By Erik Roth of Inspiral Nexus
New Moon in Virgo, August 27, 2022
This New Moon takes place on August 27th at 4°03’ Virgo, only four degrees from Regulus and squaring the planet Mars. It is also a day when Mercury reaches its most maximum elongation (separation from the Sun from our perspective).
Virgo is a sign whose essence is about the sacred patterning around them and within them. It is an earth sign that relates more to the reverence and necessity of the work being sacred than just because something is needed to be done. It is not a “personal” sign in that Virgo’s expression is about the work and the pattern itself than any egoic or emotional expression of archetype’s nature.
The Virgo archetype come alive in this transit of the Moon with the Sun close to Regulus. The star of Regulus ingressed into the sign of Virgo in 2011, in which it will spend over 2,100 years in Virgo. Regulus symbolizes the “heart of the Lion” constellation, a pattern in which many cultures have seen as a lion figure for many thousands of years. It is a constellation that gave rise to the Egyptian Sphinx and the mysteries it holds.
This entry of Regulus into Virgo is a deepening of the mysteries not just related to the Sphinx but humanity’s evolvement into a new consciousness. The entwinement of Virgo and Regulus creates a greater inquiry into the labyrinth of matter and creation itself and how that labyrinth is to be held sacred as a “mystery” in and of itself.
This New Moon connects to the Sabian Symbol of 5 Virgo (always adding 1 to the degree to get the symbol). This symbol is “A man becoming aware of nature spirits and normally unseen spiritual energies”.
The keywords associated with this Sabian Symbol are: “Creative fantasies. Attuned minds perceiving subtle phenomena. Fairly tales. Seeing things or imagining them. Seeing entities, fantasizing. Mental institutions. Halloween. Fairies, nature spirits and seeing the normally unseen.” This adds to this interpretation of the New Moon in Virgo with Regulus. The veil is thinned with this New Moon, connecting us to a place beyond form and material reality into other realms.
Mercury, on the 27th, having just entered the sign of Libra, reaches its maximum elongation or separation from the Sun. This takes place at 1 ½ degrees of the sign of Libra, or basically on the September equinox point. This signals that the messenger planet will station retrograde soon. That will happen on September 9th and re-enter the sign of Virgo on the Equinox, September 22nd.