Do you want the good news or the bad news? Well, the bad news is just that this month is astrologically intense, and we’re all off on a chaotic cosmic ride. The good news is that the upcoming October 2020 New Moon on October 16 brings a moment of calm in the storm, albeit fraught with retrogrades and planetary drama.
And if you’re one of the lucky zodiac signs that the October 2020 New Moon affects the least, you’ll be able to make the most of this cosmic opportunity more easily than the rest of us. New Moons in the cardinal air sign of Libra almost always provide us with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to clean our slates and start over when it comes to partnerships, justice, and even legal matters.
As this New Moon inspires us to seek balance as we revitalize these areas of our lives, some frustrating planetary aspects occur between the Sun and the Moon, retrograde Mars, and the cluster of planets that are forming the current Capricorn stellium.
This cosmic shock could take us away from the peaceful vibe of Libra and activate conflict, resentment, and fear. But we’re not doomed, this New Moon still serves as a high point in an otherwise astrologically stressful month.
Channel the energy of the Libra season by balancing your aggressive inner fighter with a healthy dose of fairness and diplomacy. And if you’re one of the zodiac signs least affected by the October 2020 New Moon, do your best to make the most of it.
This New Moon provides a much-needed opportunity to clean up your calendar and revamp your daily routine with the ultimate goal of balance. Aligning your time between work, home, and play is important, Taurus, and if you slow down and do some inner thinking in this lunation, you’ll be able to strike a balance between these competing areas of your life.
While you may find it easy to get carried away with long-term plans, focus on the more mundane aspects of your schedule as making positive changes on a small scale can ultimately help build a solid foundation for much more ambitious large-scale endeavors down the road.
You may have heavy responsibilities hidden beneath the surface or unspoken drama in the social group that is causing you frustration, Gemini. Instead of letting your deepest fears or silly outer drama get you down, focus your mental energy on a creative passion project that can show off your inner artist and bring out your playful, fun side.
Take time for a hobby that makes your extracurricular time more enjoyable, say yes to a virtual date with a new cutie who swiped right, or express yourself through creativity, whatever brings more fun to your New Moon weekend is fine.
While you may find yourself burdened with financial responsibilities or struggles in the self-esteem department, you will likely be able to find some New Moon solace by embracing your role within a group, whether within your close friends’ team or your community at large.
Building on friendships and strengthening your collaborative bonds will spark inspiration, encourage you to take bolder action on social issues, and make your efforts worthwhile overall. You are an independent spirit by nature, Sagittarius, but this lunation helps you see that there is power in collective energy, so start building bridges.