Celestial Spectacle: Unveiling New Moon Solar Eclipse
Some thoughts on the New Moon Solar Eclipse October 14 2023
This upcoming New Moon solar eclipse falls on the South node, symbolizing a collective need for release or a reckoning. Typically, during a New Moon, we're encouraged to initiate new paths in life, set goals for growth, and manifest our aspirations. However, this eclipse, located at the South node, indicates that there's a deeper lesson to be learned collectively.
The South node often signifies an area that is excessively emphasized. In this case, the South node is in Libra, which means that we might witness some of Libra's less desirable traits emerging temporarily due to the eclipse's influence. Consequently, this New Moon Solar Eclipse in the sign of Libra accentuates these traits. But is important to note that the Lunar South Node is in each sign for a total of 18 ½ months. The current Eclipse will gives us a big boost in understanding our role personally in regard to something that is happening globally.
During the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Libra, we will find ourselves focusing on and dealing with some of the key traits associated with Libra.
Harmony and Balance: Libra is known for seeking harmony and balance in all aspects of life. However, during this eclipse, there may be a heightened awareness of situations where balance has been disrupted, leading to a need to address these imbalances.
Diplomacy and Mediation: Libras are skilled diplomats and peacemakers. This eclipse may highlight the importance of diplomacy and conflict resolution, encouraging us to find peaceful solutions to disputes and conflicts in our lives.
Social Relationships: Libra is a social sign that values relationships and partnerships. This eclipse could bring a focus on the quality of our relationships, including issues related to fairness, equality, and cooperation within partnerships.
Indecisiveness: Libras are often known for their indecisiveness, as they tend to weigh options carefully. During this eclipse, you might find yourself facing important decisions and needing to work through any tendencies toward indecision.
Aesthetic Sensitivity: Libra has a strong appreciation for beauty and aesthetics. This eclipse could inspire a deeper exploration of art, culture, and aesthetics in our lives.
People-Pleasing: We need to watch out for people-pleasing behavior. This eclipse might bring awareness to situations where you or others are excessively accommodating or compromising at the expense of individual needs.
Conflict Avoidance: Libras prefer to avoid confrontation, and this eclipse may highlight situations where avoiding conflict has led to underlying issues that need to be addressed. Even if you are not a Libra these are some of the feelings, we will all be exposed to during this New Moon Solar Eclipse in Libra.
Remember that the influence of the eclipse will vary from person to person. It all depends on your own natal chart. Overall it is a time to reflect on these themes and work toward achieving greater balance and harmony in your life and relationships.
In the coming months, as this Eclipse unfolds, it becomes increasingly important for each of us to delve deeper into the partnerships and relationships that play a significant role in our lives. This period encourages a closer examination of the dynamics within our personal and professional connections.
And if Venus retrograde in the sign of Leo over the last 4 months didn’t already bring relationship issues to the surface, the current astrological influence certainly will. However, it's crucial to recognize that not everything that surfaces during this time is negative. These celestial events present us with valuable opportunities for reflection and examination.
The conjunction of Mercury in Libra with this New Moon Solar Eclipse introduces an important layer of communication into the mix, emphasizing the necessity and vitality of effective communication in our lives.
Additionally, Mercury's opposition to Chiron during this eclipse offers a unique opportunity for healing. This healing potential extends to both past wounds that may resurface and current wounds we might be actively dealing with. It's a moment to address and work towards resolving old emotional scars and ongoing challenges through open and constructive communication.
This New Moon Solar Eclipse serves as the apex of a Yod pattern, indicating a period in which significant adjustments are necessary in the months ahead. It's time to address any unresolved issues or challenges within your relationship patterns, including the more challenging aspects.
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THE PATTERN KNOWN AS THE “YOD”
Two Quincunx aspects coming from the same point but going to two different signs creates the Yod pattern. This pattern as well as the quincunx aspect is unintegrated energy, so we do not know how to use it. We're forced into adjustments. It's shaped like an isosceles triangle.
The Yod is three elements, two polarities, three modalities.
The Zodiac signs in each corner of the Yod is latent, hidden or dormant energy, we feel restlessness and insecurity; always searching for something. This is how it feels when you are born with the pattern “YOD” in your natal chart. When the Yod pattern forms in the sky through planetary transits, these overarching feelings of restlessness and insecurity tend to manifest collectively. Individual results will vary.
This Yod configuration represents underutilized energy that requires learning and integration. It feels like discord, but we also know something needs to happen. It underscores the need for improved communication in our significant partnerships and relationships, particularly if there are existing communication challenges. (Mercury conjunct the New Moon Eclipse). This applies to both personal and business partnerships, where clarity and understanding of roles and responsibilities are crucial.
The Solar Eclipse is activating Neptune and Uranus as well, making up that “YOD” pattern.
This suggests a unique and somewhat challenging connection between our emotions (Moon) and the planet of innovation and unpredictability (Uranus). The connection to Neptune requires a balance between the dreamy and the practical, as well as the ability to discern reality from illusion (all territory of Neptune). Developing healthy emotional boundaries and finding constructive outlets for your heightened sensitivity.
This New Moon Eclipse is here to help us take the new steps that we need to, as individuals, to be in a more harmonious environment and partnerships.
In the meantime, let's harness the transformative energy of the current New Moon Solar Eclipse in Libra to embark on a journey of self-discovery and cultivate harmonious connections, as we embrace the opportunities it offers for personal growth and positive change.