Calibrating Chaos: New Moon in Libra
“The psyche is a self-regulating system that maintains its equilibrium just as the body does. Every process that goes too far immediately and inevitably calls forth compensations … Too little on one side results in too much on the other.” – C.G. Jung
A late post but I had already written most of it and didn’t get around to putting it out there. I still felt the lessons and transits were important to note, and at the very least reflect back on.
The transiting energy of the Moon has the biggest impact on our psyches. It moves through each sign around 2-3 days, about .5 degrees every hour. Compared to Pluto which takes 11-32 years in each sign, depending on retrogrades. And though it’s one of the most impactful transits, it’s often overlooked. The Moon connects us to our unconscious patterns, hidden from our conscious. It shows us how we feel about ourselves and how we relate to life and others.
The New Moon is the moon at its darkest phase. We draw inward in this moment between death and rebirth. A transitional, liminal crossroads. It’s typically a time to recharge and reset. This New Moon in Libra (Oct. 6 at 4:05a) brings the balance of the opposites. We are called to go deep, examine our relationships. It opens us up to how we deal with balance, with the ability to see both sides, and how to be fair & just.
Have you been feeling exhausted or wired? I couldn’t fall asleep at all last night. Usually how I feel under a Full Moon. Or perhaps bursts of energy coupled with stagnation? These are the tipping scales of Libra. For Libra, life exists in a blended spectrum, seeking equanimity in all things.
Libra holds a mirror, it’s how you see yourself in others and reflects what others see in you.
As it’s the first New Moon of Autumn, it sets the tone for the season but also the coming year. Pay attention to themes coming up to the surface, showing themselves in the shadows of this New Moon. Where can we create more equality and balance?
Some other key Cosmic Connections & other Shit going on at the moment…
Mars made a conjunct aspect to the Moon. Mars is the archetype of energetic force, the planet of action often conflated with aggression and war, it’s more about how we act and assert ourselves. A conjunct aspect (appox. 0 degrees between planets) is neutral, either dynamic or harmonious. It blends and fuses the energy of the two planets in the same sign, Mars/Libra conjunct New Moon/Libra ushers a new beginning to how we relate and our ability to navigate peace. It’s seen as a Peaceful Warrior.
The Sun, Moon, Mars (all in Libra) made an opposition to Chiron Retrograde (Rx) in Aries. Chiron is the archetypal Wounded Healer, the residence of our deep, core wounds & our efforts to heal it. This transit brings our unresolved issues to the surface. We are tasked to grieve, yet honor our soul boundaries. It’s how we balance (Libra) our assertions (Mars) and feelings & compassion for others (Moon). But we don’t need to do this alone, we fight with others at our side (Libra) for the justice and balance that is our birthright.
On 10/4, Mercury Rx/Libra initiated a trine aspect with Jupiter Rx/Aquarius. A trine aspect indicates a harmonious play of energy between the planets. Mercury governs our mind & intellect, the flurry of thoughts & what we do with them. Jupiter is the archetypal Sage, sometimes called “Sky Father.” It’s energy is expansive, strives for deep questioning, and broadens perspectives. The Rx energy of this transit means things might seem foggy or unclear. We may not get the full picture just yet as there is much to ponder and discuss.
Pluto/Capricorn stationed direct for the first time since April. For the last 6 months, Pluto Rx/Cap has kept us clearing out the muck & debris as we went deep to face our fears. Pluto is the archetype of the Underworld, our unconscious processes. It’s a space of death, rebirth & transformation. As it stations direct, we are given strength to face our fears with greater insight as we move forward, even if still slowly.
One of the more significant transits is Eris/Aries square Pluto/Capricorn. On Oct. 9th, it will make the last of five squares which started in Jan. 2020. A square aspect is a dynamic one, causing friction with a potential for motivation and also mess. Eris represents awakenings & revolutions, how we express our rebellious side, and we just talked about Pluto as the bringer of the secrets in the dark. In the Greek Pantheon, Eris is the goddess of discord, discontent, and chaos. In Aries, the sign of self, authority, autonomy, and initiative, Eris’s propensity for stirring shit up comes full stop. Eris/Aries charges forward to be heard, to protest, to resist and to do so with blunt, direct, and fierce abandon.Eris moves slowly, it’s been in Aries since 1925 and won’t change signs til 2044! Compared to Eris, Pluto moves fast and that’s not saying much!
Take a deep breath… this doesn’t mean everything falls to shit or the world is going to end. It’s just an ending of what we’ve become comfortable with. No surprise there with the last 18 months we’ve just experienced.
Remember, with darkness comes light. In the beginning there was Chaos which bred creation.
There are gifts to be found in the shadows of the dark.
Learn more about how to work with these energies and integrate them into your every day life.
* 𝘉𝘺 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘸 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵, 𝘐 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘯𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘢𝘱 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘰𝘯, 𝘧𝘭𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯. *𝘙𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳, 𝘯𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘴. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘑𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘱𝘩 𝘊𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘥, "𝘢 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘺, 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘥𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘶𝘢𝘭." 𝘚𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘚𝘩𝘦, 𝘏𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥.