Tonight’s New Moon in Libra gives us the opportunity to return to our heart. New Moons are like dawn, a chance to start over and start a new cycle. This new Moon also conjuncts expansive, freedom-seeking Jupiter and asks us to start new, more expansive ways of relating to one another.
Libra is the sign of the scales and reminds us that peace, beauty, and happiness is found through proportion and dynamic balance, through social justice and fairness in relationship. Most important, it reminds us to get our soul in right relationship with creation/creator. The Libra motto is the golden rule, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
This is a particularly powerful concept while the electrifying planet Uranus is exactly conjunct the distant dwarf-planet Eris, named after the Greek goddess of strife and discord, which is both larger and further out than Pluto and takes 558 years to orbit the sun. Uranus conjunct Eris exactly last June during the Orlando nightclub massacre, then retrograde back to conjunct Eris again last week and this at 23 degrees Aries (conjunct 9/5-10/3, and 2/20-3/7 though close, within 2 degrees, from June 2016 through spring 2017). As we feel this volatility percolating again in recent events it’s important to work with the medicine of this New Moon in Libra and hold justice, mutual respect, and peace in our hearts, and act for it in our daily life, during this Uranus-Eris conjunction.
Mars, which symbolizes how much emotional fuel flies around and the nature of how we lust and argue, has just entered Capricorn where it is exalted (unusually strong), increasing our ambition and determination. This helps us this energizes any ambition and brings strategy to our plans. It can also bring great determination to our anger and frustration, fuel all debates whether presidential or over the backyard fence, and make it harder to back down once we’re engaged. If we feel we’re moving towards what is fair and beautiful, it will support it with unusual energy and competence. If our emotions start to avalanche downwards we can pursue that with equal determination, so let’s be careful where we put our consciousness direct this determined energy.
This weekend’s Libra Moon can be a delightfully sociable time, we’d rather be a lover and not a fighter; we don’t want confrontation but if we do go there will do it with our righteousness. Libra is ruled by Venus, now trine Neptune in water signs (Scorpio and Pisces, respectively). Over the weekend this Venus-Neptune trine loans us idealism, deep intuitive connection with our beloveds, it can feed our creative nature and fill us with imaginative images or help us connect with beloveds on the other side of the veil. Or it can inflate our ability to get lost in our imaginations and our hope and fears and turn up the volume on anything that we feel. We may feel flooded with emotions. Or just flooded.
The Scorpio Moon from Sunday evening through Tuesday intensifies our response and hones our perceptions. Watch an obsessive streak, and obsess creatively.
Tuesday is a good day to set business practices in place or reorganize our systems as ask for justice as the Sun sextiles Saturn. The Sagittarius Moon on Wednesday and Thursday and brings us into action, Mars squares Jupiter and intensifies a sense of competition; we can get grim with this or have fun, it’s our choice. We may also feel a strong urge to speak up and tell the truth, but let’s check to see if our concept is really truthful or is it selectively chosen truthiness to support our position, as it can be hard to be objective right now because we care so much. It will further to be out and about and walk it out if were trying to make decisions or get our horses all in one moving in the same direction.
Friday, September 30: After a cranky or indignant spell with tricky timing this morning as the Moon squares Mars, it’s a beautiful day to reassess our relationships, allies, partnerships of all types. Tonight, a new Moon conjunct Jupiter symbolizes a new chapter. Relax and let it in.
The Moon enters Libra 3:52 AM, Moon square Mars 7:58 AM, Moon conjunct Jupiter 12:53 PM, Moon conjunct Sun 8:11 PM.
Saturday, October 1: Morning brings a melancholic streak and softens our heart as Venus trines Neptune, though we can get lost in a world of our imaginings. Be gentle with one another, harsh edges scrape on tender nerves.
Moon sextile Saturn 2:55 AM, Moon squares Pluto 9:29 AM, Venus trine’s Neptune 1:13 PM, Mercury opposed Chiron 11:22 PM
Sunday, October 2: Pour on the mutual respect and caring to manage early tension. Avoid the tendency to lash out if hurt, think consequences through carefully and invite people to a better way of handling the situation.
Moon opposed Uranus and Eris 1:42 AM, Moon enters Scorpio 3:42 PM, Moon sextile Mars 11:27 PM.
Monday, October 3: Balance a strong emotional torque as the Moon conjuncts Venus in Scorpio. Stay in the present; trouble arises if we run after our hopes and fears.
Moon trine Neptune 11:33 AM, Moon conjunct Venus for 50 7 PM, Moon sextile Pluto 9:54 PM.
Tuesday, October 4: Let’s use our focus wisely today; we can work our way out of a hole and find constructive answers as the Sun sextile Saturn. Organize. Plans made now will tend to stick.
Sun sextiles Saturn 12:58 PM, Moon sextile Mercury 9:04 PM.
Wednesday, October 5: The Moon enters restless Sagittarius and brings a hopeful note. Our emotional responses and our competitive streak deepen but we can compete against our personal best and pour this into self-improvement. If a pillow or street fight starts, it goes until the last feather.
Moon enter Sagittarius 4:26 AM, Moon sextile Jupiter 3:55 PM, Venus sextile Pluto 5:22 PM, Moon Mars square Jupiter 5:44 PM.
Thursday, October 6: The Sagittarius Moon adds a twinkle to our eyes and increases our willingness to innovate. A competent buzz supports our work early on, we’re more cooperative later, as long as our boundaries are respected. Speak truth; the less emotional torque and more clear facts, the more effective the words.
Moon conjunct Saturn 2:43 AM, Moon sextile Sun, 6:01 am.