The New Moon marks a new lunar month and is also the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the new year in the Hebrew calendar: it’s about to be 5777 (officially this holiday begins the evening of Sunday, Oct. 2 and ends the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 4). It’s the first two days starting on the first day of the Jewish month of Tishri.
“We are under attack from climate change — and our only hope is to mobilize like we did in WWII,” says Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org, in an extended interview in Democracy Now!’s New York studio. “It’s not that we need to go to war with climate change, it’s that we are under siege.” This comes as 2016 is on track to be the hottest year ever on record.
Libra is the sign of relationships. In our era, relationships are under profound strain, largely due to living under digital conditions. While all these tools we use seem innocent enough, they are all robotic devices, and they are teaching us to act, and think, like robots. If you’re experiencing alienation and wondering what it’s about, you might look there first.
Friday, Sept. 30 (into Oct. 1), there’s a New Moon in Libra. Looking ahead, this lunation plants the seed for a Full Moon conjunct the Uranus-Eris square, a ‘sign of the times’ regarding modern identity via technology. Amanda Painter notes that the Libra New Moon suggests some questions about how you renegotiate your relationships in that environment.
This week’s astrology brings yet another opportunity to overcome your fears and find some common ground with certain partners who could use a little instruction in the aspect of life known as cooperation. As usual, you are taking a formal and perhaps cautious approach to the question of how you must handle others.