The New Moon at 26 degrees Libra will be occurring on October 19th at 3:12 PM EST
Fall has officially arrived and with it, many people are feeling the pressure to make adjustments in their life. This time is about releasing that which is no longer in vibrational alignment with us in order to make space for the new and to achieve an effective transformation that will prepare us for the dark and internal period of winter. In Chinese medicine, fall is associated to the element Metal, which is all about absorbing, releasing and refining. We are more sensitive to what is not working in our lives and this naturally brings us to a point of reworking our perspectives and redistributing our vital energies. Metal is the mineral constituent of soil, and nourishes the young shoots that will grow from the earth when water is once again fluid and spring comes. This means now is a potent period for the integration of new healthy habits and life choices that will feed our prosperity, self-expression and strength when the time again comes for us to blossom. This period is not without some tension, however, as the emotion associated to Metal is grief. We may find ourselves reflecting and being more in tune with the decisions we made that were not good for us. Allow this to guide you towards inner work that will nourish the foundation of your being and help you to move on from what is no longer needed.
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Aries and Aries Rising
This New Moon falls in your seventh house of relationships, Aries. This month has been all about managing your time for self-directed action against the time you spend nourishing your relationships. As your ruler, Mars, enters Libra on the 22nd, the urge towards harmonizing partnerships and friendships is even stronger, although this may frustrate your naturally independent ways. As a stellium of planets has begun its entrance into your eighth house, however, it is important that you learn to play fair and respect everyone’s needs and desires at this time. In the eighth house, your intimate relationship becomes a playground for old resentments and angers to surface, which is why it is important for you to learn the energetic value of your opposing sign, Libra, while Libra season is still going. Compromise within reason and respective equality are key factors to maintaining the health of any relationship. Remember that what you experience emotionally through your partner may not always be related to the interaction at hand, but is rather the result of a projection that reflects an inner conflict of yours that remains unresolved. Open communication and awareness of this potential for projection will be great allies of yours while the Sun moves into Scorpio and transits your eighth house. Luckily, Jupiter has also moved into this house and will be staying there for the next year. This means you have a lot of time and are receiving Jupiter's blessing in learning the proper management of power in your relationships. Jupiter's placement here may also bring in unexpected income from outside sources over the next year, so watch out for that.
Set your intentions for what your ideal interaction would be with your partner, close friends and business associates and keep them close to heart. Know that as much as you demand to be accepted for exactly who you are, you must grant others the same amount of respect and space to express the energies that are working through them.
Taurus and Taurus Rising
This New Moon falls in your sixth house of health, work and daily ritual, Taurus. This month has brought you closer to the relationship between your daily habits and how these either feed or impede your spiritual growth. Seeing as you are a creature of habit, some of the more negative comfort-seeking behaviours that you indulge in have likely been hard to leave behind, even though you’ve moved into a greater awareness of the effects they have on your body and spiritual well-being. As Mars moves into Libra and your sixth house on the 22nd, be especially aware of the possibility of inflammation in the body as a direct result of unhealthy foods and poor lifestyle choices.
It is likely that your workplace has been especially in need of you recently, and that you’ve been extending yourself in practical service to others more than usual. With your ruler, Venus, now in Libra and the sixth house, expect that your work environment will feel more pleasant, and your relationships with co-workers more enriching. With Jupiter now in Scorpio and in your seventh house, the next year will be one of new friendships that bring you opportunities for growth and expansion. This placement also brings luck in love, so if you have been waiting for a special and high-vibing partnership, now may be the year it enters your life.
Set your intentions towards what your ideal day would look like if you had the time to exercise and eat foods that were both tasty and nourishing. How would that affect your mental and emotional well-being? You value feeling grounded and taken care of, so know that building healthy habits is only a natural extension of this desire for experiencing comfort in the body.
Gemini and Gemini Rising
This New Moon falls in your fifth house of creativity, romance and self-expression, Gemini. Likely, you’ve been feeling pretty good this Libra season, and have been exploring new means of creative expression. That’s not about to end anytime soon, since Venus has just entered this house and Mars will follow on the 22nd. Your ruler, Mercury, has just entered Scorpio, so expect that your creative output might even become obsessive. Where you normally have a harder time focusing all your energies on one thing, Mercury’s transit through Scorpio will sharpen your ability to dive deep into a subject or creative mode, so use that to your advantage. As Jupiter comes into an exact conjunction with Mercury on the 18th, your ability to channel creative energy may bring you into an expanded state of consciousness that has the ability to change your perspective on things and to help you grow.
As this New Moon highlights an opposition between the Sun and Uranus in your eleventh house, the question of how your self-expression and creative talents can be used to contribute insight and inspiring change to the greater human family may surface. Apply your visionary zeal to feed this idea and bring you a clear direction to work towards.
Set your intentions for what you’d like to bring into your life in order to feel closer to self-realization and personal authenticity. If there is shame or uncertainty about your personal identity, address and redress it at this time. Ask for what you would need to assist you in this process, and be pleasantly surprised at the way the universe responds.
Cancer and Cancer Rising
This New Moon falls in your fourth house of home life, family and self-care rituals, Cancer. Likely you’ve been spending more time at home this month and may have changed your home environment in order to better take care of your needs and provide a healing and recharging space for you to retreat to. As this Moon highlights an exact opposition between the Sun and Uranus in your tenth house of career, you may receive some insights into how your work destabilizes your home life, as well as awakening potential solutions for how to better manage your work-life balance. It’s possible you’ll need to create more freedom for yourself, so don’t be afraid of making the necessary changes. They will all be in the spirit of facilitating a more authentic self-expression.
As Jupiter has moved into Scorpio and your fifth house, this year is likely to be an extremely creative and self-expressive period. You may find yourself taking more risks and being more comfortable with your personal radiance. Enjoy this new freedom and use it to get to know yourself better.
Set your intentions for what your ideal home life would look like. How much time would you be spending at home and in what ways would you like to implement better or more regular self-care practices? It is likely that your emotional needs will become very clear to you as Mars moves into your fourth house on the 22nd, and you will get the motivation you need to go internal and nourish yourself first. Be aware that to avoid addressing these needs while Mars transits the fourth house often creates anger that is taken out on those with whom you share your home, so in order to keep the peace, look out for yourself first.
Leo and Leo Rising
This New Moon falls in your third house of learning and communication, Leo. Likely you’ve met a few new friends or stumbled upon some new topics that interest you and have contributed to your conversations over the last month. As this Moon highlights an exact opposition between the Sun and Uranus in your ninth house of holistic thought and belief systems, you are being asked to integrate this new knowledge in a way that is grounded and can easily be applied to your daily experience. Synthesize facts in a way that contributes to your world-view, making it more expansive and far-reaching. Your communication and writing skills are heightened at this time so take in all the information you can before the Sun leaves your third house. Since this is also the house of siblings, it is possible that your siblings will be a source of stimulating thought as well, just watch out that a difference of opinion doesn’t wreak havoc on your relationship. Set your intentions for how you would like to your world-view to be sharpened, and what new learning you would have to take in to make this your reality.
With Jupiter entering Scorpio and your fourth house, the next year will be about learning to better understand your deepest emotional needs. This is the natural house of Cancer in the horoscope, the sign that precedes yours on the journey of spiritual evolution around the wheel. It is important to understand the connection between these two sign energies in order to fully take advantage of Jupiter’s placement in your fourth house. Cancer is a sign that primarily seeks a sense of safety and security through meeting its emotional needs. This is why Cancer is connected to maternal energy, and why Cancer individuals are known for being nurturing, as meeting other people’s emotional needs is important to them as well. The energy that Cancer exudes when it achieves this internal sense of safety and self-sufficiency is quite powerful. There is a radiance and self-assurance in this energy that other people sense right away and are naturally able to trust. Because Leo is a sign centred on self-expression and creativity, it is implied that from this place of elated inner comfort we are best able to express our true selves and work with our creative talents. Discovering the optimal place of emotional satisfaction is thus central to our journeys of self-realization.
Virgo and Virgo Rising
This New Moon falls in your second house of finances, personal resources and possessions, Virgo. As this Moon highlights an opposition between the Sun and Uranus in your eighth house, you may find that your financial landscape is changing at this time; especially with regards to income you are not directly responsible for generating. You could find yourself moving into a place of greater financial independence or else an increase in outside funds can give you more financial freedom. In any case, money is definitely on your mind, and with both Venus and Mars moving into your second house, you will have both the desire and extra energy to work on this area of your life. Set your intentions for what you’d like your financial future to look like. Reflect honestly on the amount of effort and resourcefulness it would take to make this happen. You thrive through long-term planning so if you haven’t gotten really practical about your finances, now is the time.
With Jupiter entering Scorpio and your third house, the next year is going to be one of increased mental activity. You will likely find yourself drawn to a myriad of subjects for study, so expect a lot of mental energy that requires a steady and in-depth subject to focus your attentions on. Your ability to write and communicate your thoughts will also feel eased by this planetary placement, so it’s a good year to put some ideas down on paper. This is amplified by the fact that your ruler, Mercury, is now in Scorpio and your third house. Mercury’s placement in Scorpio means you’ll want to know all the facts and get down to the bottom of things, so your quest for information may even border on obsessive. Be aware that not having an appropriate channel for these energies may cause restlessness and anxiety, so if you find yourself feeling uneasy, this is likely part of the reason.
Libra and Libra Rising
This New Moon falls in your first house of the self, Libra. This month has likely given you added energy towards self-exploration and initiative to get going on new projects that you feel are an authentic reflection of who you are. Your drive will be even stronger and easier to access once Mars exits your twelfth house and enters your sign on the 22nd. With all this energy in your first house, you may feel like changing your appearance or dressing differently and in a way that feels more like the person you are becoming. Your vision of your ideal self will be clearer and within reach, so set your intentions towards what you need to do on a daily basis to honour that person. Your inherent desire to please others and maintain harmony within all interactions may sometimes frustrate your freedom of expression, and this influence is likely to combat these tendencies. As we are in the house of your naturally opposing energy, Aries, it is good to explore what it feels like to be more fearless about being yourself.
With your ruler, Venus, also having entered your sign, this will likely be a time of harmonious action and increased comfort. Line up your will with your desire in order to get the most out of the increased potency of manifestation during this time. Both action and alignment are required to create what you want in your life, so don’t underestimate the importance of internal harmony and balance in your work.
With Jupiter in Scorpio and your second house, this year may be an interesting one when it comes to your finances and personal resources. Jupiter expands whatever it touches and in the sign of Scorpio, you may be coming into unexpected sources of income throughout the year. Another option is that more faith and optimism towards your financial situation will attract more money and resources into your life. All in all, definitely not a bad house to have Jupiter hanging out in for the next year or so!
Scorpio and Scorpio Rising
This New Moon falls in your twelfth house of spirituality, release and inner salvation, Scorpio. Likely you have come closer to your shadow self this month and come to a better understanding of certain emotional and behavioural patterns that were causing you grief in your life. A major keyword for this house is self-sabotage, so you may have received greater insight into how these patterns were essentially you getting in your own way of success and personal evolution. If you are already farther along in your spiritual journey, this month was likely a time of profound connection to the Divine and blossoming spiritual growth. This will prepare you for the celebration of your new self as the Sun crosses your Ascendant and moves into your first house of fresh births and beginnings. As Jupiter has entered your sign and first house, there is plenty of assistance already coming your way to support your inner work of transformation and empowerment, and to make you feel more at ease expressing your authentic self.
Set your intentions for how you would like to continue to release your limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours and ask for guidance towards these efforts. It is not easy to navigate these territories so if you haven’t yet, going to an energy healer or spiritual counsellor would be appropriate to aid you in this journey. You can also set intentions for what your ideal emotional state would look like if you were able to feel fully supported by the Divine in all your life endeavours. It is always fear and doubt that sets the foundation for our escapist or self-medicating behaviours, so working on your faith and connection to divine support is more than appropriate for assimilating these New Moon energies.
With your ruler, Mars, moving into Libra on the 22nd, you may find yourself feeling a little lighter and less self-critical, which is one good thing about Mars leaving Virgo. However, the warrior is definitely not at his most comfortable in the Venus-ruled sign of Libra where he feels too much pressure to compromise and fit in with others. Be patient, as Mars will be back in Scorpio where he belongs by the first week of December.
Sagittarius and Sagittarius Rising
This New Moon falls in your eleventh house of friend groups, community and long-term goals, Sagittarius. Likely this past month has been pretty light and easy-going for you, and it’s possible you are now seeing the rewards for past work you’ve done. If your vision of your ideal self has felt clearer over the last little while, it’s because it has been! Set your intentions for how you would like to continue persevering towards the manifestation of that vision, and what focused work has to be done in order for your contribution to your community to be fully felt and appreciated. With this Moon highlighting an opposition between the Sun and Uranus in your fifth house, you may be receiving some direct messages from your intuition regarding the next steps you have to take. Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius, which is the energy naturally presiding over the eleventh house in which this Moon is falling for you. Stars are aligned for you to gain more clarity about what your future mission entails and how you are going to inspire more freedom in your own life and the lives of others.
Your ruler, Jupiter, has moved into the sign of Scorpio. This is a major astrological event for all of us, but especially for you, Sagittarius. Jupiter in Scorpio says we have learnt growth through equality and harmonious negotiations with others (Jupiter in Libra) and now it is time to go on a deep inner journey to find our personal power and become the phoenix of our personal narratives. Maintaining smooth relationships and working towards the maintenance of equality in all relationships is a predisposition to navigating this next territory, as the process of deep inner work can often strain our relationships and cause us to project outwards the conflict with which we are struggling internally. Happily for us, Jupiter in Scorpio is assisting this process of purging and releasing the old and outworn emotional and behavioural patterns that are no longer serving us and is guiding us towards personal expansion through the awareness of the proper management of power. Undertaking this journey, however, is non-negotiable, so don’t expect to sail through the next year. It will be rich with potential for truly life-altering change but if there is resistance it may be more difficult for changes to come in a manner that is smooth and instead the breakdown of life as you know it will slowly creep in to force the transformation on you. Stay strong and be open to what your truth has to show you.
Capricorn and Capricorn Rising
This New Moon falls in your tenth house of career and life purpose, Capricorn. This is your natural house in the horoscope so likely the past month has felt pretty comfortable for you in striving towards career growth and advancement. Set your intentions for what is needed in order for this forward motion to continue in your life, but don’t underestimate the importance of taking time out for self-care practices in order to provide adequate fuel for the journey. As this Moon is highlighting an opposition between the Sun and Uranus in your fourth house, it’s possible that you’ve been neglecting regular self-care practices in favour of a more active and measurable movement forward in matters of your career. Don’t forget that your inner sanctuary is the garden from which your outer success grows. Your internal state of alignment is incredibly important for manifesting the motion you want to see in your outer world. Although you are a creature that craves visible progress forward, understand that the inner work and arriving at a place of inner balance are invaluable aspects of your success. Take time to receive healing or to relax and make sure your emotional needs are being met. Your career will thank you!
Jupiter has moved into Scorpio and your eleventh house where it will be stationed for the next year. This is a highly auspicious placement for Jupiter as this house relates to your gains from previous work that has been done as well as to your community and long-term goals. You should be able to successfully expand your network this year and you may find your ability to focus on long-term goals heightened, especially those goals that relate to increasing your personal freedom and playing your unique role in the greater human family. Expect to be rewarded for past work, both financially and through public recognition, and enjoy the ride!
Aquarius and Aquarius Rising
This New Moon falls in your ninth house of belief systems, long-distance travel and higher education, Aquarius. Likely you have spent the last month integrating new knowledge and expanding the horizons of your mind through intensive learning. Set your intentions for how you would like to perceive the world and what beliefs will support that world-view. Are you sometimes too rigid about the way you see things even though you feel that you’re incredibly open to many different points of view? As the opposing sign of Leo, you carry the Leonine shadow of pride in your opinions and the stubbornness of being a fixed sign. The strength of your utopian vision and your thinking mind can also convince you that there is only one way of looking at things, when in fact that is far from the truth. As this Moon is highlighting an opposition between the Sun and Uranus in your third house, a conversation or interaction with a sibling, neighbour or friend could pose a challenge for you in your way of understanding the world. Stay open and tolerant of different points of view and you will find it easier to work with the energies at hand.
Jupiter, your esoteric ruler, has moved into Scorpio and your tenth house. This is an auspicious placement for Jupiter as it is your house of career and life purpose, and calls on the expansion of your contribution to the greater human family. You may find yourself easily moving through hierarchical structures toward career advancement if you are working in a more traditional field; or, if you are on the entrepreneurial path you will find that opportunities to grow and expand your business may be falling into your lap. However, be aware that Jupiter’s placement in Scorpio demands that you dive into the proper management of your personal power in order to receive these benefits. If you find yourself abusing your authority or failing to acknowledge the importance of equality in all your dealings with others, this is a year where conflict and power struggle will make you very aware of your shortcomings regarding your understanding of this area. Shed the emotional negativity that keeps you from maintaining positive relationships with others and with your work and you will find yourself growing tremendously from your behavioural adjustments.
Pisces and Pisces Rising
This New Moon falls in your eighth house of endings, release and personal power, Pisces. Libra season has likely confronted you with some emotional difficulties that are directly related to your sense of personal empowerment and your ability to trust. The feelings that have been surfacing are likely not related directly to your present experiences but have their roots in old traumas or emotionally challenging situations that affected your ability to stay grounded in your power and from which you still have not fully healed. If you haven’t already seen an energy healer this month or sought professional support for the transition period you are going through, it’s not too late to get the benefits and move into the deep transformation that you are meant to be undertaking at this time.
Set your intentions for what feelings and behaviours you would like to release from your life in order to feel more empowered and in control of your emotional responses. The New Moon falling in this house is an opportunity to call on your guides through prayer and contemplation in order to receive assistance and direction on your healing path. The eighth house is one that often elicits crisis in order to reveal what areas need attention and what emotional approaches need to be reworked in our lives. With Mars about to enter Libra and your eighth house on the 22nd, a lot of your energy needs to be channelled into the active resolution of these conflicts, otherwise negative energy and old resentments may be stirred up and their effects will be destructive on your relationships especially. Take heed of the call and be brave in letting go of what needs to be released.
Jupiter has just moved into Scorpio and your ninth house, where it will stay for the next year. As Jupiter rules Sagittarius and this is the natural house of Sagittarius in the horoscope, this is a great place for Jupiter to be over the next year, and this will contribute to an expansion of your world-view, perhaps even calling you towards travel in faraway places or the concentrated study of spirituality or philosophy. Certainly your mind will be very stimulated and by this time next year your belief system may have grown to include much more information and many more possible perspectives.