Embrace the Changes and Get Excited!! – Re-Thinking Rituals, Re-Hashing Health-Full Habits & Re-Doing the Day to Day – New Moon in Virgo Sept 2017

New Moon in Virgo Sept 20th 2017

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Are you feeling busy?

The Virgo month (when the Sun is moving through the sign of Virgo) can certainly have us all feeling on task and potentially overwhelmed with a never ending To Do list.

Time to Hone Skills and Make Ideas Happen

September’s New Moon falls on 20th September at 03:30:34pm (AEST) in the sign of Virgo.

Virgo is the sign of ritual and service; of honing your talents and your skills, so that you can offer them in service to humanity.

If the Leo energy of last month and August’s New Moon Leo Eclipse energy) has you brimming with creativity then this month will be a time of refinement and of nutting out the details for those inspired ideas.

There’s also an air of excitement around with so much Uranus playing into the picture (more on this below).

It’s time to make those changes!!


Time to Refine, Learning the Lessons and Paying Attention to Detail

Mercury rules this Moon and is travelling direct once more at the time of the New Moon.

What lessons did Mercury Retrograde bring to you and what can you now set in motion to ensure that you heed those lessons?

Did the run up to the Pisces Full Moon on the 6th bring confusion your way or perhaps a sense of letting go and releasing?

When Mercury backtracks through his own sign of Virgo there can be lessons around precision, taking care and paying attention to the details – floor wiped (in my case)!!

This is potent energy for getting down to the nitty-gritty details and for discerning what will and what won’t work.

Instilling the practical, diligent and orderly, you may find that this Virgo New Moon is just what you need to instigate the actions needed to manifest your inspirations into something tangible and Virgo energy can certainly imbue you with the work ethic to get the job done.

How can you work with greater efficiency?

We’re now in the ‘Action Phase’ of this particular Mercury cycle, so go all out and implement those changes that you’ve been considering.


Moving Forward, Accepting Mistakes as Lessons and Kindness to Self and Others

Mistakes offer us the ability to make needed change within our lives and without them we might never review nor improve anything, so it’s important to be grateful for them.

Yes, I know that they can seem like an inconvenience at the time and it can be difficult to actually be thankful that you or something or someone else messed up, but you now have the potential to make something amazing even better – be it a habit, your health, a dearly loved relationship or a fulfilling job.

Therefore, be gentle with yourself and others, as Virgo energy can be critical and, at times, sharp.

With the Moon in tight opposition to Chiron and squaring Saturn at this New Moon it’s important to take responsibility, to act on any lessons and to not spend your energy needlessly berating yourself or others over it.

This type of energy can bring up old wounds and pain points – what is needing to heal and to be acknowledged?

No one is perfect and one mess up does not mean that you’re not cut out for whatever it is that you want to achieve in life.

The best movies always have a low point, where we wonder if that’s it. Is it all over? Will the hero give in, throw in the towel and walk away?


… will that hero dig deep and look at their experience in another light?

Will the set back prompt a re-ignition of their desire(s)? Usually, yes!!

Are you going to be the hero of your own story?

And remember humour!!

Virgos usually have a certain amount of wit up their sleeves to get them through any perceived disasters.

Learning to laugh at yourself can sometimes be the BEST medicine!!

As a friend’s Mum always used to say to her “Pick Yourself Up and Brush Yourself Down”.

You may have also connected with past emotions, patterns or a strong sense of grief as we neared the exact alignment of the previous Full Moon (September 6th).

Did you acknowledge those feelings and allow yourself time to process them?

With regards to the patterns/past emotions, have you now started to implement some strategies to help you to release and move through them?

Often we can connect with old stuff that we thought we’d already healed when planets travel retrograde.

If this happened to you, then it’s likely just another layer of the onion wanting to be peeled off or a reminder of the need to reset some things in life – maybe the need for stronger boundaries or the re-implementation of mindful rituals.



If the recent Eclipse portal and Mercury Retrograde bought ill health your way, this New Moon is a great one for setting intentions to refine and retune your diet and daily routines.

That’s because, we have all 5 of the Astrological personal planets falling in Virgo under this New Moon.

The Personal Planets are the ones closest to the Earth, which affect us on a personal energetic level. They are:

  • The Moon (our emotions/needs),
  • The Sun (our essence, illumination, fulfilment),
  • Mars (how we act),
  • Venus (what we love, desires, relationships, finances)
  • and Mercury (how we think, what we say and how we say it, interests).

Virgo is the sign associated with self-development, sickness, daily routines, work, service, habits, purification and rituals.

This is strong energy for setting those well-being intentions as well as intentions for improving the day to day functioning of your life.

How can you make improvements in these areas?

What can you bring in now and commit to within your daily life that will help action this?

Do you:

  • Regularly Exercise, Eat Whole Foods (from nature) and Nourish your body with goodness


  • Are you Loading on the Doughnuts, Takeaways and Packaged Food far too habitually?


Remember small steps👣 are the way forward.


Are You Listening to What Your Body Needs?

Mercury is the planet of communication and his rulership over Virgo reminds us that our bodies are constantly sending us signals as to how it’s tracking.

Your body gets sick for a reason and it’s simply trying to get you to listen to what it really needs (and no, that probably isn’t a flu jab – well, unless you want to pump yourself full of bio-hazards and neuro-toxicity).

Over here in Australia there has been an ‘epidemic’ of the flu and yet the flu jab is pushed more than ever nowadays.

Interestingly, if you watch The Truth about Vaccines documentary it points out that those who take up the flu vaccine are more likely to fall victims to the flu virus during pandemics and epidemics and it explains the reasons why.


Illness as a Journey

Personally, I believe that illness is part of our human journey.

Being ill tells us when our bodies need rest, need to release toxicity and need to recover (note the use of ‘re’ words here – very apt for Mercury Retrograde and yes, this last Eclipse portal   was highlighted as a big potential for illness (by Bernadette Brady), so it’s not really surprising that this has happened.

Listen to your body and work with what it’s telling you.

Suppression is not healing and we can only ever truly heal when we own 100% what is happening right now with our own health.

Where’s yours at?…

Do you need:

  • To introduce more healthful food into your day
  • A morning, lunch time or evening walk
  • Drink adequate water (1 litre per 22kgs of body weight)
  • Ensure adequate rest (aim for 8 hours sleep a night).

Would improvements help alleviate any current pain that you’re experiencing or mitigate the severity of future illness symptoms?

There really is so much emphasis these days on ‘doing, doing, doing’ nowadays and with some that’s led to lots of suppression in the form of taking pharmaceuticals to ‘hurry back to work’.

This is not tuning in to what the true self really needs (emotionally) and what the body really needs (rest, recovery, nutritional balance and harmony)


Intuitive Hunches/The Importance of Remaining Grounded

With Mercury and Mars aspecting Neptune at this New Moon your intuition and sensitivity could be ramped up a notch.

But then so could the potential for confusion and for feeling foggy.

If you’re relating to the fogginess or you’re connecting with anxious feelings then beginning a daily meditation ritual could work wonders ✨🙏🏻🙇🏽

Combining the Neptune love of the mystical and the Virgo love of rituals is likely to help.

You may also wish to consider how your current daily rituals are serving you.


Making a Song and Dance of your Creativity

If you’re already meditating regularly or are an Arty type then the chances are that you already know what you want to bring through to your life.

How can you include more of your artistic passions and soulful creativity into your everyday life?

Neptune reminds us to BE and to go with the flow, so remember to tune into your heart and what is happening around you whilst you’re chasing after those goals.

Things tend of go much more smoothly when we’re truly in tune with what is arising around us.


Focused Action can Bring Transformation and Results

With Pluto in Trine aspect to Mercury and Mars, focused action (including some of that intuitive tuning-in bought about by Neptune) should help you to achieve your results this month and if transformation is part of your goal then this is great energy for ushering that in.

Pluto adds emotional strength and tenacity.


Magic is in the Air!! It’s all Very Exciting!!

Neptune also presides over music and movies; anything that opens you up to the possibility of being part of something greater than yourself and with Uranus and Neptune also connecting at this New Moon you may find yourself drawn to an ideal or getting lost in a fantasy.

An outing to the cinema or a concert could prove magical right now; as could every day life if you allow yourself to see the synchronicities and the every day miracles that occur.

With the Jupiter/Uranus opposition closing in for it’s final hit and with Uranus aspecting the Moon, there is so much excitement and possibility in the air!!


The Importance of Being Grounded and the Need for Change and Adventure

Be wary of ‘throwing the baby out with the bath water’ in your desire to be free of what you see as limiting or restrictive within your life, however.

With Jupiter travelling through Libra, this may well apply to your partnership or another significant relationship.

What is in need of a change, more balance, a shake up or a breath of fresh air?

This is great energy for instigating changes and for imbuing you with the confidence and push to make them happen.

Just ensure that you’re clear on what it is that you really want…

… and then get really excited!!!

If you feel that you’re looking at things realistically and your heart is crying out for you to make the leap, then this could just be the time to finally do it.

Just be warned that Virgo energy usually requires that you to work for those changes and that you practice true diligence along the way.

Life is a balancing act and, although we don’t want to walk away from situations that can be worked on and improved upon, we don’t want to remain in unfulfilling jobs, relationships or positions that are going nowhere either.

That just leads to suppression and stagnant energy.

So, what is it that you want and what is it that you don’t want?

Are you going to heed that call to adventure?


The Need for a Purpose and to be of Service vs. Workaholic Tendencies

Virgo energy loves to serve.

Do you feel that your day to day work is serving an important role that not only helps others, but brings you a great deal of fulfilment as you do so?

It can be important to also be mindful of serving yourself as you move through your day, as Virgos can become so intent on helping others that they can let their own needs fall to one side.

Looking after your own care, setting appropriate boundaries and taking rest when it is needed will lessen the potential for future illness, nervous disorders, anxiety and restless nights.

Honouring yourself and your needs can also lead to you finding greater enjoyment in your job and looking for what you enjoy about your work and finding ways to make it even more enjoyable can mitigate work-blues.

What about your work brings you a sense of purpose?

What personal lessons are you currently learning as you carry out your work?

Do you enjoy the people that you work with, the environment, the work itself?


Which area of your life is likely to be affected by this New Moon?

Where does this New Moon fall within your natal chart?

If you’re unsure of how to find this and would like help with understanding your natal chart, you can sign up for my newsletter and receive my E-Book “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness” for free.

Look for 27 degrees and 27 seconds of Virgo. which is the position of the New Moon.

What does that house (area of life) represent?

Are there any planets, which fall at (or very close to) 27 degrees within your natal chart?

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Tracking the Lunar Cycle each Month

Remember that New Moons are fabulous for cleansing your crystals and your home  and for setting intentions.

I also offer a 12-month subscription to my Lunar Illuminations.

These alerts are a great way to track your intention setting and to tune into your own emotional ebb and flow as the Moon moves through her eight phases each month.

You can subscribe to my Lunar Illuminations here.


The New Moon will exact on 20th September at 03:30:34pm (AEST) – Click this link for a conversion to your part of the World


Now, go refine and perfect your rituals, skills and talents.

The World is waiting for you to share them!!

Much Love for a fabulous month ahead,

Toria xo



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