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.

Aries/Libra Risings

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. 

Taurus/Scorpio Risings

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.

Gemini/Sagittarius Risings

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.

Cancer/Capricorn Risings

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.

Leo/Aquarius Risings

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.

Virgo/Pisces Risings

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. 💜

Today I’ve been feeling discomfort and pain in my pelvic region. This is common for me and often manifests as stiffness and tenderness in my hip movements. About a year ago, my first ovarian cyst burst sent me to the hospital, and I dealt with callous doctors and nurses as I waited upwards of 9 hours to be told what I already knew, that I had a cyst burst, my ovary had not rotated and that I should take it easy as I recovered. The only piece of information that I gained from my visit was that I have fibroids and that my uterus “made them for no reason”. I left that day somehow feeling deflated, grateful and also full of grief. I’ve been feeling into my grief over the past year but particularly today. I noticed that I’ve been feeling that discomfort in waves with my cycle and thought to look into endometriosis because I desperately wanted an answer to what my doctor had brushed away as “no reason”. Doing so sent my body into panic, I felt lightheaded and nauseated seeing how industrialized medicine saw fit to treat my body. I have had this reaction before to stories of medical injury of the uterus but it was the first time in a long time I had touched that wound so directly. I recognized there were very few days that I did not feel some discomfort in my uterus. I recognized how my own dis-ease was more than just a reflection of the Earth’s and that I carried through my body the echo of an abuse that has origins well beyond this lifetime. I went outside and put my bare feet on the dirt as the clouds broke and the sun shined on me. I wept deeply for myself, for my ancestors, and for the Earth holding my uterus as I did. When I spoke, I spoke to us all as one. “I’m sorry this happened to you. You did not deserve this. You deserve to feel safe in your body. You can be healed and I will heal you.” I saw a large spider checking her web and a ladybug close by, symbols of balanced feminine energy and good luck. Going back in, I saw 222 on the clock and felt so much gratitude to know that I am held by my guides in the process of healing the wound my ancestors could not. I know that other women and uterus owners know this pain deep in their bodies even if it has not manifested as an illness. I share this experience with you because I believe that holistic healing includes my community. Whoever and wherever you are, if you resonate with this experience, I want you to know that I feel our pain and I hold space for us. I’m sorry for what happened to you, you did not deserve it and you deserve to feel safe in your body. I love you, and I pray for our collective healing.

I’m Aly, your friendly mystic, here with the astrological weather for this upcoming Full Moon on September 10th. This full Moon will most powerfully affect those of you with planets in both the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) from degrees 14-20° and in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) from degrees 2-11°. As always, my intention with these forecasts is to give you foreknowledge of the archetypal energies so that you can consciously allow them to move through your life constructively and without resistance. 

This lunation cycle began with the review of our social agreements and relationships. We now find the full Moon in Pisces shifting the perspective of this question away from the details and verbal negotiations towards interconnection and the feeling of union. Its conjunction with Neptune muddies the waters of where we start and others begin and serves as a counter-balance to willful and argumentative Gemini Mars and the analytical and perhaps critical Virgo Sun. This energy of losing the boundaries between one another challenges Mars in Gemini which prefers clear definitions and severance. We may desire to meld ourselves with our partners, family members, friends and spirit but Mars in mental, and intellectual Gemini squares the Moon and refuses to release its hold to the facts at hand, and the Sun wants to know that the issues within our social contracts it’s been analyzing since the start of the cycle will be addressed.

It should be understood that each planet in this story brings a valuable piece to the table if one is able to strike the fine balance of these energies. The Sun illuminates our need to improve the harmony of our agreements and relationships, particularly since Venus has joined the Sun in Virgo and Mercury is stationing retrograde in Libra. The Moon conjunct Neptune yearns for us to remain open and connected emotionally as love is the highest ideal of all relationships and is the only way to achieve harmony. Mars, in contrast, is the energy of self-advocacy. It creates the necessary friction and discomfort to motivate us to verbalize our dissatisfactions, needs, and defend our boundaries if violated. Unlike the Moon at this time, it is not bogged down in memories and emotional connectivity to forget or dismiss maltreatment, agreements, or promises. 

A unique feature of this lunation is the presence of tight squares and oppositions that present challenges and tensions throughout the cycle. We have been feeling over the last two weeks the development of Mercury in Libra opposing Jupiter in Aries. The axis of Aries and Libra again highlights the theme of “me versus we”. Aries energy is fiercely independent and bold, and when negative, selfish and callous. Libra, on the other hand, seeks to balance and harmonize, but when negative, is indecisive and people-pleasing. Jupiter in Aries is not afraid to broadcast what it believes while Mercury in Libra seeks to smooth out the harsh edges of Jupiter’s willful and individualistic philosophy with a more collective perspective. Ultimately, balancing Jupiter’s bombast and brutal honesty through the lens of Mercury’s diplomatic delivery and optics can help with communicating our beliefs without stepping on toes unnecessarily. With both planets in retrograde, it’s a good time to review and revise your philosophies and ideals and identify whether or not they balance the rights of the individual with the needs of our relationships and a greater community.

The last half of this cycle will be characterized by the heightening tensions of our individual desires and beliefs and what is required from us by others. The last quarter Moon happens in conjunction with the perfecting square of Mars and Venus and the opposition of Mercury and Jupiter. What is brought to light by this full Moon will require readjustment to resolve the increasing friction between these opposing energies and integrate solutions that are “all for one and one for all”. By the end of the cycle, Mercury will be poised to exit Libra, returning to the degree it was at the new Moon, putting the social balancing act on the back burner. When it returns to Libra at the end of September, retracing its steps for its final review before the next new Moon on October 2nd, it will have the benefit of the work and experience of the current lunation as it drafts and implements new and harmonious social contracts.