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The New Moon in Libra on Oct 1st 2016 by Margaret Gray

‘Love does not dwell on how much one receives in return. If there is ever any balance in love, it is in a contest of who can love who more’. ― Criss Jami



Key Planetary Energies today:

This month starts with the New Moon in Airy Libra conjunct Jupiter (4’ orb), quincunx Neptune (1’ orb) and the Sth Node in Pisces (4’ orb). It’s also sextile Saturn in Sagittarius (3’ orb) and square Mars in Capricorn (6’ orb). Meanwhile, elsewhere in the skies, Mercury in Virgo opposes Chiron in Pisces (2’ orb), trines Pluto in Capricorn (5’ orb) and is quincunx Uranus in Aries (3’ orb). However, the most exact aspect today, aside from the New Moon, is Venus in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces (within 52 seconds!) Meanwhile Saturn in Sagittarius is finally slowly pulling away from its exact square to Neptune (2’ orb) as it gets ready to make an exact square to the Nodes in Virgo and Pisces on October 8th. It’s currently within a 1’ orb! Pluto has already squared them and is moving away (2’ orb).

So how is this likely to affect us? 


Without a doubt September was probably one of the most challenging months of the year in terms of planetary energies. The combination of the Solar and Lunar Eclipse with the third and last Saturn/Neptune square, left many of us emotionally and physically exhausted!

This New Moon signals the start of a new planetary phase as we seek to re-balance. The place in your chart where the New Moon lands will indicate the area of your life that would most benefit from some re-balancing right now. (See the attached image of the meaning of the 12 Houses of the chart). 12-housesReinforced by the conjunction with Jupiter, who by nature expands everything he comes into contact with, we are called to pay attention to the core Libra themes of Choice and Consequences, Fairness and Unfairness, Compromise and lack of, Justice and Injustice.

Some possible questions to consider:

  • Where are these themes prevalent in your life at the moment?
  • What structural changes can you make to readjust?
  • What needs to be healed within you on Oct 2nd and spoken about on Oct 3rd (when Mercury will make an exact quincunx to Uranus)?

In our Relationships:

This new moon offers us the opportunity to start afresh in relationships with a more balanced and fair perspective. Equality based on honest, simple and direct communication is particularly important at this time. The exact Venus/Neptune aspect is an excellent combination for passion and romance in relationships. rose-411762_640With Mars in Capricorn diligence and integrity are required and are likely to result in a solid foundation going forwards. With Pluto still within orb of the nodes, there may be some remaining old relationship patterns that would benefit from being released. This enables us to let go of ‘needing’ something from others and allows us to move into a place where we can offer who we really are with no expectations in our relationships. From that place we can more easily create loving, joyful and pleasurable relationships based on equality and balance.

Some suggestions for this New Moon:

  1. Clear off old energies in whatever way works for you – Epsom salt baths, Reiki, Crystals, Sound…
  2. Connect with likeminded friends and do something fun together.
  3. Go on a romantic date with your significant other.
  4. Look at something beautiful – art, film…
  5. Spend some time in the fresh air – regardless of the weather!


Legal Copyright of Margaret Gray Sept 2016 MSW D. Psych. Astrologywww.astrologypsychological.com



Welcome to Jupiter in Libra! Sept 9th 2016 – Oct 10th 2017

The ingredients of both darkness and light are equally present in all of us,…The madness of this planet is largely a result of the human being’s difficulty in coming to virtuous balance with himself ― Elizabeth Gilbert

This expansive planet’s last visit through this Air Sign was from Sept 26th 2004 – Oct 26th 2005. (Jupiter has an 11.6 year cycle). It’s well worth thinking back to what you experienced in 2005, as this new transit offers an opportunity to revisit and continue some of the unfinished themes that may have arisen in your life at that time.

Core Jupiter in Libra Themes:


Jupiter by nature expands the nature of whatever Zodiac Sign he is in. Hence his visit in Libra is likely to highlight dualities and polarities in our life so that we can bring them into greater balance. images-2The particular arena of our life where this will occur depends on which part of your chart Jupiter is currently travelling through.
Both Jupiter and Libra are natural seekers of justice and equality, hence this will be an excellent time to work on issues that have felt unjust in your life. Jupiter in Libra also reminds us that there are consequences to our choices and this is an ideal time to get a clearer understanding of the consequences of some of the choices we have made in our life. Overall our main learning with this transit will occur through our relationships as we learn new balanced ways to connect, cooperate and compromise.equality-1245578_640

3 Main things to notice in your Birth Chart:

  1. Which House in your Chart is Libra in?
  2. Do you have Planets in Libra or Aries that Jupiter will aspect by conjunction or opposition over the year and on what dates will this happen?
  3. Are any of your Angles in Libra?

In Relationships

Without a doubt our greatest learning in this lifetime is through relationships – initially with our family and later with friends, colleagues, significant others etc. The Libra/Aries axis is the axis of ‘self’ and ‘other’ and as Jupiter travels through Libra we are invited to assess how we relate to everyone on a daily basis. Who are we surrounded by? Why do we surround ourselves with these individuals and communities? What are we seeking to balance or reflect in ourselves? What are we learning through these relationships and/or brief encounters? Are these relationships balanced? Are they fair?14291855_1354312897920000_181995381591821502_n

As Jupiter squares Pluto in Capricorn over the year, (see the dates below), we will be invited to release ways of relating that no longer work for us and that are not based on equality, cooperation and compromise. The Jupiter opposition to Uranus in Aries will challenge us to maintain our individuality, whilst enjoying being in relationship. At its most limited Jupiter can express itself through grandiosity, inflation, egocentrism entitlement and narcissism. If these patterns are present in relationships, they are likely to be highlighted over the coming year, enabling us to make clearer choices.

Jupiter is also about joy and this year invites us to expand the ‘joyful’ aspects of our relationships.

Important dates to keep in mind on a Personal and Collective level when the above themes will be highlighted – (I will post more about these on the actual dates):

  • Nov 21st – Nov 27th: Jupiter will square Pluto in Capricorn (15’)
  • Dec 23rd – Dec 30th: Jupiter will oppose and hence expand Uranus Rx in Aries (20’)
  • Feb 6th – June 9th 2017: Jupiter will be Retrograde in Libra
  • Feb 27th – March 5th 2017: Jupiter Rx will oppose Uranus in Aries (22’)
  • March 25th – april 2nd Jupiter Rx square Pluto in Capricorn (19’)
  • Au 2nd – aug 8th: Jupiter square Pluto Rx in Capricorn (17’)
  • Sept 27th – Oct 1st: Jupiter will oppose Uranus Rx in Aries (last time) (27’)

Although this transit will be felt by all of us, if your Sun, Moon and/or Angles of your chart are in Libra, Aries, Cancer or Capricorn you are more likely to resonate with the main themes of this Transit.

My last quote comes from Gloria Steinem who describes the Libra art of cooperation beautifully: ‘Instead of either/or, I discovered a whole world of and’.

Legal Copyright of Margaret Gray Sept. 2016

Feel free to contact me via at graymgt@gmail.com if you would like an Individual or Relationship Astrological Reading. I work via Skype, Phone and in Person. Currently based in Dublin, I will be available for a limited number of in person individual readings on a trip to Southern California in October.
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