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Saturday, Sep 28 at 11.27am PST
Every month the moon spins into the same constellation as the sun. This lunar-solar conjunction is what we call a new moon. This month the moon and sun converse together in loving Libra. The moon enters Scorpio on Sep 30. Later that week on Oct 4 she moves from Sagittarius to Capricorn in preparation for the quarter moon.
Libra: daughter of Uranus (Father Sky) and Mother Earth. According to legend, the moon was in Libra when Rome was founded. Like the mythos of Rome, Libra is steeped in grandeur: poised and gleaming, standing tall and proud.
Libra comes from the Greek goddess Themis, whose name translates to “divine law.” Consider that our social webs are not immune to universal law, that our relationships are not pleasant mistakes but carefully calculated karmic constructs. Are you surrounded by the right people? It is time to gaze profoundly into our relationships and our most honest feelings about the people with whom we live, work, study and make love.
In classical depictions, Themis is blindfolded, wielding a sword to cut through delusion. Although Libra is known as an agent of balance, at times there is no “middle ground” in her world, with the weights of her scale here and there, nothing in between. Individuals who embody this manifestation of Libra can be quite emotionally detached, even condescending, as they tend to prioritize the left over the right brain. With sword in hand, we have a choice. We can cut the world in two with extreme social opinions, pushing all that we see and feel into one category or the other; or we can dig deeper and understand the true meaning of the sword.
The sword is not a weapon of cruelty or exclusion. It is designed to draw boundaries, but these lines are not meant for isolation or to devalue certain people or ideas. They are intended for one thing only, and that is love. To set boundaries is to love yourself and others. Boundaries are a form of communication. They are necessary and beneficial for everyone.
Libra encourages compromise and remaining true to our principles. Don’t give away your power or energy unnecessarily. What do your reactions tell you about yourself?
Conflict, though it may seem to originate from the outside, actually reflects inner discord. The people in our lives also reflect who and where we are. Everyone we meet is a teacher, illuminating our strengths and weaknesses. People who bother us are illuminating the parts of ourselves which have not yet matured enough to be a totally impartial witness!
New moons often make us feel more tired than usual. If you feel like resting, then rest. This is not the time to push our bodies. This is, however, a good time for conversation with ourselves and others. Can you identify which relationships are the most difficult and then ask yourself why, with deep humility and mutual respect? Who are you hoping to become in the great lattice of humankind? Humanity is crying out for communion, for romance, for peace. Walk to your lover’s side and let’s see what we can create together.
The Libra power flower is the rose. Other power items for Libra include freshly brewed tea, art supplies and communal meals. Spend time outside, either sitting, standing or walking in the wind. In meditation, focus on the heart and sacral chakra – connect the two. Balance your heart, mind and body with Libra Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Affirmation: I invite humble and peaceful beginnings