New Moon in Libra October 12, 2015

The New Moon cycle is interesting in that it comes on the heels of a Solar a Lunar Eclipse, the latter of which completed the 4-in-a-row and which received a lot of press and prediction. In some respects, the results were rather anti-climactic, which in many respects is a relief, as in ‘no news is better than bad news’. However, it should be noted that the influence of these eclipses will continue until the next eclipse season in six months. According to the charts, the influence of the September 2015 eclipses contains a revolutionary impulse woven with spiritual undertones. In simple terms, this should manifest as a continuation of ‘awakening’ occurring within humanity. By now this is an old theme and there are many interpretations of what it specifically implies.

In keeping with a core them of Aquarius, as in the Age of, it is a reflection of a dynamic and prolific exchange of information which is far from over yet and which with each new days is overturning long held and even sacred beliefs. Some would refer to this revolutionary impulse as science, but it is much deeper than that even and even the foundations of science are under review and scrutiny.

Libra is a special sign. It is the only object in the Zodiac, the rest are symbolized by an animal or a human and a mix of both as with Sagittarius the centaur. The weigh scales that symbolize Libra can be interpreted in a variety of ways. The principle of fairness, balance, equality and justice are the most obvious. That it like Aquarius is an Air Sign indicates that the themes of Libra are very significant to Aquarius. Woven into this theme is the philosophical and ethical ramifications of inequality.

I will elaborate upon this shortly and I will also bring some extra attention to the principles of Libra in general and to current political realities, specifically those occurring in Canada by way of a Federal Election. Even if you live elsewhere in the world, the themes outlined regarding these elections will serve to present an example that can be applied to your own country.

But first, here is an overview of current and upcoming events.

It comes with no small pleasure to remind you that Mercury Retrograde in Libra ended on Friday October 9th. I commented on my FB Fan Page that I experienced and recognized for others as well that it was a difficult cycle. This New Moon occurs at 19 Libra 20. Woven within this degree placement generally is a process of consciously considering what is important. On the other hand, it brings political themes of inequality and subsequent social protest to the fore. In its deeper reaches it implies people coming together in support of common causes. The increasing disparity between rich and poor, the declining middle class should be cause for concern for the Fascist elite as much as for everyone else. Future scenario’s conjured by the Hunger Games movies may not be so far off and having to become a psychopath due to unbalanced social structures may be less appealing, especially spiritually, than some may realize. Ironically, it is the masses that must protect the elite few from such a scenario.

Woven into the New Moon portrait was Venus, Mars and Jupiter in Virgo. Mars will conjunct Jupiter first on October 17 then Venus will follow suit on the 25th. While Mars is well placed in Virgo, Venus and Jupiter are both more challenged there. However, the fact that they are closely aligned serves to uplift their respective energies like quality time shared among good friends during challenging times simply chalked-up to bad weather.

Regarding the notion of awakening implied by these current cycles therefore includes the following themes:

Beyond the scope of national politics and power, there are international forces, or what may be deemed ‘multi-national interests’ at play in the world and these ‘networks’ have held power for decades at least, centuries most likely and even in some cases millennia. It is hard to imagine given the steady flow of change in life that some ‘powers that be’ are families with ancient roots.

Other features of this awakening are linked to the existence of ‘other dimensions’ prospectively many in fact. A third theme of awakening, by extension, is that of the realization that consciousness preceded matter. Yet, the entire paradigm of Western Civilization and now in many respects of the world continues to hold on to the illusion that matter precedes consciousness, that consciousness is a by-product of the brain and not the other way around. This is a grand illusion and is why physicists, especially theoretical and those focused upon quantum physics remain so perplexed by what has come to be known as the “Double Slit Experiment”. The results of it defy linear logic and moreover bring the entire materialistic paradigm into question, but few in this arena are willing, able or ready to question it since their entire education and therefore conditioning not to mention their careers are founded upon it.

Because Libra is so strongly associated with relationships and the ongoing processes of achieving the above listed characteristics, the reality of politics comes to the fore. Politics occurs at every level of human interaction from couples to large social groups to the entire human race. Given the prospect of other species of beings, as in beings from another planet, it would of course extend there as well. Another principle linked to Libra and the scales is that of sensitivity. It does not take much to cause the scales to swing back and forth. In fact, it is this swinging or to and fro process that best characterizes the reality of the ever moving and therefore dynamic process of life. It is interesting to note that from the standpoint of astrology, the planets have never or will never be in precisely the same relationship with each other from one moment to the next. In any and every case or aspect of life, this has been described as ‘change is the only constant’. This of course refers to us as individuals and to the ever-changing social, economic and political reality.

As Canada enters the final days of a Federal Election, a process which is likely occurring elsewhere in the world at this time as well, we are yet again in a time of decision. Upon reflection of the charts of the competing candidates the Natal Charts of each provided insights as to the probable victor. It may seem illogical to some to look at it this way but woven within the Birth Chart cast for the moment of first breath at birth are profound reflections of destiny and timing and of ‘probable’ outcomes. This can be basically understood as synchronicity which refers to what may be described as meaningful coincidences, an apparent contradiction all on its own, from the standpoint of materialistic linear logic.

This perspective defies linear logic and random chance. Yet, due to a chaos factor woven into existence, which among other factors, is revealed in the notion and exercise of free will, certainty cannot be achieved in any absolute sense regarding the outcome of future trends and events and so on. However, the probability factor may be so high that we can at least confidently proceed with enough certainty to relax in to the flow.

As it is, upon review of the charts this is what I predict will occur in the Canadian Federal Election. But before I commit to words my assertions, I would like to say that this is neither the outcome I would choose and perhaps in saying it some contributions will be made to tilt the scales to a more positive overall outcome. I will elaborate upon each point further below.

  • The existing Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, leader of the Conservative Party will win again.
  • NDP leader Tom Mulcair will not run again and will in fact probably retire his post as leader of the party and may even retire from politics altogether.
  • Justin Trudeau will do well enough and will remain popular among his supporters and will continue to lead the Liberal Party.
  • The Green Party and Independent will, as usual, not do very well at all but we may be lucky enough to get a Green party representative or even a few
  • Stephen Harper will continue to be plagued by irresponsible and corrupt activity within his party. Before his term is over he will have to squarely face the consequences of these sabotaging elements. This will take place mid-way in his term especially, in about 2 years.
  • Despite Tom Mulcair’s loss many NDP candidates from the local ridings around the country will win and thereby prevent a Conservative majority.
  • Justin Trudeau leading the Liberal Party will call for significant party reform and over the coming 12-18 months.
Intuitively, I imagine there will emerge something of a stand-off between the will of the government and that of the people. Stephen Harper’s appeal is largely based on economics but the high price we are all paying for his extreme measures, a reflection of both Venus and Mars in ‘out-of-bound’ status in his chart combined with Mercury in Aries conjunct the Lunar South Node altogether revealing an extremist who cares little for ‘anyone’ else’s opinion or perspective contrary to his own. In the bigger scheme of things he is a perfect fit for the hidden interests of multi-nationals.

These predictions will be verified the evening of October 19th. The Moon will be in its waxing square or 1st Quarter phase which implies ‘decisive action’. With the prospect of a conservative win and another term for Stephen Harper, this theme will spark activists everywhere into a new round or efforts to contribute to a democratic process. In this particular case, I would like to be wrong about this prediction. We will have to wait a week to find out.

This example can be directed to your Natal Chart as well which reveals deep themes of destiny. These invite you to engage your conscious free will choice in a co-creative process, which itself is a cornerstone of destiny. This is where a deep understanding of your Birth Chart represents the core foundation of your self-understanding with the help of Astrology. Too often people seek predictive outcomes. But in order to truly activate your free will at a deep level of co-creation, coming to more deeply understand who you are, why you are here, what constitutes your core challenges and karmic debts as well as your gifts and natural proclivities is all part of the whole package.

P.S. Our karma is measurable and cannot simply 'be cleared' by a healer despite convictions to the contrary. Some of the issues and reactive tendencies and so on that stem from our negative karma may be able to be healed. But we each must live with what we are born with and our challenges will be triggered and tested throughout our lives. Learning what they are and deciphering what can be done about them is where a deep Reading with the help of astrology can help a lot. The first key is awareness. But I am constantly surprised by people who would prefer to not know as though not knowing will help. Just the contrary actually. The other scenario is people who become indignant if they are told even though all the reflections of their karma is clearly evidenced in their life. It takes a weave of wisdom and courage to know but in so doing one can become strong and thereby activate the spiritual warrior principle, which can also be described as spiritual integrity.

So, Libra moves us to seek the balance. This occurs on both individual and collective levels. That the process of balance is dynamic and not static is a reminder that the scales have and will forever more tilt to and fro as is the nature of things. Recognizing, accepting and working with this understanding and process in our own lives and at collective levels as well, is simply the way it is. With awareness we can cultivate more balance in our own lives and thereby contribute to the same in the world. This is the perennial ideal and as the game goes, the ideal ever remains or at least continually slips in and out of reach and it is our challenge to play along lest we progressively find ourselves, and by extension, slip out of balance. It should not take too much effort to notice this natural process at play. It is called the game of life.

Thank you for being here!