Happy New Moon in Virgo! New moons are about new beginnings and the moment each month when we find a place of renewal and a time to plant new seeds. Through our intentions we can use the energy, as represented in the chart above, to begin a powerful new cycle. The chart above is set for September 15, 2012 at 10:10 pm EDT, New York, NY.
Virgo is the sign of purity, order, and service. Align yourself with endeavors that support these ideals. Volunteer, make a major purge of old stuff and donate to charity, think of ways in which you can purify your diet. These are the seeds that Virgo would like you to plant. If you have things you need in your life, now is the time write them out so that they may be manifested.
I want you all to think back to January 23rd. That was the day that Mars stationed retrograde at 23 degrees Virgo, the same degree as this new moon. There’s something about this lunation that is linked to January and thus Mars. This moon also links back to April 4th when Mercury stationed at 23 degrees Pisces, exactly opposite this new moon. These are moments in time strung together like beads on a necklace. I can’t tell you why they are related, yet they are and so it would be wise to pay attention.
Taking a look at this chart, it thankfully doesn’t have the bite of previous lunations. Uranus and Pluto, while very active and four days away from their second square, aren’t dialoguing directly with other planets. Chrion and Pluto are still forming an exact sextile, giving us a process that seems more in the background than foreground. New Moons are generally quieter than full ones.
Instead my eye goes to a strongly placed Mars in Scorpio, the sign that it rules. In addition, it’s at 15 degrees — one of the cross quarter degrees and the placement that traditionally associates with Halloween/Day of the Dead. This is a very powerful placement and speaks of crossing between worlds, going beyond the veil, and encountering the ghosts of the past. During the Day of the Dead, we honor those who have gone before us and so this moon asks us: What is our legacy? What is just beyond the veil that we are just now starting to get a glimpse of? What ghosts haunt our life? What do we need to say goodbye to?
Mars is exactly inconjunct (150 degrees) Jupiter at 15 Gemini. Normally a minor aspect isn’t worth focusing on, but this one deserves our attention because 15 Gemini is the same degree as the Venus transit of June 5th. Again, there are legacies of the past in this chart and the connections are not always harmonious. Jupiter inconjunct Mars is awkward and Venus in Leo approaching a square to Mars isn’t helping things. We’re having to make some adjustments with this new moon. Our ties to the past are coming to haunt us.
Because Mars is in Scorpio and the Sun/Moon/Mercury in Virgo, it’s also worth mentioning that Virgo/Scorpio work beautifully together. With their talents combined, they are the detective, the soul healer, and the reformer. Use these talents wisely. Apply them to the ghosts of your past. Reform and heal your legacies. Say goodbye to those people and beliefs that have outstayed their welcome. Burn some sage and cast out the ghosts. It’s time to move on and begin anew.