Wednesday 24th September 2014
At 07:13am BST
Sabian symbol: The Transmutation Of The Fruits Of Past Experiences Into The Seed-Realizations Of The Forever Creative Spirit
The new moon is the time to sow the seeds for the month ahead. Hence I mention the powerful Sabian Symbol for this particular degree of 1 Libra. We are in the dark of the moon for three days (yesterday, today and tomorrow). This is when our unconscious drives can be more easily divined since the moon is not reflecting the light of the sun, our life-force and more egoic state.
We have an interesting period of time here. The 22nd was the Autumn Equinox, a time of equal day and night suggesting balance. Pluto stationed direct (i.e. appeared to stand still in preparation for forward motion) at 01:36am on 22nd having been in retrograde motion since April 15th. The sun moved into Libra the sign of balance and relating at 03:29am on 23rd, followed just 28 hours later by the new moon. In addition Jupiter is trine Uranus in Leo/Aries (Fire), Saturn is trine Chiron in Scorpio/Pisces (Water), Jupiter is square Saturn Leo/Scorpio and the ongoing Uranus square Pluto is now slowly beginning to tighten again becoming exact in December.
So… look in particular to what you were doing and how you were feeling in mid-April this year, particularly 15th when we had an eclipsed full moon in Libra, which also coincided with Pluto stationing retrograde. Pluto, Lord of the Underworld is where our deepest, darkest secrets are stored. Pluto is usually portrayed as the great destroyer however his aim is that of rebirth, the Phoenix rising from the ashes. His present position in Capricorn tells us the story of the rise and fall of governments, constitutions and financial institutions linked to that sign. This is heightened by the square connection to Uranus, the great awakener, in Aries the sign of individuation. This combination is the source of the re-evolutions going on around the world. It is time to stand up as individuals and become more assertive. Yet with the sun in Libra we have to equate self with other! Look into the mirror that is being shown to you without judgement or blame.
As we try to find balance within ourselves and in all our relationships (that can be work/play as well as with people) Libra reminds us that the principles of fairness, justice and equality are essential elements of a stable society. This is not about service as was Virgo but about asserting oneself to the right degree. The Jupiter/Uranus trine will be supporting this sense of expansive, creative initiative whilst Jupiter/Saturn ensures that this can be achieved in a measured way that neither inhibits nor overdoses in unbounded enthusiasm taking on more than can possibly be realized.