New Moon in Libra

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New Moon in Libra  8Lib15
Freya’s Day, Sep 30th, 7:12 pm CDT

New Moons are always potent times to plant intentional seeds of new beginnings, and this one is positively packed with creative possibility.

The Sun and Moon are conjunct with expansive, idealistic Jupiter in Libra (9/9/16 – 10/10/17) For the past year (since 8/11/15) Jupiter has been in Virgo, a sign of its detriment. Planets in Virgo like to focus on nit-picky details, practical action steps, and constructive criticism. Jupiter likes to show us the magnificence of the stories of our lives, help us to expand our horizons in all departments, and to add heaping helpings of “it will all work out in the long run” optimism to our plates.  Jupiter helps us to attune to the unconditional value of the human spirit, and to find faith that we are important players in a beautiful, meaningful story (whether that’s a fact or not).

Needless to say, Jupiter can feel a bit limited in “let’s focus on fixing whatever’s wrong” Virgo. His year-long journey through Libra is a welcome one, and this New Moon is a great time to send waves of intention into all of the one-on-ones (Libra) that help us to participate in and to create a more meaningful order.

Who’s got your back? Who’s got connections to interesting opportunities in other countries, or festivals that you’d like to explore? Who would you like to study with to expand your horizons in one way or another?

This Moon is also (exactly) square to (the midpoint of) Mars and Pluto in Capricorn.  This waning square is catalyzing a “crisis in consciousness” regarding appropriate attributions of power. This month will show us some opportunities to stand up to the bullies that visit our paths. Oppressive financial obligations, confrontations with power-hungry professionals, and frustrating encounters with emotional process-suppressing loved ones are possible venues of expression.

The corporate coup of the moneyed interests that has claimed the crown in America is being exposed, and it’s a good time to see some ways that we do have the power to affect change. Maybe your presidential vote doesn’t mean much, but maybe there are some other things on the ballot that can make a difference. One example that comes to mind is the initiative to require background checks for gun purchases that’s on the ballot in some states. Everytown For Gun Safety is doing some great work that you might want to help out with. What symbolic steps can you take this month to reclaim your power from the shadowy powers-that-bully in your world?

This square (between the Sun, Moon, Jupiter in Libra and Mars and Pluto in Capricorn) is packed with creative potential. If there’s a big important project you’ve been procrastinating on for a while, now is a good time to dive into it full speed ahead with some bold bravado (just don’t be a bully with it).

Venus (ruler of Libra) is in Scorpio, in a trine to Neptune in Pisces. Neptune is the higher octave of Venus, and guides us in our felt sense, trans-rational experiences of the ineffable. Venus is in her detriment in shadow-facing Scorpio, but this harmonious attunement to that outside-of-time-and-space god of the sea is inviting some energies of deep, spiritually-attuned forgiveness to easily flow.

What grudges have you been carrying around for too long? What energy-draining emotional entanglements are you more than ready to release (but have been unable to up until now?)

This New Moon is a great time to honor and let go of sticky stuff from the past that you still need to forgive yourself for. You did your best. They did their best. Invite new wings of freedom to the beauty of those old challenging stories that are over. What new visions of deep connection and trust would you like to experience this month? Make some space for new levels of vulnerability and deep connection.

This New Moon is happening pretty close to sunset time. Venus (the planet who rules this New Moon) is now our very visible evening star just after sunset. If you have the chance, spend some time with this evening’s sunset, and tune in to the vibrations of that goddess of love, harmony, and beauty in the west. Compose your New Moon wishes and intentions, and have some visitations with important relationships from your earth walk.

The final message I’d like to share from this New Moon in Libra is a simple one, but it’s not always such an easy thing to do: Ask for help. You deserve it, and you’ll need it with the visionary projects you’d like to share with this world.

Blessings,
Saleem

www.innatewholenessastrology.com

 

 

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