“Now is the winter of our discontent…made glorious” by the Spring! 

We have a NEW MOON at 14° 38’ VIRGO occurring on the 7th September at 10:51am (AEST)

Paraphrasing Richard III  by William Shakespeare lends itself to a central theme of this Virgo New Moon in our Southern Hemisphere.

Self-improvement through being of value to others is at the core of the Virgo archetype.

Gaining a sense of growth and fulfilment by being useful to those around us is the Virgo goal.

With a New Moon we have the opportunity to consider what we need to do to gain fulfilment in life.

So, if we are discontent with the way we are, a Virgo New Moon will give us the cosmic impetus to seek renewal, just as Gaia does with Her Earth during the Spring soon to come when the Sun enters Libra on 23rd September.

Now is the time to review how we want to live our lives, to organise and prepare the ‘seeds’ for the ‘spring’ of a new way of being. 

Preparing ourselves manifest a more content individual who is happy in themselves through making those around them happy too.

What makes this New Moon of great Virgoian value is that it forms an exact Trine with Uranus at 14°Taurus.

Uranus is all about freedom and uniqueness, with His central goal being to aid us uncover and live our own Authentic Life.

Uranus in Taurus is urging us to reform and change from the traditions and cultures that resit our capacity to evolve and gain a sense of security, stability, creativity and harmony with ourselves and those we share our life with.

A Trine is considered a harmonious and very beneficial astrological aspect. It is one of the fundamental Ptolemaic aspects central to modern astrology and represents planets 120° or four signs apart, and are linked by being of the same element: here we have the New Moon in Virgo, being of Earth and Uranus in Taurus being Earth too. Virgo and Taurus are also Feminine signs: adding a receptive quality to the energies of this practical ‘down to earth’ aspect

Trines can represent a talent in your natal chart, and here, with the planets being in transit we can look to our natal chart to see where we can access this opportunity to uncover a talent to use in the evolution of our Authentic Self.

Trines allow the energies of the New Moon and Uranus to flow freely and without obstacle, so, for example, with the New Moon in your 1st House of Identity in trine to Uranus in the 8th House of Transformation, we could see the very concept of who you are being energised to radically change and find a stable sense of individuality that propels your evolved self into the future!

If this was my natal chart, I could review the areas of my life indicated by the 8th House to gain insight into talents I may have underused to aid me living my authentic life. Here I may probe deep into the role of power in my world – mine and others – how does ‘power‘ assist or hinder my sense of contentment with who I am? Are the Virgo ideals of duty and service being directed appropriately? Do I need to reorganise my energy and review how I share it with others? 

Check your natal chart to see which Houses contain 12 – 16° Virgo – this is where the New Moon will will activate that area of life. Likewise, transiting Uranus will activate areas of life where you have  12 – 16° Taurus in your natal chart.

Other aspects formed by the New Moon can be found in your natal chart:

Sextiles at 12 – 16° of Scorpio or Cancer (sextiles provide support and stimulation of the planetary energies, providing us with opportunities to grow)

Squares at 12 – 16° Sagittarius or Gemini (these will be tense energies creating a sense of collision, but which if handled well will provide the greatest opportunity for growth)

Oppostions at 12 – 16° Pisces (here, there will be the need to find balance and avoid the extremes of the planetary energies)

Conjunctions at 12 – 16° Virgo (when conjunct, two planets share a purpose: they are unified and their energies remain unique to their own essence but are directed together).

Which ever House the planet is in will determine where you will be experiencing the impact of the New Moon in your daily life.

Take a look at my home page, and feel free to contact me if you’d like to explore your natal chart or help interpreting the cosmic forecast for a successful future.

As always with astrology, events such a New Moon and aspects such as the trine to Uranus never occur in isolation: there are multiple other factors at play that all coagulate to create the whole experience of our existence.

That said, we should take into consideration that the Moon in Virgo will oppose Neptune in Pisces by the evening of this New Moon on the 7th September.

Whilst only brief, this transit may bring a cloudiness to our thought processes and we may benefit from holding off making any firm decisions about making radical changes to our lives until the next day or so!

Sit with your heart-mind for awhile and allow your intuition to guide you along the path to your Authentic Self.

Hoping you ‘are made glorious’ by this New Moon!

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