© by Steven Outram
This will certainly not be a peaceful New Moon at 4° 00′ Libra on September 27, 2011 4:09 AM PDT. Usually the New Moon in Libra is a time to celebrate beauty and harmony but not this time around with Uranus in Aries sitting in opposition and Pluto in Capricorn squaring it. Contentiousness, discord and flat out polarization are far more likely.
If it was just Mercury conjoining the luminaries in fair-minded Libra, it would be easy to sit down and have a pleasant, informative dialogue with your friends and neighbors. Even an opposition to Uranus in Aries would likely only add liveliness and make the discussions more interesting. The catch is Pluto in Capricorn opening the door to insisting on the expectation of a certain outcome. We could end up in bitter disagreements with each party unable to see any point of view but their own. Eventually Pluto will show his true colors by obliterating the basis for ALL those positions if people don’t back down and demonstrate their willingness to compromise. Might not be a bad idea to take a long look at your positions before jumping in with both feet.
An interesting component in this chart is Venus in Libra conjoining Saturn in Libra. Noteworthy because Venus rules Libra and Saturn is exalted in this equitable sign. While this is hardly a romantic combination it does promise durability to relationships entered into under its aegis. Libra emphasizes the need for compromise and has a deep appreciation for fairness in one-on-one relationships. Juno, the asteroid associated with marriage, is closely aligned with Venus and Saturn and will encourage those on the brink of committing to take the next step. Because this stellium forms harmonious aspects to the Nodes, it is possible those we connect with at this time will have karmic ties to us.
There is a waxing square between Mars in fiery Leo and Jupiter in patient, earthy Taurus. It brings to mind the expression “locking horns”, suggesting differences in opinion will not get resolved until these two planets are out of orb. [The exact square is 2 October.] Leo and Taurus are fixed signs and neither are all that good at backing down once they’ve made up their minds. Yeah, one more factor adding to the polarized atmosphere. **sigh**
Neptune in Aquarius and Chiron in Pisces are sitting this one out, fantasizing about how wonderful it would be if everyone could just get along.
One of the best things about this New Moon is it will be the last lunation until next May with Uranus squaring Pluto, giving us a real breather before the next clash between these two outer planets. This is a good time to remember it is up to us as individuals to choose how we respond to these celestial influences. We can consciously behave with kindness and patience instead of feeling the need to aggressively defend our positions. Not a bad idea, if I do say so myself!
On a personal note: An OK New Moon for me with Venus exactly conjoined my Moon and Mercury-Sun-Moon sextile my natal Venus. Uranus in Aries is sitting trine to my natal Venus. Even if others want to get all huffy, I’ll go and play by myself rather than argue. So there! *grin*
Jupiter in Taurus is exactly inconjunct my Neptune and Mars in Leo squares my Jupiter. Hmmmm . . . the doubled up Jupiter influence is interesting. The interpretation from my software warns against making decisions that go against my best interests and to avoid being overly generous.© Copyright 2011 Diane L, All rights Reserved. Written For: Libra Seeking Balance