October kicks off with a NEW MOON in Libra, in the wee small hours of the morning on Saturday, in the Southern Hemisphere (up north, it happens on 30th September) . This moon has expansive, optimistic Jupiter along-side it, continuing the theme I wrote about last week in my Equinox post. As many of you may know, Jupiter expands whatever it touches. When it touches something good, that expands and when it touches something not so good… well… then there will be more of that!
Even though this looks like a purely lucky, expansive ,harmonious New Moon at first glance (and it is), there is another side to it.
This one sets the scene for a bit of a balancing act for the next few weeks. Some of you (if you’re old enough) might remember using scales with weights at school. You put a couple on one side and then had to adjust and re-adjust, until you got them to balance perfectly…. adding a few, taking a few away. That’s what Libra is actually about… adjusting until you find the balance. It doesn’t just magically happen… unfortunately.
Picture this on this new moon – on one end of the scale, we have a peaceful, happy, pleasing little bunch, consisting of Jupiter, the Sun and the Moon, providing us with the opportunity of bringing more peace, love, harmony, balance and money into our lives.
On the other side, (in a square to the peace party) we have assertive, ambitious, sometimes war-like Mars in Capricorn AND Pluto, the plumber of the psyche. Did you ever, when you were a child link arms with your mates and walk through the school yard singing “We walk straight, so you’d better get out the way” Well, maybe not, but I remember it vividly! This is what Mars and Pluto in Capricorn remind me of? I am driven to move forward/upward and nobody is going to stop me! This is obviously in stark contrast to the pleasing bunch in Libra!
This duo certainly is not going to let us get away with being too airy fairy or idealistic. They’re intensely focused on getting to the bottom of our relationships – those we have with others, our homes, our finances and ourselves. They will urge us to drill down and bring to the surface wherever we’re being inauthentic or our lives are out of whack.
These are good questions to ask this new moon
- Am I standing at the centre point of my life or am I allowing myself to be jostled about by others?.
- Am I giving too much… or too little to the significant people in our live?
- Am I co-operating in a spirit of unity or just being a push-over?
- Where am I pleasing others to the detriment of my own goals and dreams?
- Where and how are others being mirrors to me?
This is a good time to negotiate what we need in our relationships, so grab your “person” by the hand, go somewhere beautiful and have a good heart-to-heart.
There’s magic in the air. You never know what might happen….
In Life and light