New Moon in Libra, October 16th, 2020

  • New Moon: 23° LIBRA 53′
  • Date: October 16th, 2020
  • Time: 3:31 pm ET / 12:31 pm PST
  • Element: Air
  • Modality: Cardinal
  • Ruler: Venus


The New/Dark Moon marks the beginning of an emotional cycle that will reach its climax in six months with the Full Moon of the same zodiac sign. Every month it happens in the same sign and degree as the Sun. Thus, it occurs when both luminaries are in a perfect conjunction that results with the Moon being completely overshadowed. Symbolically, this merges our external identity/conscience (Sun), with our inner, subconscious world and emotional nature (Moon).

This is when the waning moon has reached completion and it’s in its darkest phase, making us go inward. Therefore, it’s still a moment of stillness, recharging and for retreating. However, as the dawn always comes after the darkness it also announces a new beginning that we’re not able to see just yet. Thus, it makes it perfect to set intentions that you want to manifest in six months with the Full Moon of the same sign.


The New Moon will occur at 23 degrees Libra, an air and cardinal sign ruled by Venus. The Queen of the night will be at the perigee, meaning that it will be at its closest point to Earth and this is what we call a Super Moon. When this happens, the lunar energies are heightened even more and so our emotions will be running deep. However, as it’s a New Moon and we’re not able to see it, it indicates that it’s our dark emotions, the ones we keep under the shadows and buried in our psyche, that will be mostly felt since they will be unearthed.

However, this will be serving us because as the luminaries will be right opposite Mars & Black Moon Lilith, it will be inviting us to explore and confront the shadow in order to integrate it. Shadow integration will be key in order to transform, heal and restore the harmony within and in our relationships, which is what this new cycle will be about. Further, the New Moon will be squaring the Capricorn stellium, signifying that we will be leaving the old and the past behind in order to begin rebuilding what got teared. Finally, Venus, the significator of this lunar event, will be facing Neptune and Mercury retrograde will be opposing Uranus, reinforcing that the hidden will be unearthed and that the false will be illuminated. This will be helping us reconstruct with a real and a strong foundation and not with the illusion of one.


The Full Moon in Aries of October 1st was right conjunct Chiron, illuminating the unhealed wounds of the ego. During this lunar event, Mars was also conjuncting Black Moon Lilith, bringing to a culmination an emotional cycle that initiated with the New Moon in Aries conjunct the Wounded Healer and the Dark Feminine. The merging of these last two archetypes have been reflecting where we may be suppressing ourselves, which may have become part of our shadow. For instance, we were invited to do shadow exploration as we may have become more conscious of the unhealed and what we may have kept hidden in our psyche. However, the fact that this New Moon will be now opposing them, it’s inviting us to integrate our shadow in order to transmute the darkness into our light and our greatest potential.


However, this is not something we could get done in a day, but it’s a process that initiates from this lunar event and that will reach its climax in six months with the Full Moon in Libra, though the energy will be potent for this until Mercury stations direct. Thus, what we begin working on now will have results then. All of the New Moons in Libra initiates a new cycle for our relationships, calling for us to reflect or change how we relate and connect with the other, or heal from the past in order to attract the new and improve our love life.

This New Moon of 2020, indicates that in order for us to meet a restoration, heal and harmonize our relationships, shadow integration is required. We have to look deep into our projections and our triggers to become conscious of what we need to heal which may be the root cause of conflict and disharmony.


The New Moon’s opposition to Mars Retrograde is an indication that in order to restore harmony in our lives and in our relationships, we may need to confront something we may have been avoiding due to shame, fear, rejection, and so on in order to finally end the war going on within. Further, its opposition with Black Moon Lilith, the dark feminine, signifies that it’s also about confronting feelings you may have been suppressing as reflected by these transits like jealousy, fear, envy, anger, rage, insecurity and introspecting on them as they’re a portal to your shadow. The integration is about understanding these feelings, where they come from and why, for if they’re ignored for too long they can become destructive and a time bomb. 


The Sun and Moon tense aspects to Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto, indicates that in this new emotional cycle we will be leaving the old and the past behind and breaking old patterns in order to restore harmony and balance in our lives. As now these planets have stationed direct and their energies are now for construction instead of destruction, from this New Moon we will begin reconstructing what got teared during 2020, which may be our sense of control, our emotional stability, our financial situation, physical or mental health, our relationships, and so on. However, our foundation needs to be strong in order for it to survive another crisis. Hence, reflect on the lessons you learned and begin rebuilding with the wisdom of experience.


In addition, these aspects, considering that we have Pluto also involved, are another confirmation that this New Moon is calling for shadow work. Thus, we will also be leaving behind the old dynamics and toxic ways of relating with the other (Aries/Libra), toxic emotions, unhealthy habits, paranoias (Moon) and things we used to identify with that are no longer a part of ourselves and our path (Sun). Remember that Mars & Black Moon Lilith are also aspecting these planets, so it’s also about liberating the trapped energy of what we’ve been suppressing in order to begin creating change, reclaiming our voice and our power and integrating the parts of ourselves we have denied. This liberation, releasing and integration is what will be renovating our lives and restoring our inner peace.


Venus, the significator of this lunar event, will be in an opposition with Neptune. This energy will be dismantling the veils of illusions, uncovering the facades, the lies and where we may have been deceived, either by ourselves or others. It will be helping us finally see the red flags and what we have been overlooking. We have this aspect also when the Sun & Moon will be aspecting the Capricorn stellium, which reinforces that reality will begin to kick in and even if it feels uncomfortable, it’s necessary in order to create positive change in our lives and to rebuild things with real and solid structures and not with false illusions and fantasies that can be easily destroyed and lead to disillusionment.


Here we have the triple indicator that we’re being asked to delve deep into the dark waters of our psyche. Since Mercury will be retrograding until November 3rd, then this is something we will be working on for the rest of the month. This is the planet of communication and the mind and when it goes retrograde, it descends to the underworld to heal from the past and confront the shadow. However, when it’s in Scorpio, this is intensified and so we will also be uncovering the hidden, becoming conscious the unhealed, shedding, releasing and detoxifying from what has been poisoning our soul.

Therefore, as the New Moon opposite Mars and Lilith hints, what has become toxic and poisonous for our soul is the unintegrated shadow and the buried emotions. Hence, it’s time to liberate them so we heal from the root and restore the harmony. This will definitely benefit our relationships and result in healthier ways of relating. However, first we may have to do what feels uncomfortable, confront the pain or the fears, have the necessary conversations and make the changes that our out of our comfort zone.


Where the New Moon will be transiting in your chart, indicates the area of life that will benefit from your shadow healing and integration. It’s also the area where a new cycle will initiate in which you will see the results of the intentions you set with the Full Moon in Libra of March 28th.


  • Libra: In the first house. The area of self, appearance, personality; ruling over your personal goals, your physical body, outlook of life and how other people see you.
  • Scorpio:​ In the twelfth house. The area of the unconscious mind, mental health, spirituality, the divine and metaphysical, dreams, isolation, confinement, endings and losses; bed pleasures and everything you do behind the scenes.
  • Sagittarius:​ In the eleventh house. The area of friends, groups, community, social networks, connections, social recognition, goals and aspirations.
  • Capricorn: ​In the tenth house. The area of career, public image and social status.
  • Aquarius: In the ninth house. The area of expansion, long term travel, higher knowledge and college education, achieving expertise, philosophical and religious beliefs.
  • Pisces: In the eighth house. The area of transformation, the occult, shared resources, other people’s money, tax, returns, credit, mortgage, sex and the intimacy you share with a partner.
  • Aries: In the seventh. The area of relationships, business partnerships, collaborations, laws and contracts.
  • Taurus: ​In the sixth house. Hence, the area of health and wellness, service work and work environment, daily tasks, routines and productivity.
  • Gemini: ​In the fifth house. The area of fun, romance and dating, creativity, projects, children and fertility.
  • Cancer: In the fourth house. The area of the home, family, natal city, your roots, the past and internal world.
  • Leo: ​In the third house. The area of the mind and communication, ideas, education, hobbies and interests, siblings and neighbors and immediate environment.
  • Virgo: ​In the second house. The area of personal resources, money, possessions, value system, self worth and self esteem.

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