This past New Moon in Libra was, unbeknownst to many, conjunct asteroid Lucifer.* Perhaps the conjuction of the New Moon with Jupiter in Libra overshadowed this tiny detail. But, as it’s said the devil is in the details. The name Lucifer means light bearer, bringer of dawn, and shining one. Later Christianity has popularized the name Lucifer with the Devil before ‘his’ fall. When we look at the archetype of Lucifer in Evolutionary Astrology we see that there is a polarity of good and evil present.
Libra and this present lunation cycle is all about relationships. Libra represents the diversity of all relationships, cooperation and harmony in relationships, as well as all the extremes which manifest within all relationship types in the phenomenal world. I’m writing about this New Moon because the influence of evil is insidious. Insidious is defined as something proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects. While we witness so many gross overt forms of hate and destruction in the world, the nature of this New Moon Lucifer conjunction in Libra is that it percolates within the individual psyche, generating subtle currents which grow stronger over time. The result, relative to this Libra New Moon and present moment in time is the potential for deep profound light and love to shine within relationships OR destruction and separation within relations. This is not something to fear, these are the extremes to be aware of. As we all have forces of light and dark within us, this is not about getting rid of our own shadow. This is about complete self love and acceptance, finding balance within, carrying this as our torch into the world and finding a way to love others.
In Evolutionary Astrology everything evolves through polarity. Libra, relative to Aries, will want to keep the peace. Consider how self destructive something is if we don’t have the courage to share what we need to share; not sharing due to fear of disturbing the peace. One manifestation could be an internal war of deciding how to share what is at hand. When we do have the courage to step forward and share with others what is going on, our intent behind sharing and our commitment to the process of relationship are important elements here. The tone of how we share something, the extra clearing of the throat, the added sentence can suddenly become undermining and destructive. If we are bothered by a situation it can be easy to slip in additional somethings; this something has the potential to feed a spiral of destruction and chaos in relationship.
The illusion of evil is that we are already separate; we are not one and not connected. There will be a pull to go deeper into one’s own isolation and separateness. One’s own story within relationships that breeds a sense of disconnect will be tugged on; potentially starting an eddy within the psyche. With Jupiter involved we are right, of course!
If we look and see that we have failed to be our best and our actions hurt another, honest acknowledgement is the homeopathic medicine to unravel the tangle of confusion which has followed. The nature of evil is to keep the confusion surrounding the situation. Remember that right and wrong can be a pill you swallowed which is not true to your own conscience. Your heart is your guide right now. If so and so is saying you are messed up and wrong, that is where they are at. You can hear it, but it doesn’t mean it is true…..and it doesn’t mean that their experience is not true for them.
Tolerance is lost when the insidious forces of evil take over the mind. Patience is gone. Aries polarity of action and courage is important. However, consider how one can take the sword of personal truth and cut through the web of confusion verse how one’s actions could potentially further the separation and hurt within relationship. With Jupiter conjunct Lucifer at the time of the New Moon, watch for a pattern of projecting of ‘truth.’ Jupiter can bring an inflated sense that one’s own perspective is right. The destructive pattern here is being so full of what one’s perception of a situation is we loose the capacity to listen to other’s story and their experience; what is true for them within this experience.
We have, at this time, a great potential to shine our light into the darkness within relationships. As the light of the full moon approaches, more of what lies hidden will come into the light. May the power of fear not overcome and snuff out the power of love; may be be the light bearers we are.
*The New Moon was on September 30th. The Full Moon is on October 15th. Top image is my rendition of the Lucifer glyph. Below is image of Lucifer created by Albrecht Durer.