NEW MOON IN LIBRA OCTOBER 2018

NEW MOON IN LIBRA OCTOBER 2018: Karmic, Transformative, Erotic

NEW MOON IN LIBRA OCTOBER 2018


The New Moon takes place at 15°48’ of the Sign of Libra. It mainly affects Libra and Aries Signs and also Cancer and Capricorn Signs which are born in the second decan, as well as those having personal planets, points or their Ascendant, near the 13° -17° degrees of the Cardinal Cross.

Venus is moving retrograde in Scorpio and since it is the ruling planet of this New Moon, those of the Fixed Signs born in the first decan, will also intensely feel the energy of this lunation.


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New Moon in Libra occurs on the night of October the 8th or later on, from the early hours towards the morning of October the 9th, depending on which part of the world you live in.

Each New Moon brings something new.

It is a time of blending of our intentions and our emotions, a union that creates a feeling of completeness that fills us with excitement. It is a fresh start or a re-start.

 

When the New Moon falls in the Sign of Libra, communication and socializing is sparked up, since this is an Air Sign ruled by Venus, and social or personal relationships are the focus of attention.

When the Sun is in Libra, it is according to Traditional Astrology in the Sign of its fall. With the Sun here our ego is lessened, and it is willing to make the necessary compromises for the sake of others, because its goal is to experience union in relationships and what peaceful co-existence means.

The Moon, when in Libra, stirs within us the need to belong or the longing to be needed. The utmost need of the Moon here is to find a balance between inner peace and sharing with important others.


Every New Moon in Libra is a time where perfect mutual resonance of emotions between us and our closest persons may be experienced.


 

The Three Astrological Factors

This specific New Moon in Libra comes two weeks after a Full Moon in the Sign of Aries. Then it was a time where we experienced a difficult culmination of pent up and wounded emotions. A Dark Night of the Soul that held a promise for healing.

Now there is a potential for starting again.

If we examine the astrological chart of this New Moon we find that there are three astrological characteristics that when combined give to this lunation a unique nature.

New Moon in Libra October 2018

 


The first is that at the very time that this New Moon takes place, Venus, its ruling planet, is retrograde in the Sign of Scorpio.


This is something that has only happened twice in the past fifty years.

The first time was the New Moon on October the 30th 1970, when Venus was retrograde at 23°23’ of Scorpio, and the second was the New Moon on October the 7th 2010, when Venus was at the time stationary retrograde at Scorpio 13°13’.

Now, once again, the promise of this New Moon has a strong karmic feeling and is simultaneously charged with passionate eroticism.

Jealousy, possessiveness and retrospective moods affects the way that the Fixed Signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) relate, especially those that which are born in the first decan.

 


The second is that the two Lights are in an applying square to Pluto in Capricorn.


Pluto is a planet that works in a deep psychological layer and this aspect brings desire for control and dominance that fuels up the obsessive way that Venus in Scorpio relates.

It is at the same time an aspect that holds the transformative potential of this New Moon. A transformation that is found in our ability to suppress manipulative behaviours, either they stem from ourselves or coming from others, and to instead share deep connection and deepen our emotional bond.

 


The third is that the New Moon in Libra vibes with erotic intensity.


Venus is playing an important role for this New Moon since it is its ruling planet.

Retrograde and within the Scorpio part of the Via Combusta, Venus expresses love in its most introverted, relates in a martyred way, and is intrigued by Mars male assertion.

Venus when in Scorpio is ruled by Mars, according to traditional astrology, and in this New Moon, Venus is at the same time in an applying aspect to Mars in Aquarius. This is a double astrological affinity that reinforces the connection of the two planets. It is an aspect that combines passive romance with unconventional desire.

It is pure animal magnetism, sexually charged.

 


All these factors combined together make this New Moon in Libra to have, an intense, karmic, erotic and transformative effect.

What may happen under this New Moon and depending on where it falls in your personal chart?

  • Past unrequited loves may re-kindle and what had not been in the past to be now.
  • Past lovers may re-appear and depending on our past experience we may choose to give them a second chance or to completely give up the whole idea. Yes… the past is a strange place.
  • The potential for a new transforming relationship is strong especially if Venus or the New Moon falls on the 5th, 7th or 8th house of your personal horoscope.
  • Interactions and conversations fraught with sexual tension are to be expected especially if Venus or the New Moon falls on the 5th or 8th house of your chart.
  • Existing relationships undergo a period of re-examination. Remember, a loving relationship should share the Libra ideals of balance and fairness and not to be jealous and possessive (Venus in Scorpio Rx).
  • Power plays and manipulation the Scorpio way are brought to the surface and they either stop and the relationship is refreshed, or the split occurs and we move on to the next one.

 

The Epilogue is the New Beginning

There is one more aspect that works very positively. Mars from Aquarius is making a trine to the Sun and the Moon in Libra.

This is an aspect that channels the prominence of the Air element of the chart, clears our mind and counter-balances the darker Venusian intensity

It gives energy and a more detached expression to our will and our feelings and moves us towards new beginnings.

 

This New Moon in Libra is our attempt to restart after the Dark Night of the Soul.

It may bring something new or refresh existing relationships as long as

  • we understand the past,
  • we rationalize our desires,
  • and are not afraid to burn what’s old, if that’s necessary.

 

I wish everyone an erotic New Moon!

 

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VENUS RETROGRADE IN SCORPIO 2018

VENUS RETROGRADE IN SCORPIO 2018

VENUS RETROGRADE IN SCORPIO 2018


Venus the planet of Love and Beauty will be retrograde, initially within the Sign of Scorpio and later on towards the end of its retrograde motion, within the Sign of Libra, affecting Scorpio, Taurus, Leo and Aquarius Signs that are born in the first decan, as well as Libra, Aries, Cancer and Capricorn Signs that are born in the last days of their Sign.


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The Aesthetics of Retrograde

Andy Warhol, in his painting “Details of Renaissance Paintings, Botticelli, Birth of Venus”, is re-visiting Botticelli’s Venus and re-paints her with pop aesthetics in order to comment on the commercialization of the ideal of Love, the superficiality of being vain and to make the viewer stop and ponder on the notions of “relating” and “beauty”.

That is exactly what Planet Venus is callings us to do while in its retrograde period. It triggers a process of re-evaluation of our own self-worth, our own internal beauty. We are called to re-assess the expectations we have from others and at the same time to see how it is that we ourselves relate.

 

Venus retrograde October – November 2018

Venus, the planet of Love is going to turn retrograde on October the 5th from 10°50’ degrees of Scorpio.

During her retrograde course Venus will appear to move backwards in the night sky, and shall gradually retreat within the sign of Libra on November the 1st. There its retrograde motion will continue until November the 16th when it will finally station direct at 25°15’ of the Libra Sign, before moving direct again.

This is a two thirds journey of backtracking in Scorpio and one third in Libra.

Within Scorpio Venus expresses with the deepest of feelings and fixates on intense pleasure. It demands core bonding with other persons, infuses romance with sex and our connections with deep meaning.

For the period that Venus will be retrograde within the Scorpio, expressions of love will be mostly introvert and will be intrigued by Mars male assertion, Mars being the ruling planet of Scorpio in traditional Astrology.


Venus retrograde in Scorpio is

the smoldering desire of a subdued and submissive romanticism.


Only when the planet enters Libra the feeling will change. Venus will still need to belong but will adopt a lighter mentality in the process of re-evaluating how she relates, seeking more balance in relationships and now capable of seeing the other side.

 

The Karmic Effect

The very symbolism of Venus moving backwards means that a person from the past may re-appear. If this is the case, it only happens for a reason.

We must “remember” the relationship we have had with this person in the past, what it meant then and what it means now, for our present and for any existing relations or commitments.

We are called to redefine this relation with the past person in a clear and karmic – free way.

 

Venus in Retrospective Mood

During this forty days Venus retrograde period we turn inwards and wonder:

  • What is that we want from a relationship and from our partner?
  • Do we want to be in a relationship just only for the sake of not being alone?
  • Which are the motivations and our deepest desires?
  • Can we strip away layers of jealousy or control and reach again down to the core of the feelings?
  • Is our relationship superficial, pop and “appearances-only”, lacking meaningful deepest sharing?
  • Are we appreciated as much as we deserve?
  • Do we re-return appreciation and value our partner?

The very nature of these questions, whether we are in a relationship or not, concerns first and most to ourselves and while it mainly relates to love relations it also touches, one to one partnerships, business relations and our socializing in general.

All these questions is a necessary part in this process of introspection that clears out situations, makes us feel better with ourselves and prepares us or a more sociable period when Venus will be again direct.

 

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