Happy New Moon in Libra!
This is our first New Moon of the Autumn season here in the Northern Hemisphere, but we are all being provided with a huge opportunity for transformation.
Libra energy is all about balance, fairness and connection, but this particular New moon is a special one, as Libra’s ruling planet Venus is currently Retrograde in Scorpio.
This has only happened twice in the last 50 years and holds strong karmic energy with the ability to transform your life by ending old cycles that no longer serve you and allowing you to step into your full potential.
Scorpio is the house of transformation, depth and rebirth. It’s a watery, emotional sign that is governed by feeling rather than seeing. This has potential to be a very emotionally intense time for us all. But don’t run from your emotions!
This will be a very powerful time for integrating past karmic lessons and letting go of old habits and ways of life that no longer serve us. We must clear away the old so that we can bring in the new. It’s time to embrace our true potential…
But we have to go deep first. This is a month of digging deep and unearthing the keys to our transformation. Honor what you find.
October might feel like a challenging month as we travel these emotionally intense waters, but astrology can be like a map, letting us know what’s up ahead so we can figure out how to best navigate! That’s why once a month, we compile a New Moon Energy Report and pull some cards from the Spirit de la Lune deck for extra guidance…
So, Grab a cup of hot coffee and read on to see what this New Moon Cycle in Libra has in store for you!
New Moon in Libra
This New Moon in Libra is affecting our relationships with just about everything and everyone. We are on the brink of a massive perspective shift on a global level, which means you are likely going through many shifts and changes of your very own.
Remember not every relationship is a romantic one. The way we relate to the world around us is changing, and this New Moon in Libra is definitely pushing for that change.
Be aware that emotions may feel like they are turned up a notch or 5 during the New Moon.
The New Moon is opposite Venus, which increases our desire for love and affection, this could possibly cause some to feel lonely or isolated. The New Moon is also Square Pluto which increases the drama or intensity of our current situation.
Venus in Scorpio is asking you to speak your inner truth. You are uncovering your deepest and most wounded self, and you are being asked to love her and hold her right now, while standing up for yourself…
But it feels like our cries and demands for equality, fairness and common sense are being drowned out by the need for destructive, war-like energy. Venus is currently square Mars, a challenging aspect… because we can SEE the potential out there for our world, but we just can’t seem to reach it.
Libra wants balance, but Mars wants war. We can see this on a global scale in our world today. But like any transformation, we must first clear away the old before anything new can grow. There is a need to detox and purge in order to make room for anything new. On a massive scale, this will take time and very likely more of the war-like energy that we see will continue to play out.
This is why self love is important. Without it, we could become dependant on the love from others. Standing up for yourself and speaking your truth is continually important these days. Mar is a major influence right now, so draw your boundaries and stand up for yourself. Similar to self love, we must stand up for ourselves. We can not rely on others to fight our battles for us.
It’s also important to not try to control others. The world is going through a major transformation, and so are you. Everyone on this earth is walking through the fires of rebirth in some way or another. In order for the Earth to be reborn, we must each walk through our own personal fires of transformation. Be sure to focus on your own path and don’t try to control the beliefs or paths of others.
Despite the emotionally charged waters this month may have to offer, it can be a time for building lasting partnerships and strengthening our current bonds with our loved ones, alternatively, it can also be a time of uncovering what is no longer working, noticing red flags, and addressing them in order to build something lasting.
The card pulled for this cycle is Play, a great reminder to try to remain light-hearted during these emotional times. Bring play into your day to day! Turn on a comedy while you cook dinner, or play around with something creative. Use play as a way to build habits this month. The New Moon is a great time for starting a new goal or habit and studies show that adding an aspect of play to learning or building a new habit can cut your habit building time down significantly. The act of playing while learning engages both sides of the brain, letting us create stronger connections and reinforces the habits we are trying to build.
First Quarter Moon in Capricorn
The First Quarter Moon takes place in the sign of Capricorn on the 16th of October.
The First Quarter Moon holds energy of “ignition.” It’s a time where our desire to accomplish our goals is sparked. Capricorn lends us clear focus for our goals and ambitions during this time. So use this energy towards your advantage. Make a clear cut list of the things you want to accomplish and then get to work.
Check in with your intentions from the New Moon and get started on an action plan. Taking some form of action now will be helpful in building the momentum you need. No matter how small the step may feel, take some form of action.
The Card pulled for this cycle is Transform. We are still deep in the transformative process that this New Moon has offered us. Virgo is still retrograde in Scorpio and will be until Mid November, remember that you are unearthing a lot and transforming what you find daily. This is a great week for working some of your magick. Light a candle and perform a fire ritual this week. Burn a list of what you want to banish, and cleanse your home with the smoke of sage.
Full Moon in Taurus
The Full Moon takes place in Taurus on the 24th of October. This Full Moon marks the peak of the peak of the harvest season and acts as a harbinger of Winter’s chill. We will likely feel a shift in the weather around this time as well as an energetic shift as the Veil surrounding the Earth thins even more.
The Full Moon is known as the Crone Moon, and sometimes the Dying Moon. This is a time when the veil is thin, wisdom from the ancients is available to us from the other side if we dare go within to find it. Don’t forget to check back here on the Full Moon for our monthly Full Moon Ceremony!
Full Moons are also a time of celebration, fulfillment and harvest, so remember to enjoy these times! Go out and get yourself your favorite coffee and enjoy the fall season. Spend time in nature enjoying her death and rebirth process. Notice the leaves as they change color and appreciate her beauty. This Full Moon is in the earthy sign of Taurus, the lover of beauty and lavishness. Allow Mother Earth to heal you this week.
The card pulled for this cycle is the Connect card. Connect to Gaia and the Moon this week if you are feeling emotionally drained. There is medicine in connecting to the natural world around you. Alternately, there may someone out there who could benefit from hearing from you this week. This week you might feel called to connect with those around you. The energy of this cycle is that of Taurus, the lover and healer, so listen to your intuition and reach out to those you feel called to. You never know how much you can help and heal others just by being there.
Last Quarter Moon in Leo
The Last Quarter Moon takes place in the sunny and fiery sign of Leo on Samhain, October 31st. Leo loves to dress up and be center of attention, so this night should be an enjoyable one! Leo helps us express ourselves in an open and confident way, so allow yourself to express your inner true self tonight!
The Last Quarter Moon holds energy of preparation and making room what is coming. After the celebration of Samhain, it’s important to tie up any loose ends you might see and prepare for the coming New Moon. Check in with your last New Moon intentions and make any needed adjustments, and take any steps you can to finish your goals.
The card pulled for this cycle is Planting Moon: Preparation, a perfect card to pair with the energy of the Last quarter/waning moon cycle. It feels important to be in preparation mode this week. The New Moon takes place in Scorpio on November 9th, so we may be feeling some emotionally intense waters rising again. Prepare your home and environment for the coming New Moon by making your space safe and sacred.
Be sure to cleanse your crystals and your deck under the New Moon tonight and set some intentions.
Tonight is a powerful night for intention setting and magick making, so be sure to take advantage of this night!
Don’t forget to check back here on the Full Moon for our monthly ritual!