Thursday, October 19th the Sun and Moon conjunct at 26° Libra and another lunar cycle is initiated with a New Moon in the sign of the Scales. Accompanied by her ruler, love Goddess Venus, who is currently transiting Libra until November 7th, this New Moon is the perfect time to draw on the positive energies of the diplomat of the Zodiac, and commit to finding balance and harmony in our life and relationships.
A New Moon is the darkest time of the month, naturally making it a time for introspection and reflection, but Sun conjunct Moon gives us an invigorating burst of energy and initiative, which also makes it an excellent time to turn whatever page you’re on, and start a new chapter. It is a clean slate, a fresh start, and a time to plant the seeds of whatever you want to grow as the Moon waxes towards full. And if it felt like you reached your boiling point two weeks back under October’s fiery Full Moon in hot-headed Aries, harmonious Libra – the sign of peace, balance and partnerships – is here to your rescue, helping you to find your harmonious equilibrium once again.
Airy Libra can, however, easily get caught up in her head, preoccupied by her thoughts and decision-making – or lack thereof. She likes to weight everything back and forth to the point of the extreme, but then again, she is the sign of the scales. Libra simply needs balance to thrive, and is afraid to make decisions that will lead to imbalance in here harmonious universe. But there is no way to attain balance if you don’t know how to get out of your head and ground into your body. Learn to listen to the whispers of your soul instead of the chatter of your mind. Your intuitive heart has much wisdom to offer you, so start tuning in and pay attention, and you will have constant guidance on your path.
But lovely Libra doesn’t just appreciate balance and harmony, to this peace-loving sign it is a necessity, and Libra is constantly working towards a more harmonious state. The diplomat of the zodiac simply needs to be on good terms with everyone, and is constantly troubled about rocking the boat or rubbing others the wrong way. Through tactfulness, compromises and negotiations, Libra is able to see both sides of the most stories, and whether it’s romance, friendships, family or business, the influence of the Libra New Moon will help you find more balance and harmony in all your relationships.
Unfortunately, facing a challenging aspect, this Libra Moon isn’t just about peace and love. Opposing Uranus in Aries, this New Moon also bring with it its fair share of rough energy, which can cause you to feel both scattered and off balance at times. Wildcard Uranus has a rebellious streak and often brings with him unexpected surprises, and even though Libra may prefer still waters, this New Moon is not necessarily going to be smooth sailing.
As opposed to Libra, Uranus loves to rock the boat, so even with resistance arising both within and without, like it or not, this New Moon is likely to bring some unexpected changes to your path. But even though these energies may leave you feeling both rebellious and quick-tempered, particularly in your relationships (Uranus in Aries literally screams freedom), see if you can center yourself and draw in just enough of the harmonious Libra energy to stay open-minded and flexible through the process, taking advantages of the present energies instead of working against them. Uranus is the master of innovations, so why not bring some of this inspiring and creative energy into your life and relationships, creating changes for the better?
On a positive note, a helpful aspect to Saturn adds some much-needed patience and common sense to this planetary juju. Strict Saturn will be holding back too impulsive actions and the urge to jump ship, and bring with him practical opportunities and openings that allows the unexpected changes brought by Uranus, to work for you, instead of against you. They keyword here is to trust. To learn to flow with the changes, not against them. To allow the unexpected to happen, knowing that you are always guided towards your highest path. Trust, and this energy of change can bring about exciting events and encounters.
But without inner balance, it’s impossible to find that trust. Because it’s this steady inner balance, this anchor, that allows us to deal with life’s issues, and transition change smoothly. Balance is the key to clarity. To know when to hold on and when the time has come to let go. The only constant in our life is change, and it’s up to you if you want your transitions to flow harmoniously or if the Universe has no choice but to give you a kick in the ***. Because like it or not, this Libra Moon will push you towards the changes needed for you to find back to your inner equilibrium.
But more than anything the Libra new Moon is here to teach us about the value of partnerships and how to bring harmony and loving kindness into our relationship to others and ourselves. If you find that someone is draining you, value yourself enough to let that connection go. Be compassionate enough towards yourself to have proper boundaries and say ‘No’ when your heart is not in it. But keep in mind that issues in relationships – big or small – always mirror something that we struggle to face in ourselves, so if you have been facing conflicts and can’t seem to understand why, or, as often is the case, why this particular conflict keep happening, take a moment to go within and see if that can help you to gain a new perspective. Repeating patterns in our life are always there to show us there’s something we haven’t learned yet. What keeps repeating itself for you?
Take time to sit down, meditate, journal and do some personal inventory under this New Moon. Most of the time we already know where the changes need to be made, even though we are resisting to make them. Where do you spend your energy? Is it were you wish to have your focus? If something is taking up too much of your time, or you feel like you are constantly swimming upstream – let it go. If it feels like something a lacking from your life, get clear on what’s missing, and make an effort to bring it in.
No matter what message you receive under this New Moon, it all comes down to how we can get back into balance, restoring our equilibrium inside and out. If the energy at this time leaves you feeling anxious and ungrounded, this is a clear sign that changes are needed in your life for you to reestablish the harmony that has been lost. So stop postponing the inevitable. Approach things one step at a time, but start making the necessary changes in your life. Your transformation is taking place right here and right now, and every moment is a new moment to start creating the balance and stability your soul is craving. And remember that if you ever feel lost, you can find all the answers by simply taking time to tune within. Trust that your heart is always there to guide the way, if you are courageous enough to listen to it.
Happy New Moon xx