Libra Season Update: current astrology

October 15, 2018

Collage: Jess Wells

Photography: DJ Pierce

Libra Man: Sam Lee 


Libra Season Astro Nidra


My apologies for not blogging about Libra season and the Libra new moon beyond my Instagram posts. My attention has been channeled into a couple rather large creative projects and I just couldn't fit it all in. Instagram is always a good place to catch the quick notes!


{I've included those Insta updates here in case you want to catch up, otherwise skip past the italics for the new stuff!}


Oct 8th


Libra Season is ruled by Venus who is Rx in Scorpio until the end of October.


Libra is a cardinal sign which means initiation + wow: we are in the midst of a global initiation. 

Libra is ruled by Venus who is Rx in Scorpio [ruled by Mars]. Libra seeks justice, balance + desires to restore harmony. He is diplomatic, political, knows how to communicate with many. 

Scorpio has a way of digging up everything left unsaid, showing us our shadow + making us uncomfortable with her sting. 

Here’s what I know: I need to feel safe in order to really open my heart to love. When my intuition keeps telling me something stinks, my heart won’t open fully. It would be foolish. 

We are not going through a massive breakdown. We are in the process of a massive reveal-ation. 
The stinky clues of our intuition are all being validated. 

We are being asked to really question how we show up in relationships, what we value + what we consider living a prosperous life is really all about. 

The astrological downloads are great, but we all have to do something. 

Here are a few things you can do:


♀write out your top 5 personal values. Define these values for yourself, so you are incredibly clear. If in a partnership / family, sit together to define relationship + family values. This way, when shit comes up over this Venus Rx {which it will!}, you can lean into your values to help you navigate was arises.


♀reflect on how you are showing up in all your relations, most of all with yourself. Venus Rx sometimes pulls us apart or it strengthens the bond. My hubby + I have had some deep convos already + we’re aiming to strengthen our love through this process by chatting about the things left unsaid.


♂ Are you in involved in a battle that is out of alignment with your values? Bow out. Take more time for you + the relationships that add value to your life!


♇ Pluto is square this new moon energy until Oct 11th ~ this will help you transmute wounds to wisdom + cut out what needs to go!

Oct 10th + 11th


The moon, Jupiter, Venus Rx + Mercury are all in Scorpio. 
Stop doing. Allow yourself to BE. 
Listen to what bubbles up from beneath the surface. Grab a journal and a pen and just write. 
Questions to ask yourself: 
What do you value?

What do you value in your relationships?

What is your relationship to the closest relationships in your life?

Are you being authentic? Or accommodating to keep the peace or fit in?

Let it all be felt. Put your pen down lots just to let the emotions flow. Resist the urge to judge or make sense of anything that comes up. 
It’s just coming up so it can move through. That which triggers the emotion is not necessarily the root of the emotion. 
Then rest. 




Moon Void of Course 


After over working myself and recognizing my level of over responsibility for all things, I started to ask: Where are the scheduled breaks? Then I remembered that when the moon goes void of course, there is nothing that needs to be done. It is the Astrological break to integrate what was experienced while the moon travels through each zodiac constellation. It's for reflection and integration. Some are long, others are short and I can only assume that they're all perfect. Some say that projects initiated during a moon void of course are not as celestially supported, but deep dives into our psyche are supported. I do believe that we could all use some scheduled down time, family time, partner time, fun time, chill time, whatever your flavor. 

The way I understand the moon is that she goes around the zodiac the quickest, so she checks in with all the planets in every lunar cycle! Each time she passes by the same degree as a planet, she gives our intuition a download of that planet's teachings. Ancient astrologers noted the time when the moon makes it last aspect to another planet before changing signs. This time until she moves into the next sign are the void of course period!


{She is also in communication with all your natal planet placements during that same cycle,

but let's save that conversation for another time}


What if we looked at astrology through that lens for a little while?

I wondered what it would be like if we all honored these beautifully scheduled breaks as a form of self care and mental well being. You'll see me sharing about them more as I go forward.


Upcoming moon void of course times (all in PST):


Oct 16th 2:49pm - Oct 17th 12:36am -- moon moves into Aquarius

Oct 19th 5:27am - 1:20pm -- moon moves into Pisces


Oct 21st 4:47pm - 11:58pm -- moon moves into Aries


Oct 23rd 11:18am - Oct 24th 7:33am -- moon moves into Taurus


Oct 26th 7:49am - 12:41pm -- moon moves into Gemini


Oct 27th 10:37pm - Oct 28 4:27pm -- moon moves into Cancer


Oct 30th 7:31pm - 7:42pm  -- moon moves into Leo


The week of Oct 15th 


The start of this week is time to get yourself organized. Be the CEO of your life (moon in Capricorn). Make lists, prioritize, then make a new list so it’s crystal clear what needs to get done and DO IT!


Last week, inner waters were being stirred, uprooting years, even decades, of emotional sediment from deep beneath the surface. The Sun squared up to Pluto at a 3rd quarter square, final ‘crisis’ of this year. Think back to March, what flickered the emergency lights then? Any reoccurring theme? Some felt super powerful last week as they experienced Pluto’s annual ego + identity lessons integrate more fully. Others went bottom up as it felt like the world was caving in and went into crisis about what the f*ck are they doing?! Thankfully that doesn't last forever and most of us have gotten out of that hole!


Sunday night after sun down (10/14), the moon chatted with Saturn at 3°, almost 4° Capricorn.


Saturn reached in, put a finger under your chin, to lift your eyes up to the horizon and said ‘pick yourself up, dust yourself off and do something. You know which way to go. Stop wait or relying on someone to do it for you. Maybe you made some bad decisions in the past. Maybe you got tangled up in a relationship that wasn’t the healthiest for you. You made some mistakes. So what?! These things don’t define you! YOU DEFINE YOU. How can you step up your integrity right this instant? 


Do you need to step up? Set some boundaries? Make amends?


Venus Rx + Mercury are still chatting it up at about 19° Scorpio, plotting away. Discussing how to communicate in a way that you can get your message across and be heard