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As we move through October we’re getting closer and closer to the date of the new moon. This new moon will be in the sign Libra and happen on the 16th. 

While it might not feel too intense right now as these energies get closer and closer, tensions will be rising. The closer we get to the date of this new moon the more prominent these energies will be. They will be frustrating us all and really bringing a lot of anger forth. You might end up being a lot more tore up inside than you otherwise would expect to be and it’s going to have a lot of negative sides that you might not fully grasp. 

During this new moon avoiding arguments and things of that nature might be important but it’s not going to be easy. This moon is going to dig up a lot of things that we otherwise might not want to deal with and while we do have to face them it’s not going to be easy. I know, new moons overall are meant to be chances for us all to renew ourselves but this one isn’t going to be as positive as we might expect for it to be.

Astrology King wrote as follows on these energies and what else this new moon might bring forth:

New moon opposite Mars creates irritability, hostility, jealousy, aggression, impulsiveness, and sexual tension. It makes you more willful, assertive, and competitive in achieving your strongest desires.

But strong resistance and aggressive responses are likely if you are too forceful in trying to get your own way. Patience, tactics, and a more subtle approach are required to succeed. Underhand tactics like trickery or passive-aggressiveness will not work.

The key to dealing with any arguments or conflict is to be open and honest about your strong desires. Avoid risk-taking and acting rashly. Sex, exercise, sport, and hard physical will release tension from your body.

New moon square Saturn presents tests and challenges that make it harder to get your own way and reach your goals. Delays, restrictions, deadlines, criticism, and extra responsibilities may damage your self-confidence and leave you feeling weighed down, pessimistic, or depressed. Pressure may come from authorities figures, government agencies, or banks.

This is a test of your character. Trying to avoid responsibility or procrastinating would only delay the inevitable and probably make matters worse. You must strive to meet your responsibilities with patience, determination, persistence, and a strong work ethic. Facing challenges head-on will reduce worry and lead to achievement, satisfaction, and respect.

New moon square Pluto increases your need to be in control, but can also lead to ego conflicts with powerful people or authority figures. A crisis or conflict would feel intense and could lead to obsessions, possessiveness, or other extreme behavior.

Deeply buried fears may be exposed involving death, loss of control, abuse, or persecution. Gaining conscious awareness of fears and controlling behavior will make you feel less threatened and help you evolve. This transformation will give a greater sense of inner power. You can then channel your intensity into success through ambition and hard work.

Mars square Pluto intensifies your passionate desires and your need to be in control. A ruthless quest for power and success can make others feel threatened and lead to power struggles and aggressive reactions. Or others may try to dominate or control you. Try to avoid resentment, provocation, and subversive tactics.

I know, all of this might sound like a lot but it’s something we all have to face whether we want to or not. Focusing on the right things during this period is important and while you may end up being a bit disappointed in some areas, you can make that up in others. The tension this moon will bring us to face is not going to be something that just goes away overnight but it overall will be quite a learning experience for each and every one of us.