October’s New Moon in Libra Brings a Fresh Start!


Intense, renewing energy comes via the new Moon in Libra, as several top astrologers explain what this means for you; plus, astrology news, horoscopes and famous birthdays for October 16.

Astrology news and horoscopes for October 16, 2020

The Sun is in the sign of Libra. The New Moon is in the sign of Libra.

Current planet positions:

Sun in Libra; Moon in Libra; Mercury in Scorpio; Venus in Virgo; Mars in Aries; Jupiter in Capricorn; Saturn in Capricorn; Uranus in Taurus; Neptune in Pisces; Pluto in Capricorn; Lilith in Aries; Chiron in Aries.

Horoscopes for October 16:

Astrologer Patrick Arundell writes: “Today’s New Moon in Libra and its angle with Pluto can encourage us to make a clean break from something that has outlived its purpose or no longer serves. This can represent a fresh start for us and perhaps one that cannot come soon enough.”

Astrologer Nadia Gilchrist of Ruby Slipper Astrology explores the significance of Venus in Virgo trine Pallas in Capricorn. Gilchrist writes: “Structured strategies are integrated smoothly with precise improvements. This is about focus, discipline and getting real about what makes you happy, loved or valued. Something needs to be fixed in the areas of relationships, money or self-esteem and that fix is well with reach. Small adjustments are all that are needed for success.”

Astrologer Aria Gmitter of Your Tango, gives her love forecast, writing: “The New Moon aligns with the Sun today in the eighth solar house. Situated opposite of retrograde Mars, it forces us to look within…This New Moon brings intense energy, and it’s unlike most we will experience in our lifetime. This New Moon is ideal for self-analysis, so review your love life and see what themes are manifesting lately.”

Born today, October 16: Sun sign of Libra

Those born today are born under the Sun sign of Libra (September 23-October 22).

If today is your birthday: Here’s your horoscope!

Astrologer Georgia Nichols writes: “It’s your turn for a fun-loving year ahead! You will be more popular and will enjoy warm friendships. You will also be grateful for your life and will appreciate the everyday happiness and beauty around you. You might have to make an important choice. Choose wisely.”

Famous birthdays for October 16

Here is today’s list of Libra celebrities who share October 16 as their birthday!

Actress Angela Lansbury (95), Singer John Mayer (43), Actor and director Tim Robbins (62), singer-musician Bob Weir (Grateful Dead) (73), Actress Suzanne Somers (74), bassist Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) (58), Actress Kellie Martin (45), Singer-bassist C.F. Turner (Bachman-Turner Overdrive) (77), Actress Caterina Scorsone (40), Singer Wendy Wilson (Wilson Phillips) (51), Actor Peter Bowles (84), singer Chad Gray (Mudvayne, Hellyeah) (49).