The New Moon in Libra forms on October 8th at 8:47 PM PDT closely conjunct Ceres, the earth mother goddess. During this lunar period, pay special attention to nurturing harmony in your relationships, and stay conscious that intense energies from an ancient cellular unconscious are here and seek integration. To do this, we will need to celebrate and respect the spirit of Libra. Nourish the gentleness and vulnerability in yourself and others. Uplift and beautify your living spaces. Discover ways to connect with the equanimity and spaciousness intrinsic to your mind and heart. Draw on inspiration, such as Monet’s water lilies, friendship, fresh perspective, and the wisdom to tolerate paradox. Seek fairness and justice as you relate to those close to you and know that we are doing the difficult work of healing our hearts this month, so Libra’s connection to balance and fairness is important. As we are empowering deep shifts this lunar period, bring consciousness to every day combined with an aspiration to be of benefit to this earth and all beings.
As the New Moon forms with Ceres, the earth mother goddess, we are connected on a deep level with our desire to nurture and receive nourishment. Wherever we may experience obstacles to doing so we may experience grief, resentment, and outrage or anger. Ceres’ myth centers around the abduction of her daughter Persephone by Hades/Pluto, so the grief and outrage we are witnessing on a collective level in response to the disempowerment and abuse of the feminine is a part of her story. Ultimately, she can guide us to our innate ability to give and receive nourishment, but along the way we will undoubtedly experience her wrath or the resentment and controlling-ness that are a part of her shadow.
In the spirit of Libra, we must bring consciousness and gentle respect to all sides of every story, including to those who disappoint and hurt us. Libra reminds us to nurture tolerance, fairness, justice, and intrinsic harmony despite any tumult on personal or collective levels. Look out for how Ceres is showing up for you on a personal level. What aspect of your relationships need nourishment and perspective? Where can your ability to tolerate paradox support harmony and where might inattentiveness and evasion be blinding you to what you or your loved ones really need?
While we are relating to our hearts and relationships this month (Venus is also retrograde in Scorpio), we can by doing our personal work help to shift the paradigms that define our world. The more we can open our hearts to Ceres’ grief, we will learn to give and receive nourishment and blessing. I will also mention that Uranus shows up this month as an essential guide and potential distraction. Stay open to unexpected knowledge, insight, and change that is unburdened by grief, or anything related to the past. Our individual perspective and insight will ultimately be what presses forward our vision and path. Cut through the tendency to manipulate victimization (we are seeing this everywhere right now). Instead, let these low level patterns fall flat while Uranus and Chiron in Pisces guide our deeper spiritual healing and soulful connection with spirit and vision. The North Node in Leo asks we perform our unique light and expression, let the unexpected be your guide.