Libra New Moon on October 9, 2018 - Find Your Deepest Truth
This New Moon is the first of three moons during Venus' retrograde. It has three strong contacts to other planets that suggest emotional extremes in the next 4 weeks. This Venus retrograde in Scorpio is a journey into the underworld, the underworld of our feelings, and we are asked to fight for our truth.
Struggle for Harmony
Sun and moon in Libra need harmony and peace. We long for peace, for balance and togetherness. But this peace must be fought for. This only seems paradoxical. There are forces in the world, possibly in your life, that you have to resist in order to achieve peace. That is the sign of the times, at least for the next 4 weeks.
Justice under pressure
4 weeks is exactly the time Jupiter will still spend in Scorpio. Jupiter's entry into Scorpio last October quickly exposed Harvey Weinstein and triggered the #MeToo movement. Jupiter in Scorpio stands for the clearing up of power- and sexual abuse; but since Jupiter also protects, he also stands for more corruption in justice and politics. It is precisely these two tendencies that we could observe in recent weeks worldwide. The next 4 weeks will bring a kind of bottom line of corruption and abuse scandals that we won’t be able to overlook.
The issue of violence against women is far from over; the new moon is taking place on Ceres, which is associated with mothers, daughters, abduction/abuse, and nature. We have just received an urgent warning of global warming above 1.5 degrees; we have also been seeing reports for weeks showing the full extent of disregard and abuse of women - be it violence, or systematic professional discrimination as reported by a leading German newspaper out of German ministries.
In your private life, issues might arise about your mother, or your children; custody issues, or disputes with the father or mother of your child. In general, you might feel more anxious about the children or the family. On the other hand, the moon on Ceres also shows a lot of love and care. There can be deep moments of connection to your mother or child. This connection is forged precisely by the strength of emotion, perhaps pressure or worry. There could be a spectacular kidnapping or (environmental) disaster with many civilian victims, that brings these issues strongly into the public eye.
Danger in the air
The square to Pluto formed by the new moon and Ceres speaks for extreme emotions that can cause people to take extreme measures. Many feel threatened. People who have never acknowledged, let alone worked through, their own emotions and traumas will be looking for an outlet for their anger, fear and frustration. Be careful! Police forces or other official bodies may also be more abusive. Also here, especially women, children, and nature could become the target.
This "battle of the sexes" is reinforced by the simultaneous hard aspect between Venus and Mars. There can be a lot of stress in your social environment in the next four weeks. People may be sensitive and aggressive because they feel pushed beyond their limits. In relationships, friendships, or simply in normal social life, there’s a real possibility of unpleasant, aggressive, hurtful or strange situations. It may be a good strategy to defuse tension through humour, sport or assertive flirts.
Outside and inside
This will probably not be easy sometimes, because pressure builds up in yourself, too. Old traumas that have to do with helplessness, abuse, shame or betrayal can flood you momentarily. There can be a lot of anger about certain people / circumstances of your life coming to the surface, too. Pay attention to what makes you so angry or helpless; it is a sign of what needs to be healed in the next four weeks, or in Venus’ retrograde cycle.
Finally, the new moon makes an aspect to Neptune, too. The most difficult, but most rewarding, task will be to combine self-interest and the truth of one's feelings with compassion for others. It’s difficult, but it’s the way. The Neptune aspect also calls for compassion for all beings, and for a new urgency to take care of our mother planet. In your personal life you can learn to forgive others or to put yourself in their place, and still stand by your true needs and feelings. Neither being self-righteous nor being flooded with too much care for others is a solution. Find the middle way!
To readjust social and personal imbalances will not be possible without struggle and confrontation, that’s for sure. The deep feelings that are awakened by all the Scorpio planets show you where your limits are. A big topic of the next four weeks will be to say "No" to people, projects, and ways of being that no longer feel good. Or, to dare to say “Yes” to someone or something that scares you, but you feel in your heart to be what you want. Astrology only reflects what is necessary. We need real, intense feelings as guides to show us with whom and how we want to go on through life, and what we no longer want to accept.
Happy new moon, and a touching and healing journey into the underworld <3
Translated with the help of www.DeepL.com/Translator