Virgo New Moon – August 30, 2019
Early this morning at 3:37 am PDT and at 10:37am GMT, the New Moon (which is also a SuperMoon) in Virgo formed at 06 degrees, 46 minutes Virgo. It’s a big Virgo lineup now – Mercury, Moon, Sun, Mars and Venus all in the sign of discernment and positive use of available resources. This combination of earthy energies and their links to Uranus in Taurus as well as Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn gives us 8 planets in earth signs. That’s a lot of grounded energy! Use it!
This lunation calls us to examine and analyze our current reality, and to be in absolute alignment with our immediate and long-range future. I am fond of saying that the Full Moon gets all the glory for just showing up and being beautiful. But truly, the Full Moon later this month will be a fait accompli. The work and trajectory of the New Moon will have been accomplished. But, especially in the case of this Virgo New Moon; it is the hard-won steps on the road to and in the direction of that Full Moon that need to be acknowledged and celebrated. The Full Moon will take all the bows and curtain calls, but it is this Virgo lunation that will do the actual work.
The work that you do this month will affect you for quite a long time to come. We have all been working with the dense and erratic energies of the first eight months of the year – some of us with more success than others. It’s been exhausting, confusing, and down-right uncomfortable. We are all feeling at loose ends; wondering what weird thing will happen next. Now is the time to break out that canny Virgo discernment and give your past, present, and potential future choices a good going over. What needs to change? What needs to get connected-up? What is true for you at a soul level? What cannot continue? What outdated and care-worn conundrums can you leave behind; and what precious values, beliefs, plans, desires, and energies will you take on the journey that lies ahead? What will you cultivate and what will you discard?
Deep in your heart you know that this next chunk of time will not allow you to drag old moldy emotional souvenirs forward. It’s a very limited baggage sort of situation. You can’t take everything with you – even as much as you’d like to. This is a puzzle. Decisions and sacrifices must be made. September will be a new beginning. Use you best discernment skills and you your intuitive grasp of your own future. Truly – at this point you have a pretty good sense of where you want to go and where you don’t want to go.
Clear your own path. Make it easy on yourself. Mars is conjunct this New Moon, bringing willpower, strength, passion, and boots on the ground to this endeavor and adventure. In Virgo, his powers of analysis and implementation of energies will be formidable! Mars in Virgo serves the collective not just his own agenda. Mercury, the ruler of Virgo also conjuncts the Moon, accentuating the importance of mindfulness and clear communication. Mercury in Virgo takes thorough stock of situations. Spend some time with your thoughts, values and desires.
We are headed for the Autumnal Equinox on September 23 but we have the Pisces Full Moon mid-month to get through first. Three quarters of this year have passed. 2020 is coming right up. The Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto conjunction is on the menu for January. Tick Tock…Tick Tock… Time to decide.