Exact at 5:12 a.m, 20th Oct. ’17 AEST
On New Moons release the past, any habits, conditioning, thoughts, beliefs that aren’t authentic or no longer serve you. At this time the Moon and Sun are united at the exact same degree in the sky, merging both conscious and unconscious aspects of our mind. Energy is bought into a contemplative, reflective and quiet mood.
This makes rich soil for hacking your inner/higher self/subconscious. Get that 95% of your brain on board for future goal setting and planning.
Write down what you’re releasing, then burn as you visualize and feel yourself let go with love and gratitude for how they have served you up until now.
New Moons are about Manifesting, so next plant the seeds of intention you want to sew, then water them with action. Write up to 10 intentions or affirmations to bring into your life over the next six months, by the Full Moon in LIBRA. This is when the Sun & Moon are opposite each other facing off in polarity.
To take it a step further draw or make a vision board for your plans, make sure you add a fruition date. Add potency by fuelling your vision with strong emotions, work in the positive rather than from a place of lack, fear etc. Seeds you sew in the mix will most likely germinate so make sure you cultivate exactly what you want.
Focus on areas and approaches that LIBRA rules, such as;
- Equal partnerships
- I easily attract partnerships that complement and support the highest version of me.
- I easily create fortuitous collabs.
- I easily maintain working partnerships that create both abundance and joy in my life.
- All of my partnerships bring me joy, love, health, and peace.
- I easily negotiate with others, finding the best solution/outcome/strategy for both parties.
- I easily create peace, beauty, harmony, and love in my environment.
- I easily co-operate with others in a healthy way for the best possible outcome.
I am at ease in social situations.
This month it will take some balancing to maintain harmonious partnerships. Uranus is the planet of surprise factors, sending bolts out of the blue when we’ve become stuck, complacent or have just plain ‘settled’. Exactly opposite the New Moon brings changes to relationships. We need to make sure we’re following our own unique and courageous path. Are you liberating your genius? If you’ve been holding back to keep the peace then I suggest you make some moves to have it both ways or your apple cart will be tumbled for you! It’s time to update your relationship operating system.
I did it my way
If you’ve been avoiding relationships to maintain your precious freedom, this Moon asks you to consider your own unique approach to cozying up. One size doesn’t fit all so why not go bespoke in the Bae department.
Oppositions tend to represent inner conflict. One part of ourselves wants bae times, the other total independence, for whatever reason. Avoiding relationship can look like chasing someone who is unavailable. Own the part in yourself that needs independence or personal space, so you can find balance and partnership.
In the shadows
Both Jupiter and Mercury in Scorpio are conjunct the new Moon so anything you’ve been brushing under the rug is likely to come out. Deal with it or out yourself before someone else does it for you. This is a great opportunity to clear the air so you can have your cake and eat it too. Make friends with any shadow parts of yourself in terms of the hidden benefits of co-dependency and let them go. Negotiate a fair deal as well as take any needed action on your own terms. Get clear on what you need to grow in terms of partnerships so you can get on with popping corks and pouring the bubbly.
Let’s get controversial
The ‘me too’ social awareness campaign is exposing how prevalent sexual harassment and abuse against women is in society. We’ve all endured our boundaries imposed on in some way, countless times. On the topic of what’s right and wrong for us individually, I hope this campaign goes next level. So what can we do individually? Considering new Moons are prime time to plant intentions I would think we pre-plan some strategies to whip out when we notice something is either not quite right, or totally off the Richter scale.
Rather than focus on the victimhood of feeling powerless, what can we do in some of these situations? Rather than taking a perspective that its not safe externally ie ‘Men are dangerous’ (disempowering), I say we own our power and take the perspective that we are strong, we are safe and we are willing to do what it takes to protect ourselves and each other (empowering). That kind of commitment comes across in body language and says ‘don’t even try’. When you have the actual skills and strategy to take action, the ‘back off’ sign goes neon.
So who do you call out and how? Uranus in Aries could certainly represent sudden and shocking unwanted advances. It can also represent the action we need to take when we know our line is being crossed. Psychologically when you fight rather than take a passive role putting trust in the abuser, you will come out miles ahead. Uranus in Aries suggests we bring the fight in, throw them off, make it totally not worth their while to mess with you (if possible).
Most women aren’t taught how to be loud, forward, make waves, upset people, let alone fight and be aggressive. In fact that part of our nature tends to be heavily criticised and repressed. In the law of balance, unless we level up this part of ourselves we’ll continue to be seen as easy targets that don’t fight back, and guess what, harassment will continue. It’s about balance, if we don’t own it, it comes at us externally (I’m speaking generally here). I’d love socialpreneurs to see the business opportunity in this campaign and come up with some serious hacks that teach women how to bust out their scary spice when they need to. Let’s keep the conversation, and action flowing. And remember, demonising others continues the unbalanced polarity, continuing the cycle.
Own. Your. Power.
Let’s get really honest with ourselves
Is there any kind of shadow component we can own in terms of having harassed, abused, dissed or disrespected another person in our lives? Any time we’ve not protected another person that may have needed us to speak up on their behalf? Another woman? It’s important to consider these angles in self-reflection to help liberate ourselves and break patterning.
In co-operation, peace, and harmony,
Sydney 5:12 a.m, 20th Oct. ’17
New Moon conjunct Sun at 26 degrees Libra
Opposite Uranus 26 degrees Aries Retrograde
Conjunct Jupiter 2 degrees Scorpio
Conjunct Mercury 3 degrees Scorpio