October 16: A Rebalancing New Moon in Libra

October 16: A Rebalancing New Moon in Libra

The moon is square Jupiter at 5:06 a.m.

The moon is opposite Mars Rx at 6:49 a.m.

The moon is square Pluto at 10:22 a.m.

Friday holds a string of potentially problematic lunar aspects that may disrupt our emotional equilibrium. The first of these occurs early morning, as the moon in diplomatic Libra forms a hard square aspect with expansive Jupiter. This moon/Jupiter connection may amplify our feelings and heighten a tendency to exaggerate when expressing ourselves.

Soon after, the moon forms an opposition with Mars in flammable Aries. The darkening moon in balance-seeking Libra must stare down the planet of war, especially volatile while retrograde in the fiery warrior’s sign. As a result, this opposition may result in struggles to stay calm while facing strong, visceral reactions. These reactions may arise in us internally, or appear as passing conflicts with others as the day begins.

In the late morning, the peace-loving Libra moon forms an edgy square aspect with Pluto, the planet of the underworld, in resolute Capricorn. This challenging square may cause us to confront the harsh realities of our times, and since the moon is in equanimous Libra, we may struggle for a few hours to keep an upbeat point of view.


A new moon in Libra at 12:31 p.m.

The moon is square Saturn at 3:11 p.m., and moon void of course begins

Just after noon, the moon conjoins the sun, and the new moon phase of the lunar cycle becomes exact. If we were to look up into the sky tonight, the moon would not be visible, symbolizing a time to reset our energies and intentions. This Libran new moon represents powerful diplomatic efforts and harmonious forces emerging in our lives. Tonight, under the dark moon, we have an opportunity to retreat and reflect on how we can move forward with balance, peace, and clarity.

Late afternoon, the dark Libra moon forms an uncomfortable square aspect with Saturn, the planet of restraint, in realistic Capricorn. This aspect symbolizes a few hours when we may feel emotionally restricted, leading to internal frustration. Under the dark Libra moon, we may be reflecting on tendencies to be too naive in our emotional connections, so this moon/Saturn square may highlight a need to adjust our boundaries. The moon void of course begins now, so it’s best to focus on tying up loose ends until the evening.


The moon enters Scorpio at 10:05 p.m., and moon void of course ends

By nightfall, the dark moon leaves equanimous Libra to enter shadowy and mysterious Scorpio. The moon void of course ends now, opening up the possibilities to make new starts over the next two days. While the moon is in reflective Scorpio, we may feel contemplative and inspired to tap into our intuitive instincts to guide or most essential decisions.


All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.