The NEW MOON occurs on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at 1:30 AM EDT.
Early Wednesday, the New Moon occurs as the Moon aligns with the Sun in the sign of Virgo.
A time of new beginnings, this New Moon presents an excellent opportunity for us to formulate some goals regarding “all things Virgo.”
We’d do well to concentrate on new ways to get our day-to-day life organized. We might think about the keywords for this particular and earthy sign — such things as analytical, intelligent, reserved, critical, helpful, conscientious — and consider ways to incorporate these traits into our personalities. The New Moon in Virgo is a good time to commit to personal goals that express the positive energies of the sign of the Virgin. These include building our powers of healthy, constructive discrimination; rolling up our sleeves and getting down to some serious work; beginning a new project that requires attention to details; making lists, actively ticking off completed activities, and taking pride in our “little” accomplishments; starting a health regime, researching nutrition and nourishment, and paying attention to our diet; setting up specific routines that will help us manage our lives in constructive and mindful ways; and handling the finer details of our day-to-day life in an organized, step-by-step fashion so that we can free our minds of clutter.
This New Moon occurs as Jupiter and Uranus move towards an opposition — an atmosphere that is a little too risky, disorganized, or chaotic for Virgo’s tastes — and the quincunx from Uranus to the New Moon emphasizes this awkward relationship. This phase of the Moon occurs at 27 degrees and 27 minutes of Virgo conjunct the Sun, affecting people born with personal planets and points at approximately 24 to 30 degrees of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces) most significantly.
Affectionate Venus entered practical, analytical Virgo yesterday, which did not create the most romantic environment. You know that sudden need to correct everything your partner (or a potential partner) does — or how you feel overly criticized for every little move you make? That’s Virgo’s influence! And, when you look for negatives instead of positives, it’s no wonder that love has a hard time thriving. The good news is, you can try to balance out that critical energy by expressing yourself through rational, helpful actions. Virgo loves to be useful, so by applying levelheadedness and detailed effort to your romantic gestures today, you’re bound to see better results than you’ve had in the past.