At 11:01am PDT on September 9, 2018 the New Moon begins a new lunar cycle at 17 degrees of Virgo.  During a New Moon the Sun and Moon are in an exact conjunction, lunar and solar energies fused together boosting our desire to plant the seeds of something new and move forward in life.  Something within ourselves, our circumstances or lives.  

Virgo is the Virgin representing purity. Not attached or possessed by anyone or anything, Virgo seeks perfection through self-improvement.  With a natural inclination to doing everything extremely well, Virgo is analytical, practical, with great attention to detail.  Virgo likes to make things better through developing a personal skill or talent to a level of excellence and then bringing it to others. In that effort, is the gift of service. A way to improve the quality of life. 

As Virgo is an earth sign with a strong orientation toward health and wholeness, this Moon is a good time to develop a well thought out plan or method for self-care. Connect within and get a sense of what is out of balance and what it is you need that can re-align mind, body and spirit. What are the gifts of nature that offer nurturing, healing and wisdom for you?  As you devise your framework, allow for some flexibility that will help you achieve the appropriate outcome.

With such an awareness of all the details in assessing and planning anything worthwhile, Virgo can fall into the trap of only seeing what is wrong and becoming overly critical of self and others to the point of despair and giving up. Be aware of this possibility and work with the high expression of Virgo. Focus of the ways that you can make things better. Use discernment in determining the best course of action that is authentic, healthy and life affirming for you.   

During this Moon there are some aspects from Pluto and Jupiter that bring in some additional energy. Pluto in Capricorn trines the Moon providing supportive personal power and integrity. Jupiter in Scorpio sextiles the Moon stimulating the opportunity for honesty, hope and growth of some type during this new lunar phase.

Additionally is Neptune in Pisces in opposition to the New Moon. With this opposition is the potential for some type of deception or confusion to occur, but also the possibility of compassion and inspired higher guidance.  Be mindful of this as you work with your intentions during this New Moon.  Oppositions us that both ends and in this case, the practical and the spiritual both have value during this phase.  Open your heart to receive grace and guidance as you honestly look at what needs attention.  Allow compassion and inspiration to guide you as you create the personally appropriate path to grow in excellence and be more in the world.

If you would like to know the house within your birthchart that this New Moon falls into, please send me your birth information. I would need your date of birth mm/dd/yyyy, time of birth am/pm (as exact as possible), and city and state of birth. Or if you have any questions or comments, please contact me at dksleo13@talkingskyastrology.com.

Be Well ~ Be Love

Deborah