Libra's place in the zodiac is found between the signs of the Perfectionist Virgo and the Transformational Scorpio. Libra wants beauty, tranquility, peace and harmony; does not tolerate discord and desires justice. Yet, often charts of Librans have much planetary influence from the signs it sits between - and both signs lean on Libra's scales. Libra struggles for balance...
An Astrological Trip Around the New Moon in Libra Chart
The New Moon is found in the twelfth house -A reminder that in Mundane Astrology the first, fourth, seventh and tenth houses are most important. The first house represents the minds of the people. Changes and developments take place in the house where the New Moon is found.
"Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked." Warren Buffett
Events governed by the 12th house come to the forefront this lunar month. The 12th house has much to do with what is hidden and what is behind the scenes. Some astrologers have noticed that the internet has an important role to play in 12th house affairs.
The New Moon will bring a certain amount of hidden troubles of Wall Street and the USA to the forefront. We may learn more about problems in the Middle East and "secret enemies".
When well aspected, public institutions, hospitals, prisons, and charitable organizations may benefit. However, since the New Moon is technically unaspected in the 12th, (no applying ptolemaic aspect within 3 degrees) it is hard to predict what hidden things will be stumbled upon in the darkness of this New Moon!
Saturn is on the Ascendant in the twelfth house, trining Neptune in the fourth. This position gives Saturn prominence in the chart, and can be read as Saturn in the first house. However, even if read as being in the 12th, Saturn here trine Neptune is positive for trade, revenue and investments. Public institutions, hospitals, prisons, and charitable organizations may benefit due to improved regulations or administration.
Neptune in the fourth strengthens idealized democratic/political causes. Also, the fourth house has much to due with weather conditions. Because of the trine with Saturn, Neptune here suggests colder weather.
Mercury in the first house - During a time when the US candidates have debated, Mercury is found in the first house! A lot of political talk is going on. The textbook interpretation of Mercury in the first is, " there is plenty of speechmaking".
Mercury is sextile Venus in the eleventh house - Trade will be active and educational affairs will be prominent. Venus sextile Mercury and square Jupiter will support stocks in the sector ruled by Gemini. Gemini sectors include Advertising, Media (including social media), Telecommunication, Transportation (airline, railroad, truck & auto), Education, Leisure, Travel, Retail-Internet, Technology and Information Services.
Mars in Sagittarius in the second house - Mars in Sagittarius acts optimistically with great confidence - The aggressive monetary policy of Ben Bernanke will continue to be a positive force in the market as the increase in money supply benefits business. It is very possible there will be an increase in military spending with Mars in the 2nd.
Mars makes an opposition to Jupiter later in the month, a day before the Full Moon - Typically Full Moon periods see a temporary downturn in the market. With Jupiter in Gemini and Mars in Sagittarius (Jupiter's sign!), these two planets opposing each other could cause an overreaction of panic in the market due to discontent over extravagance in government spending and the monetary policy. Be alert in the market!
Pluto in the third house - With Pluto there is intensity. In the third, stocks ruled by Gemini continue to outperform the market. Gemini sectors include Advertising, Media (including social media), Telecommunication, Transportation (airline, railroad, truck & auto), Education, Leisure, Travel, Retail-Internet, Technology and Information Services.
Pluto is squared by Uranus in the fifth - Education is a hot topic among the politicians, particularly the hiring of teachers and the cost of their benefits. Clashing ideas and questions regarding the interests of children, particularly schools and education, will be a cause for argument. There is criticism of the administration's and government's spending too much money and leisure time.
Economically, the Uranus and Pluto aspect has been push pulling the markets.
Jupiter in the eighth house square Venus in the eleventh - More money is made available by government sources. Banking and financial institutions benefit.
The New Moon chart interpretation I send monthly offers a broad picture of the astrological landscape for the lunar month. But I caution all of you to pay close attention to planetary cycles and what the technical charts tell us. This is your best bet for successful trading - seeing the whole picture!
Click to read this article in full on the astrologicalinvesting.com web site. Read the Moon phases section and get the "Head's Up" - upcoming astrological events list.In his weekly Eye of Ra Report, Randall Ashbourne illustrates exactly what has occurred in global markets and leaves us with a picture of what to expect - Read about what he calls "the spooky stuff" (planetary cycles)and print the technical charts from his web site. His report is also posted on the astrological investing blog .