New Moon in Virgo, September 5, 2013

New Moon in Virgo

New Moon in Virgo

© Heidi

The face off on this New Moon at 13° 04′ Virgo on 5 September  2013, 04:37 AM PDT is between pragmatic earth with support from water and idealistic fire backed up by air. This time there are far more planets in earth and water and that suggests taking a practical approach to problem solving is our best bet. Better put our more idealistic notions on hold.

The New Moon its self is trine Pluto in Capricorn and sextile Jupiter in Cancer. Virgo excels at handling the small stuff our daily lives are made of whilst Capricorn specializes in organization and management. Since providing for our families, no matter how large or small, is often what gets us out the door and off to work, Cancer may be considered a source of motivation. It has always made more sense to me to celebrate all the little joys we experience each day rather than living from crisis to crisis, and this New Moon in the perfect time to reacquaint ourselves with those joys. After all we only experience life one day at a time so let’s not waste those small moments.

Venus in Libra, the only air in this chart, is exactly semi-sextile Mercury in Virgo. This may work out OK because both planets are in the signs they rule. Resolving our differences through intelligent dialogue is a good possibility. Mercury in Virgo’s logical style to problem solving appeals to fair minded Venus in airy Libra.

Poor Mars in fiery Leo looks besieged and very frustrated. It is weighed down by a square to Saturn in Scorpio. Scorpio’s relationship to Leo has strong parental overtones because it is the fourth house to Leo on the Ascendant. And because it is Saturn there is a likelihood of guilt being part of the package. Normally vibrant Mars in Leo may feel completely hemmed in. it doesn’t help to have Pluto in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces both inconjunct Mars either. Neptune aspects to Mars have a way of draining its vitality and this will not be helped by controlling Pluto. Those with many personal planets in fire are the most likely to feel their plans are being unfairly blocked.

Uranus in Aries continues to attempt to convince us living in crisis mode is the only way to go. To be blunt, that is horribly exhausting and unsustainable for any length of time. Uranus is inconjunct the New Moon whilst still widely square Jupiter in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn, no doubt contributing the overall angst and unease. We need to choose our battles very wisely during these turbulent times and always remember to allow plenty of time to recover from those battles. Virgo has much to teach us about what is needed for that recovery.

The strongest appeal for being rational and pragmatic comes from the waxing sextile between Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn. These two are in mutual reception with each planet ruling the other’s sign. Once again these two powerful outer planets are in agreement about the best course of action. Neither have any patience with excess or unfunded mandates. Forget trying to promote projects without excellent funding resources already in place. Vague promises and pretty rhetoric will not cut it. Scorpio and Pluto are both noted for being utterly ruthless if necessary when it comes to cutting away the old to make way for new possibilities.

Is this Virgo New Moon a good time to start new projects and initiate a new phase in our lives? Yes, it is as long as we follow Virgo’s preferences for being of service to others and taking time to make sure we have everything we need on hand. A little humility would be in order too. Quiet confidence will succeed where a boisterous exuberance will not.

On a personal note: The New Moon exactly conjoins my Virgo Midheaven and it would appear it is time to evaluate my career goals and decide what I want to emphasize going forward.

A number of squares are waxing at this time: Mars in Leo square my Jupiter in Scorpio, Jupiter in Cancer square my Libra Moon and the final pass of Saturn square Saturn. Put that all together and the message appears to be disciplined and practical while not squandering my resources. The nice thing about squares is they have a way of revealing the cracks clearly so those can be repaired.

Thankfully Venus in Libra will soon conjoin my Sun-Chiron conjunction and I’ll be able to appreciate my better qualities again. 😀


9 responses to “New Moon in Virgo, September 5, 2013

  1. Sounds good to me. Work starts September 11th as a Support worker with a special needs lady in her home. It must interact with my mars and MC as both are around 13 degs. As ever I will try and live in the day I’m in as worry seems to enter if I think too far ahead lol. It’s been a nerve jangling year. 🙂 xox

  2. There it is again, the phrase “one day at a time!” I have had MANY important people in my life suddenly tell me that is how I really need to start living!

  3. I hope that Venus conjunction treats you well! The New Moon will conjunct my natal Juno, with tr Venus conjoining my Libra North Node – and Neptune opposing my natal Venus/Pluto. Hmm, some relationship emphasis there. We’re doing fine, esp now he’s settling into his new apartment (he was a man possessed for a couple of weeks there) and me settling into my new job. Of course Saturn is still sitting on my IC. Trying to work on emotional stuff – insecurities, self-consciousness, anxieties that have long plagued me – I understand the gift of Saturn transiting the 4th is feeling at home with oneself, which would be nice! I have lots of things that work against that, but it’s my challenge now – being an ever-anxious person is not conducive to being good in my job, nor a happy way to live for that matter!

  4. My Birthday so the New Year begins on a fairly good note. With Uranus trine natal Uranus conj. transiting Mars this could be an interesting year.

  5. New moon conjunct my natal sun,solar retun start with this new moon. I’m virgo sign-libra ASC.Last year be so stresfull for me…Waiting for the new one…:) Happy Birthday William 🙂

  6. My October 5th born Libran husband with Sag rising and me Leo (25th july) Virgo rising have been going through extremely hard times in marriage. We did long distance for 5 years and were fine and have been miserable for past 6 months. He is going through a lot and thinks I am the reason behind all his problems. He is extremely irritable and moody. Its come down to him asking for separation. I do not want one. I do not know what is instore for us. Any help would be appreciated.

    • Hi Shabana,

      If his Libra Sun is 12° then Uranus in Aries has been opposing it since mid-June exactly due to Uranus stationing Rx. Uranus transits to the Sun can bring all sorts of issues to the surface about feeling confined & restricted even if this is not the case. If you wish, please send me complete birth data for both of you using the form on my Personal Reports page & I’ll see what quick & dirty feedback I can give you.


      xoxo diane~

  7. My Libran (October 5) born husband with Sag rising and me Leo (25th july) Virgo rising are going through a tough time in our marriage for past 6 months now. We cannot seem to catch a break. Small issues have become major and its coming down to him asking for separation. I know we belong together, we did long distance for 5 years and love each other but times not helping us. What do you see instore for us?

  8. the new moon is conj my 9H cusp exact, i hope this gives way to psychic dreams coming true. the new moon is also trine my 5H cusp (taurus, ruled by venus), and mercury in virgo is trine my chiron in taurus in my 5H. healing to my love life after pain? Venus will be conj my MC, pluto, and my moon in my 10H in Libra, trine my mercury in gemini and sextile my ascendant and Neptune (dreams?) in Sag in 1H, ruled by Jupiter. Mercury rules my 7H, Venus/Pluto will be squaring Jupiter conj my sun/NN in my 7H, while the new moon is also trine transit pluto in my 1H, which is opposing my sun/NN/7H. the new moon is also sextile my sun/NN/transit jupiter in my 7H. this could be a big month for me!

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