The New Moon in LIBRA took place on September 30 at 5:11 pm PDT, initiating a new lunar cycle. Peace, harmony, cooperation, collaboration and justice are the major themes of the LIBRA solar month. It’s fascinating how this message was resonating on a global scale on this very day. The funeral of Shimon Peres temporarily brought long-time adversaries together from over 70 countries to honor the man who spent his entire life advocating for peace in the Middle East. Although he never saw his dream of peace fulfilled, he never wavered in his hope that someday it would take place. And hopefully, this New Moon will inspire new movements towards a more harmonious planet. ♥
On October 6, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the president of Columbia, Juan Manuel Santos, for his leadership in negotiating the end of a 52-year war with the FARC. Although the electorate voted down the peace deal, it lost by only a small margin. There currently appears to be a mutual desire to renegotiate a better deal. Everyone wants PEACE!
Addendum: Following through on the above, as of today (June 27, 17), the former members of the FARC have surrendered their weapons and are working at reintegrating into Columbian society. It has taken 9 months (!) for resolution of this half-century conflict, but it has happened at last. Three cheers for Jupiter in LIBRA!
Jupiter will be in LIBRA for this next year — hopefully, there will be more enthusiasm within the international community for diplomacy, compromise and lasting peace. In the end, it always starts with the individual. We can begin the process best by finding our own inner peace, then extending it out to our families, communities, countries and finally the entire world. As the song goes, “Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me”.