New Moon Libra 2017

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. 

Full Moon in Aries

The dynamic New Moon in Virgo and its healing tone culminates in a Full Moon in Aries, the sign of the ram, the warrior, and the raw power of our desire.  Aries is the first sign of the zodiac: all about our sense of identity and that unconscious, instinctive essence of self that comes from within the density of our animal nature.  With the Sun now in Libra conjunct Mercury, we have been focusing on harmonious balance within relationships and partnerships.  This Full Moon asks us to get in touch with our individuality and that unique spark of life underneath our societal conditioning that makes us who we are.  Sometimes we don’t realize that we’ve been neglecting our essence until we find ourselves angered, triggered, or in conflict.  As Julia Cameron says in “The Artist’s Way”, it’s not good to act out anger on another person, BUT, “anger is our friend”.  Anger tells you what your boundaries are: where you stop and someone else begins. 

Speaking of anger and deep intensity, this full moon (Sun-Moon opposition) makes a square to Pluto in Capricorn, god of the underworld.  Pluto has to do with power, transformation, the depths of our psyche, and the ever-evolving unconscious soul.   Transits to Pluto in Capricorn challenge us to step into our power and deal with external authority in a mature and responsible way.  At this time, we can all be feeling a little hot-headed, urgently needing to come forth with our authentic selves; and we may be challenged by people, places, and things that have power and authority over us (or that we have given our power and authority over to) as we attempt to assert this passionate version of ourselves.  It’s crucial to face conflict head on, yet as peacefully and maturely as possible, honoring our feelings and individuality while using the Sun-Mercury in Libra superpowers of non-violent communication to come to illuminating realizations about self and other in a socially graceful way.  The highest outcome of this full moon is coming into a place of mutual empowerment and respect in our relationships, wherein both (or all) parties can be free and empowered to be their own unique quirky selves with free agency.

Because Venus and Mars (ruling Libra and Aries respectively) are exactly conjunct in Virgo at this Full Moon, the rulers of the Sun and Moon are not only in the same sign, but also at the very same degree!  This is a fantastic opportunity to merge the masculine and feminine energies within our own being and within our relationships in a healing way.  This Virgo energy can be critical and judgmental, and can also lend an earthly, practical tone of humility to any dynamic tension and conflicts that may arise at this time. 

Finally, the Jupiter-Uranus opposition (one of the most iconic aspects of 2017) has just exacted for the last time, and we are supported in expanding, awakening, and making radical changes through the lessons we learn from our friends and partners. 

We’ve got our work cut out for us this Full Moon, and we’ve got the courage and inner resources to face any challenged with grace and maturity.