23 Libra – 16 October, Los Angeles – 12.31pm, New York – 3.31pm and London – 8.31pm, 17 October Brisbane – 5.31am
Libra’s energy strives for connection, to relate and understand through other’s eyes. Usually the New Moon in this harmonious sign is about all those co- words; connection, collaboration and cooperation, with Libra’s drive to connect and form partnerships at the forefront. Yet this New Moon is a complex one. Besieged by Mars, Pluto and Saturn, and the ruler Venus opposite Neptune, it’s definitely not a bed of roses. Yet hope springs eternal in the form of a trine from Venus to Jupiter and conjunction to the protective fixed start, Spica. In typical Libra style, this New Moon is calling for balances between difficulties and grief on one side, while we dare to hope all this challenge will at least lead to a brighter future.
There is much I want to say about this New Moon, and I’ve spent days indecisively dithering about what to actually write. I’ve written and deleted, written and deleted, besieged by ALL the thoughts about this New Moon. There is much I want to say about this New Moon, and I’ve spent days indecisively dithering about what to actually write. I’ve written and deleted, written and deleted, besieged by ALL the thoughts about this New Moon. It’s not a New Moon to be setting grand intentions under, as this isn’t supportive energy to bring new things to life under. Instead, read on for some ideas to provoke inspiration on what to set your intentions around, and you can of course register for my New Moon Magic workshop for guidance, rituals and more.
I’ve added some bullet points below on what to think about, and you can of course register for my New Moon Magic workshop for guidance, rituals and more.
– be very careful of “us versus them” mentality in these polarised times. When you become part of an “us”, the energy of that grouping can take over you, so you need to ensure it aligns with your individual values and priorities. Stay contained in “me” first, then join from there. You never know, in the future “them” might offer better choices and you need freedom to be change.
– continuing on from above, try actively seek out different perspectives (cool, calm ones) to your own so you don’t stay in your bubble of confirmation bias thinking the world thinks like you do… it doesn’t!
– the glyph of Libra always reminds me of a bridge, a place where two points, previously separated, become one through building something new between them. Perhaps use this New Moon to examine divides you’d like to cross and work out what a safe, stable and beautiful bridge could look like. Understanding, forgiveness (self first) and willingness are good places to start.
– ultimately the theme of this New Moon is about coming back to YOUR core life values and how your relationships support these, and Mercury retrograding through Scorpio helps us sift through all the variables. When the pressure is on, what do you come back to? What are you not willing to concede or compromise on. And on the flipside, what are willing to walk a thousand miles for?