New Moon in Libra on 9th October 2018


Diplomatic, Seeks Balance, Creative

On October 9th there’ll be a New Moon in Libra, but before look what the Libra New Moon means let’s look a little closer at the Moon and what it represents in astrology.

The Moon in Astrology

The Moon represents our inner world: our emotions, mood, feelings of inner security, sensitivity, the unconscious and intuition.  In astrology the Moon is one of the most important planets as she is also mother, home, family, feelings and habits and how we instinctually react to life.

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

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 with 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 balance in themselves and to put their own needs first even if it is only every now and then.

Key Libran 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 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.  Its also important to look at the relationship you have with yourself.   Its worth mentioning that self-love begins within and not to be dependant 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

Day 10: You’re feeling empowered and eloquent today making it ideal to ask for something you want.  Ask nicely and firmly, but most importantly, just ask.  Getting in touch with what you want and need to help you to live up to our potential.

Day 11: Many women report heightened senses leading up to ovulation.  You’ll feel strong, confident and you’ll have a strong urge to experience the world today.  Fun-filled emotions of joy, gratitude and excitement at the beauty of the world, and your place within it.  Use the Libran New Moon energy to share.

Day 14 – 16: Ovulation is the key event in your cycle and if you’re like many women, today is the day to engage with the balancing energies of the New Moon in Libra.  One minute you’re up and we mean cartwheels around the living room kind of up.  The next minute, you’re feeling like you could use barrels of extra love to make-up for the moments of loneliness and the blues.  The reason is that once the egg is released from your ovary, Oestrogen crashes dramatically.  It will feel like a trip on a stormy ocean, be gentle with yourself, mediation will help you become even keeled.

Day 17: These next few days it’s all about comfort. Oestrogen is longer dominant, and you feel more sensitive to pain now than you were a week ago, so you may be reaching for more comfortable clothing and flatter shoes.  Take the time to look after your well-being, certainly nothing wrong with a soft nightie and a warm cup of Milo.  Time for the New Moon in Libra to care for you.

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.

You can find nutritious recipes, meditation to support you through your cycle while Astrology will help find the meaning behind New Moon in Libra to harness its energies.

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