Today the new moon is at 21 degrees of Virgo. Virgo is neat, organized, and practical. It rules health, eating, and exercise. It rules our routines and our work. It also rules what or whom we are in service to; Virgos are doctors and nurses and military – those who commit their lives to serving others.
The new moon is trine to Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto creating a grand trine. We feel optimistic, and inventive, and have powerful leadership skills, all of which we can use on this new moon to set powerful intentions. This earth grand trine encourages us to set intentions around new structures in finance and abundance and to step into transformative leadership. We can use the energy of the new moon to give us focus on planning and the details needed to achieve those goals.
However, the new moon is opposite to Neptune in Pisces, and this confusing us, making us question who and what we are committed to serving. In the past, we would organize, plan and serve without question, but Neptune has us a little disillusioned. Where in the past our efforts would amount to a seed growing into a healthy wheat stalk, we are no longer seeing the wheat of our effort. This leaves us confused, disillusioned and lacking in confidence. If our efforts seem futile, why bother?
This is further confirmed by the fact that the new moon is conjunct Hebe. Hebe is the cup-bearing server to the gods. She serves them wine, and ambrosia enabling them to remain youthful in appearance forever. In astrology she represents serving, but also codependent behaviors. She enables those she serves by continuing to serve them things that keep them from growing up!
Thereus is also conjunct the new moon, so perhaps you think that you just need to kiss a little butt before you kick it. Thereus served his country and defended Greek democracy by fighting off and slaying many villains, monsters and centaurs. In one battle he is successful but forgets to raise the correct flag on his returning ship to indicate success. This accidentally signals to his father that the battle was lost. This causes his father to commit suicide and results in Thereus taking this throne. In astrology this asteroid can be associated with waiting in the wings and pouncing for power at an opportune moment, suggesting that maybe the incorrect flag was not an accident.
The Sabian symbol for the new moon is a royal coat of arms. The coat of arms is a symbol in battle to indicate to whom your allegiance is. It also signifies your supporters and allies. This Sabian symbol further validates the idea of clarifying who and what you serve. Are you serving immature gods who don’t take responsibility, don’t want to grow up or are failing to reflect how you see the world? Are you waiting in the wings hoping for a chance at leadership and power? Now is the time to clarify!
The ruler of the new moon is Mercury, which is currently stationing direct. In the direct motion of mercury in Virgo has a lot of energy and if we focus on a short review of our motivation, our allegiances and what we are trying to achieve prior to setting our intentions, we can gain some clarity.
Happy New Moon in Virgo!