On September 17th, 2020 we have a New Moon in Virgo.
As you probably know, New Moons are times of new beginnings. Virgo is the sign of the harvest. This is an especially ‘manifesting’ New Moon, thanks to positive aspects to the other Earth signs.
New Moon in Virgo Trine Jupiter, Saturn And Pluto
The New Moon in Virgo is one of the best New Moons of the year because it trines Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn.
In the last few months, we’ve been totally hammered by the outer planets in Capricorn. And the square from Mars in Aries didn’t ‘help’ either.
However, a trine is a harmonious aspect. Its role is to find the path of least resistance and integrate different energies, so that something constructive can come out of the exchange.
The New Moon in Virgo is a time to find new solutions to old problems.
It is normal to feel overwhelmed and to take a back seat when we have such intense transits, as we had for most of 2020.
However, the New Moon in Virgo is here to say “Ok, what can I do? What can I make from all of this mess?” “Yes, life is tough, but what can I – practically – do to make things better?
Virgo is obsessed with analyzing everything and finding solutions to problems. Virgo is a mutable sign that thrives in chaos. But Virgo is also an Earth sign, so she’s super practical. When everyone else is in the heights of despair, Virgo comes to diligently clean up the mess.
With the New Moon in Virgo, we have 6 out of 10 planets in Earth signs. Earth signs are grounded, practical, and realistic. This is fantastic news if you want to find solutions to problems, and get things done.
Virgo – Self-Sufficiency And Common Sense
The literal meaning of Virgo is “virgin”, but back in Roman times, Virgo or “virgin”, was a word used to describe a person who is self-sufficient – someone who doesn’t need anyone or anything to be complete.
The New Moon in Virgo will remind us that we don’t always need someone else to make us whole and that we can find the resources we need within ourselves.
Virgo is ruled by Mercury, the planet of the mind. Mercury rules both Gemini and Virgo. If in Gemini, an Air sign, Mercury expresses itself verbally, in Virgo, an Earth sign, Mercury works through our body.
That’s why Virgo rules our gut, which is our 2nd brain. This is where we derive our ‘gut feelings’. You may think “gut feelings” is some woo-woo, spiritual type of intuition – but in fact, it is our Virgo body, that just ‘knows’ what makes sense.
If there is one word that could describe Virgo, it would be ‘common sense’. Virgo has the incredible gift of ‘just knowing’ what makes sense, and what doesn’t.
Common sense is the ability to quickly make sense of the world, to make good judgments, to and behave in a practical and sensible way – and this is Virgo’s specialty. We can all agree that common sense is exactly what we need right now.
But that’s not the whole story, because…
New Moon Opposite Neptune – Chaos vs Order. Order vs Chaos
The New Moon makes an opposition to Neptune in Pisces.
Neptune transits can have a bad reputation, but that’s when we don’t understand how Neptune works, and try to outsmart it. And we don’t want to do that with Neptune (or Pluto) – right?
The New Moon is the Sun and the Moon coming together. The Sun and the Moon are the Yin (Moon) and the Yang (Sun) which together represent our identity.
A New Moon opposite Neptune is a time to question your identity – the old definition of who you are – and instead, to embrace the timeless, infinite Self you really are.
Both Virgo and Pisces long for perfection.
Virgo longs for perfection in the material world. Pisces longs for perfection that goes beyond the material. That’s why for Pisces people in general being ‘successful’ by society’s standards doesn’t really mean much.
Virgo believes that perfection can be reached through the principle of order. “If I just get myself sorted, if I just get my act together, everything will be fine”.
Pisces believes that perfection can be reached through surrender. “If I watch a movie/go to a concert/have a glass of wine, I will perhaps connect to that perfect place, where I’m at one with something greater than myself”.
Another way of putting it: Virgo believes perfection can be reached through ‘order’. Pisces believes perfection can be reached through ‘chaos’.
People with strong Virgo or strong Pisces placements, will usually oscillate between order and chaos, since signs that share the same axis basically want the same thing, is just that their approach is different.
The New Moon in Virgo is a great example of this dynamic. The Sun and the Moon are in Virgo. Neptune is in Pisces. Order vs. chaos. Chaos vs. order.
Too much order leads to chaos. And it is in chaos that a new order emerges.
What does that mean for you? The New Moon in Virgo is your opportunity to reinvent yourself.
New Moon In Virgo – Transcendence
Neptune opposite the New Moon will challenge your old identity – and even dissolve your Ego – so that a new, higher Self can emerge.
Neptune in Pisces represents the higher laws of the universe we don’t fully understand with our limited human thinking.
But even if we don’t understand these cosmic laws, it doesn’t mean there’s no order in the cosmos. It doesn’t mean that things don’t make sense (just because we can’t make sense of them).
The Sabian symbol for the New Moon in Virgo “A boy with a censer serves the priest near the altar” beautifully speaks about the Virgo/Pisces reconciliation.
“The boy who serves” is our Virgo identity. “The priest near the altar” is our Neptune opportunities for transcendence. When we perform our menial activities in the “presence of God” or of a higher power, whatever we do, however insignificant, acquires a sacred meaning.
But to get there (Neptune transcendence) we must learn to serve with Virgoan humbleness what is otherwise beyond our spiritual understanding.
We will all get a glimpse of the energy of the New Moon in Virgo, and If you have natal planets or angles around 25° in Mutable signs – Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces – you will feel the energy of the New Moon even stronger.
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8 thoughts on “New Moon In Virgo – Order In Chaos? Chaos In Order”
I have Vesta at 25 Virgo, Bacchus at 25 Sagittarius and Moon at 25 Pisces. I dont know what to expect.
People who really understand their subject matter teach us best. I always learn so much from you. Thank you!
I have mars 25 degree virgo
Thank you. I learn and grow from your posts as an Astrologer and a person. May Magic Manifest all around.
This was so interesting, very thought provoking. I have planets on the 25 degrees in Gemini and Sagittarius, and nodal path along Pisces and Virgo.
I am Pisces sun sign with Virgo ascendant
Exactly conjunct my Moon…and stellium in 1st. This should be amazing, I am ready.
Thank you for another great article!
Superb post, thank you very much for your clarity and your pedagogy!