New Moon in Libra--Balancing Act

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Some of you have already grown tired of the Cardinal T-Crosses and I don't blame you. Fortunately, the Cardinal T-Cross for October's new moon features supportive Virgo transits including Venus/Mars/Jupiter. We strike a balance between spiritual and practical with the Virgo Triple Conjunction opposing Neptune as well as, the Cardinal T-Cross with Sun/Moon in Libra opposing Uranus in Aries and squaring Pluto.

Mercury is at 1 degree Libra and moving direct again so our communication focuses on diplomacy and striking a balance that brings justice and equality to all. It's a tall order, but one we've been working on since Uranus moved into Aries in 2010 and then Mars parked in Libra for 8 months in 2012 and so on. Astrologers have already gone in depth explaining the significance of the Cardinal transits in recent years, but now we also have Mutable transits which bring relief on one hand, but also push us into tight squeeze that demand flexibility on our part. This is easier for people with several planets in Mutable Signs, but a real challenge for people with many planets in Fixed Signs such as Leo, Taurus, Scorpio, and Aquarius.

Besides, the t-cross that comes with the Libra New Moon, this is still a good time to heal partnerships or to forge new ones. This is a time to look at our daily routine and fix what's out of balance. But the emphasis is going to be mainly on one-to-one partnerships with Venus and Mars in Virgo. It's about not fixing what isn't broken, and stop nitpicking and start coming up with solutions and acting upon those solutions. New moons represent new beginnings or setting intentions for a new cycle. So we set intentions to improve our partnerships or if we're single to be clear in our expectations from a partnership so that we don't end up compromising our dreams and values.

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Venus and Mars join up with Jupiter in Virgo and oppose Neptune in Pisces. So now we explore whether or not our partnerships are standing on solid ground or just full of hot air. If we tend to glamorize or gloss over our partners then we run into trouble. Perhaps that charming fellow is really an alcoholic but you failed to notice the signs or just pushed them under a rug making excuses for bad behavior. With Venus, Mars, and Jupiter coming together we might dive into our passions and pay the price later, but with these planets transiting in the Earth Sign Virgo, there will be less of a tendency to throw caution to the wind. And Virgo will either get a sense that the relationship is on solid ground or heading into a tempest. Neptune isn't going to help matters except in the case of warnings that appear in dreams.

On the other hand, these planets lay down the groundwork for manifesting our desires provided we leave some legroom for our desires. Sometimes we think we desire one thing then it shows up and we realize that we desired something entirely different. That's the sort of thing that can happen with this planetary line up. Fortunately, we experience a square with Venus and Saturn that also helps us to slow down or put the brakes on completely. With Saturn we can always delay a situation and come back to it later in the month or even months later. If the timing feels off on a partnership (intimate or business), then wait it out. Women might also find that they are dealing with father issues that crop in both heterosexual and homosexual relationships.

Overall, the Libra New Moon asks us to create balance in all areas of our lives but the emphasis is on partnerships and even contracts. It's time to speak our truth about what we find fair or unfair while seeking justice for everyone, not just the usual power players (that's what Uranus in Aries is about--leveling the playing field). I actually feel that the Libra New Moon is going to challenge us, but the Taurus Full Moon at the month's end will bring us a well-deserved respite. If you feel like kicking back the last week of the month, go for it. You'll need your rest because November looks crunchy with the Cardinals playing hardball and an exact square with Saturn and Neptune.

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