Arriving at 4:05am on the West Coast, today’s New Moon is in the sign of Libra (The Scales of Justice). It is conjunct Mars and quincunx Uranus. Both the moon and Mars are aligned with a star in Constellation Corvus the Crow (The Trixster): Algorab.
Libra represents aesthetic beauty, harmony, and diplomacy in astrology; and symbolizes the creation of social harmony and the expression of justice. The best time for starting new endeavors is during the waxing phase of the moon (from October 6 up to the October 20 full moon), so this Libran New Moon provides the perfect opportunity to:
- Work on re-balancing our relationships.
- Learn to make peace with those around us, as well as our environments.
- Establish a sense of order and equilibrium in our lives.
Mars conjunct adds abundant energy, initiative, and courage to your efforts.
However, there are some difficult aspects that come with this New Moon.
Fixed star Algorab has a Saturn-Mars energy (scavenging, destructiveness, repulsiveness, malevolence, fiendishness and lying, suicide, greed, injuries). As a Behenian star, it has magical properties and is used in medieval magic; carries witchy vibes; is good for driving away evil spirits; and protects against the evil intentions of men and demons. Its gemstone is onyx.
A quincunx means integration and is often described as “being between a rock and a hard place.” Therefore, Uranus quincunx would be considered in a “hard” aspect to the moon- which means it brings some challenges to the mix. With this New Moon you might be feeling nervous, tense, and anxious. Your intuition senses change or some drama is on the way. (Indeed. Both of us have been feeling perculiarly anxious the last few days.) Practice self-control and patience. Find a constructive outlet for this unstable energy through physical activity…
all the more relevant given that the difficult aspect of Uranus (Revolution) and the aggressive fixed star Algorab will bring out the more destructive nature of Mars – with the potential for anger turning to violence.
Pluto (Death/Rebirth/Reincarnation) turns direct on October 6th, seven hours after this New Moon, so any violent acts will be ones of REVENGE. Saturn (Karma) goes direct on October 10th, so any retaliation may be swift and final. Pluto’s influence will also pull back the veil on things that need to be exposed.
Currently we have five plants in retrograde: Mercury (through October 18th), Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus.
For this Libran New Moon I drew the 3 of Scepters (Wands)