New Moon October 16, 2020 – Quest for Power

New Moon October 2020 AstrologyThe Libra new moon on Friday, October 16, 2020, is harshly aspect by the three most challenging planets: Mars, Saturn, and Pluto. New moon October 2020 could easily result in anger, resentment, frustration, and the abuse of power and authority.

The October 2020 new moon does align with the two very fortunate stars. So achievement and success are possible if this highly competitive new moon energy is channeled into hard work and determination.

But a ruthless quest for power is likely to result in polarization, extremism, conflict, and violence. The US presidential election on November 3 falls within this moon phase.

New Moon Meaning

A new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another new 28-day cycle. Sun conjunct Moon gives an invigorating burst of energy and initiative. So this is an excellent time for making a fresh start, turning over a new leaf, or starting a new project. You can also question old habits, behaviors, and beliefs as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress.

New Moon October 2020 Astrology

The October 16 new moon at 23°53′ Libra aligns with the two most fortunate fixed stars used in astrology. However, the chart below shows the new moon is very harshly aspected. There are squares from Saturn and Pluto, and an opposition from Mars. So it will take a lot of hard work and dedication to realize the potential good fortune of the fixed stars.

New Moon October 2020 Astrology

New Moon October 2020

New Moon Aspects

New moon opposite Mars creates irritability, hostility, jealousy, aggression, impulsiveness, and sexual tension. It makes you more willful, assertive, and competitive in achieving your strongest desires.

But strong resistance and aggressive responses are likely if you are too forceful in trying to get your own way. Patience, tactics, and a more subtle approach are required to succeed. Underhand tactics like trickery or passive-aggressiveness will not work.

The key to dealing with any arguments or conflict is to be open and honest about your strong desires. Avoid risk-taking and acting rashly. Sex, exercise, sport, and hard physical will release tension from your body.

New moon square Saturn presents tests and challenges that make it harder to get your own way and reach your goals. Delays, restrictions, deadlines, criticism, and extra responsibilities may damage your self-confidence and leave you feeling weighed down, pessimistic, or depressed. Pressure may come from authorities figures, government agencies, or banks.

This is a test of your character. Trying to avoid responsibility or procrastinating would only delay the inevitable and probably make matters worse. You must strive to meet your responsibilities with patience, determination, persistence, and a strong work ethic. Facing challenges head-on will reduce worry and lead to achievement, satisfaction, and respect.

New moon square Pluto increases your need to be in control, but can also lead to ego conflicts with powerful people or authority figures. A crisis or conflict would feel intense and could lead to obsessions, possessiveness, or other extreme behavior.

Deeply buried fears may be exposed involving death, loss of control, abuse, or persecution. Gaining conscious awareness of fears and controlling behavior will make you feel less threatened and help you evolve. This transformation will give a greater sense of inner power. You can then channel your intensity into success through ambition and hard work.

Mars square Pluto intensifies your passionate desires and your need to be in control. A ruthless quest for power and success can make others feel threatened and lead to power struggles and aggressive reactions. Or others may try to dominate or control you. Try to avoid resentment, provocation, and subversive tactics.

New Moon October 2020 Stars

The October 16 new moon aligns with two very fortunate fixed stars as shown below:

  • 24 ♎ 07 – New Moon October 16, 2020
  • 24 ♎ 07 – Fixed star Spica
  • 24 ♎ 30 – Fixed star Arcturus
  • 25 ♎ 53 – Mercury Direct November 3, 2020

New Moon October 2020 Astrology

New Moon October 2020 [Stellarium]

Fixed star Spica gives success, renown, riches, a sweet disposition, love of art and science, unscrupulousness, unfruitfulness, and injustice to innocence. 1

It brings honors and fame, and is of marked good fortune for scientists, writers, artist-painters, sculptors, and musicians. 2 Spica also gives androgynous, spiritual, and religious qualities, with above-average psychic awareness. 3

Sun conjunct Spica: Great and lasting preferment, eminent dignity, immense wealth, great happiness to native’s parents and children, help from friends among the clergy, favorable for public and legal affairs.

Moon conjunct Spica: Gain through inventions, success, wealth and honor from Mercury, Venus or Jupiter people. 1

Fixed star Arcturus gives riches, honors, high renown, self-determination, and prosperity by navigation and voyages.

Sun conjunct Arcturus: Success through slow and patient plodding, friends among the clergy, favorable for gain, and for dealing with the public and lawyers.

Moon conjunct Arcturus: New friends, business success, good judgment, domestic harmony.

However, Arcturus has a reputation for achieving justice through power. It makes people belligerent and quarrelsome. If critically aspected (yes), the good influence will be hampered or made into a real handicap. If involved in legal action, such a native may lose all. 2

Mercury stations direct on November 3 at 25°53′ Libra, only 2°00′ from the October 16 new moon. It is even closer to Arcturus and also critically aspected (square Saturn and Pluto).

New Moon October 2020 Summary

The October 16 new moon opposite Mars causes irritation, anger, impulsiveness, and hostility. The new moon square Saturn causes delays, restrictions, disappointment, and frustration. And the new moon square Pluto causes intensity, extremism, and a ruthless quest for power.

The combination of the planetary aspects creates a highly dynamic energy that is best channeled into determination, persistence, and hard work to achieve a specific goal. The promise of the fortunate fixed stars can then be realized. But if the focus is only on achieving power, polarization and conflict will result.

The October 16 new moon lasts for four weeks up to the November 15 new moon. The 2020 US presidential election on November 3 falls within this moon phase, on the same day Mercury stations direct. So there is the real possibility of a contested result, abuse of power and authority, and acts of violence. There is also a full moon before the election on October 31. It is conjunct Uranus and a violent fixed star which increases the risk of civil unrest.If the new moon directly affects your Sign you can read about it in your free Monthly Horoscope. Finally, for more details about how it affects your natal chart see Sun Transits.

New Moon October 2020 Times and Dates
  • Los Angeles, October 16 at 12:31 pm
  • New York, October 16 at 3:31 pm
  • London, October 16 at 8:31 pm
  • Delhi, October 17 at 1:01 am
  • Sydney, October 17 at 6:31 am
  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p. 139, 211.
  2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p. 57, 63.
  3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p. 67.

17 thoughts on “New Moon October 16, 2020 – Quest for Power

  1. He is going to be just fine, and will be elected for the second term. Not sure what to do with your predicions, because is copletely wrong. I have been going by you for months 🙁 Why?

  2. October 16 2020, New Moon 23Lib53
    Natal IC 24Lib13

    I’m very keen on this New Moon because Arcturus and Spica conjunct here with my IC

    On top of the aspects mentioned by Jamie, I must consider the Sun Opposite Mid Heaven, which Nicola Tesla has in his natal chart. It says “you may be a caretaker or depend upon a family member, charity or government department” And this is further corroborated by the Heliocentric Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in April/May 1980, which occurred 2-3 months after the last time I needed government assistance, February 1981. 39+ years ago. And for me to even mention this, brings us back to the 390$k pricing of the Trinity bananas. So, the time is nigh, as they say, we are Near in time, place and relationship.

  3. Correction, heliocentric Jupiter-Saturn conjunction occurs in April/May 1981, when something was skipped, and today, that same something is also being skipped. The plan getting a little obtuse now, our media running out of superlatives. Deprived of originality they comb the forums looking for Good Will. Finding him amongst trash cans and ejected household furniture, the most beautiful neighbourhood. (maybe not). But beauty is in the eye of the Bee holder, and Babel is an asteroid, as our favorite politicians have undoubtedly Been fully informed, positioned at the end of my mouth running socialmedia zodiak, 29Pis46

  4. Thank you, Jamie, for sharing your horoscope. I have several good aspects to you. My Moon is conj. your Asc. as well as having positive aspects to your moon. Nice. I enjoy your articles!

  5. You mean the malignant narcissist in chief whose rhetoric has “inspired” men to plot to do things like abduct and murder the Governor of Michigan?

  6. DT natal
    asteroid 37117 Narcissus 15Tau59
    The middle of each season is critical degree, because of the Semi square and Sesquesquare triggers.45° and 135°. Fresh triggers and anti-triggers at every change of season.

    In traditional decan astrology, the middle of Taurus is ruled by Mercury. The Middle of Leo is Jupiter, mid Scorpio is Neptune, mid Aquarius Is Mercury.

    Find the antidote to DT triggering the shadow narcissistic in mid Aquarius Mercury

    That’s why we are here today, brothers and sisters. To better understand the Mercury trigger. Shooting from the lip, man: DT has had his share, he’s been everywhere.

  7. What is the support for your confidence? It is not supported by the astrology, which is why you’re here?

  8. With Neptune forming a T Square to Trump’s Sun/Moon opposition, he’s not fine at all. Far from it. Medications that he is taking may disrupt him both physically and mentally.

  9. “Find the antidote to DT triggering the shadow narcissistic in mid Aquarius Mercury”

    in my chart, Progressed asteroid 37117 Narcissus is at 14Aqr34.
    (It progresses to 15° in three years)

    In other words, the DT variety of narcissism triggers the Base shadow narcissist in us. The Gerald variety of narcissism triggers the Intelligent Designed shadow narcissist.

  10. The election and times resemble 1800, no? Jefferson/Adams/Hamilton/Burr. To sort it out, they’ll have to come up with a music theatre production. Hamilton born on the Age of Aquarius degree 21Cap. He’s gonna king make Jefferson, and gets stuck with a Burr VP. To keep it modern, the actors look nothing like the historic figures. America is an Idea, afterall, I read it in the NewYork Post.

    climbing Asteroid 475 Hamiltonia mountain will do that to you.

  11. Asteroid Hamiltonia is number 452
    4+5+2 = 11

    January 11 Alexander Hamilton birthday

  12. So they went and done it, triggered Alexander Hamilton. Anyone better to show up and look over the election proceedings? The founder of the NY Post. The charts are remarkable. In the Age of Aquarius chart asteroid 452 Hamiltonia conjoins Algo. Progress it to his birthday, it reverses time to May 18, 1995. Sun conjunct Algol. The Grand Cross appears; Part of Fortune, Vertex, Mercury and Chiron, plus a symmetrical T-square; Ascendant opposite Uranus square 452 Hamiltonia, top of the chart, conjunct Venus.

  13. Asteroid 452 Hamiltonia, natal 22Ari41
    Three transits of Mars, having driven over this point twice already, the last on December 20, 2020, the day before solstice and Jupiter-Saturn geocentric exactness.

    Notice Hamiltonia transit conjunct natal Pluto? Perhaps fitting to bring this to light at today’s Power New Moon.

    Here is introductory proof of Alexander Hamilton coming to visit us at this crucial time in the election cycle, and signing his name on the Cosmogenesis project.

  14. As it turns out, both years are essential. They establish the twin or shadow, in himself, and in a future he couldn’t possibly comprehend without a computer.

    Alexander Hamilton

    “it is not certain whether the year of Hamilton’s birth was 1757 or 1755; most historical evidence after Hamilton’s arrival in North America supports the idea that he was born in 1757, and many historians had accepted this birth date. Hamilton’s early life in the Caribbean was recorded in documents first published in Danish in 1930; this evidence has caused historians since then to opt for a birth year of 1755. Hamilton listed his birth year as 1757 when he first arrived in the Thirteen Colonies. He celebrated his birthday on January 11. In later life, he tended to give his age only in round figures. Probate papers from St. Croix in 1768, after the death of Hamilton’s mother, list him as then 13 years old, a date that would support a birth year of 1755. Historians have explained the different birth years by the following: If 1755 is correct, Hamilton may have been trying to appear younger than his college classmates or perhaps wished to avoid standing out as older; on the other hand, if 1757 is correct, the probate document indicating a birth year of 1755 may have been in error, or Hamilton may have been attempting to pass as 13, in order to be more employable after his mother’s death.”

    Penfield speculated for 11 January 1757 19.30 LMT

    Astrotheme has 3.10 am, for 11 January 1757 source unknown.

    DR. “H” rectified it to 11 Jnuary 1755 1.23.37 pm LMT.

    Starkman rectified it to 11 January 1755 3.16 LMT

    Edith Hathaway rectified to 11 January 1755 22.00 LMT Asc 21Vir [1]

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