As many people are aware, we just had a New Moon at 13 degrees of Virgo this morning (7:36AM EDT). Virgo is a feminine, earth, mutable sign ruled by Mercury.
In traditional astrology, Virgo is cold, barren, nocturnal, critical, efficient, retiring, human, studious, analytical, inquisitive, neat, fussy, fastidious, conservative and pessimistic. It rules over the intestines and people with afflictions in their charts to Virgo planets may become hypochondriacs or 'germaphobes' obsessed with sanitation and avoiding illnesses. Sometimes they make themselves sick from worrying too much about bodily functions that are supposed to be unconscious.
On another note, Virgo also rules over study halls, libraries, bookkeeping, drug stores, servants quarters, wherever food is stored, pantries, wheat, silos, warehouses. The FDA could be seen as a Virgo entity, in charge of double checking food and drug safety.
Virgo, ruled by Mercury, means that dealing critically and analytically with information is also a facet of this sign. Secretaries, writers, accountants, editors, copywriters, dress makers, veterinarians, health workers, computer programmers, and hospital workers fall under this sign.
Mercury rules over all forms of communications from text messages to legal documents, rumors, speeches, and the news media. Mercury also rules over merchants, traders, vehicles, local travel/transportation, mathematics, thievery, forgery, hands and arms of the body.
A New Moon in Virgo can mean a new beginning or changes related to any of these areas. Right now the world's leaders are sifting through facts critically to determine who is responsible for using chemical weapons in Syria, President Assad or the Opposition group.
New or Full Moons don't always signify something significant on an individual level, unless it closely aspects something in your natal chart. However, it will describe some major current event occurring at the time.
The following Full Moon brings to fruition what began at the New Moon. So the Full Moon at 26 degrees of Pisces on Sept 19th will bring to a head the events/discussions begun today.
Pisces is a passives sign, representing the feeble, helpless, repressed, sick, enslaved and powerless people. Pisces rules over chemicals, confusion, disinformation, illusion, water, psychic phenomena, and the ocean. Hospitals, prisons, secret enemies and behind-the-scenes transactions occur in this sign.
The Full Moon will fulfill the promise of the New Moon. This may mean that all of the critical discussions and fact-finding being done now may result in helping those victimized in Syria by chemical weapons.
Astrologer Sophia Mason writes that it is important to watch the luminaries (Sun and Moon) after a New or Full Moon (especially after eclipses) for when they aspect the ruler of the sign of the lunation.
The Sun and Moon have just separated from the New Moon in Virgo and they will both be conjoining Mercury in Virgo very soon.
Tomorrow, Sept 6th at @ 6am EDT the Moon will hit Mercury. This may signify some new development following the New Moon. The Moon signifies the common people and Mercury may indicate some messages of the people coming out tomorrow. Protests may be formed against bombing in Syria.
The Sun however, will be taking much longer to conjoin Mercury. The Sun will conjunct Mercury on November 1st! This is a significant day already with the Uranus Square Pluto perfecting on Nov 1st followed by a Solar Eclipse two days later on Nov 3rd!! The Sun represents leaders, and it may be at this time that they decide to act upon information or discussions begun today, at the New Moon.
All together, astrologers can foresee that the first week of November will be one to watch out for on a personal and world level.
Pay attention to what is beginning today and you may expect some events as a result in the beginning of November.
People with planets and points in mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces) will be most affected by the New and Full Moons this month along with the the first week of November.