NEW MOON IN VIRGO- 9 SEPTEMBER 2018: Gifted Perfection

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The New Moon takes place in 17°and 00’ of the perfectionist Sign of Virgo. It strongly affects Virgo and Pisces Signs and also Gemini and Sagittarius Signs which are born in the second decan, as well as those having personal planets, points or their Ascendant, near the 15° -19° degrees of the Mutable Cross. The strong Earth Element and Water Element of this New Moon also affects all Water and Earth Signs.


On the 9th of September a New Moon is taking place in the Sign of Virgo.

The New Moon falls exactly on the 17° degree (that means 17° 00’), something that, if we symbolically think about it, is extraordinarily suitable to the love for precision that the Virgo Sign has. As if this was not enough the 17th degree of the mutable signs is what in astrology called, a critical degree, and planets placed here are emphasized for better or worse.

So we have a really extraordinary New Moon that has a strong emphasis on the Virgoan themes.

Every New Moon has the potential for a new start and a new beginning and when the New Moon falls in the Sign of Virgo the time is perfect for addressing and tidying up loose ends. It is the right time to help ourselves or others in practical matters or to take decisions relating to health and nutrition.

It is an ideal time to set our standards, practical ways of how to serve our loved with gestures of affection, or how to organize our actions for a new project that demands our energy and focus on the details.

This New Moon in Virgo comes after the Full Moon in Pisces on the 26th of August, when we had five planets in Earth Signs and three planets in Water Signs. This was a full moon that marked a perfect time to materialize our dreams combining Earth and Water.

This New Moon now, is the perfect time to set out and take care of material, pragmatic world tasks, as the energy has shifted even more to the Earth element ,with seven bodies there while still three bodies in Water.


New Moon in opposition to Neptune

This polarity of the pragmatic and the idealized is reflected in the main aspect of Neptune in Pisces opposing the New Moon. This is an aspect that may play out in various ways depending on how well we can integrate the energies involved.

It can for example combine humility of ego and the need to be of service to important others with a little bit of idealizing. This could be very helpful because the idealization element will greatly lessen the excessive pedantic criticism and the perfectionism usually demanded from others, traits of the Virgo individuals. So it can help our relationships setting new standards of communication.

On the other hand, this same aspect could mean, that the excessive pedantic criticism and our desire for important relationship to be perfect, to cloud our vision and our feelings and make things worse.

This is the test of every opposition.

The meaning of this New Moon – Neptune opposition can be summed up in the following:

The perfect is not the ideal. Ask less perfection from loved ones.

At the same time the idealized does not remain perfect.

Do not get easily disappointed from your partners.


Patterns and Motifs

What is important with this particular new moon is that the opposition to planet Neptune is aided by two Wedge formations and is also part of a Cradle pattern. The Cradle pattern connects with sextile aspects the Sun & Moon to Jupiter, Jupiter in sextile to Pluto and Pluto in sextile to Neptune.

At the same time two trine aspects, one in the Water element between Jupiter and Neptune, and the other in the Earth element between Sun-Moon and Pluto, ease once more the Neptune – New Moon opposition.

Another formation that works very helpful in the intricately woven aspect patterns in the chart of this New Moon in Virgo,  is the Grand trine in Earth between, Mercury in Virgo, Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus.

This Grand Trine can help us to organize our long-term plans by combining originality with stability, and strategic thinking with reformative ingenuity.


The Gift of this New Moon

In what ways can all these complicated aspects combine them to our most aid?

  • First of all, now is the time to be practical and realistic and to start materializing plans or new endeavors.
  • At the same time we have to continue to be inspired in order to make a reality out of a dream and not get lost in the details but to retain our grand vision.
  • We have to be very careful not to be deceived or not we to deceive others.
  • We have in mind that warm feelings and optimism will lessen most of relationship problems especially ones that have to do with over-emphasis on petty things.
  • This period is generally good as luck and numerous opportunities are guaranteed for any new projects, partnerships or actions that we begin, especially if they are approached in a practical and organized manner.
  • Remember, success is easily achieved and the necessary resources are found.
  • We are empowered because this period aligns our own spiritual growth with our deepest conviction.
  • Now is the perfect time for us to express our talents because now we will perfect them.


This New Moon is the Gift of Perfection and if we can tune to it, 

its rhythm will be precise and its melody sweet.


Find out where the New Moon falls in your chart and heed its lessons.


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