Autumn is singing her magical song as the moon retreats into her balsamic phase, the dark of the moon before she turns NEW on October 6. The cool nights intensify Flora’s colors as the harvest rejoices in its bounty. The balsamic phase of the moon, in the days before she turns new, is the most powerful time to release what no longer serves and set your intentions for what you wish to next experience on the ride of your life. As this New Moon falls at 13 degrees of the cardinal Air sign Libra release and intention-setting is about the mental realm – switching up your attitude, your thought go-tos, and any programming that might be glitching up the flow in your perception. Venus-ruled Libra helps you resolve whatever needs resolving with an extra helping of graciousness. Clear your mental screen of extraneous debris so you can move forward with ease and flow. With Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all stationing DIRECT by mid-October, there is the promise of movement and what a relief that will be. When a planet stations Direct it slows to practically a halt as it prepares to turn from its retrograde movement to moving forward, all from our perspective here on Earth. It takes a few days to re-orient and then it will pick up speed, move over the degrees it has already passed while it was moving retrograde and then moves forward into new territory.
Mars, the action planet, exactly conjoins the New Moon (Sun and Moon conjunct) at 13 degrees Libra. Mercury joins in the sweetness at 20 degrees Libra, moving retrograde back towards the lunation. Much can be addressed in the realm of relationship. Mars activates this New Moon with energy to clear any issues you might be having with those in your intimate circle, be that friends, romantic partner, business associate – anyone you have connection to that is in your field of awareness. The diplomacy of Libra will help you to clear the air, to resolve differences, and to come to agreements that help the relationships to move forward with more harmony and in better balance. Use this energy to help you to come to a peaceful place inside. Your outer situations are reflections of your inner condition. Begin within to clear and release whatever is glomming up your flow. You may re-negotiate some relationships in your life and others you may release. Do what creates more peace, harmony, and flow for you.