Welcome to our October Monthly Horoscope 2016 For All Zodiac Signs!
Theme of the Month:
Every day in every way, we are in relationship with everyone and everything.
Libra is opposite Aries in the Zodiac wheel. Where Aries represents one (you and your identity in the world), Libra represents two (you and someone else). Libra is the first real taste of how your world occurs with someone else actively in it.
Libra is known for being the sign of balance, equality, justice, fairness, respect, peace, harmony, and beauty. That’s quite a bit to attribute to one sign, yet it is what this sign represents.
This is not to say that Libra energy is all about peace, beauty, and harmony all of the time. In fact, Libra will sometimes take an extreme position in order to balance out another extreme position (something like jumping on the opposite end of a teeter-totter or a set of scales) if they perceive a situation or circumstance to be unfair or unjust. This may sometimes be perceived as hypocrisy, yet to Libra, it may be perfectly justifiable to take a firm stand to the opposite position in a matter just to bring balance to a situation.
All of those qualities, for better or worse, are why Libra is associated with relationships. Yet, in the context of one’s astrological makeup, we tend to forget that we, as humans, make even our one-on-one relationships with others in our lives all about individual ourselves in some way, shape, or form.
That said, many of us are familiar with Sir Issac Newton’s Third Law of Motion:
“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” “The forces of energy must work in pairs – it is impossible for any force to exist on its own.” Within this principle, energy (and therefore, people) must have something to contrast, and in some cases something to oppose, to have some sense of self.
The Libra energy experience in your life reflects Newton’s Third Law of Motion. It reminds you that there are two sides to every story or experience, and therefore, for every story there is a relationship. You have relationships with every person and every thing around you in every moment of every day, whether you are aware of or acknowledge those relationships or not. And everyone and everything in your life is in your life so you may be challenged to consider a different perspective or an alternate view of your relationship to All-That-Is.
You are, as we each are, uniquely created and wired to have a unique experience and purpose in the world. Therefore, we each have a different perception of the world. Our experiences, opinions, beliefs – they vary from person to person because they are supposed to vary. None of us are exactly the same because we each have a one-of-a-kind journey to travel in our lives and our own exceptional role(s) to fulfill in the world.
Yes, YOU have a one-of-a-kind journey and a one-of-a-kind role to play in the world.
Yet often, because you are in relationships with others, you sometimes forget that your journey is yours and yours alone – even if it involves others along the way. A significant part of being in healthy and balanced relationships is remembering that ultimately, you alone are responsible for the choices you make for the course your life’s journey takes. You alone are responsible for who you allow to influence your life. You alone are responsible for what you choose to perceive and/or believe about the way your life goes.
Because your individual being and life journey is not accidental and without purpose, because each one of us exists for a reason, and because that reason often has to do with some one or some thing else, that is where the Libra qualities of peace, harmony, and beauty come into play. These qualities come forth through your acceptance of and respect for the unique individuality of another person’s identity, life journey, and point of view, whether or not it is in agreement or in contrast with your own.
Remember that “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction”. There is no other time during the year (except for 2-3 days during the Full Moon in Libra opposite the Aries Sun) when you get to experience that phenomenon so clearly, and there is no other time during the year when you get to experience it on or from the reactive or responsive side of matters. This is a wonderful time to gain insights into who you are for the people in your life and how you are occurring for them.
So, look to where Libra falls in your astrological chart for guidance in how to utilize this energy in your personal life journey. For more information and insights, see the October 2016 Horoscope for your zodiac sign.
New Moon in Libra
This month we have a New Moon in Libra on October 1st at 03:13 GMT
The “buzzwords” for this New Moon in Libra are “Love” and/or “Finances”. The sign of Libra is all about relationships. Since Venus is in the sign of Scorpio, there could be a final “clearing out” of jealousy, betrayal, role reversals or erratic financial swings. Past relationships, people, themes, may all “reappear” in your life, for better or worse. The concepts of “obsessional love” (fatal attraction??) and themes of loyalty, betrayal, jealousy may also surface, but very covertly…..as in “secrets”.
Libra does not like confrontation, but Venus is Scorpio probes beneath the surface to get at the truth. If it is a “past” wound that comes up at this time, it will be released once and for all – no superficial band-aids will work this time. Conversely, if two partners are willing to “share” and come to a mutual compromise (much like a business arbitration), then even the most emotionally intense situations may be resolved and the relationship has the potential for “rising like the phoenix” from its own ashes. This is true for both business, as well as personal partnerships.
However, since relationships carry so much of our own psychological “projections”, the best way to sort out a “problem” in your relationship sector, is to first ask yourself “what is this person, situation, relationship mirroring back to me”? What are my worst fears concerning this issue? Am I trying to manipulate someone else because of this fear issue? Or vice versa?
Do I “value” myself enough for another person to really value me? Do I have “strings attached” to loving? (We all do…it is just a matter of becoming consciously aware of where and how we “project” them onto another person that can make the difference between a healthy and dysfunctional relationship.)
These are tricky questions, but well worth investigating and of course, the “silver lining” is that is VERY possible to manifest your heart’s desire at this time…..but be careful what you wish for, as you WILL manifest it!
The good news is that you can really “sort out” and redefine what you want in a relationship, as the Libra New Moon on Octomber 1st is also about “attracting” Love into your life. If you are a Libran, or have major planets in Libra, the themes of Love & Money will demand more of your attention than usual until Oct 16th. By the end of the month, you may be humming the tune: “What’s Love Got to Do with it?”
Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light but making the darkness conscious.
Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy controls whole continents; who controls money can control the world. (Henry Kissinger)
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. (Voltaire)
Full Moon in Aries
This month we have a Full Moon in Aries on October 16, 2016 at 07:25 GMT
This Full Moon in Aries is the culmination of the cycle which began with the New Moon in Libra on Octomber 1st.
The culmination of this Full Moon cycle has much to do with the reconciliation of relationships in our lives, our communities, and the world at large.
While the Sun is in the sign Libra, the Full Moon falls in the opposite sign, Aries. Aries is the first fire sign of the zodiac denoting the first courageous “push” of the emerging ego. The planetary ruler of Aries is the fiery planet, Mars. Aries encourages the spirit of the pioneer and the adventurer, and the archetype of the warrior.
This Full Moon in Aries encourages us to embrace our passion fully, but to also be aware that this does not have to come at another’s expense. Conversely, victimization and martyrdom are the “shadow” side of Libra, and do not do well in the land of Aries!
It is interesting that Venus, the planet of beauty and harmony, is the ruler of the sign Libra. Both the “Peacemaker” and the “Warrior” are highlighted during this Full Moon. Astrologically, Venus and Mars make very complementary and passionate partners proving that it is easier to make love than war.
On a personal level, where the Sun falls at 21-22 degrees Libra in your natal chart shows where you are being called to balance and harmonize your relationships. The house where 21-22 degrees Aries falls marks where you need to clearly state your power, express yourself, and become more self-assertive. It is all a matter of balance (remember, the sign Libra is symbolized by the scales of Justice).
You need to “Know Thyself” in order to get what you want in life; but you also need to relate to “the other” in order to have healthy relationships. Where do you need to negotiate better terms for yourself? Where do you need to see things from someone else’s point of view?