The New Moon in the highly artistic, social, charming, and balance-seeking sign of Libra! The actual day of the NM is on Friday, October 4th at 5:34 pm. This is a Cardinal New Moon that fully activates the Grand Cross energies with Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus in Aries, and Jupiter in Cancer. Yes, it is very powerful when the Sun and the Moon together charge this astrological geometrical energy pattern as they are doing with this New Moon. The Lunar Eclipse of the Sun & Moon which follows it on October 18 in the signs of Aries and Libra are carrying the energy through and creating a further opening of the Venus & Mars retrograde cycles that are following it when Venus goes into its prospective retrograde sign of Capricorn in November 2013, and Mars moves into it retrograde sign of Libra in December 2013. Just a reminder: Venus and Mars are about RELATIONSHIP!!
The Grand Cross play has already begun, it did so when Venus, as the first planet to enter Libra, did so from August 16 – September 10. We then got a good glimpse of what was going on in the relationship corner of our lives. Keep in mind, that relationship encompasses ALL of the relationships in our lives that we put time & energy into, partnership, family, work, friends, co-workers, employers. The stage has been set with Venus, then Mercury entered Libra on September 9 and will be there through the wee hours of the morning on September 29. The Sun will be in Libra from September 22 – October 22 to really spice things up! Mercury has to do with our communication skills in our relationships. Breakdowns happen because something isn’t functioning properly, there’s a lack of equality or understanding (Libra), and the Sun can takes things personally, triggering an ego response. Ultimately though, Libra truly values a harmonious, peaceful, and interactive environment, thus will do what it takes to bring things back into balance or change the environment. Yes, we are each feeling this and probably at a deep.
The last planet to enter Libra will be Mars on December 7, 2013 (the sign it will retrograde in) to July 26, 2014. Obviously we have a choice to be active participants in the unfoldment of our lives or to be passive ones, though taking the passive route this time will probably not work well, if it works at all! Think of Libra as the International Peace Keeping force, The United Nations of Humanity, a forum that needs to involve everyone and requires equanimity. Too much control (which can be Capricornian), too reactionary to cooperate (an Aries trait), or licking one’s emotional wounds & concerned only with one’s tribe (Cancer) can get in the way of the process of equal negotiation and diplomacy. Living in Harmony & peace are not just words, they are a way of being where respect, honoring, and love is given to all beings! Unfortunately, we’ve got to burn through our ego’s and past ‘trespasses’ to get there. On this journey, I would like to remember what a well known author Marianne Williamson once said, ” How would love show up here”.
Finally, Mercury is retrograde in the deep transformative water sign of Scorpio from October 21 – November 10, 2013!
Hold onto your seats, as this Mercury cycle involves most of the planets!! The very stratosphere of your beings and this planet is being re-configured.
I feel like I am on a mythological journey with Jason & the Argonauts!!