Astro-Notes on September 30, 2016 – Libra New Moon

Daily Aspects:
– Mercury in Virgo quincunx Pallas Rx in Aquarius
– Moon ingress to Libra at 3:52 am EDT
– New Moon at 8:15 Libra at 8:11 pm EDT
– Pallas Rx in Aquarius sesqui-quadrate Jupiter in Libra
– Mars in Capricorn trine Ceres Rx in Taurus
– Vesta in Cancer sesqui-quadrate Neptune Rx in Pisces
– Uranus Rx conjunct Eris Rx in Aries

In the last few days at the closing of the previous lunation cycle (Virgo lunation cycle) did Pluto, who has been in retrograde motion since April 18th, station direct in Capricorn, and then Mars made ingress into this cardinal earth sign, where he will be traversing until November 9th. Thus, the reworking of our psyche we underwent during this time when we reviewed the amount of personal power and influence we have together with our affairs can now be used constructively and productively, in a step-by-step manner, to tackle our particular set of circumstances with renewed strength, because we could be feeling more in charge or control over outside conditions and also more empowered as a result of this. In fact, these energy shifts provide us with the necessary motivation, stamina and drive to work on the achievement of our goals, especially with the support we are getting now, indicated by Mars’ trine to retrograde Ceres in Taurus that moreover shows a tangible and concrete accomplishment after a prolonged period of ‘stuckness’. This is our green light, signaling that we can go ahead with whatever we set out to do as long as we manage everything effectively and persistently.


With the New Moon in Libra there is a new beginning that involves balance, fairness, harmony, justice, symmetry or proportion, equilibrium or evening and leveling out as well as relationships, partnerships, agreements, contracts and cooperation. Venus in Scorpio, the ruler over this new lunation cycle, has just left a tense sesqui-quadrate to retrograde Chiron in Pisces, stressing that we had to review a problematic situation in its complexity, where we have to be more resourceful as well as committed in order to be able to avoid loss, prevent mistakes, bring people together and make ends meet. She will follow up with a trine to retrograde Neptune in Pisces tomorrow, showing a successful ending of a material or relationship pursuit we invested in from which we’ll receive satisfaction and emotional fulfillment.

A quincunx from Mercury in Virgo to retrograde Pallas in Aquarius, who is also engaged in a sesqui-quadrate to Jupiter in Libra, implicates that we have been adjusting our schedules, agendas and plans accordingly, while reconsidering our strategies, choices and preferred approach in this matter, in particular what our outlook, viewpoint or truth concerns. Instead of overemphasizing one side of the equation, over which we don’t have much control, we also need to evaluate other options or alternatives that are available to us we can actually affect. Vesta in Cancer’s sesqui-quadrate to retrograde Neptune in Pisces makes us aware of flaws or weaknesses in the way we seek to protect our belongings, property and other things and causes we hold sacred. Therefore, it is critical that we realize where we failed to do so and consequently have to make changes as we start over or turn a page in our book.

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 8:15 Libra states:

“Three ‘old masters’ hanging on the wall of a special room in an art gallery. Keynote: The need to return to source during a confused search for new value in a chaotic society – APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION.”

Suggested by this symbolical picture is that we need to watch, monitor (keep an eye on) and safeguard what’s of value or worth to us by taking clues from the wisdom and insights we gained from past experiences and also by using foresight coupled with protective measures (including modern technology) as we proceed from here on.

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 177-178)


Tarot card of the day is the “8 of Cups”, suggesting that we’re or somebody else is leaving a situation that is no longer working for us or for them. It is important to know though that good times lie ahead. By realizing that the current cycle is over, we’re disentangling ourselves and moving on. We’re starting on a journey of discovery and seek deeper meaning. This is a card of change and transition.


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