Astro-Notes on October 8, 2018 – Libra New Moon

Tonight at 8:46 pm PDT will the New Moon in Libra transpire. This is a good time to set intentions toward interpersonal harmony, cooperation, teamwork, balance, fairness, poise and sophistication. Because this New Moon is engaged in a tense sesqui-quadrate aspect to Juno in Gemini, it is essential to be flexible and adaptable in relationship situations and also to discuss contracts and agreements. This will be a theme throughout the cycle.

Jupiter in Scorpio’s quincunx to retrograde Eris in Aries together with Saturn in Capricorn’s quincunx to the North Node in Leo ask for adjustments for the sake of our self-interests and future prospects. We’ve been investigating our options, but matters are complex and complicated, which leaves us divided and struggling. In order to succeed in this competitive environment and concentrate on the life we want for ourselves, established conditions and realities have to be used constructively and creatively and this includes breaking out of habits and patterns, which set us back on our path.

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 15:48 Libra states:

“After a storm a boat landing stands in need of reconstruction. Keynote: The need to keep in operation steady links between the vast unconscious and the ego consciousness – REPAIR.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Page 182)


The symbolism suggests that we’re coming out of a turbulent time, during which we suffered a few ‘blows’ and ‘bruises’ that need to be patched up; some ‘parts’ might have to undergo an overhaul or get renewed altogether. This is restated by Mercury in Libra’s last-degree quincunx to retrograde Chiron in Pisces that indicates that peace of mind can only be gained by addressing these ‘wounds’ and other unbridged or unresolved issues.

With the lunations’ ruler Venus retrograding through Scorpio, our investments, shared values and business ventures are under review and will have to be delved into, which could lead to rearrangements and fairer contracts, retribution and recompense, depending on how well we negotiate and strategize (Pallas in Virgo is semi-square the North Node in Leo).

Tarot card of the day is the “King of Cups”, suggesting that we feel emotionally balanced and in control, because we’re drawing on emotional maturity to navigate life’s challenges. We’re approachable and can be relied upon, while being responsive instead of reactive and thus capable of managing strong emotions that may surface. Moreover, there is a focus on business matters. Consequently, a wide range of artistic and cultural activities are emphasized.