Friday, October 16th the Sun and Moon conjunct in Libra and another lunar cycle is initiated with a New Moon in the sign of the Scales. 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! It is time to find back to your harmonious equilibrium once again.
A New Moon is the darkest time of the month, naturally making it a time for introspection and reflection. However, the aspect of Sun in conjunction to the Moon also gives us an invigorating burst of energy and initiative, which helps us find the energy to turn whatever page we’re on, and start a new chapter in the book of life. A New Moon 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.
Lovely Libra doesn’t just appreciate balance and harmony, to this peace-loving sign it is a necessity; Libra is constantly working towards a more harmonious state. The diplomat of the zodiac simply needs to be on good terms with everyone, and through tactfulness, compromises and negotiations, Libra is generally able to see both sides of most stories. And whether it is romance, friendships, family or business, the influence of the Libra New Moon urges us to find more balance and harmony in all our interactions.
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. Unfortunately, there is no way to attain balance if you do not know how to get out of your own head and ground into your body. The trick is to slow down enough so you can hear 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 more than anything the Libra new Moon is here to teach us about the value of partnerships, and how to bring harmony + 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 is something we have not 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 constantly swimming upstream – let it go. If it feels like something a lacking from your life, get clear on what is 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