Astro-Notes on September 9, 2018 – New Moon in Virgo

A New Moon is a time of new beginnings, when we plant seeds in accordance with the symbolism of the sign in which the New Moon falls. With the New Moon in the sign Virgo, we want to focus on self-improvement, health, work, service, apprenticeship, functionality, efficiency and daily routines as we set our intentions.

The Virgo New Moon forms a tense sesqui-quadrate aspect to retrograde Uranus in Taurus, thereby activating the earth grand trine between Pallas in Virgo, Saturn in Capricorn and the latter. So, this new cycle is pressurizing us in regard to change, progress, reform and individualization. We’re urged to do things differently, based on strategies we employed that led to success and achievement or brought results. It is imperative at this point to twist and tweak and experiment until we get it ‘right’ and things will work for us.

Venus made ingress to Scorpio early this morning, where she will be transiting until October 31, when she will be returning to Libra during her impending retrograde. Newly in Scorpio, she engaged with retrograde Neptune in Pisces by way of a sesqui-quadrate. This ushered in a phase, during which we seek to share, evolve, transform and renew values, attachments, resources, preferences, needs and relationships, whereby it is important to be aware of expectations, projections, illusions, ideals, hopes, wishes and longings.

As Venus follows up with a quincunx to retrograde Chiron at the Aries Point and Ceres in Libra is approaching another one to retrograde Uranus in Taurus, adjustments have to be made to restore the balance in those areas we’ve been struggling with since ‘day 1’ (the Aries Point – the very beginning), especially in regard to support and validation, so that we can turn these situations around. Although we may undergo some inner turmoil, could feel unsettled and upset or ready to rock the boat, this has the potential to help us to detach from or break with repetitive patterns and get newly inspired.

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 17:00 Virgo states:

“A volcanic eruption. Keynote: The explosive energy of long-repressed contents of the subconscious – EXPLOSION.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Page 161)


Tarot card of the day and for this new cycle is the “7 of Cups”, representing a multiplicity of possibilities and choices that need to be looked at for their potential – real or imagined – as well as for their basis in reality, whereby we need to be aware that not all that glisters is gold and that less enticing options might turn out to be great opportunities. Therefore, it’s important now to narrow our focus.