Oh Mercury in Capricorn, you are so down to earth.
Do I love you, no I endure you with love, let me explain the ways…
1. Being so conservative and practical by nature, you help me conserve my hard earned resources instead of giving them to Chase or Wells Fargo, for you alone endear such joy in reconciling balance sheets.
2. YOu think so practically and concretely, Without engineers we would have no bridges, they would not design the cars that run through the cities and carry us to and fro on the practical highway system, Oh Mercury in Capricorn, you take us everywhere!
3.Let me name some of your beautiful voices: Taylor Swift, Shakira, Jim Morrison, Elvis Presely, and David Bowie. Oh, you do know how to make money with your voice, Itunes and I thank you.
4.You make the mind a workaholic, you set the task and you are determined to complete it, you alone are the perfect gift for Students engaged in December finals and year end accounting
5. When you speak, like a stone, you mean it. Like a stone, there is no lie, there is just you saying what you say….thud.
6. Mercury in Capricorn you are practical like that stone. Nothing moves that is not necessary, moss is a good thing, it means no mistakes were made through any sudden actions.
I better stop here, I would not want to say anything fantastic or off base right now. Mercury in Capricorn would frown.
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Oh Mercury in Capricorn, you are so down to earth.
Venus has moved into true and steady Capricorn. Venus the planet of lust and sensuality is in the earthy place of Capricorn. In Capricorn Venus has a little mastery since it rules all earth signs by day. Here we find that Venus benefits from the earth of Capricorn and the solididty of Capricorn which grounds out its sensual nature. Likewise Capricorn benefits from the moisture of Venus. It is a win win. This make the season rather nice for Venusian things, like little pleasures, parties, sensual love and gift giving.
Two examples of people who have Venus in Capricorn are Brad Pitt and Scarlett Johansson. For the ladies we can start with Brad Pitt. It is said of Venus in Capricorn that it can be an indication that a man will bury his wife. This is medieval lore, so take it with a grain of salt, but what it indicates is a ruthless nature of love and domination that Venus in Capricorn can have. Venus in Capricorn likes to command in the realm of its love and senses. During Brad Pitts marriage to Jennifer Anniston he said he was wasting their lives through drug use and heavy partying. It was not until he med Angela that he was able to pull himself out of heavy earthy indulgent. Even Angela Jolie was the tomb raider though! The circulation rumors are that she has a lot of difficulty staying healthy. Perhaps Venus in Capricorn is a lady killer.
Scarlett Johansson is a lady killer herself. She has a very authoritative sexuality, and was named Sexiest woman alive by esquire magazine in 2013. She plays a super hero in the Avenger series and has thus we find her sensuality is authoritative and domineering on the screen. The common theme between the two is an authoritative sensuality, which makes sense when you put the key word for Capricorn as authority with the key word for Venus, sensuality.
This season enjoy authoritative sensuality as you move around from feast to feast and gift buying to gift giving activities. Both of these celebrities draw power from having authority over there sensuality and this is the perfect time to act out that part of your whole nature, in accordance with the stars of course!
Well, the defining astro event of the decade is coming upon its sixth, and final retrograde hit. This will occur on Dec. 15th. As we approach it, political and personal chaos and tension should be on the rise. This hit is Uranus in Retrograde motion, it travels faster than Pluto so is dictating the action to the hidden gateway of Hades. If you are reading this, then on some level you are probably already interested in astrology and familiar with the transit. Being a transit of outer planets, it is not really effecting people personally, unless it aspects personal planets in their chart. It is more about the movement of society. This being the sixth hit, we should really have an understanding of what this transit is doing now, we have been paying attention right!
Even though I said it does not aspect people personally, every one I know has gone a little crazy and experienced intense emotions during the previous 5 hits. I’ll just pack that in my secret little drawer…where I keep my hidden Pluto underwear thingys and move on for now. Remember that Pluto is not a planet, wow… how much more secret can Pluto get than that? Uranus really did throw Pluto for a loop in this transit. Uranus is a big bully with an electric stun wand acting like a riot police officer for the inner planets I suppose. What is this transit doing, it is causing revolutions, protests, and mass marches. It did the same thing in the early thirties the last time these two planets squared.
We have seen that riots, protests, and political upheaval are very much par for when Pluto and Uranus square. Every single hit has been accompanied by mass protests. It was the start of the Arab Spring, It was the start of the 99% marches, it was the start of the Ukraine revolution, it was some more Arab spring riots…Syria, I am looking at you. So I guess we all could have predicted that there would be more protests. This time the Moon is going to be conjunct the nodes, opposing Uranus, squaring Pluto and Venus during the exact hit. The moon rules people, it will be conjunct the North Node in Libra. People want more balance in society. Especially with the authorities that wield the power of death (that is so Pluto in Capricorn baby.) Well, yes, the protests have already started. Be careful out there folks. Because the Nodes are involved this time, there is a bit of a heavy karmic connotation to this hit.
I would suggest staying home and not joining riots or marches for now. I hope all those marchers voted, that seems to be the most acceptable form of protest to the Oligarchys. Well, This particular hit is square the 14 degree cancer rising for the 2014 US Aries Ingress chart. So it figures that the riots are in America. Remember Cancer is symbolic of the urge to protect and nurture. The debate is over whether the police are nurturing the people they are supposed to protect or not. Its a retrograde motion so do not expect any proactive changes right now. Maybe a few more police body cameras. The Moon rules cameras and video. The conjunction with the nodes is interesting. It denotes a major karmic event.
The Square does hit within a one degree orb the Saturn in the U.S. Sibley chart. Saturn in that chart rules the 2nd of finances and the 3rd of the US. Expect sudden upheavals in the economic fortune of the nation. Perhaps we will see a radical singular market crash event again. Another possibility would be a technocratic overhaul of how we think communications and money work. We are in the midst of a sea change in how commerce, money, and media are rapidly changing. Apple pay and cell phone wallets will be the norm of the land within a year. The third is infrastructure and government communications. Worse case scenario we see an explosive event against the financial or infrastructure of the United States over the next few weeks. That is the worse case. The best case is a few more protests and some government acknowledgement that the US police force needs to be demilitarized. This can also apply to the revelation through media of systematic torture perpetuated by the Bush Administration. Worse case, this becomes a new acceptable American norm. Best Case, pardon or prosecution and acknowledgement that in America, torture is a crime. Again, we are speaking of how the U.S. government communicates to its people and defines its authority over the people, not only that it rules, but the way it relates to the world. For this hit, the stakes are high for the US.
Please be well and enjoy the transformation. Stay away from the wrong side of the police riot line, Pluto and Uranus squares always imply some level of violence, and I would not want you to get hurt.
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Bill Cosby, you comedic childhood icon, what is this we hear about you! In private, away from the publicity, you are suddenly having your sexual morality questioned! Are you a serial rapist? Did you decide no meant yes? Did those ladies…those ladies really say no? Did they say no in a way you could not hear or respect? Countless fans of your humor are baffled and asking questions, you are falling, falling at the end of your life. Your show was just cancelled. 13 ladies have come forward saying you took them as property not as human beings with emotions and feelings and the wish to be respected. Hmmm…this sounds like a case of MARS. A run away Mars. Let us take a look at the chart.
Aries Ascendant, ruled by Mars. Check. This man is a strong Mars figure. But what can we tell about that Mars? We can see that it is in Scorpio where it is in traditional rulership. That means it gets what it wants, is driven to get what it desires. What does it desire, it desires Scorpio things, sex, deep emotional experiences, power over others. Where does it desire this, in the eighth house, that which belongs to others. There may be an argument here for the eighth house to represent sex. Modern astrologers say that, but traditional astrologers tend to associate sex with the fifth house, the house of enjoyment. Hmmm….the 8th is the house of the little death, that comes from Freud, orgasm is a little death. In one interview with a victim, she said he got her drunk and gave her a pill. She woke up with her last memory of him being on top of her. That is perhaps a little more 8th house than 5th house, don’t you think.
Bill actually has an amazing chart. He has Jupiter in the 10th, Saturn in the 1st and Sun and Mercury in the 4th. That is four major planets on the angles. This gives a lot of power to the native, Jupiter in the 10th likes to bestow fame. Saturn in the first is ruled by this lusty Mars that gets what it wants. When Saturn is involved things are without question. Bonatti says that those who have Saturn in Aries are going to have a hard heart, little compassion and little pitty. A lack of ability to empathize with others sufferings or feelings. We can see this as perhaps part of Mr. Cosby’s problem. His sexual lust did not have the capacity to empathize with the feelings of the women it was directed at. They became objects for his will rather beings with their own valid souls in his eyes.
His Jupiter in Capricorn is what endeared him to the public as a father figure! It also gives him fame, and Jupiter rules joy and the 10th is what is in the public so we as the public saw him as a happy guy enjoying the jello pudding delights of the world. We did not know of his darker side. That Jupiter in the 10th is in fall though, A planet on the midheaven in fall and retrograde is going to create a career wipeout eventually. Jupiter rules the 12th. The 12th is hidden things, so any good astrologer is going to know that there are hidden things about his career, and those things will be revealed, and be the cause of the downfall. Jupiter also rules the 9th, those hidden things will be associated with his travels, Also we can say that he is in conflict with his own faith. Jupiter in Capricorn always has a little conflict going on, this is because it is seeking enjoyment through domination. Jupiter does not want to dominate, it wants to have faith that everything will turn out alright so its as conflicted as wanting some fish but refusing to get wet.
So when. when are we going to hear about all this dirty on Bill Cosby. Well, this year it happens that directed Uranus is conjoining his native Pluto in the Fourth house. Pluto is the hidden things, and Uranus is the upheaval. That is one clear sign for this year, but it is not very personal, so I want more. Ah! Pluto is transiting in conjunction to his mid-heaven. Remember Pluto is ones hidden things, and the Midheaven is the making of all public. Hidden things are made public in Cosby’s life right now. Oh, here is another, Saturn is conjunct his Mars this year. Thus he is learning hard lessons in relationship to his Mars and its rulership of his personality.
Yes, I think this man did take advantage through his will, of his fame, and his lack of empathy, to have sex with as many women as he could, whether they wanted it or not. No, I do not think he regrets it.
Sorry Bill Cosby, in the court of astrology, your story is clearly written, and lacking a good astrologer you were not for warned to cultivate empathy, and to be careful that you did not hurt others in your actions.
Do you want to know your pitfalls, what you should consciously watch out for in your chart? We all have our shadow and Astrology can be one of the most gentle ways of pulling them out into the light of day. Order a reading, and during this darkest time of a year, bring some light to your chart.
Three things you should know about Mars in Capricorn. It is willful, lusty, and ruthless. That is the way the energy is, this is not some peaceful, the world is a good place thing. It is the raw fire that makes the world the way it is. We can wish for peace, maybe we can get peace, but there is war and there is lust. There are the police. There is the Military. There are the good and bad elites, kings, ministers, presidents, dictators, druglords, rebel leaders. They are part of our world, they are part of the story of this earth and they always have been. They are part of your story, and they always have been. There is part of you which is ruthless and willful. That wants the world to be the way you want it. That part is the Warrior King, or Warrior Queen. From now until December 4th is our time to get in touch with that piece of our wholeness and put that card into your deck!
Why is it so. Mars is the planet of lust and desire in action. It is not a passive desire like Venus, but an active desire that seeks what it wants and takes it. Mars is lust with aggression. If you want a nice iced coca cola while you are sitting by the pool you have two choices, wait for the pool barmaid to come and give you one, or get up and go get it. Venus waits, the Mars goes and gets it. What does the Mars get in Capricorn, it gets resources, it gets physical, it gets its desire. Capricorn rules authority garnered by resources, hard work, and wisdom. Combine the thrust and lust of Mars with the gathering of authority, resources and hard work and you get how Mars becomes a ruler. It rules by getting what it wants. This is the truth of exalted Mars in Capricorn.
From a feminine example Mars in Capricorn is found in the chart of Megan Fox. You can see the lusty authority, it is magnificent, perhaps it was a little to much for Hollywood to handle. Rumor has it her presumption of authority is what did her career in. None the less, her greatest movie fame came from the Military Mechanistic Transformer movies. The Transformers, wow, that is so Mars in Capricorn. Worry not for her career though, Jupiter conjoins her midheaven by direction at the age of 37, she will come back, or find her true fame at that point.
Interesting to note is that her midheaven is in the 9th house by whole sign. She is known to be into the mystical and even tried to explain how astrology works to Conan O’brian and even told him what his spirit animal is. She also read Ellen Degeneres astrology chart for her. She was courageous enough to take her alternative beliefs and cast them into the mainstream media. Now that is some ballsy Mars in Capricorn stuff! That is what we are talking about, the authority to believe in yourself and do what you know is your truth no matter who pushes against it. This is Mars in Capricorn!
From a masculine perspective Mars in Capricorn is found in the chart of Jake Gyllenhaal. He is so intense and creepy isn’t he? Not to mention that in all of his recent movies are super Emo killers. I know people who can not watch movies with him in them because he gets so intense. He has a Leo rising, a Gemini Moon, and a Sagittarius Sun, none of which say super intense and creepy, but Mars in Capricorn in the sixth house of work ethic nails it! Fearless lust. The movie that catapulted him to fame was Brokeback Mountain, perhaps the first mainstream movie to openly deal with homosexuality in a way that society freely embraced, one could even say it was the coming out of the closet movie for America itself. Speaking of which a rugged cowboy with sexual feelings he can’t get over, that sounds like the lust of Mars in Capricorn again doesn’t it! If that does not, perhaps Jarhead does! If it does not, perhaps a warrior prince of an ancient culture does. What we do know from all these movies, is Jake is cast as a man who no matter what the odds get what he wants, and is willing to wreck whole cultures to get it. That is Mars in Capricorn.
These two are meant to be examples of embracing your ruthless will in getting done what you need to get done. The next month you should take advantage of the Mars in Capricorn energy to discover your inner warrior, have great sex, and create goodness in the world by embracing the spiritual, sacred, eco-warrior with in you. Humanity needs Mars in Capricorn in the just sense, and you can be that. Do not let your warrior reside in the shadow any longer!
Sometime between now and December 4th do one at least one thing with FEARLESS INTENSITY.
If you wonder about how to bring your warrior out, give me a call for an astrology reading, and we will discover who your warrior is, and what it wants to do during Mars in Capricorn. Readings are $150 dollars for 90 minutes and include a recording of the reading. .
A dear client asked recently if I believed in the Law of Attraction. Oh. boy. Do I ever! It is so complicated though, I wish it could be simple, but it is complicated. The Simple definition according to Wikipedia: the Law of Attraction means that like attracts like, thus positive thoughts attract positive experiences and negative thoughts attract negative experiences. New Philosophies have developed espousing the truth of this such as “think rich and grow rich” or “think your happy and you will be happy.” Sounds great right!
What does this have to do with the Eclipse at zero degrees Scorpio on the 23rd of October? You know, the one you have been hearing about that occurs in conjunction with Venus in detriment and combust (two scary words for a traditional astrologer). The one embodied in this chart right here: Yes this eclipse, well this has everything to do with law of attraction! The law of attraction works, I swear it does, but it works on four different levels. The first is the conscious level, this is the Solar level perhaps, it is the “I will” place. I think most people are kind of riding the law of attraction belief system on this level. It is also simultaneously working on the subconscious level, the “I feel” level of the Moon. Oh, this is building up a theory that can be applied to eclipse magic! exciting! The law of attraction also works on the Unconscious level, that would be the part behind the Sun and the Moon, or the Nodal point of “being” (which is where eclipses occur) Finally it works on the karmic level of previous intentions and actions made by the stream of being. or the Nodal Axis.
So what does that have to do with you, me, or anything for that matter? Aside from the inconvenient truth that we are all running along in a large co-created karmic soup pretending we are experiencing a dream as reality, what does it have to do with the law of attraction? To become masters of our minds, we have to come to learn and understand our various impulses on a conscious level, subconscious level, unconscious level, and karmic level. This is not easy and takes lifetimes according to most holy men. No better time to start than the present though, why, because this eclipse occurs in the sign of Scorpio, the house of revealing your inner experience. Scorpio is all about inner experience, the raw power of it, and coming to reveal it and make it conscious. If we do not master the intentions and manifestations coming from all four levels of “our Law of Attraction” then we are going to be creating different experiences than just the ones we are consciously intending.
What you think and do during an eclipse is more potent than other times. This is according to Buddhist and Hindu philosophy. Your aspirations and actions are increased by magnitude during eclipses. This is eclipse magic that we spoke of before. Make some positive aspirations as the four levels of being line up interdependently with the coming together of the luminaries in the sky. Say your law of attraction aspirations during the eclipse.
What is a Scorpio Eclipse really about, it is about tearing your self open to reveal your hidden side. Scorpio rules death, and death is the final tearing open. The journey of they mystic is to go into their self and reveal it while still alive, then to come back and share the wisdom they find. During this eclipse cycle, we will all be asked to go inside and illuminate our darkness. It is as Carl Jung said, enlightenment comes from bringing light to the darkness. This is what you can do during this cycle, you can explore the different levels of you being and bring them together. Ah. A therapeutic eclipse cycle. But its not always easy.
This eclipse is Saros Cycle is 17 North, according to Bernadette Brady it brings an impulsive energy to events, socializing becomes hectic and deep issues emerge that motivate the individual effected. There is a degree of joy in the movements that occur. You can expect that if you have any of the traditional planets within two degrees of 0 Scorpio, 0 Taurus, 0 Leo, or 0 Aquarius. Have fun. Impulsive behavior can be used to open the heart, to make the leap past fear into the unknown. Fear comes from layers of the subconscious and unconscious mind. They are there hindering our positive thoughts and aspirations that we make for ourselves and others. We have to get past them through our experience, so let this eclipse motivate you to go beyond fear.
Impulsively do something you have feared doing over the next month. Examine the result.
When you make your New Moon aspirations, whether it is during the super potent actual time of the eclipse, or whether it is during the other 10 New Moons a year, be sure they are not in any way aspirations that harm others. Your universe is a closed karmic loop after all. Since your aspirations come from your mind, and your experiences with others are all filtered through your mind, then all results of your intentions will be experienced by your mind.
I hope this has been ok, it is a rather deep Scorpio treatment of the meaning of eclipses, but hey, that makes sense doesn’t it.
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Oh, the number one question for astrologers: relationships. Astrologers are asked to understand what in the chart makes a relationship work, what causes a relationship to fail? When we are young, Eros dominates and we just go for it, but as we mature, the more we become weary of what happens when dating goes wrong, the more cautious we become in choosing our prospective life partners. For many millenia marriages were arranged. It was astrologers who were counted on to help arrange successful relationships. Now relationships are romantically based, they are ruled by Eros. Eros is the principle of passionate love. Eros by definition comes and goes, it is the thrill and rush of initial hormones that cause the wildness of youth and the impulse of lust to bring forth crazy wild eyed rug rats that are our the future. Successful long term relationships though rely on Pragma. Pragma is the love that comes from acceptance and familiarity over time. Pragma can not be found instantly, it is something that must develop over time, with its development then the form of Love known as Familia can occur, that is family relationship that is the basis of the wholeness of the family experience.
Astrology accounts for the movements of Eros and the possibility of Pragma within the chart. Eros is found in the motions and symbolic presentations of Mars and Venus. For a relationship to have spark, romance, be capable of causing train wrecks in life, it must have Venus and Mars aspects. Trines and conjunctions are the most dangerous, the magnetism of them will at the very least throw you for an emotional a ride when they come along, if not sabotage your entire comfortable existence.
I love Eros, Venus is strong but tortured in my own chart, because it rules the midheaven, but is in fall in Virgo. Thus when people come to me for readings and I see Venus and Mars aspecting, I am thrilled. But alas, it is not always the best thing, because Eros by nature burns, it is an all consuming desire that overwhelms the body and minds of mortals. One must be a Hero, a Bodhisattva, a Buddha or a Saint to truly resist the Gods Mars and Venus when they strike. It is very difficult. Having them aspecting between two people is a great start to a relationship, because Eros will always allow you to come back and find the love through physical interaction if it is present in the chart. Make no mistake though, Eros comes and goes, and that is the danger. If your relationship is founded on Eros, then what happens when its not there? What happens when the transits of your life story push the Eros out, boredom happens. If you are of the cult of Eros, at that time, you will leave the relationship, and if you have children, houses, cars, mutual assets…well, then a lawyer is going to make some money off of your divine comedy. What is the medicine for Eros in the world of love and astrology?
Pragma is the medicine for Eros. Pragma is the form of love that endures compared to the passions of Eros. Pragma is the understanding that builds over many years of friendship and trust. It is found in the chart by the motions and locations of the luminaries. The Sun and the Moon are essence planets of the chart, and when they interact by trine or by conjunction, they indicate a long term understanding between two people. This long term understanding grows into a mutual affection through knowing one another. This is why astrologers always seek Moon and Sun aspects in relationship charts, because it means the people represented by the two charts will have understanding and thus be able to stay together in a loving and harmonious relationship despite the comings and goings of lust. This will outlast the movements of Eros, helping to avoid the costly lawyer fees associated with the ups and downs of Eros.
Now if you are looking for love, looking for a soul mate, looking for someone to help you raise your children, looking for someone to be there for you when you retire, someone you can walk on the beach with when you face is wrinkled from many revolutions around the sun, then you really want both Eros and Pragma in the synastry charts. But if you can only have one, and you want it to last, then you want Pragma, that is the lasting quality that develops over time.
Why not have a relationship reading. Relationship readings are 200$ for 90 minutes, and I encourage both partners to show up or be on the phone. It can be done alone though.
By (author): Sue Johnson
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The moon is in Pisces today Trine Saturn in Scorpio. Being a Virgo, Pisces is in the opposite place from my Sun or illumination, so it is going to be my shadow. The signs opposite any given planet you have are natural shadows to the energetic purpose of that planet. I also happen to have Mercury in Virgo, so I like thinking that is clear and rational, Virgo being an earth sign, I also like it to be stable. Thus intuitive, indecisive,thinking that is just floating ideas, as well as communication in such ways, which are all Piscean, are just challenging for my rational mind.
The rational mind though has a shadow, and in my case it is intuitive, indecisive thinking that has no boundaries or marching orders. Thinking that just is. This is the Pisces thinking. Being a shadow, it is hard for me to acknowledge it in others as having a purpose, let alone my self. And yet, there it is, a part of a whole, certainly true, and very undermining, because I refuse to relate to it. Carl Jung said somewhere enlightenment is found by illuminating the dark. In astrological terms it means we should all really spend sometime studying the opposite signs from our major dynamic energies. A Virgo Sun should spend time coming to know the Illumination of a Pisces Sun, for that is the Illumination of the Virgo’s Shadow.
What, then is Pisces. A Pisces is unknowing, intuiting, vast mind. It is mind that lets things unfold. Pisces is the natural Taoist mind. This is the supreme manifestation of going with the flow of the vast ocean. Sitting in the current and letting it take its course with deep trust. Allowing for all possibilities. Taping into the mind that is not individuated but rather deals with archetypes that are universal. Every Pisces I know is frustratingly hard to communicate with (hah!) not because they are not enjoyable to speak with, but because the conversation never gets anywhere. But Pisces does not need to get anywhere, it is at the end of the Zodiac and has already been everywhere! It is laughing at the need for something to happen, because everything has already happened, and the deep faith Pisces has means they are comfortable and assured that whatever else needs to happen, it will happen in the right way at the right time. That is the Pisces way. Faith and Trust in the vast cosmic nature, or god, or life nature. Since modern life really conflicts with this, modern life being made of spreadsheets, angles, streets, corners, stop lights, rules, and regulations, Pisces might just have to drink to get in touch with that reality. Pisces will sabotage any boundaries, because those boundaries are an image and a mirage to the Pisces Mind.
What do do when the Moon is in Pisces then? This is a struggle for a Virgo at least, and perhaps for otehr signs, I find myself at a complete lack of motivation and certainty this time of the month. The Moon is translating the Pisces archetype into the plane of relative mind, and suddenly, boom. All the boundaries are lost and the direction becomes a flow, rather than a direction. Wait, is that a mental wandering again…well so be it, when the Moon is in Pisces wander…freely, and by no means ever…lay a foundation for a house, unless its a houseboat.
The new moon is in Libra today starting the astrological month of Libra. The Sun and Moon were conjunct at 1* Libra which makes it an early conjunction, indicating the start or beginning of new things.
In terms of our own aspirations and using the New Moon as a skillful way of creating goals for you life, we should set down Libra type goals this month. Libra is associated with balance, art, diplomacy, equality, justice, partnership and self expression. Aspirations for self development in the month are harmonious with the energy of the month when they are made in those areas of life. One of the greatest flaws of the Libra archetype is indecisiveness. As an exercise in setting the month straight be decisive with your aspirations for the month.
Looking at the implications of the month, in considering the New Moon chart the following qualities stand out: The ruler of Libra, Venus, is in Fall in Virgo. This is relatively common and happens about a third of the time that we have a Libra month. The indications are that matters of love and the heart as well as matters having to do with leisure and debauchery will not go smooth over the next month in general. Mars and Neptune are square. It is a waning square and thus has to do with the closing out of what is indicated by the Mars Neptune cycle. In this case we can say that it indicates dissolution and confusion in the matters of war and aggression. Uranus is returning back to an applying square to Pluto, the second to last in the dance they have been doing since 2012. The final square will be in 2016. This square will arrive in December and I will post about it closer to that time, but remember it in your mind over the next few months as tensions begin to arise again in the world. Uranus has been in Aries, which indicates the new, and Pluto in Capricorn which is resources. For all the pain that has been experienced by humanity in the past 5 years, I believe the final indications of this square will be that it was when society as a whole on the earth began to acknowledge, or remember, our roll as stewards of nature rather than harvesters of nature. Unfortunately the first square brought the Gulf oil spill, the second Fukushima disaster, the last one the struggle for gas pipeline ownership in the Ukraine. Thus the square teaches through hard lessons, and the quicker you learn the lessons the less pain involved with them. This is true for natal charts as well as mundane charts.
The New Moon occurs in the first Decan of Libra. Ibn Izra has this to say: A man in a shop in the market with scales in his hand, and he wishes to buy and sell. We can say also then New Moon aspirations can be made for profit through buying and selling.
Best wishes to you during the month of Libra, may you stall balanced, decisive, and communicate well.