On Thursday 19th October, we have the start of a brand spanking new lunar cycle with a New Moon in Libra – which sets the scene for the next month. When we think Libra, we think balance, relationship, co-operation, peace, love, beauty and harmony… “Imagine” by John Lennon says it best, being a Libran himself.
But this is no ordinary Libran New Moon… this usually lovely sun/moon peace party is being directly opposed (at the SAME degree) by radical, revolutionary, Uranus, who is residing in fiery, impulsive Aries. You might say it’s just a tad more complex and contradictory than normal. You may be feeling a little on the edgy side, irritated, angry or perhaps a bit stuck or sick and tired of playing it safe and trying to please everybody?
Let’s have some fun and see if we can get to know the archetypal characters in this scene (which are mirrored in each of us) a bit better, so we can work out what to do with them.
Imagine if you will, a wrestling ring – Enter on the left, to the swell of orchestral music, the gorgeous, the honed, the immaculately turned out… Mr Libra – let’s call him Fancy Pants Phillipe … charming, graceful, smooth of skin, silken cape swirling around perfectly tailored shorts. More than happy to be in the limelight, he glides around the ring, waving and flashing his Hollywood smile for all to see. After all, you’ve paid for your ticket and he aims to please.
And then…Suddenly… the music shifts, there’s a rumble and a roar and a flash of lightening, as a blur of black and red silk explodes like a whirling dervish into the ring. Seemingly out of thin air, appears the Great, the mighty …Rebel the Ram, muscles pumped for action, presence looming, teeth bared, pure primal energy shooting from every pore, his body glistening with the sweat of unadulterated excitement and unbridled energy. Not a second is wasted as Rebel the Ram virtually flies across the ring and pounces on Fancy Pants, who doesn’t even see it coming, absorbed as he is in doing the pleaser strut. Pandemonium breaks out – I mean the match hasn’t even started yet. The refs manage to restrain the Rebel and he laughingly prances away, waving a dismissive hand at Fancy Pants, who is now lying in a daze on the floor, a little bloodied and very embarrassed indeed. The Ram moves swiftly around the ring, arms in the air, brimming with the unabashed confidence of a winner. His speciality is the rattling of cages and he has successfully unbalanced and psyched his opponent out. Had Fancy pants not been so obsessed with pleasing everybody, he may have seen it coming.
Uranus is the rebel, the awakener and he’s just doing his job, bringing us out of any slumber we might be in to help us to shift to a higher level of being, by recognising our truth.
As much as we might want the beauty, balance, peace thing, this new moon is hoofing us out of our comfort zones and showing us exactly where we are inauthentic or where we are out of balance.
Libra generally has little or no interest in rocking the boat, whereas Uranus in Aries says “burn the boat down if needs be”. Libra wants to co-operate, avoid confrontation and keep the peace at all costs, where Uranus in Aries demands that we be honest, assert ourselves, stand up for what’s right, change the way we do things and even maybe take a risk or two. This can be seen strongly in the ME TOO thing that’s going around Social media, with women finally standing up and speaking out against sexual harassment. Jupiter in Scorpio is helping to bring secrets up and out and it’s going to continue for the next year! If you didn’t catch it you can watch the video HERE
Obviously with the main theme still being balance, we’re being urged to find the middle ground, regardless of which side of the pendulum we happen to be hanging out on.
10 QUESTIONS TO ASK IN THE NEXT MONTH
- How can I balance my need for connection/ relationship with my desire for personal freedom or expression?
- How can I bring peace and harmony to my relationships without sacrificing my truth?
- Where am I not being honest in my life and my relationships. Where have I been glossing over the truth?
- How can I stand firmly but lovingly in my own power, despite the opinions and reactions of others?
- Where in my life, do I feel stuck and how can I get out of the rut I’m in?
- What are the stories I’m telling myself about relationships and money – and if they’re not aligning me with my full potential, how can I change them?
- Where in my life am I putting on a pleasing face and over co-operating, possibly to my detriment – a good clue here is to ask yourself what or who you resent and why.
- Or – where am I being blustery, imposing, tactless, confrontational and self obsessed?
- Am I pushing too hard or are taking the path of least resistance?
- Am I going to war with people, when peace would be the better option?.
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