The New Moon in Virgo in September 2023
Dream bigger on this New Moon in Virgo on 15th September 2023.
Virgo rules your lifestyle, workload, health, fitness and wellbeing. In your birth chart, Virgo is in charge of the Sixth House of daily routine, your job, housework, unpaid work and study. The New Moon there signals a new beginning. In this feature I’ll show you how to make it deliver for you in October, using simple astrology.
Workload and Lifestyle Relaunch
The New Moon in Virgo falls with the Sun at 21 Virgo 58 in a conjunction with the Moon at 21 Virgo 58 on Friday 15th September 2023 at 2.39am BST in London. Adjust for your time zone.
If you have anything at 21 Virgo in your birth chart, this is rare and important. You are being offered a new lifestyle.
Allow for Delays, Cancellations and Stop-Start
Allow for delays, cancellations and stop-start with the new beginning. The green light will appear on Thursday 14th, Friday 15th, Saturday 16th September – depending on your time zone. Yet, it’s like a green light for a car that is going to reverse and also stop for a while.
The reason is Mercury Retrograde in Virgo. The planet of communication, information and transportation has been going backwards and forwards since Friday 4th August.
You will see the new crescent moon above your apartment or house appear from September 14th-16th and should absolutely set goals and move forward, but just be prepared for about a fortnight of green lights, amber lights and red lights. (Illustration: Edwin Blashfield/Picryl).
Do You Have Virgo Factors at 8-21 Degrees?
If you have anything in Virgo at 8 through 21 degrees you have been personally affected with your health, fitness, job, unpaid work, or course.
Put the ‘re’ prefix in front of everything connected with this and you have an explanation for August and September 2023 as you have been rescheduling, or rewriting or rethinking.
It ends on Saturday 30th September. So this New Moon in Virgo, is the new chapter for your wellbeing, daily life and career or course which is being rewritten, even as you start it. This lands in a great place in October, though. So persist.
If you have a stellium in Virgo in the Sixth House, so four, five, six or more factors in that sign – this New Moon will deliver a different way of working, doing the housework, gardening, exercising, eating, drinking and so on – if you wish.
The Rewards of October 2023
No matter if your priority is losing weight or moving to a new job, the Virgo New Moon is a good cue for goal-setting. Later on, once Mercury is back to normal, there are rewards.
Uranus will trine Mercury. Pluto will trine Mercury. In astrology, a trine is perfect flow. Uranus is liberating, exciting and can set you free. Pluto is empowering.
If you were using August and September as a rehearsal or first take then October delivers. A good example of this is a medical process which must go in stages, or a project at university or college which takes two or three attempts.
I really like this painting of Mercury, because he looks as if he means business. When he is finally out of his long retrograde loop on the last day of September 2023, you will be in an excellent position to reach agreement, release important paperwork, or finalise a plan. (Mercury by Hans Thoma/Picryl).
Using a Journal and Visualisation for New Moon Results
The Mercury turnaround will be rapid, so October 1st really will feel like the first day of the rest of your life. Use a journal and daydreaming to imagine what might be possible. Give yourself 2-3 weeks.
The New Moon in Virgo is about the birth of something new. The Sun and Moon come together and what is conceived then is rare; it can only happen once a year.
I would expect you to hear important news affecting your plans with your doctor, dentist, optician, therapist, audiologist, dietitian and so on, from September 14th-16th. With your eyes on October, after a couple of weeks of stop-start, see how life would feel if you fixed an issue or found an answer.
Virgo Rules Food, Drink and the Little Things
Virgo rules your food and drink, your medication, recreational drugs and the tiny details of daily life, from sleep cycles to your toothpaste and toothbrush. It’s about the impact of the very small, on very big things.
This extends to work, unpaid work and academia. Virgo is about the accumulative impact of ‘details every day’ which can deliver profound results. This painting by Edward Mason Eggleston shows Virgo the maiden reaching for the New Moon. That pair of trines from Uranus and Pluto to Mercury in Virgo, a couple of weeks later, should also have you reaching higher.
Medical Breakthroughs and Scientific Discoveries
On a global level there will be news about medical breakthroughs and scientific discoveries in the final two weeks of September, with more to come in October. These may profoundly affect you so watch the news.
It will be important and groundbreaking, because we only get a New Moon in Virgo once a year. For example, the use of magic mushrooms to treat depression – or the arrival of a Covid-19 antiviral pill.
Using the Tarot, Garden Oracle and Astrology Oracle
Finally, use the Tarot, Garden Oracle and Astrology Oracle on my website (if you are a Premium Member) to give yourself a three-way reading about the New Moon in Virgo. Follow the steps and ask ‘What is my highest potential for this New Moon in Virgo?’ Make it happen.
Main Image: Luna by Leon-Francois Comerre (Picryl).