Monday, October 19, 2009

The New Moon in Libra - Oct. 17, 2009

By Shakti Carola Navran

This New Moon Starts a New Cycle of Emotional Growth and Integration

We have an astrological active week ahead of us. With the awareness astrology can gift us with, we can be better prepared for difficulties and challenges and even turn lemons into lemonade.

This forecast is designed to give you a deeper understanding of the universal background and tools from the world of healing gems to help align and balance yourself with the planetary principles ruling the heavens. The aspect connections we are discussing hold the same basic meaning for you if you have them in your personal horoscope.

Two planets are moving into new signs and a New Moon joins Venus, Sun and Mercury in Libra the sign of balance, beauty and relationships.

Venus in Libra

On Wednesday, October 14, the goddess of love, harmony and beauty moves into her own home Libra. Whenever we have several planets visiting one sign, that sign and what it represents gains strong importance for us. We will have 4 planets in Libra by the end of this week. And by the end of the month Saturn enters Libra as well, which will cast high waves and marks a significant historical impact onto society. Saturn needs almost 30 years to move through the zodiac and around 2 ½ years to move through on sign.

Each planet can be compared with the personality of an actor in a play. The actor can only perform the way the play is written and the stage is set. The astrological sign is the play, giving the theme for the actor and determines how well the hero can perform his role. Therefore let us have a closer look at Libra.

Libra: The Lover and Harmonizer

Libra is ruled by Venus and is considered a sign of air. Air is very mental, flexible, between things and connecting different people or points of view. The symbol for Libra is a scale and indicates Libra's strong need for balance. Libras are very people oriented and skillfully tuned into what they might need or want. Their deep desire in relationships is for harmony and love-they are true peacemakers and mediators. Their love of harmony and balance can make great artists and they will always express their special aesthetic sense in their environment or clothing style.

The Opposing Sign of Aries

As I have pointed out before, one sign can only be balanced in its alignment with the opposing sign. That means for a Libra that the ego drive of the Aries needs to be integrated and vice versa. In Libra we need to find a balance between our own ego drive for our own needs and desires (Aries) and the "others" out there we want to placate and so they will love us.

Four Planets in Libra

With Sun, Mercury, Moon and Venus in Libra it is a time for us to gain clarity in that dance between intimacy and autonomy, relating with others from a place of inner strength and clarity, meeting our own inner woman, (yes, even if you are a man) her needs and finding our own inner truth and expression of it.

Venus Conjunction with Saturn on Tuesday

If you have a stressful Saturn/ Venus connection in your chart relationships will always be an area of challenge and learning. There is the need for autonomy, distance, freedom and independence always struggling with the other need for love and intimacy. The life's lesson is to find a place in us for both, honoring both as equally important needs. How that will look like will be different for each of us. Maybe you choose a partner who is much older or younger then you are. Maybe your partner has a different nationality and cultural background. Maybe you live in different cities or keep your own apartment or house.

There is nothing wrong with you needing your own space and independence. Just find somebody who has acceptance for that out of his or her own make up. The Saturn/Venus conjunction this week will bring up that theme to some extent for everybody. We might be a little bit more inwards oriented or want to stay home at night. We might inquire into our desires and needs in relationship and distinguish between the two. If we do the work Saturn requires of us, the gift is always more clarity and the shining light of awareness. Saturn is a tough teacher who forces us to confront our issues and deepen our insight. You want to pay attention where this conjunction is taking place in your chart and which aspects it will activate with your personal planets.

The New Moon in Libra on Saturday 17

The New Moon is always in conjunction with the Sun. There is no light reflected and it is a moment of rebirth out of the darkness of the womb into a new cycle of creation. It is a most powerful time of the month. In that moment the dormant forces of creation form the seed of the plant that will evolve out of it, the miracle of life. Each month the New Moon is in a different sign representing a different theme. Armed with the astrological wisdom we can consciously set the tone and decide which kind of plant we would like to grow this month. We can set our intentions and goals within the universal flow of the universe and watch the unfolding throughout the month.

The New Moon in Libra gives us the chance to allow and invite changes for the better into our intimate relationship. With her friend Venus, both female planets are in the same sign, working into the same direction. This week is especially powerful for us women to deepen our self confidence about ourselves as a woman and lover. We have so much to give if we take care for our own needs first. Only if we are full and replenished, we can overflow and share from our bounty.

Mars Strides into Leo on Friday 16

Mars is the lover to Venus. Mars represents our life force energy, our juice and sexual energy, our potential for aggression and implementation of ideas, and how we do things in life. With Mars in Leo there is abundance of creative energy and self confidence in accomplishing goals we have set for ourselves. There is the potential for joy, generosity and heartfelt enthusiasm. The dark side is an ego which is driven by aggressive control and dominance of others.

I think this Mars position goes well with all the Venus activities this week. Make sure to find time for your lover, do something special, and water your relationship plant with attention, appreciation and love.
Morganite: A Venus and Moon Gemstone.

I always suggest gemstones which are appropriate because of their special signature and frequency to help balance and align our flow. They also can become an anchor for the theme they represent. The individual signature and planetary frequency is the result of their color, chemical composition, crystal structure and light reflection. We have discussed the Morganite before but it is the perfect stone for any Moon/Venus activities we want to support.

Morganite is a special stone for the heart chakra and addresses both our need to love and be loved.

You can read more about the stone on my blog. Have a wonderful week, aloha and many blessings, Shakti. Shakti Carola Navran: Astrologer, Jeweler and Author. I hope you enjoyed reading my article, aloha and many blessings, Shakti. Shakti Carola Navran: astrologer, jeweler and author.

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