It’s officially a New Moon in Virgo on September 17, 2020 at 7:00 am ET.
The Moon is emotional and in Virgo we are encouraged to manifest emotional intelligence so we can feel good.
Virgo likes to have things in order, neat and tidy, so, this is a great time to do things that make you feel like you are on top of things so you feel better. Setting practical, tangible goals and creating new habits and routines is highly recommended now. Whether it’s your home or your office, getting yourself organized so you can think clearly and be productive is perfect for this New Moon in Virgo.
The New Moon in Virgo encourages you to get real about how you feel about how you live your life every day and to assess how you are making the most of your time. How do you feel about your everyday lifestyle routines? Do you feel like you have a healthy routine? Do you feel productive and accomplished every day? Do you also have personal quality time scheduled into your days regularly? Can you declutter your workspace so you’re more productive and efficient?
Whatever area of life you want to improve, this is such an excellent time to make a commitment to a plan and follow through with the processes you set in place.
If you put your mind, drive and willpower into gear you can set the stage for a new lifestyle, a new business venture, a new, healthier you. The New Moon in Virgo reminds us that what you focus on grows and a step by step process is your best bet.
Ruled by Mercury, Virgo thinks a lot and can end up worrying about a lot of things. Virgo is generally associated with being a bit obsessive with details, which can lead to worry and anxiety. This New Moon can have you recognize these parts of yourself so you can create positive changes and regenerate yourself in a new, more positive light.
A great way to alleviate worry and improve your mood and motivation is by being productive and not procrastinating.
If you aren’t the most motivated person, this is the time to turn over a new leaf and set yourself up to be productive and feel like you’ve accomplished something good each day.
Getting organized, writing things down, making a plan, creating a schedule, giving yourself achievable goals will help you feel better and alleviate stress and worry. Virgo likes to feel like measurable progress is being made. Getting it off your mind, by being proactive and seeing real-world results and improvements will help increase a positive perspective.
It is not uncommon for those with significant placements in Virgo to do a lot of extra cleaning and organizing as a way to feel more in control of their lives and to help relieve anxiety. The Moon is associated with your close environment. Whether it is your home or office, cleaning and organizing is certainly recommended for a better sense of calm and order overall.
Virgo can also be obsessive compulsive when keeping things in order, and can spend too much time cleaning and organizing to the point that it actually takes away from other goals. Some people are obsessed with cleaning because it makes them feel better, like they have accomplished something they can see, something tangible. But some people go overboard, and that’s all they do, and in the meantime other goals get pushed aside.
As Virgo like purity and rules health, wellness and cleanliness lifestyle routines you may remember 6 months ago when we had the Full Moon in Virgo is when everything started going crazy in terms of health. Hand sanitizer sold out and couldn’t be found anywhere. We could see more about the healthcare industry and nursing during this period.
The New Moon in Virgo is a suitable time to start new, healthy habits and build routines and patterns into your life for your well being. You are what you eat. Organic, GMO free, natural, nutritious food is best. The better you take care of your body and mind the more energy you’ll be able to channel and apply with focus, drive and dedication. Better nutrition can also help relieve stress and give you more energy.
This is a great time to start new routines that connect mind and body and induce positive energy like running, stretching, yoga, and meditation.
Considering we just had the Full Moon in Pisces before this New Moon in Virgo, if you have addictions, this is the time to focus on heading towards renewing your health. This is a smart time to recognize your habits and patterns so you can create new changes for the better.
Virgo can be a workaholic and very particular and picky about having things done a certain way. This is another reason why having an organized schedule is so important for this Virgo period. Instead of spending too much time working, you can create ways to make your time more efficient, so you can also have time for other goals and time for your well being.
If you want to learn a new skill, this is a great time to schedule in some practice time and create a routine for yourself. Set smaller, reasonable goals for yourself, so it is easier to exceed those achievements and feel proud of yourself which will motivate you and put you in a more positive mood.
If you tend to have a hard time accomplishing things, instead of making yourself big promises or expectations, just break it down into small, manageable goals. Like if you have a hard time exercising, tell yourself you’ll do just 5 minutes, and usually what happens is once you get going you realize it’s not that big a deal and perhaps you’ll actually end up doing 10 minutes – then you feel really good about yourself because you did something and exceeded your goal. With any task you want to accomplish, break it down into chunks by creating a schedule that isn’t overwhelming.
If you want to learn how to manage your time and set goals well, take a look at Bullet Journaling. There are tons of videos on this on youtube to help give you ideas on how to keep on top of things as you make progress through time.
As the Moon is associated with feelings, moods and intuition, in mindful Virgo, writing about your thoughts and feelings is recommended. This New Moon could be the right time for you to start journaling. Writing poetry is especially a great practice to connect intellect, logic, and words with the more romantic and nostalgic feelings the Moon encourages. Writing will open you up to new thoughts and ideas you can use as part of your New Moon growth process
What Else is Happening in Astrology relating to this New Moon?
There is always a New Moon in Virgo every year when the Moon conjuncts the Sun in Virgo, but the aspects to other planets are always different each year and modifies the interpretation.
This year Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn are big players in our political world, with a push and pull tug of war, and attempting to bring Law (Jupiter) and Order (Saturn) to the Destruction (Pluto), while Mars in Aries (Identity) is in Square to these powerful planets in political Capricorn. Mars in square to Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn increasing tension and violence with identity politics.
Also, September 17 is also the day that Occupy Wall Street is said to regroup to Occupy the White House until election day!
- The Moon is in positive aspect to Saturn Retrograde in Capricorn.
- Mercury is currently in Libra
- This New Moon in Virgo is also having a difficult connection with the Destiny Point in Gemini
- Mars stations Retrograde in Aries on September 9, 2020.
I talk about these aspects in the New Moon in Virgo video here starting at the 10 minute mark.