12 JULY 2016, LIBRA
Many relationships, negotiations and decisions get a workout this week under the 1st Quarter Moon in Libra on the 12th. Libra’s scales are sent wobbling somewhat, and I’m not only meaning ‘Librans’ when I say that, but instead the ‘Libra energy’ within us all; i.e. our capacity for calm, poise, logic and weighing pros and cons. The Quarter Moon makes strong alignments to Pluto, bringing out deep passion. It’s as if Pride and Prejudice‘s Darcy is in one of his most sullen moods, and Elizabeth in one of her most wildly ardent. We need to use our civilised sides to negotiate, debate and forge better agreements for ourselves, but we also need space to allow our inner fires to roar. Without listening to true needs, we might keep communicating and relating with a friend, partner or boss etc in ways that no longer serve us. This Quarter Moon acts as a pit-stop to see and shift something that might get us down later if we don’t deal with it now, like an embedded splinter we keep forgetting about. If something’s got you bothered, combining head and emotions sparks new choices that flick off the gloom and bring out the joy.