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New Moon in Libra, 16th October 2020

21.31 CET, Malta.

“ riding a bike”

This New Moon in Libra is running a tight ship. If you take a close look at the chart you will find that all the planets have strong aspects (conjunctions, oppositions, squares and trines). This gives us an indication of the enormous potential it wants to unleash, but also warns us that if we try to understand everything at once through analysis we will get stuck and lost in translation.

A New Moon (NM) is the beginning of a passage that reaches a climax in the following Full Moon (FM). If we look at this NM in context we find some pretty useful clues:

This NM is leading to a FM in the axis Taurus/Scorpio that happens exactly on the Gaelic feast of Samhain. Further ahead we find that this year still holds two eclipses in store, one in November, and a total eclipse in December.

If we choose to see this NM in this larger context it becomes very evident that we are going to have to go through a movement of death and rebirth. Within this larger context, in fact, the intent of this NM becomes clearer. It is time to actively initiate, on a deep personal level, a process of diving deep within ourselves. The action required and made available during this NM is a focused inward turn.

Mercury turned retrograde two days before the NM. This clearly indicates a return to one's inwardness. The world of systems and daily communication is likely to be in a mess, and the mind might produce more useless noise; so we must dive deeper and float in our inner silence. Mars' strong placement also gives us this same advice. Mars can be very destructive, but if we actively avoid whatever creates inner tension and engage in activities that release or dissipate tension, we can use the enormous martian focus as a path to presence. Mars is like coffee. Too much is bad, but the right amount is fantastic, useful and healthy.

We now have the opportunity to discover the areas of our lives that need change. Our job during this NM is to connect to our feelings, to feel without analysis. As the FM approaches we will come to a clearer understanding of what these feelings are, where they come from, what unconscious patterns are at play, and slowly get a hang on how to move on. Samhain is a time in which the past comes back with full force. We then can make peace with this past, see it for what it is, drop it, and move on. A new stage in the process starts now, a move in which we lose our attachment to false security, possessions, money; thus making room for a magical dimension in which the New can arise.

With Pluto very recently turning direct from its long and heavy retrograde period we are faced with the necessity of radical change. But even though this sounds scary, in truth it is about restoring a lost balance (Libra).

It's like riding a bike: You cannot ride a bike unless you relax. As soon as you tense up you will certainly lose the connection to the natural flow of the ride, and risk a good fall. Balance is not something one can learn, it is something one uncovers. It is already there, and it simply happens as soon as the factors that create imbalance are removed. One of these factors is 'stuckness'. As the saying goes, “Life is like riding a bike; to keep your balance you need to keep moving.”

Why do we stop?

Because we fear the move. And yet the danger is not in the move but in the fear.

The conditionings and the psychological corpses we carry within us interfere with a natural balance. They cause us to live unhappy automatic lives, pollute our relationships with other people, other beings, and the Earth herself. All this negativity comes from the feeling that we are trapped. Which we are, until we are not. We have the plutonian energy within us to break free, the fluidity to change according to the moment, the creativity to make a work of art of our lives, to awake inside a dream and create, love and be joyful. The dark must be faced, however, and our house must be cleansed; and here we are, moving through the dark towards a light that is already there (here), within us.

So as Mr. Saturn places you before the hard questions, and Dr. Pluto is impatiently and implacably hurrying you to let go of things you are not sure you want to leave behind, remember to listen. Keep uncle Jupiter close (you know, that permissive uncle who is always a bag of fun), as fun is part of change. And remember to keep the ever-surprising Miss Venus – with her perfumes and her ecstasies – in your sight, as you slowly, move by move, form your life through the power of a dream.


Numbers 16.10.2020

1+6+1+0+2+0+2+0 = 12 = 3


The number 12 is an important one when it comes to numerology; it signifies completion.

In the Marseille Tarot cards we have the Hanged Man, it suggests ultimate surrender, sacrifice, or being suspended in time. It Represents - Breaking old patterns, Circumspection, Letting go, Metamorphosis, Suspension

When reversed we have - Egotism, Inability to change, Missing an opportunity

This is not a graphic of suffering but rather an offering towards life. The figure, as a whole, suggests life in suspension, but life and not death. An image that expresses the relation between the Divine and the Universe.


The numerology number 3 resonates with creative self-expression, social interaction, and optimism. The numerology number 3 is about creative expression.

In this set of cards we have The Empress representing this number, she sits on a throne wearing a crown with 12 stars, holding a scepter in one hand. The scepter represents her power over life, her crown has twelve stars representing her dominance over the year, and her throne is in the midst of a field of grain, representative of her dominion over growing things. The Empress is representative of the productivity of the subconscious, seeded by ideas. She is meant to be the embodiment of the growth of the natural world, fertility, and what one knows or believes from the heart.

The empress is connected also with the Death card, for she is accustomed to life, death and rebirth.

The Empress is a mother, a creator, and nurturer. In many decks she can be shown as pregnant. She can represent the creation of life, romance, art, or business.

Keywords that might resonate for you with this card - Fruitfulness, action, initiative, length of days; the unknown, clandestine; also difficulty, doubt, ignorance. When reversed: Light, truth, the unraveling of involved matters, public rejoicings.


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