Changing Lanes: The New Moon in Libra Begins Lunar Cycle of Clarity and Transformation


October 1st, 2016

By Simon Vorster & Jennifer Langstone

Contributing writers for Wake Up World

Yesterday’s New Moon in Libra began a powerful energy pattern that is going to create a big shift in our collective reality over the next month. September’s Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Pisces (September 17th) signaled a natural shift in our perception of Self and, therefore, Reality. Confronted by our internal baggage and blockages, our fundamental beliefs we challenged on all levels, and we were forced to look for balance within the experience of extremes.

Another change in direction is beginning to unfold for us as we continue down this path of collective transformation. As we begin to change lanes, once again, this new lunar cycle brings a welcome burst of inspiration, clarity and clear self identity. Are you ready for new levels of self realization and universal understanding?

Planetary alignments reflecting our evolution:

Mars and Venus

With both Venus and Mars moving into new constellations (Scorpio and Capricorn respectively) as the new lunar cycle began in Libra, the energy pattern of this new lunar cycle offers great potential for insight, transformation and higher dimensions of consciousness. Venus in Scorpio and Mars in Capricorn will be amplifying the subjective, transformative energy that Pluto in Capricorn is manifesting at a much deeper level, so this transformation for us may feel quite exhausting, as we have spent a long period of time under the frequency of the Scorpio vibration.

The key with the transit of Venus through Scorpio is to pay close attention to your deepest undercurrent of feelings; what drives you, what inspires you, what motivates you. This transit (in connection with Mars in Capricorn) will also bring the need for (once again) letting go of old deeply ingrained patterns and ideals that are not of a heart-centered frequency.

The good news is, with Mars moving into Capricorn, we will begin to see the much needed clarity, sobriety and realness that has been absent for some time now, as reflected by Neptune’s connection with Saturn and the most recent Full Moon in Pisces. Recent energy patterns have forced us to ‘clean up house’ and shake out the emotional rug, then pushed us from our centre of gravity, forcing us to find our natural balance through the experience and integration of extremes. As a result, most of us feel as though we have all been floating around in a sea of overwhelm. Now, the solid feeling of Mars’ entrance into Capricorn will provide a sense of stability — but only through being real with yourself (whatever that means for you.)

This is a time where the best course of action is to act upon what is available to you right now, in this moment, and not focus on what or how you wish the direction or situation could or should be. Mars will be a in a balsamic phase to Pluto up until the 20th of October, and from then onward we will begin an entirely new evolutionary cycle of human desire. This is a powerful shift for us. Exciting! (More on that as it unfolds…)

Pluto Direct 

Since mid 2008, Pluto’s transit through Capricorn heralded the collective consciousness beginning an impressive structural reform — and we are only half way through. Pluto’s recent change of movement from its 6-month retrograde is now over, and as a result, we are all going to be faced with new challenges relating to our self identity. At the core this transit is the concept of reconfiguring and reshaping how we emotionally and spiritually identify ourselves; the fear and chaos we have been dealing with and processing since 2008 is deeply linked with this part of the human experience. For each of us right now, Pluto’s energy is working to deeply cleanse us of old inner desires of how we relate to ourselves and others, and as Pluto continues its transit through Capricorn (until 2023) the next few years will be very much focused on making the choice — to either succumb to limitations and fears and hold onto old, failing ways of being, or to embrace a new and radical ways of being human and defining what it is to be human.

The Sun, New Moon and Jupiter in Libra

Amid the transformative influences of Venus, Mars and Pluto, the Sun and Moon’s connection in Libra is a powerful symbol of change and new directions for us. As these energy patterns unfold, we will collectively begin to ‘change lanes’, shifting our attention to the greater good, to questions of what constitutes fairness balance and harmony. The frequency of Libra reflects experiences like seeking harmony and equality, and we see this mainly expressed in our external lives through the social context. However Libra also reflects the evolutionary intention of finding balance in our inner lives, and learning about balance (and therefore forming our sense of identity) through the experience of extremes. This energy will be amplified by the transit of Jupiter (natural philosophy) through Libra.

During this time we can expect polarities of differences to become more heightened. The Moon aligns with Mars on the 8th of October and will bring into focus the first upgrade in awareness for this lunar cycle. This will be a highly sensitive day filled with assertive action energy; it will be a good time to conclude expectations that have been placed on you and old agreements that you have made with others, either through completing them or letting them go.

On the 14th of October, the Moon will conjunct Chiron. This will bring a very sensitive day and highlight the unconscious energetic wounds that we carry within our cellular DNA. Pay close attention two days later as the Moon will then align with Uranus, bringing flashes of insight around the theme of breaking co-dependencies and external attachments that no longer serve or honor your heart’s desires. This energy will help bring into your awareness not only the cellular memory of ancestral trauma but also how to the let go of that energy, which still lingers in your sub consciousness (and expresses itself in themes of fairness.)

New Moon in Leo - Moving With the Universal Flow

The New Moon Message: Clarity and Self Identity

We are on the path of healing our deepest unconscious patterns and re-creating our lives in such a way that we can live them in harmony with a higher, purer and more vibrant frequency. It’s a challenging process that asks much of our personal energy.

If you are struggling right now — be it physically, mentally or emotionally — we ask you to take a deep look at the situation. Look at how you might change your approach to your situation; What new ways you can engage with it? What new perspectives you can take? What old beliefs are holding you back? Personal responsibility is crucial here. The fundamental question is: What can you do to change the way you experience things?

Resolving the trauma of our past and building the framework our future continue to be our main points of focus, and we are now faced with choices. We are being called to let go of deep layers within our psychology – the past – and take positive actions in the present that support our journey toward a new, uncharted future. The timelines of the past and the future hold completely different energetic frequencies, and as we continue to move between these two timelines, letting go of what is not serving our future, we are also learning to identify the outdated and misaligned by how they feel to us, in our body. Anything that is holding us back, slowing us down, creating internal or external conflict, causing suffering or creating dis-ease right now is likely to be linked to a timeline of the past, in one way or another, and we carry that vibration of limitation, fear or trauma in our energetic body — until we consciously choose to acknowledge it, understand it, and let it go.

Remember, we are in unprecedented times, and experiencing unprecedented energy patterns. We have experienced a deep energetic clearing processes over the last nine months – and it’s been rough! Now, with the energy of this new lunar cycle, our inner work is (finally) bringing us to the new levels of inner clarity, harmony and understanding we have worked so hard for. We are creating new ways of being in our world. Our actions must now honour our ‘updated selves’ and serve the work we have put in, so we can see the beauty of what we have progressed through, and what we have become, and consciously continue to evolve from a point of clarity and clear self identity, and build a future from that space.

The gravity of this energy upgrade is enormous and we are certainly going to experience a powerful shift in how we move forward from here. As the planetary frequencies continue to work through us, our consciousness continues to expand. We are now at a point in our evolution where we can see clearly that choosing a new direction means working with the now and seeing/feeling what is in the now for us. As we form our choices, guided from this space of now, we allow ourselves to experience the shift in amazing, transformative ways.

We are the pioneers of the shift, here to bring change and expansion. ‘The old’ does not work and ‘the new’ has not been explored before — this is where we are, and this is why we’re here! Pioneering the shift of consciousness on Earth is our calling, and each of our life’s situations and experiences serves as the path to our own individual awakening, and therefore, the awakening of the global consciousness.

Simon & Jennifer

About the authors:

Simon Vorster and Jennifer Langstone

Simon Vorster is an evolutionary astrologer and teacher who has been practising astrology for over 11 years. Together with his partner and co-founder of Raising Vibrations, Jennifer Langstone, their work is rooted in helping souls de-condition the self and empower the soul into making new conscious choices. Through their website, Raising Vibrations, and the consulting services they offer, Simon and Jennifer share their thoughts and insights and, using the powerful tool of evolutionary astrology, help and guide others to find their own spiritual paths, live authentically in the moment and understand ways they are able to positively effect their own spiritual evolution.

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