Hello! I’m Aly, your friendly mystic, here again with the astrological forecast for the New Moon in Libra on 09/25/22. This New Moon is happening at 2° of Libra and will be most potent for people with planets or the ascendant at 0° to 5° of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) and the air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) as well as people with late degree 29°-25° of the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) and earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn). In my practice, the purpose of astrology is to give us the ability to see the divinity in the shifting circumstances of our daily lives to help us surrender to what we cannot change, the courage to change what we can, and the wisdom to know the difference. First, we will go over the archetypal energies present and then we will go through the rising signs to see what topics this New Moon will be highlighting for you. To use these horoscopes you will need to know your birth date, birthplace, and birth time.
There is a seed being planted in contention with the philosophical review of retrograde Jupiter in Aries. He is concerned with independence, the freedom to act, and selfhood. His retrograde period has likely brought up shifts and changes in our beliefs around the part of our charts that Aries touches. This New Moon, however, asks us “How do we ground a project, idea, action, relationship etc. in the good of all?”. Our task is to figure out how to find balance and justice communally when we are still evaluating our ideals as individuals and desire to go it alone. It is important to note, that the individual and the community cannot live without one another and are thus two sides of the same coin. As much as Jupiter in Aries wants us to believe otherwise, we cannot and do not live in a vacuum and no man is an island. Neither can be honored by dishonoring the other. The tension of these opposites can be held in interdependence, where the independence of an individual is honored and valuable to the community. This lunation cycle may help us learn ways to find more independence and freedom in our responsibility to one another.
Many of the themes of the last two weeks and the clarity of Mercury’s Cazimi on the 23rd are ready to be put into action, using Mercury’s valuable review of the first 8 degrees of Libra. As Mercury and Venus, the host of this lunation, move into conjunction in nit-picky Virgo, we may find ourselves trying to crack the code on how to perfect love, sensuality, harmony, and beauty wherever Virgo touches our chart. Our ideals have likely been set unrealistically as Venus passes her opposition with Neptune in Pisces. Past fantasies of the perfection of interconnectedness may have floated back into our consciousness once more. Our souls may remember a time when we lived in perfect unity without our physical vessels creating complications, but Venus in Virgo is an endlessly practical lover and lives in the material. We may have issues accessing our diplomacy with old visions of boundary-less love coming into harsh contrast with our lived experience.
Nothing kills love and connection faster than a critical nature, however, voicing our dissatisfaction with love is an important art form in and of itself. This is the noble pursuit of perfection Venus in Virgo can embody. How do we voice critiques to create connection and harmony rather than point fingers and cause derision? Much like a painter who bares their soul on canvas still needs feedback and critique from their peers to improve their craft, our relationships need us to speak on what is and isn’t working. It is not an easy task to be vulnerable, baring ourselves to our loved ones and wanting nothing more than to please them, only to be told we are falling short. If both parties remember that they are working toward happiness for all, they may be able to set aside the impulse toward lone wolf philosophies long enough to soften their hearts.
Because of the nature of this New Moon being in opposition to Jupiter, I will be evaluating these horoscopes as pairs on the axis of Aries and Libra. If you know your rising sign, you can read below what houses this transit will highlight for you.
This opposition is happening on the 1st & 7th house axis for you. “Me vs. We” is the name of the game. There may be a struggle to find a diplomatic solution to someone’s desires for freedom and independence within love and relationship. You may experience a “my way or the highway” attitude with your loved ones in the face of critique.
This opposition is happening on the 12th & 6th house axis for you. Both these houses are associated with difficulties, loss, and labor. This may be related to topics of care for yourself and others and how to divide labor equitably. You may face issues with outsourcing labor and the desire for extreme independence. There is a potential for burnout with this transit. It will be important to remember to fill your own cup before you try to fill others.
This opposition is happening on the 11th & 5th house axis for you. The topics highlighted are pleasures of community and our personal creativity and vision. There may be some creative and philosophical differences that need mediation between the desire for individual authorship and working harmoniously within a group. It may be tension around a creative project that requires both an individual vision and collaboration. There may be a need to relinquish the desire for total control to bring something into fruition.
This opposition is happening on the 10th & 4th house axis for you. This is the axis of property and private life versus career and your reputation. There is a need to balance the demands of work with a responsibility to family and home. An evaluation of whether or not who you are at work and who you are in private are in alignment is likely on the docket. In general, this lunation can highlight your philosophy around work-life balance. Property disputes may also arise.
This opposition is happening on the 9th & 3rd house axis for you. This axis is about our big picture beliefs and philosophies versus our day-to-day information, rituals and communications. There is likely a rethinking about how you communicate your beliefs and your ideological framework. There may be tension in what you believe in and your daily rituals. It will be important to find out which needs revising in order for them to be in harmony once more.
This opposition is happening on the 8th & 2nd house axis for you. The topics activated will be around your belongs, self-esteem, and money and how they are woven with those around us. It often is the axis of our financial responsibilities to others and theirs to us. We may be reviewing our personal possessions or what we owe others. Disagreement concerning a debt may arise due to differing beliefs as well as resistance to paying back what may be perceived as an unjust debt. With Mercury retrograde, be sure to check a contract twice, and always get agreements in writing particularly if you are borrowing or lending money.
Thank you so much for reading this forecast and arming yourself with the knowledge of this upcoming cycle. I’m grateful to be able to offer an astrological perspective of the current energies. If you are interested in getting a personalized astrological forecast of upcoming transits or would like to have a reading of your natal promise, you can book a session with me on my website https://friendlymystic.com. If you have any questions regarding astrology either in general or specifically about this forecast, feel free to leave a comment. Happy New Moon loves! I hope it is a good one. 💜