New Moon in Libra on 28th September 2019


The Moon in Astrology

The Moon represents our internal world of emotions, feelings, inner security, deepest personal needs, the unconscious and intuition.   Our feelings of inner safety come from what is familiar to us. This represents subconscious patterns previously developed which have become instinctual relating to our past. 

The Moon is also associated with our mother or our most nurturing parent, our inner mother, our inner child (Moon’s energy is strongest in childhood), home, ancestors or the past and family. It is receptive, responsive and reflective while protective, reacting instinctively and spontaneously.

When we look at our natal chart, the placement of our moon will disclose how we see ourselves, our emotional tendencies and what archetypal patterns are operating under the surface.  It also tells us how we protect ourselves and how we make ourselves feel safe and comfortable always ensuring feelings of safety.

The Moon rules the sensitive sign of Cancer and the 4th House which is one of the cardinal signs that moves us from past to future on a moment to moment basis. This is due to the Nodes of the Moon; the South Node (past what is familiar) and North Node (future where new experiences await).  Depending on where your Moon’s Node positions are in your natal chart, your Moon position will tell you how you transition between the two or from past to future. 

In your natal chart (the time of your birth) the Moons location tells you your emotional tendencies while the Moon’s current location as it moves across sky impacts on our feelings and behaviour in the present. She speaks to us through our feelings and emotions.

The Moon is Reflective. 

Our feelings of security are created through consistent and familiar behaviour, reflecting back to us a constant reality.  Because of these feelings of  familiarity, it produces a sense of belonging that nurtures and protects us in turn giving us inner security. 

The Moon in our natal chart will tell you how you see yourself and how you nurture yourself emotionally.  As we go through life we are continually in a process of evolution and it is through our emotional body we grow and mature, not through our intellect.  It is no wonder that the Moon’s natural home is in Cancer, 4th House where we seek our inner security with the opposite of Capricorn being where we seek outer security and maturity.

Dysfunctional Side of The Moon

Because the Moon symbolizes our feelings it’s important to address the shadow or dysfunctional side of the Moon as well.  Best described as emotionally self-indulgent, timid, wishy-washy, over reactive, moody, lazy, indecisive and imaginative.  Pure emotion. If unhealthy or distorted imagination is fuelled by pure emotion it leads to feelings of emptiness and irrationality.

About the Sign of Libra

Libra stands for balance, equality and does so with grace always seeking harmony. Libra thrives on feelings in close mutual relationships, while also focusing on factual information to ensure there is balance between the heart and the head.   

Libra has a strong sense of justice, fairness and can see both sides of a situation making them the diplomat and the peace makers always checking in with both sides to find that balance, however they can flip flop in making up their minds when it comes to decision making.

Libra wants and loves to please everyone and can be inclined to making the needs of others more important than their own. In finding balance with others they have to learn to seek for balance in themselves and to put their own needs first even if it is only every now and then.  

Key Libra Facts:

  • Libra Ruling Planet: Venus (love, sensuality, beauty, planet of money, value)

  • Libra Ruling House:  7th House:  close partnerships (both romantic and working), fairness, balance, understanding other’s feelings and needs

  • Libra Shadow: Indecisive, avoids confrontations, fear of not being liked, self-pity, can lose themselves in another

  • Libra Symbol: The Scales

  • Libra Medical Ruler: Kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder, veins, lower back, buttocks

  • Libra Element: Air

  • Libra Modality: Cardinal (initiates action)

  • Libra Counterbalancing Sign: Aries

New Moon in Libra

No matter where our Sun or Moon is in our Natal Chart (Birth Chart), we are all effected by the New Moon in Libra.

The New Moon signifies “new beginnings” and is a time to set the seeds for the future, so the New Moon in Libra helps you to recreate lost balance in your relationships and yourself.  

The Libra New Moon asks us to look at what is out of balance in our one on one relationships be they romantic, business partnerships, marriage, friendships and those whose advice and council we seek. Finding a place of neutrality will give us a sense of balance where we’ll find clarity, cooperation and common sense dealing with life’s issues more easily. The Libra New Moon helps us see both sides of the story where you may have the inclination to reset the emotional button to start over.

This may also be the time to initiate new relationships or to inject new life in ongoing ones.  It is also important to look at the relationship you have with yourself. It’s worth mentioning that self-love begins within and not to be dependent on another outside of yourself for fulfilment.

Check in with your diet and exercise regime, to have emotional balance you need balance in your body as well. Eating nutritious food, exercising by going for a walk, if you can go barefoot on the beach brings in the experience of nature to help calm us to find our emotional balancing point.

The Libra New Moon is the ideal time to look for those who you can help and those who can help you. It could be advice you are looking for or you can give to advice to someone else to help them find balance also.

Suggestions for You to Do During the Libra New Moon

  • Look for ways to bring more balance into your life

  • Look at your emotional imbalances in your relationships

  • Look at your own emotional needs in your relationships

  • Make time for yourself by being with nature

  • Start a healthy eating and exercising regime

  • Meditate for Peace in the World

  • Help another to find emotional balance in their life

How the New Moon in Libra Coincides with Your Cycle

Week 1:

A welcome feeling of relief describes this week perfectly creating a space or window of time to recover from the previous week. Feeling more in balance you will feel more calmer and may find yourself pondering on your relationships. Be it romantic, marriage, business partnerships or close friendships and including the most important of all the relationship you have with yourself. The New Moon in Libra will give you the opportunity to inject new life into them. The time may have come to let go of some relationships but before you do that consider how you interact with these people. Are these relationships balanced?  Do you lose yourself in some of your relationships and how do you emotionally nurture yourself to find balance.

Week 2:

Your energy and mood will engage your creativity this week. A good week to look at areas of your life that need more balance. Check your finances, are they balancing, are you living within your means? Creativity will be high so if things are tipping more to one side you will be able to set seeds of new ways to find balance in your life.  You may need to let go of what is tipping the scales too much, whether the expense is financial or energetic. A great week for socialising, networking and catching up with friends. Whether you are in a relationship or not love is in the air, you will be more attractive, flirtatious and desirable not only to another but look at what you appreciate in yourself.    

Week 3:

You may have found you were the life of the party last week you will find it’s a bit harder to raise your energy this week. Some alone time would be a good remedy, your body is wanting rest, listen to it. It’s important that you find an internal balance and nurture your body and mind with healthy food, water and rest. Perhaps it’s time to indulge in something luxurious, a massage, a spa or lovely dinner.  If relationships are somewhat tested the New Moon in Libra will help you find a way to make peace and consider the other person’s perspective.

Week 4: 

If ever there was a time to be conscious of being balanced it is this week because of the drop in hormones. Our attention is turned inward and if stressful thinking and emotions take hold you may find you are susceptible to succumbing to the torment and anguish of negative internal chatter. Clearly you will be out of balance so look more closely at what your emotional needs are in a relationship. Most of all be kind to yourself and it make it a new beginning to show yourself the same appreciation, kindness and love you would do for another. The most important relationship you will ever have is the one you have with yourself. You are the love of your life!  

*** The New Moon in Libra will activate a certain part of your chart and you will see which part of your life will be most affected.

As always, it is recommended you take time to do meditation, look at your nutrition and what you are putting into your body and how it’s making you feel.

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