Astrologers classify signs as cardinal, fixed, and mutable. If you have a lot of cardinal signs in your chart (Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn), you like action. With a lot of fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius), you prefer to keep things as you want them to be. With planets in mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, or Pisces), you like to keep your options open; you’re versatile and changeable.
These same three qualities describe New Moons too. New Moons in cardinal signs are the best times of the year to initiate new projects. (Such a time arrives next month with the Libra New Moon.) Fixed sign New Moons bring us to the peak of each season. These are great cycles to support or stabilize whatever you’re been tending. Mutable New Moons–which is what we’re enjoying this month in Virgo–signal that a change of season is on its way. The weather will be capricious and surprising. One day it’s summer, the next day it suddenly feels like autumn, then it’s summer again. To be in tune with Nature, we need to likewise become more versatile and changeable. It helps if you enliven your senses. Stay awake to the weather. Stay awake to your own shifting needs. This is the way to avoid change-of-season illnesses. With nimble feet, start dancing to life’s new tempo and tune.