New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse 10/14/23
At 10:55 AM PDT the Sun and Moon are conjunct each other at 21 degrees Libra 8 minutes. The New Moon in Libra is here to help us with balance in our relationships among other things. As with each New Moon, get ready to set some goals for yourself.
Libra is a Cardinal Air sign, and with all Cardinal signs, it is leading the way into the next season; Autumn. We‘ve reached the halfway point between spring and winter, with the Autumnal Equinox now behind us. There is equal day to equal night hours, and likewise, Libra is all about equality and balance. This Air sign is very intellectual, intelligent, and can be somewhat passive as Cardinal signs go. That is because this sign hinges on fairness, balance and equality for all. The ruling planet for Libra is Venus, like Taurus, and beauty, the arts, music and harmony are center stage. It can be a time to set many goals, in many areas of your life.
To begin with, relationships. Libra is the sign of partnership and all that comes with it. Great place to learn lessons, eh? It’s time to take a long look at how things are going in this department of life and see what needs attention. You know what they say about goals; you set it, you get it. We were all reminded with the Full Moon in Aries days ago, that we are individuals but also part of the whole. Well now we are looking more at the whole of ourselves, the family, friends and groups we belong to and what our shared reality is or possibly isn’t. Where do you still stand alone here? Well, that is the turf to study and make plans for the future. It is important to have your own opinions but this sign wants you to comb over the issues that keep you from unconditionally loving others while respecting their own values.
And how do you feel about yourself as a creative person? You are being ushered into a new refreshing possibility of seeing yourself differently, possibly by exploring this area of your life and committing to expanding. We are all good at something creative, from cooking, decorating, gardening, painting, writing, playing instruments or singing, the list goes on and on. Why not consider freeing yourself from old beliefs about yourself being limited and learn new creative skills? Great time to do so.
On the same day we have an Annular Solar Eclipse. “An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly between the Earth and Sun, but does not completely cover the Sun's disk. Instead, it covers most of the Sun, leaving its outer edge visible as a bright ring or “annulus” around the darkened Moon.” Astrologically speaking, they indicate change and can be considered harbingers of trouble for some, depending on where they land in one’s chart. This New Moon and Eclipse has some interesting aspects to it: a Yod from the planet Uranus and Neptune. This can teach us even more.
Uranus in Taurus and Neptune in Pisces (Earth and Water Signs) have a harmonious relationship (sextile), while the Sun and Moon in Libra relate very differently (quincunx or inconjunct). The Yod inspires us to engage in the differences and come to new conclusions. They draw our attention away from the now and toward the freedom of our uniqueness (Uranus) and the transcendent connection that we can experience with All That Is (Neptune). If we become aware of ourselves as unique individuals, and get in touch with that part of us which is a pure manifestation of All That Is, we can have a clear sense of who we are and the unique contributions we can make to the world while also being aware of our place in the big picture at the same time. Quite a revelation.
So on this day it is time to do ceremony and bring in the energies to assist you in “becoming.” Just who do you want to become in this world? How do you wish to be remembered? Look at what’s around you for answers. Who and what are you attracted to and what will you do about it? If you set up your altar with beauty, scent, relics; all things that inspire you to be your best in this life, and set your goals. you may have a surprise come your way.
🙏💫Thank you Judy Crescenzo
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