by Lady Deane
A new moon occurs when the Sun and Moon form a conjunction in the sky, and come together in the same sign of the zodiac. This occurs approximately once per month (about every 28-29 days).
This is a time of new beginnings, and represents a special opportunity each month to begin again and get a fresh perspective on things. The power of the new moon is purely instinctual and people tend to go with their intuition. At the dark of the new moon there is little light yet for illumination, so people must use senses other than their sight. Yet this special time holds all possibilities within it, so we have the ability once a month to set a new course for ourselves. For 2 weeks afterwards the moon will be slowly waxing or increasing in light. Then, at the full moon, the light is once again bright and things become fully illuminated. But before we can “see” with our eyes, we have to activate our “sight” in hopes and dreams. Set your intentions at the new moon and then chart your progress at the full moon.
The sign and the degree of each New Moon represents the theme for that 28 day period and signals a time of “resetting” our collective emotional clock. Although, these themes do also play out individually in our personal lives. If you know your own natal chart, you can make each month’s reading even more personal by seeing where the new moon impacts your individual horoscope. And if you don’t know your chart, guess who would be just delighted to help you with that?
October 13th, New Moon in Libra
19 Degrees Libra: “A gang of robbers in hiding.”
OK, how creepy is that one?!?! Although eerily appropriate for Halloween month. Are these robbers in costume, I wonder? Masked little hobgoblins running amuck among us perhaps? Well, I think this month we’ll all be doing the “Monster Mash” for sure. Or maybe you prefer Michael Jackson’s “Thriller?” Either way, get in costume and join in.
Well my take on this Sabian Symbol is group protest—the good kind hopefully—wherein people of like mind band together to (metaphorically) “rob from the rich and give to the poor” ala Robin hood and his merry band of thieves. There is a feeling of inequity and class difference in this symbol, which begs to be redressed. Hopefully this will be accomplished peacefully. Because you can’t cure ignorance with more ignorance. Tolerance is what will educate people in the long run. And love will heal them.
On a higher level, perhaps what you really feel is being “robbed” from you now is time. There is a feeling of gathering the acorns and putting by the last of the harvest. Uranus is opposing the new moon, which adds a certain sense of urgency. As fall gains in strength and the light begins to grow shorter we all become much more aware that we have just so much time in which to get stuff done. Many people will be feeling a time crunch now—not enough hours in the day—and we’ll all be burning daylight trying to keep up with our (perhaps overbooked?) schedules and to-do lists.
Well, the good news (and yes, of course there is some!) is that Mercury—another little trickster—has finally gone direct. So, many of the computer/phone/email problems that have been holding people back and frustrating their forward motion should begin to clear up now. Give things til the 24th to get back up to speed, and you should slowly but surely notice an improvement. But I think the most fortunate news this month is that Jupiter is trining Pluto. Herein lies a brief opportunity (a few months at best) to regenerate the spirit and restore one's faith in the power of healing. To say nothing of the expansion of intuition and the raising of group consciousness. Your willpower is strong now, and you can use that to accomplish more than you thought possible. So reach for the stars, you may just catch one.
Happy Halloween to all you tricksters (and treaters) out there! See you next month!