The synodic cycle of Venus.

The synodic cycle of Venus.

Planetary Alchemy: Astrology News by Sarolta

Monday, October 8th, 2018 (at 11.47 pm edt - 15 deg 48’)

Libra represents creating balance in partnerships and relationships, but first you must be at peace within yourself, or you will project your imbalances onto others in the world.

The New Moon in Libra invites us to focus on balance, partnerships, and the deep, inherent beauty that is essential to life. How do you express yourself in your important relationships?

Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty and pleasure.

With Venus now retrograde in Scorpio, this is also the time for ALL OF US to get real with ourselves, and also with one another. Venus is about relating, and when She is in Scorpio territory, she goes DEEP.

AT EACH NEW MOON: I like to give myself an intention where I focus on a mindful goal, one that helps me redirect my thoughts to a specific image or idea. 

AT THIS NEW MOON: my intention will focus on the WILLFUL INTEGRATION of all the parts of me doing battle against each other, within me.  

As a mental AIR sign, Libra energies encourage the expression of artistry through balancing extremes.

Can you find the harmonic point that vibrates somewhere in the middle?

The art of encouraging cohesion in an environment of dissonance could go a long way over the next several weeks.

Make peace with ALL OF YOU.

The New Moon represents the beginning of the lunar cycle;
astrology has been used as a tool for prediction, and a simple and practical way for anyone to follow the lunar cycles is to observe the New Moon and where it affects your personal chart.

Following the path of the New Moon through the natal houses can give an indication of where the focus will lie, not only as far as external events, but what to expect on a psychological level as well.

Note: Read the NEW MOON FORECAST for your RISING SIGN as well as the one for your SUN SIGN … often it is MUCH more relevant!


The NEW MOON on Monday, October 8th, 2018 (at 15 deg 48’ Libra, exact 11.47 pm edt) and the waxing moon period that follows, is a good time to focus on creating more healthy relationships, and resolving to work through issues of intimacy vs. individuality. The New Moon in your seventh house of partnerships may find you more emotional than usual regarding your personal relationships. Loved ones and partners provide you with a sense of security, and you feel like you want them to lean on you as well. If on unsure footing emotionally, some may act excessively jealous or possessive, or may allow others to take advantage of them emotionally. Remain conscious of your reactions, and take responsibility for handling issues appropriately.
SEVENTH HOUSE: public life; personal and business partnerships; cooperation; teamwork; marriage.


The NEW MOON on Monday, October 8th, 2018 (at 15 deg 48’ Libra, exact 11.47 pm edt) will be the best time all year to initiate a new diet or fitness regimen, to upgrade your daily routines and health habits, and focus daily on health and wellness goals through the waxing moon period (up to the next Full Moon). The New Moon in your sixth sector focuses you to look at your health and habits, and your everyday routines as well. This is the best time all year to make positive changes in that area of your life, so make good use of these energies! Issues involving co-workers and pets are also associated with the sixth house. This is the time to regain the "perfection of our original nature", when our true vocation is to be ourselves.
SIXTH HOUSE: health, habits, routines, jobs and employment, diet, service to others.


The NEW MOON on Monday, October 8th, 2018 (at 15 deg 48’ Libra, exact 11.47 pm edt) brings the best time all year to begin creative projects, as your wit will be sharp, and your love of beauty and pleasure will need some attention. Romance may be high priority this month! The New Moon in your fifth sector brings you out of yourself, when the need to shine is strongest. This house rules creative projects, children and childlike energy, drama, entertainment, sports and recreation. This is also the house of romantic love! This house brings out our self-expression, and we may feel the need to be recognized at this time as someone special.
FIFTH HOUSE: romance, arts, entertainment, creativity, children, investments, gambling, fun.


The NEW MOON on Monday, October 8th, 2018 (at 15 deg 48’ Libra, exact 11.47 pm edt) … there is a major focus on your home and family, and could signify changes in the home environment. One or both parents may be more of a major focus than usual. A positive use of this energy is to focus on adding beauty to your environment, both outer and inner. If you've been putting off beginning a regular spiritual practice, this would be an excellent time to begin. The New Moon in the fourth house is about integration: taking what you have learned and finding a way to apply it to your own life. This is also a time to just stop and take inventory of our own feelings, needs and dreams, and meditative practices can be especially beneficial at this time.
FOURTH HOUSE: home life, parents, remodeling, relocating, clearing old business, plans for the future.


The NEW MOON on Monday, October 8th, 2018 (at 15 deg 48’ Libra, exact 11.47 pm edt) and the weeks thereafter, will be focused on making contacts, with correspondence, writing, electronics, computers and education featuring prominently. You can look into investigating these matters at this time. The New Moon in your third sector is a great time for research and fact-gathering of any kind, as well as making new changes in your immediate environment. This could be a great time to learn something new, since the third house relates to   knowledge in general. This could be a very busy time, for this sector is also associated with communication, neighbors and siblings.
THIRD HOUSE: siblings and neighbors, communications, writing, speaking, everyday transportation, written tests, study, short trips.


Financial matters and what you value will be highlighted around the NEW MOON on Monday, October 8th, 2018 (at 15 deg 48’ Libra, exact 11.47 pm edt) to sign any contracts or open any accounts, for maximum effect. A time to reassess where your true resources come from and to reconnect with your inner wellspring of wisdom. Simplify your life by creating order, so you can have more time to reconnect from within. Long-lasting changes can be implemented over the coming year, and will be a major focus for some time. The New Moon in your second sector is usually associated with finances, resources and values, but it is so much more than just that. It is also what we hope to possess as well as the attributes which, when developed, will give us a sense of worth and security. Make sure that you’re not seeking external possessions to the exclusion of developing your potential for true security that money cannot buy.
SECOND HOUSE: personal income, values, finances, resources, security issues, needs.


A NEW CYCLE! The NEW MOON on Monday, October 8th, 2018 (at 15 deg 48’ Libra, exact 11.47 pm edt). This New Moon period signals the beginning of your lunar cycle, and brings an opportunity for a new approach to life! The New Moon in the first house is also the luckiest time to make changes in your appearance, so take a chance. You'll also meet new people and encounter different situations, so make sure to always put your best foot forward. Look at how you want to come across for the upcoming year, and resolve to change your habits for the better as well! This is the best time all year to re-invent yourself, for this is the house of self-discovery. Mars, the planet of energy, is the natural ruler of the first house, so you'll probably have enough energy to accomplish all your goals! This is also a great time to try a new look, as well as begin a solid exercise program.
FIRST HOUSE: Beginnings, the personality, the physical body, personal affairs and ventures.


This month marks the end of the Lunar Year for SCORPIO, where you have one more month of working out the old issues during the period surrounding the NEW MOON on Monday, October 8th, 2018 (at 15 deg 48’ Libra, exact 11.47 pm edt). This is a time to get ready to be reborn anew, during the New Moon NEXT month in your sign. Focus now on how you want to approach your next cycle, and work on removing any mental or psychological obstacles that stand in your way. The twelfth house rules the subconscious realm, and can be an excellent time for holistic healing work and many forms of therapy. The New Moon in your twelfth house signals the last lunation of your lunar year, when you will be again reborn next month with the New Moon is in your sign. The twelfth house represents the unconscious drives and urges that greatly affect our lives even when we are not consciously aware of them, as well as our desire to "return to the womb" and become "one with everything". A great time for spiritual and meditative practices, as well as all forms of therapy or holistic healing.
TWELFTH HOUSE: solitude, introspection, research and investigation, therapy, the subconscious realm, psychic abilities, dreams.


The NEW MOON on Monday, October 8th, 2018 (at 15 deg 48’ Libra, exact 11.47 pm edt) would be well spent initiating new contacts and establishing connections through friends or organizations, as the energy for networking will be especially prevalent now. This would be an excellent opportunity to enlist the cooperation of like-minded people to initiate creative projects or work to further humanitarian concerns. The New Moon in your eleventh sector represents the urge to move beyond the ego-identity to become something greater than what we are on our own. We can find this at times by identifying with something larger than ourselves, by identifying with an ideology, a group or a circle of friends. This is a time to re-evaluate how we function as a part of a whole, and how we feel about group dynamics in general.
ELEVENTH HOUSE: group activities, networking, friends, hopes and wishes, earned income, goals, community.


The NEW MOON on Monday, October 8th, 2018 (at 15 deg 48’ Libra, exact 11.47 pm edt) will put you in the spotlight, and career goals are highlighted now. Make good use of the waning moon period, because once the New Moon kicks in, you'll be extremely busy with career obligations. The New Moon this month is in your tenth house, representing public image, status and career. Your most intimate life may also be on display, and you may find it difficult to hide things about yourself. Because of your increased sensitivity, this is a good time for any type of public relations or activity. You'll be in spotlight, so make sure you put your best foot forward.
TENTH HOUSE: career, honors, business, public acclaim, authority figures, parents.


The NEW MOON on Monday, October 8th, 2018 (at 15 deg 48’ Libra, exact 11.47 pm edt) signals a time when you can access your inner resources and begin projects to bring your spiritual life into your everyday reality. Intense clarity is possible, as long as you are willing to look truthfully at your beliefs, and resolve to exemplify them. The New Moon in your ninth house may find you needing time to reflect, and feeling like you need to “get away from it all". The problem is, you don't feel like leaving the comfort of the familiar, so these urges are difficult to balance. A good time to read or study something that expands your mind, that way you can stay surrounded by the familiar (Moon) while expanding your horizons (ninth house).
NINTH HOUSE: travel, religious or intellectual learning, teaching, philosophy, legal activities, publishing.


The NEW MOON on Monday, October 8th, 2018 (at 15 deg 48’ Libra, exact 11.47 pm edt) brings excellent opportunities to start a savings plan, find an accountant or incorporate a business. The foundation you build now will begin to bear fruit within 3-6 months, so plan well. The New Moon in your eighth sector can find your emotions more intense than usual… this is the house of merging, when you can feel the connectedness between everything and everyone. Pluto rules this sector, and you may be undergoing deep transformation beneath the surface. Be careful of possessive tendencies during this time... focus instead on finding connectedness through compassion for all.
EIGHTH HOUSE: joint resources, financial dealings with others, legacies, inheritance, merging, death, sex, subconscious complexes, surgery.

copyright 2018 - Sarolta Gabriella DeFaltay.