The New Moon on Monday October 8, 2018 falls at 15° Libra.

Welcome to the first new moon of both autumn and Libra season! The upcoming new moon will rise on Oct. 8 in the sign of Libra, and it’s bringing with it waves of change and internal conflict. Because new moons signify the beginning of a fresh lunar cycle, they are always bursting with the energy of new beginnings, granting us Earthlings a little cosmic energy boost to help us start new projects, set goals and intentions, and manifest fresh ideas. Both the sun and the moon will be sharing the sign of Libra during this new moon, making this cardinal air sign’s vibe all the more powerful for everyone. Here’s what Libra is great at: Balance and seeing all sides of a situation.

The New Moon October 2018 astrology is similar to the January 2018 lunar eclipse. They both make exactly the same aspects to Neptune and the minor planet Ceres. Expect to feel more sensitive, sympathetic and comforting towards your loved ones. This new moon brings attention to the rights and conditions of women in nontraditional families, single women, working women and single parents.

The October 2018 new moon square Pluto adds drama and intensity. A health or relationships crisis may force a radical transformation. You may have to become ruthless in eliminating poison from your life. This is a good new moon for starting a new diet, exercise or detoxification regime.

New Moon Conjunct Ceres
Minor planet Ceres rules motherly love, female reproductive issues, family bonds and relationships. As a virgin goddess, Ceres represents independent single women and sole parents. As a grain goddess, Ceres rules the growing of plants and food crops, the harvest, natural resources and the environment.

So New Moon October 2018 should make you more sympathetic and comforting towards your family and especially children. You may want to care for others but don’t forget to nurture yourself. Showing your warm and protective nature can also make you more attractive to you partner or potential partners.

The October 8 new moon will focus attention on the rights and freedoms single mothers and working mothers. Social discussions and political debate in this moon phase will include parenting styles, custody rights, maternity leave, childcare and equal pay.

The environment and climate change should also be topical, and how they affect food production. Other planetary aspects mentioned below also point to concern about chemicals like pesticides, plastic packaging and growth hormones. Then there are the effects of genetically modified foods, excessive amounts of sugar, and even more suspect practices of multinational food corporations.

New Moon Square Pluto
Sun square Pluto increases your need to be in control, but can also lead to ego conflicts with other powerful people or authority figures. A crisis or conflict could lead to extreme or destructive behavior. Bullying, threats or intimidation could force you into a corner, where you have to either defend your position or make a major change. Such intense experiences may trigger deeply buried psychological issues involving fears of death, losing control, abuse or persecution.

Facing your fears will help you understand your need to be in control. This will help you evolve and let things go, relax and feel less threatened. This transformation or rebirth and will leave you with a greater sense of inner power. You can then channel your intensity into success through ambition and hard work.

libra new moon

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