The Libra new moon
falls on October 16, and is in harsh aspect to three of the most challenging and
difficult planets; Mars (retrograde), Saturn and Pluto. It also squares
Jupiter, the planet of gain and expansion which can blow things out of
proportion and amplify emotions. This is a new moon that will require us to
deal with the harsh realities of the times we are living through and will
represent a somber end of the work week.
Warrior planet Mars
has entered its second square to Jupiter which is exact October 19th
and becomes part of the new moon energy. Mars-Jupiter aspects tend to exaggerate
for better or worse. This combination is frequently associated with the law,
lawyers and justice. A serious fight to the death power struggle with themes of
control and authority is in the making at the time of this new moon.
Jupiter rules the judiciary,
and is also associated with medicine and Dr.’s as well. Mars squared Jupiter
August 4th, and at this time we were witnessing a bitter struggle in
Congress over Covid relief with no outcome. We also saw Hurricane Isaias make
landfall in North Carolina. We could witness similar situations again, and as
Jupiter expands whatever it touches its square to Mars and conjunction with
Pluto will increase the number of Covid cases we are dealing with during the
This energy can play
out in the form of struggles in your most intimate relationships and
partnerships, and some relationships may end at this time. Alternatively, with
a great deal of work and understanding it may be possible to rise above the
issues and facilitate regeneration and change for the better.
The sign Libra
represents justice, the law and courts, and the symbol connected with it is the
scales of justice. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, money, women
and societal values all of which will come into question over the next few weeks.
This will make for a
contentious week with Senate hearings for Judge Amy Barrett who has been nominated
to the Supreme Court. The Moon, ruler of women, opposes Mars (anger), and
squares Pluto (power struggles) and Saturn (government). We can expect to hear
a great many angry voices this week, especially from women and those concerning
women’s issues as well as our collective values. Pluto has to do with power and
the abuse of power and authority so this aspect can turn into a ruthless desire
on the part of certain people to push this nominee through regardless of the consequences,
and without giving thought to the wishes of the majority. This drive for power
can lead to conflict, extremism (Pluto) and violence (Mars) as well as greater polarization.
The new moon square
Saturn can present tests, delays and obstacles that must be overcome to
succeed.Exhaustion and a negative
approach to things could cause your projects to fail. If you turn the energy
around and focus on hard work and determination to succeed, allowing for
patience you have a better chance at accomplishing what you want.
The moon opposing
Mars can aggravate and create a desire to fight. A more subtle as opposed to
aggressive approach may work wonders.
Lastly, Moon square
Pluto can lead to new information being uncovered, issues with women, obsessiveness
and over-thinking. A desire to be in control may also cause problems, or
problems could occur with authority figures. On the positive side, you could
feel empowered, at best.
With Mercury in its
stationary retrograde period events connected to this new moon may be delayed
by a few days.
During this new moon
period we may all feel pressured and some will feel lonely. Things will pan out
better if we make a larger effort to get along with others. The more positive
outcome of this moon is to try and fortify relationships with others and focus
on achieving what Libra is known for; peace and balance. It may be more
difficult at this time than others but the results will be worth it.