On this New Moon in Libra, the Sun and Moon cozy up together under the scales of love and social justice, while Venus and Saturn are also conjunct a bit further along in the same sign –
In fact, right now, when you add Mercury, five planets are concentrated in this area of the zodiac that rules harmony, balance and relating.
How harmonious it will be remains to be seen... as the Sun and Moon get closely caught up in the intense Uranus/Pluto square that is getting stronger every day.
The potent and potentially traumatic energy of the Uranus Pluto square has recently triggered revolutionary and violent upheavals all over the world, reminiscent of the last time these two planets were last so strongly impacting each other in the 60's .
With the Sun/Moon conjunction also close to Mercury... communication will be crucial to how things balance out. Watch out for hair trigger reactions. It may feel like something has to give.
Because the pressure focuses on relationships and partnerships... some will find themselves at a powerful turning point. As I said in the last post... it's a kind of no-u-turn zone. What gets said and done now may not be easily undone.
Tensions are both internal and external. Pluto dredges up gunk from the deep recesses of our subconscious….with the intention to transform and/or get rid of old stuff that is in need of clearing. Uranus in Aries is impatient and temperamental; bringing things to a head rather suddenly..... (hence the potential for sudden blow ups etc)
An inconjunct (150 degrees) between Chiron and the New Moon ... adds to the discontent , but also brings potential healing. That is the paradox of this Super New Moon...so much is at stake... so much is possible.
Libra's benign influence brings the possibility that, though pressurized, there is much potential for agreements and compromises. Libra is always ready to be fair and just... and a trine from Jupiter to Pluto increases the chance of positive outcomes.
Just know that for a few days there will be added intensity to interactions and decisions, and by next week some may be walking away from situations that are no longer tenable.
That's what Saturn is Libra is all about. It makes us take responsibility for ourselves and for others. It asks us to examine our relationships and balance our perspectives, so we can see another's point of view. So much of what we react to in people is really a projection of some aspect of our own psyche.
At the same time, sometimes it is healthier to walk away, and this combination of planets can bring endings to what is no longer working. That is the letting go part.
Saturn and Venus together now in Libra call for serious boundaries and clear commitments. It's time to bring your love home... make it real... or walk away free and clear.
And it doesn't all have to be so heavy... Libra is by nature pretty breezy and carefree. Harmony is her middle name. All she wants is for everyone to get along. She wants us to see and appreciate the beauty of life.
Remember the film 'American Beauty'? The daughter's friend films a plastic bag caught in the wind and as it flutters and dips and dances .... and we are mesmerized by its simple yet profound beauty.
That kind of appreciation is Libra's domain.
So ... here we are again at the beginning of a new monthly cycle. It's time again to focus our intention and ask clearly for what we need (or want) ... (though, like the song says ...)
"You don't always get what you want but you get what you need..... " (Saturn/Venus in Libra)
And Sun/Moon in Libra sing ....
"What the world needs now is love sweet love... that's the only thing... that there's much too little of."