Welcome to Autumn 2021! This New Moon in Virgo is the precursor to the Autumn Equinox (September 23) when traditionally, we honor the harvest and the fruits of our labors. Once again, September is a busy month astrologically. We have two major earth trines allowing for positive changes to take root, as well as the powerful opposition of the New Moon and Neptune indicating that the collective delusional reality is not yet over, and may even grow stronger in the coming weeks. Throughout the second half of 2021, most of the outer planets are in retrograde motion meaning that there are long-standing karmic lessons to be reviewed before we can graduate to the next level. This affects ALL levels of life on the planet. Mother Earth is not holding back, as she shakes off the old and brings in the new evolutionary paradigm (Uranus in Taurus). On September 20, the Full Moon is in the sign Pisces followed by the Autumn Equinox on September 22, when the Sun moves into zero degrees of Libra marking the day of equal light and dark. It is time to “get your house in order” by restoring balance, harmony, and peace within yourself, within all your relationships, and with Mother Earth herself. Remember Faith + Intention = Miracles!
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NEW MOON IN VIRGO: SEPTEMBER 6, 2021
All New Moons are about beginnings (or planting seeds with conscious intention). The sacred task of Virgo is to restore health to mind, body, and spirit. Virgo is an Earth sign; she is practical rather than a dreamer. She reminds us that our bodies are our temples. Her role is to be of service and to help others, rather than to be the prima donna. She is the director, choreographer, and set designer, rather than the star of the show. The ruler of the sign of Virgo is the planet, Mercury, which rules our thought processes, language, and communication. Virgo is also the sign of healer; she calls for us to be of service on the planet, but to also be discriminating in thought, word and deed. Translation: practice non-judgment, trust your intuition, and don’t believe everything you read or hear. Be aware of how you choose to express yourself. Words DO matter!
The sacred task of Virgo is to restore health to mind, body, and spirit. As an Earth sign, Virgo has a natural affinity with nature. Virgos are usually tuned in to their bodies; natural herbs, plant medicines, and alternative healing modalities work well for them. Virgos are happy in their own company, and often prefer a solitary walk in nature to a crowded event. If you have your Sun sign, your Moon, Ascendant, or Mars in Virgo, the themes of discrimination, self-analysis, and attention to detail are important for your soul’s growth and development. Since Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury, the shadow side of Virgo manifests as mental stress and anxiety, which can turn into obsessive/compulsive thinking. Virgos can become overly critical and judgmental, which can show up as an addiction to perfection. The parts of the body most sensitive to Virgo issues are the digestion and elimination tracts of the body. (Using food as medicine is a very helpful trait for Virgos to cultivate.) Virgos like to look and feel good, so they may be involved in any profession that requires precise technical expertise and attention to detail such as analysts and designers, as well as health and fitness professionals. Designers, models, craftspeople, accountants, musicians (especially guitarists) also have Virgo prominent in their natal horoscopes. In astrology, the asteroid Chiron, the “Wounded Healer” is also ruled by the sign of Virgo. Alternative healing, shamanism, and astrology all come under the rulership of Chiron. During this Virgo New Moon period (the next two weeks) specific areas to monitor are your diet and digestion, especially in regard to food allergies and toxins. How do you get nourished, not only in body but mind and spirit also? Are you being of service to yourself, to others? Often, simplifying your life can eliminate chaos. “Less is more” is the motto of Virgo.
Sun, Moon, and Mars Conjunct in Virgo opposite Neptune Retrograde in Pisces: This opposition allows for the refocusing or redesigning of your dream. With the help of the current Earth trines at this time (see below) achieving your vision is possible, but it may take a new twist or direction until Neptune is in direct motion once again on December 1. This Virgo conjunction is about perfection, details, and getting it right. The Neptune in Pieces opposition can stir up major chaos and delusions if we are not grounded in practical reality (Virgo). This is not the time to criticize others (Mars in Virgo) but do what is right for you. It takes a lot to see through the fog right, now but the current positive trine aspects (see below) will be very helpful. Virgo says “the glass is half empty; while Pisces says “the glass is just an illusion”. This is not the time to give up your dream, but rather be flexible in terms of readjusting your timing.
Sun, Moon, and Mars in Virgo Trine Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn: This aspect forms a very solid foundation from which to make grounded and focused decisions. You have more clarity now. This is a good time for laying the solid groundwork for future endeavors, especially pertaining to work, health, and business situations. The Virgo lunation is about attention to details and daily organization, while Pluto is about long-lasting transformational change. Healing mind, body, and soul is possible now. Mars likes to get things done and with Pluton it becomes our “mission”. Stay focused and concentrate on your priorities. Don’t get caught up in diversions. Getting swept up in the tidal wave of collective chaos will only scatter your mental energy and adversely affect your physical health. Mars in Virgo likes to make improvements in daily affairs and Pluto in Capricorn works for transformation over the long haul. There is a tremendous amount of personal power available now for manifestation on the physical plane when Virgo and Capricorn energies combine. Cleaning up and clearing out old clutter (on all levels) is a priority now for clarity and order to be restored.
Sun Moon in Virgo Trine Uranus Retrograde in Taurus: This is a very positive, energetic trine that signifies freedom. Uranus began its retrograde motion on August 19th and will remain there until mid-January 2022. With Uranus in retrograde, you may have to retrace your steps back to mid-February to see if and where you are feeling “held back” in your life. The Taurus house in your birth chart holds the clue for this. Whatever changes have been on hold in your life will be revitalized now and really move forward when Uranus goes stationary direct in January, so use this time wisely, especially with all the positive trines this month, to lay a solid foundation, make new plans, and think “out of the box”. For some this may mean the freedom to work and live in a new environment or embrace a new lifestyle. Humanity will come to terms with the fact that by taking care of the Earth, we are safeguarding health for the future. Clean air, water, and soil will become more precious than gold.
Venus in Libra Trine Jupiter Retrograde in Aquarius: This is a truly beneficial air sign trine. The air signs are all about our social connections and communication. Venus is in her home sign in Libra and encourages relationships. She does not like to be alone in Libra. Jupiter expands our consciousness and awareness, so this may be a good time to plan a future trip with friends, enjoy a new relationship, or join a new intellectual or social group that sparks your interest. Jupiter has been retrograde in Aquarius from June 20 and will remain so until October 21. Look to the Aquarian house in your birth chart to tie up any loose ends or bring back a missed opportunity, especially in terms of groups and organizations. Once Jupiter goes direct, you may find that although you did your best, there are some friendships (or even dreams) that require you to move on. The operative word here is “freedom”.
Venus in Libra Square Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn: When Venus comes in contact with Pluto; she likes what she likes and wants what she wants; she becomes less diplomatic and more emphatic. Issues of love and money usually come up. In business, you can use it constructively to push forward in achieving your goals. In personal relationships, this aspect can be more troublesome. Are you holding onto or obsessing over something? Old anger, betrayals or abandonment issues may come up to be released. Once again, check the Libra and Capricorn houses are in your birth chart to see where this tension may arise. It is always wise to remember the old adage” Be careful what you wish for, as you may get it”!
The Virgo New Moon is associated with Isis, the Great Mother Goddess of Egypt, and her home is the star Sirius. (Some say that the original face of the sphinx was carved in the image of Isis during the Age of Virgo). This was the age of the matrilineal agrarian societies when the feminine face of the goddess was revered and worshipped. Isis was the goddess who taught her people the right use of magic, the healing arts, and the importance of words of power. She is regarded as the compassionate Mother of all in whom all miracles are possible.
MEDITATION WITH THE GODDESS ISIS:
A New Moon meditation is the best time to set your intentions and create new possibilities for yourself; you may choose to do this alone or with a group. Find your quiet space, relax, and get into a comfortable position. You may light a white candle, and while doing so, allow any thoughts that may be heavy or toxic to leave your body. If you have a favorite essential oil, anoint your third eye at this time. Lapis Lazuli is the gemstone most associated with Isis, so if you have a lapis stone, or any clear quart crystal, you may use this also. Now, visualize a beautiful, long-stemmed blue lotus extending its stem from your crown to the blue/white star group, Sirius, the home of Isis. As you connect this energetic star cord, the Goddess Isis appears before you wearing a white linen gown and a blue cloak trimmed with gold. Her forehead is encircled with a band of gold and a 5-pointed star of lapis lazuli sits over her third eye. Her gaze is deep but loving. She communicates with you telepathically. She asks that you meditate on all that you are thankful for in your life right now, and then asks that you visualize all that you wish to create or manifest over the next 2 weeks. (You can also write this down in your journal or diary). Then, she asks that you project yourself into the future and write down how you “see” yourself in the next 6 months. What would you like to manifest? You can meditate on this for a few minutes. Isis then leads you into her temple, a vast crystalline hall bathed in Light. The star Sirius is beaming down through the top of the temple which is open to the night sky. The light of the Star Sirius blends with the soft moonlight and shines into the temple entering your Crown chakra. Feel this diamond white light, like an “elixir” of light, bathe your crown chakra and Allow this crystalline liquid to bathe your mid-brain and pass through your entire body. Immerse yourself in liquid light. Breathe it in. Allow a few minutes to float in this womb of Light. You are energizing your intentions to be birthed in the future. Slowly, breathe and come back into your body when you are ready. You are ready to create your miracles!
May you walk in Truth and Beauty Always!
©Temple Beautiful 2021