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New Moon in Libra ~ October 7, 2010

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Who couldn't benefit from a renewal in relationships? New Moons signify rebirth, beginnings, a clean slate, the start of a new cycle. This new moon highlights Libra qualities (balance, objectivity, social graces, artfulness) and 7th house themes (partnerships, relationships, known enemies).

Libra is natively governed by Venus, who is currently in the intense sign of Scorpio and preparing for a retrograde cycle that begins a little after midnight (PST) the following day. Libra-New Moon (blending of heart & soul) shines upon our relationships of all types -- intimate, platonic, business, familial, and even those with our enemies.

Together with Saturn (realities/foundation) and Mercury (thought/communication), who are also both in Libra, we're able to fully understand the foundation our significant relationships are built on -- solid and strong? or practically on life support? based on respect or tied up to lies? contribute to each party's personal growth or suffocating and too stressful?

In addition to being able to see our situations are they truly are, we're also afforded a chance to figure out a way to make amends, fix the cracks on the foundation, re-establish a new foundation, or simply take the first step by acknowledging and facing the truth before us. Mercury in Libra should help with communication and understanding, while Saturn gives the backbone and commitment to the hard work ahead. Allow this new moon to give a new breath of life into our significant relationships.

With Venus (love/finances) retrograde during this New Moon phase, we are further encouraged to reflect upon the ties that bind. We also remain under the umbrella of the Jupiter and Uranus conjunction in Pisces, where the more we delve deep and reach within, the greater insight and clarity we gain.

This new moon occurs at 15 degrees of Libra. Those born within 3 days of October 7 or April 4; or have planets/house angles around 15 degrees of cardinal signs may feel the effects of this new moon stronger than most.

For me, this New Moon opposes my natal Moon (heart/inner drives) and squares my natal Mars (motivation/assertion); falls in my natal 1st house (as a Virgo-rising) and in my solar 4th house (as a Cancer-Sun). The primary focus of this Libra-New Moon may be related to the self/its potential (natal 1st house) plus its drives/goals (natal Moon/Mars), how they mesh or don't mesh with family relations and/or my own subconscious fears/habitual nature learned from childhood (natal 4th house), and what can be done to achieve harmony/balance between them.

How might this new moon influence you? Look to the natal house/s this new moon will occupy in your birth chart. Match the sign and degree to the sign on the house cusp/s. Use the list below to identify the Libra zodiac sign then click here to read about the New Moon in Houses.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and Rising signs below then click here for an explanation of New Moon illuminating those houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries Rising ~ 7th House
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 6th House
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 5th House
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 4th House
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 3rd House
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 2nd House
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 1st House
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 12th House
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 11th House
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 10th House
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 9th House
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 8th House
Unsure if you have natal planets/house planets on or around 15 degrees of cardinal signs? Cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required.

For those doing the new moon wishes ritual, the moon will be new on October 7 at 11:45 a.m. PST / 2:45 p.m. EST and will be void of course the following day at 6:38 a.m. PST / 9:38 a.m. EST. Click here for Jan Spiller's article, briefly explaining new moon wishes. (opens a new window)

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