Friday, August 30, 2019
At this Virgo New Moon, our focus is upon the intellect. Mercury, the ruler of Virgo, dominates the sky (and thus, here below,) strong in his domicile.
Mercury, Sun, Mars, and Venus are all crowded into the first 10 degrees (or first decan) of Virgo. Of these, only Mercury is particularly pleased to be here. The me-me-me Sun, action-taker Mars, and loving Venus are a bit cranky, being more about physicality than intellect. Now is a time when we can lose touch with our bodies and get caught up in our heads, buried in planning and details.
But remember, Virgo is a feminine Earth sign. Virgo is the sign of the farmer and craftsperson as well as the accountant or librarian. Mercury is the planet of the mind and communication. But Mercury also rules the connection between mind and hand, thus ruling those who work with their hands.
I think Virgo gets a bad rap because our culture over-emphasizes the mental and yang side of Mercury. Virgo types often get tracked into the office jobs they do so well and end up living in their heads, losing touch with feminine Earth.
Today the tiny dark Moon makes her way through the Virgo throng. This busy day starts with a lunar trine to change-maker Uranus at dawn, perhaps bringing some surprising insight or revelation.
The New Moon occurs at 6:37 AM EDT as she joins the Sun. She then meets with Mars at morning drive-time (watch out for aggressive drivers!) and Venus at mid-afternoon. Take a work break and get outside for a grounding barefoot walk on the Earth.
This evening the Moon forms a trine to Saturn who supports us in getting stuff done, and then a square to Jupiter, maybe bringing on an emotional binge.
She tops off the day with an opposition to Neptune near midnight. By then you can collapse, exhausted, into bed for some well-deserved dream-time. Take it easy with the mind-altering substances this evening as overdoing is a real possibility.
Use this Virgo New Moon to seed ideas for new manual projects as well as mental ones - learn a new craft, build a shed, plant some fall bulbs, or plan a new garden for next Spring. By all means — organize your home or office, detail your car, whatever. But remember to connect with the Earth as well as the intellect.
If you have planets or angles in the first 10 degrees of Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces, or Gemini, this New Moon is especially significant for you.