Today is a New moon in Libra. This is hitting the infamous cardinal T-Square, meaning the Moon (and Sun) are hitting Saturn and square Pluto in Capricorn, and opposite Uranus and Jupiter in end of Pisces/Aries cusp. The tension continues….with a special emphasis on Libra and the planets there-in.
A New Moon sets the tone for the coming month. That is why it is said if you make a wish at this time it has a greater chance of coming true. This Moon says set your intention for your relationships.
The symbol for Libra is a set of scales. Librans are all about balance and harmony. A need for balance implies two of something. Polarity. Libra is all about relationships. With the New Moon hitting Sun, Mercury, and Saturn in Libra, relationships will be up for examination. And discussion. And learning.
Libra’s ruler is Venus, the planet of love and relating. Venus is now in Scorpio snuggled up to Mars… which is our yang sexual energy. Some very sexy energy going on here! Scorpio is ruled by Pluto and Mars; everyone knows Scorpios are sex crazy. And with all this focus on relationships and sex , the atmosphere is definitely heating up.
If you have relationship issues, or would like to have relationship issues, this is a good time to get your dibs in. Venus is going retrograde tomorrow (Oct 8) and Mercury is exactly conjunct Saturn. Retrogrades mean going over unfinished business re the planet concerned, and with Mars and Venus conjunct in Scorpio …. its likely we may be revisiting some old familiar scenarios and situations.
Now that could be rather fun, or not. The Saturn influence could mean there are some challenging issues to be dealt with. In connection to Mercury, watch what you say. Or don’t say. The seriousness and intensity here that could provoke confrontations and/or force a rehashing old business.
Don’t dismay….help is on the way. Jupiter and Uranus together (opposite the New Moon) bring fresh perspective and inspiration…surprises are highly likely.
As retrogrades are more inward facing, its also a good time to do some work on self love. (you can take that on any level it strikes you: mental, emotional, physical spiritual....)
We all are mirrors for each other…and what we see reflected in the other are often our own inner issues. So with Venus retrograde in Scorpio , and conjunct Mars, be prepared for your sexuality to be challenged, exposed, explored, enjoyed.
And remember: As within, so without.
( Tomorrow …in keeping with these themes…. I will start an examination of the Astrology of Relatonships. Stay tuned…)