Fresh New Start
A new moon is always flavoured by the sign it’s in and the planetary ruler of that sign. This month’s New Moon is at 21° Virgo on 15th September (02:39 GMT), signalling a new cycle of the Moon. It’s host, Mercury is co-present in it’s domicile, which also it’s exaltation. It will be working in harmony with, and lending helpful support and resources to, the New Moon for nearly the whole moon cycle, infusing it with the steady, practical and grounded energy of Virgo.
Mercury will have just been finishing up it’s retrograde motion, stationing direct the previous day. This heralds gradual forward movement after possible delays, setbacks or revisions (see the table below for which area of life this may apply for you). You may feel a renewed sense of productivity and efficiency.
Neptune’s influence on Mercury in Virgo from it’s opposition from Pisces may have been clouding information, direction or decision making recently. It’s influence will still be felt into this cycle, bringing some tension between being rational and grounded, and being intuitive and emotional. The trick will be honouring both, rather than giving way wholly to one or the other. But with Mercury so well placed, there are opportunities to find the resources to help make clearer decisions and choices you need to move forward.
At the same time, the luminaries will make an exact trine with Uranus at 22° Taurus, bringing a helpful surge of inspiration, energy and impetus to get going again, and to make new or bold changes. This may feel like a fresh new, and exciting start. The earthy fixed quality of Virgo and Taurus signals making changes that are practical ones that will endure.
Efficiency and purpose
This coupled with the now forward motion of Mercury hosting the New Moon brings a sense of new direction and purpose. Do you need to brush up on your knowledge, or have been wanting to learn a new craft? Does your work life or daily routines need better organisation to feel more healthy physically and mentally? Clearing out, decluttering, and generally letting go of what’s no longer needed or works is supported by this New Moon.
It’s a good time for implementing new systems or projects concerning communication, ideas, organisation, information, or commerce. Identify where you might need new routines, schedules or improvements that will help you be more streamlined, efficient, organised or productive. Pay attention to the details, or hone your skills – these may be an important part of that.
Emerging into Light
In the days that follow Mercury will also be coming out from under the Sun’s beams. Together with the new moon symbolising the gradual return of light, what may have seemed obscure or hidden in the retrograde period may now be slowly but gradually becoming clearer. Previously hidden information may now be more readily available to you, or a new awareness might arise. This may help make tangible and practical progress easier through this cycle, although the Neptune influence might still make this less straightforward than it otherwise might be. So double check the details of whatever you are doing or starting to make sure nothing has been overlooked.
Refer to the table below for your rising sign to see which area of life this New Moon is most likely to influence. This may be more noticeable if you have planets at 19-25° of Libra:
|Rising Sign||New Moon in:||Topics Keywords:|
|Aries||6th House||Illness, pets, toil, service, servitude|
|Taurus||5th House||Creativity, pleasure, children, sex, romance|
|Gemini||4th House||Home, parents, land, heritage|
|Cancer||3rd House||Silbings/extended family, travel, learning, routine, religion, communication|
|Leo||2nd House||Finances, assets|
|Virgo||1st House||Self, identity, vitality|
|Libra||12th House||Illness, hardship, seclusion, liminal spaces|
|Scorpio||11th House||Friends, social groups, allies, benefactors, hopes & wishes|
|Sagittarius||10th House||Public life/status, career|
|Capricorn||9th House||Foreign places/travel, religion, higher learning, law|
|Aquarius||8th House||Other’s finances/assets/esteem, death, anxiety|
|Pisces||7th House||Relationships, marriage, partnerships, endings|