Dark Libra Moon Load Balancing

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The  Dark Moon in Libra is naturally a time to re-balance – to let go (the Dark Moon Protocol is to always relinquish our grip on some things, attitudes or people) and thus regain our (Moon in Libra this time) equilibrium. The word “equilibrium” gives birth to Libra which literally means ‘the scales’ or two pans, if you like. But when Uranus is in opposition to the Sun and Moon, the process is more likely to be sudden onset and weird.

But really, how many of us DO attain or maintain balance via some elegant process? Of course, it is the ideal that we graciously calibrate on a consistent basis, smoothly recognizing where we might be giving some problem far more than its fair due, over-eating or weighting one relationship inappropriately over another. Time, money and food are a permanent nexus of balance and re-balance.  Usually, however, it is a kind vehement sudden onset ‘what-the-fuq the scales are tilted so far they are practically perpendicular’ moment.

In our bodies, some tiny instance of the wrong muscle being recruited leads to a compensatory movement pattern can lead to a massive imbalance over time and then that causes some obvious issue, previously imperceptible. In our psyches and lives it is probably correct that the exact same dynamic can happen. And it’s New Moons like this (that feel more like a Full Moon because of the Uranus effect) where the load balancing and compensatory mechanisms become apparent. Re-balancing shifts can seem spontaneous or impulsive – possibly destabilizing to some people in our lives for whom the imbalance works – but they’re usually the end result of a long chain of reaction.

Jupiter in Libra for the last year has gone a long way toward making many of us more aware of this process and of course, there is a whole generation with Pluto In Libra (1971 to 1984) who have this energy hardwired into their astral DNA.

Thoughts?

 

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anna
anna

born 20 october and today 24 resting in bed with huge lumbago ! perfect

Lili
Lili

Rebalancing- new tires- Still technically Dark Moon here. Hair cut/color tomorrow on my NM bday-

Did the Jessica Snow Pluto meditation- and am focused on that Golden Light/Mean for The New Moon.

Pluto dug up a glitch/neorosis around counting, math quantity and I nailed its root. Not sure it’s gone but at least I can see it. Miles to go-

Happy New Moon !

Scorpio_Rising
Scorpio_Rising

Been sleeping really deep this past Dark Moon cycle. I have noticed ramped up restlessness and a Full Moon vibe in others.

Scorpio_Rising
Scorpio_Rising

But Libra Moon is transiting my 12th House so naturally I go within rather project my energies outwards. Intrigued to see what happens today regarding Gainsville protests.

Gemyogi
Gemyogi

I’m going with option 2. Exhausted today and hoping for a better night’s sleep tonight. I was checking my transits yesterday and see I’m having an Isis return! can’t find any info on astro school… will do some googling today

Starbaies
Starbaies

I consider myself a Hidden Libra. I have a bunch of outer planets and points in Libra, so I am constantly measuring and calibrating. The card of my sun is Temperance, and I find that it accentuates the theme here. I am going through a big cleanup phase in preparation for the new, and the people that are affected are taking it as quite destructive to their personal spheres. The truth is that too much imbalance has passed and now that I am recalibrating so things reflect more fairly, I must take back a lot of power and control over… Read more »

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

Honey, you’re in this much turmoil over a health care professional?? Oh my goddess, walk away NOW – healthcare is a SERVICE and the second somebody forgets their role and/or does something that interferes with actually helping the patient, they need to go!

Vesta in Virgo + Sun/Hygiea over & out!

Starbaies
Starbaies

Hun, I know!! I am kicking myself….. hahah luv u for screwing my head on straight xx

Unicorn Sparkles
Unicorn Sparkles

Oh sweet balance…Last night found myself in the final overwhelming depths of an anxiety houseclean. So many triggers this week. For three hours I lay staring at the ceiling recounting interactions where I could have done better, been better or confrontations which had been long overdue. This seems to work on a 7-10 year cycle. I am naturally highly self critical and a control freak over trivial things. But the houseclean cycle happens whether I want it or not. My subconscious declares its running over with negative matter and starts spilling forth long forgotten conversations and events. Pluto in libra… Read more »

Gemyogi
Gemyogi

I’ve been feeling very antsy and having trouble sleeping. Today I’m procrastinating… I’ve got a big editing job to do and I need the work and money but don’t feel like starting it in the slightest. Meanwhile I’m resting after a big night out drinking with one of my besties and making myself vegetable and miso noodle soup for lunch. Have such a huge to do list of positive art related and personal goal stuff too — very exciting but a bit exhausting. Anyway Keelkeel I wanted to say — it’s great to have a clean house though!! I’ve been… Read more »

dark star
dark star

Last night I was leaving work and there was a dark green lizard in my path…um no lizards live here, it’s too cold. Uranity weirding?

magnolia
magnolia

What a great post Mystic, how do you do it?
I was amazed that I could decide something big so easily today, when I have been thrashing around about it for weeks….:)

marsbar
marsbar

Cross fingers about rebalancing! My work place was prev screwed over by land lord stealing our electrical power at the old location We tried various times to prove our case and kept hitting walls, like they ‘disappeared’ the electrician they sent over to look at our breaker box. Zoom to present at new location. We have cold busted our neighbouring biz stealing electricity with 5 illegal hook ups.. Pictures taken this time. Gonna be hard for them to wiggle out if this… But shit can still go wrong even with this evidence. Let justice prevail for once. That is all… Read more »

Scorpio_Rising
Scorpio_Rising

I had to deal with neighbors at an artist’s coop stealing our cable. Found out all the cable connections in our building were leeching off ours. We were supporting 28 other apt units! Our internet/cable kept stalling, glitching etc…cable company refused to do anything about it, blamed the apartment/coop for NOT locking up the boxes, passed the buck so we moved and dumped cable.
It sucks. If cable was cheap I wouldn’t care but cost us $200 + a month.

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

“Usually, however, it is a kind vehement sudden onset ‘what-the-fuq the scales are tilted so far they are practically perpendicular’ moment” I pride myself on my ability to keep things fair and balanced in relationships; making carefully considered micro-adjustments as I go when I see the tilt going lopsided so it doesn’t get to this point. When I adjust my own behavior and it’s not enough, if I value the relationship in question I abide by the old “3 strikes” rule. I’ll calmly and clearly explain the issue and give ample opportunity for the other party to course-correct if they… Read more »

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Work related: some higher-ups, probably through external pressures of their own, have made quite a few work tasks due (urgently, haha) on the same day or within the same week. I want to sit them all down, like a full Board Meeting and explain some basic planetary astro including Dark Moons to them, and let them know that these events are readily available before they even plot out the year ahead. Otherwise, if I bother giving feedback it would just have to the pissweak “all due within a few days of each other” rubbish. What a fqn shame i cannot… Read more »

Centaurus
Centaurus

No, knowing doesn’t always afford us a gracious sidestep but it gives others more tolerance and acceptance… if we’re feeling charitable. That’s an entirely different way of working it and I’m well aware easier to type some days. Sometimes our version of prep is based on defence or resistance because we imagine how things will roll before they star to roll…and sometimes people are just plain unreasonable. On another note you now have Jupiter galloping through the 12th darling. Get on that ride and you’ll be a force to be reckoned with. They’ll be gingerly knocking at your door asking… Read more »

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

They were extremely gracious! Gave up their after hours time on no notice, literally at all. A big first for the whole crew. omg Jupiter in 12th. No, it’ll be interesting in Scorpio 0 degree ruled 12th. True, though, it is easier to get space, in a space-free zone 🙂 I just thought it was because ALL are suffering haha. Then i remembered the lovely time-eater Leo i don’t work with but alongside, who enjoys stretching the morning ritual with her freshly straightened hair, where i am blasting about. And who demands conversational attention, often with a whinge about the… Read more »

Centaurus
Centaurus

Ah ok, so Jupiter will meet Jupiter later 2018 or 2019. You’ve got some time babe 🙂 But Jupiter 12th is at home being the ancient Pisces ruler so this is ideal for cultivating inner faith in God/dess/elf, imagination and creative approaches to, well everything really and resourcefulness. A zero degree house. Huh, in the theme of Zeus and in defiance to Saturn, (I am a bloody frustrated Saggi these days) I am shooting from the hip and will say that for whatever reason you wanted to capture the seed essence of that sign in that house and ensure that… Read more »

Pi
Pi

My solution to that kind of project logjam created by overlords is to call a meeting, make sure it’s in a glass office. Then make them each put on a vest with a number on it. Like a greyhound or a marathon runner, for example. Then run out and lock them in the office. Slide a note under the door listing all the tasks they have assigned to you. Then the note explains that they will stay locked in until they can agree on the relative priorities of these jobs. How they choose to resolve their disagreements is up to… Read more »

Centaurus
Centaurus

I think it’s perfectly reasonable as well Pi.

Jokerman
Jokerman

Yes to knowing in advance but finding that when transits sq or oppose your natals you can’t help being your signature.
Some have felt my Mars cj Pluto trine Saturn (Earth houses / Earth signs)
Call me San Andreas.

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Natal Uranus in Libra opposite Mercury in rush-about Aries, both squared impetuous Mars, plus heavy 🙂 Sag/Jupiter Rising.

“But really, how many of us DO attain or maintain balance via some elegant process?”

DEFINITELY, Mystic. Regain my balance generally after tripping head over heels, stumbling about, narrowly avoiding some kind of horrific injury then ripping out some accidental pun and salty language. Absolute elegance, perfect for these late Libran times.

MissDee
MissDee

As of yesterday afternoon I booked an osteopathy session on November 2nd. I have been in pain long time and thought I needed something to make me feel “fluid but centered” and balanced again. Must have been the Dark Moon which is disturbing my sleep pattern a lot. I’m gonna do sport (thought this is not very DM Protocol) and then on Friday afternoon I’ll take half day off (woo-hoo) because I have been too fatigued and mentally tired at work and started experiencing some anxiety, which is always the sign for me that I have pushed too much. So… Read more »

scorpiodawn
scorpiodawn

would just like yo say…happy venusian birthday to me! ***

Pi
Pi

Happy venusian bday scorpdawn!

scorpiodawn
scorpiodawn

thanku Pi x x

marsbar
marsbar

Happy bday!

dark star
dark star

Yes Uranus…I’ve been obsessed with my self worth recalibration (natal Uranus in 2nd/ 12 h Libra) and sleep has been a big fight which is unusual. Need to also recalibrate friendships I think based on last wkend. New moon list!

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Yah , sleep for no good reason is shattered and broken despite my falling into it quick enough, just in the last two nights or so.

Dark Moon should usually be sleep of the soul through the body and mind, for me.

dark star
dark star

I literally cleaned my shower last night (most hated of tasks) then hypnotherapied in order to sleep…good to hear you’re on that wavelength

dark star
dark star

Also liking the description shattered mille! V poetic

Pi
Pi

I’m around a guy who I have learnt has Libra moon conjunct my Pluto IC and Leo Venus conjunct my Saturn. It is triggering all my control issues, and given that I am the outer planet person I probably come across as a right **** haha. He is not a love interest – there are factors outside the astro that make this definitely not desirable for me. Unfortunately most of the astro synastry stuff discusses things in the context of romantic relationships, which makes me extremely uncomfortable and its harder to analyse the dynamics. I know this is definitely a… Read more »

dark star
dark star

I was looking at synastry charts and composites the other day, it’s very telling. I did ones for my family and friends.
When someone is triggering me I like to journal it out, and pinpoint the root – is the dynamic you’re sharing a repeat of something from your past? (Especially childhood/adolescence).

Pi
Pi

Often that’s the case, and especially for the difficult romantic connections. I don’t think i know (the astro, at least) of anyone else with this double-up saturn pluto natal hit though and especially not via inner planets. There is currently a lot of energy and friction, and I feel pretty zapped.

Pi
Pi

A composite chart might be interesting actually. With this guy’s placements come to think of it, these are hugely connected to my family vibe. (not as in “awww feels like family” but more “oh god this reminds me of my father”) interesting. I”m wondering if it’s a kind of astro-template to learn another way to handle these crappy heavy placements that I keep bitching about.

dark star
dark star

I had a feeling! Yeah I like composites for a cue in to what your interactions vibe like..lol for my me + mom sister brother it was Aries charts, my dad and I Pisces – I feel like I have to be more aggressive about my boundaries etc with the Aries crew, and chill with my dad

Centaurus
Centaurus

Hey Pi, on my phone so will likely go cross eyed or write in code (read typo central) but with this little glimpse my initial thoughts are that outer planets in IC indicate circumstances forces that can’t be contained or patterns that repeat. It is the first house of endings and Pluto here suggests that as well but the 4th is emotional security and belonging. Being the lowest point of the sky it’s darkest here so things take on an unconscious nature but Pluto is comfortable in the dark. Its where we retreat and our private self. Does his moon… Read more »

Centaurus
Centaurus

Just some other ways to think about it outside of intimate partners.

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Venus as self reliance…

you DO give some food for thought, Centaurus!

it feels right, but i have never read it words before, usually about partners and lerve.

But my Aqua Venus IC totally gets the idea 😀

Centaurus
Centaurus

Thank you Millie x She’s always partners and love right but she’s more than that. You bet she’s self reliance because she’s a Taurus planet right who isn’t all about what she can acquire at the shops and how she can deck out her pad but is also about values, skills and personal attributes we cultivate and acquire here and then how they create a life worth living which can be sans lovers and even the talk of beauty is really about creating something of beauty not especially being it in the one dimensional physical Venusian sense we’re often fed.… Read more »

Pi
Pi

Thanks Centaurus – appreciate your time writing this. Saturn with the anxiety/melancholy as one possible consequence of ‘perfection-seeking ‘ is worth some thought in the context of my Leo placement. I can’t describe the level of rage (its not quite the right word) that can well up towards this guy. Like, you know: Crush Him. It’s out of proportion to the person although he’s not exactly Mr Say No Wrong Libra. It’s that part which fries me. It seems to be when there is an interpersonal boundary being crossed in thoughtless ways that I draw the sword. I’m not quite… Read more »

Centaurus
Centaurus

If I wasn’t so Saturn afflicted I’d be writing a bit more around here than what I do Pi and you’re welcome, happy if it resonates. I’m experiencing some of the fatigue that comes with Saturn as well… and remind myself it’s only a couple of months now but as this part of my chart is quite active Cap will get a work out. Can’t wait (haha) to see Saturn on Mars in Cap. Ummm… Anyway, rage and suppressed rage or rage that doesn’t feel safe to express might link to Saturn in this case, certainly links to the 4th… Read more »

Pi
Pi

thanks Centaurus, some important points in this and I think you describe the libran energy very well. I think MM has called it the ‘whim of steel’ – when used for good they can create new worlds, but when used in a self serving fashion, hmm, run away. He’s starting to develop a sleaze vibe at some kind of sub-frequency – am highly attuned to pick up attempts and this has my alarm bells going. UGH can i make a dress out of salt. times like this i thank fuq for all my aries stuff and bitchass cap moon. confronting… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

Hey CT. Can you elaborate on Venus cj Mars? My Mars is 0° Virgo, then Pluto and Vesta, next Venus; all 1st Decan. Ta.
(Its a very intense obsessive natal birthmark)

Centaurus
Centaurus

Hey PF, happy to give you some of my thoughts fwiw.. (Suspected) Long post warning! The 2nd house is our first experiences of personal values and our own value and worth starts here. It’s also our physical and material security and resources, yes but also it’s our attitudes toward these of course Venus ruled. Security can also be projected onto objects or skills we’ve acquired. 2nd house planets are tools and/or skills we have at our disposal. Pluto, the higher octave of Mars is between Mars and Venus. Mars is personal desire and Pluto is desire of the higher self.… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

Thank you. A technical point, if l may, Mars is 13° into my 2nd. Being a Sun native same as Asc my Solar house are my natal houses. But 2 seem ruled by following sign…..not the signs on the cusp. They’re my 2nd & 4th. Nominally Leo and Libra. My lived experience is that they’re Virgo and Scorp ruled. Virgo because of Grandma Pluto taking Venus and Mars for a walk (+ some rocks). Scorp bcos of the Nep n Jup both being SDs and T Sq Focals the 4th….yadda yadda.. My Mars style is ardently Earth. I’m not a… Read more »

Centaurus
Centaurus

Hey PF, welcome and glad that there’s a ring! Yeah unless you’re using whole houses then mostly you’ve got a cross over of energy which is where the sign on the cusp is useful as that is the house energy though I don’t suggest the absolute expression of the planet but it’s field of experience with the flavour of its sign. I know we could split some hairs to pass time by considering birth time variations and play around with it but if you have a time consider that you have a plan and that you’re own soul influenced the… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

My wording on the Moon part was atrocious. My Moon is my most dominant inner planet. It occasionally bests the Outre 3; not at the sametime tho. My birthtime is good as true. (I was born in a German part of SA). The IC/MC Aneretic rings true too. (I’ll give it a play around tho) As I’ve said before the 2 rulers of Pisces, both SD and separate Focals, in Scorp in the 4th makes my chart ‘Water Cubed’. (Fuq, the shit l got at home.) I think those unusual confluences can sway, stretch, tension or yaw a chart to… Read more »

sphinxradio
sphinxradio

So glad you mentioned the Uranus effect — I’d been wondering why I’ve been so wired during this winding-down phase. My natal Uranus is in Sag & squares my sun; I’m basically never in balance and stupendously clumsy! Moons like this one bring a nice level of consciousness into play about it.

On a broader level, maybe conscious of discord, of the difference between pleasing status quo and true peace? It’s been good to see some level of justice coming due for certain powerful men in the film biz lately.

Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

Bring on the re-balancing! I fell my productivity levels are being re-balanced. Am tacking work head-on with a double-side of magical thinking.

Lexie
Lexie

Spot on. Just made a snap decision on something I’ve been agonising over for the past week that has a near two-year history. I was well aware of the energetic imbalance thinking about this issue has caused me over time, but reaching a decision seemed impossible these past few days and then suddenly bang, decisive message sent, seemingly on a whim (Uranus I guess). I am Libran and so that whole apparently indecisive thing utterly applies to me, but really, I’m just doing that whole ‘weighting it from every possible angle’ thing – once I make up my mind I… Read more »

bird
bird

Very thought provoking post, Mystic. I often wonder about this, too. I used to have a magical friend who would stand back, shake her head, and say “it’s okay; you just haven’t suffered enough yet”. She was always right. I needed to arrive at my own tipping point.

I am usually very much in the “wtf scales perpendicular” camp, but today I’ve felt such grace and clarity resonating through me. And I’ve been a bit crackly in my psychic attunement lately, but today I feel refined and connected to my vast, vast spirit.

Unicorn Sparkles
Unicorn Sparkles

This made me think of: Without pain, how will you understand joy?
Not quite the same, but I like the idea that suffering is for a purpose. A temporary unwanted pit stop but always with the hope of an exit.

tw:leo
tw:leo

i’m reading this shortly after returning home from an evening visit at my parents’. leo sun aqua moon mama went to bed with a cold, and before i headed to the car multi virgo libra moon dad excitedly had me test out a massive slosh tube he’d just made at the suggestion of his chiro. i couldn’t balance it; i could with practise. so much fun to play with! we had a good lol

definitely resonate w your words and feel like going and doing some pilates now.

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