The New Moon in peaceable Libra is usually a time of compromise and cooperation. However, this lunation in the sign of partnership on October 4, 2013, is anything but placid.
Four planets make challenging aspects to this Sun-Moon conjunction. Provocative Pluto, rambunctious Uranus and excessive Jupiter can spring surprises, spur restlessness, and challenge us to reshape our relationships in general.
Learn how the Moon's placement at your moment of birth impacts you over this lifetime with a Personal Moon Profile, and look up your sign below to see how this New Moon will affect your zodiac sign!
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Meeting others halfway is the usual expression of this lovely Libra New Moon in your 7th House of Partners. Yet the compromises that generally accompany this lunation might not occur because of its hard aspects with rebellious Uranus and manipulative Pluto. Power struggles may arise, provoking breakdowns in communication, or hopefully they will be resolved by making radical breakthroughs in relationships.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Relationships at work could turn in an unexpected direction with this jittery Libra New Moon in your 6th House of Employment. Placating unreasonable people might not be possible, and your own patience may be short with less than cooperative individuals. Do your best to compromise, if that's what it takes to get along -- unless you're ready to seek another job or even a different career.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Kids, creativity and romance are key themes with this sociable Libra New Moon in your 5th House of Self-Expression. However, hard aspects to this lunation from eccentric Uranus, potent Pluto and expansive Jupiter can spur you to take risks in pursuit of pleasure and attention. Pushing the limits is fine as long as you don't take yourself too seriously and you are flexible enough to adjust to surprises.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Family matters are likely to take a sudden turn with this evocative Libra New Moon in your 4th House of Roots. Shaking things up on the home front is expected, which can work to your advantage if you're ready to make some changes in your environment. Your capacity to see an old issue in a fresh light can free you from past wounds and allow you to break inhibiting habits that have held you back.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Off-hand comments and seemingly inconsequential events could provoke stronger than expected reactions now. This Libra New Moon falls in your 3rd House of Communication, where words are charged with more power than usual. You can use this force to express yourself more strongly or find yourself suddenly interested in learning everything you can about an unusual subject.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Financial matters can take a sudden turn with this Libra New Moon in your 2nd House of Resources. Excessive or careless spending isn't your style, but it could be an issue now. Avoid making major investments unless you're trying to take your work life in a radically different direction. If that's the case, specialized tools and training could be worth big money, as long as you thoroughly research these expenses in advance.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
You could be feeling antsy with this high-strung Libra New Moon. It occurs in your 1st House of Personality and Appearance, which could account for a desire to change your look. Cooperation, usually your strong suit, may be hard to come by with rebellious Uranus and truculent Pluto stressing this Sun-Moon conjunction. Take some chances and make some changes to get breakthroughs instead of breakdowns.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Getting away from it all is recommended with this explosive Libra Moon in your 12th House of Spirituality. Disruptive aspects from eccentric Uranus and provocative Pluto spur surprises and might sow seeds of mistrust. Even if there's peace and harmony in your world, time spent alone or with one tranquil person will provide the perspective you need to find more meaning and purpose in your life.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Your position with friends and within groups may take a few surprising turns with this Libra New Moon in your team-oriented 11th House of Friends. Getting along with colleagues and pals could require a great deal of flexibility in this unsettling environment. But these disruptive influences can also help to free you from unsatisfying entanglements and spur you to work for a cause that is truly inspiring.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
This ostensibly cooperative Libra New Moon occurs in your 10th House of Career, where it's usually helpful for professional contacts. However, this lunation is rocked by hard aspects from transformational Pluto and Uranus, which is more likely to shake up your public life than to solidify it. Being flexible and bold in work-related issues could lead to radical changes that excite you about the future, though.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
The sociable Libra New Moon in your 9th House of Faraway Places usually encourages comfortable trips and easygoing intellectual connections. This one, however, is twisted and turned by volatile Uranus and controlling Pluto, which is likely to complicate travel, learning and teaching. Differences of opinion can trigger strong reactions, so be careful about where and how you express yours.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
Indecision in relationships could be an issue with this Libra New Moon in your 8th House of Deep Sharing. While there may be moments of profound intimacy and understanding, commitment and consistency may be hard to come by in personal and professional partnerships. The upside, though, is a fresh perspective on relationships and the possibility of making an unexpected connection or two.