On Oct. 16th at 3:31pm EDT, the Moon aligns with the Sun in almost 24 degrees of Libra, beginning a new Moon cycle.

New Moons are introverted times when we go within to learn with what we wish to align ourselves for the next 28 days. This New Moon is also a SuperMoon. These occur when the Moon becomes either Full or New while at its closest distance to the Earth and are therefore more powerful.

This is the second of three Super New Moons in a row. They generate greater gravitational and electromagnetic forces and therefore increased effects on our physical, mental, and emotional bodies. This also facilitates greater shifts in consciousness.

With the New Moon in harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra, we are invited to focus on win-win situations, fair exchanges, and harmony (within our relationships and with our general environment). However, this New Moon chart has three oppositions and one T-Square.

The Focus Point of this T-Square is the Jupiter-Pluto-Saturn line up in Capricorn, which indicates that we are experiencing some stress or challenges around our long-term goals, obligations, and social structures or limitations in general. Click here to watch my New Moon video to learn more about this.

There are plenty of challenging aspects in this Super New Moon chart, and that might keep us off-balance — to say nothing of the Pluto and Mercury Station phases, that are still both intensified, Mercury in Scorpio (and having gone Retrograde on Oct. 13th), and then of course Mars in Aries is still in its Retrograde phase until Nov. 13th.

More about all those details in a moment…. I just want to mention quickly the latest webinar I recorded on Oct. 4th — we discussed the Mercury Station & Retrograde phase in Scorpio, and how it is connected to the Pluto Station in Capricorn and how all of this looks in relationship to our own Birth charts.

If you want to know how these planetary Stations are impacting you personally right now, click here and add the “Mercury Retrograde in ScorpioLibra webinar to your cart

Ok, let’s get back to the New Moon — and specifically, the Libra component of this New Moon chart…

All relationships begin with our relationship to ourselves — everything “out there” is a reflection of “in here”… Ideally speaking, interacting with another person is a co-creative, equal exchange — we must be centered within ourselves, yet also tuned into each other, all the while responding to the rhythm of life.

Here are some useful questions to ask yourself for this new Moon cycle: What does an “equal relationship” look like? Where is the balance point? What comes up for me when I hear the phrase “the art of relationship”?

As the seventh sign in the zodiac, Libra represents a major turning point, one that invites us to investigate ourselves through the lens of “the other” (by relating on a one-on-one level).

Anything we haven’t mastered from the six signs that precede Libra, we bring to all of our relationships, attracting people who mirror back to us our relationship with ourselves: Libra thus invites us to see all of our issues, resolve them, and become whole.

Ask yourself: What if harmony and peace were mine to create within me first?

The Libra energy encourages us to…


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Here is a beautiful quote from a Newsletter I received. I already shared this on my Facebook page and on Instagram, but for those of you who haven’t seen it yet, please read it and share it with your friends and family, if it resonates:

“We encourage you to focus on solutions rather than battling problems. We encourage you to focus on supporting health and vitality, rather than battling illness. We encourage you to focus on the political ideals you love rather than focusing with vitriol on that which you hate. Your actions might look identical, but your energy, your emotions, and therefore what you attract, would be totally different…. The Sun doesn’t fight or hate the darkness of night, instead it loves to share its shine. You can’t get rid of an ideology you despise, but you can empower one you love. Stop the struggles with one another. Stop battling yourselves. Start instead empowering, enlivening, and focusing upon that which you wish to love and support, and even when you feel the need to battle something in your current world, do it with love for what you desire, for in that reality every soul will “win.” — Messages from Ann & the Angels, visionsofheaven.com

Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 22-26 degrees of Libra, Aries, Capricorn or Cancer? If so, you may feel the effects of this Super New Moon more strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (since the Sun rules Leo and the Moon rules Cancer).

The New Moon is also the best time to set some powerful intentions for this month’s Moon cycle. Intentions are best set soon after the New Moon becomes exact, and definitely not during a Moon void of course phase — so this month, the best time to set intentions would be any time between 3:31pm and 6:11pm on Oct. 16th, or between 1:05am on Oct. 17th, and 3:31pm, Oct. 18th (New York-Time).

If you live outside the EDT timezone (i.e. US East Coast time), I recommend you join my Facebook Fan-page or follow me on Twitter; I will be posting reminders to let you know when it is time to set your intentions 😉

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