New Moon in Libra: Oct 19, 2017 @ 2:12 pm CDT
New and Full Moons are great times to create ritual. They give us an emotional reference point on which to base that ritual. For instance, this upcoming New Moon in Libra can facilitate a focus on expanding relationship, finding common ground and pursuing personal integrity no matter the cost.
So, what kind of ritual? Well, ritual is anything that you choose it to be. It does not have to be fancy or complicated, surrounded by pretentious and often incomprehensible actions. Rather, it should be something that is meaningful to YOU, something that enhances your own personal connection to whatever you have designated as the ‘divine’. It could involve movement like dancing or rhythmic walking, singing, chanting, eating drinking or any other human activity that can transport you into a reverent and open-minded state. Of course, the more that the ritual is aligned to the energy of the moment, the more powerful it becomes.
With this New Moon, the focus of the transiting energy is on the ‘beauty that is spiritual hunger’. It is about opening the higher chakras to an influx of divine energy and then searching for a way to enact that energy in practical healing and humble ways.
And truth. This lunation is about ‘truth’. Find your truth, bring that truth into the core of your being and hold on fast to that truth. And possibly, be prepared to discover new and unique ways to concretize your truth in your life.
Jupiter has newly shifted into Scorpio, the energy that knows no limits to truth-telling and with a Mercury, also newly entered into Scorpio, he conjoins the Sun/Moon in Libra infusing this lovely Libran energy with a steely vitality that fortifies under the surface. Jupiter in Scorpio is a hungry energy that demands response for its efforts so the soft Libra New Moon floats into the room on a hidden torpedo. Yes, its about peace and beauty but with a sense that this is one area that is non-negotiable. Let’s get this done, says Jupiter in Scorpio and I’ve brought along my little helper, Mercury in Scorpio to be sure that it will. He has strategies galore!
Uranus is exactly opposed to the new Moon suggesting forces that are beyond our control and which might appear suddenly without warning. If you have been doing your karmic work, TRUST THE PROCESS and believe in the power of goodness. Saturn in Sag trines this fierce Uranus and sextiles the Sun/Moon, a promise that if diligent effort is applied, positive results will follow. Remember, Trines and sextiles suggest ‘earned’ benefit unlike squares which demand effort and energy.
Saturn in Sag, in this lunation, is ruled by that hungry for truth Jupiter in Scorpio so we have double emphasis on truth-telling, truth-speaking and truth seeking. Follow your hungry heart and create the reality that best reflects your commitment to your truth.
The Sabian Symbols for this New Moon are:
AN AEROPLANE HOVERING OVERHEAD (27* Libra)
A LOST OPPORTUNITY REGAINED IN THE IMAGINATION (27* Aries)
Oftentimes, it is only through detachment from personal agenda that we can actually get to a place of cohesive purpose. Libra energy emphasizes that in the final analysis, the path to peace includes some degree of compromise. If we can actually cultivate objectivity when working with others, we stand to gain far greater success than if we hang on to subjective viewpoints. But it’s hard. Most of us have arrived at our points of view after multiples experiences that have underlined the way that we see the world. The first symbol encourages us all to draw back into a place of wide vision, to get the whole picture and not just a tiny part of it into our consciousness. Use the power of peace (Libra) to calmly confront whatever issue is facing you, to look disagreement in the eye and find a way to understand where that disagreement is coming from. Reconcile. Re-affirm. Renew your faith in dialogue and co-operative counsel. The second symbol promises that this, in fact, can happen. We can turn discord into unity. We can create community out of chaos if only we can truly visualize such unity and then take steps to make it happen. A ‘lost opportunity’ is only lost if we do not find it. Our job is to keep looking for a way to “GIVE PEACE A CHANCE”!
The chant/mantra for this New Moon
I am peace
You are peace
We are peace together
I am love
You are love
We are love together
Find me a sun
I will give you the stars
Give me a rainbow
We will fly to the moon