This Week’s New Moon Opened a Cosmic Portal of Potential
This week kicks off with a new moon that opens up a "cosmic portal full of potential," according to rockstar astrologer Jennifer Racioppi—and here's how you can make the most of this powerful cosmic alignment all week long. So gather around, all you Scorpios, Leos, Capricorns, Geminis...and every sign in the whole zodiac—because this advice is actionable no matter when your birthday is.
Monday, October 8
With the new moon in Libra happening later tonight, the week kicks off slowly. (Perfect for those of you who have the day off.) New moons offer a powerful moment to reset and refocus on your highest priorities. This particular new moon, happening at 15 degrees of Libra at precisely 11:46 p.m. Eastern, brings a keen focus on authentically owning your power, and going after what you most desire. With powerhouse Pluto squaring the sun and moon, the cosmos encourage taking a hard look at where you are, and aren’t, aligned with your integrity.
This particular new moon brings a keen focus on authentically owning your power, and going after what you most desire.
Given Libra’s relationship focus, this new moon calls attention to reciprocity in interpersonal dynamics. Now that Venus, Libra’s ruling planet, has officially begun its retrograde journey, relationship dynamics are called into focus even more. (Venus, the planet of love and beauty, travels retrograde from October 5–November 16.) But before you look at how you relate with others, first check in with how you connect with yourself first. What can you do to optimize your relationship with yourself? With Mars, the planet of action, in a fellow air sign, Aquarius, complementing intentions set this new moon, you are supported to take appropriate steps on behalf of your highest good. Get clear on your desires, and set a firm intention for this new moon!
Tuesday, October 9
With last night’s new moon having opened up a cosmic portal full of potential, treat today like a holy day. Pay attention to your actions, words, thoughts, and intentions, while staying aligned with your most heartfelt prayers. Mindful movements—like a long slow walk, or taking dance breaks throughout the day—help to keep a connection to your body and the wisdom that lives in your cells. Let’s not forget the power of visualization, either. Taking the time to see your intended desires as manifested, and then giving thanks for what is yet to come, supports you to stay aligned with your goals. Commit to what you most want to bring to fruition in your life. Mercury, the planet of communication, moves from Libra to Scorpio tonight, inviting intimacy. Making time for your sexuality complements the day nicely.
Wednesday, October 10
Fort tent anyone? With retrograde Venus making a sharp angle known as a square to Mars while Mercury in Scorpio opposes Uranus in Taurus, today might feel a wee bit jarring. Now’s not the day to engage gossip or drama. Give yourself extra time to get to any appointments. Be careful of transference and projection before you tell it like it is.
Choose your battles wisely. Then take it to your yoga mat, treadmill, or cardio dance class. Let the breakdown lead to a breakthrough.
Should conflict become certain, trust that it’s a necessary argument, clearing the air for easier communication in the future. Like the lyrics to Arcade Fire’s song "Afterlife," you might need to scream and shout ’til you work it out. If so, remember a good argument can be both healing and cathartic. But choose your battles wisely. Then take it to your yoga mat, treadmill, or cardio dance class. Let the breakdown lead to a breakthrough.
Thursday, October 11
Yesterday’s intensity becomes fodder for today’s clarity. With Mercury squaring the nodes of fate, your mindset might get a full upgrade. To aid this process, engage your journal and cathartically write everything you need to express. Do a full body scan and tune inward to see what’s coming up in your body. With the waxing moon traveling in truth-telling Scorpio today, trust your instincts, body, and voice. Claim what you know to be true. Even if it’s unpopular, don’t doubt yourself. Drop the disease to please, and foster self-acceptance instead.
Friday, October 12
The week closes out with the sun in Libra squaring Pluto in Capricorn further cementing in the lessons of the week. Thankfully, Mercury makes an essential connection to Saturn in the process—so it's a great time to think about the experiences and growth opportunities the week presented you. With Venus retrograde in full effect, the planet of love and beauty supports you to know, understand, and advocate for your value and inherent self-worth. Give yourself the gift of a healing session with a trusted professional who can adequately hold space for your transformation.
Whether it’s a talk therapist or a massage therapist, allow someone you trust to see your messy parts and support you to integrate the lessons at hand. We are all in this together.
Whether it’s a talk therapist or a massage therapist, allow someone you trust to see your messy parts and support you to integrate the lessons at hand. We are all in this together, so keep an open heart with others. Hold space for your friends and loved ones. Remember, you are armed with astrological information, they probably aren’t. That gives you the upper hand, so stay compassionate.
Saturday, October 13
With the waxing moon moving through athletic Sagittarius all day, do not miss out on an epic sweat session. Push your limits and let your body experience the exaltation of working on its edge. With the seasonal shift here, it’s imperative to allow the lymphatic system to detox and the body to sweat. Now that the sun is setting earlier and earlier, igniting your fire during the day becomes a non-negotiable. So use this high-vibe day to your advantage and make your muscles work for you!
Sunday, October 14
Think back to Monday and the intentions you set with the new moon. Continue to work with the power of visualization to manifest the change you sincerely seek. Stay grateful for that which has yet to come to fruition and trust that you are doing everything necessary to make that dream a reality. Then get outside and have some fun. With peak foliage season here and mid-October magic in full roar, allow yourself to absorb the beauty of nature, be it a cool breeze or taking in the color of the changing leaves.
Jennifer Racioppi is the creator of Lunar Logic—a philosophy that integrates the deep wisdom of both science and spirituality, and blends her expertise in astrology, positive psychology, and women's health—to coach high-achieving female entrepreneurs to reach their next level of success.
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