New Moon in Libra, October 16, 2020

Preparing for a fresh start on the New Moon at 23° 53′ Libra on 16 October 2020, 12:32 PM PDT, may be part of the plan but it looks like there will some tough choices involved in making that happen. The Libra Sun and Moon are part of a cardinal T-Square with Mars Rx in Aries opposing them, and Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn squaring both the luminaries and Mars. This T-Square does generate a considerable amount of energy. However the challenge will be to use it in constructive ways. Relationships are bound to be under the microscope at this time.

Questions we might want to ask ourselves about our relationships include the following:

A) Are we giving away too much of our personal autonomy, thus generating anger and resentment?

B) Are we staying in a relationship because we feel obligated to do so?

C) How big an issue is being in control, or being controlled, in our relationships?

D) What are we taking for granted and how does that affect our relationship?

These are simply a starting point. Remember all relationships thrive on compromise, fairness and equity between partners as well as plenty of love!

Looking to see how the ruler of the New Moon sign is aspected is an important factor. On this Libra New Moon it would be Venus. She is currently midway through her stay in Virgo. She is making a waxing trine to Jupiter in Capricorn and opposes Neptune in Pisces (Jupiter is still sextile Neptune). The triangle pattern connects these three planets in a positive way and we benefit from the love being passed between them. Venus-Jupiter aspects can promote excess but with Venus in modest Virgo and Jupiter in disciplined Capricorn we’re more likely to experience genuine generosity and warmth without going to extremes. Both in earth also help ground out the worst of Neptune’s fogginess too. The only fly in the ointment is Mars Rx in Aries. He squares Jupiter, is semi-sextile Neptune and inconjunct Venus. This puts him at odds with them but since he is currently retrograde his influence is lessened. We’ll still need to avoid losing our tempers and lashing out at loved ones.

It is interesting to note Mercury Rx in Scorpio conjoins Juno, the asteroid of marriage, while both oppose Uranus in Taurus. Building an agreed upon amount of autonomy into our one-on-one relationships is a very healthy place to start. Most of us do better if we feel our individuality is not only respected but cherished by our loved ones. Be brave and open a discussion on this subject in the very early stages on the relationshio.

This is one of those times when we need to keep in mind the stars do not compel us. How we react/respond to the pressures of this New Moon in Libra is up to us. We can practice mature behaviors and avoid a great deal of pain, both to ourselves and our loved ones. Libra always prefers to carefully look at both sides of any issue, seek common ground and compromise if at all possible. If we do decide ending a relationship is the best solution, do it quickly and cleanly, leaving no loss ends for Pluto to grab onto and drag the whole thing back into the muck. Healthy partnerships are a wonderful, life enhancing thing, something Libra knows quite well. Peace and love to all on the New Moon in Libra.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: Libra © Gal Or