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There’s an intriguing lunation headed your way, but before we dive into your new moon horoscopes, let’s take a closer look at the current astro-weather. The sun is in Virgo, after all, making it one of the most meticulous and hardworking seasons of the year. So, the real question is: are you ready and willing to put in the work?
The only thing more ironic than ending a fun-filled summer with Virgo season is the fact that this year, it begin in tandem with Mars entering capricious and curious Gemini. As you may know, both Gemini *and* Virgo are ruled by none other than clever Mercury, the planet of logistics, buzzing communication and immediate exchanges. And even though the influence of chatty Mercury expresses itself differently via the earth (Virgo) and air (Gemini) element, both of these signs are mutable which means they naturally square (are at odds with) each other.
To put it simply, the sun in Virgo is helping us ground our daily rituals, while Mars in Gemini presents us with a variety of outlets where we can multitask, and confidently disperse our energy. See the contradiction? You’re either devoted to a practice you’re looking to cultivate, or networking and exploring different avenues, but you get the picture. Although, before we continue dissecting the influence of Mars (soon to be retrograde) in Gemini, it’s not forget to talk about Mercury. Even though Mercury won’t station retrograde until September 9, it’s still in it’s pre-retrograde shadow, which is casting a light sheen of confusion over this new moon. And since both Mercury and Mars—planet of passion and conflict—are key players during this time, this new moon might be a jumpier experience than your average new moon!
Because the new moon occurs when the sun—ruler of your ego and physical identity—joins forces with the moon—ruler of your intuition and shadow self—it marks the beginning of a new spiritual alignment. As you know, the union between these ever-glowing luminaries is a moment that’s potent with power. Virgo season is also symbolic of the harvest—because you reap what you sow—so be sure to plant those seeds of intention.
The new moon in Virgo takes place on August 27 at 4:16 a.m. ET.
Vanishing into the sky on August 27 at 4:17 a.m. ET at four degrees Virgo, this lunation is bringing emphasis to everything from our health habits and devotions; to what needs to be improved and polished in our lives. What needs to be worked on in order for you to live your best life? Are you devoted to your mental, physical and spiritual health? Sitting in a perplexing square to Mars in Gemini, it may feel easy to become distracted by background noise during this new moon. Take your time strategizing next steps and redefining our routine, because it’s time to get focused.
Because Venus—planet of love—is still opposing Saturn—planet of restriction—you may feel all too aware of what is and isn’t working in your life and in your relationships. In fact, it may be triggering feelings of isolation. Sadly, you may be more prone to feeling misunderstood and/or misjudged at this time. Romantic and professional partnerships are no exception, especially when it pertains to agreements and finding a middle ground. Needless to say, compromising is easier said than done under this somber opposition, as it epitomizes that of irreconcilable differences. Both parties could come to the realization that they’re each on a completely different path.
However, because Venus is also forming a square with freedom-loving Uranus, there may be signals that some abrupt changes are about to take place. This isn’t always the most comfortable transit, considering that all Venus wants is to lounge around and enjoy stability and pleasure. Luckily, we are being guided to accept and facilitate positive improvements during this time. The outer planets (Uranus included) are all retrograde… so, it’s almost as if we’re being encouraged to look at the past in order to make the most of our future. Sounds contradicting, especially during Virgo season, but there is magic in the mutability!
If your sun sign, moon sign or rising sign falls under any of the following zodiac signs, the upcoming new moon will rock your world. Here’s why:
How The New Moon In Virgo Will Affect Your Zodiac Sign
It’s hard to dedicate your time and energy to a solid plan when you’re naturally distracted by your back-to-back thoughts, as well as the opinions of those in your immediate environment. This is especially true when considering your red-hot planetary ruler, Mars, as it is currently heating up your busy-bee third house of communication and all things miscellaneous.
The new moon, however, will bring emphasis to your sixth house of daily routines, health habits and acts of service, presenting you with a new beginning in your day-to-day life. Again, don’t be discouraged if things don’t make sense right away. The logistics are bound to change under the moon’s square to Mars, so be sure to reflect on what fuels your productivity levels instead. Change is inevitable, so analyze and strategize without getting lost in the sauce!
Not that you need any more on your plate, but don’t let the uncertainties of the current moment get you down. After all, your celestial ruler, Venus, continues to be challenged by reckless Uranus and pragmatic Saturn… but as always, there is a silver lining to the chaos.
For instance, this new moon will ignite your fifth house of love, passion projects and self expression, presenting you with the opportunity to critique, perfect and polish a unique skill you’re in the process of mastering, while others of you strategize on your next move in the love department. However, while at odds with Mars, via your stability-seeking second house of values, you’re more prone to overthinking an investment and/or second-guessing yourself in the process. You can’t please the entire world, so why not start with making yourself happy instead?
Just like Beyoncé, you’re looking for a new foundation, and you’re not about to let anything or anyone get in your way. You’re starting from the ground up, and the new moon in Virgo will shake up your fourth house of home, family matters and emotional foundations, all the while face off with go-getter Mars in your sign. A clean slate is being presented to you but, by that same token, you’re simultaneously motivated and supercharged under the influence of Mars.
Maybe you’re reluctant about expressing your emotions with a close relative, or too scattered to commit to a home renovation project. Your sense of self and individual freedom is more likely to clash with what’s going on at an emotional level, or in the homefront. Venus’ opposition to Saturn also validates why you may be at odds with a significant other, specifically with regards to your individual belief system. Stay true to yourself without losing your balance.
Your conversations and exchanges are a reflection of you, as is your immediate environment. And with the new moon in Virgo shaking up your curious third house of communication, thought process and all things miscellaneous, you’re being encouraged to be both strategic and open-minded at this time. What skills are you looking to cultivate and nurture? Keep in mind, with the moon’s ruler, Mercury, glimmering through your emotionally driven fourth house, you could feel an intuitive connection to your new beginning.
In other words, prioritizing your sense of security and innermost feelings before committing to this endeavor, perhaps. Squaring go-getter Mars in Gemini, be discerning with your secrets and future plans; work behind the scenes if needed. You may also need more alone time in the upcoming months to reflect, strategize and/or clear your mind.
Just keep moving; let your authenticity and values be your guide. Although, in addition to touching down on your security-seeking second house of morale, this year’s new moon in Virgo will simultaneously square off with Mars via your 11th house of associations, community affairs and individual freedom. Do keep in mind, the new moon’s ruler, Mercury, will be glimmering through your chatty third house of communication which, in turn, encourages you to connect and engage with your peers as you continue to plan ahead.
On a more challenging note, Venus’ opposition to Saturn is bound to trigger some feelings of disappointment and/or rejection… but like everything, this, too, shall pass. Instead of dwelling on your differences with a significant other, this is a reminder for you to sort out your priorities, and keep your eyes on the prize. You’re closer to obtaining the abundance you seek then you realize.
This one’s got your name on it, Virgo. Happy new moon! What seeds of intention do you wish to harvest? In addition to it being your solar season, this new moon has everything to do with you making a list of goals and dreams you wish to accomplish. More specifically, those of you in the process of polishing a skill and/or improving your overall brand, now is the time to get down to business.
While your mental, physical and spiritual health continue to be a priority, your celestial ruler, Mercury, is already in its pre-retrograde shadow phase, bringing emphasis to your money-making abilities, and sense of security. What needs to change in order for you to feel totally secure? While at odds with Mars via your 10th house of authority, reputation and notoriety, this lunation is also challenging you to be sincere and direct with your responsibilities, but more importantly, it’s reminding you to stay balanced in the process. That means: if your professional life is depleting your energy or stifling the potential of your brand, it may be time to clean house.
A strategic new moon will ignite your 12th house of closure, dreams, hidden agendas and all things behind the scenes, suggesting that it may be time for you to get out of your own way. Granted, with the moon’s ruler, Mercury, already in its pre-retrograde shadow in your sign, you may have some unfinished business to tend to in the process.
Your celestial ruler, Venus, is currently at odds with Saturn which, in turn, triggers feelings of disappointment and/or isolation. Your authenticity is a key factor under this lunation, and its square to Mars in Gemini is simultaneously challenging you to step outside of your comfort zone, and explore other avenues in the meantime. Mars governs your relationships, so it’s important for you to be discerning with contractual agreements and business ventures in general. If you’re in the midst of a separation, venturing out and experimenting on holistic methods such as reiki healing and other meditative practices is suggested.
Your hopes, wishes and future visions are under the spotlight of this Mercury-ruled lunation, Scorpio. However, with Mercury already in its pre-retrograde shadow phase, there may be some energies you’re dealing with behind the scenes. Be it a connection you’re choosing to keep secret, or a pending conversation you have yet to revisit. Methodical and collaborative, the new moon will ignite your 11th house of associations, community affairs and individual freedom.
However, this new moon will also be squaring off with your traditional ruler, Mars, as it surges through your eighth house of intimate unions, joint collaborations and energetic exchanges. Are personal and/or professional commitments getting in the way of your new beginning? This could be anything from a romantic interest, or general uncertainties happening in the homefront. Avoid making sporadic negotiations and/or commitments, unless you’re fully dedicated and on-board. Tap into your ability to rise from the ashes like a phoenix.
With the right mindset and action plan, you can take over the world. Mercurial and strategic, the new moon will bring emphasis to everything from your public persona to your reputation in the world. Governed by the clever messenger planet, which also happens to be in its pre-retrograde shadow phase via your 11th house of associations and community affairs, this lunation is urging you to reflect and be discerning with your connections, and social alliances, whether it be personally or professionally speaking. Are you doing everything it takes to accomplish your goals? How do you want the world to recognize you?
Given that the new moon will square off with aggressive Mars, you may experience tension with a significant other, specifically when it pertains to your aspirations and unique devotions. Maybe these eclectic energies aren’t aligned with the connections you wish to nurture. This is where the magic of your mutability comes in. Either way, it’s important to be practical, so don’t get carried away before you’ve had a chance to thing things through.
You’re often celebrated for your hard work, but the truth is, you’re just getting started. This is especially true when considering this year’s new moon in your sister-sign Virgo, as it will touch down on your ninth house of worldly pursuits and self-discovery, all the while squaring off with Mars via your sixth house of daily rituals and work routines. Not enough hours in a day to chase your dreams? This isn’t necessarily true, but this is precisely where the strategy and methodical nature of Virgo comes to play. Little by little, take your time.
Besides, Mercury is already in its pre-retrograde shadow phase, suggesting the need for you to reevaluate contractual agreements and/or business prospects in the workplace. It’s also important to consider themes surrounding your publicity, media opportunities and your personal branding, as these themes go hand-in-hand with the ninth house of awareness. Needless to say, if you feel the need to create a more practical plan with regards to your goals and dreams, you’re not onto something.
Your freedom continues to be your biggest priority, Aquarius! And that’s all fine and dandy, as long as you’re willing to have a firm plan and/or discussion with the people in your life about your needs. The foundation of your professional and personal connections are the main focus of this new moon in Virgo, as it will hunker down on your intimate eighth house of mergers and shared resources.
Keep in mind, Mercury is the ruling planet of this full moon in Virgo and it happens to be in its pre-retrograde shadow phase while it creates trouble in our expansive ninth house of worldly pursuits and unknown territory. Are you and/or a significant other looking to relocate? Maybe you’re working for offices abroad where you’re being compensated via wire transfers. Whatever the case may be, this lunation is urging you to have a strategy and plan of action in place. This is especially true when considering the moon’s square to Mars via your romantic fifth house of passion projects, as you are bound to experience tension in your love life. If you’re wavering between the desire to explore your options and the need to work diligently on building a relationship with a longterm partner. Be honest with yourself, and the people around you. All will happen in due time.
How can you continue to cultivate the foundation of your partnerships? What seeds of intentions are you looking to harvest with your sweetheart? Be it personally or professionally, the new moon will bring fertile new beginnings to your relationship sector. However, as always, there’s a catch. Because this new moon takes place in Virgo, the ruling planet of this new moon is Mercury, planet of communication. And because Mercury retrograde is in its pre-retrograde shadow phase while it stirs up drama in your intimate eighth house of shared resources, it could lead to some turmoil at home and with your family.
With that being said, it may be difficult to tend to a beloved connection with so much happening in your personal life, but instead of submitting to the chaos, take this time to reflect on what you’re looking to nurture when it pertains to a romantic and/or business partner. The dynamic of the connection depends on both parties, but there’s hope in knowing that you’ve done your part. That in itself speaks volumes, because all you can do is your part by putting in the work that’s necessary.
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