The October New Moon falls in the Sabian Symbol 16 Libra, “After storms, a boat landing in need of construction.” The symbolism speaks to emotional repair and putting the pieces back together. We can trust others are there for us and we are not alone to rebuild. Embrace faith over a powerlessness to let things collapse. Relationships are like life preservers when we allow others to help us and take responsibility. The trick is allowing them to do things their own way. There is a strong Aquarian influence to this New Moon. Partnerships demand freedom to use authenticity and originality without boundaries.
The psychological side of this New Moon seeks the other. Relationships reflect both our strengths and weakness. We’re learning to trust. It’s the key to sharing our heartfelt desires. Nothing short will work, because sugar coating truth hides our vulnerability. When we practice self-compassion the perfectionism that may have held us back dissolves.
“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life” – Christopher K. Germer
The communication planet, Mercury, goes into penetrating Scorpio on Monday too. We need to give ourselves more time to respond vs react in charged conversations. Secrets can come out now because Scorpio is the detective. This sign turns up our senses like no other. It’s difficult to hide from intuition. Unexpected communications around the 10th could shift the direction of your life, especially if you have planets associated with the three eclipses in July and August.
Concentration and focus take effort as you learn to negotiate. Give partnerships room and space to grow. Breakthroughs are possible when we let go of routine and deviate from the norm. Finding the right balance between concentrated quiet time and social activity will be challenging October 19th. Transformative ideas are buzzing around the workplace. Once the Sun enters Scorpio, October 23rd, we’ll have a change of pace. Your ideas may be tested. Just remember, it takes a lot of courage to be authentic and true to your values.
“What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” – Goethe
Choosing to update your style is consistent with the current Venus Retrograde. You’ll have until November 16th to tweak projects, and review your budget. Our values are being transformed during the six-week review. What relationships have you outgrown? Sharing and trust need a proving ground until that November 16th date. See you at the Full Moon for more.
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