October 4-5, 2013
5:34 PM PST / 8:34 PM EST / 12:34 AM GMT
11 Libra 56
by Kathy Biehl
This month’s Libra New Moon is forcing structural changes in our foundations. The very nature of how we treat each other is up for fundamental review and revision.
Libra deals with relationships, fairness, harmony and balance, though the last three are more characteristics to be sought than inherent traits. This Moon affects all of those as it builds on the process of (r)evolution that has been ongoing since June of last year. (Actually, the years from the summer of 2009-2011 laid the groundwork; thinking back over how you refocused your life then could be productive.)
Whenever a component in a system changes, the rest of the system rearranges itself in response. Every person, and every situation, underwent some form of individuation in mid-to-late August. The changes that burst forth — which may have been entirely internal — are now forcing massive shifts in relationships, agreements and basic situations in our lives.
What’s going on now has an organic quality to it; much is transforming without your having to nudge or mold or suggest. You are sending out a different vibe about how you are willing to be treated, and people are responding. Haven’t you been noticing a switch in the character of your connections? Some are growing more open and easy. Others, even long-lived ones, are evaporating as you suddenly have little to say to each other (without any external provocation).
You can, of course, play an active, assertive role in this process. Conscious reshaping, is not only certainly possible, but also advisable. You have a clearer understanding of — and comfort with — yourself, certain key goals and certain key priorities, and that carries over into all your interactions. This Moon opens a portal to moving from that understanding into rewriting your personal relationship rule book, as well as the ground rules in existing and new relationships. This may involve direct renegotiation, but it doesn’t have to. You will likely simply behave differently, make different conscious choices, and set up different expectations.
Developments could be startling and raw and catch you so by surprise that you go into shock (even from the good ones). Some of you have already been seeing relationships crack open — or apart — without warning, for reasons you had no way to see coming. Factors that have been dormant are rising to the surface, demanding attention and steering events.
Power is also a huge consideration. (Perhaps you’ve noticed this in the national news?) Power games, power plays and bullying are rampant. So are standing firm and steadfast in your personal truth, standing up for yourself in the face of aggression or a guillotine blade, acting with integrity and keeping your conscience squeaky clean.
The role of power comes from the astrological configuration around the Moon. The New Moon is locking into the ongoing clash of the two cosmic change agents, radical, awakener Uranus and Pluto, lord of metamorphosis. The effect is pressure coming from the New Moon (a new phase in relationships) and from Uranus (radical change) onto Pluto, the ultimate powermonger, in the sign of structures, institutions, long-term goals and security. All of those are making seismic shifts from the impact. Think tectonic plates moving about and creating caverns, mountains and new terrain.
This level of change takes a while to play out. This New Moon, the first of the fall, colors the entire season, and what starts now will be with us, in development, for a while. Valuable information about the process is within reach by Sunday. Be courageously honest with yourself. That is the place of departure for all the restructuring to come.
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