New Moon in Libra

Those who enter the gates of heaven are not beings who have no passion or who have curbed their passions, but those who have cultivated an understanding of them. - William Blake

As I prepare to leave Missoula, I want to continue to offer insights around how we can set intentions for each lunar cycle, how we can reflect on the fluctuations of life. So I will use technology as a bridge to stay in touch with you all.

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October 8th at 9:47 PM MT the moon will be darkest as it resides in Libra with the Sun also stationed here, making this the New Moon ( Sun and Moon share a sign and the moon is dark) A time to plant intentions. The dark night provides a vast ocean possibilities that longs to become actualized, to be more than just an idea or thought.

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Libra is ruled by Venus, a sign embodied by the feminine or yin energy. She focuses on relationships and partnership, expanding her consciousness to embody another, realizing the fulfillment that is experienced when partnership occurs.

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This new moon is leavened with strong flavors of Scorpio adding a sharp flavor to the typically light Libra taste. Venus went retrograde in Scorpio on October 5th and will stay that way for 40 days and 40 nights. This planet (Venus) is the main character for the next while so understanding her lessons can be of great benefit specifically combined with the lessons from Scorpio.

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Since Venus is in Scorpio we understand that this period will be experienced with strong themes of this powerful sign. Scorpio demands us to look into the darkness, to see the monsters, the insecurities, the traumas, that we often work to suppress and keep out of sight. She evolves once she has penetrated the many aspects of ourselves, understanding, and seeing. Only then can she purge and re-emerge liberated, that is why Scorpio is associated with the Phoenix, the bird that becomes from the ashes. She isn’t known to be graceful and light, but she can help you brave the storm, she gives your piercing sight to witness what is at hand.

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We can merge the themes of Libra and Scorpio to understand how to set intentions for this month as well create a framework to process and stay aware for this next retrograde period.

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What role do you usually claim in partnership? Are you the fixer, making sure everything is ok? Or are you receiver, listening and allowing the other to drive as you accompany for the ride? Look into your beliefs and biases around women. We all have them, perhaps you have been hurt and wounded by fierceness of a female. What is your common reaction when conflict arises in partnership? How can you invite more balance into your days? How do you show support to those you love?

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Libra gifts us the intellectual skill of understanding there are two sides to every story, and can help us disengage from normal thinking that can be clouded by our biases. Every soul on this planet has a story that has sculpted them, that has designed the way they see and process life. Understand your own beautiful sculpture, your thought patterns, projections.

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Allow yourself to reflect on these lessons and then tonight or tomorrow morning make time to establish the seeds you wish to grow this next lunar cycle.

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If you are interested in understanding your personal chart and how this period will affect your please contact me as I have officially launched my astro-coaching lessons.

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May we have the courage to face the aspects of ourselves we have neglected and feared. May we have compassion for ourselves and others. The world needs us now more than ever and change will only happen when we work together. In love. Sam