There is a compulsion to move in some direction since it is in a fire sign, but we may have no idea where, why, or how. This placement indicates that doing nothing is not an option. Movement is required.
This indecision and feeling of unknowing is enhanced by the SN conjunction with Neptune which may cloud our mind with nostalgia, reminiscences about the past, or doubt. Neptune’s positive input at this time is related to creative imagination. Imagination is the source of all accomplishments. If something is never imagined, it cannot be created. All creations by human beings began in imagination. There are several spiritual traditions that say even human beings began in the imagination of God.
Take the time for reverie. Allow your mind to drift (not while driving of course), dream, and fantasize.
In setting our future course, it is suggested that we head toward the NN on the horizon, which even though the NN is not an actual object, but just an imaginary place in space, it nonetheless can serve as a beacon. Virgo is at its highest expression when it keeps us taking one step at a time, remembering to evaluate our progress as we go along then readjusting the course as necessary. Virgo, a sign that is often criticized for being nit-picking, serves us at this time as a check on our progress. Analysis and evaluation are important tasks to determining how we are doing. Remaining objective helps us to not fool ourselves.
While not knowing may be uncomfortable, it may be necessary. In fact, it may be less useful to have a particular goal in mind at this time. It is better to be flexible as to result allowing for serendipity to bring in options you may not have thought of before that are actually much more satisfying than anything you may have fixed your sights on.
I have been trying to figure out how or where I could move while cleaning up and selling my house. Last night I dreamt someone offered me a free room in their house and unlimited free storage. I was overjoyed at this offer (now I just need someone to do that on this side of the veil). I had not been thinking along those lines at all, thinking I had to ‘do it all myself’. It never occurred to me to seek help from others. Which leads to another element to understanding this New Moon and how to best work with it.
Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius and it gets support from an exact sextile to Saturn and trine to Mars. Both these planets are ‘doers’ – Saturn likes to accomplish things and Mars gives the energy to do it. They serve to assist in moving forward albeit into the unknown.
It is suggested that we seek our ‘tribe’ at this time – those with whom we resonate. Working with like-minded people can accelerate soul growth. Collaborators along the path.
All archetypes are complex. Virgo is no different. It represents daily routines including work and habits. It is concerned with health, especially digestive health which starts with healthy eating. Small animals are under the care of Virgo as well…such as pets. The role of pets in our lives has expanded since many people now live alone and have opted out of having children. Pets are significant companions.
So here we have a place to start. Look at your daily routines and decide whether they are part of a healthy lifestyle. Take care of yourself. During the late fall and winter, we need more sleep. Make sure that is part of ‘your day’. While you think you get more done running around, getting sick then having to stay in bed for a few days or a week can set you back. Instead, pace yourself. Plan for slow, steady action. Be like a tortoise. Who won the race?
And finally, the Sabian symbol for this degree of the New Moon is “Within depths of the Earth new elements are being formed”. The astrologer, Dane Rudhyar says this degree signifies “psychic gestation”, like the “alchemical fire which both purifies and transforms the very substance of one’s inner life.”