1 JULY 2017, LIBRA
A moon in Libra brings up relationship dynamics, often with differences in tastes, wants, needs, values or lifestyle choices popping up to be considered, weighed and balanced, just like Libra’s emblem the scales. Relationship similarities are also found and it’s a delight to discover a like-minded soul, even someone you have known forever but never clicked with on a deeper level. This 1st quarter Moon in Libra fits the bill, but has extra relationship dimensions and decisions because the relationship planet, Venus, makes a powerful alignment to the destiny nodes, which are quite often about soul relationship decisions. When the North Node and South Node are active, forces of fate, karma, destiny and life-rewards are at play, and you are likely to recognise this when you notice thoughts and feelings coming up about certain relationships in your life or themes. Your daydreams might include fantasies about new pathways opening, or might be a reworking and understanding of past dynamics through new perspectives which hold keys to the future for you.
This particular 1st quarter moon in Libra also has Jupiter right next to it. Look up for inspiration at the bright planet Jupiter right near the quarter moon. Any relationship problems or delights that you are working through are worth the extra time for emotional connection, discussion and even argument. Jupiter might increase emotions greatly, but Jupiter is also a planet wanting to bring us abundance and good fortune, so keep trusting your inner self will guide you with the right words to say, even if they are passionate and messy, or clipped and sharp, like the zodiac energy of Libra can sometimes be when under stress.
It’s a time to cast fresh eyes over anyone you have previously judged. Saturn aligns to Venus and the Nodes and helps us take practical approaches to old relationship blocks. Jupiter next to the moon helps us extend the gift of generosity and consider second chances where they are safe and life-affirming to explore. Chiron and Uranus also make alignments to Venus and the Nodes showing that doors that seemed permanently locked could suddenly reopen. The gift of grace is strongly present at this quarter moon, and even helps in situations where some doors do need to shut now, so that kind respectful farewells are possible and opportunities for closure. Sometimes these might be done in your heart if the person is not available to connect with, or if on reconnecting you have strong warnings your values and theirs are so radically polarised it could cause an atomic explosion in your wellbeing or your communities. It might be a case of meeting in a future cycle, but in many instances there are happy reunions or brand new relationship adventures with discussions about commitments underway.