The human animal loves predictability, reliability and stability. Ever since we realized we could protect ourselves from the harsh elements of nature, we've been designing ingenious ways to keep ourselves increasingly safer from outside forces.
We modern-day homo-sapiens have Facebook profiles, websites and Instagram images perfectly cropped and filtered so that we can insulate ourselves from the harsher aspects of our shadow and show ourselves to the world in all our glory. Soft lighting and sound bites keep us safe from the saber-toothed tigers of our fear, greed and shame -- or so we think.
Every so often, an astrological event comes along to shake us out of the tree of self-delusion that we're so apt to make our nest in. The new Moon in Libra on October 4 is one of those events. This is a game-changer of a new Moon. Don't expect it to be the usual sweet, pretty and charming face that Libra likes to project. This new Moon aims to break old patterns and liberate us from behaviors that bind us to our grief and regret.
If you've been resisting change, hiding from truths that cut a little close to the bone or afraid to confront a certain issue in your relationships, this new Moon will help bring out something in you that's remained mostly, if not entirely, unconscious.
Because it's in Libra, this new Moon is all about relationships. Libra wants to love, relate, balance and find meaning with another person. But how meaningful, how deep and how satisfying can our relationships actually be if we remain neatly constructed and perfectly protected?
Love is messy -- and sex should be even more so! If we're afraid to be ugly, afraid to be honest and afraid to be real in our intimate relationships, then we're cheating ourselves out of a depth of experience, which includes erotic satisfaction. Don't be afraid to keep it real, honest and adventurous this new Moon. Nothing is gained if nothing is lost. Lose the pretense and gain the prurient.