Tomorrow they will join together at the very end of Libra - for a potent New Moon that will push us deep into another, deeper phase of transformation. The next day they both enter Scorpio and join up with Jupiter to expand our awareness of all things deep and dark. There is a possibility that amazing and life changing transformations can and will occur for those who have planets close to the end of Libra - or the beginning of Scorpio. Change is afoot.
Every New Moon begins a new cycle of the year. Libra is about finding balance and beauty- even in extremes. As we head toward the sign of Scorpio - and the years end - everything is preparing for winter (in the northern hemisphere at least) . Leaves are changing colour and falling off the trees - plants are winding down their cycle - the air is becoming crisp and cold. The days are getting shorter and darker.
We are entering time of year where we celebrate Halloween - Samain - Day of the Dead - as we honour our ancestors and those who have passed before us - and recognize that everything has a beginning as well as an end. It is said that the veils between worlds are thinner at this time of year and we can use this energy to connect with the deeper realms. As we do this we may encounter our own fears of loss, death and dying - our control issues - our resistance to change.
Jupiter - (joy and expansion) - has now entered Scorpio - and will be amplifying the call to the depths. It is time to make the inner journey and clear away the cobwebs that blind us. Jupiter is a benevolent force that can help us face the shadows - although it may also amplify what we find there.
Thankfully - Jupiter has a powerful sense of humour!
We need to be careful of extremes right now - and the strong tendency to project our 'stuff' onto others. With so many planets at what is called a 'critical degree' (last or first degree of a sign) things can get amplified. And Uranus sitting opposite brings an unpredictable - excitable - unexpected blast of energy. This could trigger sudden, unusual occurrences - insights - departures. We will need to stay centered as the winds of change buffet us (just a a little). Like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz - if you are feeling spun around and upside down - you may end up somewhere very different and possibly unfamiliar to what you are used to.
Have faith (Neptune Pisces) - and try to stay grounded (Saturn). Something awesome is in the works. Even in the midst of darkness - you could be surprised (Uranus) by joy (Jupiter). If difficult stuff is coming to the surface (personally and collectively) - it means we have the chance to create something new and completely different. Sometimes a layer or two may need to be excised (Pluto) to make room for new growth/vision/ideas (Uranus in Aries).
Beware of the very human tendency to deny or resist change and cling to what is familiar. When we hold onto resentments - attachments to old ways of doing things- old belief systems (the idea that white rich men are somehow superior comes to mind) we just reinforce the status quo. It's time for a new paradigm.
A good breeze may be just what we need to clear the cobwebs from our eyes so we can begin to see more clearly - both the shadows and the light. Libra asks us to see the beauty in everything.
You know you want to!
P.S. New Moon equals New Beginnings. Don't forget to set your intentions.