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Episode 203 | Libra New Moon/Solar Eclipse: Going to the Party Alone!

Episode 203 | Libra New Moon/Solar Eclipse: Going to the Party Alone!

This week, Venus opposed Saturn prompts an examination of values; Pluto stations direct and applies intense pressure; Mars goes underground in powerful Scorpio and gains some focus and discipline from Saturn; an important Libra New Moon brings the disruptive influence of a Solar eclipse; and April answers a listener question about interceptions. Plus: capable birds, silent partners, and going to the party alone!

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[1:14] Venus opposes Saturn on Oct. 9 (11:11 PM PDT) at 01°02’ Virgo-Pisces. The Sabian symbol for Venus is 2 Virgo, Large white cross upraised; Saturn’s symbol is 2 Pisces, A squirrel hiding from hunters. All oppositions ask us to acknowledge that the truth between two extremes usually lies right smack in the middle.

[4:41] On Oct. 10 (6:09 PM PDT), Pluto stations direct at 27°53’ minutes Capricorn on the Sabian symbol, 28 Capricorn, A large aviary. Pluto has been retrograde since May 1, when it stationed at 0º Aquarius.

[5:40] In the days around this station, avoid all-or-nothing thinking and doing things that you can’t undo.

[6:46] Mars enters Scorpio on Oct. 11 (9:04 PM PDT through Nov. 24, 2023). Do some research while Mars is in Scorpio. Get to the truth of every situation, every relationship.

[9:11] Mars trines Saturn on Oct. 13 (5:29 AM PDT) at 00°54’ Scorpio-Pisces. Saturn is on the Sabian symbol 1 Pisces, A public market. Focus Daniel-San!

[10:22] Moon Report! A Libra New Moon Solar Eclipse on Oct. 14 (10:55 AM PDT) is at 21°07’ Libra on the Sabian symbol 22 Libra, A child giving birds a drink at a fountain.

[11:05] Eclipses bring change. In this case, change in important relationships is likely. And since the eclipse point is square Pluto, these can be permanent changes. Look to past eclipses in this area of your chart for similar themes: A lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014, 25° Libra; a solar eclipse on Oct. 14, 2004, 21°06’ Libra; on Oct. 12, 1996, a solar eclipse at 19° Libra; and on April 15, 1995, a lunar eclipse at 25° Libra.

[14:01] This New Moon initiates a Lunar Phase Family Cycle. When these cycles begin at an eclipse, they are especially unpredictable and often dramatic. The First Quarter in the cycle is on July 13, 2024, the Full Moon is on April 12, 2025, and the Last Quarter is on January 10, 2026.

[14:52] Void-of-Course (VOC) Moon Periods. On Oct. 10, the Moon in Leo sextiles Mars in Libra (2:36 AM PDT). It’s VOC for about 2 ½ hours before it enters Virgo (5:02 AM PDT). Show up, be fabulous, and collaborate!

[16:15] The Moon in Virgo trines Pluto (1:10 PM PDT) on Oct. 12. It’s VOC for about 4 1/4 hours, then enters Libra (5:22 PM PDT). It’s time for organization and clarity.

[16:47] On Oct. 15, the Moon in Libra squares Pluto (12:01 am PDT). It’s VOC for four hours before it enters Scorpio (4:04 AM PDT). This is the Moon’s final aspect in the sign of Libra after that solar eclipse. Cooperate without giving away your power.

[17:35] Listener Susan asks about interceptions.

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