Challenging New Moon

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October’s New Moon appears on Sunday, October 27 at 11:38 pm ET. New Moons create a period of the void–a lack of motion and a time for reflection. (This summer, I planted a few seeds and plants on the New Moon and watched in dismay for 2 months until they finally overcame the “lull”.)

Obviously, it’s a time to move inward, and this vibration is intensified by two factors. The Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) are placed in Scorpio, an intense water sign that amplifies the emotions and interest in the unknown. Both Sun and Moon oppose Uranus, ruler of the new age and bringer of sudden change. Mercury (communications) will move into retrograde on October 31, and both Mercury and Uranus rule electronics.

Sun and Moon in opposition to Uranus may bring feelings of rebellion or irritability. Uranus sends energy in waves that can lift us into realization; it’s equally capable of making us feel stubborn and upset. It’s important to move quietly and gently, nurture the inner self, and take life at a slower pace for a week or two. The energy can feel tiring, upsetting, or energizing–and it can come in phases as uplifting on one day and exhausting on the next.

Mercury (communications) and Venus (love, relationships) are conjunct (close to) in Scorpio, giving insight into emotions and discernment about the cause of uncomfortable feelings. The mind (Mercury) and the heart (Venus) are closely linked, and it’s possible to use the connection to explore habitual emotions to find desirable insights and solutions. Mercury and Venus also trine (harmonious) Chiron, the wounded healer, which increases the ability of the mind and heart to heal together.

Venus trines (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), illuminating the beauty in life, increasing awareness of help from the invisible world, and adding a dimension of spirituality to the mix.

Mars (male, assertion) in Libra seeks beauty and balance, but it squares Saturn (time, limitation), asking for examination of difficulties and limitations in the past. By clearing these blocks and understanding their meaning, we can begin creating new forms of balance between the sides of the self.

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) remains square Neptune (mysticism, illusion), reducing self confidence and enthusiasm about life. Saturn (limitation, time) squares Pluto (underworld, transmutation.) We continue to task of seeing who we truly are, finding strength and courage within ourselves, and transforming our inner world.

We’re likely to experience bursts of energy and tiredness.We may feel confused and/or move between 2 directions. (Oppositions are 180 degrees apart – or 2 opposites.) However, we have the beauty and intelligence of love (Venus) and Mercury (mind). Uranus in Taurus encourages connection with the earth.

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

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