The New Moon in Libra is happening on October 16, in the 23rd degree. Since the New Moon’s sabian symbol is in the last minutes of the degree, I will look at 24 Libra for the sabian symbol: “A third wing on the left side of a butterfly”. This is about uniqueness, being our own quirky selves. Also about originality and distinctiveness. Something that might look different, weird or defective might be of tremendous value.
This will be a Super New Moon as it will be orbiting at its closest position to Earth, making the moon having a strong gravitational pull, it might possibly trigger weather/nature events.
New Moons are about the close of one cycle, and the beginning of a new one; fresh starts, new beginnings, we have another chance to start things fresh. In a New Moon, the Sun is always conjunct the Moon; which is a harmonious aspect.
Libra is an air, cardinal sign; which is about balance, harmony, and justice. It is ruled by Venus, goddess of love, beauty and finances; partnerships. The Moon in Libra can be very creative and charming; while its dark side is about being indecisive, frivolous and self-indulgent. The New Moon in Libra can focus on our relationships, finding balance in our lives, peace and harmony; our self-worth, values, and finances.
This New Moon might be different than the past New Moons we had; it will be quite intense since it will be squaring Pluto and Saturn while opposing Mars. But also we have some good aspects happening; as we have a mystical rectangle happening between the Sun/Moon, Mars and the Nodes; which can help us through these challenging aspects; so we can leave behind what isn’t aligned and move forward.
The New Moon will be aligned with stars Arcturus and Spica; which both gives success and prosperity; according to AstrologyKing.com.
“Sun conjunct Spica: Great and lasting preferment, eminent dignity, immense wealth, great happiness to native’s parents and children, help from friends among the clergy, favorable for public and legal affairs.
Moon conjunct Spica: Gain through inventions, success, wealth and honor from Mercury, Venus or Jupiter people.”
Sun conjunct Arcturus: Success through slow and patient plodding, friends among the clergy, favorable for gain, and for dealing with the public and lawyers.
Moon conjunct Arcturus: New friends, business success, good judgment, domestic harmony.”
You can view more about these stars at: https://astrologyking.com/new-moon-october-2020/
We are still in the energy of the Mercury opposite Uranus energy; so with this New Moon and both Mars and Mercury Retrograde, these days could feel off, weird, anxiety might heighten. The collective energy of this day is about unearthing secrets, power plays, shocking events, and urge for freedom and individuality with Eris square the Capricorn planets and Mercury opposite Uranus energy.
Also, it can be very uncertain for us to decide which way to go; how to proceed; in relationships but also in our own lives. From the challenges, and the mystical rectangle, we can rise from the ashes; into our true selves; after breaking down all the old structures, paradigms and whatever was weighing us down.
Use this New Moon to set some clear, powerful intentions around how you want your life to look like, and having balance and harmony; and anything that can support your relationships, goals and spiritual journey.