Libra New Moon – October 16, 2020
Today’s New Moon was exact at 23 degrees, 53 minutes Libra at 12:30 pm PDT and at 7:30 pm GMT. Of course the Moon is dark because the Sun and Moon are at the same degree. We can’t see her tonight. She’s forming – but we know she’s there all the same. Can you imagine a lifetime of not seeing the moon in our skies? I really can’t.
We’re rounding the bend and staring into Scorpio season ahead. In tonight’s darkness, the Moon and Sun square Pluto, Saturn, and Jupiter in Capricorn. At the same time, the Big Three (Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter) square Mars retrograde in rulership in Aries. He is conjunct the dwarf planet, Eris, goddess of discontent and strife. Eris was discovered in 2005 and was thought to be the 10th planet. Ultimately, however, she came to be categorized as a dwarf planet. Perhaps that’s why she’s still so feisty.
Mercury, also retrograde but in Scorpio, opposes Uranus, who of course – is also retrograde in Taurus. But wait – there’s more: Venus in the sign of her fall (Virgo) is not retrograde but she is opposing Neptune in his rulership in Pisces – and of course, you guessed it – Neptune is retrograde as well. Venus is in exaltation in Pisces – so there’s melancholy in seeing her separated by opposition from one of her favorite places at this time. But there’s a bright side. She is trining the Capricorn Gang which is positive movement in the midst of all this retrogradation. Venus is the ruler of tonight’s Libra New Moon. This gives her extra juice as she approaches the Capricorn stellium. There’s an alliance of earth energy being formed this evening in the dark sky. Uranus in Taurus at just 09 degrees is not positioned by orb to participate in this configuration. Not yet. But soon enough he will play his part in the goings on. The trine will be in effect until the end of October.
The Sun is squaring Pluto and Saturn tonight. Be honest with yourself. Run your energy at full strength. Make the important changes. Don’t wimp out. Face your fears and do what needs to be done. Have faith. Feel the power and intensity of freedom. Only you know what’s right for you. Make the difficult choices. Choose your destiny – don’t let others decide your path. Your passion and tenacity will win out.
Mercury retrograde in Scorpio opposing Uranus retrograde in Taurus is like having permanent permission to run your own energy at full throttle. Which is ultimately optimal if you are a good and careful steward of your own energies. But this energy won’t last forever – so do what needs doing. Expand into infinite possibilities and energies that are at your disposal. During this retrograde period we will have access to the distant past and to the far future. Use this time to experiment with and refine your modus operandi. Be aware, there are a lot of aspects in play. The energy is fast. Oppositions, squares, trines, sextiles, and a fast quincunx from Capricorn world over to the North Node in Gemini. Don’t overestimate your powers and abilities. But don’t back down and give up – NO No NO No – keep looking at and diving more deeply into what it is that you desire – into what you know is true for you.
It’s time to lighten the load- to concentrate (in a narrow and specific way for the time being) on what must absolutely stay and what must unequivocally go. Dig into your truth, Accept it. Work with it. The future is fast now. It’s time to remove what’s holding you captive, back, down, or apart from what you love. Time to toss what’s not working and what never did. Commit to the work that you know you love. Be all-in – all of the time.
We are living in unprecedented times. There is so much deliberate confusion and deceit. The Moon and the Sun are faithful. Always on time and always there. They remind us to be true to ourselves and to our universe. They remind us of the power of love. Again – be all-in – all of the time.