A New Moon is the darkest time of the month, naturally making it a time for introspection and reflection, but Sun conjunct Moon also gives us an invigorating burst of energy and initiative, making it an excellent time to start a new chapter as well, so don’t let the chance to turn the page pass you by. New Moons are 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. Also, if it felt like you reached your boiling point two weeks back under September’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 get back to your harmonious equilibrium once again.
However, peace-loving sign or not, airy Libra also has her dark side. As an air sign she easily gets caught up in her head, preoccupied by her thoughts and decision-making processes – or shall we say the lack thereof. She likes to weight everything back and forth to the point of the extreme, and the airy, intellectual Libra energy can easily make us caught up in our head whether we like it or not.
Knowing that she needs balance to thrive, Libra is always afraid to make a decision that will lead to imbalance in her otherwise harmonious universe. Because, for Libra, balance and harmony is not just appreciated, it is a much-needed necessity. The diplomat of the zodiac simply needs to be on good terms with everyone and everything and is constantly troubled about rocking the boat or rubbing others the wrong way. On a more positive note, through her tactfulness, compromises and negotiations, Libra can help us see both sides of most stories, and whether it is romance, friendships, family or business, the influence of the Libra New Moon can help you find more balance and harmony in all your relationships.
Do keep in mind though, that there is no way to attain balance and harmony if you don’t learn how to get out of your head and ground into your body first. If you don’t learn to listen to the whispers of your soul, instead of the constant chatter of your monkey mind. Your intuitive heart has much wisdom to offer you, so you better start tuning in and pay attention. Learn to trust your heart, and you will have a constant and reliant guide on your path.
And, unfortunately, facing a challenging aspect, this Libra Moon isn’t just about peace and love. Her ruler, Venus – the goddess of love and money – is currently on one of her retrograde sprees, bringing with her a fair share of challenging energy, which can cause us to feel both scattered and off balance in our relationships under the dark sky of this New Moon. Add a square to the Sun and Moon from Pluto – the lord of the underworld – to the mix, and this New Moon is likely to bring some unexpected changes to your path. Pluto literally loves to bring shit to the surface, and with a rebellious streak, he often brings with him some unexpected surprises from the depths of your being.
But even though these energies may leave you feeling a little out of sorts, particularly in your relationships, 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. They keyword here is to trust. To learn to flow with the changes, and not fight your way upstream. To allow the unexpected to happen, knowing that you are always guided towards your highest path.
Take deep belly breaths and center yourself, knowing that without inner balance, it is impossible to find the trust needed for this process. Because it is 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 is 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. And 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 where you wish to have your focus? If something is taking up too much of your time, or you feel like you are fighting a constant battle – 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. My message to you under this New Moon is to 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