.
Virgo is the sign of discernment, of giving our attention to the details of life. By bringing more attention to our everyday tasks, we imbue them with spirit, we make our lives sacred.
Being more of a 'go with the flow' type of woman, I have struggled for years to have a daily routine. But I'm working on it and this month is a great time for me -- and for you -- to finally give each part of our lives the attention they deserve.
But it's not only about paying attention to details, because Uranus in Taurus lends us his awakening powers with a beautiful trine to this New Moon. So if your routines are stuck, this is the power you need to un-stick them by trying something new and unexpected. It will help if you go out into nature and ask Mother Nature what's the best course of action. You WILL get an answer.
Mars in Virgo is exactly trine Pluto in Capricorn, ready and willing to institute new rules, big changes. Mars also inconjuncts Jupiter in Aquarius, creating a wonky energy that takes some adjusting to. Jupiter wants us to see unexpected possibilities but Mars might have to adjust his goals to meet them.
Venus in Libra is opposite Eris in Aries, the warrior goddess of the heart, square Pluto in Capricorn and trine Jupiter in Aquarius. The Goddess of Love and Wisdom is conjunct Vesta -- the fire priestess. Both of them in Libra energize us to take our relationships seriously. We all want and need relationships, but our culture hasn't taught us how to be in them. This is a great time to learn what it takes to create strong, loving relationships, without losing yourself in the process. Relationships are supposed to support us in being our authentic selves, rather than dimming our lights.
It's time to listen to your heart's song and trust it. I just read Brene Brown's book, Braving the Wilderness. It's about being virginal -- the Virgo state of belonging to yourself. It's hard to be authentic in today's world with so much bullying and nastiness on social media. But this month is a call to do exactly that. Be your authentic self. And do it with kindness, courtesy and intelligence.
Also, go out just after sunset and see Venus in the West and Jupiter in the East. If you raise your arms in both directions, you'll see the 'trine' -- a 120* angle -- in the living sky.
Last but not least, Mercury in Libra enters the shadow period of its upcoming retrograde -- September 26-27 -- just after this New Moon. This means that it's at the degree it will retrograde back to (Libra 26* - 11*). Pay attention to what comes up now to understand what you'll be dealing with during the retrograde.
Mercury forms a grand air trine between Saturn rx in Aquarius and Ceres in Gemini. Make sure that your plans are nurturing for you and stay open to other options that come up. Saturn can give you the focus you need to make things happen.
Mercury in Libra seeks balance in your relationships and harmony in your life. The problem with Libra is that so many Librans bend over backwards to create that harmony. I tell my clients, do not jump to the other side of the scale. It creates imbalance. You're not hear to agree with the Other -- you're hear to listen to the other and find solutions. But you have to stay on your own side of the scale to create that balance.
Today Virgo New Moon occurs at 8:52pm EDT/ 5:52pm PDT at 15* Virgo.
The Sabian symbol for the New Moon at 15* Virgo is: A fine lace handkerchief, heirloom from valorous ancestors.
It's time to act with strength, determination, courage and discrimination while following in the footsteps of those who have gone before us. Pick someone who you honor and use their image to help you find your own power.