- On September 19, 2017
The Virgo Full Moon taking place in the early hours on September 20th signifies the natural progression into a new stage. This new moon takes place just days before the Autumn Equinox (and Libra season). As we move from summer to fall it’s time to harvest the fruits of our labor; everything that we have been creating, nurturing, giving effort, and dedication to is ripening and ready to be plucked. This part of the cycle, when summer is over and fall is still settling in is called first harvest. In many ways the things started now are born out of necessity to improve what we are already focusing on. Virgo’s critical analysis and future focus will influence us to carefully inspect this first harvest for insight and opportunities that will strengthen, reinforce, and improve the things already in progress for an even better future harvest.
This new moon couldn’t be any more Virgo-like if it tried. All 5 of the personal planets ( sun, moon, mars, mercury, and venus) are in the Virgo constellation. Personal planets are those closest to earth and have the greatest influence over us. Essentially, forcing us to will get grounded, focused, and structured in every aspect of life. Virgo’s goals include creating routines and systems that essentially maintain, support, and increase. Virgo accomplishes this by reviewing facts, analyzing information, collecting new information and then creating a new systems and processes. Yes, it’s a very grounded, detailed, and practical approach towards getting things done and that is where the quality of perfectionism comes in. It is necessary to point out that Virgo’s need for perfection is rooted in being of service to others; not satisfying its own ego. The energy of Virgo understands that by being prepared, aware, and flexible that it has greater control over the things that are controllable thereby ensuring better outcomes for everyone.
Precision, clarity, and stability for long-term success is the lesson for this new moon. Virgo is an earth sign that takes its time to get things done; this could mean analysis paralysis for some or mental anxiety for others as we sort through things in our head. Thankfully, mercury is in Virgo which will speed up information gathering and sharing as well as give us a good dose of mental clarity, helping to connect dots between the present and the future.
There is also another aspect spurring us to take action during this new moon. It’s called a Grand Trine, Grand Trines are when 3 planets all in the same element, create a supportive flow of energy with each other. Technically, the grand trine is shifting to a regular trine but it has been super potent for the past several days and will continue to be a positive influence bringing unexpected opportunities for financial gain, promotion, new or improved relationships, and personal growth. With fire, physical action always takes place so expect to experience these things on some level.
Venus slides out of fiery Leo where romance and indulgence were top priority and into practical Virgo. This move signifies a shift in priorities related to love, relationships, and money. Virgo steps in and forces us to ask, “is this real, can it go the distance, is this supportive of future goals?”. The next 3 weeks while Venus is in Virgo will be marked with figuring things out and making necessary changes for successful relationships and stable bank accounts. The new moon may expedite this thanks to a positive connection between Venus and Jupiter. These two are working in tandem to bring insight, define boundaries, increase value, and expand opportunity for new, lasting, and meaningful connections. It may also push out anything or anyone that isn’t beneficial or that is draining resources; however, this is a good thing.
The new moon is known as the dark moon. It represents of emptiness but also fertile opportunity to bury seeds of intention. Where the new moon falls for your sign ( sun sign and rising sign) is where you are being called to forge new paths and plant seeds of intention.
Aries – It’s time to get your daily habits and routines in order, this includes diet, exercise, your daily schedule and even better systems and procedures for work.
Taurus – This Virgo energy is a natural fit because Virgo is a fellow earth sign; your energies naturally flow. All this grounded, practical energy is a cake walk for you. What you are being asked to do is bring some creative flair into work, romance, and other forms of self-expression. Dont be so predictable, lighten-up, have fun, be flexible but remain true to your goals. You may be surprised how receptive people are and how quickly they open up to you.
Gemini – Home is where the heart is and this includes the physical structure of the home, the people in it, as well as your connection to your first home (your parents). Now is a good time to take a critical analysis of the many elements of your home life and make necessary improvements, this could be esthetics or strengthening family bonds.
Cancer – You have been experiencing a deep and meaningful personal shift in the last few months and now it’s time to come out of your shell and connect with your immediate world. You have both things to learn and things to share. Friends, collaborators, and siblings are a good place to start. Consider a workshop, class, or even internet research as a method to increase your knowledge base.
Leo – So long Leo season. The season for flamboyance, indulgence, and perpetual good times is over, now it’s time to get real about your finances. Hopefully, your birthday season didn’t create too much damage. Even beyond a few weeks of fun, there is a need for a long term strategy for getting out of debt and building wealth. You are being asked to evaluate what holds value to you and how you treat your valuables.
Virgo – The new moon is here for you! Personal growth, new ideas, moving forward, and moving closer to your ideal vision of yourself are all top of mind. Any shifts and changes you experience bring you into a tighter alignment with your authentic self.
Libra – This practical, grounded new moon is taking place in the sector of life dealing with both confinement and spirituality. You may wonder how these two things are related, well first you must understand that the physical world confines and structures our spiritual essence. If you have been relying to heavily on the tangible world for affirmation its time to connect to and gain wisdom from the spiritual world. Consider incorporating practices of spirituality, gratitude, self-love and even charity into your daily routine.
Scorpio – The new moon is putting the spotlight on your ability to understand the depths of a situation and influence others towards making decisions that are most beneficial for everyone involved. In many ways, this is first nature to you but this time your skills of digging deep, uncovering overlooked information, and confronting difficult situations may really come into play. An over haul of some sort maybe necessary and you are just the one to get the ball rolling.
Sagittarius – The last couple of years have been a bit challenging as Saturn set-up shop in your first house teaching you valuable lessons and making you take responsibility for the sake of personal growth. The end of the lessons is fast approaching, you can probably feel that things are finally and consistently moving in the right direction. The new moon brings focus on your career and reputation. Its time to mend any weak spots related to your career and skills. Sagittarius, for you its about the chase and when you get your prize you move on. Now is not the time for thrill-seeking; you have to show and prove that you can be consistent and dependable if you want to increase your standing.
Capricorn – You are continuing a trend for the month of gaining valuable insight by traveling and experiencing things first hand. As an earth sign, Virgo’s energy is complimentary to your natural flow – long term success and hard work are 2 of your favorite things. You can be set in your ways and place too much value on tradition at times. Your lesson is to experience different ideas, procedures, cultures, or practices first hand so that you can effectively add these elements into your own practice.
Aquarius – You are always looking at the big picture and are very aware of the role that everyone plays as part the team. The new moon is asking you to drill down and get closer to your immediate support systems – the one on one support you receive from other’s such as your spouse or business partner. It can be easy to over-look these constant sources of support but attention is needed if you want to keep them healthy and prosperous. Communication, evaluation, and creating new concepts will be beneficial.
Pisces – Pisces you lead with your heart because you understand the power of love and compassion. However, like any other successful undertaking, love and commitment has a practical side that needs attention. The new moon is asking you to get down to business when it comes to serious commitments in love or business. Create structure, balance, and systems that help you build for the future and navigate tough times. It takes more than emotion to weather the storm.