Libra Horoscope (September 23 - October 22)
Your ruling planet is Venus.
You are digging deep this month, Libra. The psychological basis for your root security needs and as well the fall-out from scenes on the home and family front are very much up for you right now, including new relationship initiatives that are both exciting and destabilizing all at the very same time. Surprising inter-personal developments could lead to drama or increased tension as the month unfolds. There could be ancient patterns of behavior stemming from early childhood trauma which come up for you and that are finally ready to be acknowledged and integrated. Spiritual solutions are waiting in the wings. Your challenge is to respond as gracefully as possible to events as they arise, just taking them in, without getting hooked, and yet without turning your gaze away.
As the month begins, riding the wav of the Christmas Eve New Moon from the last week of December, you are delving down into your very depths. And who knows what you will find there… transformation certainly. You are in some sense like the caterpillar in waiting for the rebirth out of the cocoon, not a lot of fun perhaps as you feel your organs begin to dissolve, but optimistic with anticipation for the coming glorious event when not even the sky will be the limit. This is a big year for you, just like they tell it in the Mayan Calendar story that is so familiar, only while it is in some ways the end of an existing world, it is simultaneously the beginning of another. You are not so secretly hoping that the one that emerges to take its place will be lighter and fuller for you and for everyone you know. And of course this goes for the society in which you find yourself. In one way of looking at civilized life here on planet earth, things had to get so dire in order for them to get better, and the very same might be said of you over the course of this climactic year that is now dawning. The next six months will not be particularly easy, but they are almost guaranteed to be enlightening, and ultimately rewarding as well, especially if, instead of fighting the tide, you have the good sense to go with the cosmic flow. Trickster Uranus in your relationship sector presages unexpected comings and goings in that department of your life, while that other outer planet heavyweight, Pluto, will continue to sit in forming square to Uranus residing in your sector of home and family, and your psychological roots. The aspect between these cosmic heavyweights intensifies until their first exact hit in June, to be followed by many more, seven in all, so that this combination in the heavens is extremely active right up until nearly 2020. In other words, we ain’t seen nothing yet. This is more than a little crazy-making for you; it is important to remember to breathe, and to recognize that things are changing in a big way as you reconsider your home turf from all angles, and your relationship to family and to tribe. You will also be revisiting and revitalizing issues of relationship over this period, and particularly intensely over this first half year, especially since Mars, the ruler of your relationship sector, is retrograding through another depth sector of your chart, referring to unconscious process and chiming with you home and family sector where currently Pluto resides. With the Full Moon of Sunday evening, January 8th, all these issues are up for you in a relatively balanced way. Many realizations are rapidly coming to you, and from a deep intuitional level of your psyche. You do well to pay the closest attention to everything that is happening at this time. Relationship issues are definitely on your mind, and you are likely to be feeling a strong determination to make adjustments of some sort, or else encountering that determination in significant partners. You are at the beginning of a longer series of stages of development in this important area of your life. A spiritual component to what you are attempting is an absolute necessity for you right now, and this becomes more evident as the weeks unfold. With the Last Quarter Moon of Monday, January 16th, you are questioning everything that has come before and reevaluating all your existing arrangements. Critical voices could arise. It might also be that you become more overtly aware at this juncture of old patterns of behavior that stem from prior incidents and woundings, and that have long outlived their usefulness in your present level of maturity. These carry-overs from earlier trauma can never be erased or nullified, but they can definitely become more comfortable to live with, once you take the time to really understand their nature and to accept their existence within your psyche as valid parts of yourself. Awareness is the start. Then, you come into a burst of energy and a more optimistic outlook generally with the advent of the vibrant New Moon of Sunday evening, January 22nd, taking place in your sector of creativity and self-expression. This is the day before Mars, ruler of your sector of partnership interaction, turns to retrograde motion, so that you are still dealing with issues in the area of relationship, but there is the feeling of a fresh start. You win when you sense the course that your fate is taking and begin to transition in that direction.