On October 20th at 7:57 AM PDT the Sun at 27 degrees Libra 26 minutes opposes the Moon at 27 degrees Aries 26 minutes. With this Full Moon moment we have some powerful planets accompanying these energies; which can provoke deeply held opinions and viewpoints to be challenged.

To begin with, we have the Full Moon asking us, “what is worth fighting for?” The sign of Aries is ruled by Mars, a warrior planet, bent on sovereignty, authority and control. It is a Fire Sign with plenty of passion and enthusiasm. And, it is a Cardinal Sign, an initiator that is willful and courageous.

Opposing this fiery Full Moon is the Libra Sun, asking us, “can’t we all just get along?” It takes the mental route, being an Air Sign, and in it’s search for fairness, justice and equality can be a source of a lot of talk and no action. But, alongside the Sun is Mars in Libra, bringing some strength and power, but still opposes the fight! It is asking us to bring diplomacy and conversation to the conflict.

But like a dragon entering the picture, Pluto T-squares the Sun and Moon, and Mars in the sign of Capricorn at 24 degrees. Yikes! The power of the opposition is released through Pluto, with a potential for achievement. Again we go back to the questions asked above and look for answers through Pluto’s eyes. This is the planet of transformation, of the Phoenix principle of crash and burn and rise out of the ashes renewed. In the sign of Capricorn it asks, “what should I let go of?” As in what can we truly affect, and where are we spinning our wheels?

This internal dialogue may escape into conversations with those relationships that need work. The need for independence, the pioneering spirit needs an outlet. While the Sun and Mars encourage us to use our words, Pluto says enough is enough! It's time to take action in one way or another, and transform this conflict into exercising our personal power. No more wimpy attitude, no more “oh whoa is me”, DO SOMETHING!

Search your heart for the conflicts that remain in your life, that you can truly reconstruct and rebuild. It may be in your relationships, those you love, those you work with, to those you deal with in legal ways. Have you spoken up, or do you live with the discord and strife? Are you blaming others and feel like a pot ready to boil over? These hostilities can drain your body, or even open you up to illness or disease.

So take the power of this Full Moon and use it to LET GO. Let go of mental confusion and take a side, let go of low self esteem and be the warrior in your life, take the high road to self betterment and work on consistent good behavior. For when we are proud of our actions, even the smallest of accomplishments, we light the way for more to come. I think part of the problem is we set the bar so high for ourselves we find it too difficult to manage. So start small, and work up from there. Take the first steps toward wellness and self respect. Build on them, keep track of them, and remind yourself that one success leads to the next.

So on this day, and those leading up to it, search your soul for the keys to your happiness. Put yourself at the top of the pyramid, the most important soul you know. You are in charge, you are designing your existence. What IS worth fighting for? You are! See the truth, take responsibility, be accountable. Pride is born on the wings of flight from that which no longer serves you. Feel the freedom coming from admitting your own shortcomings and truly working on them. We are on this planet to learn. It is a schoolhouse with many realities, many different cultures and peoples; but we all share common goals. Find your strength and make the needed changes in your life, and be the example for others to follow.

Judy Crescenzo


On October 6th at 4:05 AM PDT, the Sun and Moon conjoin at 13 degrees Libra 25 minutes. The energies are heightened, as joining the Sun and Moon is Mars at 13 degrees Libra as well! Start the fireworks;)

Libra is a Cardinal Air Sign; an intellectual self-starter energy with the ambition to seek fairness and balance. It has a Positive polarity but being ruled by Venus, there is much heart and compassion here. As in every New Moon, there is a blending of energies from the Sun and Moon shining one light to focus on one facet of living. And here, we are focusing on relationships. Not a time to go it alone, but finding value in pooling our energies with others to accomplish higher/larger goals. This can be anything from making dinner with your mate, to working through very difficult relationship issues with an open heart and mind. Libra is the sign of open enemies, those who seemingly sabotage your life in ways you find challenging. So, it is also time to address said challenges and come to agreements or at least negotiate.

But add Mars to the mix and there may be a fight at hand! Mars is the warrior planet, and is telling us to stand up for ourselves and walk the talk. No more beating around the bush, say what you mean and mean what you say! We lose power and legitimacy with others if we are all talk and no action. So Mars in Libra brings more Positive polarity to the mix (yang) requiring us to act on our convictions.

The whammy can be Mercury at 20 degrees Libra Retrograde. Mercury Retrograde generally draws our thinking inward, going over what was and what is, without moving forward as easily. It is a time of review typically, so it can add a sense of caution to the otherwise wild Mars encouragement;)

So what is the big picture here? Well, we are in a new season with new variables and possibilities. With the season change comes a change in the weather, activities, social structures, holidays.....and 4 planets and luminaries in Libra. What do I suggest?

Decorate! Drag out the seasonal stuff and get busy with creativity. After all, Venus is the planet of creativity, color, beauty; all things that bring us comfort. And Venus rules the day! So where in the Summer months the daily activities are very different, let's celebrate Fall in our own special way. Lets indulge ourselves in good times, with good friends and family, to whatever level you see fit. Libra energy is about we, not me, so how do you get the most out of this time? Gather. Be part of the human family and see your reflection in other’s eyes. Be the shining example of truth and love, and gain friends you never saw coming!

Another way to celebrate is to bring in all the things created in the summer months, and use them; be it garden vegetables, fruit from the trees, gathering pine cones and wood for the hearth, your healthy body from being outside and being with Mother Nature. Bring all of you and your resources indoors to create and prepare for the next season, the Winter months. Libra opens up our minds to be more creative, more secure in trying new things due to it’s balancing nature. We have the Yin and Yang, the Negative and Positive polarity in Libra, in balance. We can use this energy to balance our own, and that is the highest use of this New Moon.

Quiet your mind and find a peaceful moment. See yourself in your mind’s eye in a reflection, in a night sky pool. See your glowing aura in this reflection beginning with a faint glow of white light. As you watch it it begins to emit color; see what colors come from what areas of your body. Just imagine it if you get stuck in your journey; don’t judge or control it, just observe what you are shown. Ask your body and guides to show you anything you need to see in order to bring your mind, body and soul into balance. Continue your observation until you are blazing white white light, and see yourself joining the other stars in our universe.

You are made of star stuff, and you will return to it. We all will. Blaze your trail.

Thank you Judy Crescenzo for the beautiful blog post! For a private session please email Judy @


At 12:09 PM PDT on September 22nd, the Sun enters 0 degrees Libra 0 minutes. This is the first moment we enter astronomical Autumn. Meteorological Autumn begins September 1st and ends November 30th. But, speaking as an astrologer, I follow the astronomical seasons, and this year Fall begins September 22nd.

At this moment it is like the changing of the guard, bringing in Libra Sun as the herald of the new season. We say goodbye to Summer, and welcome in the second half of the year. In astrology, we recognize that New Year’s Eve is a date that really doesn’t relate to the beginning of the year; the start of the year begins with the Sun entering Aries. Now, we enter the Fall season with Libra, a Cardinal Sign, to be followed by Scorpio (Fixed Sign), and ending with Sagittarius (Mutable Sign). Every season goes this way; a beginning, a middle and end. Over the three months of each season, we are given an opportunity to shift gears and approach life differently.

Libra is a Cardinal Sign, indicating leadership, the beginning of a season. On the Equinox there is equal day to night, and likewise, Libra is all about equality and balance. This energy wants everyone to have a voice, when in a leadership position. Libra is active/male/yang in its polarity, but is a gentle and compromising power. This can make it difficult to find its leadership opportunities, as its nature is to take no sides, but see all sides.

Libra is an Air Sign, intellectual and psychological. It is a very social sign with the motto the more the merrier! But, Libra’s seek balance through isolation at times, to recharge their batteries and rethink their strategy. This energy is so mental and fair, sometimes making it hard to make a commitment to a decision. This can be overcome with discipline and courage.

Libra is ruled by the planet Venus, the planet that rules love and attraction, affection, and values. The arts, music, harmony and beauty are important to Librans, and at this time of year, we are all inspired in this way. The symbol for Libra is the scales of justice, but it can also be viewed as a half setting sun below the horizon; denoting the first half of the year culminating and the second half begun. Balance, equality, harmony and peace are all important at this time.

So let’s look at the chart of this momentous occasion. Mars joins the Sun in a conjunction at 5 degrees Libra. This brings a desire to strive for a balance between acting independently and assertively - and working cooperatively and interdependently with others. You may feel frustrated at times that you cannot simply do what YOU want to, that you must always accommodate the needs and desires of others. Or you may feel hesitant to act in a positive, assertive manner if you do not have the support and approval of other people. Either way, you are not a loner. You achieve your goals by collaborating and joining forces with others, by being a team player.

The Sun in Libra has a wide Trine to Saturn in Aquarius. This aspect brings us self-discipline and self-awareness. If you are ambitious and are willing to work hard to put your vision into action, this blessed aspect can help. Saturn's naturally conservative instincts lead us on a safe and sure path although it may well be a slow one. Being of sound judgment and reliability, people will tend to trust you; these qualities alone may put you in a position of leadership at some point.

Also at this time we have a Cardinal T-Square between the Moon at 21 degrees Aries, Pluto at 24 degrees Capricorn, and Mercury at 24 degrees Libra. (Details for what a T-Square is is written in the prior Full Moon article.) On this occasion, Pluto in Capricorn is the “referee” of these aspects, with the direction to follow. These planets and luminary are all yang polarity, emotionally challenging (Moon) and intellectually testing our thinking (Mercury) to ignite our courage to stand up for our beliefs. So, if we listen to Pluto, the destroyer of limitations, in the sign of Capricorn, we will work hard to put our practical affairs in order with regards to business and commerce. Times, they are a-changin, and with that, so are we. Time to take more control of our lives.

My favorite way to celebrate the new season is to make a circle of stones, large enough to walk around in, usually on the sand by the ocean. I divide the circle into four sections with stones, representing the seasons. The circle to me depicts the solar year. I begin my walking meditation in the East, and enter the circle there. In each quadrant I consider my life and what it has become, with the season in mind. I give thanks to each moment of learning and growing, and forgive myself for my misunderstandings and foibles. In this way I am grateful, for all that life has brought me along the way. After visiting each section, I exit from the way I entered, and close the wheel. It is my prayers left where they were made, and the Earth receives them with honor. Together we can make the world a better place for all of us; use the courage of this momentous event to set the tone for a sacred second half of our Solar year.

Judy Crescenzo