• Yolanda McAdam

New Moon in Libra

The Invitation

This New Moon in Libra encourages a revision of how we relate with ourselves, others and the world. We are invited to consider a greater sense of Self. A Self that is not obsessed with ego gratification but that deepens and widens to embrace all life forms and places profound value in maintaining relationships.

The Astrology

Many people cling to the idea that there is a special person out there, a “twin flame” (New Age) or a “magical other” (James Hollis) who will understand us and take care of us and “spare us the burden of growing up and meeting our own needs” (James Hollis).

This fantasy is so prevalent that it even rivals another obsessive fantasy; that material goods will bring us happiness. The New Moon in Libra on October 6th at 4:04am PT, is going to encourage a revision of our beliefs about intimate relationships as many of us - perhaps finally - awaken to the truth that a soul mate is a perfectly imperfect human.

In Libra, Mars wants to fulfill Venus' urge to relate but unfortunately Mars is not built for unity. He’s better equipped to cut and separate. If you aren’t in a ‘special relationship' you're probably actively pursuing one and if you are in a relationship, Mars is highlighting areas of imbalance and fracture.

Perhaps you are the one making all the important decisions? Perhaps your partner is doing all of the communicating? Maybe you're the only one who loads the dishwasher?

Of course, this pertains to business partnerships and housemates too. You may have come to a painful realization. Maybe, a partner is not the person you thought they were and your differences may seem insurmountable; a vast ideological ocean that will be difficult to navigate, but you would be wrong, because the Moon, Sun, Mercury and Mars are traveling through Libra, the sign of the Scales.

We do not grow in relationships by parroting the Other, copying values or subscribing to the same beliefs. We grow when we experience differences and learn to appreciate the immensity of another’s soul. Libra is not a selfish sign and by selfish, I mean that it’s not a sign that is exclusively concerned with its own interests. Libra asks us to share and compromise.

What can you learn from your partner and significant others? Or better yet, what are you learning right now? In all likelihood, you are learning to respect the other’s right to an opinion (and fair trial).

Venus in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces

Venus is currently traveling through the deep aquifers of Scorpio. Scorpio water is always beneath the surface, unseen. In Scorpio, Venus needs to experience