Libra is the sign most associated with relationship, and over the last 2 ½ years Saturn has been transiting Libra until just a week or so ago when in October 5th, Saturn moved into Scorpio, where it will stay for the next 2 ½ years. Saturn is the planet of karma, the planet of ‘as you sow, so shall you reap’. It is also the planet that evaluates how well something is working, A cosmic efficiency expert of sorts. And so our relationships have been front and center and in the hot seat for quite a while now.
Libra is an air sign, and so works in the realm of ideas. We have revaluated our relationships from the perspective of the mental body. What is fair, what is not. Is there equity in who puts the energy in the relationship and have we been pulling our own weight? Because of these questions and the answers we have gleaned, many relationships have ended and those that have not ended have had to shift out of necessity.. It is fair to say that if a relationship has made it to the end of Saturn in Libra it is, at least on paper, fair and equitable. Now that Saturn is in Scorpio, the other relationship sign, we will be evaluating our relationships from an emotional perspective.
In our society looking at things through the mental lens is promoted, even venerated. To look at a problem and not let ‘messy emotions’ spoil the solution is the highest form of success, yet it is only half the story. Now that Saturn will transit through Scorpio, many of our ‘ideas’ about relationship will be “sussed” out via our emotional body. Fair warning, those who were able to extricate themselves from an unfair relationship will now be dealing with the emotional ramifications of those decisions. And for those who have thought they dodged a bullet, the next part of our relationship saga begins and this time it is all about those messy emotions, as well as our motivations surround what drives us to choose with whom we relate.
This New Moon in Libra gives us the opportunity to try out many of the ‘new and improved’ ideas we have come up with during our ‘schooling’ concerning relationship over the last 2 ½ years. Saturn Scorpio is conjoined the Sun and Moon in Libra and points to the fact that we must apply our lessons immediately. Venus the ruling planet of Libra is in Virgo requiring us to practice discernment. Precision is of great value to Venus in Virgo so careful observation, correlation and synthesis will be needed.
Venus is in a square aspect with Jupiter in Gemini. Jupiter and Venus are traditionally benefic or helpful planets. Yet the square denotes some stress between these two “nice guy / nice girl’ planets. The square, a first ¼ one at that creates the energy for action. Jupiter in Gemini, the sign of ideas is quite willing to throw out ideas and with Venus also in a Mercurial sign it will be easy to get caught up in the details, yet with Saturn in Scorpio we will not get too off tract before the cosmic 2X4 comes knocking.
There is another aspect of Libra that is often overlooked, and that is the idea that in Libra we meet up with our higher selves, that part of us which is eternal. Our ‘god particle’ if you will, the spark of the divine that resides within us. So this New Moon is an excellent opportunity to connect with our higher selves. This will aid us in navigating through the tumultuous waters of our unresolved shadows (Scorpio) that will rear up like sea monsters from the sea of our unconscious. Coming to terms with these monsters and bringing them to the light of day will take courage, fortitude and perspective. And it through our connection to our higher self that we can acquire this perspective.
To feel is to heal and feeling with a higher view will aid in the healing of all of us. So plant your seeds of understanding that Saturn’s sojourn through Libra has distilled through the experiences of the last 2 ½ years and watch them grow!