​New Moon on October 8th – TRANSFORMATION!

by Jo

A New Moon Summary for October 8th 2018

October 2018’s new moon astrology is similar to the January 2018 lunar eclipse. They both make exactly the same aspects to Neptune and the minor planet Ceres.

Anticipate feeling more sensitive (FOR REAL? lol), sympathetic and comforting towards your loved ones.

This new moon is filled with the divine feminine power, bringing attention to the power and present energy of women.

Pluto is adding drama and extra intensity (like that is needed right now!).

The overriding message to this powerful new moon is TRANSFORMATION.

You now have to become quite ruthless and eliminate all the toxicity from your life. 

People, circumstances, relationships and choices are coming into sharp focus and they must all be working toward your higher good, to remain in your world.

This new moon is also a good time for starting or trying something new! 

A new way of being in the world? A new way of interacting with the world? Transformation is set to take place in a holistic way – so it’s not just referring to our physical selves, although now is allegedly a great time to get healthy and kick off a self-transformational plan. (Lawd be with me!)

What Does a New Moon mean?

A new moon is the end of one cycle and the beginning of a brand new 28 day cycle! 

Renewing your desires, manifesting your dreams and concentrating whole-heartedly on self are all good things to do right now. In fact, we often find ourselves forced to be introspective and to take action based on what is happening to us and for us during this time.

Sun conjunct moon, gives us a burst of energy and initiative during this time, so its time to act intentionally and make a fresh start, turn over a new leaf or transition into your greatness!

The very best time to take intentional action, is in the first two weeks of this new moon, this new cycle will last until November 7th.

Get clear with your desires and wants. Reflect on old habits, relationships and circles that are no longer serving you and focus on creative and new ways to move forward in the world.

We are always being pushed to work towards our own highest good, so that we may better serve those we love, NOW is the time!

Where to from here?

This new moon cycle is a powerful time to tie up loose ends, finish projects, start anew and replenish yourself.

This new moon cycle will be challenging, as Pluto is amplifying all the feelings. So conflict resolution will be a stable practice. It could also bring to the surface new issues around controlling behaviours, that you will need to address and resolve, to move forward.

But don’t despair! Libra is bringing a gentle positivity to this new moon phase, so breathe!

New Moon Conjunct Ceres

Minor planet Ceres is ruler of motherly love, femininity, relationships and family.

As a virgin goddess, Ceres represents the strength and power of women.

As a grain goddess, Ceres rules the growing of plants and food crops, the harvest, natural resources and our environment too.

The New Moon in October 2018 may make you more sympathetic and comforting towards your family, especially children.

You may want to care for others but don’t forget to also nurture yourself. Showing your warmth and sharing your protective nature can also make you more attractive to others, so there is no better time to give love!

Our attention will be focused on the rights and freedoms of the vulnerable, particularly women. Social discussions and political debate in this moon phase won’t be uncommon and may cause dissention and disruption.

Remember that we must always return to love. Attacking others or judging others, is not our job. Doing what we believe is right and sharing our light, is always the ultimate aim.

If you can’t share the light, please don’t give people your darkness.

Growth and evolution of spirit, is not about the condemnation and judgement of others. It is about the ability of your spirit, to vibrate on the highest plain and exist in the highest realm. Centered in LOVE.

This new moon is all about feminine power, but it’s also greatly centered around transformation and growth.

If you’re attacking and judging and rage filled? 

It’s time to GROW! YOU! 

Stop pointing the finger and start turning inwards. The likelihood of conflict and warped communication is high right now – make it your unrelenting job to ensure you share your light.

New Moon Quincunx Neptune

Sun quincunx Neptune will bring glamour or intrigue to your life, or a delicate balance between the two.

This balancing act can also manifest as savior and victim mentality, or saint and sinner.

It is important to believe in what you are doing because confusion about your identity would lead to a drastic lowering of self-esteem.

Neptune rules mirrors and cameras so use these tools to improve your self-esteem if needed. 

Stand in front of a mirror and repeat positive affirmations. If you feel guilt or shame about your body image, then use your webcam or iPhone and get naked. No one has to see or know about it. Just do it, become reflective and introspective – LOVING starts with US. So before we can give it away, we must first feel it sincerely for ourselves.

Unless and until you do this, you’ll continue feeling confused and displaced.

This transformational time is a time of morphing and changing and growing. Ensure you’re growing in ways that serves your highest self and those around you – you could just as easily become a toxic, judgemental ball of condemnation and negativity.

Be real with yourself.


Stop throwing stones and start becoming more introspective.

The journey of self is amplified right now. The easiest thing to do is become rage-filled and blame and judge others.

What is it that YOU can do? 

What is it that serves YOUR highest self? 

How can YOU make a difference? 

How can YOU change?

What anyone else is doing, or saying or feeling – is NONE of your business.

Get it?


New Moon Square Pluto

Sun square Pluto increases your need to be in control, but can also lead to powerful ego conflicts with other people or authority figures.

A crisis or conflict could lead to extremely destructive behavior.

Bullying, threats or intimidation could force you into a corner, where you have to either defend your position or make a major change yourself.

Such intense experiences may trigger deeply buried psychological issues involving fears of death, losing control, abuse or persecution.

Facing your fears will help you understand your need to be in control. This will help you evolve and let things go, relax and feel less threatened.

This transformation or rebirth and will leave you with a greater sense of inner power.

You can then channel your intensity into success through ambition and hard work.


Whilst this new moon is a time of powerful transformation and change. Make no mistake, she also has the power to bring out your ego in debilitating and awful ways.

It is time for YOU to sit within your truth and see yourself right now, for who and what you are.

It’s time to grow.

You are not the oracle. You are not at the end. If you find yourself persecuting, attacking and attempting to control others, you have some serious inner work to do.

Alternatively, if you’re feeling the pull to change and evolve, alter yourself and the life you live – NOW is the time.

Manifesting, setting intentions and self reflection are all the order of the day and we have the next two weeks to sit within our vulnerabilities and strengths – to acknowledge them, to honour them and to resolve to move forward, working tirelessly for our greater good.

Happy New Moon my friends.

She won’t be without epic challenges and discord, but the journey of this evolution of self, is truly remarkable.

Feel the feels, sit in them. Allow them. Andddddd release.

The Universe always responds to intentional action and right now, with October 8th’s full moon, the Universe will love speed.

BUT….know THYSELF first!

This is part of your power of being a divine being – to recognize and always look inward first.

Unless and until you do the work, you will remain stuck.

What are you manifesting this full moon?

With love,

Jo x