New Moon 8 October 2018 ~ Pretty Prey

The New moon October 8, 2018, falls at 15º Libra decan 2. The new moon October 2018 astrology shows the new moon conjunct Ceres square Pluto. It falls on fixed star Kraz in the constellation of Corvus the crow. The Moon here seems to create either mad genius’s or bring out the vilest attributes of the crow. The “birth native will be active, resourceful, shameless, merciless, and a thief and drunkard.” [2.] By dignity, the Moon is not happy in Libra decan 2. It is unsure of itself and probably much too concerned with what others think of them. Those touched by this moon will strive to succeed so they can win the approval of an audience.

Yes, I’m afraid Moon Libra Decan 2 brings out the classic narcissists that forever crave adoration. On the positive side, we can use this energy to generate a following that does good works in the collective. At this time we could crave to be loved and approved of so much that we may not be discerning enough when it comes to whom we give our body.

New Moon October 2018 Astrology

New Moon October 2018

Though this can also be a time when many lovers get together as Austin Coppock states this moon position is. won’t to create a lasting and secure union.” but we will “need to be careful about those that they invest themselves in, and under what terms, for they prone to be taken advantage of.” [3] The more innocent among us then will need to guard against empathizing with the bad boy/girl around this time. Starry-eyed and romantic we could so easily slip blindly into the underworld.

New Moon October 2018 Aspect ~ Moon conjunct Ceres square Pluto

New Moon October 2018The new moon October 2018 is Moon square Pluto. This is probably one of the most intense and hungry moon aspects you can have. This is the raging Kali archetype par excellence. Moon square Pluto can be the product of an obsessive, possessive mother or be obsessed with being a mother. In some cases (The West’s, Kenisha Berry) the mother as destroyer can be literal.

Moon conjunct Ceres at the same time brings out Ceres’ shadow side, in the form of Demeter who mourned the abduction of her daughter Persephone. So there is some sorrow attached to this aspect since the Moon is so sensitive to pain. This new moon themes could bring up the absence of the mother through death or through her being focused on earning her “pentacles”. There is a priestess/herbalist side to Ceres, so if she is not a hardcore materialist then she could place a lot of her energies into healing the world;

The moment RMS Titanic struck the Plutonic iceberg the Moon was square Pluto (63′). How symbolic is this tragedy of moon/Pluto generally? A great ship weighed down by her treasures (Ceres), plunged deep into the underworld with the loss of so many lives. Moon square Pluto throws itself into the deep end when it comes to its emotions also. They experience relationships, truly, madly and deeply, but they can also easily freeze over in an instant if someone else tries to dominate, manipulate or control them!

New Moon October 2018 ~ Fixed Star Kraz

Kraz is found in Corvus the crow. All the stars of Corvus fall in Libra decan 2, so the mythology of this constellation is very important here. The sun god Apollo sent the raven with a cup (Constellation Crater) to fetch some water for his feast. On his way, he was distracted by some fine figs on a tree and lost track of time gorging upon them. When the crow suddenly remembered his errand he picked up a passing snake (Constellation Hydra) and used it as his excuse for why he had not filled up the cup as asked.

New Moon October LibraAnother myth says: “The Raven, was given a task by Apollo of keeping a watchful eye on Apollo’s pregnant lover Coronis. The raven reported back to Apollo the unwelcome news that she was having an affair with someone else. Apollo in anger cursed the raven, and its colour changed from its former silver hue to the present black.”

More on the constellation; “Corvus is like Mars and Saturn. It is said to give craftiness, greediness, ingenuity, patience, revengefulness, passion, selfishness, lying, aggressiveness, and material instincts, and sometimes causes its natives to become agitators.” [1.] I would add to this that they make great gossips, journalists and paparazzi. They sometimes prey on the misfortune of others.

New Moon October 2018 ~ Tarot Card

New Moon October 2018The tarot card associated with this New Moon October 2018 decan is the 3 of swords. It is one the most upsetting card in the deck, but it has to fit somewhere so it is really not surprising that it should fall in the decan that houses the crafty crow. Again I must stress that your chart is more than just one decan. The karmic lesson here may include sorrow, heartbreak and (like decan 1), love triangles. This decan is also ruled by Saturn in both systems so has quite a heavy karmic burden. So the lesson here is that any gold digging or gigolo behavior here will come with a massive price tag.

It is your choice whether you turn away from the trinkets or not. “Release is key with The Three of Swords. A great sorrow, usually rooted in the (karmic) past, is often indicated…. Painful memories can be heavily repressed.  The Three of Swords highlights the need to let go of old pains and hurts as they are bound to be affecting the present.   It is a time to talk about them….(This lifetime) you must open up and let it out before it poisons you from within.  Allow yourself to forgive and be forgiven.” teachmetarot


New Moon October 2018

“Black tourmaline has been used since ancient times by Shamans and healers for protection. Black Tourmaline is considered by many to be the most powerful protective stone and it is one of the only stones that protects and heals on all levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual….Black Tourmaline is a must-have for anyone working in healing professions. Those working with sick or mentally ill people will benefit as these people literally “suck” energy from you if you are not protected.” ~ Shaman Sisters

New Moon October 2018 ~ Summary

The New Moon on October 8/9, 2018 falls at 15º Libra. I talk about the mythology of the crow, the three of swords and black tourmaline. Tools for letting go of what haunts you. No rant this week as the crazy crow scavenging in the MSM needs a video all to itself!

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Image reference: Ulysses & The Sirens.1891. John William Waterhouse.
1 & 2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923. pg 41 & pg 80.
3. The 36 Decans. Austin Coppock. p.167

6 thoughts on “New Moon 8 October 2018 ~ Pretty Prey

  1. The crow myths forecast a shift from the initial assumption.





  3. Hello Marina. I have sun/moon close conjunction in Leo. I would appreciate any comment about how this aspect can be understood and worked with. With much respect and gratitude, Holly Rae

  4. Love your astrological wisdom 🙂 You’re one of my favourite resources to help me guide the proceedings of my monthly New Moon Cacao Ceremony & Shamanic Soundbaths in Toronto. I appreciate all the different dimensions you bring. Keep up the amazing work!

  5. Hi Marina,

    I have moon square Pluto at 0° natal. What should I expect from this moon phase?


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