NEW MOON IN LIBRA OCTOBER 16, 2020

This new moon takes place in the diplomatic and social sign of Libra, which typically offers us a harmonious chance at a new beginning, especially when it comes to partnerships and legal matters. And while all of this still applies, this particular moon arrives amidst a sort of astrological hurricane. Just three days prior to this new moon, Mercury retrograde fall 2020 begins (joining Mars (aggression), Uranus (sudden and unexpected changes), and Neptune (inspiration, dreams, psychic receptivity, illusion, and confusion), which are also retrograde, which is slowing us down and messing with our vibes. But the moon itself will find itself entangled in a mess of its own, too, as it’ll be locked in a tight power struggle with harsh planets Mars (aggression), Saturn (karma), and Pluto (mystery), which can bring up rage, resentment, and rocky emotional waves.

October’s new moon energy is all about justice, fairness, peace, love and harmony, all of which are exactly what we need these days when it comes to relationships whether they’re old or new, professional or personal, loving or adversarial.  Since this new moon is also a supermoon, meaning that it’s closer to the earth than a normal new moon, its influence is even more powerful. Relationships that begin on or around this new moon on October 2 have added energy to survive and thrive. Alternatively, if you’re going through a rough patch with a significant other, this moons vibe can either herald a fresh start or give you the impetus to ‘consciously uncouple’.

And it’s a good one for staying in with your sweetie or bestie. The Moon is the private self, so with Libra we get the secret language of the twosome, in a groove. 

Libra’s instinct for pairing up draws us to the confidant, or the one we trust to be a reflection. Depending on what you’re wanting to see, you could want different mirrors in others. I say this, because sometimes we need to be reminded that we’re….something. 

Friends fulfill different needs, as mirrors of how we feel about ourselves. Libra is the ultimate sign of projection — who do you think I am? Under the Libra Moon, we realize how others see us, or wise up to a trait that impacts others. 

Moon Libra is a time for friends, but also for intense encounters with frenemies or outright enemies. There could be confrontations, especially if there are aspects to the Moon, from provocative planets like Mars.

Moon Libra Favored Activities

  • This sign sharpens your Muse, and could get words flowing, like with writing or making a presentation. 
  • Collaboration that involves two creators, especially related to home life or heartfelt ideas. 
  • Planting or tending to the flower garden, especially those that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. 
  •  Readings or counseling sessions, with give and take.
  • Lighten up, de-clutter your space, open windows and doors (if possible). 
  • Leave space for big sky dreaming, and avoid info overload.  Put effort into your Look, for confidence, and to experiment with your style. 
  • Seek out sophisticated art and culture, and be elevated by it. 

When the Moon is in airy Libra, the mood is very social. We want to pair up and bounce ideas off each other in one-on-one situations. It’s easier to extend ourselves to see the other person’s point of view. That makes it favorable for easy breezy togetherness.

The Moon in Libra is a good time for entertaining, too. Relaxed, leisurely gatherings are favored. Being together becomes sublime in settings that are aesthetically pleasing.

Because this moon takes place in Libra, embracing balance in our lives, is the key to coming out of this moon-mess feeling empowered. Rather than putting up a fight against our frustrations, we should find ways to promote peace. Being diplomatic rather than aggressive will be more effective in diffusing drama and bringing about harmony under Octobers new moon so take a deep breath and summon your inner mediator as you weigh the gravity of each of your decisions.

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