New Moon September 2023 ~ Self Care


The New Moon 14 September 2023 is at 21º Virgo Decan 3. Aspect: Trine Uranus. Fixed Star: Denebola in the tail of Leo the Lion. Tarot Card: 10 Of Pentacles. Healing Crystal: Dravite.

New Moon In Virgo Decan 3

This is quite a difficult placement for the moon, some commentators say that is because the moon is very fragile in Virgo 3 and prone to illness. Any malady will be due to auto-immune problems which are always due to not setting clear boundaries in relationships. This new moon September 2023 is the archetypical nurse and makes an amazing healer. Those touched by this moon need to look after themselves first! If you don’t they will burn out in their caring roles very quickly if they neglect themselves.

The dark side of this position is the amount of resentment that may come out of this new moon when its charity and dutiful nurturing is not reciprocated. Patients may not have asked for the ‘medicine’ at all, and in frustration is apt to throw it all back in the Virgo new moon’s face. At this time we could even (albeit unconsciously) get loved ones ‘hooked’ onto our support. The worst way we can do this is through using actual drugs (Even sugary foods and plying someone with wine count!)


There are two extremes here then, the self-sacrificial martyr and the ‘drug’-pusher. Those touched by the new moon must be careful not to fall down the rabbit hole of addiction themselves in trying to rescue an addict. On the positive side supporting a good cause at this Virgo new moon can keep one on the straight and narrow. Nervous energy generated at this time needs channeling into something, even simple housework. A good time for a spring clean!

New Moon Fixed Star

Denebola is a blue star in the tail of the Lion and unlike Regulus was supposed to bring disgrace and ill fortune. Robson says “It gives swift judgment, despair, regrets, public disgrace, misfortune from the elements of nature, and happiness turned to anger and makes its natives noble, daring, self-controlled, generous and busy with other people’s affairs.” That’s one strange mix. Judging by the very prominent people with Virgo decan 3 rising, it looks like some of the fiery Lion stars here give them the drive to succeed and a need to shine.

However the number of people with this particular star prominent was small. Denebola rising for Roy Orbison (49?) and from Virgo decan 3 Kurt Cobain ( 70′). The Sun is on Denebola in Hitler/Eva Braun’s Davison (04’) and for Amy Winehouse (06’). Do we see a theme here? Powerful, yet vulnerable and sometimes self-destructive. Elsbeth Ebertin says Denebola “has a Uranian nature and…major catastrophes are triggered off by it. Found on the Ascendant and especially in company with Mercury, a quarrelsome nature….It could also mean that this star is the cause of very exciting events” Afflicted and with Uranus it is said to cause mental illness.

What the New Moon SEPTEMBER 2023 means for your sign

Click on links for meanings. Moon in 1st house for VIRGO, Moon in 2nd house for LEO, Moon in 3rd House for CANCER, Moon in 4th house for GEMINI, Moon in 5th house for TAURUS, Moon in 6th house for ARIES, Moon in 7th house for PISCES, Moon in 8th house for AQUARIUS, Moon in 9th house for CAPRICORN, Moon in 10th house for SAGITTARIUS, Moon in 11th house for SCORPIO, Moon in 12th house for LIBRA.

New Moon Tarot Card

The tarot card associated with this decan is the ten of pentacles. This decan of Virgo is probably the most commercially successful and this is reflected in the meaning of this card. It shows abundance, thriving, high achievement and solid foundations.

Karmically this card can suggest marrying into money due to having had helped that family in a past life. “Here we are looking at success, prosperity and abundance on many levels.  This Card suggests you have done or will do very well for yourself, not by chance, but by working very hard to achieve it.  Wealth and strong financial security are indicated, and more than likely here to stay, as you have well prepared for this time and have done the essential groundwork.” Teachmetarot

New Moon September 2023 Astrology

New Moon September 2023

New Moon Aspects

Moon Trine Uranus

When the Moon is trine Uranus the ‘freaks’ come out to play! This is an eccentric, electric vibration that is innovative and non-conformist. Use this moon to help pull you out of a rut. It will help shake you out of any mindless repetition and sheeplike behaviour. This harmonious, vivacious energy is ideal for refreshing stale relationships and clearing stagnant energy. If you want make changes to your everyday life use this aspect to help you overcome the fear of the unknown.

Venus square Jupiter

Venus square Jupiter can cause people to act self indulgently. Venus Jupiter in hard aspect may be lucky and attract big money, but with the danger of entitlement. The spoilt diva attitude can cause envy and resentment. Use this energy to pamper yourself but go easy on the expense as you could get quite carried away and regret it later. The aspect is a gambler too, can overstep its boundaries and often cause offence.

New Moon September 2023 Summary

The energy at this new moon can be either very self-indulgent or self-sacrificial. Both extremes become self-destructive if you go too far in either direction. The problem will be setting boundaries. Look at the victims of fixed star Denebola with Amy Winehouse and Kirt Cobain. They are sadly, good example of perfectionist Virgos who became perfect addicts. The new moon star has a Uranian energy and so does the Moon with its trine to Uranus.

But at least the Moon trine Uranus facilitates healing, you might have to seek out novel and alternative ways to resolve addiction issues. However the positive tarot card shows that once these self-harming tendencies are overcome success is possible. The compulsions can be channeled into a great work ethic. It would be easy to become a workaholic over this period however Venus square Jupiter will help counterbalance the overwork with some well deserved pampering!

New Moon Healing Crystal

Dravite is a brown Tourmaline, also known as champagne Tourmaline. It is an incredibly grounding stone and good for centring yourself and for taming the hungry, addict beast within! The stone is perfect for coming to terms with personal weaknesses and past failures, so it can set us on our forward path to spiritual growth. It aids in overcoming addictions and self-abuse. Dravite is especially good for coffee and chocolate cravings. It will also help with addiction to alcohol or painkillers.

“It will give support during your tough times, and it will help calm your frustrations. It will encourage a positive attitude, especially in situations where you need to start over. It will infuse you with feelings of joy and courage so that you will look for the silver lining when you’re experiencing a tough time in life.” ~ Crystals&

When you wear brown Tourmaline, you are encouraged to let go of any old emotions, so they can be come to terms with instead of left buried and unaddressed. As a result, you become more accepting of yourself and your self-esteem improves. When you would rather give up, this crystal inspires courage and persistence. With its calming and soothing action, you’ll feel more loving towards yourself. 

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