Fasten your seatbelts, and prepare for an unexpected adventure this lunar cycle. The first New Moon of the Fall (in the Northern Hemisphere) is in Libra, conjunct mentally-adept Mercury AND benific Jupiter (both newly in Scorpio), AND exactly opposite Uranus, the planet of awakening, radical change, and sudden, unexpected events.
2017 has been a year of illumination, revelation, deep learning, perspective shifting, and dissolving illusions—and it got off to a slow start. Finally, we have arrived at a New Moon that portends fast-paced action and new opportunities through relationship and being “out there” in the world in an expansive way. We have learned a lot this year. Collectively and individually we have been going through it—and with this New Moon it’s time to “come out” and show each other what we’ve learned.
The Sun-Moon conjunction in Libra is about coming out of our intensely analytical, self-purifying Virgo cycle of the last month, and emerging into the societal world, cleansed, purified, clear, and ready to relate and build relationships, socializing our more integrated selves. Mercury-Jupiter are conunct the new moon in early Scorpio, a sign that is intense, dynamic, passionate, deep, driven, and ready to make things happen. Scorpio probes below the surface into deeper motivations and emotional bottom lines to get to the core. Jupiter is about broader perspectives, belief systems, and expanding in this third-dimensional, greater societal reality. Mercury wants to talk about it, engage in business ventures, and get the word out. Put all this together, and we have a lot of intense energy ready to initiate relationships in whatever capacity most serves our desires right now. This can be business, personal, romantic, social. Libra is any other person outside of self. Scoprio is about merging with something or someone to create something larger than yourself as the ego dies to create a larger, transpersonal awareness. What kind of relationships do you want to manifest at this time?
Becasuse the New Moon is also opposite unpredictable Uranus, anything could happen. The people that we meet and connect with at this time can really change our lives. There’s also the need to be radically (as in down to the root of) who we really are in our individual identities, desires, and core energies, and not leave that out of the equation as we have a deeply relational-focused lunar cycle.
Normally, Mars in Virgo at the new moon time makes for busy focused, detail oriented work. However, the square it is making to Saturn and Lilith, and the opposition to Chiron makes this a time for deep inquiry around HOW we are working in our lives, and WHY. Is it work motivated by inner truth and wisdom and the guidance there, and the desire to heal our wounds of separation? Or is our work and daily life disconnected from our spirit and the promptings of our intuition? At this time, it is essential that we are driven towards work projects and health endeavors that encompass a deeper, spiritual-heart-opening and healing, and that we are following systems that our intuitive inner authority says yes to.
So, as always, listen deeply, trust your heart, and intend for the expansion in all your relations that you most desire.