New Moon in Virgo, August 27, 2022, 8:16 am


The New Moon in Virgo is suspiciously quiet. Most aspects are wide, and thus diffuse, except…


New Moon in Virgo square Mars in Gemini

The square between the New Moon in Virgo and Mars in Gemini is almost exact. Without other aspects buffering the impact, this aspect can produce quite a stir. Virgo is a precise and detail-oriented sign, while Mars in Gemini is less calculable. You never know which way he will blow. It is difficult to get a clear picture because too much detail can obscure the view. When you are overwhelmed by gazillion pieces of a puzzle, none of it makes much sense, and it is easy to get overwhelmed.


Mercury in Libra trine Mars in Gemini

The trine between Mercury in Libra and Mars in Gemini alleviates the situation somewhat. Mercury rules Virgo and Gemini, so he carries some weight. Libra is also an air sign, but more balanced than Gemini. Mercury in Libra acts as a mediator who listens and understands both sides of an argument. He seeks compromise through diplomacy. But Libra is not known for its decisiveness. It is often seen as a people-pleaser as a means of gaining approval. Take time to work out the details of the current conundrum, and figure out all the available options, keeping everyone’s needs (and motivations) in mind – including your own. A winning strategy is tactical, involving both give and take.

Venus in Leo opposite Saturn in Aquarius
Square Uranus in Taurus

The most glaring aspect pattern draws attention to the ongoing tension between Uranus/North Node and Saturn. In this horoscope, Venus joins this pattern, opposing Saturn and squaring Uranus and the North Node. A female perspective may change the power dynamics.

In personal relationships, issues around individual needs for intimacy and closeness versus personal freedom can become stressful. Everybody needs to be able to freely exercise their autonomy yet feel securely attached. Emotional insecurities make for shaky ground. Do we surrender to dominance based on insecurity, or exercise our free will at the risk of alienating our closest allies? Beware: emotional control is not the same as love.