If an assignment is due on Thursday, Virgo will be sure to have it perfectly completed by Sunday, leaving the Virgin lots of time to starch its collars for Monday morning. Ruled by the analytical side of Mercury, Virgo’s highly ordered world can feel more like a museum, a place to look but not touch.
This is all to say that there might be a bit of a “cold comfort” element to the upcoming Virgo New Moon on September 14, 2023. True, Virgo rules over things like food and diet (in other words, nutriment) but it's not a sign, like Cancer, for nurturing. There’s a big difference.
This presents us with a bit of contradiction, since the Moon represents the beating “heart” in our chart, whereas practical Virgo might not be so bountiful with its affections.
No worries. I was always told that when the cosmos gives us a bit of a lemon for a transit, we should learn to make lemonade. Here’s an old fashioned recipe for this month’s Virgo New Moon refreshment.
Step One: Add a cup of ruling-planet Mercury to the mix
Mercury (communication) governs the Maiden. So, this Virgo New Moon should have much to do with how we express ourselves at work or in the boudoir. Don’t make this lunation just about getting things done, which is Virgo’s inclination. Communication (rather than, say, cleaning up the closet) should be a focus of this Moon.
Step Two: Stir in some sugar to sweeten your words
Virgo energy can be known as quite exacting. Try to add some sweetness if you are critiquing someone/something. As this is a Mercury ruled New Moon, and Mercury is also retrograde, thinking about how you can communicate better and improve in this part of your life.
A well functioning Mercury listens, speaks sweetly, gives and takes in conversation. Think about manifesting this sweet speech in various ways: flattering your partner, turning orders into requests, bestowing compliments, adding some purple to your prose.
Step Three: Serve with flair
A Virgo New Moon should heighten a desire to help others, but with Venus moving forward after a long summer of being retrograde, you can give this service a bit more magic. While Virgo creates a kind of no frills order to things, Venus beautifies and brings balance to a place. Make sure the towels are all perfectly folded (Virgo Moon) but then also go out and get some new bouncy towels (Venus).
While this Virgo New Moon recipe should taste great for everyone, it will be particularly delicious for the following signs: Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces and Libra. Why so?
The New Moon in one’s sign is always potent, so the Maiden should feel extra charged on the 14th. You are always looking to help others with edits, critiques, and advice: now is the time to book a date with yourself and work on your own needs.
For Sagittarius, this New Moon highlights your Career zone. With Mercury here too, this is the perfect time for smooth talking at work: meet up with your boss and ask about your career trajectory. Now is the perfect time to sow seeds for that promotion.
Mercury highlights your Romance and Fun zone. As your chart ruler Venus has just gone direct, this is a perfect time to think about what your biggest desires are right now. It’s time to call in exactly what you want. Make sure you write down a practical roadmap to achieve one goal. That is the key with Virgo, ever practical.
For Pisces, we have the New Moon highlighting your Relationship Zone. Virgo Energy is all about being of service. Coupled or not, commit to doing one nice helpful thing for a partner in your life (be it romantic, friend, or business associate).