On Monday we have a VIRGO NEW MOON. Ask yourself: HOW CAN I HELP?

On Monday evening as the week begins we start a new lunar cycle with the Virgo New Moon at 8:52 PM EDT. Each month the New Moon brings an opportunity to set intentions and begin significant changes and projects. Think about what you want to create or bring into manifestation at this time. Find where Virgo falls in your chart and determine the seed of service and humility you wish to begin.


The Changing Moon this Week

The Moon sets the emotional tone as she moves through the Zodiac day-to-day. It takes approximately 28 days to traverse the entire Zodiac. Learning to work with this rhythm will help you align with and relax into an easier flow with the Universe. The brightly shining Moon spends approximately 2 ½ days in each sign before she moves on to the next. The Moon moves through approximately a quarter of the zodiac each week. This week, she begins just as we reach for the Virgo Full Moon, occurring at 14degrees Virgo at 8:52 PM EDT, Monday night.

Tuesday the Moon continues through service-oriented Virgo, triggering brief feelings of empowerment followed by determination in conversations with Pluto and Mars throughout the afternoon.

Late Tuesday night the Moon enters Libra where she will remain until the wee hours of Friday morning. On Wednesday the Moon engages in conversations with both Saturn and Mercury that deepen your ability to think and communicate clearly and efficiently. Thursday late afternoon has the potential to bring with it some power dynamics that you will do well to anticipate. Keep your opinions to yourself if you are not ready to carefully manage the intense pushback you are likely to receive.

By the time Friday begins the Moon has entered the intensely emotional domain of Scorpio. This portends a powerfully emotional and highly passionate few days. Friday midafternoon may bring with it feelings of restriction and emotional heaviness. Spending a few hours alone in contemplation will allow it to pass quickly. Saturday’s Scorpio Moon should serve you well in getting to the bottom of certain questions you have been seeking the answers to. You are able to find what is below the surface while giving away very little about yourself. Enjoy passionate deep connections with loved ones.

In the wee hours of Sunday morning, the Moon enters the Mutable Fire sign of Sagittarius. Find something that excites you to explore and learn more about. When the Moon is in Sagittarius it is easy to find the bright side of your circumstances. Find a friend and go on an adventure, explore nature, ideas, and other cultures. This week comes to a close on a pleasant and expansive note.


Keep in mind that transits to your natal planets can override these more universal ones.


Monday, September 6, 2021

Today is a wildly active day with the New Moon being only one of four major impacts. The other three are all lovely flowing trine aspects! Expect a day of new beginnings along with several days bringing situations and circumstances that support your forward motion.

At 8:19 AM EDT Mars, the planet of action forms a flowing trine to Pluto, the planet of empowerment. This suggests high passion and the ability to move through stressful situations successfully. Anticipate a tremendous surge of ambition and direct action.

At 9:05 AM EDT Venus, the planet of love, money, and beauty forms a flowing trine aspect to Jupiter, the planet of expansion. This transit is greatly anticipated as a time of loves expansion. It is easier than usual to show the best side of your personality and to express love and appreciation. This is also a great time to mend damaged bridges between yourself and others.

The Virgo New Moon is exact at 8:52 PM EDT. See the New Moon Ritual and the listing of Rising Signs to determine your individual task at this time. Because Mercury rules Virgo, make sure to engage your intellect and analysis in this process. This New Moon is concerned with beginning a process of gathering information, analyzing what is in your heart, and using what you find in service to others.

At 9:28 PM EDT, the Sun trine Uranus bringing excitement, flashes of insight, and new discoveries. You are ready to show the world the most unique side of your personality. Go ahead and allow your quirky self to come to the table seeking new adventures and new connections.

Virgo New Moon Ritual

Perform your ritual after the New Moon and within 24 hours. The first thing to do is determine where this New Moon falls in your personal astrology chart. This is determined by your rising sign or ascendant. If you know that you can find the house (see the listing on the previous page). Once you have that information you know where you want to plant a seed for new growth in your life. If you do not know your rising sign, read for your Sun sign or simply go on instinct. Where in your life are you itching for change and something new.

Now, write down what you would like to see an increase or develop in the next 2 weeks. You can extend that desired growth to the next 6 months.

The Virgo New Moon suggests this is the time to plant a seed of practicality, humility, kindness, and service. What skills of practical service to others do you aspire to? What are you ready to meticulously develop and perfect on your personal path forward?

Bring the qualities of Virgo to your individual path now. Plant this metaphorical seed in the area of your life indicated by the house that holds Virgo in your chart.

Have two candles available. Light the first to represent yourself, as you are right now. Light the second candle as inspiration for the change you want to create during this cycle.

Take a moment to focus on your intention as you light each candle. Imagine drawing the change you desire toward you as you physically bring the two candles just a bit closer together. When you are done with the ritual blow out the candles, you will come back to them to perform the same ritual each day for two weeks.

At the Pisces Full Moon on September 20th, you will bring the candles together where they will touch for the first time. Now you see clearly and acknowledging what you have created.

The energy you infuse into this cycle also begins the larger cycle which that will bring illumination at the Virgo Full Moon on March 18, 2022.


Where is the Virgo New Moon Impacting You?

The New Moon is exact at 14° Virgo at 8:51 PM EDT on September 6, 2021. Virgo is the Mutable Earth sign bringing your attention to issues of stabilization, perfection, and being of service. The area of your life (house) that holds the New Moon is determined by your rising sign. If you do not know your rising sign, read for your sun sign or simply go on instinct. Where in your life are you looking for more fun and self-expression?

  • If you have Aries Rising the Virgo New Moon falls in your 6th House. Plant a metaphorical seed to develop personal routines that are practical and meticulous. Start a new self-care practice with the purpose of increasing your health and vitality.

  • If you have Taurus Rising the Virgo New Moon falls in your 5th House. Plant a metaphorical seed to express love in a common-sense manner or begin a creative project that has a practical application.

  • If you have Gemini Rising the Virgo New Moon falls in your 4th House. Plant a metaphorical seed to be of efficient service to family members. Begin a project to make your home more functional and workable.

  • If you have Cancer Rising the Virgo New Moon falls in your 3rd House. Plant a metaphorical seed to become more conscientious and accurate in your communications. Plan a writing project, or connect with a sibling that will provide you the opportunity to express yourself with cautious precision.

  • If you have Leo Rising the Virgo New Moon falls in your 2nd House. Plant a metaphorical seed to grow your understanding of the practical application of your finances. Being of service with your money or resources will build your self-worth. Give a donation that is a stretch to you to a cause that speaks to you.

  • If you have Virgo Rising the Virgo New Moon falls in your 1st House. Plant a metaphorical seed for a renewed sensible and pragmatic self-expression. Allow others to see your common sense, discretion, and humility.

  • If you have Libra Rising the Virgo New Moon falls in your 12th House. Plant a metaphorical seed for the growth of humble acceptance of your most authentic but often hidden nature. Begin a healing journey to support your inner child in expressing itself with reasonable unpretentiousness.

  • If you have Scorpio Rising the Virgo New Moon falls in your 11th House. Plant a metaphorical seed to find, develop, or grow a community that is of service to others. Invite like-minded folks to begin to create a community that allows for humility and brings purpose to all involved.

  • If you have Sagittarius Rising the Virgo New Moon falls in your 10th House. Plant a metaphorical seed to focus your attention on how to be of service to others with your career or your reputation. Begin updating your resume or planning your retirement if your career doesn’t allow you to be of practical benefit to others.

  • If you have Capricorn Rising the Virgo New Moon falls in your 9th House. Plant a metaphorical seed to increase your understanding and acceptance of other cultures, deepening your worldview. Go to a local cultural center, offer to help. Consider the practical use of understanding what is beyond your personal view of the world.

  • If you have Aquarius Rising the Virgo New Moon falls in your 8th House. Plant a metaphorical seed for a meticulous understanding of other people’s values. Be willing to navigate the boundaries between yourself and others with humility. Leave your ego at the door as you engage in conversations with those who have differing values.

  • If you have Pisces Rising the Virgo New Moon falls in your 7th House. Plant a metaphorical seed to develop more kindness, more attention to detail, and less ego in your partnerships. Find a way to be of practical help to your partner or a close friend.


Tuesday, September 7, 2021

With today’s newly minted Moon wrapping up its time in Virgo, focus on the details of tasks and projects. Be aware of your tendency toward criticism and do your best to turn away from negativity. Keep in mind that good enough is plenty and that there are few things in life that really require perfection. Don’t expect or demand perfection from yourself or others. When the Moon is in Virgo it is fairly easy to keep focused on diligent step-by-step tasks. You have the ability to analyze the processes and find your way forward to the completion of the task at hand.

This is a good time to tend to your health. Go ahead and schedule that doctor’s appointment you have been avoiding or begin an exercise or meditation regime. Make a list of all that you need to complete this week. The Moon in Virgo loves lists.

At 11:21 PM EDT, the Moon enters Libra bringing your attention to social and romantic needs over the next few days.

_The Virgo Moon is void-of-course from 3:24 PM EDT until she enters Libra at 11:21 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Today brings the Moon passing through lovely Libra. Do your best to keep the general atmosphere of your life balanced, pleasant, and beautiful. You want nothing more. No one wants to upset the apple cart or displease others today.
At 12:29 PM EDT, the Moon forms a flowing trine aspect to Saturn. This helps to stabilize and support your desire for pleasure and social niceties. Connections with others won’t be particularly fun or exciting but you can expect them to be stable, practical, and helpful. This further supports your need to not only understand others but to be helpful to them as well.
You may spend a good deal of the afternoon considering how to be useful in a situation that has taken much consideration. At 9 PM EDT, with the Moon conjunct Mercury, a full understanding of how you can help others may become clear. Share your thoughts, ideas, and analysis with a trusted partner or friend. 


Thursday, September 9, 2021

The Moon continues through Libra today suggesting our great desire for beauty, harmony, and balance in all that the day calls for. We do this through pleasing others, being friendly in social interactions, and being cooperative. Harmony and social balance are key.
However, today is not a day without a fly in the ointment. At 4:47 PM EDT, this lovely Moon forms a challenging square aspect to Pluto. Chances are that no matter how accomodating you try to be there will be no pleasing someone in your life. If that someone approaches you with a chip on their shoulder or pushing an agenda that is fraught with power dynamics, step out of the way. This is only a Moon transit. It will pass without incident if you are not willing to play along with that unfriendly agenda. 
As you step out of the way, you will be rewarded almost immediately as the Moon trine Jupiter at 5:02 PM EDT. If you do not step out of the way, the expansion of Jupiter can result in a wasted evening. If you are able to step out of the way the rest of the evening will shower you will social rewards and expansive feelings of goodwill and friendliness.

A simple tip to increase pleasure in your life, when the Moon is in Libra, always bring home fresh flowers for your dining room table or your nightstand.


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Friday, September 10, 2021

While you slept n the early morning hours the Moon left behind its search for pleasure to dig into the passionate waters of Scorpio. This signifies a big shift in your emotions. Yesterday we engaged in the diplomatic pleasure-seeking of Libra. Today we look for deep emotional earnestness. Depth, passion, and intensity come into play for the next few days. Powerful inner contemplation and time spent alone will best serve your path forward.
The Moon forms a rough square aspect to Saturn at 2:53 PM EDT. This may highlight a need to take into consideration internal and external grievances and irritations. Do not take action on frustrations, sit still until a middle path becomes clear.
At 4:38 PM EDT Venus, having been in Libra since August 16th follows the Moon into Scorpio where she will remain until October 7th.
While Venus was in Libra you did your best to avoid unpleasantness. This often results in your values feeling superficial and inauthentic. Now as Venus enters the deep passion of Scorpio there is no space for what is superficial. Now you yearn for deep passion, no avoiding that which hides in darkness. You understand the value of deep vulnerability. Search your relationships for powerful engagement, intense connections, and an all-or-nothing passion. You may be ready to break taboos, reach for extremes, and search for the profound. 

_The Libra Moon is void-of-course from 12:48 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 2:05 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._


Saturday, September 11, 2021

The Moon continues through Scorpio today as your emotions remain powerful and passionate. Examine your most powerful inner storylines as you open your heart to profound change and passion. Scorpio, as a Fixed Water sign, insists that we dig into the depths to discover what hides below the surface. Scorpio goes deep to find what needs to be brought out of hiding in order to be cleansed and transformed. We can only heal what we have seen and examined. Scorpio allows us to look deeply and find a way to work with the intensity we find.
The only (very minor) cautionary tale today comes at 7:08 PM with the Moon square Jupiter. The worst I can imagine with this is a tendency to overindulge in some manner. Is it important to avoid that bowl of ice cream or to not purchase that new car? only you can answer that question. 


Sunday, September 12, 2021

A new day brings a shift as the Moon passes into Sagittarius AT 4:34 AM EDT. This brings more positivity, a lighter tone, and a desire to explore new ideas and new pathways forward.
As the Moon moves through this light-hearted mutable Air sign she offers confidence, expectation, and enthusiasm. The future feels brighter as your ideas and thoughts begin to roam toward distant vistas. Your job today is to look to the future, see beyond what has held you back, and anticipate what is on the other side.
Make a plan for future travel, commit to developing an understanding of folks from other cultures. Understand how much you have not seen or understood about the reality of how others live. Look outside the boundaries of your life.

_The Scorpio Moon is void-of-course from 1:33 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 4:34 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._



In these weekly reports, I explore the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and give rise to fleeting moods. The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.