October 14 marks the New Moon in Libra along with a solar eclipse at 10:54am PDT. I awoke to a dim sunlit morning and reflections of a crescent sun peaking through our plantation blinds onto the floor moving toward a ring of fire, an annular solar eclipse. Eclipses occur when the Sun and Earth are in alignment with one of the Nodes of the Moon. This is a South Node eclipse because the Libra Sun is close to the South Node. The South Node is about our past, karma, letting go of what we brought into this life from the past in order to move toward the future. With the South Node in Libra and the North Node in Aries, this New Moon gives us the opportunity to plant seeds of intention to move toward better relationships, the balance of we vs me, decision making and how we respond.
I recently returned from a trip to remote Indonesia where I led a group for a scuba diving vacation. The trip was a combined mix of people with differing life views. It comes to mind in this New Moon as part of Libra and Aries brings to the surface, how we react to our differences with honesty and grace with our communication and actions. Recognizing who we choose to spend time with and how we let go of what no longer works in relationships with people and life. When we are triggered can we still maintain honesty, grace and open ourselves to our inner feelings to explore true feelings in the experience. Then decide what needs to change in order to be honest with ourselves and others. Recognizing that rejection is nothing to chase, but to see as a fork in the road to inspire a new direction toward your true self and desired life. Making changes that sometimes result in endings in order to create new beginnings. The result brings about opportunities to see more clearly how you reflect your inner self to the outer world. Is your grace real or are you pleasing to stay where you are? The events this New Moon & eclipse season kicks off will be karmic and fated to empower you to let go of the past so you may move forward to your fated future. Seize the moment for healing in relationships, love, intimacy, finances, communications and actions.
Let’s ask the cards “How do we utilize Spirit and this conscious awakening to create our fated future with honesty & grace? The card I drew is from “Wisdom of the Oracle” by Collette Baron-Reid is “Breathe” – the essential meaning is: Patience; waiting; going slowly; all is well; meditation; trust. The book reminds us to breath, use this life force to take your time, let nature takes it’s course, allow the heart time to open. Your heart often knows what the ego tries to resist. Trust your intuition and release your mind, create space for spirit to communicate through meditation.
In summary, I think this is a time to recognize where you need balance in your life. If you are being forced to slow down, what have you been ignoring? If you are in conflict, what can bring harmony, middle ground? If you are unhappy, what false flags do you honor in your life? If you are confused, are you remembering this is a time for creation? Remember that creation comes from a reciprocal relationship with spirit. There is a fine line between doing what you know to create and trusting your intuition in taking action. Sometimes our physical world & it’s structure can block new beginnings because of the box we live within for comfort. This new moon is about collaboration, negotiation and honest cooperation inside and outside ourselves. With this New Moon, destiny may force your hand to see how you block your fated future. Make you recognize how you ignore your inner wisdom to truth. Take this opportunity to hear your conscious awareness toward your fated future. Don’t let life repress your true self, let it fuel a graced, innate destiny.
Peace and Love, Susan
References: Collette Baron-Reid, Astrologers Debbie Franks & Dr. Michael Lennox, my spiritual guidance and innate wisdom.