Happy Solar Eclipse and New Moon in Libra! The Solar Eclipse began on October 14, 2023, at 11:03 AM New York time (15:03 GMT), reached its apex at 1:59 PM EDT (17:59 GMT), and concluded at 4:55 PM PM EDT (20:55 GMT). The New Moon, at approximately 21 degrees of Libra, became exact at 1:55 PM EDT (17:55 GMT).

This is a Solar Eclipse–as Solar Eclipses always coincide with New Moons. This Solar Eclipse was fully visible in the contiguous U.S. states and Canada. It is known as an annular eclipse, as the moon didn’t cover the sun in totality—rather, it formed a ‘ring of fire’ at its apex.

Every time we have a New Moon, it initiates a new cycle; we could say that it sets the stage energetically for the next 28 days. A Solar Eclipse is like a supercharged New Moon—it sets the stage for the next 6 months. It’s a good idea to set intentions for the next 6 months, a few days after the Eclipse has passed.

During Eclipse Season, we receive energetic downloads (we could call these codes) that serve to unravel what we no longer need to carry with us, while also redirecting us in the direction of our Highest Destiny in this life.

Eclipse Season is an unsettled time when everything is undergoing recalibration. It is an uncertain time and it is certainly a time to expect the unexpected.

This is a South Node Eclipse, occurring on the South Lunar Node. South Node Eclipses have to do with alchemizing the karma and energetic baggage that we are carrying, so that we can move forward freely into our Highest Destiny here on Earth.

Often, the codes that are downloaded to us during a South Node Eclipse end up initiating the necessary changes that we need in order to be energetically free to move into that Highest Destiny. Since Libra, being the ruler of the 7th House, has to do with relationships—including partnerships—the codes downloaded now can end up initiating changes in how our most important relationships fit into our lives .

Libra is the cardinal air sign. A cardinal sign signals the beginning of a season! Libra is in charge of welcoming in autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere. As tropical astrology was created to align the signs with the Northern Hemisphere seasons, it makes sense that fall is ruled by an air sign, with the leaves flying through the air and the wind blowing, foretelling the return of winter.

Libra is a cardinal air sign that is represented by the glyph of scales, demonstrating the need for balance and harmony as one of the irreplaceable facets of a healthy life. Libra is also the sign of justice, ruling over all things related to justice, fairness, and the law. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and relationships.

Pluto is currently stationed Direct (more on that later in this article).

The New Moon also quincunxes the Retrograde Uranus, coinciding with the Eclipse, making us want to break free from any chains that are tying us down or holding us back–and express ourselves authentically.

Mercury, which is very close to the sun and moon, also opposes the Retrograde Chiron in aggressive Aries, making people emotional and even angry. With Pluto exalted, people are speaking their truths. All of this together creates a strong clearing-the-throat-chakra type energy.

During Libra season, we have the opportunity to create balance and harmony in all areas of life. It is also the perfect time to make amends where amends need to be made.

The sun and moon conjunct Mercury, so the key to alchemizing relationships is honest and thoughtful communication. Be a good listener, and hear people out. When someone feels heard, they are much more likely to actually hear you out. Emotions are naturally running high at this time, but if people can think and speak rationally at this time, the balance and harmony that Libra represents can be found.

Mars has just entered passionate and honest Scorpio. It trines the Retrograde Saturn (in Pisces) on this New Moon, giving us the opportunity to create long-lasting harmony in relationships (and even in businesses, organizations, and other groups). Mars in Scorpio is also making people want to spend energy investigating matters, and finding out the truth; also it makes people lustful.

I’ll spend some time later in this article discussing both family and romantic relationship dynamics from a soul level, as this is a very Libra topic. But first, more on Pluto.


As I mentioned before, Pluto is currently stationed, having just concluded its Retrograde journey though Capricorn. When a planet is stationed, its influence is amplified (the term in astrology is exalted). For all intents and purposes, it will resume Direct Motion on October 16.

Pluto, the ruler of Scorpio, could be said to be the most ‘heavyweight’ planet in astrology. It creates massive transformation, especially on a world scale (as the outer planets affect the world ‘out there’ more than the individual).

On an individual level, ponder how the theme of power expresses itself in your personal experience. Many Lightworkers are empaths who struggle to stand up for themselves, or often find themselves in victim-mode. Some Lightworkers still also struggle in trying to unnecessarily maintain control over situations or people.

Pluto’s exaltation makes us want to dig into situations and discover truths about things that have an effect on us—or to just discover truths about what’s going on in the world, or life in general. Pluto’s exaltation also makes us feel more sexual and lustful.

Pluto is the ruler of the Death Card (XIII) in the Major Arcana of the tarot. The Death card represents fundamental change and transformation.

Think about what in your life needs to fundamentally shift, like the Death card in the tarot illustrates? Is it a relationship? A job? A living situation? Your health? Your mindset? An addiction?

Whatever it is, it’s likely coming to the surface clearly now so that you can see it. As Pluto starts to move back to normal speed over the coming weeks and we get through Eclipse Season, think in terms of what steps you can take to bust through whatever fundamental obstacles you are facing.

Let’s dive deeper into understanding how we can heal and alchemize family and romantic relationships.


One of the most fascinating parts of my spiritual skills/Service Work is that I have the special ability to read the karmic ties between two people. You can be assured that almost always, those people in your life with whom you have had the most complicated relationships with (think family members, close friends and romantic lovers) are people that you’ve known before in past lives.

You see, souls like to ‘dress up’ and play different characters in each others’ plays. Your mother may have been your brother in another lifetime. Your husband may have been your daughter in another lifetime. Souls who know each other well often incarnate with each other over and over. These souls who you know well may be fellow souls in your Soul Group of twelve—or if not, then they likely are in your Monadic Group of 144 souls.

When two souls that know each other quite well dress up as different characters and have different relationships between each other in a series of lifetimes, karma is accumulated between the two souls.

In this context, think of karma as a log of every word spoken and experience shared between two souls when they are incarnated at the same time on the Earth. Your history with your current boyfriend, girlfriend, mom, or dad likely goes much deeper than just what you can remember from your current lifetime.

The natural trajectory of all things is balance and resolution (this is what Libra teaches)—and it is no different in this case. Each soul desires to resolve any past negative karma with other souls. Sometimes, it is planned for the resolution to happen in this lifetime, but sometimes not. Sometimes the resolution may be planned for a subsequent lifetime or for after one or both of the souls has left their physical body and is now existing in an afterlife realm.

As Lightworkers, we naturally want to resolve everything. We generally carry a deep-down aversion to people being mad at us or disappointed in us. Lightworkers tend to be martyrs and people pleasers rather than narcissists. However, although the natural trajectory of all karmic relationships is complete resolution, it may not always be the right time for that to happen. One of the most difficult lessons for many Lightworkers is to learn when to walk away, or to cut someone out of their lives.

Please receive these words clearly and with compassion: you are under no obligation to continue to receive someone’s abuse or negative energy simply because they are your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, son, daughter, mother, father, friend, or co-worker. You have complete free will to cut anyone out of your life if you feel so inclined.

I know this is not an easy thing to talk about, but you are likewise under no obligation to continue to be emotionally and energetically drained by someone, no matter your history with them. I realize that sometimes it is not practical or possible to completely cut someone out of your life—or you may not want to or be ready to–but in many instances the solution may be to keep some geographical distance between you and that person or to just interact with that person less often.

You don’t have to pick up the phone every time someone calls. You don’t have to respond to every text. You don’t have to hang out with a person every time they are feeling sad or want to complain about their boyfriend. You don’t have to tolerate being drained.

But there are of course relationships that you do want to keep. You don’t want to avoid the other person, but there are some difficulties that need to be worked through. For these kinds of relationships, we can harness all the Libra energy in the stars right now to harmonize.

Listening to someone else deeply and fully is one of the best gifts that you can give somebody. Practice listening without immediately inputting your opinion—try letting someone just let out everything they need to say, so they feel fully heard–and then speak your mind. Usually when people feel listened to, they’ll be more apt to listen better to what you have to say.

The Libra energies support a healthy back-and-forth dialogue. With Pluto’s exaltation, it’s a wonderful time to heal perceived issues of misuse of power between people (especially in families and partnerships); and to establish a more commensurate balance of power between you and others, that can cultivate a healthier relationship for both you and the other into the future.

As Libra rules the House of Partnerships (the 7th), it also very much has to do with romantic relationships. Unquestionably, the one factor that differentiates successful, harmonious, long-lasting romantic relationships from those that come and go with frustration, is effective communication.

When things are left unsaid between lovers—or when what is said is vague and unclear–it builds up tension in both parties. Even the most unintuitive person can sense that something is amiss when a lover isn’t telling them something important.

There are cases where people stay married for decades while still holding back from telling their partner their true feelings. Oftentimes, people get into a long-term relationship and things become familiar. They end up literally becoming afraid of what life would be like without their partner. They may wish their partner would radically change, or deep down they may wish that they had the courage to walk away, but they believe these endeavors would be futile.

Afraid to leave the marriage, they just bottle up the resentment inside. This type of resentment can even manifest itself as cancer years down the line if the feelings are not dealt with and the necessary difficult conversations are not had.

If we want to build 5th-Dimensional partnerships, the most important facet is open communication. When the communication is open from the start, it is a lot less likely that one partner will feel afraid to bring something up to the other later in the relationship.

If you’ve been in a relationship for awhile where the energy feels stagnant and you feel like there is a lot that has been left unsaid, one helpful tip is to plan an excursion out in public and plan to have a difficult conversation there (or alternatively just go on a walk with your partner).

Getting outside of your home (if you live together)–in which the energy has become stagnant–and into a fresh environment with fresh energy can also bring fresh energy to the way that you and your partner have become accustomed to communicating with one another.

Of course, the truth is sometimes relationships—whether romantic or familial—are irreparable, at least for the time being. Sometimes a relationship requires a period of separation before two people can really come back and repair what had been damaged.

Or sometimes a relationship needs to reach its conclusion, and the karmic issues will need to be worked out later when the two people are in a different stage in their life, or even in future lifetimes, the dream space, or afterlife realms.

Wishing you a Happy Eclipse and New Moon in Libra!

With Love,

Matthew John

About The Author:

Matthew John is an internationally-recognized Spiritual Teacher, Spiritual Mentor, Intuitive, Psychic, Medium, Intuitive Astrologer, Starseed Guide, Energy Healer, Medical Intuitive & Life Coach working with angels, Archangels and Ascended Masters. He is a gifted intuitive, wisdom channeler and transmitter of healing frequencies.

Matthew has been on a 13-year+ Awakening journey. His powerful and effective teachings and healings are a product of many intense Awakening experiences, deeply human ordeals and tens of thousands of hours of study. He receives clear guidance from his Guides which he shares with his followers and clients from around the world. He specializes in helping others to heal their childhood and past-life traumas, reading people’s life plans from a Soul perspective, as well as serving as a mentor for Starseeds and those who are looking to accelerate their spiritual development.

As a Sirian & Andromedan Starseed Matthew is intimately familiar with the mission of Starseeds on this Earth. He guides clients and followers to connect with their Starseeded essence and to align with their specific Starseeded lifework.

Matthew is a spiritual leader for the Golden Age. He has an innate ability to see the ‘big picture’, and this is why he is so effective in assisting his clients and followers to heal, transform, and accelerate their Awakening.

Matthew resides in Western New York, U.S.A. with his Ascension dog Sebastian.

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