Happy New Moon Everyone and Happy Fall!
September is the month of Autumn leaves, cooler weather, and when we slowly acclimatize ourselves to the change in seasons. It is also the month of the Autumn Equinox (September 23), when the Libra scales of karmic balance bring up lessons concerning equality and harmony in relationships. This New Moon in Libra is closely aligned with Mercury, Venus and Chiron, a very healing aspect, if we keep our minds and hearts open without blame or judgment. Whether we are involved in relationships that are beginning or ending (by choice or by fate), it is essential to see where balance needs to be restored. As the ancient Egyptians taught, our hearts must be as light as the white feather of truth.
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NEW MOON IN LIBRA SEPTEMBER 28, 2019:
Every New Moon is a “birthing” of light in which both luminaries (the Sun & the Moon) offer humanity the opportunity to plant new seeds; to begin anew; to shine the light of consciousness into the shadows… This New Moon in the sign of Libra will allow us to see our relationships in a new light. Balance, partnership, and co-operation are the Libran code. The sign of Libra teaches us that we are never alone in the universe; we are in a constant dance of co-creation with Spirit. Libra is ruled by the planet Venus, the planet also associated with love, beauty and partnership. In Western astrology, the symbol for Libra is the scale; it is the only glyph that is an inanimate object showing that, in its ideal state, the air sign, Libra, “balances” mental discernment with love. It is the sign that follows Virgo’s sense of perfection and precedes Scorpio’s intensity and passion.
Libra excels in diplomacy, social graces, the arts and aesthetics. The “shadow” side of Libra can be eternal procrastination, fear of commitment and the blame game. It is time to “own” the shadow projections. Everyone wants to be loved, but where and how are our relationships out of balance? How have we allowed fear to dictate our decisions? Are we addicted to dysfunctional relationships? Are we capable of loving ourselves? If “Love” seems to be eluding us, these are important questions to ask.
Because Libra is ruled by Venus, we find many artists, writers, musicians, dancers, designers, artists and models born under this sign. Since they have such well-developed “people skills”, Librans also make excellent diplomats, negotiators and counselors. Individuals with strong Libran planets can be very charming; they are the “people pleasers” of the zodiac. When Librans are out of balance, they often become overly dependent on others and may have difficulty making their own decisions. Although they have many friends, they have difficulty with dealing with their own emotions. Psychologically, this may result in passive/aggressive behavior with close partners, as they are not comfortable with personal confrontation. (Aries, the god of war is their opposite sign; and therefore, Librans can project their anger outside themselves, but have trouble owning it. They function best when they can channel this energy into an artistic or intellectual pursuit (many writers and poets are Librans).
The part of the body ruled by Libra is the kidneys. It is important for Librans to drink lots of water to flush out toxins. Sugar and excessive amounts of caffeine should be avoided whenever possible. Also learning how to channel anger and repressed emotions is important for their physical (as well as mental) well-being. Acupuncture, yoga, Chinese medicine and herbs can help support a sluggish adrenal system. Librans do have a strong sense of “fair play” and a social conscience to match. Some famous Librans are John Lennon, Gandhi, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Michelangelo, Eleanor Roosevelt, Donna Karan, and Emily Post. Where you find the sign of Libra in your horoscope (by house placement, as well as any planets in the sign) is where you find your “heart”. This is where you find what you love; what makes you happy; your personal sense of style and aesthetics; and how you “play” with others.
This month, not only the Sun and Moon, but also Mercury and Venus (the ruling planet of this sign) are in the sign of Libra. With this line-up, it is necessary to create balance and harmony in our thoughts and communication. Diplomacy, cooperation and partnership can make inroads where brute force cannot. This stellium of Libran planets are in challenging aspect (wide squares) to both Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. One of the main lessons here is to refrain from “bullying” or trying to manipulate others. The South Node in Capricorn AND the asteroid, Chiron, are also involved in this square; it is essential that we look deeply at our past relationship “wounds” (perhaps even past life trauma involving power, control and abuse) to heal and move forward.
JUPITER SQUARE NEPTUNE/ Dark Moon Conjunct Neptune:
Jupiter in Sagittarius is challenging Neptune in Pisces. This can be the tendency to become overly optimistic and then feel disappointed at the results. The Dark Moon can involve deception or scandal. We can lose our faith in something or someone, or conversely, we can become overly idealistic. It’s not a great time to gamble your entire paycheck at the casino, but you can always remain hopefully optimistic and buy a lottery ticket. Working with a dream journal and/or your favorite tarot deck now can offer some interesting information provided that we keep ourselves grounded.
MARS TRINE PLUTO:
Mars in Virgo makes a positive aspect with Pluto in Capricorn. These are both very grounded earth signs; we are ready to take action with conviction.
Mars in Virgo wants to “clean up” things and restore order to chaos. Pluto restores and rebuilds what has broken down. It’s a good time to start a new health regime, diet, or cleansing process.
In the ancient Egypt of 5,000 years ago, the original symbol for the sign of Libra was the sun rising over the hilltops. However, Libra has come down to us through the ages as being represented by the glyph of the scales. In ancient Egypt, the Goddess Maat is the Goddess of Truth, Justice, and Right Balance (Karma). She is the Goddess who oversees the “weighing of the heart” of the deceased on the karmic scales. The heart is weighed against her white feather of truth, and the heart must be found lighter than the feather, in order for the individual to pass on to paradise. Maat was not born from another god or goddess. She has been around since the beginning of creation as the principal of cosmic order; she is consciousness itself. Even the Sun God, Ra, lives by the cosmic order of Maat. From Maat, we learn the concept of inner balance (male/female, yin/yang), which becomes the hallmark of Libra.
MEDITATION IN LIBRA WITH EGYPTIAN GODDESS MAAT:
Light a white candle. If you have a favorite crystal or healing stone keep it with you on your journey. Lie down and relax your body; breathe deeply and leave the stress and tensions of everyday reality behind you. Imagine yourself in a magical garden filled with lush plants, exotic flowers of every color and scent and soft green grass. You hear birds singing and you feel as carefree as a small child. You are lying beneath the branches of an immense tree which reaches to the sky. You feel nurtured and safe here. Remind yourself that you are here today to recharge your energy at your inner “tree of life”. This tree branches into all dimensions and timelines and unites all aspects of yourself. It is your Karmic Family Tree and contains the knowledge of who you are; who you have been; and who you will continue to be. The eternal roots of this tree will continue to nourish your soul (and all you touch) with love, healing, and forgiveness. Stepping from behind your Tree of Life, you see the Goddess Maat as a beautiful woman wearing a long white gown. On her head, she wears golden crown topped with a pure white feather. She is as eternally wise as she is a loving, and she is a very powerful guide to have on your side. Her message is one of hope. She tells you that no matter how challenging the situations may be in your life; no matter how difficult the relationships, she is here to help you regain your balance and find your center. She will help you to find the right words; the right action; to alleviate your stress. You will replace fear and worry with the inner knowledge that you are in a state of divine grace; your heart has been weighed down for too long, but now it is lighter than a feather. You feel your heart expand with her words; your mind feels crystal clear; you are more energized and alive. Maat tells you that you may reenter this garden with your tree of life anytime you feel stressed or overloaded. It will always be your sanctuary. She hands you her white feather of Truth. It is now your own. Walk in Truth and Beauty.