The moon is on her way to being new this Saturday October 14 2023 in the airy sign of Libra at 12:55 pm CST. New moons occur every month when the sun and moon are in the same sign at the exact same degree; this is known as a conjunction in astrology. For this particular new moon both the sun and moon will be conjunct at 21 degrees of Libra. New moons are about new beginnings and it’s the perfect time each month to set new intention and make new wishes. The day before the new moon is the dark moon. A dark moon is a good time to clear out and let go of what you no longer use or need in your life. This is also the time each month when our psychic vibe is on high so Friday the 13th would actually be a good time to get out your oracle or tarot decks and give yourself a reading for the coming month. Meditation is another beneficial activity during a dark moon.
This new moon is also a solar eclipse. Solar eclipses can only occur on a new moon. During a solar eclipse the moon is between the sun and the Earth partially or totally blocking out the light of the sun. You can think of a solar eclipse as a more hyped up and dramatic new moon with the potential to bring great change to your life.
Keywords and the New Moon in Libra: artistic, creative, balanced, diplomatic, charming, relationships, harmony, justice, grace, vanity, romance, refinement, petty and idealism. As you look over the keywords see if any describe your life and your circumstances right now.
Venus and the New Moon in Libra: Each astrological sign is ruled by a particular planet and for Libra that planet is Venus the Roman goddess of love and beauty. Venus gives Libra an eye for beauty and an ability to make connections with others. While Libra’s opposite sign Aries thinks in terms of “me”, Libra thinks in terms of “we”. With this in mind, a new moon in Libra can be a time to beautify our living space and improve our connections/relationships with others. If you’ve had tension in an important relationship, Libra’s diplomatic spirit can help you smooth things over.
Venus the ruler of Libra is currently in the earthy sign of Virgo and will be there until November 7. This placement of Venus can put us in a state of “analysis-paralysis” when it comes to relationships. This over analysis can prevent us from actually solving any relationship issues because we’re stuck in a constant loop of trying to decide who is right and who is wrong in the situation. We also have to keep our critical nature in check while Venus is in Virgo. When it comes to relationship issues we’re looking for progress not perfection. Since this new moon happens as a powerful solar eclipse, relationships can be a major theme of our lives for the next six months. Even in our business lives partnerships could prove more powerful than flying solo.
The Elements and the New Moon in Libra: Each astrological sign belongs to one of the four elements; fire, earth, air or water. Libra belongs to the air element meaning thinking, analysis, communication and connection are of utmost importance. Libra is the only sign in the zodiac represented by an inanimate object, all other signs are represented by a person or an animal. Combining Libra’s air element (thinking and analysis) with the symbol of the Scales means we’ll be taking our decision making very seriously. We want to make sure that we weigh all the options in a given situation. This is an instance where our thinking may need to take precedence over our feelings. Again, even with our decisions we need to practice the theme of progress over perfection; we have to accept the fact that we will probably never make a perfect decision.
The Modalities and the New Moon in Libra: Another way to divide the twelve zodiac signs is by modality and there are three modalities; cardinal, fixed or mutable. Libra is a cardinal sign meaning this is a sign that initiates. When we combine Libra’s element of air (thinking, communication, connection) with it’s cardinal modality (initiation) we can say a new moon in Libra may be the perfect time to initiate a much needed or overdue conversation in your life.
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