This New Moon in Virgo occurs September 8, 2010 at 6:30 am EDT (10:30 am GMT). While the new moon is a time of new beginnings and fresh starts, remember that we are still feeling the influence of Mercury retrograde (Mercury remains retrograde through this weekend, when it goes direct on September 12). Because of this,Â you may want to begin the planning phase of any new projects, but actually hold off any implementation until September 12 when Mercury again goes direct to avoid any potential pitfalls. Likewise, even when planning, make sure to double check everything twice, as Mercury retrograde wreaks havoc on communication and travel plans, especially.
The New Moon in Virgo is a time for quiet introspection, especially after bold energy of sunny Leo during August. Virgo also rules detail, meticulousness, efficiency, and nutrition. Perhaps this is the time to set in motion the changes to your diet and exercise regimens that you’ve been meaning to. Perhaps you re-work your calendars at work so that you can maximize your efforts, or maybe now is the time to get the basement cleaned out.
The Virgo energy during this time period will be intense. Interestingly, the New Moon makes no aspects, so the only planetary energy will be that of Virgo, and the moon is also very close to the Earth at this time, so the energy generated by the moon will be intensified. Virgo is also ruled by Mercury, who is currently in retrograde (and there is no denying that we can feel the extra energy being brought by that transit).