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Libra New Moon (Eclipse) Horoscopes- 10/14/2023

Like the leaves, you too will change.


It's time for your monthly 'New Moon Numen'. What is numen?

nu·men- the spirit or divine power presiding over a thing or place.

These horoscopes are designed with the astrological spirit/essence of the Moon in mind. It's not just a horoscope, but also a guide on how to best use the Moon's numen. New Moons are a time for manifesting, planting, and beginning. The Moon is at her darkest, and that darkness acts as rich humus that we can scatter the seeds of our desires in. New Moons also feel special due to the Moon being conjunct the Sun. The luminaries are together, floating in unison if only for the briefest moment. During that moment when the Sun and Moon are aligned we receive a spark, that if used wisely, can turn into a magnificent blaze.

Each horoscope will be a blend of two parts: The astrology, and how to focus that energy. The astrology portion is simply explaining what we're looking at and its influences. House placement, sign, and strong aspects (an orb of 2°) will be taken into consideration when assessing the Moon's numen. The focus portion is meant to further hone in and guide you using real life examples of how the energy could play out. It may not be the exact situation you're experiencing, but it will be in the same realm. Also take your natal placements into account when assessing the energy of this Moon. If you have a natal planet making a major aspect to the Moon, especially a conjunction, then the Moon will express as a blended energy for you.

The Moon's Numen

It's the moment we've all been waiting for (or slightly afraid of). It's eclipse time! This is going to be a solar eclipse because it's happening during a New Moon. Eclipses occur when a lunar event happens near the lunar nodes. These celestial dragons are said to heighten events and make energy erratic and unpredictable, especially when the Moon is involved. Does that mean we're destined to have a bad time on the eclipse, not necessarily. Eclipses, both on New Moons and Full Moons are opportunities to ride the wave and see where we land once the dragon releases us. The seeds we plant during a New Moon eclipse will be washed away, so I don't recommend planting intentions during this time. It's said in ancient astrology that when the Moon is near the head or the tail of the dragon, the endeavor will bear no fruit. It's also stated that the Moon being near the lunar nodes is one of the eleven of the Moon's misfortunes. So if eclipses feel heavy, it's because they kind of are! Heavy doesn't have to mean bad though. If now isn't a time for planting seeds, what is this kind of lunar event for then?

Eclipses are times to sit back and hold tight. The head or tail of the dragon is in control and all we need to do is react accordingly. We can use the sign, house, and aspects the Moon is making to see what the celestial dragon may unearth during the lunar event. Because that's what this is all about really, Rahu and Ketu rumbling the land beneath us. It's not time to plant anything new or set intentions because the ground under our feet is shifting. We need to focus on remaining stable and dealing with whatever the celestial dragon sends our way. The chart below shows the condition of the Moon during the New Moon eclipse, so let's explore that energy to see what we're working with.

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