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Virgo New Moon

September 7, 2021


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New Moon
in: Virgo 14°
September 7, 2021 @ 0:52 a.m. GMT
September 6, 2021 @ 5:52 p.m. PDT -7
Sun is Virgo, 14° 38'
Moon is Virgo, 14° 38'

The new moon in Virgo tends to push our desire for perfection. While striving to do better is not a negative feature, the desire to be perfect, could. Virgo is typically associated with criticism, gossip, obsessive, and compulsive. Yet, in truth, Virgo's influence is none of these. It's just a smattering of these traits that we tend to push beyond the true Virgo need. We don't need to be these things, we want to be the best, is all, and well, yah. That's what gets us into trouble. Virgo influence has a competitive edge to it, wedged between Leo and Libra, which leads to our feelings of inadequacy when we compare ourselves to others. Stop the comparisons, and we feel so much better about being the best that we can be in that moment.

The new moon is trine to Uranus retrograde in Taurus. Situations have the potential to slide sideways, but not necessarily in a bad way. We just need to look at the potentials within the situations to find the best outcomes.

The Moon was transiting Out of Bounds the end of August through September 3. We likely feel discomfort, distress, or even trauma during this time. Does Hurricane Ida ring any bells? Uh-huh? These are the types of stressors that get extremely activated when a planet or the moon is transiting OOB.

Mercury and Venus are in Libra during this new moon. They are not close enough together to feel that combo influence. Mercury is trine to Saturn retrograde in Aquarius. Our thoughts are likely to feel more important to us as we try to sort through their significance. While Venus is trine to Jupiter retrograde in Aquarius, and our interactions with others are likely to feel better than usual. Use this as a time to risk a little with finances. This does not necessarily mean investing in stocks, but could be opening a new account with a bank to see what comes of it, or spending a little extra on an appliance for upgrade purposes. Venus is also forming a square to Pluto retrograde in Capricorn. Now, this one tends to be a bit trickier. Our attempts at intimacy could end in disaster. We may be perceived as being "over the top."

Mars is in an interesting position for the new moon. Mars, in Virgo, is opposite Neptune retrograde in Pisces, inconjunct to Jupiter retrograde in Aquarius, and trine to Pluto retrograde in Capricorn. Rather than to tease out any one of the aspects, it may be better to blend them together. Our ability to interpret someone else's issues will be heightened today. The problem with that is our desire to own or take control of those issues, when, in truth, the problems are not ours. Better to listen, than to give advice or control. Our outlet, after listening, will be to use physical activities to release any stressors, and to work through the stress that the act of listening places on us. In other words, busy distraction work helps us to process our involvement without us actually intervening.

The interactions between Neptune retrograde in Pisces, as it sextiles Pluto retrograde in Capricorn, continues to force us to deal with matters that we may not agree with, nor want to handle. It is interesting to watch all the conspiracy and divisive attitudes play out under this aspect. The power and control factor of Pluto, with the confusion and mystery of matters we know little or nothing about. As they say, in due time, this too shall pass.

All in all, the new moon chart is a little, but not too, unbalanced with four receptive placements in masculine signs and six in feminine signs. Thankfully, this lends a nurturing and compassionate lens to our day. There are two Elements missing or low in this chart; Fire placements are empty, and there is only one placement in Water. This means that we are working almost exclusively with the Elements of Air and Earth. Envision a dust bowl, and how it can slow us down by not giving us the other ingredients to make good choices. Solving problems may not be our strongest feature today. On the other hand, the modalities of the chart are well spaced with three to four placements in each of the three qualities' Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable. So, solving problems may be, in truth, how we don't get involved, but allow others to lean on us for support.

Meditation for the September 7th New Moon
Everything happens twice.

© J. McCaul - Lunar Living Astrology, 2021 (All Rights Reserved)

1) Goldschneider, G.  1994, The secret language of birthdays, New York, NY; London, Engl.: Victoria, Austr.: Auckland, NZ., Penguin Studio Books.

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