"Take this lunar cycle as an opportunity to create awareness of how you can be more of service to yourself. Virgo is the energy representation of health and usefulness."
Thursday, Sept. 17th brings forward a grounded and stable influence into our lives as the Virgo new moon takes center stage in the cosmos. This Virgo new moon hopes to calm the ruckus as Mars is square this new moon and squares Saturn while he stations retrograde. Think of this Virgo new moon as the high school substitute teacher thrown into a rowdy classroom of unorderly students trying to set the tone with her pragmatic demeanor. It’s a classic trope of power and control dynamics this month. Thankfully, colossal titans Pluto and Saturn both trine this Virgo new moon adding a sprinkle of regeneration and a dash of perseverance.
For the collective, there will be this innate yearning to create shifts as the subconscious mind feels inspired by Virgo’s practical approach. Expect to experience emotional fluxes ranging from heightened anxiety to enthusiasm as you set new goals with the moon’s productive influence. Take this lunar cycle as an opportunity to create awareness of how you can be more of service to yourself. Virgo is the energy representation of health and usefulness. Virgo can be both a nurturing and self-sacrificing energy.
This new moon calls us to practice patience over impulsiveness as we feel the uneasiness of Mars, the spiritual warrior, parading around with his spear of agitation, because Mars is being met with Saturn’s slow-moving energy and Virgo’s Earthly steady course of action. There will be an internal dialogue within yourself of wanting things to move forward and feeling as if you’re not moving fast enough. Just remember: whatever aspirations or goals you set with this new moon, Saturn is watching. Saturn will be keeping tabs on your dedication towards your new agenda. This is an optimal new moon to create productive karma for yourself for years to come. Saturn, the Lord of Karma, trines the Sun this new moon, allowing positivity to flourish for any long-term commitments.
Curious how this will play out for you directly? Check out your horoscope below based on your Sun or Rising sign. May you manifest wisely!
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
As a fire sign, your ruling planet, Lord Mars, is keeping you fired up. You’re feeling the tenacity and you’re ready to tackle on any new feats. You might even be so hot that there’s a possibility for flare ups to occur in your body, specifically athletes’ feet. If you’re seeing rashes or pent up energy manifest in your body physically, take this as an indication that you’re in dire need of releasing low vibrational emotions such as anger, impulsiveness, or stress. Aries, this new moon is the perfect time to take note of your daily routine. Which cables do you feel drawn to rewire in order to get the electricity flowing back into your life? Blow off some steam, but don’t get into any personal altercations. Your energy is better spent in the currency of kindness.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You’re not opposed to this new moon considering you’re a fellow Earth sign, Taurus. In fact, you’re feeling groovy and pretty creative. You’re a busy bee zipping along your merry way. You might be so caught up in romance this new moon that you could forget to focus on your usual responsibilities as you tend to flirtatious aspirations. Your Venus energy will enhance this new moon creating lots of self-indulgence in anything that brings you pleasure. Prepare your partners, Taurus; sex drives might be heightened with this lunar cycle. There may even be a need to keep a watch on tendencies to overindulge in food, alcohol and, specifically, salty snacks. Harness this new moon energy with a way to create healthy love in your life.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
You’re surprisingly not so anxious with this new moon considering your Air sign qualities and naturally indicative anxious attributes. Rejoice! Word to the wise though Gemini, because you’ve got a way with words, watch them. Your tongue is sharp and witty, but Mars is amplifying agitation for those around you, particularly your family. There could be a hard discussion that needs to be had in the family unit and you might have to be the messenger of news. Practice breathwork this new moon and find your center when presented with verbal altercations. This new moon is better spent trying to understand others instead of standing opposed to them. There might be a possibility for some of you to move out of their home unit. This Virgo new moon will give you the boost needed to step out on your own.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
This new moon is activating your ability to think beyond the Matrix. You might take up a new routine to further your spiritual approach to life, Cancer. Meditation may be a key therapy for you this new moon that could easily become your new daily routine. Signs and messages from the Universe are coming your way: acknowledge and reflect on them. Heightened philosophical thinking and new approaches to life are included in this lunar tide for you. If you’re thinking it’s time to gravitate to new social circles, friends or hobbies, do you Cancer! You’re changing your frequency and amplifying your spiritual connection. Don’t forget to come out of your head every now and again to ground your energy. You’ll be doing a lot of Astral Traveling, so you’ll need a sturdy home base.
Leo (July 23 – Aug 22)
Let’s talk about the money, honey. Leo, you’re investing in yourself this new moon. You’re taking up Groupons and specials. Basically, if there’s a good deal that allows you to invest in yourself, you’re on it. Leo, take time to pamper yourself and focus on taking care of your health. There might be a new job opportunity approaching you, but you need to get clear with what you want. The universe is ready to send you a new job or pay increase, but you need to sell yourself on it first before it can land in your lap. Do you believe you’re worthy? This new moon will be activating your solar plexus and root chakra. Is the job you’re at no longer paying you your worth? Some of you are torn between loyalty and leaving a workplace. You’ve invested time and energy at a job, but it might be time to orbit out. Money will be a big focus for you this new moon. Marriage and finances are a big theme as well. It’s time to grow.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)
Happy birthday season, Virgos! Don’t worry Virgo risings, you can celebrate too. Identity and ego: themes for you this new moon. Have the courage to go within and analyze if you’re being your authentic self. Virgo new moon is asking you to take charge of where you feel you’re out of control. However, be mindful that Mars is heavily influencing you out of all the zodiac signs with this lunar cycle. Consider taking your time to make decisions. Feeling overly emotional? Allow yourself to cool off before you approach a situation. An overactive ego can negatively impact your identity or at least the way people perceive you to be. Workplace drama might be coming to a peak. Stay out of it, Virgo. You might find that friends or colleagues are changing and that’s okay. This is a time to clean house and be authentic with who you are, and how you’re showing up in the world. In turn, that requires you to surround yourself with people who are in alignment with that outlook. Be kind. Before you make a decision, press rewind.
Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)
You won’t be as chatty this new moon. Socializing isn’t a priority as you feel inspired to be alone. Spending quality time with yourself is something you’re not normally used to, Libra. Don’t be scared to find yourself expanding outside of your comfort zone. Admire your growth! You’re all about keeping the zen this lunar phase. You’ll be so busy tending to your personal garden that friends and family will be the ones hitting you up to see if you’re available for them. I know, I know, gardening and catching up on books aren’t normally your jam. But, this new moon has you feeling super connected to your higher self. Listen to your body. Your intuition will be heightened this new moon. It’s okay to retreat in order to come out feeling regenerated. You might decide to rearrange your home or redecorate your personal space. Creating new feng shui will have you creatively inspired.
Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Feeling deeply inspired to create good change in the world? You might find yourself starting up a grassroots organization or joining one. Social justice and humanitarian work has inspired you and triggered your heart chakra. This new moon is catapulting your inner activist. You’re an empath and you feel deeply, Scorpio. You’re fed up with watching the world turn a blaze. You want to consciously contribute to humanity, getting your hands dirty in service work. Something as simple as donating to those in need or handing out care packages can make a difference. Don’t feel overwhelmed by the load of work that needs to be done. All you have to do is get started. Be practical. Remember: one step at a time, Scorpio.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Good news! This is a great transit for you. You’re excelling in your career, and you might be ready to take on more responsibility. If you lead a team Sag, you might find new ways to inspire your group and increase productivity. There could be a change in leadership for some in a workplace situation. There might be surprising news that a boss or C-suite folks are transitioning. Don’t worry Sag, this is all for the better. If you’ve been passed up for any promotions, expect the Universe to dish you up a nice goodie bag. There’s an opportunity to pitch yourself for a level up in your profession. Thinking of making a shift? This can work in your favor. The Wheel of Fortune in the Tarot is your overall energy this new moon.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You might be incorporating the assistance of life coaches, therapists, “gurus” or spiritualists with this new moon cycle. Cap, you’re sort of having an ego death. Nothing major, but you’re realizing you work too damn much. You’re shifting your approach to life and realizing that inner wellness is a stream within the fountain of youth. Youth is in the soul and not in the body, and you’re determined to discover more insightful self-help knowledge that lifts you up on this new journey. You’re doing some journeying with your intuition, activating intense dreamwork with this new moon. Keep paper and a pen by your bed this month; your dreams could hold important vivid messages for you. If you’re looking to invest in a class or course, the answer is favorable. Knowledge is on your side.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Aquarius, you’re going to be psychic AF this lunar cycle. You’ll be feeling productive and some of you might be landing big business deals. There’s an opportunity for you to receive monetary support or emotional support that will help you feel secure with your place in the world. There’s a need to pay off debt and for some, that might mean you actually will find yourself debt free. (Free at last!) Virgo’s energy will help you create healthy work habits. Need to delegate work? Need to balance your personal life and work life? Address all of these insights as they are your intuitive voice calling you to balance your feminine and masculine energies. You’re realizing you’re tackling a lot. Productivity isn’t always about doing. Stillness is a receptive form of productivity that allows you to operate at a higher level. Business is booming, and you’re allowed to rest in your laurels. You can’t spell resistance without rest.
Pisces (Feb 19 – March 20)
Tread lightly, Pisces. Truths will be revealed and not everything is all daisies and roses. This new moon might force you into some harsh realizations. Don’t worry though, this too shall pass. Work with essential oils this lunar cycle to keep you grounded. It’s okay to rely on support from your partner and friends. You’re being reminded that you don’t have to do it all alone this moon phase. You’re always giving yourself to others. Allow yourself to receive. The universe wants you to welcome in support. This is how you work on abundance in your relationships. Your mentality focuses on constantly giving. With this overwhelming issue coming to surface, you’re being presented with the opportunity to approach it from a different perspective. Fret not Pisces, this new moon also brings some happy news: there’s a chance for new love. This person will either be an Earth sign or be a very grounded individual. Enjoy the courtship!
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Esoteric Esa is an intuitive mystic, conscious content creator, podcast host, YouTuber and spiritual philosopher. She's contributed astrology and metaphysical pieces for BeLatina, HipLatina, and Luna Lifted’s bruja content columns. Her past collaborations feature projects with MiTu and We All Grow Latina.
She curates an award-winning weekly podcast for manifestors titled, Better Work Bitch!, which is now on its sixth season, and dedicates her time towards empowering others through the knowledge of crystals, lunar cycles, numerology and more. She is set to self-publish her first oracle deck, The Modern Spiritual Latina (trademark pending), Summer of 2020.