The New Moon is a Solar Eclipse. It is on Saturday, October 14 at 12:54 pm in 21° Libra. A new moon is a new beginning for the month ahead. A solar eclipse symbolizes a new beginning for the year ahead. It can be very valuable to affirm your most important goal by writing it down or even taking some small step toward it.
In general a Libra solar eclipse puts the focus on the concept of balance. (The symbol for the constellation Libra is the scales of balance.) Finding balance in life is always a challenge. Use the next few days to observe where your life may be out of balance. Look for ways to bring greater harmony into your life. Balancing and rebalancing in everyday life is a partner practice to your sitting meditation.
Libra is an air sign which signifies communication is the key right now. Sometimes it's communication with your own self. Check out this article from Scientific American about doing some free writing to get your thoughts on paper.
I've been enjoying some writing salons via Zoom with The Narrative Method where participants are given a prompt, free write for awhile, then share with small supportive breakout groups. I find it very restorative and personally insightful.
A great way to support your astrological studies is comparing what you read in biographies and memoirs with that person's horoscope.
Right now I'm reading "Make It So" a memoir by Patrick Stewart, one of my favorite Star Trek actors. Before starting, I found his birth data at the astrodatabank and ran off his natal horoscope. As he's describing his life, I look to see how his chart lines up with his personal stories. He has no birth time listed so I ran off the chart for noon and just used a flat chart. If you're a person who likes astrological challenges like rectification, you could use the clues in the book to get a time frame for his birth. Then use his key life events to narrow the birthtime down and discover his rising sign.
Another great way to advance your astrological studies is through the Temple of Kriya Yoga's online Professional Astrology Course. There's a new payment plan for the course. If you choose to pay the whole amount at once, there's a discount. But you can also select to pay for one part at a time.
Check it out at: https://templeofkriyayoga.org/professional-astrology/
If you have any questions about the course material or would like a Zoom tour of the learning website, please feel free to contact me.
Marcia Sacks is an astrologer in the Kriya Yoga tradition.