The spotlight is strongly focused on the New Moon at 26° 35′ Libra on 19 October 2017 12:13 PM PDT with the closest aspect an opposition to the luminaries from Uranus in Aries. We have an opportunity to make a fresh start though this may happen in unexpected ways.
One of the reasons I feel this New Moon in Libra will bring us positive options for growth and development has to do with Saturn in Sagittarius in a waxing to trine Uranus in Aries and sextile the luminaries. Fire and air work together nicely and are wonderful for opening our eyes to inspiring, new possibilities. This might happen through other people, events or through seeing ourselves in a new light. One-on-one relationships in particular can benefit from this pattern. Sometimes all it takes is one “ah ha” moment to change the way we see each other.
Venus is now in Libra but if we go by the numbers, she is semi-sextile the Sun and Moon in Libra. Nonetheless all three are in Libra and that creates a delightful sense of peace and harmony. We may gain a renewed sense of appreciation for the beauty in our lives and the world we live in. Naturally Venus in Libra encourages us to pamper ourselves . . . fine chocolate and a nice wine, anyone?
Adding depth and mystery to this lunation is a waning conjunction between Mercury and Jupiter in Scorpio (exact on October 18). We can easily get caught up in obsessive thought patterns, and the more positive those are the better. Jupiter in Scorpio does encourage exploration of our inner realms, and Mercury is the perfect partner in this venture since it was Mercury’s task to carry messages between Hades and the outer realms. This could be a good opportunity to rid ourselves of negative mental loops that have been holding us back.
Mars is almost finished with his stay in Virgo but is still within orb of a waning square to Saturn in Sagittarius. By this time, the frustrations many have experienced thanks to the Mars-Saturn square are lessening, and once Mars enters airy Libra on October 22 it will be over.
The two outer planets that played big roles during the Full Moon in Aries are basically sitting this lunation out. Neither Neptune in Pisces or Pluto in Capricorn are within orb (in my opinion) of any other planets on this lunation.
Take advantage of the sparkling, forward looking energy of this New Moon in Libra to plan your next steps. Be open to unusual alternatives and prepare to make sudden shifts in direction in the weeks ahead. This is a great time for gathering information and weighing different options, something the combination of the Libra luminaries and Mercury-Jupiter in Scorpio provides. Exciting times!
Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.
Image: New Moon © gimbo60