The October 8th Libra New Moon (15 deg) conjoins Ceres and squares Pluto. The Pluto/Ceres myth is energized here - Pluto (King of the Underworld) took Ceres’ daughter and as she mourned the crops withered. They made a deal and he allowed her daughter to spend part of the year with her (during which time the crops grew).
Ceres is about the cycle of nurturing and loss - a square to Pluto is the crisis of loss (the threat of loss). So this new beginning will undoubtedly be intense, because it will involve an amplified desire to hang onto someone/something, due to the real or perceived threat of loss. In Libra, we see a distinct imbalance - one person does all the nurturing. This could be due to a partner’s illness (the imbalance cannot be avoided) or obsessive smothering of a desired object. Ceres square Pluto is the devouring Great Mother whose power lies in her ability to feed and starve. At the root of her power is her fear of losing what she loves.
These dynamics can play out in different ways. Because Libra is involved, there’s always projection to consider. Who really has the power? Under these aspects, the person who feels compelled to offer care may have an agenda.
Apart from relationships, Ceres is associated with food and the square to Pluto could indicate a new diet/approach to sustenance that is (initially) unbalanced. Pluto means transformation, but tension of this aspect means transformation due to forced or excessive change.
Whatever the situation, the start will probably be extreme in some way. Adjustments will need to happen before you can reach that point of equilibrium, and part of the journey will involve accepting that loss of some kind will be involved. It may happen down the road, or it may be the trigger for this new beginning. You can’t circumvent the natural order of things.
This Moon will also make an inconjunct to Neptune Rx in Pisces, so you’ll be dealing with a couple of fantasies or unfounded fears. Too, Neptune reminds you that some of what’s happening is beyond your control - nothing lasts forever. You can dwell on what you’re afraid of losing, or you can enjoy what you have while you have it.
And this is a new beginning, so there’s a suggestion that we are at the part of the cycle where Ceres’ daughter is released (temporarily) from the Underworld. There can be growth and abundance ahead, as long as you remember that it’s part of a cycle.