Libra New Moon – September 30th, 2016: Liberation & Re-Birth.

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This New Moon (8 degrees) squares Mars/Pluto and quincunxes Neptune/South Node (Spiritual understanding) in Pisces. There’s a karmic/past life element with the Neptune/South Node conjunction as well, and this ties into the “Karmic Completion”card; heightened sensitivity (Neptune) from previous lives (South Node) and spiritual gifts from past incarnations. This New Moon reminds me of a baby coming through the birth canal; quite frightening, yet liberating.

Pluto’s (“Rebirth” card) square to the New Moon can create issues with power struggles. Are we harnessing our power or giving it away for the sake of peace (Libra)? What seems like conflict can actually push us into transformation/change and bring about positive libra-nm2transitions (“All is well”) Things are not as bad as they seem–or feel. Pluto’s direct station (September 26th) felt like “demons” being released, and that’s Pluto’s job. Emotional and psychological purging can be overwhelming yet necessary.

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Mars enters Libra – November 12th, 2015: Diplomatic drive & Passive-Aggressiveness

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The Parnassus. Mars (Ares) and Venus(Aphrodite) and dancing maidens below. Painting by artist Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506) Date: 1497
The Parnassus. Mars (Ares) and Venus(Aphrodite) and dancing maidens below. Painting by artist Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506) Date: 1497

What happens when Mars, ruler of the God of war (Ares/Aries) crosses paths with Venus ruled Libra, known for it’s diplomacy and accommodating nature? There may be some serious issues surrounding exerting our dominance and we want. This is one of the main reasons why Mars in Libra is considered detriment: Libra’s desire to not ruffle feathers creates a certain level of internal conflict when Mars comes into the picture. How can we go for what we want and desire without coming across as rude or aggressive? How can we feel comfortable standing our ground yet maintain balance and peace? Libra in Mars is perfect for diplomacy and mediators, yet, when expressed negatively, we get suppressed anger and passive-aggressive behavior. Mars in air signs often has issues expressing the doing energy. More time is spent thinking about taking action than actually doing it.

Our interactions with others may also be highlighted. Libra is the sign most associated with relationships, unions and our intimate interactions with others. They key is respect and mutual understanding. Mars in Libra may force us to examine how we co-exist with others. Being graceful (one of Libras qualities) is a wonderful attribute to have, but being agreeable when you really want to let those around us know where we stand can create feelings of hostility. Luckily Mars’ conjunction to Venus and sextile to Saturn gives us a certain level of maturity, charm, and caution when it comes to us expressing Martial desires. We can certainly express what we want with both sensitivity and respect.

Make sure to look to the house in your natal chart that is ruled my Libra as well as where your natal Mars falls. This can give further insight into how this planetary energy will manifest and express itself. Mars in Libra transiting 4th house may bring forth the need to put our foot down when it comes to issues surrounding home and our living situation. Those annoying roommates you’ve been letting slide by on the rent may have to be confronted once and for all. Mars in Libra transiting the 6th house may have us focusing on our service/duties in the work place; is what we contribute being appreciated? How can one assert themselves in this environment without obsessing over being liked and accepted? These are just a few examples on Mars in Libra through some of the natal houses.

New Moon in Libra – October 12th, 2015: Relationship Goals

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LibpThis evenings focus is “We” instead of “Me” with the lunar energy shifting into Libra. Our sense of self is actually strengthened through interactions with others. The New Moon’s opposition to Uranus in Aries can usher in major insights and radical new ways of relating to others, while Mercury’s conjunction to Juno, Jupiter’s wife and the divine consort, gives us the ability to express our needs within relationships in a balanced manner.

Jupiter in Virgo conjuncts Mars and trines Pluto in Capricorn giving detail and expansion to action. Action can be hindered when Mars is in meticulous Virgo–we spend more time criticizing ourselves instead of taking action–yet the conjunction to Jupiter gives us just the boost we need. Jupiter in Virgo gives a somewhat disciplined approach; it’s trine to Pluto gives promise to big dreams, goals, and ambitions and possibly increase in wealth! Our philosophical views need to be shared with others as well. Jupiter/Pluto allows us to touch others on a grand scale, but don’t abuse your powers!

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Healing Stones for the Libra New Moon: I’ve chosen stones that resonate with Libras ruler, Venus. While forming balanced unions with others is wonderful, don’t forget your inner union. Having a good relationship with yourself is key to having good partnerships.

  • Morganite – Allows one to open up to the possibility of love.
  • Pink Tourmaline – Love, spirituality and peace.
  • Bloodstone – One of Libras stones. Helps heal sacral energy issues.
  • Prehnite – Another stone associated with Libra. Use for divine and angel guidance.