• and it could turn out very differently than what it seems….

    There will be a New Moon at 26°35’ Libra on the 19th October.

    Libra brings to mind the usual Venus topics with a very harmonious nuance. So, we could expect accord, comprehension, justice and fair play in all relationships with an almost exaggerated sense of wanting to please at all costs since rocking the boat would make us lose our balance and poise.

    Venus, the dispositor of the Sun and Moon is also in Libra (one of its home signs), at 6°47’ it’s standing alone (not making any major Ptolomaic aspects to other planets) probably wondering why there’s no-one to play with and most likely preparing a tantrum because Venus doesn’t enjoy going unnoticed and Libra is a Cardinal, Air sign which involves an initiatory, pro-active and opportunistic drive in the mental and social sectors.

    “All charming people have something to conceal,

    usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.” C. Connolly

    However, this Libran Moon is rather different…the lunation is exactly opposite transiting Uranus in “forge ahead at all costs” and “to damn with what others want” sign of Aries, disruptive Eris is also still in conjunction with Uranus.

    This opposition factors in a certain excitement to our relationships, rushing us into new commitments without thinking too much or upsetting the balance in our existing liaisons inviting us to re-evaluate what we really desire. It also brings chaos to justice so that fair play is no longer a certainty and the saying “All’s fair in love and war” takes on a new relevance. We really just need to find a common ground between wanting peace and harmony and our desire for freedom and novelty.

    New Moons are great times to set your intentions about projects to undertake during the month to come so try to take some quiet time to think about what you would like or need to change in the matters of the house where this lunation takes place in your chart.

    The New Moon falls on the 7-1st axis (Libra-Aries) in traditional astrology: the us vs I, compromise vs assertion, relationship vs independence etc. Most affected by this New Moon are those people with planets or angles between 25-29° in the Cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.

    Author, Raven Kaldera, in his book “Moon Phase Astrology” calls this Moon the

    “White Knight’s Moon”

    he describes it as putting the focus on justice and discerning right from wrong and according to him this Moon is a great time to examine our ideals and adjust them if necessary.

    The Sabian symbol for 27° Libra: “An airplane sails, high in the clear sky.” Indicating a consciousness able to transcend the conflicts and pressures of the personal life.

    And on this New Moon let’s remember:

    “You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note” Doug Floyd

    What do you expect from this New Moon? What intentions are you going to set?



    Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 43-45, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA

    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. p 189, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

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