Libra New Moon

New Moon in Libra: Healing karmic lessons from the past.

Once every month or so, we are given an opportunity to be reborn into a new zodiacal archetype when the Sun and Moon unite at the New Moon.  Each sign unfolds into the next as we move through the twelve archetypes of human existence, and we are given another opportunity to wipe the slate clean and begin anew, to create intention and to begin a cycle of growth.

This month the wheel has spun us into the Libra New Moon, which is also a Supermoon (™ Richard Nolle).  A Supermoon is at its closest point to Earth, and its energies are felt more intensely by us humans!  Supermoons are more visible when they are full as they appear large and glorious in the sky, but the Super New Moons are just as powerful.

Following the entry of the Sun into Libra at the Equinox, the Moon joins not only the Sun but also Mercury and Venus already in Libra.  As we move from Virgo into Libra, we transition from the critical thinking of Virgo into a more tactical and tactful way of looking at the world (Libra).  Libra is represented by the scales of balance that requires an equal and opposite reaction to every action.  The act of bringing disharmonious energies into harmony is the lesson of Libra.

Libra is ruled by the planet Venus – the planet of love, beauty and attraction.  With Venus in ascendance, matters of relationships and anything which brings aesthetic harmony into our lives will be highlighted.  But this New Moon is challenged by an opposition from Chiron, the planet of healing and wounding.  Under the influence of Chiron, the faultline that runs through our efforts […]

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By |2019-11-10T19:04:58-05:00September 27th, 2019|Moon|1 Comment

Planetary news this week: Jupiter/Neptune, and the Libra New Moon

It’s an interesting fact that the astrological factor associated with spirituality is the same as the symbolism associated with creative inspiration.  And also delusion.  That is not to say that spirituality and creativity are the same as delusion, but when the veil between the Divine and the practical begin to thin there is some danger that we will not always be able to distinguish what is “real” from what is “false.”  It’s a well-known fact that some of the most brilliant artists have bordered on madness – something we attribute to the Neptune factor.

Jupiter is a personal planet, describing our personal optimism and faith in life.  Under the influence of Jupiter, we feel more  able to dream of a life that is bigger and better, and have the confidence to seek those dreams. Neptune is a transpersonal planet – inspiring us to go beyond the obvious and the mundane.  The challenging square between Jupiter and Neptune culminates this week and we are seeing a higher degree of confusion and illusion in the news.  Who said what in Ukraine? What is causing mysterious illnesses in vapers?  Is confidence in financial markets an illusion?  It feels a bit like we have been riding in a bubble and all of a sudden look down to find there is nothing holding us up. (If this is new to you, you can catch up with this article.)

Challenging aspects are not always hard or “bad” – they ARE strong, and they can therefore also be of great benefit to us. Under this Jupiter/Neptune energy we may find that we have an increase in creativity and that our imagination can more easily be unleashed.  It is a wonderful time for […]

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By |2019-09-23T07:53:46-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Moon, Planetary news this week|0 Comments

Libra New Moon, October 19 2017: Finding balance in the midst of chaos

Libra New Moon(See the end of the post for the geeky astrological details)

The New Moon is the darkest time of the lunar cycle – the time when there is no lunar light. The Sun and Moon are in exact alignment in the sky, at the same degree, and the lunar light is obscured by the Sun. For a brief moment we are suspended in time, and life is full of unrealized potential.

New Moons are famously a time for a new beginning.  A new lunar cycle – a new way of looking at the world.  In Libra, that new beginning takes the form of a new way of seeing all of the different kinds of relationships in our world: relationships between people, polarities of ideas, the spectrum of beliefs.  Under the influence of Libra, every thing is weighed against another in the attempt to find balance and perfect harmony.  Giving and receiving and the sharing of energy becomes more important, and integrating the two into a perfect flow becomes the goal.

This perfect harmony is difficult to achieve in today’s world which is full of accelerated intensity and chaos, and the achievement of equilibrium is made more difficult in this year’s Libra New Moon as a disruptive force applies pressure on both the Sun and Moon, demanding that we get out of our comfortable environments and find a new way that is more authentic and true. And yet Venus, the ruler of this New Moon, is also in the sign of Libra, reminding us that love and beauty are of paramount importance, and what will save this world and ourselves as well.

Still, there is a force of intensity and passion that continues knocking at the soul’s door, demanding to […]

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By |2019-08-26T13:14:11-04:00October 19th, 2017|Moon|3 Comments

This week’s Libra New Moon is full of abundance and the power of love

Libra New Moon “Justice – Sun Moon Tarot”

The Sun and Moon converge in the sign of Libra this week, showering New Moon blessings that pack a real punch.  Libra is associated with relationships and ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty so the importance of aesthetics and harmony is highlighted in this New Moon.  But Libra is represented by the scales of balance that requires an equal and opposite reaction to every action.  The act of bringing disharmonious energies into harmony is the lesson of Libra.

Under a Libra New Moon we forge new partnerships and find new ways to bring more beauty into our lives. Under the Libra influence, everything around us becomes a mirror reflection of our inner world.  It’s important to understand the interconnectedness between what we experience within, and what we draw into our lives from the outside.  This New Moon can aid in this understanding and facilitate our ability to alchemize every outer experience into a tool for soul transformation.

Lucky Jupiter is nearly exactly aligned with the New Moon, offering a gift of abundance and good luck with a sprinkling of confidence.  The combination of Jupiter and Libra is typically a happy one, full of optimism and an open heart.  But Venus rules the Libra New Moon, and Venus is in the powerful sign of Scorpio.  In Scorpio, Venus drops her guise as the “Goddess of Love” and is revealed as Inanna/Ishtar/Astarte – primal goddess of the power of love as well as war.  In the chart of this New Moon, Scorpio Venus aligns with the Black Moon Lilith, symbol of a primal feminine power (the Dark Feminine) that has long been a subject of fear and ridicule.

Carl Jung writes of the Dark Feminine:

In pilgrimage […]

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By |2016-09-27T10:38:20-04:00September 27th, 2016|Moon|2 Comments

Sparkling Libra New Moon with a Uranian twist

Tarot Justice by Art Magic Tarot Justice by Art Magic

The New Moon in Libra on October 12th-13th invites us to find our own peaceful center within where true equanimity will aid us in rebalancing those areas of our life which are under stress or out of whack.  Libra is the sign of balance, symbolized by the scales of justice.  Under the influence of Libra we may find ourselves swinging from one extreme to another as we attempt to achieve a neutral point that will take us back to the equilibrium that comes from being truly in balance with our own emotions and drives.

Like all New Moons, this Libra lunation marks the beginning of a new lunar cycle.  Intentions that are set now will make their mark throughout the next 28 days or so.  With the energy of the Sun and Moon working together, the yang solar influence fuses with the yin lunar receptivity and acts as a powerful symbol of the yearning for balance which is so important under Libra.

Uranus, planet of radical change and electrical impulses, is poised in a tense opposition to the New Moon which will counterbalance that Libran inner harmony.  While we find that center of peace within us, we will be challenged by Uranus to step out of our comfort zone and dare to open our minds to a new reality or a new way of thinking about our present one.

Under the Libra influence, everything around us becomes a mirror reflection of our inner world, and every action demands an equal reaction.  It’s important to understand the interconnectedness between what we experience within, and what we draw into our lives from the outside.  This New Moon can aid in this understanding and facilitate our ability to alchemize every […]

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