Hey everyone, this is Acyuta-bhava from Nightlight Astrology. Happy Monday, everybody. Today we're going to take a look at the New Moon in the sign of Virgo, and give you a sense of what to expect from the lunar cycle ahead. So as always, I'm going to put this up on the real time clock and give you a look at it. Here we go, the New Moon is coming through right here today, this is September 6, and forming in the sign of virgo. So just see if we can highlight for you. If we look, go forward about a day tomorrow, you're going to see the New Moon is just parting from the Sun. So New Moon forming in the next 24 hours. And over the weekend, you might have been feeling the kind of balsamic or dark moon energy, it can be a good time to go inward a little bit more and rest and relax. I purged my my closet and cleaned up my like cleaned out a bunch of drawers yesterday. And all of a sudden I was like, Oh, this makes sense. The Moon is in moons in the dark moon phase going into Virgo, and I'm cleaning and shedding sort of shedding layers. And really, from the standpoint of the Virgo archetype, it's a phase of preparation, you might say, in general, this sign loves to prepare for things, whether it's the kind of the image of someone preparing for a test or an exam. Or if it's someone on a more mythological level, preparing for the descent into the underworld where judgments are made. There's a kind of crafty meticulous quality to the sign of Virgo, and signature of completing things and preparing things and sorting and organising things. And it's funny how this sign is not going to be seasonally identical for people in the southern hemisphere, because you're going to be going about different kinds of seasonal activities down there. But as an archetype, this is a Mercury ruled sign, a very earthy sign. So often, you'll find that the earthy dimension of mercury, the practical, practical intelligence, a very efficient, and task oriented side of mercury will come out when any planets are travelling through Virgo. This of Mars in Virgo right now is just completed the opposition to Neptune, which we spent a lot of time talking about last week.
What I want to talk about today, though, is the fact that every new moon is hosted by the ruling Planet of the New Moon itself. So this New Moon is hosted by Mercury. And it's really important to see what's going to happen as the lunar cycle develops with the ruling Planet of the cycle. So you have a New Moon in Virgo, the ruler of the cycle of the sign of Virgo who will then have a lot of power within the cycle is going to be Mercury. And let's see what mercury does here. So if we take this forward just a little bit, what we're going to see is, first of all, it'll be interesting to watch the sun right around September 13th going through an opposition with Neptune. So next week, we'll be revisiting the opposition's to Neptune that sort of define the month of September, at least the earlier first half of the month. Remember, we had Mercury go through the opposition with Neptune. Then we had Mars go through the opposition with Neptune and we have now the Sun. So we'll be revisiting that Neptune opposition again. But one of the most important things that's happening here is what is happening to Mercury as the cycle goes on.
So right around the first quarter, first quarter moon of the cycle, which is usually a pretty critical turning point within the lunar cycle, you'll see the sun is squaring the moon or the moon and sun or squared here, and both are hitting the square in opposition to Neptune. So this is right around the 13th. So our first quarter is really engaging the opposition to Neptune. And Mercury's pretty quiet at this point, not doing a whole lot. But then right after that, things get really interesting because what starts happening is Mercury, first of all by the 17th is going to start getting into the engagement within a three degree range of a square to Pluto. So Mercury starts getting into the square to Pluto. And that really gets going by about the 20th. If you saw my horoscopes the beginning of the month I really said September 20th through the end of the month is a big, it's a pretty charged dynamic. So here is mercury squaring Pluto, September 20. And, and it goes it goes on for a little while because Mercury is starting to slow down to station and retrograde as well. So the 22nd the square is complete. And then what's going to happen is mercury. And by the way, as this is happening, let's drive back just a little bit as Mercury is entering that degree range and squaring Pluto. We also have the Full Moon coming through in a conjunction with Neptune, who still kind of picking up that sun, Neptune opposition. So you can see that the Full Moon kind of hits the conjunction with Neptune and then is full. And that's happening right as Mercury is squaring Pluto. Now remember Mercury being the ruler of the cycle itself that starts off in the sign of Virgo where Mercury is both domiciled exaltation ruler of that New Moon.
Let's go forward a little bit more. And what we're gonna see is by the last quarter, now we're getting into Mercury's station and turning retrograde. So here we go. There's Mercury stationing and boom, there we go. It's there's the last quarter moon coming in through Cancer. And the last quarter Moon is of course going to be bringing sort of the fruits of the cycle starting to really take things apart. Things are things are starting to disintegrate around the last quarter moon well what's happening. Mercury's turning retrograde and as soon as Mercury turns retrograde, if we drag it forward just a little bit more, at the very end of September into the beginning of October into like October 1, Mercury's retrograde is hitting Pluto again. At that same time, if we drag this back just a little bit further, right around the right around the full moon just kind of just kind of after the full moon in between the last quarter full moon as Mercury squaring Pluto for the first time. And before it turns retrograde, we've got another really dynamic transit, which is Hey, how about Venus opposing Uranus? Right. So it's just a firework display the last 10 days of the month.
Let's just summarise it again, kind of, you know, piece by piece, we'll go back to the new moon and just walk through it one more time so you guys can see it. So the New Moon in Virgo today September 6, you could feel it tomorrow into the seventh. And it's in the domicile and exaltation of Mercury. So as the cycle goes on, we get to the first quarter moon and the first quarter moon features the Sun opposing Neptune. So here you can see, there's the first quarter Moon in Sagittarius. This is by next Monday. Okay, so first part of the cycle is a lot about the opposition with Neptune. And then what's going to happen, we go forward a little bit more. And here we go. So then by right around the full moon, as we get into the full moon, then Mercury's pulling into the square with Pluto, the ruler of the cycles pulling into the square with Pluto right at the time of the full moon, Neptune is getting engaged again. And then within a few days after the full moon, you're going to see venus in Scorpio opposing Uranus and Taurus. Right, so that comes through then right around the 22nd into the 23rd, excuse me, Mercury hits the square to Pluto, we go on and we get to the last quarter square. And by the last quarter square, then mercury has turned retrograde and is going back into the square with Pluto as the last quarter moon and cancer starts to come through. Now, we could even go further down the rabbit hole, which is interesting. It's interesting to note that the Sun will also be moving into a conjunction with the debilitated Mars at that time. So I mean, boy, it gets pretty dicey around the end of September. And then of course, Mercury's retrograding back into the square with Pluto again.
And if you take it forward just a little bit further and kind of go down the rabbit hole of the Dark Moon when the moon comes all the way back to the sign of virgo, which is you know where the cycle began. At that point, I am more optimistic. And the reason that I'm optimistic by that time is that when you have a plan, a debilitated planet like Mars is in the process of being reborn with the sun. Usually there's like a reboot, that's going to happen. And it might be a little painful with Mars. But you know a rebirth is ultimately a good thing. We also see Mercury in its retrograde coming through a trine to Jupiter, which seems very positive. Not only that, but as the month of October goes on. Jupiter is going to turn direct and having Jupiter going direct again and also Saturn is going to be slowing down and eventually turning direct here too. So you got these two heavy planets retrograding and the month of October we'll see both of them turn direct under the next lunation cycle. I also really like the next lunation cycle because as the New Moon comes through, you're also going to see the ruler of that cycle Venus, who has been debilitated in a Mars ruled sign suggesting a lot of conflict in relationships, that's really kind of the bottom line that I'm going to talk about in a minute. But you see, within October's New Moon cycle, it starts right around October 6, the ruler of that cycle is popping in from Venus is going from a debilitated sign into Jupiter's sign with reception in a sextile to Jupiter and Saturn and Aquarius, who are also both turning direct.
So I'm looking for there to be kind of a breakdown in a number of different areas of our lives, or a stalling out or some frustrations or delays or shifts of direction that might be challenging or unexpected. It's from about, you know, the Full Moon of this cycle right around let's just say right around the 20th of this month, all the way through the early part of October, then that New Moon cycle comes in and October and you do I start to feel like there's there's a rebirth happening here. If you track out the lunar cycle, you know, once the Moon gets into Sagittarius, right around October 10, you have Mars and the sun conjoining. And then that's that's a moment of rebirth for Mars, which is actually positive. But you'll notice like right around October 9 one other really interesting thing here is you can see a triple conjunction between mercury retrograde in its cazimi. So you've got two planets that are actually sort of like moving through the cazimi with the sun simultaneously, Mars, Mercury and the Sun and Libra fascinating dynamic, it'll be really interesting to unpack that one.
I personally believe that these are going to be kind of lifting energies that will start to transform things for the better if there's been difficulties from say late September. So anyway, that's kind of my broad breakdown. But I want to go back to talking about what to expect from the transits of this Moon cycle, which are going to be coming up, you know, pretty quickly here in the next couple of weeks. So when we get especially to Mercury's square to Pluto, this is to me the defining part of this lunar cycle. Let's just pull it up again. And I'll show you so this is happening essentially right as the Full Moon is coming through. You can see Mercury squaring Pluto, right as the moon is in Pisces starting to oppose the sun. There's a number of signs that are all here for us if we're paying attention. One is, hey, look, Mars is debilitated in Venus assign, oh, hey, look, Venus is debilitated in Mars and sign. They have mutual reception by debility. Here's diplomatic, Mercury trying to work something out. But it's running into the power intensity depth catharsis darkness of Pluto. At the same time, Venus is going through this huge catharsis with an opposition to Uranus. So I look at this and I go, it's prime time for some kind of breakdown and communications. Whether you're talking about business, or romantic relationships, or family dynamics, whether you're talking about some kind of procedural change that's happening in the workplace, or a shift or change in organisation or structure. But probably there's a real human element in this, it wouldn't just be something that was technical or intellectual or theoretical or structural, those things could be there. But the reason that probably has a real human element is because of the dynamics you're seeing. Everything's Venus, everything's about Venus, Mercury, and Venus' sign Venus is opposing Uranus in Venus' sign. Mars is debilitated and Venus' sign. So if you're looking at conflict of values, a conflict of interest, if you're talking about the potential for there to be sudden, unexpected changes and key relationships in your life, you know, the need for diplomacy and tact. I could see this being a moment where things regarding women and the goddess in general are, you know, sort of at a fever pitch in the collective. We're already seeing a little bit of that as Mercury is in the sign of the balance. You're talking about women's rights laws related to abortion, and things like that. So this is there's already something like that in the collective here in the United States. You're seeing things related to women and the Taliban and Afghanistan. And these are things again, like I tell people all the time, I'm not really a news watcher anymore at this point. I've taken a sabbatical, but I see things of course, I'm always sort of in the loop because on social media, I see what people are sharing and talking about and kind of get a sense of it. And then if something looks like it's really standing out, I'll do a little reading or whatever. But you can see in the collective, the, something starting to cook really intensely around the topic of Venus. Now that can extend into things like sexuality, romantic relationships, it can extend into just ordinary breakdowns of communication, in key relationships at work, or in other areas of your life. I think that Mercury is going to have to adjust, like, Mercury is going to try to negotiate and make things work for multiple different people, or multiple different types of people, different values and ideas. There's going to be some unavoidable conflicts of ideology, or conflicts of interest, politically, or professionally, or financially, or also kind of key issues that are coming up and driving a wedge between people or triangulating people, I'd be very careful this month, with this lunar cycle about getting in the middle of things with other people. Or also what happens to me I have a few planets in Libra in my chart. And one of the things that I've noticed happens is, you know, I have lots of different friends in my life, who have lots of different perspectives on things. And I'll find myself shape shifting, and being sympathetic, and kind of just open to what my friends are into, or what their beliefs are, what they're currently passionate about, or whatever. And sometimes I will find that, it's probably important that I should share something in my own views. And sometimes there's this need this feeling of like, just being a good listener, facilitating or, you know, kind of keeping kind of kind of keeping an open mind and being objective, then there's some times where it's like, I probably ought to, I probably ought to insert my own feelings or ideas or thoughts at some point here. If I don't, it feels like I'm betraying something of my own perspective. Even if it might be different from my friends, you know, or something like that. So it can easily be the case where like, you feel like, Hey, you know, I can be like a neutral mediator between two people at work or, you know, hey, I can, I can walk both sides of something. And that actually may not work, there may be some way in which you have to take a standard be more deliberate or decisive about something. And that could come up specifically. Because, you know, Venus and Mars are mutually debilitated in each other signs. And it's kind of like, there's some conflicts that are just unavoidable. At the same time, I think that there may be unusual or unexpected ways in which we find ourselves needing to agree with or work with people who are different from ourselves.
And these are the challenges that I that I'm seeing around late September, early October with this moon cycle, I think this is the peak of this moon cycle. So I guess my advice for everybody going into this is to just make sure that you're not being diplomatic, just because there's a fear of letting your own views or your own interests be known or felt within a situation. Sometimes there's going to be a tendency to protect your own viewpoint or your own position at the cost of being honest, or at the cost of getting entangled in other people's dramas or getting triangulated into some kind of situation. On the other hand, you know, there might be some way in which very hard we feel like very entrenched, hardened views are needing to come toward one another a little bit more, it might be painful to kind of find that reconciliation is something that we all might be looking for, toward the end of the month. And in order to do so, we may have to sacrifice or compromise something of our own stake or investment in, in a situation we may have to yield or give up something, some ground to a perceived opponent or it could that opponent could be like your kids or your spouse or you know, a colleague or something like that, that you really care about too. So, at any rate, it will be interesting to revisit these dynamics toward the end of the month. And I can't wait to hear about how everyone actually experiences this transit. It's always really good to hear your story.
When I see a moon cycle like this ahead, I also think to myself, it's right now, not then. But right now that I need to step up my spiritual practices. I mean, my spiritual practices are daily. So it's not like they change a lot in terms of what I do, my regiment is pretty much fixed. But usually for me, what it means is the attentiveness and the presence that I have within those practices, because they can very easily become sort of rote, and a little stale. And so right now, I'm, I because if I get to those weeks at the end of September, and and then I'm like, oh, boy, I'm getting walloped by the planets. You know, the, the grahas have me, you know, they're, they're grabbing my consciousness. And then I start meditating a little bit more than I start becoming more present and urgent. The thing is, is that I don't want my spiritual practice to be a place of constant petitionary prayers, oh, please help me universe, I'm spun out. Now, it's like, I want to be aware of the spin out energy coming a few weeks beforehand, so that as it's coming, I can walk through it. And it's not going to grab me as intensely.
And that's because I study the planets, and I go, Okay, I know, this is coming. So I can already start to see some of the fault lines, for example, I'm frustrated with some of the contractors that we're working with on the landscaping. You know, sometimes I look outside and looks like nothing's happening for days at a time. And then, you know, so it's like, I can already see myself the project is behind schedule, it's going to come up, and it's going to be even more behind schedule, and then I'm going to want to get upset and you know, whatever, like, potentially, you know, be too demanding or something like that. So you can feel some of these fault lines, they might be growing already. And the point is that it's a good time to just sit down and take the chill pill of your spiritual practices, or spiritual practices only emerge in reactionary moments that make us you know, wring our hands and cry out to the heavens and be like, help me I'm spun out. You know, the message that I've gotten from my spiritual teachers, the planets themselves over the years is like, this is why it has to be daily, because then you can move through these times really intelligently and sensitively. If you're not doing that, how could you expect it's like someone you know, making a new year's resolution, because they're sick of being like having that extra poundage that they don't want, and then being like, I'm just gonna go all out right now in January, and then, you know, drop off by February or March or whatever, because it's too much all at once. And it needs to be something that builds gradually and then sustains over a long period of time. I don't know any way in which astrology works, unless you're pairing it with some kind of, you have to know what the transits are, and then have a way of being able to identify them and work with them consciously. It's really hard to do that, if you're not, you know, taking time to be in the space of your own consciousness everyday because our lives everyday are mostly filled with just, I have to do this, and I have to do this, and I have to do this. And then at the end of the day, or two weeks from now, when I'm feeling overwhelmed by the monotony of all of the things to do, then I need to self care day, right? And then you see people glorifying these kind of bingy narcissistic self care routines or or you know, extravagant things that they'll do for themselves. And it's like, you know, self care is something that has to exist in terms of how we create like, a rhythm. Self care is like a time signature for your life. It's like the drum or the bass beat or something. It's not, it's not something you do, because oh, my God, I'm just so exhausted. I mean, I guess there's time for that too. But you know what I mean? So the planets are similar. You know, trying to take a self care day in late September is going to be too late for most people, if the planets are hitting you hard at that time. So just keep that in mind as the month goes on. Manage the conflicts that are starting to arise the tensions that are starting to arise the fault lines that are starting to appear, deal with them now by going inward and letting your heart feel into them and find intelligence forgiveness, grace, softness, love, compassion, tolerance, you can find those things now. So at any rate, that's what I have for you guys today. I hope that you have a great lunar cycle ahead. And I really look forward to unpacking it with you guys. Lots of transits to come I have some really great Mars Neptune stories. I'll be doing another episode with the stories that you guys share later this week. So stay tuned for that. I also want to remind everybody don't forget that my new class ancient astrology for the modern mystic is now open for enrollment. 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