New Moon in Virgo ~ September 6, 2021 @ 8:52pm ET/5:52 PT ~ Theme: Devotion
By Andrea Dupuis
This Monday we have a lovely New Moon in the sign of Virgo. With a New Moon in Virgo, it’s time to purify – our homes, our bodies, our inner worlds. We can create a new start in the area of our bodies, our daily routines and our health. If you’ve been wanting a new exercise routine, a cleanse, or to declutter – now is a great time!
Use the energy of Virgo to clean up your life physically and metaphorically. Every fall (or spring in the southern hemisphere), the Virgo New Moon comes along and pushes us to organize ourselves and our lives before winter (or summer).
Virgo is also a sign connected to the concept of devotion… devotion to a cause, to a person, to a mission, to ourselves, to spirit, to the planet. The archetype of Virgo is connected to that of a Priestess or High Priest, who is in service to the divine.
In traditional tarot the high priestess is a figure who’s deeply connected to both the earth and the higher realms. She has her feet on the ground, yet is connected to her intuition and psychic ability. She trusts her wisdom and is in service of something bigger than herself.
Ritual and the earth is very important to the priestess. You may feel drawn now, more than ever to spend time with the earth, to connect to nature in a deeper way, to gather flowers or fill your home with beautiful arrangements or herbs. All of this represents this devotion as they are an offering.
Now is a great time to consider what we’re devoted to and to give ourselves over to that person, place, thing, mission, belief – whatever it is.
New Moon Contemplations:
What am I devoted to in my life?
How can I express that service or devotion?
What intentions can I set related to this area?
This particular New Moon is in a close positive aspect to Uranus in Taurus. Uranus is the planet of unexpected changes, rebellion and marching to the beat of our own drum. With this positive aspect we can make swift and rapid life changes that lead to long term enjoyment. This is an especially powerful New Moon to set your intentions around what massive changes you want to make in your life.
We also have a beautiful aspect between Venus and Jupiter, our two benefics. Overall this New Moon is bringing a sense of beauty, love and enjoyment. There’s one hard aspect to watch out for, as the New Moon is conjunct with the planet Mars.
Mars is a hot, fiery planet that moves fast. Virgo is an earthy sign who takes it’s time and is slow and methodical. The planet Mars doesn’t move smoothly through this sign, so we can expect some challenges related to what we’re devoted to as a result of this transit.
So even with a soft New Moon we may notice things heating up. Be careful not to act out of aggression or rage, be slow, be methodical and take your time in all areas of your life.
The effects of a New Moon lasts an entire lunar cycle until the next New Moon.
Who this New Moon impacts the most:
Virgo Sun, Moon and Rising
Aries Sun, Moon and Rising
Scorpio Sun, Moon and Rising
Aquarius Sun, Moon and Rising
High Priestess Card
New Moon in Virgo Intention Setting Ritual
- Cleanse and purify your space by burning rosemary, bayleaf, cedar, sage or any herbs related to your heritage.
- Sit quietly in meditation for 10-15mins, or do the Rising Woman Inner Child Meditation (download available in the RW bio).
- Ask yourself the New Moon contemplations or simply “What intentions do I have for this lunar cycle (30 days)?”
- Write down images, ideas and clarity that comes through.
- Pull tarot or oracle cards asking “What can help me achieve these intentions?”
- Close your ritual space with prayer, gratitude, whatever has you feel complete.
- Note – don’t take actions on your intentions until the Moon is visible again 2-3 days after the New Moon.
How this New Moon will impact you, based on your zodiac sign.
Instructions for looking up your Rising (Ascendant sign, Sun and Moon sign):
Look at your Rising sign first, then Moon, then Sun
If you don’t know your Signs, you can pull up your chart here.
Enter your info… and you’ll get a chart. (Note you must have your accurate birth time to use your rising sign, even two minutes off can change it):
The one on the right with letters ‘ASC’ is your Rising Sign, so look at that first, followed by your Moon Sign: ☽ and your Sun Sign: ☉
Rising, Moon and Sun Signs, areas this New Moon will impact you:
ARIES: Your service to the world, day job, enemies, your physical body, health, animals, daily routines
TAURUS: Lovers and romance, play, hobbies, fun, art, intellect, creation, children
GEMINI: Home, mother, family, emotional wellbeing, ancestral roots, the heart
CANCER: Siblings, online business, general business, local life, relatives, short distance travel, writing, speaking, teaching, the mind
LEO: Self-worth, money, what you eat, your voice, possessions, skills and talents
VIRGO: Yourself, ego, how you present yourself to the world, your looks, identity
LIBRA: Spirituality, your dream world, the past, pain and loss, isolated places such as hospitals, prisons and institutions, channelling
SCORPIO: The greater network, large groups of people, acquaintances, community, social media, online communities, good luck
SAGITTARIUS: Work, self-employment, your career, public image, leadership
CAPRICORN: Father, gurus, spiritual community, foreign travel, blessings, your belief systems, spirituality
AQUARIUS: Death and rebirth, the occult, big life changes and transformation, sexuality, inheritances, other people’s money
PISCES: Romantic partner, business partner, clients