Virgo New Moon. September 14, 2023 6:39 PST
The Virgo New Moon on September 14 is infused with practical magic, renewal, precision, and introspection. This new lunar cycle invites meticulousness, healing, and growth through harnessing the energies of heaven and earth. With Mercury, the ruler of this moon, at the very end of its retrograde, the mutable essence of earthy, analytical and discerning Virgo is highlighted. There are many powerful aspects in this lunation, including a Kite Pattern that offer opportunities for a blessing-filled lunation cycle.
Virgo is often associated with the qualities of practicality, organization, service, health, attention to detail, and the pursuit of perfection. This Moon can help fuel the passion for improvement, along with increasing willingness to put in necessary effort to refine and enhance various aspects of life. Just as the maiden of Virgo sorts through grains of wheat to separate the chaff from grain, this New Moon urges us to focus on the finer details, assess and organize our lives, and tend to the seeds of potential.
This Virgo infused lunation offers a prime opportunity to set intentions that align with the essence of this sign. It’s a time to embrace renewal in whatever aspects of your life could use cultivation. This could include decluttering and organizing physical spaces, revamping daily routines for efficiency, and addressing health and well-being in down-to earth ways.
Mercury in Virgo Rules this New Moon
The swift-footed messenger of the gods in Roman mythology, Mercury, is moving slow at this new Moon, getting ready to station direct in Virgo. When any planet “stations”, it appears to be hovering in the sky, and its energies are intensified. Mercury is the planet associated with communication, intellect, the nervous system and travel. With Mercurial energies concentrated in its home sign, Virgo, heightened mental awareness and recalibration is available now. It’s time to take the insights you gained during Mercury’s retrograde and move forward with critical thinking and precision. While misunderstandings, nervous system disruptions and technological glitches might still arise during this time, they serve as reminders to be more patient and attentive in our interactions.
Mercury opposite Saturn in Pisces
At the time this New Moon is exact, Mercury is still technically in retrograde as it opposes Saturn who is in retrograde until November 4. You may still be reviewing, reassess, and revising plans and ideas. The opposition with Saturn was exact on August 1, and while this influence is fading, it is still in play at this lunation. The opposing conversation between Mercury and Saturn, (often associated with discipline, structure, and responsibility), may stirred up tension or conflict between the desire to move forward with newly clarified plans and the need to confront the realities and limitations. You may still bump up against limitations related to communications, information dissemination, and the fine line between realism and idealism. This transits influence at this New Moon reminds us to find a balance between Virgo's attention to detail and practicality, and Pisces' more imaginative and intuitive qualities.
This New Moon Features a Potent Kite Pattern
The Kite pattern is a very dynamic and harmonious configuration involving 4 (or more) planets that offer the potential for success and greatness. It is seen in the astrological chart when there is a Grand Trine with an additional point or planet in opposition to one of the planets in the Grand Trine,. This additional point also sextiles the other two points of the trine, and can be seen as the nose of the kite.
This particular configuration takes place with the New Moon in Virgo, Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus forming a Grand Trine. The Moon (along with the Sun) graces the tail of the celestial kite. The New Moon acts like a rudder or what steers the direction of the kite. At the Nose of the kite, is Neptune in Pisces. This is the additional point or the focal point that shows where the kite wants to go. The Arms of the Kite, with balance out its flight are Pluto and Uranus.
Each aspect in this configuration, as well as the planets significators in their respected signs make this Kite soar. First we will look at how the energy between all of the planets is flowing in the kite, then I will offer a little more detail about each aspect on its own-Virgo style!
We will begin with the Moon, as this is the New Moon Chart. All that has been said above about the New Moon in Virgo (which includes the conjunction with the Sun) is the tail of this kite. This is the energy that is meant to be used to steer or navigate the course of the kite. Virgo’s meticulous and analytical energy brings a sense of discerning intention to the pattern. Let self-improvement, precision and practicality steer your course. Anchor your journey through refining routines, making improvements in your health and wellbeing, and paying attention to the finer details of life.
At the nose of the kite, the intuitive and imaginative Neptune invites us to soar into our eternal selves, connect with unseen realms, and realize our connection in the web of life. This position encourages creative endeavors, spirituality, and compassion, urging us to dissolve boundaries and embrace a sense of unity with the universe. To reach great heights, the opposition between Neptune and the New Moon must be engaged through finding the middle place between Virgos daily service and Pisces unconditional devotion.
Stretching out its arms in the pattern are the formidable planets Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus. Pluto's transformative power infuses this kite with a drive for evolutionary change and rebirth. Capricorn's ambition combines with Pluto's intensity, inspiring the restructuring of systems and hierarchies that have become outdated or oppressive-both within ourselves and in the external world. Pluto can use the sextile to Neptune and trine to the New moon to empower visionary plans that add stability to the kites fight.
On the other arm, Uranus in Taurus delivers innovative shifts in the realm of values, resources, and stability. This transit does bring in an element of unpredictability and liberation to the equation. This combination prompts us to challenge conventions and find inventive solutions that harmonize with the natural world. Uranus can use the sextile to Neptune and trine to the New Moon to seek fresh, inventive ways to ground and materialize unique insights.
Now, to go a bit deeper into the aspects that form this kite:
New Moon Trine Pluto in Capricorn
This trine aspect combines the forces of Virgos meticulous attention to detail and analytical nature, along with Pluto's intensity and depth in the sign of Capricorn, which governs structure, authority, and long-term goals. Profound transformation and personal empowerment in the material world is at hand. Through deep self-reflection, purification and self governance, you can take advantage of this alignment to facilitate personal growth and positive change.
New Moon trine Jupiter and Uranus in Taurus
When considering the Moons trine to Uranus, you can see in the chart that Jupiter is 7° from Uranus. Jupiters influence is stronger in the trine and conjunction with Uranus than it is in the kite pattern. This alignment combines the meticulous and analytical qualities of Virgo with the expansive and innovative forces of Jupiter and Uranus, creating a harmonious flow of energies that can bring about both practical growth and unexpected breakthroughs. This Trine supports the Virgo Moon tap into revolutionary careful planning, and attention to detail, while not loosing sight of the big picture. Massive insights on how to make your world and the world at large a better place might come out of the blue.
New Moon Opposite Neptune
This cosmic alignment invites us to navigate a delicate balance between the earthly realm of Virgo's grounded sensibilities and the ethereal waters of Piscean imagination. Under this influence, Virgo's penchant for organization and precision might clash with Neptune's propensity for ambiguity and nebulousness. If you find yourself questioning the reliability of your routines, plans, and intentions-then you are being touched by this aspect. Pay attention to practical details while remaining open to Neptunes intuitive insights. To take advantage of the Kites offering as well as this opposition, find the synergy between the Virgoan urge for practical improvement and the Neptunian call to surrender to the mysteries of life. There is an opportunity to integrate the analytical mind with your intuitive heart and find a middle ground where the beauty of imperfection is perfect.
Pluto Trine Uranus
Both Pluto and Uranus are currently retrograde, which is perfect for a New Moon as you can tap into their energies within. There are significant implications for personal and collective transformation in this Trine. Pluto, the planet associated with deep-seated change, rebirth, and uncovering hidden truths, in the pragmatic sign of Capricorn has been amplifying its influence on societal structures, institutions, and power dynamics. Uranus in Taurus, reflects a revolutionary energy that seeks to disrupt the status quo in matters related to stability, resources, and values. We are all in the midst of breaking free from outdated systems that no longer align with the collective evolution. As the New Moon forms a Grand Trine to these outer planets, there is a reminder that we are in all this together.
On a personal level, this alignment could manifest as a powerful urge to reassess your own approach to life, to let go of old patterns that hinder growth, and to embrace new perspectives that align with personal authenticity and societal progress. The trine aspect between Pluto and Uranus, while still challenging, offers a more harmonious channel for enacting change compared to harsher aspects. There is an invitation to question the structures that govern your life, ultimately paving the way for empowered choices and a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness between personal transformation and the evolution of the world at large.
Neptune Sextile Pluto and Uranus
At this New Moon, we have all the outer planets in a stimulating conversation about Transformation, Transcendence, and Innovation. As all three planets are retrograde, the urging is to look inward and examine how you can embrace unconventional ideas and methods to bring about lasting transformation in your material, emotional and spiritual lives. Creative endeavors can be particularly potent channels for self-expression, insight, profound transformation and rebirth in the areas of life you want to improve. There is a great potential for inner alchemy, sudden shifts and breakthroughs.
Overall, this Kite pattern in this lunation chart assists in pulling in the energies of heaven and earth to manifest your New Moon intentions.
There are a few more aspects in this transformative, mystical Virgo New Moon
Venus in Leo Square Jupiter retrograde in Taurus
This square aspect between Venus and Jupiter offer both opportunities in the realm of relationships, values, and personal growth. Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and resource completed her retrograde in the passionate and expressive sign of Leo on September 3, and is now moving forward. Jupiter is currently retrograde in Taurus bringing expansive growth and higher learning to the practical material world with a focus on themes related to abundance, stability, personal values and resource.
Pluto Square South node in Libra and North Node in Aries
This long term aspect was exact in July and is separating, yet still active during this lunation.
Overall, this cosmic configuration invites confronting and releasing old patterns of seeking approval or harmony at the cost of your personal desires and independence. The transformative force of Pluto's retrograde motion encourages a deep internal excavation, that encourages facing fears, acknowledge power dynamics, and releasing any emotional baggage that impedes progress. You can read more about it here: https://www.astroenergetics.net/post/pluto-rx-in-capricorn-square-the-nodes-exact-july-22-july-28-2023
This dynamic Virgo New Moon invites us to pause, reflect, and embark on a potent journey of self-improvement, practical magic and renewal. There are Angels and Devils in the details of life, and if you pay attention to even the the smallest components, your efforts can lead to grande results. There is a lot going on with this moon that can show you how the Universe is conspiring to support you- especially if you are open to receiving and then showing up to do the daily work. Be gentle with yourself and embrace any perceived imperfections. You are the magic!