Just like everything else in 2020 so far, this week’s New Moon in Libra on October 16 2020 has surprises in store for us. First of all, it’s a SuperMoon™ (coined by astrologer Richard Nolle) which means that the Moon is nearing its closest proximity to the Earth at the time the Moon and Sun align from our perspective for the New Moon. When a Full Moon is a SuperMoon, we see it larger than life in the sky, but of course a New Moon is invisible – it’s the dark Moon that marks the beginning of a new lunar cycle. Nevertheless, the SuperMoon is still Super, whether we can see it in the sky or not, and its effect is more potent and more lasting than an ordinary lunation.
Each month we are initiated into the mysteries of the signs in zodiacal order, and following the Virgo mystery that was illuminated by the New Moon on September 17th, we find ourselves being opened to the Libran quest for beauty, harmony, and a balance in our relationships with others. The Libra New Moon urges us to find the balance point – to avoid extremes, to discover the truth that lies somewhere in the middle. When the Moon is in the sign ruled by Venus, there is a strong desire to open the heart and find connections that are pleasing and beneficial.
Speaking of Venus, she is in the sign of Virgo where we tend to be less interested in romance and candlelight and more interested in the functionality of our interpersonal relationships. Because Venus rules the New Moon and is in Virgo, we must take into account […]