NEW MOON in Libra Report ♎ Saturday Sept 28th @ 11:26 am PT @ 5°
Libra season is upon us, and for those with strong Libra in their chart (or a lot of Air element), this is a welcome reprieve from the heavier and slower energies the past few months. You may notice that you feel more excitable, thoughts come in faster and experience an increase in communication and chattiness.
Libra is one of the most beloved constellations and signs because it’s ruled by the planet Venus, and Venus is one of the most beloved and benefic planets. Venus becomes visible again in the night sky this week too! After the 27/28th (depending on where you live) if you look up you’ll see Venus again as she comes out from behind the Sun’s rays.
Expect an increase in love, romance, and pleasure in the month. Libra is all about partnership, marriage and the other. It’s the natural 7th House ruler, the house of the other, so our focus turns to relationship and connection.
The Sun, Moon and Venus and Mercury are all in Libra this week, so really soak up this beautiful energy.
New relationships can start now (depending on where Libra is in your chart), so if you’re single, get out and date and if you’re with a partner, enjoy a deeper heartfelt connection. Relationships can be either romantic or business relationships.
We’ll all be feeling a lot more pleasure, love and enjoyment in the coming weeks regardless of relationship status. Venus also rules the arts, beauty, good food and wine! The New Moon also occurs at 5° which is the degree associated with attractiveness. You may feel more attractive now and get more attention physically.
While we have this beautiful stellium in Libra, we are also experiencing a Square aspect of Venus to Saturn, Pluto, and Ketu. The most prominent one will be with Saturn, at just 2° apart. Squares create tension and conflict and are considered the hardest aspect to have.
As with all astrological events (and life itself!), we’ll experience the duality of so-called ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ aspects at the same time. I like to think of them not so black and white, but as both helpful on our paths.
Without the harder aspects, we don’t grow ourselves and life becomes rather boring. Without the blessed aspects we’d become sad and want to give up. Both play a role in our evolution.
Whatever comes up in the next while can be deeply karmic or someone from the past can make a re-appearance. The purpose of the square aspect for us to mature in our partnerships and let go of something from the past.
The Square helps us become more responsible and mature in matters of love and partnership. We realize love isn’t always pretty, relationships aren’t always easy and we see clearly the work we need to do in this area.
If there are ways you’re showing up that need to change, now is the time to make the change!
The New Moon is all about setting intentions for this lunar cycle – so consider the relationships in your life – What would you like to call in or change?
Don’t take any action in the days surrounding a New Moon – they are meant to go inward and reflect. Wait until the Moon is visible again.
Perhaps these two symbolyn cards will help explain the mixed energy of this New Moon:
Libra Venus Square Saturn
Instructions for looking up your Rising (Ascendant sign):
If you don’t know your Rising Sign, you can pull up your chart here. Enter your info… and you’ll get a chart. (Note you must have your accurate birth time to use your rising sign, even two minutes off can change it) The one on the right with letters ‘ASC’ is your Rising Sign, so look at that first, followed by your Moon Sign: ☽ and your Sun Sign: ☉
New Moon Report for Your Rising Sign:
ARIES – As an independent person Aries, relationships can sometimes take a back seat for you. Libra is your 7th house ruler, meaning you are being asked to set intentions around your marriage and partner relationships in a big way. What changes can you make in this area?
TAURUS – Taurus what is your deep service to the world? This New Moon highlights your job and service and also your body health. Time to set intentions around your relationships to these areas.
GEMINI – Gemini this New Moon can bring to light the way you relate to children, to romantic and sexual partners and your personal creativity. These areas are all about ‘creation’ in a sense. What intentions would you like to set around your creations?
CANCER – Home life and the mother is highlighted for you this New Moon Cancer. What’s your relationship like with your mom? It’s time to look at the ways you’ve been showing up in these areas and set new intentions around it.
LEO – Leo take a good look at how you show up in the area of business and speaking this New Moon. You can set your intentions around your relationship to your business if you have one, or writing, speaking and teaching.
VIRGO – What’s your relationship to money and self worth Virgo? Now is a great time to focus on creating new income, to enjoy your hard earned money and set new intentions around your financial wellbeing.
LIBRA – This New Moon is all about you Libra! How do you show up in love? What characteristics of yourself can you change and evolve to be a better partner? Now’s a good time to take a deep look at your personal behaviors and patterns from the past and set new intentions around your relationships.
SCORPIO – Scorpio what are you intentions around relationships related to the past? What patterns have you inherited down your family line? Pay careful attention to your dreams as deep insights may pour through.
SAGITTARIUS – What’s your relationship like with your extended network Sagittarius? It’s time to set your intentions in relationship to social media, acquaintances and the general public. What changes do you want to make in how you show up here?
CAPRICORN – Your career and public image is highlighted this New Moon Capricorn. How have you been showing up in relationship to your career? Set your intentions around this area of your life and the changes you’d like to see.
AQUARIUS – What’s your relationship like to your spiritual beliefs Aquarius? How about with your father? These themes are at the forefront right now. It’s a great time to set your intentions around anything you want to change in these areas!
PISCES – Pisces this New Moon is bringing your relationship to sexuality and death and rebirth to light. These themes are big for you right now. Now’s the time to set your intentions around your relationships to these themes.
New Moon Ritual
It’s good to set your intentions on the New Moon but wait until it’s visible again in the sky a few days later to take any actions.
Some astrologers say not to socialise or even leave the house in the days surrounding a new moon. It’s a time for inner contemplation and quietude.
Keep your ritual simple:
- Smudge with rosemary or cleanse and purify the space however you like with essential oils or rose spray.
- Sit quietly in meditation
- Ask yourself “what do I want to create this moon cycle?”
- Listen carefully to your heart
- Write down images, ideas, and clarity that comes through
- Pull tarot cards asking “What energy can help me achieve these intentions?”
- Close your ritual space with prayer, gratitude, whatever has you feel complete
What exactly is a New Moon?
A New Moon is when the Sun and the Moon are Conjunct – meaning they are together in the same constellation in the sky.
The moon changes signs every couple of days and the sun every month or so. When the two most powerful luminaries conjunct and come together (the Divine Masculine principle represented by the Sun and divine feminine principle, represented by the Moon) it’s a powerful time to plant seeds’ that will be harvested in the full moon in a couple weeks.
It’s also when the Conscious (Sun) and Unconscious (Moon) combine – and we get deep spiritual insights. The unconscious becomes conscious around the New Moon.
Farmers and gardeners who plant by the moon (biodynamic farming, and the ancients knew this of course) know to plant seeds on the New Moon – especially the first day when the moon is completely invisible.
They harvest, prune and weed during the Full Moon when the moon is bright and full.
About Andrea Dupuis
Andrea is a writer, astrologer and tarot card reader who uses ancient classical techniques from Esoteric Western Astrology, Hellenistic Astrology, Jaimini and Vedic Astrology. For private consultations email: [email protected]