The New Moon in Libra is happening the 19th of October 2017 at 7:12 PM UT (+0:00).
The past Full Moon in Aries has carried with it the life spark that will pervade in the seed of this New Moon in Libra. In other words: it was a preparation for this time. Now, we have a strong stellium in Libra. This is an important shift since Jupiter has just moved into the depths of existence: Scorpio, and all life processes will be deepened and strongly felt during the time that Jupiter transits Scorpio (around a year).
Coming back to our Libran lunation, the Sabian Symbol for this lunation degree at 26°Libra 35’ (rounded up to 27°) is:
“An air-plane sails high in the clear sky”.
It is quite interesting to note that Rudhyar* adds: “A consciousness able to transcend the conflicts and pressures of the personal life”.
In the past Full Moon, we learned about breaking dualities and about integrating or balancing the feminine and the masculine with acceptance, respect and embrace. We learned that each of us are unique, that each of us has a special destiny, capacity, purpose and potential. We learned to respect the individual contributions we give in our partnerships, relationships and friendships. And we learned that the key to attain equality lies on our ability to break free from the spell of separation and competition, and instead, to embrace the love of sharing together what makes us special and unique.
Now, with both Sun and Moon in Libra together, and Venus in her domicile sign Libra (and Mars entering in Libra on the 22nd of October), this will be a highly perceptive time in our relations to others and in the way we assimilate and share ideas, thoughts and understandings.
The Sun and the Moon in Libra symbolise the concrete union between two (or more). Libra is associated with marriages, romantic relationships, partnerships and friendships. It is also associated with diplomatic relationships. The key in this symbolism is that two persons with unique potentials work better together than alone. One shares with the other and vice versa. One learns from the other and vice versa.
Communication will be an important matter during this time. The exchange of ideas, thoughts and feelings. The Moon in Libra reflects a sweet understanding attitude towards each other, while being positive to encourage each other. It is a time for refinement in a relationship through mutual cooperation, comprehension and intuition.
Libra is an air sign, ruled by Venus. With Venus in Libra, it reflects a tendency towards aesthetics and refined tastes. Venus likes beauty and taste. In Libra, we are more into symmetry and refinement. A proper time indulge in art, ideas, poetry, articles, culture and travel. Especially if it is with a partner (friend, love, colleague). It is a time to enjoy the ride of life with two!
Once Mars enters in Libra in the 22nd, some people might go through refinement in their creative/operational process: less impulsive, more aesthetic, more sophisticated, and with a new incorporation of harmonised elements/parts. There can be joy in arguments and thoughtful conversations. Mars in Libra loosens its tight personal barriers and lets others come in more often.
On another scenario (a spicier one!), this might be indeed a time for relationship romances exploration. Some people might get into new romances with others in the search for nurturing, or in the search for something they are lacking, or in the search of some kind of (unconscious) help. Vesta is also here in the sign of relationships, in which some might play the role of the correct and fair person, while others might play the role of the seductive, sensual and romantic role!
In any case, insights will be gained in whatever we do. I strongly feel this is a very good time to deepen our connection with others who are important for us. Mercury and Jupiter are together in Scorpio (deepening), and whatever we experience during these last days of Libran Sun, it will be definitely deepened once the Sun enters in Scorpio and joins Jupiter.
So, take this time to enjoy the beauties of our life experience. Enjoy it with someone, learn with this person, observe your reactions and get ready for the Scorpian ride that’s about to come.
Art: Fernando Reyes
This is an empowering guidance astrology article. All of us experience these dynamics differently and all of us go through different situations with different difficulties. If you need deeper guidance, please contact me for an astrology reading with me. Readings are through video-conference, 1.5 hour.
*Dane Rudhyar’s An Astrological Mandala: They Cycle of Transformations and Its 360 Symbolic Phases.