Here it is: the annual new moon in Libra, the sign of committed relationships. But there is a bit of….uh…tension in the air. This new moon opens up a six-month period in which love should take off, whether that means meeting someone new or getting more serious with the person you’re seeing. But some fiery aspects will create resistance if you’re feeling hemmed in by someone.
So don’t call me “arm candy” or “babe”. Avoid all the saccharine terms, like honey, sweetie, girly-girl or doll. And for guys out there who are reading this, if your woman is treating you like her manservant it’s time to wake up and smell the rocket fuel. You are nobody’s bitch either!
Yup, 2020 just keeps on rolling on with one interesting escapade after another!
Here’s what’s going on: first, Mercury goes retrograde on Tuesday, October 13th in Scorpio, which is the house of sex and intimacy. Whereas Libra is the house of getting serious with someone, Scorpio takes things even further – – like into the bedroom. Scorpio unleashes our libido. It can stir up all sorts of passionate emotions, which includes the good, the bad and the ugly. Things like jealousy, obsession and fear. Incredible joy, desire and bonding.
Needless to say, with Mercury retrograde in the house of sex and passion, past issues can come to the fore. Likewise, exes could start slithering out from underneath their rocks and head in your direction. My friend, I don’t care how good the sex was with this person… if there was far too much drama and not enough respect coming your way, it’s just not worth getting back with them, even for a one-nighter.
Then on Thursday the 15th, the fiery Sun squares subterranean Pluto. These two are having an argument about the balance of power within your relationship. Even though Pluto is a small planet, it packs a serious punch. This orb affects your own personal sense of authority, and how willing you are (or not) to give it up to someone else.
Along comes Friday, delivering the new Moon in Libra, the house of diplomacy and creating a happy long-term relationship. In astrology, anytime there is a new moon or full moon you have to take a good look at what other planets are doing around it. These lunations are rather bland on their own. New moons open up chapters, while full moons close them.
Whether they are good or bad depends on other aspects at play in the heavens at the time. (I’m going to be releasing a free mini-course soon in which you can learn astrology basics, so if you’re interested, sign up for my newsletter at the top of the page.)
The bottom line about this new moon? You’re not going to settle for being somebody’s bitch, helpmate, doormat, mistress, paycheck, or psychologist. Nope, it’s all about balance—-which is Libra’s domain, after all. This is not about becoming a tyrant yourself. You just want respect, which is kind of an inalienable right in romance, IMHO.
Keep this in mind, and that includes you single people too. Between now and mid-April you could meet someone new, someone who’s a keeper.
Now here’s where things get funkier: on the 27th, Mercury (still retrograde, mind you) backs OUT of Scorpio and starts to backstroke through Libra. Yes—more chaos in relationships!
But in a freaky cosmic twist, gentle Venus glides into Libra the same day. Venus will help counterbalance some of Mercury’s difficult energy.
But it simply wouldn’t be 2020 without even more twists and turns. On Halloween, a full moon/lunar eclipse takes place in security-conscious Taurus. Wild card Uranus opposes the Sun, indicating that there could be a blowout of some kind. Jeez Louise. Fortunately Mercury resumes direct motion on Tuesday, November 3rd…which is Election Day!
Let’s say your romantic relationship is fine, thank you very much. These aspects won’t affect you too much. Could there be little spats about money or communicating or spending quality time together? Yes. But nothing to break up over.
On the world stage, all of these crazy aspects could throw monkey wrenches into politics. Partners could turn on each other or battle for attention. While I can’t see Pence snarling at Trump or Harris giving the stinkeye to Biden (at least not in public), there could be people in their parties who start to lash out, or more…jump ship.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is such a train wreck that his own people–ones that he appointed to work for him–are dropping like flies. Hell, they’re outing him for being a slacker. One announced that she’s running to replace him and that she won’t be in Iowa stumping to become President while the city is plunged in a blackout. Which really did happen a few sultry summers ago. Lights out, no sign of Bill anywhere.
So buckle yourself in, star gazers…2020 ain’t over yet and we’re in for an interesting ride!