Virgo September 17 New Moon Forecast

Each year, you get one new Moon in your very important first house of self! The first house is your physical body, your personality and personal style, and perspective on life.

And this new Moon is a fabulously supportive new Moon to set your intentions for something very personal. Maybe you would like to change your style or begin a new meditation program. Whichever the case this is a great time to set your intentions and begin anew!

Disciplinarian Saturn is in a very harmonious position relative to the Sun and new Moon, which will lend the support to your cause! Saturn will be sure that if you are disciplined you will reach your goal, although plan for a slow and steady progress, which is very comfortable for Saturn!

Since the new Moon occurs in a lunar mansion that is super supportive for new beginnings, it is a great time to set your intentions and then do whatever ritual (candle lighting, crystals, tarot card pull) you like to support these intentions once the Moon has shifted to waxing.

I would recommend working with  tourmalated quartz and/or black Moonstone for this new Moon energy. The black tourmaline and black Moonstone brings in the energy of Saturn in harmony with the Moon.


The times best for rituals are listed on part one of this forecast here.

One other important note - Rahu and Ketu (north and south nodes of the Moon) change signs on September 20. Rahu moves into Taurus and Ketu into Scorpio.  This will bring the eclipses to these two signs for the next 18 months. More on this before the eclipses in November and December.

Mars Retrograde 2020 and Key Fall Transits

Mars retrograde 9/9 - 11/13

Mars square Saturn 9/15-30

Mars square Pluto 10/1-15 and 12/15-23

The Mars retrograde phase is taking place in the transformation zone of your chart, Virgo! This two month period could bring up some review around your personal transformation. Aries, where fiery Mars is ruler and your eighth house is also associated with your partners assets. There may be some reassessments to savings or investment plans at this time.

The influence of slow Saturn during the last two weeks of September and transformative Pluto the first two weeks of October will also add some potential frustration to eighth house matters I described earlier in this forecast. There could also be some delays to an inheritance or insurance settlement at this time. Patience will be required!

Additionally, make note of September 22-24 on your calendar. Mercury will be exactly opposite fiery and impatient Mars while at the same time getting a tense aspect from serious Saturn and potent Pluto!


Mercury is the most easily influenced planet of all and this will be an incredibly intense time for all Mercury ruled folks. This is not the time to take any risks with your physical body - no base jumping or zip lining, etc.!  Also not the time for important negotiations or meetings, if you can reasonably avoid them. The good news is that Mercury will move out of range of these difficult energies by the end of September.


  • Mars Retrograde Negative: Revisiting situations or experiences that can re-surface anger, aggression or impulsiveness.

  • Mars retrograde Positive: Revising reactivity to situations that would normally cause frustration, impulsiveness or anger.

  • Mars Square Saturn Positive : Problem solving, tenacity, courage and methodical process combined.

  • Mars Square Saturn Negative: Frustration and anger, feeling blocked.

  • Mars Square Pluto Positive : Unearthing subconscious patterns that no longer serve your highest good, harness energy of these two to create positive physical and emotional changes.

  • Mars Square Pluto Negative: Subconscious rage, hidden aggression, manipulative behaviors

See the crystal set created to help support you during these Mars/Satunr/Pluto transits in my shop.



September 1 Full Moon Vedic Astrology Forecast

Please note Vedic (sidereal) Sun Sign dates are not the same as in Western astrology. It is best to read for your Vedic rising sign if you know it. If you do not know it you can calculate your free Vedic chart here. Please keep in mind your individual chart and current planetary period and sub periods will modify your experience.

Your health, daily routines and work, as well as debts and disputes are the areas of life that are being lit up by the brilliance of this full Corn Moon! If you have any outstanding issues that need to be tied up, this would be an excellent time to pull together the details and complete necessary work in these areas of your life.

Particularly related to healing since the full Moon occurs within the nakshatra of Shatabhishak, which is an outstanding nakshatra for taking healing medicines and herbs.

Your ruler Mercury is also headed into very strong and stable territory as it moves into its exaltation sign of earthly Virgo shortly after this full Moon! Enjoy the next three weeks and take advantage of this transit to really re-enforce your health. Disciplined Saturn will be in full support of you sticking to your plan and being very regimented with regard to any new health or healing program.

Be sure to read part one of this forecast for ritual timing and much more!

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Please note: This is a sidereal forecast based upon the system of Vedic astrology. If you do not know your rising sign, you can order a birth chart and your planetary cycle information here.

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