The New Moon in Libra on 14th October brings with it a solar eclipse this month, opening the gateway to eclipse season. Eclipses are like supercharged new moons, offering a potent and powerful nudge towards new beginnings, helping us to welcome in fresh energy. So, what does this new moon eclipse in Libra have in store for us?
Libra is ruled by Goddess of love, Venus, and so a new moon in this air sign draws our attention to Venusian themes such as love, relationships, truth, beauty and what we truly value in all these areas. The eclipse energy suggests a shift or gear change around these topics. It may be something you notice at the time, or it could take a little longer to show itself, but this is where an important seed is planted.
It is a helpful eclipse to take some time to reflect on your relationships and how balanced they feel. Libra energy seeks harmony, justice, and an equal sense of give and take. It might be useful to consider whether you have been trying to keep the peace in your relationships, especially if this has been to the detriment of your own needs. Or, on the flip side, where a little more TLC for the special people in your life is required.
South node vibes
The eclipse involves the south node, which in Hellenistic Astrology is associated with the diminishment or contraction of something. A new moon eclipse with the south node suggests that for a new beginning to occur, something may need to be released, or if old patterns show themselves, we may need to find a new way of working with them or replacing them. Whatever progress we have already made in this area can be rewarded with wisdom too, so stay open for any insights that may land.
Pluto’s energy, also in the mix, is asking us to dig deeper so we can unearth the eclipse reset button, whilst Mercury in Libra is giving some support to help us understand where the riches of this eclipse are to be found.
I try to breathe through any tension and hold my center during eclipse season if the energy feels high. This might look like doing more of what helps me to feel grounded, such as yoga or meditation, and ensuring I surround myself with authentic, supportive networks.
I hope you can tap into whatever feels helpful as we navigate these cosmic waves together.
Wishing you an insightful eclipse,
Charlotte Lauren is a Hellenistic Astrologer, who also incorporates some modern techniques in her work. She weaves astrology with cyclical living to help illuminate a cosmically conscious path for her clients, offering birth chart readings and astro mentoring packages with a holistic approach. Charlotte also hosts a free facebook group for women who wish to work with the lunar cycle. You can follow her love of the cosmos on Insta @lifewithlunarmagic