Monday, October 24. The last week of this Libra lunar cycle begins with a dive towards our depths. Mercury joins the Sun in Scorpio today. Suddenly we see to the bones and better understand how things really work in our relationships, structures, and politics. Dare to speak truth to power, to use your voice to heal toxic secrets, and own your experience. As we complete this cycle dedicated to balance and relationship, seek to right the scales that pull you off your center. The Moon in Leo adds desire to act publicly. When the Moon moves into Virgo (especially tomorrow), we turn our passions into commitment.
October 26—Balsamic Moon: Surrendering. The Libra lunar cycle is winding down. With this darkening phase of the Moon, especially, we hear our ancestors speaking to us. The Scorpio season of Samhain parts the veils separating the worlds of the living and the dead. We can take this opportunity to seek ancestral wisdom about our relationships with the Earth and each other. The Moon in Virgo encourages acts of service and devotion. Let these acts become rituals of commitment to living in balance. Pay attention to your body’s signals about balance and imbalance. The encouraging sextile between Venus in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Libra is a potent moment of alignment between our beliefs and our relationships. These planets are in mutable reception. Venus is in the sign Jupiter rules and Jupiter is in Venus’ sign. They conspire to inspire us to know the truth of balance, justice, and right relationship.
Friday, October 28. Subsurface tensions are likely to erupt today with a square between Mars in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries. In fact, keep in mind practices of chill, because even if you are not reacting with a fiery temperament, most likely someone else around you will be. This is the tinderbox transit. If something is ready to go up in flames, it will. We can use this energy to move past blockages and transform inertia into action. With the Moon in Libra, we also want to be mindful of harmonious action and relationship. What are the pathways of change available to you as you seek to maintain your relationships? Perceived injustice is extremely hard to tolerate at the moment. Maybe that is good.
Saturday, October 29. It comes down to this on the last day of the Libra lunar cycle: Our choices matter and we are not alone in establishing balance in this world. Relationship is incredibly important to living in balance with the Earth. The conjunction of Venus and Saturn in Sagittarius emphasizes our commitment to staying in relationship, even when it is difficult. With the influence of Saturn on our desires for balance, tune into what the body knows about desire and resolve. Find your inner resources. Before the Moon leaves Libra, it contacts Uranus in Aries and Mars in Capricorn to spark any fires that didn’t get ignited yesterday when Mars was exactly square to Uranus. Perhaps these fires clear away the brush so we know what the bones of our relationships are. Release this lunar cycle. As we near the New Moon in Scorpio and the season of Samhain when the veils between the living and dead thin, know that deep wisdom is waiting to help us resolve our questions.