Moon in Virgo
September 12/13, 2015
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the chart for the Virgo New Moon, which is also a Solar
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sign of Virgo is associated with humility, analysis and service.
The house that Virgo occupies in the natal chart
shows an area of life where one can over-think, find fault, and lose
sight of the forest for the trees. It also shows the area where one
can be especially disciplined, meticulous,
refined, and helpful.
Virgo is an earth sign with a focus on the physical body and the daily
routines necessary to sustain it. Ruled
by Mercury, there is an emphasis on discernment, order, and craftsmanship.
Issues involving the
armed services, unions,
clerical workers, employees,
domestic pets, small animals, grains, clothing, and public health
and hygiene become accentuated during the Virgo cycle.
Symbol for 21 degrees Virgo
"A Girl's Basketball Team."
Moon at 20 degrees Virgo 10 minutes:
Physical training and teamwork aimed at participating in a collective
Three planets in Virgo and two in Leo at the beginning of this lunation
cycle accentuate the idea of using individual self-expression to benefit
the collective. Virgo's ruler, Mercury, goes retrograde at 16º
Libra on September 17 until the end of this cycle, calling for a review
of communication within relationships. The entry of the Sun into Libra
on September 22/23 marks the equinox and the turning of the seasons,
which, compounded by the Lunar Eclipse on September 27, adds to the
emotional tension that is a highlight of this cycle.
artistic and literary communications.
An obsessive drive for immersion in nirvana,
via spirituality, creativity, or addiction.
The wish to believe in something may override
the facts. A balancing act between faith and truth. The need for discrimination
with acts of compassion. There is the potential for distortion of
key phrase for Virgo is "I Analyze":
The simple rituals of daily life
provide the grounding necessary for balance. Good
health, altruistic service and productive employment support success;
practicality and prudence guarantee it. This
is an excellent cycle to examine your daily routines, diet, habits,
and hygiene for areas that are in need of improvement and to initiate
advice for this cycle:
attention to signals from your body that it needs care. If
you find yourself physically fatigued, emotionally overwrought, or
mentally tense, take a few minutes to sit still, breathe, and center.
Focus on your heartbeat.
and introspection are key to moving forward during this exciting,
yet confusing period. This
cycle insists that you be aware of overly optimistic goals and deceitful
tactics. Be discerning about how
you invest your time. Look within for underlying motives that allow
you to neglect partialities. Think twice before speaking your mind
or making a commitment.
peace and develop self-awareness - write
poetry! You'll be surprised at your ability to express yourself.
correlates to Love, the third and final step on the Southern pathway
of Sun Bear's Medicine Wheel. The trust developed during the Leo cycle
allows you to invest yourself in service with passionate devotion.
you might explore for personal insight include:
situations do you find most difficult to digest?
there an area of your life where you are prone to 'analysis paralysis'?
and with whom are you most trusting?
and with whom would life be easier if you were less critical and
do you express your love?
are your daily rituals or habits?
are you most disciplined?
do you give service to others?
do you feel most relaxed and worry-free?
I am guided by my heart's purity of purpose.
to the qualities of Virgo with a 3-minute tarot meditation on The
Hermit holds the light for us to stay upon the path in times of darkness.
He is the figure of elder wisdom; an experienced guide, well-versed
in natural and spiritual law. He teaches us to make use of solitude
to question our beliefs, to become conscious of universal causeand-effect
and to discern wholeness.
with the Hermit whenever you need guidance.
for this cycle:
of routine comes inspiration."
~ Mark Kostabi (1960 - ) American artist and composer
Mandala is a powerful meditational device for creating sacred intentions.
We encourage you to create
and color your own mandala or color the Virgo
Mandala for this cycle.
are invited to send your mandalas to us for placement in our Mandala
check out Lynn Keefer's
Mandala Journal, where Lynn shares the mandala she colors every
month, along with her meditative process. Click on the mandala below
or the link above to see a larger version of the Leo New Moon Mandala
she colored last month and read about her experience with the exercise.
The energy flows in beautifully from one cycle into the next.
more on the nature of this lunation
cycle, along with how it relates to your
Sun sign, the September 12/13
Solar Eclipse, the September
27 Lunar Eclipse, and Mercury
Rx from September 17 - October 9.
our free on-line Moon Phase Calendar, where
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which is updated at each of the 8 phases with information on how to work
effectively with the current phase.
In addition to what you can find at our website, there are some outstanding
astrology resources on the web in the form of blogs. We encourage you to
visit and/or subscribe to the ones listed below:
author, educator, and dear friend, Donna Iona Drozda uses solar, lunar
and numerological cycles as a blueprint for living the life of a "Heartist."
Keep up with her Lifecycle
offerings and updates on her Lifecycle
Blog, and be sure to subscribe
to her Luna See email newsletter.
Wright at Auntie
Moon offers daily insights and other good lunar tidings at her
She also has an excellent video: Moon
Phases and New Moon Intentions.
Koolman's New Moon insights can be found at her web site, SoulAstrology.com.
Margaret writes beautifully and offers excellent counsel.
Shepherd at Moonkissd.com
has a perceptive article about this month's New Moon titled Virgo
New Moon Eclipse: The Critic and the Crepe.
Elliott Kent at Big Sky Astrology is excellent at putting the current
cosmic conditions into relatable, practical terms. We recommend her
Solar Eclipse in Virgo: Go Deeper.
Gailing is another of our favorites. You can visit her blog
or receive her weekly entries in your mailbox via an e-mail subscription.
She usually shares her insights on the new and full moons. We also
recommend her book,
Planetary Apothecary. Here's her post on the Virgo
May you walk with others in peace and unity,