Freedom To Choose – Astrology for the New Moon in Libra, October 19th, 2017
Chrysalis then butterfly. Exploding into form. Then back to the beginning. By Janna Dorothy

Chrysalis then butterfly. Exploding into form. Then back to the beginning. By Janna Dorothy

October 19th’s new moon in Libra features an exact opposition to Uranus – agent of change, revolution and revelation. As with all new moons, this month’s offers a space for reflection upon new beginnings. Perhaps not a new story but maybe a new chapter. In Libra, and with Libra’s ruler Venus close by, this moon asks you to reflect upon agreements and contracts you have made in your most important relationships. Uranus in opposition invites you to wake up within the agreements and liberate yourself from any that impede your evolving and authentic expression.

This is not to say leave relationships if they feel boring, or break up if you’re facing challenge. This is more a request to look at the ways you’ve formed agreements with those you care about to continuously reenact the same old stories. We do it without thinking about it, talking about it, or even consciously knowing what it is. We do it because our parents did it, because our previous partners did it, because that’s what everyone else does, because someone else says it’s correct.

Awakening from apathy, boredom and the same old shit is Uranus at its best. This energy is also known for suddenness: sudden endings, sudden insight, sudden changes, sudden revelations. If you get some news you weren't expecting or if it feels like the ground is disrupted beneath you, keep in mind that this is the God of Liberation. Whatever is changing is because it needed to change. Trust the process and use it as a reason to get present and stay present. 

This is a moon to question assumptions and expectations. It’s a moon to point out the obvious that is the status quo. It’s a moon that asks you to think about expression rather than obligation. This is a moon to remove yourself from all the identities that define your behavior: woman, man, parent, child, spouse, employee, affair, boss etc. Get beyond the ego structures you’ve been operating under that tell you how you must behave. See yourself and those you relate with as energetic beings who are capable of infinite wisdom, and then treat yourselves that way. Oftentimes all it takes is one person deciding to do something different that gives everyone else permission to be free.

I talk about the energy of this new moon at length in my podcast, listen here to learn more.

To assist you working with the energy of this moon I’m offering a guided meditation on working with the triggers, activation and trauma responses that our nearest and dearest are the best at bringing out. I call these moments ‘having a case of the relationshits.’ It’s when your inner toddler comes out and you find yourself in a reactive state that is guaranteed to go nowhere fast and make a big mess on the way. Having had several bouts of the relationshits myself in recent years I’ve been practicing these techniques for self-soothing and grounding quite a lot. They continue to help me, and I hope they’ll help you too!

I also want to offer you this video of a performance I made with a friend a few years ago when we were both having a case.

In the podcast I mentioned a resource I love called "Inside Degrees" by Ellias Lonsdale. I've found a lot of insight from their interpretation of degree points and those of you interested in a more in-depth understanding of your personal degrees may as well. The points for this new moon and Uranus opposition are:

LIBRA 26
A gypsy cart with a campfire nearby.

Magical ways of life are just about gone and are returning from a completely different side. The instinctual attunement to nature and to God is being trampled under. But the reclaimed, more advanced instincts, after individuality had gone as far as it could go, are becoming the conscience pulse of the planet in a more futuristic way. Wandering from pre-individual states through the maze of individuality into post-individual states--in midstream it is trying to pass as a fully individuated creature. But it is profoundly unstirred by the separative ego fireworks and just waiting for the next evolutionary move to sweep all of it away. Timelessly, inwardly witnessing the passing of worlds. And waiting expectantly for the time when people move out beyond themselves, and discover Cosmos and Earth as one and live in that place as though it never had been lost and the world had never turned against itself.

ARIES 26
The man in the moon smiling.

Living on the edge. Poised at many brinks. Swept up in a tide of changes--chaotic and magnificent. Everywhere at once, you are creative and generative, overwhelmed and overstimulated, but primarily exulting in yourself and your emergent capacities. Falling in love with the dance of destiny you find yourself in. Ecstatic release in being able to catch the spark as it flies. Very fast, very strong, very remarkable, and knowing it.

Take some time with these metaphors and let them sink in for a bit. Libra 26 is where the sun, moon and venus are – this energy is about personal consciousness and emotional awareness. Aries 26 is where Uranus is – this energy is a collective experience and something we are all waking up to experiencing together.

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Your audio horoscopes are linked below, take a listen for your sun, moon and rising signs for different messages.

ARIES
I welcome new beginnings in all of my relationships. We start again together with fresh eyes, open ears and welcome hearts.
LISTEN TO ARIES AUDIO HOROSCOPE

TAURUS
My life is balanced and steady. I awaken to intuitive insight.
LISTEN TO TAURUS AUDIO HOROSCOPE

GEMINI
I enjoy fruitful and fun collaborations and creative play-friends. Our work together is brilliant and effective. We create new ideas for the future based on mutual satisfaction in the moment.
LISTEN TO GEMINI AUDIO HOROSCOPE

CANCER
I easily find the balance and equilibrium I need at home to do the work I am here to do in the world. My relationships respond to my needs skillfully and encourage my growth and potential.
LISTEN TO CANCER AUDIO HOROSCOPE

LEO
I learn from my human relationships to let go of the limiting thought patterns that keep me from connecting to my highest spiritual self. As I deepen my relationship to higher wisdom my immediate environments become more lovely and balanced.
LISTEN TO LEO AUDIO HOROSCOPE

VIRGO
I balance my self-worth in the honest reflections of those who know me the best. I am unafraid to make the changes I need to make so that our exchanges are mutually satisfying.
LISTEN TO VIRGO AUDIO HOROSCOPE

LIBRA
I define myself according to my own aesthetic. I enjoy surprising insights and innovation in all my relations as I present myself in the most honest and authentic ways I can.
LISTEN TO LIBRA AUDIO HOROSCOPE

SCORPIO
My subconscious space is ready for supreme equilibrium. I activate my life to receive the good graces of the spirit realm by freeing myself from all unneeded attachments and useless clutter.
LISTEN TO SCORPIO AUDIO HOROSCOPE

SAGITTARIUS
I welcome new social situations that stimulate insightful and inventive creativity into my life. I dream a new dream for the future by investing in my in my networks through offering my authentic expression.
LISTEN TO SAGITTARIUS AUDIO HOROSCOPE

CAPRICORN
I open to new possibilities and experiences on my path in life. I welcome arrangements that serve my awakening as well as my stability.
LISTEN TO CAPRICORN AUDIO HOROSCOPE

AQUARIUS
I open my mind to balanced wisdom. I learn from my relationships and take care to pay attention to my immediate environments, they will provide me with insight into the greater meaning of my life. 
LISTEN TO AQUARIUS AUDIO HOROSCOPE

PISCES
I balance my accounts, pay my debts and collects what I am owed. I do so with good humor and fair judgment. I wake up to the value I have in the world and easily ask to receive what I am worth.
LISTEN TO PISCES AUDIO HOROSCOPE