The Libra New Moon peaks around midnight tonight on the East Coast, as Venus (Libra's ruler in Astrology) embarks on a six week retrograde journey. Libra rules "the Other" in Astrology. Known as The Scales, Libra seeks balance and justice between "Us" and "Them" - "I" and "We." But Venus is currently in the sign of Scorpio where fairness and equality can quickly morph into control and manipulation.
Not only will we be challenged to dig out some of our own secrets and relationship triggers, addressing toxic masculinity that is endemic around the world, but we will also be challenged to understand the ways in which we all, to some degree, attempt to overpower, manipulate, and maintain control over others. What we have seen play out on the political spectrum is about to come home to roost in our own backyards.
This is not cause for alarm, however. I do not intend this to be a message of concern. It is actually a wake-up call for anyone who desires deep intimacy and trust in partnership, minus the games, power plays, lies and underhanded tactics that divide us. There is real potential for real connection under the current cosmic climate. It starts with you, and me, and it will create a ripple effect in our deeply wounded society.
To begin this collective journey, I have created a New Moon ritual for tonight's main event. Click the image below for more details, and get ready to do the work necessary. Transformation of this kind requires some extra vulnerability. It is time to get back in right relationship with each other.
Be blessed, and don't forget to check your horoscopes for the week ahead.