Monday October 12th, exact at 8.05pm EDT, Tuesday October 13th, exact at 1.05am BST.
This post almost didn’t get written due to Pluto and Uranus doing the rounds in my tummy first thing this morning, but I seem to have recovered enough to write a brief summary of this New Moon. In as much as I am capable of being brief! Tee hee! This is a good time to contemplate what we might want for our relationships and set some intentions for the month ahead. As with all intention setting, it is important to be specific about what we want, because the universe can take things quite literally, much like a child would! It takes us at our word! It is also important to be open to receiving and to believe that it is possible and that we deserve it. Otherwise we can so easily block our greatest wishes and desires. Whatever seeds we plant now have the potential to blossom and grow over the month ahead, so it is important that they are for our highest good.
This New Moon is in Libra, the sign of the scales. As such, this Moon could highlight where we need to find balance and equality in our lives, both in our relationships and in our lives in general. Libra is the sign of relating and so our relationships with others will most definitely be highlighted and it will be really obvious where our needs aren’t being met and vice versa. This New Moon is activating the Pluto Uranus square, which is very much waning but seems to be having its last stand with this Moon! This can mean that if our relationships aren’t serving our growth for whatever reason, or are causing us to stagnate, then they will experience considerable disruption. It’s hard to hide from the truth when Pluto and Uranus are in town! If the scales have tipped to far in one direction or the other, we could be in for trouble!
This energy has a tendency to break things down so that we can experience amazing breakthroughs, but the experience isn’t exactly comfortable. It is so important that our relationships empower us to be completely and utterly who we are rather than holding us back from our souls’ path. The eclipses that have occurred on the Aries/Libra axis over the past couple of years have very much tested the validity of our relationships and many haven’t passed the test. This is a time in our evolution when we are being asked to do some profound inner work and to step up and realise our true potential. There is a reason that each and every one of us is here on this planet at this time and it is very important that our relationships don’t impede us from soul growth and evolution. Venus and Mars, the cosmic lovers, are also forming a loose conjunction in Virgo that will be exact around Halloween, so the emphasis is definitely on our relationships at the moment. Virgo can bring a great urge to improve how we relate to one another and can also highlight any sadomasochistic tendencies within our relationships, which of course can come in many different shades and colours and can be quite subtle and unconscious.
Chiron, the Wounded Healer, is also forming a niggling aspect to this Moon and when we combine this with the energy of Uranus and Pluto we have the potential for some shocks and surprises that could be quite painful and hit our sore spots. The truth can be so liberating, however, as it gets everything out in the open so that everyone knows where they stand. It is so important not to let grievances and gripes fester in our relationships, because what can so easily be dissolved by open, heartfelt and honest communication can grow and grow until it is blown completely out of proportion and comes out in hurtful and destructive ways. It is hard to say something that might hurt someone you love, but it is far more loving to be honest than build up resentment and strange energy and cause them to wonder what’s wrong. That does far more damage as it is so insidious. This Moon has the potential for some deep healing, even if it does cause a few upsets and disruptions in the meantime!
We have the Saturn Neptune square building now, which will be exact on November 25th so it will be an important fixture for the coming month. This aspect has the potential to burst some bubbles as Saturn shines the harsh light of reality on some of our fantasies, ideals, dreams and illusions. This can be a good thing if we are refusing to see the truth, but can also bring disillusionment or disappointment as we realise that what we thought was real was in fact not at all. In the same token, Neptune could dissolve any beliefs that we have held onto too rigidly, which could be quite revealing and enlightening! It’s amazing how our beliefs can colour our perception of reality, and what we believe about ourselves can really hold us back from being all that we are. Saturn could have a limiting effect on our dreams and visions, while Neptune could help us transcend our limitations! On a global level, One Love will be coming up against organised religion and inhibiting doctrines as Neptune reminds us that we are all one and represents unconditional Love, while Saturn tries to impose a rigid moral code on culture and society that is very restrictive and damaging.
The Sabian symbol for Venus, the ruler of this New Moon, is 4° Virgo – “Black and white children play together happily”. This is what Dane Rudyar says about this symbol: “The overcoming of socio-cultural prejudices. Freedom from all the forms, biases and idiosyncrasies of the particular culture and class in which one has been born and educated is a sine qua non of the consciousness truly “on the Path.” The ideal of universal brotherhood underlies all great spiritual teachings, for they all are like branches of the One Tree, Man, in his divine state. This does not mean that there are no racial differences, but rather that these differences have a functional value in terms of the whole organism of Man – and the planet Earth. Every human being should be seen, approached and warmly met as a “child of God,” or in less religious terms as an exemplar of Man. Such a status gives to every social and interpersonal group the character of a BROTHERHOOD.”
Well, this seems to sum up the greatest potential of the Saturn Neptune square! Beautiful. In true Libran style, I wish you all Peace and Love in the coming weeks!
Photo - "Poppy Lovers" by Dan Leak http://floweroflifegardens.co.uk/