Discovering What Holds You Back: New Moon Astrology Oct 2017

Discovering What Holds You Back

New Moon Astrology Oct 2017

Article Window: Oct 19 to Nov 19
• New Moon is Thursday Oct 19, 12:12 PM PDT
• Sun is 27° Libra, Moon is 27° Libra
• Next Full Moon: Nov 3
• Current New Moon Theme (Oct 19 – Nov 19): A Greater Capacity to Participate

The New Moon releases a wave of new potential that sets the overall theme for the entire month that follows. This month’s Lunar cycle offers a new tool-set that creates momentum for energizing your life’s purpose. To experience your fullest potential in the coming month allow this energy to guide you, especially while adjusting to life’s changing circumstances.

Astrology Article: Discovering What Holds You Back

Written by Steven Shroyer
Co-authored by Elizabeth Schermer

Our Libra New Moon astrology is introducing a new capacity to make a difference in the world. This new capacity includes your ability to deal with the stresses and social pressures of life. It also enables you to access opportunities for new growth through the discovery of what’s previously been holding you back.

There’s a major shift in the energy signatures we’ve experienced through the previous several lunar cycles. We are integrating now the intense activations and learning processes that have taken place over the past several months. The New Moon is coalescing these previous activations into new capacities so that we’re able to utilize what we’ve experienced and learned.

Participation through Group Activity

The Libra energy signature of this New Moon is helping us to take what we’ve learned and apply it to a larger context. Specifically, this month we’ll be applying what we’ve learned through all forms of group participation.

Participation is a key aspect of the Libra theme. It’s the transition from Virgo to Libra that enables us to move from the personal to the group perspective.  This movement from Virgo to Libra also strengthens our ability to maintain balance between our personal growth (Virgo) and  all forms of larger contribution (Libra).

The shift this month will enable you to participate in life at a different level. What’s unique about this particular Libra Moon is that the signature of new participation happens directly through activity rather than through new types of thinking or new perspectives, which are the typical aspects of Libra participation.

The Importance of Happiness

You will recognize the specific activities that this Moon is evoking through your personal connection to the energy signatures of joy and happiness. This alignment with inner joy and happiness is not necessarily about the specific physical outcome of your actions, but rather the spirit of your attitude and the quality of inner awareness that you bring to the activity. Ultimately, this inner awareness connected to happiness is about shifting your perspective regarding the meaning of success, and your relationship to all forms of status quo within the world.

Group participation guided by your alignment with happiness will help you expand into new levels experiences of personal success. This new success moves beyond the ways in which you have experienced success in the past. Old ideas of success are being challenged now in order to break down and shatter outdated status quo perspectives and break through whatever is holding you back from your potential.

Status quo experiences of success refer to limiting personal beliefs as well as traditional cultural definitions of what it means to be successful in the world.  As our awareness of shifts, we’re able to participate in new and more expanded forms of success.

This ability to let go of external measures of success is a key aspect of co-creation, which requires us to release attachment to the way things have been in the past.

We’re integrating now all of the learning from recent cycles. The more you are able rise above your immediate circumstances to embrace a greater reality, then the more you’ll be able experience success throughout this Lunar cycle, and the more opportunities you’ll find for stepping into opportunities for creative activity through new levels of group participation.

As this new Lunar cycle develops over the coming month, observe your connection to inner happiness and your ability to act from these inner feelings. Pay close attention to how you access and integrate a new-found faith in yourself. Through these experiences you’ll have the opportunity to re-think and re-define what success and “successful living” means to you.

Astrology Pattern

Oct New Moon ChartOur New Moon astrology pattern centers around a group of planets (stellium) that are all working together. It’s this stellium energy that is enabling the integration and coalescence of the intense activity of the previous lunar cycles.

The Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Jupiter are combining their energies to enable us to participate in the world in new ways. The Sun/Moon conjunction is providing a new capacity to access expanded awareness and participate (Libra) in something greater. Mercury is allowing us to re-think exactly how we are interacting and cooperating with the status quo, which is represented by Jupiter. In this chart, Jupiter is also contributing to new forms of participation by working with Mercury to expand your intuitive awareness of harmonious interactions.

Uranus and Saturn also have important roles to play in contributing to the New Moon pattern.

Uranus, in opposition to our stellium, and gives us an intuitive capacity to think beyond the existing physical and social realms of the world.  With this new intuitive capacity, Uranus is supporting your desire to break free from whatever is holding you back, so that you can expand into something greater.  Within this specific chart, Uranus is directly supporting you to shatter old ideas of success so that new forms of success (and the understanding of what success means) can take hold. This ability is what’s enabling your expansion into new forms of participation.

Saturn, on the other hand, is supporting the here and now. Specifically, Saturn is contributing to your ability to experience joy, happiness, and clarity within your present circumstances. This is possible once you are able to reevaluate what success means to you (the expanded capacity of Uranus).

Summary

Our New Moon is introducing a new capacity enabling you to expand your ability to participate in the world. You’re being called now to break through barriers and participate in activities that allow you to experience new forms of success.

The specifics of what you experience this month will vary. What’s important is your willingness to rethink your relationships to the world and what successful living means to you on a personal level. As you connect to the feeling of happiness within, your faith in yourself will operate at an increased level. Your experience of happiness can be used as an internal indicator in order to choose activity that’s geared toward new ideas of success. As you discover what’s been holding you back in your previous relationship to the world, you’ll experience greater and more transcendent awareness of what is possible in your life.

Inspired Reaction for Success: Full Moon Astrology Oct 2017

Inspired Reaction for Success

Full Moon Astrology Oct 2017

  • Article Window:  Oct 5 to Oct 19
  • The Full Moon is Thursday, Oct 5, 11:40 AM PDT
  • Sun is 14° Libra, Moon is 14° Aries
  • Next New Moon: Oct 19
  • Current New Moon Theme (Sept 19 – Oct 19): The Eye of the Storm

Current Lunar Cycle

The Full Moon illuminates and activates new awareness, especially corresponding to whatever was released with the manifesting wave of New Moon energy two weeks ago. In the coming two weeks look for ways to celebrate and take inspired action, especially from whatever you have embraced or experienced since the New Moon. Be patient with challenges that emerge in the coming days, recognizing that they are also a necessary part of your expansion.

 

Astrology Article: Inspired Reaction for Success

Our Aries Full Moon Astrology centers around taking inspired action that’s aligned to what you hold within as dear and true.

It’s been two weeks since our Virgo New Moon energies provided the momentum that has carried us through the Fall Eclipse to the point of the Full Moon. The “Eye of the Storm” energy (our New Moon theme) is still providing a sense of internal calm, provided we are able to move attention away from external distraction and access the inward connection to our guidance.

Our Full Moon chart holds a great deal of contrasting energies. One of the qualities of contrast during this second half of the Lunar cycle is specifically related to experiences of transition. The chart directly points to  your personal ability to experience transition and change in a positive way. On a practical level your ability to transition into new situations and new experiences is directly reflected in the spirit in which you are able to embrace larger cycles of change in the world, including what is unfamiliar or even the shocking.

The type of inspired action to take during the next two weeks needs to transcend patterns of isolation and be centered and grounded in a mature outlook that recognizes that we are all in this together. Isolation, in this case, is a fear-based response to change.  This is not the time to go it alone. Isolation severely limits your ability to exercise your will power and limits your ability to engage in constructive activities for positive change inspired by purpose and effort.

These next two weeks, up to the Oct 19th Libra New Moon, can be a great time to work on new levels of clarity and perspective regarding who you really are and what matters most. This requires you to be willing to release habits and personas of whom you appear to be to others, including patterns of conforming to outside expectations of who you are and what you’ll do.

Inspired action during these last two weeks of our Lunar cycle must be anchored through inner calm (The Eye of the Storm) and tempered by a sense of spiritual identity that connects you to others and the world without sacrificing your uniqueness or individuality.

Astrology Pattern

Astrology Chart Oct 2017Our astrology chart has two contrasting concentrations of planets. Clustered with the Moon are Neptune and Uranus. On the other side of the chart, with the Sun, are Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, and Venus. Saturn and Pluto provide the clue as to how to integrate this contrast.

With the Moon in Aries, and Neptune and Uranus in close proximity, we are being prompted toward a reactionary response against a status quo that appears to be becoming more and more dysfunctional. The impulse for action stems from our own spiritual identity and our need for greater freedom and intuitive awareness.

With the Sun in Libra, and Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, and Venus in close proximity, we have our purpose and efforts working together, however here, too, they’re working in contrast to what the status quo dictates as the only normal response to life’s challenges.

This Full Moon activation of contrast creates a deep sense of rebellion, including a natural sense of protest to the existing status quo.

Saturn and Pluto are working together to provide a positive avenue for dealing with contrast. One through the way we embrace transition (Saturn) and the other through our ability to see contrasting elements as bridges (Pluto), especially through inspired thinking and reacting to these contrasting energies. Saturn provides the maturity to face every changing circumstance as an opportunity ready for inspired action. Pluto holds the energy signature to release whatever has been repressed, both the good and the bad, and to experience the contrast at a new level of awareness.

The Significance of the Venus/Mars conjunction. It’s rare for Venus and Mars to be conjunct to the exact degree at the time of Full Moon. The significance of this particular conjunction lies in the blending of energies that must take place for harmony to emerge. It’s also significant to point out that the ruler of the Aries Moon is Mars, and the ruler of the Libra Sun is Venus.

The natural alignment of this conjunction with the Aries Moon further indicates that the overall contrast of the chart is only describing the need for transition and not further conflict. When Venus and Mars work in harmony, there is a marriage between desire and experience. This is also implied in the Full Moon where your inspired activities are in alignment with how you imagine the world  can live in peace and harmony.

At the highest level, Venus and Mars literally represent a marriage of the Heart with the Will, and this signature shows your ability to use your willpower this month to act in alignment with your higher purpose.

Extra Notation

For the advanced astrology students who follow global events, pay particular attention to the Pluto Sabian T-square with Moon flanked by Neptune and Uranus. This overall planetary configuration also holds two hidden signatures. One signature represents a false flag event, while the other holds a disclosure event. Having said this, it’s important to remember here that an astrology chart doesn’t ever predict exactly what will happen. Rather than a literal prediction, the chart holds a potentiality of energy that may manifest in a variety of ways.

Summary

The New Moon theme of maintaining your center and finding the inner calm within “The Eye of the Storm” speaks directly to all forms of potential unrest and chaos in your life and the world at large.  Inspired action during these last two weeks of our Lunar cycle must be anchored through this quality of inner calm and tempered by a sense of spiritual identity that connects you to others and the world without sacrificing your uniqueness or individuality.

With the Sun in Libra, you have access to powers of imagination and new ideas of how your purpose and desire can work together. With the Moon in Aries you have access to the willpower needed to reject all the apparent conflicts in favor of contribution to a more harmonious transition as we watch the tides of change occur.