The New Moon in Libra of October 9, 2018
With New Moon, the Moon can not be seen from the Earth.
Every New Moon feels like a moment of awakening, of a new beginning.
The Sun and Moon merge on 15º48 in Libra, the zodiacal sign that symbolizes love, equality, harmony, cooperation and social justice.
The New Moon in the sign of Libra wants cooperation and connection.
The New Moon in Libra is a wonderful moment to declare your love to someone,
make a proposal or enter into a partnership.
However, the first New Moon after the Autumn equinox can be complicated and contradictory.
There are two intense fields of tension with this New Moon.
Venus, the planet of beauty and love is connected to Libra.
Retrograde Venus in Scorpio and Mars in Aquarius form an exact square.
Mars embodies the male principle, Venus embodies the female principle.
These two principles are therefore at odds with each other.
So there is tension in relationships regarding desire and the willingness to fight for a cause.
The New Moon in Libra is square on Pluto in Capricorn.
This field of tension shows that many hold on to partnerships, both in love and in business, from a sense of responsibility or financial or emotional dependence.
Many feel lonely in the relationship, even though the outside world thinks otherwise.
The square to Pluto in Capricorn adds intensity, but provides insights as well.
Retrograde Neptune in Pisces opens the door to unconditional love, but form a quincunx with the New Moon in Libra.
This tricky, but instructive aspect makes it difficult to connect.
The New Moon in Libra wants the connection, honesty, love and justice.
The quincunx requires adjustment.
This New Moon in Libra wants clean the air.
Not only saying goodbye to unhealthy habits, but also saying goodbye to unhealthy relationships and situations.
However difficult this may sometimes be, love for someone else and for yourself is the key to balance.
You need to forgive in order to be forgiven.
No matter who you are or where you are.
As a person we are more complete when we connect with each other.
The key word for this New Moon is balance.
Even though we live in a world where many live for themselves, this New Moon is an opportunity to restore balance to the situation.