New Moon in Virgo: September 20, 2017
September 20, 2017 @ 12:30 am we have a New Moon in Virgo near the very end of this zodiacal energy. Yes, we are about to move through the Autumnal Equinox and into the energy of Libra. The 28* Virgo New Moon has come along to remind us of our need to get things in order, to be precise, to review our reality and determine what we actually need so that we can simplify, streamline and focus.
Chiron, known as ‘the wounded healer’, sits almost exactly opposite the Sun/Moon bringing to the forefront any insecurities that may be lurking within us so that we can at least begin to create strategies to address them.
Saturn in Sag squares both the Sun/Moon in Virgo & Chiron in Pisces (called a T-Square in Astrology speak), giving us plenty of opportunity to step up and be counted. Saturn in Sag is a mobile energy and can facilitate rather more timely decision making. This fiery Saturn urges us to face down challenges in a courageous manner and believe in ourselves—(that’s the ruler, Jupiter, whispering encouragement from the background).
Mercury in Virgo, now direct, is conjunct Mars and trine both Pluto in Capricorn & Pallas in Taurus, so if you suddenly are flooded with all sorts of ideas about cleaning up and getting real, don’t be surprised. Allow the inspirational energy to fuel you and throw out your junk, re-decorate your bedroom or finish whatever project is gathering dust in your cupboard.
The energy with this lunation is focused on all things practical and useful so expect a busy time ahead even though dreamy Neptune is facing down the Mercury/Mars duo. I know you have all heard that Neptune brings fog and confusion but it can also bring an element of spiritual insight which, if followed with consciousness, leads to illumination. Example: You are cleaning your closet (a very Virgoish activity) and come across old keepsakes and suddenly have an epiphany! “I don’t need this any longer!” (That, my friends, is the kind of insight that a well-functioning Neptune can bring—a sudden parting of the clouds of deception and there is a flash of truth standing in front of you. It does take effort to stay focused on what life is really all about—not the collection of things but rather the creation of experience—but if you are a seeker of spirit, it’s the kind of effort that you WANT to put into the process, right?
So, enjoy this blast of Virgo and let it flow through you and inspire you to action!
The Sabian Symbols for this New Moon are:
A BALD HEADED MAN
A FERTILE GARDEN UNDER THE MOON
Baldness can suggest a number of things; an overly active intellect, a strong presence of female energy, a need to ground, symbolic purity of thought, to name a few. The mind is necessary in order to formulate sensible plans of action. All of us, whether female or male must seek to balance the so-called ‘yin’ and ‘yang’ energies within us. All of us must not get lost in our imaginings but rather find ways to make those dreams that we conjure up real. And it is vital that we check and re-check everything that we think so that our thoughts are filled with light and love because thoughts actually are the element that creates the manifest reality. If you think bad things then bad things is what you will ultimately get so keep those Neptunian meanderings as positive as you can. (I know it’s hard, especially in these crazy times, but that doesn’t mean we should not rise to the challenge and try to do it.)
The second symbol is just plain gorgeous. Its suggest a promise of manifestation after hard work done. The garden is a result of order and planning. The night is a time of respite and restoration. The image is full of mystery and magic. How do those seeds grow from their shriveled up dry selves into those luscious plants that bear fruit for us? I don’t know but I’m glad it happens.
Together these symbols demonstrate that if we put in the effort, work hard, integrate and balance, we can then reap the rewards that we have earned.
I love it!! Do you?