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Solar Eclipse in Libra-October 14, 2023


Libra New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse • October 14, 2023 • 10:54 am PST


The celestial events in the ever evolving Universe serve as powerful mirrors that can reflect happening within our lives. This Libra Solar Eclipse is no exception. The transformative New Moon occurring on October 14 brings the promise of profound shifts in energy, balance, and relationships. New Moons represent the start of a new lunar cycle that ushers in fresh beginnings and opportunities. Solar Eclipses-which can only occur during a New Moon when the luminaries are in close proximity to a transiting node often intensify the effects, which become a significant catalyst for change.


This Solar Eclipse activates the South Node in Libra

Libra the harmonious and diplomatic zodiac sign ruled by Venus is all about balance, relationships, and fairness.


South Node Eclipses in this sign are known to trigger personal and/or global events that release, weaken, or relax things from the past in areas related to partnerships, contracts, laws, negotiations, or social, race, gender and class relations. Eclipse events are sudden and unexpected, typically occurring within 1-4 weeks after the New Moon. However, anything ruled or influenced by Libra could be stimulated at this lunation, and you may find yourself forced into having to make an important decision within the next 90 days, or even within the next year. Those who have significant placements within 5 degrees of 21° Libra, or any of the other Cardinal signs; Aries, Cancer & Capricorn, are more likely to experience the affects of this eclipse on a personal level. As such, this very special New Moon is set to shine a spotlight on these areas of life inviting each of us to explore and transform them.



It is believed that Eclipse effects are more powerful for those who live in the path of visibility. This annular solar eclipse will cross North, Central, and South America. It will be visible in parts of the United States, Mexico, and many countries in South and Central America. For more information and to watch the Moon's shadow race from Oregon to Texas on October 14, 2023.


Libra is a Cardinal Air sign that governs balance in the body. This applies to hormonal balance, brain chemistry, blood sugar, electrolytes, and all the other biological processes that regulate equilibrium. It rules the kidneys, and lower back region. If you are someone who may be prone to challenges in any of these areas, be sure to monitor and take good care of your health around the time of this Solar eclipse.



Venus in Virgo Rules this New Moon

Astrologically, this alignment is often associated with qualities such as practicality, attention to detail, and a strong focus on health and well-being. Venus’ transit through Virgo cultivates a sense of refinement and practicality in relationship to who and what we value and love. This extends to the relationship we have with our own self worth. Additionally, this transit can enhance the ability to nurture and care for ourselves and others, emphasizing the importance of self-care and the pursuit of balance, health and wellbeing.


Venus Opposes Saturn in Pisces at this Moon

Venus, the planet associated with love, beauty, and harmony, is opposite Saturn, the planet of discipline, responsibility, and restriction in the imaginative and empathetic sign of Pisces. This alignment can intensify the need for emotional connection, structure and understanding in our relationships. There could be tension and challenges in personal connections, as Saturn's influence tends to highlight limitations and responsibilities. Areas where we feel restricted or unfulfilled in matters of the heart may push us to address any issues that have been swept under the rug. It's essential to stay grounded and realistic in pursuits of love and creativity at this time.


New Moon Solar eclipse Square Pluto in Capricorn

This intense alignment suggests that themes of power, control, and transformation are at the forefront during this eclipse. Pluto's influence can bring buried issues to the surface, forcing us to confront deep-seated fears, desires, and issues related to power dynamics in our personal and societal lives.There may be a push to reevaluate power dynamics within relationships with others or oneself that demand greater authenticity and balance. It's a time for letting go of unhealthy patterns and embracing healthier ways of relating.


Moon inconjunct Uranus in Taurus

The New Moon Eclipse forming a quincunx aspect, also known as an inconjunct aspect, to Uranus in Taurus, can bring about unexpected surprises or disruption that lead to significant change. You may find yourself needing to adapt to new circumstances or make unconventional choices to maintain a sense of balance in your life. The quincunx implies that finding a harmonious balance between the desire for stability and the need for change may be a bit elusive. Ultimately, the invitation is to embrace change and cultivate flexibility in whatever arises.



Pluto trine Uranus

Pluto's transit through Capricorn, which started in 2008 and will continue until 2024, has been characterized by a profound restructuring of established systems and institutions. Capricorn rules over governance, authority, and tradition, so this transit has brought about significant shifts in how we perceive and engage with authority figures and societal structures. The trine aspect with Uranus in Taurus adds an element of innovation and practicality to these changes. It encourages us to find innovative and sustainable solutions to the challenges posed by Pluto in Capricorn.


On a personal level, these two heavy hitters in a harmonious trine suggest you can use this energy to foster empowered growth and evolution that is likely to be deep and lasting. Contemplate what really matters in your life and how you relate to resources, the Earth and power. What are some innovative solutions to the challenges you/we are facing? How might you harness the power of your innate human technologies to create and co-create more beauty in the world?


Saturn in Pisces Trine South Node in Libra

The South Node in Libra symbolizes past karma, life lessons, and patterns that need to be addressed, integrated and/or released in the realms of relationship, interdependence and equity. Saturn in Pisces offers spiritual depth and sensitivity that encourages connecting with your inner wisdom to foster self reflection and emotional healing. This harmonious trine aspect supports confronting old fears and insecurities, which allow the transcendence of limitations in order to move toward a more sovereign and compassionate way of life.


Summary

The Libra New Moon Solar Eclipse invites us to explore the delicate balance of our lives and the ways we relate to others and ourselves. It encourages seeking inner equilibrium, healthy relationships and fairness in all aspects of life. While this eclipse may bring challenges, it also offers the opportunity to shed old patterns and embrace new beginnings. Consider how you might cultivate greater balance and harmony within yourself and with the world around you.



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