The Moon is New in Libra on October 19, 2017, at 3:12 PM EDT.
A new cycle begins with the New Moon in Libra. This cycle offers us a good period for committing to personal goals that express the positive energies of the sign of the Scales. We have a chance to build our negotiating skills without compromising our principles or needs, and without resorting to appeasement. It’s a time to work on re-balancing our relationships and to recognize our partners as teammates rather than adversaries. With this potent Libra energy, we have the chance to make important changes in our lives.
Some of Libra’s “lessons” involve learning to make peace with those around us, as well as in our environments, establishing a sense of order and balance in our lives, and recognizing the value of partnerships. This is an ideal time to work on these skills. Libra has an innate ability for, and love of, synthesizing opposites. Peace and harmony are the goals, but there’s a fine balancing act involved along the way that requires some commitment and effort.
This New Moon brings fresh and creative energy into our lives, and more specifically, into our relationships. This is a cycle in which balancing our close personal relationships becomes an urgent desire. Negotiations may be especially effective, as we are inclined to assert our needs in ways that don’t offend others. However, with the New Moon opposing Uranus and forming a (wide) square with Pluto, we can encounter resistance and possibly power struggles. Surprising events may be part of the picture now, particularly through our relationships and a different perspective. The lunation’s harmony with Saturn suggests the potential for long-lasting, ultimately useful and steady results. We’re able to combine tradition with innovation effectively now.
New moon opposite Uranus is going to cause a stir wherever you find it. The electric and volatile energy of Uranus seems to become even more unstable than usual in opposition. The polarity creates wild mood swings and has the feel of a loose cannon. In my research I found that three accidents/assassinations occurred with people born with this aspects and all of three deaths caused a huge public outpouring of emotion whether it be anger, shock or deep mourning. The revolutionary energy of Uranus though, means that after the lightning bolt has struck, things are never the same again. This energy is always about to flip out, so we are ready to jump ship very quickly when this happens.
This is a New Moon of contradictions with high octane emotions. Drama fills the headlines and bittersweet news comes after a shock. With the master (Jupiter) and the pupil (Mercury) being triggered, this New Moon is one where we can learn a great deal, and it is perfect for study and philosophical debates. This October New Moon is one where we want to steer our children away from brainwashing and towards critical thinking for themselves. The major aspect pattern of Jupiter opposition Uranus is being triggered which can be quite fanatical in the pursuit of personal freedom. This is due to the dynamism of the hard aspects creating sparks from Uranus and amplified by fellow sky god Jupiter.
The incredibly rebellious and forceful energy can bring great success for individuals involved with spiritual or social reformation, if they play their cards carefully and rightiously. Those plugged into this New Moon can create exciting new utopias and visions for the future that inspire others to follow them on their path to illumination. Part of this Uranian awakening will be shocking people to their senses! Sometimes something painful has to happen in order to shake people away from their screen-gazing.